Virginia-Lynchburg to play eight FCS opponents in 2022

By Kevin Kelley -

The Virginia-Lynchburg Dragons will play eight Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponents in 2022, according to their schedule posted to their official website.

Virginia University of Lynchburg (VUL) is a private Historically Black College and University (HBCU) that is located in Lynchburg, Va.. The Dragons are a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

According to the schedule, Virginia-Lynchburg will travel to take on five seven foes in seven consecutive weeks. The Dragons will travel to play Presbyterian on Sept. 10, Delaware State on Sept. 17, North Carolina Central on Sept. 24, Morgan State on Oct. 1, Hampton on Oct. 8, South Carolina State on Oct. 15, and Southern on Oct. 22.

Virginia-Lynchburg’s eighth and final game against an FCS opponent in 2022 is at The Citadel on Nov. 12.

Games against Delaware State, Southern, and The Citadel have previously been confirmed via announcements from the respective schools.

The 2022 season will be the first for the Dragons under new head coach Tim Newman. Former head coach Bobby Rome II led the school to a 4-16 overall record before leaving to take over at Central State University.

Comments (5)

Actually this has been going on for quite more than a while now and will continue to do so probably into the near future because it is becoming increasingly harder for FCS football playing schools to schedule opponents on the FBS level for several reasons, one of which is having a little bit of success in winning games against FBS teams and the other is the constant influx of not only conference realignment but also other FCS football playing schools moving up to the FBS level which leaves those remaining on the FCS level scrambling to find enough opponents to round out their schedules for the upcoming football season .

It’s the NCAA deligation for Christian Colleges. National Christian College Athletics Association. Virginia-Lynchburg is a Christian College. Nothing like Notre Dame or BC, or Duke or Wake, as all of those were founded by the church, Lynchburg is a school that teaches about faith. Such as TCU. Just lower tier

Daniel Greene,

This sounds like, works like a Good thing for all involved. VUL & 1-AA Schools.
This will be a Pioneering Year for the Dragons, playing this many Schools a Tier above them.

Not really Todd,

VUL has been doing this for at least three years. They play an almost exclusive road schedule and they get paid for them all. In essence, they’re a traveling road show/football outfit used to make money for their school. I can’t remember them winning a game either, though I’m sure they have. Pretty sure they’ll play anyone, anywhere, so long as the price was right.