2011 Around the East columns

November 17, 2011 Reflections on a second chance Montclair State running back Chris D'Andrea suffered a season-ending injury four games into his senior season a year ago. A medical redshirt year and 1,583 rushing yards later, the work was worth it.

November 9, 2011 Derek Sheely's legacy For the past two and a half months, Ken and Kristen Sheely have been living out a parent's worst nightmare. But they are making sure Derek Sheely's legacy will continue, and hope the NCAA will care too.

November 2, 2011 Super fan has seen it all Dave Roberts has been at every Lycoming football game, home or away, since 1982. He'll be at his 300th in a row on Saturday, and it's a big one. More in Around the East.

October 26, 2011 All over the field Salisbury's Matt Leon has played everywhere imaginable on the gridiron. Just tell him where to line up and snap the ball.

October 19, 2011 Quick-thinking Mello A promising football career at WPI, a mechanical engineering degree and his own skin -- Ernie Mello risked all of this to save a complete stranger. Stupid? No. That's just Mello.

October 12, 2011 A midseason report card As the conference races heat up, Andrew Lovell takes a look at what's going on in the Empire 8, Liberty League, MAC and NJAC.

October 5, 2011 Following the leaders Twenty returning seniors have helped provide Kean with something it sorely missed in an underachieving 5-5 year last season: leadership.

September 28, 2011 Guiles rewriting record book The first time Lebanon Valley coach Jim Monos went to see Ben Guiles play, he wasn't wearing pads or cleats. But it worked out anyway.

September 20, 2011 Saving a life Dom Sair was helping his father load sodas into a cooler and get ready for a barbeque at Sair's father's home. Kids from the ages of 8 to 16 years old played in and around the pool in the backyard. Life was good. But then, just as suddenly, life was nearly lost.

September 13, 2011 Studying the football brain A University of Rochester researcher is trying to make the game safer, and a handful of Yellowjacket players are playing the season in high-tech helmets to further the cause.

September 6, 2011 Remembering Derek Sheely Frostburg State players and coaches remember the late fullback's infectious attitude and come away with a win in their season opener.

August 30, 2011 Ten games to watch Introducing new columnist Andrew Lovell, who takes us through the key games for the upcoming season in Around the East.

Jason Bowen

Jason Bowen has 10 years of Division III coaching experience at Wesley, where he was also the Sports Information Director. He currently provides color analysis on broadcasts of Wesley games on WDEL Radio 1150AM and has served as a staff and freelance writer for the Delaware State News in Dover. He has been a contributor for D3football.com since 2006. By day he teaches high school biology. He is a 1992 graduate of and three-year letter winner at linebacker for Mansfield (Pa.) University.

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