NCAA Football

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

Something cool happened this week that should make Navarre proud. Two of its former standouts are on the same watch list. Colorado State wide receiver Dante Wright and North Carolina Michael Carter are both in the running for the Paul Hornung Award. It goes to the most versatile college athlete in the nation. Carter was […]

Wright driven to build off stellar freshman season

Wright driven to build off stellar freshman season

Dante Wright has every reason to sit back and just enjoy all that he’s accomplished in just one season of college football. To call his freshman year at Colorado State an almost unreal success would be an understatement of epic proportions. The list of accolades and accomplishments are impressive. Start with the fact that he […]

Heel Yeah! Carter named to Doak Walker watch list

Heel Yeah! Carter named to Doak Walker watch list

Michael Carter is on the Doak Walker Award watch list once again. The junior University of North Carolina running back is one of 72 to make the list. It’s his second consecutive appearance on it. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Navarre alum is in the running for an award that goes to the best running back in […]

Opportunities exist for those looking to continue careers

Opportunities exist for those looking to continue careers

Dwight Thomas needed a job after Choctaw fired him more than 30 years ago. Never mind that he had a winning record while at the school. He decided to take the job at Escambia, the job no one else wanted. The Gator football program was a mess at the time, lacking stability and coming off […]

Catching up with Michael Carter

Catching up with Michael Carter

Don’t get Michael Carter wrong. He’s honored to be on the Doak Walker Award Watch List. But the list of 62 college football stars in contention for best running back in the nation is just that. A list. “The recognition was cool, but it’s not enough for me,” Carter said. “I need the award. That’s […]

Carter named to Doak Walker Watch List

Carter named to Doak Walker Watch List

Michael Carter is among the 62 college football players named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List. The list was released Wednesday. The all-time leading rusher at Navarre, Carter is entering his sophomore season at North Carolina. The Doak Walker Award was first given out in 1990 and is awarded to the top running back […]

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 […]

Argos ready for national championship game

Argos ready for national championship game

One final chapter is set to be written in this storybook season for the University of West Florida football team. The Argonauts play for the NCAA Division II national championship Saturday at 5 p.m. against 13th-ranked Texas A&M Commerce at Sporting Park in Kansas City. Both teams are making their first Division II title game […]

Chapel Thrill: Carter looking forward to playing for Tar Heels

Chapel Thrill: Carter looking forward to playing for Tar Heels

Michael Carter felt a sense of relief when he made his commitment to the University of North Carolina Monday afternoon. Capturing the attention of the social media world by making his verbal commitment to the Tar Heels live on Periscope, a long road came to an end for a player who has been on the […]

Red, White and Carolina Blue: Carter commits to the Tar Heels

Red, White and Carolina Blue: Carter commits to the Tar Heels

Hours before fireworks lit up the sky on the Fourth of July, Navarre Raiders running back Michael Carter grabbed a little attention of his own, announcing live on Periscope he will play college football at the University of North Carolina. On the radar of major college programs since his freshman year, the heavily recruited high school […]

Leggett excited about ACC title game

Leggett excited about ACC title game

Jordan Leggett and his Clemson teammates will  play for an ACC championship Saturday. The top-ranked and unbeaten Tigers (12-0) square off against the North Carolina Tar Heels (11-1) in the conference title game at 8 p.m. EST at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. “It will be two high-powered offenses going up against each other,” […]