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Need Football? You’re In Luck — FCS Playoffs Set To Kick Off

If you’re like most sports fans, you’re jonesing for some football. Well, fear not, America. Some playoff games are coming your way.

That’s right — the FCS playoffs, featuring the top teams that aren’t quite NCAA Division I, kick off this weekend.

This will mark the first time an FCS champion will emerge in the spring. Sixteen teams qualified for the playoffs in all, giving us eight games at the start alone.

Here’s the full schedule (all times Eastern):

  • Monmouth @ Sam Houston: Noon, ESPN3
  • VMI @ James Madison: 2 p.m., ESPN3
  • Davidson @ Jacksonville State: 2 p.m., ESPN3
  • Holy Cross @ South Dakota State: 3 p.m., ESPN3
  • Eastern Washington @ North Dakota State: 3:30 p.m., ESPN3
  • Missouri State @ North Dakota: 4 p.m., ESPN3
  • Southern Illinois @ Weber State: 4 p.m., ESPN3
  • Sacred Heart @ Delaware: 7 p.m., ESPN3

The quarterfinals will be held Saturday, May 1, locations TBD. Then come the semifinals on Saturday, May 8. Those two games will be held at noon EST (ESPN) and 8 p.m. EST (ESPN2).

The championship game will be held in Frisco, Texas on Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m. ABC will televise the title game.

So, yes, we have football for the next four weekends. Since that’s the case, hey, everyone is a champion.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. all EsPN which means millions of people won’t see any of it. network and sports biz execs are clueless.

    Pete Rozelle the genius that actually created the modern NFL figured out long ago, that fans are across multiple platforms and the league needs to capture that casual fan; wives, kids and more.

    now execs are trying to squeeze people into viewing portals like streaming. or espn and their cartel.

    nobody wants to pay for propoganda in hopes of catching a sporting event.

    big fail. i think a major sports league is going belly up. not sure which yet.

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