Without fall playoffs, FCS schools missing a top attraction
Athletic directors and coaches are optimistic about resuming in the spring
The pandemic has hit the Football Championship Subdivision hard this season. In all, nearly 1,200 games have been canceled or postponed in Division I football.
The blow was particularly hard in the FCS, where only 15 of the 127 teams will play at least one game. The FCS also had to cancel its postseason.
Athletic directors and coaches are optimistic that they will be able to fashion an abbreviated season and playoffs in the spring.
For now, teams like North Dakota State and James Madison will try to weather the storm. Both missed out on payday games at bigger schools.