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  ‘The doctor and nurses... said it was a miracle’: SFA football player survives gunshot to forehead

SFA head football coach Colby Carthel held a weekly press conference Monday where he shared details about LaCoryien Washington’s injury.

  Tarleton issues statement after staff member interrupts SFA halftime performance

  SFA preparing for tough season opener at Baylor

Matt Wells era set to kick off; a look back at Tech’s offseason

Former LSU star Derrius Guice trash talks Texas Longhorns in Instagram post with Matthew McConaughey

TCU will start grad transfer QB and also use a true freshman

WATCH: Coach O’s season-opening press conference

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Winning at home is key for the Red Raiders success

  SFA Coach Carthel surprises senior with scholarship

  SFA football player’s teammates help reveal second child’s gender

LSU Football releases 2020 schedule

FOOTBALL IS BACK: Red Raiders host first fall camp practice

  Group of SFA QB’s look to lead 'Jacks in 2019 season

  SFA’s Carthel gets thumbs up from SLC leaders, other coaches

Coach Colby Carthel has not even run the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks onto the field for a real game, and he already has the support of higher-ups in the Southland Conference as well as coaches from other schools.

Mount Vernon ISD superintendent speaks about decision to hire former Baylor football coach

Mount Vernon ISD’s decision to hire former Art Briles, Baylor University’s former head football coach, may very well be the biggest thing to happen to the town’s football team since Don Meredith went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys.

  Ten years after he made a name for himself in ETX, JaMarkus McFarland is back as a coach

After being gone for 10 years, JaMarkus McFarland is back in East Texas.

SEC officiating under scrutiny during historic LSU, Texas A&M overtime game

As if LSU fans needed any more reason to be upset at the SEC's officiating this year.

Bama QB calls for new NCAA football video game

  SFA's Foster Sawyer day -to-day heading into showdown with ACU

  SFA running back getting recognition for selfless action away from the field

  SFA's Chris Wilkerson enjoys All-American status while remaining under the radar

Double duty: Away from the gridiron, SFA freshman wears a different uniform

  SFA football holds first practice after Conque's exit

SFA's head football coach announces his resignation

Former Stephen F. Austin State University head football coach Clint Conque announced his resignation today.

  'Jacks open fall camp on Friday

The official return of collegiate football in Texas' oldest town begins Friday, Aug. 3 as the Stephen F. Austin football program returns to the gridiron for its 2018 preseason camp.

  SFA, NSU ready to claim bragging rights of Chief Caddo

There was a lot of talking from the 11 Southland Conference Football teams at the annual Media Day in Houston on Thursday. Most of it dealt with their own team and how they were improving, but you could find some talk between rivals.

  SFA football uses SLC Media Day to preach message of unity

The SFA Lumberjacks used the Southland Conference Media Day to let the football world know that the team is standing united as they enter the 2018 football season.

  SFA picked 6th in Southland Preseason Football Poll

The SFA Lumberjacks are sitting in the middle of the pack of the Southland Conference Football Preseason Poll.

East Texas becoming recruiting hot bed for Arkansas

To win in the SEC you have to recruit. While the state schools have a stronghold on their home turf, many do look to the outside. The East Texas region has always been a hot spot on the recruiting battlefield.

SFA football heads to Houston for annual Southland Conference Media Day

The Stephen F. Austin football team's 2018 campaign officially begins in just 47 days and on Thursday, July 19, media personnel from around the state and region will be meeting with a trio of members of the Lumberjack program as part of the 2018 Southland Conference Football Media Day proceedings at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria in Houston.   The league is set to air media day interviews live on ESPN3, available everywhere via the ESPN app, for a...

Living the dream: Franklin shines for NFL Scouts

The path to the NFL for SFA's John Franklin has not always been clear but the senior has stayed the course and is just weeks from landing on an NFL roster.

SFA highlights 23 new additions on 2018 National Signing Day

Stephen F. Austin head football coach Clint Conque announced the addition of 23 players to the 2018 Lumberjack football roster on National Signing Day.

Three East Texans invited to the 2018 NFL Combine

Two East Texans from the Big 12 Conference have been invited to the premiere NFL scouting event.

Lumberjacks release 2018 football schedule

The SFA Lumberjacks look to improve on a 4-7 record from 2017.

Walls Repeats as Football Student-Athlete of the Year, Highlights Southland All-Academic Team

From SFA Athletics For the second consecutive season recently graduated Stephen F. Austin football safety Marlon Walls has been named as the Southland Conference's Football Student-Athlete of the Year.

Lufkin native Coutee named to preseason All-Big 12 team

Former Lufkin Panther and current Texas Tech wide receiver Keke Coutee has been named to the preseason All-Big 12 football team.

TCU quarterback transfer Foster Sawyer settling in at SFA

The Lumberjacks got a major boost to their roster this spring with TCU quarterback transfer Foster Sawyer. Standing at 6-5, 230 pounds, Sawyer spent three seasons with the Horned Frogs.

Lumberjacks set to hold 2017 Purple and White Spring Game Saturday evening

The Kickoff Stephen F. Austin will conclude its 2017 spring schedule with the annual Purple and White spring game, kicking off at 6 p.m. at Homer Bryce Stadium.

Conque to participate in Baylor's NFL Pro Day Wednesday

Following his performance at Stephen F. Austin's Pro Day last Wednesday, quarterback Zach Conque has been requested to attend Baylor's Pro Day on Wednesday, April 5th in Waco, working out for a number of NFL scouts and team representatives.

Pittsburgh Steeler Gus Johnson visits SFA Pro Day

As the Lumberjacks went through testing at the SFA Pro Day on Wednesday, they were under watch by NFL scouts and players. That included their former teammate and Pittsburgh stealer Gus Johnson.

Baylor axes assistant strength coach after prostitution bust

Baylor University has fired a newly hired assistant strength and conditioning coach after he was arrested on a prostitution solicitation charge. A Baylor athletics department statement Monday says Brandon Washington was fired Saturday after school officials learned that he had been arrested earlier in the day.

Stephen F. Austin announces 29 additions on National Signing Day

Stephen F. Austin head football coach Clint Conque announced the addition of 29 players to the 2017 Lumberjack football roster on National Signing Day. 19 of those additions were high school seniors, signing their National Letters of Intent to further their educational careers at SFA beginning this summer, with 10 transfer players rounding out the 2017 class. "I really like our process regarding this class,...

SFA Lumberjacks preparing for 2017 National Signing Day Wednesday

Stephen F. Austin's football coaches have been working tirelessly for the past few weeks on the recruiting trail and those efforts will culminate Wednesday on National Signing Day 2017.

Coach Conque announces addition of Frank Iheanacho to Lumberjack roster

Stephen F. Austin head coach Clint Conque has announced the addition of wide receiver Frank Iheanacho to the Lumberjack football program. Iheanacho has enrolled in classes at SFA and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining for the Lumberjacks.

Ben Beasley, Jake Brown complete Lumberjack coaching staff

Stephen F. Austin head coach Clint Conque has completed his coaching staff for the 2017 season, announcing the hirings of Ben Beasley and Jake Brown. Beasley will work with the Lumberjack safeties with Brown assuming responsibility for the SFA running backs.

Josh Lawson added to Lumberjack coaching staff

Stephen F. Austin head coach Clint Conque has announced the addition of veteran defensive coach Josh Lawson to the SFA coaching staff. A former defensive coordinator at the Division II level, Lawson will oversee the Lumberjack linebackers.

SFA's first 2017 home game pits 'Jacks against Islanders on Wednesday night

On Wednesday night, the Stephen F. Austin men's basketball team aims to continue one of the nation's longest stretches of in-conference dominance at home alive when the 'Jacks welcome Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to William R. Johnson Coliseum for a 7:00 p.m. tip off.

Coach Conque announces addition of quarterback Foster Sawyer

Stephen F. Austin head coach Clint Conque today announced the addition of quarterback Foster Sawyer to the Lumberjack football program. Sawyer will enroll at SFA, beginning with the winter 2017 semester, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with the Lumberjacks.

Georgia rallies to beat TCU 31-23 in Liberty Bowl

Nick Chubb ran for 142 yards and a touchdown Friday as Georgia beat TCU 31-23 in the Liberty Bowl to win a bowl game for the third straight year.

Conque, Pullins receive 2017 College Gridiron Showcase Invitations

For three seasons, the overwhelming majority of offensive snaps at Stephen F. Austin involved the senior combination of center Anthony Pullins and quarterback Zach Conque.

Tamrick Pace named Hero Sports FCS First Team Freshman All-American

Stephen F. Austin wide receiver Tamrick Pace has been recognized as an FCS first team Freshman All-American by Hero Sports, announced today by the organization.

Former Nacogdoches cornerback Jaylon Lane signs with Texas Tech

The Texas Tech football program signed six prospects to financial aid agreements Wednesday, head coach Kliff Kingsbury announced as part of mid-year signing day.   The six commitments will join a class of freshmen early enrollees who will arrive in Lubbock beginning in January.

Houston promotes Major Applewhite to head coach

Major Applewhite has been hired to replace Tom Herman as coach at Houston. It's the first head coaching job for the 38-year-old Applewhite, who served as Herman's offensive coordinator the last two seasons.

Briles sues Baylor officials for libel and conspiracy

Former Baylor football coach Art Briles is suing three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults and alleged gang rapes by players and didn't report them.

McCoy and Williams Earn SEC All-Freshman Honors

Texas A&M center Erik McCoy and running back Trayveon Williamsearned SEC All-Freshman honors as the Southeastern Conference announced the elite squad today from Birmingham. The team was voted on by the league's 14 head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own players.

Baylor names Temple's Matt Rhule as new football coach

Matt Rhule is the new coach at Baylor, where he takes over a beleaguered Big 12 Conference program after winning 20 games over the past two seasons at Temple.

D'Onta's done: Texas' 2,000-yard rusher heading to NFL

Texas running back D'Onta Foreman says he will leave the Longhorns to enter the NFL draft after rushing for 2,028 yards this season as a junior.      Foreman announced his decision Wednesday.

Baylor's Jim Grobe has no plans to coach after this season

Baylor acting head coach Jim Grobe says he has no plans to coach after this season. The 64-year-old coach said Monday that he told new Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades early in the season that he didn't want to be a candidate to be the full-time coach.

Stephen F. Austin unveils 2017 football schedule

Stephen F. Austin head football coach Clint Conque today released the Lumberjacks' 2017 football schedule. The 'Jacks will play nine of their 11 games on Texas soil, five of which will be at Homer Bryce Stadium, along with non-conference foes SMU and Southern Utah and rival Lamar reappearing on the schedule after a three-year hiatus.

Mahomes 6 TD passes in Texas Tech finale, 54-35 over Baylor

Patrick Mahomes threw for 586 yards and matched his career high with six touchdown passes, including three on one-play drives before halftime, as Texas Tech finished its season with a 54-35 victory over Baylor on Friday night.

Charlie Strong and Texas soundly beaten by TCU, 31-9

Quarterback Kenny Hill ran for two touchdowns and TCU beat Texas 31-9 Friday, sending Longhorns coach Charlie Strong to a crushing loss in what may be his final game after three seasons.

Amid Herman rumors, No. 18 Houston loses to Memphis 48-44

In what might be sought-after coach Tom Herman's final game with No. 18 Houston , Riley Ferguson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds left in a wild fourth quarter Friday to lift Memphis to a 48-44 win over the Cougars.

SFA opponent preview: Northwestern State

Stephen F. Austin will close out the 2016 season Saturday, hosting longtime rival Northwestern State at 3 p.m. at Homer Bryce Stadium. The game against the Demons marks the annual Battle for Chief Caddo, with the winner claiming the largest traveling trophy in sports.

'Jacks fall to #2/4 ranked Kentucky 87-64 in Rupp Arena

In 91 years of Stephen F. Austin men's basketball history, no Lumberjack squad had suited up to do battle with a top-five nationally ranked team. That changed on Friday night when the 'Jacks' stepped foot in Rupp Arena in order to test the early-season mettle of #2/4 ranked Kentucky.

SFA hosts 17th-ranked Central Arkansas Saturday for Homecoming 2016

Stephen F. Austin returns to Homer Bryce Stadium for a key Southland Conference showdown, facing 17th-ranked Central Arkansas. The game against the Bears, sponsored by Suddenlink, marks the Lumberjacks' Homecoming game for the 2016 season, airing nationally on the American Sports Network, kicking off at 2:30 p.m.

Lumberjacks overwhelm Cardinals, downing Incarnate Word 42-19 in San Antonio

Powered by six total touchdowns from quarterback Zach Conque, Stephen F. Austin returned to its winning ways, racing past Incarnate Word 42-19 at Benson Stadium. The win snaps the Lumberjacks' three game losing skid as SFA improves to 4-4 on the year and 3-3 in Southland Conference play.

SFA makes first trip to San Antonio since 1947 facing Incarnate Word Saturday

Coming off its bye week of the 2016 season, Stephen F. Austin returns to action with its first trip to the Alamo City in nearly 70 years. The Lumberjacks square off with Southland Conference newcomer Incarnate Word Saturday at 6 p.m. at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium in San Antonio.

Stephen F. Austin's homecoming game to air on American Sports Network

Stephen F. Austin's 2016 Homecoming game against Central Arkansas on Saturday, November 5th will be televised nationally on the American Sports Network, announced today by the Southland Conference office.

Lumberjacks looking to get the most out of bye week

Stephen F. Austin is utilizing its bye week of the 2016 season, and the break seemingly couldn't come at a better time. After starting the year 3-1, including a 2-0 mark in Southland Conference play, the injury-depleted Lumberjacks have lost three-straight games, sitting at 3-4 and 2-3 in SLC play.

Lumberjack Game Day Feature: The Allen Twins

Its a question they've been asked probably hundreds of times, and probably one they are tired of answering. But for Jamal and Jabralon Allen, being asked who is who is just part of their daily experience.

Stephen F. Austin returns to Homer Bryce, hosting Southeastern Louisiana Saturday

After a two-week break, Stephen F. Austin returns between the hills at Homer Bryce Stadium, hosting Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The game, presented by Tipton Ford-Lincoln of Nacogdoches, marks the Lumberjacks' annual Zeta Tau Alpha Pink Out game, aiding in the fight against breast cancer.

SFA heads to Thibodaux for a Southland showdown at Nicholls

Stephen F. Austin returns to Louisiana this week for a key Southland Conference showdown with Nicholls Saturday. The game against the Colonels kicks at 2:30 p.m. from John L. Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux, airing on the American Sports Network.

Hunter Taylor convinced two quarterback rotation will work against Sam Houston

It's been a brutal five years for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks when it comes to play Sam Houston State in the Battle of the Piney Woods. The Bearkats have come out on top for five straight wins. It will also be even more of a challenge for SFA now that Sam Houston is No. 2 in the country. What may end the losing spell is switching things up to have Hunter Taylor start as the new playcaller.

Whitehouse native Hunter Taylor named starting quarterback for Battle of the Piney Woods

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will be revisiting a rivalry this weekend that started back in 1923. It's the 91st Battle of the Piney Woods for SFA and Sam Houston State. Before the heated exchanges begin, the Lumberjacks are experiencing changes in their quarterback position. Whitehouse native Hunter Taylor getting the well-deserved start.

Taylor claims SFA's third-straight Southland Conference Player of the Week

Stephen F. Austin senior quarterback Hunter Taylor has been named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, announced today by the league office. It is the first weekly conference honor for Taylor and the third-straight for the Lumberjacks this season.

Lumberjacks return to Homer Bryce, hosting Abilene Christian Saturday

Stephen F. Austin returns to Homer Bryce Stadium to host Abilene Christian Saturday, September 24. The game, presented by Bancorp South, marks Parents Weekend for 2016 as well as the third annual Cally Belcher game and will be streamed through ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

Brandon Jones first Longhorn to block punts in back-to-back games since 2005

Nacogdoches native Brandon Jones is making the most of his opportunities as a true freshmen at the University of Texas. Jones is the first Longhorn to block a punt in back-to-back games since 2005.

Conque tabbed Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week

Stephen F. Austin senior quarterback Zach Conque has been tabbed the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, announced today by the league office.

Ward's TDs rally No. 6 Houston to 40-16 win over Cincinnati

Greg Ward Jr. returned from a one-game absence and ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help No. 6 Houston - steadied by its fabulous defense - pull away to a 40-16 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday night.

Ruiz earns Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors

Stephen F. Austin redshirt freshman kicker Storm Ruiz has been named the Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, announced this morning by the league office.

SFA begins 30th Southland Conference Season at No. 13 McNeese Saturday

Stephen F. Austin begins its nine-game Southland Conference schedule this weekend as the Lumberjacks will make the trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a showdown with reigning champion McNeese Saturday, September 17th.