Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Big South Announces Spring 2021 Football Schedule

CHARLOTTE (www.BigSouthSports.com) – The Big South Conference today announced its 2021 spring football schedule will feature five teams playing a four-game conference slate to determine the Big South’s automatic qualifier to the FCS Playoffs.  The five teams competing will be Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Kennesaw State, Monmouth and Robert Morris.  Big South football members Campbell, North Alabama and Hampton will not compete during the spring season.

Robert Morris, which was added as an associate member on June 15 and was scheduled to begin play in the Big South in the fall of 2021, will instead be an official conference opponent in the upcoming spring campaign and will be eligible for the Big South championship and automatic berth to the postseason.

League play features two games a week starting Saturday, March 13 with defending Big South champion Monmouth at newcomer and former conference rival Robert Morris, while Charleston Southern will visit Kennesaw State.  Gardner-Webb will open its Big South season Saturday, March 20 at home against Monmouth.  The regular-season is currently scheduled to end Saturday, April 10 with GWU at RMU and KSU and MU.

Contingencies were built into the schedule to allow flexibility for completing the conference season in full, and the week of April 11-17 has been left open to allow any games impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to be made up.  Big South members are also permitted to play up to four (4) non-conference games during the spring.

Below is the 2021 composite league schedule, which is subject to change and other adjustments.

2021 Big South Football Conference Spring Schedule

Saturday, March 13

Charleston Southern at Kennesaw State

Monmouth at Robert Morris

Saturday, March 20

Robert Morris at Charleston Southern

Monmouth at Gardner-Webb

Saturday, March 27

Charleston Southern at Monmouth

Kennesaw State at Gardner-Webb

Saturday, April 3

Gardner-Webb at Charleston Southern

Robert Morris at Kennesaw State

Saturday, April 10

Gardner-Webb at Robert Morris

Kennesaw State at Monmouth