2009 Around the Nation columns
January 26, 2010
ATN's final take on 2009: Top moments, picks
Whether the last game you watched was the Stagg Bowl, or your favorite teams final game in mid-November, the Division III football seasons been over for weeks. But if you find yourself craving three-point stances, tackles and touchdowns between now and the start of spring practice, Around the Nation provides the next best thing to an actual game.
October 29, 2009
A decade of your memories
As part of Around the Nation's season-long recognition of D3football.com's 10th anniversary, readers were asked to send their favorite Division III football memories of the past 10 years.
October 22, 2009
Why don't we have an All-Star Game?
While we often praise Division III’s efficiency in including 32 teams in a mostly fair five-week competition to decide a champion, there’s a gaping void when it comes to an event that gathers some of our finest student-athletes and gives them one last chance to crack helmets/strap on the shoulder pads for the fans.
October 15, 2009
There's life after losses
It's hard to believe that a certain playoff-free sect of the college football world still champions a system that allows a single blemish to virtually ruin a season.
October 8, 2009
A midseason look at the races
All the travel and topic-based writing has made for quite an interesting first five weeks of Around the Nation this season. But that, and the looks back at the 10 years of D3football.com, have left little time for such ATN staples as evaluating conference races and analyzing top 25 polls.
October 1, 2009
How Tweet it is in Division III
In recent seasons, there’s been a spike in Division III teams using offenses like the spread and defenses like the 4-2-5. But none of the changes on the field have evolved quite as quickly as the way we follow our teams when we’re off it.
September 9, 2009
Why they're still coaching
As Buffalo State’s Jerry Boyes confirmed last Saturday, it doesn’t get any easier when the legend you’re replacing is yourself.