Sunday, October 23, 2011

Article from about the ODAC and Parity

One word defines ODAC Parity. For the past five years, I’ve interviewed coaches in the ODAC for’s preseason Kickoff publication. And each year, coaches talk more and more about the balance in the conference. On any given Saturday, any team can win. And it’s not just talk in the ODAC, it’s the truth. Early in this century, Bridgewater dominated the league and made some deep playoff runs, including a trip to the Stagg Bowl in 2001. Since 2006, though, we’ve seen Washington and Lee, Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon all take a turn in the NCAA postseason. The downside to this regular-season parity is that since 2006, ODAC teams are 0-7 in the playoffs....

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nice Article on Saturday's Game from

EMORY, Va. -- Seconds after Saturday’s ODAC football game at Fred Selfe Stadium, Hampden-Sydney receiver Sean Cavanagh walked to midfield, shook his head and summed up the three hour and 19 minute thrill-fest. “Man, that was insane,” said Cavanagh as his giddy teammates danced around him. In a marquee homecoming showdown before 5,398 fans, HSC and Emory & Henry combined for 925 yards, nine turnovers and enough big plays to fill a season highlight package. For the third time this season, E&H came up one play short in a 38-36 loss to the Tigers. Long after consoling his anguished players, emotional E&H head coach Don Montgomery struggled to come to terms with the latest soul-sucking loss “This is a very challenging feeling,” Montgomery said. “It’s not easy on these young men to keep bouncing back. You’ve got to have a heart of steel.” The day started in nightmarish fashion for E&H, which lost two fumbles in the opening five minutes. Relying on their clever passing game, the Tigers built a 19-0 lead after the first quarter and led 38-24 entering the fourth quarter...

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Article on Kenny Fryman from The Mechanicsville Local

Kenny FrymanFryman sizzling on defense for Hampden-Sydney

Published: October 11, 2011
By Charlie Leffler
The Hampden-Sydney football team entered this season at a serious disadvantage when it came to experience on defense. Therefore to solidify the Tigers’ ability to stop opposing offenses, Head Coach Marty Favret looked to a pair of former Hanover High School players to step up their play.  Juniors Kenny Fryman and Steven Fogleman accepted that responsibility, excelling at linebacker and safety which allowed H-SC run off to a 5-1 start and outscore their opponents 239-105 through six games.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Local Slant

The article below was from the Ferrum Panthers website.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Marcus Mayo and Dominique Lesine each scored a rushing touchdown for the Panthers, but Ferrum College fell 38-14 to Hampden-Sydney College in non-conference football action this afternoon on the road.

QB Travis Lane went 25-42 passing for 362 yards with a pair of TDs and two interceptions for Hampden-Sydney. Mayo was 13-28 passing for 232 yards with no TDs, and was picked off twice.

Mayo was Ferrum's leading rusher as well, gaining 62 yards on 13 carries. Marcco McNeal and Josh Oliver each had an interception for Ferrum (0-2). Shreve Rohl and Zach Morgan each had a pick for the Tigers (3-0), who led 24-7 at halftime.

Oliver, Tae Motley, Melvin Trotter, Tremaine Whitney and Chris Freycinet each had seven tackles for Ferrum. Freycinet recorded Ferrum's lone sack, good for a seven-yard loss.

Ferrum (0-2) will play its home-opener next Saturday, Sept. 24, against non-conference opponent Bridgewater College. The game coincides with Ferrum's Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at W.B. Adams Stadium.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How Many Points Will the Tigers Score?

The Local Slant

This is the article posted on the NC Wesleyan website.
Rocky Mount, N.C. - Freshman Jacques Alston scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and racked up 151 return yards, but it would not be enough on Saturday as Hampden-Sydney cruised to a 56-17 victory at the Northern Nash Football Complex, spoiling the Bishops' 2011 home opener. The loss drops Wesleyan to 0-2 on the season, while the Tigers improve to 2-0.

HSC senior quarterback Travis Lane struck early and often, finding Kyle Vance for a 36-yard touchdown just 51 seconds into the game. The TD pass was the first of seven for Lane on the day, and the first of four that Vance would catch. The Tiger defense was equally as strong in the opening quarters, holding Wesleyan to just 67 yards of offense in the first half en route to a 35-0 HSC lead at intermission.  The Bishops got their offense going in the third quarter by taking the opening kickoff and driving 81 yards in 10 plays for the score. The drive was capped by a 33-yard scoring run by Alston down the left side, and Kevin Quicker's point-after made it 35-7.

Hampden-Sydney responded with another Lane-to-Vance touchdown, this time from 25 yards out, and he promptly posted a 50-yarder just minutes later. NCWC senior Keith Blunt, however, recorded an interception on HSC's next possesion to set up a 20-yard scamper by Alston that made the score 49-14 heading into the fourth....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How Will You Keep Up with the Game this Weekend?

Be Sure to Check the New Tailgate Photos in the Tab Above!

Check out the rest of the photos in the Tailgate Tab at the Top!

The Local Slant

The following article was on the Averett University Athletics site.  Hard to be positive after the beating they took on Saturday.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. — Hampden-Sydney College dealt Averett a 63-9 loss in their season-opener on Saturday afternoon.  Averett (0-1), young and untested at several key positions, hung tight with Hampden-Sydney (1-0) through one quarter. The Tigers grabbed a 6-0 lead on Kirk Rohle's 12-yard run with 5:06 to play in the opening quarter, but Averett benefitted from a special teams mishap on the extra-point attempt. The hold was fumbled, and Averett's Roderick Doggett grabbed the stripped ball and returned it to the end zone for two points, cutting Hampden-Sydney's lead to 6-2.  The two teams didn't score again untl the Tigers broke through with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Travis Lane to Rohle with 6:39 left in the half. From there, Hampden-Sydney's well-oiled offense took over, adding two more touchdowns to take a 28-2 lead at halftime.

Hampden-Sydney, which appeared in the NCAA playoffs a year ago and received votes in the preseason poll, tacked on five more touchdowns in the second half, including four in the fourth quarter.  Averett got a late 14-yard touchdown pass by Philip Kwiatkowski to Owen Hayden for its only offensive points.  Running back Ke'Von White led Averett offensive with 18 carries for 69 yards in his collegiate debut, while Jeff Redd added eight rushes for 55 yards. Hayden finished with a team-high four receptions for 44 yards.  Linebacker Isaac Green led Averett's defense with eight tackles. Robslin Emmanuel added a 16-yard interception return.
Averett will look to rebound in its home-opener next Saturday against Randolph-Macon College at 1 p.m.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Finally Hampden Sydney College has developed a BIG TIME athletic website.  Evidently it is still in the development stage as the domain of is not working.  The site has a nice preseason football video.  The football roster does not have profiles at this time but does have links with player photos.  Check it out!

I have found the prototype link and you can get a sneak peak by clicking here -

Monday, August 22, 2011

#1 in Our Hearts but Look Who is # 89 in Forbes!

Hampden Sydney College ranks high in the list of best colleges from Forbes Magazine.

Forbes List of Best Colleges

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What did you do this Summer?

By Lee Tolliver
The Virginian-Pilot
Anyone who has ever fished for cobia knows what kind of frustrations this species can cause.  It's nothing for a big cobe to dart at a live spot or eel as if it's going to slam it, only to stop on a dime and toy with the offering. Or ignore it completely, then disappear under the boat.

Ned Horton was having that kind of day recently while sight-casting with Jeremy Hostetter in the Chesapeake Bay.  We'd been screwing around with a couple of them for a while, casting to see if they were interested," Horton said. "They weren't. So we decided to go in."

Horton and Hostetter are free divers - people who can hold their breath for long periods of time. Often the goal of free diving is to spear fish.  That's exactly what Horton had in mind. Wearing an aqua camo-colored wetsuit that helps him blend in with the environment while in the water and carrying a speargun, Horton jumped in and stayed under long enough for the cobia to settle down so he could bang off a good shot.

Horton caught the fish just behind the gill plate.  But just like bow hunting deer, the kill is rarely instant, and Horton had his hands full.

"It felt like it lasted about three hours," said Horton, a 21-year-old Hampden-Sydney College senior from Norfolk. "I went under several times and it took several tries to get a good shot. It took about 35 to 40 minutes to get him in.

Images from the Hampden Sydney Scrimmage

Below are photos from last Friday's scrimmage.  I was particularilly pleased to see the defense flying around.  There was a nice showing by fans too by my estimate about 250 people showed up to support the Tigers as they prepare for the upcoming season.

2nd String Offense scored on this drive.  QB Scott Cheney looked sharp, completing several passes.

3rd and 4th String players get some PT

Hampden Sydney LB Coach Glenn Young talks up the D.

All American David Prizzia warms-up on the sidelines.

ODAC Is Number 1 and HSC Leads the Way in Attendance

FROM: Doug Doughty and The Roanoke Times

After printing out 12 pages of 2010 football attendance stats for my later viewing pleasure, I had the bonus of having Roanoke Times prep editor Robert Anderson analyze them for me.  Anderson was gathering together some other material at the printer outside my office door when he remarked that Boston College, Duke and Wake Forest were among the three lowest-drawing teams at the BCS level.  You can add Maryland to that list.  I'm not completely sure who's in the BCS
Conferences these days (it seems to change every day) but here are the teams I found under the 40,000 threshhold:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

President Howard's Son is Looking Good at VES

Virginia Episcopal School first-year football coach and athletic director Albert “Butch” Jennings motivates a small group of players in town for summer conditioning with a steady stream of positive affirmation. "We can be a dominant team this year," Jennings said Friday as five members of the Bishops’ backfield, including two of his stepsons, Ronnie and Caleb Stringfield, work out on the practice field behind the private school. "We’re going to shock people in this league. We’re going to be a more physical team, a more disciplined team. We’re going to catch the ball out of the backfield, we’re going to run out of the backfield...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Former HSC Student Named AD at Coast Guard

Timothy Fitzpatrick was named Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Friday by Rear Admiral Sandra Stosz, superintendent.  Fitzpatrick, the director of athletics at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, will succeed Dr. Ray Cieplik, who retired in June after more than 40 years of service to the institution.  Fitzpatrick holds a master's degree in sports administration and facility management from Ohio University and a bachelor's degree in English from Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Va.

Former HSC Head Coach Forced to Resign

Culicerto resigns as Vance Hugh School Coach

From the Charlotte Observer
Vance High football coach Phil Culicerto told the Observer in an emotional, exclusive interview Thursday night that he resigned because he has not fulfilled requirements to keep his N.C. teaching certificate.

A teacher's license comes up for renewal every five years. To keep it, the teacher must earn continuing education units (CEUs). Teachers can earn CEUs during that five-year window, through college courses, on-the-job training and professional development.

Culicerto, who will also surrender his teaching position, said CMS officials informed him this week that his certification was no longer valid.

Need Another Reason to Attend HSC?

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A New Season!

Listen to what Coach Favret had to say about the Tigers in the upcoming season.  

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cranking up the blog!

Dear HSC Tiger Football Fans,

It has been a long off season.  It has been exceptionally long for me.  I stop writing on the blog last year after the Catholic game because I got behind and meant to catch-up.  Then I ruptured the disc in my back for the first time!  Needless to say the blog was the last thing on my mind.  I had surgery to correct my problem only to rerupture the same disc which required more surgery.  The good news is that I am almost healed and football season is right around the corner. 

I sure could use use your help with the blog.  If you have photos please email me - or drop by the tailgate trailer for a beer or just to talk.  We always have plenty of both!

Go Tigers