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Here’s a little mid-season Heisman Hype
In the thick of things…
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson, Sr.: Boyd (1,783 yards, 15 TDs, 2 INT) doesn’t get the Heisman Hype other players get because he plays in the ACC. But the Tigers are 6-0 and have an excellent chance of making a BCS bowl appearance. Winning the ACC conference championship in addition to an undefeated regular season would raise Boyd’s...Read more »
There was no stopping Stony Brook’s prolific offense a year ago when the Seawolves averaged 36.2 points per game and topped the 27-point mark eight times on the way to a 10-3 record and second-round elimination in the FCS playoffs.
But their 27-3 victory Saturday night at Colgate marked the high-scoring mark for the Seawolves (3-3) through their first six games, and that total included a defensive...Read more »
We’re at the halfway point of the season and as usual it’s another weekend that has serious national title implications. Georgia, Florida, LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma are all in contention for conference/national titles. They also all have tough games. The top 5 could be drastically different next week.
No. 25 Missouri (5-0, 1-0 SEC) @ No. 7 Georgia (4-1, 3-0), Noon: Georgia could be in trouble...Read more »
At 2-3 after a skin-of-their-teeth 21-13 victory over Bryant Saturday night at LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook’s Seawolves have lost a little of the surface luster they began the season with when they were as high as 12th in the FCS polls. But as exciting as their clutch fourth-quarter performance was for a record Homecoming crowd of 11,224, it was even more gratifying for those in the SBU locker room...Read more »
Stony Brook’s schedule was front-loaded with the toughest opponents first, but even though the Seawolves have played better than their 1-3 record indicates, they already are in jeopardy of missing the FCS playoffs for the first time in three seasons.
Although Northeast Conference contender Bryant (3-1) is a non-league opponent, it’s vital for Stony Brook to win its homecoming game against...Read more »
Don McPherson already had Long Island roots in common with Pro Football Hall of Famers John Mackey and Jim Brown. After Saturday, he'll match them again with another notable accomplishment.
Syracuse will retire the West Hempstead native's jersey during Saturday's game against No. 3 Clemson.
McPherson was a consensus All-American in 1987 with the Orange. He also won the Davey O'Brien...Read more »
The America East made a major move Thursday, announcing a complete change in its men’s basketball conference tournament format.
The move doesn’t come as a surprise as the conference came under some scrutiny after top-seed Stony Brook fell to No. 4 Albany in the tournament semifinal last season.
The first round and semifinal games in last season’s tournament were hosted by Albany.
A...Read more »
There are several games this weekend that have serious national title implications. Florida State is looking to stay undefeated and in the top 10, while two undefeated PAC-12 teams in Washington and Stanford look to keep its names in national headlines. Ohio State will get its toughest test (vs. Northwestern) to date and Notre Dame looks to keep its BCS hopes alive against Arizona State.
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USC fired Lane Kiffin and UConn axed Paul Pasqualoni. Both firings were expected, especially Kiffin’s. Pasqualoni’s firing was understandable, but it’s not easy winning at UConn.
Is there anyone next on the chopping block? Not at the moment, as many of the top programs have coaches who are in the early stages of their contracts.
On the hot seat . . .
Mack Brown, Texas: The...Read more »
On the surface, Stony Brook’s move up to the Colonial Athletic Association, regarded by some as the SEC of the Football Championship Subdivision, looks pretty rough after four games. The Seawolves are 1-3 overall and 1-2 in CAA play after blowing an 11-point halftime lead in a 35-21 loss to No. 2-ranked Towson Saturday night at LaValle Stadium.
They are a little wobbly after three straight...Read more »