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At 11:59 p.m. before the first day of fall sports practice, the stadium lights at Garry Berry began to glow.At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 6, a whistle blew sending more than 100 Doherty football players down the field for warm ups.Fall sports season was officially open.For the past three years the Doherty football team has taken full advantage of the first official day of practice, taking pride in the program’s dedication to “outworking their opponents,” according to coach Jeff Krumlauf.“While our opponents are asleep right now, we are getting to work,” said Krumlauf, who is in his fifth season of coaching and third year running the midnight madness practice. “More than anything though this is creating a memory for our team, for our coaches, for our kids, for the community and it’s just something special.”Currently the Doherty roster lists 155 athletes, including 48 juniors who were freshman during the first midnight madness … [Read more...] about Doherty football kicks off first day of practice at 12:01 a.m.
Big Ten football season gets rolling with the annual kickoff luncheon in Chicago and media days beginning Monday. To help fans get caught up, we talked to Big Ten Network personality Gerry DiNardo, a former head coach at Indiana, about the 2018 season outlook. DiNardo shared his thoughts on Northwestern's skill-position questions, Lovie Smith's slow start, P.J. Fleck's "Year Zero," picked favorites in each division and wondered what Michigan is going to do with Shea Patterson:Q: Starting with the local team, Northwestern graduated all-time leading rusher Justin Jackson, while quarterback Clayton Thorson is coming back from knee surgery. Can the Wildcats take a step forward under those circumstances?A: I don't really see Northwestern as a team that can be defined by taking a step forward. I think the last three, four, five years, they've obviously been a very solid program.There have been years where I've projected them to compete for the West. Some years I was closer to being right … [Read more...] about BTN’s DiNardo answers some questions as Big Ten football kicks off
College football’s first week of action featured some big scores, a couple of tight games and a few upsets along the way. No. 1 Alabama throttled No. 20 USC 52-6. Jalen Hurts threw two touchdowns while running for two more, and Blake Barnett completed five of six for 100 yards and a score. Damien Harris ran for 138 yards on nine carries and ArDarius Stewart caught four passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. No. 3 Oklahoma suffered a tough loss to No. 15 Houston 33-23, as both quarterbacks put on a show. For the Sooners, Baker Mayfield was 24 of 33 with 323 yards and three touchdowns. For the Cougars, Greg Ward Jr completed 23 passes on 40 attempts, notching 321 yards and two scores. The main recipient of the air attack was Steven Dunbar, who finished with 125 yards on seven catches. No. 4 Florida State managed to win a tough game against No. 11 Ole Miss 45-34. The Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly finished with 313 yards and four touchdowns, but with three interceptions to go along … [Read more...] about College football kicks off with a bang
Today at 9:30 am AEST, the first game of the 2017 Canadian Football League season kicks off! Now, this may come as a shock, but I am an American that also loves the Canadian Football League. Now that I am in Australia, I cannot help but explain what makes the game so unique and, in many ways, more accessible than its American counterpart. About the title – yes, the field is bigger than an American football field – much bigger. The playing area is 110 yards, with 20-yard end zones to start. Like in rugby, the goalposts are still at the front as well. The field is also noticeably wider. With that, the Canadian sides employ 12 players per side instead of the American standard of 11. Something that most people do not realise is that the first gridiron game was played between Harvard and Montreal’s McGill University. For those historical pedants reading this, I personally find the Rutgers vs Princeton game to not count, as it was played under the Association rules, albeit … [Read more...] about The Bigger Gridiron: CFL 2017 Football kicks off today