Friday, August 06, 2010

Patriot League Media Day: Coaches & Players, Part Two

Patriot League Media Day is supposed to be all about the players and coaches, and the excitement of the upcoming football season.

But with the subject of football scholarships sucking out the air in the room to some degree - and the absence of last year's offensive superstars like QB Dominic Randolph - caused some of the emphasis to be, wrongly, diverted from the coaches and student-athletes.

Lost in the issues of Craig Haley's controversial report on media day and my observations of the scholarship proceedings was what the media was supposed to be there for: the upcoming 2010 fall season. And this year has no shortage of interesting storylines and compelling personal stories. To net it all out you need to just start with the preseason picks as to who is going to be in contention. In Part Two of the roundup of Patriot League Media Day, we focus on Fordham, Bucknell and Georgetown. (more)


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Patriot League Media Day: Coaches & Players, Part One

Patriot League Media Day is supposed to be all about the players and coaches, and the excitement of the upcoming football season.

But with the subject of football scholarships sucking out the air in the room to some degree - and the absence of last year's offensive superstars like QB Dominic Randolph - caused some of the emphasis to be, wrongly, diverted from the coaches and student-athletes.

Lost in the issues of Craig Haley's controversial report on media day and my observations of the scholarship proceedings was what the media was supposed to be there for: the upcoming 2010 fall season. And this year has no shortage of interesting storylines and compelling personal stories. To net it all out you need to just start with the preseason picks as to who is going to be in contention.  In Part One of the roundup of Patriot League Media Day, we focus on Lafayette, Colgate and Holy Cross.  (more)

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Patriot League Media Day: Scholarships

Media Day for the Patriot League was - somewhat surprisingly - a packed affair this year at the Green Pond Country Club. Thirty media members - including a large contingent of radio and local TV media - were on hand to cover their local Patriot League teams.

It's promising to be another very interesting year in the Patriot League - it seems like every year it's a wide-open race, and this year is no exception - but this year's media day was as much about what was being talked about when the microphones were off as well as on.

Hanging heavily in the room was the "S" word - scholarships.(more)

Monday, August 02, 2010

What Happened To The Cannon?

So here I was, less than 24 hours before Patriot League Media Day tomorrow, and I was thinking about a topic to write about today.

Then a message board post made it a foregone conclusion; something about "little brass cannons", The "Middle Three", and "The Rivalry". Oh yeah, and a possible trophy for "The Rivalry" as well.

Being a fan of noisy, harmless firearms deployed at football games - and always a sucker for anything involving the most-played Rivalry in all of college football - I pounced on the challenge with gusto. It's time to do a little digging - where can the "Little Brass Cannon" be today?(more)

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