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GLVC Releases Spring 2021 Football Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS – The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) formally announced today its shortened football schedule for the 2021 spring season, following a unanimous vote of approval by the GLVC Council of Presidents on Oct. 6.

The schedule features several new elements, including a season-opening countable scrimmage, divisional play, and the league’s first-ever GLVC Championship game – all of which were implemented to ensure the league’s safe return to competition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first time in the nine-year history of GLVC football, the official season will be contested during the spring semester with a divisional schedule that includes a three-game single round-robin format. Indianapolis, Lindenwood, McKendree and Quincy will compete in the East Division, while Missouri S&T, Southwest Baptist, Truman State and William Jewell will make up the West Division.

The season begins with an interdivisional scrimmage on Saturday, March 27, with Missouri S&T at Indianapolis, William Jewell at Quincy, McKendree at Truman State, and Lindenwood at Southwest Baptist.

The three weeks of divisional play will be contested on Saturday, April 3, 10 and 17.

The fifth and final week of the season will be Saturday, April 24, when each team will play its seeded counterpart from the other division, highlighted by the top-seeded teams from each division battling for the GLVC Championship. Each division’s second-place team will battle for third place overall, while the No. 3 and No. 4 teams will meet for fifth and seventh places, respectively.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to host a GLVC Football Championship Game for the first time in league history,” said GLVC Commissioner Jim Naumovich. “Our spring divisional schedule will afford us the chance to bring our top seeds together to compete for a league title on April 24 and provide a unique experience for our student-athletes.”

The complete 2021 spring season schedule and divisional alignment follows:

East Division                     West Division
Indianapolis                       Missouri S&T
Lindenwood                      Southwest Baptist
McKendree                       Truman State
Quincy                              William Jewell

*Saturday, March 27 Saturday, April 17
Missouri S&T at Indianapolis McKendree at Indianapolis
William Jewell at Quincy Quincy at Lindenwood
McKendree at Truman State Southwest Baptist at William Jewell
Lindenwood at Southwest Baptist Truman State at Missouri S&T

Saturday, April 3 Saturday, April 24
Indianapolis at Quincy #1 West at #1 East
Lindenwood at McKendree #2 East at #2 West
Missouri S&T at William Jewell #3 West at #3 East
Truman State at Southwest Baptist #4 East at #4 West

Saturday, April 10 *Scrimmages
Indianapolis at Lindenwood
Quincy at McKendree
William Jewell at Truman State
Southwest Baptist at Missouri S&T