Monday, October 31, 2005

McDaniel College offers football games in a unique environment
by Stan Goldberg, Frederick News Post

Dips Stick it to Terror
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Leonard's Assault on Record Books Stalls
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Quite a Terror in Goal
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times
CENTENNIAL FOOTBALL WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS
Juniata, Moravian Colleges Join as Associate Members in 2007

LANCASTER, Pa. -- October 26, 2005 -- The Centennial Conference announced Wednesday that Juniata College and Moravian College have accepted invitations to join the Conference as associate members in the sport of football.

The addition of Juniata and Moravian gives the Conference nine members that sponsor the sport of football - Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Johns Hopkins, McDaniel, Muhlenberg, and Ursinus.

"The strong academic reputations of the two institutions were attractive to the Conference's Presidents Council," said Jerome D. Schnydman, Executive Assistant to the President of Johns Hopkins University and chair of the Council. "The solid tradition in football and the commitment to the legacy of the scholar-athlete at Juniata and Moravian were also deciding factors as we enhance the Conference both in the sport of football and its overall membership."

"We are thrilled to add Juniata and Moravian to our football family," said Steven F. Ulrich, Executive Director of the Conference. "The combination of outstanding academics and a commitment to excellence on the gridiron football makes Juniata and Moravian a perfect fit for our Conference."

Both institutions have a long and storied tradition of excellence on the gridiron. Juniata played in the Tangerine Bowl (now known as the Capital One Bowl) in 1956 and played for the national championship in 1973 against Wittenberg in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. Chuck Knox, the former NFL head coach for the Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks, is a 1954 graduate of Juniata. The Eagles have had three consensus first-team All-Americans since 1983, while also producing two first-team Academic All-Americans and an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient.

The Greyhounds were in the NCAA tournament in 1988 and 1993 and have produced one consensus first-team All-American, two first-team Academic All-Americans and one NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. Moravian head coach Scot Dapp is the president of the American Football Coaches Association - just the fifth Division III coach to head the organization. He will serve as an assistant coach for the East team at the 2006 Hula Bowl. Dapp has led Moravian to 14 winning seasons out of his 18 years at the helm.

The two schools will begin round-robin play in the Centennial Conference beginning with the 2007 season.


Centennial Conference Football Timeline

June 4, 1981
Eight institutions from the Middle Atlantic Conference - Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg,
Johns Hopkins, McDaniel (Western Maryland), Muhlenberg, Swarthmore, and Ursinus - announce the formation of a round-robin football schedule among the institutions. The Centennial Football Conference is born.

April 29, 1992 The Centennial adds three institutions - Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Washington Colleges - and becomes the all-sports "Centennial Conference."

Dec. 1985 Gettysburg reaches NCAA semifinals before losing to Ithaca College.

Oct. 1992 Franklin & Marshall becomes the fourth team in NCAA Division III history to reach the 500-win plateau.

Nov. 1999 The Conference has two teams in the NCAA tournament - McDaniel (Western Maryland) and Ursinus. - who register first-round wins.

Sept. 2003 Gettysburg becomes the 14th team in NCAA Division III history to reach the 500-win mark.


Nov. 2004
The Centennial Conference makes football history as five teams - Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Johns Hopkins, McDaniel and Muhlenberg - share the championship with 4-2 CC records. A five-team tie has occurred two times previously - 1976 (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference), and 1991 (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).



Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Conklin one of six to join Terror Hall of Fame
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times
Howard and his Green Terror Grapplers Garner Preseason Poll Position

The McDaniel College wrestling team will enter the 2005-2006 wrestling season ranked 25th in the nation in the Preseason version of the Brute - Adidas National Wrestling Coaches Association Poll. Senior Tony Howard, a 2005 All-American is ranked second in the nation at 174 pounds entering the year. He finished in fifth place at the 2005 NCAA Championships.

McDaniel opens its 2005-2006 slate on November 5th at the Messiah Invitational on the Campus of Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Wu Earns Centennial Player of the Week Honors

Westminster native Andrew Wu recorded his fifth and sixth shut outs of the season last week, and the 20th of his career, earning Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. The milestone came as a result of McDaniel's 2-0 win over Swarthmore on Sunday. As an added bonus, Wu and his clan move into first place in the Centennial Conference with Gettysburg looming on the season's slate.

Wu has surrendered a single goal in the month of October. Back on the first day of the month, he allowed Muhlenberg's Jonathan Kliewer to score in a 1-0 loss. Since that goal, Wu has played 393:49 scoreless minutes in the McDaniel net. He has surreneded just two goals since September 24th, and his Green Terror has notched five consecutive shut outs, and seven in the past nine games.

Terror Takes Over First Place, Carroll County Times staff report
Flynn Ready to begin flying
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Motivated by Dad's Success
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Yellow Jackets Sting Terror
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

R-MC Crushes McDaniel
Richmond Times Dispatch

Injuries plague Terror
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Motivated by Dad's Success
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Monday, October 17, 2005

Ringgold Named Defensive Player of the Week

Record 17 tackles on your own, and someone will notice you. Tack on seven assisted tackles and a sack, and you end up as the Centennial Conference's Player of the Week. Ron Ringgold, an All-Centennial first team pick a year ago, was named the Centennial Conference's Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career. The senior out of Aberdeen, Maryland, tied a 17-year old school record for solo tackles in a game. His 24 tackle effort marks only the sixth time a player has recorded 20 or more stops in a game in McDaniel's football history.
Potter's stellar week recognized by the Centennial Conference and womensfieldhockey.com

Caitlin Potter recorded three goals in two games as the Terror defeated 16th-ranked Franklin Marshall and Swarthmore last week. Her effort landed McDaniel's junior forward on the Centennial Conference's Weekly Field Hockey Report as the league's Player of the Week. It wasn't just the Centennial that noticed. The folks at womensfieldhockey.com named Potter to their Weekly Honor Roll.

Potter has scored five goals and recorded one assist for the Terror this season. McDaniel has used a balanced offensive approach in 2005 seeing five different players post five or more goals at this point in the campaign.

Devils Top Terror in OT
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Terror Special Teams Still Struggling
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Monday, October 10, 2005

Terror Takes a Bullet
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

McDaniel special teams struggling a bit

by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Hard Nosed Bullets Top Terror
by Ryan Harris, Gettysburg Times

Friday, October 07, 2005

Marvel's World of Web
Defensive tackle Josh Marvel continues to rack up web space on newszap.com

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Name Game

To most people in McDaniel athletics circles, Jamie Smith is the Athletics Director. A freshman by the same name is looking to change that impulsive connotation. A field hockey player and swimmer, freshman Jamie Smith has played in eight of McDaniel's 11 field hockey games this season and has an assist to her credit.

The Capital Online takes note of Smith's presence in its prep notebook.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Terror Finds a Way to Win
by Patrick Brannan, Carroll County Times

Defense Leads McDaniel to Victory
WJZ 13 Baltimore (With Video)