Category: CSJ Classic

CSJ Classic (2004) – NDSU, SDSU to ‘Mark’ their Territory With Dakota Marker

The rivalry between the two teams has been alive since 1903. However, this meeting will be the first time that the two will meet under the I-AA umbrella and the first as members of the new Great West Football Conference. Also this year, the two will play for the first time for a trophy: the “Dakota Marker”.

CSJ Classic (2004) – With Division I Transition, Old Dakota Rivalries Are Dying

In the Dakotas, there is one fall Saturday every year when each of the states stands still to watch one football game.

The two rivalries garnering this attention, the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux versus the North Dakota State University Bison, and the University of South Dakota Coyotes versus the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits, are partially gone at least for the 2004 season and could be for the foreseeable future.

Jim Tressel, Youngstown State

Tattoo U.

By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal   Editor’s note: This column was originally published on Jun. 1, 2011 in the College Sporting News, when the announcement of then-OSU head coach Jim Tressel was dismissed over OSU players trading gear for tattoos.  David Coulson looked into his career at Youngstown, and gave his thoughts. […]

App State LB Josh Jeffries

CSJ Classic: The Miracle On The Mountain

By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal   Editor's Note: On Saturday, Appalachian State and Furman resume one of the most competitive rivalries in the Football Championship Subdivision, with ASU attempting to win a share of the Southern Conference title and the league's automatic bid to the playoffs at Kidd Brewer Stadium. In a […]

Taking A Trip Into History: Penn vs. Brown, 2008

  By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal     Editor’s Note: This is another in the College Sports Journal Classic series. This article dates to an October, 2008 encounter between Brown and Penn and takes a retrospective look at historic Franklin Field.   This story originally appeared on The Sports Network.   PHILADELPHIA, […]

CSJ Classic: Sambrano Sends Montana To Title Game

By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal   Editor’s note: This is an article from Dec. 12, 2009, describing the Foootball Championship Subdivision semifinal showdown between Appalachian State and Montana.   This story originally appeared on The Sports Network.   MISSOULA, MT. — Jimmy Farris just received some company Saturday afternoon in Missoula, MT. […]

CSJ Classic: DeBerry Had Major Influence On FCS

    By David Coulson Executive Editor/Managing Partner College Sporting News   Editor's Note: College Sports Journal is celebrating the release earlier this month of the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame by offering several past articles in its CSJ Classic series. This article originally ran in the College Sporting News on May […]

CSJ Classic: Hall of Fame Misfires On FCS Players

      By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal   Editor’s Note: College Sports Journal is celebrating the release earlier this month of the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame by offering several past articles in its CSJ Classic series. This piece was originally published on May 14, 2009 and chastised […]

An FCS Championship That A Punter Could Love

By Chuck Burton Publisher/Managing Editor College Sports Journal   FRISCO, TX. — In a dozen years of watching NCAA Division I Championship Football games, I’ve seen a lot of matchups dominated by defensive linemen and incredible offensive talents.   I’ve even seen entire teams be dominated from start to finish.   Saturday was the first […]

Villanova OL Ben Ijalana (NovaFacts.com)

Ten Years Of Championship Memories In FCS

By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal   PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Two years ago, I will never forget watching Villanova’s team buses pull into their parking spots at Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium.   The Wildcats had a Tigger-like bounce to their steps as they paraded onto the field for media day. You could sense the […]

2001: Montana Shuts Down Furman For NCAA Title Win

Editor’s Note: This is another article in a continuing series of articles from past FCS championship games. This is the game story from Montana’s 2001 title victory over Furman. By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal CHATTANOOGA, TN. — Like a wild west gunslinger, top-seeded Montana brought a reputation for high-powered offense […]

2003: Delaware Crushes Colgate, 40-0, In Title Game

Editor’s Note: This is another article in a continuing series of articles from past FCS championship games. This is the game story from Delaware’s 2003 title victory over Colgate. By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal CHATTANOOGA, TN. — When the I-AA championship football game opened with snow showers blowing into Finley Stadium, it […]

2004: JMU Grinds Out Championship Win Against Montana

Editor’s Note: This is another article in a continuing series of articles from past FCS championship games. This is the game story from James Madison’s 2004 title victory over Montana. By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal CHATTANOOGA, TN. — James Madison won the NCAA I-AA football championship the old-fashioned way Friday […]

2006: Richardson, Appalachian State Run Past UMass For Title

Editor’s Note: This is another article in a continuing series of articles from past FCS championship games. This is the game story from Appalachian State’s victory over Massachusetts in 2006. By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal CHATTANOOGA, TN. — There were some who wondered early in the week whether Kevin Richardson’s sore […]

What If the FCS Were Bowls Instead of Playoffs?

By Chuck Burton Publisher/Managing Editor College Sports Journal   PHILADELPHIA, PA. — In Fargo, North Dakota State is buzzing with excitement as they are headed to the Division I National Championship game after dominating six-time Division I NCAA National Champion Georgia Southern 35-7 this past weekend.   And in Huntsville, Sam Houston State eagerly awaits, basically, […]

Erk’s House

By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal   Editor’s note: This is another in the College Sports Journal Classic series. It was originally published in the College Sporting News on Sept. 8, 2006 after the death of legendary Georgia Southern coach Erk Russell.   One interesting historical fact is that in the conclusion, the […]

Sam Houston State Overruns Montana State, 49-13

  By Chuck Burton Publisher/Managing Editor College Sports Journal   HUNTSVILLE, TX. — It was billed as a shootout against Texas high school all-stars, but only one side’s guns were blazing.   Sam Houston State bowled over Montana State’s front seven for an eye-popping 428 yards rushing, cruising to a 21-6 halftime lead and coasting […]

Montana Advances With 48-10 Thrashing Of UNI

  By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal   MISSOULA, MT. — Jabin Sambrano was a genuine playoff hero at Washington-Grizzly Stadium before Montana’s 48-10 victory over Northern Iowa on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championships.   Quarterback Jordan Johnson wrote his name into that pantheon of stars […]

Powerhouse Programs From Montana, UNI Meet In Quarterfinals

  David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal   PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Northern Iowa and Montana are no strangers to the NCAA Division I Football Championships, as two of the powerhouse programs in the Football Championship Subdivision.   But when the No. 4-seeded Grizzlies (10-2) and the No. 5-seeded Panthers (10-2) square off Friday night […]

Maine Prepares For Georgia Southern Option

  By David Coulson Executive Editor College Sports Journal   STATESBORO, GA — It was only a matter of minutes after his team had finished up its press conference following a 34-12 road victory over Appalachian State in an NCAA Division I Football Championship second-round game and Maine coach Jack Cosgrove was already thinking about […]