2012 Salisbury University Football News

June 17, 2013
Sea Gulls put 13 on spring Empire 8 President’s List
Thirteen Salisbury University football players have been named to the Empire 8 Athletic Conference spring 2013 President’s List, the league announced on Monday.

May 3, 2013
Four Sea Gulls named to National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society
Salisbury University seniors Ross Flanigan, Dan Griffin, Jeremy Harrissmith and Gaven Parker have been named to the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame’s Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced on Thursday.

February 10, 2013
Third annual Friends of Sea Gull Football Bull Roast upcoming
The Salisbury University Varsity Club and football team will host the second annual Friends of Sea Gull Football Bull Roast on March 2, 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel in Annapolis, Md.

January 29, 2013
Salisbury places 13 on Empire 8 President’s List
Thirteen Salisbury University football players have been named to the Empire 8 Athletic Conference fall 2012 President’s List, the league announced on Tuesday.

December 21, 2012
SU football finishes No. 14, 11 in final polls
The Salisbury University football team closed the 2012 season ranked No. 14 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) top 25 and No. 11 in the D3football.com top 25, the organizations announced.

December 13, 2012
Mansfield, Hamby named ECAC Division III north all-stars
Salisbury University senior center Brian Mansfield and sophomore punter Kyle Hamby were named 2012 ECAC Division III North Football All-Stars, the organization announced on Monday.

December 5, 2012
Mansfield earns BSN third-team All-America
Salisbury University senior Brian Mansfield has been named a Division III football third-team All-American by Beyond Sports Network, the website announced on Wednesday.

December 4, 2012
Five Salisbury players named D3football.com all-region
Five Salisbury University football players have been named to the 2012 D3football.com All-East Team, the website announced on Tuesday.

November 27, 2012
Benedetti to play in Tazón de Estrellas in Mexico
Salisbury University superback Joe Benedetti has been selected as one of 44 NCAA Division III seniors to represent Team Stars & Stripes in the fourth annual Tazón de Estrellas played at La Fortaleza Azul against the CONADEIP All-Stars in Guadalajara, Mexico at 12 p.m. CET on Saturday, Dec. 15.

November 24, 2012
Salisbury’s season comes to end with 28-7 loss at Widener in NCAA second round
The No. 14 Salisbury University football team’s season came to an end with a 28-7 loss to ninth-ranked Widener University at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium on Saturday.

November 20, 2012
Wood, Hamby headline 19 selections to All-Empire 8 Team
Salisbury University Head Coach Sherman Wood and punter Kyle Hamby were named Empire 8 Special Teams and Coach of the Year, respectively, leading a group 19 selections to the 2012 All-Empire 8 Teams, announced Tuesday by the conference.

November 17, 2012
No. 14 Salisbury holds off Rowan, 17-9, in NCAA tournament first round
Senior superback Joe Benedetti 125 yards and two touchdowns and senior linebacker Rodney Hill blocked an extra point and intercepted Rowan University’s Paul Hamersma late as the No. 14 Salisbury University football team defeated the Profs, 17-9, in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Sea Gull Stadium Saturday.

November 12, 2012
Salisbury enters NCAA football tournament ranked Nos. 14, 11
The Salisbury University football team will go into the NCAA tournament ranked No. 14 in the American Football Coaches Association top 25 poll and No. 11 in the D3football.com top 25 poll, the organizations announced.

November 12, 2012
Salisbury ranked fifth in ECAC football Lambert poll
The Salisbury University football team finished the regular season No. 5 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Lambert Meadowlands football poll for Division III, announced by the organization on Monday.

November 12, 2012
Griffin, Moore, Taylor sweep final Empire 8 weekly awards
The Salisbury University football team swept the Empire 8 weekly awards with seniors Dan Griffin and Paul Moore claiming Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week and sophomore Isaiah Taylor picking up Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

November 11, 2012
Salisbury earns third straight bid to NCAA football tournament; hosts Rowan Saturday
The Salisbury University football team will host Rowan University in an NCAA tournament first-round game Saturday at Gull Stadium at noon, the organization announced Sunday.

November 10, 2012
No. 15 Salisbury bests Frostburg, 48-2, in Regents Cup; wins Empire 8 outright
The No. 15 Salisbury University football team secured the Empire 8 Athletic Conference championship outright with a 48-2 win over Frostburg State University in the 14th annual Regents Cup game at Bobcat Stadium on Saturday.

November 8, 2012
Griffin, Harrissmith named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
Salisbury University seniors Dan Griffin and Jeremy Harrissmith were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team for football, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.

November 7, 2012
Griffin, Gamble pick up ECAC football honors
Salisbury University senior quarterback Dan Griffin and sophomore linebacker Steven Gamble have been named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Northwest Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for football, the organization announced on Tuesday.

November 6, 2012
Salisbury up to No. 6 in latest ECAC Lambert Meadowlands football poll
The Salisbury University football team moved up one spot to No. 6 in the fourth Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Lambert Meadowlands football poll for Division III, announced by the organization on Tuesday.

November 6, 2012
Griffin named to D3football.com Team of the Week
Salisbury University senior quarterback Dan Griffin was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week, the website announced on Tuesday.

November 5, 2012
Season-high totals net Salisbury BSN Offensive Line of the Week honors
The Salisbury University football team’s offensive line was named Beyond Sports Network’s Division III Offensive Line of the Week, the organization announced on Monday.

November 5, 2012
Griffin, Gamble earn Empire 8 weekly honors
Salisbury University senior quarterback Dan Griffin and sophomore linebacker Steven Gamble have been named Empire 8 Co-Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, the league announced on Monday.

November 5, 2012
Football rockets back up polls to Nos. 15 and 11 this week
The Salisbury University football team jumped six and five spots to Nos. 15 and 11, respectively, in this week’s American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and D3football.com top 25 polls, the organizations announced.

November 3, 2012
No. 21 Salisbury earns Empire 8 automatic bid with 63-23 win over Utica
The No. 21 Salisbury University football team rushed for a season-high 559 yards and nine touchdowns and claimed the Empire 8 Athletic Conference’s automatic qualification to the NCAA tournament with a 63-23 victory over Utica College at Sea Gull Stadium on Saturday.

October 29, 2012
SU falls to Nos. 21, 16 in football polls
The Salisbury University football team has dropped to No. 21 in the latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) top 25 and No. 16 in the D3football.com poll, the organizations announced.

October 27, 2012
Late Ithaca touchdown gives No. 8 Salisbury first-ever Empire 8 loss, 21-14
Ithaca College quarterback Phil Neumann found receiver Joseph Ingrao on a post route down the middle of the field for a 58-yard touchdown with 32 seconds remaining, as the Bombers shocked the No. 8 Salisbury University football team, 21-14, on Saturday at Butterfield Stadium.

October 23, 2012
Carter, Hamby earn D3football.com Team of the Week honors for second time
Salisbury University junior cornerback Andre Carter and sophomore punter Kyle Hamby have been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for the second time this season, the website announced Tuesday.

October 23, 2012
Stanton tabbed ECAC Northwest Defensive Player of the Week
Salisbury University junior safety Greg Stanton has been the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Northwest Defensive Player of the Week for football, the organization announced on Tuesday.

October 23, 2012
Salisbury No. 2 in second Lambert Meadowlands football poll
The Salisbury University football team is ranked second in the second Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Lambert Meadowlands football poll for Division III, announced by the organization on Tuesday.

October 22, 2012
Stanton named Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week
Salisbury University junior defensive back Greg Stanton has been named Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

October 22, 2012
Salisbury stays eighth and seventh in football polls
The Salisbury University football held steady at No. 8 and No. 7 in the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA) Top 25 and the D3football.com top 25 poll, respectively, the organizations announced.

October 22, 2012
Hamby earns BSN Punter of the Week
Salisbury University sophomore punter Kyle Hamby has been named the Beyond Sports Network Division III Punter of the Week, the website announced on Monday.

October 20, 2012
No. 8 Salisbury staves off late Alfred charge to top Saxons, 24-21
The No. 8 Salisbury University football team remained perfect in Empire 8 Athletic Conference play, holding on to knock Alfred University, 24-21, in a battle of the league’s two top teams at Sea Gull Stadium on Saturday.

October 17, 2012
Sea Gulls tied atop first Lambert Meadowlands football poll of 2012
The Salisbury University football team is in a tie for the top spot with Hobart College in the first Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Lambert Meadowlands football poll for Division III, announced by the organization on Monday.

October 16, 2012
Hamby earns D3football.com Team of the Week honors
Salisbury University sophomore punter Kyle Hamby has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week, the website announced on Tuesday.

October 15, 2012
SU up to No. 8 in AFCA poll; still seventh in D3football.com voting
The Salisbury University football team climbed to No. 8 in the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA) Division III Top 25 Poll and held at No. 7 in the D3football.com top 25, the organizations announced.

October 13, 2012
Benedetti, Griffin, defense help No. 9 Salisbury by Hartwick, 37-7
Senior superback Joe Benedetti rushed for 158 yards and one touchdown and quarterback classmate Dan Griffin ran for 72 and two scores while throwing for 91 yards and another touchdown as the No. 9 Salisbury University Football team topped Hartwick College, 37-7 in front of a Homecoming crowd of 2,125 Saturday.

October 10, 2012
Gamble tabbed for D3football Team of the Week
Salisbury University sophomore linebacker Steven Gamble has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week, the website announced on Wednesday.

October 8, 2012
Salisbury up to No. 9 in AFCA poll, stays at No. 7 in D3football.com poll
The Salisbury University football team rose to No. 9 in the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA) Division III top 25 poll and remained No. 7 in the D3football.com poll, the websites announced on Monday.

October 8, 2012
Hamby earns Empire 8 Special Teams Player of the Week
Salisbury University sophomore punter Kyle Hamby has been named Empire 8 Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

October 8, 2012
Gamble, Moore named BSN Players of the Week
Salisbury University sophomore linebacker Steven Gamble and senior corner back Paul Moore have been named a Beyond Sports Network Division III Players of the Week for Week 6, the website announced on Monday.

October 8, 2012
Gamble named NCAA Defensive Player of the Week
Each week, the NCAA announces its Players of the Week for football and Monday the organization honored Salisbury University sophomore linebacker Steven Gamble as the Division III Defensive Player of the Week.

October 6, 2012
No. 10 Salisbury completes comeback for 28-17 win at No. 8 St. John Fisher
The No. 10 Salisbury University football team capitalized on three fourth-quarter turnovers to erase a three-point lead for eighth-ranked and previously undefeated St. John Fisher College, going on to a 28-17 victory over the host Cardinals at Growney Stadium Saturday.

October 2, 2012
Buckley, Carter earn D3football.com Team of the Week honors
Salisbury University juniors Joey Buckley and Andre Carter have been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week, the website announced Tuesday.

October 1, 2012
Salisbury up to No. 10 in AFCA poll; still No. 7 in d3football.com poll
The Salisbury University football team moved to No. 10 in the latest American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA) top 25 poll and remained No. 7 in the d3football.com poll, the organizations announced.

October 1, 2012
Buckley named Empire 8 Special Teams Player of the Week
Salisbury University defensive lineman Joey Buckley has been named Empire 8 Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

September 29, 2012
No. 11 Salisbury opens Empire 8 play with 20-7 win at Buffalo State
Salisbury University junior defensive lineman Joey Buckley blocked a Joe Going punt on Buffalo State College’s 3-yard line and returned it for the game-winning touchdown in the second quarter as the No. 11 Sea Gulls topped the Bengals, 20-7, in SU’s Empire 8 Athletic Conference opener Saturday at Coyer Field.

September 26, 2012
Coach Wood to be joined by Jones, Knight at Varsity Club Coaches Luncheon
As the Salisbury University football program continues to battle in defense of its 2011 Empire 8 Athletic Conference title, the Salisbury University Varsity Club continues its series of Varsity Club Coaches Luncheons, featuring Head Football Coach Sherman Wood.

September 26, 2012
Vote Wood for 2012 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year
Salisbury University football fans now have the opportunity to help select the recipient of the 2012 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award. From now until Nov. 30, Salisbury fans can vote for Head Coach Sherman Wood at www.CoachoftheYear.com and tweet via their votes via Twitter.

September 24, 2012
Salisbury 11th, seventh in latest football polls
The Salisbury University football team remained No. 11 in the latest American Football Coaches’ Association top 25 poll and moved up No. 7 in the D3football.com poll, the organizations announced.

September 18, 2012
Diarra named to D3football.com Team of the Week
Salisbury University junior linebacker Issa Diarra has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week, the website announced on Tuesday.

September 17, 2012
Salisbury No. 11 in first American Football Coaches Association poll of season
The Salisbury University football team is ranked No. 11 in the first American Football Coaches Association top 25 poll, the organization announced on Monday.

September 16, 2012
Gulls No. 8 in latest d3football.com top 25
The Salisbury University football team is ranked No. 8 in the latest d3football.com top 25 poll, the website announced on Sunday.

September 15, 2012
No. 7 Salisbury throttles N.C. Wesleyan, 69-6, as defense shines
The No. 7 Salisbury University football team forced five turnovers and limited the North Carolina Wesleyan College to 204 yards of offense in a 69-6 win at Sea Gull Stadium on Saturday.

September 10, 2012
Sea Gulls ranked No. 7 in D3football.com poll
The Salisbury University football team dropped one spot to No. 7 in the latest D3football.com top 25 poll, released on Sunday.

September 8, 2012
No. 3 Wesley stymies No. 6 Salisbury, 17-7, in Route 13 Rivalry
Senior slot Ross Flanigan ran for 138 yards and senior quarterback Dan Griffin threw for 124 and a touchdown, but the sixth-ranked Salisbury University football team fell to No. 3 Wesley College, 17-7, at Sea Gull Stadium on Saturday night.

September 4, 2012
Hawks tabbed Empire 8 Special Teams Player of the Week
Salisbury University sophomore Tommy Hawks earned Empire 8 Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

September 4, 2012
Benedetti named BSN Running Back of the Week
Salisbury University senior superback Joe Benedetti has been named a Beyond Sports Network Division III Offensive Player of the Week at running back for Week 1, the Website announced on Monday.

September 3, 2012
Gulls up to No. 6 in latest d3football.com top 25
The Salisbury University football team rose to No. 6 in the d3football.com top 25 poll after the first week of the season, the Website announced on Sunday.

September 2, 2012
Get loud and proud because it’s Gold Rush 2012 at Salisbury University
Anyone can show up at a game to cheer on the team, but it takes a real fan to show up to five events during the week in their gold to support Salisbury University athletics! That’s what we’re look for from you during Gold Rush 2012, starting this Tuesday when a top-ranked team comes to Salisbury and culminates with the Route 13 Rivalry.

September 1, 2012
Benedetti, Griffin too much for CNU; No. 7 Salisbury overwhelms Captains, 40-16
Senior superback Joe Benedetti ran for 216 yards and four touchdowns and senior quarterback Dan Griffin rushed for 102 yards and two scores as the No. 7 Salisbury University football team pulled away from Christopher Newport University, 40-16, at POMOCO Stadium Saturday.

August 28, 2012
Season Preview: Salisbury football looks to take next step in 2012
Coming off a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2011, the Salisbury University football team and Head Coach Sherman Wood know they have a target on their back.

August 27, 2012
First Varsity Club luncheon set for Aug. 30
The Salisbury University Varsity Club will host its first Coaches’ Luncheon of the fall athletic season Thursday, Aug. 30 at noon in the Caroline Room of the Commons.

August 22, 2012
McMurdo, Griffin, Carter earn preseason All-American honors from USA Football News
Three Salisbury University football players have been named 2012 USA Football News Division III Preseason All-Americans, the organization announced recently.

August 20, 2012
Salisbury picked first in Empire 8 preseason coaches’ poll
The Salisbury University football team has been chosen to repeat as Empire 8 Athletic Conference football champion in a vote of league head coaches announced on Monday.

August 20, 2012
Griffin, McMurdo tabbed D3Senior Classic preseason All-Americans
Salisbury University quarterback Dan Griffin and linebacker Matt McMurdo have been named to the 2012 D3 Senior Classic Preseason All-American Team, the Collegiate Development Football League announced on Sunday.

July 30, 2012
SU opens at No. 7 in D3football.com Preseason Top 25
The Salisbury University football team will begin the 2012 season ranked No. 7 in the d3football.com Preseason Top 25 Poll, the website announced on Monday.

July 18, 2012
Griffin named nominee for 2012 Allstate Good Works Team
The Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) recently announced 117 nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Among the nominees was Salisbury University senior quarterback Dan Griffin.

July 17, 2012
Trio of Sea Gulls named Preseason All-Americans by BSN
Three Salisbury University Football players have been named to the Beyond Sports College Network’s Division III Preseason All-America team, the organization announced. Seniors Dan Griffin and Matt McMurdo and junior Andre Carter each earned the first All-American honors of their careers...

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