List of NCAA Division I FCS football programs

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This is a list of schools in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that play football in the United States as a varsity sport and are members of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), known as Division I-AA from 1978 through 2005. There are 124 FCS programs for the 2014 season. Conference affiliations are current for the 2014 season. The teams in this subdivision compete in a 24-team playoff for the NCAA Division I Football Championship. All leagues allow scholarships with the exception of the Ivy League and Pioneer Football League.

FCS programs[edit]

Abilene Christian WildcatsAbilene Christian UniversityAbileneTexasSouthland
Alabama A&M BulldogsAlabama A & M UniversityNormalAlabamaSWAC
Alabama State HornetsAlabama State UniversityMontgomeryAlabamaSWAC
Albany Great DanesUniversity at Albany, SUNYAlbanyNew YorkCAA
Alcorn State BravesAlcorn State UniversityLormanMississippiSWAC
Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden LionsUniversity of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine BluffArkansasSWAC
Austin Peay GovernorsAustin Peay State UniversityClarksvilleTennesseeOhio Valley
Bethune-Cookman WildcatsBethune-Cookman UniversityDaytona BeachFloridaMEAC
Brown BearsBrown UniversityProvidenceRhode IslandIvy
Bryant BulldogsBryant UniversitySmithfieldRhode IslandNortheast
Bucknell BisonBucknell UniversityLewisburgPennsylvaniaPatriot
Butler BulldogsButler UniversityIndianapolisIndianaPioneer
Cal Poly MustangsCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoCaliforniaBig Sky
Campbell Fighting CamelsCampbell UniversityBuies CreekNorth CarolinaPioneer
Central Arkansas BearsUniversity of Central ArkansasConwayArkansasSouthland
Central Connecticut State Blue DevilsCentral Connecticut State UniversityNew BritainConnecticutNortheast
Charleston Southern BuccaneersCharleston Southern UniversityNorth CharlestonSouth CarolinaBig South
Charlotte 49ersUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteNorth CarolinaIndependent
Chattanooga MocsUniversity of Tennessee at ChattanoogaChattanoogaTennesseeSouthern
The Citadel BulldogsThe Citadel, The Military College of South CarolinaCharlestonSouth CarolinaSouthern
Coastal Carolina ChanticleersCoastal Carolina UniversityConwaySouth CarolinaBig South
Colgate RaidersColgate UniversityHamiltonNew YorkPatriot
Columbia LionsColumbia UniversityNew YorkNew YorkIvy
Cornell Big RedCornell UniversityIthacaNew YorkIvy
Dartmouth Big GreenDartmouth CollegeHanoverNew HampshireIvy
Davidson WildcatsDavidson CollegeDavidsonNorth CarolinaPioneer
Dayton FlyersUniversity of DaytonDaytonOhioPioneer
Delaware Fightin' Blue HensUniversity of DelawareNewarkDelawareCAA
Delaware State HornetsDelaware State UniversityDoverDelawareMEAC
Drake BulldogsDrake UniversityDes MoinesIowaPioneer
Duquesne DukesDuquesne UniversityPittsburghPennsylvaniaNortheast
Eastern Illinois PanthersEastern Illinois UniversityCharlestonIllinoisOhio Valley
Eastern Kentucky ColonelsEastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondKentuckyOhio Valley
Eastern Washington EaglesEastern Washington UniversityCheneyWashingtonBig Sky
Elon PhoenixElon UniversityElonNorth CarolinaCAA
Florida A&M RattlersFlorida A&M UniversityTallahasseeFloridaMEAC
Fordham RamsFordham UniversityNew YorkNew YorkPatriot
Furman PaladinsFurman UniversityGreenvilleSouth CarolinaSouthern
Gardner-Webb Runnin' BulldogsGardner–Webb UniversityBoiling SpringsNorth CarolinaBig South
Georgetown HoyasGeorgetown UniversityWashingtonD.C.Patriot
Grambling State TigersGrambling State UniversityGramblingLouisianaSWAC
Hampton PiratesHampton UniversityHamptonVirginiaMEAC
Harvard CrimsonHarvard UniversityCambridge[n 1]MassachusettsIvy
Holy Cross CrusadersCollege of the Holy CrossWorcesterMassachusettsPatriot
Houston Baptist HuskiesHouston Baptist UniversityHoustonTexasSouthland
Howard BisonHoward UniversityWashingtonD.C.MEAC
Idaho State BengalsIdaho State UniversityPocatelloIdahoBig Sky
Illinois State RedbirdsIllinois State UniversityNormalIllinoisMissouri Valley
Incarnate Word CardinalsUniversity of the Incarnate WordSan AntonioTexasSouthland
Indiana State SycamoresIndiana State UniversityTerre HauteIndianaMissouri Valley
Jackson State TigersJackson State UniversityJacksonMississippiSWAC
Jacksonville DolphinsJacksonville UniversityJacksonvilleFloridaPioneer
Jacksonville State GamecocksJacksonville State UniversityJacksonvilleAlabamaOhio Valley
James Madison DukesJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburgVirginiaCAA
Lafayette LeopardsLafayette CollegeEastonPennsylvaniaPatriot
Lamar CardinalsLamar UniversityBeaumontTexasSouthland
Lehigh Mountain HawksLehigh UniversityBethlehemPennsylvaniaPatriot
Liberty FlamesLiberty UniversityLynchburgVirginiaBig South
Maine Black BearsUniversity of MaineOronoMaineCAA
Marist Red FoxesMarist CollegePoughkeepsieNew YorkPioneer
McNeese State CowboysMcNeese State UniversityLake CharlesLouisianaSouthland
Mercer BearsMercer UniversityMaconGeorgiaSouthern
Mississippi Valley State Delta DevilsMississippi Valley State UniversityItta BenaMississippiSWAC
Missouri State BearsMissouri State UniversitySpringfieldMissouriMissouri Valley
Monmouth HawksMonmouth UniversityWest Long BranchNew JerseyBig South
Montana GrizzliesUniversity of MontanaMissoulaMontanaBig Sky
Montana State BobcatsMontana State UniversityBozemanMontanaBig Sky
Morehead State EaglesMorehead State UniversityMoreheadKentuckyPioneer
Morgan State BearsMorgan State UniversityBaltimoreMarylandMEAC
Murray State RacersMurray State UniversityMurrayKentuckyOhio Valley
New Hampshire WildcatsUniversity of New HampshireDurhamNew HampshireCAA
Nicholls State ColonelsNicholls State UniversityThibodauxLouisianaSouthland
Norfolk State SpartansNorfolk State UniversityNorfolkVirginiaMEAC
North Carolina A&T AggiesNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityGreensboroNorth CarolinaMEAC
North Carolina Central EaglesNorth Carolina Central UniversityDurhamNorth CarolinaMEAC
North Dakota[n 2]University of North DakotaGrand ForksNorth DakotaBig Sky[1]
North Dakota State BisonNorth Dakota State UniversityFargoNorth DakotaMissouri Valley
Northern Arizona LumberjacksNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffArizonaBig Sky
Northern Colorado BearsUniversity of Northern ColoradoGreeleyColoradoBig Sky
Northern Iowa PanthersUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsIowaMissouri Valley
Northwestern State DemonsNorthwestern State UniversityNatchitochesLouisianaSouthland
Penn QuakersUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaIvy
Portland State VikingsPortland State UniversityPortlandOregonBig Sky
Prairie View A&M PanthersPrairie View A&M UniversityPrairie ViewTexasSWAC
Presbyterian Blue HosePresbyterian CollegeClintonSouth CarolinaBig South
Princeton TigersPrinceton UniversityPrincetonNew JerseyIvy
Rhode Island RamsUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonRhode IslandCAA
Richmond SpidersUniversity of RichmondRichmondVirginiaCAA
Robert Morris ColonialsRobert Morris UniversityMoon TownshipPennsylvaniaNortheast
Sacramento State HornetsCalifornia State University, SacramentoSacramentoCaliforniaBig Sky
Sacred Heart PioneersSacred Heart UniversityFairfieldConnecticutNortheast
Saint Francis Red FlashSaint Francis UniversityLorettoPennsylvaniaNortheast
Sam Houston State BearkatsSam Houston State UniversityHuntsvilleTexasSouthland
Samford BulldogsSamford UniversityBirminghamAlabamaSouthern
San Diego TorerosUniversity of San DiegoSan DiegoCaliforniaPioneer
Savannah State TigersSavannah State UniversitySavannahGeorgiaMEAC
South Carolina State BulldogsSouth Carolina State UniversityOrangeburgSouth CarolinaMEAC
South Dakota CoyotesUniversity of South DakotaVermillionSouth DakotaMissouri Valley
South Dakota State JackrabbitsSouth Dakota State UniversityBrookingsSouth DakotaMissouri Valley
Southeast Missouri State RedhawksSoutheast Missouri State UniversityCape GirardeauMissouriOhio Valley
Southeastern Louisiana LionsSoutheastern Louisiana UniversityHammondLouisianaSouthland
Southern JaguarsSouthern UniversityBaton RougeLouisianaSWAC
Southern Illinois SalukisSouthern Illinois University CarbondaleCarbondaleIllinoisMissouri Valley
Southern Utah ThunderbirdsSouthern Utah UniversityCedar CityUtahBig Sky
Stephen F. Austin LumberjacksStephen F. Austin State UniversityNacogdochesTexasSouthland
Stetson HattersStetson UniversityDeLandFloridaPioneer
Stony Brook SeawolvesStony Brook UniversityStony BrookNew YorkCAA
Tennessee State TigersTennessee State UniversityNashvilleTennesseeOhio Valley
Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesTennessee Technological UniversityCookevilleTennesseeOhio Valley
Texas Southern TigersTexas Southern UniversityHoustonTexasSWAC
Towson TigersTowson UniversityTowsonMarylandCAA
UC Davis AggiesUniversity of California, DavisDavisCaliforniaBig Sky
UT Martin SkyhawksUniversity of Tennessee at MartinMartinTennesseeOhio Valley
Valparaiso CrusadersValparaiso UniversityValparaisoIndianaPioneer
Villanova WildcatsVillanova UniversityVillanovaPennsylvaniaCAA
VMI KeydetsVirginia Military InstituteLexingtonVirginiaSouthern
Wagner SeahawksWagner CollegeStaten IslandNew YorkNortheast
Weber State WildcatsWeber State UniversityOgdenUtahBig Sky
Western Carolina CatamountsWestern Carolina UniversityCullowheeNorth CarolinaSouthern
Western Illinois LeathernecksWestern Illinois UniversityMacombIllinoisMissouri Valley
William & Mary TribeCollege of William & MaryWilliamsburgVirginiaCAA
Wofford TerriersWofford CollegeSpartanburgSouth CarolinaSouthern
Yale BulldogsYale UniversityNew HavenConnecticutIvy
Youngstown State PenguinsYoungstown State UniversityYoungstownOhioMissouri Valley

Programs moving to FCS[edit]

East Tennessee State BuccaneersEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityTennesseeSouthern2015[2]
Kennesaw State OwlsKennesaw State UniversityKennesawGeorgiaBig South2015[3]


  1. ^ Although the academic core of the Harvard campus, including the university administration, is located in Cambridge, the school's athletic complex, including the football stadium, is within the city limits of Boston.
  2. ^ After a long controversy over its use, North Dakota dropped its former nickname of Fighting Sioux and virtually all of its former Native American imagery. Under state law, the school cannot choose a new nickname until 2015.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ East Tennessee State first fielded a football team in 1920, but dropped the sport in 2003. "SoCon Adds ETSU, Mercer and VMI" (Press release). Southern Conference. May 30, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kennesaw State University to Formally Announce the Launch of Football". Kennesaw State Athletics. February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 

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