PFL Announces Updated Spring Schedule

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The Pioneer Football League revealed an updated 2021 spring football schedule on Feb. 2, maintaining the original plan for each team to play six games.

The new schedule has the Hatters opening at home against Davidson on March 13. Stetson will close the spring by traveling to North Carolina for a second game against the Wildcats on April 17.

In between the two games against Davidson, the Hatters will travel to play Morehead State (March 20) in Kentucky, host Drake (March 27) and Presbyterian (April 3) for back-to-back home games, before traveling to San Diego (April 10).

Final decisions on attendance for Stetson home games has not yet been made. Fans interested in attending game at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium should contact the Stetson Athletics Ticket Office at 386-738-HATS (4287) or by email at [email protected]. Fans can also complete an online ticket interest form here.

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The Stetson football team is scheduled to open training camp for the spring 2021 season on Tuesday, Feb. 9. As a reminder, all Stetson Athletics practices are closed to the public at this time because of the ongoing pandemic. Fans will not be allowed inside the gates of the Watson Practice Fields until further notice.

In November, the PFL Presidents Council endorsed a six-game conference season in the spring of 2021, as advanced by the PFL athletic directors and coaches. The Council determined to move forward with a plan that provides a meaningful competitive experience for PFL football student-athletes.

The PFL’s six-week schedule will see seven league members joined by Presbyterian, which joins the PFL as part of a scheduling agreement for the spring 2021 schedule, each play three home and three away contests. Individual members may schedule nonconference games prior to the league’s March 13-April 17 window.

The Division I Football Championship will feature 16 teams, with the bracket announced Sunday, April 18, and the championship game, May 16 in Frisco, Texas. The spring 2021 field includes automatic bids from 11 FCS conferences, including the PFL, and five at-large selections.