2010 Around the Northeast columns

November 16, 2010 First-time excitement for Maritime, Endicott SUNY-Maritime and Endicott showed their excitement about going to the playoffs for the first time in different ways.

November 9, 2010 Lines will be key to NEFC title hopes The offensive lines at Maine Maritime and Endicott have done their job well enough to help take their teams to division titles in the New England Football Conference. Saturday, they will have plenty to say about which team wins the NEFC Championship Game.

November 2, 2010 Williams thrives under the radar Williams might be playing in the shadow of its New England Small College Athletic Conference rival Amherst, but the Ephs have put together a 6-0 season under first-year coach Aaron Kelton.

October 26, 2010 SUNY-Maritime still making a splash SUNY-Maritime is 8-0 and the national media is calling. Coach Clayton-Kendrick Holmes and the Privateers were the subject of a segment on the Today show last week. There was a story in the New York Times. CBS College Sports, CBS Sports and ESPN have something in the works.

October 19, 2010 Amherst, WNEC on a roll Two teams in western Massachusetts are on separate tracks but streaking in the same direction: in the win column.

October 12, 2010 Framingham on a high Winning never gets old. Just ask the people at Mount Union or those associated with any perennial power. But when it's new, it can be downright intoxicating. Few appreciate winning more than the Framingham State players, coaches and fans.

October 5, 2010 First time for everything Endicott has been pegged as an up-and-coming program since the Gulls first took the field eight years ago. But on Saturday the Gulls finally put up a big win, against Curry.

September 28, 2010 Gallaudet's silent roar The Bison hired an assistant coach on their "dream list" when they got former Denver Bronco Kenny Walker.

September 21, 2010 A touch of inspiration Curry and Castleton State are getting inspiration from former former pro athletes, but under very different circumstances.

September 14, 2010 Following dad into the trenches These days the Plymouth State helmet is a great fit for the Fuccillo family.

September 7, 2010 All set to ship out Clayton Kendrick-Holmes was probably planning to come into this season with hopes of improving on SUNY-Maritime's 6-4 record. But hanging over it all is the fact that shortly after the season is over, Kendrick-Holmes is mobilizing for Afghanistan.

August 30, 2010 10 games to watch for 2010 It was May of 1997. I had turned 50 that month and had just awakened from what I thought was going to be a routine colonoscopy.

Tom Haley

A seven time Vermont sportswriter of the year, Tom Haley has been with the Rutland Herald since 1987. He was inducted into the Castleton State College Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the Contributor to Football Award from the National Football Foundation's Vermont Chapter. He has been D3football.com's Around the Northeast columnist since 2007.

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