QB Kegel Stars Again

Former Panther QB starred again on Sunday in a 40-12 victory over the Basel Meanmachine. The game was closer than the score indicates, with the Gladiators only holding on to a 12-6 lead at halftime. In the 2nd half, Kegel came out strong, helping his team put up 28 points to seal the game.

Kegel ended up with 3 TD's, 2 on the ground and one through the air. On top of that, Kegel also punted for the Gladiators, booming a 70 yarder in the For eams only punt.

The Gladiators are 2-0 with Kegel at the helm, and hope to continue stay undefeated as league play continues.

For more info on Kegel and the Basel Gladiators, Click here

Check back each Monday for updates on Kegel


Upcoming Youth Football Camp

The Greenville Panthers will be hosting a Youth Football Camp on June 18-20. Our camp is for kids from grades 3rd to 8th. Our aim is to provide the most affordable and highest quality youth football camp in Southern Illinois. We are able to keep our costs extremely low because the camp is a day camp only.

This camp will focus on the following:

· Individualized instruction on fundamental skills
· Coaching in team play and sportsmanship
· Team competitions
· Instruction on practice/game film review
· Fitness and Nutrition education from GC strength coach

The camp also includes
· Camp T-Shirt
· Medical insurance for each camper
· Lunch and snacks provided

For more information on the camp, please contact Jeff DiSandro at jeff.disandro@greenville.edu


Kegel Shines In Opening Game

Former Panther QB Dom Kegel starred in his debut game with the Basel Gladiators Sunday. The Gladiators won 58-8 over the Bienna Jets. Kegel finished the game with 6 total TDs. 3 came on the ground where he racked up 121 yards rushing, and 3 in the air where he finished 7-13 114 yards passing. Kegel was named "Man of the Match" (Player of the Game).

The Gladiators are 1-0 and look to continue to roll past their opponents with Kegel at the helm.

For complete game stats click HERE


Panthers Join UMAC

The Greenville College Panthers are excited about moving into a new conference for the upcoming season. The Panthers, formerly of the SLIAC, will be joining the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). Joining the Panthers are other former SLIAC members Westminster, Eurkea, MacMurry, and Principia.

The newly reorganized UMAC will feature 5 new opponents for the Panthers in upcoming seasons. Northwestern College(MN), Martin Luther College, Crown College, University of Minnisota-Morris, and College of St. Scholastica.

The Panthers will play Northwestern in the upcoming season in a UMAC tradition called "Dome Day". Dome Day is a day-long football marathon in the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN, Home of the Minnesota Vikings.

For more info on the UMAC click here.


QB Kegel Signs Pro Contract

Panthers Quarterback Dominic Kegel signed a pro contract last week with the Besel Gladiators. The Gladiators play out of Besel, Switzerland, and are a member of the NLA.

Football is growing in popularity all around Europe and especially in Switzerland. Dom will represent Greenville College along side many players native to Europe.

While at Greenville, Dominic brought in many accolades. Some of those include:


Dom sees this as a great opportunity to compete at the next level. For more information about the Besel Gladiators, visit their website here.

For more about Dom, visit his website here.

Check back later this week for a Spring Ball update.


What is D-III?

Pat Coleman of D3football.com wrote in his blog about the identity of D-III sports. He made some great points and some things that are worth mentioning.

A common misconception is that "Division III is glorified intramurals, no better than high school ball. This couldn’t be further from the truth, of course, and anyone who has played Division III knows that. But that’s the mantra of some people, often coaches who measure themselves by the number of athletic scholarships their players go on to get. I’ve been collecting stories and quotes from people who get to Division III schools and are surprised by the level of competition. Just in case more debunking is needed."

Another important point "Division III is a community. More so than other levels, Division III fans have a camaraderie with each other off the floor or away from the stadium that I don’t see at other levels. There’s a sense of “we’re all in this together” among die-hard Division III fans, where fans of opposing teams will tailgate together before games. I suspect that most interaction between fans of D-I schools in a parking lot are not so friendly."

For full article click here
(*I realize that it is a basketball blog, but it is relevant to football)


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