The SWAC announced it will begin its spring football season on Feb. 27, with a plan to play the conference championship game on May 1.
The SWAC has joined other conferences in postponing fall sports, but it is the first to announce specific plans to move football to the spring, including a six-game conference schedule with games beginning in late February or early March.
Tarvaris Jackson, who spent 10 years in the NFL as a quarterback with the Vikings and Seahawks, died in a car crash on Sunday night.
Alabama coach Nick Saban was critical of the officiating in Saturday's Iron Bowl loss, including what he called an "unfair" substitution penalty in the game's final seconds.
James Blackman threw three touchdown passes and Khalan Laborn had two TD runs as Florida State defeated FCS Alabama State 49-12 on Saturday.
KHA'Darris Davis threw three touchdown passes in the first half and Alabama State held off Texas Southern for a 27-21 victory on Saturday.
KHA'Darris Davis threw for 183 yards and a touchdown and Alabama State earned its first shutout since 2012 by blanking Mississippi Valley State, 27-0 in a Southwest Conference battle Saturday afternoon.
Aqeel Glass threw a two-point conversion pass to Jordan Bentley that made the difference as Alabama A&M beat Alabama State 43-41 in triple overtime on Saturday.
Jahod Booker had seven catches for 106 yards and a touchdown and Alabama State beat Jackson State 31-16 on Saturday.
Once the lightning passed, Alcorn State brought the thunder, forcing five turnovers and defeating Alabama State 35-7 in a Southwest Athletic Conference showdown Saturday night.
KHA'Darris Davis accounted for two touchdowns and Alabama State beat Grambling 23-20 on Saturday night in a Southwestern Conference opener.
Tommy Bryant ran for two touchdowns and Demetrius Pettway had an interception return for a touchdown and Kennesaw State rolled to a 42-7 win over Alabama State on Saturday night.
Duran Bell broke loose for a 50-yard touchdown run to tie the game and KHA'Darris Davis connected with Michael Jefferson on an 82-yard touchdown pass to lift Alabama State to a 38-31 come-from-behind win over Division II Tuskegee in its home opener...
Tyler Johnston III accounted for two touchdowns, Myron Mitchell scored on a 98-yard kickoff return and UAB held off Alabama State 24-19 in a season opener on Thursday night.
Jeremiah Hixon dove over the pylon to score on a short pass in overtime and Dennis Roberts ended the game with a sack as Alabama State edged Mississippi Valley State 31-24 on Thursday in the season finale for both teams.
Jalen Morton threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more, accounting for 486 yards of offense, and Prairie View A&M rolled past Alabama State 66-13 on Saturday.
Ryan Theyard scored on a 19-yard interception return and Jackson State held the Alabama State offense scoreless in a 20-2 win on Saturday.
KHA'Darris Davis accounted for 275 total yards and three touchdowns and Alabama State beat Texas Southern 30-21 on Saturday.
Aqeel Glass passed for 322 yards and three touchdowns -- including two in the fourth quarter -- and Alabama A&M won the 77th edition of the Magic City Classic with a 27-10 victory over Alabama State on Saturday.