If the University of Central Arkansas football team is going to finish atop the Southland Conference standings in 2009, the Bears will have to do that with a new signal caller.
Fresh off a 10-2 season in which UCA posted a Southland-best 6-1 record, the Bears have begun life without Nathan Brown. But who will take Brown’s place as the starting quarterback remains to be seen.
For the past few weeks, the Columbia football team has been practicing, and its efforts will culminate in the annual Blue and White game that will be held at Robert K. Kraft Field at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. In this game, fans will be able to see what the core of the team looks like and how players have progressed over the winter as well as to prognosticate as to how the Lions can build on their 2-8 record from the 2008 season.
The night’s only touchdown pass was moved along off the hands of two defensive backs. A couple of tailbacks who couldn’t make the two-deep played ahead of three who did.
The No. 1 linebacker got only six plays, and the starting quarterback had so little time on the field that he jokingly asked a reporter if his eye black was smeared.
The Friday night event was the annual Maroon and White Game, the last of 15 spring practices, played under game conditions that were almost as confusing as the United States tax code.
Defense has the edge heading into today’s spring game.
Lehigh’s football team has endured more than its share of heartbreak at Goodman Stadium during the Andy Coen era.
In Coen’s three seasons, the Mountain Hawks are just 9-8 playing in the shadows of South Mountain and seven of those defeats have come by 10 points or less – six by four or fewer.
With the 2009 schedule offering seven home dates, it’s time for Lehigh to make games at Goodman a good time again. There’s no better way to revive that trend than with a solid performance during today’s Brown and White Game that will close spring drills.
The 2009 Angel City Classic featuring Prairie View A&M and Morehouse College, scheduled for September 19, has been canceled.
Since spring football began at Southern, 37 days have passed.
The Jaguars have been through 14 practices, dozens of short film sessions, exams, spring break and enough sprains and bruises to keep Tylenol in business for a while.
The 2009 season begins in earnest today for the South Carolina State football team.
Coming off their most successful season under head coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough, the Bulldogs not only face the challenge of repeating as Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion. Key personnel losses due to graduation and other departures have left the team with some question marks heading into the MEAC/SWAC Challenge season opener Sept. 6 against Grambling in Orlando, Fla.:
CARBONDALE - Dale Lennon hopes to see a see-saw spring game at 1 p.m. today at McAndrew Stadium, as the Southern Illinois University football team officially closes spring practice.
The Salukis could return eight starters on offense and 10 on defense, but key position battles continue on the offensive line, wide receiver and running back.
The South Dakota State football team is heading west rather than south for its annual spring road trip.
The Jackrabbits left Brookings following practice Friday night, bound for the Black Hills. They’ll bunk at a National Guard camp, hold a practice and a youth camp in Rapid City today, make four community service stops and then visit Mount Rushmore before returning home Sunday.
The William and Mary football team will wrap up its spring practice season with the annual Green and Gold Game at Zable Stadium this Saturday at 1 p.m. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.
MACOMB, Ill. - Senior placekicker Taylor Rowan and senior long snapper Travis Cherry have done their parts in writing the storied history of Western Illinois’ special team success.
Now they would like to be part of the Leathernecks’ long tradition of sending players to the NFL.
The label “first-year” doesn’t apply to Campbell’s football team anymore.
The Camels, who completed their first season of football in more than a half-century last fall, are a lot of things on the eve of their second annual Orange-Black spring scrimmage. They’re a much more seasoned, experienced and veteran football team. They’re wiser, smarter and more mature. Not to mention bigger, faster and stronger.
Preparations for Lafayette College’s 2009 football season began last December when the coaches put together a ‘’lowlights'’ film showing the plays that may have been the difference between a playoff berth and the reality: three losses in the final four games for a 7-4 finish.
The most physical of coach Frank Tavani’s 10 spring practice periods as Leopards’ head coach will conclude with a 75- or 80-play game-conditions scrimmage at 7:30 tonight in Fisher Stadium.
And earlier this week, Tavani promised that ‘’the first two weeks of preseason summer camp [beginning Aug. 14] will be the most physical preseason camp we’ve ever been through.'’
CONWAY, Ark _ The University of Central Arkansas will close spring practice with its annual Purple-Gray football game at 5:30 p.m. Friday at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.
VERMILLION, S.D. – With four practices remaining before its annual spring game, the University of South Dakota football team continues to make strides, according to head coach Ed Meierkort.
South Dakota will hold its spring game on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at the DakotaDome.