2016 Carson-Newman Football News

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    March 15, 2017
    Football staff announces Technique Camp for July JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football's entire coaching staff will play host to a one day technique camp on July 8.
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    March 12, 2017
    Sunday Conversations: Sparks’ wide-reaching impact evident at C-N Football Coaching Clinic PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Legendary Carson-Newman football coach Ken Sparks was inducted into the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Hall of Champions at the C-N Championship Coaching Clinic Friday night.
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    March 09, 2017
    Seven home games highlight 2017 C-N Football schedule JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – For the third time in the last 17 years, Carson-Newman football will be at home seven times in the regular season. First-year head coach Mike Turner unveiled the home-heavy slate Thursday morning.
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    March 02, 2017
    Late fumble recovery seals spring game for defense JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Coy DeWeese (Elliston, Va.) recovered a fumble on the final play of Carson-Newman’s annual spring game to secure a 33-32 win for the defense on a pleasant, sunny afternoon at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
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    March 01, 2017
    Energetic Eagles poised for annual Orange – Blue game Thursday JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head football coach Mike Turner pointed to his team’s enthusiasm and energy as hallmarks of Carson-Newman football as the Eagles’ first-year head coach prepares to wrap up spring ball Thursday with the annual Orange-Blue Game.
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    February 27, 2017
    Turner adds Cardinals Coach Sanders to Championship Coaching Clinic lineup JEFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head football coach Mike Turner has added Arizona Cardinals linebacker coach Bob Sanders to the lineup for the Carson-Newman Football Championship Coaching Clinic March 10-12 at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
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    February 23, 2017
    Sparks named to Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Hall of Champions KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Legendary Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks has been tabbed for induction into the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Hall of Champions. Sparks will be inducted during the Carson-Newman Football Championship Coaching Clinic in Pigeon Forge on March 10.
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    February 14, 2017
    College Street officially renamed to Ken Sparks Way JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn.—With a crowd that stretched the greater portion of the formerly known College Street, the Jefferson City City Council officially renamed the path Ken Sparks Way in honor of former Carson-Newman football coach Ken Sparks Tuesday afternoon on the steps of Stokely Memorial Cafeteria.
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    February 11, 2017
    C-N football alum Belk makes D1 move as corners coach MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Carson-Newman football alum Doug Belk has moved on from a position as a graduate assistant coach for Nick Saban at Alabama to a full-time cornerbacks coach for a Division I university in the northern portion of state of West Virginia.
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    February 09, 2017
    Turner releases star-studded lineup for C-N Football Championship Coaching Clinic JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head football coach Mike Turner has unveiled a star-studded lineup of speakers from the NFL, NCAA and area high schools for the Carson-Newman football coaching clinic March 10-12 at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
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    February 07, 2017
    Jefferson City City Council votes to rechristen College Street as Ken Sparks Way JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Jefferson City City Council has voted to rename College Street as Ken Sparks Way after Carson-Newman’s recently retired head football coach.
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    February 06, 2017
    Football to hold kicker/punter tryout Feb. 18 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head coach Mike Turner has announced the football program will play host to a kicker/punter tryout on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m.
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    January 31, 2017
    2017 Carson-Newman Football Signing Day Central Check here on signing day to learn a little bit more about the newest additions to the Carson-Newman football team.
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    January 30, 2017
    Miclisse named to Don Hansen All-America team PITTSBURG, Kan. – Carson-Newman senior safety Jerry Miclisse (Homestead, Fla.) has garnered honorable mention All-America status from Don Hansen, the Don Hansen Football Committee announced Monday morning.
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    January 26, 2017
    Dates set for Carson-Newman Football Championship Coaching Clinic JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman football's annual coaching clinic has been set for March 10-12 at the Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
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    January 25, 2017
    Four Eagles highlighted on Don Hansen All-Region teams BROOKFIELD, Ill. – Four Carson-Newman football players have been named to the Don Hansen All-Region teams, the Don Hansen Football Committee announced Wednesday afternoon.
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    January 18, 2017
    The stripe returns for Carson-Newman football, Turner unveils new helmets for 2017 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman head football coach Mike Turner unveiled a throwback when the Eagles' held their first team meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Ken Sparks Athletic Complex.
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    January 08, 2017
    An Eagle in NOLA: Gallman shares his experiences on the Allstate Good Works Team JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman offensive lineman Dan Gallman (Naples, Fla.) spent New Years in New Orleans with the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team where he was honored at halftime of the Sugar Bowl. These are his experiences.
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    January 05, 2017
    Turner names consensus All-American, Rimington Award-winner Day new offensive line coach JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head football coach Mike Turner has named former Eagle center Kevin Day as the program’s new offensive line coach.
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    December 31, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Athlete of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Male Athlete of the Year. New Year's Day, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Athlete of the Year.
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    December 30, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Comeback of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Comeback of the Year. New Year's Eve, we'll unveil the candidates for Male Athlete of the Year.
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    December 26, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Performance of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Male Performance of the Year. Tuesday, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Performance of the Year.
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    December 24, 2016
    Carson-Newman Football Unveils 2016 Top 10 Plays JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman has unveiled the top 10 plays from Carson-Newman football's 2016 season. Watch the Eagles best plays from the last year below.
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    December 23, 2016
    Carson-Newman athletes participate in Jefferson County Angel Tree project JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman's athletic department and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee worked with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the Angel Tree program to provide gifts to more than 50 local children this Christmas Season.
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    December 21, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Freshman of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Male Freshman of the Year. Thursday, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Freshman of the Year.
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    December 20, 2016
    Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Newcomer of the Year From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Male Newcomer of the Year. Wednesday, we'll unveil the candidates for Male Freshman of the Year.
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    December 05, 2016
    Sparks commemorative prints on sale JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Prints of a commemorative oil painting of Ken Sparks done by local artist William Joseph Jones are on sale.
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    December 03, 2016
    C-N Athletic Department honors Ken Sparks with retirement ceremony JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn.— Former Carson-Newman football coach Ken Sparks was honored by the C-N Athletic Department Saturday morning inside Holt Fieldhouse as over 350 people came to hear the legendary football figure reflect on his 37 years at the Eagle helm.
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    December 03, 2016
    Carson-Newman Football: Randall O'Brien at Ken Sparks Ceremony 12-3-2016 Randall O'Brien provides some opening remarks at the Ken Sparks Ceremony. Stay current with all of the latest Carson-Newman athletics news by following the Eagles on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. https://www.facebook.com/CNEagles http://instagram.com/cnathletics https://twitter.com/CNathletics The official website of Carson-Newman athletics can be found by visiting http://cneagles.com/
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    December 01, 2016
    Event to honor Sparks set for Saturday JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman's athletic department will play host to an event Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. in Holt Fieldhouse to honor former Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks.
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    November 30, 2016
    Davis named to CoSIDA Academic All-America second team AUSTIN, Texas - Carson-Newman senior tight end Kooper Davis (Selmer, Tenn.) has been lauded by CoSIDA with Academic All-American status.
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    November 22, 2016
    Sparks to be honored Dec. 3 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - Carson-Newman's athletic department will play host to an event Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. in Holt Fieldhouse to honor former Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks.
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    November 15, 2016
    Turner tabbed as Carson-Newman football’s 18th head coach JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman Director of Athletics Allen Morgan introduced offensive coordinator and 1973 alumnus Mike Turner as the football program’s 18th head coach during a press conference Tuesday afternoon in the Ken Sparks Athletic Complex.
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    November 15, 2016
    Mike Turner press conference written transcript JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – In a press conference at the Ken Sparks Athletic Conference on Tuesday afternoon, Mike Turner was introduced as the new head football coach at Carson-Newman University.
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    November 15, 2016
    Six Eagles spotlighted on All-SAC teams ROCK HILL, S.C. – Six Carson-Newman football players have been presented postseason laurels from the South Atlantic Conference, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.
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    November 14, 2016
    Ken Sparks announces retirement JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – America’s active wins leader and the fifth winningest coach in college football history, Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks, announced his retirement during a press conference Monday afternoon inside the football athletic complex that bears his name.
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    November 14, 2016
    Ken Sparks retirement press conference written transcript JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn – After 37 season as the head coach of Carson-Newman football, Ken Sparks announced his retirement from coaching on Monday. He made the announcement in a press conference at the Ken Sparks Athletics Complex.
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    November 14, 2016
    Series Finale of The Ken Sparks Show available online JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The final episode of The Ken Sparks Show is now available online. Former Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks and the Voice of the Eagles Adam Cavalier discuss the former's retirement after 37 seasons and 338 victories, plus countless lives touched. This version of the show is an extended cut that features more content than what aired on WBIR 10News2.
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    November 13, 2016
    This Week at The Creek: November 13 - November 19, 2016 Basketball Season starts This at The Creek.
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    November 12, 2016
    Pioneers stun Eagles with two-point conversion in overtime GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Tusculum (4-7, 3-4 South Atlantic Conference) used a two-point conversion at the end of the first overtime period to stave off a Carson-Newman (4-7, 2-5 SAC) rally and defeat the Eagles for the first time in seven seasons with a 31-30 triumph Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field.
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