1999-2008 Around the West columns

September 18, 2007 Mustache men try to revive Lutes When Pacific Lutheran head coach Scott Westering opened camp this fall 19 seniors showed up with heart, determination and ... neatly trimmed mustaches.

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Josh Smith has covered Division III sports for more than five years. He writes for multiple publications, including D3football.com beginning in 2012. He has won multiple awards for reporting and photography and lives in southern Wisconsin near UW-Whitewater, where he graduated with a degree in print journalism.

2011-12 columns: Jason Galleske
2010: Tim Walsh
2003-09: Adam Johnson
1999-2000: Don Stoner 

Previous Columns

October 25, 2016
Coe's new heights
The Kohawks found their new star running back on their depth chart at wide receiver, and Trevor...
October 18, 2016
Protecting the head gets taken to heart
A former student of the John Gagliardi philosophy has not only instilled the no-contact mantra at...
October 11, 2016
Johnnies standout almost didn't make it back
Evan Clark has started off his senior season with 10 touchdown catches in St. John's first six...
October 4, 2016
It's a long trip from 0-9
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was winless just four years ago, but with new blood on the field and on the...
September 27, 2016
Recruited from on campus
The way head coach Jeff McMartin summarized wide receiver Sam Markham’s journey to the Central...
September 21, 2016
Intestinal fortitude
This year’s opening kickoff was an extremely exceptional moment for the Whitworth Pirates...
September 13, 2016
Following an All-American brother
There were high expectations when Tom Kelly assumed the quarterback role at UW-Platteville, based...
September 7, 2016
The hero in a helmet
Westminster (Mo.) defensive end Jacob Ellis pulled two people from a burning truck, to the surprise...
August 30, 2016
10 games to watch for 2016
Around the West columnist Josh Smith runs down the top 10 games for this season in the IIAC, MIAC,...
November 19, 2015
Johnson's journey ends in playoffs
The last time Dubuque faced St. John's, Rio Johnson hadn't played a game of organized football since...
November 10, 2015
Making noise in the Northwest
Senior defensive end Alex Hoff has been a key contributor to Linfield’s stifling defense, and...
November 3, 2015
Following his calling
A scholarship to play football led Jordan Roberts to South Dakota. But a series of events, some...
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