Tag Archives: Big East

Big Loss For WVU

14 Jul

When the Mountaineers take the field this fall they will be without their starting veteran lineman Josh Jenkins. Jenkins suffered a season ending injury during West Virginia’s spring game.

The school said in a press release that Jenkins will miss the entire 2011 season.

“After waiting and rehabbing Jenkins’ left knee injury from the spring game, April 29, it became apparent that the patellar stability – kneecap – was not enough to play football at his level of ability effectively.

The MCL – Medial Collateral Ligament injury healed nicely, but there still remained concern. Therefore, Jenkins underwent successful surgery, Tuesday, July 5, by Dr Bal at Ruby Hospital, to tighten the medial (big toe side) patellar retinaculum to help better track the patella for its normal function. Jenkins remains in a leg brace for six weeks, then will regain strength and slowly regain any residual lost motion due to the immobilization period.

At the appropriate time, he will begin the back-to-run/play-progression, which all totaled will be 6 months from surgery until fully healed and strong enough to play FB. He should be fully participatory for winter training and then spring FB. He is entitled to Medical Hardship the 2011 season and return for senior year 2012.”

Recruiting Spotlight: Joseph Scelfo

20 Mar

For most college football programs offensive line is their top priority. For one school this won’t be a problem. Whoever signs North Oconee High School’s Joseph Scelfo will get a solid lineman who can play both center and guard. This 6`2 275 pound guard has both power and excellent technique. But more importantly he has great leadership skills and superb academic success (3.43 GPA).

Check him out. Number 66

The cornerstone of any successful team requires a solid group of offensive linemen. This collective group of men is responsible for the success or failure of each offensive play.

He began his high school career as a starting sophomore and never looked back. Scelfo is a leader on the Titans offensive unit. Registering a career high 11 pancakes in a game, Joseph Scelfo is the truth.

As a result of his exceptional play he has been the recipient of All region and All Area awards. His play hasn’t gone unnoticed, schools including UAB, Marshall, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Miami, UL Monroe, MTSU, Furman, Wofford, Syracuse, Samford, UCLA, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech has begun sending him mail.

His sports heroes include Todd Mclure, Tony Gonzalez, Jeff Saturday, Walter Jones, and Chris Scelfo. His play reminds me of linemen like Walter Jones, Jon Runyan, and Larry Allen. This kid has pure talent and an enormous upside. A great addition to whatever university he decides to attend.

Expected Graduation Year: 2012

Contact Information

Phone: 504 912 8303
Email: josephscelfo66@yahoo.com

Rutgers Gets Huggins

29 Jan

In-state running back Savon Huggins committed on Friday to Rutgers. Last year he ran for 35 touchdowns and 1,891 yards at Saint Peters’s High.

The 5`11 running back is one of the highest rated running backs in this year’s recruiting class. He picked the Scarlet Knights over schools like North Carolina and Notre Dame.

UConn Booster Wants His $3 Million Back

26 Jan

A major UConn booster Robert G. Burton isn’t satisfied with the direction the school is going in. Thus, he wants his money back. Yeah that doesn’t sound so bad. Well he donated the school $3 million dollars to build a training facility named after him.

The problem has less to do with the school but more to do with the schools athletic director Jeff Hathaway. In a letter written to Hathaway by Burton makes that clear. Click the link to read the full letter

Dallas Cowboys Paul Pasquloni Hired By UConn

14 Jan

Dallas Cowboys interim defensive coordinator, Paul Pasqualoni, has reportedly been hired by the University of Connecticut as their head football coach.

Pasqualoni, according to early reports beat out former Miami Hurricanes offense coordinator Mark Whipple.

Paul Pasquloni was the head coach for Syracuse from 1991-2004. In that time the program went 107-59-1 and 6-3 in bowls.

Delaware Keeler Not A Candidate For UConn

10 Jan

Coach K.C. Keeler of Delaware isn’t a candidate for the UConn head coaching job.

It has been speculated that he might be up for consideration for the post after Randy Edsall left for Maryland. Keeler agent contacted Connecticut officials to tell them his client wasn’t interested in the position.

Pitt New Coach Mike Haywood Arrested, Fired

31 Dec

New head coach of the University of Pittsburgh, Mike Haywood, has been arrested on domestic violence charges according to WNDU.com. Haywood is a former Notre Dame player. He also served as offensive coordinator for the Irish. The arrest was made in South Bend.

Stay tune for more updates.

Update-
He has been fired by the university.

UConn Major Ticket Troubles

19 Dec

Guess what? Not a big surprise. UConn is having trouble selling its tickets for the Fiesta Bowl. Now as a West Virginia grad, I would undoubtedly be certain that all the tickets would have already been sold out. However, UConn have only sold 4,000 of their 17,500 tickets. As of now the university is holding $2.5 million in tickets. A number which the school has to fit the bill for if the tickets goes unsold.

Syracuse Punter to Have Tumor Removed

12 Dec

Rob Long, a punter for Syracuse, learned on December 2nd that he would require a surgery that would put an end to his season. Unfortunately, the surgery would be brain surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Luckily doctors are optimistic about the surgery and his recovery. Even so, many have said he may be able to play in the NFL down the line.

The surgery is scheduled to take place Tuesday in Philadelphia.

NCAA College Football Rankings

2 Nov

This week the #1 team in the BCS won their game. The Oregon Ducks stumbled out of the gates against the University of Southern California before making a impressive showing in the second half. Also in the USA Today coaches’ poll Auburn overtook Boise State in the #2 position.

Nevada and North Carolina State moved into the top 25. While Miami and Michigan dropped out. The Big East again has no teams in the Top 25, however, Syracuse did receive votes.