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    Savannah St: SSU Looking to Improve in Second Scrimmage

    04-04-2014 08:31 AM


    Savannah, Ga. -- The Savannah State University football team finished another solid week of preparation, which

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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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    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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  • 2013 CSN Big Sky Conference Preview: With 24 Playoff teams, will more be from the BSC?

    Having made an appearance in the NCAA Division I National Championship game three of the last five seasons, the Big Sky Conference has established itself as one of the premier conferences in the Football Championship Subdivision.


    By Kent Schmidt
    CSN West Columnist
    College Sporting News

    Eastern Washington last year went the farthest in the playoffs of the Big Sky schools but lost in the semi-final round to national runner-up Sam Houston State.

    The conference will continue with 13 schools and be the largest FCS conference.

    With 13 schools, the BSC will look to follow the CAA model for playoff participants. The CAA with 12 teams, seemingly received four or five bids each year and with the Big Sky’s Gridiron Power Index numbers, there is no reason to believe that this will be the case in the future for this premier league in the West.

    All teams will again play eight conference games and there will be just one division. Teams can also play conference teams in non-conference games, something that will occur three times this season. Teams will have two rival schools that will be on each year’s schedule but the others will be on a rotating basis.

    For the teams that might make a run for the title are last year’s three playoff participants in Eastern Washington, Cal Poly and Montana State. Montana and Northern Arizona return a number of key players and will likely be in the mix as well.

    CSN BIG SKY CONFERENCE PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

    1. Montana State
    2. Eastern Washington
    3. Montana
    4. Northern Arizona
    5. Cal Poly
    6. Sacramento State
    7. North Dakota
    8. Northern Colorado
    9. Weber State
    10. Southern Utah
    11. Portland State
    12. UC Davis
    13. Idaho State

    Offensive Player of the Year:
    DeNarius McGhee, QB, Montana State, Sr.

    Defensive Player of the Year:
    Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana, Sr.

    Biggest Shoes to Fill:
    Brad Sorensen, QB, Southern Utah

    CSN BIG SKY PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE

    OFFENSE
    Wide Receivers
    Greg Hardin, Sr., North Dakota
    Tanner Bleskin, Sr., Montana State
    Tackles
    Danny Kistler Sr., Montana
    Giovanni Sani, Sr., Cal Poly
    Guards
    Gavin Farr, S. Utah, Sr.
    Steven Forgette, E. Washington, Sr.
    Center
    Ashton Miller, Sr., Eastern Washington
    Tight End
    R.J. Rickert, Jr., Northern Arizona
    Quarterback
    DeNarius McGhee, Sr., Montana State
    Running Backs
    Zach Bauman, Sr., Northern Arizona
    Cody Kirk, Sr., Montana State
    Fullback
    Dalton Turay, Jr., UC Davis

    DEFENSE
    Tackles
    Sullivan Grosz, Sr., Cal Poly
    Tim Wilkinson, Sr., Northern Arizona
    Ends
    Zack Wagenmann, Montana, Jr.
    Zak Browning, Southern Utah, Soph.
    Linebackers
    Jordan Tripp, Sr., Montana
    Ronnie Hamlin, Sr., Eastern Washington
    Clarence Bumpas, Sr. Northern Colorado
    Cornerbacks
    T.J. Lee III, Sr., Eastern Washington
    Anders Battle, Sr., Northern Arizona
    Safeties
    Lucky Dozier, Sr., Northern Arizona
    Allen Brown, Sr., Eastern Washington

    SPECIAL TEAMS
    Placekicker
    Colton Cook, Sr., Southern Utah
    Return Spec.
    Shaquille Hill, Soph., Eastern Washington
    Punter
    Bobby Zalud, Sr., Cal Poly

    CSN BIG SKY GAMES OF THE WEEK

    Appalachian State @ Montana, Aug. 31
    The Grizzlies lost in Boone last year. Can the Grizzlies send the Mountaineers a loss in their last FCS season?

    South Dakota State @ North Dakota, Sept. 7
    These two old DII NCC rivals meet in Grand Forks. Will North Dakota use the home field advantage to upend the Jackrabbits?

    Northern Arizona @ UC Davis, Sept. 14
    This is the league opener for both. NAU never trailed in last year's first-ever meeting.

    Southern Utah @ Sacramento State, Sept. 21
    Two middle of the pack teams from a year ago meet. Will this win move one of these teams towards the top?

    Eastern Washington @ Sam Houston State, Sept. 28
    Two of FCS elite meet in Texas in a rematch from the playoff semifinals from a year ago.

    Northern Arizona @ Montana State, Oct. 5
    Two preseason favorites meet in Bozeman. Can NAU win two straight years in the state of Montana?

    Eastern Washington @ North Dakota, Oct. 12
    The Eagles make the trip to Grand Forks. Will they handle the long trip and come home with a victory?

    Cal Poly @ Montana, Oct. 19
    The Mustangs made a splash a year ago in their first Big Sky season a year ago. This game will tell us if they will be a contender again this year.

    Eastern Washington @ Montana, Oct. 26
    These two rivals meet again in Missoula. Can the Grizzlies handle the Eagles at the friendly confines of Washington Grizzly Stadium?

    Cal Poly @ UC Davis, Nov. 2
    These two California rivals meet again in the Horseshoe Classic. Can the Aggies use the home field to win this one?

    Southern Utah @ Weber State, Nov. 9
    These two Utah schools meet in Ogden. The Wildcats lead the series including holding on to win last year's match.

    Montana State @ Eastern Washington, Nov. 16
    This game will likely decide the Big Sky title. Can the Bobcats travel to Cheney and win or will the home red turf give the Eagles the victory?

    Montana @ Montana State, Nov. 23
    This should continue to be the best way to end the Big Sky schedule. Will this year's "Brawl" in Bozeman be another classic between these two rivals?