Football - Mon, Jun. 14, 2010
Grand Island, Neb. - College Fanz™ Sports Network announced last week that Saint Xavier University quarterback Anthony Kropp (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East), McKendree University tight end Byron Gettis and Shorter College running back Antwon Appleton will grace the cover of the Mid-States Football Association/Mid South Conference regional edition of the eighth annual College Fanz NAIA Football Preview magazine, now on sale for $14.95 at this link. This year the magazine will feature six different covers spanning every region of NAIA Football.

Produced by veteran National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) guru and College Fanz director of college relations Jason Dannelly, along with members of the College Fanz NAIA Football Game of the Week broadcast team, the College Fanz NAIA Football Preview provides detailed information on the great teams, coaches, student-athletes and traditions of all the NAIA football programs.

"These three players are some of the best returning athletes at their position in the NAIA," said Dannelly. "Each one of them gives their team a real edge when it comes to potentially winning their conference titles."

Kropp earned All-MSFA First Team honors and honorable mention All-American recognition from College Fan Sports Network during his junior year in 2009. He helped lead the Cougars to a 13-1 overall record, a MSFA Mideast League crown and a trip to the semifinals of the NAIA Championship Series. Kropp completed nearly 62 percent (326-for-527) of his pass attempts for 4,425 yards and 43 touchdowns with just 12 interceptions.

The 2010 edition of the College Fanz NAIA Football Preview magazine features multiple covers focusing on each region of the country; the annual ranking of the NAIA Super 72 (the top 72 players in the country at various positions); the Super 6 (the nation's top six overall players); complete ranking of all NAIA football teams; feature articles on every NAIA Conference; and predictions for the upcoming 2010 season. Over the past decade, Dannelly has become the "guru" of the NAIA college sports scene, called upon for his expertise by a variety of media outlets. Dannelly launched the Victory Sports Network, the home for all things NAIA, in 2002. It quickly became the leading voice for NAIA college sports through its web sites, print magazines, and syndicated radio broadcasts. Victory Sports Network was acquired by College Fanz in November 2008.

College Fanz NAIA Football Preview is the only pre-season football magazine that is devoted solely to the NAIA, and it's only available at http://www.CollegeFanz.com. Back issues of both the NAIA football and basketball preview magazines are also available at the site covering 2003 on thru last season.

Launched September 7, 2007, 28 years to the day that Rasmussen's ESPN dream went on the air for the first time, College Fanz Sports Network is the world's largest online college sports community with students, alumni, and other fans of college sports. College Fanz boasts over 22,000 web pages devoted to more than 1,450 colleges and universities competing in over 225,000 NCAA and NAIA athletic events. Live and on-demand broadcasts of selected college sports events enhance the constantly-evolving content offered on College Fanz. Additional information is available at http://www.CollegeFanz.com.