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    Incarnate Word: Annual Red-White Spring Football Game

    04-05-2014 06:17 PM


    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Ė 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. Ė 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: Tigersí 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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  • CSN West: Top Seed as an Underdog

    Way back before the 2011 NCAA Division I Football Championships began I foresaw a Montana vs. North Dakota State final. But another West team still has a say in that prediction. Sam Houston State in undefeated and #1 seed. So while NDSU plays at home these semifinals, the Bearkats are hosting the Griz.

    By Kent Schmidt
    CSN West Columnist
    College Sporting News

    It is rare that a top seeded team that is also undefeated would be considered an underdog. But that is what Sam Houston State has had to endure ever since the playoffs started.

    There is no way most experts thought that SHSU could move on after struggling to defeat Big South champions Stony Brook 34-27.

    Most so-called experts have stated that the Southland Conference championsí undefeated season as a mirage especially after this narrow win in the teamís first playoff game. They would say as soon as they see some of the top competition from the so called better FCS conference such as the Colonial Athletic Association, Southern Conference, Big Sky Conference, or the Missouri Valley Football Conference, they would be ousted.

    Well, I was one of the so-called experts last week that thought the same thing. Not only was I wrong, I was not even close. Sam Houston State not only defeated but they destroyed Big Sky co-champion Montana State last weekend and will look to defeat the other Big Sky co-champion Montana this Friday.

    How did the Bearkats win the game over Montana State?

    Sam Houston State beat the Bobcats 49-13 Saturday. It was a game that SHSU scored the last 21 points in a game that MSU had closed to within 28-13 in the third quarter.

    SHSU scored the first of these points as Brandon Closner returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown after MSU had cut the margin to 28-13.

    Ryan Wilson scored from the one after Richard Sincere's 52-yard run. Torrance Williams added scores on runs of 56 and 21 yards earlier.

    SHSU dominated the statistical category with 501 yards to 329 yards, with 437 of those on the ground.

    How have the Bearkats won?

    After last weekís win, SHSU has won 16 straight games dating back to last year.

    Tim Flanders has rushed for 1,273 yards and 21 touchdowns this season, although was slowed to just 38 yards against Montana State, and also leads the team with 28 receptions for 404 yards. Sincere is the second-leading rusher with 913 yards and is third in catches with 25 for 449 yards.

    Quarterback Brian Bell has thrown for 1,841 yards and 18 touchdowns, with just four interceptions.

    Have Montana and Sam Houston State met before?

    Yes, and in the same round of the 2004 playoffs. Back then, the Bearkats traveled to Missoula but were rudely welcomed as the Grizzlies blew out the Kats, 34-13. Earlier that season Sam Houston had beat Montana 41-29 in Huntsville.

    The two teams have met three other times.

    They first met in a 2001 Championships quarterfinal game in Missoula, 49-24 win for the Griz and then in the 2003 regular season in Missoula, another Griz win at 38-14.

    Montana has been great during the semi-final round in its history. The Grizzlies are 7-3 in this round but just 1-2 on the road. The Grizzlies, however, did win their last road semi-final with a win over James Madison.

    The one semi-final is all SHSU has had in their history.

    With Montana coming to town, Sam Houston State will likely be played as the underdog again. But that might be just what Coach Willie Fritzís team will want. They can just keep winning in this role.

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    CSN WEST SEMIFINAL PREVIEWS

    #4 Montana (11-2) at #1 Sam Houston State (13-0), Friday, 8:00 p.m. Eastern


    Last week, Montana and Sam Houston State both blew out their opponents in the quarterfinal round, destroying respectively Northern Iowa and Montana State. These two teams are the hottest of the four remaining teams left playing. Montana has won nine straight, while Sam Houston State as mentioned is undefeated and the only FCS team this year that can make that claim.

    For Montana, quarterback Jordan Johnson was key to the win over UNI, accounting for four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing). A sophomore as well, Johnson rushed 10 times for 86 yards, and completed 13-of-20 passes for 196 yards.

    As mentioned above, Sam Houston State will look to run the ball first and has several running backs that can lead the attack.

    While both offenses have been very prolific, the two defenses have probably been more dominant. Montana, which ranks in the top 20 for almost every defensive category, has allowed just 51 combined points in its last five games or just over 10 points per game.

    The Bearkats were ranked as the top-scoring defense before the start of the playoffs but slipped by giving up 27 points to Stony Brook in the second round.

    Like most playoff games against teams that are nearly equal in talent, the turnover margin will likely come down to the winner.

    Before the playoffs started, I predicted Montana to win their third national title and I really canít go against this pick right now despite the Grizzlies playing on the road. This game to me, however, is one that could go either way but I will take the Grizzlies by a field goal.
    Montana 27, Sam Houston State 24

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    Georgia Southern (11-2) at North Dakota State (12-1), Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Eastern

    These two teams were originally scheduled to play in Fargo in September but Georgia Southern backed out to get another home game. I believe the football gods really wanted to wait until the semifinal round to see which of these two teams are better, and not in September.

    This should be another game that might go down to the wire. The key to me in this game is who will be better in their respective best weapons. Georgia Southern employs the triple option offense and NDSUís top side is their defense.

    NDSUís defense shutout high scoring Lehigh last week in the quarterfinals in the Bison 24-0 win while Georgia Southern had the closest contest amongst the four quarterfinal games but still won rather comfortably 35-23 over Maine.

    The Eagles held the ball over 42 minutes last week within their option attack that is led by quarterback Jaybo Shaw. He leads the Eagles with 14 touchdowns, while Robert Brown (72.1 ypg), Dominique Swope (77.2 ypg) and J.J. Wilcox (seven TDs) are all running backs behind him that will see carries.

    NDSUís offense should be able to move the ball on the Georgia Southern defense but will need to hold onto the ball unlike last week where the Bison had three turnovers.

    The Bison offense runs the ball first with running backs Sam Ojuri (75.2 ypg) and D.J. McNorton (73.9 ypg). But quarterback Brock Jensen can throw the ball when needed. He completes 68 percent of his passes and has 12 touchdowns to just three interceptions.

    The Fargodome should again be at near sellout numbers this week and will help the Bison with their noise.

    Georgia Southern will likely be the best team that has ever visited Fargo. But as with my pick of Montana, I picked North Dakota State to get to the national championship game. NDSU has not shown me signs that it will stop this ride and I believe the home field will give the Bison the win. I like NDSU in another three point game.
    North Dakota State 31 Georgia Southern 28