Great Lakes

November 17, 2015
Mount Union can play defense, too
The Purple Raiders are known for putting up points, but their dominant defense might be the team's most impressive unit. Led by a tight-knit group of seniors, Mount Union's defense is ready for another long postseason run. More in Around the Great Lakes.

November 10, 2015
CWRU, CMU glad to be back in the PAC
After a long absence, Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon have both found success in their second season after returning to PAC play. Each team is led by a sophomore stud as the programs gear up for the 30th Academic Bowl this Saturday.

November 3, 2015
Howell climbing the charts
John Carroll had to replace many pieces from last year's potent offense. Junior receiver Marshall Howell was the key returning piece and he has embraced his bigger role this season. Not just another weapon, he is now one of the Blue Streaks' leaders. More in Around the Great Lakes.

Joe Sager

Joe Sager is a freelance writer based in Pittsburgh. He has written about sports since 1996 for a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites. He first covered D-III football in 2000 with the New Castle (Pa.) News.

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November 17, 2015
Mount Union can play defense, too
The Purple Raiders are known for putting up points, but their dominant defense might be the team's...
November 10, 2015
CWRU, CMU glad to be back in the PAC
After a long absence, Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon have both found success in their...
November 3, 2015
Howell climbing the charts
John Carroll had to replace many pieces from last year's potent offense. Junior receiver Marshall...
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