The big news of the week around the Southern and Big South Conferences, of course, has been the results of Signing Day 2010. All 16 schools have signed a new set of players intended to fill gaps on the squad and provide depth. Here are a couple of quick thoughts about the signing day results.
From a quantity standpoint, the number of players signed covered a fairly wide range. The lists go from 12 players at VMI and 14 at both Elon and Furman to 26 at Samford and 24 at The Citadel.
The current Rivals recruiting ranks of yesterday's signing classes has Northwestern State tied for third nationally. The Demons, who were ranked No. 1 last year fell in place behind No. 1 Appalachian State and No. 2 South Carolina State, while sharing a spot with No. 3 Richmond.
Thought it will not be too long until NSU begins promoting this accolade and there's no question that they should not, I have never been much a fan of the scouting services. Each of them are very reactionary
National signing day has come and there are probably a few fax machines may need some new toner around the country.
Below is a brief recap of each class with some notes, comments and highlights. Click on the name of the school to access the official release of signees.
• [b][url=http://www.ucasports.com/sport.asp?action=news&sportid=1&article=3501]Central Arkansas[/url][/b]
A very diverse class as far as geographic region for head coach Clint
Updated 02-03-2010 at 10:00 PM by jplotkin
The world of higher education continues to get rocked by the financial meltdown of 2008, and at private schools around the country college staffs - some facing severe budget cuts - keep looking at the budgets of the athletic programs and wonder if they should be dropped.
Dartmouth of the Ivy League has been on the battle lines of "faculty vs. athletics" for quite some time now - and with a recent announcement that [URL="http://thedartmouth.com/2009/11/16/news/layoffs"]layoffs
Three years or so seems to be the limit for modern era "Executive Directors" at the Sports Network (SNW) in their FCS division and they've hit the wall again. Friday was the last day in that position for David Coulson who now joins Matt Dougherty and Tony Moss in that category. Coulson came to the SNW right before the Conference media days in July of 2007.
Dave's long career in sportswriting began in college and after his graduation from Fresno State's school of journalism
Updated 02-01-2010 at 03:52 PM by rwallace