List of NCAA Division I FCS football programs
This is a list of schools in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that play football in the United States as a varsity sport and are members of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), known as Division I-AA from 1978 through 2005. The teams in this subdivision compete in a 24-team playoff for the NCAA Division I Football Championship. All leagues allow scholarships with the exception of the Ivy League and Pioneer Football League.
There will be 124 FCS programs for the 2014 season. Conference affiliations are current for the upcoming season. Schools in the second year of a transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and are considered FBS members for scheduling purposes are not listed here. Three schools fall in this category for 2014—Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, and Old Dominion.
Starting FCS programs
|East Tennessee State||Buccaneers||Johnson City||Tennessee||Southern||1911||2015|
|Kennesaw State||Owls||Kennesaw||Georgia||Big South||1963||2015|
- List of NCAA Division I FCS football stadiums
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- List of NCAA Division I institutions
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- List of NCAA Division I FBS football programs
- List of NCAA Division II football programs
- List of NCAA Division III football programs
- List of NAIA football programs
- List of community college football programs
- List of NCAA Institutions with club football teams
- List of Division I schools that have never sponsored football
- List of defunct college football teams
- Mercer first fielded a team in 1892, but did not consistently field teams until 1906. The school dropped football after the 1941 season, and did not reinstate the sport until 2013.
- Stetson dropped football after the 1956 season and did not reinstate the sport until 2013.
- East Tennessee State first fielded a football team in 1920, but dropped the sport in 2003. "SoCon Adds ETSU, Mercer and VMI" (Press release). Southern Conference. May 30, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
- "Kennesaw State University to Formally Announce the Launch of Football". Kennesaw State Athletics. February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013.