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Friday, July 31, 2009

Take the MVP Performance Challenge with Charger National Champ Jim McHugh August 1st

Sorry about the late notice, but any Chargers in West Michigan need to be at the Holland MVP Athletic Club tomorrow on Saturday August 1.

Jim McHugh is a fellow 1994 grad who captured the NCAA Division II national high jump championship while at Hillsdale. He now runs the Parisi Speed School at MVP and can dramatically increase an athlete's performance.

The free open session runs from 10 to noon and is for any athlete of any ability level ages 7 and up.

With the season now under a month away, take the challenge and see how ready YOU are.

Check the MVP website for more details. Saginaw Hall to Honor Waters

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Saginaw hall to honor Waters FREE PRESS NEWS SERVICES • July 31, 2009

Former Hillsdale, Saginaw Valley State and Michigan State football coach Frank (Muddy) Waters will be inducted into the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 8 at the Horizon Center in Saginaw.

Waters is the all-time leader in coaching victories at Hillsdale, with 138, including a 34-game winning streak in the 1950s. After two decades with the Chargers, Waters helped Saginaw Valley State begin its football program. He coached the Cardinals in 1975-79, winning a Great Lakes Conference championship in his final season. He coached Michigan State in 1980-82.

Waters, who died in 2006, already has been inducted into the Hillsdale College Athletic Hall of Fame, the College Football Hall of Fame and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

Baseball: Wayne State signed right-handed pitcher Brock Bates of Evergreen High in Ohio; utility player Chris Gebara of Troy; catcher Brad Guenther of Saline; infielder A.J. Matos of Detroit Western; left-handed pitcher Alex Pierse and right-handed pitcher/shortstop Cameron Walker, both of Warren De La Salle; first baseman Bobby Thomas of Northville, and catcher Josh Schafer, a transfer from Macomb Community College.

On our Radar: Brett Wallan

By Staff and republished at

Date: Jul 30, 2009

One of the top football stars in Southern Oregon is very interested in Army and several other schools including Oregon, Washington State, Oregon State, Hillsdale (Michigan), Pacific Lutheran, Portland State, and Idaho. talked with TE/DE Brett Wallan of Medford South high school.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sneak Peek at the 2010 Hillsdale Football Schedule

The Official Chargers website has posted the 2010 Hillsdale College Football schedule.

The GLIAC sticks to its policy of leaving the 1st week open for non-conference play and follows with 10 league games.

New schools Lake Erie College and Ohio Dominican are slated while GLIAC rivals Northern Michigan, Ferris State, and Indianapolis are not.

As much as D2 fans are begging to see more national out-of-conference games, economics will be the biggest factor determining in schools seeking opponents for the opening week.

Hillsdale College 2010 Football Schedule

Aug. 28 Open
Sept. 4 at Grand Valley State TBA
Sept. 11 at Ashland TBA
Sept. 18 vs. Lake Erie College TBA
Sept. 25 vs. Saginaw Valley State TBA
Oct. 2 at Ohio Dominican TBA
Oct. 9 vs. Michigan Tech TBA
Oct. 16 at Wayne State TBA
Oct. 23 at Northwood TBA
Oct. 30 vs. Findlay TBA
Nov. 6 vs. Tiffin TBA

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Grand Valley State, Ferris State might trim athletic schedules to save money

Grand Valley State, Ferris State might trim athletic schedules to save money

by Howie Beardsley | The Grand Rapids Press
Monday July 20, 2009, 9:50 AM

ALLENDALE -- The ailing economy has NCAA Division II administrators considering changes to their athletic programs that would include different schedules and, in some cases, slightly shortened seasons.

The proposals, which will be voted upon at January's NCAA convention, would push back football and all fall sports seasons by one week. They also would eliminate a week of two-a-day drills before classes begin.

The recommendations also include slightly shortening seasons for baseball, field hockey, softball, volleyball and men's and women's soccer and golf, and not allowing winter sports competition and practices from Dec. 20-26.

Full Article

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

RJ Walters: Young and Hungry, GLIAC Newcomers

RJ Walters

Young and hungry: GLIAC newcomers to watch for in 2009

It’s just 35 days until the Hillsdale College football Chargers take on St. Josephs in their first game of the 2009 season and fans are starting to get antsy, me included. We all want to see if Troy Weatherhead can hold off Anthony Mifsud in the QB department, and freshman like Joe “The Show” Glendening are keeping the “hype-ometer” cranked high.

The truth is the GLIAC isn’t getting any easier, with two preseason Top 10 teams, including the locked and re-loaded Grand Valley State Chargers.

Like any good athletics conference the GLIAC is run by mainly upperclassmen who have paid their dues, but there are always a couple of exceptions.

Here are some new faces to watch out for this season as the Chargers try to continue their success despite the infusion of talent the conference has been receiving.

Full Article

Friday, July 17, 2009

Oakland Press: Brother Rice Standout Following in Father's Footsteps

Special to The Oakland Press

Nearly 30 years ago, Jim Cherocci represented coach Al Fracassa’s Birmingham Brother Rice football team by playing linebacker in the state all-star game.

Today, his son Zach will finish a tremendous high school career by following in his father’s footsteps.

Full Article

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Join's Facebook Page via Text

Get your thumbs ready and text "fan chargerbluedotcom" to FBOOK (32665) from their mobile phones, and they will be added as fans instantly. Standard charges for sending a text will still apply.

The Facebook pages has over 170 members already. Let's try and build this as a vibrant place to talk about Hillsdale College Football.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

First Ever Charger Football Alumni Game Set

Not only will former Hillsdale College football players gather for an all-class reunion this Homecoming (October 9-10), but they will also have a chance to demonstrate what skills they may have left.

The first ever, or first ever in anyone's memory, alumni flag football game will be played at 11:00 AM on the turf of Muddy Waters Stadium.

Start getting your buddies rounded up for this great weekend of fun.

Fill out the form below if you are interested in participating.

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Register for the Hillsdale Football Alumni Reunion.

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