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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.


Independent Institutions



Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Future Conference
Lamar University Beaumont, Texas 1923 Public 13,994 Cardinal Southland Conference
North Carolina Central University Durham, North Carolina 1910 Public 8,675 Eagles MEAC
Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 1930 Public 24,125 Monarchs CAA
Savannah State University Savannah, Georgia 1890 Public 3,200 Tigers MEAC
University of South Alabama Mobile, Alabama 1964 Public 14,757 Jaguars Sunbelt

North Carolina Central University and Savannah State University were announced as the newest members of the MEAC on September 10, 2009 and March 10, 2010 respectively. North Carolina Central University will re-join the conference effective July 1, 2010, while Savannah State University will will be granted full membership status once they have satisfied certain scholarship, staffing, and budget requirements mandated by the MEAC.[1][2] Old Dominion University will begin competition as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association in September 2011. [3] Lamar University will begin their football program with an independent affiliation in the 2010 season and will play in the Southland Conference beginning with the 2011 Season.


School Football Stadium Capacity
Lamar University Provost Umphrey Stadium 17,000
North Carolina Central O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium 11,500
Old Dominion Foreman Field 19,782
Savannah State Ted Wright Stadium 7,500
South Alabama Ladd Peebles Stadium 40,646

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