COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne will demolish home seating for 2019 season, use temporary bleachers

Published Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Study shows structural integrity at issue in stadium that opened in  1924; new seating coming for 2020 season   HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University will renovate Moretz Stadium’s home side seating after an engineering study indicated issues with the structural integrity of those seats. In a press release on Tuesday, school officials said they will demolish seating on the home …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Kirkpatrick enjoying new role as offensive coordinator at ECU

Published Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Greenville (N.C.) paper writes story about ex-South Caldwell High star’s next — but familiar — role for the Pirates   HobbsDailyReport.com GREENVILLE, N.C. – Nice read by The Greenville (N.C.) Reflector about the relationship between East Carolina offensive coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick and Pirates’ quarterback Holton Ahlers. Kirkpatrick is back at ECU for a second stint as a coach there. He’s …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Glenville State hires ex-LRU boss as head coach

Published Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com Former Lenoir-Rhyne University head football coach Mike Kellar has been named head football coach at Glenville State College in West Virginia, where he played quarterback. He was the starting quarterback at Glenville State in 1989. Kellar was offensive coordinator last season at West Liberty. He was fired at LRU after two seasons, 2016 and 2017. The Bears were 5-9 …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears’ 100th season begins at home against St. Augustine’s

Published Friday, March 1st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s 100th season of football will begin at home on Sept. 7 against St. Augustine’s. The start of head coach Drew Cronic’s tenure at LRU will have a 6 p.m. kickoff in Moretz Stadium and opens a season-long celebration of 100 years of Bears football. The school announced the 11-game schedule on Thursday. It has six …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s spring game scheduled March 9

Published Monday, February 25th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s spring football game is scheduled March 9 at 5 p.m. and will follow a groundbreaking ceremony an hour earlier for the Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center. The game at Moretz Stadium is free admission. LRU, which returns 20 starters from a 12-2 team that finished at No. 8 in the NCAA Division II rankings, will …