Tuesday, September 30, 2008
D1 athlete, and Baltimore Raven, Le'Ron McClain has been turning a lot of heads lately. During the season opener, he led the Ravens with a career high 19 carries for 86 yards against the Bengals. Game 2 saw McClain draw in 4 receptions and post a personal best run of 17 yards. He had 17 carries for 66 yards, and set another personal record by scoring two touchdowns. On Monday, the Ravens fell to the Steelers in a heartbreaking 23-20 defeat in overtime. Nevertheless, McClain once again wowed fans in place of injured fullback Willis McGahee. He tallied three receptions for 26 yards as well as 16 carries for 63 yards, including another touchdown. With astounding stats, and three touchdowns in three games, the "McClain train" is quickly gaining speed among Baltimore fans.
Monday, September 29, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008
D1 was honored in the Tennessean as being one of the top Future 50 companies. Click here for a PDF. D1 Nashville facility coordinator William Bartholomew, marketing director Ron Rickel and CFO and decision maker Dan Murphy (L to R-below) were on hand for the awards banquet.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
aloft hotels opens its doors today on the D1 campus as what is surely to become one of the most talked about hotels in the Nashville area. Located only minutes from downtown, Interstate 65, it could not be a more convenient place to stay whether on a business or pleasure trip.
aloft boasts wireless internet access throughout the entire hotel for all of its visitors to enjoy. Visitors are able to meet and enjoy time with friends at the w xyz bar, mingle in the sleek re:mix lobby, or enjoy snacks from re:fuel, the 24/7 pantry.
The impressive rooms feature ultra-comfortable signature beds, and oversized spa shower, and custom amenities by bliss© spa. Each room offers a plug ‘n play connectivity center which charges all electronic devices and also links them to the 42” LCD TV to maximize work and play.
To accommodate business travelers, aloft has a state of the art meeting space outfitted with the best A/V setup. This includes a 50” flat screen TV with laptop hookup and a DVD player.
Check out all the aloft has to offer at http://alofthotels.com/coolsprings
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
D1 Huntsville's Jason Bosley recently put on quite a performance at a new position. The fifth year senior at Auburn who normally plays as center was moved to right tackle due to a sore shoulder. Bosley played exceptionally well, and despite only 2 practices at the new position received a 94-percent grade. SEC officials were so impressed that Bosley was named the league's offensive lineman of the week.
Monday, September 15, 2008
In the 2008 D1 Combine group, two centers prepared to play on the offensive line in the NFL. Both played in the NFL on Sunday and neither played center. Denver Broncos rookie reserve center Kory Lichtensteiger played at fullback for the second consecutive game in short-yardage situations. Rookie Steve Justice, a sixth-round draft pick who played center at Wake Forest, stepped in at left guard, making his NFL debut.
Also, Chris Hannon, who trained for the 2006 Combine at D1 was picked up by the 49ers for their practice squad.
Friday, September 12, 2008
David Price, who held a pitching camp with RA Dickey at D1 last offseason, was named the Minor League Player of the Year. Price the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2007 after an All-America junior season at Vanderbilt, was named USA TODAY's Minor League Player of the Year for 2008 in a vote that combined the input of the USA TODAY baseball staff as well as fans who voted at USATODAY.com. Click here for more info.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
In directing the facility, Bandy succeeds long-time teammate and close friend Cos Dematteo, who heads to Baylor High School to coach receivers.
Braswell, a local football standout, comes to D1 to manage and build partnerships in the Chattanooga community.
To read more, click here.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Former Furman star Ingle Martin has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs off of the Tennessee Titans practice squad. Martin was with the Titans last season and the Green Bay Packers the season before. Martin went to high school with CEO Will Bartholomew at MBA in Nashville.
Martin is a co-owner in Greenville along with former Clemson football stars Dexter Davis, Ed McDaniel, James Trapp, and Chester McGlockton.
Click here for more on Martin signing with the Chiefs.
For more information, contact Cortney Braswell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.255.0127.
Monday, September 8, 2008
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Marsh comes to D1 Greenville from D1 Knoxville where he was an Assistant Speed and Strength Coach. Marsh has an extensive football background, playing for the 1998 University of Tennessee National Championship Team and the Canadian Football League. He earned accolades for Most Improved Player (1999), Special Teams Captain (2002), and Weight Lifter of the Year (2002) during his career at UT.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UT, Marsh joined the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League where he played from 2004-2007 as a linebacker and defensive back. While with the Eskimos, he won the 2005 Grey Cup Championship.
“Sports have been so good to me and this is a way of give back to the community,” said Marsh. “I get a chance to assist in teaching proper weight lifting techniques to improve speed and agility and especially build character.”
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Bazrafshan comes to D1 after serving previously as an Organizational Leader and Field Manager at The Southwestern Company located in Nashville. Prior to Southwestern, he double majored in Biochemistry and Psychology at the University of Tennessee.
“We’re excited about adding Sam to our staff,” said head facility coordinator Jason Elkin. “We think he is going to make a great impact on our facility and the Knoxville community.”
As the recruiting coordinator, he will build partnerships in the community for D1 by educating the public about D1’s mission and the benefits of the D1 training programs and therapy services. He will also be responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with clients, parents, schools, club sports and community leaders.
“I have always had the utmost respect for D1 from a distance,” says Bazrafshan. “I can only anticipate working in an atmosphere where there is intensity, enthusiasm and excitement everyday.”