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#CAAFB Spring Season Report – April 29

Apr 29, 2012, 10:22 AM EDT

Maine and Rhode Island closed out spring seasons Saturday, while Villanova wrapped up spring practices earlier this month.Β  Below are recaps from both Maine and Rhode Island as well as an end-of-the-spring feature on Wildcat WR Norman White.

ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine football team held its eighth annual Jeff Cole Spring Scrimmage today at Alfond Stadium.

The Black Bears ran 60 plays, with the defense limiting the offense to three, three-and-outs and a fumble on the first four possessions.

The offense would bounce back when Ryan Stroud (Dover-Foxcroft, Maine) hit Josiah Hartley (Bangor, Maine) for a 30-yard touchdown score.

Terrel Walker (Taunton, Mass.) added a two-yard touchdown plunge moments after he went for a nice 20-yard run up the sideline.

Arthur Williams (Springfield, Mass.) had a good day, catching several passes and capping the scrimmage with a 20-yard touchdown grab from Marcus Wasilewski (Kulmont, Pa.).

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KINGSTON, R.I. (April 28, 2012)
Setting the Scene
The spring football season culminated Saturday with the annual Blue-White Game Saturday. The White squad (defense) outlasted the Blue squad in a wild affair, winning 63-61 in a contest that featured a modified scoring system.

The White squad finished strong, coming up with a pair of turnovers in the final quarter to help the defense squeak out the victory. Sophomore safety David Hansen started the defensive rally with a tackle for a loss followed by an interception on the next play. Sophomore linebacker Andrew Bose had a fumble recovery later in the quarter to put the White squad back ahead, and a fourth-down stop by the White team ended the game.

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The End to White’s Wait is in Sight — April 27, 2012
Villanova Media Relations

In an age of high octane offense played on synthetic surfaces built for speed, the mention of the Wing-T conjures images of Friday Night Lights on dusty fields in distant outposts. At a point in history where the role of the passing game has seldom been more prominent, an attack geared mostly to advancing the ball on the ground seems somehow quaint.

But the ol’ Wing T hasn’t been totally relegated to a dusty corner of a museum. In fact, it holds a key to the story of a Villanova Wildcat wideout whose return to the field this fall is one reason why Head Coach Andy Talley’s team believes it will soon be back to the form that helped deliver an FCS NCAA title to the Main Line in 2009 followed by an FCS semifinal berth in 2010.

In a sense, the Wing T represents the first chapter of a career arc that could one day add Norman White’s name to the litany of Wildcats who have earned a paycheck in the National Football League.

On a recent spring morning the senior – who retains one season of eligibility after being shelved for all of 2011 with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot – could be seen making the kind of signature athletic grab that helped distinguish him as one of the Colonial Athletic Association’s top receivers in 2010.

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