College Football

Carter and the Tar Heels to battle Tigers on national TV

Carter and the Tar Heels to battle Tigers on national TV

Michael Carter and the North Carolina Tar Heels are on national television Saturday afternoon, taking on reigning national champion Clemson at Keenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. CST on ABC. Clemson is 4-0. The Tar Heels are 2-2 head into this Atlantic Coast Conference showdown. Carter, the all-time leading rusher at Navarre, […]

Home opener on horizon for Argonauts

Home opener on horizon for Argonauts

For the first time this season the University of West Florida football team is playing a home game. The Argonauts host the University of Virginia-Lynchburg Saturday at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. for the first ever meeting between the two schools. After crushing Shorter last Saturday, UWF faces a team that has […]

Argos torch Hawks in GSC opener

Argos torch Hawks in GSC opener

Austin Reed had a debut to remember. Navarre’s own Quentin Randolph came through with a performance he’ll never forget. The defense played well enough to keep Shorter off the scoreboard in the second half. It all added up to a 42-14 win for the University of West Florida Saturday afternoon in Georgia. This was UWF’s […]

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Brahms soaring high in air, on field and in the classroom

Nick Brahms wakes up and is ready to attack the grind that is the life of a student-athlete. His first stop is the Auburn University Regional Airport. His preflight responsibilities are complete right around 7 a.m. and then Brahms is in the air for the next 60-90 minutes as part of his training within Auburn’s […]

Signing day serves as finish line to a long journey

Signing day serves as finish line to a long journey

Signing day takes a weight off the shoulders of athletes. It marks the moment in which all the work that went into the recruiting process pays off. Six Navarre Raiders signed national letters of intent last Wednesday. A seventh player, Mitchell Hunt, ended up signing with the NCAA Division II Harding. Three Division I football […]

Hering plays key role in Maryville’s success

Hering plays key role in Maryville’s success

Bo Hering had a different feeling about the 2018 season. He was confident Maryville College wasn’t going to endure another average year on the football field. “The team had a different feel to it. We wanted to be good. Everyone wanted to be here,” Hering said. “We had new leadership and worked hard in the […]

Smith playing pivotal role on offensive line at Ave Maria

Smith playing pivotal role on offensive line at Ave Maria

Entering his senior year at Navarre, LaMarcus Smith didn’t know if he would even play football after high school. “I was undersized and not really getting any looks,” Smith said. “I didn’t think I had a chance to play college football.” Two years later, the sophomore offensive lineman is in his second season at Ave […]

Turnovers doom Argos in Coastal Classic

Turnovers doom Argos in Coastal Classic

With a minute left, a glimmer of hope existed for the University of West Florida football team.  Down two, the Argonauts recovered an onside kick at their own 45-yard line. On the first play of the ensuing drive, Armani Peoples sacked Sam Vaughn, forcing a fumble. That was the dagger on a tough night for […]

Argos miss opportunities in loss to Wolves

Argos miss opportunities in loss to Wolves

Quentin Randolph jumped to make one those clutch catches he’s become known for during his breakout season at the University of West Florida. The former Navarre standout came down with the ball. He fell backwards and landed at the 16-yard line with under seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. The 36-yard catch brought the […]

Argos cash in on dominant performance

Argos cash in on dominant performance

Dominant on both sides of the ball, West Florida steamrolled Shorter 51-7 on a ridiculously hot and humid Saturday night at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The Argonauts rolled up 568 yards in their Gulf South Conference opener. Eleven players caught at least one pass and three running backs scored touchdowns. And then there was the defense, […]

Vaughn example of depth, talent Argos have on their roster

Vaughn example of depth, talent Argos have on their roster

Sam Vaughn didn’t play a down of football in four seasons at Georgia. At least not in a game that mattered. His entire time was spent on the scout team. “I haven’t played since 2014. I’ve been in scrimmages here and there, but no one was coming after my head,” Vaughn said. One would be […]

Randolph steps up in Argos’ season-opening win

Randolph steps up in Argos’ season-opening win

Quentin Randolph leaped into the air and snagged the ball with authority. He landed inside the 10-yard line with a 29-yard clutch catch in the third quarter that gave the University of West Florida new life in a tightly contested season-opener against No. 22 Carson-Newman Thursday night. Randolph’s catch, one of a career-high four, set […]

Raiders seize opportunity to get better at UWF football camp

Raiders seize opportunity to get better at UWF football camp

College football camps provide an opportunity for players to improve their skills and, if fortunate enough, make a lasting impression on coaches. Several Navarre Raiders seized the opportunity to do just that last weekend at the University of West Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp at Pen Air Field. “I was able to get some extra […]

Fernandez seizes opportunity to play college football

Fernandez seizes opportunity to play college football

One door closed. Another opened. And former Navarre standout Xavier Fernandez wasted little time seizing the opportunity, signing with Keiser University to be a part of the school’s inaugural season of football this fall. “I’m excited,” Fernandez said. “It was hard watching everyone else I grew up with play last season and I’m just a […]

Casey commits to Middle Tennessee

Casey commits to Middle Tennessee

Gatlin Casey is headed to Middle Tennessee State. The former Navarre standout wrapped up his football career at Lehigh as one of the top wide receivers in program history and talked in an interview with the Navarre Press last month about wanting to use his graduate transfer year to enhance his chances of making it […]

Remarkable season comes to a close for Argos

Remarkable season comes to a close for Argos

No one expected the University of West Florida football team to be playing in the final game of the 2017 season. But here the Argonauts were Saturday night, at Sporting Park in Kansas City, playing on the biggest stage in NCAA Division II football, a national championship hanging in the balance in a showdown with […]

Unbelievable journey continues for the Argonauts

Unbelievable journey continues for the Argonauts

It used to be insane  to think a second-year football program like the University of West Florida could find itself on the doorstep of playing in the NCAA Division II national title game so soon. Now, the unbelievable is believable after the Argonauts rallied for a 28-21 win over Gulf South Conference champion West Alabama […]

Argonauts make a statement in NCAA Division II playoff debut

Argonauts make a statement in NCAA Division II playoff debut

It’s safe to say the University of West Florida football team made a statement Saturday afternoon. In the NCAA Division II postseason for the first time in program history, the Argonauts dominated 16th-ranked Wingate 31-0 at Belk Stadium in North Carolina. Jalen Spencer opened the game with a bang, returning an interception 23 yards for […]

Historic season leads to playoff berth for the Argos

Historic season leads to playoff berth for the Argos

Historic and impressive. It’s the best way to describe Sunday evening for the University of West Florida football team, which learned it received an invitation to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in program history. In just their second year of existence, the Argos won seven games, including Saturday’s 34-29 come-from-behind win […]

Argos welcome nationally ranked DSU to town

Argos welcome nationally ranked DSU to town

Delta State is coming to town Saturday and it will be the toughest challenge the University of West Florida has faced up to this point in the season. The Statesmen are ranked No. 21 in the nation in NCAA Division II – they were ranked ninth until a loss to Gulf South Conference leader West […]

Carter impressive in debut for Tar Heels.

Carter impressive in debut for Tar Heels.

Michael Carter made a statement in his college football debut for the North Carolina Tar Heels Saturday. The former Navarre star rushed for 94 yards and scored two touchdowns in 35-24 loss to California in Chapel Hill. Carter scored the Tar Heels’ first touchdown of the game, tying the score at 7-7 on a 2-yard […]

Scouting Insiders puts Carter on list of top college running backs

Scouting Insiders puts Carter on list of top college running backs

Former Navarre running back Michael Carter has been named one of the top 10 running backs in the country heading into the 2017 season. The Raiders’ all-time leading rusher will be a freshman at North Carolina this fall and is the only first-year player on the list released by Scouting Insiders. He ranks 10th on […]

Leggett goes out a winner at Clemson

Leggett goes out a winner at Clemson

Greg Leggett has been battling an eye issue that has made him partially blind, but what he witnessed Monday night, his son Jordan, helping Clemson win the national championship in a thrilling 35-31 win over Alabama,  is a moment that was crystal clear to him and one that will live in his memory forever. Barely […]

Williams stays the course to land college football opportunity

Williams stays the course to land college football opportunity

Statistics sometimes scream for attention, waving their arms in the hopes someone will notice. One would think the numbers Hasaan Williams put up on the football field last fall as a senior at Navarre would have been enough to get at least one school to notice. Heck, asking for three or four schools to notice […]