2013 Furman Headlines
April 6, 2014
Fowler Pleased With Purple-White Scrimmage
Furman head football coach Bruce Fowler saw his squad’s annual Purple-White scrimmage Saturday at Paladin Stadium as a quality evaluation period, part of a broader snapshot of the Paladins’ spring practice that has yielded progress as it heads into its final week.
April 4, 2014
Furman's Reid Honored With CoSIDA 25-Year Award
Like many of the professionals currently holding positions in media relations in colleges and universities throughout the country and Canada, Hunter Reid may have had dreams of playing collegiate sports. And like so many of us, he never realized that dream. Alas, he found something better and maybe even more enjoyable – a career in sports information.
April 3, 2014
Furman Gears Up For Saturday Spring Athletic Festival
Furman University is gearing up to celebrate its intercollegiate athletics program this Saturday with its Spring Athletic Festival, featuring competition by five Paladin teams and a full day of activities for fans on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.
March 24, 2014
Furman Spring Athletic Festival Set For April 5
Furman University will celebrate its intercollegiate athletics program on Saturday, April 5, with a Spring Athletic Festival featuring competition by five Paladin teams and a full day of activities for fans on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses.
March 17, 2014
Furman Football Kicks Off Spring Practice Tuesday
The defending Southern Conference champion Furman Paladins kick off spring practice Tuesday afternoon under reigning league coach of the year Bruce Fowler, who will be entering his fourth season at the helm of the program this fall.
February 20, 2014
Furman To Kick Off Spring Practice March 18
The defending Southern Conference champion Furman Paladins will kick off spring practice on Tuesday, Mar. 18, head coach Bruce Fowler has announced.
February 10, 2014
Furman Football Adds One
Furman head football coach Bruce Fowler today announced the signing of wide receiver Andy Schumpert to a national letter of intent.
February 5, 2014
Furman Football Signs 22
With heavy emphasis on offense and linemen, Furman head football coach Bruce Fowler announced Wednesday the signing of 22 recruits to national letters of intent.
February 4, 2014
Signing Day Central
February 4, 2014
Furman Signing Day Central Kicks Off Wednesday At 7:00 AM
Furman's Signing Day Central will be the headquarters for official, real-time information on Furman's 2014 football recruiting class, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.
February 1, 2014
Dozier, McMorris Claim Top Honors At Football Banquet
Furman offensive tackle Dakota Dozier and safety/linebacker Marcus McMorris were honored as offensive and defensive player of the year, respectively, at the squad’s football banquet Saturday evening on campus.
January 31, 2014
Furman Football To Host National Signing Day Celebration Feb. 5
Furman football will host its 2014 National Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the team meeting room in the new Pearce-Horton Football Complex, head coach Bruce Fowler said today.
January 30, 2014
Furman Releases 2014 Football Schedule, To Play South Carolina Oct. 18
A clash against South Carolina, the resumption of a popular intrastate rivalry, and the addition of two new Southern Conference foes highlight defending league champion Furman’s 12-game 2014 football schedule, which was released today by director of athletics Gary Clark.
January 17, 2014
Furman's Trey Robinson Named to College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman Team
Furman safety Trey Robinson has been named to the College Sports Journal (CSJ) FCS All-Freshman Team, it was announced today.
January 6, 2014
Furman Ranked 21st In Final FCS Coaches Poll
Furman needed the full 2013 season to crack the national polls, but the Paladins finally made it — at No. 21 — in the final Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches Poll, which was released Monday afternoon.
December 28, 2013
Furman's Dozier Invited To 2014 NFL Combine
Furman All-America offensive tackle Dakota Dozier will participate in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, scheduled for Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, Ind., it has been confirmed.
December 23, 2013
AFCA Tabs Furman's Dozier To FCS All-America Squad
The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) on Monday named Furman’s Dakota Dozier to its 2013 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-America squad, making the Paladin senior the seventh consensus All-American in school history.
December 18, 2013
Furman's Dozier, Early Land All-America Honors
Furman seniors Dakota Dozier and Ray Early have been named Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) All-Americans following the release of three squads by different organizations on Wednesday.
December 11, 2013
Furman's Dozier To Play In East-West Shrine Game
Furman All-American offensive tackle Dakota Dozier has accepted an invitation to play in the 89th annual East-West Shrine Game, scheduled for Jan. 18, 2014, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., it has been announced.
December 7, 2013
Second Half Surge Lifts No. 1 North Dakota State Over Furman In FCS Playoffs, 38-7
Brock Jensen passed for 249 yard and two touchdowns and scored on a 53-yard run, and the No. 1 ranked North Dakota State Bison used a 21-point third quarter to run away from Furman, 38-7, in Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) second round playoff action Saturday afternoon at the Fargodome.
December 4, 2013
Furman To Face Top-Ranked, Two-Time Defending National Champion North Dakota State Saturday
Clearing hurdles the last five weeks en route to a Southern Conference championship and the program’s first Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoff win since 2005, Furman faces a raised bar this Saturday when it travels to Fargo, North Dakota, to take on top-ranked and two-time defending national champion North Dakota State in a second round matchup.
December 2, 2013
Furman-North Dakota State Playoff Game Tickets On Sale
Tickets for Furman’s FCS second round playoff matchup at top-ranked North Dakota State this Saturday are now on sale at the Furman University Athletic Ticket Office in Timmons Arena, it has been announced.
November 30, 2013
Furman Rides Hollman To 30-20 NCAA First Round Playoff Win Over South Carolina State
Jairus Hollman returned a punt a school record 91 yards for a touchdown and later scored on a 34-yard interception return to power Furman past South Carolina State, 30-20, in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) first round playoff action at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium Saturday afternoon.
November 26, 2013
Furman's Dozier Wins SoCon Jacobs Blocking Award, Fowler Named Coach Of The Year
Furman senior All-American offensive tackle Dakota Dozier has captured the Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking Award and Paladin mentor Bruce Fowler league coach of the year honors, the SoCon announced Tuesday morning with the release of both the coaches and media all-conference squads.
November 25, 2013
Furman-South Carolina State Playoff Game Tickets Now On Sale
Tickets for Saturday’s Furman-South Carolina State Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoff game at Oliver C. Dawson Bulldog Stadium in Orangeburg are now on sale at Furman.
November 25, 2013
Cory Magwood Named SoCon Defensive Player Of The Week
Furman linebacker Cory Magwood has been named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Paladins’ 27-14, SoCon title clinching victory over Wofford on Saturday, the league announced today.
November 24, 2013
Furman To Play At South Carolina State In FCS First Round Playoff Action Nov. 30
Southern Conference champion Furman will play South Carolina State in Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) first round playoff action next Saturday, the NCAA announced Sunday morning.
November 23, 2013
Weathering The Storms: Furman's Ryan Storms Overcomes Injuries To Succeed
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November 23, 2013
SOCON CHAMPION! Furman Defeats Wofford, 27-14, To Claim 13th League Title
Reese Hannon passed for a career high 326 yards and a touchdown, and Furman roared back from a two-touchdown deficit by scoring 27 unanswered points to defeat Wofford, 27-14, and claim a share of the 2013 Southern Conference championship Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium.
November 20, 2013
Furman To Tackle Wofford At Noon Saturday In Regular Season Finale
Riding a four-game Southern Conference winning streak, Furman will attempt to continue its strong late season run and claim a share of the 2013 SoCon championship Saturday when it entertains Wofford, its oldest football rival, in a noon clash at Paladin Stadium.
November 18, 2013
Furman's Early Selected SoCon Special Teams Player Of The Week
Furman placekicker/punter Ray Early has been named Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his record setting performance in the Paladins’ 32-20 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday in Cullowhee, the league announced Monday morning.
November 18, 2013
Sports Network Names Furman's Early National Player Of The Week
The Sports Network on Monday named Furman placekicker/punter Ray Early its national special teams player of the week for his record setting performance in the Paladins’ 32-20 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.
November 16, 2013
Early Kicks Furman Past Western Carolina, 32-20
Ray Early booted a Furman single-game record six field goals and quarterback Richard Hayes III rushed for a career-best 144 yards and a touchdown to lift the Paladins to a 32-20 victory over Western Carolina in Southern Conference football action on Saturday at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.
November 14, 2013
It's Furman Versus Western Carolina This Saturday In Cullowhee
Winners of its last two Southern Conference games, including a 35-17 triumph over 20th-ranked Samford last Saturday, Furman will look to continue its late season surge this Saturday when it travels to Cullohwee, N.C., to take on Western Carolina in a 3:30 p.m. Southern Conference contest at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.
November 11, 2013
Sports Network Tabs Marcus McMorris FCS National Defensive Player Of The Week
Furman linebacker/safety Marcus McMorris continued his awards haul Monday by being named Sports Network National Defensive Player of the Week for his stellar play in the Paladins’ 35-17 win over 20th-ranked Samford on Saturday.
November 11, 2013
Furman's McMorris Earns SoCon Defensive Player Of The Week Honors
Furman linebacker/safety Marcus McMorris has been named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his first performance in the Paladins’ 35-17 win over 20th-ranked Samford on Saturday, the league announced Monday morning.
November 9, 2013
Furman Looks To Continue Late Season Surge Saturday Versus Samford
Winners of its last two Southern Conference games, Furman will look to continue its late season surge Saturday when Samford pays a visit to Paladin Stadium for a 1:30 p.m. matchup that will highlight homecoming weekend at the university.
November 9, 2013
Furman Big Plays Sink 20th-Ranked Samford, 35-17
Andrej Suttles scored on an 85-yard touchdown reception just before the half, and Marcus McMorris finished off a big play afternoon for Furman with an 89-yard fourth quarter interception return to propel the Paladins to a 35-17 Southern Conference homecoming win over 20th-ranked Samford Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium.
November 4, 2013
Ray Early Named Sports Network National Special Teams Player Of The Week
Furman placekicker/punter Ray Early added to his list of weekly accolades by earning Sports Network National Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Paladins’ 16-14 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
November 4, 2013
Furman's McCune, Early Land SoCon Player Of The Week Laurels
Furman’s 16-14 road win over Georgia Southern on Saturday netted the Paladins a pair of Southern Conference honors as defensive end Ira McCune was named the league’s defensive player of the week and placekicker/punter Ray Early was accorded special teams player of the week, the conference office announced Monday morning.
November 2, 2013
Furman-Georgia Southern Set To Battle For Last Time
One of the Southern Conference’s most intense rivalries will draw to a close this Saturday when Furman travels to Statesboro, Ga., to face Georgia Southern in a 1:00 p.m. game at Paulson Stadium.
November 2, 2013
And It's Furman By Two! Paladins 16, Georgia Southern 14
Ray Early booted an 18-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter and Furman held on to beat Georgia Southern, 16-14, Saturday afternoon at Paulson Stadium in the final meeting between the two Southern Conference rivals.
October 26, 2013
No. 13 LSU Pulls Away From Paladins, 48-16
Reggie Thomas’ 74-yard interception return keyed a solid Furman first half, but 12th-ranked LSU turned the tables over the final two periods on the way to a 48-16 win over the Paladins in front of 92,554 fans Saturday evening at Tiger Stadium.
October 24, 2013
Furman Football Ranks 10th Nationally In NCAA Division I Graduation Success Rate
Furman University’s football program ranks 10th nationally in Graduation Success Rate (GSR) among all Division I institutions, according to annual figures released today by the NCAA.
October 22, 2013
Furman To Face 13th-Ranked LSU Saturday
Fresh from a 27-10 thumping of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) apprentice Appalachian State, the Furman Paladins will get the real FBS experience this Saturday when they travel to Baton Rouge, La., to take on AP/USA Today 13th-ranked LSU in a 6:00 p.m. CT (7:00 p.m. ET) at Tiger Stadium.
October 21, 2013
Furman's Early Named SoCon Special Teams Player Of The Week
Furman plackekicker/punter Ray Early has been named Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Paladins’ 27-10 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday, the league announced today.
October 19, 2013
Furman-Appalachian State Meet Saturday In Final SoCon Clash
When the Furman Paladins and Appalachian State Mountaineers square off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Paladin Stadium, it will mark the final clash between two of Southern Conference’s most successful football programs.
October 19, 2013
Furman Whips Appalachian State, 27-10
Gary Wilkins returned an interception 98 yards and Furman feasted on five Appalachian State turnovers to whip the Mountaineers, 27-10, in Southern Conference football action Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium.
October 14, 2013
Furman's Early Lands National Honor
Furman placekicker Ray Early has been named National Placekicker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for his performance Saturday against Chattanooga, it has been announced.
October 12, 2013
Chattanooga Beats Furman, 31-9
Jacon Huesman ran for 73 yards and two touchdowns and Chattanooga used solid defensive play to beat Furman, 31-9, in Southern Conference football action Saturday evening in Finley Stadium.
October 9, 2013
Furman To Kick off Season's Second Half Saturday At Chattanooga
Furman kicks off the second half of its 2013 campaign this Saturday when it travels to Chattanooga to take on the Mocs in a Southern Conference matchup at Finley Stadium. Kickoff for the WatchESPN3 televised game, which will highlight UTC’s Homecoming Weekend, is set for 6:00 p.m.
October 7, 2013
Furman's Fletcher Named SoCon Freshman Of The Week
Furman quarterback Duncan Fletcher has been named Southern Conference Freshman of the Week for his performance against Elon on Saturday, the league announced today.
October 5, 2013
Furman Falls To Elon, 28-25
Elon’s Karl Bostick rushed for a pair of touchdowns and the Phoenix held off a second half rally by Furman to down the Paladins, 28-25, in Southern Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium.
October 4, 2013
Felton To Be Inducted Into Furman Athletic Hall Of Fame Saturday
Former Furman All-American fullback Jerome Felton ‘07, a Pro Bowl member of the Minnesota Vikings, will be inducted into the Furman University Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies prior to the Paladins’ Saturday football game against Elon.
October 2, 2013
Furman To Entertain Elon Saturday At Paladin Stadium
Coming off a 24-17 road victory over arch-rival The Citadel in Charleston last Saturday and winners of two straight, Furman (2-2, 1-0 SoCon) returns home to Paladin Stadium on Saturday to take on Elon (1-4, 0-1 SoCon) in a 1:30 p.m. game that will highlight Parents’ Weekend at Furman.
September 30, 2013
Furman's Warren Named SoCon Defensive Player Of The Week
Furman linebacker T.J. Warren has been named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Paladins’ 24-17 road victory over The Citadel on Saturday, the league announced today.
September 28, 2013
Furman-Citadel To Renew SoCon's Oldest Football Rivalry
Furman and The Citadel are set to renew the Southern Conference’s oldest football rivalry this Saturday when the two old foes square off in Charleston. Kickoff for the 93rd meeting between the Paladins and Bulldogs is 6:00 p.m. at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
September 28, 2013
Furman Edges Citadel, 24-17
Terry Robinson ran for two touchdowns and freshman quarterback Duncan Fletcher came off the bench in the second half to lead Furman to a 24-17 victory over arch-rival The Citadel in Southern Conference football action Saturday evening at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
September 19, 2013
Furman-South Carolina State To Resume Football Series In 2014
Furman and South Carolina State will resume their football series beginning in 2014, the schools have announced.
September 17, 2013
Furman Unveils New Paladin Logo
A new playing surface was not the only thing Furman University unveiled during its first home football game Saturday against Presbyterian College. The school also rolled out a logo of the Paladin mascot.
September 16, 2013
Furman's Hollman Named SoCon Special Teams Player Of The Week
Furman’s Jairus Hollman has been named Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his decisive play in Furman’s 21-20 win over Presbyterian on Saturday, the league announced today.
September 14, 2013
Dakota Dozier: Witness To Change
Take a look around Paladin Stadium today and you’ll see a lot of things not present at Furman’s last 2012 home game against The Citadel.
September 14, 2013
Blocked Field Goal Helps Furman Hold Off Presbyterian, 21-20
Jairus Hollman blocked a potential game winning 23-yard field goal attempt with 18 seconds remaining in the game to help Furman hold on for a 21-20 victory over Presbyterian in football action Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium.
September 12, 2013
It's Fury Time!
Dave Hanson, who once pursued a career in acting, now gets his adrenaline rush on the football field.
September 11, 2013
Furman Kicks Off Home Season Saturday Against Presbyterian
After opening the season with two road games, Furman kicks off its five-game 2013 home season this Saturday when it takes on the Presbyterian Blue Hose at Paladin Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon.
September 10, 2013
New Furman Football Parking Plans To Take Effect This Saturday
Furman’s University’s Paladin Stadium has undergone change this summer with the installation of a new playing surface and the ongoing construction of the new Pearce-Horton Football Complex, the program’s new 44,000-square football operational home and press box.
September 7, 2013
Furman Looks To Break Through Saturday At Coastal Carolina
Furman continues its early season road stretch this Saturday when it travels to Conway, S.C., to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Kickoff for the WMYA-40/ESPN3 televised contest at Brooks Stadium is set for 6:00 p.m.
September 7, 2013
Coastal Carolina Holds Off Furman, 35-28
Alex Ross passed for 245 yards and a touchdown and 24th-ranked Coastal Carolina built a two-touchdown first half lead and held off Furman, 35-28, in football action Saturday evening at Brooks Stadium.
August 31, 2013
Second Half Gardner-Webb Rally Downs Furman, 28-21
Juanne Blount rushed for 158 yards and scored a pair of third quarter touchdowns to lead Gardner-Webb to a 28-21 victory over Furman in the season opener for both teams Saturday evening at Spangler Stadium.
August 28, 2013
Furman Announces Football Radio Lineup
Furman football fans can follow the Paladins again this season over the Furman Sports Network, produced by IMG College of Winston-Salem, N.C.
August 27, 2013
Furman To Kick Off 2013 Season Saturday At Gardner-Webb
Furman football kicks off the 2013 football season this Saturday when the Paladins make the short trip to Boiling Springs, N.C., to take on the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs. Kickoff for the WMYA-40/ESPN3 televised contest at Spangler Stadium is set for 6:00 p.m.
August 27, 2013
Coach Bruce Fowler Call-In Show Begins Thursday
The Coach Bruce Fowler Call-In Show will kick off its third season on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6:30-7:30 at the Bimini Oyster Bar and Seafood Grille, 100 Villa Road in Greenville, it has been announced.
August 23, 2013
Furman Football Names Captains
Furman head football coach Bruce Fowler announced today the election of three captains for the 2013 season.
August 18, 2013
Furman Announces Partnership With StatBroadcast® For Live Stats Display
The Furman University athletics department has announced the addition of the StatBroadcast® Live platform to its multimedia offerings for the 2013-14 year, which will allow the simulcast of live stats from athletic events via the web and mobile devices.
August 16, 2013
Paladin Secondary Looking For Improvement
With the start of Furman’s 2013 season two weeks away, the Paladins’ focus and preparation for opening foe Gardner-Webb will intensify with each passing day, and a share of that attention no doubt emanates from the Paladin secondary, which returns three starters.
August 15, 2013
Furman's Clark Plays Key Role In Student Athlete Concussion Legislation
Furman University head athletic trainer Craig Clark and the South Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association (SCATA) helped score a victory for state student athletes Thursday when Gov. Nikki Haley visited the Upstate for a ceremonial signing of the Student Athlete Concussion bill.
August 14, 2013
Saturday Furman Football FanFest Moved To Timmons Arena
Furman “Mast General Store FanFest,” originally scheduled for Saturday, August 17, in downtown Greenville, has been moved to Timmons Arena due to expected inclement weather in the Greenville area, athletic director Dr. Gary Clark announced today.
August 10, 2013
Youthful Linebacking Corps At Center Of Furman Defense
Of the three main areas that comprise Furman’s defense heading into the 2013 season, no group sports more youth than the linebacking corps.
August 9, 2013
Furman Football Unveils New Uniforms
The Furman Paladins will sport a new look for the 2013 season — actually as many as six potential new uniform combinations that were unveiled at Friday’s team meeting.
August 6, 2013
Romanelli, Rochester Join Furman Strength Training & Conditioning Staff
Jenna Romanelli and Daniel Rochester have joined Furman’s Strength Training and Conditioning staff as assistant coaches, director David Abernethy has announced.
August 6, 2013
Building Depth Among Furman's Preseason Tasks
A big focus in the preseason for the Furman Paladins is building depth in a number of areas, chief among them the defensive line, which returns just one starter and only three players who sport notable experience along the squad’s four-man front.
August 6, 2013
Furman's Kadarron Anderson Signs With Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans have signed former Furman linebacker Kadarron Anderson, the club announced today.
August 4, 2013
Furman Football To Kick Off Preseason Practice Monday
Furman head football coach Bruce Fowler welcomed 87 players to campus Sunday afternoon in preparation for the Paladins’ preseason camp, which commences Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. in Paladin Stadium.
July 29, 2013
Deadline For Furman-LSU Ticket Purchase Through Furman Is August 14
Furman fans have until August 14 at 5:00 p.m. to purchase tickets in the Paladin seating section for the Oct. 26 football game between Furman and LSU at Tiger Stadium, it has been announced.
July 24, 2013
Furman Picked Fifth In SoCon Preseason Football Polls
The Furman Paladins are a preseason fifth place pick in a pair of Southern Conference preseason football polls conducted by league head coaches and media, it was announced today at the SoCon’s Football Media Day.
July 17, 2013
Furman FanFest Set For August 17 At Courtyard By Marriott Village Green In Downtown Greenville
Furman football will hold its annual “Mast General Store FanFest” on Saturday, August 17 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at the Courtyard by Marriott Village Green in downtown Greenville, it has been announced.
July 17, 2013
"My40" To Televise Furman Football Games At Gardner-Webb, Coastal Carolina
Furman football’s Aug. 31 season opening game at Gardner-Webb and Sept. 7 contest at Coastal Carolina will be televised by WMYA “My40,” it has been announced. Kickoff for both contests is set for 6:00 p.m.
July 16, 2013
Phil Steele Tabs Furman's Dozier To Preseason All-America Squad
Furman offensive tackle Dakota Dozier has been named a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) first team preseason All-American by Phil Steele College Preview, it was announced today.
July 1, 2013
Furman's Dozier Named Sports Network Preseason All-American
Furman offensive tackle Dakota Dozier has been named to the Sports Network Preseason All-America squad, it was announced today.
June 24, 2013
Two Furman Football Games Slated For ESPN3
Furman football will make a pair of television appearances this fall as part of the Southern Conference’s eight-game football package with ESPN3, it was announced today.
June 13, 2013
FurmanPaladins.com Sports New Look
In preparation for the fast approaching 2013-14 athletic year, FurmanPaladins.com sports a new look today.
June 6, 2013
Furman Sets Football Kickoff Times
Furman director of athletics Dr. Gary Clark today announced kickoff times for the remainder of the Paladins’ five-game 2013 home schedule.