UAPB announces fall 2021 football schedule

By Brian Wilmer -

The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions have announced their fall 2021 football schedule, which includes five home games, five away games, and one neutral-site contest.

The Golden Lions kick off their fall schedule Saturday, Sept. 4, as the Lane College Dragons visit Simmons Bank Field in Pine Bluff. The Dragons participate in the Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). A bye week follows, with a Sept. 18 trip across the Natural State to Conway to do battle with Central Arkansas.

Conference play in the SWAC commences in Pine Bluff on Sept. 25, as Alcorn State visits Simmons Bank Field. Road contests at Prairie View A&M (Oct. 2) and Alabama State (Oct. 9) follow. Following an October 16 Homecoming visit from Southern University, the Golden Lions step out of conference play to square off with the Arkansas Razorbacks in Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium.

Four more SWAC tilts close out the UAPB campaign. The Golden Lions load the buses for Houston, where an Oct. 30 game with Texas Southern looms. Grambling then visits Pine Bluff on Nov. 6, with newly-minted SWAC member Florida A&M hitting the Simmons Bank Field surface on Nov. 13. The regular season concludes with a Nov. 20 outing against Alabama A&M in Huntsville, Ala.

Below is Illinois State’s complete schedule for the 2021 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2021 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Football Schedule

  • 09/04 – Lane College
  • 09/11 – OFF
  • 09/18 – at Central Arkansas
  • 09/25 – Alcorn State
  • 10/02 – at Prairie View A&M
  • 10/09 – at Alabama State
  • 10/16 – Southern
  • 10/23 – at Arkansas (in Little Rock)
  • 10/30 – at Texas Southern
  • 11/06 – Grambling State
  • 11/13 – Florida A&M
  • 11/20 – at Alabama A&M

The SWAC championship game will be contested Saturday, Dec. 4.