Tag: Football

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Passing game steps up in second VMI football scrimmage

In a workout that featured more varied scenarios and less live contact, VMI football conducted a two-hour practice with structured scrimmage segments Saturday morning on the Foster Stadium turf.

VMI holds first scrimmage of 2015 preseason football camp

VMI held its first extended scrimmage of football preseason camp Saturday with the defense having the upper hand throughout the morning workout at Foster Stadium.

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Chris Graham: Move the chains

I overuse sports analogies, so keep that in mind when I tell you how I judge the end of each of my days, by asking myself if I was able to move the chains.

JMU Football ranked 13th in preseason FCS Coaches Poll

The James Madison football team will enter the 2015 season as a nationally-ranked team as it was 13th in the preseason FCS Coaches Poll, released Wednesday afternoon.


ODU football announces future non-conference opponents

Old Dominion University football has reached schedule agreements with Hampton and VMI for single games and a home and home series with Buffalo, Athletic Director Dr. Wood Selig announced on Wednesday.

UVA college football head impact study suggests steps to reduce risk

Despite growing concerns about concussions, the NCAA has not regulated full-contact football practices, arguing that there’s insufficient data available about head impacts.

Fishburne Military School announces additions of Chip Hill, Terry Waters to athletics staff

Fishburne Military School is building on the recent success of its athletics programs with the appointments of football coach Chip Hill and wrestling coach Terry Waters, both announced at the school on Monday.

JMU football picked second in preseason CAA poll

James Madison was predicted to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association football standings while redshirt senior tight end Deane Cheatham and redshirt junior offensive lineman Mitchell Kirsch were both selected to the Preseason All-CAA Team.

Poll: Virginia voters oppose Redskins name change

A new Public Policy Polling survey of Virginia voters has the state overwhelmingly opposed to changing the name of the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

2015 Local High School Football Schedules

Complete 2015 high school football schedules for Buffalo Gap, Fort Defiance, Riverheads, Robert E. Lee, Stuarts Draft, Waynesboro and Wilson Memorial.

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W&M alumnus dedicates $1.2 million scholarship endowment to former Tribe football players

To help attract and retain promising student-athletes in the Tribe football program, Richard ’65 and Carole ’65 Kraemer are establishing a robust scholarship endowment worth $1.2 million.

The Greenbrier announces 2015 New Orleans Saints training camp schedule

The Greenbrier, the classic American destination resort in the foothills of West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, has announced the schedule for the New Orleans Saints 2015 training camp at the resort, from July 30th through August 20th, 2015.

UVA Football Preview: Does the seat finally get too hot for Mike London?

UVA athletics director Craig Littlepage said after the ‘Hoos went 2-10 in 2013 that he needed to see improvement from the football program in 2014. Well, there was improvement. Virginia started 4-2, and even in losing five of six to finish out the season, it wasn’t like the Cavs weren’t in games.


ACC has five selected to Jim Thorpe Preseason Watch List

The Atlantic Coast Conference had five defensive backs—which ties for the second highest total of any conference nationally—named to the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given annually to the top defensive back in the nation.

UVA Football: Quin Blanding, Maurice Canady named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

UVA football free safety Quin Blanding and cornerback Maurice Canady were named to the 2015 preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced Friday.


ACC football: Conference totals 25 on preseason Bednarik, Maxwell lists

A total of 14 Atlantic Coast Conference defensive players have been selected to the preseason watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top defensive player, while 11 ACC players have been chosen to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate player.

AFP headed to ACC Football Kickoff: Sponsorship opportunities available

Augusta Free Press will be on hand for the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff, July 20-21 in Pinehurst, N.C., and you can join us as our exclusive sponsor.

Former NFL center Jason Brown led to life of service through agriculture

When former NFL center Jason Brown left the St. Louis Rams in 2012 to become a farmer in North Carolina, he admittedly had no idea what he was doing.


Two ODU football games featured on FOX TV this fall

Two Old Dominion University home football games will be nationally televised this fall as part of Conference USA’s preliminary television package announced today.

UVA football season opener at UCLA to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET

The Pac-12 Conference announced today the UVA football season opener at UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 5 will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT) at the Rose Bowl. The game will be televised nationally on FOX.

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Vegas NFL Season win total picks

The ridiculously overhyped circus that is the NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror. Free agency is mostly wrapped up. A lot of changes will still come, but teams look more like they will next season than they have at any point up until now. That means that this is a good time to look at NFL season win totals for some nice betting value. (All odds are from Bovada):

Four JMU football alums sign NFL free-agent deals

James Madison football has four players that have received undrafted free agent contracts from National Football League squads.


ACC has 20 players selected In first three rounds of 2015 NFL Draft

After having nine players drafted in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Atlantic Coast Conference saw a total of 11 players taken in the second and third rounds, giving it 20 total players drafted in the first three rounds of this year’s draft in Chicago.

Analysis: Virginia Tech football brings $69 million impact, 300 jobs to New River Valley region

Virginia Tech home football games draw an influx of out-of-town fans – a boon to many businesses in the region. The visiting maroon-and-orange contingent now has a dollar value: $69 million.

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William and Mary football season tickets on sale

Season tickets for the William and Mary football team’s upcoming 2015 season are now available for purchase online at TribeAthletics.com or by calling or visiting the Tribe Ticket Office in W&M Hall at 757-221-3340.

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UVA football adds two-game series with Indiana

The UVA football program announced today a two-game series with Indiana University for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Indiana replaces Stanford on the Cavaliers’ schedule those seasons. A scheduling conflict led to the cancellation of the games between the Cardinal and UVA.

UVA spring football game set for Saturday

The UVA football team will hold its annual Orange-Blue Spring Game on Saturday, April 18 at Scott Stadium.

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William and Mary football wraps with spring game

The William and Mary football team concluded its spring practice season with the annual Green and Gold Game at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Video: Highlights from UVA football spring scrimmage

Highlights from Virginia Sports TV from Saturday’s spring football scrimmage at Scott Stadium.


ACC names Dennis Hennigan coordinator of football officiating

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced today that Dennis Hennigan, a long-time collegiate football referee, has been named as the league’s Coordinator of Football Officiating.

Colin Cowherd: Concussions are better than knee injuries

Resident tight end moron Rob Gronkowski said this week that he’d rather suffer a concussion than a torn ACL, so resident ESPN talking head moron Colin Cowherd naturally had to agree.

Long Brothers surprise St. Anne’s-Belfield with #BestDayEver

Professional football players and St. Anne’s-Belfield School alumni Chris ’04 and Kyle Long ’08 were back on campus today as part of Chevrolet’s #BestDayEver initiative.

Baltimore Ravens sign UVA grad Matt Schaub to back up Joe Flacco

UVA alum Matt Schaub signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday to serve as the backup to starting quarterback Joe Flacco.

Richmond Raiders announce season kickoff party

The Richmond Raiders professional indoor football team will hold their Season Ticket Holder Party on March 26 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.at T-Miller’s Sports Bar and Grill located at 500 E. Broad St.


ODU football hires Sam Perryman to coach cornerbacks

Old Dominion University coach Bobby Wilder has hired Sam Perryman as cornerbacks coach, Wilder announced on Monday.

Record-setting football coach Bob Ladouceur to speak at Bridgewater Collete

Bob Ladouceur, the record-setting coach depicted in the film When the Game Stands Tall, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

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Virginia Tech announces 2015 football recruiting class

Seven All-America caliber players highlight a Virginia Tech football recruiting class composed of 24 student-athletes.

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VMI football announces eight assistant coaches to staff

VMI head football coach Scott Wachenheim announced this week the addition of eight assistant football coaches to the staff.

Just writing this column so I don’t get fined

Nobody at this point cares what Marshawn Lynch has to say, and no, him saying 29 times some version of, I’m just here so I don’t get fined, isn’t funny.

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Willie Lam elevated to full-time position on Bridgewater College football staff

Bridgewater College head football coach Michael Clark announced that Willie Lam has been elevated to a full-time position on the Eagles’ football staff and will return to coach the defensive linemen next season.

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Bridgewater College football releases 2015 schedule

Bridgewater College head football coach Michael Clark has released the program’s 2015 schedule that features four night games, including two under the lights at Jopson Field.


Chelsea to use Cup defeat as a timely reminder

The quadruple is now beyond Chelsea FC but there is every reason to expect them to pull away in the English Premier League and be crowned champions this year.

If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t trying: Patriots toss up an airball

The evidence is trickling in, and it’s obvious that the New England Patriots were up to something on Sunday, which is to say, no, the deflation controversy wasn’t the weather, it wasn’t an accident, didn’t just happen.


ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, student-athlete representatives to begin era of autonomy

A group of 80 members from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC will meet Saturday, Jan. 17 at the NCAA Convention to begin a new era of autonomy aimed at protecting and improving the college experience for student-athletes.

UVA football adds Dave Borbely, Chris Beatty to coaching staff

UVA football head coach Mike London announced today the hiring of Dave Borbely as the offensive line coach and Chris Beatty as the running backs coach.