The William and Mary Quarterback Club announced its 2008 award winners at the year-end banquet on Sunday evening.
The 20 seniors on the 2008 University of Delaware football team were honored Friday night at the annual Blue Hen Touchdown Club Awards Banquet at Clayton Hall on campus. Aaron Love and Erik Johnson won the top Senior Awards.
Nicholls Football took time out of their schedules to go visit senior defensive back Jamal Simmons at Thibodaux Regional on Friday afternoon. Simmons has been hospitalized since a car accident on December 27.
The University of Northern Iowa’s 2009 football schedule has been finalized by UNI Director of Athletics Troy Dannen. The Panthers will play six home games in 2009 and open the season Sept. 5 at Iowa.
Junior Paul Rice (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) has been elected captain of the 2009 Yale football team by a player vote taken Friday morning at Ray Tompkins House. Rice is the 132nd captain in Yale’s storied history.
NORMAL, Ill. – Former Illinois State offensive lineman Joe Niklasch (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead HS) has signed a professional contract to play with the Bloomington Extreme of the Indoor Football League. Niklasch joins teammate Jonathan St-Pierre as Illinois State football players from the 2008 team that have been selected to play in the professional ranks. St-Pierre was drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the 10th pick overall of the 2008 CFL Draft.
Robert Morris junior linebacker Adam Lawrence (Big Run, PA/Dubois Area) is the recipient of the NEC scholar-athlete award in football.
Eastern Kentucky University football head coach Dean Hood recently announced the addition of Dane Damron to the Colonel coaching staff. Damron will serve as the special teams and tight ends coach in 2009 while Carson Jeffers will take over the offensive line coaching duties.
The Football Championship Subdivision title game that has been held in Chattanooga for the last 11 years will move from December to the eve of the Bowl Championship Series national championship game in January for the 2010 season, NCAA officials said.
The administrative committee of the Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet approved the Division I Football Championship Committee’s recommendation earlier this month.
At last week’s American Football Coaches Association convention in Nashville, the group forwarded a proposal for an early signing day for college football recruits. But just as quickly as the proposal was sent to Division I conference commissioners, it was shot down.
JACKSONVILLE — There has been a long-running commentary among Jacksonville State University students and fans about the football team needing to play as well as the band.
The school’s head football coach, Jack Crowe, said last week that he often challenges his players, in a joking manner, to be as good as the band. He pointed out that when the team goes to play at Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and other places the band always gets a standing ovation.
Redbird head football coach Brock Spack announced Tuesday that former Washington graduate assistant coach Luke Huard has been named the quarterbacks coach and Spence Nowinski as the defensive line coach.
After five-year football coach Don Brown resigned, University of Massachusetts officials organized a seven person committee, headed by athletic director John McCutcheon, to search for his successor.
The committee didn’t need to look far, as Kevin Morris, the team’s offensive coordinator under Brown, was announced as the head coach at a press conference this afternoon.
Morris served under Brown, who stepped down on Jan. 9 to take over as the defensive coordinator at Maryland, at Northeastern for four years before they came to Amherst together in 2004.
Ball hawk Cardinals defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (29) is chased by the Panthers’ Jeff King (47) after intercepting a pass during the second quarter of their NFL divisional playoff game last Saturday. He has two interceptions in the playoffs.
“I thought I could come in here and just be better than the next guy, but that is not the case,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “You got to get on your film work and learn technique and learn what everybody is doing on defense because the defense works as one. They really got on me.”
Two of just five FCS players invited to the nation’s premier senior game.
Richmond senior defensive end Lawrence Sidbury, Jr. has accepted an invitation to play in the nation’s most prestigious senior game - the Under Armour Senior Bowl - set for Saturday, January 24 in Mobile, Ala. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. ET live on the NFL Network. He will be seventh Spider to play in the game.