Tag: Conference Preview

2021 CSJ SWAC Football Conference Spring Football Preview

With the MEAC cancelling their season late, the winner of the SWAC would seem to be the de facto spring FCS HBCU Champions in the spring, especially considering how loaded and talented it is.

College Sports Journal Conference Previews: Colonial Athletic Association

The CAA had an excellent regular season in 2018 culminating with a record 6 playoff berths. However, once they got there, everyone except for Maine fell flat. The Colonial again looks strong with most every team feeling like they have a shot at the playoffs.

College Sports Journal Conference Previews: Southern Conference

The Southern Conference is always a competitive league, and 2019. The SoCon only put two teams in the playoffs in 2018, but there was at least one other team with an argument that they belonged as well. In 2019, as many as six teams feel they have at least a shot to qualify for the […]

College Sports Journal Conference Previews: Patriot League

The 2018 Patriot League football produced two tiers of teams. The first tier was Colgate, who had the best defense in FCS, gave a bowl team all they could handle (Army-West Point), and upset perennial FCS powerhouse James Madison before falling to the eventual FCS National Champions North Dakota State. The second tier was… the other six teams of the Patriot League, who all ended with records under .500. In 2019, can anybody get to the Colgate tier?

College Sports Journal Conference Previews: MEAC

MEAC Predicted Order of Finish Last season, North Carolina A&T were the Celebration bowl champions. This season, who is likely to be competing for a Celebration Bowl bid, and who’s likely to be sitting at home? Can the Aggies repeat, or will there be a new team headed to Atlanta this year? Would-Be Celebration Bowl […]

College Sports Journal Conference Previews: Big South Conference

Kennesaw State has dominated the Big South Conference for the last couple of years. After losing 17 OGs to graduation, 2019 will be interesting to see if any of the other teams below them have closed the gap.

College Sports Journal Conference Previews: Ohio Valley Conference

Jacksonville State has long had a strangle hold on the Ohio Valley Conference, winning the conference every year since 2014. Despite losing to SEMO last year, the Gamecocks still prevailed.

College Sports Journal 2019 Division I Football Conference Preview: SWAC

Last season, Alcorn State was oh-so-close to knocking off North Carolina A&T in the Celebration bowl. This season, who is likely to be competing for a Celebration Bowl bid, and who’s likely to be sitting at home?

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College Sports Journal 2019 Division I Football Conference Preview: Northeast Conference

The Northeast Conference welcomes two new members in 2019 in LIU and Merrimack, two teams that should bring some juice to the league in future years. That newness extends to many of the existing teams of the NEC, many of whom are headed by first or second year head coaches. In such an environment, Duquesne’s returning talent and longtime head football coach really stand out.

College Sports Journal 2019 Division I Football Conference Preview: Pioneer League

These teams are high caliber teams who will be in contention for PFL crown and the league’s automatic playoff bid.

College Sports Journal 2019 Division I Football Conference Preview: Southland Conference

If you are an FCS fan and you long to see excellent quarterback play, then have we got a deal for you! The Southland conference is full of excellent returning quarterbacks that should keep the scoreboard operators busy all season long.

CSJ Conference Preview: Big Sky Conference

College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Big Sky Conference. CSJ picks Weber State to repeat as the Big Sky champions this season, due to the return of five All-Americans and 10 players that earned All-Big Sky honors off last year’s championship team. Leading the Wildcats this […]

SWAC Preview: Questions Abound For Contenders And Challengers Alike

We now turn the calendar to 2018 in the in the SWAC and as the calendar changed so did so many things in the conference. This year there will be five new head coaches in the conference (Connell Maynor/Alabama A&M, Donald Hill-Ely/Alabama State, Cedric Thomas/Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Vincent Dancy/Mississippi Valley State, and Eric Dooley/Prairie View A&M) […]

CSJ Conference Preview: NEC

  College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Northeastern Conference. Last year, Central Connecticut State won the NEC championship and qualified for their first-ever FCS Playoff appearance, and in 2018 CSJ picks them to repeat as conference champions. Central’s offense, which is slated to return eight starters, […]

CSJ Conference Preview: Pioneer Football League

College Sports Journal announces their 2018 Fearless Prediction for the Order of finish of the Pioneer Football League. The San Diego Toreros are picked by CSJ to repeat as PFL Champions. Last year San Diego won its second consecutive PFL crown in finishing 10-3 overall (8-0 in conference play) and also won its second playoff contest […]