Practice Blogs

Saturday, August 6, 2011

... are up at


Full Contact

Friday, August 5, 2011 has some notes from the 4th practice

Also, Danny Wild is back, and he's BAD  - he took his camera to media day.

Sal has a Q&A with Davyd Brooks

oh, and there will be some kind of reality tv thing following Army football.


Army 2011 Media Guide

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ready or not, Army football is all systems go: helmets, pads, everything.

The 2011 Army football media guide (pdf) is now available from One notable thing is that the media guide is now hosted by CSTV and isn't presented on the recently mentioned

This looks like a pretty good version of the media guide, but I haven't really gotten into it too much yet.

In fact I think I'm going to take the time to do just that.

Don't forget that Sal has a lot of features going on over at his blog. From Andrew Rodriguez' return to the field, to defensive shufflings and a full team two-deep roster.

Sal seems ready for the season.

Things are getting rolling now, so you can probably expect pretty frequent news and notes regarding all of NCAA football.

Yearbook: Limestone College Calciid

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Limestone college Calciid and Lantern yearbooks can now be singled out as the first yearbook in my growing and illustrious yearbook collection whose institution has never had a football team. I have no problem adding Limestone College's best effort to this website's yearbook shelf. Limestone College began as South Carolina's first women's college and phased in coeducational instruction in the early 1960s. Limestone happens to be a lower division lacrosse powerhouse and Limestone LAX coach Mike Cerino isn't apologizing to anybody:

"Without football, I think that allows us to kind of create an even playing field across the athletic teams," Cerino said, "in the fact that we don't have to support one more than the other. It creates a situation where all of our teams can be competitive, not just within the conference but regionally and nationally."
 Just don't tell that kind of stuff to Hofstra...      _      ...DANG!

The Limestone College Library has put together a world-class effort in digitizing their Calciid yearbooks and current catalogs.
This one is published on Issuu, which I've had issues with in the past, but this time Issuu delivers a pretty impressive digital yearbook. Yearbooks are available for the years 1904, 1907, 1908, 1920, 1923, 1925, 1927-1949, and 1950-1969.

Still, no football, but even without gridiron lore I see these Limestone College yearbooks as one of the more important additions to  my yearbooks list mainly because of the ambitious work of the library staff involved in digitizing these books. Visit the library's website for more Limestone information or go simply to pay respect for their work creating this top quality digital yearbook.  

I plan on adding new yearbooks under the Yearbook tab on the Wednesday every week.
Check back next week as we get back to football with a BCS school's yearbook. 


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Season Preview

Monday, August 1, 2011

 Game On has a team preview covering both sides of the ball, the team snuck in a media day and preseason practice has begun.

I've been keeping an eye on Phil Steele's Div. 1-AA countdown - Phil's front page lists the non-BCS FCS top 25 ( PDF)

I have close to 7 billion yearbooks to post, so my goal is to get those out and start to look at the fast approaching 2011 season.

Also, Sal is back at it with a look at some of the personnel changes on defense.

You might consider a subscription to Sal's voluminous body of work. Times Herald Record have great Army coverage with Sal walking the beat. 

Here's another preview.



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