SoCon Football Rivalries: Past and Present

In an age of transition in college football, one of the really neat and noteworthy attributes that the SoCon can continue to lay claim to its tradition, regionality, and rivalries Time-honored rivalries remain intact, and new ones are continuing to emerge in a league that is looking to re-ignite its status as one of theContinue reading “SoCon Football Rivalries: Past and Present”

A look back at SoCon Football Media Day 2022

Old, new and steady ground By John Hooper The temperature was unseasonably hot for Asheville on Thursday, as the league’s nine head coaches made their way to the Omni Grove Park Inn to talk about the 101st season of Southern Conference football. However, while chaos seems to be happening all over college football at eitherContinue reading “A look back at SoCon Football Media Day 2022”

SoCon Football 2022: Preview (Part 1)

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH: East Tennessee State–Bucs look good for a repeat coming off an 11-win season Chattanooga–Mocs bring back seven from league’s top defense Furman–Paladins might well be the dark horse in the title race in 2022 Mercer–The Bears were on the doorstep of first SoCon title last season Western Carolina–Catamounts must replace RoganContinue reading “SoCon Football 2022: Preview (Part 1)”

Furman Football 2022: Previewing the Paladins’ November slate of games

Furman will enter its most crucial month of the 2022 season with a much needed off week before beginning the final month of the season, which will likely decide both FCS playoff and SoCon title hopes. In the previous two articles, I have projected the Paladins will be 6-3 overall and 4-2 in league playContinue reading “Furman Football 2022: Previewing the Paladins’ November slate of games”

Furman Football 2022: Previewing the Paladins’ Oct slate of games

I continue my preview of Furman’s early-season schedule, taking a look at what will be the determining month of the season for Furman football as it usually is, as the Paladins enter the meat of their Southern Conference schedule. Oct. 1, 2022–Samford at Furman Furman and Samford has seemingly been one of the more underratedContinue reading “Furman Football 2022: Previewing the Paladins’ Oct slate of games”

Furman Football 2022: Previewing the Paladins’ Sept slate of games

Noting a busy off-season: With spring sports winding down at every program around the nation, and with the NFL Draft heading into its third day, naturally I have started to shift my focus towards the 2022 SoCon Football season, as well as what lies ahead for head coach Clay Hendrix and the Paladins, as theContinue reading “Furman Football 2022: Previewing the Paladins’ Sept slate of games”

Breaking down a busy off-season in the SoCon

A brief SoCon postseason recap It seems like its been a while since the season ended, yet the news has been non-stop. Three SoCon teams played in the postseason, with all three losing their opening game, highlighted by Chattanooga’s heartbreaking 54-53 loss to Illinois. The Mocs had two excellent chances to win before seeing twoContinue reading “Breaking down a busy off-season in the SoCon”

NCAA Tournament 2022: A unique look at mid-major March Madness in Greenville amid the ‘K’haos

Setting the scene for college hoops final game of a thrilling 2021-22 season Following Saturday night’s epic 81-77 win by North Carolina over Duke in what was the first-ever meeting between the two rivals in the NCAA Tournament, the Tar Heels move on to Monday night’s national title game against Kansas, which defeated Villanova, 81-65,Continue reading “NCAA Tournament 2022: A unique look at mid-major March Madness in Greenville amid the ‘K’haos”

SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Looking back at the ‘March Magic’ in Asheville

The Mocs won a SoCon Tournament that will go down as one of the best ever “Grow old and stay old” were the words that rang true from ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Frischilla’s speech at the SoCon’s preseason media outing at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville. The two teams that have been ableContinue reading “SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Looking back at the ‘March Magic’ in Asheville”