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MAC Sets Imposing Schedule

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MAC Sets Imposing Schedule

Bowling Green and Western Michigan get to renew their rivalry. Roger Mazzarella photo.

The Mid American Collegiate Conference has set its schedule for the fall of 2021, with a couple of changes in the lineup of teams to add to the mix.

Miami University, which has struggled over the last couple of years, has moved to DII as the program looks to rebuild. Meanwhile, Pitt, a strong DII team for some times, is moving up from DII into the MAC. This remains a hugely competitive conference, with perennial favorites Bowling Green, their chief rivals, Western Michigan, the ever-improving Louisville, and relative newcomers (joining in 2019) IUPUI.

Remember also that WMU made the national fall DIAA final in 2019, and Bowling Green won the DIAA Fall Championship in 2018.

These teams, however, have had a tough time during the COVID shutdown. They are all club programs and recruiting depends heavily on having a presence on-campus. 

As a result, this conference is potentially wide open. with Cincinnati, Dayton, and Ohio all also able to surprise.

These teams will end their fall woth a conference playoff and then an end-of-fall challenge match/bowl game event, probably in collaboration with the SCRC.

2021 MAC Schedule

September 11
Bowling Green at Ohio Univ.
Cincinnati at Dayton
Louisville at Pittsburgh
IUPUI at Western Michigan

September 18
Pittsburgh at Bowling Green
Ohio Univ. at Cincinnati
Dayton at Louisville

September 25
Western Michigan at Bowling Green
Cincinnati at Louisville
Ohio Univ. at IUPUI

October 2
Bowling Green at Dayton
IUPUI at Pittsburgh
Western Michigan at Ohio Univ.

October 9
Louisville at Bowling Green
Pittsburgh at Western Michigan

October 16
IUPUI at Cincinnati}|
Ohio Univ. at Dayton
Western Michigan at Louisville

October 23
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
IUPUI at Dayton
Louisville at Ohio Univ.

October 30
Bowling Green at IUPUI
Cincinnati at Western Michigan
Dayton at Pittsburgh

November 6
Bowling Green at Cincinnati
Dayton at Western Michigan
Louisville at IUPUI
Pittsburgh at Ohio Univ.

November 13
MAC CHAMPIONSHIP