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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. 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 ...
  2. Nicholls' 2010 Slate, TXST Spring Football and Coaching Moves

    Nicholls State [url=]announced their 2010 schedule[/url] this morning.

    The schedules does no favors for the Colonels, who will either have to win a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) game or two OR win the league's automatic bid in order to continue their season past a Nov. 18 date against Southeastern La.

    Nicholls begins play by taking on FBS opponents San Diego State and Western Michigan, before staying ...