Starting QB for VMI vs. The Citadel not revealed quite yet
VMI is in a good spot versus The Citadel this week with both starting quarterbacks healthy. Season starter Seth Morgan was injured two weeks ago against Cornell. Collin Ironside stepped in and has passed for four touchdowns in two games. Morgan has been cleared for Saturday, making both ready and available if called upon.
VMI’s Greg Parham enters NCAA Transfer Portal
LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI basketball program finished the 2020-2021 season with a record of 13-12, reaching the Southern Conference semifinals. It was the most wins for the program since the 2013-2014 season and it was thanks in part to senior Greg Parham. Parham announced via Twitter he has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. I have entered the Transfer Portal due to not having a Grad program at VMI and looking for Grad Transfer opportunities. pic.twitter.com/LNph9ico7J — Spalden Alden ⛹ (@Alden_Ballinq) March 8, 2021VMI doesn’t offer a graduate program, so Parham is seeking an opportunity as a grad transfer.
VMI moves to 2-0 with road win at Western Carolina
Korey Bridy ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns to lead VMI to a 30-7 victory over Western Carolina. It was the second straight win for VMI (2-0, 2-0 Southern Conference), which opened its season with a 14-13 victory over then-No. VMI rushed for 199 yards as a team while Reece Udinski and Seth Morgan combined for 293 yards passing. While as a team, VMI racked up 6 tackles for loss. Saturday’s win was the first time VMI had defeated Western Carolina since 1991 and it was the first ever Keydets win in Cullowhee, North Carolina.
VMI upsets No. 10 Furman, 14-13
LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI football team scored one of the biggest wins in program history Saturday with a 14-13 upset of #10-ranked Furman University from Foster Stadium. VMI took a 14-13 lead with 17 seconds left in the third quarter on a three-play, 86-yard touchdown drive. The VMI defense stopped three Paladin drives in the fourth quarter, one on a fourth-down stop, one on a punt and the last on a fumble with 47 seconds left with Furman threatening at the VMI 24. Furman got on the scoreboard first 3:53 into the contest on a Hamp Sisson to Wayne Anderson pass. VMI (1-0) travels to Western Carolina University next Saturday for a SoCon matchup at 1 p.m. in Cullowhee, N.C.
VMI downs Samford, earns 6th SOCON win of the season
LEXINGTON, Va. – VMI held an eight point lead at halftime, setting up a momentous second half where they had a 32-9 run, on its way to a 85-56 win over Samford. The 29-point win is the largest conference victory under head coach Dan Earl as the Keydets moved to 10-1 at home this season. We did a pretty decent job against a team that presses,” Earl said. “I thought we also did a pretty decent job of playing with a big lead and time left. His nice for him to get a milestone like this,” said coach Earl.
VMI welcomes 3 locals on signing day, Glenvar has 2 make commitments
LEXINGTON, Va. – On the first day of the February signing period, Scott Wachenheim and the Keydets announced nine signees to the 2021 recruiting class. “We are excited to add nine future cadet-athletes to our VMI Football 2021 signing class, said Wachenheim. They complement our December signees and give us the ability to compete for future SoCon championships,” said head coach Scott Wachenheim. AdHe joins other Patrick Henry football players Trace Pedigo, redshirt freshman Daniel Cox and Sophomore Leroy Thomas on the VMI roster. This is the first time the football team has signed two athletes in the same class to full-ride scholarships.
VMI holds scrimmage in preps for Spring season
LEXINGTON, Va. – Conditioning and situational football were the two focal points for the Keydets as they hit the field for a “THUD tempo” style scrimmage. On Saturday, the team operated drives in 4 minute sets with the goal of increasing players conditioning for an unique spring season. Ad“He’s close to 100 percent healthy coming off the ACL surgery a season ago,” Wachenheim said. He emphasized that conditioning will be crucial considering the Southern Conference season will be played in the spring as opposed to the fall, which creates nuances. AdThe Keydets open the season on Feb. 20 at Chattanooga, the first home game will be on Feb. 27 against Furman.
VMI uses second half surge to take down Western Carolina
LEXINGTON, Va. – VMI went to halftime with a slim 39-37 lead over Western Carolina. Whatever the halftime speech was, it lit a fire under the Keydets’ playmakers. The Catamounts tied the game at 41 early in the second half before the Keydets responded with a 13-0 run. Myles Lewis got to the rim - overall a very good second half. And DJ Nussbaum had a good impact defensively and was able to score the ball some as well.
Stephens, Parham score 25 each for VMI in 84-79 win
VMI defeats Chattanooga for the first time since February of 2018LEXINGTON, Va. – Jake Stephens and Greg Parham scored 25 points apiece as VMI defeated Chattanooga 84-79. Kamdyn Curfman had 17 points for VMI, which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Today we got some really good minutes from Ta’Vonne Bond especially on the defensive end and Trajan Fahl gave us some really good minutes. And obviously, Greg Parham, Jake Stephens and Kamdyn Curfman were tremendous today. Stefan Kenic added 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Staton-McCray, Parks lead Samford past VMI 84-71
Staton-McCray registered 15 points and six rebounds as Samford got past VMI 84-71 in the Southern Conference opener for both teams. Preston Parks added 15 points for for Samford (5-3, 1-0 Southern Conference). Greg Parham had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Keydets (5-5, 0-1). Kamdyn Curfman added 17 points. Trey Bonham had 15 points.