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    Austin Peay: Football readies for #SpringFB14 at Fort Campbell

    04-23-2014 04:12 PM
    Saturday won't just be about the annual Red and White Spring Game at Fort Cambell for Austin Peay Athletics. A host

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    Cal Poly: 2014 Cal Poly Football Coaches Clinic Kicks Off Friday Afternoon

    The 2014 Cal Poly Football Coaches Clinic will be held Friday and Saturday on the Cal Poly campus. Registration begins Friday at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Performing

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    Duquesne: VIDEO: Bone Marrow Registry

    04-23-2014 02:49 PM
    The Duquesne football team sponsored the national "Get in the Game. Save a Life." bone marrow registry on Wednesday,

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    S. Dakota St: Jackrabbits finalize 2014 football schedule

    04-23-2014 02:00 PM
    South Dakota State to host six games at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium during upcoming 2014 campaign.

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    Indiana St: Sycamore Football Spotlight: Joey Arbino

    04-23-2014 02:29 PM
    Sycamore Football Spotlight: Joey Arbino

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    Penn: Bagnoli to Retire After 2014; Priore to Take Over

    04-23-2014 11:01 AM
    Bagnoli's 23rd season at Penn will be his last.

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    North Dakota: Get ready for a busy weekend on UND Insider

    04-23-2014 11:34 AM
    Get ready for a full weekend of events on UND Insider on UNDsports.com. UND Insider is the official video portal of UND athletics. Check out the

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    North Dakota: UND Football Spring Kids Clinic set for April 26

    04-23-2014 03:19 PM
    GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Parents, sign your children up for this year's FREE UND Football Spring Kids Clinic to be held at the Alerus Center on

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    New Hampshire: New Episode of Inside Wildcat Country to Air on WBIN/FCS-Atlantic

    04-22-2014 11:00 PM
    DURHAM, N.H. – A new episode of Inside Wildcat Country, the University of New Hampshire athletic department’s monthly magazine

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    Harvard: Harvard Football Hosts Annual Bone Marrow Drive

    04-22-2014 11:00 PM
    The Crimson will hold its annual Harvard Football Bone Marrow Drive Friday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Annenberg Hall.

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    Ivy League: Penn's Bagnoli Set to Retire After 2014 Season; Priore to Assume Duties as Head Coach

    04-22-2014 11:00 PM
    PHILADELPHIA*-- Al Bagnoli, who has served as the George A. Munger Head Coach of Football at the University of Pennsylvania

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    Alabama A&M: AAMU Spring Football #13

    04-23-2014 04:52 AM


    NORMAL – Head coach James Spady wrapped up his thirteenth practice of the spring semester at Alabama A&M with

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    NC Central: NCCU FOOTBALL SIGNS TRANSFER TO FILL NEED AT WIDE RECEIVER

    04-22-2014 08:50 AM


    DURHAM, N.C. – At the end of spring practice, NCCU first-year head football coach Jerry Mack said he was looking

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    Holy Cross: Mike Fess Named Crusader Of The Year

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    E. Illinois: Garoppolo Invited To NFL Draft In New York

    04-22-2014 03:46 PM


    Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is one of 30 prospects that have been officially accepted an invitation

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    Austin Peay: Govs enjoy time on Fort Campbell's Challenge Course

    04-22-2014 10:16 PM
    While the Govs have worked hard on the field and in the weight room, they've also worked on developing the bonds of

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    Morgan St: Blue-Orange Spring Game set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26

    04-21-2014 09:27 AM


    BALTIMORE, Md. – Morgan State fans should mark their calendars for Saturday, April 26 as the Bears will conclude

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    Portland St: Super Bowl Players To Host Legends Game At Hillsboro On May 18

    04-22-2014 07:25 AM


    The Portland State Football Spring Game and NFL Legends Game will be played May 18 at Hillsboro Stadium. The NFL Legends Game, featuring numerous

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    Wagner: Seahawk Profile: Max Wassel

    04-22-2014 08:45 AM


    Max Wassel Discusses Spring Practice

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    NC Central: NCCU FOOTBALL SIGNS TRANSFER TO FILL NEED AT WIDE RECEIVER

    04-22-2014 08:50 AM


    DURHAM, N.C. – At the end of spring practice, NCCU first-year head football coach Jerry Mack said he was looking

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  • CSN West: Busy Week in the West Entering Round Two of the Playoffs

    When the playoff field was announced a week and a half ago, I was bracing myself for what could be six West teams playing in five games this week. With the Central Arkansas victory last Saturday at Tennessee Tech, that is exactly what I got. The other five ‘West’ teams had byes in the opening round.

    By Kent Schmidt
    CSN West Columnist
    College Sporting News

    So this week, I will be covering five games in basically a six to seven hour window this Saturday.

    And no, I am not complaining.

    What games do we have for the ‘West’ teams this week?

    My day will start by covering the Central Arkansas at #4 seed Montana game at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

    I will then add attention to Stony Brook at #1 seed Sam Houston State and New Hampshire at Montana State an hour later at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.

    One hour later, I will put additional attention on James Madison at #2 seed North Dakota State at 4:00 p.m. Eastern.

    And finally, in a game I will attend in person, I will see Wofford at #5 Northern Iowa at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

    Five games in six or seven hour window. I hope I sleep well on Friday!

    Have this many 'West' teams been included before?

    Yes, but typically they had played each other. There is only one West vs. West game in the round of 16, Montana versus Central Arkansas.

    In the past, a Southland team played a Big Sky team and maybe a Missouri Valley team played a Big Sky or Southland squad.

    I like the variety this year as we get to see how West teams are against other conferences like the Colonial Athletic Association, the Southern Conference and the Big South Conference at once to get a better understanding of who might field a better league.

    How do I see these games coming out?

    I have projected earlier that all home teams will win in these games and it just so happens that five of the six West teams play at home this week.

    I see five teams from the West still playing as we enter the quarterfinals the following weekend. Having to cover just three games then will probably feel like a breeze in comparison to this week.

    But again, I am not complaining. My hope is that as many West teams make it as far as they can.

    I truly would like nothing more than having two West teams play for the national title. I can rest in the offseason.

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    CSN WEST PLAYOFF GAME PREVIEWS

    Montana players hold The Great Divide Trophy after their defeat of Montana State 36-10 in an NCAA college football game in Bozeman, Mont., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Albans)Central Arkansas (9-3, 6-1 SLC) @ #4 Montana (9-2, 7-1 BSC), 2:00 p.m. Eastern

    This is the only matchup of two West teams this week and thus is my top game of the week. The Bears come into this game having won their last eight games, including their first Division I playoff game last week on the road against Tennessee Tech.

    Montana comes into this one with after a bye week and has been streaking like the Bears in winning their last seven contests.

    The Grizzlies and Bears have never met before.

    Montana is 12-0 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium against Southland Conference teams in the playoffs, and has won those games by an average score of 45.25 to 12.25.

    Montana last played a Southland team in 2009 in the quarterfinal round with a 51-0 victory.

    The Bears have never faced a Big Sky team but they did play Portland State in the 1993 Division II playoffs, prior to Portland State joining the Big Sky. PSU won 45-31.

    Montana is a team that likes to run it first—ranking 21st in the country in this statistic. Peter Nguyen is the leading rusher with 689 yards.

    But the Grizzlies can throw it a little bit too with quarterback Jordan Johnson, who has thrown for 1,792 yards and 15 scores.

    As was seen last week, the Bear offense revolves around the throwing from quarterback Nathan Dick who has thrown for 3,010 yards with 30 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. His top targets are Jesse Grandy (46 catches, 731 yards, 8 TDs) and Dominique Croom (38-518-7).

    While I think the two offenses are relatively even, I think the difference in this game will be the defenses. Montana gives up just 321.55 yards per game to rank 22nd in the country. Central Arkansas ranks 98th by giving up 408.0 yards.

    I like what I see with the Grizzlies and think they will win rather comfortably this week. I like the Grizzles by two touchdowns.
    Montana 31, Central Arkansas 17.

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    For the other West team playoff games this week, I will just provide a quick score prediction.

    Stony Brook (9-3) at #1 Sam Houston St. (11-0), 3:00p.m. Eastern

    Sam Houston State 38, Stony Brook 21

    New Hampshire (8-3) at Montana St. (9-2), 3:00p.m. Eastern
    Montana State 28, New Hampshire 24

    James Madison (8-4) at #2 North Dakota St. (10-1), 4:00p.m. Eastern
    North Dakota State 31, James Madison 28

    Wofford (8-3) at Northern Iowa (9-2), 5:00p.m. Eastern
    Northern Iowa 24, Wofford 21