Sunday, December 30, 2007
92 Texas A&M-Commerce
100 St. Edward's
109 Oklahoma Panhandle State
115 Cameron (Overtime)
81 Xavier (La.)
89 Texas A&M-Kingsville
66 Tarleton State
12/30/07 - Women Only
Southeastern Oklahoma 64
St. Mary's 66
12/31/07 - Men
88 Angelo State
79 Incarnate Word
St. Edward's 53
Midwestern State 70
Southeastern Oklahoma 53
Incarnate Word 57
1/1/08 - Men Only
79 Southern Arkansas
83 Texas A&M-Commerce
1/2/08 - Women Only
Texas A&M-Commerce 73
Texas Woman's 65
1/3/08 - Men and Women
37 Southeastern Oklahoma 48
82 West Texas A&M 66
66 Southwestern Oklahoma 60
87 Abilene Christian 73
85 Cameron 36
91 Angelo State 72
70 Central Oklahoma 62
73 Tarleton State 57
70 Northeastern State 54
89 Midwestern State 35
61 East Central 62
63 Eastern New Mexico 58
1/5/08 - Men and Women
75 East Central 43
65 West Texas A&M 65
98 Cameron 58
107 Abilene Christian 73
88 Texas A&M-Commerce 65
91 Texas A&M-Kingsville 58
OT in Men's game
59 Southeastern Oklahoma 55
89 Eastern New Mexico 67
83 Southwestern Oklahoma 45
79 Angelo State 51
82 Central Oklahoma 76
67 Midwestern State 69
58 Northeastern State 54
65 Tarleton State 49
Thursday, December 27, 2007
EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will again turn to the high school ranks to fill a coaching vacancy.
Oklahoma Christian School football coach Tracy Holland will be named as UCO's 11th head coach at a 2 p.m. news conference today at Wantland Stadium. Holland replaces Chuck Langston, who was fired after five years. UCO went 4-6 this past season and has been the subject of an NCAA investigation into rules violations within the football program during Langston's tenure.
The selection of Holland is a continuation of a recent trend. UCO hired former Midwest City coach Terry Evans as its men's basketball coach in 2002 and hired former Edmond Santa Fe boys basketball coach Guy Hardaker to lead its women's basketball team last year.Holland has coached at OCS in Edmond for three seasons and has an 18-14 record. OCS was 7-4 this past fall and made the playoffs. Prior to arriving at OCS, Holland had a successful stint as head coach at Heritage Hall where he went 31-9, leading the Chargers to a 13-1 record in 2004. His son, Chad, was a freshman reserve linebacker for UCO last season.
Holland graduated from the University of Northern Colorado. He also spent time at his alma mater as an assistant football coach. Prior to arriving in Oklahoma, Holland had been coaching football in Europe.
Heritage Hall football coach Andy Bogert said Holland and his family came to Oklahoma in 1999 seeking treatment at Children's Medical Center for one of his sons who had been diagnosed with cancer.
Bogert served as Holland's offensive coordinator for three years.
Bogert said he believes Holland can turn around UCO's football program, which is facing sanctions from the NCAA.
"He's always at the coaches' clinics,” Bogert said. "He's the right guy for it.”
Holland coached OCS defensive back Taylor Frost for two seasons.
"UCO needs the help and he's the right coach for them,” Frost said.
Several other coaches applied for the job, including Santa Fe's Dan Cocannouer, former OU defensive lineman and Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coach Lucious Selmon and former UCO coach Gary Howard.
The choice of Holland is an indicator UCO wants someone who can rebuild the football program's image, which has suffered in the wake of the NCAA investigation and two straight disappointing seasons.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
St Thomas Aquinas 40
Tarleton State 65
Colarodo Christian 60
Texas Womans 71
Southern Arkansas 66
East Central 90
Texas A&M-Commerce 60
Eastern New Mexico 60
Lubbock Christian 74
Abilene Christian 109
Dallas Baptist 86
Southwestern OK 93
Tarleton State 72
St Edwards 58
UT-Permian Basin 76
Angelo State 77
St Marys 63
Midwestern State 75
Huston Tillotson 68
Texas A&M-Kingsville 86
Texas A&M International 72
Texas A&M Kingsville 67
Panhandle State 54
Central Oklahoma 91
Texas A&M Commerce 78
Tarleton State 79
Mesa State 60
Friday, December 21, 2007
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Former UCO coach, Gary Howard, has applied for the job. Howard coached the Bronchos for 26 years, compiling a 162-105-6 record, including the 1982 NAIA championship.
"I believe my experience and record speak for itself,” Howard said. "I know I have the qualifications, and I'm ready to get back into everything.”
Though Howard left the Bronchos' sideline, he never left UCO. Howard has been teaching in the kinesiology and health departments since being relieved of his coaching duties in 2002.
"I don't feel like I've slipped a step at all,” Howard said. "If anything, I feel recharged. I've been following the team every year and have been out there every week when I can and would love another shot at it.”
During a Thursday radio interview on the Tulsa Sports Animal, Jenks High School football coach Allan Trimble admitted to being intrigued by the vacant head-coaching position at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
The Bronchos compete at the NCAA Division II level. UCO officials would be crazy if they don't give strong consideration to Trimble, who has captured nine Class 6A championships in 12 seasons at Jenks. Trimble can coach, obviously, and you would expect him to recruit well in Tulsa County.
The jump from high school to college football certainly worked well for Trimble's former adversary, Bill Blankenship. After winning three state titles in a four-season span at Union, Blankenship resigned in order to pursue college jobs. He was sidelined for a year, but Blankenship wound up as the University of Tulsa's receivers coach. Blankenship is credited with the development of outstanding young re ceivers.
Midwestern State tops Emporia State 127-124 in four overtimes. Understandably, a lot of records were broken in this game. Most importantly for the Mustangs, it was a victory.
- Most combined points in a game (229 vs. UCO 2-10-96)
- tied for most points allowed (UCO 2-10-96)
- second most points scored (129 vs Jarvis Christian during the 89-90 season)
Thursday, December 20, 2007
According to NewsOk.com - "I haven't been interviewed, I'm not a finalist, and I haven't been on their campus,” Held said. "I'm the head coach at Southwestern, and I'm going to be back here next year. I really don't know where that stuff comes from. I just saw it and laughed.”
The same article lists former Sooner Lucious Selmon, Edmond Santa Fe High School coach Dan Cacannover and current UCO DC Steve Patterson as expressing interest. They are not classified as finalists - just as interested in the position.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris was selected to his first Pro Bowl as a starter for the NFC squad. Harris is in his 10th season in the NFL. He was a sixth round draft choice by Tampa Bay in 1997. He has played in 168 consecutive games, and has started all 81 games for Green Bay since being acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2003.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
And the winner is ... not Bernard Scott.
Abilene Christian University running back Bernard Scott is one of the fiercest competitors you're likely to meet. He'll do whatever it takes to help his team win, and he's had nothing but success in his three years of collegiate football.
This year, in fact, he was one of the best in the country. He did so well that in the voting for the Harlon Hill Trophy (the Division II Heisman) he found himself in the top three.
The other two players in that elite group were linebacker Michael Eubanks of Delta State and last year's winner, tailback Danny Woodhead of Chadron State. Both are great players. But neither had the numbers this year to beat out Scott.
Unfortunately, it seems many of the nation's Division II sports information directors ....
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Sunday, December 16, 2007
Men Only Contests
77 Central Oklahoma
71 Missouri Western
60 Southeastern Oklahoma
101 Abilene Christian
81 Dallas Baptist
65 Lubbock Christian
59 West Texas A&M
82 Texas A&M - International
85 Texas A&M - Kingsville (In Overtime)
59 Rhema Bible
68 East Central
75 Incarnate Word
81 Midwestern State (Overtime - UIW missed two FT in regulation with 2 seconds to play)
22 Hillsdale Free Will Baptist
77 Tarleton State
Blowout of the week. Can anyone explain the reason for this game on the schedule of a program of the caliber of Tarleton (and Rhema Bible and Dallas Christian)?
78 Angelo State
73 Emporia State #18
Women Only Contests
Texas A&M - International 57
Tarleton State 84
UT Permain Basin 47
Midwestern State 98
Missouri Southern 70
Northeastern State 62
Angelo State 67
Northwest Missouri 62
Men and Women
80 Eastern New Mexico 81
65 New Mexico Highlands 58
Men Only Contests
77 Central Oklahoma
84 Northwest Missouri
89 Abilene Christian
41 Rhema Bible
88 Dallas Baptist
96 East Central
77 Southeastern Oklahoma
70 Missouri Western
54 Angelo State
58 Pittsburg State
Women Only Contests
Central Oklahoma 59
Angelo State 83
Hawaii Pacific 57
UT Permian Basis 53
Tarleton State 81
Incarnate Word 42
Northeastern State 62
124 Emporia State
127 Midwestern State 4 overtime thriller
51 Southwestern Oklahoma (SWO first loss of the season)
54 Fort Hays State
78 Texas A&M Kingsville (8-2 on the season)
67 Incarnate Word
East Central 60
Texas Woman's 74
Central Oklahoma 56
#7 Washburn 66
Cameron 71 (Cameron gets 2nd win of season)
Central Missouri 68
Incarnate Word 56
Southwestern Oklahoma 62
71 Southern Arkansas
49 Southeastern Oklahoma
UT Permian Basin 75
Abilene Christian 100
Saturday, December 15, 2007
By the Chadron State College Information Office
FLORENCE, Ala. — Danny Woodhead’s signature just got a little bit longer.
Now, thanks to claiming the 2007 Harlon Hill Trophy, Chadron State’s running back will have to add two-time NCAA Division II Player of the Year at the end of his name.
Woodhead, who also won the award in 2006, is just the third repeat winner in the award's 22-year history. Texas A&M Kingsville running back Johnny Bailey won the award three times and Valdosta State quarterback Dusty Bonner won the trophy twice.
"It's a great feeling," said Woodhead, who ended his collegiate career with an all-time record of 7,962 rushing yards. "It's nice to win the award, but it's not really for me. It's for Chadron State College, my teammates, and my coaches. If it wasn't for all of them, I wouldn't be here."
Woodhead, a 5-foot-8 senior from North Platte, received 36 first place votes and received points on 81 of the 105 ballots cast. He finished with 175 total points. Abilene Christian running back Bernard Scott finished second with 122 points and Delta State linebacker Michael Eubanks was third with 100 points.
"Honestly, Michael and Bernard are just as deserving of this award as I am," said Woodhead, who was also named to the Associated Press Little All-American team on Thursday. "Those two guys are great players on great teams and they each had wonderful seasons. It was fun getting to know them this week."
In addition to setting the all-time rushing record, Woodhead ranks second in all-purpose yardage with 9,479. His 109 career touchdowns ties the NCAA record and his 654 career points ranks second all-time.
This season Woodhead rushed for 1,597 yards and scored 23 touchdowns despite missing the majority of three games with a foot injury. He also caught 53 passes for 562 yards and three scores. He helped lead Chadron State to its second-straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title and a spot in the quarterfinals of the Division II playoffs, and he's just the second player in NCAA history to post four consecutive 1,500 yard seasons.
Woodhead is also just the third player who has been a Hill candidate four years and he's the third different player from Chadron State to be a finalist. David Jones tied for sixth in 1990 and Matt Strand was eighth in 2001.
"I couldn't be happier for Danny," said Chadron State Head Coach Bill O'Boyle. "He's continued to mature and improve as a player and what he's done for Chadron State and our football team is immense. I'm proud to have coached him."
Including Woodhead, the finalists posted impressive numbers. Abilene Christian's Scott set Division II records for touchdowns scored in a season (39), rushing touchdowns scored in a season (35) and points scored in a season (234). He also rushed for 2,165 yards in 2007 to set the Lone Star Conference single season record.
Eubanks is only the second defensive player to ever reach the Harlon Hill finals. He set the all-time record for quarterback sacks with 39 and he ranks third all-time in Division II history in career tackles for loss with 70.5 for 355 yards. He finished the 2007 season with 90 tackles, 12 sacks, and 27 tackles for loss. Eubanks, along with Woodhead, also were selected as NCAA Division II Scholar Athlete winners. Each athlete was awarded an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship.
With Woodhead winning his second Hill trophy, Chadron State becomes the sixth school in Division II to claim two or more Hill trophies. The others are Valdosta State, North Dakota State, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Pittsburg State, and North Alabama.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
AP Little All-America Team
By The Associated Press
Quarterback — David Knighton, junior, 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, Harding.
Running backs — Xavier Omon, senior, 5-11, 220, Northwest Missouri State; Danny Woodhead, senior, 5-9, 200, Chadron State.
Wide receivers — Weston Dressler, senior, 5-8, 164, North Dakota; Almonzo Banks, senior, 6-2, 220, West Liberty State.
Tight end — Kolo Kapanui, senior, 6-5, 255, West Texas A&M
Linemen — Ben Hochstein, senior, 6-4, 298, Nebraska-Omaha; Heath Benedict, junior, 6-6, 320, Newberry; Brandon Barnes, senior, 6-2, 322, Grand Valley State; Mackenzy Bernadeau, senior, 6-4, 303, Bentley; Tim McCutcheon, senior, 6-4, 305, California, Pa.
All-purpose player — Ashton Gronewold, senior, 5-10, 190, Missouri-Rolla.
Kicker — Jared Guberman, junior, 5-10, 190, West Georgia.
Linemen — Brandon Swain, junior, 6-4, 255, West Texas A&M; Curtis Johnson, senior, 6-3, 245, Clark Atlanta; Kurt Kissner, senior, 6-3, 245, Mesa State; Bryan Robinson, senior, 6-3, 292, Wesley.
Linebackers — Michael Eubanks, senior, 6-2, 225, Delta State; Jerrell Freeman, senior, 6-2, 205, Mary Hardin-Baylor; Anthony Adams, senior, 6-2, 240, Grand Valley State.
Defensive backs — Randy Kush, junior, 5-10, 189, Nebraska-Omaha; Cary Williams, senior, 6-2, 190, Washburn; Kendall Ricketts, senior, 5-10, 190, Central Missouri; Matt Kostelnik, senior, 6-1, 198, Mount Union.
Punter — Michael Podobnik, junior, 6-0, 230, Arkansas Tech.
Quarterback — Mark Nicolet, senior, Hillsdale.
Running backs — Bernard Scott, junior, Abilene Christian; Justin Beaver, senior, Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Wide receivers — Scott Peters, senior, Winona State; Cedric Jones, sophomore, Valdosta State.
Linemen — Brandon Bennett, senior, Williamette; Derek Blanchard, senior, Mount Union; Tony Burson, senior, Midwestern State; Vince Cashdollar, senior, Ashland; Christian Morton, senior, South Dakota.
Tight end — Mike Peterson, senior, Northwest Missouri State.
All-purpose player — De’Audra Dix, senior, Johnson C. Smith.
Kicker — Tyler Lorenz, sophomore, California, Pa.
Linemen — Louis Ellis, junior, Shaw; Mike Czerwien, senior, Waynesburg; Jake Visser, junior, Ferris State; Dan Skutta, junior, Grand Valley State
Linebackers — Jared Brock, junior, West Texas A&M; Lateef Ferguson, senior, West Chester; Adrian Pynenberg, senior, Wabash.
Defensive backs — Ranardrick Phillips, senior, Tarleton State; Brandon Carr, senior, Grand Valley State; Brandon Carr, senior, Bethel; Sherard Reynolds, junior, Valdosta State.
Punter — Alex Groh, sophomore, Occidental.
Quarterback — Greg Micheli, junior, Mount Union.
Running backs — Nate Kmic, junior, Mount Union; Devron Wallace, senior, Shepherd.
Wide receivers — Elfren Quiles, senior, Kutztown; Jake Allen, senior, Mississippi College.
Tight end — Bryan Bergman, senior, Carthage.
Linemen — Caleb Woodall, senior, Mary Hardin-Baylor; Reid Kirby, junior, Northwest Missouri State; Patrick Gildea, senior, Southern Connecticut; J.D. Whited, senior, North Alabama; Brennan Fortune, senior, St. John Fisher.
All-purpose player — Tyler Sherden, senior, Luther.
Kicker — Jeff Schebler, sophomore, Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Linemen — Don Miller, senior, Alfred; Ron Ellington, senior, Catawba; Kirby Griffin, junior, California, Pa.; Pat McCullough, senior, Mount Union.
Linebackers — Will Clewis, senior, Central Oklahoma; Kyle Follweiler, senior, Wilkes; Jared Erspamer, senior, Northwest Missouri State.
Defensive backs — Nick Weber, senior, Wartburg; Clay Hamblen, senior, Georgetown, Ky.; Broderick Mondy, senior, Northeastern State; Chris Hemphill, senior, Central Washington.
Punter — Brandon Larkin, senior, Clark Atlanta.
Scott, Knox, Collins, Swain, and Brock are juniors.
TE +Kolo Kapanui, 6-5, 255, Sr., West Texas A&M
WR +Almonzo Banks, 6-2, 220, Sr., West Liberty State (W.Va.)
WR Weston Dressler, 5-8, 165, Sr., North Dakota
OL+Brandon Barnes, 6-2, 315, Sr., Grand Valley State (Mich.)
OL Ben Hochstein, 6-4, 268, Sr., Nebraska-Omaha
OL Reid Kirby, 6-4, 300, Sr., Northwest Missouri State
OL Tim McCutcheon, 6-4, 305, Sr., California (Pa.)
OLNathan Young, 6-3, 300, Sr., Abilene Christian
QB +Daniel Polk, 6-2, 202, Sr., Midwestern State (Texas)
RB +Xavier Omon, 5-11, 220, Sr., Northwest Missouri State
RB Bernard Scott, 5-11, 220, Jr., Abilene Christian (Texas)
AP +Ryan Chappell, 5-11, 193, So., North Dakota
K +Jared Keating, 6-0, 185, Jr., Mesa State (Colo.)
DL +Kurt Kissner, 6-3, 245, Sr., Mesa State (Colo.)
DL Dan Skuta, 6-3, 255, Jr., Grand Valley State (Mich.)
DL Brandon Swain, 6-4, 255, Jr., West Texas A&M
LB Anthony Adams, 6-1, 232, Sr., Grand Valley State (Mich.)
LB Will Clewis, 6-1, 225, Sr., Central Oklahoma
LB Jared Erspamer, 6-0, 235, Sr., Northwest Missouri State
LB +Michael Eubanks, 6-2, 225, Sr., Delta State (Miss.)
CB +Darren Banks, 5-11, 180, Jr., West Liberty State (W.Va.)
CB Cary Williams, 6-2, 190, Sr., Washburn (Kan.)
S Ranardrick Phillips, 5-10, 202, Sr., Tarleton State (Texas)
S +Sherard Reynolds, 5-10, 175, Jr., Valdosta State (Ga.)
P +Michael Podobnik, 6-0, 230, Jr., Arkansas Tech
TE Dan Pickens, 6-4, 240, Sr., Indiana (Pa.)
WR Cedric Jones, 6-0, 180, So., Valdosta State (Ga.)
WR Johnny Knox, 6-0, 180, Jr., Abilene Christian (Texas)
WR Nick Smart, 6-1, 185, Sr., Southwest Baptist (Mo.)
OL Heath Benedict, 6-6, 335, Sr., Newberry (S.C.)
OL Tony Burson, 6-4, 280, Sr., Midwestern State (Texas)
OL Mike Butterworth, 6-7, 330, Sr., Slippery Rock (Pa.)
OL Sam Collins, 6-2, 270, Jr., Abilene Christian (Texas)
OL John Strand, 6-8, 280, Sr., Chadron State (Neb.)
QB Mark Nicolet, 6-2, 220, Sr., Hillsdale (Mich.)
RB Dervon Wallace, 5-6, 177, Sr., Shepherd (W.Va.)
RB Danny Woodhead, 5-9, 200, Sr., Chadron State (Neb.)
AP Ashton Gronewold, 5-10, 190, Sr., Missouri-Rolla
K Brandon Hellevang, 5-9, 189, So., North Dakota
DL Kirby Griffin, 6-2, 275, Jr., California (Pa.)
DL Curtis Johnson, 6-4, 245, Sr., Clark Atlanta (Ga.)
DL Jake Visser, 6-2, 275, Jr., Ferris State (Mich.)
LB Jared Brock, 6-1, 232, Jr., West Texas A&M
LB Gary Butler, 6-1, 230, Sr., California (Pa.)
LB Lateef Ferguson, 6-1, 220, Sr., West Chester (Pa.)
LB Cody Stutts, 6-0, 230, Sr., Abilene Christian (Texas)
CB BrandonCarr, 6-1, 206, Sr., Grand Valley State (Mich.)
CB Rod Mosley, 5-10, 175, Sr., Texas A&M-Kingsville
S Brian Bingnear, 6-0, 200, Sr., Kutztown (Pa.)
S Randy Kush, 5-11, 200, Jr., Nebraska-Omaha
S Kendall Ricketts, 5-10, 190, Sr., Central Missouri
P Jace Amore, 6-0, 230, Sr., California (Pa.)
+ indicates top vote getter at a position
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
LSC BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
LSC North Women's
Jessica Hocker, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Sr., Guard, Spring Hill, Kan./Spring Hill HS
Hocker was a model of consistency for the week, averaging 20.0 ppg, featuring nights of 20 points, 19 points and 21 points in helping SOSU to a 2-1 record last week. She also added 5.0 rpg, and, thanks to an overtime game against Angelo State actually averaged 40.3 minutes per game for the week. From the guard position she shot 65.2 percent from the field and 81.1 percent from the free throw line, going 30-of-37.
LSC South Women's
Emily Brister, West Texas A&M University
Jr., G, Amarillo, Texas/Amarillo HS
Brister racked up a whopping 55 points - including shooting a perfect 16-of-16 from the free throw line - for an average of 27.5 points per game as West Texas A&M collected two wins over Lone Star Conference North opponents. The Lady Buffs beat Central Oklahoma, 73-60, on Thursday then picked up their fifth consecutive win with a 66-60 overtime victory over Northeastern State, in which Brister scored 34 points, more than half of the team's final tally. Her average point tally over the weekend was higher than any other player's total points; additionally, Brister grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds and dished out a team-high five assists.
LSC North Men's
Terrell Carpenter, East Central University
Sr., Guard, Chicago, Ill./Harlan Community Academy
Carpenter poured in 28 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range, and 8-of-11 from the line in East Central's 82-67 loss to Angelo State. Carpenter also finished with three rebounds, five assists and five steals while playing all 40 minutes of that game. Carpenter also tallied 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting and 4-of-6 from the line in ECU's 86-70 win over Abilene Christian. He also collected four assists and ended up with two steals in that game.
LSC South Men's
Marcus Hubbard, Angelo State University
Sr., Forward, West Palm Beach, Fla./Palm Beach Lakes
All-America candidate Marcus Hubbard started his first two games of the year and led the Rams in scoring in both contests. Against Southeastern Oklahoma, he was 14-for-19 from the floor, including 4-for-7 from three-point range, for 32 points to lead the Rams to a 74-64 win in Durant on Thursday night. At East Central, Hubbard went 8-for-18 from the field, 4-for-11 from beyond the arc, and 2-for-3 from the free-throw line for 22 points with four rebounds as ASU defeated the Tigers, 82-67, on Saturday. For the week, Hubbard was 22-for-37 from the floor, 8-for-18 from three-point range, and 2-for-4 from the charity stripe for a 27.0 average as the Rams defeated SOSU and ECU back-to-back for the first time in five years to improve to 5-2 on the season.
Three LSC players named All-Americans by the AFCA. Strangely enough, they're all on the defensive side of the ball. Congrats to all three young men.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Strand, Wendling picked to play in Cactus Bowl
4 Buffs set for Cactus Bowl
Vince Cashdollar set to play in all-star game
Two Bentley Standouts selected for Cactus Bowl
Mines’ Derek Dykstra picked for Cactus Bowl play
Unretiring for a Week
Tisdale selected for Cactus Bowl
UNA's Messing, Hunt bound for Cactus Bowl
PSAC players in the Cactus Bowl
Dressler, Alexander named to Cactus Bowl
SBU's Smart selected for the Cactus Bowl
3 Mavs Headed to Cactus Bowl
Shepherd's Wallace selected to play in Cactus Bowl
Javelinas Moseley heading to Cactus Bowl
WWU FOOTBALL: Simmons to play in all-star game
CWU Linebacker headed to D-2 All-Star Game
Kissner to play in showcase
Two Ichabods selected to D-II all-star game
Fielder, King Named To Cactus Bowl Roster
Allen, Morton and Schneider Selected to 2008 Cactus Bowl
Nicolet, Vanover selected to play in 2008 Cactus Bowl
64 Oklahoma Science & Arts
80 Southwestern Oklahoma
69 Angelo State
68 Oklahoma Panhandle State - Panhandle State is 4-2 with wins over ENMU and Cameron.
73 Rhema Bible
109 Cameron - Best chance for Aggies to get first win.
Incarnate Word 48
75 St. Edward's 45
68 East Central 56
74 Texas A&M-Commerce
64 Southern Arkansas - SAU is 5-2 (both losses to 7-4 North Alabama). Commerce stumbled against MSU after beating Tarleton by 20.
38 Rhema Bible
100 Tarleton State
Texas Woman's 60
Midwestern State 63
Incarnate Word 55
Newman (KS) 46
Southwestern Oklahoma 61
Thursday, December 6, 2007
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me,” said Evans, a native of nearby Warner Oklahoma. “When you look at the facilities, and in meeting with several within the NSU community, it is very easy to understand everything is in place for us to be successful in the Athletic Department, and specifically in the football program. “There are many young men who will want to call Northeastern State University home. We are going to recruit hard over the next several weeks and bring in quality student-athletes to become RiverHawks. This is a great situation and I am convinced we can win.”
“Kenny Evans has proven he has the credentials to lead Northeastern State and our football program,” said Eddie Griffin, director of athletics. “His experiences and expertise as a solid recruiter will help take us to the next level. In addition to being a great recruiter, he has also proven to be a dynamic coach who relates well to student-athletes from diverse cultures, making them men of character and outstanding citizens. NSU is proud to have him as a member of our family.”
“I want to express my gratitude to the screening committee for their tireless efforts in our search to find a new head coach for our football program,” said Kim Cherry, NSU Acting President. “This group screened more than 60 applicants in a short period of time, and I want to commend them on a job well done.
“I believe Kenny Evans, as an NSU alumnus, proven leader and coach, is the right person for Northeastern State University and I want to encourage all NSU alumni, faculty, staff and students to rally around our new coach as we move forward.”
His past stops include:
Louisiana Tech (2007) Linebackers Coach
North Texas (1998-2006) 2005 AFCA National Assistant Coach of the Year. Asst HC 2005-2006, Defensive Coordinator 2002-2005, recruiting coordinator 2000-2002, TE Coach 1998-1999.
Missouri Southern (1989-1997)
Southeastern Oklahoma (1986-1988) Defensive Coordinator
Florida (1985) WR Coach
Oklahoma (1982-1984) Graduate Assistant
Miami (OK) HS (1981)
Tulsa World Article
Muskogee Phoenix Article
Tarleton State assistant Todd Ivicic has joined the Cardinals' staff as defensive coordinator. Ivicic worked the past three seasons at Division II Tarleton and the six before that with Head Coach Mike Santiago at I-AA Stephen F. Austin.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Dulin hired as Coffeyville CC football coach
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COFFEYVILLE (AP) -- Darian Dulin has been hired as new head football coach at Coffeyville Community College, replacing Jeff Leiker, who took over as the school's athletic director after seven seasons at the helm of the Red Ravens.Dulin has been defensive coordinator for the past three seasons at Tarleton State University, an NCAA Division II school in Stephenville, Texas, that finished this season at 9-2.Before his latest stint at Tarleton, Dulin was defensive coordinator at Butler Community College in Kansas for one year. Prior to that, he coached defensive backs and the secondary at Tarleton from 2000-2003.He also coached at Sam Houston State University and as a graduate assistant coach at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina.Coffeyville finished this season with a 5-5 record, including a 4-3 mark in the Jayhawk Conference.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Another source of information for fans of division 2 sports is up and running. A great choice when wanting to learn more about teams we will be facing in the playoffs (for football and basketball) without having to go all over the internet to try and find the info.
Check them out. We will keep a permanent link on the sidebar.
QB Daniel Polk - Midwestern State
WR Jerale Badon - Abilene Christian
TE Chris Johnson - Abilene Christian
OL Nathan Young - Abilene Christian
OL Patrick Schwenke - West Texas A&M
OL Floyd Headen - West Texas A&M
K Jon Roberts - West Texas A&M
DT Twain Myles - Tarleton State
LB Steve Allen - West Texas A&M
LB Will Clewis - Central Oklahoma
CB Rod Mosley - Texas A&M-Kingsville
S Renardrick Phillips - Tarleton State
Players from LSC opponents in 2007. Chadron State players CB Beau Wendling and OL John Strand, Mesa State's DE Kurt Kissner, NW Missouri's DE Dallas Flynn and LB Matt Robertson, and Washburn's CB Cary Williams and DT Eric Butler will be on hand. WT fans will also remember South Dakota's Amos Allen and OL Chris Morton and Tim Schneider. RB Danny Woodhead of Chadron State (listed on a pre-official roster) is now rumored to be headed to the Hula Bowl.
A couple of notable names for the East squad are LB Michael Eubanks of Delta State (a Harlon Hill finalist) and RB Jamar Brittingham of Bloomsburg, who rushed for over 5,600 yds in his career, including 2,260 and 32 TDs in 2005.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Lizzie Brenner, University of Central OklahomaJr., Forward, Woodward, Okla./Woodward Junior star spearheaded UCO's first sweep of Abilene Christian and Angelo State since 1992-93 with another stellar all-around week, averaging 19.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 blocks a game while shooting 55.2 percent (16-of-29) from the field . . . Brenner had 14 points, five blocks and four steals in a 73-52 rout of ASU, then led UCO to a come-from-behind 78-69 win over ACU with 24 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.
Jastin Flenory, East Central University Sr., Post, Ardmore, Okla./Ardmore HS Flenory shot 60.9 percent from the floor and 86.7 percent from the line while averaging 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 6.0 steals as East Central's Lady Tigers went 2-1 last week. In a 73-58 loss to St. Mary's, Flenory posted a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and a school-record 11 steals. She followed that up the next night with a 17-point, 9-rebound and 6-steal performance in ECU's 69-64 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville. Earlier in the week, she was a perfect 6 of 6 from the floor and finished with 13 points, despite playing just 19 minutes in the Lady Tigers 84-51 route of Southwestern Christian. Flenory entered the 2007-08 season as ECU's all-time steals leader and had the highest field-goal percentage in the Lone Star Conference at 59 in 2006-07. She is currently shooting 61.8 percent from the field this season and is averaging 4.6 steals.
LSC South Women's
Brittni Morrison, Midwestern State University Sr., Forward, Archer City, Texas/Archer City HS Morrison splashed in a career-high 25 points in a 76-61 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State Thursday and then helped the Mustangs to an overtime win over Cameron on Saturday as the Midwestern State enjoyed a 2-0 week. The 5-11 senior forward hit on nine of her 10 shots from the field against SWOSU including 5-of-6 from the arc. She also pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists. Morrison came a rebound shy of a double-double in Saturday's 71-60 overtime win over Cameron as she finished with 12 points and nine rebounds, while adding four assists. For the week, the Archer City native averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and four assists while shooting 58.3 percent (14-of-24) from the field.
LSC North Men's
Nate Perry, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Sr., F, Racine, Wis./Mesa Community/Racine HS Perry averaged 23 points and 8.5 rebounds as the Bulldogs became one of only two LSC schools to remain undefeated after road victories over defending league champion Midwestern State and previously unbeaten Tarleton State. Perry made 62% of his shots and put up back-to-back, 23-point games in the Bulldog victories.
LSC South Men's
Wendell Mulkey, Texas A&M University-Kingsville Jr., Point guard, San Antonio, Texas/East Central Mulkey played brilliantly from his point guard position, averaging 10 points, 4.3 assists, 4.3 steals and 3.3 rebounds per game as the Javelinas went 3-0 on the week to improve to 5-0, tying the second best start in school history. Mulkey had a career-high 7 seals in Saturday's win over Southeastern Oklahoma and 6 steals against Incarnate Word. He had a career-high 8 rebounds against East Central and 6 assists against Incarnate Word. He scored all of his points from the field and all from inside the 3-point arch. Mulkey led a Javelina defensive effort in which the Hogs allowed only 55.7 points per game and allowed opponents to shoot only 37% from the floor.
National voting concluded on Nov. 30 and the top three finishers are invited to the Shoals for the presentation banquet. The winner of the 2007 award, which is presented by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee, will be announced at the Harlon Hill Trophy and Division II Football Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, Dec. 14, in Florence, prior to the NCAA Division II Football Championship Game on Dec. 15.
Good luck Bernard.
Duane Dirk - DC at Sam Houston State (3 years); former DC at Tarleton State (2 years) and Central Oklahoma (13 years)
Keith Baxter - HC at Southeastern Oklahoma (4 years) OC at SEO (12 years); also 6 months as HC at Texas A&M-Kingsville, resigned for family reasons without coaching a game.
Is Jenks coach Allan Trimble in the mix?
Saturday, December 1, 2007
88 Oklahoma Panhandle State (Men Only)
48 St. Mary's
43 Texas A&M-Kingsville (Men Only)
68 Central Oklahoma
71 Washburn (Men Only) OVERTIME
49 Rhema Bible
56 Northeastern State (Men Only)
71 Texas Woman's
70 Henderson State (Women Only)
45 UT Permian Basin
94 Angelo State (Women Only)
72 St Edwards
73 Southeastern Oklahoma (Women Only)
82 West Texas A&M 73
90 Central Oklahoma 60
70 Abilene Christian 61
86 East Central 62
66 Eastern New Mexico 67
77 Northeastern State 77
75 Angelo State 82
64 Southeastern Oklahoma 77 IN OVERTIME
53 Texas A&M-Kingsville 63
63 Southwestern Oklahoma 78
52 Tarleton State 60
72 Texas A&M-Commerce 70
Texas Woman's 77
Cameron 59 (Women Only)
64 West Texas A&M 66
53 Northeastern State 60
81 Angelo State 90
67 East Central 83
70 Abilene Christian 79
59 Southeastern Oklahoma 92
79 Eastern New Mexico 80
80 Central Oklahoma 96
79 Texas A&M-Kingsville 61
56 Cameron 51
71 Midwestern State 53
59 Texas A&M-Commerce 67
Texas Woman's 60
Southwestern Oklahoma 74 (Women Only)
Top Games of the Week
UCO (6-1) - Washburn (4-1) - LSC vs MIAA matchup that could possibly be NCAA playoff preview. UCO's lone loss was to Southwest Baptist also of the MIAA. Could be important come regional ranking time later in the season. Washburn topped UCO in OT 71-68. Poor shooting and 22 turnovers contributed to the loss. Sam Belt led the Bronchos with 17 pts and 6 rebs, and Eric Cazenave had 16 pts and 6 rebs, but were a combined 9-26 from the field.
Top Men's LSC Crossover Game
Texas A&M-Kingsville (5-0) at Southwestern Oklahoma (7-0) Thursday Night
The Bulldogs were ranked #18 nationally in last week's poll and are likely to move up after topping previously unbeaten Tarleton State in Stephenville Saturday night (they did, they are now ranked # 13, while TAMK received 7 votes to finish 6 places out of the poll). The Javelinas are somewhat of a surprise at 5-0, and might not be unbeaten when the get to Weatherford (St Mary's upset them Tuesday night). Nate Perry (17.6 pts, 6.7 rebs), Trevor Guy (13.4 pts, 6.4 rebs) and Clarke Hale (13.6 pts) lead SWO. Saturday, SWO raced out to a 12-3 lead at Tarleton, and did not trail until about 7 minutes to go. Down 53-57 with 6:46 to go, the Bulldogs outscored TSU 21-7 to over the next 6 minutes to put the game away. As a team SWO shot 58% in the second half and 53% for the game. For the Javelinas its Wendell Mulkey leading the way, not so much with his scoring (11.8 pts), but distributing the ball (4.6 assists) and taking it away from opponents (4 steals per game). Four different players have led the Javelinas in scoring (5 games). TAMK is last in the LSC in rebounding margin (-7.8), and FT % (56.2%), but lead in turnover margin (+7.4 per game). NOTE: In a season that is only three weeks old, Perry has been LSC North Player of the Week twice, and Trevor Guy once, while Wendell Mulkey has been LSC South Player of the Week twice.
Other good games
West Texas A&M (6-2) at Central Oklahoma (6-1)
The leading scorer for the Buffs (Robert Lee) is only averaging 12.1 per game, but there are 7 players averaging at least 7.9, and six different players have led the balanced Buffs in scoring. Sam Belt has a little more star power for the Bronchos (15.9 pts, 6.6 rebs), but UCO has 6 players averaging more than 9 points.
Tarleton State (5-1) at Texas A&M-Commerce (1-5)
Don't let TAMC's record fool you, they almost always play Tarleton tough. The top two scorers in the LSC will be here - Avery Patterson (19.5) for Tarleton State and Scooby Johnson (19.2) for TAMC.
Top Women's Game
Tarleton State (4-0) at Texas A&M-Commerce (5-2) Thursday Night
Brittnie Haley leads the Texanns with 16 pts and 6 rebounds per game. Britney Jordan is the leader for the Lions with 16.8 pts, 5.2 rebs, 3.2 assts, and 3.5 steals per game. Defense should be on display, with TAMC second in scoring pts defense and FG percentage defense, while TSU is fourth in scoring pts defense, and third in FG percentage defense. Who wins the turnover game could determine who wins the game - TAMC leads the LSC at +5.1, while Tarleton is fifth at +2.5.
West Texas A&M (3-2) at Central Oklahoma (5-1)
WTAM has won 3 in a row after dropping their first two games of the season. You know who (Emily Brister) leads the team (and LSC) in scoring (23 pts) and is second on the team in rebounds (6 per game) while Jamie Dreiling is second on the team in scoring (10.6 pts) and is the leader in rebounds (7.4). For UCO, its Lissie Brenner leading the way with 19.2 pts (2nd in LSC) and 11 rebounds (1st in LSC). She has won the LSC North player of the week twice so far. UCO has the #2 scoring offense in the LSC, WTAM has the top scoring defense. Ditto for FG percentage shooting.
Angelo State (4-2) at Southeastern Oklahoma (5-1)
Angelo State (4-2) at East Central (4-1)
Tough road week for the Rambelles. SEO has won 5 in a row and leads the LSC in scoring at 78.2 per game and rebound ing with 46 per game and rebounding margin a plus 12 per game. Jessica Hocker leads the team with 16.7 pts per game.
ECU is second in scoring margin at +15.4 per game and is the top shooting team from the floor at 46%. Lacey Goldwire is the leading scorer with 17 pts per game.
Camille Perkins leads the Rambelles in scoing with 13.5, but is joined by three others in double digits. ASU does not really stand out in any statistical category, but does enough to win.
Men & Women (unless noted)
65 Texas A&M Commerce 45
72 West Texas A&M 61
60 East Central 69
69 Texas A&M Kingsville 64
56 Northeastern State 46
77 Abilene Christian 56
78 Central Oklahoma 73
69 Angelo State 52
61 Cameron 62
71 Tarleton State 76
78 Southwestern Oklahoma 61
71 Midwestern State 76
(obviously women only)
Southestern Oklahoma 79
Texas Woman's 73
Saturday December 1
89 Central Oklahoma 78
88 Abilene Christian 69
85 Northeastern State 41
61 Angelo State 63
52 Southeastern Oklahoma 75
58 Texas A&M Kingsville 70
73 Texas A&M Commerce 75
53 Eastern New Mexico 54
68 Cameron 60
91 Midwestern State 71
81 Southwestern Oklahoma 73
75 Tarleton State 79
56 NM Highlands
80 West Texas A&M
Top matchup for the women - Thursday night
Preseason favorites #13 Texas A&M Commerce (4-1) at #21 West Texas A&M (2-2) - Britney Jordan (20.5 ppg, 3.5 steals) leads TAMC against Emily Brister (24 ppg, and 2.5 steals) and WTAM. WT outscored TAMC 38-23 in the second half, and took a 61-45 victory. Emily Brister led WT with 19 pts (16 in the second half) and had 5 steals. Britney Jordan had 15 pts and 5 rebounds for TAMC, but was only 5-19 from the field.
Other good games:
UCO (3-1) at Angelo State (3-1) Thursday night - Lizzie Brenner leads UCO in scoring (19.3) and rebounding (12.0), while freshman Camille Perkins (14.3) is ASU's leader. UCO knocked off Emporia State (#3 at the time) earlier and received votes in the latest national poll. The Rambelles started the game 1-19 from the field, falling behind 18-2 eight minutes into the ballgame, and never recovered. Mallory Markus (16) and Lizzie Brenner (14) led UCO, while Camille Perkins and Tiffany Hardwell each had 11 for ASU.
SWO (3-1) at Tarleton State (2-0) Saturday night - another freshman, Lucy Ramon (14.3) is SWO's leading scorer. For the TexAnns, Soph Brittnie Haley is the scoring (16.0) and rebounding (10.5) leader. SWO outscored TSU 24-7 over the last 11:44 to force overtime, but the TexAnns outscored the Bulldawgs 17-11 to win. Brittnie Haley's 15 pts led 5 TexAnns in double figures. SWO was paced by Allie Burden with 19 pts and Lucy Ramon with 18.
Top matchup for the men - Saturday night
Southwestern Oklahoma at Tarleton State - The Bulldogs (5-0) are ranked #18 in the latest NABC poll, while Tarleton State (4-0) received 2 votes. Nate Perry (15.4 ppg, 6.0 reb pg) and Clarke Hale (13.8 ppg) lead SWO while Avery Patterson (19.5 ppg, 7.5 reb pg) and Jefrey Henfield (15.3 ppg, 2.0 steals pg) lead the Texans. A victory by the Texans should vault them into the rankings next week. The Bulldogs took advantage of 25 Texan turnovers and beat Tarleton 81-75. Avery Patterson (27 pts) and Jeffery Henfield (18 pts) led the Texans, who suffer their first defeat of the season. Nate Perry (23 pts) was one of four Bulldogs to score in double digits. SWO is now 7-0 on the season and is one of two undefeated LSC teams (TAMK 5-0).
Other good ones:
Also #21 Central Oklahoma (4-1) will travel to unbeaten Angelo State (3-0) and Abilene Christian (3-0) and give the Rams and Wildcats an early chance to prove they can contend in the South. UCO playing well despite Sam Belt (14.4 ppg) not really hitting his stride yet. Denell Stephens (16.3 ppg, 7.7 reb pg, 4.0 steals pg) and Quinn Barfield (14.3 ppg) have lead Angelo State while waitng for Marcus Hubbard to get healthy. For Abilene, its been Brandon Callahan (14.7 ppg, 5.0 asst pg, 2.7 steal pg) and Kejan Sencanski (13.7 ppg, 6.0 reb pg) leading them early on. Marcus Hubbard made his debut for ASU and scored 16 pts and pulled down 7 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as UCO wins 78-69. Sam Belt (20 pts, 8 rebs) and Eric Cazenave (18 pts, 7 rebs) led the Bronchos. UCO shot 48 free throws to only 29 for ASU.
Saturday afternoon, ACU almost overcame a 10 point deficit, missing a free throw that would have tied the game with 4 seconds to play. David Thomas had 24 pts and 7 rebs to lead the Bronchos, and Sam Belt added 19 pts and 10 rebs. Callahan had 25 pts to lead all scorers. UCO knocked two teams from the unbeaten ranks this week.
Another battle of unbeatens, ECU (2-0) travels to Kingsville (3-0). James Reynolds (13.0 ppg) and Terrell Carpenter (12.5 ppg, 5.5 asst pg) lead the Tigers, while Wendell Mulkey (13.7 ppg, 5.3 asst pg, 4.3 steal pg,) and Juan Lanauze (12.7 ppg, 7.0 reb pg, 1.3 blk pg) are pacing the Javelinas. TAMK soph Dominick Jones led all scorers with 17, and was one of 5 Javelinas in double figures. Wendell Mulkey had 12 pts, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Terrell Carpenter led ECU with 14 pts and had 7 rebounds. TAMK shot 57% in the second half as TAMK wins 69-60.