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    Incarnate Word: Annual Red-White Spring Football Game

    04-05-2014 06:17 PM


    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – The University of the Incarnate Word had their annual Red-White Spring football game on Saturday

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    Kennesaw St: FB: Kennesaw State Football Adds Cumberland to Complete 2015 Schedule



    The Kennesaw State football program has completed its 2015 schedule, head coach Brian Bohannon announced on Wednesday (Apr. 9). The Owls

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    Kennesaw St: Students Encouraged to Participate in Football Ticket Distribution Survey



    The Kennesaw State Department of Athletics Ticket office has created a student survey that will allow the students to provide their input

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    Stetson: Work Study Students Needed in Athletics

    04-17-2014 08:58 AM
    The start of the 2014-15 academic year is near. Stetson Athletics is in search of a number of dedicated students for the fall

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    Mercer: Russ, Lakes Lead Orange to 14-0 Victory in Spring Game

    04-04-2014 11:00 PM
    MACON, Ga. – Freshman running back Alex Lakes rushed for a game-high 109 yards and redshirt freshman quarterback John Russ threw

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    Savannah St: Tigers’ Offense Impressive in Second Scrimmage

    04-07-2014 08:55 AM


    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Savannah State University football program had a buzz about them when they exited their locker

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    Savannah St: Tigers To Play Spring Game

    04-11-2014 03:26 PM


    SAVANNAH, Ga.- The Savannah State football team will wrap up their spring drills with the annual Orange &

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    Savannah St: Tigers Roar in Orange & Blue Spring Game

    04-13-2014 07:12 AM


    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- "How bout those Tigers?" Which ones? Those orange and reflex blues ones of Savannah

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    Prairie View A&M: Spring Football Game, Student-Athlete Day Set To Take Place On Friday

    04-10-2014 04:18 PM


    The Prairie View A&M Panther football team will hold their annual spring football game on Friday evening at

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    Miss. Valley St: MVSU to induct 7 into Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday



    The event is slated to start at 6 p.m. and tickets can purchased at the door for $40.

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    Miss. Valley St: Green & White Game set for Saturday at 1 p.m.



    Admission to the game is free. The MVSU band and cheerleaders will also be performing at the event.

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    Miss. Valley St: MVSU releases 2014 football schedule



    The Delta Devils will celebrate homecoming on Oct. 18 when Prairie View A&M comes to town.

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    Miss. Valley St: Delta Devils showcase skills at Green & White Game



    One of the largest spring game crowds in school history flocked to campus to witness what the Delta Devils would like under new head coach

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    Miss. Valley St: Anderson tabbed as wide receivers coach



    Mississippi Valley State University head football coach Rick Comegy has added another member to his coaching staff.

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    Jackson St: New Orleans Saints Ambassador Sports JSU Gear

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    Jackson St: JSU presents Blue and White Tiger Fest Weekend 2014

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    Jackson St: Tiger Fest Recap

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    Jackson St: Football: Offense and defense show big play potential in spring game

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    Alcorn St: Alcorn State Football 2014 Season Tickets on Sale Now

    04-07-2014 02:07 AM


    ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY 2014 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET PRICES

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    Alcorn St: Purple Defeats Gold in 2014 Spring Game, 21-16

    04-12-2014 04:03 PM


    LORMAN - It was a beautiful day on the "Reservation" as Head Coach Jay Hopson and his Alcorn State Braves

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  • FBS vs. The Spiders

    With a brand-new coach, Richmond's victory over Duke was the most unexpected of upsets

    By Chuck Burton
    Associate Editor
    College Sporting News

    PHILADELPHIA — It's pretty hard to believe, but just two weeks ago Richmond head football man Wayne Lineburg wasn't even a head coach.

    It's because of a stunning turn of events over the past month, where former Spider head man Latrell Scott was dismissed from the school after being charged with a DUI offense for the second time in his career.

    It seemed to be the type of opening of the season that was better suited for a horror story than an FBS upset.

    But fortunately for the Spiders, it was Duke who was the victim of a Spider invasion, not a Blue Devil stomping on a CAA team in disarray.

    Few would have thought back in May that the 37-year-old assistant would be a head coach anywhere this fall.

    That's not because the Spiders' offensive coordinator wasn't a good coach — last year, he was in the process of making quarterback Aaron Corp into a budding FCS star, until the oft-injured transfer from USC had his season ended by a knee injury.

    With the sudden resignation by Scott, Lineburg — a Radford, VA. native — was at the helm of a program a mere two weeks before the trip to Durham, N.C.

    So what does an interim head coach, with no experience coaching any part of a football program except the offense, do two weeks before travelling to an FBS opponent?

    He keeps everything in place.

    He remains the offensive coordinator and "let his assistants oversee their areas without much input," John O'Connor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch said.

    "There's no way of knowing how the Spiders will connect with Lineburg," O'Connor reported, "and if Richmond starts poorly, the spotlight could shift from weekly team performance and progress to potential candidates for the job Lineburg currently holds."

    "Coach Lineburg was in charge of offense before last week, and is still now," said the starting quarterback under his tutelage, Aaron Corp, and one can sense the defensiveness of the statement — and, perhaps, the fire to go out on Saturday and prove to everyone in the world of FCS who's boss.

    As a result, the Spiders, who were picked to finish sixth in the always-brutal CAA before the sudden, unexpected resignation, seemed poised for a tough season.

    Most FCS observers expected that, until they learned what happened on Saturday.

    The Spiders came out strong against Duke, a team they had also beaten two years ago 24-16 under then-coach Mike London, who was coming off his national championship the year before.

    Richmond also defeated Duke at the beginning of the 2006 campaign, a year that saw the Spiders building towards that 2008 FCS title under Dave Clawson.

    Richmond got a break early when safety Cooper Taylor delivered a rattling hit to Duke quarterback Sean Renfree, with defensive tackle Brandon Scott falling on the loose ball.

    Three plays later, the Spiders went ahead 7-0 after Corp hit wideout Stephen Barnette in the end zone.

    Taylor's debut in a Spider uniform was a memorable one, with 14 tackles and that crucial forced fumble.

    Lining up all over the defensive backfield, sometimes at linebacker, sometimes at safety, sometimes man-up with a receiver, Taylor caused the Blue Devil offense fits all evening.

    After another fumble forced deep in Duke territory ended up in a 29-yard field goal by true freshman kicker Remington Henshaw, who was pushed into service beacuse the regular starter was suspended for "violating team rules."

    The Spiders entered the locker room with a slender 10-7 lead and an awful lot of confidence.

    Out of the gate in the second half, Duke attempted to regain control of the game with an 11-play, 79-yard drive to go ahead 14-10, but the Spiders responded almost immediately.

    Aided immensely by a 49-yard strike to the speedy Tre Gray, Richmond's offense delivered a response in the form of fullback Kendall Gaskins' eight-yard TD rumble to make it a 17-14 game.

    "I wouldn't trade him for anybody," Lineburg said of Gray after the game. "He's as a tough a kid as they come. He made a lot of huge plays and a lot of runs after catches that were crucial in the game."

    Having cobbled together his team and his staff, having dealt with the whirlwind of the last two weeks, Lineburg was engaged in a UFC match with the Blue Devils, and his team was not going to let go of the lead.

    Duke would once again respond with a 10-play, 73-yard touchdown driveto take the lead, but with Corp, Grey and Gaskins steadily keeping the Blue Devil defense off balance, the Spiders would take the lead again on a one-yard plunge by running back Garrett Turner to take a slender 23-21 lead.

    Richmond's defense, now wearing down against the Blue Devils, let Duke drive to the Richmond five-yard line.

    But a big sack by Spider defensive end Evan Kelly of Renfree — who was seemingly frozen by Richmond's pass defense in a textbook "coverage sack" — would force a field goal attempt by Duke placekicker Will Snyderwine, one of the best kickers in the ACC, to try to steal a victory away from the jaws of defeat.

    But Snyderwine would miss.

    In an effort to get his kick out of the way of a leaping Tre Gray, he'd push the ball to the right on a 28-yard attempt, and basically sealed the deal on the Spiders' third straight defeat of the Blue Devils.

    Snyderwine missed again from 60 yards out as the game came to an end.

    Of all the wins over Duke, it's this one by Richmond that would have to be the most improbable of the bunch.

    "I think they've hung together over some adverse conditions over the last few weeks and we're all just proud of them and we're proud of the staff for sticking together and doing things the right way," Lineburg said after the game. "We've got great kids in this program and it showed tonight. They played hard and got after it, and it was a great win for the program."