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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