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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Walter Camp Players to Watch for Player of Year Award

The following is the 2010 Walter Camp Player of the Year “Players to Watch” list.

A list of five finalists will be announced on Wednesday, December 1.

The Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by the Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be presented live on Thursday, December 9 during the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN SportsCenter.

The players:
Justin Blackmon, Sophomore, WR, Oklahoma State – Leads nation in receiving yards (158.9 ypg) for the 9-1 Cowboys; has caught 84 passes on the season, 16 for touchdowns.

Da’Quan Bowers, Junior, DL, Clemson – Leads nation in quarterback sacks (13.5) and ranks second in tackles for loss (22.0) for the Tigers.

Andy Dalton, Senior, QB, TCU – Has passed for 2,897 yards and 23 touchdowns for undefeated Horned Frogs; has also rushed for 415 yards.

LaMichael James, Sophomore, RB, Oregon – Nation’s top rusher at 158.0 yards per game; has scored 17 touchdowns for top-ranked and undefeated Ducks

Nick Fairley, Junior, DL, Auburn – Has 18.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 quarterback sacks for 11-0 and second-ranked Tigers.

Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor – Fourth in nation in total offense (325.4 ypg); has passed for 3,071 yards and 20 touchdowns for 7-4 Bears.

Kendall Hunter, Senior, RB, Oklahoma State – Has rushed for 1,356 yards and 16 touchdowns for 9-1 Cowboys; averaging 135.6 yards per game.

Colin Kaepernick, Senior, QB, Nevada – Averaging 310.7 yards of total offense per game for 9-1 Wolfpack; has passed for 17 touchdowns and rushed for 15 more.

Andrew Luck, Sophomore, QB, Stanford – Has passed for 2,511 yards and 22 touchdowns for the 9-1 Cardinal; ranks 10th in the nation in passing efficiency (159.71).

Ryan Mallett, Junior, QB, Arkansas – Has passed for 2,967 yards and 24 touchdowns for the 8-2 Razorbacks; ranks fourth in the nation in passing efficiency (166.49).

Kellen Moore, Junior, QB, Boise State – Leads nation with 191.45 passing efficiency; completing 71.9% of passes for undefeated Broncos.

Cam Newton, Junior, QB, Auburn – Second in nation in passing efficiency (183.6) for 10-0 Tigers; has passed for 2,038 yards and 21touchdowns and rushed for 1,297 and 17 scores.

Terrelle Pryor, Junior, QB, Ohio State – Ranks fifth in the nation in  passing efficiency (166.4 rating) for the 9-1 Buckeyes; has passed for 2,136 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Denard Robinson, Sophomore, QB, Michigan – Second in nation in total offense (340.7 ypg) for 7-3 Wolverines; has passed for 1,990 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 1,417 and 12 scores.

Jordan Todman, Junior, RB, Connecticut – Second in nation in rushing at 147.0 yards per game for Huskies; has rushed for nine touchdowns.

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The winner will receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the Yale Commons in New Haven. Sponsorships and tickets are available by calling (203) 288-CAMP.


Quinnipiac TV schedule

A look at the Quinnipiac athletic television schedule released today for the upcoming winter season:

Sat., Nov. 20: Men’s Basketball vs. Vermont 3 p.m. New England Sports Network (NESN)

Tues., Nov. 23: Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Princeton 7 p.m. NESN

Saturday, Nov. 27:  Men’s Ice Hockey vs. UMass 7 p.m. NESN

Wed., Dec. 1: Women’s Basketball vs. Vermont 3 p.m. NESN

Sat., Dec. 11: Men’s Basketball vs. Rhode Island 3 p.m. NESN

Sat., Jan, 15: Men’s Basketball vs. Central Connecticut 4 p.m. NESN

Thurs., Jan. 27: Men’s Basketball vs. Robert Morris 7 p.m. Madison Square Garden Network (MSG)

Mon., Feb. 14: Women’s Basketball at Sacred Heart 5 p.m. MSG

Mon., Feb. 14: Men’s Basketball at Sacred Heart 7:30 p.m. MSG

Fri., Feb. 18: Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Yale 7 p.m. Comcast New England

Sat., Feb. 26: Men’s Basketball vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 4 p.m. MSG


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Top Prep hoop players in town this weekend

The National Prep Showcase, one of the top post-graduate basketball events in the entire nation, is coming to New Haven this weekend from Friday, November 19th to Sunday, November 21st at Albertus Magnus College. The event features a 23 team field, including all of the top ten schools in the country according to the National Prep Poll and the defending national champions from each of the last four seasons.

The National Prep Showcase will also feature an overwhelming amount of individual talent, adding to an alumni list that includes over 15 NBA players including Michael Beasley and Tyreke Evans. Over 150 division I prospects will be in action including the nation’s top two ranked juniors according to ESPN in Middletown resident Andre Drummond (St. Thomas More School) and Khem Birch (Notre Dame Prep).

There is a definite local flavor to the field as Wilbraham & Monson’s seven-foot-one center Enosch Wolf has already committed to UConn, St. Thomas More forward Adam Jones is committed to Fairfield, and Northfield Mount Hermon’s Armani Cotton has committed to Yale. Connecticut residents in the field include St. Thomas More’s Drummond (Middletown) and B.J. Cardarelli (Manchester), South Kent’s Anthony Jernigan (East Hartford) and Jabrille Williams (Stamford), Maine Central Institute’s Ryen Vilmont (Hamden), Northfield Mount Hermon’s Ethan O’Day (Mansfield) and Obi Momah (Farmington), Bridgton Academy’s Brendan Allen (Windsor), and Wilbraham and Monson’s Adam Shrecengost (Avon).

But that is just the beginning as local fans will have the opportunity to see many of college basketball’s future stars. A small sample of the top committed players in the field includes: Notre Dame Prep’s Birch (Pittsburgh), Angel Nunez (Louisville) and Grandy Glaze (UNLV); Brewster Academy’s Naadir Tharpe (Kansas), Jakarr Sampson (St. John’s), Markus Kennedy (Villanova), and Durand Johnson (Pittsburgh); Bridgton Academy’s Donnie Hale (Purdue); Hargrave Military Academy’s P.J. Hairston (North Carolina), Desmond Wells (Xavier), C.J. Barksdale (Virginia Tech), Marquis Rankin (Virginia Tech), and Robert Brown (Virginia Tech); Northfield Mount Hermon’s Aaron Cosby (Seton Hall); Nia Prep’s Shaquille Thomas (Cincinnati); South Kent’s Maurice Harkless (St. John’s), Derrick Randall (Rutgers), and Ge’lawn Guyn (Cincinatti); St. Andrew’s Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse); and Westwind’s Richard Peters (Oklahoma).

The event is annually among the most highly attended in the country by college coaches and scouts with the 2009 National Prep Showcase drawing close to 200 on-looking coaches with schools like UConn, Texas, Kansas, West Virginia, Baylor, Missouri, Georgia, and Washington all represented.

This year college coaches are once again expected to come out in high volume as some of the top un-committed players in the field include: St. Thomas More’s Drummond; Brewster Academy’s Elijah Carter (UCLA, Rutgers, Seton Hall) and Mitch McGary (Illinois, Indiana, Miami, Pittsburgh); Kiski’s Sim Bhullar (Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Kentucky, USC), Stefan Jankovic (West Virginia, Stanford, Florida, Indiana), and Tanveer Bhullar (North Carolina, Duke, Indiana, Pittsburgh); La Lumiere’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea (Texas, Alabama, Baylor, Indiana) and Obij Aget (Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, Missouri); Lee Academy’s Anthony Joseph Perez Cortesia (Kansas State, Providence); New Hampton’s Zach Auguste (Boston College, Notre Dame, Baylor, Virginia); Notre Dame Prep’s Myles Davis (Pittsburgh, Villanova, Georgetown, Xavier) and Todd Mayo (Memphis, Baylor, West Virginia); South Kent’s Ricardo Ledo (Louisville, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas); St. Mark’s Alex Murphy (Duke, Florida, Arizona, Villanova) and Kaleb Tarczewski (Kansas, West Virginia, Duke, Indiana); and Tilton’s Nerlens Noel (Providence, Duke, UConn, Washington), Goodluck Okonoboh (Boston College, Providence, USC, Virginia Tech), and Wayne Selden (Duke, Providence, Boston College).

The first game will tip off on Friday morning at 10:30a.m. Tickets will be available at the door, which will open at 9:30a.m. on Friday.

Friday, November 19th

10:30a.m. Fork Union Military Academy (VA) vs. Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)

12:15p.m. Fishburne Military Academy (VA) vs. Notre Dame Prep (MA)

2:00p.m. Westwind Prep (AZ) vs. Bridgton Academy (ME)

3:45p.m. Hargrave Military Academy (VA) vs. South Kent School (CT)

5:15p.m. Lee Academy (ME) vs. St. Thomas More School (CT)

7:00p.m. Princeton Day (MD) vs. Winchendon School (MA)

8:30p.m. Alif Muhammad Nia School (NJ) vs. Maine Central Institute (ME)

Saturday, November 20th

9:00a.m. Bridgton Academy (ME) vs. Fork Union Military Academy (VA)

10:45a.m. St. Thomas More (CT) vs. Princeton Day (MD)

12:30p.m. New Hampton School (NH) vs. Hargrave Military Academy (VA)

2:15p.m. Brewster Academy (NH) vs. Fishburne Military Academy (VA)

4:00p.m. South Kent School (CT) vs. La Lumiere School (IN)

5:45p.m. Notre Dame Prep (MA) vs. Westwind Prep (AZ)

7:30p.m. St. Mark’s School (MA) vs. Lee Academy (ME)

9:00p.m. Winchendon School (MA) vs. Kiski School (PA)

Sunday, November 21st

10:00a.m. Princeton Day (MD) vs. Brewster Academy (NH)

11:45a.m. Maine Central Institute (ME) vs. Northfield Mount Hermon (MA)

1:30p.m. Kiski School (PA) vs. La Lumiere School (IN)

3:15p.m. Alif Muhammad Nia School (NJ) vs. New Hampton School (NH)

5:00p.m. Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA) vs. Tilton School (NH)

6:30p.m. St. Andrew’s School (RI) vs. Blair Academy (NJ)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Local NEC hoops TV games

Here are television games for state teams in the Northeast Conference for basketball. This does not include separate packages set up by individual schools.

Thursday Jan. 20 Sacred Heart at Mount St. Mary’s 7:00 pm MASN, FCS, CTSN, ESPN3, ESPN FC

Thursday Jan. 27 Robert Morris at Quinnipiac 7:00 pm MSG, FCS, FSN-Pitt

NEC Rivalry Week (February 9-14)

Wednesday Feb. 9 Bryant at CCSU 7:00 pm MSG+, FCS, Cox (TD-9:00 pm)

Monday Feb. 14 Quinnipiac at Sacred Heart (women) 5:00 pm MSG, FCS

Monday Feb. 14 Quinnipiac at Sacred Heart (men) 7:30 pm MSG, FCS

Saturday Feb. 19 Sacred Heart at Bryant 2:00 pm MSG, FCS, Cox (TD-2/20 @12 pm)

Saturday Feb. 26 CCSU at LIU (women) 11:30 am MSG, FCS, Cox (CT only)

CCSU at LIU (men) 2:00 pm MSG, FCS, Cox (TD-8:00 pm)

FDU at Quinnipiac 4:00 pm MSG, FCS

Sunday Mar. 6 NEC Semifinal Game (men) 12:00 pm MSG, FCS

NEC Semifinal Game (men) 2:00 pm FCS, ESPN3, ESPN FC

Wednesday Mar. 9 NEC Men’s Championship Game 7:00 pm ESPN2, ESPN3

Sunday Mar. 13 NEC Women’s Championship Game 3:00 pm ESPNU, ESPN3

Monday, November 1, 2010

UNH/Yale New Haven football Toy Drive

Nice touch by UNH football. Game should be packed any way with chance to clinch NE-10 title. Don't forget to bring a toy for free admission.

More details here

Yale's Zampier selected in draft

Yale’s Alex Zampier was selected with the 15th pick in the eighth round of the NBA Developmental League draft by the New Mexico Thunderbirds. Rosters will be reduced from 17 players to opening-day 10-man rosters by Nov. 18 in anticipation of the Nov. 18 tip off of the NBA D-League’s 10th season.

Zampier led Yale last season with 16.0 points per game.

UNH in Lambert poll, national rankings

The New Haven football team is ranked fourth in the latest Division II Lambert poll and 23rd in the Division II coaches national poll.

UNH plays host to St. Anselm Saturday at noon in the regular-season finale. The Chargers can win the Northeast-10 title outright with a win.

Here's the Lambert Poll

1. Bloomsburg 8-1 144

2. Kutztown 9-0 138

3. California (Pa.) 8-1 111

4. New Haven 8-1 105

5. Mercyhurst 6-2 102

6. Slippery Rock 6-3 66

7. Edinboro 6-3 63

8. Assumption 6-3 39

9. C. W. Post 5-4 27

10. Gannon 5-4 12

ARV: Bentley, American International, Indiana (Pa.).

More importantly UNH is sixth in the regional rankings. The top six go to the NCAA Division II playoffs.

The rankings:
NCAA Division II Football Super Regional One Rankings

1. Shepherd 9-0

2. Kutztown 9-0

3. Mercyhurst 7-2

4. California (Pennsylvania) 8-1

5. Bloomsburg 8-1

6. New Haven 8-1

7. Saint Augustine’s 8-1

8. Shaw 7-2

9. West Virginia Wesleyan 7-2

10. Winston-Salem State 8-2