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 to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at what CAA Football student-athletes are doing leading up to and during their spring practice seasons.
Manhasset — As he sat in his wheelchair reflecting on the accident that left him a quadriplegic, Deacon Frank Bice expressed no regrets.
“If I could change things, I don’t know if I would,” Deacon Bice said, as he explained how a broken neck sustained during a Siena College football game left him paralyzed 28 years ago. Though his life is far different than he imagined, “everything I ever prayed for has come true.
Earl Hanson starred at Montana State and is very modest about his success.
Earl Hanson, former Montana State linebacker, helped the Bobcats to two Big Sky Conference championships and three wins over their rival UM Grizzlies in the 1960s. And like most successful athletes, he is modest when it comes to his accomplishments.
LEWISBURG, Pa. – There will be plenty of storylines when the Bucknell football team takes the field for the first day of spring practice on Saturday, March 29. Will the offense seamlessly adapt to new offensive coordinator Harold Nichols? Who is going to replace the four graduated starters on the offensive line? How will the position battles on the defensive line and linebacker shake out? Can former freshman sensation Sam Nana-Sinkam return to form after missing all of last season with an injury?
Kats must replace three All-SLC linemen.
The past two seasons, Sam Houston State has had the luxury of not having to worry about arguably the most important and overlooked areas in football — the offensive line.
But for the first time in what feels like a long time, the Bearkats are looking to fill three starting spots on a unit that opened up holes for back-to-back 1,000-yard rushers and provided solid pass protection for one of the top offenses in the Southland Conference.
Chattanooga will no longer be alone west of the Appalachian Mountains in the Southern Conference.
Samford University, the largest independently supported university in the state of Alabama, will join the Southern Conference next season as its newest member.
MOREHEAD, Ky. - Spring practice for the Morehead State University Football Eagles begins on April 1 and will conclude with a spring game on April 26. MSU is coming off a season in which it finished 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the Pioneer Football League.
POCATELLO - Tuesday afternoon, the Idaho State University football team was back on the carpet inside Holt Arena for the first day of spring practice. The next four weeks of activities will conclude with the annual spring game on April 25.
Over the next few weeks, head coach John Zamberlin and his staff will get a chance to see how much the returning players from last season have progressed as well as getting their first look at the junior college players brought in to help shore up positions.
Mountain Hawks have to settle on a QB before they can chase a title.
For the first time since 1998, the Lehigh University football program is going through spring drills coming off a losing season.
So, what’s the one word to best describe the team’s attitude as it grinds through the 15-session spring schedule that will culminate in the Brown and White game on April 19?
“I think ‘hungry’ would be that word,” said wide receiver Mike Fitzgerald.
Coming back from a two-year Mormon mission last fall, Douglas High grad and University of Pennsylvania football player Jake Peterson was a little more than eager to get back into things.
With six all-Big Sky Conference players returning from a squad that went unbeaten in league play a year ago, it’s hard to imagine that the University of Montana football program is starting from scratch.
But that’s how coach Bobby Hauck views the task ahead as spring drills resumed Tuesday in Missoula.
Montana State University just can’t stay away from the Big 12 Conference.
On Tuesday, the school announced that its football team will play at Big 12 opponent Kansas State on Sept. 6, one week before the Bobcats visit the University of Minnesota out of the Big Ten.
Bears coaching staff tries to get a read on redshirts as team looks to take the next step in the Gateway.
Tuesday marked the beginning of a 15-practice evaluation for Missouri State football coach Terry Allen and his staff.
The Bears improved on a 2-9 mark in Allen’s first year to 6-5 last fall. Taking the next step in the rugged Gateway Conference will be a challenge.
South Carolina State continued spring football drills Monday as the Bulldogs conducted the fifth of 15 scheduled workouts.
A good bit of Monday’s workout was devoted to correcting mistakes from the team’s first scrimmage this past Saturday, according to head coach Buddy Pough. The Bulldogs also devoted some time to fundamentals, sharpening execution of assignments, red zone offense and defense, and third down-and-medium execution.