2011 Around the Nation columns

December 16, 2011 ATN's Year in Review Keith McMillan's Year in Review column returns with a look at the highlights and lowlights of 2011, including plenty of non-Purple Power storylines. More in Around the Nation.

November 17, 2011 Playoff picks, surprises, disappointments It's our annual Around the Nation predictions column, where we say who will surprise and disappoint on the road to Salem. And did somebody actually pick against a purple power? (Yes. We wouldn't tease.)

November 10, 2011 Everything to play for In a big rivalry game, it doesn't matter if you're unbeaten or .500 -- there's a reason there's a cliche about throwing out record books.

November 3, 2011 Here's to the seniors Many of you will play your last home game this Saturday. Some will play your last game period, and if not this week, it’s coming soon. Keith McMillan has some advice in this week's Around the Nation.

October 27, 2011 Here's our regional rankings The NCAA cut back on the number of regional rankings for Division III football this season. So we did our own. Keith McMillan runs them down in this week's Around the Nation.

October 20, 2011 SCAC's last gasp is one for the history books The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference is splitting up after this season, and both new conferences will be on the outside looking in for an automatic bid. Where do they go from here?

October 13, 2011 What we call ourselves OK, so Cardinals isn't necessarily unique, but all Division III schools can take Pride in their Panthers, Eagles, and the rest. Keith McMillan runs down the Division III nicknames and reports in Around the Nation.

October 6, 2011 Let's appreciate what we have, can't predict If asked to describe the 2011 season, with five of 11 weeks in the books, what exactly would one say? It probably depends on where you come from.

September 29, 2011 Open October with a bang Every year we are treated to some great Week 11 games that decide conference titles. But sometimes those games come a lot earlier. Keith McMillan takes a look at some in this week's Around the Nation.

September 22, 2011 Rallying around Frostburg Frostburg State pulled away from Utica with a 21-point fourth quarter, earning its first win as a member of the Empire 8. But on the drive to and from, and during my entire time at the game, I could not get one thought out of my head.

September 15, 2011 Dear players: Heed our advice Dear 25,000 Division III football players: There are hundreds of thousands of former players who miss desperately that which you have every day. Here's what they think you should know.

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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