Local walk-on steals the show in spring game
Garett Schaefer was a most unlikely hero during Southeast Missouri State's spring football game. Southeast coach Tony Samuel and Schaefer's teammates said it couldn't have happened to a better guy. Schaefer, a diminutive sophomore walk-on wide receiver from Scott City, Mo., caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Kyle Snyder with 10 seconds left Saturday afternoon, rallying the offense to a 16-13 win over the defense...
Southeast Missouri State football team will hold final spring scrimmage Saturday
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel likes what the Redhawks have accomplished during spring practice. Samuel is looking for the Redhawks to finish strong in Saturday's noon intrasquad game at Houck Stadium that concludes spring drills. There is no admission charge...
McFerren among group competing for Southeast Missouri State football team's vacant RB spot
Lennies McFerren had an impressive rookie season with the Southeast Missouri State football team in 2011, suggesting big things might be in store for the tailback. McFerren's college career hit a speed bump last year when he had to wait his turn behind two seniors. McFerren remained patient, figuring his time would come...
Southeast Missouri State to play SIUC in first football game at Busch Stadium
Southeast Missouri State has played Southern Illinois in football more than any other opponent, a total of 80 times in a rivalry that dates to 1909. This year, for the first time, the contest will be held in St. Louis in a matchup that will also mark the first football game at the seven-year-old Busch Stadium...
Southeast to play at Busch stadium
There had been speculation for some time that Southeast Missouri State's Sept. 21 football game against SIU Carbondale, scheduled to be played at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, would instead be moved to Busch Stadium in St. Louis. That is now official after Friday's announcement that the St. Louis Cardinals will host a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday to release the details about the first NCAA football game to be played at the new Busch Stadium between the Redhawks and Salukis...
Young RBs shine in scrimmage
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel had few complaints after Saturday's spring scrimmage. Samuel expected plenty of rough moments at approximately the halfway point of spring drills, especially since Saturday marked the Redhawks' first scrimmage...
Southeast-SIU football game to be played at Busch Stadium
There had been speculation for some time that Southeast Missouri State's Sept. 21 football game against SIU Carbondale, scheduled to be played at Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau, would instead be moved to Busch Stadium in St. Louis. That is now official after Friday's announcement that the St. Louis Cardinals will host a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday to release the details about the first NCAA football game to be played at the new Busch Stadium between the Redhawks and Salukis...
Three experienced QBs have their eye on starting for the Redhawks
The Southeast Missouri State football team lost 23 seniors from last season, many of them among the squad's top players, meaning a host of starting positions figure to be up for grabs not only this spring but during fall practice. But as the Redhawks prepare for their first spring scrimmage, set for noon Saturday at Houck Stadium, no position battle is more intriguing than that of quarterback -- and it has nothing do with any of those 2012 seniors...
Southeast players plan to impress at pro day
Virtually every college football program across the country -- big or small -- conducts pro day workouts where NFL coaches and scouts can get an up-close look at potential prospects, not just for this year but for the future. Southeast Missouri State will hold its annual pro day today. While the Redhawks don't have any likely draft picks, they do have at least a couple of players who could get a look from the NFL after completing their collegiate eligibility last season...
Southeast Missouri State completes football schedule for 2013 season
Southeast Missouri State completed its 12-game 2013 football schedule Thursday with the addition of NCAA Division II opponent Urbana University. The Redhawks will host the Blue Knights on Nov. 2. Urbana University, located in Urbana, Ohio, went 7-4 overall and 5-3 during its final season as an associate member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference last year. The Blue Knights recently joined the Mountain East Conference...
Southeast has high hopes for newest class
Losing 23 seniors from last season means Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel has to somewhat replenish his roster for the 2013 campaign. Samuel took a major step toward that on Wednesday's opening of the NCAA signing period. Samuel announced the signing of 25 players to letters of intent, including five junior college transfers who are already enrolled at Southeast for the second semester and will participate in spring practice...
Southeast Missouri State's Gabbard selected to All-American football team
Southeast Missouri State senior long snapper Brandon Gabbard has been named to his second All-American team. Gabbard was among six Ohio Valley Conference players selected Monday to the College Sports Journal Football Championship Subdivision All-America squad...
Southeast Missouri State football adds home-and-home series with Southeastern Lousiana
Southeast Missouri State is one step closer to finalizing its 2013 football schedule after Wednesday's announcement that the Redhawks will open the season Aug. 29 at Southeastern Louisiana. The Thursday night game in Hammond, La., is part of a home-and-home series between the Football Championship Subdivision programs that have never met before. The Lions will visit Southeast in 2014 to complete the series...
Southeast Missouri State's Wright receives OVC freshman basketball honor
Southeast Missouri State freshman guard Kara Wright's breakout performance netted her accolades from the Ohio Valley Conference. Wright was named the OVC freshman of the week, the league office announced Tuesday. Wright made her first collegiate start at Western Kentucky on Sunday. She responded with a career-high 15 points and eight rebounds while logging a game-high 37 minutes during a 60-46 loss...
Peiffer garners another All-American honor
Southeast Missouri State senior linebacker Blake Peiffer has received his second All-American honor of the week and fourth this year. Peiffer on Wednesday repeated as a second-team member of the Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision All-American squad...
Southeast Missouri State's Peiffer collects third postseason All-American honor
The accolades continue to accumulate for Southeast Missouri State senior linebacker Blake Peiffer. Peiffer, already named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, was selected a third-team Football Championship Subdivision All-American by the Sports Network on Monday...
Southeast Missouri State football player Beck counts his blessings
Brandon Beck can probably appreciate Thanksgiving more than many people. The Jackson native, who recently completed his sophomore season as a Southeast Missouri State fullback and special teams performer, said he counts his blessings often. Beck has been able to live out his dream of playing college football near his home town after surviving cancer and a tour of duty in Iraq...
Southeast Missouri State's Lathrop, Peiffer earn OVC football awards
The Redhawks claimed the freshman and defensive player of the year awards in football
Southeast Missouri State;s Lathrop among 20 finalists for football award
Southeast Missouri State redshirt freshman quarterback Scott Lathrop was named one of 20 finalists for the Jerry Rice Award on Monday. Lathrop initially made the Jerry Rice Award watch list on Nov. 7 and is now among the candidates for the award that goes to the national freshman of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision...
Special teams burn Redhawks in season-ending 42-35 loss
MURRAY, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State's offense, with Levi Terrell running wild, clicked better than it has all year during Saturday's second half. Unfortunately for the Redhawks, their return coverage units were about as bad as they have been in recent memory -- and likely prevented Southeast from ending the season with a win...
Rookie starter Lathrop finishes impressive season
MURRAY, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State redshirt freshman quarterback Scott Lathrop was not expected to receive much playing time this year. That all changed when starter Kyle Snyder, a transfer from Football Bowl Subdivision program Ohio University, suffered a season-ending knee injury barely one week into fall practice...
Southeast Missouri State football team will play Murray St. in season finale
Southeast Missouri State and Murray State are struggling to the finish line as they wind up losing seasons. But both coaches say that doesn't mean their teams will lack proper motivation for Saturday's season-ending football game. The kickoff in Murray, Ky., is set for 1 p.m...
Southeast Missouri State football team falls short of upset at Eastern Illinois
Southeast Missouri State threatened to spoil Eastern Illinois' Ohio Valley Conference championship hopes. But the host Panthers scored the game's final 23 points Saturday to rally for a 39-20 win in Charleston, Ill. EIU, which finished last in the OVC a year ago, clinched at least a share of the OVC title in its final league game of the season...
Southeast Missouri State football team visits OVC's top surprise in Eastern Illinois
Eastern Illinois is by far the biggest surprise team of the Ohio Valley Conference football season. The Panthers are probably among the biggest surprise squads in all of the Football Championship Subdivision. Southeast Missouri State gets a chance to derail EIU's OVC title hopes Saturday when the squads square off at 11 a.m. in Charleston, Ill...
Southeast's final home game a real dud as EKU romps 31-7
The Southeast Missouri State football team had been in contention during the fourth quarter of its three Ohio Valley Conference losses. Saturday afternoon the Redhawks laid their first true OVC egg of the season -- and on Senior Day, no less. Southeast dug itself an early hole with turnovers and never really threatened Eastern Kentucky as the visiting Colonels romped 31-7...
Southeast Missouri State football team will test run game vs. EKU's stout defense
The OVC's top rushing attack faces the conferences top rushing defense
Southeast Missouri State football team prepares for final home game
Southeast Missouri State redshirt freshman quarterback Scott Lathrop said the Redhawks will have extra incentive for their last home game of the season. Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference contest against 23rd-ranked Eastern Kentucky at Houck Stadium will mark the final home appearance for 23 Southeast seniors who will be recognized before the 1 p.m. kickoff...
Southeast Missouri State's Lathrop receives OVC football honor
Southeast Missouri State redshirt freshman quarterback Scott Lathrop's big performance Saturday was recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference. Lathrop was named the OVC newcomer of the week Sunday after leading the Redhawks to a 48-27 win at Austin Peay. Southeast broke an overall three-game losing as well as a 10-game road losing streak dating back to 2010...
Southeast Missouri State football team snaps 10-game road losing streak at Austin Peay
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State was in dire need of a victory after suffering three straight Ohio Valley Conference losses during which the Redhawks were competitive. Winless Austin Peay proved to be what the doctor ordered for the Redhawks, although they had to survive a furious late rally by the Govs that made things too close for comfort...
Southeast Missouri State defender returns fumble school-record 98 yards
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State senior safety Branden Spann has proven to be a big-play defensive performer. Spann scored his second touchdown of the season Saturday. It might have saved the Redhawks from having to experience a harrowing finish...
Southeast Missouri State football team visits winless Austin Peay
Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel has good reason to expect a difficult time Saturday even though winless Austin Peay is being outscored by an average of 34 points per game. The Redhawks haven't had things easy with the Governors in recent years despite winning nine of the past 11 meetings...
Southeast Missouri State football team sees turnovers dry up during recent losses
The turnovers have dried up for the Southeast Missouri State football team, and so have the wins. Turnovers were a prevailing theme during the Redhawks' 2-2 start, including a victory in their Ohio Valley Conference opener. The Redhawks led the OVC and ranked among the national leaders in turnover margin through four games at plus-seven (16 turnovers gained and nine turnovers lost)...
Southeast football team misses opportunities in loss to Tennessee-Martin
Southeast Missouri State's third consecutive loss, all in Ohio Valley Conference play, held a familiar theme.
The Redhawks hung tough with a favored opponent and had plenty of chances to perhaps pull off an upset.
Titans' Amano returns to Southeast Missouri State for homecoming football game
Amano, a former Southeast All-American offensive lineman, will miss the entire NFL season on injured reserve after suffering a torn triceps muscle during training camp.
Southeast Missouri State football team prepares for UTM's aerial attack
The Southeast Missouri State football team had little success slowing down Tennessee State's running game last week as tailback Trabis Ward piled up 267 yards and scored four touchdowns. Now it looks like Southeast's pass defense will get a workout when Tennessee-Martin visits Houck Stadium Saturday for the Redhawks' 1 p.m. homecoming game...
Former Southeast Missouri State football player notches first TD in NFL
Former Southeast Missouri State football player Edgar Jones has been a solid contributor this year during his first season with the Kansas City Chiefs. But Jones, a reserve linebacker and key special teams performer in his sixth NFL campaign, got an unexpected surprise Sunday...
Southeast Missouri State football team's offense gets positive review from Samuel
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel said Monday the Redhawks' offensive performance Saturday against undefeated Tennessee State ranks as their best so far this year. Southeast hung in until the end but never led as TSU finally pulled away for a 40-28 win at Houck Stadium. The Tigers (7-0, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference) are ranked 17th and 18th in the two major Football Championship Subdivision polls...
Southeast Missouri State football team fails to halt unbeaten TSU
Southeast Missouri State's last win over a nationally ranked opponent came in 2008 when the Redhawks beat 19th-ranked Tennessee State in overtime at Houck Stadium. The Redhawks weren't far off from duplicating that feat Saturday night when TSU paid another visit to Cape Girardeau...
Southeast Missouri State receiver seizes opportunity against Tigers
Southeast Missouri State true freshman wide receiver Paul McRoberts had been waiting for his chance at extended playing time. McRoberts finally got it Saturday night, and he showed why Southeast coaches are so high on the St. Louis native. McRoberts tied for the team lead in receptions with five, for 66 yards, during Southeast's 40-28 home loss to undefeated Tennessee State...
Southeast Missouri State football team looks to avenge lopsided loss to Tennessee St.
It's unlikely the Southeast Missouri State football team requires extra motivation for any game it plays, let alone an Ohio Valley Conference contest. But if the Redhawks do need a boost for Saturday's 6 p.m. matchup with Tennessee State at Houck Stadium, they only have to look back at last year's meeting with the Tigers...
Redhawks fade late as JSU pulls away to win 31-16
The Southeast Missouri State football team hung with Jacksonville State most of the way Saturday. But the Gamecocks scored the game's final 14 points to pull away for a 31-16 Ohio Valley Conference victory in front of nearly 17,000 fans at Burgess-Snow field in Jacksonville, Ala...
Southeast Missouri State football team visits perennial OVC power Jacksonville St.
Southeast Missouri State can count on seeing an angry Jacksonville State football team Saturday. The Gamecocks no doubt are reeling after being dealt one of their worst Ohio Valley Conference losses since they joined the league in 2003. JSU (1-2, 0-1 OVC) will be looking to make amends when they host Southeast (2-2, 1-0) at 3 p.m. in Jacksonville, Ala...
Southeast senior safety making big plays as first-year starter
Branden Spann paid his dues in his first three seasons with the Southeast Missouri State football team. Now Spann is reaping the rewards of his patience and persistence. The senior safety finally broke into the starting lineup this year after previously seeing limited action in a reserve role. He has made his presence felt in a big way...
Southeast Missouri State football coach watches a football thriller on film
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel, in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's 41-38 double-overtime win over Tennessee Tech, called it one of the "wilder" games in his career. Samuel wasn't backing down from that statement after having a chance to dissect the film from the Redhawks' Ohio Valley Conference opener...
Southeast Missouri State kicker honored by OVC in weekly football awards
Southeast Missouri State senior kicker Drew Geldbach played a key role in Saturday's thrilling 41-38 double-overtime win over Tennessee Tech. Geldbach was recognized for his clutch performance Sunday by being named the Ohio Valley Conference co-specialist of the week...
Southeast Missouri State football team beats Tennessee Tech in double overtime
The Redhawks squeezed out an incredible 41-38 double-overtime victory in front of an announced 8,327 fans on Family Weekend.
Defensive touchdowns help Southeast Missouri State football team stay in game early
Southeast Missouri State's defense struggled mightily in the first half Saturday night. But the Redhawks' defense accomplished something no Southeast unit had done since the program moved up to the Football Championship Subdivision level in 1991. Southeast returned two interceptions for touchdowns, both coming in the second quarter and both helping keep the Redhawks within striking distance of visiting Tennessee Tech...
Southeast Missouri State football opens OVC play Saturday
Down-to-the-wire games have been the norm when Southeast Missouri State and Tennessee Tech square off on the football field. Both coaches anticipate nothing different Saturday when Southeast (1-2) and Tech (2-1) begin their Ohio Valley Conference schedules with a 6 p.m. kickoff at Houck Stadium...
Houck Stadium field takes on military name
Southeast Missouri State's Ohio Valley Conference football opener against visiting Tennessee Tech will feature a military theme. Saturday's 6 p.m. kickoff at Houck Stadium, part of Southeast's Family Weekend, is billed as the Missouri National Guard/Military Appreciation Game...
Southeast Missouri State football team turns attention to OVC opener
The Southeast Missouri State football team had a forgettable performance Saturday night at Southern Illinois. SIU thoroughly dominated, piling up 565 total yards and holding Southeast to 186 yards during a 35-14 romp in the Redhawks' final nonconference contest...
Southeast Missouri State football team beaten by SIU
SIU put on a dominant performance and rolled past the Redhawks 35-14 Saturday night.
Jackson graduate makes first start for Southeast football team
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Brandon Beck's interesting road to college football took him to his first career start Saturday night. Beck, a 2006 Jackson High School graduate, was in the lineup at fullback for Southeast Missouri State as the Redhawks played at regional rival Southern Illinois...
Southeast Missouri State football team to visit winless Salukis
Southern Illinois football coach Dale Lennon believes the rivalry between the Salukis and Southeast Missouri State has taken on a different vibe since 2010. That was the year the Redhawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to pull off a 24-21 upset of SIU, which was ranked fifth nationally at the time and was playing just its second game in its $25 million Saluki Stadium...
Southeast Missouri State is winning the game of turnovers
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel naturally was disappointed with his team's four turnovers during Saturday's 30-18 win over Division II Mars Hill College in the Redhawks' home opener. But the Redhawks were able to come away on the plus side of the turnover battle during their first victory. Mars Hill had six turnovers, including five interceptions...
Southeast Missouri State football team claims its first win
The Southeast Missouri State football team never has lost during its annual meeting with a lower-division squad under seventh-year coach Tony Samuel. But several of those victories have been far from easy, and Saturday night's home opener against Division II Mars Hill College from North Carolina certainly fits that bill...
Southeast Missouri State defense forces six turnovers in win
Southeast Missouri State's defense came up with a whopping six turnovers during Saturday night's home opener. The Redhawks needed virtually all of them, along with an overall solid defensive performance, to hold off Division II Mars Hill College 30-18...
Southeast football notches first win
The Southeast Missouri State football team claimed its first win of the season Saturday night, 30-18 over Division II Mars Hill College. Southeast (1-1) led the Lions (0-2) just 16-12 at halftime but never relinquished the lead in the second half. The squads combined for 10 turnovers, six by Mars Hill and four by Southeast...
Southeast Missouri State football team will make its home debut against Mars Hill
Mars Hill College football coach Tim Clifton is realistic yet optimistic about the challenge his team faces Saturday at Houck Stadium. Clifton knows the odds are stacked against his Division II Lions when they play Football Championship Subdivision Southeast Missouri State in the Redhawks' 6 p.m. home opener...
Rookie cornerbacks impressive in first game
Six Southeast Missouri State defensive players made their first start for the Redhawks during Thursday's season opener at Central Michigan. Cornerbacks Cantrell Andrews and Reggie Jennings were the only two among that group who had never previously played in a Southeast game...
Lathrop has solid outing in debut as Southeast Missouri State quarterback
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel had few complaints with the collegiate debut of quarterback Scott Lathrop. Lathrop, a redshirt freshman thrust into the starting role because of a season-ending knee injury to Kyle Snyder, displayed plenty of poise in directing the Redhawks' offense...
Southeast Missouri State football team drops season opener
The Southeast Missouri State football team put a major scare into a heavily favored opponent Thursday night. But host Central Michigan rallied from a 14-point second-quarter deficit to win 38-27 in the season opener for both squads. An announced crowd of 15,250 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Mich., saw Southeast fall to 1-17 against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents...
CMU rallied to beat Redhawks in opener
The Southeast Missouri State football team put a major scare into heavily favored Central Michigan Thursday night in the season opener for both squads. Southeast built a 24-10 lead midway through the second quarter but the host Chippewas rallied for a 38-27 victory...
Redhawks shoot for major upset in opener
The Southeast Missouri State football team is 1-16 all-time against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents and the Redhawks have been outscored 330-26 in their past six FBS matchups. Those figures suggest the Redhawks don't stand much of a chance in their season opener...
Southeast Missouri State football team shoots for major upset in opener
The Southeast Missouri State football team is 1-16 all-time against Football Championship Subdivision opponents and the Redhawks have been outscored 330-26 in their past six FBS matchups. Those figures suggest the Redhawks don't stand much of a chance in their season opener...
Six players in line for first start with Southeast Missouri State football team
Six Southeast Missouri State football players are slated to receive their first starts as Redhawks on Thursday. Southeast coach Tony Samuel revealed his updated depth chart Monday in advance of the 6 p.m. season opener at Central Michigan. Things could change between now and then, but the lineup that takes the field Thursday against the Football Bowl Subdivision program likely will resemble the current depth chart...
Southeast Missouri State football preview: Redhawks seek consistency
Southeast coach Tony Samuel wants avoid the dramatic highs and lows of the past two seasons.
Southeast Missouri State football preview: Offense regroups after injury to quarterback
Southeast Missouri State's offense is experienced at every position but quarterback after record-setting Matt Scheible completed his eligibility in 2011. That all-important position is even more green now that Ohio University transfer Kyle Snyder is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL during preseason camp...
Southeast Missouri State football preview: Second-year coordinator says defense is improved
"That's the big thing, this is the second year in the system," said Brain Mohnsen.
Former Southeast Missouri State men's basketball player Powell signs to play overseas
Former Southeast Missouri State basketball standout Leon Powell is beginning his professional career overseas. Powell signed a contract over the weekend with AB Contern in Luxembourg. The forward led the Ohio Valley Conference in field-goal percentage the past two years. He was the Redhawks' third-leading scorer at 10.6 points per game and second-leading rebounder at 7.1 boards per contest while recording a team-high 42 blocks last season...
Southeast Missouri State football team begins work for Central Michigan
Southeast Missouri State will begin to zero in on its season-opening football opponent this week. The Redhawks also have started to zero in on classes, which coach Tony Samuel said presents its own set of challenges. Southeast's preseason camp, which lasted a little more than two weeks and ended Sunday, allowed the players to concentrate solely on football with virtually no outside distractions...
Defense sparkles in Southeast Missouri State football team's scrimmage
The Southeast Missouri State football team pretty much put the wraps on what coach Tony Samuel and his players believe was a strong preseason camp with a final scrimmage. Saturday's session at Houck Stadium, which lasted about 75 minutes, featured situational work as well as the scrimmaging...
Injuries knock out two Southeast Missouri State offensive line starters
Senior tackle Dominic Maldonado and senior center Matt Shannon will miss the season for the Southeast Missouri State football team.
Southeast Missouri State football team's Foster says maturity key to a successful season
Southeast Missouri State wide receiver D.J. Foster says the only thing that prevented him from having a big season last year was himself. He takes full responsibility. Foster admitted exhibiting immature behavior at various times in 2011, and it wound up costing him four games due to a pair of team suspensions...
Southeast Missouri State football team has experience, depth on offensive line
Southeast has four offensive line members that started all 11 games last season
Lathrop performs well in Southeast Missouri State football team's scrimmage
The offense and defense both came away feeling fairly good about things during Southeast Missouri State's first scrimmage of preseason camp. But the Redhawks acknowledged that both units still have considerable improvement to make following Saturday morning's 70-minute session at Houck Stadium that featured plenty of 7-on-7 work in addition to the live scrimmaging...
Southeast Missouri State football team starting QB out for season
Southeast Missouri State quarterback Kyle Snyder suffered a season-ending injury during Friday's practice.
Southeast Missouri State football team's long snapper draws interest from NFL scouts
Southeast Missouri State's best NFL prospect just might be a player who only occasionally sees the field and who most fans probably don't even know. Senior Brandon Gabbard doesn't mind the anonymity. Southeast's long snapper since he arrived on campus as a freshman is content with simply doing his job...
Backup QB battle rages at Southeast Missouri State
There is a four-way battle to be the No. 2 quarterback on the Southeast Missouri State football team.
Southeast Missouri State fullback Coleman can block, run, catch
Fullback is sometimes a forgotten position in football these days. Not at Southeast Missouri State. Not with a sledgehammer like sophomore Ron Coleman around. Coleman, more athletic and nimble than his 250 pounds might suggest, put together one of the best statistical campaigns by a true Southeast fullback in years last season despite being a redshirt freshman...
Local high schools provide Southeast Missouri State football team with five walk-ons
The Southeast Missouri State football team has one player from the immediate area who is well established as a collegiate star. Several others are trying to make their mark with the Redhawks as walk-ons. People who follow area football likely know all about Blake Peiffer, the Jackson High School graduate who ranks among the top linebackers in program history...
Time to hit the field for Southeast Missouri State football team
The Southeast Missouri State football team begins official preparations for the 2012 season today when the Redhawks hold their first practice.
Capahas eliminated at NBC World Series
The Plaza Tire Capahas were eliminated from the 78th annual National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., Friday as they lost to the San Diego (Calif.) Force 5-2. That defeat came about 14 hours after the Capahas suffered their first tournament loss, 3-1 to the El Dorado (Kan.) Broncos in a game that ended at 12:49 a.m. Friday...
Southeast Missouri State's Peiffer and Conrad tabbed preseason All-Americans
Southeast Missouri State senior linebacker Blake Peiffer and senior offensive tackle Evan Conrad have each received another preseason All-American honor, this time by the College Sporting News.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Nutt fills out his men's basketball staff
News from around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Southeast Missouri State football team is picked to finish seventh in OVC
The Southeast Missouri State football team didn't receive a whole lot of love from the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference during Monday's OVC media day in Nashville, Tenn. But senior linebacker Blake Peiffer did...
Southeast Missouri State linebacker Blake Peiffer earns spot on top defensive player watch list
Southeast Missouri State senior linebacker Blake Peiffer is one of 20 standout defensive players named to the Sports Network's Buck Buchanan Watch List. Peiffer is the only Ohio Valley Conference player among this year's initial Buck Buchanan Award nominees. The 18th annual award goes to the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision...
Jackson's Peiffer earns spot on All-America football team team
Southeast Missouri State linebacker Blake Peiffer and offensive tackle Evan Conrad were named to the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision preseason All-America team Monday. Peiffer is a first-team selection, while Conrad garnered second-team honors. Both players are seniors...
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel fills out coaching staff
Jake Dickert was hired as the Southeast Missouri State football team's defensive backs coach.
SEMO releases penalties for participants in hazing incident
Southeast Missouri State University has punished eight members of the football team involved in an April 13 hazing incident. According to a university news release, the students will receive a range of penalties after going through the university's judicial review process. ...
Snyder's TD pass rallies Southeast Missouri State's offense in spring game
Kyle Snyder acknowledged that Southeast Missouri State's offense was put in some favorable situations late to give the unit a chance to rally. Snyder said that didn't lessen the satisfaction of the offense earning bragging rights over the defense heading into fall camp...
Central grad Andrews impresses in Southeast Missouri State football team's spring camp
Cantrell Andrews wanted to get back home while trying his hand at Division I football. Andrews' return to Cape Girardeau appears to be working out well for him and Southeast Missouri State. The 2009 Central High School graduate concluded a strong first spring with the Redhawks during Saturday's spring intrasquad game at Houck Stadium...
Southeast Missouri State football team's spring game wraps up camp
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel generally has been pleased with spring practice. Samuel hopes the Redhawks can finish strong in Saturday's noon intrasquad game at Houck Stadium that concludes spring drills. There is no admission charge...
Southeast Missouri State football team to open at Central Michigan
The 2012 Southeast Missouri State football schedule released Friday features five home games along with a trip to regional rival Southern Illinois Carbondale. Southeast opens Aug. 30 with a Thursday contest at Central Michigan in the Redhawks' annual matchup with a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent. ...
Southeast football players could face punishment for alleged hazing
At least 10 members of the Southeast Missouri State University football team may face discipline through the university's judicial system following an early morning hazing incident last week. Hazing was reported to the Department of Public Safety on Saturday after an incident that began Friday morning in the Merick Hall football locker room. ...
Healthy Terrell provides threat in Southeast Missouri State football team's backfield
Levi Terrell was on quite a roll last year when the tailback suffered a season-ending injury during Southeast Missouri State's fifth game. Terrell naturally was disappointed but chose not to dwell on it. He instead threw himself into rehab mode to regain 100 percent health as quickly as possible...
Southeast Missouri State QB Snyder gains comfort in football team's offense
Southeast Missouri State's Kyle Snyder appears to be the frontrunner to be the Redhawks' starting quarterback next season.
Battle to replace Scheible at Southeast Missouri State's quarterback set to start
The Southeast Missouri State football team begins spring practice Monday morning.
Former Southeast Missouri State football player Connolly is front and center at Super Bowl
The former Southeast lineman will play in his first Super Bowl as a member of the Patriots
Southeast Missouri State football team signs three quarterbacks among its 17 recruits
A pretty good quarterback battle should be in the works at Southeast Missouri State after Wednesday's opening of the NCAA signing period. Southeast coach Tony Samuel announced the signing of 17 players to letters of intent, including Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) transfer quarterback Kyle Snyder...
Samuel elected to AFCA board
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel was one of four new members elected to the American Football Coaches Association board of trustees Tuesday. Samuel, who completed his sixth season at Southeast last fall, joined Northwestern University coach Pat Fitzgerald, North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl and Carlifornia (Pa.) coach John Luckhardt as board electees at the AFCA convention in San Antonio...
Southeast Missouri State's Peiffer earns third All-America football award
Southeast Missouri State junior linebacker Blake Peiffer has been selected to his third All-America team. Peiffer, a Jackson High School graduate, was named to the Sports Network/Fathead.com Football Championship Subdivision All-America second team Monday...
Southeast Missouri State's Peiffer selected second-team AP All-American in football
Southeast Missouri State junior linebacker Blake Peiffer has been selected to his second All-America team, with several more All-American honors still likely to come. Peiffer, a Jackson High School graduate, was named to The Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision All-America second team Thursday...
Southeast Missouri State inducts Athletic Hall of Fame class
The wide grins and big smiles said it all for those comprising Southeast Missouri State's 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame class. They expressed great pride and honor that the university they still hold in high regard deemed them fit for induction into the exclusive club...
Southeast Missouri State linebacker Peiffer garners national honor
The Jackson graduate was named to an All-American first team Tuesday
Season wrapup: Southeast Missouri State football team unable to repeat success
The Southeast Missouri State football team followed last year's historic season with a losing record.
Peiffer sacks Southeast Missouri State football team's tackles record
Southeast Missouri State junior linebacker Blake Peiffer set the school's single-season record for tackles with 151.
Southeast Missouri State football team suffers heartbreaker in finale
The Southeast Missouri State football team lost to Murray State 35-34 on Saturday.
Record-setting run ends for Southeast Missouri State quarterback Matt Scheible
"There's a certain 'it' some people have," Southeast coach Tony Samuel said of quarterback Matt Scheible. "I thought he had that. I was convinced."
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will host Harris-Stowe tonight
The Southeast men open their regular season home schedule against Harris-Stowe
Jacksonville State rallies past Southeast Missouri State football team 22-21
It was a game that either football team would have come away from feeling like it squandered a golden opportunity. Southeast Missouri State was left with those thoughts following Saturday's 22-21 home loss to Jacksonville State. Southeast fell to 3-7 overall and 2-5 in Ohio Valley Conference play. JSU (6-4, 5-2) broke a three-game losing streak and moved back into a tie for first place in the OVC...
Peiffer may bring down Southeast Missouri State football program's tackle record
The former Jackson standout had 19 tackles Saturday to run his season total to 136
Redhawks fall to Jacksonville State 22-21
The Southeast Missouri State football team suffered a 22-21 home loss to Jacksonville State Saturday afternoon. Southeast led 21-9 at halftime but was shut out in the second half. Jacksonville State scored 13 third-quarter points to go ahead for good...
Southeast Missouri State's Montgomery, Dossey named to academic all-district team
Southeast Missouri State sophomore football player Bradley Montgomery and senior volleyball player Paige Dossey received first-team Capital One academic all-district honors Thursday. Montgomery holds a perfect 4.0 grade point average in computer science. The cornerback has registered 32 tackles, one tackle for loss and one forced fumble while starting all nine games so far this season...
McFerren reasserts self at tailback in Southeast Missouri State football team's win
Southeast Missouri State football redshirt freshman Lennies McFerren ran for 99 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 55-44 win against Central Methodist.
Southeast Missouri State football team holds off Central Methodist
The Southeast Missouri State football team defeated Central Methodist 55-44 on Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State football team will play role of heavy favorite
NAIA school Central Methodist will visit Houck Stadium on Saturday
Southeast Missouri State football team continues to pursue goals
Southeast Missouri State's hopes of an unprecedented second consecutive winning season on the Football Championship Subdivision level ended Saturday with a 38-30 loss at Tennessee-Martin. But the Redhawks said afterward they still are motivated to win as they end the year with three consecutive home games, beginning 1 p.m. Saturday against NAIA Central Methodist...
Southeast Missouri State soccer team clinches OVC crown with 3-0 win
Southeast claimed its fourth regular-season title against visiting Jacksonville State
Southeast Missouri State football team's rally falls short vs. UTM
Tennessee-Martin held off the Redhawks for a 38-30 victory
Southeast Missouri State's Davis snares first collegiate touchdown catches
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Spencer Davis has been a strong contributor all season for the Southeast Missouri State football team. The redshirt freshman wide receiver primarily made his mark on returns early in the year, but he has become a prime option in the passing game during the last few weeks...
Southeast Missouri State football team falls at UT-Martin
The Southeast Missouri State football team lost at Tennessee-Martin xx-xx on Saturday.
Road to winning season for Southeast Missouri State football team filled with obstacles
The Southeast Missouri State football team faces three of the OVC's top teams down the stretch
OVC honors Southeast Missouri State football player Hamm-Bey
Southeast Missouri State true freshman cornerback Tim Hamm-Bey was named the Ohio Valley Conference newcomer of the week Sunday. Hamm-Bey had two interceptions in Saturday's 17-13 homecoming win over Austin Peay. The two interceptions doubled the Redhawks' total through the first six games this season...
Redhawks freshman snags two interceptions
A true freshman cornerback took center stage Saturday among many defensive heroes for Southeast Missouri State. Tim Hamm-Bey intercepted two second-half passes, including one that led to the go-ahead touchdown, as the Redhawks celebrated homecoming by beating Austin Peay 17-13...
Southeast Missouri State football team returns to win column
The Southeast Missouri State football team didn't let two straight road losses by a combined 76 points ruin its confidence. Southeast bounced back from the disheartening blowouts by celebrating a happy homecoming Saturday, 17-13 over Austin Peay. The Redhawks, playing just their third home game before an announced crowd of 6,800 at Houck Stadium, improve to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in Ohio Valley Conference play...
Briefly: Southeast Missouri State football team dumps Austin Peay
The Southeast Missouri State football team defeated Austin Peay 17-13 on homecoming.
Similar squads to square off at Southeast Missouri State homecoming
Southeast Missouri State and Austin Peay are coming off similar losses in which turnovers prevented both teams from having a shot at a big win. The Redhawks and Governors both hope to take care of the ball much better when they square off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Houck Stadium in Southeast's homecoming game...
Southeast Missouri State football coach Samuel stresses axing turnovers
The Southeast Missouri State football team committed six turnovers in its 41-17 loss at Eastern Kentucky.
Scheible breaks Southeast Missouri State football program's total yardage record
RICHMOND, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State senior quarterback Matt Scheible reached several significant milestones during Saturday's 41-17 loss at Eastern Kentucky. But Scheible didn't feel all that good about it after he uncharacteristically threw three interceptions. One was returned for a touchdown...
Southeast Missouri State football team tumbles at Eastern Kentucky
The Southeast Missouri State football team lost at Eastern Kentucky 41-17 on Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State football team looks to bounce back against Eastern Kentucky
A preview of Saturday's Southeast Missouri State at Eastern Kentucky football game.
Southeast Missouri State football team loses RB Terrell to injury
The junior broke his collarbone in Saturday's loss and will undergo surgery
Lewis one of few bright spots in Southeast Missouri State football team's loss
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State's true freshman backup quarterback from Sikeston, Mo., played a big role in helping the Redhawks avoid their first Ohio Valley Conference shutout since 2006. Trey Lewis directed the Redhawks' best drive of the night, resulting in a short field goal late in the game during Saturday's 55-3 blowout loss at Tennessee State...
Southeast Missouri State football team gets blown out on road
The Southeast Missouri State football team fell to host Tennessee State 55-3 on Saturday.
Scheible garners national recognition for big game in Southeast Missouri State football team's win
Southeast Missouri State senior quarterback Matt Scheible has earned national recognition for Saturday's big performance. Scheible was named national performer of the week and national quarterback of the week by the College Football Performance Awards organization Monday...
Samuel pleased with Southeast Missouri State football team's progress in win vs. Eastern Illinois
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel emphasized that the Redhawks' first win of the season was far from perfect. But Samuel also acknowledged that the Redhawks did plenty right while dominating statistically during Saturday's 37-30 home victory over Eastern Illinois...
Scheible puts on show in Southeast Missouri State football team's win
Southeast Missouri State senior quarterback Matt Scheible threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more in the Redhawks' first win of the season.
Southeast Missouri State football team earns first victory
The Southeast Missouri State football team defeated Eastern Illinois 37-30 on Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State football team faces struggling Eastern Illinois
Bob Spoo, among college football's most respected coaches, is trying to bounce back during his 25th and final season at Eastern Illinois. Spoo's swan song has gotten off to a rough start. The Panthers are 0-2 in the Ohio Valley Conference and 1-3 overall entering Saturday's game at Southeast Missouri State (0-3, 0-1). Kickoff is scheduled for a 6 p.m...
Close OVC games likely the norm for Southeast Missouri State football team
If Southeast Missouri State's Ohio Valley Conference opener is any indication, the Redhawks are in for another season during which their league games go to the wire. The 2010 Redhawks were able to pull out most of those narrow contests, which led to their record-setting season that produced the program's first OVC title and playoff berth on any level...
Terrell's big night rushing helps Southeast Missouri State football team's offense find rhythm
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State's patented rushing attack had been grounded to start the season. That changed Saturday during Southeast's Ohio Valley Conference opener at Tennessee Tech. The Redhawks rushed for 302 yards after they had gained just 204 yards in their first two games. They finished with 495 yards on offense after having only 414 during their opening two contests...
Southeast Missouri State football team opens OVC play with loss
The Southeast Missouri State football team opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 38-31 loss at Tennessee State on Saturday night.
Southeast Missouri State football team to face hot Tennessee Tech in opener
The Southeast Missouri State football team will play at Tennessee Tech at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State football team ready to face OVC foes after difficult two games
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The bad news for Southeast Missouri State was Saturday's 59-0 loss at Football Bowl Subdivision member Purdue. The good news for the Redhawks is that they already have faced two of the best teams they'll see all year. Eight of their final nine opponents will be Ohio Valley Conference foes, starting with this Saturday's league opener at Tennessee Tech...
Purdue runs over Southeast Missouri State football team
Purdue defeated the Southeast Missouri State football team 59-0.
Southeast Missouri State football team to face Big Ten foe for first time
A preview of the Southeast Missouri State football team's game against Purdue.
Southeast Missouri State football team prepares for Purdue
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel believes the Redhawks made good use of their only open date this season. Samuel hopes the work the Redhawks put in last week will pay off with an improved performance during their second game. The Redhawks, who opened the season with a 38-10 home loss to Southern Illinois on Sept. 3, visit Purdue (1-1) on Saturday...
Southeast Missouri State football team has open week ahead
An inexperienced team will focus on the basics during a14-day span between games
Magic never materializes in Southeast Missouri State football team's loss to Southern Illinois
The Southeast Missouri State football team lost to Southern Illinois 38-10 to open the season Saturday.
Southern Illinois' McIntosh gets better of Southeast Missouri State's Scheible in battle of QBs
Southern Illinois quarterback Paul McIntosh led his team to a 38-10 victory over Matt Scheible and the Southeast Missouri State football team.
Southeast Missouri State football team drops season opener to Southern Illinois
The Southeast Missouri State football team lost to Southern Illinois xx-xx on Saturday.
Significant test awaits Southeast Missouri State football team in opener
The 2010 Southeast Missouri State football team took most of the nation by surprise with its record-setting season that seemingly came out of nowhere. Don't count Southern Illinois coach Dale Lennon among that group. "Even going into last year we knew they were pretty good," Lennon said. "The year before they had been in a lot of close games, so what they did really didn't surprise us."...
Southeast Missouri State football preview: Question marks face reigning OVC champs
What to do for an encore. That's the situation facing a Southeast Missouri State football team coming off a historic, record-setting season that arguably ranks as the best in the program's 104-year history.
Southeast Missouri State football preview: Talented safeties lead defense
A position-by-position look at the Southeast Missouri State defense.
Former Southeast Missouri State football player Woodard signs with Danville of UIFL
Former Southeast Missouri State cornerback Abraham Woodard has signed a contract to play professional football with the Danville (Ill.) Dragons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Woodard moved into a starting role at cornerback for Southeast in 2010, which ended with the Redhawks winning the Ohio Valley Conference title and qualifying for the postseason for the first time in school history. ...
Four Southeast Missouri State football players compete for backup QB
Southeast Missouri State's Matt Scheible ranks among the nation's most durable quarterbacks on any level. The all-Ohio Valley Conference senior, who has made 24 consecutive starts, took every 2010 snap for Southeast, so chances are the Redhawks won't need to rely on another player at that vital position this year...
Prep for season opener begins for Southeast Missouri State football team
The Southeast Missouri State football team will begin to hone in on its season-opening opponent this week. That's good news for the Redhawks, who said following Saturday's second and final scrimmage that they're ready for a fresh angle.
Southeast Missouri State football team conducts final scrimmage
The Southeast Missouri State football team put the wraps on by what most accounts was a solid two-week preseason camp with a final scrimmage. Saturday's session at Houck Stadium lasted about 70 minutes and featured plenty of situational work as well as the scrimmaging...
Love brings experience into his junior season for Southeast Missouri State football team
Justin Love hasn't played a game of his junior season, but he already ranks among Southeast Missouri State's most experienced defensive performers. That's what happens when you receive a starting assignment the first game of your true freshman campaign...
Blanfort eager to contribute again with Southeast Missouri State football team
Bryan Blanfort didn't get to participate in Southeast Missouri State's historic 2010 football season, at least not the way he wanted. The Redhawks' senior strong safety hopes to make up for that this year when he returns from major knee surgery.
International players add to Southeast Missouri State football team's roster depth
A player from Germany and another from Australia add an international flavor to the Southeast Missouri State football team. Conrad Schmid is a sophomore offensive lineman from Kremmen, Germany, while Eddie Kocwa is a freshman punter and kicker from Brisbane, Australia.
Southeast Missouri State football team misses out on top 25
Southeast Missouri State is not ranked in one of the two major Football Championship Subdivision preseason polls, which was released Monday. But the defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Redhawks did receive plenty of support in the Sports Network/Fathead.com poll.
Two Southeast Missouri State offensive linemen eager to put injuries in past
It's hard to imagine a Southeast Missouri State football player having worse injury luck than Matt Shannon. And it hasn't exactly been a smooth ride on the injury front for Dominic Maldonado. But, knock on wood, the two offensive linemen say they're feeling healthy these days as they look to bolster a group that lost four starters from last year's record-setting season, including two All-Americans...
Challenging road awaits Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team
I know I've said this before, but the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball schedule finally should be released by the university any day. That's because the Redhawks recently set their third and final guarantee game that generates revenue for the athletic department...
Southeast Missouri State football team's offense shines early in first scrimmage
The offense dominated the defense in the early going during Southeast Missouri State's first scrimmage of preseason camp.
Terrell offers experience in Southeast Missouri State football team's backfield
Levi Terrell is new to the Southeast Missouri State football team, but he brings two years of experience at a Division II program.
Local walk-ons Walker, Beck eager to help Southeast Missouri State football team
Jackson graduate Brandon Beck and Central graduate Derek Walker are trying to earn playing time for the Southeast Missouri State football team this season.
Southeast Missouri State football team's lone returner on line is among OVC's best
Evan Conrad had his sights set on playing football at Missouri, his hometown university. The Columbia, Mo., native's lack of a scholarship offer from the Tigers has been Southeast Missouri State's gain. "He's been a great player for us. We're glad he's here," Southeast coach Tony Samuel said...
Southeast Missouri State football team returns experience at linebacker
The Southeast Missouri State football team lost talent at most positions from last season, linebacker included. But the way the Redhawks rotated their linebackers a year ago makes that group among their most experienced and well-stocked units for 2011...
Reigning OVC football champion Southeast Missouri State football team returns to work
The Southeast Missouri State football team held its first preseason practice as defending Ohio Valley Conference champions Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State football team will have first practice Saturday
The Southeast Missouri State football team officially begins preparations to defend its Ohio Valley Conference title Saturday when the Redhawks hold their first practice. Southeast players reported to preseason camp Thursday. They'll have a conditioning test today followed by Saturday's first of 14 scheduled practice days prior to the start of classes Aug. 22...
Southeast Missouri State football players Brock, Conrad named preseason All-America
Southeast Missouri State junior free safety Tylor Brock and junior offensive tackle Evan Conrad have earned more preseason honors. Brock and Conrad were named to the 2011 College Sporting News Preseason Football Championship Subdivision All-America teams announced Wednesday...
Houck Stadium undergoes face lift
Southeast has spent $2 million for renovations to its football facilities
Southeast Missouri State football team picked to finish fourth in the OVC
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel never has put much stock in preseason polls, making him no different than most others in the profession. Samuel didn't pay much attention when the Redhawks were picked to finish toward the bottom of the Ohio Valley Conference during his first five years on the job...
Conrad, Brock earn preseason honor for Southeast Missouri State football team
Southeast Missouri State garnered two of the Ohio Valley Conference's four selections to the Sports Network/Fathead.com Football Championship Subdivision preseason All-America team announced Friday. Junior offensive tackle Evan Conrad and junior free safety Tylor Brock were named to the All-America second team by the most recognized FCS outlet...
Former Southeast Missouri State RB Harris MVP in title game
Former Southeast Missouri State running back Henry Harris was named the most valuable player in Team USA's 50-7 victory over Canada in the IFAF Senior World Championship on Saturday. Team USA posted a 4-0 record en route to the gold medal during the competition in Austria...
Ex-Redhawks football players to get shot at title
Former Southeast Missouri State football players Henry Harris and Frank Knights will play in the gold medal game of the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship in Austria on Saturday. Harris, a running back, and Knights, an offensive guard, are part of a Team USA squad that advanced to the title contest with Tuesday's 17-7 win over Mexico...
Former Southeast Missouri State player Harris rushes for 99 yards in U.S. football victory
Former Southeast Missouri State running back Henry Harris has had a big impact with the U.S. National Team at the International Federation of American Football Senior World Championship in Austria. Harris rushed for a game-high 99 yards on 10 carries and scored two second-half touchdowns in Friday's 61-0 rout of Australia. He then ran for 18 yards on three carries in Sunday's 48-7 romp past Germany...
Southeast Missouri State football team announces hiring of wide receivers coach
The Southeast Missouri State football program completed its revamped coaching staff Monday when Joel Beard was announced as wide receivers coach. Beard spent the last year as coach at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was named to that position after serving as the Dragons offensive coordinator for three seasons and interim coach for the final five games of the 2009 campaign...
Southeast Missouri State football player Tylor Brock earns preseason honor
Southeast Missouri State junior free safety Tylor Brock has been named a first-team preseason All-American by Consensus Draft Services. Brock led the Ohio Valey Conference with six interceptions last year. He tied Southeast's single-season record for interceptions while earning All-American and all-OVC honors...
Season tickets on sale for Southeast Missouri State basketball, football
Season tickets for Southeast Missouri State football are on sale, with various packages available for the 2011 campaign that opens when the defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Redhawks host regional rival Southern Illinois at 6 p.m. Sept. 3. Prices for season tickets for the six home games are $42 for general admission and $54 for reserved bleacher seating. ...
Southeast Missouri State athletic director John Shafer retires
Southeast Missouri State athletic director John Shafer announced his retirement Thursday, effective June 30.
Southeast Missouri State athletic director announces retirement
Southeast Missouri State athletic director John Shafer announced Thursday that he'll retire on June 30 after 40 years in college sports administration. Shafer, who was named to the position in December 2008, was formerly director of athletics at Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Mississippi...
OVC honors Southeast Missouri State with sportsmanship award
Southeast Missouri State earned the Ohio Valley Conference's annual Institutional Sportsmanship Award presented Friday at the league's annual honors luncheon in Nashville, Tenn. The award goes to the conference institution selected by its peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA...
Defense bests offense in Southeast Missouri State's spring football game
The Southeast Missouri State football team wrapped up its spring practices Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State football team set to wrap up spring practice
The Southeast Missouri State football team will play its spring game at noon Saturday at Houck Stadium.
Former Southeast Missouri State football player, athletic director John Schneider dies
John Schneider was an integral part of Southeast Missouri State from the time he started playing football for the university in 1949 to his retirement in 1990. "He did a lot of things for the school," said former Southeast director of athletics Marvin Rosengarten, who both played and coached football with Schneider at Southeast...
Southeast Missouri State football players Blanfort, Davis return from knee injuries
Two Southeast Missouri State football players are especially excited that spring practice is under way. Senior safety Bryan Blanfort and redshirt freshman return specialist/receiver Spencer Davis, expected to be key performers last year, missed the entire season with major knee injuries that required surgery...
Running backs audition at Southeast Missouri State's football scrimmage
The Southeast Missouri State football team faces plenty of question marks after losing 20 key seniors, 15 of them starters, from last year's history-making squad. Among the biggest is who will be the primary running backs after Southeast lost its top three at that position, led by record-setting Henry Harris...
Coaching staff has new duties, new faces
The Southeast Missouri State football program recently lost a third assistant from last season when Troy Dumas resigned. Dumas, who joined Southeast's staff in 2008, had been coaching linebackers but was slated to coach safeties this season. Former Southeast linebacker Nick Stauffer, who had been a defensive/special teams assistant, will take over coaching the safeties...
Committee finds SEMO mostly in NCAA compliance
As Southeast Missouri State University continues to deal with the damage of major NCAA violations from more than two-and-a-half years ago, an in-house committee finds the institution is in compliance with most program areas now. A majority of Southeast's 300-plus athletes are graduating on time and many at the head of their class, according to university officials...
Southeast Missouri State football team set to open spring practice
Tony Samuel enters his sixth spring practice as the Southeast Missouri State football coach. This one is different than the rest because it marks Samuel's first spring following a winning season.
Southeast Missouri State football team to open with tough test
The Southeast Missouri State football team will open its season at home against Southern Illinois
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel hires defensive backs coach
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel hired Brandon "Cherokee" Valeria to coach the defensive backs.
Southeast's Brune to retire at end of month
There likely aren't many people who bleed Southeast Missouri State red more than Greg Brune. Brune, part of what is widely regarded as the first family of Southeast football, has been associated with the university for more than 45 years. "I've been here since 1964 when I reported for football," he said proudly...
Samuel adds to Southeast football recruiting class
The Southeast Missouri State football program announced three more signings Friday, two days after the Redhawks landed 22 players on the opening day of the signing period. Friday's additions are junior college transfers. They join Wednesday's batch that featured 13 high school seniors, eight junior college transfers and one Football Bowl Subdivision transfer...
Southeast football team lands Sikeston's Trey Lewis
Poplar Bluff's Josh Freeman was also among the 22 recruits the Redhawks football program signed Wednesday.
Samuel, school cite recruiting as reason why contract was delayed
"I guess I didn't look at it as relief," Samuel said. "I just figured we're moving on to the next phase of this thing."
Redhawks announce changes in staff
Southeast hired Mohnsen as defensive coordinator, shifted McGuire to offense
Southeast Missouri State renews Tony Samuel's contract
The Football Championship Subdivision national coach of the year will continue to call Cape Girardeau home.
Samuel's five-year contract expires as Southeast coach
The future of Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel remained uncertain Monday as his original five-year contract expired. Samuel's original five-year contract paid him $8,000 per month plus an annuity. Even though Samuel's contract expired, he still is scheduled to attend a signing day party Wednesday at Port Cape in which he is scheduled to speak about the Redhawks' new recruits on national signing day...
Southeast indicates Samuel will return
AD is Silent on coach's status, but Samuel is scheduled to speak at a recruit signing party two days after his contract is due to expire
COLUMN: Positively the type of news Southeast needs
The wave of positive national attention continued Thursday when Redhawks coach Tony Samuel was named the winner of the Eddie Robinson Award, presented to the national coach of the year.
Sources say Samuel to get top coaching award
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel is poised to receive the biggest honor of his five-year tenure at Southeast. Sources have confirmed that Samuel won the Eddie Robinson Award, which honors the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) national coach of the year...
Southeast's Samuel earns nation's top coaching award
The Southeast Missouri State football team's remarkable turnaround this season caught the attention of a national audience. The Redhawks' leader, coach Tony Samuel, was rewarded for the program's first Ohio Valley Conference title and playoff appearance in its 104-year history...
Southeast's Harris adds more hardware to trophy case
Yet still more honors rolled in for the Southeast Missouri State football team. Southeast garnered another three All-American accolades when the Phil Steele Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) squads were released Thursday. Senior tailback Henry Harris and senior center Sean Middleton made the Phil Steele first team, while sophomore safety Tylor Brock made the second team...
Two Redhawks football players snare more national honors
Henry Harris picked up a second All-American honor, and this time he was joined by another Southeast Missouri State football standout. Harris, a senior tailback, and senior center Sean Middleton were named Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) All-Americans on Wednesday...
OVC honors Southeast football
The Southeast Missouri State football team not only had one of the best seasons in program history, the Redhawks evidently beat their opponents with class. The Ohio Valley Conference announced Wednesday that Southeast is the recipient of the league's 2010-11 Team Sportsmanship Award for football...
Southeast's Tony Samuel bestowed elite coaching honor
Samuel was named the American Football Coaches Association Region 3 coach of the year.
Playoff game required extra work to get Redhawks' equipment to Washington
CHENEY, Wash. -- The first playoff game in Southeast Missouri State University's 104-year football history presented a different set of circumstances for the program beyond what took place on Eastern Washington's Roos Field on Saturday. Not only did Southeast players, coaches and support staff have to get to the contest nearly 2,000 miles from Cape Girardeau -- they flew on a charter airplane -- all the equipment had to make the long trip as well...
Redhawks fall to Eastern Washington in FCS playoffs
The game was tied at halftime, but Southeast was outscored 20-0 over the final 30 minutes
Southeast players emotional but proud after loss in first playoff appearance
Seniors Henry Harris and Joshua Jackson beamed with pride during their postgame interviews.
Redhawks hold final practice before football playoff debut
CHENEY, Wash. -- The Southeast Missouri State football team got its first taste of the fire-engine red turf at Eastern Washington University during Friday's hour-long practice. The Redhawks players trickled from the locker room before the 5 p.m. light workout got under way. The players wore helmets and most donned sweatpants and sweatshirts as the temperature hovered just below freezing...
Redhawks faithful make trip to Washington
"I absolutely would not have missed this. I really wanted to be here," said Bill Gosche, vice-president of the Southeast's Executive Booster Board.
Redhawks face FCS's No. 1 team
The Eastern Washington University football team has qualified for the playoffs five of the past seven years, including three of last four. Southeast Missouri State is making its first playoff appearance in the program's 104-year history. That doesn't mean the Eagles -- ranked first in both major Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) polls and the fifth playoff seed -- automatically have a decisive edge over Southeast...
Football fans brought in extra $50,000 for SEMO
As the Southeast Missouri State University football team kept winning, this season's crowds at Houck Stadium kept growing. Average attendance at this season's five home games was 8,342, an increase of more than 2,500 from last year's average attendance...
Redhawks gear up for colder climate
Shoulder pads. Check. Helmets. Check. Long underwear. Checkmate. Those red-hot Redhawks are set to play in a cold and snowy climate when they face off Saturday against Eastern Washington University in the first round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. And Southeast Missouri State football players are getting some new equipment to survive the blustery Northwest conditions...
Experienced trigger man Scheible leads Redhawks' offense
The Redhawks have attempted and completed the fewest passes in the Ohio Valley Conference while ranking third nationally in rushing offense with an average of 271.1 yards per game.
Southeast roundup: Limited tickets available for Redhawks' football playoff opener
A look at news around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Healthy Brown provides spark for Southeast football team
A mix of all-star performers and unsung heroes have provided the leadership during Southeast Missouri State's historic football season. Senior tight end Bradley Brown falls into the second category, but Southeast coach Tony Samuel said Brown's importance to the Redhawks' success cannot be overlooked...
Southeast football player Sanchez named Academic All-American
J.J. Sanchez, among the leaders of Southeast Missouri State's defense, also is a top-flight student. Those attributes have been recognized as the senior defensive lineman was named to the ESPN Academic All-America second team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America...
Redhawks receive first-round bye in football playoffs
The Southeast Missouri State football team will play at Eastern Washington.
Southeast clinches playoff berth
The Southeast Missouri State football team clinched a Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth and the outright Ohio Valley Conference title Saturday.
Redhawks football team to gather to learn playoff fate
The public is invited to join the Southeast Missouri State football team Sunday to watch the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) selection show. Southeast players, coaches and other staff members will gather at Outback Steakhouse. The 20-team FCS playoff field and pairings will be announced at 9 a.m. on ESPNU...
Southeast football players focus on likely playoff berth after loss
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- It was somewhat difficult to put things into perspective after such a gut-wrenching loss. But Southeast Missouri State's players and coaches were fairly able to do just that following Saturday's 29-27 setback at Jacksonville State that snapped the Redhawks' nine-game winning streak...
Southeast football team suffers heartbreaker at Jacksonville State
A 17-yard touchdown reception with 11 seconds left gave Jacksonville State a 29-27 win over the Redhawks on Saturday.
Southeast can claim the OVC football title outright with a win at Jacksonville St.
Jacksonville State was expected to contend for the Ohio Valley Conference title heading into the final stages of the season. Southeast Missouri State was not. But those two teams will square off at 3 p.m. Saturday in Jacksonville, Ala., in a game that will help determine the conference championship. The matchup will mark the first time since 1995 that two top-10 nationally ranked OVC squads have met...
Southeast's Brock capitalizes on chance to start for Redhawks football team
An offseason injury to one of Southeast Missouri State's top defensive players created an opening for Tylor Brock. Brock has taken full advantage to join the stars of a vastly improved Southeast defense that leads the Ohio Valley Conference in most major statistical categories...
Southeast football team captures at least a share of OVC crown
Overlook Southwest Baptist before the big Ohio Valley Conference showdown? Not a chance. Southeast Missouri State cleared yet another hurdle during this historic season, posting their ninth straight win by disposing of the Division II Bearcats 40-14 in front of an announced Senior Day crowd of 5,513 at Houck Stadium...
Senior Harris rewrites Southeast football record book
Southeast Missouri State tailback Henry Harris is putting together a remarkable season. It got even better Saturday as he celebrated Senior Day by breaking three school records and tying two more during the Redhawks' ninth straight win, 40-14 over Division II Southwest Baptist...
Redhawks football cracks top 10 in polls
The Southeast Missouri State football team now can call itself a top-10 squad. Southeast moved up to No. 9 and 10 in the two major Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division I-AA, polls released Monday. The Redhawks are ninth in The Sports Network media poll and 10th in the coaches poll after being rated 11th by both organizations last week...
Harris' string of 100-yard games ends in Southeast football win
The running back ran for 71 yards, his fewest since the season opener
Redhawks football team passes final test before big OVC exam
Southeast Missouri State's last Ohio Valley Conference test before its highly anticipated regular-season finale at Jacksonville State was as tough as the Redhawks expected. But the Redhawks passed the exam, just as they have done in every OVC game this season, meaning their Nov. 13 contest at undefeated, second-ranked Jacksonville State will be for their first OVC championship...
Former walk-on develops into stalwart for Southeast football team's defense
Aris Bowen had a solid high school football career in Memphis, Tenn., but was not on the radar of Southeast Missouri State coaches until his father took a job in Cape Girardeau.
Redhawks climb to No. 11 in football polls
The Southeast Missouri State football team continues to rise in the national rankings. Southeast jumped two spots, to No. 11, in both major Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) polls released Monday.
Southeast football team rolls past Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky did all it could to climb out of an early 20-point hole. Southeast Missouri State had an answer every time the Colonels got within striking distance. The Redhawks pretty much have had an answer for everything during this historic season, and that trend continued Saturday...
Southeast's defense snares four INTs in football win
Southeast Missouri State's defense not only has been much improved this season, it has been very opportunistic. The Redhawks' ability to create turnovers paid off big during Saturday's 40-21 home win over Eastern Kentucky. Southeast's defense came up with four turnovers -- all on interceptions -- while the Redhawks did not commit a turnover...
Slimmer Lyles helps Southeast's power defense
Maurice "Ju-Ju" Lyles shed almost 40 pounds in an attempt to improve his game.
Recent Southeast, Central football wins turning life around for football family
Twelve football wins completely changed weekends at the Boerboom family's raised ranch home in Cape Girardeau. Southeast Missouri State University's five victories and Central High School's seven chased out the funeral-parlor atmosphere after mounting losses...
Southeast eager to exact revenge vs. Austin Peay
Southeast Missouri State's football season of firsts has a chance to notch another milestone Saturday. The Redhawks have matched the program record on the Football Championship Subdivision level, formerly Division I-AA, with three straight road wins...
Southeast football team eager to exact revenge vs. Austin Peay
Southeast Missouri State's football season of firsts has a chance to notch another milestone Saturday. The Redhawks have matched the program record on the Football Championship Subdivision level, formerly Division I-AA, with three straight road wins...