James Madison prepping to host Montana in FCS Quarterfinals on Friday
The 11-1 Dukes are no stranger to the FCS playoffs, and with an offense averaging 41 points a game, they’ve been hard to stop. The Grizzlies are also operating behind a high-powered offense, and I don’t think anyone will forget their first game upset over the Washington Huskies.
No longer the hunters: VMI football entering fall as the SoCon’s team to beat
The expectations are certainly high for the 2020 Southern Conference Champions and the VMI Keydets are taking that very seriously. Former Patrick Henry Patriot Leroy Thomas says that heading into the season, this year VMI is no longer the hunters, but rather the hunted.
VMI picked 2nd by Media in preseason poll
The Keydets are coming off that spring season SoCon title, and auto bid into the FCS playoffs.<br/> VMI put four players onto the first team All-SoCon preseason team this fall.<br/> First team honorees include senior receiver Jacob Herres, offensive lineman Marshall Gill, defensive back Ethan Caselberry, and Linebacker Stone Snyder. The Keydets are the defending champs but they are not the favorites to repeat, as the media has chosen them second and the coaches poll has them third.
Former Cancer Center President Indicted For Participation In Long-Running Antitrust Conspiracy
The indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court in Fort Myers, Florida, charges Harwin for participating in a criminal conspiracy with a competing oncology group in Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties (Southwest Florida). Beginning as early as 1999 and continuing until at least 2016, Harwin and his co-conspirators entered into an illegal agreement to allocate medical oncology treatments, such as chemotherapy, to FCS and radiation oncology treatments to a competing oncology group. The conspiracy allowed FCS and the competing oncology group to operate with minimal competition in Southwest Florida and limited valuable integrated care options and choices for cancer patients. The Antitrust Division and FCS resolved the charge with a deferred prosecution agreement, under which the company admitted to conspiring to allocate treatments for cancer patients and agreed to pay a $100 million criminal penalty. The charge in the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine for individuals.justice.gov
Texas schools carry apprehension into kickoff amid pandemic
Then came the expanded protocols and increased costly testing necessary to play upper-division schools during a pandemic. It is for the Huskies, who return senior standouts at all offensive skill positions after a school-record five wins last season. Houston Baptist made the 300-mile bus ride to Denton, Texas, for the season opener Saturday night at North Texas. The Southland Conference would require only once-a-week testing, but the Huskies have to follow the rules of their opponents' conferences. So it's a lot of different emotions, and certainly more running the gamut than in a normal year," North Texas athletic director Wren Baker said.
JMU cancels fall football season, hoping to play in the spring
HARRISONBURG, Va. There will be no football in 2020 at James Madison University. On Friday, the university announced that it has suspended its fall football season, with hopes of a spring season. James Madison has suspended its fall football season & turns focus to hopeful FCS spring campaign.#GoDukeshttps://t.co/uaJlNS9Wv5 pic.twitter.com/dp47vWRhtD JMU Football (@JMUFootball) August 7, 2020In July, when the CAA, the conference in which JMU plays, announced its fall football season was canceled, JMU said it was still planning to play fall football. The CAA is planning to have a spring football season. As of Friday afternoon, greater than 50 percent of FCS institutions have postponed their fall football season.
Leading Cancer Treatment Center Admits to Antitrust Crime and Agrees to Pay $100 Million Criminal Penalty
FCS and its co-conspirators agreed not to compete to provide chemotherapy and radiation treatments to cancer patients in Southwest Florida. This conspiracy allowed FCS to operate with minimal competition in Southwest Florida and limited valuable integrated care options and choices for cancer patients. FCS has agreed to pay a $100 million criminal penalty the statutory maximum and to cooperate fully with the Antitrust Divisions ongoing investigation. For almost two decades, FCS and its co-conspirators agreed to cheat by limiting treatment options available to cancer patients in order to line their pockets. The Florida Office of the Attorney General separately announced today that, in connection with its own independent investigation, FCS agreed to settle civil claims that it violated Florida antitrust laws.justice.gov
Wynn scores 5 times to lead Furman past VMI 60-21
GREENVILLE, S.C. - GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Devin Wynn rushed for 102 yards and scored five touchdowns as Furman routed VMI 60-21 on Saturday. Thomas Gordon had 10 receptions for 148 yards and Sisson was 17-of-22 passing for 277 yards and the two scores. Furman took an early 15-0 lead on two 1-yard runs by Wynn but VMI responded with Reece Udinski's 45-yard TD pass to Jakob Herres and Alex Ramsey's 49-yard run. Wynn scored on two more short runs and Furman led 32-21 at halftime before blanking the Keydets (4-6, 3-4) in the second half. Udinski was 23 of 34 for 213 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for VMI.
Virginia Tech ready to face familiar offense against Furman
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech Hokies got in the win column on Saturday after their 31-17 win over Old Dominion. The Paladins are consistently ranked in the FCS classification and they're running an offense Virginia Tech is familiar with. With a new coach at Georgia Tech this season, so long to stopping the Yellow Jackets triple option... and hello to Furmans'. We've had some experience with [it] at Georgia Tech." But Tech's defense has looked pretty stout and with years of facing Georgia Tech, they should have no problem stopping the run.