With more than 500 career victories (505 to be exact) now safely tucked under its belt, Springfield College will open its 2008 season on Thursday, September 4th, with a road game at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Mass. at 7 p.m. That contest will be the first of two straight night games for the Pride. On Saturday, September 13, Springfield will host Union at Stagg Field at 7 pm. That home game will be the first of five games at home. The others will include Alfred on Sept. 27, Utica on Oct. 4, new-foe Mount Ida on Oct. 18, and Empire 8 defending champion Hartwick on Nov. 8. Besides the opener at Fitchburg State, other road contests include Husson on Oct. 11, St. John Fisher on Oct. 25, Ithaca on Nov. 1, and Norwich on Nov. 15.
The Oct. 4 game will be a Family & Friends Day.
The Oct. 18 contest will be Homecoming Day.
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Head Coach Mike DeLong (’74) two seasons ago won four Coach of the Year awards for leading his team to a 10-2 overall record, an Empire 8 co-title, and an NCAA post-season tournament berth. He will start the ’08 season as the winningest active Division III coach in New England with 150 victories in 26 years as a head coach. Twenty-four of those years have come right here at Springfield where he has recorded 138 victories, including a sparkling 44-19 mark the past six years. In five of the past 10 years (‘98, ’00, ’02, ’03, '06), Springfield teams have gone on to compete in the NCAA Division III Tournament. In ’95 and ’04, Springfield teams also won ECAC post-season tournament contests.
Throughout the years, plenty of accolades have been handed out to members of the Pride, but none more impressive than in 2006 when Chris Sharpe was awared the Melberger Award, emblematic of the National Player of the Year in Division III. In that historic season, the QB established 12 school records and six NCAA Division III national marks.
|1||Springfield College Football Media/Photo Day Set For August 21 at 2:00 PM||08/20/2008|
|2||Springfield College Recognizes Outstanding Athletic Year At 2008 Annual Sports Recognition Night||05/06/2008|
|3||Seven Football Players Earn NFF Hampshire Honor Society Membership||04/16/2008|
|4||Gettleman (Giants), Spagnuolo (Giants), Woicik (Patriots) Will Represent Springfield College in Super Bowl XLII||01/23/2008|
|5||Sharpe Named a Captain for Aztec Bowl ||12/07/2007|
|6||Football LB Tom Caporale Named All-New England||11/26/2007|
|7||Sharpe Earns His Fourth Gold Helmet Award||11/15/2007|
|8||Gridders Caporale, Harasymiak, Hess Named First Team All-Empire 8||11/15/2007|
|9|| Chris Sharpe Named to the AFCA’s 2007 Aztec Bowl Squad||11/14/2007|
|10||Seniors Shine, Sharpe Ends Stellar Career as Football Rolls Past Norwich, 54-42||11/10/2007|
|11||Football's Comeback at Hartwick Falls Short, 37-34||11/03/2007|
|12||Football Falls to Ithaca, 48-21; Walker Runs for 2 TDs ||10/27/2007|
|13||Football Falls To No. 8 St. John Fisher, 35-14, Despite Cunningham's 100 Yards Rushing||10/20/2007|
|14||Football to Take on No. 8 St. John Fisher in Homecoming Clash||10/19/2007|
|15||Brockport Slips Past Football, 21-20||10/13/2007|
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