Midwest

November 19, 2013
Bid brings excitement to Wash U
While there weren't many surprises in what teams from the Midwest made the Division III playoffs Sunday, there were a few wrinkles.

November 13, 2013
Red-letter day for Green Knights
Few moments in recent football history for St. Norbert are as memorable as this past weekend, when the Green Knights moved into the driver's seat and an alum came back to visit.

November 6, 2013
Bears surviving nail-biters
Wash U may well have seen its season flash before its eyes on Saturday. In fact, it's been that way for a few weeks for the Bears.

October 31, 2013
Coming down to crunch time
North Central and Illinois Wesleyan face off, North Park surprises again, Concordia (Wis.) is in control and more.

October 22, 2013
Illinois Wesleyan bouncing back
After finishing last season with four consecutive losses, IWU is bouncing back, heading into key late-season CCIW showdowns.

October 16, 2013
North Central subscribes to the Cardinal Manual
Coach John Thorne's Cardinal Manual contains a different type of game plan – it gets the players talking about the game plan of life.

October 10, 2013
CUW takes a big step forward
Concordia (Wis.) is hoping it has righted the ship after a 1-2 start. And if the Benedictine game does prove to be a turning point for Concordia, they will look at the Falcons final drive.

October 2, 2013
After chaotic summer, Maroons avoid falling
It must seem like a whirlwind for Chris Wilkerson and the University of Chicago, which was surprised by the sudden retirement of a longtime coach over the summer.

September 24, 2013
Wheaton winning methodically
One of the largest senior classes in Wheaton history has the Thunder on an even keel.

September 19, 2013
Illinois College erasing sobering end to 2012
Illinois College's Garrett Campbell knows that it takes more than two games – not even nine games – to make a season. So the coach is not getting too exciting about a 2-0 start.

September 11, 2013
For Franklin, playing close isn't enough
When Franklin saw No. 1 Mount Union storm back for the game-winning touchdown Saturday, coach Mike Leonard couldn't hide his disappointment, though his team accomplished about everything else it wanted to.

September 4, 2013
Games to watch for 2013
Over the next 11 weeks, there will be certain games that will define a team's entire season on their way to a championship, or a hill they failed grab to move on to the next level.

November 14, 2012
Heartland hung on Victory Bell
Another brick was laid in the battle for the Victory Bell. For the second time in three years, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title was on the line when Franklin met Hanover.

November 6, 2012
A dream season
When teams have played Mount St. Joseph, there has been little surprise who would be carrying the ball. Yet, James Clay is having the kind of season most would dream of.

Clyde Hughes

Clyde Hughes has been writing sports at various times over the past 24 years, covering everything from high school, college and sporting events. A native of football-crazed Texas, Hughes works in Indiana and has written for numerous newspapers and magazines.

Previous Columns

November 19, 2013
Bid brings excitement to Wash U
While there weren't many surprises in what teams from the Midwest made the Division III playoffs...
November 13, 2013
Red-letter day for Green Knights
Few moments in recent football history for St. Norbert are as memorable as this past weekend, when...
November 6, 2013
Bears surviving nail-biters
Wash U may well have seen its season flash before its eyes on Saturday. In fact, it's been that way...
October 31, 2013
Coming down to crunch time
North Central and Illinois Wesleyan face off, North Park surprises again, Concordia (Wis.) is in...
October 22, 2013
Illinois Wesleyan bouncing back
After finishing last season with four consecutive losses, IWU is bouncing back, heading into key...
October 16, 2013
North Central subscribes to the Cardinal Manual
Coach John Thorne's Cardinal Manual contains a different type of game plan – it gets the...
October 10, 2013
CUW takes a big step forward
Concordia (Wis.) is hoping it has righted the ship after a 1-2 start. And if the Benedictine game...
October 2, 2013
After chaotic summer, Maroons avoid falling
It must seem like a whirlwind for Chris Wilkerson and the University of Chicago, which was surprised...
September 24, 2013
Wheaton winning methodically
One of the largest senior classes in Wheaton history has the Thunder on an even keel.
September 19, 2013
Illinois College erasing sobering end to 2012
Illinois College's Garrett Campbell knows that it takes more than two games – not even nine...
September 11, 2013
For Franklin, playing close isn't enough
When Franklin saw No. 1 Mount Union storm back for the game-winning touchdown Saturday, coach Mike...
September 4, 2013
Games to watch for 2013
Over the next 11 weeks, there will be certain games that will define a team's entire season on their...
November 14, 2012
Heartland hung on Victory Bell
Another brick was laid in the battle for the Victory Bell. For the second time in three years, the...
November 6, 2012
A dream season
When teams have played Mount St. Joseph, there has been little surprise who would be carrying the...

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