Eastern Michigan players use sledgehammers to smash wall

   September 1, 2014 7:15 pm    0

The Eastern Michigan football team used a unique stunt to fire up its players and fans before the Eagles’ season opener against Morgan State. Several Eastern Michigan players used sledgehammers to knock down a cinder-block wall before their teammates ran out of the tunnel Saturday at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Mich. Knocking down the wall took a…


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Gannon features area players on two-deep depth chart

Alex Davis, Gannon senior OL

   September 1, 2014 8:56 am    0

The three area NCAA Division II football teams are set to kick off their seasons this week. Edinboro will open Thursday, followed by Gannon and Mercyhurst on Saturday. Here’s a look at former District 10 players who are on the Gannon two-deep depth chart (Depth chart might change by game day): Former Strong Vincent standout Alex…


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Conner’s big half leads area major-college football players

   August 31, 2014 10:17 am    0

As he did all last season, McDowell graduate James Conner led a group of District 10 graduates at the Football Bowl Subdivision level this weekend. Conner, a 6-foot 2-inch, 250-pound sophomore rushed for 153 yards and four touchdowns during the first half of Pitt’s 62-0 victory over Delaware. Conner was expected to see time at defensive…


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Penn State set for morning game in Ireland

   August 30, 2014 8:13 am    0

The coach, kickoff time and stadium are all new to the Penn State football players as they prepare to play their opener against Central Florida. Coach James Franklin will make his Penn State debut as the Nittany Lions face Central Florida at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, today at 8:30 a.m. The game will be televised…


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On Campus: College football cram session

   August 29, 2014 11:58 am    0

Meadville graduate Artrel Foster didn’t see the field when he redshirted with the Temple football team as a freshman in 2013. Foster won’t forget the first game of his college career any time soon. Temple, sparked by its defense, rolled to a 37-7 victory at Vanderbilt on Thursday night. The 6-foot, 170-pound reserve defensive back…


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Prep grads Terry, Williams enter season No. 3 at MSU positions

   August 29, 2014 7:09 am    1

Michigan State has high expectations as it opens the season tonight with a home game against Jacksonville State. Mark Dantonio’s Spartans are coming off a 13-1 season in which they won the Big Ten championship and claimed a victory in the Rose Bowl. MSU returns many of its key offensive players, including quarterback Connor Cook and…


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Check out Edinboro, Gannon, Mercyhurst photo galleries

   August 28, 2014 9:30 am    0

The Edinboro football team opens the local Division II season a week from today when the Fighting Scots visit Carson-Newman in Jefferson City, Tenn. Gannon and Mercyhurst will follow with openers Sept. 6, as the Golden Knights host  Southern Connecticut State and the Lakers visit Bentley in Waltham, Mass. With the openers approaching, here’s a look at photo…


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Ten former District 10 players at FBS programs

   August 28, 2014 7:44 am    0

Ten former District 10 football players are on rosters for major-college programs in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season. Check out the list, which includes two players at Penn State, Notre Dame and Michigan State, one at Pitt and three at other schools. The group is headlined by Pitt sophomore James Conner, who will play running…


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College Kickoff Countdown: Opening day is here


   August 28, 2014 6:30 am    0

Tonight is the opening night of major-college football, which will be highlighted by the Texas A&M at South Carolina game. Here’s the schedule (along with a link to the broadcast schedule on espn.go.com.): Texas A&M at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Chattanooga at Central Michigan, 7 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Howard at Akron, 7 p.m….


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Prep grad Greenawalt listed No. 1 on Colgate depth chart

   August 27, 2014 1:54 pm    0

It didn’t take long for Cathedral Prep graduate Alex Greenawalt to move up the depth chart for the Colgate football team. Greenawalt, a 6-foot 3-inch, 200-pound true freshman, is listed as the No. 1 receiver on the depth chart in the Raiders’ game notes going into the season opener at Ball State in Muncie, Ind., on Saturday…


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