The Joe Taylor era of Florida A&M football will debut at Bragg Memorial Stadium Aug. 30 against Alabama State.
The Alabama State game is one of five home games the Rattlers have on their 2008 football schedule released Friday afternoon.
Georgetown’s a perfect fit for this Wisconsin native.
ROCKTON - Hononegah’s David King had a grin from ear-to-ear all day Thursday.
After achieving the dream he’s had since he was a boy, it’s understandable.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior signed a letter-of-intent to play football for Georgetown University, receiving a full-ride scholarship from the highly acclaimed academic institution that plays in the Football Championship Subdivision, or formerly Division I-AA.
With programs like Wofford, Furman, Alcorn State and Mississippi showing interest, Carroll County’s Keith Welch didn’t find much to like about Morehead State University the first time he visited campus.
But Welch gave the Eagles a second chance and that proved to be the difference when the Panther runningback/quarterback/defensive back finally signed a National Letter of Intent Thursday to play football for the Kentucky program.
When SDSU first announced its decision to go D-1, a number of people berated the college, saying that it would mean the end of recruiting home-grown athletes and playing games of interest. (Oddly enough, many of them were wearing South Dakota red, though a few were wearing Jackrabbit blue.)
We are now a few years down the road, and SDSU is in its final year before becoming a full-fledged member of Division I. They’ve been a counter for a couple years and, next year, they can go to the playoffs in all sports, provided they qualify like anyone else.
A record-setting season helped attract the attention of the state’s most successful collegiate football team, and Marshalltown High School senior Derek Williams is ready to succeed on the next level too.
Northern Iowa landed one of the state’s top wide receivers among its class of 23 signees when Williams inked his intentions to play for the Panthers next fall.
The rumors are true: the BCS champion and the recognized Division I national champion will be facing off to kick off their 2008 schedules.
Appalachian State will play at LSU to open the 2008 football season in a game between national champions.
The Mountaineers, who won their third straight NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title last season, will play the Tigers, who beat Ohio State for the Bowl Championship Subdivision title, on Aug. 30 in Baton Rouge, La.
Three all-state players who helped lead the Waynesville High School football team to the 2007 Missouri Class 5 state championship officially made their college decisions on Wednesday morning.
In a signing ceremony at WHS seniors Lucas Bateman, L.J. Fort and Jason Ostrowski all signed collegiate national letters of intent Wednesday, the National Signing Day for NCAA college football programs.
As National Signing Day approached SCSU fans waited with bated breath to see if their school would get Lennel Elmore, the ultra-athletic, 5-10, 165 Allendale-Fairfax star who earned the nickname “Superman” while wracking up 4,500-plus yards and 40 touchdowns over the past two seasons.
Richmond, Va. – Former William and Mary defensive back Darren Sharper and Villanova running back Brian Westbrook will be representing CAA Football in Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl.
Any lingering concerns about how Eastern Washington’s prolonged search for a new football coach might have impacted the Eagles recruiting were eased Wednesday when Beau Baldwin announced 21 letter-of-intent signees, including three Greater Spokane League standouts.
California’s Matthew Baca hopes to turn UNC’s program around.
Matthew Baca knows a little something about turning a losing program into a winner.
Now he hopes he can help the University of Northern Colorado football program do the same.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound quarterback out of Ayala High School in Chino, Calif. was one of 13 high school players to sign National Letters of Intent to play for UNC next season.
POCATELLO - This time around, coaches weren’t rushed. On Wednesday, 26 players - seven of them from Idaho - faxed their letters of intent to the Idaho State football offices. Coach John Zamberlin looked at them and relaxed. It was 10:30 a.m. All the letters were in.
“Sometimes on signing day, you’re scrambling,” Zamberlin said at an afternoon news conference. “But this year, it went pretty smooth, and we feel good about that.” Unlike last year, when signing day came less than two months after Zamberlin was hired, the Bengals coaches had an entire year to make home visits, study film and chase down recruits. At least five of this year’s crop received scholarship offers last spring.
In his 10 seasons as coach at NAU, Jerome Souers has brought in a lot of deep, talented recruiting classes that have produced All-Americans and NFL players like Jason Murrietta, Keith O’Neil, Alex Watson, and Clarence Moore.
With that said, Souers isn’t sure he has ever brought in a more talented and balanced class than he has this year.
Hornet and Aggie head coaches discuss their recruiting classes.
Marshall Sperbeck wanted to focus on local talent, strengthen his defensive line and secondary and bring in help at quarterback.
Bob Biggs’ mission on national letter-of-intent day involved finding the kind of athletic, versatile players to keep his program moving forward.
Sacramento State’s Sperbeck and UC Davis’ Biggs sounded excited about their new talent after verbal commitments officially became signed letters Wednesday. Sac State signed 17 players, including five mid-year transfers, and UC Davis brought in 13 recruits.
Long after the fax machine had stopped spitting out signed letters of intent and not long after he’d met with the media Wednesday to talk about his first recruiting class, Montana State coach Rob Ash ushered his assistants into their large meeting room.
It’s not clear what he wanted to tell them, but it’s pretty easy to guess about at least some of it. That’s because, not long after Ash closed the door, the coaches belted out a loud cheer.
It was a yell of celebration, the kind the football team shouts in the locker room after a big victory. The only thing missing was a passionate rendition of the school fight song.