July 30, 2013

Scots picked fourth in USA South poll

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Scots picked fourth in USA South poll

DANVILLE, Va. -- The Maryville College football team was picked to finish fourth out of nine teams at the USA South Athletic Conference's annual football media day held at Averett University on Monday morning. The fourth place prognostication is the highest preseason ranking for the Fighting Scots since joining the league in 2005.
 
Christopher Newport earned the top spot in the poll with 56 points, including four first-place votes. League newcomer Huntingdon trailed the Captains by a single point, garnering three first-place votes en route to 55 points, while Ferrum took home the final first place vote and trailed Huntingdon by a single point with 54. Maryville tallied 44 points followed by Methodist University (37), LaGrange (32), Greensboro (21), N.C. Wesleyan (13) and Averett (12).
 
Maryville is coming off a 2012 campaign in which it won each of its final three games to finish at 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the conference. The Scots earned a piece of the league title as tri-champions with Ferrum and Christopher Newport.

 

In his second annual address to the media, Head Coach Mike Rader presented his program's goals, reflected on last season's success, and talked on what was needed to maintain a competitive learning environment.

 

"The fourth place ranking is not where we want to be as a program," stated Coach Rader. "We strive for so much more within our program. Our coaches, kids, and administration strive to be at the top year in and year out. When we can create an environment of unselfishness and a program where folks want to serve each other, when nobody really cares who gets the credit, then we will be finally getting things done the right way."

 

Maryville returns 18 starters from last year's championship squad. They return eight starters on the league's top defense and ten incumbents on the offensive side of the ball. "We are experienced, but I am excited about the fierce battles we are going to have with this season's recruiting class," stated the second year mentor. "The athleticism of our newcomers will challenge every position to compete and get better on a daily basis. If you want one word to describe my goal for the year it would be competitive. I want to be competitive in the classroom, every practice, every rep in the weight room, and every snap on the field during practice and gameday."

 

"Last but not least, I want everyone to know about the great staff we have assembled at MC," exclaimed Coach Rader. "They allow me to be a head coach and complete 99% of the daily operations. They do a great job of teaching football and the life lessons associated with the challenges on and off the field. We make every effort to take care of the inside of our student-athletes and let them know we care about everything that they do. The wins and losses will take care of themselves but if we cannot motivate our kids to give us everything they have every single day it really doesn't matter. We try to thank them daily for the hard work and dedication that they have displayed toward the program and each other."
 
The Scots open the 2013 season on Sept. 7 when they travel to Rome, Georgia for a 6:00 pm game against the Berry College Vikings. MC's first home game will be "Homecoming" on September 28th when they open USA South action when hosting Methodist University.

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
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7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
TBA
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
TBA
Endicott at Framingham State
TBA
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
TBA
UW-Platteville at George Fox
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
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2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
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2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
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2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
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2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
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2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
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2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
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2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
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4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
6:00 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
7:00 PM
Marietta at Denison
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
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7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
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7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
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7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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