Not unlike children being disciplined by their parents after making a mistake, the JMU coaching staff has just one question for their players: Did you learn your lesson?
Coming off of an underwhelming performance last Saturday against the College of William & Mary, the Dukes (5-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) are attempting to take some positives from last week and move on.
As if the 48-10 loss to Bucknell on Saturday in Lewisburg wasn’t bad enough, Lehigh also lost senior quarterback Brandon Bialkowski for the season.
On Tuesday, Mountain Hawks coach Andy Coen confirmed what was first speculated immediately after the game and that’s that Bialkowski has a broken collarbone that will end his season, and career, at Lehigh.
Although Coen wouldn’t announce the team’s plans, it is expected that junior Matt McHale will become the starter when the Mountain Hawks play Holy Cross on Nov. 9 at Goodman Stadium. Nick Shafnisky, the freshman from Whitehall, will likely move up to No. 2 on the depth chart.
Recognizing one of the most impressive classes in the storied history of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards Program, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 2013 recipients of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards. The honorees also comprise the list of finalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. Selected from a nationwide pool of 171 exceptional semifinalists from among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, the 16 class members included only three from the FCS.
Yet another quarterback change could be in store for the Cal Poly football team.
Sophomore Air Force transfer Dano Graves, who has started the past three games, injured his upper leg in the second half of a 17-13 loss to Northern Arizona on Saturday and is in danger of missing this week’s game at rival UC Davis.
Senior running back Zach Bauman started the 2013 season kind of slow, but like a lot of professional players, they start to pick up the pace when it counts.
Bauman rushed for 127 yards in the first two games, added 33 yards receiving and no touchdowns, but has picked it up since.
Joe Moglia has another successful venture with Coastal Carolina football, one that could result in an FCS championship.
The one-time CEO of TD Ameritrade has the Chanticleers undefeated at 7-0 and No. 3 in the Football Championship Subdivision. Moglia’s club has won 13 of its last 14 games the past two seasons.
The list of FCS unbeatens has shrunk to four: Fordham (8-0), Coastal Carolina (7-0), North Dakota State (7-0) and Harvard (5-0).
RB Shakir Bell of Indiana State, a Walter Payton Award Watch List candidate, is done for the year after suffering a foot injury in last week’s game at Illinois State. He finishes his career with 4,214 career yards.
As a little-known Football Championship Subdivision liberal arts school in Greenville, S.C., the Furman brand isn’t exactly engraved into college sports culture, and most folks haven’t the slightest idea of what a paladin is.
But the old adage says know your enemy, and it’s undoubtedly important to know when someone’s entrails are about to be incinerated by a level 72 Avenging Wrath spell.
I’m glad Eddie Robinson isn’t alive to see this.
If that sounds callous or mean-spirited, my apologies. But the man who built the reputations of Grambling football and Grambling State University are now tearing down would have been heartbroken to see the depths to which his beloved institution has fallen.
N.C. Central cornerback Michael Jones is what’s known in sports as a baller. The kid can play.
In six career games, Jones has intercepted four passes, making him one of the top ball thieves in the Football Championship Subdivision of NCAA Division I.
Nearly 150 student-athletes from schools currently in the FCS are on NFL rosters in 2013. Four players from FCS schools were in the Pro Bowl in 2013. The NFL’s active scoring leader (and in the Top 10 all-time) is PK Adam Vinatieri (South Dakota State alum). Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley State), of course, is the all-time leading scorer for non-kickers with 1,256 career points.
Junior quarterback Kierra Harris stepped onto Plaster Field wanting to make a good impression with a new opportunity, and later walked off of the field as the winning quarterback of one of the most memorable games in recent history at Missouri State.
North Dakota State is cemented at #1 in the Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection. The Bison have held the top spot since 2011. Eastern Illinois leaped up to #2 and Villanova moved up to the top five.
The area surrounding the football offices at the University of Maine occasionally resembles a bustling urban cafe.
Above, and to one side, construction workers busy themselves with renovations to Memorial Gym. Players and coaches navigate the hallways, alone or in pairs.
Through all the commotion, balancing an open laptop on an outstretched palm like a waiter bearing an hors d’ouevres tray, Marcus Wasilewski strides toward the office of offensive coordinator Kevin Bourgoin.
Ramon Morin Jr. is one of the reasons licensing revenue for North Dakota State University Bison-branded apparel and merchandise has more than tripled in the last five years.
Morin, a stained-glass artist for 14 years, became licensed a few weeks ago to reproduce NDSU logos on stained-glass windows. He’s one of more than 270 licensees who have permission to recreate the school’s logos for profit.