2013 Carson-Newman Football Headlines

April 6, 2014
Turner announces O-line camp dates
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman offensive coordinator Mike Turner has set the Eagles annual offensive line camp for June 8-11.

April 2, 2014
C-N Football sets Technique Camp for July 12
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football’s entire coaching staff will play host to a one day technique camp on July 12.

March 11, 2014
Orange triumphs over Blue 25-14 in C-N spring game
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – For a game that was bereft of quarterbacks, Tuesday afternoon’s annual Orange v. Blue spring game came down to a battle between signal callers.

March 10, 2014
Eagles wrap up spring practice with annual Orange v. Blue game Tuesday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football will put a bow on its spring practice schedule Tuesday at 4 p.m. when the Eagles will take to Burke-Tarr Stadium for the program’s annual Orange v. Blue spring game.

March 8, 2014
Former Viking coach Frazier, Colts coach Christiansen speak at C-N Coaching Clinic
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Day Two of the 2014 Championship Coaching Clinic wrapped up with an hour and 45 minute full pads practice at Burke-Tarr Stadium, attended by coaches, wives and clinic guests Saturday afternoon.

March 7, 2014
Tony Dungy visits Carson-Newman football
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Super Bowl Champion head coach and NFL on NBC analyst Tony Dungy told Carson-Newman’s football players to follow Christ in a speech to the team Friday afternoon.

February 24, 2014
Dungy to headline Carson-Newman Football Coaching Clinic for second straight year
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, Super Bowl Champion head coach and NBC football analyst Tony Dungy will headline the Carson-Newman Championship Coaching Clinic March 7-9 at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

February 8, 2014
Eagles add 12 to 2014 signing class
Carson-Newman football has added 12 to its 2014 signing class. These additional players bring C-N's tally to 38 for the class of 2018.

February 5, 2014
Carson-Newman Football Signing Day Central
Check here on signing day to learn a little bit more about the newest additions to the Carson-Newman football team. (updated 2:53 p.m.)

January 26, 2014
C-N football alum Davis signs with Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Former Carson-Newman defensive back Oliver Davis has signed a contract to continue his playing career with the Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators.

January 21, 2014
Reservations open for Carson-Newman Championship Coaching Clinic
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The annual Carson-Newman Football Championship Coaching Clinic has been set from March 7-9 at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

January 21, 2014
Taylor, Coleman and Jacob garner All-American status from Don Hansen’s Football Gazette
BROOKFIELD, Ill. – Carson-Newman football has placed three players on the Don Hansen All-American teams. Offensive tackle Alex Taylor (Bristol, Tenn.) earned third team honors, while linebacker Jaycob Coleman (Norton, Va.) and defensive back Eien Jacob (Jeanerette, La) garnered honorable mention consideration

January 20, 2014
C-N team physician named Tennessee Sports Medicine Person of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman team physician Dr. Matt Rappe has been lauded as the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society Sports Medicine Person of the Year.

January 10, 2014
Five days remain to vote for Eagle announcers in Stretch Internet Call of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Voice of the Eagles Adam Cavalier and the Eagle Sports Network's Michael Wottreng have both been nominated for Stretch Internet's Call of the Year. Fans have five days left to vote for the duo before Stretch announces which fall call gets an automatic spot in the final round of judging.

January 6, 2014
Eagles end season 17th in D2Football.com Poll
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, Carson-Newman football has closed the year ranked in the D2Football top 20. This year, the Eagles finished 17th, up a spot from the previous poll.

January 2, 2014
Eagles place six on Don Hansen All-Region teams
BROOKFIELD, Ill. – Carson-Newman football has placed six players on the Don Hansen All-Region teams. Offensive tackle Alex Taylor (Bristol, Tenn.), linebacker Jaycob Coleman (Norton, Va.) and defensive back Eien Jacob (Jeanerette, La) all made the first team, while running back Brandon Baker (Miami, Fla.), kicker Curt Duncan (Morristown, Tenn.) and defensive end Javaris Neal (Columbia, Tenn.) made the second team.

December 30, 2013
C-N Athletics New Year’s Countdown: Number 2
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Ken Sparks – Legend. Coaching in 400 games and winning his 314, that’s what it took to get the second spot on the New Year’s Countdown.

December 23, 2013
Eagles close season ranked 17th in AFCA poll
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – For the second consecutive season, Carson-Newman football has closed the year ranked in the AFCA top 20. This year, the Eagles finished 17th, up a spot from the previous poll.

December 20, 2013
C-N Athletics New Year’s Countdown begins Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – In celebration of the new year, Carson-Newman’s athletic department will be counting down its 10 favorite moments from the last four months.

December 20, 2013
Home for Now: A Visit with CFL Grey Cup-Winning Assistant Coach Doug Malone
Doug Malone came to college with one intention, football. After that, he expected to return to Greeneville to join his dad and granddad building roads and interstates.

December 18, 2013
Coleman nets second All-American honor
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Carson-Newman linebacker Jaycob Coleman has earned a spot on his second All-America team. Coleman was previously lauded with a spot on the Beyond Sports Network third team, now he moves up to Daktronics second team.

December 15, 2013
Eagle announcers up for Stretch Internet Call of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Voice of the Eagles Adam Cavalier and the Eagle Sports Network’s Michael Wottreng have both been nominated for Stretch Internet’s Call of the Year.

December 12, 2013
Coleman nets BSN All-American honor
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman linebacker Jaycob Coleman has garnered All-American status from the Beyond Sports Network.

December 4, 2013
Episode 13 of the Ken Sparks Show available online
Watch the 13th episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

December 4, 2013
Eagles place five on Daktronics All-Region squads
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Carson-Newman football has landed five players on the Daktronics All-Region teams. Robbie Ignagni (Gallatin, Tenn.) and Alex Taylor (Bristol, Tenn.) made the first team offense as lineman. Jaycob Coleman (Norton, Va.) was a first team defensive pick at linebacker. Brandon Baker (Miami, Fla.) and Javaris Neal (Columbia, Tenn.) made the second team offense and defense, respectively.

December 3, 2013
Spirit Squads announce clinic, tryout dates
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman cheer and dance coach Christy Bowlin has announced dates and times for the Carson-Newman Spirit Squads annual clinic and tryouts.

November 30, 2013
No. 18 Carson-Newman Falls to No. 14 Lenoir-Rhyne 27-20
HICKORY, N.C. – The No. 18 Carson-Newman Eagles (10-3) fell to the No 14. Lenoir-Rhyne Bears (11-1) by a score of 27-20 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA DII Football Playoffs in front of 4,146 fans at Moretz Stadium on a chilly Saturday afternoon.

November 28, 2013
No. 18 C-N gets second shot at No. 14 L-R
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – It would be tough to find a scenario where things could have gone worse for No. 18 Carson-Newman (10-2) when the Eagles travelled to Hickory, N.C. for their opening game of November with No. 14 Lenoir-Rhyne (10-1).

November 27, 2013
Waites named AFCA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year
WACO, Texas – Carson-Newman football safeties/special teams coach Denares “Deno” Waites has been named the Division II Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.

November 27, 2013
Week 12 of The Ken Sparks Show available online
Watch the 12th episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

November 26, 2013
Tickets on sale for C-N’s second round playoff game at L-R
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Tickets are on sale for Carson-Newman’s second round playoff game at Lenoir-Rhyne, set for a noon kickoff Saturday.

November 26, 2013
Athletic Department sponsors pep bus to second round playoff game at L-R
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s athletic department is sponsoring a pep bus to Carson-Newman football’s second round NCAA playoff contest with Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory, N.C.

November 26, 2013
Thomas nets TSWA offensive player of the week honor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Caron-Newman’s De’Andre Thomas (Milledgeville, Ga.) was named the Offensive Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association for their efforts in contests from November 18-24.

November 23, 2013
Eagles advance, C-N tops Newberry 37-27
JEFFERSON CITY- No. 18 Carson-Newman (10-2) opened the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs against a familiar foe Saturday afternoon at Burke-Tarr Stadium. The Eagles jumped out to a 21-0 lead before stiff-arming No. 25 Newberry (9-3) for a 37-27 first round win.

November 22, 2013
Carson-Newman opens playoffs with rematch against Newberry
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – No. 18 Carson-Newman (9-2) begins play in the NCAA playoffs by taking on a team that it knocked off two weeks ago en route to securing a spot in postseason play.

November 20, 2013
Eight Eagles earn spots on All-SAC football teams
ROCK HILL, S.C. – No. 18 Carson-Newman has earned nine spots on the South Atlantic All-Conference teams. Five Eagles earned first team all-conference honors while four made the second team.

November 20, 2013
Week 11 of The Ken Sparks Show Available online
Watch the 11th episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

November 18, 2013
Game time, ticket information released for C-N football playoff game
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Tickets have gone on sale for Carson-Newman football’s home playoff game Saturday, Nov. 23 against Newberry at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

November 17, 2013
Eagle football gets in, draws home game with Newberry in opening round playoff contest
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – No. 21 Carson-Newman (9-2, 5-2 South Atlantic Conference) is postseason bound for a second consecutive year and the 25th in the program’s history. The Eagles, the no. 4 seed in Super Region II, will play host to a first round game against no. 5 Newberry Saturday, Nov. 23 at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

November 16, 2013
Eagles in position for playoff spot with 52-35 win at Wingate
WINGATE, N.C. – No. 21 Carson-Newman (9-2, 5-2 South Atlantic Conference) was nearly unstoppable offensively, but still had to withstand a late fourth quarter comeback from Wingate (4-6, 3-4 SAC), in a 52-35 victory for the Eagles that likely secures C-N a spot in the NCAA playoffs.

November 15, 2013
C-N looks to stop streak at Wingate
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Wins against Wingate (4-5, 3-3 South Atlantic Conference) have been hard to come by of late for No. 21 Carson-Newman (8-2, 4-2 SAC). The Eagles have lost in three straight seasons to the Bulldogs, only the second time that has happened in regular season games to a Ken Sparks-coached club.

November 14, 2013
Week 10 of the Ken Sparks Show available online
Watch the 10th episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

November 11, 2013
Eagles vault to fourth in Super Region II rankings
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football asserted itself into the Division II playoff picture by virtue of its 52-31 win over Newberry. The Eagles have leapfrogged the Wolves and moved to fourth in this week’s Super Region II standings.

November 9, 2013
C-N stays in the playoff hunt with 52-31 win over No. 21 Newberry
JEFFERSON CITY- In a game they had to win to remain in the playoff hunt, No. 25 Carson-Newman (8-2, 4-2 South Atlantic Conference) showed very early that there would be no doubt as to how their game against No. 21 Newberry (8-2, 5-2 SAC) would end.

November 8, 2013
Playoff berth on the line when Eagles, Wolves kickoff Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The stakes will be high Saturday at 1 p.m. when No. 25 Carson-Newman and No. 21 Newberry kickoff from Burke-Tarr Stadium. A Newberry (No. 2 in the region) win would knock Carson-Newman (No. 8 in Super Region II), out of the playoff picture, while a C-N win would put the Wolves’ playoff hopes on thin ice.

November 7, 2013
Duncan, Alderman make 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-District team
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman football's Curt Duncan (Morristown, Tenn.) and William Alderman (Brooksville, Fla.) have both been named to the 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-Super Region II team.

November 6, 2013
Week nine of the Ken Sparks Show available online
Watch the ninth episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

November 5, 2013
Game Notes available for Newberry game
Game notes for Carson-Newman football's Saturday contest at no. 21 Newberry have been released.

November 4, 2013
Eagles drop to eighth in region rankings
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football has fallen to eighth in this week’s region rankings following Saturday’s 37-3 to Lenoir-Rhyne – the number one team in the region.

November 2, 2013
Bears maul Eagles 37-3
HICKORY, N.C. – No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne (8-1, 6-0 South Atlantic Conference) used a crushing defense to waylay No. 16 Carson-Newman (7-2, 3-2 SAC) 37-3 Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium in Hickory, N.C.

November 1, 2013
Eagles battle Bears between the bricks
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Playoff and SAC title implications persist when No. 16 Carson-Newman (7-1, 3-1 SAC) and No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne (7-1, 5-0 SAC) get together Saturday at 2 p.m. at Moretz Stadium.

October 30, 2013
Week eight of the Ken Sparks Show available online
Watch the eighth episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

October 29, 2013
Football game notes released for Lenoir-Rhyne game
Game notes for Carson-Newman football's Saturday contest at no. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne have been released.

October 28, 2013
This Week at the Creek: Video Rewind
A collection of interviews and highlights from a handful of Carson-Newman's athletic events over the weekend.

October 28, 2013
VIDEO: Michael Surgbally's challenging journey
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Senior defensive tackle Michael Surgbally (Sandersville, Ga.) was ruled academically ineligible on several occasions, dealt with health issues in 2012 and dropped a great deal of weight, but has the longest active consecutive starts streak with 20.

October 28, 2013
Thomas ropes in second SAC offensive player of the week honor
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman quarterback De’Andre Thomas (Milledgeville, Ga.) is two-for-two on South Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors when he passes for more than 200 yards.

October 28, 2013
Carson-Newman football ranked seventh in first regional rankings
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – If the playoffs started today, Carson-Newman football would be on the outside looking in. The Eagles have been ranked seventh in the first regional poll of the season.

October 26, 2013
Carson-Newman crushes Crusaders 47-26, captures fourth consecutive contest
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – No. 18 Carson-Newman (7-1) steamrolled to 582 yards of total offense in a 47-26 victory at North Greenville (4-4). The win is C-N’s fourth consecutive. The Eagles have scored at least 40 points in each win.

October 25, 2013
No. 18 Carson-Newman clashes with Crusaders Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – No. 18 Carson-Newman (6-1, 3-1 South Atlantic Conference) will try to extend a three-game winning streak when it heads to Tigerville, S.C. with a shot to crash North Greenville’s (4-3) homecoming Saturday.

October 24, 2013
Cronan Headlines 2013 Athletic Gala
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Longtime University of Tennessee athletics administrator Joan Cronan delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Carson-Newman Athletic Gala at Stokely Memorial Cafeteria on Thursday night. Cronan spoke the capacity crowd about the mission of collegiate athletics, as well as a testimonial about what Carson-Newman has meant in her life.

October 23, 2013
Coleman’s banner day nets TSWA defensive player of the week honor
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman linebacker Jaycob Coleman (Norton, Va.) has earned Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association defensive player of the week honors following his career high 17-tackle performance in the Eagles’ 45-17 win over Tusculum on homecoming.

October 23, 2013
Week seven of the Ken Sparks Show available online
Watch the seventh episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

October 19, 2013
No. 19 Eagles circle wagons on Pioneers for 45-17 victory, Sparks moves to seventh on all-time wins list
JEFFERSON CITY- Carson-Newman head coach Ken Sparks coached his 400th career game and win number 314 was a sweet one as the Eagles rolled up 628 yards of total offense-557 on the ground- as they defeated Tusculum 45-17 on Homecoming Saturday afternoon at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

October 18, 2013
Sparks to coach 400th career game as the second oldest rivalry in Tennessee resumes
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head coach Ken Sparks will stand on C-N’s sidelines for the 400th time Saturday when the No. 19 Eagles (5-1, 2-1 SAC) jump back into conference play against Tusculum (3-3, 1-2 SAC) on homecoming Saturday at 3 p.m.

October 18, 2013
American Eagle Foundation to fly Mr. Lincoln at C-N’s homecoming contest
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The American Eagle Foundation is providing one of its Eagles, Mr. Lincoln to fly around Burke-Tarr Stadium during Carson-Newman’s pregame festivities for its homecoming game with Tusculum Saturday.

October 16, 2013
Week six of the Ken Sparks Show available online
Watch the six episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

October 15, 2013
All C-N athletes invited back for homecoming
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – All former Carson-Newman athletes are invited to homecoming and the annual C-N Athletic Club meeting and luncheon held the same day.

October 12, 2013
Eagles pick up bizarre 45-28 win over Shorter
ROME, Ga. – No. 18 Carson-Newman (5-1) forced Shorter (0-6) into six three-and-outs, but also allowed four touchdowns that covered a combined 250 yards in a wild 45-28 win for Carson-Newman at Barron Stadium.

October 11, 2013
Sparks to coach in 399th career game as Eagles take to the road to face Shorter
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (4-1) head coach Ken Sparks will be coaching in his 399th career game when the Eagles take to the Historic Barron Stadium Field Saturday to face Shorter (0-5), which as a program, will play its 90th game when the Eagles come to town.

October 11, 2013
Clowney enters Union County (S.C.) athletics Hall of Fame
UNION COUNTY, S.C. – Carson-Newman defensive coordinator and one-time linebacker Mike Clowney has been inducted into the Union County athletic Hall of Fame.

October 9, 2013
Cronan to serve as keynote speaker for 2013 Athletic Gala
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Longtime University of Tennessee athletics administrator Joan Cronan will highlight the 2013 Carson-Newman Athletic Gala as the Oct. 24 event’s keynote speaker.

October 9, 2013
Voting open for AFCA Good Works team captain
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman fans have the opportunity to vote for Curt Duncan to be the captain of the AFCA Good Works team captain.

October 9, 2013
Week five of the Ken Sparks Show available online
Watch the fifth episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons

October 5, 2013
Eagles roar past Mars Hill on the road 43-27
MARS HILL, N.C. – No. 20 Carson-Newman (4-1, 2-1 SAC) pounced on a pair of first half Mars Hill (1-4, 0-2 SAC) miscues en route to scoring 16 unanswered points for a 43-27 road victory at the Ammons Family Athletic Center Saturday afternoon.

October 4, 2013
No. 20 Carson-Newman looks to rebound against Mars Hill
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – No. 20 Carson-Newman (3-1, 1-1 SAC) will try to rinse out the taste of a 25-22 upset home loss to Catawba last week when it heads 90 minutes east to face conference foe Mars Hill (1-3, 0-1 SAC).

October 4, 2013
Vote Sparks for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Voting is open for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year and Eagle fans can vote for Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks at the following link.

October 3, 2013
Duncan tabbed for September excellence by Fred Mitchell Award
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman placekicker Curt Duncan has been recognized for excellence both on and off the football field by the Fred Mitchell Award committee for the month of September.

October 2, 2013
Week four of the Ken Sparks Show available online
Watch the fourth episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

September 30, 2013
A tale of two brothers: Jamar and Javaris Neal
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Jamar and Javaris Neal have grown up together. Jamar, a senior, is giving his brother a few tricks that he has learned. Javaris, a sophomore, is cherishing the final time the duo will be teammates.

September 28, 2013
Catawba pulls off upset of 10th ranked Eagles
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – No. 10 Carson-Newman (3-1, 1-1 SAC) was held under 300 yards rushing for the first time in a year as Catawba (3-1, 1-1 SAC) pulled off a 25-22 upset at Mossy Creek.

September 27, 2013
No. 10 Eagles prepare for conference clash with Catawba
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (3-0) will try to continue its best start since 2007 when Catawba (2-1) rolls into Mossy Creek for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

September 26, 2013
Slew of promotions set for Saturday’s football game with Catawba
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s athletic department will showcase several promotions for Saturday’s home football game against Catawba.

September 25, 2013
Week Three of the Ken Sparks Show available online.
Watch the third episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

September 23, 2013
Jaycob Coleman using past to build future
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Senior linebacker Jaycob has gone through several things since coming to Mossy Creek. He went through a position switch and a major injury, but he is making the most out of his final campaign. Defensive coordinator and former standout Mike Clowney has high expectations for Coleman.

September 21, 2013
No. 11 Eagles begin conference play with visit from Brevard Saturday
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (2-0, 0-0 SAC) opens up conference play with a Brevard (1-1, 0-0 SAC) club that has given the Eagles fits the past three years at 1 p.m. Saturday at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

September 21, 2013
Eagles breeze past Tornados 41-14 to open SAC play
JEFFERSON CITY- Carson-Newman (3-0, 1-0 SAC) built a 34-0 lead in their South Atlantic Conference opener Saturday afternoon and turned in a solid defensive effort as they cruised to a 41-14 victory over Brevard (1-2, 0-1 SAC).

September 20, 2013
Take a Kid to the Game Day postponed
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Due to the threat of inclement weather, “Take a Kid to the Game” Day has been moved from Saturday’s football contest with Brevard a week back to the Eagles’ Sept. 28 showdown with Catawba.

September 18, 2013
Week Two of the Ken Sparks Show available online.
Watch the first episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

September 17, 2013
Duncan lands on Allstate AFCA Good Works team
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football kicker Curt Duncan has been named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works team. He becomes the third Eagle in three years – following Byron Bell (2011) and Kevin Day (2012) – to make the team.

September 16, 2013
De'Andre Thomas in control of Eagle offense
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Sophomore quarterback De'Andre Thomas set the school passing efficiency mark in week one and ran for two touchdowns exceeding 70 yards in the team's second victory. Wide receiver Anthony Eubanks and quarterback coach Alex Good discuss what has helped the southpaw become successful in his first season under center.

September 16, 2013
“Take a Kid to the Game” day set for C-N football contest with Brevard
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman, in conjunction with the NCAA, has set Saturday’s contest with the Brevard Tornados as “Take a Kid to the Game” Day.

September 16, 2013
Coleman, Duncan bring home SAC player of the week honors
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman linebacker Jaycob Coleman (Norton, Va.) and kicker/punter Curt Duncan (Morristown, Tenn.) have been named the South Atlantic Conference’s defensive and special teams player of the week, respectively.

September 14, 2013
No. 11 Eagles pick way past Orediggers 27-24
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman (2-0) rolled up 508 yards of total offense and withstood a Colorado Mines (1-1) rally to stymie the Orediggers 27-24 Saturday afternoon at Campbell Field.

September 12, 2013
Eagles hit the road for Boulder Broker Classic against Colorado Mines
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head coach Ken Sparks will coach in his 395th game on the Eagle sidelines when no. 11 Carson-Newman travels to Golden, Colo. to do battle with Colorado Mines (1-0) Saturday at 2 p.m.

September 11, 2013
Week One of the Ken Sparks Show Available online
Watch the first episode of The Ken Sparks Show below. The Ken Sparks Show airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 on 10News2. It's available online and into perpetuity beginning Wednesday afternoons.

September 9, 2013
De’Andre Thomas named SAC offensive player of the week
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Sophomore quarterback De’Andre Thomas has been named the offensive player of the week by the South Atlantic Conference after his performance in Carson-Newman’s 55-28 victory over Wayne State on Thursday.

September 9, 2013
Eagles jump to 11 in AFCA Coaches’ Poll
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman moved up six spots to 11th in the second offering of the American Football Coaches’ Association poll. Only Shepherd jumped more spots than C-N in week two of the poll (25 to 17).

September 5, 2013
Eagles open college football season Thursday with Wayne State
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – No. 17 Carson-Newman (0-0) hasn’t touched a football field for in game action in 279 days. The Eagles look to begin a stretch of 107 days where they play each weekend when they open Thursday night at 7 against Wayne State (0-0).

September 5, 2013
Balanced attack propels C-N past Wayne State 55-28
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - No. 17 Carson-Newman (1-0) scored on its first six possessions to cruise to an impressive 55-28 victory over Wayne State (0-1) in the first game of the season for both teams Thursday night at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

September 3, 2013
Eagles factor prominently in opening d2football.com preseason prognostications
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman opens the season ranked 17th and running back Brandon Baker (Miami, Fla.) garnered preseason first team All-America honors in D2Football.com’s preseason poll and player rankings.

August 30, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week 11: Wingate
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the final part in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature breaks down a team that beat the Eagles’ on national TV last year 33-24 – the Wingate Bulldogs.

August 28, 2013
Carson-Newman Football: Week one game notes online
Game notes for Carson-Newman's opening football game with Wayne State are available online at the following link.

August 28, 2013
Eagles wrap up fall camp, begin preparation for Wayne State
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football wrapped up its two-week fall camp with a scrimmage Wednesday afternoon at Burke-Tarr Stadium. The first and second strings put up 28 points in 22 minutes of game action.

August 26, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week 10: Newberry
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the 10th in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature breaks down one of two SAC teams to hand Carson-Newman a loss in 2012 – the Newberry Wolves.

August 26, 2013
Carson-Newman honors Eagle Scholars
Carson-Newman University recently announced its first annual Eagle Scholars program. The new initiative, which recognizes academic achievements among its student-athletes, is the first program of its kind in the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). Monday night at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Tenn., the institution honored 70 individuals who can call themselves Eagle Scholars.

August 24, 2013
Goose runs loose in football scrimmage
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman quarterback Goose Manning (Chattanooga, Tenn.) took advantage of an opportunity to play with the first string by rushing for a touchdown, passing for one and converting on a 50-yard fake punt for a score.

August 23, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week nine: Lenoir-Rhyne
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the ninth in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature breaks down what has been touted as one of five Division II games to watch by the Sporting News in its preseason publication. It’s Carson-Newman’s battle with Lenoir-Rhyne - the only two teams from the SAC to make the NCAA Playoffs last year and to be featured among preseason rankings this year.

August 20, 2013
Carson-Newman Football Media Day Video Central
Watch Ken Sparks, Mike Clowney and Mike Turner's remarks to the media during C-N's annual media day.

August 20, 2013
Passing game shines in Eagles’ opening scrimmage
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Three different Carson-Newman quarterbacks completed touchdown passes to three different wide receivers in the Eagles’ first intra-squad, situational scrimmage of fall camp.

August 19, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week eight: North Greenville
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the eight in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature breaks down the Eagles’ final nonconference matchup of the year – a trip to Tigerville, S.C. and North Greenville.

August 19, 2013
Carson-Newman announces new Eagle Scholars initiative
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman University recently announced its first annual Eagle Scholars program. The new initiative, which recognizes academic achievements among its student-athletes, is the first program of its kind in the South Atlantic Conference.

August 19, 2013
Eagles open season ranked 17th in first AFCA poll
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s football team will start the year ranked 17th in the first American Football Coaches’ Association poll. The mark is C-N’s first trip inside a preseason top 25 since starting 2011 ranked 20th.

August 16, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week seven: Tusculum
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the seven in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature breaks down the second oldest rivalry in the state of Tennessee, Carson-Newman versus Tusculum.

August 15, 2013
D2Football.com names Baker 36th best Division II player in country
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman running back Brandon Baker (Miami, Fla.) has been tabbed as the 36th best player in the nation by d2football.com. Baker has already been named a preseason All-American by the USA Football Network.

August 13, 2013
Nine Eagles make preseason all-conference teams
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Nine Carson-Newman football players have earned preseason All-South Atlantic Conference honors. The Eagles placed four offensive players on the first team and five – two offensive, three defensive – on the second team.

August 12, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week six: Shorter
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the six in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature delves into an opponent C-N has never encountered, but a stadium the Eagles have seen a bunch. Oct. 12, the Eagles face off against the Shorter Hawks at Historic Barron Stadium in Rome, Ga.

August 12, 2013
SAC coaches pick C-N as preseason favorite for conference title
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Carson-Newman is the preseason number one for the South Atlantic Conference the league’s annual poll of its coaches.

August 12, 2013
Baker, Duncan and Taylor make USA Football Network preseason All-America teams
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman running back Brandon Baker (Miami, Fla), kicker Curt Duncan (Morristown, Tenn.) and offensive lineman Alex Taylor (Bristol, Tenn.) have all been named to the USA Football Network’s preseason All-American teams. Baker and Duncan earned first team honors, Taylor made the second team.

August 12, 2013
Spirit squads bring home titles at cheer and dance camp
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman cheer and dance teams brought home plenty of hardware following a trip to cheer and dance camps over the weekend.

August 10, 2013
Promotions announced for home football games
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Athletic Promotions staff has set promotions for all of C-N football’s home games.

August 9, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week five: Mars Hill
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the fifth in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature opens the month of October with Mars Hill. The Eagles visit the Lions Oct. 5.

August 9, 2013
BSN tabs C-N football for SAC title, playoff appearance
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Beyond Sports Network has picked Carson-Newman football to win the South Atlantic Conference Championship and receive a first round bye in the NCAA playoffs.

August 9, 2013
SAC Announces 2015-18 Football Schedules, Introduces Limestone as Scheduling Partner
ROCK HILL, S.C. – The SAC released its 2015-18 conference football schedule, which includes a new scheduling alliance with Limestone College. Both the future schedule and the agreement with Limestone were recently approved by the SAC Athletic Directors Council. Carson-Newman will travel to Limestone on Halloween, Oct. 31, of 2015 before the Saints make their first trek to Mossy Creek on Oct. 29 of the following year.

August 7, 2013
Relay for Life and Ken Sparks team up to raise cancer awareness
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks and the American Cancer Society are joining forces to raise cancer awareness. Sparks, who continues his battle with prostate cancer, will participate in the society’s Relay For Life of Jefferson County event.

August 7, 2013
Introducing Eagle Vision, construction complete on new football video board
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The gameday experience for Carson-Newman football contests at Burke-Tarr Stadium is getting a little more visual. Crews have finished construction on a 300,000 dollar video board – Eagle Vision - that now graces the northeast corner of Burke-Tarr Stadium.

August 6, 2013
Carson-Newman gets Good as QB coach
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks has announced that former Harlon Hill Trophy candidate Alex Good will return to Mossy Creek to coach Carson-Newman’s quarterbacks as a graduate assistant.

August 6, 2013
Eagle Sports Network finalizes broadcast crew for 2013-14
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s Athletic Communications Department has set its broadcast crew for the coming year with a slew of award-winning individuals.

August 5, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week four: Catawba
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the fourth in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature closes out the month of September with Catawba. The Indians come to Jeff City Sept. 28.

August 5, 2013
Carson-Newman Athletics to offer free HD streams for 2013-14
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman Athletics, in partnership with Stretch Internet, will provide free high definition video streams for all home football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball games through 2018-19. Road football, men’s and women’s basketball, as well as select road softball and baseball games will feature a free audio stream.

August 2, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week three: Brevard
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the third in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature is week three opponent Brevard. The Eagles and Tornados open up their conference schedules at 1 p.m. on the banks of Mossy Creek.

August 2, 2013
Carson-Newman football preseason practice schedule released
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s preseason practices are once again open to the public. Practices are either at Burke-Tarr Stadium or the practice field adjacent to the Ken Sparks Athletic Conference and McCown Field. Fans should remain in the stands or on the walkways.

July 30, 2013
Duncan named to Fred Mitchell Award watch list
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman senior placekicker Curt Duncan (Morristown, Tenn.) has been added to the Fred Mitchell Award watch list after finishing in the top 10 for the award a year ago.

July 29, 2013
Better Know the Opponent, week two: Colorado School of Mines
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – This is the second in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. Today’s feature is week two opponent Colorado School of Mines. The Eagles play at 2 p.m. in Golden, Colo. Sept. 14.

July 26, 2013
Better know the opponent, week one: Wayne State
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - This is the first in an 11-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2013 season. The Eagles open their season on a Thursday night for the second straight year. Instead of a WVIAC opponent, the GLIAC is represented as Wayne State invades Mossy Creek in week one.

July 24, 2013
SAC Football Digital Media Day Set for August 12
ROCK HILL, S.C. – As part of its preview of the 2013 college football season, the SAC will hold its first-ever Football Digital Media Day on Monday, Aug. 12, offering media and fans alike a unique opportunity to interact live with the league’s head coaches.

July 19, 2013
Eagles unveil new Nike Beast and Pro Combat uniforms
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s football team will wear Nike Beast and Pro Combat uniforms for the upcoming 2013 campaign.

July 15, 2013
Sparks hires former Powell head coach Rang as receivers coach
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks has announced the hiring of former Powell head coach Derek Rang as the program’s new graduate assistant in charge of receivers.

June 22, 2013
Times set for all C-N football games
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football coach Ken Sparks has announced the times for the remainder of the Eagles’ football games.

June 21, 2013
Former Vol Reveiz elevated to C-N running backs coach
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – When he was first brought on in January, former Tennessee Volunteer Nick Reveiz was going to be a graduate assistant under Ken Sparks and help coach the Eagles linebackers alongside veteran defensive coordinator Mike Clowney.

June 20, 2013
Duncan, Baker lauded with preseason Beyond Sports Network All-America honors
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman kicker Curt Duncan (Morristown, Tenn.) and running back Brandon Baker (Miami, Fla.) have been tabbed as first team and third team Beyond Sports Network All-Americans, respectively.

June 19, 2013
Colorado School of Mines added to football schedule
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman has added an 11th contest to its 2013 football season against Colorado School of Mines. The Eagles will travel to Golden, Colo., in week two for a Sept. 14 game at 2 p.m. (Eastern) with the Orediggers.

June 17, 2013
Front Row Motorsports to Field Carson-Newman University Car at Bristol Night Race
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Front Row Motorsports and Carson-Newman University (C-N) have forged a one-race partnership featuring the University on Front Row’s No. 35 Ford Fusion. The Carson-Newman car will be driven by Josh Wise during the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 24.

June 12, 2013
One week of voting remains for Emanuel, Van Bruggen in Excellence in Aquatics Award
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman linebacker Jarell Emanuel and head athletic trainer Mike Van Bruggen are finalists for the 2013 Excellence in Aquatics Award.

June 12, 2013
Van Bruggen opens athletic training portal for current and incoming student athletes
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Current and incoming Carson-Newman student athletes are requested by head athletic trainer Mike Van Bruggen to update or create their information on the C-N athletic training portal as soon as possible.

June 7, 2013
Barger enshrined in SAC Hall of Fame
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Longtime Carson-Newman athletic director David Barger was inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame in a ceremony Thursday night at the conference’s annual banquet at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park.