As a little-known Football Championship Subdivision liberal arts school in Greenville, S.C., the Furman brand isn’t exactly engraved into college sports culture, and most folks haven’t the slightest idea of what a paladin is.
But the old adage says know your enemy, and it’s undoubtedly important to know when someone’s entrails are about to be incinerated by a level 72 Avenging Wrath spell.
I’m glad Eddie Robinson isn’t alive to see this.
If that sounds callous or mean-spirited, my apologies. But the man who built the reputations of Grambling football and Grambling State University are now tearing down would have been heartbroken to see the depths to which his beloved institution has fallen.
N.C. Central cornerback Michael Jones is what’s known in sports as a baller. The kid can play.
In six career games, Jones has intercepted four passes, making him one of the top ball thieves in the Football Championship Subdivision of NCAA Division I.
Nearly 150 student-athletes from schools currently in the FCS are on NFL rosters in 2013. Four players from FCS schools were in the Pro Bowl in 2013. The NFL’s active scoring leader (and in the Top 10 all-time) is PK Adam Vinatieri (South Dakota State alum). Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley State), of course, is the all-time leading scorer for non-kickers with 1,256 career points.
Junior quarterback Kierra Harris stepped onto Plaster Field wanting to make a good impression with a new opportunity, and later walked off of the field as the winning quarterback of one of the most memorable games in recent history at Missouri State.
North Dakota State is cemented at #1 in the Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection. The Bison have held the top spot since 2011. Eastern Illinois leaped up to #2 and Villanova moved up to the top five.
The area surrounding the football offices at the University of Maine occasionally resembles a bustling urban cafe.
Above, and to one side, construction workers busy themselves with renovations to Memorial Gym. Players and coaches navigate the hallways, alone or in pairs.
Through all the commotion, balancing an open laptop on an outstretched palm like a waiter bearing an hors d’ouevres tray, Marcus Wasilewski strides toward the office of offensive coordinator Kevin Bourgoin.
Ramon Morin Jr. is one of the reasons licensing revenue for North Dakota State University Bison-branded apparel and merchandise has more than tripled in the last five years.
Morin, a stained-glass artist for 14 years, became licensed a few weeks ago to reproduce NDSU logos on stained-glass windows. He’s one of more than 270 licensees who have permission to recreate the school’s logos for profit.
QB Brock Jensen of North Dakota State has climbed to No. 7 alltime in the FCS with 38 career wins. The record is 43, established by Armanti Edwards of Appalachian State (2006-09).
Four active RBs in Division I have eclipsed 4,000 career rushing yards, led by Sam Houston State’s Tim Flanders, with an even 5,000. Dominque Williams of Wagner needs 53 yards to reach 4,000.
North Dakota State continues their streak at #1 in the Gridiron Power Index (GPI), the index ranking for the NCAA Division I FCS and a top indicator of at-large playoff selection, after disposing of then #2 Northern Iowa. There is a lot of movement in the rankings at this point in the season as can be expected as more games are played.
The top 12 teams in the Gridiron Power Index (GPI) all posted victories except #2 UNI which was edged by #1 NDSU. Three were idle. However, #13-#19 all lost with only UCA and W&M losing to higher ranked teams.
With 140 years of football tradition and enough prestige to be considered one of the top universities in the world, Yale can afford to be fastidious.
Famous for selectivity in their admissions process, the Bulldogs can be just as picky when parsing their football schedules.
Despite leading two Top 25 poll opponents late in the second half, the St. Francis football team has a 1-3 record. The three losses were to Georgia Southern, James Madison, and Fordham.
St. Francis led 14-3 and was tied at 17 on the road at James Madison before falling 24-20 on Sept. 14. Last week, SFU led 5-0 Fordham, which beat Temple this year, 20-17 at the end of the third quarter. The Rams scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win 38-20.
Its a pretty straight shot over I-90 from Spokane to Missoula. But the path has had plenty of twists and turns for Montana senior Kjelby Oiland.
According to the report, a move to the FBS would increase revenue between $4.4 and $5.6 million over projections staying at FCS, by the fiscal year 2019. Of course, costs would go up, too. The report estimates expenses would grow between $6 and $6.4 million by 2019 with a move to FBS.