2010 Around the Nation columns

November 18, 2010 Playoff picks, surprises, disappointments Keith, Pat and the crew tackle the tough questions: Who will overachieve and underachieve in this year's bracket? Who will meet in the national semifinals? More in Around the Nation.

November 11, 2010 A pair of profound perspectives For former UWW linebacker A.J. Raebel, it was cancer. For current Warhawk Booker Stanley, jail time. Both have a lot to share about life with Keith McMillan in Around the Nation.

November 4, 2010 Picking the top seeds The East has gone without a team qualifying for a No. 1 seed since 2006. How does this happen, and how are the teams chosen? Keith McMillan does a deep dive in Around the Nation.

October 28, 2010 Will the East rise again? Why has the East been so down in the Division III football world? What needs to be done to bring Walnut and Bronze back to the region for the first time since 1991? Keith McMillan looks in-depth in Around the Nation.

October 21, 2010 Focusing on focus How do you keep your team, or keep yourself, focused every week through a 10-game (or 15-game) season? Keith McMillan looks for the answers in this week's Around the Nation.

October 14, 2010 Giving themselves options In an era when coaches scramble to keep up, it pays to zig when everyone else zags. That's why D-III's triple option offenses are having success on the ground. More in this week's Around the Nation.

October 7, 2010 The sweet sounds of special teams Last Saturday, in no fewer than six games decided by remarkable special teams plays, the distance between winning and losing was better measured by sound.

October 7, 2010 Around the Nation postcards

September 30, 2010 A weekend that defies naming Never before have the D-III football gods rained down on us a dozen games with major conference title, Top 25 and playoff implications in a single early-October weekend.

September 30, 2010 Ranking the conferences As part of the package in Kickoff ’10, readers get our top-to-bottom ranking of 28 conferences in Division III football. Now that non-conference play is nearly over, Keith McMillan re-ranks.

September 23, 2010 Septembers to remember By philosophy or necessity, there are some pretty front-loaded schedules. This week's Around the Nation talks to UW-Eau Claire and Hardin-Simmons about why they chose to challenge themselves.

September 16, 2010 Carry the flag Keith McMillan is done ranking rivalries. And from his description of the Secretaries' Cup, between Division III's two national service academies, it's easy to see why. It's Around the Nation.

September 9, 2010 Breaking the seal on a new regime More than a few teams got new head coaches this offseason. But only a handful of coaches got their season off on the ultimate right foot, with a W in Week 1.

September 2, 2010 Savor the new season as it kicks off Whether you're on the field, wearing a headset, sitting in the stands or watching from home, Keith McMillan reminds us of one thing we all must do.

Adam Turer

Adam Turer graduated in 2006 from Washington and Lee University, where he was a two-year starter at free safety. He lives in Cincinnati and covers area high school sports in addition to his full-time job as an attorney. Adam has contributed to D3football.com since 2007 and is in his first season writing Around the Nation after spending four seasons writing Around the Mid-Atlantic.

2014-2015 columnist: Ryan Tipps.
2001-2013 columnist: Keith McMillan.

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