Friday, June 17, 2011

LSC Roundup 6-17

Neiswander Begins Pro Football Career in Canada
MONTREAL – It was only an exhibition game and the stats won’t count, but that won’t keep former Angelo State quarterback Josh Neiswander from forever remembering Thursday night. Neiswander, a rookie quarterback with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League, completed 7-of-13 passes for 88 yards and led the two-time defending Grey Cup Champions on a pair of field goal scoring drives while preserving a 27-15 exhibition win over Winnipeg.

Neiswander, who entered a game with the Alouettes already leading late in the third quarter, completed his very first pass attempt but a holding call negated the play. He completed his next two passes before two incompletions ended the drive. In the fourth quarter, the Winnsboro, Texas, native engineered a five-play, 27-yard drive and a seven-play, 56-yard drive to set up a pair of field goals by Sandro DeAngelis.

Montreal did not play veteran starter Anthony Calvillo and gave all the game reps to its three back-up quarterbacks – Adrian McPherson, Ricky Santos and Neiswander. McPherson started the game and gave way to Santos after giving the Alouettes a lead in the first quarter. The trio combined to go 26-for-44 in the contest and racked up 407 yards through the air, nearly all of the team’s 434 total yards on offense. McPherson went 6-for-10 for 112 yards and Santos completed 13-of-21 passes for 207 yards. Both players found the end zone, completing touchdown passes to Bo Bowling and Brandon London.

Neiswander, who re-wrote the record books at Angelo State and graduated with a master’s of business administration in December, signed with Montreal after impressing the coaching staff during the team’s three-day rookie camp. Montreal will play one more exhibition contest before opening the defense of its back-to-back CFL titles against the BC Lions at home June 30.

Elsewhere in the CFL, former Ram defensive end Calvin Fance is pushing for playing time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as the team opens its exhibition slate against the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday.

Terry Tabbed to Lead Greyhound Baseball Program
Courtesy: Culver-Stockton Sports Information
Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director, Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced the addition of Chris Terry to the staff as the Greyhounds new baseball coach. Terry joins the ENMU staff after a highly successful stint at Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) and succeeds Phil Clabaugh, the Greyhound coach for the last 20 years.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to be the next coach at Eastern New Mexico University,” said Terry. “Both the academic and athletic direction of the university impressed me and I am looking to move the tradition forward and into a new era.”

“The bottom line is that he’s a winner,” said Geiser. “He proved he can win at Culver-Stockton, where he was the head coach.” “We believe he is a fit for Eastern New Mexico University. We put him before a lot of people during the interview process and everyone was impressed. Our search committee did a great job, as we started with over 106 applicants and narrowed it down to three finalists. Chris Terry emerged as our best choice to lead the baseball program.

Terry was the head coach at Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) since the 2007 season and has registered three seasons with at least 30 wins. In 2011, he guided the Wildcats to a 36-15 record, with a 24-4 mark in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. For his efforts, Terry was selected as the HAAC Coach of the year, while the team received 11 all-conference honors. Ranked 23rd in the NAIA, CSC received a bid to the national championship tournament. Prior to his stint at Culver Stockton, Terry spent seven years at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, Calif.


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