Monthly Archives: November 2010

College Football: Filling out the FCS All-American Ballot

It was surprising not to see either Texas State WR Da’Marcus Griggs or RG DJ Hall on the list but other than that, these lists are stacked.

As of right now, I am finding it tough to vote for several positions but have narrowed down a few.

Running Back — Nate Eachus (Colgate) and Henry Harris (SE Missouri State)

Wide Receiver — Tysson Poots (Southern Utah), Lito Senatus (Western Illinois) and Chris Summers (Liberty)

Place Kicker — Matt Bevins (Liberty)

More as it gets clearer.

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OT: Vacation

Just wanted to let everyone know I’ll be on vacation today until next Monday. That will explain the lack of updates on this blog during that span. Thanks for reading.

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College Football: How Mayforth voted in TSN’s final Top 25 ballot (Nov. 21)

Have at it, folks.

1. Eastern Washington
2. Appalachian State
3. Montana State
4. Wofford
5. Delaware
6. William & Mary
7. SE Missouri State
8. Penn
9. Stephen F. Austin
10. South Carolina State
11. Jacksonville State
12. Liberty
13. Bethune-Cookman
14. Jacksonville
15. Dayton
16. Lehigh
17. Western Illinois
18. New Hampshire
19. Cal Poly
20. Montana
21. Georgia Southern
22. Northern Iowa
23. Florida A&M
24. Jackson State
25. Old Dominion

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College Football: Scouting the Bearkats

About the School

Official Name: Sam Houston State University
Mascot: Bearkats
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Enrollment: 16,795

About the Team

Head Coach: Willie Fritz
Record: 5-5
Last Game: W, 20-13 at Central Arkansas
Leading Passer: Brian Bell (101-188-4, 1,287, 7 TDs)
Leading Rusher: Tim Flanders (146-824, 11 TDs)
Leading Receiver: Seth Patterson (32-329, 3 TDs)
Leading Tackler: Darnell Taylor (61 tackles)
Upcoming Schedule: Texas State

Let’s Go to the Video

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College Athletics: Thoughts on Hawaii going to the MWC, Big West

It looks like the WAC is back to Square One.

After adding Texas State and Texas-San Antonio last Thursday, the WAC lost Hawaii to the Mountain West and Big West. The Warriors announced they will leave the WAC to accept an invitation to the MWC (football) and Big West (all other sports).

It was first reported by the Honolulu Star Advertiser. You can read their story by clicking here.

So what does this mean for the WAC and more importantly, Texas State?

The WAC added Texas State and UTSA because it needed a pair of football-playing members and few more major media markets.

Before Hawaii left, the WAC had Idaho, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Utah State and the Warriors as its members. Adding the Bobcats and Roadrunners brought that total to eight, two over the minimum.

With Hawaii leaving, the WAC still has seven football-playing members, but for how long? WAC Commissioner Karl Benson can’t think Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State or Utah State are going to stick around for too much longer without some kind of appeasement.

Benson already saw the WAC’s longest-standing member leave (Hawaii), so what does that have to say about the overall feeling about the WAC staying intact?

If Benson can’t find another school and one of the remaining programs gets happy feet, the Bobcats are going to be left out to dry.

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College Athletics: Benson visits Texas State

Here is the audio from the press conference WAC Commissioner Karl Benson held today with members of the media.

Click to download

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College Football: My ballot

Have at it.

1. Delaware
2. Appalachian State
3. Eastern Washington
4. Jacksonville State
5. Bethune-Cookman
6. Montana State
7. SE Missouri State
8. South Carolina State
9. Wofford
10. Penn
11. Montana
12. Stephen F. Austin
13. Northern Iowa
14. William & Mary
15. Liberty
16. Jacksonville
17. Dayton
18. North Dakota State
19. Lehigh
20. Richmond
21. New Hampshire
22. Villanova
23. Cal Poly
24. Grambling State
25. Yale

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College Football: Polling, polling, polling

Here’s a preview of my ballot for the TSN Top 25:

1. Delaware
2. Appalachian State
3. Eastern Washington
4. Jacksonville State
5. Bethune-Cookman
6. Montana State
7. SE Missouri State
8. South Carolina State
9. Wofford
10. Penn

Check back in tomorrow for the rest.

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Random Musings: My appearance on Bobcat Update

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College Basketball: First impressions

Texas State scored a sweep Friday night as the women knocked off East Texas Baptist University while the men dropped Sul Ross State.

Both games weren’t very competitive, as the Bobcats won handily.

For the women, turnovers continue to be a problem as they coughed it up 26 times. Sophomore guard Diamond Ford had seven turnovers, but that is bound to happen to a leading scorer.

For the men, J.B. Conley and Tony Bishop led the way. Conley, who put on 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason, scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Bishop posted a double-double (14 points and 10 rebounds).

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