Western Carolina will open its annual Spring Drills in preparation for the 2009 season this Saturday, March 28 on the turf of Bob Waters Field at E.J. Whitmire Stadium. The NCAA-mandated 15 practice days will span the month of April, culminating with the Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 25.
Last year, the loss was offensive coordinator Mike Faragalli, leaving Lafayette for the same job at the University of Richmond. Some move. The Spiders won the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision championship.
Now, Faragalli’s successor, Bob Heffner, is off to Northwestern University to coach the superbacks (the Wildcats’ Web site defines superback as a “hybrid position for its tight ends h-backs and fullbacks); nine-year assistant Matt Hachmann has become the defensive coordinator at Towson State, and Al Holcomb, who was in Easton just three years, has taken a position with the NFL’s New York Giants.
MOBILE, Ala. – Led by defensive back Tim Harvey, the University of South Alabama’s defense allowed less than four yards a play while forcing three turnovers in the football program’s first-ever scrimmage Friday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Harvey led all players with seven total stops, including two for loss, intercepted a pass inside the 5-yard line and also forced a fumble.
Eastern Kentucky University football head coach Dean Hood recently announced the addition of Garry Fisher to the Colonel coaching staff. Fisher will serve as the linebackers coach in 2009.
Markell calls association’s ban on hosting postseason sporting events ‘retaliatory’.
The NCAA would ban playoff games in Delaware if the state legalizes sports betting, as proposed last week by Gov. Jack Markell.
That would mean no more home playoff games for the University of Delaware, including its football squad, which has played 22 such games since 1973. Delaware State University and Wesley College officials also say the policy would have a great impact on them.
“It would be tragic” if the Blue Hens could not play NCAA postseason games at home, Delaware football coach K.C. Keeler said Wednesday after a spring practice session.
In their days playing for Southland Conference championship football teams at Northwestern State a decade ago, Rob Robertson and Brian Whaley used to enjoy listening to pregame and halftime motivational talks by assistant coach Bradley Dale Peveto.
They had to sneak into those meetings. Peveto was the Demons’ defensive coordinator from 1996-98 under venerable head coach Sam Goodwin. Robertson, a fullback, and Whaley, a lineman, played on offense. They weren’t invited to the defensive meetings.
There is no doubt as to what the big question is as Sam Houston State opened spring football practice Wednesday afternoon at Bowers Stadium.
Who is going to replace All-Southland Conference quarterback Rhett Bomar? Bearkat fans have been wondering about this for months.
RADCLIFF — It was a phone call Marcus Arnold was not expecting.
Just weeks before the North Hardin senior football player had planed to sign with North Dakota State College, a junior college, Arnold found himself on someone else’s radar.
As a student at the University of Dayton, I went to exactly zero games in my four years there.
College basketball has never interested me much, and still doesn’t — unless my alma mater happens to be a part of March Madness.
The Portland State Viking football team has had a road game move closer to home for 2009. PSU’s Oct. 31 road game against Eastern Washington has been moved to Qwest Field in Seattle. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.
Head coach K.C. Keeler and the University of Delaware football program has joined with Villanova University and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) in an effort to recruit 5,000 new members to the bone marrow registry.
Eastern will Host Portland State in Seattle at Qwest Field as one of five home games on EWU’s 2009 football schedule.
It’s a drama that has played out on the West Long Branch campus before.
A receiver with good size, great hands and a proven record of production tries to overcome the many obstacles that lie between the playing fields of the Northeast Conference and the National Football League.
Three years ago it was Miles Austin seeking to get his foot in the door of professional football after re-writing the receiving record book at Monmouth University. And now it’s tight end John Nalbone seeking to slip through the door Austin eventually kicked open.
Bill Giberson began his football career two years ago with no expectations.
“I just went out to try it,” the St. Augustine Prep senior said, “and it blossomed into something great.”
Giberson will attend Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., on an almost full football scholarship. Sacred Heart plays in the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-AA.
“I went to visit Sacred Heart, and it felt like the right place for me,” Giberson said. “The school wasn’t too big. Everything there fit me perfectly.”
S.C.’s second all-time leading rusher will play for Coastal.
Coastal Carolina football is making a Small addition to its 2009 signing class.
Cheraw tailback Travis Small, who ranks second on South Carolina’s career rushing list, plans to enroll and play football for the Chants in the fall, the 5-foot-10, 188-pounder said on Tuesday. The only question that remains is whether he’ll do so as a scholarship athlete.
Small said Coastal has promised him a scholarship, but the Chants may have already reached the Football Championship Subdivision limit of 63. In that case, Small plans to walk on before going on scholarship in January. If the Chanticleers lose any players through attrition before August, Small said he’ll be on scholarship from the beginning of his career.