Tag: Ivy League

OPINION: No, David Pollack. FCS Football Is Right Where It Should Be.

On July 21st, 2020, when David Pollack went on air to suggest that FCS football should permanently become spring football, I cringed.

ANALYSIS: As Ivy League Contemplates Moving to Spring, NCAA Needs to Clarify Whether An FCS Championship Will Happen

The Patriot League’s dilemmas, whether the rest of FCS admits it or not, is the FCS’ dilemmas. And as we inch closer to an alleged 2020 college football season, the NCAA needs to make some things very clear before a huge mess happens.

Ivy League Football Plans Would Leave Huge Gaps In FCS Football Schedules

If these are the only two plans that are actively being considered by the Ivy League, it means that, effectively, all out-of-conference games involving Ivy League opponents are cancelled for the fall.

2020 College Sports Journal FCS Preseason All-America Team Announced

Sixty student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football’s Championship Subdivision have been named to the 2020 College Sports Journal Preseason FCS All-America Team.

College Sports Journal Top 25 11/19/19

Just like that, we are down to the last week of the regular season. Selection Sunday comes to your airwaves thus Sunday November 24th at 11:30 AM on ESPNU. This past week, six of the ten automatic bids were sewn up. Those bids went to Monmouth (Big South), James Madison (CAA), North Dakota State (MVFC), Central Connecticut State (NEC), San Diego (Pioneer), Wofford (Southern). The Southland will be decided on Thursday night, while the Big Sky, Patriot and Ohio Valley will be decided on Saturday. The top 25 this week will look at each team from the prism of the playoffs.

College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews, How To Watch: Week of 11/9/2019

It’s somewhat serendipitous, according to John Feinstein of The Washington Post, that this week’s battle of undefeated teams between Dartmouth and Princeton came to be.

College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews, How To Watch: Week of 10/26/2019

This week, two of the nation’s unbeaten teams play tricky challengers: one in prime time on Friday night, and the other takes on a rival in one of the marquee games of Saturday.

College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews, How To Watch: Week of 10/19/2019

Last week’s battle of unbeatens ended up not much of a battle – 4-0 Dartmouth jumped all over Yale early and never looked back, crushing the Bulldogs 42-10 and established themselves every bit the frontrunners for the Ivy League title. As we sit and wait for the inevitable clash of titans between Dartmouth and Princeton later in the season, let’s take a look at this week’s games.

The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 10/13/2019

Call it “Conference Carnage Week”.

High-profile conference games ended upending conference championship races, and further cementing others on top of the standings.

College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews And Streaming Links: Week of 10/12/2019

After the Big Green took it to Penn last weekend on Friday night, Dartmouth returns home for Homecoming in a huge battle between undefeated teams as they take on Yale.

The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 10/6/2019

It was a week of thrilling conference rivalries, and it’s the “Military Classic of the South” that yielded the best story of them all.

College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews: Week of 10/5/2019

This week we see a primetime Ivy League matchup in actual prime time, as undefeated Dartmouth and undefeated Penn face off under Franklin Field’s lights.

College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews: Week of 9/28/2019

The Ivy League had a hugely successful opening weekend, as many expected. As a whole the Ancient Eight went 6-2, the only losses coming from a missed two-point conversion attempt by Penn at Delaware, and a furious Harvard rally falling short to San Diego. This week the Ivy League seems poised to have another great week, and additionally league play is starting with two early-season conference tilts.

The Week That Was: Highlights of the Five Top FCS Games, Week Ending 9/21/2019

Without question the top FCS game of the week was the battle of FCS powerhouses in the Fargodome.Returning home after 47-22 victory the week before against Delaware, the heavily-favored Bison had a very tough battle against visiting UC Davis, ultimately winning 27-16 after scoring a late touchdown to finally put the game in the win column for North Dakota State.

College Sports Journal Ivy League Previews: Week of 9/21/2019

Finally the wait is over – the Ivy League awakens from their annual football slumber and rejoins the college football universe almost a full month after the rest of college football has started their season. Top 25-caliber powerhouses Princeton, Dartmouth and Yale finally will be able to prove where they stand in the national picture.

2019 College Sports Journal Conference Previews: Ivy League

Last season was one for the ages in the Ivy League, with Princeton going 10-0. It was the fourth outright Ivy League title in Princeton history, and the first since 1995. It was also the program’s second 7-0 Ivy season since league play officially began in 1956, and the 13th 7-0 season in Ivy League history, and the first since 2014. 9-1 Dartmouth was a heartbreaking second place to the Tigers, their only loss a 14-9 instant classic at Princeton. This season, will it come down to another battle of unbeatens?

2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Princeton Tigers

10-0 Princeton had a year to remember in 2018, clinching the fourth outright Ivy League title in program history, and the first since 1995. It was also the program’s second 7-0 Ivy season since league play officially began in 1956, and the 13th 7-0 season in Ivy League history, and the first since 2014.

2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Yale Bulldogs

A wild 5-5 year saw Yale beat both Mercer of the SoCon and an FCS Playoff semifinalist in Maine, but lose a wild game in overtime to Holy Cross and an inexplicable 17-10 defeat to Columbia. A loss to Harvard in “The Game” to close the year left Eli fans wondering what could have been.

2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: Columbia Lions

The good news was that head coach Al Bagnoli guided the Lions to their second consecutive winning season. The bad news is that they weren’t able to take that next step towards to becoming Ivy League title contenders, going 3-4 in league play and losing to Harvard and Yale by a combined score of 97-28.

Gauging The FCS Football Landscape For 2019 – In Which Tier Is Your Favorite Football Program?

It’s May. Spring football is over, and the preseason camps don’t start for a couple months. We are in the doldrums of the FCS offseason. But at this point, everyone is 0-0 and hope springs eternal. 127 schools think they have a shot to make the playoffs and compete for an FCS Championship in Frisco. […]

Physical Battle of FCS Unbeatens Ends With Princeton Topping Dartmouth 14-9

The word that stands out after watching Princeton out-grind Dartmouth here at Princeton Stadium is “meat”. It was a game a lineman could love – a constant struggle in the trenches between offensive and defensive lines a day when the guys with the numerals in the 60s were the true stars. Sure, it would be […]

Unbeaten Dartmouth Faces Unbeaten Princeton In A Game That Should, But Doesn’t, Have FCS Playoff Implications

When 7-0 Dartmouth faces off against 7-0 Princeton in New Jersey this weekend, it will be the latest day that two undefeated Ivy League teams have faced off since 2001. It’s unquestionably a huge game, filled with Lambert Cup implications (a trophy which is awarded to the best FCS teams in the East) and Ivy […]

Lehigh Unable To Slow Down Princeton Football Machine, Lose 66-7

The Lehigh football team lost to the Princeton football team 66-7 at Powers Field in Princeton, New Jersey. The Mountain Hawk defense yielded 773 yards of offense to the Tigers – a Princeton record – allowing starting QB John Lovett to rush for 111 yards and pass for 288 more, making him responsible for 4 […]

Lehigh And Princeton Football Engage This Saturday In Final Test Before League Play

In Princeton’s game notes, their game with Lehigh is billed as a “local rivalry”. It is true that the campuses of Princeton University and Lehigh University are reasonably close to one another, separated by about an hour and a half by car. And though Princeton and Lehigh have never shared a conference, this will be […]

CSJ’s 2018 Week 5 Game Preview: Maine at Yale

  When: Saturday, September 28, 1:00 PM Where: Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT TV/Streaming: ESPN+(subscription required) Maine Black Bears The 2-1 (1-0, CAA) Black Bears are visiting the Yale Bowl for the first time since 1932, and Maine takes on the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon. Maine and Yale last met in 2015 in Orono, marking the […]

CSJ’s 2018 Week 5 Game Preview: Rhode Island at Harvard

Rhode Island at Harvard When: Friday, September 28, 7:00 PM Where: Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, MA TV/Streaming: ESPN+(subscription required) Rhode Island Rams The surprising 2-1 Rams have made a Friday night tilt against the 2-0 Harvard Crimson into surprising must-see TV. Last year was Rhody’s first win over Harvard. The Rams beat the Crimson 17-10 at Meade Stadium. […]

Going Into Bye Week, Lehigh Football Needs To Sort Itself Out

“We’ll fix it.” That was the overriding message coming out of the Lehigh postgame press conference at Penn this Saturday. It came out of the mouth of head coach Andy Coen, and also, in so many words, from starting QB Brad Mayes and the current leader in tackles on defense, LB Mark Walker. And it […]

QUICK RECAP: Penn RB Karekin Brooks Kills Mountain Hawks Again in 30-10 Win over Lehigh

It was a battle in the first half between Lehigh and Penn. The Quakers were leading, 13-10, and senior QB Brad Mayes were getting the ball back after the second half kickoff. In most years, that’s when the Lehigh football team would be ready to engage in a shootout, perhaps dueling touchdown for touchdown. Instead, […]

CSJ’s 2018 Week 4 Game Preview: Monmouth at Princeton

  Monmouth at Princeton When: Saturday, September 22, 4:30 PM EDT Where: Powers Field at Princeton Stadium, Princeton, NJ TV/Streaming: ESPN+ (subscription required) Monmouth Hawks (2-1, 0-0 Big South) Today marks the first time that the only two New Jersey schools in FCS will meet on the gridiron. Monmouth comes into tonight’s game with Princeton looking to string together three […]

College Sports Journal FCS Top 25 after Week 2 – September 11, 2018

After two weeks, many teams are starting to show the FCS nation who they are. Some teams are racing up the ranking, while some are plummeting down after starting 0-2. There was only one FCS over FBS win this weekend. Maine went down the Western Kentucky and defeated the Hilltoppers despite falling behind 21-0 early […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Yale Bulldogs

Yale Bulldogs Location: New Haven, CT Coach: Tony Reno (32-27) 7th Season at Yale Stadium: Yale Bowl (Capacity: 64,246) CSJ Projections: 1st: Ivy League 2nd: Connecticut 25th: FCS 137th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Great milestones were achieved with the 2017 Bulldogs – back-to-back wins against Harvard in “The Game” for the first time since […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Dartmouth Big Green

Dartmouth Big Green Location: Hanover, NH Coach: Buddy Teevens (87-91-2) 19th Overall Season at Dartmouth Stadium: Memorial Field (Capacity: 15,600) CSJ Projections: 2nd: Ivy League 2nd: New Hampshire 41st: FCS 161st: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Two games – two unfortunate, close, agonizing single-digit losses to Columbia and Harvard were the difference. Had only one […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Princeton Tigers

Princeton Tigers Location: Princeton, NJ Coach: Bob Surace (38-43) 9th Season at Princeton Stadium: Princeton University Stadium (Capacity: 27,773) CSJ Projections: 3rd: Ivy League 2nd: New Jersey 43rd: FCS 163rd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: On October 21st, Princeton sat at 5-1 after a 52-17 throttling of longtime rival Harvard – but then the wheels […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Columbia Lions

Columbia Lions Location: New York, NY Coach: Al Bagnoli (247-116) 3rd Season at Columbia (13-17) Stadium: Robert Kraft Field at Wien Stadium (Capacity: 17,000) CSJ Projections: 4th: Ivy League 6th: New York 49th: FCS 171st: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: For the first time since 1996, a Columbia Lions team went 8-2 last season in […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Harvard Crimson

Harvard Crimson Location: Cambridge, MA Coach: Tim Murphy (168-71) 25th Season at Harvard Stadium: Harvard Stadium (Capacity: 30,323) CSJ Projections: 5th: Ivy League 3rd: Massachusetts 56th: FCS 178th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: A Harvard football team out of the title race by the time they faced off against their Rivals Yale? That’s indeed what […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Penn Quakers

Penn Quakers Location: Philadelphia, PA Coach: Ray Priore (20-10) 4th Season at Penn Stadium: Franklin Field (Capacity: 52,593) CSJ Projections: 6th: Ivy League 7th: Pennsylvania 62th: FCS 189nd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: It was a tale of three seasons for the Quakers: the 2-0 start that were a pair of blowout victories; the 0-4 […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Cornell Big Red

Cornell Big Red Location: Ithaca, NY Coach: David Archer (12-38) 6th Season at Cornell Stadium: Schoellkopf Field (Capacity: 25,597) CSJ Projections: 7th: Ivy League 10th: New York 87th: FCS 217nd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Though the Big Red finished with a 3-7 record, a 17-14 win over Harvard and some other close contests seem […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Brown Bears

Brown Bears Location: Providence, RI Coach: Phil Estes (114-85) 20th Season at Brown Stadium: Brown Stadium (Capacity: 20,000) CSJ Projections: 8th: Ivy League 3rd: Rhode Island 102nd: FCS 232nd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Bears finished without a win in Ivy League play and finished just 2-8 overall with the two wins coming against […]

FCS Week 8 Top Ten Twitter Highlights, Week Of 10/21/2017

Top 10 Twitter Highlights No. 10. The No. 22/RV Northern Arizona football team scored 35 unanswered points after falling behind 7-0 to extend its current winning streak to five consecutive games as it rolled to a 45-31 victory over UC Davis in Big Sky Conference action on Saturday at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome. The five-game […]