Overcoming adversity has characterized the Greenville College football season. No one knows this better than interim head coach Robbie Schomaker. It was a day during June when coach Schomaker would come to find out that Greenville’s head football coach, Ordell Walker, would be stepping away from the program. On that very same day he also got news that a player on the team, Luke Moore, was diagnosed with cancer. Not long after, conference offensive player of the year Manny Gamble would suffer a career ending heart condition. The football team also lost their assistant head coach during the summer. The Panthers found themselves facing all of this before the season had even started, and it was into such a climate that Robbie Schomaker assumed the role of interim head coach. However, coach Schomaker and the rest of the team were ready to face the challenge. “A lot of credit could be given to the senior class. They were really built and trained for adversity, and they've responded extremely well,” said coach Schomaker. In fact, the Panthers have responded so well that they stand undefeated with two games left in the regular season. The mental toughness of this team can easily be seen by the numerous victories the Panthers have been able to pull out of several incredibly close games.
The women of GC went head to head this past Thursday, October 17th, in the annual Powder Puff football tournament. After an intense game lasting into overtime, the senior class celebrated their first tournament win of their career.
Ah Yes… 7 weeks of the National Football League are in the books. And Just when you think you have a grip on what the NFL season is going to look like, BAM!!, it just changes. The last two weeks have been filled with injuries, standing changes, and the Cardinals and Red Sox are in the World Series ( Not football related at all, but it is the World Series, I love the Red Sox so they make this blog). Now on to our winners and losers of the first 7 Weeks of the NFL season.
For Homecoming 2013, Greenville welcomed a successful bunch of alumni athletes back on campus for an annual sports tradition: the alumni games. Some of this year’s participants are currently professional athletes in different parts of the world, and other participants simply seek the rush of their beloved sport. The games serve as a chance for present and former Greenville athletes to build community. Primarily, the games are intended to remember past Panther athletes, and to allow alumni students to re-live the exhilaration of competition, and the atmosphere of collegiate athletics.
There is nothing like going to a live professional sporting event. Whether it be at the 50 yard line of a Bears game, behind the foul pole of a Cardinals game, or even the infamous “nose-bleed” seats at the Bulls games. These games help drives the viewers excitement, and sparks passion in fans of all ages as they are able to watch there favorite teams live. Almost nothing can take away from the experience of seeing your favorite players, play to win the game. Games typically take any where between 2-3 hours (Lets not even talk about the chance of an overtime). And that one thing that may put a damper in the Live Game experience, may just happen when your stomach starts to growl a little bit.
Written by Isaac Barber & Media by Joe Hubbs This NFL season is nearly 1/3 of the way through. It has been a really surprising season for many teams and a really disappointing year for others. Now with the bye weeks hastily approaching, it will be interesting to see how many teams are making that “Post-Bye Week” push for the playoffs. With the first 5 weeks out of the way, it is not too late for anyone. However there are still winners and losers of this bi weekly installment of the Barbershop.
Written By Joe Hubbs & Media by Austin Stephens A season which began as an unexpected email at the beginning of summer weight training program is now underway. Nobody predicted Coach Ordell Walker’s resignation from the realms of the head coach position, and the regime changes the players and staff of the Greenville College football team would face.