FCS Championship 2019: The NCAA has agreed to a five-year extension with Frisco, Texas, to continue holding the Division I Football Championship title game at Toyota Stadium, hosted by the Southland Conference, the City of Frisco and Hunt Sports Ventures.
Event: FCS Championship 2019
Team: North Dakota State vs Eastern Washington
Date: January Saturday 05, 2019
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
The extension will keep the championship game in Frisco through 2025 (for the 2024 football season), with an option for the 2026 championship. Brad Teague, chair of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and the director of athletics at Central Arkansas, expressed strong support for the extension.
North Dakota State has an opportunity to add another ring to its FCS football dynasty Saturday. The Bison, who have won six of the last seven championships, face off against 2010 winner Eastern Washington in Frisco, Texas.
As if it needed any extra motivation, North Dakota State is attempting to send off head coach Chris Klieman with his fourth FCS title. Klieman is replacing Bill Snyder at Kansas State. The Eagles are back in the title clash for the first time since conquering the FCS in 2010 with a victory over Delaware.
A year after Eastern Washington captured its lone title, North Dakota State began one of the most dominant championship runs in sports. It’s no surprise that North Dakota State comes into Toyota Stadium as the favorite to take home the FCS football crown.
Before North Dakota State made Fargo to Frisco an annual trip, Eastern Washington won the first FCS championship game played in North Texas. That was eight years ago. The Big Sky Conference champion Eagles (12-2) are finally back in the title game and aren’t surprised that on Saturday they will have to face North Dakota State (15-0), which is going for its record seventh FCS championship since then.