2010 Around the Midwest columns
November 17, 2010
Night and day
St. Norbert opened the season with injuries, a young offensive line and a blowout loss to St. Thomas. Now the Green Knights are back in a familiar spot: the Midwest Conference's automatic bid.
November 10, 2010
Hanging on to hopes
Wheaton lost control of its playoff destiny last week with a Little Brass Bell loss to North Central. Now the Thunder are hoping a win against Millikin and finishing the season 9-1 gets them in.
November 2, 2010
Right on the numbers
Kyle Ray was already honoring his father by playing football at Franklin, his alma mater. But he passed away after a four-year battle with cancer, and Ray found yet another way to pay him homage.
October 27, 2010
For region's conferences, it's title time
It’s crunch time for Midwest teams with three games left, and in one league two games left. While it is not unusual to see the league pictures unresolved at this point of the season, it can be said it has been just a little bit wacky in some circles.
October 19, 2010
Ripon is done waiting
You can tell it has been a crazy year in the Midwest Conference when the top team in the league is not named Monmouth or St. Norbert.
October 14, 2010
Benedictine is in a rare spot
The Eagles haven't been in position to contend for a conference title in some time. After starting NATHC play 2-0, Benedictine is trying not to get ahead of itself.
October 5, 2010
Midwest at the midway point
After five weeks of the season, Clyde Hughes takes a look at the surprise teams, players and top performers of the 2010 season.
September 28, 2010
Cardinals have chip on their shoulder
North Central didn't make the playoffs as an at-large team in 2009, and the unbeaten Cardinals loom large headed into CCIW play.
September 22, 2010
Trying to turn big numbers into wins
Twenty-five catches wasn't enough of a feat to salvage Hanover's 2009 season. Daniel Passafiume is hoping this year's accomplishments include a few more victories.
September 14, 2010
Carthage walk-on makes good
In Division III, the difference between recruit and walk-on isn't scholarship money, but the road still isn't easy. Evan Jones walked on as an option quarterback to a spread team, for example.
September 7, 2010
Catching up with Jones
Evan Jones opened his senior year with a bang, completing 26 of 45 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns as Carthage erased a 13-3 halftime deficit to beat Franklin 30-27 in the season opener.
September 1, 2010
Games to watch for 2010
This is the place where I am supposed to pick the top 10 games in the Midwest, but ended up finding the top date in the Midwest -- Oct. 2. There are several key matchups all falling on the same date.