HARRISONBURG - The NCAA sent James Madison University and football coach Mickey Matthews a letter “reminding them” about the policy of locker rooms being open to the media following NCAA-run postseason events.
After JMU’s first-round loss in the Division I-AA playoffs at Appalachian State this past season, Matthews kept the Dukes’ locker room closed to reporters, in violation of the NCAA’s policy.
With just a few minutes remaining in Alabama State’s second scrimmage of spring drills, redshirt freshman quarterback Devin Dominguez lofted a perfect pass that fell just over tight end Aaron Wallace’s shoulder for a four-yard touchdown.
The play was the perfect representation of the Hornets’ scrimmage. It was the only TD of the scrimmage, and it came during red zone drills.
It was that kind of up-and-down day for the ASU offense.
This New Albany, IN resident plays for Fire of the Arena Football league, is an Iona alum, and served in the Marines for four years.
People associated with the Jeffersonville High School wrestling program and the Clarksville football team know Brent Maddox only as an assistant coach.
But there is more to the New Albany resident — a whole lot more.
Maddox is a former Marine, an ex-boxer, a former collegiate football player and wrestler.
And now he’s adding Arena Football to that crowded resume.
The Montana Grizzlies held their first spring football scrimmage Friday and gave their fans a taste of what it might be like in November.
There was Ken Wood hitting a 30-yard field goal, and Andrew Selle going up top for a 38-yard touchdown pass to Marc Mariani. And there was the weather.
Temperatures in the 30s coupled with a biting Hellgate wind kept Friday’s “gait” low.
MISSOULA – The play of the quarterbacks was solid today in the first of two scrimmages for The University of Montana Grizzlies, on a blustery afternoon in UM’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
Sixth-year UM head coach Bobby Hauck’s 2008 Grizzlies went through a 35-minute, 47-play scrimmage, and will take a week off during spring break and return to action on April 1.
L. SAUCON TWP. | Six months before Lehigh University kicks off another football season, township police want underage fans to think twice before drinking during home games.
Township police are seeking a roughly $2,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to step up enforcement of underage drinking laws on roads leading to Stabler Arena at the university’s Goodman campus.
PLYMOUTH - The serious hip and groin injuries he suffered a couple years ago are now just a bad memory to Steve Aborn. The 19-year-old Plymouth resident is “starting to feel like myself again,” and his recent selections to the All-New England football and basketball squads have the Milton Academy senior ready to take the next step of his athletic journey.
Jerry Holmes is confident as he begins his first spring practice as HU’s head coach.
HAMPTON - — Jerry Holmes’ first day of spring football practice as coach at Hampton University was like a reunion. Enough past and potential NFL talent was on hand Monday to remind Holmes about the legacy he’s charged to continue and the holes he must fill.
The defense got the upper hand Thursday in Northwestern’s first full scrimmage of the spring, particularly early.
The offense managed only a pair of Robert Weeks field goals on its first 15 possessions, and those came after kick returns gave the offense possession deep in opposing territory.
This blogger points back to an old Newsweek article about Lou Little, Georgetown and Columbia head football coach (and Hall of Famer).
Carl Goerch began publishing a magazine about North Carolina called “The State” in 1933. As a young boy, I enjoyed reading the magazine each month when it arrived in the mail. Though few articles had much interest for me, I always turned to the publisher’s page entitled “Funny Experiences.”
PORTLAND – Portland State senior center Brennan Carvalho was named the 2007 Rimington Award winner, for the top center in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, formerly NCAA Division I-AA, it was announced today. The Rimington Award recognizes the most outstanding centers from each of the lower NCAA divisions and the NAIA.
Leon County Superintendent of Schools Jackie Pons told the Tallahassee Democrat that former Florida A&M University football coach Rudy Hubbard has been hired as the head football coach for Rickards High School.
Hubbard coached the Rattlers from 1974-1985 and ranks second in FAMU history with 83 victories (83-48 career record). His FAMU teams won the Black College National Championship in 1977 and the inaugural NCAA Division 1-AA National Championship in 1978. He was fired in 1985 after two losing season, when his teams finished 7-14-1.
Wofford College is expected to announce today the commitment of $6.7 million to an athletics endowment campaign that began 18 months ago.
In addition, a $1.5 million leadership challenge - calling for a matching $3 million in endowment - has been issued that, if successful, would raise the total to $11.2 million. The money would go toward fully funding football scholarships, and eventually, the entire athletics program at Wofford.
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.