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Maine unheralded ... again
Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga
Maine linebacker Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga was the
CAA Football defensive player of the year last season.
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - An all-conference player in CAA Football was asked if he could name a player from the University of Maine, which happens to be the defending champion.

"Yeah, I can name one, Kendall James," said the player, perhaps forgetting the cornerback was a senior last season and is off to an NFL career.

"They had that defensive end," said the player's teammate. "Number 9."

He's graduated, too.

A moment of pause. "I know they have (Jack) Cosgrove, their head coach," the teammate added, before everybody realized the two standout players weren't going to name a current Black Bear.   Full Story

Southland on the rise
By Craig Haley, FCS Exec. Director
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The growth of Southland Conference football from eight to 11 teams this season has people talking about a superconference.

Those within the Southland are pointing more to being a super conference.

The Southland is on the rise after Sam Houston State's back-to-back appearances in the FCS championship game in 2011 and '12 and Southeastern Louisiana's quick rise to being a national championship contender.  Full Story

FCS Football News
· In the FCS Huddle: SoCon retools, not rebuilds

· In the FCS Huddle: Maine unheralded ... again

· In the FCS Huddle: Southland on the rise

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Breaking The Line
by Samuel G. Freedman
Samuel G. Freedman's "Breaking The Line" vividly recreates the world of black college football in the civil rights era with a gripping chronicle of the 1967 season for coach Eddie Robinson at Grambling State and Alonzo S. "Jake" Gaither at Florida A&M.
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