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 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

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 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.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Former HSC Assistant Named Lacrosse Coach at Oswego State

The Oswego State Athletic Department announced today that Ryan Martin has been named the head men's lacrosse coach at Oswego. Martin joins the Lakers after having served as the assistant coach at Nazareth College for the past four seasons.   The Amherst, Mass. native served as defensive and recruiting coordinator for the Golden Flyers as well as film co
ordinator. His efforts helped Nazareth capture the Empire 8 Championship and rceive trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2007 and 2009 and an ECAC Championship in 2008. In four seasons with the Golden Flyers, Martin has worked with eight USILA All-Americans, two Empire 8 Conference Players of the Year, and four USILA Scholar All-Americans. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he served as the Nazareth intramural director.  Prior to joining the coaching staff at Nazareth, Martin had two stints as an assistant coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the 2006 season and Hampden-Sydney College for the ...

Please Welcome Bryan Talbert to the "Futbol" Team.

The Virginia Legacy Soccer Club announced this week that York High's Bryan Talbert and Poquoson's Stephanie Marshall won the organization's 2010 David Pickeral Scholarships. They will each receive $500 scholarships.  Talbert, a midfielder who earned first-team Daily Press All-Stars honors this season, was a member of the math, Latin and National honor societies. He will play next season at Hampden-Sydney College

Marshall's activities included SCA, as well as the National and math honor societies. She will play next season at Ferrum.  "They're both outstanding kids, and this goes to show their hard work off the field paid off as well as their hard work on the field," Legacy director Bobby O'Brien said.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Article on Seth and John Wagner - Future Tigers!

Below is an article from the Progress Index.  The article mentions Seth and John Wagner - brothers who will be joining the HSC family this fall.  Join me in welcoming both of them!

On the night LeBron James decided he will spend the next four years in Miami on the one-hour ESPN broadcast called "Decision," many of the Colonial Heights Post 284 have secured their plans for the next four years.  And the list is quite impressive.  The Pirates even have one player, Connor Kauffman, who will play in the Ivy League at Cornell. Other Pirates who will play at the next level - Bill Cullen (VCU), Ryan Moore (Chowan), Berkley Hawkins (VMI), Seth Wagner and John Wagner (Hampden-Sydney).  ...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

60 Days Until Kickoff!

Today marks the 60th day until kickoff.  Things will move quickly from here.  There are only 5 more weekends until the Tigers report for practice.  In between, there is a football camp, an optional team cookout, and last minute getaways

As practice and the first game approaches remember this quote:

Knute Rockne -- Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hampden Sydney Football Camp

Coach Marty Favret and his staff will be hosting the Hampden Sydney Instructional Football Camp on July 11th through the 14th.  The camp is for football players between the ages of 9 and 17.  If you would like more information about the camp be sure click here - HSC Football Camp.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Nice article on Future HSC Baseball Player - Connor Paul

There was a very nice article in the Midlothian Exchange today on Connor Paul and his brother Gavin.  Connor will be a baseball player for the Hampden Sydney Tigers baseball program next season. 

Click here to read the article. 

Over 250 Visitors to

I want to thank everyone that has taken the time to visit  Over the last 30 days the site has gotten 257 visitors!  The visits have came from 9 states, the District of Columbia and even had a couple visits from Canada.  I think this is great traffic considering football season is still over 60+ days away. 

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

PLEASE ADD A COMMENT OF SUPPORT TO FOR THE TIGERS to this article.  You do not need to register to make comments.  The heat has been brutal this summer.  Words of encouragement will go along way as the team and coaches continue to work in preparation of practice starting in August. 

Thanks again and GO TIGERS,

Tiger Fan