SWAC releases 2020 football schedule set to be played in Spring 2021

By Kevin Kelley -

The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has released their 2020 football schedule that is set to be played in Spring of 2021.

Each SWAC team will play six conference games, which includes four games against opponents within their division and two games against opponents from the other division. Additionally, the schedule includes an open date for each school to add one non-conference opponent at their discretion.

The season kicks off on Saturday, February 27 and culminates with the Cricket Wireless SWAC Championship Game on Saturday, May 1.

“The SWAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors, Sports Administrators Committee, COVID-19 Advisory Committee, along with our fall sports scheduling groups have worked tirelessly over recent months to get to the point where we are able to announce a significant part of the rescheduling of our fall sports,” said SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland.

“Collectively as a conference, we look forward to continuing on the path to a safe return to competition that we know all of our student-athletes, team staff, institutional administrators and supporters would like to see in the coming months. This schedule allows the needed flexibility for any additional adjustments that will need to be made once the NCAA releases its revised spring calendar. Clearly our plans in regards to the safe return to competition within our league will ultimately be dictated by the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the respective regions of our member institutions.”

Below is the complete 2020 SWAC football schedule:

Friday, Feb. 26
Southern at Alabama State

Saturday, Feb. 27
Alcorn State at Alabama A&M
Mississippi Valley State at Jackson State
Texas Southern at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Prairie View A&M vs. Grambling State (State Fair Classic)

Saturday, March 6
Alabama A&M at Mississippi Valley State
Alabama State at Alcorn State
Jackson State at Grambling State
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Southern
Texas Southern at Prairie View A&M (Labor Day Classic)

Saturday, March 13
Bye Week

Saturday, March 20
Alabama A&M at Prairie View A&M
Jackson State at Alabama State
Alcorn State at Mississippi Valley State
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Grambling State
Southern at Texas Southern

Saturday, March 27
Grambling State at Alabama A&M
Alabama State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Alcorn State at Southern
Prairie View A&M at Jackson State

Saturday, April 3
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Mississippi Valley State
Grambling State at Texas Southern

Saturday, April 10
Alabama A&M at Jackson State
Mississippi Valley State at Alabama State
Texas Southern at Alcorn State
Southern at Prairie View A&M

Saturday, April 17
Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M (Magic City Classic)
Jackson State at Alcorn State
Mississippi Valley State at Texas Southern
Prairie View A&M at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Grambling State vs. Southern (Bayou Classic)

Saturday, April 24
Bye Week

Saturday, May 1
Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship

SWAC Football Schedule