MEAC releases third version of Spring 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Mid-Eastern Conference (MEAC) has released the third version of their Spring 2021 football schedule due to another member opting out amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MEAC originally announced their Spring 2021 schedule on October 22, 2020. Following the opting out of Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M, the conference released a revised schedule on December 14, 2020.

Earlier this week, the North Carolina Central Eagles announced they too are opting out of the Spring 2020 season.

As a result, the MEAC has announced another revised Spring schedule consisting of the six remaining teams. For the Spring MEAC season, the conference will split into divisions. Norfolk State originally place in the North, has now been moved to the South to replace North Carolina Central:

Northern Division: Delaware State, Howard, Morgan State

Southern Division: Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, South Carolina State

With the revised division alignment, each team will play the other teams in their division twice for a total of four games.

MEAC schools may also schedule non-conference games if they desire.

MEAC action will begin on Saturday, Feb. 20 with two matchups and will conclude on Saturday, April 3. The MEAC Football Championship Game will be held Saturday, April 17, one week prior to the FCS playoffs that begin on Saturday, April 24.

Spring 2021 MEAC Football Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 20
Delaware State at Morgan State*
Norfolk State at South Carolina State*

Saturday, Feb. 27
Morgan State at Howard*
South Carolina State at North Carolina A&T*

Saturday, March 6
Howard at Delaware State*
Norfolk State at North Carolina A&T*

Saturday, March 20
Morgan State at Delaware State*
South Carolina State at Norfolk State*

Saturday, March 27
Howard at Morgan State*
North Carolina A&T at South Carolina State*

Saturday, April 3
Delaware State at Howard*
North Carolina A&T at Norfolk State*

Saturday, April 10
Delaware at Delaware State

Saturday, April 17
MEAC Championship

*denotes conference game

MEAC Football Schedule