Along Hampton Boulevard, the Tron Martinez Saga will forever be known for the manner in which ODU coach Bobby Wilder handled it: swiftly and decisively.
No need to let the matter stew, it would have just worsened.
Had Wilder let this play out in the courts before he decided the running back’s status with the Monarchs’ football program, the criticism would have been harsh.
ORONO, Maine — Today marks the halfway point of the spring season for the University of Maine football team.
Coach Jack Cosgrove and his staff will put the Black Bears through their paces during 15 spring practice sessions, culminating May 2 with the annual Jeff Cole Scrimmage on Morse Field at Alfond Stadium.
Is University of Richmond defensive end Lawrence Sidbury the finest non-Division I-A prospect in this weekend’s NFL draft?
Mel Kiper, Jr., the Deity of Draftniks, believes that may be the case. Kiper projects Sidbury, who collected 11½ sacks for the Spiders’ 2008 Football Championship Subdivision title team, as a second-round pick in this weekend’s NFL draft.
Maybe the biggest news to come out of the spring football camp has to deal with next year’s schedule. A couple of weeks ago, the USD athletic department announced the team will host Drake University Sept. 19 at the DakotaDome.
“We’re excited about the addition of Drake,” USD athletic director Joel Nielsen said. “We had the opportunity to add another FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) to our schedule, and with Drake being from the Midwest, it was an added benefit.”
Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a nine-part series previewing the NFL draft on April 25-26. Today’s installment is a look at Weber State’s Marcus Mailei and the running backs.
Marcus Mailei will soon be able to rest easy.
The former Weber State and Highland High fullback has had some sleepless nights and rattled nerves while anticipating this weekend’s NFL draft. Mailei is rated among the top fullbacks in the nation, and he hopes to be a late-round pick.
As Raphael Nguti watched game film over Christmas break from his days with Brighton’s varsity football team, something stood out to the University at Albany standout offensive lineman.
Back then, Nguti relied more on superior size than technique to control the line of scrimmage, not hard for a 380-pound kid.
Although Pat Devlin will be suiting up for a different program this season, his outlook remains the same.
“The NFL is the ultimate goal,” the new Delaware quarterback said. “But not everyone is lucky enough to get there – I realize that.”
CARBONDALE - Southern Illinois University unveiled a special logo and special plans to celebrate the 73rd and final season of football at McAndrew Stadium Tuesday.
The school plans to celebrate “The Mac” with special collector’s edition schedule cards and posters, a celebration with all former coaches and players and an online contest to pick the stadium’s top-five moments.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota will welcome back four of its most notable Fighting Sioux football players as they return to take part in the 2009 Green-White scrimmage festivities scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at the Alerus Center.
Making their return to Grand Forks is Jim Kleinsasser (Minnesota Vikings, 1999-2008), Weston Dressler (CFL Rookie of the Year; Saskatchewan Roughriders, 2008), Chris Kuper (Denver Broncos, 2006-08), and Chad Mustard (Cleveland Browns 2003-04; Denver Broncos 2006-08)
Sept. 5 is more than four months away. For some Elon football fans, this may be a long time to wait to see the Phoenix in action when it opens the 2009 season against Davidson College.
So on Saturday the team will host its spring football game to give fans a preview of what the season will look like. The spring game will be at 3 p.m. at Rhodes Stadium.
Few casual football fans knew who Johnny Knox was until February.
That’s when Knox ran his 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, posting a 4.34. Immediately, most football fanatics, especially those with teams that could use his blazing speed, had some homework to do.
“I knew all I had to do was go out there and run fast and everything else would work out,” said Knox, who caught 121 passes for 2,227 yards and 30 touchdowns in his two seasons at Abilene Christian, a Division II program in Texas.
Dolphins celebrate outstanding achievement in academics and athletics, football’s Geavon Tribble (career receiving yards, career receiving touchdowns)
The Jacksonville University athletic department celebrated the culmination of a successful year in both academics and athletics at the Dolphins’ 17th Annual All-Sports Banquet Tuesday night at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
North Dakota State University head football coach Craig Bohl announced the annual Green-Gold Spring game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, in the Fargodome.
North Dakota State University athletics will be hosting a locker room sale running from noon until the end of the spring game. Surplus athletic gear from several teams will be available for purchase in the Fargodome lobby.
NDSU athletics will also be hosting a silent auction from noon until halftime of the game. Items included in the silent auction are listed below.