Four Southland Players Named to Walter Camp FCS All-America Team

first_img2017 Walter Camp FCS All-America Team Sam Houston State quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe was named a first team quarterback and is a repeat All-American – one of just three players who have previously earned Walter Camp All-America honors. Briscoe led the Bearkats to the FCS semifinals, passing for a nation-leading 5,003 yards and 45 touchdowns this season. The Colonial Athletic Association has the most honorees with five, while the Missouri Valley Football Conference, Ohio Valley Conference and Southland each have four honorees. OffenseWR – Keelan Doss, UC Davis, Jr.WR – Neil O’Connor, New Hampshire, Jr.TE – Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State*, Sr.OL – Aaron Stinnie, James Madison, Sr.OL – Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T, Sr.OL – Justin Lea, Jacksonville State, Sr.OL – John Cook, Central Arkansas, Jr.C – Tyler Scozzaro, Jacksonville State, Sr.QB – Chris Streveler, South Dakota, Sr.QB – Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State*, Sr.RB – Dominick Bragalone, Lehigh, Jr.RB – Josh Mack, Maine, So.PK – Trey Tuttle, Weber State, Fr. In all, players from 11 different conferences and 21 institutions are represented on the 2017 Walter Camp FCS All-America team. Jacksonville State had the most representatives with four, while FCS finalist James Madison, Central Arkansas and Weber State each had two All-America selections. Walter Camp ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – Southland Conference football earned four spots on the 2017 Walter Camp FCS All-America team, the foundation announced Thursday. UIW punter Joe Zema earned his fourth All-America distinction of the season after leading the nation in punt yard average in 2017. Walter Camp, “The Father of American football,” first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp – a former Yale University athlete and football coach – is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation – a New Haven-based all-volunteer group – was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team. Visit for more information. The Walter Camp All-America Team is selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of FCS schools. Central Arkansas offensive lineman John Cook was named to his second All-America team of the season, having also earned a first team spot on the AFCA list. Fellow Bear Tremon Smith also garnered his second national honor, landing a defensive back spot on the Walter Camp team. Smith was named to the STATS FCS All-America First Team earlier this week. DefenseDL – Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State, Sr.DL – Andrew Ankrah, James Madison, Sr.DL – Jonathan Petersen, San Diego, Sr.DL – Ahmad Gooden, Samford, Fr.LB – Brett Taylor, Western Illinois*, Sr.LB – Darius Leonard, South Carolina State, Sr.LB – Matthew Oplinger, Yale, Sr.DB – Mike Basile, Monmouth, Sr.DB – Marlon Bridges, Jacksonville State, So.DB – Tremon Smith, Central Arkansas, Sr.DB – Tre Dempsey, North Dakota State, Sr.P – Joe Zema, UIW, Gr.KR – Rashid Shaheed, Weber State, Fr. * – 2016 Walter Camp FCS All-America selectionlast_img read more


first_imgWith a nine-race card on tap, first post time is set at 1 p.m. The Rainbow Six will begin with race four, which has an approximate post time of 2:46 p.m. PT. The $100,000 Tiznow Stakes, for older horses bred or sired in California at one mile, will highlight Sunday’s program and it has been carded as race five. Edwards Going Left, with Joel Rosario up, has been installed as the narrow morning line favorite at 8-5 over Surfing Star, who’s 9-5 with Flavien Prat aboard. With $156,029 in “new” money wagered helping to create a total Jackpot pool today of $669,346, there were 335 consolation tickets, each worth $248.50.Admission gates will open on Sunday at 11 a.m. For additional information please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.center_img SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $549,038 INTO SUNDAY; NINE-RACE CARD GETS UNDERWAY AT 1 P.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (March 2, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot continues to grow, as a Jackpot carryover of $549,038 will await fans on Sunday.last_img read more


first_imgLONGSHOT WARREN’S SHOWTIME RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS APPRENTICE VELEZ & VETERAN CONDITIONER LEWIS TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:35.06WARREN HOMEBRED PROVIDES CALIFORNIA-BASED STALLION CLUBHOUSE RIDE WITH HIS FIRST STAKES WINNERARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2019)–Patiently handled at odds of 35-1, Ben and Sally Warren’s homebred Warren’s Showtime rallied from off the pace to take Sunday’s $100,00 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under apprentice Jorge Velez.  Trained by Craig Lewis, the daughter of Clubhouse Ride got one mile on turf in 1:35.06.Next to last and about three lengths off the lead heading into the far turn, Warren’s Showtime, who is out of the Warren’s Grade I stakes winning mare Warren’s Veneda, saved ground at the rail, kicked into high gear straightening for home and collared pacesetter Savvy Gal a sixteenth of a mile out en route to victory.A much-troubled eighth in a one mile turf stakes at Del Mar Sept. 2, Warren’s Showtime, one of two California-bred juvenile fillies in a field of six, paid $72.00, $18.20 and $5.80.“I’m very grateful, luck is on my side,” said Lewis, who also conditioned the winner’s sire and dam, and is part owner of Clubhouse Ride, who picked up his first stakes win as a stallion today and is currently based at Harris Farms in Coalinga.  “I said on the radio this morning that this filly had a chance.  She got wiped out in her last race at Del Mar and when you lose position early like that on the turf, you have no chance.“I just told Jorge that I’d like him to ride her like he rode Blue Skye Jade (a 3-year-old Clubhouse Ride gelding that ran second from off the pace in a $25,000 claimer at one mile on turf) on Friday.  Just be patient and it looked like there was a lot of speed in the race.  He’s very patient for a young apprentice, he can really wait.  The late great Bobby Frankel used to say, ‘I’d rather get beat staying inside on the turf than trying to win when you lose ground.’”With the winner’s share of $60,000, Warren’s Showtime more than doubled his earnings to $104,271.  A Cal-bred maiden special weight winner two starts back, he now has two wins from four starts.“I’m excited, this is my first stakes winner in my career,” said Velez, a 21-year-old Puerto Rican native.  “I’ve been in California nine months and Craig is putting me on horses.”Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Irish-bred Croughavouke was last after the first half mile, was forced very wide off the turn for home and rallied well to be second, a neck in front of Mind Out.  Off at 7-2, Croughavouke paid $4.60 and $2.80.The narrow second choice at 3-2, Mind Out appeared well positioned turning for home but lacked the necessary punch with Flavien Prat up and paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.97, 46.63, 1:10.64 and 1:22.82.last_img read more


first_imgBIG GAME SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA STARTS AT 11:30 A.M.; FREE GENERAL ADMISSION FOR SEVEN-RACE PROGRAM WITH DRINK SPECIALS & MORE OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2020)–Come for the races and stay for the Big Game.  That’s the plan this Sunday at Santa Anita, as racegoers will be treated to a seven-race program that gets underway at 11:30 a.m. with free General Admission, drink specials and a free $3,000 Football Contest.With the decision to go with a seven-race card, Santa Anita officials opted to move post time back 30 minutes, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in order to accommodate those that intend to stay for the game which is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. PT.Fans are also encouraged to visit Santa Anita’s spacious Infield Area with free General Admission and parking offered each weekend via Gate 6 off of Colorado Place.For additional information regarding Big Game Sunday at Santa Anita, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Tottenham fans FUMING as VAR denies penalty for Lascelles ‘rugby tackle’

first_imgTOTTENHAM fans were fuming on Twitter after VAR denied them a penalty during their 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle today.Harry Kane had broken into the penalty area tracked by Jamaal Lascelles when the Magpies’ centre-half lost his footing and fell at the feet of Kane.1 Bitter Spurs fans were fuming online after VAR denied Harry Kane a penalty for a ‘rugby tackle’ by Jamaal LascellesCredit: AFP or licensorsWhile there was contact made, the England striker appeared to lean into the sprawling defender to ensure he was touched before he went crashing to the turf.Flamboyant ref Mike Dean waved play on and his decision was met with wild protestations from fans inside the ground.PROTESTATIONSBut – amid protests from Spurs’ players – the next time the ball went out of play, Dean held play up while the VAR was checking whether or not it should have been a pen.Replays were shown and after a short delay, the message flashed up that the no penalty decision had been upheld.And while opinion was split online, many bitter Spurs fans were fuming with the decision.One tweeted: “VAR too scared to overrule the on field refs all weekend.”They might as well not bother, the Chelsea and United games yesterday were a joke and now a rugby tackle on Kane is fine too?”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleWhile another added: “VAR has had a shocker today. Two definite penalties not given. Lascelles with a blatant rugby tackle to Kane.”But Harry Lewis did not see what all the fuss was about and tweeted: “Rugby tackle? Watch it back lad, didn’t touch him Kane jumped on the floor. Blame Kane for missing the ball and blame Moura for missing an open goal.”Many called for a pen but one wonders how severe the protests would have been if Spurs weren’t trailing at home to a club in the middle of a crisis.He literally throws himself into Kane like a rugby tackle 😂😂😂😂Get your salt out of here.— The Amakhosi (@TheAmakhosi) August 25, 2019 #VAR and the clueless folks sat in their booth with their million screens !!If they can’t decipher that last week’s City goal WAS a Goal And that this … Kane was taken out by a Rugby tackle … Yet …What is the point of the farce ?? #Tottenham— Sully (@Sulsters_inc) August 25, 2019 Booked joelinton? Rugby tackle? Watch it back lad, didn’t touch him Kane jumped on the floor. Blame Kane for missing the ball, blame moura for missing an open goal lmao— Harry (@AfcHqrry) August 25, 2019last_img read more

Kane scores twice as Mourinho’s men spectacularly demolish Clarets

first_imgHARRY KANE led a spectacular demolition of Burnley – and it was a rampant performance we rarely see from a Jose Mourinho team.Striker Kane grabbed two goals, bringing his total to the season to 15, while Lucas Moura scrambled the second, Heung-Min Son scored a belter and Moussa Sissoko made it 5-0.7 Heung-Min Son scored a contender for goal of the season to sent Spurs fans into rapturesCredit: PA:Press Association7 The South Korean star collected the ball on the edge of his own box, and dribbled all the way upfield to scoreCredit: ReutersWhile Mourinho is known for generally playing safe with his tactics, Tottenham unleashed their full array of weapons to take apart Sean Dyche’s team who delivered a really poor defensive performance.Spurs started off as though they really meant business and pummelled Burnley.Kane’s opening goal from 30 yards in the fourth minute was outstanding, although Ben Mee was guilty of backing off.Heung-Min Son played his part in feeding the ball to Kane and the South Korean international had a hand in the second.7 Harry Kane fired Spurs into an early lead – and went on to bag anotherCredit: Reuters7 Harry Kane led by example with a double as Spurs coasted against BurnleyCredit: ReutersSON’S WONDER GOALHis shot was saved by Nick Pope, Dele Alli headed the ball across the goal and Moura stuck out a leg to score from about a yard.Sissoko hit the bar, Dele Alli should have scored when clean through and with the game not even a quarter old, Robbie Brady’s looping header hit the bar for Burnley.But just past the half hour mark, Son scored a brilliant goal from his own half as he saw off about half the Burnley team before calmly putting the ball past a beleaguered keeper Pope.After needing treatment for a knock at the start of the second half, Kane caused more havoc and hammered the ball into the top left-hand corner from just inside the area for 4-0.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic7Former Spurs winger Aaron Lennon was given a terrific reception when replacing Brady with 19 minutes to go.But Sissoko, who only scored his second Premier League goal for Spurs a week ago, added to Burnley’s misery by starting and finishing a move with Kane the provider.Before the game, Mourinho had told his team to be more angry but here, it was all smiles at White Hart Lane.7 Lucas Moura looks revitalised under Jose Mourinho and he also got on the scoresheetCredit: AFP7 Even Moussa Sissoko got on the scoresheet in the thrashing in North LondonCredit: Getty Images – Gettylast_img read more

Raiders up and running

first_imgFour defeats out of four heaped the pressure on Raiders coach Ricky Stuart, but his side got up and running despite losing Ata Hingano, Michael Oldfield (both concussion) and Sam Williams (knee) – leaving Liam Knight as their only man on the bench for the second half.Joey Leilua finished off a brilliant move which was started by Nick Cotric from his own in-goal area to put the Raiders in front and the centre added another try give the home side a 12-0 at the break, Croker converting both scores.Hingano and Oldfield were unable to return after taking heavy blows before Williams was carted off following an accidental collision with Elliott Whitehead and the Bulldogs were back in it when Kieran Foran burst through a gap to go over.But Croker gave Canberra breathing space when he got on the end of an Aidan Sezer kick to score and the captain caught another kick from the five-eighth to complete a double 63 minutes in.The influential Croker added two penalties and the game was over by the time Josh Morris went over late on, the Bulldogs also losing Brett Morris after he took a blow to the cheek.A beautiful kick! #NRLRaidersBulldogs 18-6 after 58 minutes. #TelstraPremiership #NRL— NRL (@NRL) April 5, 2018 Photo Getty Images. Caption: Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart and five eighth Aidan Sezerlast_img read more

Tokelau’s only Pacific Games athlete ready

first_imgThe country’s sports federation says its lack of representation is down to it not having had enough time to prepare for the games, and its athletes not being available.Tokelau’s national legal advisor Lise Suveinakama says the blunder will prove a valuable lesson for the nation, which has a population of about 1400.She says it is important that athletes are better organised and prepared for regional competitions.Squash player Sam Iasona, who works as a line mechanic in New Zealand, says he’s thrilled to be able to travel to Papua New Guinea.Some of his workmates have even chipped in to fly him to Port Moresby.”What started as something that wasn’t too serious, I just started playing squash about a year ago and then one of the cousins suggested perhaps I should play squash in the Pacific Games. I’ll probably be playing a lot of guys who’ve been playing a lot longer than I have so I’ve been training hard for the last year and a bit.”The men’s squash competition begins today.After being in a similar position, Vanuatu’s Mary Ramel is already planning her next table tennis event after narrowly missing out on gold in the women’s Para singles final.Competing in a major tournament for the first time, Ramel twice took the lead against New Caledonia’s Delphine Andre before losing the deciding set 11-6 at the Caritas Stadium.Her coach, Anolyn Lulu, says Ramel’s preparation was far from ideal and up until November she hadn’t picked up a table tennis bat in years.”After Cyclone Pam, which damaged our training venue, they just started training just one month before we got here so the match was very tough for her. I believe in Mary – she can do better than that – just the crowd and all this it is an inexperience for her [because] she’s never participated in any table tennis event before. The surrounding, the environment itself also contributed to her defeat. Despite that, she played well and she will go back and home and continue to train and play in upcoming events”.New Caledonia also won the gold medal in the men’s Para singles event, with Fiji winning the men’s and women’s seated Para events.last_img read more

PNG’s top three snooker players to leave for Australia

first_imgPNG champion, Geua John, Helen Samuel and Madeleine Kaina will go up against Australia’s best in the Championships that is sanctioned by the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF).The trio will be managed by Women in Snooker President, Bobbie McCarthy.PNG Billiards and Snooker Association (PNGBSA) vice president, John Chan said the Championships will provide the opportunity for the three to gauge where they are on the international level.He added that there will not a men’s team sent to the Championships.The Championships will run from the 8th- 11th of October. The trio will return the next day to Port Moresby.last_img

Canella breaks and leaves the left-handed side of Lugo lame

first_imgIt is not being a good start to the year for the nursing of the CD Lugo. Borja Dominguez’s serious injury, which will be lost during the rest of the campaign, is joined by Roberto Canella, that had to withdraw in the first part of the match of the last day against Almeria and to which He has been diagnosed with a semi-muscular muscle belly involvement compatible with grade 1 fibrillar rupture in his right leg. It’s down, which could keep it according to evolution up to one month off leave the left wing of the albivermella defense touched. Now, Curro Torres will have to choose between placing on the left-hand side an almost unpublished Lebedenko, whose performances have not been up to par, or place Serge Leuko on a changed leg. Despite being skilled, the position is not strange to Cameroon, who has already played several times in the band opposite his natural leg. In fact, he was chosen by Curro Torres to replace Canella after his injury against Almeria.This injury calls into question the need to reinforce the left-handed side. Despite having the folded position, the club will assess the possibility of propping it up in this winter market, since it is one of the positions that are under the magnifying glass so far this season. What is certain is that the team will look for at least one midfielder who covers the low of Borja Domínguez, and also a striker if it falls within the economic possibilities of Lugo.last_img read more