Yearbook: Carroll College Hinakaga

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Carroll College (now Carroll Univ.) has its yearbooks online. The Carroll Univ. Hinakaga is available online for the years 1910 through 2000

Another great small college yearbook, and they have done a great job in making this one available online.

Carroll Univ. is the oldest 4 year college in Wisconsin. There is a different Carroll College in Montana, but these yearbooks are for Carroll College in WI.

In the pages of the Hinakaga you can find (mostly small college) football scores and game recaps for most years. The 1910 edition has evidence of college football at Carroll dating to 1908, but it is possible that the team existed before then.

Another 2010 Preview

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Phil Steele's magazine is in stores and if you've never seen it or heard of it I suggest you pick one up for the upcoming season.

The online previews are beginning to appear with this edition put out by the Sporting News.

Why we know we're right:
The Black Knights continue to trend up—and yes, No. 79 is a step in the right direction for this program—thanks to a return to its roots. An option offense that finished 16th in the country returns four offensive linemen, and a solid defense brings back eight starters led by end Josh McNary (12.5 sacks in '09). A soft schedule, plus solid special teams, should leave Army in position to build on its 2009 performance.

A short, sweet writeup which projects Army as a 6-6 team in 2010.

I get that Army draws from a smaller talent pool than other FBS teams, but it kind of seems like a deadline had to be met after reading the section Why we might be wrong:

After making a talking point of Trent Steelman's passing ability the subject turns to Army's defense.

The defense needz more muscle inside and again could be susceptible to strong rushing teams.

If you ask me, the defense looks to be one of the strengths of the team next year, and outside of Navy, Notre Dame and maybe Rutgers' Joe Martinek. Army should outrush every team on the schedule.

But hey, I don't get paid to write about football - and I don't have any deadlines to obey, so I guess I'll just leave it at thanks for the writeup. #79

It's great to have in the back pocket, but I hope I don't have the need to utilize the catchphrase: "The defense needz more muscle".

Back to Phil Steele, Army finally appears on one of his preseason lists.

Based on last year's offensive numbers I don't think it would surprise anyone to see Army on PS's list of Most Improved Offensive PPG.

Rank Team

1 Rice
2 South Carolina
3 Nebraska
4 Ball St
5 Georgia
6 Miami, Oh
7 Army
8 Tulsa
9 San Jose St
10 Washington St
11 New Mexico St
12 Oklahoma
13 Wisconsin
14 San Diego St
15 Ohio St

There's Army at #7. You would like to think this mention points to a better season for Army, but the ranking is relative to the team's 2009 offensive stats, so Army isn't expected to be a top ten offensive team... but they should be significantly better than 2009's offensive #s.

Army in 2011 and 2012

West Point has released the football schedules for 2011 and 2012

This year's five home games will be scaled back to 4 true home games at Michie Stadium in 2011. 2012 sees 5 home true games again, not including the Yankee Stadium game against Rutgers.

I like the 2011 Fordham game. The Rams haven't played Army since 1949 and it was Fordham's recent expansion of their football scholarship structure (PDF) that allows them to schedule FBS games.

Despite not being eligible for the Patriot League title starting in 2010, Fordham will still be eligible for an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoff at-large bid. The NCAA will increase the number of playoff bids in 2010 from 16 to 20 (ten automatic bids/ten at-large bids).

The move will help Fordham compete at the highest level in the NCAA FCS division and aid the Rams in enhancing their non-conference schedule. Fordham will offer 60 scholarships, allowing the Rams to schedule NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools. Fordham has already scheduled games with Connecticut in 2011, Navy and Villanova in 2012 and Army in 2014 and 2015. Fordham last played Army in 1949 while the Rams and Villanova last met in a scheduled game in 1996 (Fordham and Villanova played each other in the 2002 NCAA I-AA playoffs).

The upcoming Army football schedules are:


Sept. 3 @ Northern Illinois, TBA
Sept. 10 SAN DIEGO STATE, 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 NORTHWESTERN, 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 @ Ball State, TBA
Oct. 1 TULANE, 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 @ Miami (Ohio), TBA
Oct. 22 @ Vanderbilt, TBA
Oct. 29 FORDHAM, 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 5 @ Air Force, TBA
Nov. 12 RUTGERS (at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.), 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 @ Temple, TBA
Dec. 10 vs. Navy (at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.), 2:30 p.m.


Sept. 8 @ San Diego State, TBA
Sept. 15 NORTHERN ILLINOIS, 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 @ Wake Forest, TBA
Sept. 29 STONY BROOK, 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 @ Boston College, TBA
Oct. 13 KENT STATE, 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 @ Eastern Michigan, TBA
Oct. 27 BALL STATE, 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 AIR FORCE (at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y.), 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 @ Rutgers, TBA
Nov. 17 TEMPLE, 12 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 vs. Navy (at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.), 2:30 p.m.


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