Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 12 August 2008 14:39Mike Gottsch speaks at the annual KCAC Media Day at Salina Country Club Friday.
The Tabor College football team was picked ninth in the media poll and 10th in the coaches poll at the conclusion of Friday's Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football media day. The coaches awarded Tabor 18 points, placing the Bluejays two points behind ninth-picked Saint Mary.
Coach Mike Gottsch highlighted the Bluejays’ need to improve against the run in his comments from the podium.
“We got our butts kicked last year,” Gottsch told the media-day audience.
“Offensively, we averaged five turnovers a week, but I felt like we were in a lot of ballgames,” he said. “We gave up over 200 yards per game on...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 12 August 2008 14:36The Tabor College football, baseball and softball teams each signed four players in July. The women’s track and tennis teams each added one.Football
—Robbie Rold, Hanford, Calif., transfers from West Hills College to play for the Bluejays. A 5'9, 195-pound running back, wide receiver and kick returner, Rold will add depth to the Tabor roster.
Rold was a first team all-league selection his junior and senior seasons and was named “Offensive Player of the Year” his senior year of at Hanford High School.
Marquis Smith, Compton, Calif., transfers from San Bernardino Valley Community College. A 6-0, 185-pound wide receiver will be looked upon as a major factor in the Bluejays passing game next season.
While at SBVCC, Smith...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 15 July 2008 15:01Head coach Mike Gottsch signed nine more players for the Tabor College football program in June, bringing the total number signed to 63.
“Part of the challenge is that even after a guy signs, he’s still being recruited to play elsewhere,” Gottsch said. “Some guys who have signed will end up playing somewhere else in the fall.”
Gottsch anticipates the number of signed recruits who will actually attend Tabor this fall in the high 50s.
“Many of these guys are from championship programs at the high school level,” he said. “We’ve added 15 transfers over the summer, not to mention the guys we signed in the spring.”
Gottsch is looking for the transfers to provide “instant experience and the ability to fill holes”...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 July 2008 15:28Rusty Allen, vice president for enrollment management, has been selected to administer Tabor College’s athletic program and will assume the newly created position of vice president of athletics Sept. 1.
Allen has maintained close working ties with the Bluejays’ coaches and the athletics department staff in recruiting and enrolling new student athletes.
“Rusty has demonstrated excellent leadership as an administrator and a coach and this position is a great fit for his skills and abilities,” President Jules Glanzer said. “My vision for the athletic department includes excellence, excitement, and stability. This is a vision that Rusty shares, and is equipped to make a reality.”
Allen said intercollegiate athletics at Tabor...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 11 June 2008 08:21Tabor’s list of off-season signings continues to grow, with the football program alone bringing its recruiting class total to 54.
Coach Mike Gottsch has signed 19 players in the past four weeks, almost all of whom will come to Hillsboro from beyond state lines.
Brandon Langston, a 5-8, 167-pound fullback from Oskaloosa, was Tabor’s only in-state signing last month. But with 10 other in-state recruits inked, Kansas remains the most represented state in the Bluejays 2008 recruiting class.
With the signings of Justin Trammell, of Bakersfield, Keenan Mancho, of Stockton, and Zebulun Petty, of Yuba City, California (9) moved ahead of Texas (8) for second place.
Petty will transfer from Yuba College. As a 5-10, 210-pound...
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