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Inaugural Football Season Schedule Announced

Inaugural Football Season Schedule Announced

Football 2013 Season Schedule

Reinhardt University head football coach Danny Cronic is pleased to announce the inaugural schedule for the Eagles. Reinhardt will kickoff the 2013 season against fellow-first year program Mercer Aug. 31, and then play a full slate of nine games against Mid-South Conference foes.

“We’re really excited to be opening with Mercer,” coach Cronic said.  “Mercer’s got a young team, just like us. [Mercer head coach] Bobby Lamb coached at Furman, and two of my assistants coached there with him. We’ll both have two teams that are going to have good players, but are going to be young at the same time.”

Mid-South Conference Competition

The Eagles will play nine games against opponents from the Mid-South Conference; however, only games against divisional foes will count in the conference standings. Reinhardt has been placed in the West Division along with Belhaven University, Bethel University, Campbellsville University, Faulkner University, and Cumberland University.

“This conference is much better than I anticipated,” coach Cronic said.  “This conference has some big, physical people that play a high level of football.  Fans are going to be seeing some very good football.”

First Home Game – vs. Lindsey Wilson College

Following the opener with Mercer, the Eagles will return home for the first home game in the program’s history, taking on MSC East Division foe Lindsey Wilson College Sept. 7 at Ken White Field. In 2012, LWC went 3-8, but coach Cronic feels the record can be a bit misleading.  “Lindsey Wilson is a team that has shown some tremendous improvement,” said coach Cronic.

Out-of-State Play

In the words of coach Cronic, the Eagles will, “make that long trip to Kentucky,” for a contest against MSC East foe Kentucky Christian University Sept. 14. KCU went 7-4 last season and finished the season ranked No. 25 in the NAIA.

The road trip will continue Sept. 21 when the Eagles head to Montgomery, Ala., to play Faulkner in the first game for RU against a West Division foe. Faulkner went 6-5 in 2012, with one of its highlights coming Oct. 13 when it defeated then-No. 19 Cumberland University, 42-14.

Second Home Game – vs. Bethel University

RU’s second home game will be Sept. 28 when it squares off with Bethel. Bethel went a perfect 6-0 in the West Division last year, as the Wildcats finished 2012 with a No. 9 ranking. The Wildcats reached the NAIA Quarterfinals last season, defeating No. 1 Georgetown, 45-44, in the first round before falling to No. 2 Missouri Valley College, 10-7.

AAC Competition

The Eagles will march back to Kentucky for an Oct. 5 game against Union College in Barbourville. The Bulldogs went 4-7 in 2012.  Union is also a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference, which is the home to all of Reinhardt’s other sports with the exception of football.

Three-Game Homestand

Reinhardt’s first open week will come Oct. 12. The following Saturday, the Eagles will begin a three-game homestand. The Eagles will welcome West Division foe Belhaven to Ken White Field Oct. 19. Belhaven went 6-5 in 2012, closing out its season with a win over No. 18 Bethel, 21-17.

The Eagles will roll out the welcome mat for the University of the Cumberlands Oct. 26. The Patriots finished 2012 ranked No. 7 in NAIA, reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA Football Championship Series.

After the second open date of the season Nov. 2, the Eagles will close the home portion of their schedule Nov. 9 when they battle West Division opponent Cumberland University. Cumberland ended 2012 ranked No. 19 in the NAIA thanks to an 8-3 record overall.

Final Inaugural Season Game – vs. Campbellsville University

RU’s final game of the inaugural season will be a third contest in the state of Kentucky, as the Eagles travel to face Campbellsville University. CU was 3-8 in 2012, with three of those losses coming against ranked opponents.

“We’re really working hard to have the team ready for Aug. 31,” said coach Cronic.  “You can practice a lot of things, but you can’t practice what that first game will be like.  We’ve got a lot of good players now, but we’re still out recruiting hard, learning about our team, and trying to time ourselves to have everything ready to go when that first game gets here.”

Kickoff times and ticket prices will be released at a later date.

Reinhardt University Theatre Presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone


Buy Tickets Now for “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had …enough. And a dead man-with a lot of loose ends. So begins “Dead Man’s Cell Phone.”

dead man's cell phone

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” directed by Stephanie Hettrick, a junior theatre major from Commerce, Ga., will premiere at Reinhardt University, February 14-16, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hoke O’Kelley Auditorium in the Burgess Administration Building on Reinhardt’s main campus in Waleska, Ga. This is Reinhardt Theatre’s inaugural student-directed main stage production.

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” is a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialize the dead-and how that remembering changes us-it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world. In an entanglement of death, lies and love, this drama explores the effects of technology on the modern person and the importance of what truly knowing another human means.

To Purchase Tickets

  • adults – $10
  • children and seniors – $5
  • Reinhardt students, faculty and staff – free

To reserve your tickets, email with:

  1. your name
  2. type of ticket
  3. date of performance

Or call the box office: 770-720-5860

44 Reinhardt Students Named to Who’s Who List for 2013

44 Reinhardt Students Named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2013

Each year Reinhardt University, along with more than 1,400 other colleges and universities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, honors those undergraduate and graduate students who have made significant contributions to their campus in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and campus involvement by selecting them to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.

The 44 Reinhardt University students named to Who’s Who for 2013 include:

Kristen Abernathy, a graduate student from Alpharetta, Ga.

Aaron Avera, a junior from Pembroke, Ga.

Jacquelyn Baker, a senior from Waleska, Ga.

Ginger Bartlett-Plett, a graduate student from Roswell, Ga.

Patricia Barton, a senior from Winder, Ga.

Phoebe Budd, a senior from Waleska, Ga.

Trenn Carnes, a junior from Chatsworth, Ga.

Melanie Carroll, a graduate student from Marietta, Ga.

Heather Cato, a graduate student from Canton, Ga.

Dana Childers, a graduate student from Fairmount, Ga.

Elizabeth Coe, a junior from Cumming, Ga.

Stephen Cole, a graduate student from Rydal, Ga.

Stephanie Collette, a graduate student from Ball Ground, Ga.

Kelly Coltrane, a graduate student from Alpharetta, Ga.

Wade Davis, a junior from Canton, Ga.

Alexandra Dunn, a junior from Woodstock, Ga.

Caroline Folsom, a junior from Dallas, Ga.

Lily Freeman, a senior from Canton, Ga.

Joel Griswell, a senior from Conyers, Ga.

Brianna Hendrickson, a senior from Canton, Ga.

Sarah Hewett, a senior from Richmond Hill, Ga.

Courtney Holcombe, a junior from Adairsville, Ga.

Christopher Lawhorne, a senior from Woodstock, Ga.

Audrey Massey, a graduate student from Lawrenceville, Ga.

Kimberly Nickels, a graduate student from Woodstock, Ga.

Katherine Paradiso, a graduate student from Villa Rica, Ga.

Leslie Pauley, a graduate student from Canton, Ga.

Jennifer Ratchford, a junior from Woodstock, Ga.

Leslie Ratchford, a senior from Woodstock, Ga.

Charity Reilly, a graduate student from Cumming, Ga.

Kellie Richardson, a junior from Kennesaw, Ga.

Christy Santos, a graduate student from Acworth, Ga.

Marjorie Saviano, a junior from Acworth, Ga.

Elizabeth Scoretz, a graduate student from Canton, Ga.

Jessica Simmons, a graduate student from Dallas, Ga.

Brandon Sosebee, a junior from Ball Ground, Ga.

Drew Spafford, a junior from Waleska, Ga.

Kody Spaniak, a junior from Fairmount, Ga.

Sloane Stafford, a senior from Chatsworth, Ga.

Meaghan Stokes, a senior from Alpharetta, Ga.

Katie Swan, a graduate student from Canton, Ga.

Katlyn Thacker, a graduate student from Canton, Ga.

Julie Welch, a graduate student from Canton, Ga.

Victoria White, a junior from Canton, Ga.

“The faculty, staff and students of the University wish to thank these outstanding students for what they have meant to our institution,” said Dr. Walter May, director of student activities and assistant dean of students. “Our success as an institution has been built on the efforts and accomplishments of students such as these.”

Who’s Who Background

Who’s Who is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation, having earned the overwhelming respect of college faculties and administrations. And for the students – the outstanding campus leaders of the year – national recognition by the Who’s Who program marks a pinnacle of scholastic and extracurricular achievement. The aim of Who’s Who Among Students program is to recognize young adults who enhance the positive image of American youth through their contributions to their community and college through their curricular and extracurricular involvements.

Selections to Who’s Who Among Students are made by individual schools through nominating upperclassmen students eligible for the program. Only upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) students matriculating in a four-year undergraduate curriculum with a 3.5 GPA are eligible for nomination to Who’s Who Among Students.

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