The University of Central Arkansas football Bears were recognized for their 2012 successes, on and off the field, by the Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday in Little Rock.
Scoring 30.2 points per game certainly played a favorable role in Illinois State’s 9-4 season and advancement to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Yet head coach Brock Spack has latched on to a less heralded statistic that reveals his offense was not as efficient as it could have been in 2012.
ISU punted 48 times in 2011. That number rose to 77 last season.
A Wagner official on Thursday backed up Syracuse’s assertion that SU’s home opener against the Seahawks would count toward bowl eligibility.
Many Orange fans seemed wary the game against Wagner would not count because it offered too few football scholarships required under NCAA rules. Syracuse schedule-maker Herman Frazier explained on Monday that Syracuse was informed by Wagner that the game would count.
At 70, Dale Lindsey is old enough to be a grandfather to his USD football players. Generation gap?
Try two generations.
But as the Toreros opened spring practice Tuesday afternoon, the players sounded as if they’ve been invigorated by the man who needs an industrial-sized fan to blow out his birthday candles.
It is extremely early in the process, but the NCAA Division I Rules Working Group is kicking around some of the most revolutionary changes to financial aid in some time. A number of concepts would radically change the landscape for both headcount and equivalency sports while others would remove many of the burdens and hassles surrounding financial aid.
Montana State athletic director Peter Fields, who announced the full football schedule Tuesday, pointed to MSU’s desire to bolster its home slate, which it did with non-league games against Monmouth (N.J.) and Mesa State (Colo.).
Additional football scholarships. Games against FBS opponents. Some improvements at Kessler Field
All these developments appear more likely now with the announcement Wednesday of the 2014 move of the Monmouth University football program to the Big South Conference, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.
The NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) will be held February 20 – 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Top Executives, Coaching Staffs, Player Personnel Departments and Medical Personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL. 24 players out of 333 played on FCS teams:
Kennesaw State has its football program.
The Board of Regents approved the university’s financial plan to support football and other Title IX initiatives on Wednesday, fulfilling a dream that began in 2008. KSU hopes to play as possibly as early as 2014, but more than likely will start in 2015.
College Sporting News is pleased to use this one day to celebrate the choices, dreams and aspirations of these fine football student-athletes and the institutions that provide the opportunity.
It is a big day for the student-athletes signifying their intent to participate in the football programs at the schools and conferences of the Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
Monmouth University football is searching for a new home which, in turn, could be leading to a substantial increase in scholarships for its program.
The best 50 student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision have been named to the College Sporting News 2012 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team. Five players won the annual awards, the head coach of the year was announced among other honors. Two coaches and an additional 11 players received enough votes to be named honorable mention.
Patriot League football coaches visit recruits armed with two major selling points: a chance to play college football and an opportunity to receive a great education.
Now, league coaches and their assistants are able to draw on another weapon from their quiver.
For the past two seasons, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defense statistically has been among the elite in the Southern Conference and one of the best in the Football Championship Subdivision.