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Great American Conference announces amended 2020 football schedules

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

On Friday, The Great American Conference announced its Council of Presidents approved changes to the league's upcoming football and basketball schedules, as well as alterations to the conference's championship formats.

The 2020 football season now consists of the GAC's 12 member schools playing a ten-game conference schedule that can begin on Thursday, September 10. The 10-game slate corresponds with changes to maximum playing seasons passed by the NCAA Division II Presidents Council earlier this month.

"I'm appreciative our leadership identified ways to retain championship experiences for as many teams and individuals as possible," Prewitt said. "These decisions are not pleasant to make, but our presidents, athletic directors, and additional administrators have worked hard to balance the financial realities that we are battling with allowing student-athletes to compete for championships."

SWOSU will now open the 2020 season on Saturday, September 12th against Harding in the ASAP Kickoff Classic, the first of five home games to be played at ASAP Energy Field. Other key home dates include Homecoming on October 24th against Henderson State and Senior Day on November 14th against Northwestern Oklahoma State. With the modification of the schedule, SWOSU will not face Arkansas-Monticello for the first time since the formation of the conference in 2011.

Game Times will be added to the 2020 SWOSU Football Schedule once they are known.

September 12: vs. Harding

September 19: at Arkansas Tech

September 26: at East Central

October 3: vs. Southeastern Okla.

October 10: vs. Oklahoma Baptist

October 17: at Southern Nazarene

October 24: vs. Henderson State (Homecoming)

October 31: at Ouachita

November 7: at Southern Arkansas

November 14: vs. Northwestern Okla.

By SWOSU Athletics

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