Furman gets back on the winning track at USC Upstate

Furman 87, Upstate 77 On a day when Marcus Foster drew his first start of the 2021-22 season, Furman would respond both offensively and defensively to get an 87-77 win over USC Upstate in front of a pro-Furman crowd on-hand at the G.B. Hodge Center. The win saw the Paladins improve to 4-2 overall thisContinue reading “Furman gets back on the winning track at USC Upstate”

SoCon Football 2021: superlatives, all-conference teams and other notes

The 2021 football season concluded last Saturday with East Tennessee State claiming the regular-season league crown with a 38-35 win over Mercer in what was the de facto Southern Conference title game, with the Bucs being the only team from the Southern Conference chosen to play into the FCS Playoffs.  In the spring, VMI wasContinue reading “SoCon Football 2021: superlatives, all-conference teams and other notes”

Navy hands Furman first home loss of the season

GREENVILLE, S.C.–Furman saw its streak of 22-straight non-conference at Timmons Arean come to an end, as Navy posted a 77-66 win over the Paladins Sunday afternoon at Timmons Arena. The Midshipmen, who opened the season with a win at No. 25 Virginia (W, 66-58) before losses at Virginia Tech (L, 57-77) and Louisville (L, 60-77)Continue reading “Navy hands Furman first home loss of the season”

Furman grinds Samford to close out a winning season

Furman 41, Samford 34 Furman closed out its 2021 football season in a positive fashion, finishing the season with a bang, as the Paladins rushed for 358 yards en route to a 41-34 win over Samford at Saturday afternoon Seibert Stadium.  With the win, the Paladins closed out their season with a 6-5 overall recordContinue reading “Furman grinds Samford to close out a winning season”

Furman gets defensive in win over Radford

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman used one of its best defensive performances of the season to move to 3-1 in the early portion of the 2021-22 season, holding visiting Radford to a sub-40% shooting (37.5%) performance to get a 17-point win in its second game at Timmons Arena this season. The win saw the Paladins improve to 76-12Continue reading “Furman gets defensive in win over Radford”

Mercer and ETSU will decide SoCon title Saturday

The Game: No. 21/23 Mercer (7-2, 6-1 SoCon at No. 8/10 East Tennessee State (9-1, 6-1 SoCon) The Venue: William B. Greene Stadium/Johnson City, Tenn The Time: 1 p.m. EST The Series: Tied 3-3 The Coaches: Mercer–Drew Cronic (12-8/2nd year at Mercer)/ETSU–Randy Sanders (24-16/4th year at ETSU) Saturday’s 100th season of SoCon football will comeContinue reading “Mercer and ETSU will decide SoCon title Saturday”

Furman closes out season at Samford

The Game: Furman (5-5, 3-4 SoCon) at Samford (4-6, 3-4 SoCon) Date/Venue: Nov. 20, 2021/Seibert Stadium/Birmingham, AL Time: 1 p.m. EST Coaches: Furman–Clay Hendrix (30-23/5th yr)/Samford–Chris Hatcher (40-35/7th yr at Samford) Series: Furman leads 12-11 Game Preview: Furman and Samford will both close out their respective football season’s on Saturday when the two square offContinue reading “Furman closes out season at Samford”

Early SoCon hoops power rankings

Chattanooga (2-0)—The Mocs have been as good as advertised, going on the road to take down an upper echelon West Coast Conference team, in Loyola Marymount (75-64), as well as posting what was an impressive 30-point home opening win over what figures to be a Big South title contender, in UNC Asheville (75-45) on SundayContinue reading “Early SoCon hoops power rankings”

Furman takes on Belmont Monday night in Nashville

Furman set to battle Belmont in blockbuster mid-major clash Game 3: Furman (2-0/SoCon) at Belmont (1-1/OVC) The Venue: Curb Events Center/Nashville, TN Time and How To Watch: 7:30 p.m. EST/ESPN+ The Series: Tied 1-1 Last Meeting: Belmont 68, Furman 61 (Nov. 21, 2000) The Coaches: Furman–Bob Richey (91-35/5th yr); Belmont-Casey Alexander (52-11/3rd yr) The Game:Continue reading “Furman takes on Belmont Monday night in Nashville”

Furman snaps one streak and keeps another alive in win over VMI

Furman 37, No. 20 VMI 31 If one were to define Furman’s offense this season with a phrase, it would ‘be big-play or bust’.In Saturday’s 37-31 win over No. 20 VMI, it would be a senior day defined by a bevy of big plays. Furman had touchdown passes of 64 and 73 yards, and aContinue reading “Furman snaps one streak and keeps another alive in win over VMI”