- NCAA Division I FCS independent schools
FCS Independents 2011 season NCAA Division I FCS Schools 4 (1 in 2012, 1 in 2013) Sports fielded 1 (men's: 1; women's: 0) Locations
NCAA Football Championship Subdivision independent schools are four-year institutions in the United States whose football programs are not part of a football conference. This does not mean that FCS independents schedule each other for competition as conference schools do.
Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Future Conference Year Leaving Georgia State University Atlanta, GA 1913 Public 31,533 Panthers CAA 2012 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL 1964 Public 15,007 Jaguars Sun Belt 2013 University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 1969 Public 30,258 Roadrunners WAC 2012 Texas State University–San Marcos San Marcos, TX 1899 Public 32,586 Bobcats WAC 2012
- Georgia State University will begin competition as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2012 season.
- University of South Alabama will play the 2011 and 2012 seasons as an independent during its transition phase to the FBS level. In 2013, South Alabama will become a full member of the Sun Belt Conference and be eligible to compete for a conference championship and bowl berth.
- The University of Texas at San Antonio will play the 2011 season as an independent, and move to the Western Athletic Conference beginning with the 2012 season.
- Texas State University–San Marcos will play the 2011 as an independent, and join the Western Athletic Conference in the 2012 season
Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Future Conference Year Leaving University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC 1946 Public 25,063 49ers TBD TBD
- Charlotte will begin play in 2013 and spend at least their first two seasons as a Football Championship Subdivision independent, with long-term plans in place to eventually move to the larger Football Bowl Subdivision.
School Football Stadium Capacity Georgia State Georgia Dome 71,228 South Alabama Ladd Peebles Stadium 40,640 Texas-San Antonio Alamodome 65,000 Texas State Bobcat Stadium 16,008 UNC Charlotte Charlotte 49ers Football Stadium† 15,300
† Will be completed in 2013.
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- ^ "Georgia State to Join CAA Football in 2012". Colonial Athletics Association. http://www.caasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8500&ATCLID=3749263. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
- ^ University of South Alabama (2011-11-18). "University of South Alabama Football Scheduling Timeline". University of South Alabama. http://www.usajaguars.com/documents/2010/6/30/scheduling_timeline.pdf. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
- ^ McCarney, Dan (2010-01-31). "UTSA now plans to go it alone in football". San Antonio Express-News. http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/UTSA_now_plans_to_go_it_alone_in_football.html. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
- ^ press release (2010-11-11). "WAC to Add Denver, UTSA and Texas State". Western Athletic Conference. http://www.wacsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10100&ATCLID=205028332. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
- ^ Mark Schlabach (2011-06-24). "49ers preparing for Charlotte market". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=schlabach_mark&id=6699612. Retrieved 2011-9-15.
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