May 3, 2013 Five Purple Raiders get free agent calls No D-III player heard his name called, but 17 players, including five from Mount Union, have been signed or invited to minicamps.
April 26, 2013 Collins leads class of D-III pro hopefuls Jasper Collins has the potential to be drafted into the NFL, continuing the streak of Mount Union receivers and Division III players getting shots in the league. Plus 20 players who'll get tryouts.
April 24, 2013 Macalester football to join MWC The addition will give the Midwest Conference 12 teams and a title game starting in 2014. It also means that Macalester will not bring football back to the MIAC in the near future.
April 24, 2013 TCNJ coach suspended for two games Longtime coach Eric Hamilton will be benched for two games and his son was not rehired to the staff as a result of a postgame altercation from last October.
April 12, 2013 Appreciating Frosty Westering Coaching in Division III was just a small part of Frosty Westering's career, but the former Pacific Lutheran coach made an impact on us, just as he did everyone he met. He passed away April 12.
April 9, 2013 The State of Division III Heading into next season, there are some interesting things afoot. Dave McHugh and NCAA VP for Division III Dan Dutcher discuss the big issues.
March 8, 2013 More moves in the Coaching Carousel RPI hires yet another coach, Marietta's former coach finds a new job, St. Olaf finally hires, from within, while Salve Regina's coach moves to Division II. Catch up on all the latest moves.
March 8, 2013 Ferrum assistant gets next turn in RPI's revolving door RPI's fifth head coach in 21 months is Ralph Isernia, who has been an assistant head coach at FCS and D-II but has most recently been the offensive coordinator at Ferrum.
March 5, 2013 Former Marietta coach named head coach at N.C. Wesleyan After an extensive search, the North Carolina Wesleyan announced the hiring of Jeff Filkovski as the next head coach for the Battling Bishop football program.
February 9, 2013 St. Olaf promotes from within Almost two full months after Jerry Olszewski left for a Division II head coaching job, St. Olaf ended up elevating Craig Stern to the head coaching job.
February 8, 2013 Salve coach takes Division II head coaching job Bob Chesney, who helped elevate Salve Regina in three seasons on campus, was hired at Assumption.
January 31, 2013 Luther hires Hafner from William Penn Aaron Hafner takes over at Luther after seven years as offensive coordinator at NAIA William Penn.
January 31, 2013 Wooster hires Johns Hopkins defensive coordinator Frank Colaprete is Wooster's new head coach, coming over from Johns Hopkins, where he's been defensive coordinator for five seasons.
January 23, 2013 D-II coordinator takes East Texas Baptist job East Texas Baptist has hired former NCAA Division I and II assistant Joshua Eargle as head football coach.
January 14, 2013 ATN Year in Review: A heck of a 2012 It was the year of the two-point conversion, of #LiDarraling and #rip5 and the year Mount Union made it back to the top. Around the Nation looks back at a 2012 filled with highs and lows.
January 3, 2013 Yoder named Shenandoah coach Scott Yoder, defensive coordinator for Hobart, which reached the national quarterfinals this past season, will take the challenge of rebuilding Shenandoah.
December 29, 2012 Ferrum player killed Panthers linebacker Zavier Stringfellow was found dead in a car in Northern Virginia on Friday night. Police are investigating it as a homicide.
December 28, 2012 St. John's promotes from within All three finalists for the job of replacing the legendary John Gagliardi at St. John's were Johnnie grads, but Gary Fasching was the most inside of the three and got the job.
December 26, 2012 Southern Virginia links up with NJAC Southern Virginia, which is less than an hour from Salem but seven hours from Cortland and six from Montclair State and Kean, will join the New Jersey Athletic Conference for football in 2014.
December 20, 2012 Former DePauw coach returns Bill Lynch, who coached DePauw in 2004, could well stop the revolving door of DePauw football coaches with his return to the position for 2012.
December 20, 2012 Marietta hires Wittenberg assistant Andy Waddle, Wittenberg's defensive coordinator, will take over after the Pioneers' first winless season since 1991.
December 19, 2012 Former NFL player, D-III head coach takes Wilmington job Stacey Hairston played at Ohio Northern, then in the NFL, and was the Polar Bears' interim coach for a season. He takes over a program with a history of struggling since it moved to the Ohio Athletic Conference.
December 19, 2012 Widener coach takes Division II job Isaac Collins will face another stiff rebuilding challenge at Seton Hill, which has gone 4-40 over the past four seasons.
December 18, 2012 Candeto named coach at Capital Craig Candeto, a former standout collegiate quarterback, Navy fighter pilot and assistant coach, has been selected to be the next head football coach at Capital.
December 17, 2012 Carthage names Yeager head coach Yeager completed his second year as Carthage’s defensive coordinator in 2012 and served as interim head coach for the Red Men’s final three games.
December 15, 2012 In Salem, the drama is back Mount Union, following its first championship since 2008 but 11th overall, may be starting another purple reign that lasts several seasons. But they are not without a handful of legitimate challengers.
December 15, 2012 St. Thomas unfazed in first trip to Salem Starting seven freshmen and sophomores on offense; losing their leading rusher; making the program’s first Stagg Bowl appearance. Nothing fazed St. Thomas.
December 14, 2012 2012 All-America team The D3football.com All-America team for 2012 was announced Friday evening in Salem, along with the offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year.
December 14, 2012 Mount Union seniors get their championship The St. Thomas defense could only hold the Purple Raiders down so long, as Mount Union scored twice in the final 16:04 in order to seal the deal with a 28-10 victory.
December 14, 2012 Mount Union wins 11th title Mount Union wrapped up the national championship with a 28-10 win over St. Thomas. Tune us in for the postgame coverage from Stagg Bowl XL.
December 13, 2012 For Stagg Bowl XL: ATN Podcast and Triple Take It's an extra large Stagg Bowl so we have an extra large pregame predictions package -- four extra picks and a new ATN Podcast from the field in Salem. Enjoy!
December 13, 2012 Purple Raiders loosen up for title run After three straight years of coming up short in the final game, Mount Union and coach Larry Kehres are having more fun in 2012. A Road to Salem feature.
December 12, 2012 Hamline brings alum back to coach Chad Rogosheske is coming home. A former running back and an assistant coach for the Pipers, Rogosheske was named head football coach at Hamline.
December 12, 2012 Knox hires Pomona-Pitzer assistant Damon Tomeo, who is also a former D-II head coach, will be Knox's 30th coach in 117 seasons and takes over the Prairie Fire after a four-year stretch in which the team went 4-36.
December 12, 2012 St. Olaf coach hired at D-II school Jerry Olszewski had St. Olaf on the verge of making the D-III playoffs the past two years and will move to Division II.
December 12, 2012 Williams wins Gagliardi Trophy Scottie Williams put an exclamation point on the best season in Elmhurst football history by winning the Gagliardi Trophy, it was revealed Wednesday evening: Watch the archived show.
December 12, 2012 Wooster coach resigns Mike Schmitz was 78-54 in 13 seasons with the Scots, but just 16-24 over the past four years.
December 12, 2012 UST aims to be known as OL U "A lot of people thought I was crazy,” said Glenn Caruso, a former center at Ithaca. “I told anyone who was willing to listen that we were going to build this program around the offensive line." A Road to Salem feature.
December 11, 2012 Offensive line paves Mount's road to Salem With so many Mount Union stars, it can be easy to forget five of its most important starters: The offensive line. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 11, 2012 Behind the Tommies' rise Five years ago, St. Thomas had bottomed out. But then the school hired a coach from Macalester and woke the sleeping giant that was Tommie football. Glenn Caruso talks about his team and the dream.
December 10, 2012 Around the Nation podcast Did Kevin Burke thrive in his trial by fire? Could St. Thomas one day be a Purple Power? Was that Jasper Collins' best game? Who's the Gagliardi Trophy favorites? That and more in our podcast.
December 9, 2012 The postgame show Here's your Division III football postgame show: D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews from the national semifinals.
December 8, 2012 Mount Union books return trip to Salem The Purple Raiders had to rally, scoring 34 points in the fourth quarter and taking the lead with five seconds left in a 48-35 win against Mary Hardin-Baylor.
December 8, 2012 Tommies' fast start lands them in Stagg Bowl St. Thomas scored three times in the first quarter, and while they had reason to look back, UW-Oshkosh never caught up.
December 7, 2012 Our weekend predictions No. 1 Mount Union vs. No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor. No. 4 St. Thomas vs. No. 5 UW-Oshkosh. Who will win, by how much, and why? That's our Triple Take mission this week. And Keith pulls no punches in his take.
December 6, 2012 Semifinal QBs a fearsome foursome Two are seniors, two are sophomores. None has ever started a national semifinal, and all bring a different set of skills to Saturday's game. More in a Road to Salem feature by Adam Turer.
December 6, 2012 The secret of the Tommies' success "Third down is our fourth down," St. Thomas defensive lineman Ayo Idowu said. "It means we want an automatic punt." More about the veteran Tommies D in a Road to Salem feature.
December 6, 2012 UW-Oshkosh lives in the now Falling behind by at least 10 points in three playoff wins hasn't fazed the Titans, who are candid about using a loss to UW-La Crosse last year as motivation for a semifinal run that's still surprising them.
December 5, 2012 Arth takes over at alma mater Two-time D3football.com All-America quarterback Tom Arth has been an assistant at John Carroll for three years and now will take over for the man who coached him, Regis Scafe.
December 5, 2012 There's a big D in Driskill Mount Union's seniors don't want to be the first class in 20 years to leave without a title, and the defense, led by Nick Driskill, is looking to make sure that doesn't happen. A Road to Salem feature.
December 4, 2012 D3football.com All-Region teams announced We had record nominations, more than 900 in fact, for our eighth annual regional awards. Here's who were our All-Region players, plus offensive and defensive players and coach of the year:
December 4, 2012 Gagliardi Trophy down to final four Zach Autenrieb, Luke Heinsohn, Nate Wara and Scottie Williams will be coming to Salem as the Gagliardi Trophy four finalists.
December 3, 2012 Perhaps the play of the year As often as these teams play each other, you'd think they'd have seen everything they could throw at each other. Guarantee you they'd never seen this, though! It's the Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
December 3, 2012 Around the Nation podcast There will be one new team in Salem, perhaps two who have never won Walnut and Bronze. But there's disappointment over the semifinal pairings and two great games from Saturday to discuss.
December 2, 2012 The postgame show With D3 reports and highlight packages, here's your Division III football postgame show: D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews from across the bracket.
December 1, 2012 Oshkosh breaks up a pack of purple UW-Oshkosh continues its first-ever playoff run, moving to the semis with a comeback win in OT at Linfield. Mount Union, UMHB and St. Thomas all advance as well.
November 30, 2012 Triple Take: We predict the scores There's just four games left, so not only do Ryan, Keith and Pat give their take on the score, plus a breakdown of why. That's in this week's Triple Take. Share your score predictions as well!
November 30, 2012 On Linfield's journey, it's all secondary Linfield's defensive backfield is a big reason why the Wildcats are appreciating another week of playing together. A Road to Salem feature by Keith McMillan.
November 29, 2012 Redell retires after one year at Occidental Occidental will have its third coach in three years, after Bill Redell retired following the Tigers' 2-7 season.
November 29, 2012 A hole on the roster When Wesley travels to UMHB, they'll leave an empty roster spot for linebacker Kirk Brooks, who's spending Friday seeing doctors about his recent lymphoma diagnosis. More in a Road to Salem feature.
November 28, 2012 Luther's Durnin resigns after winless season The Norse were 0-10 this season under Mike Durnin and have lost 11 consecutive games. Luther was 18-32 (.360) in his five seasons.
November 28, 2012 Inside the 'D' at UWO A summer ago, Ryan Stefaniak and UW-Oshkosh were on the outside looking in. But Stefaniak got a late position change in 2011 and his team had a change of fortune in 2011 and 2012. More in a Road to Salem feature.
November 28, 2012 South's beasts meet again After six meetings in seven postseasons and a regular-season meeting to boot, it seems there's nothing Mary Hardin-Baylor and Wesley can do to surprise the other. A Road to Salem feature.
November 27, 2012 He's in it for the long run The ballcarrier ran into a pile at the line of scrimmage, but bounced it to the outside ... and it got more interesting from there. It's the Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
November 27, 2012 The postgame show With D3 reports and highlight packages, here's your Division III football postgame show: D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews from across the bracket.
November 27, 2012 ETBU coach Sartain resigns After six seasons as the second head coach since the return of football at East Texas Baptist, Mark Sartain has stepped down.
November 27, 2012 Junior's spectacular senior season Mount Union's Jasper (Junior) Collins has always had the talent, but at least some of his development is a credit to a man who will be on the opposing sideline: his uncle, Widener coach Isaac Collins.
November 26, 2012 Around the Nation podcast Pat and Keith break down the second round of the playoffs and give their strengths and weaknesses for each of the eight remaining teams. Plus, John Gagliardi remembered.
November 24, 2012 Second round: Tommies, UWO rally, the rest roll Mount Union, Wesley, Hobart and Widener all won going away, with the battles waiting later in Saturday's second-round games. Updated bracket, scoreboard inside.
November 22, 2012 Doing the little things right Franklin knows it can't make mistakes when playing Mary Hardin-Baylor, because it has learned that from playing Mount Union and UW-Whitewater. A Road to Salem feature.
November 22, 2012 Triple Take: We predict the scores Ryan, Keith and Pat give their take on how each of Saturday's games will turn out, down to the score. It's this week's Triple Take.
November 20, 2012 Look, ma, one hand! Bethel was in a dogfight on the road with Concordia-Chicago, in front of a loud crowd against a team that wouldn't go away. This catch is our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
November 20, 2012 Gagliardi finalists announced The final 10 players for the award that bears legendary coach John Gagliardi's name include just four players still suiting up in 2012. Four of them will go to Salem and one will win the trophy.
November 20, 2012 Doing the little things right Football is a game of inches, not yards. Franklin knows it can't make mistakes when playing Mary Hardin-Baylor, because it has learned that from playing Mount Union and UW-Whitewater. A Road to Salem feature.
November 20, 2012 Widener and Salisbury keep defensive coordinators up at night In perhaps the only Saturday playoff game without a clear favorite, whichever defense, Widener or Salisbury, can figure out how to slow the potent offense on the other side is likely to move on.
November 20, 2012 For Wittenberg, it's win or else Overcoming a 22-point deficit in the playoffs, against an OAC opponent on the road no less, is no easy task, but Wittenberg has been in refuse-to-lose mode since losing to Wabash. Plus more playoff features.
November 19, 2012 Around the Nation podcast Around the Nation goes around the bracket, as Keith and Pat discuss every game, including the surprises everyone except the AFCA saw coming and the one that caught us by surprise, too.
November 19, 2012 The postgame show With D3 reports and highlight packages, here's your Division III football postgame show: D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews.
November 19, 2012 Gagliardi retires The all-time winningest coach in college football history announced he is retiring, as John Gagliardi will step down after 60 years at St. John's and 489 wins as a collegiate head coach.
November 18, 2012 Last Wara brother lifts Oshkosh Nate Wara is the fourth Wara brother to play for UW-Oshkosh and the second to play quarterback. But he's the first to get the Titans into the playoffs. A Road to Salem feature.
November 17, 2012 Wittenberg posts huge first-round rally Wittenberg put Heidelberg away after being down 18. Mount Union had little trouble and five road teams won first-round games on Saturday. The full wrapup and updated bracket.
November 16, 2012 John Carroll head coach leaving The John Carroll athletic department announced Thursday afternoon that head football coach Regis Scafe is leaving the university after 14 seasons.
November 16, 2012 Marietta coach steps down Following the program's first winless season since 1991, Marietta athletic director Larry Hiser announced the resignation of head football coach Jeff Filkovski.
November 16, 2012 Triple Take: We predict the scores When playoff time rolls around, it isn't enough to just pick which are the big games. Because, you know, they're all pretty big. So our Triple Take crew goes further and predicts scores of each game.
November 15, 2012 Playoff picks, surprises, disappointments It's our annual ATN predictions column, where we say who will surprise and disappoint on the road to Salem. Will anyone score on Mount Union? Does anyone pick against UMHB? Read on.
November 15, 2012 North Park coach let go Scott Pethel was let go as head coach at North Park. He had been the head coach of the Vikings for seven years, compiling a 10-60 record.
November 14, 2012 Capital coach steps down With the Crusaders regressing to their worst record since 1999, Henry Stanford is out as Capital's head football coach.
November 14, 2012 Team-by-team capsules Get the skinny on all 32 playoff teams, including where we would seed them and how far they can go in the playoffs. It's a D3football.com tradition.
November 14, 2012 Triumph amid tragedy Few things hit a team harder than the loss of a teammate. Washington and Jefferson not only saw a brighter future, but the team also reached the light at the end of the tunnel. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 13, 2012 A one-man tip drill With a playoff bid on the line, a young program battling some adversity needed every play it could make. This one is our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
November 12, 2012 Around the Nation podcast Keith and Pat discuss the 2012 Division III football playoff bracket, following Pat's interview with committee chair Brad Bankston. Who are the great stories? Who might pull off an upset? That and more.
November 12, 2012 The postgame show With D3 reports and highlight packages, here's your Division III football postgame show. Reports and highlights from UMHB, Bethel, Cal Lutheran, Johns Hopkins and many more.
November 11, 2012 Playoff bracket released! Who will be Mount Union's biggest challenge on the way to Salem? What is the toughest bracket? Who got in despite our projection? Take a look.
November 11, 2012 Committee chair answers questions We know you have plenty of questions about how teams were chosen for the Division III playoffs and why. Committee chair Brad Bankston gives D3football.com as many answers as he can.
November 10, 2012 Union nabs Shoes, Cortland the jug, Wabash the Monon Bell Saturday was a big day for rivalry games, with Union beating RPI in overtime for the Dutchman Shoes in the best rivalry game of the day.
November 10, 2012 Presidents play their way in Washington and Jefferson's emotional season will continue, as the Presidents defeated Waynesburg to win the PAC title. Kenyon's run ended and all of the automatic bids have been handed out.
November 9, 2012 Our weekend predictions This is it, nothing left to do but play the games. Our take on the weekend's big games, upset picks, surprisingly close games and the most interesting rivalries as we ramp up for the playoffs.
November 8, 2012 The road to recovery Do you remember Julio Fuentes? The Alfred running back was paralyzed in a game against Thiel in 2006. Now, as his recovery continues, his brother plays for the Saxons. More in Around the East:
November 8, 2012 Around the Nation The most interesting race for at-large bids will have Division III buzzing all weekend, and Huntingdon and Elmhurst are going to be in the heart of it. Keith McMillan has more.
November 8, 2012 Husson coach to step down Sean Murphy will undergo an unusual transition at Husson, moving from head football coach to head men's lacrosse coach.
November 7, 2012 A look at the at-large bids On our podcast Monday morning, we talked about the 16 or 17 candidates for the seven at-large bids. Keith McMillan breaks them down for you as we await this week's regional rankings.
November 7, 2012 Skilliter, Hodges get you coming and going When a coach sees value in playing both ways, there's little hesitation. Mount Union's Blair Skilliter and Wabash's Houston Hodges are among the. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 7, 2012 Will eight be enough? Louisiana College has been stuck on seven wins for a while. This year, win No. 8 could get the Wildcats into the playoffs. More in Around the South
November 7, 2012 Updated NCAA regional rankings So you're saying there's a chance? For some, but if you're Delaware Valley, apparently not. The East Region committee made a bold statement that four NEFC teams were better than the Aggies.
November 6, 2012 A Sunday sprint Thanks to Sandy, several games weren't even played. One game was pushed to Sunday and refused to end. The final play, in double overtime, is our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
November 6, 2012 Team of the Week The Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, recognizes the top player at each position from the past week.
November 5, 2012 Around the Nation podcast We're coming down to the final week, with a bunch of teams in contention. Here's how we think they might line up, with an explanation of how the selection process works.
November 5, 2012 The postgame show With postgame reports and postgame highlight packages, here's your Division III football postgame show. Reports and highlights from Mount Union, Wittenberg, Coe and many more.
November 5, 2012 Heading for Selection Sunday Here's what you need to know to get through the next seven days as a Division III football fan, including date and time of the NCAA's selection show.
November 3, 2012 Top 25 wrap: Wabash, Hopkins fall Oberlin shocked No. 10 Wabash, ending the Little Giants' NCAC title hopes, while Johns Hopkins lost its first game. Mount Union, Salisbury, Linfield and more clinched in Top 25 action.
November 3, 2012 Wrapup: W&L, Adrian go OT for AQ Luke Heinsohn did it all, scoring four TDs and kicking the game-winning field goal to clinch the auto qualifier for W&L, while Adrian stopped Albion's two-point attempt to win the MIAA. More in the wrapup.
November 2, 2012 Projected playoff bracket The season doesn't end today. But that's the way you have to do a playoff projection, so that's what we've got. Take a look at who we think would be in and where they might play.
November 2, 2012 Our weekend predictions Who are the trendy upset picks? What will be the game of the week? Who is going to get onto your radar (or back onto it) at this stage? Who could play spoiler? Ryan, Pat and Keith give us their thoughts in this week's Triple Take.
November 1, 2012 Around the Nation In terms of the D-III football schedule, the toll from Sandy's destruction But not if you're in the affected area. Schools in New Jersey and New York had a lot more to battle than their scheduled Saturday opponent. Keith McMillan explains.
November 1, 2012 Minnesota's two big games It's not just Concordia-St. Thomas, but also Northwestern-Greenville taking place in the Land of 10,000 Lakes with automatic bids in the balance. More on both in Around the West.
October 31, 2012 Hanover hanging in When coach Joe Austin left Hanover in February to start a football program at Division III Southwestern, Steve Baudendistel went into action. More in Around the Midwest.
October 31, 2012 Hollis is NCWC's game-changer Dwayne Hollis is the kind of defender who "can flip the field position for us on one play," his coach says. And Hollis is having the kind of season other players only dream of.
October 31, 2012 First NCAA regional rankings The first NCAA regional rankings have been released, and some two-loss teams are in a surprisingly strong position. Check out the full list.
October 30, 2012 Keeping playoff hopes alive The two-loss team knew it had no margin for error and with three seconds left, needed a touchdown just to extend the game. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
October 30, 2012 Baldwin Wallace ineligible for playoffs Baldwin Wallace is self-reporting financial aid irregularities to the NCAA and will not be eligible for any postseason in 2012-13, including the Division III football playoffs.
October 30, 2012 Team of the Week The Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, recognizes the top player at each position from the past week.
October 29, 2012 Around the Nation podcast Now no more than one of the Purple Powers will be in Salem. Who will join Mount Union, if they make it? Plenty of discussion of battles for automatic bids and at-large chances from Pat and Keith.
October 29, 2012 The postgame show With postgame reports and postgame highlight packages, here's your Division III football postgame show. Reports and highlights from games at Mount Union, Stevens Point, Ithaca and a dozen more.
October 27, 2012 Top 25: UWW out, Ithaca tops Salisbury, 2 clinch Ithaca handed Salisbury its first-ever Empire 8 loss, while UW-Stevens Point ensured there will be a new champion in D- III this season and Cortland and Oshkosh clinched bids.
October 27, 2012 Week 9 wrap: Colonials snap long streak Western Connecticut won for the first time since 2009, Baldwin Wallace rolled into next week's Mount Union showdown, Hardin-Simmons set a D-III record and more in this week's wrapup.
October 26, 2012 Our weekend predictions Will anyone clinch a playoff spot this weekend? Who are the trendy upset picks? What will be the game of the week? Ryan, Pat and Keith give us their thoughts in this week's Triple Take.
October 26, 2012 Wisconsin trio helps lead Macalester Macalester has only finished above .500 in the past 13 seasons. But if the Scots do manage a winning record in 2012, it will be with the help of three Chippewa Falls, Wis., players.
October 25, 2012 ATN's mock regional rankings It’s time to get down to business. The NCAA won't issue regional rankings for another week, but we know nobody wants to wait that long. So here's ours.
October 25, 2012 For Oshkosh, beating UWW just a step Last year UW-Oshkosh lost to UW-Whitewater but still had a shot at a playoff bid before losing the next week to UW-La Crosse. This year the Titans know their job is not yet complete.
October 24, 2012 Strong on defense Eight years ago, Jon Daniels walked away from Wittenberg football and wound up joining the Ohio National Guard. After serving in Kuwait, he just hoped he could play again. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 24, 2012 From Andover to Amherst Despite taking different paths, Sam Clark '13 and Lou Jacoubs '13 have settled into starring roles on Amherst football's top-ranked defense.
October 23, 2012 Threading the needle If you can find the receiver in there among the three defenders, that's one thing. Then try to hit him with a pass during a fourth-quarter comeback. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
October 23, 2012 Johns Hopkins keeps its focus The Blue Jays have been through a number of distractions, including the weather, but have rolled out to a 7-0 start. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 23, 2012 Weekly honor roll The Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, recognizes the top player at each position from the past week out of more than 100 nominees (including two Andre Carters).
October 22, 2012 Around the Nation podcast Pat and Keith tackle the question on everyone's mind: Will UWW make the playoffs? Plus why does this unbeaten Johns Hopkins team look better than the last one? Who might clinch the first bid? That and more in this week's podcast.
October 22, 2012 The postgame show With postgame reports and postgame highlight packages, here's your Division III football postgame show. Five reports and highlights from Whitewater, Mount Union, Bethel, North Central, Johns Hopkins and more.
October 21, 2012 Knox coach to step back down Chad Eisele, who is both coach and athletic director at Knox, took over the coaching position three years ago. He'll step back down at the end of the season to focus on his AD duties.
October 20, 2012 Top 25 wrap: Kehres passes Bear Bryant Larry Kehres passed Bear Bryant on college football's wins list, Oshkosh ended Whitewater's WIAC streak, Widener rallied, plus two QBs nearly set a D-III record and more in Saturday's Top 25 wrapup.
October 20, 2012 Wrap: Quakers end long skids; INT mark broken Wilmington and Earlham each snapped multi-year losing streaks, Zach Autenrieb rewrote record books again and more in Saturday's wrap.
October 19, 2012 Our weekend predictions Who are our ever-popular upset picks? Which games will be surprisingly close? Which of Division III's best and brightest will come out on the winning side Saturday? It's our weekly picks, in Triple Take.
October 19, 2012 MIT shocks Salve Regina Mere days after its men's basketball team was voted No. 1 in the Division III nation, MIT's football team handed Salve Regina its first loss after 13 consecutive wins.
October 18, 2012 Around the Nation For those who don't realize the vastness of Division III football, and don't realize how hard it is to be an All-American or make the Top 25, Keith McMillan has a few comparisons for you, and spotlights some of D-III's standout performances.
October 17, 2012 A life-saving gift When he registered to become a bone marrow donor, Cortland's John Stephens had no idea a little girl 3,000 miles away would be the match. A #whyd3 story, in Around the East.
October 17, 2012 Around the Region UW-Oshkosh prepares for perhaps the biggest game in its history, Ryan Ferguson grows into his role at Case, and Lake Forest, Greensboro and Guilford each put the past behind them.
October 16, 2012 You'll flip over it The description and even the sequence of photos cannot do this video and this play justice. It has to be seen.
October 16, 2012 For Freeman, a giant leap It took a few years and a few instances of heartbreak, but the former UMHB linebacker gets his shot in the NFL -- and he's paving the road for others in Division III to follow. More in Around the South.
October 15, 2012 Around the Nation podcast Pat and Keith round up all the big games from Saturday (and there were quite a few), including all the ranked teams losing, the Texas-style shootout and a quick look at Mount Union on tape.
October 15, 2012 The postgame show With postgame reports and postgame highlight packages, here's your Division III football postgame show. Check out the emotional comeback by Coe and more.
October 14, 2012 Ithaca coach takes medical leave Ithaca football coach Mike Welch will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his coaching duties while he undergoes and recovers from heart bypass surgery.
October 13, 2012 Top 25 battles fizzle, but three others lose None of the games between Top 25 teams was close, but in addition to those, Birmingham-Southern, St. John Fisher and Wheaton (Ill.) all lost.
October 13, 2012 Wrapup: Late heroics, gutsy calls The man with all the picks came up with another when Salve Regina needed it, Muhlenberg handed Gettysburg its first loss in dramatic fashion and more in Saturday's wrapup.
October 12, 2012 Our weekend predictions A battle of 25s, a battle of Top 10s and a battle of teens highlights this week's schedule. What about the upset picks? More in this week's Triple Take.
October 11, 2012 Around the Nation What's better for a conference, a year where everyone meets toward the middle or a year when someone is a contender to go deep in the playoffs? Keith McMillan spoke with five conference commissioners for their take.
October 11, 2012 Guilford gets first win vs. Bridgewater since 2006 Freshman Matt Pawlowski threw for two scores and ran for another in the Thursday night contest.
October 10, 2012 Starting over Two former New York Giants with Super Bowl rings have gone from the NFL to William Paterson. Now they're learning how to coach and teaching how to defend against the pass. More in Around the East.
October 10, 2012 Otterbein's biggest catch Trey Fairchild has been part of a revival season for the Cardinals, who have won their first five games. That and more in Around the Great Lakes.
October 9, 2012 Keeping the play alive The quarterback keeps the play going for nine and a half seconds before finding a target. It's our Play of the Week.
October 9, 2012 Top 10 best finishes Of course, we had an ending for the ages on Saturday at Bethel. But that got us to wondering: What are the best finishes we've seen since hitting the Internet in 1999? We compiled and ranked our Top 10.
October 8, 2012 The postgame show With postgame reports from eight games and postgame highlight packages from more games, here's your Division III football postgame show.
October 8, 2012 ATN podcast: Finish for the ages While it doesn’t have a catchy nickname like the Miracle in the Mud, the way Concordia-Moorhead’s loss to Bethel went down is going to be talked about for a long time. Pat and Keith start in this week's podcast.
October 6, 2012 Berry unveils helmets The Berry Vikings will take the field for the first time in 2013. Here's what they'll look like.
October 6, 2012 Top 25: Bethel survives, Salisbury, Wesley, Wabash win Bethel scored on the last play and added a two-point conversion to beat Concordia-Moorhead, while Salisbury beat St. John Fisher and Bash topped Wittenberg.
October 6, 2012 Wrapup: W&J falls, Johnnies struggle The Presidents struggled barely 48 hours after losing a teammate. Elsewhere, St. John's woes reached historic levels, Illinois College fell, Castleton beat a rival and more.
October 5, 2012 Around the Region We have some great stories from our regional columnists this week, including a backup stepping forward at Birmingham-Southern, Monmouth's response to losing its star passer, Gallaudet's surprise surge and more.
October 4, 2012 Around the Nation If the colors were changing, would we even notice? Keith and Pat visited UW-Whitewater before their first Stagg Bowl run and Keith reminds us it's too soon to write the Warhawks off completely. More in this week's ATN.
October 4, 2012 Our weekend predictions What do we see as the big games this week? Who is most likely to get upset? Who will play their way onto the national radar? Pat, Keith and Ryan make the call in this week's Triple Take.
October 4, 2012 W&J senior's death ruled homicide Presidents senior running back Tim McNerney died early Thursday morning after being jumped while walking off campus.
October 3, 2012 On the sidelines, but on a roll Confined to a wheelchair, Bobby Greco realized at a young age he'd never play football. But that hasn't stopped his pursuit of his dream, which has him on the sidelines at St. John Fisher. His story in Around the East.
October 3, 2012 A family legacy Third-generation W&L student Luke Heinsohn never showed any pressure to be a star. But since his sophomore year he has been part of a productive ground game. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 2, 2012 A tip, a pick and a six These two teams have played some classic games in the past decade or so, and this meeting was capped off in a classic way. It's our Play of the Week.
October 1, 2012 Around the Nation podcast At its high-water mark in our poll, Hobart is showing the skills it showed against Wesley last November. Plus some of the key injuries and two-point tries from the weekend that was and more.
October 1, 2012 D3 reports, highlights If you have a postgame report, be sure to say: "This is my D3 report, and I hope to see it on D3football.com" at the end of it and send it in. We want to see more next week!
September 29, 2012 Top 25 wrapup: Otterbein knocks off BW Baldwin Wallace struggled last week and dropped from No. 14 to No. 15. Turned out that was just a prelude. That and more in the Top 25 wrapup.
September 29, 2012 Full wrapup: Conference upsets Conference play began in earnest, and with it, conference upsets as Simpson blocked a PAT in the final minute to win and Catholic held off Hampden-Sydney. Saturday's wrap.
September 28, 2012 ATN ranks the conferences D3football.com has been ranking all Division III football conferences since 2002. Now that non-conference play is essentially complete, here's where we see them breaking down.
September 28, 2012 From St. John's to South Africa St. John's cornerback Bobby Fischer spent the spring in South Africa, attending class at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, while also teaching third graders and repairing ancient computers.
September 27, 2012 Franklin showing a bit of Mattitude Football, like life, can take sudden turns that can take a team or person in directions never expected. That happened the second game of the season for Franklin's Matt Walker. More in Around the Midwest.
September 27, 2012 Mississippi College chooses Division II Mississippi College came to Division III from Division II in 1997. Now D3sports.com has learned it will be returning there in 2014.
September 26, 2012 The hard-hitting humanitarian Akwasi Brefo leads his surprising 4-0 team in tackles, but it's the impact the Carnegie Mellon linebacker makes off the field that's the most important. A #whyd3 story.
September 26, 2012 Our weekly honor roll The D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware, has been released, including the Allegheny offensive line. It includes the top performers nationally at each position.
September 25, 2012 A dive on the run We've seen a couple of great diving catches by wide receivers in recent weeks, but it's not often you see a one-handed diving grab by a defensive end. it's our Play of the Week.
September 25, 2012 D-III's next big pro prospect? The next big potential pro prospect in Division III doesn't have any stats and isn't a skill position player. But Middlebury's Ryan Moores is turning heads.
September 25, 2012 Wilmington coach steps down Wilmington athletic director Terry Rupert has announced that football coach Ken Minor has resigned his post, effective immediately. His tenure of two-plus years ends with an 0-23 record.
September 24, 2012 Around the Nation podcast Past performance is not indicative of future results. Or, perhaps as some wise sage once said, they are who they thought we were. Regardless, some things reset this week and more turned over. Pat and Keith talk it out.
September 24, 2012 D3 reports, highlights This week, reports from Mary Hardin-Baylor, UW-Whitewater, Wesley, Franklin and more. If you have a postgame report, be sure to say: "This is my D3 report, and I hope to see it on D3football.com" at the end of it and send it in.
September 22, 2012 Upstate's darlings, Wabash go down A week after Buffalo State's big win put it and Brockport on the map, Alfred and Kean wiped them right back off it on Saturday. The Top 25 wrapup.
September 22, 2012 Still unbeaten Carnegie Mellon, Ithaca, Salve Regina and plenty of unranked teams remain in the undefeated column after Saturday's games. The full Week 4 roundup.
September 21, 2012 Our weekend predictions The Triple Take crew looks at this week's big games, potential upsets, surprisingly close games and more heading into Week 4.
September 21, 2012 Leaving an impression Michael Aldo made a great first impression at Amherst in 2008, but he has had a long road to get back and leave a final impression this year, as a senior. And he's been asked to carry on a tradition 100 years in the making.
September 20, 2012 Around the Nation Buffalo State has had a dream week, but seeing as they haven't even played a conference game yet, there's a long way to go. Keith McMillan writes about that, the various polls, enrollment numbers and more in this week's column.
September 20, 2012 Around the Region Our full slate of Around the Region columns cover the nation, from the star who led the big comeback, to a breakdown of Buff State's final drive, Sul Ross State's rise, Linfield's big kicks and more.
September 19, 2012 Tigers' bond forged in fire In January, two Hampden-Sydney standouts fought for their lives after a fire destroyed their home. Though they graduated, their teammates see each win -- and moment -- as more precious than before. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 18, 2012 The streak is over There was a pretty spectacular play in Wisconsin that ended a pretty long streak, but when you watch how this particular streak ended, you'll understand.
September 18, 2012 Losing streak in rearview For years, Kenyon has struggled -- failing to break .500, having a small roster and notching two winless seasons. But things might be turning around. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 17, 2012 ATN podcast: A view to an upset D3sports.com was up close at Whitewater, plus inside the Top 25 results, the UMHB/Wesley game, the west coast battle, the Tommie-Johnnie game and others who seized the day. Why is the upset such a big deal?
September 17, 2012 D3 reports, highlights If you have a postgame report, be sure to say: "This is my D3 report, and I hope to see it on D3football.com" at the end of it and send it in. Plus, if your school produces game highlights, we want to run those, too!
September 16, 2012 DePauw coach fired After a 4-5 finish in 2011 and an 0-2 start this season, DePauw coach Robby Long has been fired.
September 16, 2012 Latest D3football.com Top 25 poll It's no surprise that No. 1 goes to Mount Union this week. How many other teams got No. 1 votes, and how far did UW-Whitewater fall?
September 15, 2012 Buff State knocks off three-time champs Buffalo State's 1-minute drill got the win for the Bengals, while the Cru took their show on the road, holding Wesley to negative rushing yards in winning Saturday's biggest battle.
September 15, 2012 Thiel, Rockford snap long streaks Thiel and Rockford each won for the first time since 2009, while Heidelberg started its OAC slate with a win. That and more in Saturday's wrapup.
September 14, 2012 Our weekend predictions The Triple Take crew looks at this week's big games, potential upsets, surprisingly close games and more as we get ready for a fantastic Week 3.
September 14, 2012 Denison lineman was down, but not out Denison senior Tyler Gropp was told to not even think about playing in 2012. But despite tearing his ACL, MCL and PCL and dislocating his knee last October, he's back.
September 13, 2012 Around the Nation We praise programs that schedule aggressively for non-conference games. But is there a right way to fill those games? Does it lead to playoff wins down the line? Keith McMillan explores that in Around the Nation.
September 12, 2012 Around the Region Our weekly columns feature Elmhurst's humble big man on campus, Wesley's first-rate secondary, Utica's sharp-dressed gunslinger, Salve Regina's success built on blood, sweat and coal, plus much more.
September 11, 2012 A century in the making Catholic and Gallaudet's series dates so far back that some people don't even agree on how many games the two have played. But let the record reflect officially how Tony Tatum contributed to the Bison's win.
September 11, 2012 Transfer finds more in D-III Nyk McKissic felt something was missing at the D-I level. So he looked to play ball closer to his best friend, his mom, and to challenge himself academically. See how he's given Trinity a new element to its offense in Around the South.
September 10, 2012 ATN podcast: Figure this one out The interplay among the NJAC, MAC and Empire 8 in the East makes for an interesting mess, plus we debate the surprise 2-0 teams, the big games and more. Listen in!
September 10, 2012 D3 reports, highlights If you have a postgame report, be sure to say: "This is my D3 report, and I hope to see it on D3football.com" at the end of it and send it in. Plus, if your school produces game highlights, we want to run those, too!
September 9, 2012 Three D-III grads score Sunday TDs Two Mount Union receivers scored on big plays on Sunday afternoon, but it was a 4-yard TD from a UMHB linebacker that stood out. Welcome to the league, Jerrell Freeman.
September 8, 2012 Wheaton, Del Val fall; Fisher survives No. 10 Wheaton fell on the road at Albion, Delaware Valley lost to Lycoming, Wesley beat Salisbury and St. John Fisher rallied at W&J in Saturday's Top 25 action.
September 8, 2012 Brockport, Norwich, Salve surprising 2-0 After two weeks, there are some surprises with 2-0 marks, including the Golden Eagles, who stunned Lycoming in Week 1 and held off Buffalo State on Saturday.
September 7, 2012 Our weekend predictions Keith, Pat and Ryan take their turn at predicting this weekend's big games, possible upsets and the like in the Triple Take.
September 7, 2012 Gallaudet ends 106 years of futility Gallaudet defeated Catholic for the first time in 106 years, breaking open a 7-7 tie by scoring 28 of the next 35 points en route to a 47-27 win Friday night.
September 6, 2012 Around the Nation Did your team lose? Never fear -- this is D-III, where you can still get your automatic bid and have a shot at the title. Keith McMillan runs down some of the bad losses and those teams' chances.
September 5, 2012 Around the Region The Backyard Brawl was nearly overshadowed by the weather and players who hadn't heard from the family, while family matters greatly at Castleton State and a Baldwin Wallace back battles diabetes. That and more this week.
September 4, 2012 Sleepers no longer If you got Kickoff 2012, you already know about Wisconsin Lutheran, thanks to Keith McMillan's sleeper picks. And when the games kicked off, the Warriors were wide awake. It's our Play of the Week.
September 4, 2012 Our weekly honor roll Our first weekly honor roll, the D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware, has been released.
September 3, 2012 Around the Nation podcast On a wild Week 1 in Division III football, we witnessed history, more of the same, losing streaks ending and two breakout players for Mount Union, only one of them expected.
September 3, 2012 D3reports: Welcome to the new season The D3reports get off to a good start this week. Thanks for sending them in! Click to watch insight from games involving the top three teams in the country, and more.
September 1, 2012 On Opening Day, a big record falls Sam Durley threw for a Division III record 736 yards for Eureka, Buffalo State had a big day and UW-La Crosse and Rowan scored upsets Saturday. The Week 1 wrapup.
September 1, 2012 Eureka's Sam Durley breaks NCAA record in 62-55 win against Knox Eureka College senior quarterback Sam Durley broke an NCAA single-game record with 736 passing yards, one of six school records broken on Saturday, helping the Red Devils come from behind for a 62-55 non-conference victory over Knox in the inaugural Abraham Lincoln Bowl at the Knosher Bowl in Galesburg, Ill. Durley’s effort broke the previous single-game record of 731 yards held by Menlo’s Zamir Amin on Oct. 7, 2000.
August 30, 2012 Our weekly predictions Every week, the three national gurus at D3football.com give you their opinion on the weekend's games. For predictions, it's not just one take -- it's the Triple Take.
August 29, 2012 Still need to buy Kickoff? If you don't have Kickoff 2012 access yet, don't wait! Access to this annual online "magazine" is $11, $7 for those with a .edu address. And this is the only thing we ask you to pay for all year to support our site.
August 28, 2012 10 Great Lakes games to watch In his debut column, Brian Lester dives into some of the most anticipated games of the Great Lakes -- ones in which pride and conference titles will be on the line. To check them out, visit his Around the Great Lakes column.
August 28, 2012 10 Mid-Atlantic games to watch Adam Turer knows you're hungry for football. And as he introduces himself to you, he also introduces you to the best games to expect going into the fall. From potent playoff contender Wesley to the storied rivalry known as The Game, it's all there in his Around the Mid-Atlantic.
August 28, 2012 10 South Region games to watch Kyle Robarts was born and bred in the heart of Texas -- surrounded by football at several levels. But the new South Region columnist will tell you he respects what D-III athletes put forth, and he'll tell you about some of the biggest games they'll be doing that in his Around the South.
August 28, 2012 Around the Region We have a bunch of weekly features here at D3football.com, including columns covering each of seven parts of the country. The season opening columns cover each area's 10 games to watch. Plus, meet our new writers!
August 27, 2012 Kickoff study: Balance is best Some D-III backs from the '80s and '90s are now head coaches, and even though college football is more spread, their programs resist. And balanced programs succeed. More on this, with stats, in Kickoff 2012.
August 25, 2012 Texting coaches get probation for Illinois College The head football coach and two assistants, who also served as head coaches in other sports, sent 515 impermissible texts to 81 prospective student-athletes.
August 24, 2012 Kickoff 2012: The voice of the player A difference in this year's Kickoff is how we feature players. We talk to coaches extensively for team previews, so we wanted to hear from players in our features and Q&A's. Check them out.
August 23, 2012 Kickoff goes beyond the 25 Do you ever hate when a preseason preview is just an update on everyone who did well last year? At D3football.com, we don't play that way. Keith McMillan's preview digs much deeper for sleepers. It's in Kickoff.
August 22, 2012 More feature stories! Kickoff has more player features than any previous year, including the story of two brothers who are passing the baton on playing center at Louisiana College. Kickoff 2012 is the voice of the Division III player.
August 21, 2012 Kickoff 2012 is now live! Our annual season preview package is out, with more than three dozen feature stories. Plus, check out all the previews, rankings and predictions for the upcoming season!
August 20, 2012 Countdown to Kickoff: 1 day We focus on the top teams, but everyone else, too. We have features on Chicago, Bluffton, Wilmington, Puget Sound, Waynesburg, Norwich, Ithaca, DePauw ... nearly 40 pieces and 239 previews. That and more in Kickoff 2012.
August 19, 2012 Countdown to Kickoff: 2 days St. Thomas has made the climb from a 2-8 team to in the mix for No. 3 in the country. But breaking into the top two, is that even possible? That and more in Kickoff 2012.
August 18, 2012 Countdown to Kickoff: 3 days If you could only beat one team this year, who would it be? Perhaps the answer is obvious but the question takes on more urgency when talking to a winless team. That answer and more in Kickoff 2012.
August 17, 2012 Countdown to Kickoff: 4 days Why does the MIAA produce top players but struggle in the playoffs? What do we expect from the new-look NCAC and USA South? Why is the NJAC so balanced? We have several conference-wide features in Kickoff 2012.
August 16, 2012 Countdown to Kickoff: 5 days 31 teams ended the season with a playoff loss, and even more with a regular-season loss. For North Central, last year's loss at Wabash is particularly painful. You can read more in Kickoff 2012.
August 15, 2012 Countdown to Kickoff: 6 days In addition to our piece on D-III NFL prospects, we have 239 team previews and two dozen more features, including the story of Widener's Chris Haupt, whose pro career starting catching baseballs, not throwing footballs.
August 14, 2012 Countdown to Kickoff: 7 days In seven days, we'll release the eighth annual Kickoff. It's our exclusive publication previewing D-III football, including our top to bottom ranking of all 239 teams. Plus, we'll also talk about NFL prospects. Click for more.
August 11, 2012 Mount Union loses two key pieces In addition to missing last year's seniors, Mount Union also will not have two more of last year's offensive regulars: running back Jeremy Murray and quarterback Matt Piloto.
August 6, 2012 It's time to get Kickoff! Who are the next D-III players with a shot at the pros? What happened to Ithaca? What's next for St. Thomas? Get that and more in Kickoff: the only comprehensive team-by-team Division III football preview!
August 4, 2012 Hampden-Sydney picked to repeat in ODAC Hampden-Sydney received four first-place votes on the way to 46 total poll points to lead the 2012 ODAC football preseason poll. It's the first preseason poll to include new member Shenandoah.
August 4, 2012 Thomas More picked to repeat in PAC Having won four consecutive PAC titles, Thomas More was an easy choice for a fifth by PAC coaches.
July 30, 2012 D3football.com preseason Top 25 is out! It's been eight years since the preseason No. 2 team got as many No. 1 votes as Mount Union did this year. Will the Purple Raiders end up back on top? Check out the full preseason poll.
July 14, 2012 UW-Whitewater to honor Berezowitz UW-Whitewater will dedicate its student athletic complex the Bob Berezowitz Student Athletic Complex in ceremonies this fall, honoring its 22-year head coach.
July 12, 2012 Berry hires former Aurora coach Rich Duncan spent seven seasons as head coach at Aurora, but won't coach another game until 2013, when Berry takes the field with Duncan as offensive coordinator.
July 11, 2012 Preseason All-Americans When we last left our heroes, we'd graduated all of our All-American quarterbacks, our top nine linebackers, a slew of running back and more. Who's the next wave of stars? Check out our list.
June 25, 2012 Is CAC football next? The Capital Athletic Conference announced Southern Virginia will join the fold in 2013. With CNU, that will give the CAC five football programs. Will they make a push to get to seven and an automatic bid?
June 19, 2012 RPI changes coaches again The Engineers are now on their third head coach in five months and fourth in 15 months, as interim coach Guido Falbo resigned and former Division III head coach Bob Bodor takes over.
June 13, 2012 Hall, Hoerr remembered Young men who played football at Delaware Valley and Monmouth each died this month.
June 9, 2012 Loth moves from Otterbein to Western Conn. Joe Loth left his alma mater to come back to the NJAC, even if it's only temporary.
June 5, 2012 Tanney signs with Chiefs Alex Tanney's second (well, third) team of the offseason offered him an actual contract rather than just a chance to try out, so the NCAA's all-time TD pass leader will go to training camp with Kansas City.
May 19, 2012 Follow the Coaching Carousel! Occidental brings back an alumnus who's been gone for a long time, Anna Maria fires its only head coach and more moves.
May 13, 2012 Blanchard joins Bears after tryout A bunch of Division III players were brought to rookie minicamps as undrafted free agents. UW-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard impressed enough to get a contract.
May 10, 2012 Huntingdon to join USA South After waiting an extra year, Huntingdon finally will get to follow its GSAC rivals into the USA South and have a home for all sports, including football.
May 9, 2012 Occidental's Widolff fired Occidental head football coach Dale Widolff has been terminated in the wake of a NCAA investigation into alleged recruiting violations, school officials announced.
April 28, 2012 Chris Greenwood drafted Albion cornerback Chris Greenwood got the call on Saturday afternoon, marking the second year in a row a Division III player has been drafted by an NFL team.
April 16, 2012 Berry hires first coach Three schools are starting Division III football in 2013, and Berry has joined Southwestern and Hendrix in naming its first coach: former LaGrange assistant Tony Kunczewski.
April 13, 2012 Follow the coaching carousel! Earlham finaly brings a coach in, Hendrix hires its first coach, Greensboro promotes from within, while Colby found its new coach already on staff. More in the coaching carousel.
April 13, 2012 Earlham hires Marian assistant Nearly five months after Gerry Keesling announced his resignation, Earlham hired a new football coach, Neil Kazmierczak.
April 13, 2012 Oberlin's Enright preps for pros At this point, Danny Enright’s success is determined in large part by pounds and feet and seconds. His height, weight and 40-yard dash time quantify his athletic value.
April 11, 2012 NCAA cites UW-La Crosse The NCAA Committee on Infractions has released a report finding that the UW-La Crosse athletics program has committed three major violations related to the school's financial aid practices.
April 10, 2012 Greenwood impressing NFL scouts Two-time All-American Chris Greenwood played in the East-West Shrine Game and continues to turn heads. More on the Albion cornerback's draft chances.
April 5, 2012 Western New England's trip ends in win, memories The Golden Bears had an exciting journey with stops in such historic sites as Milan, San Marino, the Tuscany Region, Florence, The Vatican, and Rome. They also beat the Italian national team.
March 29, 2012 IWC to join UMAC The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, which lost Presentation earlier this year when it decided to leave the conference, will return to 10 football programs in 2013 when Iowa Wesleyan joins.
March 27, 2012 Huntingdon pair look to make jump Cody Pearcy's great workout has drawn attention from NFL scouts, while Keith Anthony has earned an invitation to a CFL training camp. More inside as we start looking ahead to the NFL draft.
March 23, 2012 Greensboro promotes defensive coordinator Pride coach Randy Hunt stepped down to return to teaching and defensive coordinator Bill Young will take his place.
March 23, 2012 Hendrix hires first coach When Hendrix takes the field in 2013, it will end a layoff from football of more than 50 years. Justin Buchanan, an assistant at Louisiana College, will be running the show.
March 20, 2012 McDaniel hires Albright assistant Mike Hoyt, who has been Albright's defensive coordinator for the past eight years, replaces long-time coach Tim Keating at McDaniel, which went 2-8 this past season.
March 20, 2012 Whittier names interim coach Todd Stratton was named interim coach at Whittier and will coach the upcoming season. Kirk Jellerson coached just one season, finishing 2-7 with the Poets.
February 28, 2012 George Fox delays football, but names coach Local high school coach Chris Casey, who turned a struggling program into a state champion, has been chosen to start football at George Fox. But it will be in 2014, not 2013 as originally announced.
February 23, 2012 Michaeles named head coach at Colby After a national search that garnered more than 100 applicants from across the country, Jonathan Michaeles, an assistant coach for Colby the last eight years, was named head coach.
February 16, 2012 Austin heads to Texas Southwestern announced last October it would be restarting football in 2013. Former Hanover coach Joe Austin will be at the helm.
February 16, 2012 Baudendistel promoted at Hanover Steve Baudendistel has taken over as head coach after Joe Austin left to coach at Southwestern.
February 16, 2012 Texas Lutheran leaving ASC The Bulldogs will head to the slimmed-down SCAC in time for the 2013 football season, which will leave them out of the running for an automatic bid.
February 9, 2012 NEFC splits, will get two AQs The New England Football Conference is splitting after the 2012 season, with the groups getting a second automatic bid after a two-year waiting period and taking one at-large bid away from the field.
February 8, 2012 Ohio Wesleyan names new coach Tom Watts, assistant football coach at Baldwin-Wallace, has been named head football coach at Ohio Wesleyan. He replaces Mike Hollway, who coached at OWU for 25 years.
February 5, 2012 Breaking ground At the same time Friday afternoon, Mary Hardin-Baylor and McDaniel each turned a shovel on significant stadium projects.
February 5, 2012 Mullin's 614 named top QB performance It was a super Sunday for McMurry, as War Hawks quarterback Jake Mullin's 614 passing yards against Texas Lutheran was named the FRS Quarterback Performance of the Year.
February 3, 2012 RPI coach out after one season Tim Landis resigned as RPI football coach, citing personal reasons. He was 4-5 in his one season at the helm of the Engineers.
January 27, 2012 Anderson hires new coach Bobby Ladner, an NAIA assistant, gets the call from the Ravens to replace Jeff Judge.
January 27, 2012 Western Connecticut coach out John Burrell will not be returning as head football coach at Western Connecticut after 10 seasons. The school has posted the job opening but has not made an announcement.
January 19, 2012 Willamette hire stays close to home Glen Fowles never spoke the word "Fly" when talking about the offense Willamette will run. Tim Walsh has more.
January 18, 2012 Freeman signs with Colts The 2007 D3football.com Defensive Player of the Year, former UMHB linebacker Jerrell Freeman gets another shot in the NFL after leading the CFL in tackles last season.
January 17, 2012 W&L's Miriello announces his retirement After 45 years in coaching, 17 of them as head coach at Washington and Lee, Frank Miriello announced he is retiring.
January 4, 2012 Greenwood to play in Shrine Game Albion defensive back Chris Greenwood will get a shot to prove himself in front of pro scouts at the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21.
December 29, 2011 Kenyon hires coach A former Lycoming offensive coordinator takes the rebuilding effort on at Kenyon.
December 28, 2011 Former Central player to officiate BCS title game For just a moment on the evening of Jan. 9, Brad Van Vark will allow himself to think about the fact that he’s stepped onto the green, plastic grass field of the Superdome for the BCS title game.
December 24, 2011 Howard Payne hires from within Roger Geise, the defensive coordinator for a Yellow Jackets team that went 1-9 this past season, takes over as head coach following the departure of Steve Fanara.
December 24, 2011 Trine assistant jumps to Olivet Dan Pifer, who was offensive coordinator at Trine, including during their playoff run, will take on the challenge of rebuilding the Olivet program.
December 23, 2011 Is this bad for Division III? There's been a raging conversation on our message board repeating a question that's been on fans' minds for years. Is the double dynasty of UW-Whitewater and Mount Union bad for D-III? Sign up and join in.
December 21, 2011 DC hires Sheehan as head football coach Defiance announced on Wednesday that it had hired Brian Sheehan as head coach, an architect of one of the top-rated offenses in the area over the past four seasons.
December 19, 2011 The 2011 D3football.com All-America team We announced our All-Americans before the Stagg Bowl and our offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year after the game.
December 18, 2011 U.S. team falls in Tazon de Estrellas Led by six players from Central, five from Simpson, four from Augustana and four more from St. Vincent, a U.S. team lost to a Mexican team on Saturday.
December 17, 2011 Scaling the Mount If Mount Union can be overcome, certainly someday so can the Warhawks. Keith McMillan says there's hope for the rest of Division III.
December 16, 2011 ATN's Year in Review Keith McMillan's Year in Review column returns with a look at the highlights and lowlights of 2011, including plenty of non-Purple Power storylines. More in Around the Nation.
December 16, 2011 South of the border While Mount Union and UW-Whitewater are enjoying their time in Salem, a group of 53 Division III football players is getting ready to take the field Saturday in Mexico.
December 16, 2011 UW-Whitewater finishes the three-peat UW-Whitewater held its five playoff opponents to a total of 38 points, including shutting down Mount Union in a 13-10 win in Stagg Bowl XXXIX.
December 16, 2011 Mount Union feels the heat The UW-Whitewater defense put Mount Union on its heels and forced the Purple Raiders into bad situations. Ryan Tipps has more from Salem.
December 15, 2011 Looking to get back on top Jasper Collins and the rest of the junior class at Mount Union have yet to win a national title, finding themselves stymied by UW-Whitewater each of the past two years. A Road to Salem feature.
December 14, 2011 Zweifel wins Gagliardi Trophy Mike Zweifel's Division III days began as a ball boy at UW-Whitewater. They end holding the Gagliardi Trophy, as the top all-around student-athlete in Division III football.
December 14, 2011 Looking for redemption After spending the entire 2010 postseason on the sidelines, UW-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard finally gets his shot in the Stagg Bowl. A Road to Salem feature.
December 13, 2011 UAA teams splitting into conferences The four teams playing football in the UAA are splitting and joining two conferences, which will give them access to an automatic bid.
December 12, 2011 Podcast: Is this good for D-III? We hear you out there, fans of the 99%. Division III's elite over the past six seasons are making it a seventh. But is UW-Whitewater and Mount Union's annual meeting good for D-III? Pat and Keith explain, plus preview the game.
December 10, 2011 Mount Union returns to Stagg Isaiah Scott caught three balls on defense and Jasper Collins caught nine on offense as the Purple Raiders defeated Wesley 28-21.
December 10, 2011 UWW blanks Tommies, clinches Game 7 St. Thomas' first taste of a Purple Power came up all blanks as UW-Whitewater eliminated the Tommies with a 20-0 victory.
December 9, 2011 Fanara released at Howard Payne The Yellow Jackets were 8-31 under Steve Fanara's tenure after he was promoted from within.
December 9, 2011 Our predictions for the semifinals You blink and all of a sudden it's Week 15. Who will advance to Salem? Do we all think it's a re-re-re-re-re-rematch, or does either visiting team have a chance? Our picks in Triple Take.
December 8, 2011 Flip of a coin Charles Dieuseul whittled his college football choices down to two and left it to a call of heads or tails. The Purple Raiders' defense has been the benefit. A Road to Salem feature.
December 8, 2011 Making the Tommies tick The St. Thomas defense has been successful this season despite losing two key pieces to injury. What makes this unit tick? More in a Road to Salem feature.
December 8, 2011 Once more, with feeling Shane McSweeny and Wesley are headed to Mount Union for another semifinal, two years after a 24-7 loss in Alliance one round short of Salem. This time, they're inspired by someone who isn't able to make the trip with them.
December 7, 2011 The men behind the man Levell Coppage is on the verge of becoming the NCAA's all-time leading rusher and leading UW-Whitewater to a third consecutive national championship. But this season's success has taken place with a mostly new offensive line.
December 6, 2011 Four named Gagliardi Trophy finalists The national voter base pulled four West Region players as the Gagliardi Trophy Final Four. They will be in Salem on Dec. 14, at which point one of them will be named D-III's top overall student-athlete.
December 5, 2011 D3football.com All-Region teams The D3football.com All-Region teams have been announced. Who are the contenders for All-America honors?
December 5, 2011 Will someone challenge them? Now that we've reached the semifinals, will we have opponents that can take down UW-Whitewater and Mount Union and deny them a Game 7? Pat and Keith discuss in the Around the Nation podcast.
December 4, 2011 Behind the 'Division III' movie Filmmaker Marshall Cook, a former Division III quarterback himself, spoke with D3football.com about his movie, Division III: Football's Finest. Is it fair to D-III? He explains.
December 4, 2011 Photos from the quarterfinals Our friends at d3photography.com were at all four national quarterfinals. Here are the pictures to prove it.
December 3, 2011 Purple powers advance UW-Whitewater won its 43rd consecutive game and returned to the semis for the seventh year in a row, while Mount Union advanced as well. St. Thomas made it three purples and Wesley knocked off the fourth. Wrapup.
December 2, 2011 We predict Saturday's scores Our Triple Take crew not only gives you their projected scores for this week's games, but they also break the games down. Get your look at Saturday's quarterfinals on the Daily Dose.
December 1, 2011 Running wild Shane McSweeny and LiDarral Bailey both can pull it down and run from the quarterback position, although Wesley and Mary Hardin-Baylor do it in significantly different ways. A Road to Salem feature.
December 1, 2011 The last unranked team If you haven't taken a close look at the final eight teams standing in this year's playoff field, consider this -- seven are ranked in the top 10 in the country. And then there's St. John Fisher. A Road to Salem feature.
November 30, 2011 A different look Not only is the Salisbury/UW-Whitewater matchup unusual in the quarterfinals, it also features a different look on offense from the Sea Gulls. More in a Road to Salem feature.
November 30, 2011 Putting the clipboard down Tyler Burke got the surprise start at Wabash, where he came in to quarterback the Little Giants' win. Turns out coach Erik Raeburn took a page from the playbook of his uncle, Larry Kehres. A Road to Salem feature.
November 29, 2011 Gutsy call, great grab Was there ever any doubt? The comeback of the day ended in the most exciting and significant play of the day. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
November 29, 2011 Vote for the Gagliardi Trophy For the fifth year in a row, D3football.com readers will be able to cast a ballot for the Gagliardi Trophy. The cumulative fan results will count for one vote for D-III's top all-around student-athlete.
November 28, 2011 ATN Podcast: The comebacks Pat and Keith talk about all eight second-round games and the four upcoming quarterfinals, with special attention to Wabash-North Central, Wesley-Linfield and Kean-Salisbury.
November 28, 2011 Maryville announces coaching change The search is underway for a new head football coach at Maryville. Athletic director Kandis Schram announced that Tony Ierulli is being replaced after nine years at the helm of the football program.
November 28, 2011 Anderson coach resigns Anderson football coach Jeff Judge has resigned his position as the head football coach to pursue other coaching opportunities.
November 27, 2011 D3reports: Live from the playoffs A handful playoff games have D3reports this week. Get a first-person take on these games by watching.
November 26, 2011 Coppage moves to No. 2 all-time UW-Whitewater running back Levell Coppage surpassed Grove City fullback R.J. Bowers and is now the second-leading rusher in Division III history. How far is the top spot?
November 26, 2011 Second-round scoreboard Eight games remain. Follow them all with live stats, live video and live audio. Plus, join our live game-day chat. And in early action, St. John Fisher knocks a top seed out, 27-14, while Mount Union advances.
November 26, 2011 Big-game rallies St. John Fisher knocked off Delaware Valley 27-14 to advance to the quarterfinals, while Wabash and Wesley posted big second-half rallies to post home victories and move on.
November 24, 2011 MIAA, NATHC to start 'Challenge Series' The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Northern Athletics Conference have announced they will launch a "Challenge Series" in football that will pit member schools from the two conferences against each other, beginning with the 2012 season.
November 24, 2011 We predict(ed) Saturday's scores Eight second-round games this week. How many did our Triple Take crew agree on? And how many did they get?
November 23, 2011 Coast to coast Linfield faces nearly a 3,000 mile journey and a 9 a.m. PST kickoff -- such are the sidelights to this unusual cross-country matchup in Saturday's second round. More in a Road to Salem feature.
November 23, 2011 Mirror images When North Central and Wabash line up against each other on Saturday, they'll see a lot of familiar things in each other. They both wear red and white and they'll both bring the pain on defense.
November 22, 2011 Penalty declined The receiver fights off pass interference to go over the top and pull the ball away. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
November 22, 2011 Gagliardi Trophy finalists announced Ten players have been chosen for the final ballot. Once again, fans will get a chance to vote, and again this year the four finalists all go to Salem, where one will be chosen.
November 22, 2011 The ASC rematch The first meeting was interrupted by lightning and the game, and McMurry's season, was never quite the same afterward. What should we expect the second time around? A Road to Salem feature.
November 22, 2011 Defenses key for Salisbury, Kean Kean intercepted five passes in its first-round win. That might not help much against the triple-option Sea Gulls, however.
November 21, 2011 Podcast: Surprises, top performances and more Keith and Pat break down the first round and preview the second round from every possible angle in this week's Around the Nation podcast. Listen in!
November 21, 2011 You gotta play the best In order to win the title, someone will have to knock off Mount Union or UW-Whitewater. Some teams complain about seeing purple on their road to Salem, while Franklin seeks them out. A Road to Salem feature.
November 20, 2011 D3reports: Live from the playoffs A half-dozen playoff games have D3reports this week, including a handful of new faces and just a little bit of snow. Get a first-person take on these games by watching.
November 19, 2011 First round road warriors Few visiting teams fared well in the first round of the Division III football playoffs, but St. John Fisher, McMurry and Monmouth won their road playoff openers. The first-round wrap-up.
November 19, 2011 Coach retires after two years at Olivet Rich Hulkow came to Olivet after having had success at the high school level. The Comets were 1-19 in his tenure.
November 18, 2011 Don't call it the Black Flag The Trinity (Texas) defense doesn't give itself that name anymore but the Tigers have certainly returned to their stingy ways, having allowed no more than 16 points in any game this season.
November 18, 2011 Upstate underdogs hit the road For St. John Fisher, getting in was a surprise. For Hobart, it was expected, but the destination might not have been. Andrew Lovell gives us the rundown on both teams in a Road to Salem feature.
November 17, 2011 Getting new life The Blueboys of Illinois College had to receive special permission from the Midwest Conference to even hold practice last week. Read about one of the most unlikely playoff entrants in Around the Midwest.
November 17, 2011 Kenyon's Stanley out as coach Ted Stanley is out after back-to-back 0-10 seasons at Kenyon. He told a local paper he was forced out.
November 17, 2011 Separate ways It seemed Cal Lutheran and Redlands were on a collision course for a first-round playoff meeting, but the two are headed in different directions. Jason Galleske talks with both for a Road to Salem feature.
November 15, 2011 Here's a tip The defender tips the pass right to a teammate, who stays in bounds and is off to the races. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
November 14, 2011 Check your bracket! How did you do with your first-weekend picks? Log in and check the bracket challenge, run by the folks at d3photography.com.
November 14, 2011 D3reports: From the rivalry games Folks with cameraphones on-site at the Monon Bell game, the Randolph-Macon/Hampden-Sydney contest and a conference championship showdown.
November 14, 2011 Podcast: What's right and wrong The 2011 Division III bracket is great. Is it perfect? No, not quite. Keith has a list of teams he thought should get in besides St. John Fisher, for example. But there's lots to love. Keith and Pat have more in this week's podcast.
November 12, 2011 Norton named Courage in Sports winner Luther’s Chris Norton was named the winner of the 2011 America’s Choice Honor for Courage in Sports, it was announced Saturday morning.
November 12, 2011 Del Val sprints into the playoffs The Aggies roared past Widener with 42 unanswered points to claim the MAC title, 56-28, while Kean won the NJAC and Western New England rallied to win the NEFC. More playoff implications inside.
November 11, 2011 Our predictions for Saturday Will Widener throw the brackets into disarray? Who will get upset on the way to the playoffs and stumble in? Which rivalry game will be the most interesting? Our crew predicts in this week's Triple Take.
November 10, 2011 Around the Nation Just because Randolph-Macon, Ithaca, Williams, Hanover and DePauw don't have titles on the line doesn't mean these underdogs can't jump up and bite their rival. Keith McMillan has more.
November 9, 2011 NCAA regional rankings posted The second set of regional rankings is out, and this is the last one we'll get to see before they release the bracket on Sunday.
November 8, 2011 Catch heard 'round two brackets The upset alert had gone out, but a purple power was doing its best to make it go away. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
November 7, 2011 D3reports: Winding down A new report from the Delaware Valley-Lycoming game and more in this week's D3reports.
November 7, 2011 ATN Podcast: Our take on the clinchers Another dozen teams clinched and only five automatic bids are left. Keith and Pat give their take on the 12 that got in, plus a big Mount Union game and much more in this week's podcast.
November 5, 2011 Thomas More, Albion fall after clinching They already got the bids, but their seeding will suffer after Week 10 letdowns against Waynesburg and DePauw. That and more in Saturday's national wrapup.
November 5, 2011 Automatic bids clinched, the list Here's who's in, the list of teams clinching automatic bids to the NCAA playoffs on Saturday, including a dramatic come-from-behind win for Mount Union. No, really.
November 4, 2011 Our predictions for Saturday Who will clinch a bid? Who will get on your radar? Who will rise in the regional rankings and who's had the most impressive turnaround this season? That and more in this week's Triple Take.
November 3, 2011 Here's to the seniors Many of you will play your last home game this Saturday. Some will play your last game period, and if not this week, it’s coming soon. Keith McMillan has some advice in this week's Around the Nation.
November 2, 2011 Super fan has seen it all Dave Roberts has been at every Lycoming football game, home or away, since 1982. He'll be at his 300th in a row on Saturday, and it's a big one. More in Around the East.
November 2, 2011 Around the Region St. Scholastica players have been using the AQ as a rallying point all year, starting in the offseason. More on their construction project in Around the West. Plus more in this week's Around the Region columns.
November 2, 2011 First NCAA regional rankings The rankings that determine playoff bids, seeding and all the rest are out for the first time this season, finally. Check them out.
November 1, 2011 This isn't track season A snowy surface isn't exactly the ideal track for hurdling, either, but that's what this running back did to avoid two defenders on the way to the end zone. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
October 31, 2011 D3reports: Some new faces More than a half-dozen reports in this week, including two new ones and a key rivalry game. Welcome aboard!
October 31, 2011 ATN Podcast: Records and snow fall Pat and Keith run down the bids clinched, see where Alex Tanney is going next, check on the purple powers and talk about the Wesley-Salisbury game. More than 50 teams mentioned. Listen in.
October 31, 2011 Rochester to play one more Courage Bowl Rochester will participate in the 2012 Courage Bowl football game vs. St. John Fisher, but pull out after that.
October 29, 2011 Zweifel, Tanney take down all-divisions records With his first reception in the second half Saturday against Luther, Mike Zweifel surpassed Scott Pingel's NCAA record, while Monmouth's Alex Tanney took Justin Peery's all-time mark.
October 29, 2011 Top 25: Wesley tops Salisbury, bids clinched The Wolverines stifled their archrivals, while Thomas More, Johns Hopkins, St. Thomas and UW-Whitewater locked up automatic bids to the playoffs.
October 29, 2011 Wrapup: Snow kidding It was a crazy week of weather but one of the most surprising results came far from any snow. The full national wrapup.
October 28, 2011 Southwestern adding football The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will gain one more member in the fall of 2013 when football returns to Southwestern.
October 28, 2011 Our weekend predictions Records could be flying, a bid could be handed out, and much more this weekend as the 2011 Division III football season begins to wind down. Here's our Triple Take on Week 9:
October 27, 2011 Here's our regional rankings The NCAA cut back on the number of regional rankings for Division III football this season. So we did our own. Keith McMillan runs them down in this week's Around the Nation.
October 27, 2011 Bracket announcement goes online The NCAA Division III football selection show will move from the ESPN networks, where it has been for the past eight years, to NCAA.com, and the time pushed back several hours.
October 27, 2011 Winning one for Ben Knapp Wesley's game Saturday at the Hall of Fame in Canton wasn't as much a game on hallowed football ground, but a place where a group of guys came together to lift the spirits of a family.
October 26, 2011 Around the Region There are some great stories from our columnists this week, including the heavy hearts at North Central, a multi-talented player at Salisbury, Lewis and Clark's revival and the tough places to play.
October 26, 2011 Zweifel named Campbell Trophy finalist Only one Division III player has ever won the so-called Academic Heisman. This year, the home of the true student-athlete has just one finalist for the award: Dubuque receiver Michael Zweifel.
October 25, 2011 The ball is tipped ... and there was the cornerback, looking to seal the deal for his ranked team on the road. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
October 25, 2011 Receiver embodies D-III spirit Some told Kyle Feldman it’s too difficult to juggle grad school and football. But to someone who works as hard in all phases of life as Feldman does, handling difficulties is second nature.
October 24, 2011 D3reports: Three of the top five, plus an upset We have just a few D3reports this week but some real key matchups covered. Watch, and next week send your own!
October 24, 2011 ATN Podcast: All about defense The top teams' defenses came up big Saturday, as did special teams, plus there's a pecking order for at-large candidates. Keith and Pat discuss that and much more in the Around the Nation Podcast.
October 23, 2011 Berry College adding football The fledgling SAA needs football programs in order to eventually get an automatic bid. One of the new conference's schools, Berry, is helping the cause and will be the second D-III football program in Georgia.
October 22, 2011 NCC, UWW win clashes with Titans North Central blanked Illinois Wesleyan and UW-Whitewater survived a scare from UW-Oshkosh. That and more from Saturday's Top 25 results.
October 22, 2011 Week 8: Frostburg survives, Zweifel rolls Frostburg State's homecoming could have been bittersweet, but instead, hold the bitter, while Trine fell and Utica got a signature win. More in Saturday's national wrapup.
October 20, 2011 ATN: SCAC going out with a bang The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference is having a great season. Too bad it's its last one, at least for football. Keith McMillan looks at the split and where both sides might go next in ATN.
October 19, 2011 Around the Region This week's regional columns look at Johns Hopkins' attempts to stay out of tiebreaker hell, Olivet's ending three years of frustration, Simpson's surprise and more.
October 19, 2011 Trinity coach to miss Saturday's game Trinity (Texas) has announced that defensive coordinator Jim Dawson will serve as the acting head coach for the Tigers this weekend at LaGrange. Head Coach Steve Mohr developed a pulmonary infection over the weekend, which will preclude him from traveling with the team. He is expected to make a full recovery, and it is not expected to miss any more games. “With Steve not being well enough to take the road trip this weekend, it became necessary to clarify the football team’s leadership by asking Jim Dawson to be the acting head coach for the time being,” explained King. “We expect Steve to benefit greatly from the rest and medical care he is receiving, and we know he is anxious to return to the sidelines as soon as he is well.” Coach Dawson has extensive football experience at both high school and collegiate levels, and is in his first season as Trinity’s Defensive Coordinator, though he also served as the defensive backs coach for the Tigers in 2009.
October 18, 2011 No need to investigate, thanks This Hail Mary was answered, for a team that really needed a pick-me-up. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
October 18, 2011 Wide receivers' block party Twins Nate and Josh Duford were a standout quarterback and receiver in high school, but have had to adjust to being blockers on two prolific running teams. More in Around the Northeast.
October 17, 2011 ATN podcast: Making an entrance As the playoffs approach, the conference races begin to make more sense and the numbers have more meaning. Pat and Keith run through the big wins and talk about who's in trouble.
October 17, 2011 D3reports: Friday and Saturday's lights We have a half-dozen D3reports to bring you this week, including an upstart team, a purple power and a couple of old favorites. Watch.
October 15, 2011 UWW, JHU pick up Friday night wins UW-Stout got within a touchdown of UW-Whitewater in the third quarter before the champs pulled away, while Dickinson was never close at Johns Hopkins.
October 15, 2011 Salisbury rolls, Kean stumbles The Sea Gulls made a statement with a big win in an Empire 8 road game, the skin of Kean's teeth finally failed and more in Saturday's Top 25 wrapup.
October 15, 2011 Olivet ends skid, Trinity delivers statement The Comets hadn't won since September 2008, while Trinity (Texas) made a statement and W&L rallied on the road. That and more in Saturday's national wrapup.
October 14, 2011 What we predict for Saturday's games Our weekly Triple Take trio runs through the Week 7 schedule, including a Friday night game, and tells us who should be on your radar, who's ripe for the upset, and who could be hurting.
October 13, 2011 What we call ourselves OK, so Cardinals isn't necessarily unique, but all Division III schools can take Pride in their Panthers, Eagles, and the rest. Keith McMillan runs down the Division III nicknames and reports in Around the Nation.
October 12, 2011 Bunkers' battle just over the hill The two undefeated teams left in the NESCAC and each have a Bunker in the backfield. Plus a roundup around the East conference, IWU's new-found recognition and more in this week's Around the Region columns.
October 11, 2011 Quick change, then quicker change A flag, a pick, a strip, a six ... also known as follow the bouncing ball. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
October 11, 2011 Averett's fallen family member Rick and Peter Quintanilla didn’t choose to cut short their Averett football careers -- it was forced upon them. Rick's battle with cancer continues to resonate with a team that barely knew them. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 11, 2011 Defiance coach resigns Defiance announced Rob Taylor has resigned after nine years as head coach and named defensive coordinator Nate Jensen to replace him on an interim basis.
October 10, 2011 D3reports: From Alabama to Oregon We have more than a half-dozen D3reports to bring you this week, including one under the lights, a big road trip, a surprisingly close game and an unsurprising blowout. Watch.
October 10, 2011 Podcast: Taking that first loss Losing the first game isn't the end of the line, like it might be at some scholarship levels of college football, but the first loss means different things for Augsburg, Dubuque, Wittenberg and others. Pat and Keith discuss.
October 8, 2011 Montclair, Kean remain atop NJAC Montclair State kicked a field goal with under two minutes left and Kean scored 17 fourth-quarter points to remain unbeaten. More in Saturday's Top 25 wrapup.
October 8, 2011 Wrapup: Bowdoin returns two long ones Bowdoin roommates each returned interceptions 99 yards for a touchdown. That and more action from around D-III in Saturday's national roundup.
October 7, 2011 Our weekend predictions Our three-headed prognostication crew considers the game of the week, most likely upset, surprisingly close games and more. Who could use a morale booster? That and more in Triple Take.
October 6, 2011 Around the Nation Rather than complaining about the lack of parity when the Stagg Bowl rolls around, let's talk about what parity we have now, with surprise unbeaten teams and Top 25 turnover.
October 5, 2011 Around the Region In this week's columns, Kean finds some leadership, Monmouth finds a second offensive weapon, Boston has something to cheer about and breakdown of the Cal Lutheran and St. Olaf comebacks.
October 3, 2011 Podcast: The big games and unbeatens Pat and Keith talk about the teams that picked up signature wins this weekend, as well as the unbeaten teams that perhaps haven't so far. That and more in the Around the Nation podcast.
October 3, 2011 D3reports hit on two big games This week's reports check in from Mary Hardin-Baylor, St. Thomas, Union, Shenandoah and Franklin. Add yours next week!
October 1, 2011 Cal Lutheran rallies, Olaf, Adrian win Cal Lutheran rallied from a 24-0 deficit to knock off Redlands under the lights, while St. Olaf and Adrian pulled off upsets. More in Saturday's Top 25 wrapup.
October 1, 2011 Roundup: Rally time for RPI Rensselaer came back with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Rochester. That and more in Saturday's national wrapup.
September 30, 2011 Our Week 5 predictions Will Illinois Wesleyan surprise? Can St. John's stay in the game?Could Albright end up on the radar? Our three experts make their picks for Saturday.
September 29, 2011 Open October with a bang Every year we are treated to some great Week 11 games that decide conference titles. But sometimes those games come a lot earlier. Keith McMillan takes a look at some in this week's Around the Nation.
September 29, 2011 30 D-III players named Campbell semifinalists Thirty Division III football players were named as semifinalists for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
September 28, 2011 Around the Region Check in with our weekly columns, including the coach who is making another good first impression, a two-way Wildcat, the 28-year-old coming back to play and a defender shining in a week of offense.
September 28, 2011 A new era for Muskingum? Like most team building efforts, progress is often gauged in microscopic measurements, but this past week the Muskies took a pretty symoblic leap forward. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 27, 2011 Miracle in Collegeville That's how the winning team is referring to it and it's hard to argue against going 80 yards in 18 seconds with a pair of great catches to knock off a traditional power.
September 27, 2011 Play to the whistle The players were in grade school when there was a miracle in the mud, and when MAC rivals played two years later. But the moral of the story remains the same. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
September 26, 2011 ATN Podcast: Wide-open races If not on your radar before, Dubuque better be now. And Birmingham-Southern. And definitely Louisiana College. But Muskingum? Augsburg? UW-Oshkosh? Pat and Keith have more in the podcast.
September 24, 2011 Saints, Saxons grab big wins No. 9 Thomas More defeated Washington & Jefferson and Alfred shut down Springfield. Plus Ohio Northern goes down. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
September 24, 2011 Dubuque scores upset; Auggies shock SJU Suddenly the only unbeaten team in the IIAC is a surprise one, as Dubuque cruised past Central for its first win against the Dutch since 1987. More in Saturday's national wrapup.
September 23, 2011 Our predictions for Saturday Our three-headed prediction monster gives its take on Week 4 games in this week's Triple Take. Will Louisiana College earn the respect its fans already demand?
September 22, 2011 Around the Nation The D-III nation rallied around Frostburg State over the past couple of weeks, but Keith McMillan couldn't shake a strange feeling on his trip there last weekend.
September 22, 2011 Stagg Bowl moves to Friday night The 2011 Division III football championship game will be in prime time for the first time in a decade.
September 21, 2011 Around the Region This week, our regional columnists look at a lineman who might be a little protective, Benedictine's attempt to repeat in the NATHC, Catholic's aim at consistency before the fourth quarter and a life saved.
September 20, 2011 Look, dad ... one hand! You won't want to miss this amazing grab. It's clear the wide receiver learned a lot from his NBA-playing dad. It's our Play of the Week.
September 20, 2011 Tommies' journey gets harder Getting to No. 3 in the nation was difficult, but probably a lot easier than it will be for St. Thomas to get into the top two. More in Around the West.
September 19, 2011 Podcast: The comparative scores game Addition is commutative, but football scores are not. But it's still puzzling how easily Ohio Northern and Gallaudet connect. Pat and Keith talk that and many other examples in this week's podcast.
September 19, 2011 D3reports: At the big games Game wrapups came in from people on-site at Mary Hardin-Baylor, Bethel, Cal Lutheran, Central, Frostburg State, Greenville and ... well, the entire Liberty League. Watch!
September 19, 2011 D3reports: Where you were Game wrapups came in from people on-site at Franklin, UW-Stout, Linfield, Union and Greenville.
September 18, 2011 Middlebury tackles Mother Nature Middlebury College recently started its fall semester of classes, but when the Panthers reported for football camp in early September, they had a bigger task in front of them.
September 17, 2011 Cardiac Cardinals cap another comeback On Friday night, Catholic improved to 3-0, with all three wins coming after double-digit fourth-quarter rallies.
September 17, 2011 Choctaws roll over HSU Hardin-Simmons' meteoric September rise is going to take a U-turn as Mississippi College rolled past the Cowboys 45-28. Plus, two big two-point conversion attempts and Kean repeats in the Top 25 wrapup.
September 17, 2011 Muhlenberg wins with huge fourth; Widener, CSS survive The Mules scored 27 points in the fourth quarter to beat McDaniel, while Lycoming and Greenville nearly did the same.
September 16, 2011 Too big a hit? A Week 1 Play of the Week finalist made the rounds yesterday thanks to SI and ESPN, prompting many fans to ask if it was a legal hit. Here's our expert's take:
September 16, 2011 What we predict for Week 3 Our Triple Take crew runs through the games for this weekend, as some teams get ready for conference play and some just try to get off the schneid.
September 15, 2011 Around the Nation's advice Dear 25,000 Division III football players: There are hundreds of thousands of former players who miss desperately that which you have every day. Here's what they think you should know.
September 15, 2011 ETBU's James Fugate: "My life has changed," following bone marrow donation MARSHALL, Texas (9/15/11) – The old man shuffled past him, noticeably weak. He was completely bald and had no eyebrows, but he could at least smile. The sounds of children playing were all around him, yet the voices were of those who also had lost every hair on their head and who ran about with pale looks and deep-set looks in their eyes. But other than outward appearance, one would think you had stumbled onto a group of kids playing on a sunny day in a school yard playground. It was at that moment last February that East Texas Baptist University offensive tackle James Fugate realized he had entered a world that was entirely different from the one outside the walls of the oncology unit at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. The sounds were right, but the sights were something he would never forget.
September 13, 2011 Going all out You don't expect an onside kick in the first quarter, let alone two, but this game had it, including a full-on dive for the ball. It's our Play of the Week.
September 12, 2011 Chris Norton returns He was given a 3% chance of regaining use of anything below his neck after getting injured last fall, the same day that Rutgers' Eric LeGrand suffered a similar injury. Norton was back, however, for Luther's home opener, and D3football.com was there.
September 12, 2011 Podcast says: Too soon to panic Sure, St. John's loss was certainly demoralizing for fans, but the Johnnies' season isn't over yet. This isn't the BCS. Plus the same for Coe, Wesley and others in the Around the Nation Podcast.
September 12, 2011 D3reports: Not bad, for starters The first week of D3reports got us a handful of on-the-scene videos from around Division III: Franklin, Greenville, Linfield, Central, Shenandoah and Utica. Next week, use the tagline! Alex Swenson got it down.
September 11, 2011 Tailgating like a champion Franklin might well have the best tailgating scene in Division III, so with the two-time defending champ in town, we decided to have a look.
September 10, 2011 McMurry knocks off D-I UT-San Antonio A week after getting crushed by a D-I FCS team, McMurry bounced back and beat UT-San Antonio on a last-minute touchdown catch.
September 10, 2011 Kean knocks Wesley down The Top 25 wrapup has a couple of surprises, with No. 3 Wesley going down and No. 25 St. John's getting blown out at home by UW-Eau Claire. And no surprise, the purple powers roll.
September 10, 2011 Last-second heroics Gettysburg scored at the gun to win, Stevenson won for the first time in program history, and more from Week 2.
September 9, 2011 We predict ... Which team will bounce back? Whose long road trip will have the best ride home? What game will be surprisingly close? Who will be on your radar? Our experts take a stab at those and more in Triple Take.
September 9, 2011 Sense of purpose drives ETBU QB Sed Harris first needed to escape a rough neighborhood in Fort Worth. Then he needed to find his place in college football. And now he needs to be a complete quarterback.
September 8, 2011 Around the Nation returns Keith McMillan's must-read weekly column is back! This week, he takes a look at what it takes to build a new D-III program, checking in with programs that are brand new, in Year 5 and Year 12. That, plus much more!
September 6, 2011 We open with a big run A national semifinalist lost one of its best playmakers all-time, but the team didn't miss a beat offensively. Look who got off and running in our first 2011 Play of the Week.
September 5, 2011 The Podcast is back, and just in time In this week's Around the Nation Podcast, Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman wrap up and analyze an exciting first week of Division III football. Listen in.
September 5, 2011 Introducing the D3report Want to get your team's game day on D3football.com? Record yourself and send it in. Pat and Keith tell you how. We don't want to see their faces up here for long so join in from this weekend's games. Plus, game highlights!
September 4, 2011 Wittenberg reaches 700-win plateau It took two games and an extra afternoon to boot, but Wittenberg became the first non-Division I program to reach 700 all-time wins Sunday afternoon with a 45-28 victory against Capital.
September 3, 2011 Eight is enough No. 4 North Central was upset out West, while Lycoming needed just eight points to upset No. 22 Rowan and No. 23 UW-Stevens Point did the same to Willamette. Saturday's Top 25 stories.
September 3, 2011 A great start for great finishes Week 1 has already had some great endings with a 49-yard field goal from a freshman as time expired and a stuffed two-point conversion to end an upset bid.
September 2, 2011 Getting the weekend started Trine rode its defense to an opening-night win, as did Baldwin-Wallace. Dubuque held on, while McMurry got steamrolled in its first trip up the ladder.
August 30, 2011 Frostburg State player dies Derek Sheely, a senior who was entering his third year as a starter, died a week after passing out during practice.
August 26, 2011 From Finland to UW-Stout Antti Kurenniemi is getting an inside look at American football at UW-Stout. Meanwhile, the Blue Devils are learning a bit as well from their exchange student.
August 23, 2011 Kickoff 2011 is live! It's time! D3football.com's online season preview magazine is up, with more than 30 features among a total of 300 stories previewing all 239 teams and every conference.
August 19, 2011 Kickoff 2011 in home stretch By now, everyone outside of the NESCAC is in camp. But we'll give you the skinny before games start. There are plenty of features, plus 239 team previews and predictions. Here's what we have:
August 19, 2011 New southern conference picks a name The schools that broke away from the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will be known as the Southern Athletic Association.
August 17, 2011 Welcome to D3football.com! This is our 12th season of Division III football coverage. Are you new to Division III? Here's what we're all about.
August 12, 2011 Cortland State vacates its 2009 victories The NCAA has ruled that Cortland State must vacate its wins from the 2009 season due to using an ineligible player.
August 11, 2011 What you'll get in Kickoff 2011 Our team is hard at work getting the details on all 239 teams for this year's Kickoff. Find out what else will be in this year's edition and reserve your access today!
August 10, 2011 Johns Hopkins favorite in Centennial
August 10, 2011 Checking in on conference picks Conference preseason coaches' polls don't tend to stray far from the previous year's results, but if you want to know what they think, take a look.
August 10, 2011 Trine picked to repeat in MIAA
August 10, 2011 Linfield picked to repeat in NWC
August 10, 2011 Mount Union picked to extend long OAC run
August 10, 2011 CNU picked to win USA South
August 5, 2011 Maritime coach back from Afghanistan SUNY-Maritime football coach Clayton Kendrick-Holmes concluded his tour of duty in Afghanistan for the U.S. Naval Reserves last month and has returned to resume his duties.
August 5, 2011 Preseason Top 25 is out! We can call the offseason officially over now -- the D3football.com 2011 preseason Top 25 is hereby released! Plus, we've restored access to all polls back to 2003.
August 3, 2011 Former All-American quarterback dies Andy Collins, a D3football.com All-American quarterback at Occidental in 2006, died of an apparent heart attack. He was 27.
August 2, 2011 Albion player tackles cancer research A Britons cornerback is used to tackling opponents, but this summer Matt Lozier found a much tougher task at the Owensboro Cancer Research Program.
July 31, 2011 Legendary Wittenberg coach dies Dave Maurer coached the Tigers to the 1973 and 1975 national championship and was the first primarily Division III coach inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame.
July 28, 2011 Facebook fans lead to big donation We were looking for more fans on our Facebook page, and offered to donate $1 to the Lauren's First and Goal Foundation for each new person. The response was incredible!
July 26, 2011 D-III free agents sign contracts The most tumultuous week of player movement in NFL history has undrafted Division III free agents hoping to get into training camps, and a handful of players found out where they're heading.
July 21, 2011 Our preseason All-America picks Presenting the annual D3football.com All-American team, named every year since 2000.
July 19, 2011 Former Montclair player still kicking, for kids Marco Capozzoli's kicks helped Montclair State to the 2009 playoffs. Now his kicks are counting for more than just Arena Football League points.
July 16, 2011 Team USA wins gold medal Nate Kmic ran for two touchdowns and Ricardo Lenhart caught a touchdown pass to help the U.S. roll past Canada 50-7 in the World Championship of American Football.
July 12, 2011 Team USA remains perfect The defending champions improved to 3-0, sweeping group play at the world championships, beating neighboring Mexico 17-7.
July 11, 2011 Yes, there will be a Kickoff 2011! We are still working out some important details but the online-only in-depth preview of the Division III football season will be published in August, no matter what.
July 10, 2011 Team USA improves to 2-0 USA opened the scoring by returning a blocked field goal for a score, a fake field goal, an interception return and a fumble recovery as well as two Nate Kmic touchdowns.
July 8, 2011 Kmic leads USA to rout of Australia Former Mount Union star Nate Kmic caught a TD and Louisiana College quarterback Ben McLaughlin came off the bench to help the USA to a 61-0 win in the world championships.
July 1, 2011 Moravian has a quick change With less than two months until training camp, Moravian coach Scot Dapp was named athletic director and a new coach was named.
July 1, 2011 Why D-III? It was an innocuous question, it seemed. When we posted that schools were looking to join Division III, someone responded on Twitter and asked why a school would. And the D-III community responded.
June 27, 2011 Catching on in the NFL Nick Sirianni was a standout receiver at Mount Union before going pro in sports, first as a coach at Mount Union and later at a D-II school before joining the K.C. Chiefs. The team website has an interview.
June 17, 2011 Former Rose-Hulman coach tabbed to start D-II program Steve Englehart will helm Florida Tech's new football program when it takes the field in 2013.
June 15, 2011 Former Kalamazoo coach dies Terrance Brooks, who was head coach at Kalamazoo from 2005-07 and was an assistant at Shenandoah previously, died during surgery this week.
June 13, 2011 MacMurray changes coaches With the departure of coach Jake Box for an assistant's job at Presentation, Division III's smallest school with football, MacMurray, hires a junior college assistant.
June 10, 2011 NCAA tweaks selection process After last year's seeding debacle, the football championships committee got permission to add something to the selection criteria.
June 9, 2011 Analysis: After the SCAC shuffle Where does the conference and the South Region go from here? Around the Nation columnist Keith McMillan gives his take on the Daily Dose.
June 7, 2011 Seven break away from SCAC The geographic footprint of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference was so big DePauw decided to leave more than a year ago. Now seven others are doing the same, and Berry is joining the group.
June 5, 2011 Rose-Hulman rallies, wins in overtime Rose-Hulman defended a two-point conversion attempt in overtime to cap a 35-34 come-from-behind victory over the Austrian National Team in an exhibition game.
May 28, 2011 Donovan named D3baseball.com All-American Jeff Donovan, who was a D3football.com All-American in 2009 at quarterback for UW-Whitewater, earned D3baseball.com honors for the Warhawks this season as well.
May 24, 2011 Manlove elected to Hall of Fame Former Widener and Delaware Valley coach Bill Manlove, who took Widener to the 1977 Stagg Bowl, was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
May 19, 2011 Cornell to return to MWC The Rams left for the Iowa Conference after the 1996-97 season, but will return in the fall of 2012 to a conference where they had success.
May 3, 2011 Hitting the road Illinois College, Albright and Utica are among those taking advantage of D-III's rules regarding games against foreign teams, with Illinois College taking a bus all the way across the country to New Brunswick.
April 29, 2011 2011 schedules We're four months away from kickoff and we've been through all 240 teams to see what games have been posted. Plan out your 2011 tailgating schedule and see where your favorite team is heading.
April 29, 2011 Shorts drafted by Jaguars Cecil Shorts and Division III fans didn't have to wait very long on Saturday, as he was selected in the fourth round by Jacksonville. Everyone else is playing the waiting game.
April 26, 2011 Presentation set to begin practice field construction Presentation announced the construction of a new eco-friendly synthetic turf practice football field with construction set to begin in mid-May. The field is expected to be ready for practice as the Saints prepare for their inaugural season in 2011.
April 25, 2011 2011 NFL draft preview Even the big-money draft experts know about Cecil Shorts' measureables and think the Mount Union receiver will get drafted. But what about the other Division III prospects? Here's a glance.
April 21, 2011 LaGrange heads to USA South LaGrange will compete for an automatic bid in 2012 for the first time in the short history of its football program, having accepted an invitation to join the USA South.
April 18, 2011 Millikin finds its new football coach on campus Millikin has elevated Patrick Etherton to the head coaching position after a national search. He's been an assistant coach and the head men's golf coach.
April 16, 2011 Follow the coaching carousel Millikin and Maranatha Baptist each find their next coaches already on campus.
April 16, 2011 Trailer for Division III: Football's Finest Former D-III football player Marshall Cook has been putting his love of football and filmmaking to good use. Check out the trailer for the feature-length comedy, starring Andy Dick.
April 14, 2011 Willamette to face D-I Portland State Last year the Bearcats racked up the frequent flier miles. This year Willamette has seven home games and a road game just up the road against a fully funded D-I FCS team.
March 30, 2011 UMHB looks to move on campus Mary Hardin-Baylor announced that the premier firm in sports architecture, Populous, has been hired to design a football stadium for the Belton campus.
March 24, 2011 RPI assistant moves on Brian Surace, by all accounts the popular choice to take over at RPI, was hired as head coach at FDU-Florham.
March 23, 2011 RPI hires former FCS head coach A former head coach at Davidson, St. Mary’s (Calif.), and Bucknell, all Division I FCS institutions, Tim Landis most recently served as offensive coordinator at D-I FBS San Jose State.
March 9, 2011 Chris Norton makes progress in rehab Luther freshman Chris Norton suffered a severe spinal cord injury in a game last October, but he's been working hard to learn to walk again. WHO-TV visited Norton in the Mayo Clinic. Watch.
March 9, 2011 John Carroll, St. Norbert to open in Ireland When 2012 rolls around, two of Division III's Catholic schools will kick the season off with a regular-season game in Ireland.
March 3, 2011 Castleton State coach forced to resign An NCAA violation occurred on his watch, leading to the end of Rich Alercio's tenure at Castleton State after just two seasons.
February 26, 2011 CMS hires Chicago assistant A third University of Chicago assistant coach has gotten a head coaching job, after the Maroons' impressive 8-2 season.
February 20, 2011 Division III's trick shot artist Eat your heart out, Johnny Mac. You don't need a scholarship to be a trick shot quarterback. Oh, and Alex Tanney is using that medical redshirt to come back to Monmouth next fall. Watch.
February 19, 2011 Johnnies lead attendance again St. John's again led Division III football in home attendance, averaging 8,651 fans at Clemens Stadium. It's the 10th consecutive year the Johnnies have finished on top. The full ranking:
February 17, 2011 Camping for a cause Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation has begun accepting registrations for its 2011 football camps in Pennsylvania and Ohio. We featured the foundation in Around the Mid-Atlantic this past season.
February 7, 2011 FDU-Florham coach retires Rich Mosca stepped down after nine seasons at Florham, having compiled a 23-67 mark.
February 7, 2011 Franklin to take on Warhawks Franklin ended its season at the hands of the eventual national champs last November. They'll get the Warhawks on their turf this time around.
February 7, 2011 Wartburg assistant gets La Crosse job Knights defensive coordinator Joel Dettwiler, who was also a finalist at UW-River Falls, gets the nod to replace Larry Terry, who retired at the end of this past season.
February 4, 2011 New Orleans changes gears, chooses D-II The University of New Orleans will not be Division III's 240th football program this fall. Snubbed by D-III conferences, UNO is heading for Division II and the Gulf South Conference.
February 3, 2011 Four D-III conferences join forces in officiating The CCIW, MWC, NATHC and WIAC have joined up with former NFL official Bill Carollo to assign, develop and train officials for all four conferences.
January 25, 2011 Nichols hires new coach Kevin Loney becomes the eighth black head coach among the 240 Division III football programs playing in 2011. There were three, one interim, when the 2009 season ended.
January 24, 2011 Joe King steps down at RPI RPI's all-time winningest football coach has stepped aside after 22 seasons and 152 victories., including a trip to the 2003 national semifinals.
January 19, 2011 McIntyre steps down at Norwich Norwich officials announced coach Shawn McIntyre has resigned to pursue an opportunity in athletics manufacturing and named an interim coach.
January 17, 2011 Misericordia hires first football coach One of Division III's newest football programs has tabbed Ithaca's defensive coordinator as its first head coach.
January 11, 2011 Longtime Susquehanna assistant dies Bob Pittello had been involved with the Susquehanna program for 48 of the past 63 seasons.
January 7, 2011 Hobart placed on three years' probation The Statesmen have to vacate two years' worth of football victories and face probation because an alumnus funded the education of two students who played football.
January 5, 2011 NCAA study: D-III athletes graduate Not surprisingly, the NCAA's first formal report on the subject notes that Division III student-athletes graduate at a higher rate than the student body in general. But how much higher?
January 5, 2011 Ursinus assistant hired at Guilford Ursinus defensive coordinator Chris Rusiewicz and AFCA assistant coach of the year has been hired as head football coach at Guilford. The Quakers were 0-10 last season.
January 4, 2011 Former Carroll coach stays in neighborhood Henny Hiemenz, out at Carroll as head coach after going 7-3 this past season, has landed on his feet while remaining in the Milwaukee area.
January 4, 2011 Shorts invited to NFL combine Mount Union wide receiver Cecil Shorts has been invited to participate in the 2010 NFL scouting combine next month in Indianapolis.
January 4, 2011 Tufts makes interim hire Jay Civetti, the offensive coordinator at Tufts for the past three seasons, has been named interim head coach for the 2011 season.
January 1, 2011 Former All-American Davon Cruz dies Former Bridgewater running back Davon Cruz, a first-team D3football.com All-American in 2001, died in a car accident, the football program reported.
December 29, 2010 Matt Walker returns to Division III The former DePauw head football and baseball coach was named football coach at UW-River Falls.
December 26, 2010 Wheaton alumni meet in NFL For the first known time since 1979, players from the same Division III school met on opposite teams in an NFL regular-season game: Wheaton's Pete Ittersagen and Andy Studebaker.
December 23, 2010 Becker promotes from within Becker will have its fourth head football coach in the program's seventh season. The Hawks have just six wins so far.
December 23, 2010 Another Chicago assistant gets head coaching job Rhodes has announced the selection of Dan Gritti as head football coach. He most recently served two seasons as a position coach and special teams coordinator at Chicago.
December 22, 2010 Jim Good out at Hamline Hamline athletic officials announced that Jim Good is leaving his position as head football coach. The Pipers were 10-30 in his four seasons.
December 21, 2010 Wrapping up Stagg Bowl, 2010 season Stagg Bowl XXXVIII crew Keith, Pat and Frank Rossi take a look back at the Stagg Bowl, hand out the season's individual awards and give their wishes for 2011 in the final Around the Nation podcast.
December 19, 2010 Rose-Hulman hires Chicago assistant Jeff Sokol has been named the 17th head coach in the 117-year history of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology football, effective Jan. 3.
December 18, 2010 2010 All-America team The D3football.com All-America team for 2010 was announced Saturday afternoon in Salem, with coach and player of the year revealed following the game.
December 18, 2010 McMurry to move to Division II McMurry announced late Friday night that it was planning to move from Division III to NCAA Division II.
December 18, 2010 Changing of the guard? With two wins in a row and three in the past four seasons, UW-Whitewater has wrestled the mantle away from Mount Union, says Keith McMillan.
December 18, 2010 Coppage carries UWW to Stagg Bowl repeat Levell Coppage ran for 299 yards and three touchdowns for the Warhawks in a 31-21 win, giving UW-Whitewater another Walnut and Bronze.
December 17, 2010 New faces in Salem The teams, uniforms and colors don't change but that doesn't mean the Stagg Bowl isn't new for some. Mount Union and UW-Whitewater have plenty of players making their first trip and first start in Salem.
December 16, 2010 Alumnus returns to coach Loras Paul Mierkiewicz brings a decade of collegiate head coaching experience back to Dubuque, Iowa, to try to turn his alma mater around.
December 16, 2010 Eric Watt wins Gagliardi Trophy Watt had a season-long mail campaign to voters backing him, and in the end, the Trine quarterback took home the trophy.
December 16, 2010 Who will play quarterback? Both teams come into Stagg Bowl XXXVIII with a key question not quite answered. Will it be Lee Brekke or Matt Blanchard for the Warhawks? Neal Seaman or Matt Piloto for the Purple Raiders?
December 15, 2010 Watch the Gagliardi Trophy ceremony live Matt Hoffman, Ben McLaughlin, Kyle Ray or Eric Watt? One of them will win D-III football's most coveted honor on Thursday night and you can find out the same time we do. It's on the air now.
December 14, 2010 See you in Salem! With all due apologies to Franklin and St. John's, the best tailgate in recent years has been in Salem. What's in store?
December 14, 2010 Tufts coach steps down Tufts announced Bill Samko is stepping down after 17 years as the Jumbos' coach. There will be a national search for a successor.
December 13, 2010 Carven steps down as coach at Nichols After 12 seasons, Bill Carven cited family reasons for stepping down from his alma mater.
December 12, 2010 Mount Union, Whitewater assistants finalists at River Falls Four current Division III assistants and a former Division III head coach have been named finalists for the head coaching position at UW-River Falls.
December 12, 2010 Around the Nation Podcast Boring? So there's been a lack of variety in Salem the past six years. But you cannot say the games have been boring. More on that, Saturday's semifinals and the Salem experience. Click to listen.
December 11, 2010 Mount Union takes familiar road to Salem Without its starting quarterback (haven't we heard that before?) Mount Union defeated Bethel in Saturday's semifinal to punch yet another ticket to the Stagg Bowl.
December 11, 2010 Warhawk defense locks up Salem trip Jared Kiesow had two interceptions and UW-Whitewater picked off five passes as the Warhawks locked down Wesley in a 27-7 win.
December 10, 2010 Burleson promoted to head coach at HSU Hardin-Simmons had two former D-III head coaches on its staff when Jimmie Keeling retired. But instead, a third assistant coach was chosen to take over for the legendary Cowboys coach.
December 10, 2010 Ferrum hires from within Ferrum's national search for a head coach ended up with the guy down the hall.
December 10, 2010 Playing with backups Although UW-Whitewater is relatively famously playing without its No. 1 quarterback, Wesley has suffered perhaps more than its fair share of injuries. But the 2's have stepped right in. A Road to Salem feature.
December 9, 2010 A dream defensive season Bethel doesn't have a defensive lineman over 240 pounds but is ninth in Division III against the run. How? More in a Road to Salem feature.
December 9, 2010 Ballhawking Warhawks The UW-Whitewater defense doesn't necessarily emphasize generating turnovers. But it's been a big part of their success in the playoffs.
December 9, 2010 Pedersen named Pioneers' head football coach After being named Midwest Conference Football Coach of the Year this past season while serving in an interim role, Jeff Pedersen has been named head coach at Grinnell.
December 8, 2010 Shorts sees what's ahead For seniors such as Mount Union receiver Cecil Shorts, the end of the line is looming. Whether his D-III career ends this week or next week, he wants his younger teammates to feel the urgency.
December 7, 2010 A tip, a catch and a rumble The fourth-quarter comeback on Saturday was fueled by three turnovers, none more spectacular than the one chosen as our Play of the Week.
December 7, 2010 Carroll coach resigns after 7-3 season Henny Hiemenz has resigned as coach at Carroll, after going 7-3 for the second time in three years.
December 7, 2010 Wesley Sends Three Former All-Americans to Arena Football League Three former Wesley College All-Americans - Mike Ward, Larry Beavers and Bryan Robinson - have signed contracts to play professionally in the Arena Football League.
December 4, 2010 Familiar faces in football's final four Wesley defeated Mary Hardin-Baylor 19-9 in the fifth NCAA playoff meeting between the teams. The Wolverines will host defending national champions UW-Whitewater next week.
December 4, 2010 Still on track for Purple Bowl VI The NCAA put a little wrinkle into this year's bracket, but UW-Whitewater passed the test and Mount Union avoided it.
December 3, 2010 Alfred next for the challenge Mount Union poses a considerably tougher challenge than Cortland State did, but Alfred coach Dave Murray said the mindset must stay the same.
December 3, 2010 The rematch When Bethel and St. Thomas met on Oct. 23, it never crossed our mind they'd be doing it again for a berth in the semifinals. A preview of the all-MIAC quarterfinal.
December 2, 2010 Carrying the load UW-Whitewater All-American running back Levell Coppage has been slowed at times this season, but with the Warhawks' No. 1 quarterback out, Coppage has been stellar in the playoffs.
December 2, 2010 Wesley, UMHB meet again After a year off, the two South Region powerhouses meet for the rubber match of the five-game series, with a trip to the semifinals in the balance.
December 1, 2010 Gagliardi Trophy has its final four Four Division III football players will head to Salem, Va., where we will all find out which of them is the winner of the the Gagliardi Trophy.
December 1, 2010 Finally comfortable For a guy who's been a key part of the Mount Union defensive line for years, Lambert Budzinski is only now getting accustomed to his position. That's bad news for anyone going against him.
December 1, 2010 Who is North Central? If it seems like North Central has less of an identity than it has in previous years, you aren't necessarily mistaken. The Cardinals are racking up fewer individual numbers to focus on depth.
November 27, 2010 Coppage saves UWW; Alfred advances Levell Coppage erupted for 300 yards to save UW-Whitewater against Trine. Sixth seeded Alfred is the last East region team standing after the Saxons beat Cortland State 34-20.
November 25, 2010 At least he's got his health Many people are thankful for their health this time of year, but for a football player, being healthy in Week 13 is no laughing matter. For Cortland quarterback Dan Pitcher, it's downright rare.
November 25, 2010 Thankful for one final snap When you lead the program in all-time TD passes at the start of your senior year, you might picture a storybook ending. Instead, Trevor Miehe got a career-ending injury. Almost. Adam Johnson has more.
November 24, 2010 Augustana promotes defensive coordinator Rob Cushman, who has been Augustana's defensive coordinator for three seasons, was elevated to replace Jim Barnes a day after Barnes stepped down.
November 24, 2010 Former Marietta coach dies Those who played under Gene Epley remembered him this week. He died earlier this week of cancer at age 67.
November 24, 2010 Trine heading where it wants to go So the Thunder have won a first-round game for the second year in a row. But if Trine wants to be the next UW-Whitewater (and don't most playoff teams?) it will need to take that next step.
November 23, 2010 Race for the goal line The running back broke a tackle and used his speed, but check out the center and right tackle who made it all happen at the line of scrimmage. Click to watch.
November 23, 2010 Met in the backfield It's not enough to just hit the runner in the backfield, however. Watch what this All-American did after contact in a nail-biting second-round game.
November 23, 2010 Augustana coach resigns Jim Barnes, second all-time in wins at Augustana, will step away from a program where he once served as team captain and has coached for 11 seasons.
November 23, 2010 Gagliardi Trophy ballot down to 10 Twenty-six players were nominated and 10 were chosen for the final ballot. Once again, fans will have a chance to vote, and this year the four finalists all go to Salem, where one will be chosen.
November 23, 2010 For winning defenses, challenge looms Delaware Valley, Thomas More and Montclair State each shut down successful offenses in the first round, but it gets much tougher for each in Round 2 on Saturday.
November 20, 2010 Kehres wins 300th career game The outcome was never really in doubt, but Mount Union's first-round win was notable for another reason as coach Larry Kehres hit rarefied air.
November 20, 2010 First round road warriors Three teams -- Bethel, Montclair State and Trine -- won first round playoff games on the road. Get the full recap from the first round of the NCAA playoffs.
November 18, 2010 Playoff picks, surprises, disappointments Keith, Pat and the crew tackle the tough questions: Who will overachieve and underachieve in this year's bracket? Who will meet in the national semifinals? More in Around the Nation.
November 17, 2010 Putting your foot down Everything gets magnified in Week 11, with a big-time rivalry, if not an entire season, hanging in the balance. Such was one big play, our biggest this week. Click to watch.
November 16, 2010 Jimmie Keeling announces retirement The man who restarted football at Hardin-Simmons decided to call it a career. His Cowboys went 3-6 the first year, but have gone 169-47 since.
November 16, 2010 Rhodes coach steps down
November 16, 2010 Just a small-town boy Four of the quarterbacks in the Division III playoffs come from little towns, where the population wouldn't fill a D-III stadium.
November 16, 2010 Statistical Spotlight It's a rivalry week special, as we pick out key numbers from four big rivalry games across Division III, three from playoff teams.
November 15, 2010 Adrian breaks contract with UW-Whitewater
November 14, 2010 ECAC bowl game pairings Twelve eastern schools get to play one additional postseason game, in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Bowl game pairings follow.
November 14, 2010 2010 playoff bracket announced So we have a bracket. With seeds! And teams not just seeded in order of their record! So who got in, and who was left out?
November 13, 2010 Cortland wins tiebreak for NJAC automatic bid
November 11, 2010 NJAC to take up MAC's challenge In 2012 and 2013, after the MAC-PAC challenge conclusion, the MAC will turn to the east.
November 10, 2010 Becker coach resigns at 4-25 Bill McDonald submitted his resignation as head coach at Becker, according to a school release.
November 10, 2010 Husson promotes from within Associate head coach Shawn Murphy got the nod a day after Niles Nelson announced he had been fired at Husson.
November 9, 2010 A play with a kick St. Norbert ended up atop the pile after a topsy-turvy Midwest Conference season. And they did it with a play to match. Click to watch.
November 9, 2010 Husson fires football coach Niles Nelson told the Bangor Daily News he has been fired. The Eagles went 1-9 this season.
November 9, 2010 Statistical Spotlight A sack master, touchdowns three ways, a crazy quarter and a non-punting mark highlight our look at the unusual performances from Week 10.
November 6, 2010 Here's who's clinched Only six automatic bids are left to be decided, as a bunch of conference hardware was handed out on Saturday. The full list, and how they got there.
November 6, 2010 Bears block Case's playoff run Wash U blocked a 43-yard field goal as time expired and kept its Pool B playoff hopes alive with a 14-13 road victory. The Bears blocked two field goals and a punt in the win. Saturday's early wrapup.
November 3, 2010 Building from the ground up Presentation won't have a spring practice and hasn't brought in any recruits yet but will be bringing Division III football to a new state, South Dakota, for the first time. We talk with coach Andy Carr.
November 2, 2010 A play that reverberates Broken tackles, sidestepped defenders and a run to the end zone. Snapping a win streak, causing playoff reverberations to be felt from the Maryland Shore to the Windy City. Click to watch.
November 1, 2010 Statistical Spotlight Inside Gettysburg's 23-point, 18-minute comeback, the shutdown of Salisbury's triple option and more.
October 30, 2010 Cornell applies to return to MWC
October 30, 2010 Tommies clinch, Montclair falls Among ranked teams, St. Thomas clinched a spot in the dance, while Montclair fell out of top seed consideration.
October 30, 2010 Pool B, East Region shaken up The Pool B playoff picture got a slight remodel on Saturday as the University of Chicago came up with a big win and Wesley knocked off its archrival. More in Saturday's wrapup.
October 29, 2010 Wartman finalist for academic Heisman St. Thomas running back Ben Wartman is the only Division III player among 16 seniors announced as recipients of the National Football Foundation's 2010 National Scholar-Athlete Awards.
October 26, 2010 Chapman applies to join SCIAC Chapman has completed a formal application to join the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The SCIAC Presidents Council is scheduled to convene in April to reach a decision regarding the application.
October 25, 2010 Maine Maritime assistant coach dies Richard Dykas died and fellow Maine Maritime assistant coach Steven Nackley was injured in an accident when the pickup truck Dykas was driving went airborne and crashed.
October 23, 2010 St. Thomas, Wittenberg, UMHB survive The Tommies didn't have much offense but the defense came up big at the end in a 10-6 win. More in Saturday's Top 25 wrapup.
October 21, 2010 ASC all about offense If you’ve been following the America Southwest Conference scoreboard this season you may have noticed a pattern. A pattern in terms of the number of points being scored. More in Around the South.
October 19, 2010 The cutback runback If you didn't pick up this player's name as one of last week's nominees, you'll know him now after an 84-yard pick six. That and more in this week's Play of the Week. Click to watch.
October 19, 2010 Help Chris Norton Luther freshman Chris Norton (16) suffered a broken neck and spinal cord injury in the Norse's game Saturday. A new website and beneficiary account have been set up to help defray his medical costs.
October 18, 2010 Garcon's great one-handed catch You may have seen it on Sunday Night Football, or on one of the highlight shows afterward, but his grab against the Redskins was hardly Pierre Garcon's first catch like it. Here's one from Mount Union.
October 18, 2010 D-III has company as Miseri adds football Misericordia will bring the number of MAC schools sponsoring football to 10 and push Division III over the 240 mark in 2012 when its first team takes the field.
October 18, 2010 Statistical Spotlight Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
October 16, 2010 Unbeatens fall on brutal Saturday It had to happen sometime -- call Week 7 a bit of a course correction, as unbeatens Alfred, Coe, Baldwin-Wallace, Cortland State and Randolph-Macon all fell. The Top 25 wrapup.
October 16, 2010 Saturday statements On a week when some spots opened up in the Top 25, there were teams ready and willing to take them.
October 12, 2010 Statistical Spotlight Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
October 11, 2010 Taking a dive On Luther's bye week, coach Mike Durnin drove to Fort Atkinson, Wis. where his wife, their oldest daughter, son-in-law and various relatives were already scheduled to skydive.
October 9, 2010 Two at the top At the midpoint of the 2010 season, contenders for conference titles in the Empire 8, NJAC, CCIW and MIAC are separating themselves from the pack. Plus Washington U. upsets No. 19 Wabash in Week 6 action.
October 9, 2010 Purple powers: Record crowd, odd win Division III superpower UW-Whitewater drew a record crowd, while Mount Union went on the road and struggled.
October 8, 2010 Bethany gets win for the program The Bison pulled off a surprise by beating Waynesburg in PAC play last week. Is that the type of win that could turn this program around?
October 5, 2010 Taking to the air There were almost too many blocked kicks and runbacks to mention, but one player found the end zone in dramatic fashion. That and more in this week's Play of the Week. Click to watch.
October 5, 2010 St. Lawrence thrills Homecoming crowd Hobart had beaten St. Lawrence 18 times in a row. Didnt matter if the games were in Geneva or in Canton, St. Lawrence just couldnt get over the hump. Until now.
October 5, 2010 Finally getting his shot in the booth For a long time, Bern Gavlick wanted to be the play-by-play man for Ursinus. He grew up with a football coach for a father. He knew the Bears players and staff. He had previous experience as a hockey broadcaster. He also has cerebral palsy.
October 4, 2010 Statistical Spotlight Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
October 2, 2010 St. Thomas finally overcomes Johnnie magic The Tommies beat the Johnnies for the first time since 1997 as Jimmie Mattson's extra-point attempt in overtime clanged off the left upright and left St. Thomas a 27-26 victor.
October 2, 2010 Five weeks, five victories Ursinus won a shootout with Gettysburg to improve to 5-0, and the Bears aren't alone. Check out Week 5 results from beyond the Top 25.
October 2, 2010 Tommies end rivalry losing streak St. Thomas survived a missed PAT in regulation and got it back in OT, while Eau Claire won in OT. Linfield and Mount Union rolled, while Cal Lutheran survived. The Top 25 roundup.
October 1, 2010 NWC officiating crew to make history History will be made on Saturday at Connor Field in Atherton, Calif. when Menlo hosts Whitworth in a non-conference game. For the first time in NCAA history, two women will work as part of the same officiating crew.
September 30, 2010 27 named semifinalists for 'Academic Heisman' Only one Division III football player has ever won the William V. Campbell Trophy, formerly known as the Draddy Trophy. Twenty-seven of this year's 121 semifinalists are from D-III.
September 28, 2010 Rumbling to the end zone Bouncing to the outside, reversing field, hurdling a would-be tackler, making another miss and sprinting for six. This week's Play of the Week is SportsCenter-worthy.
September 28, 2010 She doesn't want the hype Brittany Ryan has set a college football record for points by a female kicker. But she'd rather not talk about that, if at all possible. More in Around the East.
September 27, 2010 Heidelberg assistant dies Jason Bendekovic, an assistant coach for the Student Princes, died early Monday of a similar condition to one that claimed his brother, an Ohio Northern coach, five years ago.
September 27, 2010 Statistical Spotlight Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
September 26, 2010 Carleton's stadium underwater As the sun rose over Carleton's campus on Friday, Laird Stadium was dry. But as the hours progressed, the rising water of the Cannon River spun the tables on the 7,500-seat stadium.
September 25, 2010 Coe, UMHB, North Central beat ranked foes Coe rallied at home, while North Central pulled away and Mount Union and Ohio Northern cruised. More from Saturday's Top 25 action.
September 25, 2010 UW-SP in the pink in win Why was UW-Stevens Point wearing pink? Plus, Coe rallies, Wittenberg survives, North Central passes a test. That and more in our Week 4 roundup.
September 24, 2010 Gagliardi Trophy to bring finalists to Salem In the past, the identity of D-III football's top student-athlete has been known before the ceremony. But no longer.
September 24, 2010 Triple Take There's a bunch of big games here in Week 4. How do our panel of experts think they'll go? Predictions in this week's Triple Take.
September 22, 2010 Defiance football to host Pink Out on Oct. 23 The Defiance football program will team up with the Vera Bradley Foundation to host a Pink Out on October 23 at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. DC will host Anderson at 1:30 pm and all proceeds from the event will go directly towards the fight against breast cancer and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.
September 21, 2010 Big grab, dive makes Play of the Week The receiver came down with the ball, knocked the defender over and dove for the pylon to lift his team to a 3-0 start. Click to watch this and other top plays.
September 20, 2010 Comparing conferences In this week's Around the Nation Podcast, Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman use the three weeks of non-conference games to try to draw some conclusions. Listen in.
September 20, 2010 Statistical Spotlight Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
September 19, 2010 Thiel freshman passes away Thiel freshman defensive end Louis Giuntini has died. He was 18.
September 18, 2010 Hanging on, somehow No. 3 Wesley gave up a 14-point lead and couldn't hold onto the ball, but came back to beat No. 8 Delaware Valley 21-17. Check out our wrapup of Saturday's Top 25 games.
September 18, 2010 Augsburg rallies with 5 TDs Hamline had Augsburg on the ropes before rallying to beat the Pipers. More in the Week 3 roundup.
September 15, 2010 Will McMurry's start translate? The teams McMurry has beaten are suspect when compared to the powers of the ASC. But with Hal Mumme in his second year at the reins, this week's game with UMHB should reveal the program's status.
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 13, 2010 ATN Podcast: First look Usually we don't get a chance to see Mount Union in person before November at the earliest. But we knew this past weekend had a chance to be different.
September 13, 2010 Statistical Spotlight Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
September 11, 2010 Cal Lu runs past Linfield No. 24 Cal Lutheran scored 24 points in the fourth quarter and rallied from a 28-7 deficit to upset No. 4 Linfield 47-42 in the teams' season opener in Southern California.
September 11, 2010 Mount Union survives opener The Purple Raiders' defense will have a lot to work on in video this week.
September 11, 2010 MAC smacks PAC in challenge Delaware Valley shut out Washington and Jefferson as the MAC went 6-2 on Saturday. The full Week 2 roundup:
September 10, 2010 WIAC rematch pairings announced
September 9, 2010 Breaking the seal on a new regime More than a few teams got new head coaches this offseason. But only a handful of coaches got their season off on the ultimate right foot, with a W in Week 1.
September 7, 2010 Studebaker on Chiefs' active roster; Ittersagen on Titans' practice squad Two Wheaton alums completed their partcipation in the NFL preseason camps and games last week and are preparing for the regular season with their respective teams.
September 6, 2010 Breaking it all down Get the first real analysis of the opening week of the season from Pat and Keith in the Around the Nation Podcast.
September 6, 2010 Statistical Spotlight Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
September 4, 2010 In for a pounding In a Week 1 without a great number of upsets, one ranked team did nonetheless make a statement against another.
September 4, 2010 Monmouth shut down Saturday night's shocker had to be Wartburg's manhandling of Monmouth, Alex Tanney.
September 4, 2010 UWW recovers after slow start The offense sputtered and PATs were an adventure, but eventually the Warhawks turned it on.
September 2, 2010 Savor the new season as it kicks off Whether you're on the field, wearing a headset, sitting in the stands or watching from home, Keith McMillan reminds us of one thing we all must do.
September 2, 2010 Ohio Northern pulls away The 2010 Division III football season started off with a barnburner Thursday as UW-River Falls went back and forth with No. 11 Ohio Northern.
September 1, 2010 2010 games to watch We have seven columnists each covering a segment of the country in Around the Region.
August 30, 2010 UW-River Falls coach to retire UW-River Falls football coach John O'Grady will retire at the end of the 2010 season.
August 24, 2010 Kickoff 2010 has kicked off! Shortly after noon ET we pointed, clicked, hit enter and put Kickoff 2010 out live into the Division III football world.
August 20, 2010 Ending purple's reign There's one question on every contender's mind in Division III football: How do we keep UW-Whitewater and Mount Union from meeting in a sixth Stagg Bowl?
August 19, 2010 Dietz leads Storm to AFL title game Former Hanover quarterback Brett Dietz will lead the Tampa Bay Storm into the Arena Football League title game.
August 18, 2010 Hitting the ground running Pacific's first football season in 19 years opens with a non-conference game Sept. 4 against Puget Sound. As the team on the field, there's a lot to decide in a short time, and not much time to spend on the basics.
August 17, 2010 Ferrum coach to retire Ferrum coach Dave Davis will retire at the end of the 2010 football season, The Franklin News-Post of Rocky Mount, Va., is reporting.
August 16, 2010 Wheaton alumni get time in NFL preseason Two Wheaton alums competed in NFL preseason games this weekend -- cornerback Pete Ittersagen for the Tennessee Titans and linebacker Andy Studebaker for the Kansas City Chiefs.
August 13, 2010 Open for business By the end of the weekend, every team that plays in Week 1 will have opened preseason camp.
August 8, 2010 ODAC coaches tab champs to defend Hampden-Sydney secured the top slot in the annual ODAC football preseason poll for the second straight season, earning 44 total points that included three first place votes from the league's coaches.
August 6, 2010 Stevenson to debut in MAC Stevenson's first football game isn't until 2011. But when the Mustangs take the field, they'll do so as members of the Middle Atlantic Conference.
August 5, 2010 Rose-Hulman coach out, interim named Steve Englehart has resigned as football coach at Rose-Hulman to accept the offensive coordinator position at Division I FCS Indiana State. Jayson Martin, the team's offensive coordinator, has been promoted.
August 5, 2010 Warhawks start out on top UW-Whitewater has won the title before, but even then, the Warhawks lost Justin Beaver and Danny Jones and weren't the top-ranked team the next preseason. This year's UWW makes its debut in the No. 1 spot.
August 3, 2010 Linfield picked to repeat in NWC Defending champion Linfield is a unanimous choice to repeat as Northwest Conference football winners, according to the preseason poll of league coaches.
August 2, 2010 UMHB is ASC's pick to win Mary Hardin-Baylor has been predicted to win its fifth straight American Southwest Conference title in 2010 after a vote by the league's head coaches, SIDs and selected media members, the conference office announced.
August 2, 2010 Delaware Valley picked first in MAC Delaware Valley has been picked to finish first in its pursuit of a third consecutive Middle Atlantic Conference championship in the 2010 preseason coaches poll.
August 1, 2010 Media days Division III football doesn't rely on polls to determine its national champion, thankfully. But this week we'll be seeing a lot of them -- in fact, they'll be the first voted-on polls of the 2010 season.
July 27, 2010 CMS coach retires With less than a month before preseason camp starts, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps coach Rick Candaele announced his retirement and the school named an interim replacement.
July 21, 2010 Wilmington alumnus takes coaching reins Ken Minor has been named coach at Wilmington, taking a position that came open in early July.
July 19, 2010 What you'll get in Kickoff The buzz for Kickoff is always great and fans spread the word well, but we figure it's best if you get a free taste of what Kickoff is all about here at D3football.com.
July 14, 2010 Best QB in D-III? On a team where we name just two quarterbacks out of 239 teams, Monmouth senior Alex Tanney is the first on the list.
July 8, 2010 Wilmington needs a coach Barry Wulf has resigned from his position after five years as head coach at Wilmington and the school has initiated its search for a head football coach.
July 8, 2010 Wilmington coaching position open Barry Wulf has resigned from his position after five years as head coach at Wilmington.
July 7, 2010 All-American, assistant coach dies at 24 Waynesburg assistant coach and 2007 D3football.com first team All-American defensive end Mike Czerwien died July 6 after having a medical issue on site at his part-time construction job.
July 3, 2010 New digs for 2010 The summer is prime time for building projects and renovations, new turf and lights, and Division III has a bunch of stadiums getting new looks in preparation for the 2010 season.
July 3, 2010 New digs for 2010 The summer is prime time for building projects and renovations, new turf and lights, and Division III has a bunch of stadiums getting new looks in preparation for the 2010 season.
July 1, 2010 D-III standout wins U.S. track title 2010 World Indoor Championships 4x400m relay gold medalist and former Howard Payne football standout Greg Nixon captured his first USA Outdoor men's 400 meter title.
June 12, 2010 RHIT QB gets call Derek Eitel made Rose-Hulman Institute history after being selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball draft.
June 9, 2010 DePauw to join NCAC in 2012 DePauw will join the North Coast Athletic Conference, effective July 1, 2011, and effective with the 2012 football season. The school has been a member of the SCAC since 1998.
June 8, 2010 Goltz lands UFL spot Occidental quarterback Justin Goltz and Greensboro defensive lineman Brandon Drumgoole were selected in the 2010 UFL draft. Goltz, who was in a Detroit Lions minicamp shortly after graduation last season, was taken by Sacramento in the first round, No. 3 overall, while Drumgoole was selected in the ninth round, 44th overall.
June 3, 2010 Winning in Winnipeg The field was larger. The rules were similar. And the language was the same. But when Augsburg ventured north to Manitoba this past week, the rulebook didn't matter.
May 26, 2010 JHU duo sports playoff skill set With the year that Johns Hopkins had in football, upsetting two undefeated teams on the road en route to an unprecedented trip to the national quarterfinals, you'd think it was hard for the Blue Jays to top that.
May 19, 2010 Columbia assistant hired at Williams Williams athletic director Harry Sheehy announced that Aaron Kelton has been named the Ephs' head football coach, succeeding Mike Whalen, who left Williams to return to coach his alma mater, Wesleyan.
March 16, 2010 Football is coming to George Fox Football is returning to George Fox for the first time since 1968, as the Division III school's board of trustees voted to reinstate the sport effective with the 2013 season in a vote held on March 13.
December 23, 2009 Olivet hires coach of high school state champs President Donald Tuski has announced the appointment of Rich Hulkow as head football coach at Olivet. Hulkow recently led Marshall High School to its second Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 state championship and was named the 2009 Detroit Lions High School Coach of the Year.
December 15, 2009 Gagliardi Trophy goes to a lineman For the first time in the 16-year history of the Gagliardi Trophy, the award has been given to an offensive lineman.
December 10, 2009 Four named regional finalists for Gagliardi Trophy
December 8, 2009 Classic gives seniors one final game
September 14, 2009 Finlandia adding football in 2012 Finlandia, a Division III school in the upper peninsula of Michigan, is adding football in 2012, D3sports.com has learned.
April 24, 2009 Presenting: A new D-III football program Presentation announced plans to field a football team in the fall of 2011.
April 16, 2009 SLIAC drops football again, UMAC absorbs 5 The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference announces the expansion of membership as five institutions have accepted an invitation to join the league as associate members participating in football only.
April 15, 2009 Much-traveled coach goes from D-I to McMurry Mumme was 11-38 in four seasons at New Mexico State before he was let go. Five of those wins came against Division I FCS schools, formerly known as Division I-AA.
March 24, 2009 Colorado College drops sport Colorado College became the third Division III school to drop football this offseason, making the announcement that it was cutting the sport effective the end of the 2008 season.
December 20, 2008 It took all 60 for Purple Raiders' 10th A fourth-quarter interception that was returned 78 yards for a touchdown likely scarred UW-Whitewater's momentum more than any other play on Saturday.
October 21, 2008 D-III out of 2008 Aztec Bowl Due to a last-minute change in the AFCA's long-standing agreement with Mexico's college football federation (ONEFA) the Division III national team will not be participating in the Aztec Bowl this year.
October 8, 2008 For Carleton, Walk is a step forward
January 24, 2008 Tommies hire Mac coach St. Thomas' new coach won't have to change his commute much. The Tommies hired Macalester coach Glenn Caruso, who was introduced Thursday afternoon as the program's 29th head coach.
January 7, 2008 Dubuque coordinator replaces Perry at Hanover Hanover president Sue DeWine has announced that Joe Austin, offensive coordinator at Dubuque, has been selected as the school's 25th head football coach. Austin succeeds longtime coach Wayne Perry, who retired after the 2007 season.
December 26, 2006 Hamline hires TLU assistant
February 4, 2006 Adding football: Why and how Football dreams abound. Seventeen schools currently in Division III have added the sport in the past nine seasons, with two more coming this fall. Four of those have already made playoff appearances.
December 23, 2005 After 20 years, Hamilton gets coach back Steve Stetson, associate head coach at Division I-AA New Hampshire for the past four years, has been named head coach at Hamilton. He replaces Pete Alvanos, whose teams went 5-35 in five seasons.
December 20, 2005 South Dakota assistant hired at Macalester Glenn Caruso has been named Macalester head coach. The offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of South Dakota the past two years, Caruso is the 27th head coach in the 120-year history of the program.
September 28, 2005 Garcon fitting in at Mount Union The allure of playing for a national power pulled sophomore wide receiver Pierre Garcon to Mount Union, though it was a long way from home in West Palm Beach and he was leaving a school where he had been a superstar player.
December 15, 2004 Tracking down the deep ball The reason that the football usually ends up in P.J. Williams' hands once it’s in the air has something to do with his previous sport of choice. The 27-year-old spent six seasons playing minor league baseball.
February 20, 2004 Keesling back in charge at Earlham The man who once set Earlham's single-season rushing record has a new opportunity to reverse the Quakers' current record of football frustration.
December 7, 2003 When Willamette went to war After losing only to Idaho, the Bearcats were looking forward to a trip to Hawaii. Willamette and San Jose were to play a series of games with Hawaii called the Shrine Bowl.
December 6, 2003 Game delayed, players wait Saturday was a great day for football but saw the Bridgewater/Lycoming game for the South Region title postponed because of Friday night's weather.
December 6, 2003 Lannetti passes away, Lycoming mourns Lycoming's leading wide receiver, Ricky Lannetti was hospitalized Saturday morning with an unexpected illness and passed away Saturday evening at Williamsport Hospital. He was 21.
October 15, 2003 Ratliff recovering slowly ABILENE, Texas – Four weeks ago, Hardin-Simmons slotback Shay Ratliff was fighting for his life.
September 7, 2003 ONU replaces coach after violations found Ohio Northern placed 17-year head coach Tom Kaczkowski on administrative leave Saturday after an internal investigation uncovered rules violations within the program and named Stacey Hairston interim head coach.
April 29, 2003 Relevance not lost on Hoag In 1999, Ryan Hoag, then a freshman at Wake Forest, overslept and missed soccer practice, effectively ending his soccer career.
April 27, 2003 Hoag is Mr. Irrelevant Gustavus Adolphus wide receiver Ryan Hoag had a long wait on Sunday, but he and the Golden Gusties' faithful were rewarded when the Oakland Raiders selected Hoag with the final pick in the seventh round, at No. 262 overall.
January 14, 2003 D-III player wins nation's top award During the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's 45th Annual Awards dinner, before a sold out crowd at the Waldorf-Astoria, it was announced that Brandon Roberts of Washington U. was the 2002 HealthSouth Draddy Award winner.
December 17, 2002 Melberger Award drops the ball
August 14, 2002 Carr named Hartwick head coach Mark Carr, who has spent the last nine years as the offensive coordinator at Hartwick, was named head coach Aug. 12.
September 13, 2001 Reader reaction Understandably, our editorial in favor of playing Division III football this weekend provoked a great deal of reaction on both sides. Here's a sampling:
September 13, 2001 We need to play We need to play football this weekend. We need to celebrate the United States of America and all it stands for. When they play the national anthem on Saturday afternoon, sing your heart out.
September 12, 2001 The games can go on The NCAA decided Wednesday to grant individual schools and conferences the authority to decide whether they will play scheduled athletic events, including this weekend's football games.
December 17, 2000 Swarthmore drops football At halftime of the Stagg Bowl, Swarthmore head coach Pete Alvanos joined D3football.com's Pat Cummings via phone. After a brief analysis of the first half of the game, they discussed Swarthmore football.
December 5, 2000 Swarthmore board refuses to reconsider The much-anticipated Jan. 4 meeting by the Swarthmore Board of Managers resulted in the same decision – football, badminton and wrestling will be dropped at Swarthmore College. After 120 seasons, Swarthmore football is no more.
December 1, 2000 The story behind the Miracle in the Mud We've all seen the video and heard the play-by-play of the end of the Linfield/Central game. Now let's hear what some of the participants have to say:
December 21, 1999 Five rounds, five journeys My playoff odyssey might not have been as interesting or nearly as long as Pacific Lutheran's, but I can at least claim credit for about 4,500 miles traveled this postseason in pursuit of Division III football.
December 20, 1999 Leaving no question unanswered Caring and compassion is wonderful fodder for romance novels, but how could it work on the football field? And how could an 18-to-21-year-old kid, regularly surrounded by all the machismo that fills football fields, possibly become a believer?
December 18, 1999 Being is believing What's most amazing about the hokey-sounding Pacific Lutheran philosophy is just how people managed to believe in it in the first place.
December 18, 1999 Pacific Lutheran 42, Rowan 13 Pacific Lutheran's team of destiny rolled past Rowan's team of futility as the Lutes won Stagg Bowl XXVII 42-13.
October 20, 1999 Susquehanna still disputes Stagg's official record Amos Alonzo Stagg's official NCAA record doesn't include the 21-19-3 mark he posted as co-coach of Susquehanna.
September 14, 1999 An open letter to Jerry Rice I am a great admirer of your work and thought that I should take the time to tell you so. I recently came across an acquaintance who feels very much the same way I do. His name is Scott Pingel.
July 30, 1999 NCAA Tournament expanded, automatic bids awarded After years of underrepresentation in the playoffs, Division III football finally gets its due with a double expansion.
July 27, 1999 Averett, Shenandoah to add football in 2000 Averett will follow the Dixie Conference trend and add football starting in the 2000 season.
July 24, 1999 Offseason coaching changes
July 7, 1999 Barrows named at Anderson
July 7, 1999 Catholic returns to ODAC Catholic University has been accepted as the seventh football-playing member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
October 15, 1998 Lycoming rallies to beat Widener The game that inspired us at Division III Basketball Online to branch out and start a football site saw the Warriors score twice in final 3:03 to win.