VERMILLION, S.D. –- Ed Meierkort, the head football coach at The University of South Dakota, says the first two days of the Coyotes’ spring football practice has been highlighted by competition at several positions.
“We’ve had very competitive drills in the first two days of practice,” Meierkort said.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – For the first time since the summer of 2004, Ramses Barden, James Noble, Tre’dale Tolver, Mark Restelli, Fred Hives II and Stephen Field were not practicing in a Cal Poly football uniform.
Get used to some new names, Mustang fans, as the Tim Walsh Era opened with the start of Spring Drills on Wednesday morning at the “I” Field.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux football team will host five home football games in 2009, including three games against NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision teams.
Offensive line coach Jon McLaughlin will be taking over as offensive coordinator for the University of Pennsylvania football team. After three seasons with the Quakers, McLaughlin’s success has translated into a larger role with the team. Though moving into a higher position, he will retain his responsibilities as offensive line coach.
Nicomini becomes hard-hitting face-off specialist.
When Dave Nicomini joined the University at Albany lacrosse team in January, he wasn’t only new to the team but also to the sport. Nicomini had never played organized lacrosse on any level.
As if trying to find playing time on a Top-20 ranked team in a sport he had no prior experience in wasn’t hard enough, Nicomini had another challenge: He was recovering from a knee injury which required reconstructive surgery.
Nicomini, a starter on the UAlbany football team, beat the odds and is now taking some face-offs for the No. 18 Great Dane lacrosse team.
Paul Layton, who spearheaded the most successful three-year run in the history of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football, has made a commitment to the University at Albany.
Layton’s play at quarterback and his kicking helped the Spartans win a trio of division championships and two Section II Class A titles in three Super Bowl trips. They posted a 30-4 record behind their leader, and last fall won 12 straight games before a 35-28 loss to Sweet Home in the state final.
Updated Jackson State FB Spring Practice Schedule
Annual Spring Game scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at 1:00 pm in Cullowhee
Bears to start spring practices April 2 and conclude April 24 with Blue-Orange Alumni Scrimmage
The players had lots of enthusiasm and gave good effort in our second day in helmets only. Sporadic light rain gave way to sunshine and muggy conditions about half way through this afternoon’s session on Hunt Field.
The Mississippi Valley State University Department of Athletics announces that William Bright Jr. joins the staff as the new director of sports information and athletic communications. Bright brings over ten years of experience in athletic communications to the post. He officially assumed his duties on April 1.
Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee completed its 2010 football schedule Tuesday with the announcement that the Vols are hosting UT Martin to open the season, marking Tennessee’s first game against a member of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in 27 years.
Coming in 2013, you might be seeing something that hasn’t been seen since the 1940s: an old-fashioned grudge match between Catholic and American on the gridiron.
If Catholic University archbishop Donald Wuerl and American University president Cornelius M. Kerwin have their way, the Eagles and Cardinal will be fielding football teams in the Patriot League in four years. In a joint statement yesterday both university presidents proclaimed their intentions to do what few thought was possible: bring not one, but two, Division I programs to the district in the next four years.
STATESBORO — The playoff field for the FCS has been expanded to 20 teams this fall.
That obviously creates a lot more opportunities for fringe schools like Georgia Southern.
A year after rocketing from a rookie minicamp tryout to a roster spot in a playoff game, Alex Buzbee was primed to make an impact for the Washington Redskins last summer.
Buzbee, who recorded 27.5 sacks in four years at Division I-AA Georgetown, had worked feverishly for a chance to compete for the team’s fourth defensive end spot — only to take a wrong step in punt protection on the first day of training camp.