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. 23: All times Eastern
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at Bridgewater State 34, Fitchburg State 25
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Sep. 24: All times Eastern
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
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at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
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MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
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at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
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at Salve Regina 48, Coast Guard 10
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St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
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at Framingham State 23, Western Connecticut 17
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at Montclair State 21, Rowan 14
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Bates 7
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at Western New England 59, Curry 28
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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Colby 9, at Williams 7
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at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
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at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
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Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
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at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
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Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
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at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
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at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
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at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
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at Springfield 28, WPI 23
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at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
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at Denison 45, Wooster 7
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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at St. Vincent 57, Grove City 32
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at Susquehanna 55, Gettysburg 40
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at King's 21, Lebanon Valley 17
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at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
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at Widener 25, Wilkes 23
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at McDaniel 30, Ursinus 27
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at Muskingum 28, Marietta 10
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at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
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at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
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Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
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Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
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at Centre 49, Chicago 27
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at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
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Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
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at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
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Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
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at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
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at Westminster (Mo.) 35, Greenville 14
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Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
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Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
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Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
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at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
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Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
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at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
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Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
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at Carthage 27, Augustana 24
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Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
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at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
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at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
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at Ripon 33, Knox 19
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Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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at Geneva 35, Thiel 27
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
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UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
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at Berry 41, Sewanee 3
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Westminster (Pa.) 38, at Bethany 9
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Ohio Wesleyan 29, at Oberlin 16
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at Tufts 17, Wesleyan 14
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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at Capital 35, Wilmington 21
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at Southwestern Assemblies 23, Austin 17
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Langston at McMurry
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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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at Chapman 19, Trinity (Texas) 17
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Sep. 29: All times Eastern
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Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
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Sep. 24: All times Eastern
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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