Something is missing in the middle of the Jackson State defense. The presence of No. 56 patrolling and barking out orders is gone for the first time in what feels like forever.
Marellus Speaks was the unquestioned leader of the entire team and was named SWAC defensive player of the year in 2008.
For two years he and Marcus Jamison filled the two middle linebacker positions and were as inseparable as conjoined twins.
Now, Jamison stands alone.
UAlbany receiver granted another year with Danes.
ALBANY — A cruel joke had a thrilling outcome for University at Albany senior wide receiver Tim Bush.
UAlbany assistant coach Eric Evans somberly told Bush on Feb. 10 the NCAA had denied his appeal for a fifth year of eligibility, which meant his career was over.
“I was pretty much shocked and sat there for about five minutes, probably wanting to tear his head off,” recalled Bush, who’s from Saratoga Springs. “I was very angry.”
Then Evans broke a smile. He was only kidding.
Wide-awake Tigers’ gusto evident at 6 a.m. practice session.
There were surprisingly few yawns as the Jackson State football team shuffled up and down the halls of the T.B. Ellis Annex on Thursday. Assistant coaches shouted, “Wake up, men!” but the orders weren’t really needed. Receiver Keenan Tillman even flashed a smile at a few sleepy-faced individuals sitting in the lobby.
Inside the football offices, it was business as usual on the first day of spring practice.
Outside, it was pitch black and clocks read 6 a.m.
Turning commitments into payments for Charlotte 49ers football seat licenses is off to a sluggish start while school officials are reconsidering the scope of the football initiative.
The difficult economy led chancellor Philip Dubois to present a scaled-back ‘Plan B’ for the start-up program to board of trustees during a February meeting.
The new plan would require approximately $20 million rather than the $45 million called for in the original plan, but would still allow the program to begin play in 2013.
Rob Ash picked a good day to evaluate his team’s running game.
WORCESTER — Chris Smith arrived at Holy Cross in the fall of 2005 with an injury and missed his entire freshman season. He knew he would have an extra year of eligibility, and the way last season ended made the decision whether to use it an easy one.
“You can’t end your career like that,” said Smith, HC’s starting center the last three years. “It’s something I can’t talk about without getting fired up.”
Redshirt freshman QB Nick Hicks threw for 94 yards and two TD passes to junior WR Max Prokell.
The Northeastern football team ended spring practice with its annual scrimmage in front of family and fans at Parsons Field.
The Blue team broke open a 14-0 game by scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter, cruising to a 31-0 win in Georgia Southern’s annual Blue-White game Saturday afternoon (April 4) at Paulson Stadium.
Defending Big Sky Champions Are Put Through The Paces In 90 Minute Scrimmage On Saturday, April 4.
Tailbacks Toddrick Pendland and Elrick Jones were center court on Saturday for McNeese State when the Cowboys held their second scrimmage of spring football.
THIBODAUX, La. - The Colonels suited up in full pads for the second time this spring, and went a total of 30-periods in today’s practice.
In the 30-period practice, Nicholls continued to focus on individual position work while also getting in some team exercises. The Colonels took a few periods of practice to go through some competition, 1-on-1 drills.
Former Hershey star coming off sparkling career as Liberty QB.
Under the circumstances, Brock Smith’s workout at Liberty University’s Pro Day in early March went very well in front of a handful of NFL scouts.
Now, the waiting, anticipation and anxiousness begin for the former Hershey High School quarterback.
Will Smith be drafted? Or will he try his lot as an undrafted free agent?
Smith will get some of his answers April 25-26 at the NFL Draft in New York City.
Georgia Southern football coach Chris Hatcher has an idea of what will happen today at Paulson Stadium at the Eagles’ annual Blue-White intrasquad game.
But you never know.
“We’ve had guys get a lot of reps this spring, but we want to see who’s going to compete out there in game conditions,” said Hatcher of the 1 p.m. clash of Eagles versus Eagles.
Jason Williams is going to earn his wings before the NFL draft. Maybe he’ll even score a free future ticket.
The Western Illinois linebacker is one of the hottest risers with just three weeks to go as he crisscrosses the country getting in 10 pre-draft visits. That is more than any other player we’ve heard of to this point as the visit season cranks up with teams whittling down their draft boards.