NCAA Football Rules Committee Strengthens Rules to Protect Student-Athletes and Confirms Sportsmanship Enforcement
The NCAA Football Rules Committee reviewed and confirmed its rules relating to student-athlete safety and sportsmanship, calling on officials to continue to use strict enforcement regarding flagrant personal fouls.
The University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame will grow by three on Saturday, Feb. 14, when the 2009 Hall of Fame class is introduced at halftime of the Dayton-Richmond men’s basketball game. The 2009 Hall of Fame class will bring the total membership in UD’s Hall of Fame to 153. The newly inducted members are football quarterback Dan Sharley (1987-90), men’s basketball player Kevin Conrad (1979-83), rower Bernadette Marten Teeley (2000).
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Freedom High senior Eddie Mateo was down to the final days and his mind was about made up to sign a National Letter of Intent to attend NCAA Division II Bloomsburg University.
All it took was just his signature on dotted lines during Wednesday’s Signing Day.
Mateo, an Associated Press and Morning Call All-Area first-team running back, definitely signed, but the 5-foot-10, 190-pound powerhouse committed to Stony Brook of the Football Championship Subdivision’s Big South Conference. He’s headed there on a full scholarship.
FBS Syracuse may fill the gap.
Television contracts mean big money for college football leagues such as the Atlantic Coast Conference.
For that very reason, the University of Maine won’t be playing ACC member Florida State in September.
Florida State is close to finalizing a deal to drop the Black Bears from their scheduled Sept. 5 season opener in order to play a nationally televised (ESPN) Labor Day (Sept. 7) night contest against the University of Miami.
Consider Georgia Southern’s in-state monopoly on Division I-AA football broken.
Georgia State signed 26 players to its first recruiting class last week and directed a silent challenge toward the boys of Beautiful Eagle Creek by signing 14 in-state players, including eight from one of Georgia Southern’s favorite recruiting grounds, Metro Atlanta.
OK, maybe it wasn’t so silent.
The NCAA and The Associated Press today announced a three-year content partnership making AP the worldwide distributor of NCAA Championship photography and creating the largest collection anywhere of collegiate sports photos. Under the agreement, AP Images will serve as the NCAA’s exclusive photo licensing agent, including retail sales of archival photos, for all NCAA Championships and events.
Liberty Head Football Coach Danny Rocco has announced that former Gamecocks’ quarterback Tommy Beecher has signed a scholarship with Liberty and will join the Flames after graduating from South Carolina in May, pending an NCAA waiver.
Bobcats play six home games, including four Southland Conference Contests
After winning the 2008 Southland Conference championship and making its second NCAA FCS Playoff appearance in the last four years, the Texas State University football team will play an 11-game schedule in 2009. The schedule features six home contests that include four games against Southland Conference teams as well as an annual Homecoming Game, a Family Weekend and a 50-Year Reunion for the famed Texas State Strutters dance team.
The College of William and Mary’s fundraising arm, the Tribe Club, has created a site on the social networking group, Facebook, called “Tribe 4 Tomlin” that is dedicated to William & Mary alumnus, Mike Tomlin (’95), who became the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.
Many fans have clamored for changes among the coaching staff despite the Jackson State football team advancing to the SWAC championship for the second consecutive year.
Offensive coordinator James Woody became the focus of their ire after the offense was plagued with inconsistent play throughout 2008.
Though there have been no changes in personnel, head coach Rick Comegy said things will run differently. First off, Comegy will be a bigger participant in the offense than in the past. At practices, Comegy usually worked with the defense for the majority of the time. That will no longer be so.
After 10 years with Nicholls, starting as a player and making his way to defensive coordinator, Steve Ellis resigned from his post to take a job at Middle Tennessee State, announced the Athletics Department on Monday afternoon.
Two games non-conference games with regional flavor, a trip to a Big 10 stadium for a second straight year, and back-to-back home games to close the regular season highlight Montana State’s 2009 football schedule, announced on Monday.
Davidson senior quarterback Ryan Alexander (Lynchburg, Va.) has been given the 2009 Male College Student-Athlete Leadership Award for Mecklenburg County.
Mel Kaufman, a linebacker on the Mustangs’ NCAA Division II national championship team in 1980 and an eight-year veteran of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, died in his Santa Margarita home Saturday night.