ELON - This fall brings the second 12-game regular season in Elon University football history, and the first in which all 12 opponents compete under the umbrella of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA).
It could start with a watershed moment.
Ricky Santos, denied a chance to impress at Boston College, gets his next shot to open eyes today in Durham.
Santos hoped to be at BC yesterday for a Pro Day and an opportunity to throw all sorts of passes alongside Eagle standout quarterback Matt Ryan in front of all sorts of NFL scouts and personnel guys.
But because he’s from a college outside Massachusetts and because his hometown is more than 30 miles from the BC campus, NFL rules dictated Santos could not participate in Boston College’s pro day.
Mitch Erickson was a Division I Football Championship Subdivision All-American, Great West All-Conference selection and academic all-conference selection as a offensive lineman at South Dakota State University.
Still, he wants more.
Not every player on Florida A&M’s football roster has a lock on his position. New coach Joe Taylor plans to make this spring one that brings changes for the Rattlers.
Coach Andy Coen says the Iowa school, a late addition to schedule, will be a challenge.
In 2007, Lehigh’s football team found its schedule to be quite challenging.
Just finalizing its 2008 schedule proved to be nearly as difficult.
Lehigh, coming off a 5-6 season, released its 2008 schedule on Monday with Drake being the mystery team to fill out the one open date.
What the future holds for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team’s seniors is anyone’s guess. But those who are still chasing their professional dreams will need to be at their best today.
The Mocs will hold their senior pro day today, during which the players will have the opportunity to demonstrate their strength and speed to scouts by doing a variety of drills and exercises both in the weight room and on the turf at Finley Stadium.
During the Bears’ second scrimmage of the spring Saturday afternoon, again dominated by the defense, University of Central Arkansas coach Clint Conque saw what he had been looking for in a couple of key areas.
This new book by this Salon staff writer on “The Machinist” talks about how reality is subjective - and as an example, pulls in an interesting example from the football game that determined the 1950 Ivy League Championship.
Note: Over the next few days in Machinist, I’ll be running excerpts from my new book, “True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society” The book argues that new communications technologies are loosening the culture’s grip on what people once called “objective reality.” Here, I discuss one aspect of this trend, why the spread of digital cameras doesn’t necessarily foster “truth.”
Even though there were extenuating circumstances, University of Central Arkansas football coach Clint Conque came away Monday night from the Bears’ first scrimmage of the spring with more of a sour than sweet taste.
Ryan Kessman took a circuitous route to the University of Montana from San Jacinto, Calif.
There was his early enrollment at Brigham Young University, then his departure from there amid a celebrated coffee incident, and then a brief dalliance with Big Sky Conference school Sacramento State. Eventually Kessman ended up in Missoula, and it is here that the 6-foot, 195-pounder made yet another move, from receiver to running back.
Armanti Edwards haunts the game plans of Southern Conference defensive coordinators, even in the spring.
Appalachian State’s fleet quarterback, who has helped the Mountaineers win the last two of their three straight FCS national championships, is one reason The Citadel has devoted much of its spring football practice to developing a 3-4 defense.
Another spring, another round of staff changes for the South Carolina State football team.
During head coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough’s seven-year tenure in Orangeburg, replenishing his staff has become as commonplace as posting winning seasons.
Alabama A&M football coach Anthony Jones figured his team would have a competitive spring game Thursday night.
He was right.
The Bulldogs battled hard on offense and defense in their annual Maroon and White Game at Louis Crews Stadium. The Maroon team, which generally had the first team offense and defense, prevailed 20-3.
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell head football coach Tim Landis has announced that 25 student-athletes will join the Bison program for the 2008 season. This diverse recruiting class features athletes from a dozen different states and provinces, including eight in-state recruits, and it includes players from every position with a focus on the offensive and defensive lines.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Former Florida A&M football coach Billy Joe had to laugh as he told the story.
He’s wearing a brace on his right wrist, he said, because he tried to teach one of his players at Miles College how to deliver a forearm shiver.
“I’ve got to remember I’m not 21 any more,” Joe said with a huge grin. “I’m 67 – but I don’t feel it.”