Those who backed Football Bowl Subdivision status for the University of Massachusetts should be thankful there is no FBS recall question on Tuesday’s ballot.
Nine games into this grab for cash, the project has been a total, absolute and unmitigated failure.
The top punter in the Southern Conference didn’t start punting at all until he got to college. It was not his childhood dream to punt in college, let alone in the NFL.
Sam Martin is already punting in college at Appalachian State. He’s very likely to get a chance to punt in the NFL.
In September 2010, Casey Brockman’s first pass with Chris Hatcher as Murray State University’s football coach was memorable for the wrong reason. Brockman described it as a wounded duck that should have been intercepted and returned for touchdown.
That’s not how you impress the new boss — especially when you’re a sophomore walk-on who briefly entered the game only because the starter was hurt.
If Coastal Carolina beats Presbyterian this week, the Chanticleers will quickly become Liberty fans.
Liberty kicks off against Stony Brook two-and-a-half hours after the Coastal Carolina game starts, and a win by the Flames gives the Chanticleers a chance at the Big South Conference’s automatic playoff bid. If Liberty and Coastal Carolina each win the final week of the season, the three-way tie for the league title goes to Coastal Carolina on away wins in the conference.
Last year, with the Ivy League championship at stake, the Harvard football team held off a late Penn comeback to win, 37-20, to earn the Ancient Eight title outright.
In a déjà vu of sorts, the Crimson (7-1, 4-1 Ivy) will face off against the Quakers (4-4, 4-1) on Saturday, again with the title on the line, this time at Franklin Field.
Senior wide receiver determined not to let postseason hopes crumble
Ask Towson football coach Rob Ambrose what he thinks of senior wide receiver Tom Ryan and you’re likely to get a quiet, reflective smile, a few comments about the player’s heart and determination, and a story about cookies.
Wofford has a chance to win the Southern Conference title by beating Chattanooga in a matchup set for 1:30 p.m. at Gibbs Stadium.
But the Terriers (7-2, 5-2 SoCon) had a chance to do that last week and lost to Samford in double overtime. A playoff bid may also be on the line Saturday. Only six of Wofford’s wins are over Division I teams.
The FCS playoff committee has never picked a team without at least seven wins over Division I competition. Lose to the Mocs, and the Terriers would have to beat Football Bowl Subdivision South Carolina to reach that milestone.
UT Martin football is in full control of its own destiny, sitting in a first-place tie in the Ohio Valley Conference with Eastern Illinois and two games remaining in the regular season.
The latest Argus Leader “Too Much TV” program with columnist Terry Vandrovec features Patty “Ultra-Commish” Viverito, commissioner of both the Missouri Valley Football Conference and Pioneer Football League. She speaks about the MVFC’s playoff positioning heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, the GPI, and the future of the Division I football playoffs - amongst other things.
With two games remaining, Bethune-Cookman is a victory away from winning at least a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title and the automatic berth to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
USD’s Pioneer Football League game at Marist that was postponed Nov. 3 due to the effects of Superstorm Sandy in the New York area has been rescheduled to be played in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., at 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 1.
The Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection is unanimous with defending national champion North Dakota State firmly at #1.
When someone mentioned Colgate’s 755 yards of offense being a Patriot League record, Lafayette coach Frank Tavani said, “I heard somebody say it’s a world record. I don’t know; it might be.”
And before leaving the press box at Andy Kerr Stadium on Saturday, long-time Colgate media guru Bob Cornell said, “I thought you were covering football, not track.”
CAA sacks leader is still learning
Returning starting linebacker Jessel Curry’s Delaware football season ended before training camp because of a variety of injuries.
Then, in August drills, expected starting linebacker David Mackall, a Maryland transfer, was lost for the season with a foot injury. So was first-stringer Kyle Hunte with a second injury to the knee that knocked him out for all of 2011.
Then Derek Battle blew out his knee and, suddenly, redshirt freshman Jeff Williams found himself as a starting outside linebacker for the Blue Hens.