COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Caldwell County native Kirkpatrick still loves coaching the game

HobbsDailyReport.com HARRISONBURG, Va. – Good read (see link below) on a local product from Caldwell County and a Lenoir-Rhyne University graduate who continues a stellar career as a college football coach at James Madison University. Donnie Lynn Kirkpatrick played multiple sports at old Granite Falls High as a junior and then did the same in 1977 when consolidation formed South …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Ex-Mustangs star C. Surratt suspended for first 4 games at UNC

HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – Former East Lincoln High quarterback Chazz Surratt is among 13 football players at North Carolina who will miss games this season following a secondary NCAA violation of selling school-issued Nike Jordan shoes. Surratt, a sophomore, is one of nine UNC players whose suspension will be for four games. Since Surratt will miss the first four games …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears’ Cronic says they must rebuild championship culture

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University head coach Drew Cronic, who is headed into his first season with the Bears, answered questions and gave his thoughts on the Bears on Friday during the South Atlantic Conference’s Football Digital Media Day. LRU, coming off a 3-7 record, was picked by conference coaches to finish sixth this season in the SAC. …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Fans can ask questions of SAC head football coaches on Friday

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – The South Atlantic Conference (The SAC.com) annual Digital Media Day for its head football coaches is scheduled Friday with Lenoir-Rhyne University head coach Drew Cronic set for his 15 minutes beginning at 10:15 a.m. Fans can follow the event at www.TheSAC.com, the league’s official website. It begins at 9:30 a.m. with brief remarks by SAC …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears duo on first-team preseason all-league defense

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman leads the preseason All-South Atlantic Conference (All-SAC) selections announced on Thursday with nine, while Lenoir-Rhyne University has two first-teamers on defense. The Eagles — named on Wednesday as the favorite to win the conference title this season in a vote by league head coaches — have five selections on offense and four on defense …