COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears have 6 first-teamers, 13 tabbed preseason all-conference

Published Thursday, August 1st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman leads the preseason All-South Atlantic Conference (SAC) football team with eight first-team picks and defending league champion Lenoir-Rhyne has six selections. The teams, selected by SAC Football Media Relation Directors, were announced by conference officials on Thursday. LRU had 13 overall selections – a program high — and its seven second-team picks include former …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne picked as favorite to repeat as league champ

Published Thursday, August 1st, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University, coming off a 12-win season and South Atlantic Conference (SAC) title, is the favorite to repeat as the league’s football champion in 2019. In a vote of conference head coaches released by the SAC via a press release, LRU gained five first-place votes and 68 points to sit atop the predictions. Wingate got …

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 …