Wes McKinney

Concord Sports Information

ATHENS – With last week’s Mountain East Conference announcement to conduct winter sports followed by fall sports and then spring sports beginning no sooner than January 7, the Concord University football team has released its 2021 spring season schedule that will be conducted over five weeks in March and early April.

The spring slate is made up of five games against in-division opponents (Charleston, Glenville State UNC-Pembroke, West Virginia State and West Virginia Wesleyan).

Game dates, locations and times are subject to change. For now, all games are scheduled for Saturdays in the spring, however, some could move to Thursday night contests.

The first season for head coach Dave Walker gets underway March 13 as the Mountain Lions hosts Charleston in a matchup of MEC rivals. A two-game road trip follows with contests at West Virginia State (March 20) and West Virginia Wesleyan (March 27).

Walker and Concord return home to face his alma mater, Glenville State, April 3.The abbreviated five-game schedule concludes at UNC-Pembroke, April 10.

The team with the best record from the MEC South Division as well as the MEC North—comprised of Alderson Broaddus, Fairmont State, Frostburg State, Notre Dame, West Liberty and Wheeling—will meet in the MEC Championship Game April 17.

Schedule notes

  • The last four meetings between Concord and West Virginia Wesleyan have been decided by five points or less. CU is 3-1 in those contests, including a 28-24 win at home in early November 2019 that served as the last game between the two schools.
  • Even though Concord fell to West Virginia State, 33-23, in 2019, the 408 yards of offense the Mountain Lions racked up were a season best last fall.
  • CU has an active five-game losing streak to Glenville State, having not beaten the Pioneers since the 2014 campaign. However, three of those five games have been decided by one possession including last season’s contest going to overtime. GSC won 27-20 in the extra session.
  • This spring will be the eighth all-time meeting between Concord and UNC-Pembroke with UNCP holding a narrow 4-3 series advantage. The previous seven meetings have all come between 2007 and 2018.