Coming back from a football injury, New Hampshire DL Lance Mailloux takes the 235 lb club wrestling title.
Many wouldn’t have been competing at all.
After tearing the lateral meniscus in his knee during the University of New Hampshire’s football season, Lance Mailloux spent most of the winter rehabbing, working out and studying – more than enough responsibility for the average college student.
DAYTONA BEACH – When police raided Brandon Wright’s dorm room at Bethune-Cookman University, investigators said they discovered cocaine packaged and ready to be sold.
Wright, a sophomore football player who excelled as an International Baccalaureate student at DeLand High School and went to the U.S. Naval Academy before transferring to B-CU, now faces a slew of charges, including attempted murder, after police said he pulled a shotgun on a man who owed him money. He also bound the 21-year-old man to a toilet and when he escaped, Wright ran him over with his vehicle, police said.
WHO: Mark E. Tallman, 27, is a working actor from Northern New York who recently moved to New York City to pursue his career. He played football at Carthage Central School and Bucknell University in Pennsylvania before coaching at St. Lawrence University, Canton. Mr. Tallman has a recurring role on the ABC soap opera “All My Children” as Kyle, bartender at the Comeback bar.
Radio Iowa reports on UNI’s spring practice, and mentions that coach Farley is serving as interim athletic director as the Panthers search for a replacement.
UNI football coach Mark Farley says spring practice is off to a good start. The Panthers are coming off a banner season in which they posted an unbeaten mark in the regular season before falling to Delaware in the quarterfinal round of the national playoffs.
Despite some key losses from a year ago Farley expects to field another team that can compete for the Gateway Conference championship.
PHILADELPHIA - The Penn football program will join the city’s two other Division I football programs as participants in the “First and Goal” campaign, to aid in recruiting potential donors in the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry.
The Quakers will hold a bone marrow screening session on Sunday, April 13 from noon-3 p.m. at The Palestra. The team’s goal is to screen 1,000 people, with the football players serving as volunteers at the testing.
CAASports.com plans to follow the 2008 spring action which leads up the to the second year of CAA Football. Various student-athletes will be contributing to the second edition of the CAASports.com Spring Football Blog throughout the offseason. Log on each Wednesday beginning March 26 to get a behind-the-scenes look at what CAA Football student-athletes are doing leading up to and during their spring practice seasons.
HARRISONBURG - An hour before they began hitting, the James Madison football players started talking. Early on Saturday, it was obvious the Dukes were happy to see a crew of officials working their scrimmage at Bridgeforth Stadium.
“I snitched on him,” rising junior cornerback Jamaris Sanders said, jogging over from a huddle of officials he had just told to watch out for holding by wide receiver Marcus Charity.
Rick Chamberlin doesn’t really realize Mike Kelly isn’t at spring football practice.
“We are so busy we don’t notice that,” the new University of Dayton coach said. “He would wholeheartedly agree with that.”
But it does strike Chamberlin once per practice that it’s a new era.
At the conclusion of another full-pads practice Tuesday, sixth-year Montana Grizzlies’ coach Bobby Hauck got his charges together, spoke a few words, had his coaches drop some reminders, and turned them loose.
Then he remembered something he forgot.
“Memphis! Memphis guys, line ‘em up!”
Earl Holmes will use his NFL experience to help the Rattlers.
Earl Holmes’ 6-foot-2, 242-pound frame can be intimidating. His broad shoulders, coupled with an engulfing handshake makes his presence all the more imposing. However, it’s these features that helped him earn the famed nickname “The Hitman.”
The former Rattler is taking that frame off the field and onto the sidelines as Florida A&M University’s linebacker coach for the 2008-2009 season.
“It’s been 13 years…and I’m so happy to finally be home,” Holmes said.
After four months of silence, the sound of helmets crackling and shoulder pads pounding echoed through John L. Guidry Stadium Saturday morning.
Players released pent-up aggression on blocking sleds and occasionally each other.
It was the first contact drills of Nicholls State football spring practice. The electrified session ended with two scrimmages between the offensive and defensive squads.
Although Florida A&M football coach Joe Taylor didn’t hesitate to call redshirt sophomore Eddie Battle his No. 1 quarterback after Monday’s spring practice, Taylor was just as quick to point out that Robert Love is right on his heels.
Battle’s leadership and ability to make quick decisions are what led Taylor to name Battle the number one guy, for now.
Keyon Brooks made his way to the sideline, yanked his helmet off and let the frustration out.
“How are we supposed to win a championship if we can’t even stop the second team!” the big defensive lineman yelled in disgust.
South Carolina State University head football coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough praised his team’s defense for its performance in Friday’s practice, but in Sunday’s scrimmage there wasn’t much praise being handed out to anyone on the defensive side of the ball.
Montana State released its 2008 football schedule last week and it left more than one person scratching their head.
The FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) Bobcats will play two teams from FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) conferences, one Division II team and one team that won’t count towards getting in the 16-team FCS playoffs in its non-conference slate. That kind of schedule leaves MSU with a lot of work to do to get in the playoffs.
The National Students of AMF is putting on the first-ever National College Student Grief Awareness Week, from April 13-20.
Washington, D.C. - Former Georgetown University football player David Fajgenbaum (B’07) is calling it his life’s work.
When he was a freshman on the Hilltop in 2003, he found out that his mother, Anne Marie, had been diagnosed with a brain tumor As he traveled back and forth from Washington to his home in North Carolina throughout his freshman year, he found out that outside of typical counseling, there was not much else offered for grieving students at the University.
The National Students of AMF is putting on the first-ever National College Student Grief Awareness Week, from April 13-20. The goal is to share the group’s message - that grieving students are not alone, and that they can find support and understanding in peers through the programs that National Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers and our campus chapters provide- with as many students across the nation as possible.