Southland Announces 2018 Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

first_img LB BJ Blunt McNeese Sr. New Orleans, La. Highlighted by junior quarterback Chase Fourcade, the Colonels earned four selections to the first team offense, six to the first team defense and four second team offense picks. Fourcade passed for 2,316 yards with 14 touchdowns in 2017, helping lead Nicholls to its first FCS playoffs appearance since 2005. DB Trenton Gordon Stephen F. Austin So. Rowlett, Texas WR Nathan Stewart* Sam Houston State Jr. Dallas, Texas P Alex Kjellsten McNeese Sr. Lake Charles, La. TE/HB Lawayne Ross* McNeese Jr. Richwood, Texas OL Eric David* Sam Houston State Jr. Richmond, Texas PK Lorran Fonseca* Nicholls Sr. Hercules, Calif. The 2018 preseason poll will be revealed next Thursday, July 19, to kick off Southland Football Media Day at the Hilton Houston Post Oak in Houston. Pos. Name School Class Hometown Pos. Name School Class Hometown DL Chris Stewart* Sam Houston State Sr. Petal, Miss. WR Kody Edwards UIW Sr. Mesquite, Texas AP Davion Davis* Sam Houston State Sr. Hutto, Texas OL Hunter Watts Central Arkansas Jr. San Antonio, Texas OL Grant Burguillos McNeese Jr. Mandeville, La. DB Alize Ward* Stephen F. Austin Jr. San Diego, Calif. LB Raphael Garner Central Arkansas Sr. Thomasville, Ala. DB Ahmani Martin* Nicholls Sr. Reserve, La. PR Zae Giles Lamar Jr. Austin, Texas OL Chandler Arceneaux* Nicholls Sr. Bourg, La. OL Eddie Houston Nicholls Sr. Newton, Miss. LB Ryan Woods Stephen F. Austin Sr. Pearland, Texas PR Davion Davis* Sam Houston State Sr. Hutto, Texas PK Gunnar Raborn* McNeese Sr. Lafayette, La. LB Hezekiah White Nicholls Sr. Boutte, La. WR Davion Davis* Sam Houston State Sr. Hutto, Texas OL Mitchell Watanabe* Sam Houston State Sr. San Antonio, Texas * Automatic selection; returning all-conference player DL Cardell Best Central Arkansas Sr. Little Elm, Texas DL Sully Laiche* Nicholls Jr. Gramercy, La. QB James Tabary McNeese Sr. New Orleans, La. WR Damion Jeanpiere* Nicholls Sr. Kenner, La. DB Darion Dunn McNeese So. Oakdale, La. DL Eric Jackson* Central Arkansas Sr. Apopka, Fla. Second Team All-Conference Defense KR Cedric Battle Central Arkansas Sr. Wichita Falls, Texas TE/HB Josh Nix Central Arkansas So. Tuscumbia, Ala. DB Raphael Lewis* Houston Baptist Sr. Elk Grove, Calif.center_img LB Allen Pittman* Nicholls Jr. St. Rose, La. P Caleb Lewallen Stephen F. Austin Sr. Kingwood, Texas Central Arkansas and McNeese are the other two conference teams with double-digits selections, garnering 11 and 10 spots, respectively. RB Kyran Irvin* Nicholls Jr. Darrow, La. McNeese returns with standout senior quarterback James Tabary who was named to the second team. The Cowboys earned four total spots on the first team offense. Tabary racked up 2,511 passing yards with 21 touchdowns last season. DL Kenny Dotson* Nicholls Sr. Plaquemine, La. OL Tristan Wendt Sam Houston State Sr. Schulenberg, Texas DB Colby Burton McNeese Jr. League City, Texas DB Corey Abraham* Nicholls Sr. Breaux Bridge, La. RB Marcus Cooper Southeastern Louisiana So. Altair, Texas DL Nathan Grant Central Arkansas So. Carrollton, Texas WR Dai’jean Dixon Nicholls So. New Orleans, La. Second Team All-Conference Offense RB Carlos Blackman* Central Arkansas Jr. Gosnell, Ark. OL Alfred Beverly Southeastern Louisiana Jr. Beaumont, Texas DL Chris Livings McNeese Jr. Lake Charles, La. WR Tamrick Pace* Stephen F. Austin Jr. Brownsboro, Texas AP Alize Ward Stephen F. Austin Jr. San Diego, Calif. RB David Hamm* McNeese Sr. Klein, Texas KR Juwan Petit-Frere* Southeastern Louisiana Jr. Orlando, Fla. DB Juan Jackson* Central Arkansas Jr. Gardendale, Ala. LB Tamarcus Russell Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Dadeville, Ala. First Team All-Conference Offense FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference announced the 2018 Football Preseason All-Conference Teams on Thursday, with Nicholls leading the league with 14 total selections. Pos. Name School Class Hometown QB Chase Fourcade Nicholls Jr. Metairie, La. Pos. Name School Class Hometown Though the Bears must replace 2017 Player of the Year Hayden Hildebrand at quarterback, the team returns a strong group on the other side of the ball with three first team and four second team defensive picks. First Team All-Conference Defense DB Zyon McCollum Sam Houston State So. Galveston, Texas DL Chris Terrell* Central Arkansas Jr. Pensacola, Fla. OL Adrian Harris Central Arkansas So. Tyler, Texas Returning all-conference selections from the previous season are automatically named to the preseason all-conference teams and may advance to higher team slots if they are vacated by non-returning players. Open positions are nominated and voted upon by the league’s head coaches. DB Bolu Onifade Abilene Christian So. Oklahoma City, Okla. Sam Houston State tallied nine total preseason all-conference honorees, led by the returning core of a high-scoring Bearkat offense. Although two-time Walter Payton Award winner Jeremiah Briscoe has graduated, wide receivers Davion Davis and Nathan Stewart headline six first team offense picks. The pair combined for 2,854 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns last season. OL Ryan Hanley* Nicholls Sr. Metaire, La. Stephen F. Austin garnered six preseason all-conference selections while Southeastern Louisiana earned four. Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist, UIW and Lamar all collected one spot each.last_img read more


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Sevilla to fight off Arsenal interest to land £8m-rated striker?

first_img1 Sevilla have stolen a march on Arsenal in the race to sign Fernando Llorente from Juventus.The Spanish forward is likely to leave the Italian champions this summer, having struggled to nail down a starting berth last season and Arsenal were keen on luring him to north London.But now, according to Sky Italia, Sevilla are favourites to land the 30-year-old, although they are yet to match Juventus’ £8m asking price.However, the Europa League winners are willing to wait until the closing stages of the transfer market to make their move as it is thought that Juve will lower their valuation.Llorente has also been linked with a move to Tottenham, who are on the lookout for a striker, but the Spaniard is reportedly keen on a move back to La Liga and is ready to take a pay cut to ensure a return to his homeland. Fernando Llorente last_img read more


first_imgA packed audience including members of Buundoran town council, the tourist board, the Tir Chonaill Athletics club, sponsors and the local community gathered in Bundoran’s library for the launch of the 2012 Cara Bundoran 10 Mile Challenge.Race director Paddy Donoghue, Tir Chonaill AC, indicated that the event has already captured the imagination of runners throughout the country and has already proven that it has the potential to be one of the biggest single events in Bundoran’s calendar.He highlighted the supportive and positive involvement of Cara Pharmacy directors, Canice and Ramona Nicholas, local sponsors, Bundoran Town Council and the work of Tir Chonaill Athletics Club, ensuring that the event will be even more successful than last years –when over 500 runners and walkers participated. Canice and Ramona Nicholas, representing main race sponsors Cara Pharmacies, highlighted the ever increasing popularity of the event.And this year it is the committee’s goal to make it even bigger and better.A tremendous breath taking course along the coast line of Donegal and Leitrim with backdrops of the broad Atlantic, Ben Bulbin and the Dartry mountains has been meticulously planned.The event will enhance the, well established, image of Bundoran as a great activity family destination’ The event will benefit the grass roots development of athletics in Donegal and two local charities.The organising committee have established an independent board that will make a final recommendation/decision on the 2012 charity recipients.The race takes place on Sat 10th March 2012 and al details, including registration and prize structure can be found on BUNDORAN TEN MILE CHALLENGE GETS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS was last modified: November 13th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cara Bundoran 10 MIle Challengelast_img read more


first_imgAll smiles for the camera while still remembering baby Seamus. Photo Brian Brian McDaid.Seamus Doherty and his wife Veronica and their sons Barry and Martin pictured as they present proceeds from a recent birthday.The proceeds were used to purchase a camera which was donated to the maternity ward at Letterkenny University Hospital through the group Féileacáin in memory of their son Seamus Christopher.The group Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland is a newly formed, not for profit organisation that aims to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after. A lovely glass plaque from The Group, Feileacain who made this presentation to the Doherty Family in memory of their baby Seamus Christopher Doherty with Gratitude from Feilcacain and the families who will benefit from all you have done for us.The organisation was formed by a group of bereaved parents who supported each other after the death of their own babies and have now come together to formally offer support to other parents and families who find themselves in a similar situation.Representing the management was Evelyn Smith, Assistant Director of Women and Children at the Letterkenny University Hospital.Representing the group Féileacáin were Joan Dothill and Marie Cregan and representing hospital staff were Marian Peoples, and Marian Duggan.Photo by Brian Brian McDaid. BABY SEAMUS CHRISTOPHER REMEMBERED BY KIND FAMILY DONATION was last modified: May 9th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donationhospitalSeamus Dohertylast_img read more

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers heads PFA Scotland Manager of the Year shortlist

first_imgCeltic’s treble-chasing boss Brendan Rodgers is among the nominees for this season’s PFA Scotland Manager of the Year award.Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, Alan Archibald of Partick Thistle and Morton manager Jim Duffy make up the four-man shortlist, voted for by managers across the country.Rodgers’ Hoops side secured the Ladbrokes Premiership title last month, having captured the Betfred Cup in November, and will look to complete the clean sweep when they take on Aberdeen in the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on May 27.McInnes is aiming for a third consecutive second-place finish with the Dons and will look to bring the Scottish Cup back to the Granite City for the first time since 1990.Archibald – currently the longest serving manager in the Premiership – has taken the Maryhill club to a top-six finish, the Jags’ highest placing in the new look SPFL set-up.Duffy is the only Championship manager among the nominees. He has guided the Greenock club to this season’s play-offs and lost out in the Betfred Cup semi-final to Aberdeen.The winner will be announced on Sunday, May 7 at PFA Scotland’s annual awards dinner at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. Brendan Rodgers 1last_img read more

The Late Tackle Podcast on talkSPORT – Saturday, July 8

first_imgJames Brown and Bob Mills bring you a light-hearted look back on a busy day of sporting action in the latest Late Tackle podcast.Former Arsenal star Stewart Robson was among the special guests, while they discussed the Portland Highland Games and much, much more!Have a listen, above, or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.last_img


first_imgTraining continues on Wednesday and Friday for all age groups at the new time of 6-7pm. Fit4Life group in Carrickfinn on Monday and Wednesday at the earlier time of 6 pm. Walkers and new members welcome. Coaches: Elise Gillespie and Sinead Diver.The Thursday evening session at the Industrial Estate in Gweedore will continue for another few weeks up to the North West 10k where we will look to get a strong showing from all senior athletes in the club that day. It is a great family event to jog, run or walk. New vests are now in stock so please contact Ita Gallagher on 087 1309536 for details.Good luck to Patricia Boyle in Australia. Patricia has put in a huge effort with training the children over the past few years and she will be missed by all. Well done to the athletes who won honours at the Donegal Schools Sports. We also had a number of club athletes competing in Phoenix Park at the weekend and some PB’s were achieved. ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC NEWS – FAREWELL TO PATRICIA was last modified: April 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Colmcille Club notesNaomh Colmcille’s U14s collected the club’s first silverware of the season after overcoming Convoy in a thrilling Northern Board Division 2 Shield final on Wednesday (after extra time). The seniors and reserves both recorded victories at Red Hughs.The seniors travelled to Killygordon on Saturday evening looking for their third straight win. It didn’t look likely as the game entered it’s final moments and the lads were trailing by a point, but Eddie Gillespie grabbed the all-important goal at the death to give Naomh Colmcille the victory on a Red Hughs 1-9 1-11 Naomh Colmcille full time scoreline. Naomh Colmcille reserves got the better of Red Hughs at Killygordon on Saturday evening.The home side established a three point lead before a point from Michael Friel got Naomh Colmcille on the scoreboard after good play from PJ McGrath and Padraig Carberry. Red Hughs re-etablished their three point advantage with their fourth point of the match. Two additional points for each side left the home side with a three point lead at half time, the Naomh Colmcille scores coming from Padraig Carberry and Michael Friel (Red Hughs 0-6 0-3 Naomh Colmcille). Red Hughs got the opening point on the resumption to stretch their lead to four points, but a goal from Oran Hilley put the minimum between the sides. Cathal Curran got the equalising point soon after. Oran Hilley then pointed after taking the pass from Cathal Curran to put Naomh Colmcille ahead for the first time. Oran Hilley added another goal and a point and Ronan McKinley fisted a point, while Red Hughs added a further point, to leave the final score Red Hughs 0-8 2-7 Naomh Colmcille.Naomh Colmcille: Gary McDaid, PJ McGrath, Barry McDaid, Ryan Cole, Ryan Dowds, Cathal Curran (0-1), Michael Friel (0-2), Michael Lynch, Padraig Carberry (0-1), Cormac Friel, Oran Hilley (2-2), Ricky Hegarty, Gavin McDaid, David O’Brien, Kelvin Callaghan. Subs: Owen Barr, Ronan McKinley (0-1), Adrian Marsh, Shane Ferry.Naomh Colmcille U14s were crowned Northern Board Division 2 Shield champions following an absorbing final at Pairc Colmcille on Wednesday. It looked as though the home side were going to snatch victory with a late goal in regulation time, but a stoppage-time equalising point time took the game to extra time.Naomh Colmcille got the opening scores of the match with points in the first and second minutes. Convoy replied with three points of their own, and a goal for the visitors sent them into a 0-2 to 1-3 lead after 11 minutes. The home side reduced the deficit with a pointed free, but Convoy got a second goal midway through the half to extend their advantage. A Naomh Colmcille point was cancelled soon afterwards by a pointed free for Convoy, before a goal for the hosts reduced Convoy’s lead to a goal (1-4 to 2-4). However another Convoy goal arrived almost immediately. Naomh Colmcille finished the half with 4 points, with one in reply from Convoy, to leave the half time score Naomh Colmcille 1-8 3-5 Convoy.Naomh Colmcille got the first point of the second half, but Convoy replied with a point in the 5th minute of the half. Two points from the hosts were cancelled by two points for Convoy to leave the visitors with a 1-11 to 3-8 advantage midway through the half. Naomh Colmcille reduced the deficit to two points in the 19th minute, but despite a number of goal efforts that went narrowly wide, and another that came off the post, the home side still trailed with just a few minutes left. The goal the home crowd craved finally came in the 29th minute of the half to give Naomh Colmcille the lead by the narrowest of margins. However Convoy got a deserved equaliser in stoppage time to take the game to extra time. Full time score Naomh Colmcille 2-12 3-9 Convoy.The first half of extra time proved crucial for the home team. Naomh Colmcille built up a three-point advantage and got their third goal of the match in the last minute. Convoy replied with a point to leave the scoreline Naomh Colmcille 3-15 3-10 Convoy at the break.The lead was extended to 8 points in the first minute of the second half of extra time with another goal, but Convoy reduced the deficit with a goal soon after. A point for Naomh Colmcille was quickly followed by a goal for the visitors in the 7th minute to leave just 3 points between the sides. A thrilling game concluded with the 10th goal of the match coming to Naomh Colmcille in the last minute of extra time. Full time score (AET) Naomh Colmcille 5-16 5-10 Convoy. Convoy’s Conor McDermott, representing the Northern Board, presented the Division 2 Shield to Naomh Colmcille’s captain, Jason Fitzpatrick after the match. Conor paid tribute to the standard of football displayed by both teams.Well done to both teams for a wonderful sporting match, and well done also to the vocal crowd who provided maximum encouragement to their respective team throughout.Naomh Colmcille: Jamie Rodgers, Daniel Mugan, Jason Fitzpatrick (capt.), Mark Friel, Oran Downey, Keenan Diver, Ryan Higgins, Ryan O’Donnell, Brendan Barr, Ronan McKinley, PJ McBrearty, Caoimhin Marsh, CJ Gibson, Mark McDaid, Jordan Gallagher. Subs Sean Marsh, Shane Monaghan, Oran Devine, Rory Simmons.The U12s travelled to Buncrana on Monday night. They are scheduled to travel to Glenfin this Monday (16th). This year’s Cul Camp runs from the 7th to the 11th of July for all children aged 6 to 13 years. Camp runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Please bring a packed lunch and dress for the weather! Tuck shop provided. All children will receive a full football kit and a bag (Donegal colours). Cost is €55 for the first child and €45 for each child thereafter. A week of fun and craic with qualified coaches. Contact Sharon on 087-9685558.The Club are now taking Registrations for Adults, Family, Senior and underage players. Cost is €25 Adult, €50 Family, €50 senior player and €10 underage player. Particular reminder for adult non-playing members that you need to be registered to request Donegal tickets. The deadline for registration is fast approaching. Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559) or Breda Friel (087 6393503).The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please hand in the collected vouchers so they can be sent away.The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion has now finished. Please continue to collect bottle tops in anticipation of future promotions. Thanks.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Well done to Ronan McKinley for a terrific 4th place performance in the primary schools skills competition.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors and reserves. Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. Home fixtures against Urris scheduled for next weekend. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.U18. Training tbc.U16. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.U12. Scheduled match at Glenfin on Monday 16th June. Players to be at clubhouse for 5:30 pm. Remember drink and mouth guard.U10. Training continues Friday 20th June at 6:30 pm.U8. Training continues Friday 20th June at 6:30 pm.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 1, 11, 19, 20, 22 and the most correct winner (matching four numbers) is Richard McFadden who wins €75. Next week’s jackpot €5,550. The club are seeking volunteers to act as Lotto sellers and join the existing rota. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: GILLESPIE GOAL GRABS LATE WINNER FOR NAOMH COLMCILLE was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalNAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Tottenham reportedly submit serious offer for Irish wonderkid

first_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham Hotspur have bid €200,000 (£178,850) plus add-ons for Shamrock Rovers wonderkid Gavin Bazunu, according to the Irish Independent.The 16-year-old goalkeeper has impressed for the club in his six senior appearances this season, with four clean sheets in four League of Ireland games. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures SORRY How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings gameday cracker latest Bazunu is, though, set to remain with Shamrock Rovers until next June and the completion of his final school examinations. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas possible standings BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham Hotspur haven’t signed a single senior player in the summer transfer window. In fact the only goals Bazunu has conceded both came in their Europa League second qualifying round matches with Swedish club AIK as they were knocked out after extra-time in the second leg.Spurs are reportedly the first team to register what has been termed as a serious bid, with Rovers previously rejecting a low offer from Norwich City, while they will hand the player a four-year deal.They aren’t the only team in for Bazunu though with Liverpool sending goalkeeping coach John Achterberg to watch him, while Manchester City and Chelsea are both keen too.center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted smart causal silverware ALTERED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed 1 Most Popular Premier League Newslast_img read more