R.J. Wingertsahn may have been destined to play football at a Division I school if it had not been for an injury that took place during the sixth game of the year.
He injured his knee against Peters Township. According to head coach Nick Kamberis, he “blew it out,” leading to the senior weakside linebacker having to leave the field for the rest of the season.
This was a huge blow not only to Wingertsahn, but to the Golden Eagles themselves, according to Kamberis.
Members of Harvard’s 2007 championship team talk about their experiences as fifth-year seniors.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the euphoric feeling of victory, the bittersweet heartbreak of loss. It was the sense of camaraderie, the injuries, the morning lifts, the grueling hours of practice, the games, the fans, the atmosphere.
It was collegiate athletics. And as many seniors’ seasons come to a close, these moments that defined their four years at college start getting pushed into the realm of the past—that is, if they’re ready to let them.
Lamar University announced earlier this year that the Cardinals were going to bring back football with the hopes of fielding a team by the fall of 2010.
Last week, The Beaumont Enterprise released a list of 11 applicants for the vacant head coaching job and there were some intriguing names, most notably former Lamar coach Larry Kennan and ex-Sam Houston State assistant Ben Norton.
State funding for the proposed Student Athlete Development Center at the University of Rhode Island is in jeopardy as a result of looming budget deficits.
The House Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday to rescind authorization of a $7.2-million appropriation to URI for construction of the SADC, a critical component in the plan to upgrade athletics facilities on the Kingston campus and the focus of active fundraising the last several years. The SADC, if built, will feature a new weight room for varsity athletes, improved treatment space for the athletic training staff, and academic space for athletes to study. The proposed site is at the rear of the Keaney-Tootell complex.
Brett Snyder says he continues to be amazed by the amount of support he is getting in his fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
But his friends continue to be amazed by the determination and resiliency that Snyder, the former Northwestern and Lehigh University football standout, continues to show.
On Saturday afternoon, Snyder was the central figure of another fundraiser his Tackle ALS Foundation held at Starters Riverport in Bethlehem.
HAMILTON — Colgate University’s sports information department distributed a 23-page spring football prospectus last week, with a main cover photo of Andy Kerr Stadium.
But it’s the smaller photo, one of record-setting tailback Jordan Scott, that tells the story.
Scott, Colgate’s record-setting tailback, is back in school and on the practice field for the Raiders following a December burglary charge. Scott faces a court hearing scheduled for April 7, Colgate football coach Dick Biddle said.
With one football game, one blocked kick and one win, Appalachian took a spot alongside Boise State University, North Carolina State University and Georgetown University in the latest Nike “Become Legendary” commercial.
Initiated by Michael Jordan, the commercial recognizes several unpredicted happy endings for collegiate underdogs.
After reviewing the film from Saturday’s scrimmage, Florida A&M football coach Joe Taylor was pleased with his team’s ability to run the ball and pointed to the receiving corps as an area in need of improvement.
Robby Wells saw Savannah State’s football program as “a little gold mine” six years ago.
Now the Tigers’ head miner, Wells must find that hidden mineral vein.
Or SSU should close its mine for good.
HARRISONBURG - As the tailback burst free through the line of scrimmage an assistant coach yelled, “Thatta boy, Army.”
“Army” is offensive tackle Ryan Flanagan, a transfer from West Point whose block sprang the runner, Corwin Acker, for a big gain in Monday’s full-contact football practice at Bridgeforth Stadium.
Both are fresh faces at James Madison, where a handful of new arrivals could play a key role in the 2008 season. Acker, who originally signed with Temple in 2007 but never enrolled there, might have the biggest impact.
The New York Times details the career of Jamal Patterson, a Colgate football alum who is salesman by day.. and ranked fighter at night.
FAIR LAWN, N.J. — He had wrestled as an all-American, led high school and college football teams to winning seasons and once rushed for six touchdowns in a game. He was in Sports Illustrated, a teenaged Face in the Crowd.
But that was all more than a decade ago, before the coaches in the N.F.L. and the Canadian Football League saw him and did not take a second look. That was before the Colgate University diploma and the years of corporate consulting, and before his company transferred him to the Chicago office and transferred him back to the New York office, and before the bald spot and the new job selling orthodontics.
With 48 letterwinners and 12 starters returning from only the third Northeast Conference team to go undefeated in league play, the defending champion University at Albany football team began spring practice Sunday with plenty of confidence.
The Great Danes will have 15 NCAA-allowed spring workouts, and will use both the Alumni Turf Field (artificial) and Mara-Tisch Field (natural) as practice sites.
Scouts pay visit; Gateway awaits.
Wintry weather wasn’t enough to prevent two of pro football’s most prominent scouting services - BLESTO and National Football Scouting - from getting a look at four South Dakota State standouts during the school’s annual junior day held Monday in Brookings.
Defensive lineman Eric Schroeder, receiver JaRon Harris, safety Brock Campbell and quarterback Ryan Berry ran the 40-yard dash (twice), underwent physical measurements and took the Wonderlic Test.
Liberty football coach Danny Rocco has certain criteria for scheduling games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents. Is it a quality opponent from the Big East or ACC? Is it a regional opponent, one that LU fans can easily reach by car? Will it give the Flames a boost in one of their traditional recruiting areas?
Check all three on West Virginia, Liberty’s opponent to open the 2009 season. The Flames will meet the Mountaineers in Morgantown Sept. 5, 2009, starting a run of games against regional FBS opponents in the next six years.
Appalachian State defensive line coach Mark Speir felt the heat of an inexperienced defensive line last year.
Though the Mountaineers went on to win their third straight national championship, they also struggled when it came to stopping the run. Much of the problem stemmed along a defensive line that was one of the youngest in recent memory, at least for Appalachian State.
What a difference a year makes.