2013 Football Headlines

February 3, 2014
The Citadel Announces 2014 Football Schedule
The Citadel football team is set to host six games at Johnson Hagood Stadium in 2014, including a Homecoming contest against longtime conference rival Furman.

January 17, 2014
Mike Houston Announces 2014 Citadel Football Coaching Staff
New Citadel head coach Mike Houston names his coaching staff for the 2014 season.

January 9, 2014
The Citadel Names Mike Houston Head Football Coach
The Citadel announces Mike Houston as the new head football coach on Thursday morning at a press conference at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

January 8, 2014
Media Advisory - The Citadel Football Coach Announcement on Thursday Morning
New head coach will be introduced Thursday at 10 a.m. Click article for the link to watch the press conference live!

December 18, 2013
Darien Robinson Named to The Sports Network FCS All-America Team
The senior B-back rushed for 966 yards in 2013 and 2,935 in his four-year career

December 16, 2013
Kevin Higgins Resigns as Head Football Coach at The Citadel
Higgins heading to Wake Forest as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach

December 5, 2013
Ben Dupree Set to Showcase Skills at 2013 National Bowl in Miami
Four-year starter Ben Dupree will head to Miami to compete in Sunday's National Bowl at FIU Stadium.

November 26, 2013
Six Bulldogs Named to All-Southern Conference Teams for 2013 Season
A total of six Citadel football players were named on Tuesday to the 2013 All-Southern Conference team including first team nods for defensive linemen Derek Douglas and Justin Oxendine and cornerback Brandon McCladdie.

November 23, 2013
No. 7 Clemson Downs the Bulldogs in Season Finale, 52-6
The Citadel closed out its 2013 campaign with a 52-6 defeat at the hands of seventh-ranked Clemson on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Sixteen seniors closed out their Bulldog careers in front of a sold-out crowd of 81,554.

November 21, 2013
The Citadel Closes Out 2013 Campaign at No. 7 Clemson
The Citadel football team will square off against the seventh-best team in the nation on Saturday when the Bulldogs travel to Clemson to take on the Tigers in a noon kickoff at Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN3.

November 19, 2013
Purchase Tickets for Saturday’s Football Game at Clemson
The Citadel ticket office has a limited supply of upper deck tickets for this Saturday’s noon contest at seventh-ranked Clemson.

November 16, 2013
Bulldogs Retain Possession of the Silver Shako with 31-10 Win over VMI
The Citadel exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter to seal a 31-10 win over VMI and maintain possession of the coveted Silver Shako trophy for the seventh consecutive time in the Military Classic of the South on Saturday at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

November 14, 2013
The Citadel Renews “Military Classic of the South” with VMI on Saturday
The Citadel and VMI battle for the coveted Silver Shako trophy on Saturday at Johnson Hagood Stadium when the teams meet in the final non-conference contest before VMI rejoins the Southern Conference next season. The game is slated for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

November 11, 2013
Dupree Named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week; Floyd and Dupree Earn College Performance Awards Honors
Ben Dupree earned his second Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors of the season on Monday for his performance in the Bulldogs’ 35-10 win over Elon on Saturday.

November 9, 2013
The Citadel Tops Elon in Southern Conference Finale, 35-10
Ben Dupree rushed for 64 yards and three touchdowns and added another score through the air to help lead The Citadel to a commanding 35-10 victory over Elon in the Bulldogs’ Southern Conference finale on Saturday at Rhodes Stadium.

November 7, 2013
Bulldog Football Closes Out SoCon Slate at Elon
The Citadel football team treks to Elon, N.C., to take on the Phoenix in its final Southern Conference contest of the season on Saturday in a 1:30 p.m. kickoff at Rhodes Stadium.

November 2, 2013
The Citadel Tops No. 15 Samford in Comeback Fashion on Homecoming Day
The Citadel stormed back from 17 down in the second quarter and then survived a late two-point conversion pass in a 28-26 victory over Southern Conference-leading Samford in its annual Homecoming game at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Saturday.

October 31, 2013
The Citadel Completes Final Preparations for Coke Zero Homecoming Game Against No. 15 Samford
The Citadel football team hosts 15th-ranked Samford in its annual Coke Zero Homecoming game presented by Allstate and Bulldog Tours on Saturday at Johnson Hagood Stadium for a 2:05 p.m. kickoff. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

October 26, 2013
Mocs Score Late to Edge The Citadel in Southern Conference Contest
The Citadel rushed for 334 yards and led the game for 58 minutes, but a late fourth quarter touchdown run by Jacob Huesman put the Mocs on top for good in a 28-24 win on Saturday at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga.

October 24, 2013
Bulldogs and Mocs Set to Square Off on the Gridiron
The Citadel football team will be back in action following its bye week when it heads to Chattanooga, Tenn., to take on the Mocs in a 2 p.m. Southern Conference contest at Finley Stadium.

October 16, 2013
Terrance Martin Provides Valuable Service On and Off the Football Field
Last week The Citadel earned an award that only five schools in the nation were honored with when Lt Gen John W. Rosa accepted The Washington Center 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award in Washington, D.C.

October 12, 2013
Late Citadel Rally Falls Short in 28-21 Loss to No. 22 Georgia Southern
The Citadel stormed back from 13 down in the fourth quarter to take a 21-20 lead, but a late-game 86-yard scoring drive by 22nd-ranked Georgia Southern gave the Eagles a 28-21 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday at Paulson Stadium.

October 10, 2013
Bulldog Football Heads to Statesboro to Take on No. 22 Georgia Southern
The Citadel football team heads to Statesboro, Ga., on Saturday to take on 22nd-ranked Georgia Southern for the final time as Southern Conference foes. Kickoff at Allen E. Paulson Stadium is set for 1 p.m.

October 7, 2013
Thomas Warren Tabbed as Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week
Thomas Warren was named the Southern Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week by the conference office on Monday for his game-winning 35-yard field goal in overtime to help lift the Bulldogs to a 31-28 win over Appalachian State at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Saturday.

October 5, 2013
Warren Drills Game-Winning Field Goal in Overtime to Lift The Citadel Past Appalachian State
Mitchell Jeter hauled in an interception off a deflected pass in overtime, and The Citadel took advantage with a 35-yard Thomas Warren field goal on its possession to seal a 31-28 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

October 3, 2013
Citadel Football Set to Host Appalachian State in Southern Conference Contest
The Bulldog and Mountaineer football teams will face off for the final time as Southern Conference foes on Saturday when The Citadel hosts Appalachian State in its annual Parents’ Day game. Kickoff at Johnson Hagood Stadium is at 2 p.m.

October 2, 2013
The Citadel to Host Medal of Honor Bowl at Johnson Hagood Stadium on January 11
College all-star game is for draft-eligible players in a bowl-like atmosphere

September 28, 2013
Furman Halts Late Citadel Drive to Down Bulldogs in SoCon Rivalry Game
The Furman defense stymied The Citadel on a fourth down play in the red zone late in the fourth quarter to ensure a 24-17 win over the Bulldogs in a Southern Conference contest on Saturday at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

September 26, 2013
Citadel Football Set to Host Longtime Rival Furman in Saturday Evening Contest
The Bulldog football team will host the 93rd installment of The Citadel-Furman rivalry on Saturday when the Paladins come to Johnson Hagood Stadium for a 6 p.m. kickoff.

September 24, 2013
The Citadel Hosts First Responders Recognition Night on Saturday
Performances by The Citadel Pipe Band and the Charleston Police Department Pipes and Drums also highlights evening

September 24, 2013
Six-Touchdown Performance Against Old Dominion Earns Dupree National Honor from The Sports Network
Quarterback Ben Dupree collected his second Offensive Player of the Week award when The Sports Network announced that the senior quarterback was selected for his six-touchdown performance in Saturday’s 59-58 loss to Old Dominion.

September 23, 2013
Ben Dupree Tabbed with SoCon Offensive Player of the Week Honors
Senior quarterback Ben Dupree was named the Southern Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week for his six touchdown performance in Saturday’s wild 59-58 loss to Old Dominion.

September 22, 2013
Old Dominion Edges The Citadel in Wild 59-58 Shootout
Ben Dupree accounted for six touchdowns, five on the ground, while Darien Robinson earned 227 rushing yards and added two scores for the Bulldogs, but a clutch two-point conversion stop by Old Dominion with 1:39 left in the game capped a 59-58 Monarch victory on Saturday night at S.B. Ballard Stadium.

September 19, 2013
The Citadel Football Treks to Virginia to Take on FBS Newcomer Old Dominion
For the second straight week The Citadel football team will hit the road when it travels to Norfolk, Va., to take on Old Dominion for a 6 p.m. kickoff at S.B. Ballard Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

September 14, 2013
Bulldogs Break into Win Column with Road Victory at Western Carolina
The Citadel built a 28-7 third quarter lead before holding off the Catamounts in the SoCon win

September 12, 2013
The Citadel Football Treks to Western Carolina to Open 2013 Road Slate
The Citadel football team opens its road slate on Saturday when it heads to Cullowhee, N.C., to take on Western Carolina for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff at E.J. Whitmire Stadium.

September 7, 2013
The Citadel Falls to No. 16 Wofford in SoCon Opener
Wofford jumped out to a 14-0 halftime lead and held off a second half Citadel rally to earn a 21-10 victory in Saturday’s Southern Conference opener for both teams at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

September 6, 2013
Citadel Football Set to Host SoCon Opener Against No. 16 Wofford on ESPN3
The Citadel football team will host 16th-ranked Wofford in the Southern Conference opener on Saturday with a kickoff time set for 6:04 p.m. at Johnson Hagood Stadium in a contest that can be seen nationwide on ESPN3.

September 6, 2013
Citadel Brigadier Foundation Auctioning Off Throwback Football Jerseys
The Citadel Brigadier Foundation is kicking off an auction on Friday, featuring the sale of 99 game used Citadel adidas throwback football jerseys that will be worn during the Bulldogs’ Sept. 28 clash with in-state rival Furman.

August 31, 2013
Bulldogs Fall to Charleston Southern in Season Opener
Charleston Southern’s Cameron Mitchell kicked a 29-yard field goal with six minutes left, and The Citadel failed to convert a fourth down from the Buccaneer 44 with 53 seconds remaining as CSU handed the Bulldogs a 32-29 defeat in the season opener at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Saturday evening.

August 30, 2013
Bulldog Football Hosts Charleston Southern to Open 2013 Season
The Citadel opens its 106th season of intercollegiate football and ninth under head coach Kevin Higgins when it hosts Charleston Southern Saturday at 6 p.m. at Sansom Field at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

August 21, 2013
Bulldogs Complete Second Intrasquad Scrimmage
The Citadel football team closed out its second and final team scrimmage on Wednesday night, and its first on the natural grass of Sansom Field at Johnson Hagood Stadium, as the offense, defense and special teams practiced situational, game-style action.

August 17, 2013
New-Look Bulldogs Start Strong in Team’s First Intersquad Scrimmage
On a day where almost all of the incoming freshmen started their lives as Cadets, better known as Matriculation Day in Citadel terms, two freshman Bulldog football players had their own welcoming party at the team’s first game style scrimmage at Maybank Triplets Practice Facility at Willson Field on Saturday.

August 16, 2013
Citadel Football Fall Camp Update and Upcoming Press Conference Schedule
After three scorching hot days, The Citadel football team was relieved with a couple of rare cooler-than-average August practices to close out another successful week of fall camp at the Maybank Triplets Practice Facility at Willson Field.

August 8, 2013
Bulldog Football Fall Camp Update: Day Four
The fourth day of Citadel football camp gave a closer look at the 2013 team as the Bulldogs practiced in shoulder pads and helmets for the second consecutive morning at the Maybank Triplets Practice Facility at Willson Field.

August 7, 2013
Coke Zero Meet the Bulldogs and Football Media Day Set for Sunday
The Citadel will host its annual Coke Zero Meet the Bulldogs Day in conjunction with Media Day on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

August 5, 2013
Bulldogs Return to the Practice Field for the First Day of Fall Camp
The Citadel football team kicked off fall camp on Monday morning with the first official practice at the Maybank Triplets Practice Facility at Willson Field.

August 2, 2013
Bulldog Football Season Preview: The Citadel Looks to Continue Winning Ways in 2013
Summer camp starts on Monday for The Citadel football team as the Bulldogs look to carry the momentum over from last year's 7-4 season.

July 24, 2013
Derek Douglas Leads a Group of Five Citadel Players Named to Preseason All-SoCon Team
Senior defensive tackle Derek Douglas was tabbed with first-team preseason All-Southern Conference honors in voting by the league’s head coaches, the conference office announced at its football media day Wednesday in Spartanburg.

July 22, 2013
Kevin Higgins to Speak at South Carolina Coaches for Charity Event
Kevin Higgins will be among seven coaches featured at the Fourth Annual South Carolina Coaches for Charity event which will be held on July 31 at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia.

July 1, 2013
Robinson and Douglas Named to Sports Network Preseason All-America Teams
The Sports Network announced its 2013 preseason All-America teams on Tuesday with senior B-back Darien Robinson and senior defensive end Derek Douglas earning second- and third-team spots, respectively.

June 24, 2013
Football Games Against Wofford and Samford to be Aired on ESPN3
The Citadel will host two football games that will be broadcast on ESPN3 in the fall, the Southern Conference announced today.

June 8, 2013
Citadel Football Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity
For the third consecutive year, and second straight Saturday, members of The Citadel football team took off their shoulder pads and picked up some shovels to lend a helping hand at Charleston’s Habitat for Humanity James Island site.

April 28, 2013
Chris Billingslea Signs Free Agent Deal with Seattle Seahawks
Just hours after the 2013 NFL Draft concluded, The Citadel’s defensive end Chris Billingslea became one of the 10 free agents picked up by the Seattle Seahawks.

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