May 31, 2011
C-N adds Sept. 8 meeting with Fayetteville State to 2011 Football Schedule
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Eagles have added a Sept. 8 meeting with Fayetteville State University to their 2011 football schedule, head coach ken Sparks announced Tuesday. The Eagles will host FSU in a Thursday night affair at Burke-Tarr Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The game will be C-N’s home opener, which was originally schedule for Sept. 24 against Newberry.
May 27, 2011
Eagles' signing list now at 85
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman Eagles have signed 85 student-athletes on National Signing Day, C-N head coach Ken Sparks announced Wednesday.
May 2, 2011
Carson-Newman Releases 2011 Football Schedule
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – A first-ever meeting with Glenville State (W.Va.) and a rare three-game home stand beginning in late October highlight the 2011 Carson-Newman football schedule, released on Monday.
April 9, 2011
Seven inducted in 2011 Carson-Newman Athletic Hall of Fame class
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Athletic Hall of Fame has seven new inductees. Its newest members were inducted in a ceremony held Saturday morning on the Carson-Newman campus. Longtime University of South Carolina and Georgia Tech head golf coach William "Puggy" Blackmon, C-N tennis standout David Brewer, 1930's basketball standout John W. Hudson, baseball and basketball standout Dr. Jack Owenby, former C-N football standout and C-N assistant football coach Mac Lambert, C-N tennis All-American Patricia (Rouchon) Wells, and basketball standout Steve Williams are the seven inductees.
March 25, 2011
Carson-Newman to induct seven in 2011 Hall of Fame Class
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman College has announced seven new inductees in its 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Class, athletic director David Barger announced on Friday. Longtime University of South Carolinaand Georgia Tech head golf coach William “Puggy” Blackmon, C-N tennis standout David Brewer, 1930’s basketball standout John W. Hudson, baseball and softball standout Dr. Jack Owenby, former C-N football standout and C-N assistant football coach Mac Lambert, C-N tennis All-American Patricia (Rouchon) Wells, and basketball standout Steve Williams are the seven inductees.
March 8, 2011
Eagles Show "Heart" in Rain-Soaked Spring Game, Orange wins 19-13
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman College football held its final full-contact scrimmage Tuesday night with the annual Orange and Blue game at Burke-Tarr Stadium. In game full of big plays by the offense and defense, the Orange team took the victory, winning 19-13. The spring game was moved up a day to Tuesday due to the encroaching weather, but the rain still caught the Eagles by kick off.
March 7, 2011
Forecast Moves C-N Spring Football Game to Tuesday Night at 6:30
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman has moved its annual Orange and Blue football spring game to Tuesday night, Eagle head coach Ken Sparks announced Monday. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. in Burke-Tarr Stadium. Admission is free and the game is open to the public. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, but has been moved due to heavy rains in the forecast.
March 5, 2011
Quarterback, Position Battles Continue as Eagles Work Toward Wednesday's Spring Game
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Carson-Newman College football held its final full-contact scrimmage Saturday morning, with multiple big plays on offense and defense on display. The practice was good preparation for the annual Orange and Blue game, scheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m.
February 21, 2011
Sparks, Eagles Open Spring Practice
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — After two days of work in only shorts and helmets, the Carson-Newman football team will finally see their first live action since its 49-48 win over Tusculum College on Nov. 13. It will be one of only three full pad, full contact practices for the Eagles. Per NCAA rules, Carson-Newman can only hold 15 practices over the next few weeks, with only so many slotted for scrimmages and full pads. Carson-Newman's first scrimmage will be Thursday.
January 19, 2011
Information now available on 2011 Carson-Newman football coaching clinic
Information is now available on the 2011 Carson-Newman football coaching clinic. The clinic will be held on Feb. 25-27 at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
January 10, 2011
Jones, Eagles Stand Out in 2011 Cactus Bowl
KINGSVILLE, Tex. - Carson-Newman punter Chris Jones (Rome, Ga.), safety Mario Russell (Columbus Ohio), and offensive tackle Michael Tribue (Antioch, Tenn.) all participated in Friday night's 2010 Cactus Bowl, a Division II all-star game. Jones and Tribue played on the Blue Devils all-star squad, which lost to the Red Storm, 28-6. Russell playde in the secondary for the Red Storm.
December 21, 2010
Eagles' Tribue Named First Team All-American For Second Time
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Carson-Newman offensive tackle Michael Tribue (Antioch, Tenn.) has been named to the 2010 Daktronics First Team All-American Team. Tribue earns the honor for the second consecutive season.
December 17, 2010
Sparks inducted into Division II College Football Hall of Fame
FLORENCE, Ala. — Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks was one of three legendary Division II head coaches inducted into the Division II College Football Hall of Fame on Friday night during the Harlon Hill Trophy and Division II Hall of Fame Banquet at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence, Ala.
November 16, 2010
Nine Eagles Earn All-South Atlantic Conference Honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Nine Carson-Newman Eagles have been named to the 2010 All-South Atlantic Conference football teams, which the league announced earlier today. Defensive back Mario Russell (Columbus, Ohio) was named to the first team for the third year in a row. He is joined by offensive lineman Michael Tribue (Antioch, Tenn.), last year’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner, punter Chris Jones (Rome, Ga.) and defensive lineman Zeke Andrews (Eastman, Ga.).
November 13, 2010
Belk, Eagles Take Thrilling Season Finale at Tusculum, 49-48
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Quarterback Doug Belk rushed for 208 yards and scored the game-winning two-point conversion with 35.4 seconds remaining as Carson-Newman edged Tusculum 49-48 in one of the most exciting games in the storied history between the East Tennessee rivals. The Pioneers (6-5, 2-5 SAC) had an opportunity to win on the final play of the game, but senior kicker Gareth Rowlands’ 53-yard field goal hit the left upright as time expired.
November 10, 2010
Eagles Wrap Up 2010 Season on Saturday at Tusculum
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — After last week’s disappointing loss to Lenoir-Rhyne, the Carson-Newman football team will attempt to close out its season on a positive note on Saturday against South Atlantic Conference rival Tusculum.
November 6, 2010
Eagles suffer 52-14 setback against Lenoir-Rhyne
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. —Lenoir-Rhyne team gained 551 yards of total offense, including 466 on the ground, on its way to defeating the Carson-Newman football team, 52-14, on Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference action at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
November 5, 2010
Gameday Central: Lenoir-Rhyne at Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Carson-Newman Eagles (6-3, 4-1) host Lenoir-Rhyne (5-4, 2-3) on Saturday in their final home game of the season. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
November 4, 2010
Eagles Host Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday in Regular-Season Home Finale
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The seniors on the Carson-Newman football team know what it takes to win a South Atlantic Conference title. Since their arrival to Mossy Creek in 2007, the Eagles have claimed three straight SAC crowns, and the seniors will have an opportunity to lead C-N one step closer to another championship in their final game at Burke-Tarr Stadium on Saturday.
October 31, 2010
Douglas, Eagles overcome miscues to beat Newberry, 35-13
NEWBERRY, S.C. — The Carson-Newman College football team suffered through six turnovers, but still overran South Atlantic Conference rival Newberry College by a score of 35-13 Saturday night at Setzler Field.
October 30, 2010
Gameday Central: Carson-Newman at Newberry
The Carson-Newman football team travels to Newberry, S.C., for a South Atlantic Conference matchup with Newberry. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Setzler Field.
October 27, 2010
Eagles Looking for Third Straight SAC Win at Newberry on Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — With three games left in the regular season, the Carson-Newman football team finds itself in a familiar position. After last week’s 34-27 victory over Mars Hill, the Eagles (5-3) moved into a four-way tie for first place in the South Atlantic Conference standings at 3-1 with the Lions, Wingate and Catawba. A win in each of the next three contests would give C-N at least a share of its 22nd SAC crown.
October 21, 2010
Eagles Hold Off Mars Hill for 34-27 Victory
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Sophomore running back Brandon Baker (Miami, Fla.) rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns, and junior running back Nate Inman added 156 yards and a score to lead the Carson-Newman football team to a 34-27 victory over Mars Hill on Thursday night in a key South Atlantic Conference matchup at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
October 19, 2010
Carson-Newman Set to Host SAC Unbeaten Mars Hill on Thursday Night
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. When it needed it the most, the Carson-Newman football team came through with its best performance of the season last Saturday in a 42-16 win at Catawba.
October 16, 2010
Eagles Knock Off Catawba on the Road, 42-16
SALISBURY, N.C. Carson-Newman scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to claim a 42-16 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field.
October 15, 2010
Gameday Central vs. Catawba
The Carson-Newman Eagles travel to Catawba on Saturday to face the Indians in South Atlantic Conference action. kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. at Shuford Stadium in Salisbury, N.C.
October 13, 2010
Eagles Set to Face Tough Road Test on Saturday Against Catawba
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. One team in the South Atlantic Conference that has been as tough of a matchup as any for the Carson-Newman football team during the last four years has been Catawba.
October 9, 2010
Gameday Central: Wingate University at Carson-Newman
The Carson-Newman Eagles host Wingate today on homecoming at Mossy Creek. Game time is set for 3 p.m. at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
October 9, 2010
Wingate Edges Carson-Newman, 38-35, in Overtime
Jefferson City, Tenn.----Wingate University redshirt sophomore linebacker Jared Seate (Charlotte, N.C.) forced a fumble on Carson-Newman College's first play in overtime, preserving a 38-35 South Atlantic Conference road victory for the Bulldogs at Burke-Tarr Stadium Saturday. Bulldog redshirt sophomore safety Robert Fletcher (Lancaster, S.C.) recovered the loose ball, giving Wingate its first-ever triumph over Carson-Newman in Jefferson City.
October 6, 2010
Eagles host Wingate for Homecoming on Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Homecoming week has its share of distractions, but when the Carson-Newman football team takes the field on Saturday against Wingate, Eagles head coach Ken Sparks wants his squad to be focused on one thing moving to 2-0 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Eagles and Bulldogs are set to square off at 3 p.m. on homecoming at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
October 2, 2010
Eagles open SAC play with 35-17 win at Brevard
ASHEVILLE, N.C. The Carson-Newman College needed to bounce back after a tough loss last week to No. 24-ranked UNC-Pembroke. Using a balanced offensive attack, the Eagles cruised to a 35-17 victory over Brevard College in their South Atlantic Conference opening game at Asheville High School Memorial Stadium.
September 29, 2010
Eagles Set to Open SAC Play on Saturday at Brevard
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The Carson-Newman football team has been through some ups and downs during its first four games of 2010. The Eagles went 2-2, including a 30-7 loss at UNC Pembroke last week, with their youth and inexperience showing up at times.
September 25, 2010
Eagles Fall at UNC Pembroke, 30-7
PEMBROKE, N.C. The No. 14-ranked Carson-Newman college football team turned the ball over four times and was shut out until the final minutes of the fourth quarter in a 30-7 loss to UNC-Pembroke Saturday night at Grace P. Johnson Stadium.
September 24, 2010
Gameday Central: No. 19 Carson-Newman at UNC Pembroke
No. 14 Carson-Newman looks takes to the road for the first time in 2010 on Saturday as the Eagles face UNC Pembroke. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. from Pembroke, N.C.
September 23, 2010
Eagles Travel to UNC Pembroke on Saturday for First Road Test of 2010
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The 14th-ranked Carson-Newman football team has played in the friendly confines of Burke-Tarr Stadium for its first three games this season, but on Saturday, the young Eagle squad will face its first road test of 2010, and it wont be an easy one. C-N is set to face UNC Pembroke at 2 p.m. at Grace P. Johnson Stadium in Pembroke, N.C. The Braves enter the contest with a 2-1 record and went 9-2 last season, reaching the NCAA playoffs.
September 17, 2010
Eagles put up 37 unanswered points to beat Concordia, 37-7
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The No, 19-ranked Carson-Newman football team put forth a dominating rushing attack to defeat visiting Concordia (Ala.) College 37-7 Thursday night at Burke-Tarr Stadium. With the victory, the Eagles improve to 2-1 on the year, while the Hornets fall to 1-2.
September 15, 2010
Eagles set to host Concordia-Selma Thursday night
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. When the 19th-ranked Carson-Newman football team returns to action on Thursday for the first time in two weeks, it will be playing a team that no one in the program is very familiar with.
September 11, 2010
Eagles Use Off Week for Conditioning, Preparations for Concordia
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Wednesday afternoon, Carson-Newman College head coach Ken Sparks was smiling. Not one member of his team was. They were in the middle of running the length of the field and trying to stay upright. Sparks wasn't punishing his team, he was pushing them. It was just another example of "The Eagle Way."
September 2, 2010
Eagles Battle Back in Fourth Quarter to Claim 35-28 Victory Over Bentley
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The 20th-ranked Carson-Newman football team put together a 14-point fourth-quarter rally to knock off Bentley, 35-28, for its first victory of 2010 on Thursday night at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
September 1, 2010
Gameday Central/Video Webcast: Concordia Hornets at No. 19 Carson-Newman Eagles
No. 19 Carson-Newman hopes to pick up its second win of 2010 when it hosts Concordia-Selma on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Burke-Tarr Stadium.
August 31, 2010
Eagles Look for First Win of 2010 as They Host Bentley on Thursday Night
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Some of the best medicine for any team coming off of a loss is to get right back out on the playing field, and the Carson-Newman football team will be doing just that after Saturday's 24-21 season-opening loss to Winona State.
August 30, 2010
Eagles Drop to No. 20 in AFCA Poll
WACO, Texas The Carson-Newman Eagles dropped to No. 20 in this week's American Football Coaches Association Poll, which was released Monday.
August 28, 2010
Turnovers Plague Eagles in 24-21 Season-Opening Loss to Winona State
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The ninth-ranked Carson-Newman football team was able to match Winona State yard for yard on Saturday, but the Warriors won the turnover battle on their way to a 24-21 victory over the Eagles in the season opener for both teams at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
August 27, 2010
Eagles Open 2010 Live on CSS Saturday, Telecast of C-N / Winona State also Available Online
Carson-Newman's season opener against Winona State on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Burke-Tarr Stadium can be seen live on the internet by following the above link. Kickoff, and the beginning of coverage, is at 1 p.m.
August 25, 2010
Eagles Set to Open 2010 Campaign at Home Saturday Against Winona State
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Last season's 0-2 start didn't cost the Carson-Newman football team a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
August 24, 2010
Russell, Tribue Named to D2Football.com All-America Team
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Carson-Newman senior safety Mario Russell (Columbus, Ohio) and senior offensive tackle Michael Tribue (Antioch, Tenn.) have been named to the 2010 D2Football.com Preseason All-America team.
August 24, 2010
Carson-Newman to hold Leonard Weaver Day against Winona State on Saturday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. When the Carson-Newman football team opens its 2010 campaign at home on Saturday against Winona State, a familiar face will be in attendance watching a new wave of Eagles play on the same field he once roamed as an All-American.
August 21, 2010
Ninth-Ranked Eagles Hold Final Scrimmage of Fall Camp
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. It was the final scrimmage of fall camp for the No. 9-ranked Carson-Newman College football team, but the first for wide receiver Marcus Huie (Knoxville, Tenn.). Huie caught a 54-yard strike from quarterback Doug Belk (Valdosta, Ga.) on the first drive Saturday morning at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
August 17, 2010
Carson-Newman Hosts Annual Football Media Day
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Head coach Ken Sparks has seen a lot in his 31 years coaching the Carson-Newman College football team. But after early work in the No. 9-ranked Eagles fall camp, it's not "seeing," but "believing" that's the problem.
August 17, 2010
Defense Comes up Big in Eagles' Second Scrimmage of Fall Camp
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The defense nearly matched the offense score-for-score in Tuesday morning's scrimmage at Burke-Tarr Stadium. No 9-ranked Carson-Newman College lined up for its second full-contact scrimmage before its annual media and picture day, with the highlights coming from two big interception returns from senior safety Mario Russell (Columbus, Ohio) and redshirt freshman defensive back Jaycob Coleman (Norton, Va.).
August 16, 2010
Eagles' Opener with Winona State and October Showdown with Mars Hill to be Televised on CSS
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The ninth-ranked Carson-Newman football team will be featured in two regionally televised games on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) during the 2010 season.
August 13, 2010
Eagles Hold First Scrimmage of Fall Camp
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The first scrimmage started off with a bang for No. 9-ranked Carson-Newman College Friday morning. Senior quarterback Doug Belk (Valdosta, Ga.) reeled off a 30-yard run in the offense's first play. That was after drawing the defense offsides twice with a hard count.
August 11, 2010
Eagles Don Full Pads for First Time in Camp
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The No. 9-ranked Carson-Newman football team opened Wednesday morning with their first full-pad scrimmage of camp with a lesson in Eagle Football 101, it's time to attack.
August 9, 2010
Sparks Surrounded by New Faces on Staff as Eagles Open Practice
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Last season Carson-Newman experienced a coaching renaissance, with four of the key members from its national title runs in the 1980s back together on the field. Head coach Ken Sparks, special teams coach Mike Whitley and offensive coordinator Mike Turner were rejoined with defensive coordinator Jim Deaton for the first time in five years.
August 9, 2010
Eagles Ranked Ninth in AFCA Preseason Poll
WACO, Texas Carson-Newman is ranked No. 9 in the 2010 American Football Coaches Association Preseason Division II Coaches' Poll, which was released on Monday.
August 6, 2010
Eagles Report to Fall Camp to Begin Preparations for 2010 Season
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The first day for the 2010 Carson-Newman Eagles was a long one. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., 189 new and veteran players opened their Carson-Newman season, along with their playbooks.
July 22, 2010
Eagles Picked to Win Fourth Straight SAC Football Title
ROCK HILL, S.C. Carson-Newman is the favorite to capture its fourth straight South Atlantic Conference football championship according to the 2010 SAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, league officials announced Thursday.
July 22, 2010
Carson-Newman Lands Nine on Preseason All-SAC Football Team
ROCK HILL, S.C. Carson-Newman had nine student-athletes selected to the preseason All-South Atlantic Conference football team, including six on the first team, league officials announced Thursday.
June 23, 2010
Hutsell Joins Eagles Football Coaching Staff
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Carson-Newman football coach Ken Sparks announced the addition of Aaron Hutsell to the Eagles' coaching staff on Tuesday.
May 21, 2010
Carson-Newman Releases 2010 Football Schedule
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Carson-Newman head coach Ken Sparks will open his 31st season at Mossy Creek with a August home game against Winona State University (Minn.) as part of the 2010 Carson-Newman football schedule, the school announced Friday.
April 8, 2010
Bookbinder Joins Eagles Coaching Staff
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Carson-Newman football coach Ken Sparks announced the addition of Josh Bookbinder to the Eagles' coaching staff on Thursday.
April 8, 2010
Greene Joins C-N Staff as Defensive Backs Coach
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Carson-Newman football coach Ken Sparks announced the hiring of Doug Greene as the Eagles' defensive backs coach on Thursday.
February 24, 2010
Former Dallas Cowboy and Tennessee Vol Bill Bates Headlines This Weekends C-N Coaches Clinic
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. Eagle head coach Ken Sparks and the Carson-Newman football coaching staff will hold their 21st Annual Championship Coaching Clinic beginning on Friday at the Music Road Hotel and Inn in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
February 19, 2010
Eagles Set to Hold First Scrimmage of the Spring on Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. The Carson-Newman football team will hold its first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Burke-Tarr Stadium.