Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a lush green practice field set the stage for our first practice of spring today. We also had a productive team meeting last evening to get everyone focused on the task at hand following last week’s semester break.
The Portland State football program will begin its annual spring practice on Apr. 20 and continue on for 15 practice dates including a final spring scrimmage on May 16 at Stott Community Field.
Eagles return 38 letter winners from a team that finished 6-5 but ended the season strong
A member of the Towson University coaching staff last season, Derrick Johnson has been named as the Tigers’ cornerbacks coach, it has been announced by Coach Rob Ambrose.
A former defensive back at the University of North Carolina, Johnson served as the Tigers’ secondary coach in 2008.
MOREHEAD, Ky. - On March 31, the Morehead State Football Eagles will open 15 days of spring practice that will conclude with a spring game on April 25. The 11-game 2009 schedule has also been announced.
Coach Matt Ballard’s Eagles finished the 2008 season with a 6-6 overall record and a 4-4 Pioneer Football League mark. MSU ended the season with wins at Dayton and at home against Campbell.
Three-man battle could be highlight of spring.
DOVER – It is just the type of spring football camp that Delaware State University coach Al Lavan looks forward to most – one with a bevy of competition for starting positions.
The Hornets began this year’s camp at Alumni Stadium on Wednesday night, ready to put in the kind of work they hope will lead them back to the top of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference this fall.
Delaware State returns 12 starters and 41 letter winners from last year’s team, which finished 5-6 overall and 5-3 in the MEAC.
The Prairie View A&M University Panther football team hit the gridiron on Monday afternoon for the start of spring practice. The Panthers will have 14 more practices and will conclude drills with their annual spring game scheduled for Friday, April 24.
There will be plenty of work to do when Alabama A&M reports for fall camp in August, but the Bulldogs will try to have some fun today as they wrap up spring practice with the annual Maroon and White Game at Louis Crews Stadium.
Kickoff is 2 p.m. and admission is free.
“Hopefully, we can go out and light it up,” said quarterback Kevin Atkins. “We don’t have all of our guys, but we’ve got some weapons and we’re going to go out and try to have some fun.”
GREENSBORO – The sky was gray, the field green, the jerseys blue and gold.
And for one day, at least, the outlook was rosy.
With new head coach Alonzo Lee running the show from the sideline, N.C. A&T’s Blue team defense eked out a 27-26 victory over its Gold team offense in the annual spring game Saturday at Aggie Stadium.
Jackson State might be forced to drop some sports if the athletic department’s financial situation does not improve, administrators say.
Offering 18 intercollegiate sports on a $6.5 million budget, the department is scraping to get through the 2008-09 fiscal year that ends June 30. If more money is not raised through donations and sponsorships, JSU might have to eliminate two or three sports, athletic director Bob Braddy said.
This week, the Daily Press takes a look at a few spring questions facing local football programs. Today, William and Mary:
Rhett Bomar has been to the NFL Scouting Combine. He has had his Pro Day. He has worked out for two teams.
All the Sam Houston State quarterback can do now is wait.
The Daily Press finishes its look at a few spring questions facing local and state football programs. Today, Old Dominion:
1Can the Monarchs post a winning record in their first season of FCS football?
ODU opens the season Sept. 5 against Chowan, coming off a 2-8 record and one of two Football Championship Subdivision schools on a Monarchs schedule that also includes Campbell, which went 1-10 in its first year of football since 1950, and Savannah State, which hasn’t had a winning season since joining Division I-AA in 2000. So a plus-.500 record out of the gate is not out of the realm of possibility for a team with a redshirt year of practice under its belt.
With the latest episode of foul weather to hit Grand Forks and the surrounding area, the University of North Dakota football coaching staff has announced that the first day of spring football practice will be pushed back. Originally scheduled to begin Monday, March 30, practice is now tentatively set to begin on Wednesday, April 1.