Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HSC Tigers Win 5th Game of Season

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Head Coach Marty Favret enjoyed a nice homecoming at his alma mater as his No. 22 (AFCA) Tigers defeated Catholic University 35-27 in the first week of ODAC play. Hampden-Sydney received a huge offensive boost from sophomore running back Evan King, who scored the final three touchdowns of the game. With the win, Hampden-Sydney improves to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the ODAC.

H-SC took just two drives to strike first. On the seven play, 80-yard drive, junior quarterback Travis Lane (Mills Godwin) was 4-for-5 for 66 yards, including the 39-yard touchdown pass to junior Sean Cavanagh (Clover Hill).
Four plays later Catholic tied the game at 7-7 after Greg Cordivari hit Lawerence DeSimone for a five-yard touchdown...

Around the ODAC

Former BC Player Inks Pro Deal

Jennings Working Hard for the E&H Wasps

New ODAC Member in 2012

W&L Whips Guilford

RMC Wins at E&H

Towson Selects Former Guilford Football Player as AD

Mirello Becomes All Time Winningest Coach at W&L

Thursday, September 30, 2010

www.HSCTigers.com has over 400 visitors!

In the last 30 days http://www.hsctigers.com/ has had 404 unique visitors!  The visitors came from 16 states and 6 different countries. 

If you enjoy this site please keep visiting.  This is a labor of love and not profit.  Send the link to your friends and let them know we are here.  If you have an interesting story or idea please send me an email - golfdwr@yahoo.com.  As always feel free to make as many comments as you like.

Go Tigers!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Local Slant

Article from http://suflyerblog.blogspot.com/
By Aaron Bruce

Staff Writer

Starting off their game on Saturday, expectations were high for the Gulls, with it being family weekend as well as another home game in front of anxious Salisbury fans.
However, the anticipation was greeted with a disappointing conclusion, as the Sydney-Hampden Tigers marched into Salisbury and defeated the Sea Gulls 32-28.
The Gulls’ performance against Husson University last week revealed 672 yards of total offense, 27 first downs and 11 offensive touchdowns in a matchup the Gulls won 84-7....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Up next - Salisbury Seagulls

This week our Tigers travel to Salisbury, MD to play the Seagulls of Salisbury State University.  The Seagulls have a 3 - 0 record.  They have won the 3 games by a whopping margin of - get this 155 to 24!  In cluding an 84 to 7 win this past weekend against Husson (See Article below from Salisbury's website).  We have a common opponent in NC Wesleyan.  The Seagulls defeated Wesleyan 13 to 7. 

From -http://www.suseagulls.com/

BANGOR, Maine – The Salisbury University football team claimed a dominant 84-7 victory on...

Article from RTD

Article from Friday's Richmond Times Dispatch

The statistic 36-0 hangs in the locker room at Hampden-Sydney (2-0). Why? Because the Tigers have been outscored 36-0 in the fourth quarter this season.
In their first game against Averett, the second string didn't perform as well as the starters. Hampden-Sydney held a 45-7 lead going into the fourth quarter and finished with a 45-30 win.

In the second game, against N.C. Wesleyan, however, H-SC almost lost its 21-6 lead but escaped with a 21-19 win...

AD Bush Set to Retire

Joe Bush, who has served as Hampden-Sydney College's athletic director for the past 18 years, has announced he will retire at the end of the fall semester.  Bush cited "family issues" as his reason for retirement.
"It seemed like the right time," Bush said.  He considered retiring over the summer, but decided to stay for the remainder of the semester to ease the school's search for his replacement...

Video from the Sewanee Game

The Local Slant

Below is the article on the Sewanee Website about yesterday's beating.
The second quarter proved to be a killer for the Sewanee football team today. After holding the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney College to just three points in the first stanza, Sewanee gave up four touchdowns in the second period as Hampden-Sydney went up 31-0 and never looked back. Hampden-Sydney would add one more touchdown in the third quarter to make it 38-0, a score that would stand until the final buzzer.

Things started slowly for the visiting Sewanee Tigers ...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Around the ODAC

W & L Wins at Sewanee
CUA Takes Care of the Builders
E & H's Jakeem Rutherford
Guilford Drops to 0-2 
RMC Beats #19 Hopkins

ODAC Teams went 6-1 last week.

HSC 21 NCW 19
RMC 41 John Hopkins 37
W & L 48 Sewanee 17
E & H 28 Greensboro 6
Bridgewater 38 Shenandoah 31
Guilford 21 Methodist 26

Monday, September 13, 2010

Parker Recognized

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY —Clayton Michael Parker, a senior at Hampden-Sydney College, has been inducted into the Gamma Chapter of Chi Beta Phi at the college. The national honorary science society recognizes and rewards academic excellence in the sciences and encourages participation in scientific fields.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Local Slant on Yesterday's Game

Article from the NC Wesleyan Website:

Hampden-Sydney, VA - In a game featuring two NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago, it was Hampden-Sydney which prevailed 21-19 over North Carolina Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon in Virginia. Though the Tigers took an early 21-6 lead, the Blue & Gold scored 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to make it 21-19 with 45 seconds to go. Hampden-Sydney, however, came up with the big stop on the two point conversion attempt to move to 2-0 on the young season. The Bishops are now 0-2 overall.
After Hampden-Sydney took an early 7-0 lead, ...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

John Chambers Honored

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (09/08/2010)(readMedia)-- At Opening Convocation on Thursday, August 26, John Robert Chambers, a sophomore at Hampden-Sydney College, received the Omicron Delta Kappa Award. The ODK Award was established in 1974 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Lambda Circle and has been endowed by generous contributions from ODK alumni. This scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the sophomore class who demonstrated real leadership in their freshman year....

Mid-Week Preview

Below is the article from Salisbury State website the outcome of the NC Wesleyan Game.  There is not an article as of today on the NC Wesleyan site.  Salisbury won the game 13 to 7. 

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University football team kicked off its 2010 season on Saturday night at Sea Gull Stadium, holding on for a 13-7 victory against North Carolina Wesleyan College. The win avenged a 24-17 loss from the 2009 season.

The Salisbury defense set the tone for the first half on the opening drive when junior Brandon Lemon made a leaping interception in front of the Salisbury sideline....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

ODAC Teams go 5 and 2 in openers

Click here to see articles on yesterday's ODAC games.

Sep. 4
Randolph-Macon 54 Methodist 14
Bridgewater 19 St. Vincent 14
Washington & Lee 7 Frank. & Marsh. 35
Hampden-Sydney 45 Averett 30
Emory & Henry 23 Ferrum 17 Final - 2OT
Catholic 16 Shenandoah 13
Greensboro 17 Guilford 15

The Local Slant on Yesterday's Game

Below is an article from http://www.godanriver.com/ the home town paper of the Averett Cougars.  To read the article on the HSC.edu site click here.

The outcome of Averett’s season opener against Hampden-Sydney was already well determined by the time freshman quarterback Kirkland Brown finally took the reins of the Cougars’ offense....

Nice Article on Travis Lane

Below is an article from the Times Dispatch on HSC QB Travis Lane

The imprint Corey Sedlar left on Hampden-Sydney football will be seen for years to come. Look no farther than the ODAC record book, where his name can be found in the top four of every passing category.

The man standing in his shadow, about to take his place, is junior Travis Lane. He has the arduous task of keeping Hampden-Sydney's relentless passing game a thing of the present and not just the past.
"Obviously, it's tough with everyone knowing Corey and...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

D3 Preview Mentions HSC

The ODAC, with Hampden-Sydney. I think the Tigers are a little stronger than we give them credit for entering their opener with Averett. How many times has a Marty Favret offense plugged in another quarterback and been off to the races? I remember worrying about a Favret offense once. That was 1998, however.

Click here to read the entire article.

ODAC Preview

Below is an article from www.Fredricksburg.com  on all the ODAC conference teams.

ODAC preview

Date published: 9/2/2010
By Steve DeShazo

Returning playmakers on both sides of the ball make Hampden-Sydney the favorite to win its third Old Dominion Athletic Conference title in the past four years.
Junior running back Kirk Rohle led the ODAC in scoring (17 touchdowns), rushed for 854 yards and caught 49 passes for the Tigers (10-1, 6-0) last season. He should keep the heat off new starting quarterback Travis Lane.
Also back is senior defensive end Will Riggenbach, the reigning ODAC defensive player of the year. He had a league-high 14.5 sacks for the ODAC's best defense....

Kickoff is 48 hour away!

Click here to read the pre-game notes from the Averett website.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Around the ODAC

Bridgewater gets a new defense.
"Mike Clark decided after a loss to Hampden-Sydney two years ago in which his Eagles had struggled to keep up with the Tigers’ fast-paced offensive attack that he was going to turn the tables on everybody."

QB Controversy at Bridgewater?

Catholic Football Coach Recruits in Conn.

ODAC Announces Tournament Schedule

Guilford College has a Preseason All-American in Football

HSC Grad Matt Green Named Associate AD

Matt Green HSC class of 2007 was named Associate Athletic Director at Shorter College in Rome, GA.  Congratulations to Matt!
Below is the article from www.victorysportsnetwork.com
Shorter University's Matt Green named Associate Athletic Director
Posted by Jason Dannelly - Fri, Aug 20, 2010 - [NAIA News] - Viewed 53 times
ROME, Ga. - As an athlete, Matt Green knew that hard work always results in success.

As a young professional who has become a key player for Shorter University's athletic department in just one year as Sports Information Director, Green has proven that the basic principle is still effective....

Parade Magazine Ratings

Parade magazine recently published their list of the best small private colleges in America.  Hampden Sydney College was ranked 13th.  Click here to read the article on Parade.

Former Tiger Chris Haddock Now Coaching Centreville High

Below is an article from www.fairfaxtimes.com on Chris Haddock.  Haddock graduated from Hampden Sydney in 1993. 

Sitting atop Centreville High School head football coach Chris Haddock's file cabinet is a relic from his former job as coach of the Fairfax High School football team.
It's a football emblazoned with a giant blue "F." The ball is signed by every player of the Fairfax team and reads "First win!"
"I'm not even sure what the score was," Haddock said. "But it was a pretty special moment to get that from the kids."...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

HSC Futbol is # 1!

Below is an article from www.ODAConline.com

Hampden-Sydney Tops Men's Soccer Poll

Top Four Teams Separated by Just 11 Points

FOREST, Va. --- In one of the closest surveys in recent history, Hampden-Sydney College and Lynchburg College each collected four first place votes in the 2010 ODAC Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll.  Only 11 points separate the top four teams with H-SC topping the list with 110 points.  LC garnered 106 tallies, followed by Roanoke College with 103 points to go along with a pair of first place votes.  Virginia Wesleyan College picked up the remaining top nod on its way to 99 points (full poll results below).

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

10 Days til Kickoff

When I started this blog football season was a long ways off for most people - NOT ANY MORE!  With only 10 days til kickoff the players and coaches have nothing on their minds but being ready to play next Saturday at Averett.  Let's show our appreciation of the Tigers by showing up in large numbers to welcome in the 2010 season.

Here's a quote Alfred Hitchcok on anticipation that sums up my feelings about every upcoming football season -

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.

Video Featuring and Interview with Several Players

ODAC Video Spotlight: H-SC Football
In the first of a new series of video features from the ODAC, we take a look at the Hampden-Sydney football team as it concludes its first week of preseason camp. Slotted #1 in the ODAC Football Preseason Poll, the Tigers look to collect their third conference crown in four seasons and punch their tickets back to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Little Locker Room Bullentin Board Material

Here's an article from http://www.newsleader.com/ on Bridgewater and how they plan to unseat our Tigers in 2010.

ODAC Title on Eagles' Radar
By Ken Bosserman
Sports Writer

BRIDGEWATER — An Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship is on the minds of the Bridgewater Eagles as the 2010 football season approaches. After finishing second to Hampden-Sydney last year, the Eagles, who are coming off a 7-3 campaign, have that Oct. 9 homecoming date with the Tigers already in focus.

Monday, August 16, 2010

20 Days til Game Time!

Camp is under way and the players and coaches are all working very hard.  The team ow has less than 20 days to be prepared to play Averett University in Danville, VA. 

I am confident we will see a determined Tiger team come September 4th!

Remember this quote on preparation from - Urban Myer
“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.”y

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Football Camp Starts TODAY!

Today is the official start to the football season for the 2010 Hampden Sydney Tigers!  The players and coaches are ready, able, eager, and predicted to win big again in 2010.  This teams returns many veterans and a host of bright eyed newcomers

As you begin this 2010 journey remember to make the most of the season as they never last very long.  As you go through your drills in camp remember what Vince Lombardi said about working hard- The Harder You Work the Harder it is to Surrender.  Work hard men!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sporting News Ranks HSC Football 22nd

Below is the preseason top 25 from the Sporting News:
Sporting News NCAA DIII Top 25 Preseason Poll

1. Wis.-Whitewater
2. Mount Union
3. Linfield
4. St. John's (Minn.)
5. Wesley
6. Mary Hardin-Baylor
7. Delaware Valley
8. Wittenberg
9. Central
10. St. Thomas
11. Ohio Northern
12. Thomas More
13. Washington & Jefferson
14. North Central
15. Johns Hopkins
16. Monmouth (Ill.)
17. Hardin-Simmons
18. Coe
19. Trinity (Texas)
20. Trine
21. Wis.-Stout
22. Hampden-Sydney
23. Wabash
24. Case Western Reserve
25. Franklin & Marshall

Friday, August 6, 2010

Coaches Vote HSC as Best

The coaches of the ODAC have voted to put The Hampden Sydney Tigers on top of the preseason poll.  Below is the article from www.ODAConline.com  and link to the audio of Coach Favret and Ben Rogers' press conference.

Link to Audio of Ben Rogers and Coach Favret

(#) Denotes first place votes

1. Hampden-Sydney (3) 44 pts.
2. Bridgewater (2) 39 pts.
3. Emory & Henry (1) 36 pts.
4. Randolph-Macon (1) 29 pts.
5. Washington and Lee 22 pts.
6. Guilford 14 pts.
7. Catholic 12 pts.

FOREST, Va. --- Hampden-Sydney College secured the top slot in the annual ODAC Football Preseason Poll for the second straight season, earning 44 total points that included three first place votes from the league’s coaches.  Bridgewater College...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

30 Days until First Game!

There are only 30 days until kickoff!  The HSC players report for camp in 1 week.  The ODAC coaches will have their media on the 6th.  It will be interesting to see where HSC will be picked by the conference coaches.  Our opponent in 30 days is Averett University.  Averett was picked to finish 2nd in the USA South Conference. 

In recognition of our being recognized as the 2nd Most Conservative School here's a quote from Ronald Reagan -

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.

Below is an article about USA South's Media Day from http://www.thefranklinnewspost.com/:

MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- Reigning USA South titleholder North Carolina Wesleyan College, which finished unbeaten in league play and 8-3 overall, is favored to repeat as champion in 2010.  The Bishops, under the direction of the third-year head coach...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Most Conservative Students?

According to the Princeton Review Hampden Sydney College students politically speaking ranked 2nd overall for Most Conservative Students.

Below is a list of the top 10:
  1. Texas A&M
  2. Hampden Sydney College
  3. BYU
  4. US Air Force Academy
  5. US Merchant Marine Academy
  6. University of Mississippi
  7. Hillsdale College
  8. Grove City College 
  9. Wheaton College (IL)
  10. College of the Ozarks

Hurry only 17 Hours and Counting!

Here's another piece of HSC history for sale on Ebay.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Other Than R-MC Who is HSC's Biggest Rival

Other Than R-MC Who is HSC's Biggest Rival

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Collection of Highlights of Incoming Recruits

I Google each incoming player and checked the web as well as videos.  I only found these 5 highlight videos.  I am sure there are more.  Leave the link in the comments section if you know of others.

David Coe DB St. George, VA/ Blue Ridge HS - Jr Year Video Sr Year Video

Will Ferrell OL Blythewood, SC/ Blythewood HS - Video

Blake Hutchison LB Midlothian, VA/ Cosby HSVideo

Tyler Ritter OL Climax, NC/ Ragsdale  HS- Video

Sean Stewart WR Alexandria, VA/ Mount Vernon HS - Video

Here's a new clip!  This is of Zach Morgan.  Please let me know if you find videos of our incoming recruits.  Put the link in the comments section and I will post it here.

Zach Morgan DB Virginia Beach, VA/ Ocean Lakes HS - Video

I found another set of highlights.  These are of:

Tyler Wood of Fort Union VA - Video

40 Days until First Game!

The countdown continues as today marks the 40th day until the first game.  Football camp is only 18 days away.  The summer of 2010 has been unrelenting on the boys of fall.  The oppressive heat of June has continued into July.  Preparing in this heat will have undoubtedly made our players tougher and more resolved than ever to defend their ODAC Championship. 

Remember this hot summer weather appropriate quote from Lou Holtz-

No one has ever drowned in sweat.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Show a Little Sprit!

I found this online today as I was looking for cool Hampden Sydney Football stuff - Wall Monkey.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Over 300 Visitors in the Last Month!

During the last 30 days www.HSCTigers.com has received over 300 visitors!  With the football season rapidly approaching it really should not come as a surprise to see that loyal Tiger fans from all over the USA are looking for information about Hampden Sydney.  Visitors came from 14 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

Spread the word about the site by emailing the website link to your address book.  I will continue to try to find interesting tid bits and news but your help would greatly appreciated.  Please email suggestions, write a story, send photos or videos to golfdwr@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Message to All New Tigers from HSC President Howard

Below is a video from HSC President Dr. Christopher Howard to all incoming freshmen.

HSC's Kolt Receive Honor

Hampden-Sydney College senior Alexander George Kolt received the Rhetoric Speech Award - Rhetoric 310 at Final Convocation on April 22, presented by Claire E. Deal, associate professor of rhetoric. A Patrick Henry Scholar, Kolt played offense for the varsity football team. A history major, he is a graduate of Potomac School and is the son of Mrs. George Kolt of Arlington.

ESPN Reports on HSC Hall of Fame Basketball Player - Russell Turner

I found this article today on ESPN.com about former HSC basketball player and member of the HSC Hall of Fame - Russell Turner. 


Russell Turner wasn't quite getting it.  The point of the drill -- the one he helped run as a young assistant coach at Wake Forest -- was to give an underclassman named Tim Duncan confidence in a particular scoring move. That involved actually letting Duncan score.Instead, the 6-foot-7 Turner turned competitive when assigned during practices to put a body on Duncan and conceded nothing while trying to toughen up the future national player of the year. In those moments, recalled former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom with a laugh, Turner actually tried to shut down Duncan.  "He had a total sense of fearlessness," said Odom, who Turner served under from 1994 to 2000. "He was unafraid of anybody. You're looking at Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski and Bobby Cremins and Gary Williams, all these coaches we're going up against. He'd look at them and say, 'Why can't we do this?' He motivated me." 

Turner's first head-coaching stop is at a school with zero NCAA tournament appearances.  Turner is facing yet another daunting challenge now that he's a head coach for the first time. He's trying to energize a UC Irvine program that, despite two Big West regular-season titles under former coach Pat Douglass, has never before advanced to the NCAA tournament.  The school decided not to renew Douglass' contract in March, ending his 13-year run after a 14-18 season and later hiring the 39-year-old Turner, with his history of winning wherever he's coached on the college level.  There does exist a tiny gap on that résumé, one that reveals just how much Turner believes in his own abilities. A decade ago, after six seasons as an up-and-coming assistant in the ACC, Turner left it all behind.  His wife, Elizabeth, had finished first in her class at Wake Forest and gotten accepted into the medical residency program at UC San Francisco. In supporting her, Turner was willing to move across the country with no promise of another coaching job and risk stepping off the career fast track.  "Everyone in the business thought I was nuts," said Turner, who graduated magna cum laude from Hampden-Sydney (Va.) College, where he was the runner-up for Division III player of the year in 1992.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I have added the functionality of a message board.  It is my hope that it will serve as a place of gentlemanly discussion.  You will have to have a Google account to be able to make post comments or replies. 

It should be noted that you do not have to have any type of membership to make comments to posts on the blog.

Thanks for sharing!

Friday, July 16, 2010

50 Days until Kickoff!

Today is the 50th day prior to kickoff at Averett University on September 4th!  7 weeks and a day!  The first day of camp is only 28 days away.  Our Tigers are now honing their strength, agility and minds to be prepared for the beginning of the season.

As camp approaches remember this quote from the great Vince Lombardi -

“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.”

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

HSC Youth Football Camp

There is football being practiced today at Hampden Sydney College.  It is not our varsity HSC Tigers but rather the young men that made the committment to attend Coach Favret's 4 day instructional football camp.  Below are a few photos - click on them to enlarge.