Sunday, June 27, 2010

I know polls do not matter but I still look at these preseason polls as a little motivation! 

The Sporting News Preseason Top 20

1. Wisconsin-Whitewater
2. Mount Union (OH)
3. Linfield (OR)
4. St. John's (MN)
5. Wesley (DE)
6. Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX)
7. Delaware Valley (PA)
8. Wittenberg (OH)
9. Central (IA)
10. St. Thomas (MN)
11. Ohio Northern

Saturday, June 26, 2010

70 Days 'til Kickoff!

Today marks the 70th day until kickoff and the 48th day until practice starts.  The Tigers' current players, new players and coaches are eagerly awaiting the season. The heat of June will have undoubtably helped the players as they prepared for the dog days of summer.  As the season approaches keep in mind the following quote from a legendary coach:

"There's no substitute for guts.”-- Paul "Bear" Bryant

Friday, June 25, 2010

Welcome the HSC Class of 2014!

Below is the article from announcing all of the incoming Tigers and class of 2014!

39 NEW FACES TO JOIN 2010 FOOTBALL SQUADRecruiting list for upcoming football season released
Hampden-Sydney head football coach Marty Favret has released the list of 39 incoming freshmen set to report to for the 2010 season. The new faces will join the bulk of last year's team to try and defend the Tigers' 2009 undefeated ODAC Championship season. In order to comply with NCAA rules, the list of recruits includes only those student-athletes who have made deposits on tuition and are set to report in August for football camp and classes.  The list includes players from six states, including North Carolina, Texas, Maryland, South Carolina and Georgia, while 26 players are in-state recruits.
"We’re thrilled about the football class of 2014," said Favret. "We feel we’ve improved ourselves on both sides of the ball with some size and a host of playmakers. Though we have an experienced group returning ...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I found this interesting item on Ebay.  A very nice gift for an HSC Fan.  Christmas is only 6 months away!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

80 Days until Kickoff!

Today marks 80 days until kickoff.  The players and coaches are undoubtedly enjoying their break before the season gets begins.  Players report for practice on August 12th or 58 days.  The summer just started and football is just around the corner!

If any of the players are reading this - I know you guys are busting your rear to get ready for another great season.  As you do your running and lifting in this summer heat remember this quote:

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.    
- Gale Sayers

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Doody and Riggenbach Honored Again!

Bill Doody and Will Riggenbach have been honored once again.  The pair of Hampden Sydney Tiger seniors have once again been named All-Americans - this time by the D3 Senior Classic selection committee.

Here is the article from

The following players have been selected as preseason football All- Americans by the D3 Senior Classic selection committee. The D3 Senior Classic is the premier post season all-star game showcasing the talent of senior players on the NCAA Division III football level. This game is held ...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Seniors Honored as All-Americans

Please join me in congratulating our Hampden Sydney Tigers 2010 Pre-season CDS All-Americans senior  defensive end Will Riggenbach and senior free safety Bill Doody

Click here to read the official HSC Football press release.

             Will Riggenbach                            Bill Doody

Cedar Ridge HS in NC Hires former HSC Assistant

Joe Kilby, a two-year assistant coach at Leesville Road High, is the new head football coach at Cedar Ridge. He replaces Lou Geary, the only football head coach the Red Wolves ever had before this week, who is now the Person High coach in Roxboro
Kilby, 46, is a native of Sarnia, Ontario, and a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. He has been an assistant coach in college for 10 years, including a stay at Hampden-Sydney, and was a high school assistant in Texas for five years.

“I’m a Canadian Texan, whatever ...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Different Look at Everett Stadium

I found this very cool computer generated view of Hampden Sydney's Everett Stadium on Youtube,com.  It was created by Senior offensive lineman Clay Parker

According to the information Clay added to YouTube this was his Computer Science 480 semester project. He created a 3D model of Hampden-Sydney's Everett Stadium, home of the Hampden-Sydney Tigers, along with other objects that go with the football field with the 3D modeling program, Milkshape. He also used the game engine OGRE to create the application itself.

Very cool Clay!

90 Days to Kickoff!

Today is exacttly 90 days until kickoff!  Right now the Hampden Sydney Tiger players are working hard in the weightroom as well as running everyday.  The team is certainly enjoying their time away from school, but they are also keeping focused on the fact the season is right around the corner.  The newest Tigers have either just graduated or will graduate this week.  The incoming freshmen will have a short summer before official workouts start on August 12th.