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The 92nd Battle of the Piney Woods Keys to Victory

The 92nd meeting of Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State will take place Saturday at NRG Stadium. Here are my keys to the game for each side. Stephen F. Austin 1. Safety Alize Ward has been doing it on kickoff returns and defense all year. He’s one of the most dynamic ball carriers in […]

Keys to the Game- 90th Battle of the Piney Woods

The Battle of the Piney Woods is finally here! The 90th edition returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday as the 1-2 Sam Houston State Bearkats take on the winless Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. But, as they always say, throw out the record when these two teams meet. Let’s break this one down with my Keys […]

Former BOTPW Star Earns NFL Opportunity in Dallas

By: John Harris The kickoff of the NFL preseason isn’t quite like the first Thursday/Sunday of the regular season, but it’s special nonetheless. Thursday marks the true opening of the 2015 NFL Preseason with six games on tap. Okay, technically, the Steelers and Vikings played in the Hall of Fame Game last Sunday night, but […]

History of the Battle of the Piney Woods

By: Ellie Pardee Believe it or not, the Battle of the Piney Woods turns 90 years old this year. This rivalry, the oldest FCS rivalry in Texas and the second-oldest active rivalry in Texas College Football, is one of the many reasons why we look forward to fall every year. Take a look at some […]