NCAA Division I FCS independent schools


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
FCS Independents 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.

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Independent institutions

Current institutions

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
  • 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.[2]

Future institutions

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.[5]

Stadiums

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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