2013 Carson-Newman Football Headlines

  • Needs rejoins football staff as wide receivers coach
    June 27, 2014
    Needs rejoins football staff as wide receivers coach JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman’s head track and field coach is back on 35th year head football coach Ken Sparks’ coaching staff.
  • C-N football factors prominently in preseason magazine prognostications
    June 24, 2014
    C-N football factors prominently in preseason magazine prognostications JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football has received some love from two preseason publications. The Eagles are ranked 18th in The Sporting News’ preseason poll and 14th in Lindys.
  • Oregon artist creates digital artwork of C-N mascot
    June 23, 2014
    Oregon artist creates digital artwork of C-N mascot JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – An Oregon-based digital artist has created an 8-bit pixel art rendering of Carson-Newman’s mascot Talon.
  • C-N fans vote Cavalier, Wottreng on to semifinals of Stretch Internet’s Call of the Year
    June 20, 2014
    C-N fans vote Cavalier, Wottreng on to semifinals of Stretch Internet’s Call of the Year JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – A pair of Carson-Newman announcers are moving on to the next stage in a national contest to find the best single play-by-play call in 2013-14 thanks to a boatload of votes from Carson-Newman fans.
  • One month left before C-N football Technique Camp on July 12
    June 12, 2014
    One month left before C-N football Technique Camp on July 12 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – One month remains till Carson-Newman football’s entire coaching staff will play host to a one day technique camp on July 12.
  • Field turf installation complete at Burke-Tarr Stadium
    May 26, 2014
    Field turf installation complete at Burke-Tarr Stadium JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Crews finished growing Burke-Tarr Stadium’s new turf in early May, now Carson-Newman football has a fresh cut lawn on which to play featuring Shaw Sports Turf’s Bolt fiber.
  • Eagles debut 2014 football schedule
    May 14, 2014
    Eagles debut 2014 football schedule JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – In Ken Sparks’ 35th year at the helm of the Carson-Newman football program, the Eagles will play a schedule featuring five home games, including a Thursday night contest to open the season against a PSAC school.
  • Baskin signs free agent contract with Colts
    May 12, 2014
    Baskin signs free agent contract with Colts JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman safety Anthony Baskin (Detroit, Mich.) has inked a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts, becoming the 40th C-N football player to continue his playing career in the National Football League.
  • One month left for sign ups to Turner's O-line camp
    May 08, 2014
    One month left for sign ups to Turner's O-line camp JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Only one month remains to sign up for Carson-Newman offensive coordinator Mike Turner's annual offensive line camp June 8-11.
  • Frame, Hensley named Athletes of the Year at Inaugural Frosty Awards
    April 29, 2014
    Frame, Hensley named Athletes of the Year at Inaugural Frosty Awards Jefferson City, Tenn. - Men's soccer's Ross Frame and softball's Kelli Hensley were named male and female athlete of the year, respectively, at the inaugural Frosty Awards Tuesday evening in Gentry Auditorium.
  • Inaugural Frosty Awards set for Tuesday at 7 p.m.
    April 25, 2014
    Inaugural Frosty Awards set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman's athletic department will play host to the inaugural Frosty Awards Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Gentry Auditorium on C-N's campus. The awards will highlight the best of the best from Carson-Newman's 18 varsity teams over the course of the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Turner announces O-line camp dates
    April 06, 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.
  • C-N Football sets Technique Camp for July 12
    April 02, 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.
  • Orange triumphs over Blue 25-14 in C-N spring game
    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.
  • Eagles wrap up spring practice with annual Orange v. Blue game Tuesday
    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.
  • Former Viking coach Frazier, Colts coach Christiansen speak at C-N Coaching Clinic
    March 08, 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.
  • Tony Dungy visits Carson-Newman football
    March 07, 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.
  • Dungy to headline Carson-Newman Football Coaching Clinic for second straight year
    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.
  • Eagles add 12 to 2014 signing class
    February 08, 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.
  • Carson-Newman Football Signing Day Central
    February 05, 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.)
  • C-N football alum Davis signs with Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators
    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.
  • Reservations open for Carson-Newman Championship Coaching Clinic
    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.
  • Taylor, Coleman and Jacob garner All-American status from Don Hansen’s Football Gazette
    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
  • C-N team physician named Tennessee Sports Medicine Person of the Year
    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.
  • Five days remain to vote for Eagle announcers in Stretch Internet Call 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.
  • Eagles end season 17th in D2Football.com Poll
    January 06, 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.
  • Eagles place six on Don Hansen All-Region teams
    January 02, 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.
  • C-N Athletics New Year’s Countdown: Number 2
    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.
  • Eagles close season ranked 17th in AFCA poll
    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.
  • C-N Athletics New Year’s Countdown begins Saturday
    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.
  • Home for Now: A Visit with CFL Grey Cup-Winning Assistant Coach Doug Malone
    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.
  • Coleman nets second All-American honor
    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.
  • Eagle announcers up for Stretch Internet Call of the Year
    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.
  • Coleman nets BSN All-American honor
    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.
  • Episode 13 of the Ken Sparks Show available online
    December 04, 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.
  • Eagles place five on Daktronics All-Region squads
    December 04, 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.
  • Spirit Squads announce clinic, tryout dates
    December 03, 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.
  • No. 18 Carson-Newman Falls to No. 14 Lenoir-Rhyne 27-20
    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.
  • No. 18 C-N gets second shot at No. 14 L-R
    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).
  • Waites named AFCA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year
    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.
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