The Rangers mauled their way to a 27-17 win over No. 13 Pearl River by clamping down on the Wildcats when the going got tough and utilizing a team-first concept that coach Ricky Woods has tried to instill into his players all offseason. (September 3, 2010, Page 8A)
Lafayette’s football team has always been about family. Throughout the program’s history, family members have been playing for the red and gold in the hopes of carrying on a tradition that has been set years prior.
This year’s group of Commodores is no different as brothers Jamel and Demarkus Dennis support one another on the field in the attempt to make LHS a better team.
Demarkus, the team’s leading running back, and Jamel, the team’s leading tackler at linebacker, have combined to make a formidable tandem for opposing teams to try and slow down each Friday night. (September 3, 2010, Page 9A)
Six weeks after being hired to his first head coaching position since high school, Vanderbilt’s Robbie Caldwell is ready to lead a team through the tunnel and on to the field Saturday night. All Caldwell is hoping for is not to trip and take out his Commodores before they can begin play against Northwestern. (September 3, 2010, Page 9A)
It may be a while before Derek Dooley can revive the Tennessee Volunteers into a championship contender, but he is trying and doing everything he can to make it happen sooner rather than later.
Dooley was hired from Louisiana Tech in January to clean up the mess left by former coach Lane Kiffin. The Volunteers may have gone 7-6 overall last year, but the way Kiffin departed, and the amount of damage he did to the program’s reputation in recruiting with the NCAA, left many feeling like the Volunteers were a sub .500 team. (September 3, 2010, Page 9A)
If there is a weakness in the Oxford Chargers lineup, then Lafayette coach Anthony Hart has yet to find it. The veteran coach and leader of the No. 1 team in Class 4A said his team’s opponent on Friday night is strong on both sides of the ball, especially on the defensive line. (September 2, 2010, Page 6)
Explosive was the word that Oxford coach Johnny Hill used several times to describe Lafayette’s offense and quarterback Jeremy Liggins earlier this week. Hill’s Chargers have the extremely tough task of trying stop, or at least slow, the potent Commodores, who have scored 83 points the first two weeks against Cleveland and Memphis Trezevant, Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field. (September 2, 2010, Page 7)
The anticipation of seeing quarterback Jeremiah Masoli take a snap in Ole Miss’ season opener against Jacksonville State Saturday turned into dismay Tuesday afternoon as the NCAA denied his waiver to play this season.
The NCAA said in a statement released Tuesday that while Masoli can continue to practice with the team, continue his graduate level studies and receive financial aid, he would not be eligible to play until 2011 because of his dismissal from the team at Oregon. (September 1, 2010, Page 6)
Starting the season fast hasn’t been a problem for Steve Spurrier while he’s been at South Carolina. The Gamecocks have been one of the Southeastern Conference’s best teams in the months of September and October during his five-year tenure, but when the season hits the last month of the season, the Gamecocks have routinely fallen on hard times. (September 1, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — One of the leaders of the Ole Miss defense, senior end Kentrell Lockett, will miss Saturday’s season opener against Jacksonville State due to an irregular heartbeat. (more…) (August 31, 2010)
It may sound strange to hear that a coach that won 11 or more games his first three seasons as well as a national championship is on the hot seat, but that’s exactly the case for Les Miles at LSU. The 2010 season’s results might well decide if Miles is still coaching at LSU in 2011. (August 31, 2010, Page 7)