Lamar Moves Forward, SFA's Moses Tabbed One of Nation's Best QBs
by, 05-07-2010 at 01:00 PM (2496 Views)
Lamar continues to move forward with their vision of putting a successful football program together, one that could catapult it to the ranks of a [url=http://www.collegesportingnews.com/entry.php?70-Hart-Drafted-by-Jags-Expansion-Realignment-in-the-SLC]Football Bowl Subdivision[/url] (FBS) entry.
This week, Lamar University president James Simmons [url=http://www.lamarcardinals.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/050610aaa.html]announced that seven new suites will be built[/url] and leased for $25,000 a year (with a three-year commitment) in the athletic complex in the end zone. According to the release, leases will include 16 tickets to each home game and parking passes.
Further changes in Beaumont include the launch of a new design for [url=http://www.lamarcardinals.com]LamarCardinals.com[/url]. The school, which is one of a few in the league along with Nicholls and Texas State to use CBS College Sports (formerly CSTV) is a more modern look.
Lamar still has some online hurdles to accomplish, notably the web streaming of games that are not covered under the [url=http://www.lamarcardinals.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/040910aaa.html]television contract[/url] that the program put together in the last few months.
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Speaking of our up and coming Southland Conference schools, UTSA continues to move forward with future scheduling.
Though they will not play a down of SLC football, the Roadrunners added a [url=http://www.goutsa.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=315549&SPID=34919&DB_OEM_ID=13100&ATCLID=204941017]2012 game against Stephen F. Austin[/url] along with home-and-home arrangements with Kansas State and the [url=http://www.goutsa.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=315549&SPID=34919&DB_OEM_ID=13100&ATCLID=204939088]University of Houston[/url] in the past week.
I have said before in this medium that UTSA's decisions as it pertains to football has a vast impact on that of the SLC, especially now that Lamar has joined TXST and to a lesser extent, Sam Houston State, in potentially preparing to move to FBS.
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The Sports Network has a new writer in the form of former Princeton beat writer Craig Haley. In one of Haley's first stories, he tabs [url=http://sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2/misc/haley/index.htm]SFA quarterback Jeremy Moses as one of the tops in the Football Championship Subdivision[/url].
Moses has topped 40 touchdowns the last two years and despite the changing of the guard at wide receiver, continues to find success in throwing the ball around the field. In 2008 against arch rival SHSU in the "Battle of the Piney Woods", Moses set NCAA records for pass attempts (85), completions (57) and still took a loss to the Bearkats.
No other SLC quarterback received mention from Haley, but let's keep an eye on Tyler Beaty of Southeastern Louisiana as we move forward into 2010. He has shown that he is capable of picking up where the now departed Brian Babin has left off.
At this point, the rest of the quarterbacks in the SLC remain a mystery, especially as signal callers like TXST's Bradley George and McNeese's Derrick Fourroux have now departed after exhausting their eligibility.
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Five [url=http://www.southland.org/ViewArticle.dbml?temp_site=NO&DB_OEM_ID=18400&ATCLID=204941504]SLC football players were named to the 2010 Hampshire Honor Society[/url] by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame this past week.
The team honors college players who have maintained a 3.2 GPA or higher, while being a significant starter (or contributor) in their last year of eligibility.
McNeese had three selection in Beau Lasseigne, Justin Beitzel and Kurt Reeves. SFA had Tim Knicky and TXST rounded out the group with Travis Houston.