Here is a breakdown of some of this year’s NCAA Football squads in the region.

DIVISION I-FBS

Akron

Nickname:  Zips.

Location:  Akron, Ohio.

Stadium (capacity):  InfoCision Stadium (27,000).

All-time record:  486-485-37.

Conference:  Mid-American (joined 1992).

Conference titles (last):  1 (2005).

Bowl appearances (last):  1 (2005).

2010 record: 1-11 (1-7 MAC).

Head coach (record):  Rob Ianello, second season (1-11).

Returning starters: Offense (13) - OT Jake Anderson (Sr.), FB Austin Bailey (So.), OG Zac Kasperick (Sr.), QB Patrick Nicely (Jr.) and OG Mitch Straight (Jr.); Defense (8) - DE Hasan Hazime (Sr.), CB Anthony Holmes (So), LB Matt Little (Sr.), DT Dan Marcouz (Sr.), LB ShelDon Miller (So.), S Josh Richmond (Jr.), LB Brian Wagner (Jr.) and CB Manley Waller (Jr.); Special teams (2) - P Zack Campbell (Sr.) and LS Adam Steiner (Jr.).

Other area players: K A.J. Fox (Fr. - Cardinal Mooney), DT James Harvey (Sr. - Cochranton) and OT Micah Lio (So. - Knoch).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - at Ohio State, 10 - Temple*, 17 - at Cincinnati, 24 - Virginia Military Institute; Oct. - 1 - at E. Michigan*, 8 - Florida International, 22 - Ohio*, 29 - C. Michigan; Nov. - 3 - at Miami (Ohio)*, 12 - Kent State*, 19 - at Buffalo*, 25 - at W. Michigan*.

Kent State

Nickname:  Golden Flashes.

Location:  Kent, Ohio.

Stadium (capacity):  Dix Stadium (20,500).

All-time record:  311-498-28.

Conference:  Mid-American (joined 1951).

Conference titles (last):  1 (1972).

Bowl appearances (last):  2 (1972).

2010 record: 5-7 (4-4 MAC).

Head coach (record):  Darrell Hazell, first season.

Returning starters: Offense (9) - OL Chris Anzevino (Sr.), OL Kent Cleveland (Jr.), WR Tyshon Goode (Jr.), QB Spencer Keith (Jr.), WR Sam Kirkland (Sr.), OL Josh Kline (Jr.), RB Jacquise Terry (Sr.), TE Justin Thompson (Sr.) and OL Brian Winters (Jr.); Defense (5) - LB Luke Batton (Jr.), DT Dana Brown (Jr.), DE Jake Dooley (Jr.), CB Josh Pleasant (Sr.) and CB Norman Wolfe (Sr.); Special teams (4) - K Freddy Cortez (Jr.), LS Ryan Hidalgo (Sr.), P Matt Rinehart (Sr.) and LS Alex Thomasson (Sr.).

Other area players:  Anzevino (Harding), QB Sal Battles (Jr. - Youngstown East) and DL Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (Sr. - Cardinal Mooney).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - at Alabama, 10 - Louisiana, 17 - at Kansas State, 24 - S. Alabama; Oct. - 1 - at Ohio*, 8 - at N. Illinois*, 15 - Miami (Ohio)*, 29 - Bowling Green*; Nov. - 4 - C. Michigan*, 12 - at Akron*, 19 - E. Michigan*, 25 - at Temple*.

Penn State

Nickname:  Nittany Lions.

Location:  University Park.

Stadium (capacity):  Beaver Stadium (107,292).

All-time record:  819-356-43.

Conference:  Big Ten (joined 1993).

Conference titles (last):  3 (2008).

Bowl appearances (last):  43.

2010 record:  7-6 (4-4 Big Ten).

Head coach (record):  Joe Paterno, 46th season (401-135-3).

Returning starters: Offense (8) - OT Quinn Barham (Sr.), WR Justin Brown (Jr.), QB Matt McGloin (Jr.), WR Derek Moey (Sr.), OT Chima Okoli (Sr.), WR Devon Smith (Jr.), FB Joe Suhey (Sr.) and OG Johnnie Troutman (Sr.); Defense (9) - DB Drew Astorino (Sr.), DE Jack Crawford (Sr.), DT Devon Hill (Sr.), DT Jordan Hill (Jr.), CB D'Anton Lynn (Sr.), LB Michael Mauti (Jr.), CB Stephon Morris (Jr.), LB Nate Stupar (Sr.) and S Nick Sukay (Sr.); Special teams (1) - P Anthony Fera (So.).

Other area players: TB Brandon Beachum (Jr. - Cardinal Mooney), CB Jeff Cully (Fr. - Hampton), K Michael Fuhrman (Jr. - N. Allegheny) and RB Michael Zordich (Jr. - Cardinal Mooney).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - Indiana State, 10 - Alabama, 17 - at Temple, 24 - E. Michigan; Oct. - 1 - at Indiana*, 8 - Iowa*, 15 - Purdue*, 22 - at Northwestern*, 29 - Illinois*; Nov. - 12 - Nebraska*, 19 - at Ohio State*, 26 - at Wisconsin*.

Pittsburgh

Nickname:  Panthers.

Location:  Pittsburgh.

Stadium (capacity):  Heinz Field (65,050).

All-time record:  671-483-42.

Conference:  Big East (joined 1991).

Conference titles (last):  2 (2010).

Bowl appearances (last):  27 (2010).

2010 record:  8-5 (5-2 Big East).

Head coach (record):  Todd Graham, first season (43-23 overall).

Returning starters: Offense (5) - LT Jordan Gibbs (Sr.), C Chris Jacobson (Sr.), RT Lucas Nix (Sr.), WR Mike Shanahan (Jr.) and QB Tino Sunseri (Jr.); Defense (8) - DT Chas Alecxih (Sr.), NT Myles Caragein, LB Max Gruder (Sr.), S Jarred Holley (Jr.), DE Brandon Lindsey (Sr.), CB Antwuan Reed (Sr.), LB Tristan Roberts (Sr.), LB Greg Williams (Sr.); Special teams (1) - PR Cameron Saddler (Jr.).

Mercer County players:  RB Derrick Burns (R-Fr. - Wilmington) and OL Cory King (R-So. - Lakeview).

Other area players: RB Randy Morris (R-Fr. - Seneca Valley), OL Tom Ricketts (R-Fr. - N. Allegheny), OL Ryan Schlieper (R-So. - N. Allegheny), DB Ray Vinopal (So. - Cardinal Mooney) and P Matt Yoklic (R-Fr. - Pine-Richland).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - Buffalo, 10 - Maine, 17 - at Iowa, 24 - Notre Dame, 29 - S. Florida; Oct. - 8 - at Rutgers*, 15 - Utah, 26 - Connecticut*; Nov. - 5 - Cincinnati*, 12 - at Louisville*, 25 - at W. Virginia*; Dec. - 3 - Syracuse*.

Temple

Nickname:  Owls.

Location:  Philadelphia.

Stadium (capacity):  Lincoln Financial Field (68,532).

All-time record:  416-544-53.

Conference:  Mid-American (joined 2007).

Conference titles (last):  None.

Bowl appearances (last):  3 (2009).

2010 record:  8-4 (5-3 MAC).

Head coach (record):  Steve Addazio, first season.

Returning starters: Offense (11) - OG Pat Boyle (Jr.), RB Matt Brown (Jr.), TE Morkeith Brown (Sr.), OT Derek Dennis (Sr.), QB Mike Gerardi (Jr.), C John Palumbo (Sr.), RB Bernard Pierce (So.), TE Evan Rodriguez (Sr.), QB Chester Stewart (Sr.), WR Rod Streater (Sr.) and OG Wayne Tribue (Sr.); Defense (7) - DL Kadeem Custis (Jr.), S Justin Gildea (Jr.), CB Kee-ayre Griffin (Sr.), S Kevin Kroboth (Sr.), DL Shahid Paulhill (So.), DL Adrian Robinson (Sr.) and LB Tahir Whitehead (Sr.); Special teams (1) - P/K Brandon McManus (Jr.).

Schedule: Sept. - 1 - Villanova, 10 - at Akron*, 17 - Penn State, 24 - at Maryland; Oct. - 1 - Toledo*, 8 - at Ball State*, 15 - Buffalo*, 22 - at Bowling Green*; Nov. - 2 - at Ohio*, 9 - Miami (Ohio)*, 19 - Army, 25 - Kent State*.

West Virginia

Nickname:  Mountaineers.

Location:  Morgantown, W.Va.

Stadium (capacity):  Mountaineer Field (60,000).

All-time record:  691-493-45.

Conference:  Big East (joined 1991).

Conference titles (last):  3 (2010).

Bowl appearances (last):  29 (2010).

2010 record:  9-4 (5-2 Big East).

Head coach (record):  Dana Holgorsen, first season.

Returning starters: Offense (9) - WR/RB Tavon Austin (Jr.), WR Stedman Bailey (So.), OL Don Barclay (Sr.), OL Jeff Braun (Jr.), OL Josh Jenkins (Sr.), OL Joe Madsen (Jr.), QB Geno Smith (Jr.), WR Brad Starks (Sr.), TE Tyler Urban (Sr.); Defense (6) - DB Terence Garvin (Jr.), LB Najee Goode (Sr.), DL Julian Miller (Sr.), DB Eain Smith (Sr.) DB Keith Tandy (Sr.) DL Josh Taylor (Sr.); Special teams - Unavailable.

Other area players: Barclay (Seneca Valley) and DB Michael Dorsey (So. - Harding).

Schedule: Sept. - 4 - Marshall, 10 - Norfolk State, 17 - at Maryland, 24 - Louisiana State; Oct. - 1 - Bowling Green, 8 - Connecticut*, 21 - at Syracuse*, 29 - at Rutgers*; Nov. - 5 - Louisville*, 12 - at Cincinnati*, 25 - Pittsburgh*; Dec. - 1 - at S. Florida*.

DIVISION I-FCS

Bucknell

Nickname:  Bison.

Location:  Lewisburg.

Stadium (capacity):  Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium (13,100).

All-time record:  560-526-5.

Conference:  Patriot League (joined 1986).

Conference titles (last):  1 (1996).

2010 record:  1-10 (1-4 Patroit).

Head coach (record):  Joe Susan, second season (1-10, 11-10 overall).

Returning starters: Offense (7) - OL Anthony Carter (Sr.), OL Ian Dal Bello (Sr.), FB Travis Friend (So.), TE Nick Gatto (Jr.), RB Tyler Smith (Jr.), WR Victor Walker (So.) and QB Brandon Wesley (So.); Defense (6) - LB Tim Bolte (Sr.), DL Josh Eden (Sr.), DL Robert De La Rosa (Sr.), DB Derrick Palmer (So.), LB Sean Rafferty (Sr.) and DB Bryce Robertson (Sr.); Special teams (2) - P Ryan Gutowski (Jr.) and K Drew Orth (Sr.).

Other area players: RB Matthew Steinbeck (Fr. - N. Allegheny).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - Duquesne, 10 - Marist, 17 - at Cornell, 24 - at Princeton; Oct. - 1 - Georgetown*, 8 - Lehigh*, 15 - at Harvard, 22 - Holy Cross*, 29 - at Lafayette*; Nov. - 12 - at Fordham, 19 - at Colgate*.

Duquesne

Nickname:  Dukes.

Location:  Pittsburgh.

Stadium (capacity):  Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field (2,200).

All-time record:  373-280-19.

Conference:  Northeast Conference (joined 2008).

Conference titles (last):  None.

2010 record:  7-4 (5-3 NEC).

Head coach (record):  Jerry Schmitt, seventh season (33-29, 61-50 overall).

Returning starters: Offense (8) - C Cameron Downey (Sr.), LT Ron Dunn (Sr.), LG Eric Warning (Jr.), RG Jamaal Thomas (Sr.), TE Brian Layhue (Sr.), RB Larry McCoy (Jr.), WR Akeem Moore (Jr.) and QB Sean Patterson (Jr.); Defense (6) - DE Alex Inda (Sr.), DT Mike Passodelis (Sr.), LB Ashton Burno (Sr.), LB Derrick Lakins (Jr.), S Serge Kona (Jr.) and S Khiry Carter (Sr.); Special teams (1) - P Charlie Leventry (Jr.).

Other area players: WR Tommy Berexa (Fr. - Pine-Richland), RB Andrew Bly (Fr. - Hampton), LS Calvin Brent (Fr. - Pine-Richland), WR Joe Cangilla (Sr. - Hampton), DL Vince Czerniewski (Fr. - N. Allegheny), DB E.J. Kosec (Fr. - Poland Seminary), DL Joshua Lott (Jr. - Howland), LB Brett Modic (Fr. - Poland Seminary), Passodelis (N. Allegheny), LB Zach Richert (Jr. - Pine-Richland) and OL Tim Wood (Fr. - N. Catholic).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - at Bucknell, 10 - at Dayton, 17 - Valparaiso, 24 - at St. Francis*; Oct. - 1 - Bryant*, 8 - at Albany*, 15 - C. Connecticut State*, 22 - Wagner*, 29 - at Monmouth*; Nov. - 12 - at Sacred Heart*, 19 - Robert Morris*.

Lafayette

Nickname:  Leopards.

Location:  Easton.

Stadium (capacity):  Fisher Stadium (13,132).

All-time record:  650-552-39.

Conference:  Patriot League (joined 1986).

Conference titles (last):  6 (2006).

2010 record:  2-9 (1-4 Patriot).

Head coach (record):  Frank Tavani, 12th season (62-62).

Returning starters: Offense (8) - WR Mitchell Bennett (Sr.), OG Scott Biel (Sr.), OT Anthony Buffolino (Sr.), C Jake Crooks (Sr.), WR Kyle Hayes (Sr.), QB Ryan O'Neil (Sr.), RB Jerome Rudolph (Sr.) and OT Matt Welch (Sr.); Defense (7) - LB Ben Eaton (Sr.), CB Brandon Ellis (Sr.), DE Mike Grimaldi (Sr.), DT Rick Lyster (Jr.), S Evan McGovern (Sr.), LB Nick Nardone (Sr.) and, S Kyle Simmons (Sr.); Special teams (0).

Other area players: FB Jake McTighe (So. - Knoch) and Nardone (Ellwood City).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - at N. Dakota State, 10 - at Georgetown*, 17 - at Pennsylvania, 24 - at Stony Brook; Oct. - 1 - Harvard, 15 - Yale, 22 - Fordham*, 29 - Bucknell*; Nov. - 5 - Colgate*, 12 - at Holy Cross*, 19 - at Lehigh*.

Lehigh

Nickname:  Mountain Hawks.

Location:  Bethlehem.

Stadium (capacity):  Goodman Stadium (16,000).

All-time record:  Unavailable.

Conference:  Patriot League (joined 1986).

Conference titles (last):  8 (2010).

2010 record:  10-3 (5-0 Patriot).

Head coach (record):  Andy Coen, sixth season (30-27).

Returning starters: Offense (7) - WR Jake Drwal (Sr.), FB Sean Farrell (So.), OL Jim Liebler (Sr.), QB Chris Lum (Sr.), OL Troy McKenna (Sr.), WR Ryan Spadola (Jr.) and OL Keith Schauder (Sr.); Defense (7) - DL Tom Bianchi (Jr.), DL Cody Connare (Sr.), DL Sajjad Chagani (Jr.), LB Mike Groome (Sr.), DL Andrew Knapp (Sr.), LB Colin Newton (Sr.) and LB Tanner Rivas (Sr.); Special teams (0).

Other area players: OL Mike Vuono (Jr. - N. Allegheny).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - at Monmouth, 10 - New Hampshire, 17 - at Princetown, 24 - Liberty; Oct. - 1 - Yale, 8 - at Bucknell*, 15 - at Fordham*, 29 - at Colgate*; Nov. - 5 - Holy Cross*, 12 - Georgetown*, 19 - Lafayette*.

Pennsylvania

Nickname:  Quakers.

Location:  Philadelphia.

Stadium (capacity):  Franklin Field (52,593).

All-time record:  808-463-42.

Conference:  Ivy League (joined 1954).

Conference titles (last):  15 (2010).

2010 record:  9-1 (7-0 Ivy).

Head coach (record):  Al Bagnoli, 20th season (136-52, 222-71 overall).

Returning starters: Offense (8) - Unavailable; Defense (7) - Unavailable; Special teams (1) - Unavailable .

Schedule: Sept. - 17 - Lafayette, 24 - Villanova; Oct. - 1 - Dartmouth*, 8 - Fordham, 15 - Columbia*, 22 - Yale*, 29 - Brown*; Nov. - 5 - Princeton*, 12 - Harvard*, 19 - Cornell*.

Robert Morris

Nickname:  Colonials.

Location:  Moon Township.

Stadium (capacity):  Joe Walton Stadium (3,000).

All-time record:  103-70-1.

Conference:  Northeast Conference (joined 1994).

Conference titles (last):  6 (2010).

2010 record:  8-3 (7-1 NEC).

Head coach (record):  Joe Walton, 18th season (104-70-1).

Returning starters: Offense (10) - LT Carlos Andrade (Sr.), RG Brian Bevilacqua (Jr.), WR Anthony Coleman (Jr.), TE Shadrae King (Jr.), RT Corey Konycki (Sr.), FB Jeff Link (Sr.), C Sam Miller (Jr.), LG Brad Rodgers (Jr.), RB Myles Russ (Sr.) and QB Jeff Sinclair (So.); Defense (7) - CB Rolf Bathold (Sr.), LB Alex DiMichele (Sr.), CB Marvin McCalla (Sr.), LB Elias Navarro (Sr.), S Michael Landers (Sr.), S Michael Richards (Sr.) and NG Chris Roberts (Sr.); Special teams (2) - K Garrett Clawson (Sr.) and P Nick Schirtzinger (Sr.).

Other area players: WR Danny Duvall (Fr. - Hubbard), FB Nick Groat (Jr. - Austintown Fitch), K Greg Langer (Jr. - Pine-Richland), LB Eric Moscipan (Fr. - Shenango), DL Nolan Nearhoof (Jr. - Mars), WR Quinton Pirl (Jr. - Austintown Fitch), WR Colin Ryan (Fr. - Pine-Richland), TE Andrew Smith (So. - Seneca Valley) and RB Robert Smith-Harris (Fr. - Liberty).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - Dayton, 10 - at Liberty, 17 - at Morgan State; Oct. - 1 - at Monmouth*, 8 - St. Francis*, 15 - at Albany*, 22 - Bryant*, 29 - Sacred Heart*; Nov. - 5 - at C. Connecticut State*, 12 - Wagner*, 19 - Duquesne*.

St. Francis

Nickname:  Red Flashes.

Location:  Loretto.

Stadium (capacity):  DeGol Field (3,500).

All-time record:  209-381-16.

Conference:  Northeast Conference.

Conference titles:  None.

2010 record:  1-10 (1-7 NEC).

Head coach (record):  Chris Villarrial, second season (1-10).

Returning starters: Offense (9) - OL William Hall (Sr.), RB Kyle Harbridge (Jr.), OL William Houston (Jr.), WR Anthony Howze (Sr.), QB John Kelly (Jr.), OL Jordan Kelly (Sr.), FB Kevin Parker (Jr.), OL Jake Smith (Jr.) and WR Jeffrey Wasilewski (Jr.); Defense (9) - DB Tony Armstead (Sr.), DB Michael Brown (So.), DB Jakob DeMedal (So.), DL Robert Smith (Jr.), DB Alford Thompson (So.), LB Ryan Revtai (Sr.), DL Christopher Shepard (Jr.), DB Luke McConnell (Sr.) and DL Kaena Moose (So.); Special teams (2) - P Andrew Penska (So.) and K Josh Thiel (Jr.).

Mercer County players:  DeMedal (Wilmington).

Other area players: LB Dylan Bear (Fr. - Mars), DB Austin Miele (Fr. - Mars), DL Brody Maughan-Evanson (So. -  Mars) and K Kevin Wood (So. - Knoch).

Schedule: Sept. - 3 - at Wagner*, 10 - at N. Dakota State, 17 - Morehead State, 24 - Duquesne*; Oct. - 1 - Albany*, 8 - at Robert Morris*, 15 - at Sacred Heart*, 22 - at Youngstown State, 29 - C. Connecticut State*; Nov. - 5 - Monmouth*, 12 - at Bryant*.

Villanova

Nickname:  Wildcats.

Location:  Villanova.

Stadium (capacity):  Villanova Stadium (12,500).

All-time record:  571-444-31.

Conference:  Colonial Athletic Association (joined 2007).

Conference titles (last):  1 (2009).

2010 record:  9-5 (5-3 CAA).

Head coach (record):  Andy Talley, 27th season (187-107-1, 215-125-2 overall).

Returning starters: Offense (6) - Unavailable; Defense (6) - Unavailable; Special teams (2) - Unavailable .

Other area players: DB Vince Peterson (Jr. - Howland).

Schedule: Sept. - 1 - at Temple, 10 - at Towson*, 17 - Monmouth, 24 - Penn; Oct. - 1 - William and Mary*, 8 - at New Hampshire*, 15 - at James Madison*, 22 - Old Dominion*, 29 - Maine*; Nov. - 5 - at Massachusette, 19 - Delaware.

Youngstown State

Nickname:  Penguins.

Location:  Youngstown.

Stadium (capacity):  Stambaugh Stadium (20,630).

All-time record:  425-286-17.

Conference:  Missouri Valley Football Conference (joined 1997).

Conference titles (last):  2 (2006).

2010 record:  3-8 (1-7 MVFC).

Head coach (record):  Eric Wolford, second season (3-8).

Returning starters: Offense (7) - RB Jamaine Cook (Jr.), WR Ely Ducatel (Sr.), RG Chris Elkins (So.), QB Kurt Hess (So.), LT Andrew Radakovich (Jr.), TE Carson Sharbaugh (So.) and WR Kevin Watts (So.); Defense (6) - S Donald D’Alesio (So.), DE Obinna Ekweremuba (Sr.), DT Andrew Johnson (Sr.), LB Dom Rich (So.), LB John Sasson (Sr.) and S Will Shaw (Jr.); Special teams (2) - P Nick Liste (So.) and LS Nate Schkurko (Sr.).

Mercer County players: Sharbaugh (Wilmington).

Other area players: OG Zach Conlan (Fr. - Ursuline), D’Alesio (Cardinal Mooney), LB Danny Fernback (R-Fr. -  Boardman), OT Eric Franklin (R-Fr. -  Cardinal Mooney), S Gannon Hulea (So. -  Poland), RB Desmond Hymes (Fr. - Harding), LB Kevin Johnson (R-Fr. -  Boardman), QB Marc Kanetsky (Sr. - Hubbard), C Zach Larson (So. - Cardinal Mooney), TE Jordan Markota (Fr. - Ursuline), CB Jimmy May (Fr. -  Harding), DT D.J. Moss (So. - Austintown Fitch), DE Blake Novotny (Fr. -  Hubbard), LB Davion Rogers (Fr. - Harding), CB Matt Romeo (So. -  Boardman), LB Tim Taumoepeau (R-Fr. -  Boardman), CB Mike Thomas (Fr. - Youngstown East) and DE Steve Zaborsky (Fr. - Austintown Fitch).

Schedule: Sept. - 2 - at Michigan State, 10 - Valparaiso, 17 - Illinois State*, 24 - at Indiana State*; Oct. - 8 - S. Dakota State*, 15 - at S. Illinois*, 22 - St. Francis, 29 - W. Illinois*; Nov. - 5 - at N. Iowa*, 12 - at N. Dakota State*, 19 - Missouri State*.

Compiled by Patrick Connelly, Allied News sports editor. Players on rosters as of the start of training camp. Capsules of the teams in the Presidents' Athletic Conference appeared in Wednesday's Allied News and capsules of the team in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference appeared in the Aug. 17 edition. Capsules of regional Divison II and III will appear in an upcoming edition.

*Denotes conference opponent.

 

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