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    Alcorn St: Alcorn State 2014 Bravefest Set for April 12th

    04-03-2014 01:48 AM


    Alcorn State 2014 Bravefest Set for April 12

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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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    SE Louisiana: Former Lion Nathan Stanley Making Mark With AFL's San Jose SaberCats

    04-06-2014 09:33 AM


    HAMMOND – Former Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Nathan Stanley is currently thriving as a member of the Arena

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    SE Louisiana: Spring Game Highlights Super Lion Saturday

    04-11-2014 07:22 AM


    HAMMOND – The defending Southland Conference champion Southeastern Louisiana football team will close out spring

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    SE Louisiana: Southeastern Closes Spring With Impressive Spring Game Performance

    04-12-2014 11:42 AM


    HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana offense racked up 443 total yards, while the Lion defense was credited with

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    Nicholls St: Colonel Quarterbacks Shine in Final Spring Scrimmage

    04-12-2014 03:00 PM


    THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University football team wrapped up its spring practice with its annual Spring

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    Nicholls St: Lardarius Webb Helps Support Nicholls Athletics

    04-16-2014 09:55 AM


    THIBODAUX, La. – Former Colonel stand out and current Baltimore Raven Lardarius Webb has donated $25,000 to Nicholls

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    Nicholls St: Colonel Quarterbacks Throw Out First Pitch

    04-14-2014 09:00 AM


    THIBODAUX, La. – Nicholls State University football quarterbacks Tuskani Figaro, Beaux Hebert and Kalen Henderson

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    Nicholls St: Colonel Football Holds Annual Pro Day

    04-17-2014 06:00 AM


    THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University football program hosted its annual Pro Day on April 10 at John

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    Nicholls St: Colonel Football Spring Wrap Up

    04-19-2014 06:13 AM


    THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University football team concluded its 2014 spring season earlier this week.

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    Morehead St: Football Closes Out Spring Practice With Exhibition Game

    04-19-2014 04:45 PM


    The Morehead State football team closed out spring practice with an exhibition game on Saturday afternoon at Jayne

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    Drake: Second-Half Rally Leads Defense In Drake Football Spring Game

    04-19-2014 07:03 PM
    The Drake University football team's defense used a 20-0 rally during the second half of the Bulldogs' annual

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    E. Kentucky: Spring Football Update: Scrimmage #1

    04-05-2014 11:26 AM


    RICHMOND, Ky. – On a crisp and breezy Saturday morning, the Eastern Kentucky University football team held its

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    E. Kentucky: Spring Football Update: Practice #10

    04-11-2014 09:15 AM


    RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University football player Matt Lengel hasn't seen much time on the gridiron

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    E. Kentucky: Spring Football Update: Scrimmage #2

    04-12-2014 11:08 AM


    RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University football team held its second scrimmage of the spring season Saturday

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    E. Kentucky: Spring Football Update: Practice #13

    04-18-2014 05:26 AM


    RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University football player Brandon Stanley is one of the few veteran returning

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    N. Dakota St: “Those Who Stay WILL BE CHAMPIONS” Film to Premier at Sixth Annual Bison Showcase

    04-07-2014 10:45 AM


    North Dakota State University athletics is proud to announce, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions" film

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    N. Dakota St: Bison Complete First Scrimmage to Mark Halfway Point of Spring Camp

    04-12-2014 10:55 AM


    FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State marked the halfway point of spring football by conducting its first scrimmage

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    N. Dakota St: NDSU National Championship Fan Collection Now On Sale

    04-16-2014 11:15 AM


    FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State University and Jostens have partnered to let fans claim their piece of history

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  • Time To Prove It, Assessing New Hampshire

    New Hampshire easily beat a decidedly out-classed Central Connecticut State team, 43-10 Saturday in Durham, before -- I estimate -- 7,500 fans. As many people as one might expect for an early season game against a non-league opponent on a spectacular early fall afternoon. But more than the outcome may have been decided.

    By Peter Colby
    CSN Contributor
    College Sporting News

    For each of the last eight years UNH has had a series of stellar quarterbacks leading the Chip Kelly, Sean McDonald "Go-Go" offense into the FCS Playoffs. This is a different team, lacking the quick punch, big play offense as in the past. However, this UNH team does seem to have better balance. A very experienced offensive line providing room for some very good running backs, senior Chris Setian, and sophomores Nico Steriti and Jimmy Owens.

    There was a down to the wire pre-season battle for the quarterback position between red-shirt freshman Sean Goldrich, sophomore Andy Vailas and senior James Brady. Goldrich won out and looked good in the season opener against Holy Cross, but was injured on the second play of the second game at Minnesota.

    Replacement Andy Vailas has also been good in his first two games, including Saturday's easy win. He seems to read well, has not thrown the ball up for grabs and doesn't at all mind tucking and running. But the previous offensive flamboyance of the recent past is not evident. Yet. I think Coach McDonald will stick with Vailas as long as the offense is going well enough, but will re-insert Goldrich (assuming his shoulder is well) if it isn't performing.

    Last year's leading ground gainer, senior Dontra Peters, has been moved to cornerback. It is not an easy transition if you've been thinking about yourself as a runningback for as long as you've been at the D-I level but Dontra has taken it on. His athleticism and intelligence have lead him to play a respectable corner which will only improve with playing time.

    I mentioned a more balanced UNH team this year, that would include the defensive line and especially the backfield who have played pretty well the first three games. Last year's backfield was a young group and they were inconsistent. Most of the same guys are back this year and you can see them gaining confidence with each game. The anchors of the UNH defense is the linebacker duo of Mat Evans (2011 Buck Buchanan Award winner) and Alan Buzbee. They are fast and experienced and work well together.

    The UNH kicking game, however, has not been at all adequate thus far. Placekicker, junior Mike MacArthur, a proven CAA caliber kicker has been very inconsistent and a lot of points have not been tallied that should have been. Watching him closely as he came from the field Saturday, following two missed field goals and three punts that came off his foot badly, he looked absolutely at a loss. I would guess it's a matter of confidence, sometimes a tough thing to get back once you start doubting yourself.

    We here in New Hampshire have a lot of confidence and respect for head coach Sean McDonald to sort it all out. He's not just a good coach, but a good man as well that the players rally around.

    The coaching staff was dealt a serious blow when offensive coordinator Ryan Carty was stricken with stroke-like symptoms days before the Minnesota game. It was only the second game of this year and he has not participated since. For the Minnesota and Central Connecticut games the play calling seems to have been subdued and Carty's absence may be a part of the reason. The offense seemed less creative and more slow paced.

    ODU fans might be interested that there are four Virginia kids on the UNH squad. Starting offensive lineman Ricky Archer from The Plains, Virginia, starting senior defensive end Rand Vines from Roanoke, freshman wide receiver Kyon Taylor from Springfield and freshman Hayden Knudson from Alexandria.

    Old Dominion will be favored for Saturday's game, at noon at Foreman Field, and rightly so. Although both teams are just beginning the most meaningful part of their schedules, Old Dominion has shown a more potent offense and may well emerge as the team to beat in the CAA. New Hampshire still has a lot to prove before it can be considered in contention for conference leadership.

    New Hampshire has suffered from the heat in the past when playing Virginia schools in September. I can recall playing field temperatures of well over 100 at Richmond and Harrisonburg but that doesn't look to be the case for Saturday. The forecast is for good skies and temperatures in the low 80s.