August 19, 2011

Kickoff 2011 in home stretch

Wes Chamblee
Wes Chamblee talks in Kickoff about how he nearly picked Notre Dame over Wabash, plus how he rehabbed from his season-ending knee injury.
Photo by Pat Coleman, 

The release of Kickoff 2011 is here, and you'll get to know players in Division III football better than in any previous year. 

We've talked already about some of the features we have, including talking to record-chasers Alex Tanney (Monmouth), Levell Coppage (UW-Whitewater) and Mike Zweifel (Dubuque). But we also get you up close and personal with players from all four regions, from the wide receiver on a team chasing its first automatic bid to a tight end on a team looking to stay in shouting distance of the purple powers. Four of last year's fab freshmen from the WIAC are looking to match their success. 

Ask around the message boards. D-III fans agree: Kickoff is worth the price.

Kickoff is an online-only publication, which will be released on Aug. 23 in preparation for the first games the weekend of Sept. 3. It's the only thing we sell all year, and proceeds help fund operations so we can cover Division III the way the big sites cover Division I.

What does Kickoff include?

Registration -- think of it like buying Lindy's off the shelf at the bookstore -- is $11. Users with a .edu email address qualify for a discounted price of $7.

• Register for Kickoff 2011!