Bearkats are opening practice looking to fill some holes on offense and defense.
For those hardcore football fans that don’t want to wait until August for the season to come around, you’re in luck because Sam Houston State began spring practice this week at Bowers Stadium.
The Bearkats hit the field Monday and Wednesday in helmets only and will not strap on the full pads until next week. But there was plenty of action with some individual drills and some 7-on-7 competition.
As Lehigh’s spring football season starts, coach Andy Coen is also looking for depth in secondary.
Expect plenty of give-and-take between Lehigh University’s offense and defense during the Mountain Hawks’ run of 15 spring football practices over the next month.
Practice No. 1 is set for 4:15 p.m. today, weather permitting, on the John Whitehead practice fields. The spring game is April 19 at Goodman Stadium.
Spring practice at Alabama State had gone rather smoothly over the first seven days. The Hornets had spent the week working hard to learn a new offense and push each other along.
Then came Tuesday, and all of a sudden, things were a little boring.
After a season at Northern Colorado and another at Saddleback College, Thomas Bauer wasn’t planning on coming to the University of Montana.
But that’s how it turned out. Two years in Greeley, Colo. - one as a redshirt - left the linebacker with the notion to go West, and he ended up in at a junior college in Mission Viejo, Calif. That was after he was Northern Colorado’s second-leading tackler in 2006 with 65 stops.
Inclement weather has turned the Bobcat Stadium field into a muddy mess in recent seasons, but it might not be an issue much longer.
That’s because the Montana State football team could be playing its home games on artificial turf, beginning this fall.
MSU athletic director Peter Fields said university officials will seek permission from the state Board of Regents during a March 21 conference call to move forward with the project. MSU needs permission from the regents to lease the stadium to the MSU Foundation, a move required under state law to make stadium upgrades.
FARGO (AP) — Six former University of North Dakota and North Dakota State football standouts have gotten a chance to work out for NFL scouts.
UND receiver Weston Dressler might have the best shot at landing with an NFL team. The Bismarck native ranked third nationally in receiving yards and sixth in receiving yards per game last season, and holds 19 school records.
UND’s days as an NCAA Division II athletic program are nearing an end. In the fall, UND moves to Division I in all sports. The move comes with a number of challenges awaiting the school’s next athletic director.
But those challenges make the UND athletic director position appealing to Tom Sadler, the latest candidate to interview for the job.
North Dakota State wide receiver Ryan Parsons is looking ahead – and it has nothing to do with football.
The senior has forgone his senior year saying it has nothing to do with a lack of playing time or his switch from quarterback to receiver. It has everything to do with looking ahead to law school and taking some time off to travel through Europe.
With end-of-season academic awards and honors being announced, it appears that Northeastern student-athletes are validating the school’s long standing academic commitment.
In a press conference last month, Athletics Director Peter Roby stressed the emphasis Northeastern places on performance. He said that one of the school’s priorities was ensuring the highest of academic standards continues to be met.
DURHAM – Clutching a towel wrapped around the back of his neck, Ricky Santos stood a few yards beyond the oval of Lundholm Gymnasium’s indoor track when Pro Day concluded yesterday at the University of New Hampshire.
It was a fitting spot to find the Wildcats’ record-setting senior quarterback, who admitted feeling just out of the professional football loop.
Santos wasn’t invited to last month’s NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Most recently, he was shut out of Tuesday’s much-anticipated Boston College Pro Day, which attracted personnel from the majority of NFL teams.
Tuesday morning lights.
It’s not the sequel to the movie “Friday Night Lights.” It’s what Savannah State’s football team was practicing under at 5:30 a.m. at T.A. Wright Stadium.
The Tigers had their first spring practice and conducted a variety of drills for first-year head coach Robby Wells and his six assistants until 7:30 a.m.
A former Demon makes history.
LAKE CHARLES – Tommy McClelland, a deep snapper on Northwestern State’s 2004 Southland Conference football championship team and also a javelin thrower for the NSU track and field team during his undergraduate career, was named athletics director at Southland Conference rival McNeese State Wednesday morning.
The Seahawks’ record-setter, ranked No. 7 among kickers in this year’s draft, hopes for a pro shot.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – National Football League teams have come calling on Piotr Czech, and that’s nothing but good news for the best placekicker in Wagner College history.
“I’m pretty confident that my stock is rising,” said Czech, who has a 56-yard field goal on his collegiate resume. “My name is already in the mix. Now I just have to keep proving myself.”
A reporter for the Daytona Beach News-Journal talks about Bethune Cookman and the (now) more limited number of schools to play in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge - now in Bethune-Cookman’s home turf of Orlando.
For a couple of days late last month, it looked like Bethune-Cookman’s football team would be participating in two major events in Orlando next season. But the presidents of B-CU and Florida A&M quickly ended that speculation.
On Feb. 26, ESPN Regional Television announced its MEAC/SWAC Challenge game will move from Birmingham, Ala., to Orlando’s Florida Citrus Bowl for at least next season. The game will be played Aug. 31, which is Sunday of the Labor Day weekend.
The Northwestern State Demons say, “There’s no place like home.”
If the Northwestern State Demons’ 2008 football schedule isn’t exactly what coach Scott Stoker wanted you won’t hear him complain.
“It’s better than the last two years,” Stoker said. “Anytime you can get seven home games, something that hasn’t happened since 1992, I think our players and alumni are excited about it.”