The Southwestern Athletic Conference is reverting to a seven-game conference football schedule.
That was among the changes announced by the league, whose annual spring meetings were held this week.
Since 2009, member teams had played a nine-game conference schedule, meaning that each of the 10 members played each other during the regular season.
The SWAC last used a seven-game conference schedule during the 2008 season, but some members complained at the time that they had trouble finding four nonconference opponents.
Some of them, including Southern, resorted to playing SWAC rivals in nonconference games that didn’t count in the standings.
In other news, SWAC baseball regular season series will now follow a Friday-Saturday-Sunday format in 2016 — a change from the Saturday-Sunday format the league has used for years.
The league also said in a release that in an effort to address the Academic Progress Report (APR) issues, academic support staff from each school will be required to join the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A).
The football championship game and SWAC basketball tournaments will remain in Houston next season as announced by the league.