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Speaking of the Southland

An avid observer of the Southland Conference, Plotkin has covered the conference for College Sporting News since 2007.

In addition to his involvement with CSN, Plotkin maintains a vote in the Sports Network FCS Top 25 poll while also voting annually for the Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan and Eddie Robinson Awards.

  1. Catching Up on SLC Training Camps

    The Southland Conference is nearing the opening kickoff of the 2010 season.

    As we make our way to the start of another year of SLC football, there has already been plenty of news emanating from two-a-days around the eight football-playing members of the league and 2011 newcomer Lamar.

    Let's catch up!

    [B]Updates From Around The League[/b]

    [b]Central Arkansas[/b]

    Nathan Dick [url=]shined[/url] ...
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  2. UCA Gets Full Membership, Moses and Possibly Others on National Award Lists

    The process is over for Central Arkansas.

    The [url=]NCAA informed the school[/url] thsi week that they have gained full NCAA Division I membership. With those privledges in place, the school can begin competing in postseason competition and garner Southland Conference Championships.

    Dr. Brad Teague, the athletic director at the school, has done a fine job in getting the school's transition ...
  3. Louisiana Schools Could Feel Pinch & Plenty of SLC Notes

    In perhaps one of the bigger stories of the off-season, several schools in the Southland Conference could soon face a financial pinch. Unlike college realignment, the final result of this situation could play out sooner than later.

    In the months' ahead, the four SLC schools based in Louisiana will be contemplating how to deal with an expected 23 percent cut to higher education during the 2011-12 fiscal year.

    The impact on the schools' athletic departments are not known ...
  4. UTSA Adds QB from TXST & Lamar's Tubbs Steps Down

    For the second time in several months, UTSA has taken a key member of the Texas State football team.

    A few months after [url=]hiring offensive coordinator Travis Bush[/url] away from Brad Wright's staff, it being reported by [URL=][/url] that quarterback Eric Soza will also join the Roadrunners.

    Soza was in line to be the ...
  5. Southland Ultimatum The First Shot Fired in NCAA Realignment?

    After months of speculation since UT-San Antonio [url=]announced that they were bypassing the Southland Conference[/url] as a football-playing institution, the jury of peers that is the SLC has made their judgment.

    At the recently completed SLC meetings held in Galveston, Texas - the league decided that all members [url=]must ...

    Updated 06-05-2010 at 07:14 AM by jplotkin

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