The Ohio Valley Conference announced its regular-season football schedule for the 2020-21 season, which was postponed from the fall to the spring due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Southeast Missouri is scheduled to play eight games, including one game this fall at Southern Illinois. The “War for the Wheel” rivalry game, originally scheduled for Oct. 23, has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.
SEMO's spring schedule will then feature a round-robin format, featuring eight teams that elected to play a spring OVC schedule with seven conference games over an eight-week period.
Games will be contested on Sundays (with the exception of Easter weekend when the games will be played on Saturday) and start during a 1-3 p.m. window local time.
The Redhawks conference schedule involves home matchups with Murray State (Feb. 21), Austin Peay (Mar. 14) and Tennessee Tech (Mar. 28), and away games at Eastern Illinois (Feb. 28), Jacksonville State (Mar. 21), UT Martin (Apr. 3) and Tennessee State (Apr. 11).
Additionally, teams will have the opportunity to play one non-conference game in the spring. The NCAA will announce the selections for a revised 16-team playoff field on Sunday, April 18. This year's field will include 11 automatic qualifiers and five at-large bids. The first round is set for the weekend of April 24 with the FCS National Championship game to be played on either May 14, 15 or 16 in Frisco, Texas.
Teams will play in accordance with local regulations, NCAA medical guidelines and supporting OVC standards.
Season Tickets for the Spring Football season are now available by calling the SEMO Athletics Ticket Office at (573) 651-2113.
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