With the 2019 NFL Draft ending last weekend, 21 former MAC football students have either signed or agreed to NFL rookie free agent contracts or have received invites to rookie mini-camps with various NFL clubs. Over the next . . .
As the 2019 draft ended, a new race ensued among NFL teams to sign a handful or so of “undrafted free agents” (UFAs). Motivations for the team are to develop some training camp depth (i.e. bodies) and possibly find a diamond or two in rough.
For the signing players it is, above and beyond all, a chance. It is a chance to show their skills . . .
Six more MAC players were selected by NFL teams Saturday as the National Football League wrapped up its 2019 draft. Getting the call were Max Crosby, Sutton Smith, Ka'dar Hollman, Xavier Crawford, Ulysses Gilbert and Scott Miller. Five of the six were taken in Round Six.
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First MAC player taken off the board
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan cornerback Sean Bunting was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night in the NFL draft.
The Bucs took Bunting, who hails from . . .
DEKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois University left tackle Matt Scharping was selected in the second round of the 2019 National Football League Draft by the Houston Texans Friday.
“It was an amazing feeling getting . . .
Toledo, Ohio - University of Toledo wide receiver Diontae Johnson was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Friday. Johnson, the 66th overall pick of . . .
By MIKE SMITH
The Miami RedHawks football team entered spring drills with many open questions. While 15 practices didn’t provide all the answers, they did offer a boatload of experience and a peek at some impressive potential.
Chief among the unanswered questions is . . .
DEKALB, Ill. – The annual “Huskie Bowl” spring practice saw both the offense and defense have their moments during full scrimmage periods on a sunny and windy morning at Huskie Stadium.
The 9 a.m. workout in front of . . .
'They really love what they do.' -- Head Coach Jason Candle
TOLEDO, Ohio - The Rockets completed their 2019 spring practice season with a 45-minute controlled scrimmage at the Glass Bowl Friday night. It was the 15th and final practice of the spring. Head Coach Jason Candle said the spring practice sessions have left him feeling good about this team.
"This is practice 15, no different than . . .
Maryland transfer leads defense
Kent State fans took in a hard-fought spring football game Saturday afternoon at Dix Stadium. Players on both sides of the ball had breakthrough performances in the offense-defense contest.
“Our guys competed their . . .
YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) - The Eastern Michigan University football team treated fans to an exciting exhibition to close out the spring schedule Saturday, April 13, inside "The Factory" at Rynearson Stadium. Team Fink defeated Team Hale, 14-7, in . . .
By MIKE SMITH
College basketball comes to an end with Monday’s national championship game. One of the participants will be Texas Tech, which speaks to the capabilities of a Red Raiders team which reached the title game with an impressive string of victories.
After opening NCAA tournament . . .
Buffalo again ops for internal candidate
BUFFALO, NY – Jim Whitesell, the University at Buffalo’s associate head coach for the last four seasons, has been named the 14th head men’s basketball coach in school history, athletic director Mark Alnutt announced on Saturday afternoon.
“After conducting . . .