Southern Conference adjusts Spring 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Southern Conference (SoCon) has adjusted their Spring 2021 football schedule, the conference announced on Monday.

The schedule was altered due to the NCAA granting The Citadel’s waiver request to play 12 regular-season games during the 2020-21 season.

The Citadel played four non-conference opponents this fall and was originally scheduled to play only seven conference games this Spring due to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) being able to play a maximum of 11 games.

The Citadel will now host the Furman Paladins in Charleston, S.C., on April 10 for their eighth SoCon game of the season. The addition of that game forced five other games to change dates. Below are the details of those changes:

  • ETSU at The Citadel moved from April 3 to March 20.
  • The Citadel at Wofford moved from March 20 to April 3.
  • Furman at VMI moved from March 27 to Feb. 27.
  • VMI at Wofford moved from April 3 to March 27.
  • ETSU at VMI moved from Feb. 27 to April 3.

Schedules for Chattanooga, Mercer, Samford, and Western Carolina were unchanged.

SoCon action in the Spring of 2021 will begin on Saturday, Feb. 20 with four matchups and will conclude on Saturday, April 17. The FCS playoffs begin the following week on Saturday, April 24.

Game times and television designations will be determined and announced at a later date. All nine schools’ home games will air on either ESPN3 or ESPN+ if not selected for national or regional broadcast.

Spring 2021 SoCon Football Schedule

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021
Mercer at Wofford
Samford at ETSU
VMI at Chattanooga
Western Carolina at Furman

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021
Furman at VMI
The Citadel at Mercer
Western Carolina at Samford
Wofford at Chattanooga

Saturday, March 6, 2021
Chattanooga at The Citadel
ETSU at Wofford
Samford at Furman
VMI at Western Carolina

Saturday, March 13, 2021
Furman at ETSU
Mercer at VMI
The Citadel at Western Carolina
Wofford at Samford

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Chattanooga at Furman
ETSU at The Citadel
VMI at Samford
Western Carolina at Mercer

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Mercer at Chattanooga
Samford at The Citadel
VMI at Wofford
Western Carolina at ETSU

Saturday, April 3, 2021
Chattanooga at Western Carolina
Furman at Mercer
The Citadel at Wofford

Saturday, April 10, 2021
ETSU at Mercer
Furman at The Citadel
Samford at Chattanooga
Wofford at Western Carolina

Saturday, April 17, 2021
Chattanooga at ETSU
Mercer at Samford
The Citadel at VMI
Wofford at Furman

SoCon Football Schedule

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