Florida A&M University announced its 2009 football schedule on Wednesday, a lineup which features four home contests and a midseason clash with the University of Miami.
Group to envision options for moving up to Division I.
Rumors about the potential for NCAA Division I sports and the possibility of football at the University of West Florida have swirled for months.
Now the school has made its first substantive move in that direction, unveiling the UWF Athletics Visioning Team 2009 on Monday.
The 25-person fact-finding committee will examine the state of athletics and could determine whether the school is fit to add sports or move up from NCAA Division II to Division I. A move to Division I would put UWF among the high-profile universities on the top level of intercollegiate athletics.
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack All-American to workout for NFL scouts
Senior wide receiver Dominique Edison has been invited to workout at the NFL Combine Friday, Feb. 20, through Thursday, Feb. 26, in Indianapolis, Ind.
The first-team All-Southland Conference honoree wrapped up his SFA career by recording one of the top seasons in the nation.
Jay Peterson, a former assistant coach at NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools Eastern Michigan and Northwestern, has been named the linebackers coach for the Illinois State football team, head coach Brock Spack announced Wednesday. Peterson will also hold the dual role of assistant head coach for the Redbirds.
The Citadel Athletics Department released the 2009 Bulldog Football schedule on Wednesday, with Football Bowl Subdivision University of North Carolina highlighting the line-up as the season- opener on Sept. 5 in Chapel Hill.
Bobby Bentley, who left Byrnes High School in 2006 to become head football coach at Presbyterian College, will leave the Blue Hose this week for a job in Spartanburg School District 5.
Bentley confirmed Monday night that he has accepted the position with the school district.
He said he would not comment further because he has not yet had a chance to tell his team about his decision.
PC players are scheduled to return to campus on Tuesday.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive assistant Tom Williams has accepted Yale’s head football coach job according to a source familiar with the search.
The University of Dayton introduced Tim Wabler as its new Vice-President and Director of Athletics today in the UD Arena’s Boesch Lounge.
“I’ve been very fortunate during my tenure at UD to see very successful transitions,” said UD President Dr. Daniel J. Curran. “Today marks another very special transition. Following a great leader, I know we have an individual in Tim Wabler who can lead us into the future with more success and with the character we expect at UD.”
In show of unity, 1958 Buffalo team said no to bowl.
BUFFALO - Some of the timeline and finer details escape him now, 50 years gone by, a half-century after the indignity of it all. But he remembers his disappointment, and how admirably all his teammates responded to the bigotry, and those are the important memories for Willie Evans.
The sting of racism didn’t hurt just Evans, it coursed through all his University of Buffalo teammates, but it has faded considerably during a lifetime spent raising five children with his wife Bobbie, working some 40 years in Buffalo’s public school system, coaching nearly every high school sport under the sun, and sharing in the collective thrills and disappointments of his young student-athletes.
As a result of the Spiders’ national title in football, City of Richmond Mayor Douglas Wilder has declared January 12, 2009 as “University of Richmond National Championship Day.” The Spiders will be recognized at that day’s City Council meeting.
An early-season visit to Big Ten Conference powerhouse Northwestern University highlights the 11-game 2009 Towson University football schedule, it has been announced by Director of Athletics Mike Hermann.
Connecticut offensive coordinator named head coach at his alma mater, Towson.
Towson named Connecticut offensive coordinator Rob Ambrose, a former Tigers player and assistant coach, as its head football coach yesterday.
Ambrose, a 1993 Towson graduate and a native of Middletown, has been on UConn’s staff for seven years. He replaces Gordy Combs, who was fired Dec.2 after consecutive seasons of 3-8 and 3-9.
“Making a list and checking it twice” this month probably meant something apart from the holiday season to Jim Miller. Though the University of Richmond’s athletic director introduced Mike London as Spiders’ football coach only 11 months ago, Miller surely is already considering potential replacements.
London’s team won the Football Championship Subdivision title in his first season as a head coach. That alone makes London, 48, a hot candidate for higher-level jobs. Add the fact that London is an African-American, and his attractiveness increases as search committees and college presidents become more attuned to the paucity of African-American head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Passed over by the big schools, Alex Gross still had options coming out of Fairmont High School if he wanted to continue playing football.
Ultimately, it came down to a scholarship at Wofford, preferred walk-on status at Northwestern or no financial aid whatsoever at an Ivy League school in New York City.
“Big-city life is definitely different,” Gross, a sophomore linebacker, noted this week while home on break from Columbia University. “Never a dull moment, that’s for sure.”