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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. UTSA Announces Future Scheduling, Minus A Rival

    The [url=http://www.goutsa.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=13100&ATCLID=204907410]2011 schedule for UTSA is set[/url].

    The Roadrunners, who [url=http://www.collegesportingnews.com/entry.php?31-UTSA-Throws-Curveball-Announces-FBS-Plan]plan to bypass the Southland Conference for Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) status[/url] as an independent, will take the field for the first time on Sept. 3, 2011 against Northeastern State. The Oklahoma school is the alma mater of head coach Larry ...
  2. Nicholls' 2010 Slate, TXST Spring Football and Coaching Moves

    Nicholls State [url=http://geauxcolonels.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/022310aaa.html]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 ...
  3. NCAA Shows Flexibility to Frisco, La. Schools Could Avoid Budget Cuts

    Richard Durett of ESPNDallas.com [url=http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/ncf/news/story?id=4906728]announced an NCAA decision[/url] in his most recent writing pertaining to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

    In his article, Durrett quotes Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett, who says the NCAA would work with "local officials and ESPN" to shift the date of the game in 2011, since it would be head to head against the Cotton Bowl.

    This coming ...
  4. Dates to Watch for Title Game, Former SWT HC DeBesse Joins Sam Staff

    According to correspondence with the Southland Conference office, the Frisco and Chattanooga bid groups will make their final pitch on Feb. 25 in Indianapolis to the Division I Football Championship Committee.

    That committee will then turn around and make a recommendation to the Division I Championships Cabinet. A final decision is expected in early March.

    As this issue is clearly one that will carry a great deal of SLC interest over the weeks and potentially, months ...

    Updated 01-30-2010 at 04:02 PM by jplotkin

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  5. McNeese Scheduling Saga Comes to End, SFA's Knicky to TX vs Nation Game

    Stephen F. Austin will have a player in a postseason all-star game for the second year as defensive end Tim Knicky was selected for the Texas vs the Nation All-Star game according to a release out of [url=http://sfajacks.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/012710aaa.html]Stephen F. Austin[/url] on Wednesday afternoon.

    Knicky was named an All-American by College Sporting News this past season, in addition to accolades by the Associated Press, Sports Network and Walter Camp. On a team ...
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