The Southern Virginia football team faced a daunting task when they played at NCAA Division I-AA Morehead State on Saturday night. The Knights were able to show improvement in the game, and did not always play like the underdog they were, but ultimately were not able to overpower the FCS school, playing in front of the home fans, and eventually fell 61-10.
The Southern Virginia University Football team opened their season at home for the first time ever, and looked to start with a win for first time head coach, DeLane Fitzgerald. Unfortunately, Concord University had other plans and was able to walk away with a 63-10 victory over the Knights.
Twenty-seven players have been named to the 2009 NAIA Preseason All-Independent Team, including five players who were 2008 NAIA Postseason All-Independent Team selections. Two of the twenty-seven were from Southern Virginia.
The Southern Virginia University Football team arrived on campus Friday, August 7, and began practices over the weekend. Head Coach DeLane Fitzgerald and the SVU staff welcomed over 80 players to the program for the 2009 season.
Head Football Coach DeLane Fitzgerald has announced the dates of the second SVU Football Contact Camp. The Knight coaching staff will run this camp that will emphasize proper football fundamentals and technique.