What started as a normal team meeting during the first week of fall football camp at Southern Illinois University took a turn Bryce Wagner didn’t expect. As SIU coach Nick Hill addressed the team earlier this month, he did so with five former walk-on players sharing the front of the room. “When coach started talking about the walk-ons and what they’ve meant to the program, I didn’t think anything of it,” said Wagner, a Richmond-Burton graduate who is a junior offensive lineman with the Salukis.
Dubuque University’s football team averaged 39.8 points a game last year, which was tops in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. With three weeks until the Spartans open the season at Bethel University in Minnesota, Drew Nystrom is working on making the offense even more potent. “Offensively, we have a lot of weapons,” said Nystrom, a Prairie Ridge graduate who is the team’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
When she arrived last fall at the University of Kentucky, Alex Martens knew her biggest weakness as a college athlete was, well, weakness. “I came in really weak,” said Martens, a McHenry West graduate. “I was only squatting maybe 90 pounds.”A semester of lifting weights under the guidance of a full-time training staff made a major difference this spring for the 19th-ranked Wildcats (39-17 entering Friday).
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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