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August 1, 2016 2016 D3football.com preseason All-Americans Here's the D3football.com preseason All-America team: a truly exclusive list. Just 50 players, two starting lineups plus kicker, punter and return specialist make up the D3football.com preseason team.
July 27, 2016 Around the Nation Podcast: Getting to the next level One of the questions we've focused on in our offseason podcasts is to ask coaches what it would take for their school to get to the next level. What would it take for St. Thomas to join the Mount Union/Whitewater tier? That, plus two other interviews and Pat and Keith's Top 25 take, in the July podcast.
July 19, 2016 How we rank them: The D3football.com preseason poll Win a few Stagg Bowls, and your preseason prognostications can withstand the loss of 15 of your 22 starters. Check out where the Purple Powers fall, as well as the entire D3football.com preseason Top 25 poll.
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June 13, 2016 Around the Nation Podcast: Ever closer D-III alumni are currently playing in Mexico, with D-III coaches on the sideline, while as the 2016 season gets ever closer, we start talking to coaches about what’s coming in camp. Plus, Pat and Keith talk about the typical crop of preseason rankings in this month's podcast.
June 13, 2016 St. John's packed 'em in in 2015 Bolstered by the largest recorded single-game attendance in Division III football history, St. John's led D-III in attendance for the 14th time in 15 seasons in 2015.
May 29, 2016 In baseball, UWW's Lake Bachar takes spotlight By fall (and winter, typically), Lake Bachar is a kicker and punter for the UW-Whitewater football team. But when spring comes around, he's a starting pitcher. And he's an MLB prospect. More on D3baseball.com.
May 11, 2016 The wait is over for UChicago Nearly a year ago, sources told D3football.com that the University of Chicago was headed to the Midwest Conference. This was finally announced.
May 4, 2016 ATN Podcast: Playing for the pros Pat and Keith return with a new Around the Nation Podcast, talking about the recent D-III signees' pro chances, inclding taling with Concordia-Moorhead alum Griffin Neal about his unusual route to the pros. Plus guests including ONU coach Dean Paul and Springfield's Mike Cerasuolo.
May 3, 2016 Alumnus from Simpson's glory days returns In the mid-1990s, Simpson had a two-year run that included a trip to the national quarterfinals. Matt Jeter, a starter at cornerback in those years, has returned to the program to take over as head coach.
April 30, 2016 NFL comes calling for D-III free agents Wesley quarterback Joe Callahan, UW-Oshkosh tight end Joe Sommers, Wheaton tackle Matt Snebold and UW-Eau Claire guard Isiah Cage headline D-III’s free agent signings after the 2016 NFL draft, with many more getting rookie minicamp invites.
April 21, 2016 Latest moves in Coaching Carousel The carousel still turns into the spring, with St. Lawrence promoting from within and Hamline bringing on a former Purple Power player and assistant to run the offense. Get caught up on that and more offseason coaching moves.
April 21, 2016 Puckhaber named coach at St. Lawrence Dan Puckhaber, an assistant coach at St. Lawrence, was the acting head coach after Mark Raymond left for Williams and was given the job going forward.
April 11, 2016 Former Cobber QB signs with Saints Former Concordia-Moorhead quarterback Griffin Neal continued his improbable trek to the NFL by signing a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.
April 6, 2016 2016 Division III football schedules More than 90 percent of the 2016 Division III football schedules have been released. Check out your favorite team's schedule, see who your conference rivals are playing and see who isn't afraid to take on the top dogs.
April 5, 2016 Hamline promotes from within, adds former D-III coach Defensive coordinator Chip Taylor was promoted to head coach at Hamline, while Jim Zebrowski, a former D-I assistant, former offensive coordinator at UW-Whitewater and former D-III head coach, was brought on as an assistant.
April 4, 2016 Around the Nation Podcast comes to the offseason There's too much going on in the offseason to just sit by, so Pat and Keith are bringing the ATN Podcast back on a monthly basis. This week's guests: coaches at Wabash, Southern Virginia and Trinity (Texas) plus Pat and Keith talk about tackling in practice and more.
March 28, 2016 Raeburn leaves Wabash for Savannah State Erik Raeburn, who won 78 games in eight seasons at Wabash, is taking on a significant challenge with an FCS program which has one win in three seasons. The Little Giants have announced that offensive coordinator Don Morel will take over.
March 26, 2016 Hamline coach, alum moves to Capital After three years of tilting at windmills such as St. Thomas and St. John's, Chad Rogosheske will take on an even tougher task: coaching in the same conference as Mount Union.
March 16, 2016 Assistant promoted at East Texas Baptist Joshua Eargle resigned after three seasons at East Texas Baptist, handing over the reins to assistant coach Scotty Walden. Eargle left ETBU to take a position at Division I FCS Austin Peay as run coordinator and offensive line coach.
February 24, 2016 Raymond named head football coach at Williams Mark Raymond, who led St. Lawrence to the playoffs twice, will be giving that all up to go to the NESCAC.
February 5, 2016 La Crosse brings alum back from Platteville Mike Schmidt, a two-sport athlete for the Eagles a decade ago, was defensive coordinator at UW-Platteville for one season and will return to UW-La Crosse to try to turn the program around.
February 4, 2016 Lichten named UNE's first coach Mike Lichten, who left Becker earlier this week following the best season in school history, will take over another building project as the first coach at University of New England.
February 1, 2016 Becker staff leaves after program's best season Coming off a 2015 season in which Becker set a program record for wins, Hawks coach Mike Lichten is leaving the college, D3sports.com has learned.
January 30, 2016 Methodist coach resigns Methodist announced on Friday afternoon that C.J. Goss had resigned after three seasons at the Monarchs' head football coach.
January 30, 2016 Springfield elevates offensive coordinator Mike Cerasulo, who has been the offensive coordinator at Springfield throughout their run of rushing titles, is now just the fifth head coach at the program in the past 70 years.
January 29, 2016 Southern Virginia changes coaches again Joe DuPaix, who has been BYU's recruiting coordinator and running backs coach for the past two seasons, will be the next person in charge at Southern Virginia.
January 27, 2016 Alumnus returns to bring hope to Hope With seven state titles and a career based in western Michigan under his belt already, Peter Stuursma was a natural choice to try to bring Hope football out of the MIAA basement.
January 27, 2016 ECFC gains two members The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference looks as if it will be able to retain its automatic bid after it added two new schools, one of which isn't even a provisional member of Division III as of yet.
January 15, 2016 Jensen to lead Manchester football program Nate Jensen, a former Manchester assistant coach who has been defensive coordinator at Alma for the past four years, has been named head coach at Manchester.
January 9, 2016 Larson comes from Duluth to take over UW-EC UW-Eau Claire has announced the hiring of Dan Larson as the head football coach. Larson has been the offensive coordinator at nationally ranked NCAA Division II Minnesota-Duluth the past three seasons.
January 8, 2016 Girardi named to College Football Hall of Fame Frank Girardi, the former longtime head football coach at Lycoming, will be inducted next December.
January 4, 2016 Tanney finally gets his shot D3football.com All-America quarterback Alex Tanney has been working for five years to get a chance in a regular season game and he made his NFL debut on Sunday with the Tennessee Titans.
January 4, 2016 Allegheny tabs Hammer head coach B.J. Hammer steps in at the moribund Allegheny football program after guiding the Wabash defense for five seasons.
January 3, 2016 Grande named Ferrum football coach Rob Grande, an assistant coach at Emory & Henry, got the nod to replace Dave Harper at Ferrum.
January 2, 2016 Wash U assistant named head coach at Rhodes Washington University defensive coordinator Jim Ryan, named the AFCA's assistant coach of the year, is an assistant coach no longer.
December 22, 2015 2015 Division III football year in review This was a year full of surprises. Not only did we not see a Mount Union/UW-Whitewater Stagg Bowl, but there were a handful of significant upsets in the regular season that affected how the brackets would be aligned. Ryan Tipps has more in Around the Nation.
December 21, 2015 Latest moves in the Coaching Carousel Union's long-time coach is out, while Hiram loses the coach that led them out of the NCAC basement and Williams' coach resigns. That and more as the offseason heats up. Check out the coaching moves.
December 21, 2015 After 24 seasons in D-III, Hiram's coach resigns Hiram has announced the resignation of Randy Moore as head coach of the Terriers football team, effective immediately. He led the team to a 9-11 mark the past two seasons, Hiram's best seasons since 1988.
December 21, 2015 Audino steps down at Union Union announces John Audino's 'retirement' but notes he will pursue other coaching opportunities.
December 19, 2015 Final Podcast: Game balls, award winners, look to 2016 The 43rd season of Division III football is over, with Mount Union hoisting the trophy. But there was a little more business to do, deciding the players of the year, looking ahead to next year and more. Plus, Adam Turer joins us to answers one of August's burning questions.
December 19, 2015 Kehres extends family legacy Only two active Division III head coaches have helmed a team to a Stagg Bowl championship -- the second of them traveled an emotional, momentum-changing game to that distinction Friday evening.
December 19, 2015 Purple Raiders reign again Mount Union rallied from an early deficit, ramped up the offense in the third quarter, and held off St. Thomas for a 49-35 victory in Stagg Bowl XLIII. It is the Purple Raiders' 12th championship and first since 2012.
December 18, 2015 2015 D3football.com All-America team The 17th annual D3football.com All-America team was announced Friday afternoon in the Stagg Bowl pregame show. If you missed the broadcast, here's the list.
December 18, 2015 Our predictions for Stagg Bowl XLIII We assembled a panel of eight Division III football media and followers to give you their picks for Friday night's Stagg Bowl. They tell you who will win and why, in this week's final Triple Take.
December 18, 2015 Mount Union takes 12th title home to Alliance The Purple Raiders pulled away in the second half and ran away from St. Thomas, winning 49-35 to defeat the Tommies and win the 2015 national title.
December 17, 2015 Ithaca moving to Liberty League The Bombers are changing conferences for all sports, but make no mistake -- this move is primarily about football. The Liberty League still needs to find another school or football program in order to keep its automatic bid. More on D3sports.com.
December 17, 2015 Kelton resigns at Williams In six years, Aaron Kelton's Ephs have slid from undefeated NESCAC champs to 2-6 also-rans, and he stepped down this week.
December 17, 2015 Getting ready for Friday It rained a little bit in Salem on Thursday, pushing the team practices indoors, but Mount Union and St. Thomas are still getting ready to meet in Stagg Bowl XLIII.
December 16, 2015 Gagliardi Trophy goes to Callahan On his second trip to Salem, Wesley quarterback Joe Callahan has won the 23rd annual Gagliardi Trophy.
December 16, 2015 Tommies not afraid to fail St. Thomas has been imposing their will on opponents all season long. A new focus that began in the offseason has given them more confidence. They won't be caught off guard by adversity in their second trip to Salem.
December 15, 2015 Redemption in the trenches The Purple Raiders were tired of hearing about how they were pushed around at the line of scrimmage in the past two Stagg Bowls. They got an early shot at redemption against UW-Whitewater and made a statement, dominating up front in a 36-6 win. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 14, 2015 Podcast: We're down to two It’s just Mount Union and St. Thomas still standing with a shot at Walnut and Bronze in Division III football for 2015, and they each got there in dominating fashion. Pat and Keith talk about each semifinal, plus ATN columnist Ryan Tipps checks in to talk about Mount Union in this week's podcast.
December 13, 2015 Whitewater enters offseason one game short of Salem This year, UW-Whitewater's road to Salem went through Alliance and came to a stop, with the Warhawks falling to Mount Union for the first time since 2008. Ryan Tipps has more on the end of the 2015 Warhawks season.
December 12, 2015 Semifinal 1: Mount Union cruises to Salem The Purple Raiders held UW-Whitewater to two field goals early, and locked it down even more tightly the final three quarters in rolling to their 11th consecutive Stagg Bowl with a 36-6 win.
December 12, 2015 Semifinal 2: Tommies book return to Stagg Bowl Jordan Roberts had a career-best game and St. Thomas cruised past Linfield 38-17 to set up its second trip to the title game in four seasons.
December 11, 2015 Our picks for the semifinals At this point in the season you can't go wrong and you can't go right. One could picture any of the four teams advancing to Stagg Bowl XLIII and winning it all. So our crew is taking its best shot at calling these games. Who will win and why in this week's Triple Take.
December 11, 2015 Even more stories from the semifinals There is a ton of great coverage previewing Saturday's Division III football semifinals. Here's a list of the best links and a reminder as to how you can watch the games.
December 10, 2015 Kreps steps down as Hope football coach Dean Kreps has stepped down from the Hope football program after 30 seasons, including the past 21 as head coach. His 109 wins are the second-most in program history.
December 10, 2015 Rhodes coach moves on to Millikin After spending five seasons turning around the Rhodes football program, Dan Gritti will take on another challenge: turning around a Millikin program which has won 16 games in five seasons.
December 10, 2015 Cooper retires as longest-tenured Benedictine coach Jon Cooper, head football coach at Benedictine for 11 years has announced his retirement. Cooper was the longest tenured and winningest coach in school history
December 9, 2015 The Tommies are deeper, healthier than ever After two disappointing seasons, St. Thomas is back in the semis. Led by 26 seniors, this team learned from its 2012 trip to Salem and just how hard it is to get back. They are now one win away from a return, thanks in large part to their selflessness. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 8, 2015 The Gagliardi Trophy Final Four Four finalists will make the trip to Salem, Va., to the Gagliardi Trophy ceremony, where we'll announce the winner live on stage. Here's who they are.
December 8, 2015 Knecht rises to the occasion for Wildcats Being a senior backup quarterback is no easy job. It can be a thankless position, until your team needs you to step up to keep its season and championship dreams alive. Brian Lester has more on Linfield's Tom Knecht in a Road to Salem feature.
December 7, 2015 Gagliardi Trophy semifinalists are out: Voting closed Eighteen players were nominated, but only 10 get to the semifinal stage, including a few repeat nominees. Who are they? Read up on the players, then cast your fan ballot for the top overall student-athlete in Division III football.
December 7, 2015 D3football.com All-East Region team More than 300 players were nominated for the D3football.com All-East region team, and 79 were chosen. Here's the full list, presented by Stagg Bowl XLIII.
December 7, 2015 D3football.com All-North Region team Mount Union typically has a stranglehold on the top awards, but this year, the Purple Raiders have to share. The D3football.com All-North Region team, presented by Stagg Bowl XLIII.
December 7, 2015 D3football.com All-Region team The 2015 D3football.com All-Region team, presented by Stagg Bowl XLIII, have been announced. Check out the honorees, all of whom are eligible to be named D3football.com All-America on Dec. 18.
December 7, 2015 D3football.com All-South Region team The South Region spans from Allentown, Pa., to Alpine, Texas, and the top three teams of players have been named to the D3football.com All-South Region team, presented by Stagg Bowl XLIII.
December 7, 2015 D3football.com All-West Region team The West Region All-Region team and its top awards have a distinctly purple hue, although it might not be the one you're most familiar with. The D3football.com All-West Region team, presented by Stagg Bowl XLIII.
December 7, 2015 Podcast: Inside each quarterfinal game Pat and Keith pull in guests to talk about each quarterfinal game, someone to take you through the ins and outs of each game and the teams moving on to the semifinals. That, plus game balls and more in the Around the Nation podcast.
December 7, 2015 Namdar, Nemeth stepping up for Purple Raiders Mount Union's lines have been dominant on both sides of the ball and Taurice Scott has proven himself at quarterback. But it's the strong performances from skill position players that have stood out for the Purple Raiders this postseason. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 7, 2015 Another Warhawk in the offensive arsenal Marcus Hudson has developed a repertoire with quarterback Chris Nelson. The junior duo complement UWW's rushing attack and have been making big plays when the Warhawks need them the most. Their confidence is high heading into the biggest game of the season. Josh Smith has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 7, 2015 Griffith steps down from football role, moves into advancement office Manchester announced Monday, Dec. 7, that Shannon Griffith, longtime head football coach, is moving into a new role.
December 6, 2015 Whitewater-Mount Union: An oral history With the original Purple Powers set to meet in the national semifinals for the first time, let's revisit the history of how UW-Whitewater and Mount Union came to become perennial players for the Division III football national title. Originally written in 2014 by Adam Turer.
December 5, 2015 Purple powers set up semifinal rematches Mount Union and UW-Whitewater won their quarterfinals in different fashions, setting up the first postseason meeting between the two teams not on Salem's neutral field. Meantime, Linfield won at the gun and St. Thomas cruised.
December 4, 2015 Hallett leaves Heidelberg for D-I job The Coaching Carousel involves Division I as well. Matt Campbell went from Toledo to Iowa State. Fellow Mount Union grad Jason Candle replaced him and hired Heidelberg head coach Mike Hallett as an assistant, and the Berg promoted from within.
December 4, 2015 Our picks for the quarterfinals At this point in the season, with just eight teams left, it's not enough for our Triple Take crew to just predict the scores, so we asked each of them to put on their writing caps and tell us why they picked that score, and winner. And they don't all agree.
December 3, 2015 Wabash proves it truly does always fight You know how the saying goes. The Little Giants lived up to their mantra in a big way in Round Two and hit the road to fight on for another week. Adam Turer was there and has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 3, 2015 Southwestern, TLU to join ASC for football When two of the SCAC's football programs aligned with the Southern Athletic Association last month, it seemed inevitable the other two would end up with the American Southwest Conference. And indeed, that's how it ends up.
December 2, 2015 Day to day, playing for another week Whether Sam Riddle or Tom Knecht takes the snaps on offense, Alex Hoff and company are determined to keep this season going for Linfield. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 1, 2015 The fumble and the rumble The end of the fourth quarter of this game was wild enough, but when Wabash and Thomas More went into overtime, you just had to know it was going to get even crazier.
November 30, 2015 Podcast: Now those were some games! After a disappointing first round, this was exactly what Division III football needed, including competitive games, a big play for the ages and more. Pat and Keith talk about each second round game, give their takeaways for each game, plus preview the quarterfinals and hand out their game balls.
November 30, 2015 A crusade of vengeance The Crusaders already avenged one defeat this postseason. Now, they are in position to end Linfield's season after the Wildcats ended Mary Hardin-Baylor's 2014 campaign. A regular season loss woke up the Cru and gave them new life. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 29, 2015 Playoff lessons learned UW-Oshkosh made an impressive run to the semifinals in its first playoff appearance in 2012. This time around, Pat Cerroni and staff know what to expect from the big stage. The Titans also know what to expect from a familiar opponent. Josh Smith has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 29, 2015 Wabash eager to join the elite The Little Giants are an NCAC power, perennially ranked, haven't lost more than two games in a season since 2004, and haven't lost to their archrival since 2008. Yet they want more. This story originally appeared in Kickoff 2015 in August and apparently has served as motivation all season, so give it a read again.
November 28, 2015 Wabash wins an epic; Wesley holds on; Tommies roll Johnnies again Ethan Buresh ended an amazing game in dramatic fashion, with a 75-yard return for a TD. Wesley held on against Johns Hopkins, while St. Thomas made it a clean sweep of St. John's. More in the second round playoff roundup.
November 26, 2015 Triple Take: Our predictions for Saturday After last week's run of blowouts, our predictions crew is looking for something a little closer in most of Saturday's second-round games. Who do we think will win? High or low scoring game? Close or comfortable win? Check it out.
November 24, 2015 Snowed over! If your Thanksgiving weekend is anything like ours were growing up, there was probably football in the backyard. And if you lived in the right place, that also involved snow. Maybe that's why this looks like so much fun to us. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
November 24, 2015 One last chance Wesley's Joe Callahan and JHU's Keith Corliss have made the most of their D-III experience. Now, they face one another in the hopes of extending their playing days for one more week. Callahan bested the Blue Jays in 2013 and is playing inspired this season, while Corliss remains driven by that defeat.
November 23, 2015 ATN Podcast: Let's move past that first round, please Phew, that was ugly. We have a coach talking about winning ugly, and another talking about the worst conditions he's seen in 37 years of coaching. Oh, and we'll talk about the one good game. And postseason awards. And more.
November 23, 2015 Southern Virginia getting new stadium In its short history in Division III, Southern Virginia has played in a pair of off-campus facilities that could use an upgrade.
November 23, 2015 Huntingdon makes history The Hawks became the only program to earn its first ever playoff victory in 2015. The reward is a trip to Texas, but nobody will ever be able to take away the history made by this year's team. More in a Road to Salem feature.
November 23, 2015 Saints enjoy the chip on their shoulder You won't expect Thomas More to beat Wabash by 25, and that's understandable. But the Saints have already defeated four ranked-at-the-time opponents this year by that average margin. They look forward to proving us wrong again. More on the Road to Salem.
November 23, 2015 Ratliffe a workhorse for Warhawks UW-Whitewater's offense is built for November and December. Playing in the season's first snowfall, Jordan Ratliffe rushed for 159 first half yards, continuing to embody the Warhawks' ethos of pounding the rock. Josh Smith has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 22, 2015 Fueled by defeats, Cortland found way to win The Red Dragons stewed over two losses, but earned the Empire 8's hard-fought automatic bid. Then, they represented the conference by defeating former member Salisbury in the opening round. Thanksgiving in Oregon is now on the menu. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 22, 2015 Wabash's rushing game keeps its season alive Mason Zurek has rushed for 590 yards the past two games, which also happened to be the Little Giants' biggest games of the season. He gives credit to the offensive linemen who are paving the way for his record-breaking season. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 21, 2015 UMHB wins rematch, Cortland to make trip west Mary Hardin-Baylor shut down the Hardin-Simmons passing game, Huntingdon got its first playoff win, Linfield won its rematch and Cortland won to win the trip to Oregon in the Linfield bracket.
November 21, 2015 Mount Union bracket: Everyone rolls in first round Wesley pulled away in the second half and everyone else pulled away in the first half as the home teams all advanced in the Mount Union bracket.
November 21, 2015 Zurek rolls in the snow; UST, SJU, Thomas More move on Mason Zurek had 210 rushing yards in the second half alone as Wabash advanced to the second round past Albion, while St. Thomas and St. John's set up a holiday weekend rematch in the St. Thomas bracket.
November 21, 2015 ONU gets round's first road W; WIAC, Wheaton advance Ohio Northern rallied from a 16-0 halftime deficit for the only close game in the UW-Oshkosh bracket, while the other top seeds all advanced.
November 20, 2015 Baudendistel steps down at Hanover Steve Baudendistel has resigned as head coach of Hanover's football team after a second consecutive 2-8 season.
November 20, 2015 Coaching Carousel starts up for the offseason One of the winningest active coaches announced his retirement as the offseason began, while many other less-successful coaches have left, perhaps not by their own choosing. Check out the coaching moves.
November 19, 2015 Johnson's journey ends in playoffs The last time Dubuque faced St. John's, Rio Johnson hadn't played a game of organized football since 2012. Once he knocked the rust off, Dubuque got rolling, all the way to the playoffs.
November 19, 2015 CCC finds its seventh team Becker, already an associate member of the CCC in men's hockey, will join the conference for football as well. This gives the CCC seven teams and a right to retain the NEFC automatic bid in 2019, but the shuffle isn't over yet.
November 19, 2015 Etherton resigns as Millikin coach Patrick Etherton, a former Millikin player, student assistant and assistant coach, has resigned after five seasons at the helm of the Big Blue.
November 19, 2015 McDaniel coach out after 19 consecutive losses Mike Hoyt, who coached McDaniel for the past four seasons, was not able to return the Green Terror to respectability.
November 19, 2015 Our playoff picks, surprises, disappointments Who's the surprise team in each bracket? Who will disappoint? And lastly, who will go all the way? Our team of experts weighs in with their picks in today's Around the Nation.
November 19, 2015 Playoff team capsules: The Mount Union bracket Check out our previews of the top right bracket, from Mount Union to Norwich. How they got here, what their strengths and weaknesses are, the stats and how far they could go.
November 19, 2015 Playoff team capsules: The UW-Oshkosh bracket Check out our previews of the bottom right bracket, from UW-Oshkosh to St. Scholastica. How they got here, what their strengths and weaknesses are, the stats and how far they could go. It's a D3football.com playoff tradition!
November 19, 2015 Southern Virginia lets coach go Two offseasons ago, Jason Walker was the second of two head coaches Southern Virginia hired. This week, Walker was let go as well.
November 19, 2015 Thiel coach steps down Kurt Reiser resigned as head football coach at Thiel. A 15-year member of the coaching staff, Reiser's Tomcats were 15-55 under his tenure.
November 19, 2015 Triple Take: We predict the scores As the playoffs start, it's not just enough to predict who will win. Some games will be good, some will be blowouts. Some will be high scoring and some will be really high scoring, it seems. Check out our predictions for all 16 games.
November 18, 2015 Playoff team capsules: The Linfield bracket Check out our previews of the bottom left bracket, from Linfield to Hendrix. Who are these teams, the isolated ones scattered across the country plus the lacrosse powers? We run down their strengths, weaknesses, highlights and more.
November 18, 2015 Playoff team capsules: The St. Thomas bracket Check out our previews of the top left bracket, from St. Thomas to La Verne. How they got here, what their strengths and weaknesses are, the stats and how far they could go. It's a D3football.com playoff tradition!
November 18, 2015 SAA welcomes Austin, Trinity back in for football Four years ago, seven schools broke away from the SCAC to form their own conference. Now that conference is welcoming back two of the football programs they left behind.
November 17, 2015 A tip for the trophy In the greatest rivalry games, there's never a mismatch. Even if one team is hoping for a playoff bid and the other is winless, the best ones are always competitive. Look what this trophy battle came down to. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
November 17, 2015 D3football.com Team of the Week For some teams, top performances came in clinching playoff bids; for others, on Senior Day. Here's the best of Division III for Week 11. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 17, 2015 Mount Union still bringing it on defense The Purple Raiders are known for putting up points, but their dominant defense might be the team's most impressive unit. Led by a tight-knit group of seniors, Mount Union's defense is ready for another long postseason run. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 17, 2015 Doing their homework on the fly Even for programs with deep playoff histories, each new tournament brings new excitement and challenges. Coaches found out who their next opponent would be and got to work on Sunday night, in the hopes of that they can do the same thing next week. More in Around the Midwest.
November 17, 2015 HSU's long road back to the postseason over Korey Zavala has waited his entire career to play in the postseason and the senior defensive lineman at Hardin-Simmons can’t say enough about what it means to finally have the opportunity to be in the playoffs.
November 16, 2015 Podcast: At least there won't be a rematch People have been griping for years about the fact that UW-Whitewater and Mount Union keep getting to the title game. Well, it can't happen this year. Pat and Keith talk about that decision, interesting pairings, bracket omissions and more in this week's podcast.
November 15, 2015 The playoff bracket is out! Happy in Ada, Ohio, and questions, no doubt, in Platteville, Wis. How could Ohio Northern have gotten in instead of UW-Platteville? And fans of the other 245 should be happy with the pairings. Here's the full Field of 32 on the Road to Salem.
November 14, 2015 Salisbury, Cortland get past rivals; Wabash rolls; WNEU, Albion advance The Sea Gulls rallied from a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit, while Cortland took the Jug and a bid. The Golden Bears held off Salve Regina, while Albion ends up on top. Let's take a look at how playoff teams and hopefuls did on Saturday.
November 14, 2015 Roundup: Scott finishes No. 2 in D-III history Augsburg quarterback Ayrton Scott led his team to a comeback win and finishes with his name on the all-time leaderboard, while Amherst finished an unbeaten season, Randolph-Macon beat its rival for the fourth time in five years. That and more in the national roundup.
November 14, 2015 Who's clinched automatic bids? There are 25 automatic bids to the Division III playoffs. Here's who's clinched them so far:
November 14, 2015 The D3football Bracketology Show On Saturday night, the NCAA committee will be meeting to seed and select the playoff teams. And we'll be doing the same. Join us as we go through a mock selection call and tell you what your team's chances are, and where they could play.
November 14, 2015 Our projected playoff bracket If you stayed up late on Saturday night, you heard our bracketology crew debate the playoff selections. We then took those 32 teams away and put a bracket together. Here's what we came up with:
November 13, 2015 Hendrix's Winn win situation Hendrix coach Buck Buchanan wasn’t sure where he was going to put Dayton Winn when he recruited him. All the head coach of the Warriors knew was that Winn was special. More in Around the South.
November 13, 2015 Hartwick suspends coach, five players After an end-of-game incident from Hartwick's loss to St. John Fisher, Hartwick College has suspended coach Mark Carr and five Hawks players for the season finale at Utica.
November 13, 2015 Our predictions for Saturday There are rivalry games, playoff bids on the line, final on-field memories to be made -- a whole lot of drama for Week 11. Here's what the big games will be.
November 12, 2015 Between these four teams and the playoffs, an archrival stands The final week of the regular season is full of great rivalry games and teams trying to clinch playoff berths. For Salisbury, Cortland, DePauw and Wabash, it's both. Ryan Tipps talks to them all in Around the Nation.
November 12, 2015 Spartans, Tartans glad to be back in the PAC After a long absence, Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon have both found success in their second season after returning to PAC play. Each team is led by a sophomore stud as the programs gear up for the 30th Academic Bowl this Saturday. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 11, 2015 Our projected playoff bracket If you think three teams from the West Region rankings should be given No. 1 seeds, well, it's not impossible. But it's difficult. Here's who we think would be in the field, at least before we talk about Week 11 upsets.
November 11, 2015 Second NCAA regional ranking for 2015 The NCAA released its second regional rankings for 2015 -- this is the last version the public gets to see, although the NCAA creates a secret ranking for use on Selection Sunday.
November 10, 2015 The perfect play call Making the play call at exactly the right time, and executing it, is what it takes in this game. And if that means your punter is throwing a jump pass, hey, if it works ... that's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
November 10, 2015 D3football.com Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll encompasses the best players in a starting 22 plus special teamers. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 10, 2015 A servant and a leader Dustin Midgett has spent portions of his past two offseasons helping minister in Ecuador. That off-field leadership has translated onto the field this year. The three-year starter at quarterback and teammate Malik Adams form the USA South's most potent offensive combination as well as one of its most unique friendships. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 10, 2015 New look, same rivalry Rookie head coaches will be on both sidelines, but the opponents in the MWC championship game are far from strangers. St. Norbert and Monmouth will once again meet for the right to represent the conference in the playoffs. More in Around the Midwest.
November 10, 2015 Making noise in the Northwest Senior defensive end Alex Hoff has been a key contributor to Linfield’s stifling defense, and he has chipped in on offense too. Now that they have secured the NWC’s automatic bid into the playoffs, Hoff and the Wildcats have their sights set on larger goals. More in Around the West.
November 9, 2015 Designing his future Endicott's Tyler Calitri transferred to Division III for academic reasons and has taken full advantage of the opportunities afforded student-athletes at this level. After missing most of 2014 with an injury, the graphic design major is the Gulls' shutdown cornerback. More in Around the Northeast.
November 9, 2015 Podcast: Two games which overturned everything Wesley and HSU could have made it easy on the committee and all the bracketologists who are trying to figure out where they'll go. Instead, Salisbury upset the Wolverines and ETBU knocked off the Cowboys. What are the ramifications? More in this week's podcast, so tune in!
November 8, 2015 Snap judgments: Muddying up the playoff picture Yes, this was an actual Division III game from Saturday, with playoff implications. How did the D-III postseason get blitzed in Week 10? Ryan Tipps has more in Snap Judgments.
November 8, 2015 New poll: Shakeup in the top 10 A couple of losses in the top 10 give the D3football.com Top 25 a new look heading into the regular season's final week. Check out the full poll:
November 7, 2015 Roundup: La Verne ends long playoff drought There are 15 teams who have clinched bids to the playoffs, including the Leopards, who end a 20-year drought. More in Saturday's national roundup.
November 7, 2015 Top 25: T.More clinches; Wesley, St. Lawrence denied Salisbury kept Wesley from wrapping up the New Jersey Athletic Conference title, while Hobart kept St. Lawrence out of the playoffs for at least one more week. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
November 6, 2015 Triple Take: Our predictions for Saturday Teams will be clinching bids here in Week 10. Which teams will help their playoff chances? Which Top 25 teams are most ripe for the upset? That and more from our experts in Triple Take.
November 5, 2015 Two-sport stars not ready to leave gridiron Some of the hardiest of two-sport athletes in Division III play both football and basketball. The practice seasons overlap by at least four weeks, and the hoops season starts the day before the football regular season ends. Ryan Tipps has more in Around the Nation.
November 5, 2015 Tough act to follow Not much was expected of Delaware Valley this season, after losing almost its entire offense, including some of the greatest players in program history. But here we are, entering Week 10, and the Aggies are in control in the MAC. More in Around the East.
November 5, 2015 Catching on at Bridgewater State Wide receiver Travis Bassett's biggest play for the Bears might have come in the offseason. He recruited high school teammate Alex McLaughlin to transfer to Bridgewater State and the move has paid big dividends for the Bears offense. More in Around the Northeast.
November 5, 2015 Centennial, MAC pull out of ECAC bowls With the ECAC taking postseason bowl games away from local campuses and relocating them all to Connecticut, two Mid-Atlantic conferences are saying 'no, thanks' and holding their own postseason games instead.
November 4, 2015 Howell climbing the charts John Carroll had to replace many pieces from its potent 2014 offense. Receiver Marshall Howell was the key returning piece and he has embraced his bigger role -- not just as a weapon, but as one of the Blue Streaks' leaders. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 4, 2015 Lakeland looking to turn the corner The Lakeland-Benedictine game doesn't come until Week 11, but it's hard not to look ahead, with the NACC's bid in the balance. And it carries a little extra emphasis, as Lakeland's last head coach left to become offensive coordinator at Benedictine and the new Lakeland offense is rolling.
November 4, 2015 Peaking at the right time Tyler Bates was 3 when his mom passed away, so the memories of her are difficult to recall. Except for this year, when he set a ETBU school record and sparked a standout senior season. More in Around the South.
November 4, 2015 Following his calling A scholarship to play football led Jordan Roberts to South Dakota. But a series of events, some personal reflection and a call to the priesthood led him to the St. John Vianney Seminary and the University of St. Thomas. More in Around the West.
November 4, 2015 First NCAA regional ranking for 2015 The NCAA released its first regional rankings of the season -- this is the first version of the rankings the NCAA committee will eventually use to determine the (secret) seedings and at-large bids.
November 3, 2015 Big pick puts opponent on edge When you're reduced to playing spoiler, then the best thing to do is embrace the role and give it your best shot. The outcome for one particular team and the contender it was facing on Saturday is the D3football.com Play of the Week.
November 3, 2015 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll encompasses the best players in a starting 22 plus special teamers. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 3, 2015 A simple twist of fate Anthony Orlando thought he was done playing football. That is, until he ran in to fellow Lehigh Valley native Jalen Snyder-Scipio. The duo transferred to Moravian, became co-captains, and have led the Greyhounds to their best start in years. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 3, 2015 The race to seven: Two conferences chasing AQs Ever since the NEWMAC dropped its offseason bombshell that it would add football in 2017, there’s been a slow-motion race in the East Region. Between the Liberty League and the Commonwealth Coast Conference, who will get to seven teams first?
November 2, 2015 Podcast: About those at-large 'locks' There are lots of teams looking for at-large bids to the playoffs. Problem is, there's only six of them. If you are new to Division III, or new to playoff contention and don't know how the D-III playoffs work, this is the week where Keith and Pat will walk you through it.
November 1, 2015 Snap judgments: Potent potential for Pool C A couple of key losses this season have meant that some traditionally powerful teams are hoping to get into the Division III football playoffs as an at-large team, having fallen into the small group of bids known as Pool C.
November 1, 2015 New Top 25: HSU into Top 10; Dubuque and St. Lawrence ranked Two new teams have played their way into the D3football.com Top 25, one of them for the first time.
October 31, 2015 Roundup: Conference races come down to wire The first playoff automatic bid was clinched on Saturday, while the Midwest Conference set up its title game pairings and more clarity was found in some conference races. More in Saturday's national roundup.
October 31, 2015 Top 25: Cowboys turn heads; Captains end slide Hardin-Simmons turned one playoff race on its head after a wild fourth quarter, while St. Thomas remained unbeaten and Christopher Newport played spoiler. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
October 30, 2015 Our predictions for Saturday On Friday, we'll tell you what to expect on Saturday -- the big games, the possible upsets, the surprisingly close games and some information on who will stay in the playoff hunt. Check it all out in Triple Take.
October 29, 2015 Clash of the Texas titans It’s the first time since 2004 that Mary Hardin-Baylor and Hardin-Simmons have met so late in the season and still been undefeated. Ryan Tipps looks at the teams in Around the Nation.
October 29, 2015 Saints sitting pretty, but not resting St. Lawrence is in the driver's seat in the Liberty League, but the Saints are not ready to take a victory lap just yet. Linebacker Alec Dietsch, a two-sport standout, gives us a look inside the Saints' psyche. More in Around the East.
October 29, 2015 Mount Union's Spencer finalist for Campbell Trophy Purple Raiders linebacker Hank Spencer is the only Division III player among 12 finalists for the trophy, which is college football's top academic award. It has gone to a Division III player just one time in the award's history.
October 28, 2015 Allegheny coach to retire Allegheny head football coach Mark Matlak has announced his retirement, effective at the conclusion of the 2015 season. He's the longest-tenured coach in program history.
October 28, 2015 Balance is paying off for DePauw The Tigers jumped out to a 6-1 start thanks to a balanced offense. Quarterback Matt Hunt leads the way with his arm and his legs, and has enjoyed a familiar receiving target in his younger brother, Andy. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 28, 2015 John's biggest fan John Carrick approaches each day with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. The Washington and Lee linebacker continues to be inspired by and learn from his younger sister, Kendal, who has never let Down syndrome discourage her. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 28, 2015 Quarterbacks from out of nowhere They took interesting journeys to get there, but Tyler Ward and Riley Cote have found their homes under center. How did the quarterbacks at Western New England and Curry land with the Golden Bears and Colonels? Tom Haley has the answers in Around the Northeast.
October 27, 2015 Thunder strikes Each team had been held to a field goal with halftime looming, so points were at a premium. On the last play of the half, though, thunder struck. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 27, 2015 D3football.com Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll includes four 200-plus yard rushers (in just a standard starting 11!) as well as multiple players who forced multiple turnovers. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 27, 2015 Monmouth is on the right track Since a heartbreaking loss and a heart-stopping comeback win, the Fighting Scots have been cruising. Defensive end Thomas Lesniewski has been nearly unstoppable. He and quarterback Tanner Matlick have Monmouth on track for another MWC championship game berth. More in Around the Midwest.
October 26, 2015 Podcast: Let the speculation begin! We always talk about the big games but that's just the beginning. Let's talk about teams' playoff chances as well! Which at-large teams have a good shot as it stands right now? Who might get the No. 1 seeds? Keith and Pat talk it through in the Around the Nation Podcast.
October 25, 2015 Snap judgments: Pools and conferences shaping up This was certainly the kind of weekend that we needed to separate out some of the challengers, as Ryan Tipps notes. Now the talk about conference champions and at-large bids can have some shape to it.
October 25, 2015 D3football.com Top 25 We've got a bit of a shakeup in the lower half of the poll this week. Check out the latest movers and shakers in the D3football.com Top 25.
October 24, 2015 ETBU back has day for the ages; Albion, DePauw pick up first losses Kendall Roberson ended up 45 yards short of the D-III rushing record, but only played three quarters. Meanwhile, Trine ended Albion's unbeaten run and DePauw couldn't get past Ohio Wesleyan. More in Saturday's national roundup.
October 24, 2015 Top 25: UWO in control; Mount hits 100 UW-Oshkosh secured its grip on first place in the WIAC, while Mount Union won its 100th regular season game in a row, Wheaton held onto its Bell and UMHB and Linfield held off ranked challengers. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
October 23, 2015 Blanchard, Bailey catch on with new NFL clubs UW-Whitewater alumnus Matt Blanchard and Rasheed Bailey of Delaware Valley each had strong training camps with their respective teams but failed to make the roster. Now each has signed with practice squads elsewhere.
October 23, 2015 Triple Take: Our predictions for Saturday There are a bunch of big games in Week 8. What are the games of the week? Which Top 25 teams are most ripe for the upset? Which team can start to turn things around with a win? That and more from our experts in Triple Take.
October 22, 2015 Sam Riddle: Linfield's father figure Sam Riddle's experience and maturity at quarterback for the Wildcats may well have its source in his family life. That's where he, his wife and his 2-year-old son, his classes, and oh yes, football, keep Sam on the run from 6:30 a.m. to midnight. More in Around the Nation.
October 21, 2015 Baby Bison looking toward the future The head coach scrapped his offense, relieved himself of play-calling duties, trimmed the roster, and starts 14 freshmen. Yet, the team has come together and the future is looking bright for Gallaudet. More in Around the Northeast.
October 21, 2015 Berry bounces back into driver's seat A season-opening loss caused some soul-searching for the Vikings. And Berry, in just its third season as a program, hasn't lost since. More in Around the South.
October 21, 2015 Super sophomore Westminster (Mo.) has relied heavily on Latif Adams to carry the offense. And the sophomore running back hasn’t let the Blue Jays down this season. More in Around the West.
October 20, 2015 Undefeated no more Not long ago, you'd have been the clear favorite in this game. Now you're coming in and facing an undefeated team on the road. Best to set the tone early, and that's what they did in the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 20, 2015 Team of the Week The latest honorees in the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 20, 2015 Albion is in a hurry The Britons waste no time moving the ball down the field. Dominic Bona continues to rewrite the record books behind an experienced line and surrounded by a plethora of weapons. Most importantly, Albion is undefeated through six games. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 20, 2015 Getting your mind right Every player tries to reach a certain level of intensity before taking the field. Music has always played a major role. One song can get a player ready to play his best. Find out what jams fire up players from Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 19, 2015 Podcast: One big upset, but lots of key games There was one huge upset this week, but that left a lot of room to talk about other games as well. So in addition to Dubuque-Wartburg, Pat and Keith take time to focus on the "middle class" of Division III football, as it were.
October 18, 2015 Snap judgments: This week proves anything can happen A few key wins by underdogs made sure some conference races were thrown wide open. Haven't beaten your opponent since 2003? No problem. Facing a Top 10 team? No problem. Ryan Tipps runs it all down in Snap Judgments.
October 17, 2015 Roundup: Whitworth sets up showdown The Pirates booked a date for a showdown of unbeatens with Linfield, while Cortland remained in the E8 lead, RPI is still in the Liberty League hunt and Loras' offensive juggernaut continues to roll. More in Saturday's national roundup.
October 17, 2015 Top 25: Wartburg stunned; Brockport adds to E8 madness No. 8 Wartburg has been eking out wins all season. The bubble burst in a big way on Saturday, as Dubuque handed the Knights their first regular season loss since 2013. Ithaca became the latest ranked Empire 8 team to lose, while Thomas More survived a battle on the road. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
October 16, 2015 Triple Take: Our predictions for Saturday If you read Triple Take last week, you got an early glance at some of the weekend's big games and big upsets. What does our trio of experts think about Week 7's games?
October 15, 2015 Around the Nation: Re-ranking the conferences Every August, Pat and Keith rank the conferences based on how they're expected to perform this season. And in October, Ryan Tipps takes the non-conference results and reconsiders them. Where does your conference fall?
October 14, 2015 Hard choices With an effective quarterback entering his senior year, Kean could have easily kept the status quo. But as part of their offseason planning, Rob Meade was asked to move to linebacker. He bought in, and the Cougars have bought in as a team in 2015. More in Around the East.
October 14, 2015 Winning with balance The Thunder don't have any individual players putting up eye-popping numbers. You'll have to look at the weekly Top 25 poll and the NCAA's team statistics to find Wheaton near the top. The Thunder hope their total team effort continues into December. More in Around the Midwest.
October 14, 2015 On his shoulders Rick Willis says the key to the Wartburg football team’s continued success is consistent play. Fortunately for the Knights, they have a model of consistency in quarterback Logan Schrader. More in Around the West.
October 13, 2015 The interception return that wasn't It happens to the best of them. All-Americans throw picks. But that doesn't mean they have to like it. Here's how one quarterback took control, and the football, back. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 13, 2015 Team of the Week We had another great week of nominations and record-breaking performances. It's our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 13, 2015 Enemies for a day Regis Scafe and Ron Dolciato know each other well. The close friends and former John Carroll coaches will meet for the first time as opposing head coaches when Thomas More travels to St. Vincent on Saturday. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 13, 2015 Gettysburg's commander Kodie McNamara has been a model student-athlete since arriving at Gettysburg in 2012. The captain and linebacker helped lead the Bullets to a perfect first half, but knows there is plenty of work still to be done this season. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 13, 2015 Smith: One of the front four Mary Hardin-Baylor defensive end Teidrick Smith burst into the national spotlight with a big performance in the opening of the Cruthedral in 2013. But he wants to be known as part of the Cru's defensive line as a unit, not an individual. More in Around the South.
October 12, 2015 ATN Podcast: Piercing the purple armor Well, there you go -- a crack in the purple armor favored by UW-Whitewater. This gives hope to a lot of people around D-III, but should it? We look at that, plus, an extended breakdown of the Linfield Wildcats, after Pat made the trip to McMinnville, Ore.
October 11, 2015 Mount Union takes over No. 1 spot The Purple Raiders return to the top spot in the D3football.com Top 25 for the first time since November 2013. Where did the rest of the teams fall?
October 11, 2015 Snap judgments: What we're learning An instant classic proved that UW-Oshkosh was a legitimate contender. But how have Ryan Tipps' teams to watch fared so far this season? Who are the new teams on the radar? Ryan sums them up in this week's Snap Judgments.
October 10, 2015 Roundup: Still hanging around Delaware Valley has rebounded from its early-season loss, as has St. Lawrence, while Washington & Lee is still in the ranks of the unbeaten through Week 6. That and more in this week's national roundup.
October 10, 2015 Top 25: Titans snap Warhawks' win streak UW-Oshkosh won a defensive battle, blocking a field goal with 1:59 left in the game to preserve a 10-7 win and hand UW-Whitewater its first loss since 2012. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
October 8, 2015 Around the Nation: From Hendrix-Centre Ryan Tipps made the trip to Danville, Ky., and saw two first-team quarterbacks square off. Find out what he saw in Around the Nation.
October 8, 2015 Triple Take: Our predictions for Saturday This is Week 6 of 11, meaning we're starting to get the book on most teams, but there's still time to write the endings. Here, we forecast what Saturday's chapters will say.
October 7, 2015 Big week to be a Pioneer Beating the defending champ and highest-ranked team in the conference, in overtime, on statewide television -- well, that's a big deal for a Utica Pioneer program that is still looking for its first period of sustained success. More in Around the East.
October 7, 2015 Catch him if you can Once Denison's record-breaking receiver has the ball in his hands, he seems to find another gear. Dushawn Brown is following up his breakout junior season by leading the Big Red to a 4-0 start. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 7, 2015 Panthers quarterback pipeline runs deep Jared Lebowitz was drawn away from Vermont to pursue his football dreams. He felt the pull to come back home and is now waiting his turn to put up big numbers for Middlebury. The Division I transfer is a more than capable backup for Matt Milano. More in Around the Northeast
October 7, 2015 Ross on the run for 'Roos Madison Ross, a first-team Academic All-American at Austin College, is having an All-American quality season on the field as well. More in Around the South.
October 7, 2015 Kasper is the Match for UW-Oshkosh On the gridiron, UW-Oshkosh quarterback Brett Kasper uses his arm to help his team vanquish opponents. Off the field, he used his bone marrow to help a child fight cancer. More in Around the West.
October 6, 2015 Playing in the mud It might not have been a miracle, or a mishap, but there was definitely mud involved. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 6, 2015 Finishing the job Huntingdon has beaten the best teams in the USA South, but late-game letdowns have cost the Hawks the conference title. In its third year in the conference, Huntingdon is determined to avenge those mistakes and earn the coveted Pool A bid. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 6, 2015 St. Norbert doing more with less The Green Knights enter each Saturday refreshed. After reducing practice hours during the week, St. Norbert has played with renewed intensity on game day, keying a 4-0 start. The Green Knights are protecting the football on offense and taking it away on defense. More in Around the Midwest.
October 5, 2015 CCC to sponsor football, bring NEFC teams in-house With three teams leaving the NEFC for the NEWMAC, the Commonwealth Coast Conference is bringing the remaining teams in-house and will take over the NEFC starting in 2017.
October 5, 2015 Podcast: Crazy endings, big showdowns, lots of sacks It's not too early to talk about some conference races, not after a week where big games shuffled the Top 25 as well. Plus there was a Division III record set on Saturday, and a bunch of crazy endings to talk about. Keith and Pat tackle it all in this week's podcast.
October 4, 2015 Pick of the week? Watch this play: Utica's Alex DeRusso appears to have the catch well in hand, but then the ball comes out and Skyler Kauf is right there to take it away, right off DeRusso's back!
October 4, 2015 Snap judgments: Wet, and still wild While a couple of games were cancelled and another was postponed, many games got played in various stages of wet conditions across the country, including the one Ryan Tipps was at on Saturday.
October 4, 2015 Maroons enter D3football.com Top 25 The University of Chicago was a top-level power in college football many decades ago. Now the Maroons are in the D3football.com Top 25 for the first time. Check out the full Top 25 poll.
October 3, 2015 Roundup: Still undefeated Chicago won a big road game, Olivet won its first conference clash, while Denison and DePauw each finished the week unblemished as well. Those, plus plenty of games involving other teams in our national wrapup.
October 3, 2015 Top 25: Losses mean more shakeups coming Thomas More put two years of frustration in the rear-view mirror, John Carroll's struggles caught up with the Blue Streaks and UWW came up big vs. a ranked team in front of a big crowd. Plus, see Ithaca's amazing interception in the Top 25 roundup.
October 2, 2015 Triple Take: Our predictions for Saturday October is here, and the big conference clashes continue. Get our take on the W&J-Thomas More game and all sorts of others both on and off the radar, in Triple Take.
October 1, 2015 Around the Nation: Starters in the making Waiting is always going to be difficult. Some players sit for years behind a starter, preparing for their opportunity to lead their team on game day. If you don't break into the starting lineup until your senior year, that's a lot of waiting you've done. Ryan Tipps talks with two such seniors in ATN.
September 30, 2015 All about spreading the credit around Not long ago, Rochester quarterback Daniel Bronson didn’t even know if he’d play football again. But now, he and the Yellowjackets' offense have helped lead the team to its best start since 2000. More in Around the East.
September 30, 2015 Thomas More's offense putting up eye-popping numbers Someone might want to adjust the difficulty setting for Thomas More's offense. The Saints have been dominant on both sides of the ball, especially on offense. They face their biggest test this Saturday. Joe Sager has more in Around the Great Lakes.
September 30, 2015 Warriors are far from satisfied with W's Wisconsin Lutheran earned a share of the NACC title last year, but the Warriors are hungry for more. The program is still seeking its first playoff berth. Clyde Hughes has more in Around the Midwest.
September 30, 2015 Locey taking on new challenge A few years ago, we labeled the Lewis & Clark head coaching position as the ultimate rebuilding job. This year, the Pioneers are getting that job underway with a new coach, one who knows what a winner looks like in D-III. More in Around the West.
September 29, 2015 Tip, kick, crawl and corral This play practically defies description. Check out the amazing catch this player made, first while in the air and then while on his back. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
September 29, 2015 Team of the Week Putting up big numbers on offense, holding the other team in check, coming through in the clutch. Check out the top performances at each position for the week in Division III football in the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 29, 2015 Starting off strong at Susquehanna The first coaching transition at Susquehanna in 26 years has been a smooth one so far, with the Crusaders off to their best start since 2011 under Tom Perkovich. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 29, 2015 Maroons back has the ultimate in breakout games Chandler Carroll had not gotten many carries in the first two games of the season for the University of Chicago. But the Maroons' back got a few more opportunities against Centre and made the most of them. More in Around the Region.
September 29, 2015 Catholic jumping to NEWMAC Catholic University, whose move to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 1999 was the first move by a conference seeking an automatic bid in football, will move to another one in 2017 when the NEWMAC opens shop.
September 28, 2015 Podcast: What a great week for Division III! Normally, just having this scene in Division III football would be enough to crown any week. But add in D-III taking down the No. 1 NAIA team, and a gutsy scheduling call turning into a great game and you can't deny it was amazing. Pat and Keith discuss it all.
September 27, 2015 Snap judgments: Frequently fixated If you weren't at a game, or didn't have a vested interest in one particular team, Saturday was a great day to do the Division III football version of the whiparound and toggle between some of the great games. This is certain to go down as one of the most exciting weeks of the regular season.
September 26, 2015 Top 25: Tommies, Little Giants rout rivals; Wesley wins in final seconds The St. Thomas defense and run game took St. John's out, while Wabash's Brian Parks had three picks vs. Wittenberg. Wesley scored with 0:07.5 left to escape. More in the Top 25 roundup.
September 26, 2015 Roundup: Trinity and Stevenson go to 4-0 The Tigers got a win on the west coast, while Stevenson continued its Year Five surge. The NESCAC got underway with Tufts surviving a Hamilton rally, while Salisbury couldn't be stopped in a win vs. Southern Virginia. More in the national wrapup.
September 25, 2015 Triple Take: Our picks for Week 4's big showdowns There's the Johnnie-Tommie game, Wittenberg-Wabash and Wesley-North Central. But there are dozens more games, many worth watching. Here are our potential upsets, road winners and teams that will be on our radars.
September 24, 2015 Policing the streets and the backfield Josh Brozek said a common question he gets asked is, “When do you sleep?” And considering he not only goes to class and plays football for Crown, but also works as a police officer, that's a fair question. That, plus a tribute to underappreciated folks who keep athletics running, in Around the Nation.
September 24, 2015 UWW bests Morningside in No. 1 showdown UW-Whitewater represented Division III proudly and the No. 1-ranked Warhawks extended their college football-best active winning streak to 35 consecutive games.
September 23, 2015 Behind the Johnnie-Tommie rivalry St. John's and St. Thomas can pack them in and the game, and rivalry, has gained a new level of competitiveness in recent years. Now, with SportsCenter going on the road to Collegeville, here's a little of what this rivalry means, in Around the West.
September 22, 2015 Big man rumbling The cliche is that this is every lineman's dream. Well, if so, one left tackle is living large this week. Check out the D3football.com Play of the Week.
September 22, 2015 Team of the Week We had another great week of nominations and record-breaking performances. It's our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 22, 2015 Red Dragons start off red-hot The beginning of the 2014 season was eminently forgettable for Cortland fans. But the Red Dragons are off to a 3-0 start this time around, with a key win in their Empire 8 debut to show for it. More, plus teams trending up and trending down, in Around the East.
September 22, 2015 Trading places: Scott looking good in move back to QB Taurice Scott's transition from backup quarterback to starting slot receiver to starting quarterback has been silky smooth. The senior has big shoes to fill, but feels at home behind center for the Purple Raiders. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 22, 2015 Carrying on the tradizione T.J. Tutone is on pace for a 3,000-yard passing season. The Catholic senior is on his way to joining his predecessors Keith Ricca and Greg Cordivari in the Cardinals record books. Find out what else those three have in common, in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 22, 2015 Winning with and from space After receiving a message from the International Space Station on the eve of their game against Merchant Marine, SUNY-Maritime used some crafty special teams plays to secure a win. See how the Privateers pulled out the win and more in Around the Northeast.
September 22, 2015 Good works, on the field and off As much as junior linebacker Brad Hood has succeeded in the game of football at Trinity (Texas), he’s also successful in the game of life, finding ways to have a positive impact on others. More in Around the South.
September 21, 2015 Podcast: New life, close calls, big games There's a little more excitement on some campuses than in years past. Other places there might be a little worry, plus even some trepidation. Keith and Pat look at all of that, plus get an in-depth breakdown from big wins by Ithaca and UW-Platteville in the latest podcast.
September 20, 2015 Snap judgments: Three teams to keep an eye on Three weeks in is when the preseason predictions and expectations we had for the season really start to come into focus. Ryan has picked out a few teams worthy of getting a little more of our focus.
September 19, 2015 SportsCenter coming to Johnnie-Tommie game ESPN's "SportsCenter on the Road" will visit St. John's Clemens Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 26, for a live show airing from 6-8 a.m. CDT, in advance of the Johnnies' game that afternoon against archrival St. Thomas.
September 19, 2015 Roundup: Berry at home; Loras wins barn-burner The Vikings have made themselves at home in their new home, while Loras outlasted Augustana and Albright defeated Widener despite not doing much at all on offense. More in the national roundup.
September 19, 2015 Top 25: UW-P rally stuns NCC; Ithaca ends Hobart run Platteville scored the final 28 points in the fourth quarter and OT to win. Ithaca was the beneficiary of six Hobart turnovers. St. John's survived a wild game at Concordia-Moorhead while Mike Drass got win 200. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
September 18, 2015 Triple Take: Our predictions for Saturday Will Concordia-Moorhead knock off St. John's one more time? What will John Carroll and Heidelberg look like in a September game, rather than a November one? Which teams are finally going to pick up their first win? Keith, Ryan and Pat have more in Triple Take.
September 18, 2015 Maritime football team gets a pep talk from space On Thursday evening, the Privateer football team received a phone call from Maritime alum Scott Kelly '87 in advance of the team's contest against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
September 17, 2015 Stacking up against the scholarship squads When Division III teams take on the scholarship squads, a "moral victory" is not what they're after. And sometimes, they get an actual win. Ryan Tipps talks with three coaches who have scheduled up about the goals and the benefits.
September 16, 2015 Wesley giving Drass his due Mike Drass probably won't be a big fan of seeing his name on the front page of D3football.com, but since the school is putting his name on the field this weekend, it only seems appropriate.
September 15, 2015 Say hello to the high hurdle Apparently hurdling is just part of the playbook here. Check out this play, and the flashback -- it's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
September 15, 2015 D3football.com Team of the Week In all, 147 players from across Division III were nominated, and some of the best individual performers from Week 2 end up on the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 15, 2015 Finding a way to win Three programs started the season 2-0, but had to make major adjustments along the way. Find out how they adapted from Week 1 to Week 2 and still found the win column, plus more in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 15, 2015 The focus, like the name, stays the same at North Central Jeff Thorne has taken the reins of the program from his father, John, but the Cardinals remain committed to building young men of character. More on what their new head coach learned from his first win in Around the Midwest.
September 15, 2015 Overcoming the odds, together The quarterback overcame a transfer and depth chart battle, while the receiver overcame a cancer diagnosis. The first touchdown pass from Brad Skeffington to Cody Stahmer was a special one for the Mass. Maritime duo. More in Around the Northeast.
September 15, 2015 Ramos fueling HSU's return One of the top return men in Division III and a pretty good wide receiver as well, Hardin-Simmons' Jessie Ramos has played a big part in the Cowboys' 2-0 start. The full story in Around the South.
September 15, 2015 All over the depth chart Kickoff guy, kick returner, punter, slot back ... Max Gruber handles a little bit of everything for Occidental. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
September 14, 2015 Around the Nation Podcast: Getting a fresh start Some of the teams getting a fresh start this week are ones that didn't play in Week 1, such as No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4. Others are young programs who picked up signature wins, while even others are established programs that have been down on their luck. Pat and Keith discuss it all.
September 13, 2015 Week 2 scores, box scores and game recaps Check out all the weekend's results, including links to box scores and news releases from games across Division III football.
September 13, 2015 Snap judgments: Beyond the blowouts The big margins of victory grab a lot of eyeballs, and there's a lot of them, because there's a lot of Division III. But in any sport, the passion is in the margins -- the small margins. Ryan takes a look at a few of those from Week 2.
September 12, 2015 Roundup: Big wins for young programs Becker got an amazing individual performance from Jacob Holmes, while George Fox got a huge win for its second-year program. Meanwhile, Bluffton looked a lot better than it did in Week 1 and Albion continued to roll up the points. More in the Week 2 roundup.
September 12, 2015 Top 25: Wartburg wins showdown; Muhlenberg upset The Knights won a defensive battle at No. 19 Bethel, while F&M scored twice in the final five minutes to knock off No. 23 Muhlenberg. Whitewater and Wesley rolled in their season debuts. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
September 11, 2015 Week 2 predictions: For those who are just joining us Some teams are joining us for the first time this weekend, and for that, we salute you. Welcome aboard! Here's our experts' predictions for this weekend's games, including potential upsets.
September 10, 2015 Around the Nation: Change, for the right reasons At Augustana, Rowan and Emory & Henry, a little change has done the program some good. New offenses have helped spur these programs back into familiar territory, so far. Ryan Tipps explores the three in Around the Nation.
September 10, 2015 Maryville defeats D-I FCS East Tennessee State Evan Pittenger connected on a swing pass to Trenton Shuler late in the fourth quarter and the junior tailback from Maryville dashed 35 yards for the game-winning score as the Scots defeated the Bucs 28-21 on Thursday evening.
September 9, 2015 Quick change at Martin Luther Mere weeks before training camp opened, Martin Luther changed coaches, pulling its new coach out of the admissions office. Despite the short turnaround, the Knights have been making some changes. More in Around the West.
September 9, 2015 Ten D-III players make active NFL rosters Ali Marpet was the star of Division III on draft day, but he's not the only rookie who made an active NFL roster. Here's a rundown of who you could see on Sundays this fall.
September 8, 2015 Prayer answered one more time We had a record 22 plays nominated for D3football.com Play of the Week this week, so the competition was stiff. But one play rose above.
September 8, 2015 ‘I think he is one of a kind’ John Pyles has a focus few college students – or people any age – possess. He's lost his father, seen his brothers battle addiction and cared for his younger brother and a niece, all while playing football and running track. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 8, 2015 Seasoned faces in new places For Jakarrie Washington, whose career started at the University of Wisconsin, it appears his new home at UMass Dartmouth will be a successful one. More in Around the Northeast.
September 7, 2015 D3football.com Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll returns, with top performances from across the country from standout players at each position. It's the 17th season of the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 7, 2015 Around the Nation Podcast: New beginnings The 2015 Division III football season went from virtual to literal this week. What were the big surprises? What interesting games flew under the radar? Who are the teams on the rise after one week? Pat and Keith discuss in the podcast.
September 7, 2015 Sights and sounds from Finlandia's first football game Division III football came to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the first time when Finlandia took the field on Saturday. And after a shutout loss to Alma, the Lions have some work to do. Here's a look at the scene and coach Tim Driscoll's postgame reaction.
September 6, 2015 Snap judgments returns: Analysis of Week 1 Around the Nation columnist Ryan Tipps weighs in on the first week's results, now that the teams have left the stat sheet and taken the field, with a caution on how to read comparative scores
September 6, 2015 Latest Top 25 poll released Wabash took flight at Hampden-Sydney and saw its ranking change as a result, while a couple of teams plummeted. Who took Widener's and St. John Fisher's place in the D3football.com Top 25?
September 5, 2015 Friday night: MIT gets reverse-engineered; Albright rallies The second night of the Division III football season featured an all-Engineers battle between WPI and MIT, while Albright scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Salisbury. Check out the Friday roundup.
September 5, 2015 Hail Mary: It's good to be back! Cortland has definitely put last year's early-season struggles behind it, while Alma got off to a fast start at Finlandia, Western New England beat a crosstown rival and Illinois Wesleyan appears on the upswing. The Week 1 roundup.
September 5, 2015 Top 25: Widener downed, Thomas More rolls Rowan knocked off its cross-river rival, while Thomas More handed St. John Fisher its first shutout loss since 2001 and Wartburg survived its first test of the season. That and more in the Top 25 roundup.
September 3, 2015 Season opens with epic defensive battle Ursinus and a Division II school played to a scoreless regulation, then needed five overtimes to decide it. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Pennsylvania, F&M and Lebanon Valley renewed their rivalry with a high-scoring battle.
September 3, 2015 Triple Take: Our predictions for Week 1 games What will be the game of the week? Which Top 25 teams are most vulnerable to being upset? Which games will be surprisingly close? Our three Division III football experts give their take each week in Triple Take.
September 1, 2015 Around the Region columnists tackle top games to watch We break down Division III football into seven groupings -- because one columnist can't cover all of D-III. This week, each of them looks at the season ahead and picks out games you need to keep your eye on.
August 31, 2015 Keith McMillan says: Don't sleep on them The top of Division III might be hard to crack in any given year but there is plenty of room for up-and-comers in a field of 32 teams for the D-III football playoffs. Who might contend? Keith's surprise picks are in Kickoff.
August 26, 2015 For preseason info, Kickoff has you covered It's the one thing you need to read for everything you need to know about Division III football this season! Get Keith McMillan's analysis, find out who the X-factors are for each team and read more than 30 features and rankings!
August 24, 2015 The faces of Kickoff Kickoff is coming Tuesday at noon ET. Not only do we provide a preview of all 247 teams, but we rank them all, in order. And we have dozens of feature stories, all the way from the No. 1 and No. 2 teams to the No. 232 and No. 242 teams. Subscribe now!
August 17, 2015 The Podcast is back! Normally Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan drop the first Around the Nation Podcast episode of the season the Monday after games start. But we couldn't wait that long. Let's talk about preseason expectations and who might challenge the D-III powers.
August 15, 2015 What you'll get in Kickoff 2015! Kickoff previews all 247 Division III football teams. It's not just about the Purple Powers. Who are the teams looking to catch up with UWW and Mount Union? Can Wabash join the elite? Will Sam Sura lead the Johnnies to another title? We have more than two dozen feature stories; here's a sample.
August 10, 2015 Best D-III football road trips of 2015 There's nothing more American than hitting the open road and driving. And when you throw in football, and a tailgate, it gets even better. Here's our best road trips for 2015, week by week.
August 6, 2015 There's just four weeks to go! We're down to the final four weeks before the 2015 Division III football season gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 3. Here's what you might have missed, and what's coming before then!
July 28, 2015 Kickoff: Where we rank all 247 teams Earlier in July, we ranked the Top 25. But in Kickoff, Pat and Keith rank all 247 teams, from top to bottom. Where will your team rank? Where do we predict they'll finish? Plus previews, features and much more. Order now for Aug. 25 release!
July 24, 2015 2015 D3football.com preseason All-Americans It might be all UW-Whitewater and Mount Union in Salem, but they don't have a monopoly on every great player in Division III. Here's the D3football.com preseason All-America team: a truly exclusive list.
July 20, 2015 Nebraska Wesleyan coming to IIAC NWU hasn't played a Division III opponent in football since 2002 but will jump back in in full force in the fall of 2016 when the Prairie Wolves join the Iowa Conference.
July 13, 2015 D3football.com preseason poll UW-Whitewater doesn't have its head coach, either coordinator, either cornerback or last year's All-American quarterback-receiver combo. But it still has enough votes to come in as preseason No. 1. Plus, half of the new-look NJAC gets preseason Top 25 votes. Check out the full preseason poll.
July 12, 2015 It's time to get Kickoff 2015! Our 11th annual Kickoff online publication will be released on Aug. 25! Pre-order now and avoid the rush! It's the online magazine previewing and ranking every Division III football team for 2015.
July 9, 2015 Wesley, North Central find each other for 10th game Two of the past decade's challengers to the purple reign found themselves in a bind this year and will line up against each other this September.
June 12, 2015 Wash U, Chicago already leaving SAA Washington University and the University of Chicago haven't even played their first game as football members of the Southern Athletic Association, and they've already announced their departure.
May 30, 2015 Chris Norton walks at graduation Former Luther football player Chris Norton suffered an injury in 2010, after which doctors said there was just a 3% chance he would regain any feeling below his neck. But his inspiring story continues as he walked at graduation.
May 3, 2015 Kumerow, Bailey, Franks among those with post-draft deals Jake Kumerow, Andrew Franks and Rasheed Bailey are among the players who have already signed following the draft, and many others should find themselves with offers as well.
May 2, 2015 Marpet focused on passing the test Ali Marpet is just like every other student at Hobart and William Smith. He's trying to avoid distractions and find a way to study for finals. However, while his classmates are trying to hit the books and resist the urge to enjoy the sunshine on the quad, Marpet is fulfilling media obligations for his first job out of college, professional football player.
May 1, 2015 Marpet chosen in second round Hobart offensive lineman Ali Marpet, who was the scouts' seeming small-school darling, ended Division III's two-year drought at the NFL draft.
April 28, 2015 Division III's draft prospects looking up The last time a Division III player was drafted was three years ago. And although it appears D-III is in line for a really high pick, Ali Marpet might not be alone. Here's how some of the other candidates have been doing.
April 8, 2015 New shuffle begins as NEWMAC adds football The NEWMAC, which sponsors a wide range of Division III sports, is bringing its football teams home, which is likely to set off a new set of falling dominoes in Division III's East Region.
April 2, 2015 Hobart assistant becomes Endicott's second-ever coach Kevin DeWall, who has spent the past 12 years as offensive coordinator at Hobart, is taking over at Endicott following the departure of J.B. Wells.
March 10, 2015 Former Carthage coach Rucks dies Tim Rucks, who was the head coach at Carthage for 18 years and at North Park before that, passed away.
February 20, 2015 Marpet turns heads at NFL combine Hobart All-American lineman Ali Marpet, the only D-III player at the NFL combine, put up a big number, shooting his rising star even higher for the 2015 NFL Draft.
February 18, 2015 Offseason moves in Coaching Carousel A former Division III head coach returns to take one of this winter's open coaching spots, while Maryville's coach steps down and Alfred State's coach announces his retirement. Keep up on all the head coaching moves this offseason with the Coaching Carousel.
February 2, 2015 D-III grad named coach of Atlanta Falcons Dan Quinn, who once anchored the Salisbury defensive line and was defensive coordinator for the NFC champion Seahawks, is the new head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
January 30, 2015 Whitewater promotes from within The Warhawks' offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator followed Lance Leipold to Buffalo. But Kevin Bullis stuck around, and he has been rewarded.
January 28, 2015 Hilvert resigns as Thomas More coach Jim Hilvert, who has been head coach at Thomas More for the past eight seasons, will take the head football coach position at LaSalle High School, which won its first Ohio state title this past fall.
January 24, 2015 Hobart's Marpet named to Senior Bowl all-star team Hobart senior offensive lineman Ali Marpet had an exceptional week in Mobile, Ala. His efforts drew attention from scouts from across the NFL.
January 16, 2015 Two Mount Union grads finalists for UWW job Ohio Northern coach Dean Paul and Wabash coach Erik Raeburn, who each played for former Mount Union coach Larry Kehres, are among five finalists for the biggest Division III job open this offseason.
January 13, 2015 Monmouth goes with Braun to lead Fighting Scots Monmouth didn't look far to find its new head coach after losing Steve Bell to the Augustana job.
January 6, 2015 Anderson hires junior college coach John Sala takes over the Ravens, inheriting a program that has won seven games in the past six seasons.
December 27, 2014 Division III football gives, and it takes away The scene after the Stagg Bowl was a reminder all 244 Division III football teams can relate to. Sometimes winners lose. More from Keith McMillan.
December 23, 2014 Around the Nation: 2014 Year in Review There were many memorable moments from the 2014 season. We can't possibly cover them all, but we'll hit the high points from coast to coast and you can suggest the rest.
December 20, 2014 Around the Nation Podcast: Wrapping it up Why did Pat and Keith choose the Coach, Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year they way they did? What does this Stagg Bowl mean for the future of both programs? They cover that and more in the final ATN Podcast for 2014.
December 19, 2014 2014 D3football.com All-America team The 16th annual D3football.com All-America team was announced Friday afternoon in the Stagg Bowl pregame show. If you missed the broadcast, here's the list.
December 19, 2014 Our Stagg Bowl predictions Getting ready for tonight's Stagg Bowl? So are we. Here's predictions for Stagg Bowl XLII from our Triple Take crew and invited guests.
December 19, 2014 Whitewater defense takes away the title UW-Whitewater weathered the Mount Union run and went on to defeat the Purple Raiders 43-34 and win Stagg Bowl XLII.
December 19, 2014 Leipold leaves a legacy The Warhawks sent their coach out on top, as Lance Leipold's final game ended with Whitewater's sixth title.
December 18, 2014 The ultimate throwback for the Purple Powers In honor of the Thursday before the Stagg Bowl, we thought we'd take a look back at the previous meetings between UW-Whitewater and Mount Union. Pierre Garcon, Ryan Kleppe and many more former players tell the story of the Warhawks and Purple Raiders.
December 17, 2014 Kevin Burke repeats as Gagliardi Trophy winner Before Kevin Burke started showing up at Gagliardi Trophy ceremonies, we'd never had a junior win, and we'd never had a repeat winner. Now we have both.
December 16, 2014 Former Linfield coach returns to NWC Back when the Stagg Bowl used to occasionally be won by someone else, but still a team wearing purple, Jay Locey led Linfield to the Division III football national championship. Now he's back in D-III, with a much bigger challenge ahead.
December 16, 2014 Moore keeps UWW's long-running tradition alive This was nearly the first season during the Warhawks' stretch of dominance in which it did not have a 1,000-yard rusher. But Dennis Moore eclipsed the mark against Linfield, and teams with Jordan Ratliffe to form a powerful 1-2 punch. A Road to Salem feature by Josh Smith.
December 15, 2014 Around the Nation Podcast: Here we go again We know what you’re thinking. How can this outcome, UW-Whitewater vs. Mount Union Part IX, possibly be good for the sport of Division III football. There’s no sugar-coating at this point and Pat and Keith give it to you straight.
December 15, 2014 Mount defense: No surprise it's back on the rise After last year's playoffs, it became clear that there was nowhere for the Mount Union defense to go but up. And that it did in Saturday's semifinal win vs. Wesley. Ryan Tipps has more on how the Purple Raiders did it in a Road to Salem feature.
December 13, 2014 Mount Union rolls over Wesley to return to Salem Wesley got in a big hole in the first quarter in Alliance for the second year in a row, and this time there was no way to come back as Mount Union crushed the Wolverines in the national semifinals.
December 13, 2014 Whitewater holds off Linfield to book ninth Salem trip After Linfield tied the game, Whitewater scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and the defense made it hold up.
December 12, 2014 Triple Take: Calling for two great semifinals Nobody except UW-Whitewater and Mount Union fans would object to seeing some fresh faces in Salem, whether it be one team or two. What does our three-headed prediction team think?
December 11, 2014 Linfield's D the difference in 2014 The Linfield defense gave up the final 28 points of the game last season when Linfield and UW-Whitewater met in the national quarterfinals. But it's been next man up this year for the Wildcats defense as well, with new starters who have performed. More in a Road to Salem feature.
December 11, 2014 Next man up for UW-Whitewater defensive line Let's be up front about this: UW-Whitewater has a young defensive line. But that's because their upperclassmen leaders are supplemented by five sophomores who rotate in. Now they've got a riddle to solve. More in a Road to Salem feature.
December 10, 2014 All the offseason coaching moves The coaching carousel is heating up, with moves from all parts of Division III. Check out all the latest moves.
December 10, 2014 Spencer a quick study for Mount Union Hank Spencer came to Mount Union a semester early, and it wasn’t just to get a head start on football. Spencer has a 3.98 GPA as a computer science major as well. More from Ryan Tipps in a Road to Salem feature.
December 10, 2014 Wolverines defense eager for another crack at Mount Giving up 62 points ... or scoring 59 points and losing ... still stings the Wesley defense. Wolverines defensive linemen Aamir Petrose and Payton Rose are eager for another shot at Mount Union. More in a Road to Salem feature.
December 9, 2014 Final four for Gagliardi Trophy announced Three quarterbacks and a running back, the Academic All-American of the Year, two national semifinalists, or last year's Gagliardi Trophy winner. Slice it however you want: Here's the four finalists who will be on stage in Salem on Dec. 17.
December 8, 2014 The 2014 D3football.com All-Region Teams More than 980 players were nominated for the D3football.com 2014 All-Region teams. Check out the full teams, plus regional Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.
December 8, 2014 Around the Nation Podcast: So close! Wartburg got so close to giving many Division III football fans what they've been begging for: a chance to see someone else in the Stagg Bowl. Pat and Keith hand out their game balls, plus talk to people who were on-site covering all four quarterfinals, to help you find out what you need to know.
December 6, 2014 Semis set: Linfield, UW-Whitewater, Wesley, Mount go on UW-Whitewater had to rally to beat Wartburg, while Mount Union survived John Carroll, Linfield jumped out early on Widener, and Wesley pulled away from Hobart at the end. Saturday's playoff wrapup.
December 5, 2014 Triple Take: Down to the quarterfinals We've reached the final eight, and there are nothing but standouts in the bunch. That makes it a thankless job trying to pick between the cream of the crop and the creamiest. Get our score predictions, and why, in the quarterfinal Triple Take.
December 5, 2014 University of New England adding football Maine will get another Division III football program, although not before 2017, at the earliest.
December 4, 2014 Cast your Gagliardi Trophy ballot! The fan vote for the Gagliardi Trophy is open until 1 p.m. ET, Dec. 8. Don't forget to cast your ballot on as many devices as you can! Click here for more info.
December 4, 2014 Assistants to follow Leipold to Buffalo Some key UW-Whitewater assistant coaches, including one who has been a part of every Stagg Bowl coaching staff, will go with Lance Leipold when he leaves for the University of Buffalo job.
December 4, 2014 Namdar on the receiving end After a couple years as a backup quarterback and another year out of the program entirely, Roman Namdar has found his home at wide receiver for the Purple Raiders. More in a Road to Salem feature.
December 4, 2014 Leipold leaving, but will UWW give him one last ring? Lance Leipold has at most three games left as UW-Whitewater's coach before he fully takes on the job at D-I Buffalo. How can the Warhawks keep it together when they know their head coach and coordinators have one foot out the door? More in a Road to Salem feature.
December 3, 2014 You better know their names, even if you can't spell them Their names seemed unusual when they were freshmen, but by now, Steve Koudossou and Sosthene Kapepula are known in D-III circles. If they can get Wesley to a Stagg Bowl, they could be known beyond. More in a Road to Salem feature.
December 3, 2014 Benedictine's Schroeder tabbed as Rockford head coach Benedictine University defensive coordinator Jim Schroeder has been named head coach at Rockford, replacing Vic Wallace.
December 2, 2014 Keep your motor runnin' When everything is going right, even a tackle for loss can bounce into a 69-yard touchdown run. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem, hosts of Stagg Bowl XLII.
December 2, 2014 Anderson coach resigns after two wins in three seasons Bobby Ladner, who has been head coach at Anderson for the past three seasons, has resigned his position at the school.
December 2, 2014 Cushman resigns at Augustana After three consecutive .500 seasons, Augustana coach Rob Cushman is stepping down. The Vikings, who won four consecutive national titles in the 1980s, last went to the playoffs in 2005.
December 2, 2014 Looking for lucky No. 13 Wartburg has trailed for less than 40 minutes all season. But after laying waste to the MIAC's best this season, now they'll face the nation's best, having already won more games than any team in the program's history.
December 1, 2014 Leipold gets D-I head coaching job UW-Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold was introduced as the new head coach at Buffalo, a D-I FBS school, on Monday, and it was announced whether he would continue to coach the Warhawks through the playoffs.
November 30, 2014 Podcast: Upsetting the apple cart Linfield changed the game with its big win on Saturday, knocking off a UMHB program that had been a play or two from making the Stagg Bowl the past two years. Plus Wartburg, John Carroll and Hobart each survived second-round squeakers. Pat and Keith discuss that and more in this week's podcast.
November 29, 2014 Wrapup: Linfield advances, Hobart, John Carroll hold on Hobart got an interception on its own 2-yard line with 15 seconds left and John Carroll survived a potential game-winning field goal attempt as each advanced to the quarterfinals. More in the second-round playoff roundup.
November 28, 2014 St. Norbert coach out after one season Last offseason, Steve Opgenorth replaced Jim Purtill, who had been coach for 15 seasons. Opgenorth only made it through one before resigning and being replaced.
November 28, 2014 Our predicted scores: It's not all chalk Our Triple Take crew's predicted scores for Saturday reveal a couple of possible upsets and two more split decisions. It could make for a very interesting day in the second round of the playoffs. Read our predictions and share yours in comments.
November 27, 2014 Captains enjoying the ride Mason Studer's kick gave Christopher Newport its first playoff win in a decade, and the Captains aren't ready to stop riding the wave just yet. More in a Road to Salem feature.
November 27, 2014 Johns Hopkins, Hobart get together for Thanksgiving On Thanksgiving week, the Blue Jays and Statesmen won't be visiting with family, but they'll be face-to-face with teams they resemble.
November 26, 2014 W&J feels Linfield's pain On the other side of the bracket and the country is a Presidents team who understands what the Wildcats are going through, having a friend and teammate killed during the season.
November 25, 2014 Breaking out of the crowd Sometimes after a tough week, there's nothing you'd like to do better than to play a game, and in this case play it well. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem, hosts of Stagg Bowl XLII.
November 25, 2014 Myers follows his coach's footsteps One year after its first-round exit, John Carroll left no doubt it belonged in the playoffs under Mark Myers and coach Tom Arth, the last two quarterbacks to win playoff games for the Blue Streaks.
November 25, 2014 Cru weathers first-round adversity Mary Hardin-Baylor talked about overcoming adversity leading up to its first-round playoff game against Texas Lutheran. The Cru just didn’t imagine the scenario it would have to conquer. More in a Road to Salem feature.
November 24, 2014 ATN Podcast: Key takeaways from Round 1 Whether a team came out inspired or flat, was productive and lost or just skated through with a win, there was plenty to learn from in all 16 games. Pat and Keith run it all down and look ahead to Round 2 in this week's podcast.
November 24, 2014 Five juniors, five seniors named Gagliardi semifinalists Will Kevin Burke get a chance to repeat as Gagliardi Trophy winner? Find out who the 10 semifinalists are and cast your vote!
November 23, 2014 UMHB holds off Texas Lutheran in completion of game The Cru only ran 35 offensive plays and had the ball for less than 12 minutes, but it was enough to get past Texas Lutheran, 27-20.
November 22, 2014 MTU bracket: W&J picks off Witt, JCU wins big Washington and Jefferson picked off Wittenberg quarterback Zack Jenkins eight times to advance to play at Mount Union, while John Carroll roared out to a big win over Centre.
November 22, 2014 UMHB bracket: Late kicks give MAC split Widener lived by the late field goal, but Delaware Valley died by it as Christopher Newport's Mason Studer drilled a 38-yarder as time expired for the win. More coverage from the UMHB bracket.
November 22, 2014 UWW bracket: Wartburg survives, Johnnies pick up win St. Thomas pushed Wartburg to the brink, while St. John's picked off eight passes, Wabash advanced and UW-Whitewater rolled in the top-left bracket.
November 22, 2014 Wesley bracket: Kodossou goes off, MIT moves on MIT defeated Husson in overtime to win the New England geography bowl, while Hobart scored in the closing seconds to beat Ithaca and Steve Kodossou had a first half for the ages in Wesley's win.
November 21, 2014 Throwback Profs still driving If the passing game and high-scoring outbursts are the rage, Rowan coach Jay Accorsi is happy his team represents a throwback. The Profs have ridden a strong running game, led by Withler Marcelin, and a stout defense to a second straight NJAC title. More in Around the East.
November 21, 2014 Triple Take: We predict the scores When it comes to the playoffs, our three-headed predictions crew takes on a bigger challenge: picking the scores of each individual game. So which games are blowouts, which are toss-ups and where do we disagree? Check it out and give your predictions in Triple Take.
November 20, 2014 Our playoff picks, surprises, disappointments Around the Nation has assembled a team of prognosticators for an annual look at who might be surprising, or less so, in the 32-team Division III football playoffs.
November 19, 2014 Smooth sailing for Ruffing Ryan Ruffing was W&J's backup running back his first two seasons, but as a junior, he's rolled up more than 1,500 yards to help lead the Presidents back to the playoffs.
November 19, 2014 Playoff team capsules: All 32 teams Check out our previews of all 32 teams, from UW-Whitewater to Benedictine. How they got here, what their strengths and weaknesses are, the stats and how far they could go. It's a D3football.com playoff tradition!
November 18, 2014 Big hills to climb Benedictine and Macalester each face tall orders on Saturday, as they travel to Wheaton and UW-Whitewater for first-round playoff games, while Franklin renews an old rivalry. More in Around the Midwest.
November 18, 2014 Return of the Mules “We expected to be in,” said Mules head coach Mike Donnelly. “We felt we were deserving. We know that every game counts and we know that you can be 9-1 and be a bubble team.” More about Muhlenberg in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 18, 2014 Destination: Bangor, Maine The Husson Eagles were watching the selection show Sunday night anxious to find out where they would be going. With the operative word being: going. More in Around the Northeast.
November 18, 2014 Sura, Johnnies glad to be back Don’t be mistaken: Sam Sura and the St. John's football team are thrilled to still be playing. But if the Johnnies seem to be going about business as usual, it’s because they feel like they've been in the playoffs for the last seven games. More in Around the West.
November 17, 2014 ATN Podcast: Bracket breakdown This year's bracket is a bit of a throwback, and as we discover in this week's Around the Nation Podcast, that might not be a bad thing. Plus, who got jobbed the most in the brackets and much more in this week's podcast.
November 16, 2014 The only play it could be A rivalry game ends in dramatic fashion. But even if you saw the footage on ESPN or somewhere else online, you didn't see this. It has the reverse angles that show exactly why this play went down like this. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem, hosts of Stagg Bowl XLII.
November 16, 2014 Linfield player killed Linfield football player Parker Moore was stabbed late Saturday night at a convenience store across from campus and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
November 16, 2014 The playoff bracket is out! Here's the full Field of 32 on the Road to Salem, where the NCAA solved the UW-Oshkosh/North Central mess by ignoring them entirely and St. Thomas hopped over a team it lost to to get into the field.
November 16, 2014 Take the bracket challenge! Join the Division III football playoff bracket challenge! Our friends at d3photography.com are hosting our bracket contest, so put your picks up and see how you do!
November 16, 2014 Our projected playoff bracket If you stayed up late on Saturday night, you heard our bracketology crew debate the playoff selections and then bracket them, rapid-fire style. Here's what we came up with:
November 15, 2014 UWW, Mount survive selection Saturday Mount Union got a battle from John Carroll all the way down to the final three seconds, while UW-Whitewater struggled but scored in the final minute to win at UW-River Falls.
November 15, 2014 Widener, Hampden-Sydney, Macalester all clinch bids The Pride goeth into the NCAA playoffs as the MAC champs, while Hampden-Sydney backs in after losing on Saturday and Macalester won the MWC in dramatic fashion. The roundup of games affecting the playoff picture.
November 15, 2014 Cortland gets Jug in wild ending, Bash keeps Bell, RPI shoes The Cortaca Jug remains in Cortland State's hands for the fifth consecutive year, plus coverage from the Monon Bell, Dutchmen Shoes and more.
November 14, 2014 Predictions for Week 11 We know what the big games are, I'm pretty sure. But who can play themselves into the playoffs and who can play themselves out this week? What are the last games between non-contenders to pay attention to? Our prognosticators tell all in Triple Take.
November 14, 2014 The D3football Bracketology Show On Saturday night, the NCAA committee will be meeting to seed and select the playoff teams. And we'll be doing the same. Join us as we go through a mock selection call and tell you what your team's chances are, and where they could play.
November 13, 2014 Around the Nation: Playing for perfection Delaware Valley and Widener have been building to this point all season. This weekend there are bragging rights, a rivalry trophy, the conference title and playoff seedings all on the line. More on this key matchup in Around the Nation.
November 12, 2014 Centre Colonels are keeping it real Faced with the revocation of the conference's automatic bid, Centre is just focused on one thing: winning the next game. Justin Goldberg has more in Around the South.
November 12, 2014 The Sister on the sidelines Whether it was watching the Saints practice next to the monastery, leading a team prayer or attending a game on Saturday afternoon, Sister Lisa Maurer enjoyed her time with the St. Scholastica football team. So when she was invited to join the coaching staff, she couldn't say no. More in Around the West.
November 12, 2014 Sulages steps down at Lewis and Clark Lewis and Clark football coach Chris Sulages has resigned after nine seasons. The Pioneers were winless this season, losing to first-year program George Fox on Saturday.
November 12, 2014 Projected 2014 playoff selections, bracket What happens when you take a regional ranking in which the West Region ranking is almost certainly out of order and can't be easily understood, and an unbeaten Pool B team is ranked third among Pool B teams in the South Region alone. You get an interesting mock bracket. Here's ours.
November 12, 2014 Second NCAA regional ranking for 2014 The NCAA released its second regional rankings of the season. This ranking and the secret one that follows are the ones that the football championships committee uses to determine who gets at-large bids and where teams are (secretly) seeded.
November 11, 2014 History repeating When the home team blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown for its first score, it was pretty impressive. But that isn't the play we're talking about. What happened later was this. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem, hosts of Stagg Bowl XLII.
November 11, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week From more than 100 nominations, we pull the best of the week in Division III, including the seven-touchdown game, a player who did it all on special teams, one who had five tackles for loss in a do-or-die game and more. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 11, 2014 He's come a long way An injury early in his career nearly cost him more than just a season of football, but Evan Killilea recovered and has come on strong to lead Wittenberg's defense. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 11, 2014 A veteran influence Many times in recent years, Division III teams have welcomed former student-athletes back to finish their education. On this Veterans Day, here's the story of four such young men at Bridgewater and McDaniel.
November 10, 2014 Around the Nation Podcast: Playoff picture The playoff picture began to take shape this week, as 14 of the 24 automatic bids were claimed. Pat and Keith talk through the teams who are in, who has yet to clinch and who might be in line for the Pool B bids.
November 9, 2014 Snap judgments: Finding parity Ryan Tipps thinks parity arises from other teams following the examples of top teams, finding the coaches and the recruits that best fit in with each school’s academic and athletic philosophies and, lastly, stepping up to meet the new challenges.
November 9, 2014 100 games for Fred Jackson From D3football.com All-American to bona fide NFL player to NFL veteran, Division III football has not forgotten Fred Jackson and he has not forgotten D-III, either.
November 9, 2014 Updated Top 25 After a couple of Top 10 losses and another too-close-for-comfort win, there are some shakeups in the D3football.com Top 25.
November 8, 2014 Witt, Ithaca, Hobart win bids in head-to-head battles Hobart survived on the road at St. Lawrence, while Ithaca shut down St. John Fisher and Wittenberg held off Wabash in the NCAC. Meanwhile, Johns Hopkins clinched as well, while St. John's put itself on the doorstep.
November 8, 2014 MIT, CNU wrap up bookending automatic bids MIT won the NEFC for the first time, CNU won the USAC for the last time, and other teams clinched automatic bids as well. Macalester won its eighth game for the first time in 121 years of football, while George Fox picked up its first win since restarting football. More in the national roundup.
November 8, 2014 Brown has big day for Big Red Denison junior DuShawn Brown posted the eighth-best receiving day in NCAA Division III history on Saturday, with 339 yards in a win vs. Allegheny.
November 7, 2014 Triple Take: Our Week 10 predictions For some, the season will be over this week. For others, this is a season-defining weekend. And for more, this is a potential trap week before a big game in Week 11. How might it all shake out? Our Triple Take crew predicts ...
November 6, 2014 Around the Nation: From slumping to surging With two weeks of football left to play in the regular season, some names that may not be so familiar to football fans around the country are in the postseason discussion.
November 5, 2014 Austin College progressing at its own pace The progress of the Austin College football team is pretty easy to see, whether on the field or on the page. They just had to take a couple of steps back first.
November 5, 2014 Johnson, Mustangs peaking at right time When Lemar Johnson steps on the field Saturday in the biggest football game of his life, he will be guiding a team in the midst of its most important moment. It's fitting that Johnson and Morrisville State will see new heights together, because the two are forever linked. More in Around the East.
November 5, 2014 First NCAA regional ranking for 2014 The NCAA released its first regional rankings of the season. This ranking and the ones that follow are the ones that the football championships committee uses to determine who gets at-large bids and where teams are (secretly) seeded.
November 4, 2014 A miraculous reception We can't call it *the* Immaculate Reception, but this deflection and catch is pretty immaculate in its own right. This modern take on a classic catch and touchdown is the D3football.com Play of the Week.
November 4, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week From Albright to Willamette, from Austin to Wheaton, it's our weekly honor roll: the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 4, 2014 'Out of my comfort zone' Alana Gaither never planned to play football. She played on an all-boys soccer team as a child and her first love was always soccer, that is until the high school team at Akron Firestone needed a kicker. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 4, 2014 Willamette, Jones keeping up Saturday’s win over Linfield has been the talk of Willamette University's campus because the Bearcats beat a top-five team and dropped the Wildcats from the top of the league standings.
November 3, 2014 Around the Nation Podcast: New-found intrigue Now, we finally get some intrigue. Admittedly, when UW-Whitewater is tied at the half and Mary Hardin-Baylor is down and Linfield trails and goes on to lose, sometimes that's what counts for intrigue in Division III football. Pat and Keith talk about that and a lot more in this week's podcast.
November 2, 2014 Snap Judgments: A week with plenty of surprises Sure, we called a couple of the upsets from Saturday's games, but two others came from out of the blue for ranked teams and there were surprises even further down the standings as well. Ryan Tipps has more in Snap Judgments.
November 2, 2014 Latest Top 25 poll released Bethel moves back into the Top 10 for the first time since losing at Wartburg in the Royals' opener. Plus, how far does Linfield fall after its home loss to Willamette? Who enters the poll with three lower-ranked teams losing?
November 1, 2014 Linfield falls; Whitewater, UMHB survive Dylan Jones ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns to lift Willamette past its archrival, No. 5 Linfield, while No. 1 UW-Whitewater was pushed by No. 16 UW-Platteville and second-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor trailed rival Hardin-Simmons at halftime before rallying.
November 1, 2014 Roundup: Teams line up for MWC title game Macalester handed Carroll its first loss of the season, setting up a possible three-way tie in one division, while Illinois College and Cornell are set up to square off in the other division. Montclair had another big-interception day, and more from the rest of D-III in the national roundup.
October 31, 2014 NCAA reverses course, says no bid for SAA, MASCAC Contrary to the information it released a few weeks ago, the NCAA D-III football championships committee announced Friday that the Southern Athletic Association and Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference will not have automatic bids to the 2014 Division III football playoffs.
October 31, 2014 Triple Take Week 9 predictions: It's getting serious As we get down to the stretch run, the games get bigger. One team could even clinch an automatic bid to the playoffs this week. Get our experts' take in Triple Take.
October 30, 2014 ATN: In the Empire 8, there are 9 teams that can beat you So far, Brockport State has beaten Hartwick, who beat Alfred, who beat Buffalo State, who beat Frostburg State, who beat Ithaca, who beat Salisbury, who beat St. John Fisher, who beat Utica, who beat Brockport State. Such is the state of the Empire 8.
October 29, 2014 After dust settles, Franklin still the team to beat in HCAC Franklin looked to be on the ropes a few weeks into the season, but the Grizzlies have rebounded and now are firmly in control of the HCAC. Again. More in Around the Midwest.
October 29, 2014 Bears coming home to coach The Ursinus defense is coming back to form thanks in part to the young guys on the field and the young guys on the sideline, two recent alumni who came back to join their former coach. That and more in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 28, 2014 Right place, right time It's dangerous punting from your own end line. But for the punt block unit, it could also have been a lost opportunity if not for a fortunate carom and a pair of sticky hands. This punt block is the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 28, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week Chosen from more than 100 nominees, here's our weekly honor roll. In its 16th year, it's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 28, 2014 At home in the secondary A team that works well together wins together. And as four of Bethel's defensive backs have discovered this season, apparently living together doesn't hurt either. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
October 28, 2014 DePauw turning it around After hitting rock-bottom, with a 2-8 season and just one touchdown, total, in three Monon Bell games, DePauw has been putting it back together under coach Bill Lynch. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 27, 2014 Around the Nation Podcast: Separation of powers? Whether there is a separation at the top of the poll, whether it’s the top four teams, the top six or seven, or some other combination, one thing is for sure: they certainly separated themselves on the scoreboard this week.
October 26, 2014 Snap judgments: An interesting week It’s particularly exciting to see how conferences can still get shaken up this late in the season. People have built so many expectations by this point that much is assumed going into game day, and yet, things still go haywire. Ryan Tipps has more in Snap Judgments.
October 26, 2014 D3football.com Top 25 poll released The voters are basically in agreement about who the best 23 teams in Division III are this week. But there are a lot of candidates for the other spots, and one of them sneaks in at the No. 25 spot.
October 25, 2014 Another set of big numbers Top 10 teams put up 72, 74, 75, 71 and 70 points on Saturday in Week 8, including Mary Hardin-Baylor dropping one of those totals on previously unbeaten Texas Lutheran. Plus the Little Brass Bell game came down to a kick at the end. More in the Top 25 roundup.
October 25, 2014 Roundup: Middlebury snaps Trinity's streak Trinity (Conn.) had won 53 consecutive home games, dating to 2001, but Middlebury put an emphatic end to that streak on Saturday. Plus, Montclair took over first in the NJAC and Hiram picked up a fourth win for the first time since ...
October 24, 2014 Triple Take: We predict Week 8 games Will Texas Lutheran's defense stand up to Mary Hardin-Baylor? Could any Top 25 teams be upset? Which teams get their playoff hopes back on track? Check out our staff predictions in this week's Triple Take.
October 23, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week More guys with 200-yard rushing and receiving days than you can shake a stick at, plus a bunch players with double-digit tackles or multiple interceptions makes for a great weekly honor roll! It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 23, 2014 Around the Nation: Finding a freshman phenom When a freshman steps on campus, he could be the next Nate Kmic, or he could be gone before the end of two-a-days. Most fall somewhere in between, and Ryan Tipps talks to a couple of them in the latest Around the Nation column.
October 23, 2014 Tyre Coleman: An all-time great? Despite being double- and triple-teamed for most of the past two seasons, Tyre Coleman is still climbing the career sack leaderboard and helping Hobart climb into the D3football.com Top 10. More in Around the East.
October 22, 2014 Nothing can slow down these E&H assistant coaches Doug Blevins and Clayton Matthews are not as mobile as the rest of the Emory and Henry coaching staff, but it's easy for the Wasps players to look past their disabilities. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 22, 2014 The Little Brass Bell is never just another game Wheaton and North Central have played for years with the Little Brass Bell on the line. And for most of the past decade they have met with the CCIW title in the balance as well. More on this week's game in Around the Midwest.
October 21, 2014 Coming down with the win It was a game with big rallies and late scores, and in the end, it took one final pass getting hauled in in overtime to end it all. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 21, 2014 WNE, MIT make for an unlikely New England showdown MIT and Western New England have two of the best backs in the region. This week they meet head-on but they are only a subplot, The bigger picture is that WNE and MIT are both undefeated making it a huge game in the NEFC. That and more in Around the Northeast.
October 21, 2014 Leipold puts personal accomplishments in background "When he steps back when he’s done — whenever that is — he will look back and just realize what an accomplishment he achieved in a very short period of time," Bob Berezowitz said of Lance Leipold. "And this will be the first of many." More in Around the West.
October 20, 2014 Around the Nation Podcast: Still many unbeatens A few unbeaten but unranked teams had the opportunity to prove themselves against opponents with a little more prestige on Saturday. But in the end, Chicago, Gustavus and Emory & Henry couldn't get over the hump. Pat and Keith talk about everything in D-III in this week's podcast.
October 19, 2014 Snap judgments: Finding clarity We found out some things about how the NJAC race will play out, as well as the ODAC and HCAC. And while there are more than a few games of importance left in the MIAC, we got the beginnings of the answer there as well. Ryan Tipps has more in Snap Judgments.
October 19, 2014 D3football.com Top 25 released Chapman enters the D3football.com Top 25 for the first time in the program's history in the latest poll. Were there any other changes?
October 18, 2014 Leipold sets record: Fastest to 100 career wins UW-Whitewater defeated UW-Eau Claire on Saturday, giving coach Lance Leipold his 100th career win in just his 106th career game. That's the fastest to 100 for any NCAA coach.
October 18, 2014 Ranked teams hand GAC, E&H, Chicago, UWSP first losses St. John's and Hampden-Sydney handed Gustavus Adolphus and Emory and Henry their first losses of the season on Saturday, while Bethel topped Chicago in similar fashion. Meanwhile, Pacific beat PLU for the first time since 1972.
October 18, 2014 Roundup: Frostburg downs IC in OT; Anderson survives For the second time in four years, Frostburg has knocked off an Empire 8 contender in OT on its homecoming, while Anderson answered Hanover's comeback and points, lots of points were scored.
October 17, 2014 Triple Take: We predict Week 7 At this point in the season, we've got an idea what to expect. And just when we think we know teams, the excitement happens. Pat, Ryan and Keith try to make sense of it.
October 16, 2014 Distance no deterrent to Mighty Mikey, Merchant Marine The Mariners' football team 'adopted' a young cancer patient a few years ago, and although young Mikey Weinstein is no longer in the New York area, his fight still inspires the team and the team still brings Mikey joy. More in Around the Nation.
October 15, 2014 Making his own name Luke Riemenschneider's connections to Baldwin Wallace go back generations. And while his great-grandfather's name is on the music school, Luke's name is in the Yellow Jackets' record book. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 15, 2014 Around the West: Back on the field When he injured his knee during training camp last summer, it was difficult for Jeremiah McKibbins to stand by while his teammates went on to match the best season in Chapman history. But the running back is back and Chapman is looking to ride him to the postseason.
October 14, 2014 The reverse flea-flicker, with a spin move on top You've seen some amazing plays in Division III football this week, but this one involves great execution, with a fantastic individual effort at the end to get the ball in the end zone. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 14, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week From more than 100 nominations, we pull the best of the week in Division III, including the five-interception game, a player who blocked three kicks, a 300-yard rusher and more. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 14, 2014 Consistent Carroll looks to climb Carroll has won 70 percent of its games the past five seasons, but that hasn't been enough to bring back a Midwest Conference title. This year could be different. More in Around the Midwest.
October 13, 2014 Around the Nation Podcast: A shootout weekend No offense, but if you like defense, there wasn't a lot to like about Week 6. But if you like big totals on the scoreboard, then this was the week for you. Pat and Keith talk about that and much more in the weekly podcast.
October 12, 2014 Snap judgments: Why we put an -ack in ODAC You can tell when someone doesn't know Division III, because they pronounce the ODAC as O-D-A-C. But if anyone needed a reminder of the pronunciation, they got it this week, when the ODAC was all out of whack.
October 12, 2014 The latest D3football.com Top 25 poll With only two ranked teams losing, there were some pretty large drops, as well as some opportunity for reshuffling in our poll.
October 11, 2014 Ithaca grounded; Del Val offense rolls Buffalo State and Delaware Valley each put up impressive point totals on some strong defenses in Top 25 action on Saturday, while every other ranked team won, most of them by wide margins.
October 11, 2014 Roundup: ODAC gets wacky, Centre rolls, Luther falls Shenandoah jumped out big and held on vs. Guilford, while E&H won a battle of unbeatens, Nash Nance caught a TD pass, one player picked off five passes and more in Saturday's national roundup.
October 10, 2014 Triple Take: Our predictions for Week 6 What will be the game of the week this weekend? Which Top 25 team or teams might get upset? And where do we look for under-the-radar games that could be interesting as well? Ryan, Keith and Pat predict the weekend in Triple Take.
October 9, 2014 Around the Nation: Re-ranking the conferences Keith McMillan ranked conferences for years for D3football.com. This is Ryan Tipps' first crack at it. How do the conferences stack up now that non-conference play is all but wrapped up?
October 8, 2014 So far, Chicago not singing the blues For the second season in a row, the University of Chicago is off to a 4-0 start. The Maroons are hoping to avoid the slide that ended the 2013 season, however. More in Around the Midwest.
October 8, 2014 Split loyalties Kyle Rudolph plays offensive line for Amherst, while his younger brother Ryan is on the Middlebury O-line. That makes for some interesting game days for this family from California. More in Around the Northeast.
October 8, 2014 Around the West: The Gustavus gunslinger Mitch Hendricks has stepped up his game at Gustavus Adolphus. The Gusties’ quarterback has the offense putting up staggering numbers through the air and has led the team to a 5-0 start.
October 7, 2014 DB diving for destiny When you're still looking for your first win and the game is on the line, it's time to come up big. And there's no better time than with a minute left in the game in front of a huge crowd.
October 7, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week From Alfred State to Wooster, or from Delaware Valley to Pacific, the wide range of Division III football is represented in our weekly honor roll. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 6, 2014 Podcast: Surprise?! It's not a surprise that W&J beat Thomas More, but the margin of victory? Definitely surprising. And perhaps it shouldn't have been a surprise that Salisbury beat St. John Fisher, considering the Sea Gulls had done so in each of the five previous meetings. Pat and Keith talk about that and much more in this week's Around the Nation podcast
October 5, 2014 Snap judgments: Where's the dropoff in Division III? Saturday's loss by St. John Fisher and losses earlier this season by Bethel and North Central serve as a reminder that the gap between the haves and the almost-haves in Division III is hard to cross. More in Ryan Tipps' Snap Judgments.
October 5, 2014 Wabash jumps into Top 10 The latest D3football.com Top 25, with Wabash moving into the Top 10 and W&J moving into the Top 25. What other changes took place?
October 4, 2014 Fisher falls, Carroll survives Salisbury went up to Rochester and knocked off St. John Fisher in overtime, while John Carroll scored twice in the fourth quarter to win at Ohio Northern. Linfield rolled past PLU, while UW-Stevens Point survived at UW-River Falls. That and more in the Top 25 roundup.
October 4, 2014 Morrisville, Rowan win in NJAC, tables turn on St. Norbert The first full week of NJAC action saw some big-time individual performances, while the Green Knights were victim to the comeback this week and someone kicked a 50-yard field goal on an untimed down to win the game. That and more in the Week 5 roundup.
October 3, 2014 Around the Region: UMHB has expectations to match its success "It’s not normal to see an L on our record. So we’re accustomed to winning and that’s what we preach in practice and on game days," says UMHB receiver Kamray Runnels.
October 3, 2014 Triple Take: With all conference play underway Some have yet to take the field for conference play, but most leagues will have rectified that by the end of the weekend. For some, that includes some of the biggest games they'll play all season. Keith, Ryan and Pat make their calls for Week 5 in Triple Take.
October 2, 2014 Around the Nation: Playing short This past week, Maranatha Baptist had to cancel a game because it didn't have enough players. And they're not the only team getting by with short rosters. Ryan Tipps talks to two coaches (ones who were actually willing to talk about it) in Around the Nation.
October 1, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week There were plenty of huge numbers on offense in Week 4, but some great defensive performances to choose from as well. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 1, 2014 Around the Region: Postcards from the road Adam Turer spent some time on I-81 and visited three Old Dominion Athletic Conference campuses. Hear three coaches talk about their school and its hometown in their own words.
October 1, 2014 Why John Thorne is stepping down The North Central head coach surprised many with an announcement Sunday morning after the team's loss to UW-Stevens Point. Clyde Hughes had already written one column about the Cardinals, but had to call back and get more on the new story. It's in Around the Midwest.
October 1, 2014 At Wilkes, they put the pedal to the metal When the coach has a 200-mph speed limit sign on the wall in his office, it shouldn't be a surprise when they set records on offense. This is the way the game is played at Wilkes. More in Around the East.
September 30, 2014 When you've already done it all The quarterback had already seemingly done it all through one overtime in a shootout with a fellow conference contender. But 476 yards of total offense and five touchdowns wasn't enough to win this game. What came next is the D3football.com Play of the Week.
September 29, 2014 Podcast: Finally, some upsets They're probably not too upset in Stevens Point, Wis., or Collegeville, Minn. Now where do these teams fall in their conference races? Pat and Keith go over the big games, the under-the-radar highlights and much more in this week's podcast.
September 29, 2014 North Central announces succession plan North Central head football coach John Thorne has announced his plans to step down from his position following the 2014 season, with his successor already in place.
September 28, 2014 Around the Nation: Snap judgments St. John's and UW-Stevens Point took center stage for their upset victories, but Christopher Newport had a great Saturday night as well. More from Ryan Tipps in Sunday's Snap judgments.
September 28, 2014 Upheaval in the D3football.com Top 25 poll Two highly ranked teams lost this week. And they dragged some teams down with them. Check out the full poll, plus who entered the ranking.
September 27, 2014 Off to record starts Stevenson and Hendrix remained unbeaten, each having unprecedented success for their young programs, while Ursinus moved to 4-0, St. Norbert had a huge rally, the Gusties had some huge numbers and much more in this week's roundup.
September 27, 2014 Johnnies celebrate; Pointers pull upset South St. Paul native Sam Sura ran for 210 yards and the Johnnies' defense forced four fourth-quarter turnovers in a 24-14 win. Plus UW-Stevens Point knocked off No. 5 North Central, Heidelberg had a huge day on offense and many other Top 25 teams rolled.
September 26, 2014 Triple Take Week 4: Our predictions From the rivalry to the wacky, the final Saturday of September pretty much has it all. Check out the crew's predictions, from east coast to west coast, in this week's Triple Take.
September 26, 2014 Chicago FAA fire forces cancellation of Pacific game A fire that shut down the FAA's main ground control center in the Chicago area has forced the cancellation of Saturday's scheduled Pacific football game at the University of Chicago.
September 25, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week The weekly D3football.com honor roll includes players from Washington and Jefferson, Wheaton, Whitworth, Willamette, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wittenberg and players from schools at the other end of the alphabet as well. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 25, 2014 Around the Nation: The phrase that stays From DePauw Never Quits to Wabash Always Fights to Every Man a Lute, some Division III schools identify with a phrase that has lasted through the years. Ryan Tipps takes a look at some of those in Around the Nation.
September 24, 2014 Around the Region The top two teams each of the last three years square off in the Centennial, Adrian's star defensive back shrugs off a three-interception day, two Boston College transfers hit the NESCAC and CUW looks for a reboot. That and more in Around the Region.
September 24, 2014 Around the Region: Record-setting day At the last minute, Bryan Peterson’s parents decided to make the trip to La Verne for Whitworth's game. Good thing they did, or they would have missed an epic passing performance. More in Around the West.
September 23, 2014 What you run on fourth-and-17 Deep in your own territory, middle of the fourth quarter, down by two touchdowns, there aren't a lot of high-percentage plays you can call on for a fourth-and-long situation. But this time found one that worked. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
September 22, 2014 Podcast: Strange, and happy endings What's the sound of a team snapping a 31-game losing streak? Or of a team's dreams vanishing in a last-second mistake? You'll hear both of those, and get Keith and Pat's take on it and much more from this week in this week's Around the Nation Podcast.
September 21, 2014 Snap judgments: Taking a new look at the poll The perception seems to be that at about Week 3, most Top 25 voters do major teardowns and rebuilding of their ballots. Ryan Tipps points out that this past Saturday’s games do a good job of reminding voters why it might be time to do so.
September 20, 2014 Roundup: Tufts, St. Vincent end long streaks, TLU wins in bizarre ending Tufts ended a 31-game slide, while St. Vincent knocked off Case to end a 23-game skid, while the Louisiana College-Texas Lutheran game ended in bizarre fashion. That and more in the roundup.
September 20, 2014 Defense rules the day for JCU, Wesley, Ithaca Some of Division III's most prolific rushers were held in check on Saturday, while Wesley finally got a chance to take down an old rival and schooled the Profs in a big win. North Central and Linfield looked good under the lights. That and more in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
September 19, 2014 Triple Take: Our predictions for Week 3 We won't have to wait until November to find out how got some teams are this year, while a playoff rematch is also on the docket as well as an entire conference finally playing with us this week. Check out Ryan, Keith and Pat's look at this week in Triple Take.
September 18, 2014 Around the Nation: Startups back for more The three teams that started up Division III football programs last season are now in the midst of Year Two, and they don't play so much like freshmen any more. Ryan Tipps checks in with all three in the latest Around the Nation column.
September 17, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week The weekly D3football.com honor roll includes players from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Emory and Henry, Brockport State, Southwestern, Thomas More and of course, Rose-Hulman and Illinois College, along with many more. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 17, 2014 From the Orioles to the Bengals His baseball dreams played out after a few seasons in the minor leagues, Kyle Hoppy turned to his other love, football. After a season holding a clipboard, now he's leading one of D-III's most prolific early-season offenses. More in Around the East.
September 17, 2014 Around the Region This week's columns include a look at Division III's maritime schools who squared off this past weekend. Monmouth's two-headed running game has started off strong, Ohio Northern is off to a better start under center in 2014, Wesley's defense is taking out its quarterfinal frustrations and Wartburg knows it has a lot of games left.
September 16, 2014 The defense answers Under the lights, with the cameras on them, the young team's defense shone brightly. That includes this pick-6 to clinch the game in the closing minutes. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week returns.
September 16, 2014 Around the South: Teaching Trinity Jerheme Urban learned a lot playing under Steve Mohr and spending nine seasons in the NFL. Now the new Trinity (Texas) head coach is putting that education major to good use with his Tigers squad.
September 15, 2014 Podcast: Still talking about the three-OT thriller If you tuned out of Division III football after your team's game Saturday afternoon, you missed one of the biggest stories of the year: Rose-Hulman defeating Illinois College 74-68 in triple overtime. Keith and Pat get you caught up on the Around the Nation Podcast.
September 14, 2014 Snap judgments: Underdogs with bite Ryan Tipps gives us his first look at Week 2, with the underdogs who almost pulled off the upsets, the favorites who came through, and the rest of the weekend's excitement.
September 13, 2014 Roundup: Rose-Hulman, IC make history in 3OT Rose-Hulman outlasted Illinois College 74-68 in a game that tied the D-III mark for most points in a game. Meanwhile, Southwestern picked up the first win since the revival of the program while Cortland State must be kicking itself after its second consecutive late-game miscue and an Elmhurst running back named Williams had a 300-yard game.
September 13, 2014 Wartburg continues early-season run No. 15 Wartburg had a huge third quarter to knock off No. 7 Bethel on Saturday, while No. 5 Linfield rallied past Chapman, UW-Whitewater pulled away from Franklin and more in Week 2's Top 25 action.
September 12, 2014 Triple Take: Our predictions for Week 2 There's one clash of ranked teams, and 10 ranked teams taking on pretty good challenges, be they against teams on the fringe of the rankings, teams with recent pedigree or teams we expect to push for a conference title and finish with a winning record.
September 11, 2014 Around the Nation: Following his heart Forced from the middle of the action to a supporting role on the sidelines, Methodist linebacker Bryan Bing learned a lot about the game, and himself.
September 10, 2014 D3football.com Team of the Week The weekly D3football.com honor roll was chosen from more than 100 nominations. It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 9, 2014 Answers on offense Wholesale changes on offense were the big question about this team in the preseason. But in Week 1, it looked a lot more like answers. The D3football.com Play of the Week returns.
September 9, 2014 The littlest Tartan Carnegie Mellon’s most inspirational member of the team wasn’t on the field for the Tartans on Saturday night. But the impact a player can make isn’t always measured in touchdowns and tackles. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 9, 2014 Around the Region It was a magical night at Northwestern, Rose-Hulman and Franklin experience elation and deflation, Averett took a step toward rebuilding its program, and a new rivalry got a new chapter. That's what you'll see in this week's Around the Region columns.
September 8, 2014 Around the Nation Podcast: The new season It's a new season for Division III football and for the podcast as well. We're doing things a little differently, so give it a listen and let us know what you think. The week's top stories, game balls, predictions revisited and much more. Subscribe in iTunes!
September 8, 2014 Coaching Carousel turning already at Lawrence Lawrence coach Mike Barthelmess resigned the football head coaching position following the Vikings' 34-6 season-opening loss to Rockford. He was 3-18 at Lawrence and 18-79-1 as a Division III head coach.
September 8, 2014 D3football.com Top 25 A couple of teams move into the poll and others move up based on who they beat. Check out the full D3football.com Top 25.
September 7, 2014 Snap judgments: Right foot or wrong foot? There are two ways to start the season -- with a win, or a loss. Now, not every win necessarily puts you off on the right foot, but it certainly helps. Ryan Tipps runs down a little bit of who's on each side in his first Sunday reactions column of the season.
September 6, 2014 Friday night: Widener knocks off Rowan The Pride got the season off on the right foot, while McDaniel rallied late and Trine and Manchester didn't even finish. More from Friday night's action.
September 6, 2014 Roundup: Bengals slide past Cortland Cortland State thought it was running out the clock, but gave Buff State one last chance. Meanwhile, Hiram rallied from a 24-point deficit to win its opener. That and much more in the opening weekend national roundup.
September 6, 2014 Little Giants bash Nance, IWU wins, UST survives Cody and Ethan Buresh combined for three and a half sacks and a pick six, while IWU defeated Franklin and St. Thomas survived vs. UW-Eau Claire. More in the Top 25 roundup.
September 5, 2014 Think you know it all? Try your luck at our Kickoff treasure hunt Our crack team of editors has picked out 18 unique tidbits written about within Kickoff 2014. The first three readers to answer all 18 correctly will get a D-III specific prize sent their way. Try your luck as the season opens!
September 5, 2014 Triple Take: We predict the weekend's games From the Delaware valley (and Delaware Valley) to the Pacific Northwest, Ryan, Keith and Pat predict this weekend's games. It's Triple Take, on the site every Friday.
September 4, 2014 Around the Region returns In addition to a national columnist, yes, we have regional columns as well. Each week seven columnists cover regions of the country to bring you even more in-depth coverage, starting this week. Check them out!
September 3, 2014 Kickoff: It's not too late! Games start this weekend, but it's not too late to get Kickoff 2014 and all the great preview coverage you need to truly understand the season. Get Keith McMillan's deeper sleepers, 244 season previews, rankings and much more!
September 2, 2014 Around the Nation: A new-look classic Hampden-Sydney and Wabash, two all-male schools, are squaring off in football this weekend for the first time. As we simultaneously pass the baton to a new Around the Nation columnist, Ryan Tipps introduces the Gentlemen's Classic, and himself as well.
September 1, 2014 2014 NFL season opens with nine D-III alumni on rosters Derek Carrier and Jordan Gay are the new names in the league, which is a good reminder that the D-III players who make it in the NFL are often the most persistent.
August 29, 2014 This season's super seniors Who are the candidates for the D3 Senior Classic this December? Here's the Super Seniors watch list, released Friday, Aug. 29. Because if your list has 600 names on it, or just 156, like this one, it's not an All-American team. It's a watch list.
August 27, 2014 Kickoff: Haven't subscribed yet? The exclusive online preview of the entire Division III football season is here! Who will knock UW-Whitewater off their perch? And is D-III that far off from scholarship football? Jake Kumerow can answer that. Find out in Kickoff 2014!
August 26, 2014 Kickoff 2014 is live! 244 season previews, two dozen feature stories, two rankings, 244 predictions ... it's like a season preview magazine for Division III, but it's timely and updated. If you've already subscribed, log in here.
August 25, 2014 Coming in Kickoff: Forget the records In Tuesday's release of Kickoff 2014, less than 24 hours from now, read all 244 season previews, our rankings and dozens of features, including Thomas More's Domonique Hayden, who would rather avoid last year's playoff snub.
August 14, 2014 Seasons in the Sun: D-III in the 1970s Division III has changed so much just in the 15 years of D3football.com, but it was a different experience entirely in decades past. Read more about it in the words of former Wittenberg quarterback Bill Hauser.
August 12, 2014 ATN podcast returns; changes coming Season 8 of the Around the Nation podcast starts in September, with Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan talking about the week in Division III football. But there will be some changes.
August 1, 2014 D3football.com preseason All-Americans Brady Grayvold had a season's worth of interceptions in the playoffs alone, picking off six passes to go with 27 tackles in UW-Whitewater's run to the title. If you're reading someone else's preseason team, you're missing this guy. Here's the top returning players.
July 30, 2014 Kickoff: Where we rank all 244 teams Earlier in July, we ranked the Top 25. But in Kickoff, Pat and Keith rank all 244 teams, from top to bottom. Where will your team rank? Where do we predict they'll finish? Plus previews, features and much more. Order now for Aug. 26 release!
July 29, 2014 NCAA reaches proposed settlement in concussion suit The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former NCAA student-athletes as a part of its agreement to settle claims in several consolidated concussion-related class actions, subject to a federal judge's approval.
July 16, 2014 Preseason D3football.com Top 25 poll UW-Whitewater receives all the No. 1 votes. Who do the voters think are the biggest challenges to a Warhawk repeat? Check out the full ranking.
July 12, 2014 It's time to get Kickoff 2014! Our 10th annual Kickoff online publication will be released on or about Aug. 26! Pre-order now and avoid the rush!
June 11, 2014 TCNJ fills Whitewater's 10th game For a couple of months, UW-Whitewater had been sitting with nine games, just one Division III non-conference opponent and back-to-back bye weeks in September. Then TCNJ decided to challenge itself.
June 9, 2014 Wisconsin-Whitewater: A season of domination From football to baseball, UW-Whitewater took home three highly visible Division III national championships. D3sports.com's Rob Knox digs into how Whitewater got here in so many sports.
June 3, 2014 Coaching Carousel: Door still turning Alfred's coach moved to Hamilton and was replaced from within, while Wisconsin Lutheran's first-ever coach came back. That and more moves in the Coaching Carousel.
June 3, 2014 Alfred promotes assistant coach Bob Rankl got the call to move up at Alfred after Dave Murray departed to take the head coaching position at Hamilton.
May 10, 2014 Division III blanked in draft for second year in a row One of the top Division III players in NFL history hung it up this offseason. If anyone in the 2014 draft class will supplant London Fletcher, they will have to do it the way he did: as an undrafted free agent. Who's signed so far?
May 7, 2014 Miller returns to sidelines at Wisconsin Lutheran The program's first coach will relinquish vice president of student affairs duties and become its third coach.
April 28, 2014 2014 team-by-team schedules The Division III football schedule is loaded up and on D3football.com. Check out the list, including the gantlet that UW-La Crosse is running early in the season.
April 28, 2014 Southern Virginia changes coaches twice Jason Walker was first hired as defensive coordinator, then head coach in separate transactions taking place at Southern Virginia a little over a month apart this spring.
April 27, 2014 Volpone named coach at Castleton Endicott assistant coach Tony Volpone is taking over as Spartans head coach.
April 25, 2014 Carroll to return to CCIW The Pioneers left the CCIW after the 1991-92 season. Nearly a quarter-century later, they'll be back in the conference.
April 24, 2014 Murphy changes role with Wisconsin Lutheran Ben Murphy, who was head coach for one season, cited time with family as reason for decision for stepping back as Warriors' head coach.
April 23, 2014 River Falls gets probation for financial aid violations Under the previous head coach, UW-River Falls committed financial aid violations over the course of several years. As a result, the NCAA makes the current coach, who was not involved, attend training seminars.
April 22, 2014 Heidelberg's utility player: TE, LF, M.D.? Derek Hug fills up the box score in a different way for the Student Princes: on the gridiron, diamond and in the classroom. A #whyd3 story on D3sports.com.
April 10, 2014 Hanover coordinator takes over at Bluffton Denny Dorel replaces Tyson Veidt, who took an assistant coaching job at Division I Toledo.
April 1, 2014 Clements moves to D-II, Del Val promotes Greco Delaware Valley coach as Jim Clements has resigned to take over as head coach at Division II Kutztown. Assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Duke Greco has been moved into the head coach spot.
March 14, 2014 Elmhurst names Planz head coach Elmhurst has named Ron Planz, most recently an assistant coach at Minnesota State-Mankato, as its new head football coach.
March 3, 2014 Analyzing the NJAC and E8's big moves Wesley and its Capital Athletic Conference brethren join forces with five New Jersey schools to form a power conference, while the Empire 8 becomes the New York nine. What does this mean for playoffs, schedules and travel, and why did it happen? Keith McMillan explains, in Around the Nation:
March 3, 2014 NJAC goes big for 2015 The New Jersey Athletic Conference is getting a lot bigger and a lot stronger in football in 2015, as Wesley, Salisbury, Christopher Newport and Frostburg State join the league, while Morrisville State moves to the Empire 8.
February 14, 2014 Widener coach leaving for Syracuse Bobby Acosta became the third D-III head coach in 13 months to get hired at Syracuse, and Widener will soon have its third head coach in as many seasons.
February 11, 2014 Duerr named Beloit football coach Seth Duerr, a D3football.com All-American at Wooster, was named Beloit football coach.
February 10, 2014 Southern Virginia coach moves to Frostburg State DeLane Fitzgerald, who helped shepherd Southern Virginia into Division III football, moves a few hours up I-81.
February 3, 2014 D-III at the Super Bowl Steven Hauschka was a big part of the story early and the Seahawks defense, led by Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn (99), a Salisbury grad, was the story late. Plus, the team was assembled by Tommie and Johnnie grads. Check out stories in What We're Reading.
January 30, 2014 Averett hires longtime Ferrum assistant Cleive Adams, who has has served as Ferrum's defensive coordinator since 2007, is the third head coach in Averett history.
January 30, 2014 Cortland to join archrival in Empire 8 Starting in 2015, the Cortaca Jug game, which already has rivalry and playoff implications, could have conference title implications as well.
January 26, 2014 St. Francis assistant named Westminster (Pa.) coach Westminster (Pa.) has named Scott Benzel as head coach. Benzel previously was the associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator at Division I Saint Francis
January 19, 2014 Welch named AFCA president Ithaca coach Mike Welch will lead the American Football Coaches Association in 2014 as president of the organization.
December 31, 2013 Latest moves in Coaching Carousel St. Norbert and E&H hire replacements for longtime coaches, while former North Central and Wheaton defensive coordinators take jobs and more offseason coaching moves.
December 31, 2013 St. Norbert hires Colby assistant St. Norbert has named Steve Opgenorth as its head football coach. He's spent the past two years as offensive coordinator at Colby.
December 30, 2013 Alum returns to coach E&H after 15 years in D-I A 1982 graduate of E&H, Curt Newsome returns to replace Don Montgomery and become the program's 20th head coach.
December 23, 2013 Castleton State coach resigns Castleton State football coach Marc Klatt has resigned after three years at the helm of the Spartans.
December 22, 2013 ATN podcast: We wrap up the season In addition to wrapping up the game, Keith and Pat talked about which players might have played themselves into All-America status, discussed how they would rank the top teams after the playoffs and announced the postseason awards.
December 22, 2013 Final Top 25 After five weeks of playoffs, who moved up the most and who benefited the most from Whitewater's win? Check out the final 2013 ranking.
December 22, 2013 Wheaton assistant takes Whitworth job Rod Sandberg, a longtime defensive assistant coach at Wheaton (Ill.), has been selected as the head football coach at Whitworth.
December 21, 2013 Warhawks channel near perfection UW-Whitewater’s offense channeled near perfection on Division III’s biggest stage, and Mount Union discovered just how unforgiving Warhawk momentum can be.
December 20, 2013 2013 All-America team The D3football.com All-America team for 2013 was announced Friday evening in Salem, including the offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year.
December 20, 2013 A player's final thank-yous On the eve of his final career football game, Zach Howard had some touching things to say in thanks to his teammates, coaches and family. We suspect many D-III football players feel the same.
December 20, 2013 After bending, Mount Union defense broke It took one possession and less than four minutes for Mount Union’s defense, which bent as far back as it could to preserve a perfect season to this point, to break.
December 19, 2013 Triple Take: Our Stagg Bowl predictions Our Triple Take crew is joined by others this week as we continue a D3football.com tradition that's been running since 1999: our Stagg Bowl predictions.
December 18, 2013 Kevin Burke wins Gagliardi Trophy The Mount Union quarterback has done something pretty rare: He's won the award as a junior.
December 18, 2013 Recharged Warhawks ready to return One year removed from a 2012 campaign that saw the Warhawks’ 46-game winning streak snapped and the team out of the postseason, Whitewater is back in a familiar place. A Road to Salem feature by Joe Sager.
December 17, 2013 Helminiak has interim tag removed Steve Helminiak, who took over the Loras program with three games left in a 1-9 season, will remain on as head coach.
December 17, 2013 Burke gets a Heisman vote Kevin Burke surely appeared in the top two on a number of the Gagliardi Trophy ballots. But he also received a second-place vote for the Heisman Trophy. Why? We asked the voter.
December 17, 2013 Purple Raiders offense follows its leader Driven by a loss from last decade that still bothers him, Mount Union's fearless quarterback, Kevin Burke, has done nothing but succeed in a Purple Raider uniform. A Road to Salem feature by Adam Turer.
December 16, 2013 ATN podcast: 2x1 = 8 With Mount Union and UW-Whitewater needing two one-point games to reach their eighth Stagg Bowl meeting, it should be clear that the two are very close to the pack. Pat and Keith talk more in this week's podcast.
December 15, 2013 See you in Salem! Whether you're coming to the Stagg Bowl for the first time, or just took a year off for some reason, here's a little bit about what you'll find at Salem Stadium.
December 14, 2013 Same as it ever was: MTU, UWW to reunite at Stagg In two thrilling one-point games, Mount Union and UW-Whitewater each punched their return tickets to Salem and will face each other for the title for the eighth time.
December 14, 2013 Mount Union holds on with 31-second drive Game story: Quarterback Kevin Burke threw a touchdown pass with just over a minute to play to rally No. 1 ranked Mount Union to a 41-40 win over No. 4 North Central.
December 14, 2013 Warhawks top Crusaders, back to Stagg Bowl This isn't a formula UW-Whitewater would like to continue or anyone would want to copy, but the result is what counts. For the second week in a row UW-W fell behind, then came back to win, beating UMHB 16-15.
December 13, 2013 Triple Take: Our semifinal predictions Three purple teams are trying to get back to Salem, while one has never been. Our Triple Take crew gives its predictions for Saturday's semifinals. And they are not unanimous.
December 12, 2013 Purple Raider secondary battle-tested The young Mount Union defense has been tested, sometimes burned this season, but has always done enough to win. Adam Turer takes a look at the Purple Raiders in a Road to Salem feature.
December 11, 2013 Back to the semis For the last Play of the Week of the season, we revisit the site of a previous play and a phase of the game that has been big this season: special teams.
December 11, 2013 Stagg Bowl re-ups for Salem The Stagg Bowl will remain in Salem through 2017.
December 11, 2013 UMHB QB situation goes from 404 to A-OK Replacing LiDarral Bailey hasn't been easy for UMHB. The quarterback situation seemed a little lost in September, but the Cru may have found a formula that works. A Road to Salem feature by Joe Sager.
December 11, 2013 Facing champs, North Central 'D' needs its 'A' game The talk leading up to the Cardinals' first national semifinal game centers on their uptempo offense. But how do they plan to stop Kevin Burke & Co., and with whom?
December 11, 2013 Rising to the occasion Jake Kumerow wasn't necessarily expected to be Whitewater's top receiving threat when the season began, but the Warhawks have needed him to step up and he has. A Road to Salem feature by Brian Lester.
December 10, 2013 Gagliardi final four heading to Salem Mount Union quarterback Kevin Burke, Middlebury quarterback McCallum Foote, UW-Whitewater linebacker Cole Klotz and Western Connecticut running back Octavias McKoy will be heading to Salem for the Gagliardi Trophy ceremony.
December 9, 2013 Vote for the Gagliardi Trophy Have you cast your ballot yet? The deadline comes Tuesday at noon CT! The cumulative fan results will count for one vote for D-III's top all-around student-athlete.
December 9, 2013 2013 D3football.com All-Region Teams The ninth annual D3football.com All-Region Teams have been announced, from more than 950 nominations. The All-Region team is presented by Salem, Virginia’s Championship City.
December 9, 2013 ATN podcast: Down to the final four Pat and Keith analyze all four quarterfinals and preview the national semifinals in this week's podcast. What did they see on Saturday and what do they see for the next? Tune in.
December 7, 2013 Three No. 1 seeds and a No. 2 advance to semis Wesley gave Mount Union all it could handle, while UW-Whitewater rallied past Linfield, UMHB put St. John Fisher away in the second half and North Central cruised past Bethel.
December 7, 2013 Get old Stagg Bowls on DVD The NCAA offers a limited number of Stagg Bowl broadcasts on DVD, which can be purchased online. Order now for the holiday season!
December 6, 2013 10 years later: Ricky Lannetti remembered A decade ago, on Dec. 6, 2003, Lycoming wide receiver Ricky Lannetti wasn't with his team, which was preparing to play in the quarterfinals. He was in the hospital, losing his battle with a staph infection.
December 6, 2013 Triple Take: Predicting Saturday's scores The weather won't be pretty anywhere. Will that affect how our Triple Take crew thinks the games will go? Who we think will win and way.
December 5, 2013 St. John Fisher goes on the road again Winning on the road in the postseason isn't easy, but St. John Fisher has been up to the challenge -- four road wins in 2011 and 2013. Now they face No. 2-ranked UMHB at their "Cruthedral."
December 4, 2013 North Central again has a big opportunity The Cardinals have come into the postseason highly touted several times, but have never advanced to the semifinals. Saturday, they face Bethel with another chance, and this time, they say they're more mentally tough.
December 3, 2013 Turning the tide A 39-yard return of a 39-yard punt, sprung by some punishing blocks helped the No. 2 team in the country rally past a surging underdog. It's the Play of the Week.
December 3, 2013 Coming into their own Concern was in the air for both Mount Union and Wesley, although the teams experienced it at different points in the season. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 2, 2013 ATN podcast: Almost as expected Crazy comeback on the west coast, a Midwest game with more subplots than a [insert your cliche here] and in all, a good second round of action. Pat and Keith talk about all eight games and next week's quarterfinals.
December 2, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews from the playoffs, including reports from Wesley, St. John Fisher, UW-Whitewater and UMHB as well as highlights from Bethel, Mount Union and North Central.
December 1, 2013 For this year's quarterfinals, we rounded up the usual suspects Over the past eight years, the Division III football quarterfinals have looked surprisingly similar. And it's not just the color purple, either. But indeed, 53 of the last 64 spots in the Elite Eight can be summed up in simple groupings.
November 30, 2013 Wrapup: Linfield rallies, Bethel survives, Fisher rolls Linfield scored the final 28 points to rally from a 21-3 deficit, while Bethel lost its starting quarterback but held Wartburg out of the end zone on their final play. St. John Fisher pulled the predicted upset. Full playoff wrapup.
November 28, 2013 Triple Take: We predict the scores In the second round, the games get much closer. Will they be close enough that someone pulls off the upset? See what our Triple Take predictions say, and add your own predictions in the comments.
November 27, 2013 Hobart, Fisher square off in other's backyard Backyard football games are a tradition for many during Thanksgiving week. For St. John Fisher and Hobart, just an hour apart, they’ll take the backyard game to a new level Saturday. A Road to Salem feature.
November 27, 2013 For trip to Linfield, Tigers must adjust on the fly Hampden-Sydney has been playing with its backs against the wall for weeks, but boarding a plane from Virginia to Oregon to face No. 2 Linfield is a new challenge. A Road to Salem feature.
November 27, 2013 Stanek and Kelly making the most of it Spencer Stanek of North Central and John Kelly of UW-Platteville each overcame missed time in their careers. Now they lead two of D-III's top offenses into the biggest clash of the Round of 16. A Road to Salem feature.
November 27, 2013 The rare Ohio showdown When Wittenberg and Mount Union take the field together Saturday, it will be for the first time since 2001, and in front of a big crowd. More in a Road to Salem feature.
November 26, 2013 Pooch punt goes awry Generally a pooch punt is a good way to pin a team deep. Problem is when the punt is fielded. And then returned. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
November 26, 2013 Gagliardi finalists announced The final 10 players for the award that bears legendary coach John Gagliardi's name include five quarterbacks, two linebackers, a receiver, a running back and a defensive end. Cast your vote!
November 26, 2013 Frostburg State coach retires Frostburg State coach Tom Rogish announced that he is retiring after guiding the program for the past six years.
November 26, 2013 Knight and day difference for Wartburg Wartburg’s journey to the IIAC title hit a speed bump with a loss to conference rival Coe. But since that loss, the Knights' ground game and defense have propelled them to the second round. A Road to Salem feature.
November 25, 2013 Latest moves from the Coaching Carousel Emory and Henry's coach steps down after nine years of not being able to replicate his previous job's success, while St. Norbert's coach is out and more offseason coaching moves.
November 25, 2013 Westminster's Hand steps down Westminster (Pa.) has announced that Jeff Hand has resigned as head football coach. He was 34-55 in nine seasons.
November 25, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews from the playoffs, including Wesley, Mount Union, UW-Whitewater and North Central as well as postgame interviews from Linfield, Johns Hopkins, Franklin and more.
November 24, 2013 ATN podcast: Stories from the first round There were some great games in the first round. Some of them were supposed to be great games between evenly matched teams, and in most cases, we got them. But then there were the surprises. More in this week's podcast.
November 24, 2013 ATN's Snap judgments: Who answered the bell Some of those who shined in the first round of the 32-team playoffs weren't the nationally elite teams who have a chance at a Stagg Bowl a month from now, but those who were seizing the day.
November 24, 2013 St. Norbert coach steps down St. Norbert football coach Jim Purtill announced he has resigned from his position after 15 seasons. Purtill, 58, led the Green Knights to 11 MWC championships and 10 playoff trips.
November 23, 2013 Wesley wins in final minute, JCU out The first round of playoffs had a couple of thrillers, with Ithaca, Franklin and Wesley rallying, as well as St. John Fisher doing what St. John Fisher does in November. That and more in our full wrapup.
November 22, 2013 Triple Take: We predict the scores All 16 games are big games, so we can't tell you what the big games are. Instead, our three-headed prediction team will predict the scores. High scoring? Close game? Split decision? Find out.
November 21, 2013 New life for St. John Fisher Cody Miller sat anxiously, surrounded by a handful of teammates and coaches. Fingers tapped and feet bounced in nervous anticipation. They were all waiting to hear the same thing.
November 21, 2013 Around the Great Lakes: Sirianni seeing familiar faces Former Mount Union player and assistant coach Mike Sirianni sees the Purple Raiders fairly often as coach of Washington and Jefferson. More in Around the Region.
November 21, 2013 Playoff team capsules: The Bethel bracket Get all the skinny, our take and predictions on each of the eight teams in Bethel's bracket, from the Royals to the Saints.
November 21, 2013 Playoff team capsules: The Mount Union bracket Get all the skinny, our take and predictions on each of the eight teams in Mount Union's bracket, from the Purple Raiders to the Presidents.
November 21, 2013 Playoff team capsules: The UMHB bracket Get all the skinny, our take and predictions on each of the eight teams in Mary Hardin-Baylor's bracket, from the Cru to the Gulls.
November 21, 2013 Playoff team capsules: The UW-Whitewater bracket Get all the skinny, our take and predictions on each of the eight teams in UW-Whitewater's bracket, from the Warhawks to the Green Knights.
November 21, 2013 ATN: Our playoff picks, surprises, disappointments In this annual feature, Keith, Pat and others give their playoff predictions: Who will be the surprise teams, who the disappointments and who will be the last team standing in each bracket?
November 20, 2013 Around the West: PLU gets another shot Hoping for a better outcome this time around, Pacifc Lutheran is making another trip down to Linfield, this time with hopes of advancing.
November 20, 2013 Tully resigns after 19 seasons at Whitworth After 24 years as a head coach, 19 of them at Whitworth, John Tully resigns as Pirates coach.
November 20, 2013 Urban takes over for former coach at Trinity In 2002, Jerheme Urban was a D3football.com first-team All-American. As recently as two years ago he was playing in the NFL. Now he's the head coach at his alma mater.
November 19, 2013 Into the record books Hoping for a Selection Sunday miracle, this team was taking no chances in Week 11 and put a player in the record books during a big win. One long run is the D3football.com Play of the Week.
November 19, 2013 Around the Midwest: Bids bring excitement Wash U had plenty of reason to celebrate, but so did fellow at-large pick Illinois Wesleyan, as well as automatic qualifiers North Central, Concordia (Wis.) and Franklin.
November 19, 2013 Around the Mid-Atlantic: Maryville makes history In just two seasons at the helm of the Scots, Mike Rader has done something that hadn’t been done in decades: win a conference championship. And he’s done it twice, this year earning the team an 11th game with a Round 1 playoff trip to Hampden-Sydney. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 19, 2013 Colbert let go at St. Vincent After Bob Colbert helped St. Vincent restart its football team, the program again fell on hard times, having gone 0-10 each of the past two seasons.
November 18, 2013 ATN podcast: Breaking down the field Why aren't we even talking about UW-Oshkosh? Did Johns Hopkins get shafted or get a good matchup? How would we make the playoffs better? Keith and Pat break it down in this week's podcast.
November 18, 2013 Football committee chair takes questions With the selection show cut down to less than eight minutes of actual content, there's no analysis, no breakdown. So that's left to the rest of us, like our friends at In the HuddLLe.
November 17, 2013 Join the bracket challenge! Once again this season, the folks at d3photography.com are hosting a Division III football bracket challenge! Make your picks now. Deadline noon ET on Saturday!
November 17, 2013 Playoff bracket released! The Field of 32 is out. Surprised? If you read our projection last night, you shouldn't be, as we correctly projected all of the teams going.
November 16, 2013 Brooks resets NCAA rushing mark Cartel Brooks was bottled up by Mount Union but nobody for Baldwin Wallace could catch him on Saturday as he knocked Octavias McKoy out of the record book before it was ever printed.
November 16, 2013 ATN's Snap judgments: Today, they were all big games Keith McMillan has instant reactions both inside and outside the playoff picture on the final day of the regular season.
November 16, 2013 Rhodes shakes up playoff picture Rhodes handed Millsaps its first loss, while several other teams in the playoff mix left no doubts in convincing wins.
November 16, 2013 Albion, Mount Union, Hampden-Sydney and more punch tickets There were 10 automatic bids left to be handed out today. Some got in via head-to-head wins, while one team only got in because it got some help. Check out the full list of 24 automatic qualifiers.
November 16, 2013 Our 2013 playoff projections Will the committee break the mold and put a two-loss team in the field? We believe they should. Here's our projected playoff teams, and how they could be paired up.
November 15, 2013 Triple Take: The Rivalry Week predictions Last week of the regular season, 10 playoff spots to be decided, plus trophies and bragging rights on the line. Ryan, Keith and Pat deliver their take on Week 11 with their predictions.
November 14, 2013 Around the East: Ithaca leaves 2011 in the past Just two years removed from the worst season in decades, the Bombers have clinched a spot in the playoffs and have rejuvenated the program’s status. More in Around the East.
November 13, 2013 Around the Great Lakes: Albion builds off 2011 run Two years ago, the Britons took a shellacking in the postseason and used it to learn to be a better team. Now, with one more win, the Britons will be back in the playoffs. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 13, 2013 Around the Mid-Atlantic: H-SC's defense flying under radar The Tigers are known for high-powered offenses, but as they wound their way through the volatile ODAC, their defense has shown that this is no one-dimensional team. See more in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 13, 2013 Around the West: Saints hope to go one step further St. Scholastica's season has had a recent habit of ending in the first round of the NCAA playoffs. This year the Saints hope to get through that Week 12 barrier.
November 13, 2013 Around the South: HSU copes with player’s death The Cowboys are shouldering heavy emotions, first after learning that former coach Jimmie Keeling was injured in a car wreck and then later that one of their own, receiver Taylor Huff, was hit by a motorist and killed early Sunday. The team is pulling together as any family would. More in Around the South.
November 13, 2013 A pre-regional rankings primer The regional rankings are released this afternoon. Meantime, Keith McMillan analyzes Pools B and C and takes reader questions about the potential playoff field.
November 13, 2013 The second regional rankings are out Find out where the NCAA regional advisory committees slotted teams after Week 10's spate of losses by teams in the rankings. Where does Texas Lutheran fall, and who else got leapfrogged?
November 12, 2013 Here's the tip Going toe-to-toe with a top-ranked team and a D-I team is one thing, but you have to take care of business in your conference. Sometimes the ball is right in front of you. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
November 10, 2013 ATN podcast: Playoff picture takes shape We learned quite a bit about who will make the playoffs this year, as nearly half of the automatic bids were given out. But we figured out some things about at-large bids as well. Keith and Pat run it all down in this week's podcast.
November 10, 2013 ATN Snap judgments: Stories for the ages Millsaps may well have a story for the ages out of Saturday's win vs. Centre, as will Cornell and Bowdoin. Of course, if you were on the other side, it could burn for ages as well.
November 10, 2013 The latest D3football.com Top 25 UW-Whitewater moves into the top five, John Carroll moves into the Top 10, Wesley into the Top 15, Ithaca into the Top 20 and Maryville into the Top 25 in the latest poll.
November 10, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews, including Mount Union, North Central, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Bowdoin and Wash U. as well as interviews from St. John's, St. Thomas, Wheaton, Catholic and more.
November 9, 2013 Jimmie Keeling hospitalized after car crash The former Hardin-Simmons coach was hurt when someone ran a red light.
November 9, 2013 Bids clinched: Maryville, Ithaca, Gallaudet and more Maryville clinched its first automatic bid to the playoffs, Ithaca won at Salisbury in overtime, Gallaudet kept its unbeaten run alive and more as teams wrapped up bids to the Field of 32.
November 9, 2013 Top 25 wrap: JCU makes its statement The Blue Streaks passed their biggest test of the season with flying colors, while Franklin and Illinois College were knocked off. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
November 9, 2013 Roundup: ODAC race down to pair of archrivals Randolph-Macon and Hampden-Sydney remained in a first-place tie headed into the final week, while Framingham survived and Texas Lutheran got crushed in the Pool B race. That and more in our full wrapup.
November 7, 2013 Poll positions: Interpreting regional rankings If you haven't seen regional rankings before, or your team hasn't been a contender in recent years, you might be confused as to how these rankings take shape and what they mean.
November 7, 2013 Around the Mid-Atlantic: Moravian turns it around Moravian has snapped a 12-game losing streak and rattled off back-to-back wins. Now, it’s November, and they’re playing and practicing with energy many teams exhibit in September.
November 7, 2013 Around the South: Vying for Pool B Without an automatic qualifier, a conference title isn’t enough for teams like Texas Lutheran and Millsaps. They have to be nearly flawless from start to finish. Read more in Around the South.
November 6, 2013 Around the Great Lakes: Practice over pressure For Mount Union quarterback Kevin Burke, staying focused each week on a team in which every opponent is hunting for an upset comes down to learning how to be a Mount Union football player.
November 6, 2013 Around the Midwest: Bears surviving nail-biters Wash U may well have seen its season flash before its eyes on Saturday. In fact, it's been that way for a few weeks for the Bears.
November 6, 2013 Around the West: Warhawks back on track Jake Kumerow and UW-W have a new focus and appear to be back on track to reach the playoffs after picking up back-to-back wins vs. Oshkosh and Platteville.
November 6, 2013 NCAA releases regional rankings Finally, we get to learn what the NCAA thinks about how teams line up for postseason play. Check out their regional rankings.
November 5, 2013 Getting the bounce Sometimes you just need the ball to bounce your way. The block was all skill, but the bounce and return saved an unbeaten season and is the D3football.com Play of the Week.
November 5, 2013 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll, which is in its 15th season, honors the best performance at each position for the week. Who else honors the O-line, the tight end, the defensive tackle? It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 4, 2013 Podcast: Eyes on Mount, plus your questions We opened up the floor to your questions on Sunday night and answered as many as we could that we got on Facebook and Twitter. Plus Pat Coleman talks about seeing Mount Union-Heidelberg and more in the ATN podcast.
November 4, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews, with highlights from North Central, Texas Lutheran, Johns Hopkins, Wabash and Wittenberg plus even more interviews.
November 3, 2013 Block, return gets Gallaudet one win from playoffs The Bison blocked the potential game-winning field goal and ran it all the way back to keep their unbeaten streak alive. Check out a photo and video of the play as well as the full story.
November 3, 2013 ATN's Snap judgments: The aftermath With so many games featuring two ranked teams, we should see a lot of movement in Sunday's Top 25 poll, right? Keith McMillan gives his take.
November 3, 2013 D3football.com Top 25 Franklin moves back into the Top 10, while Millsaps and two others move into the Top 25 in this week's poll.
November 2, 2013 Top 25 wrap: Mount Union passes test, UWW passes another Mount Union fended off Heidelberg in a battle of Top 10 teams and UW-Whitewater did the same to UW-Platteville while North Central pulled away from IWU. More from the Top 25:
November 2, 2013 Wrapup: Leb Val takes MAC lead, H-SC puts up big score The Dutchmen rallied from a 17-point deficit but needed OT to beat Delaware Valley, while Hampden-Sydney moved into a tie in the ODAC and someone caught 23 passes. More in the full Saturday wrapup.
November 1, 2013 Around the Mid-Atlantic: McGhee fits in as needed Will McGhee has played both sides of the ball – whatever it takes to get more time on the field. As a rusher this season, he’s one of the country’s best.
November 1, 2013 Loras coach out on eve of game Paul Mierkiewicz resigned less than a day before his Loras Duhawks take on Central. Loras is 1-6.
November 1, 2013 Triple Take: Facing some big games The stretch run and the postseason was always, “In the future” or “A ways off” or “One game at a time.” However, it no longer is this far-off thing; we’re almost face-to-face with it. Here's our Week 9 predictions.
October 31, 2013 Around the South: Rhodes protected by Shield Coach Dan Gritti says linebacker Michael Shield “epitomizes what we do on defense.” With a 6-1 record, what he does must be working.
October 31, 2013 Around the East: Merchant Marine glad to be back Injuries can be overcome and opponents can be game-planned for. But Mike Toop and his coaching staff had no course of action for a government shutdown.
October 31, 2013 Mooney out, Mumme in at LaGrange There's a Mumme head coaching in Division III again, except this time it's Matt Mumme, who takes over at LaGrange after Todd Mooney suddenly stepped down.
October 30, 2013 Around the Great Lakes: ‘Hard work pays off’ The Golden Tornadoes have had to weather injuries, but Dillon Goodell said the focus of the team is on finishing the season strong.
October 30, 2013 Around the West: 'Cats keyed by D The Wildcats have held opponents under 10 points per game, helping the team race out to a 6-0 start and increasing the program’s impressive streak of consecutive winning seasons.
October 30, 2013 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll, which is in its 15th season, honors the best performance at each position for the week. Who else honors the O-line, the tight end, the defensive tackle? It's the D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 29, 2013 Officially, 74 yards, but really much longer You may well have seen this play already, since more than 200,000 people have, but this incredible punt return is the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 29, 2013 The new look of D3football.com! Welcome to our new site design -- we hope you love it as much as we do! You'll find we have all of the same information, but that it looks better. Here's some ideas on how to find what you're looking for.
October 28, 2013 ATN podcast: Big wins, big stats We finally get some idea how things might shake out in the WIAC, CCIW and NWC ... and some confusion in the ODAC, NJAC, MAC and MIAA, plus we talk with Octavias McKoy in this week's podcast.
October 28, 2013 Snap judgments: A big weekend Sunday's snap judgments are Monday's delayed reactions. Still, after such a big week, we deserve some. Keith McMillan looks at the big games, including ones under the lights and under the radar.
October 28, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews, with highlights from Bethel, Mount Union, W&L, North Central and Louisiana College, plus a cool tradition for Carleton.
October 27, 2013 New D3football.com Top 25 Illinois Wesleyan moved up and Illinois College moved in, plus UW-Whitewater moved up after its big WIAC win. The full poll:
October 27, 2013 McKoy's long run to 455 Octavias McKoy did what so many other D-III players do on Sunday morning. He watched SportsCenter. But unlike those others, he got to see himself. But there's more to McKoy's story, in Around the Northeast.
October 26, 2013 Top 25: UWW picks off UWO; IWU goes 7-0 UW-Whitewater made a fourth-quarter TD stand up to defeat UW-Oshkosh, while IWU knocked off Wheaton and Ithaca snapped its losing streak to rival St. John Fisher. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
October 26, 2013 Wrapup: McKoy rolls to D-III rushing record Octavias McKoy ran for a Division III football single-game record 455 yards as Western Connecticut defeated Worcester State. That and more in Saturday's wrapup.
October 25, 2013 Our weekend predictions: Triple Take The D3football.com crew takes a swing at Saturday's games, picking the big upsets, surprisingly close games, the defensive battles and more.
October 24, 2013 Acevedo returns to Utica, redeems himself Out of school entirely last year, Anthony Acevedo knew he was letting his team down and worked his way back into school and into the lineup.
October 24, 2013 Poll positions: Number crunching Do you want an honest assessment of where keen observers think your team stands? Or do you just like to see your team's name in lights? As Keith explains, our Top 25 poll is only about one of those.
October 23, 2013 Wabash goes to great depths to find rushers Injuries have knocked the Little Giants’ top two rushers out for the season, but each time a new player steps up, good things still happen. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 23, 2013 ATR: The definition of stability Gettysburg's Barry Streeter is now the longest-tenured active coach in Division III football, but he has several Centennial Conference colleagues who have been at their schools nearly as long.
October 22, 2013 Wildcats: Full extension Nobody has really played UMHB close in its new cathedral of Division III football. But this week a fellow 2012 playoff team got as close anyone thanks in part to the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 22, 2013 Around the Region: IWU bouncing back After finishing last season with four consecutive losses, IWU is rebounding heading into key late-season CCIW showdowns. More in Around the Midwest.
October 21, 2013 ATN podcast: Road trip! Road trips, a trip down memory lane, a playoff chase and much more going on in this week's podcast. Is Whitewater back? Is Dubuque? Hear Keith and Pat's take on all the latest.
October 21, 2013 Playoff field: 24 automatic bids The NESCAC will not accept an automatic bid to the Division III football playoffs this year. This shouldn't be big news, but it is, because the NCAA's championships handbook offers one.
October 21, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews, with highlights from the big games at Bethel, UMHB and Rowan, an interview with King's defensive stud Ron Garrett and much more.
October 20, 2013 ATN's Snap judgments: On the upswing Maryville and TCNJ are atop their respective conferences, the John Carroll defense isn't the only one clicking and more in Keith McMillan's reactions for Week 7.
October 19, 2013 Whitewater, Hopkins among Friday's winners No. 10 UW-Whitewater pitched a shutout, while No. 15 Johns Hopkins ran past Dickinson and Delaware Valley survived on the road. That and more from Friday night's action.
October 19, 2013 Top 25 wrap: Bethel wins, Wesley and Coe are upset The No. 5 Royals scored in the final minute to top No. 9 St. Thomas, while Rowan upset the No. 11 Wolverines and Dubuque cruised past the 21st-ranked Kohawks.
October 19, 2013 Full wrapup: Trinity's streak hits 50 at home The Trinity (Conn.) home streak hit a round number, Juniata beat Ursinus handily for its first loss, while Gallaudet remained unbeaten. More in the full wrapup.
October 18, 2013 Maine Maritime cited for financial aid infraction Maine Maritime Academy failed to monitor four scholarships that considered athletics participation, according to findings by the NCAA, and must vacate its 2009 playoff appearance.
October 18, 2013 Our weekend predictions: Triple Take What are the big games, the likely upset picks, the surprisingly close games and more? Predictions include Dubuque, Greenville, St. John Fisher, Bethany, Trinity (Conn.) and many more teams.
October 17, 2013 More from Around the Region The full rundown from our seven columnists includes features on Gallaudet, Millsaps, LaGrange, Morrisville State, Kalamazoo, North Central and Bethel, plus notes from all across D-III.
October 16, 2013 ATR: Head in the game Justin Danzy has helped Kalamazoo to a 3-2 start for the first half of the season, including a win against Trine early this month. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 16, 2013 Around the Region: LaGrange finds new identity Finally finding a conference to call home, LaGrange has also undergone an extreme makeover on offense. Enter a close Hal Mumme disciple, the Air Raid and QB Graham Craig.
October 16, 2013 ATR: Bethel brothers bring the chemistry So often, football players describe their relationships with teammates like that of brothers. At Bethel, that relationship can be taken literally. More in Around the West.
October 15, 2013 Off and running There's no better way to start a big game with conference title implications than by returning the opening kick for a touchdown, with a small amount of trickery to boot. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 14, 2013 ATN podcast: Jumbled standings, playoff picture In addition to the way the NJAC, MAC, PAC and SCIAC races turned on Saturday, we also now have enough information to talk playoffs, at least for Pool B. More in the ATN podcast.
October 14, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews, with highlights Louisiana College, Bethel, Hampden-Sydney, Wabash, North Central, Wittenberg and more.
October 13, 2013 ATN's Snap judgments: A blurry picture Not literally -- we get great pictures from our associated photographers and SIDs, but that won't help us make sense of what became a muddied conference race in several places.
October 12, 2013 Top 25 wrap: Dutchmen, W&J post upsets Lebanon Valley took down a Top 25 team and made a mess at the top of the MAC, while W&J knocked off Thomas More, Bethel cruised and St. Thomas survived.
October 12, 2013 Full wrap: Morrisville shocker; MASCAC shootout The Mustangs turn the NJAC on its head by upsetting Rowan, while Mass. Maritime gets into another wild one, Hope ends Olivet's streak and more outside the Top 25.
October 11, 2013 Triple Take: We predict Week 6 Thomas More, Wash U, Gallaudet, Wabash, Augsburg, Bowdoin, Hartwick, Guilford, Redlands, Gustavus Adolphus, Bethel, Maryville and many more teams in this week's predictions.
October 10, 2013 More from Around the Region Our regional columnists take a look at the resurgence at St. Lawrence, the new and old look at Norwich, John Carroll's stifling defense, Shenandoah, Concordia (Wis.) and more.
October 9, 2013 TLU's bond of brothers The quarterback and receiver pair -- twins Brent and Cameron Peavy -- have made sacrifices throughout their playing career to ensure that get to rattle opposing defenses together. More in Around the South.
October 9, 2013 Around the Region: Primo passing pushes Platteville After last year's playoff miss, UW-Platteville is healthy and putting up points, prolifically. More in Around the West.
October 8, 2013 A quick-six strip-sack It might come off like a bit of a tongue-twister, but this play helped save its team from being on the wrong side of history. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
October 8, 2013 Poll positions: Streaking up the rankings Keith McMillan looks at why one computer ranking is making the case for a blue team No. 1, and not a purple one.
October 8, 2013 Our weekly honor roll The D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, honors the best players at each position each week from more than 100 nominations, including offensive lines. Here's our picks for Week 5.
October 8, 2013 Merchant Marine loses another game Not wanting to lose a Homecoming game, the University of Rochester has found another opponent for Saturday as the government shutdown continues.
October 7, 2013 ATN podcast: What to do with the unbeatens There are more unbeatens than spots available for them in the Top 25. What would it take for some of those schools to get ranked? Keith and Pat talk it over and much more in this week's podcast.
October 7, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews, with highlights of Bethel, Bridgewater, Buffalo State, Endicott, Lake Forest, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Muhlenberg, North Central and Ohio Wesleyan and more.
October 6, 2013 ATN's Snap judgments: Bounceback seasons Olivet, St. Lawrence, North Park, Husson, Western Connecticut ... the list of improved teams this season goes on and on, as Keith notes in Around the Nation.
October 5, 2013 Top 25 wrap: Linfield smothers PLU, Wesley rallies Linfield pulled away from Pacific Lutheran in the fourth quarter, No. 10 Wesley rallied past Huntingdon late and No. 5 Bethel held off Augsburg. That and more from the Top 25.
October 5, 2013 Full wrap: North Park wins a CCIW game North Park ends its 89-game CCIW losing streak, and Olivet, St. Lawrence and Western Connecticut continue hot starts following 0-10 seasons. That and more from outside the top 25.
October 4, 2013 Our weekend predictions: Triple Take As teams start jelling, we look at what Week 5 might look like with our weekly predictions. Who's ready to start clicking?
October 3, 2013 ATN: Ranking the conferences With September's games, and the vast majority of non-conference play in the books, Around the Nation looks at which conferences have shown the most strength.
October 3, 2013 Shutdown knocks out Merchant Marine game Although the Division I service academies got a reprieve from the Defense Department, the Merchant Marine Academy did not.
October 2, 2013 E&H's top scholar-athlete 'always goes beyond' Wasps quarterback Kyle Boden: “You can’t be afraid to chase whatever it is that you’re focused on,” he says. “Be relentless in the pursuit of your goals.” More in Around the Region.
October 2, 2013 Around the Region Domonique Hayden returns to Thomas More with a new burst, while Emory and Henry finds new life under Kyle Boden and Worcester's quarterback steals the spotlight. That and more in ATR.
October 2, 2013 It can all end in a flash Manny Gamble's career is over after a heart condition discovered this summer. But he has advice for his former Greenville teammates and football players everywhere, in Around the West.
October 1, 2013 Putting his foot down Turnabout is fair play. One week you have a dramatic play, the next week you may be on the opposite side. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
September 30, 2013 ATN podcast: A week for the rest of us The games involving the elite teams were generally snoozefests. Thankfully, it was a week in which there were some great stories to talk about elsewhere.
September 30, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights and postgame interviews, with highlights of Ithaca, Central, Denison, Mount Union, Del Val, North Central, Bethel, Trinity (Texas), Endicott and more.
September 29, 2013 ATN's Snap judgments: Good games outside the 25 At first glance -- like say, the top of the scores page -- Week 4 was every bit as stinky as we expected it to be. But there were gems to be found by scrolling down.
September 28, 2013 Top 25 wrap: Linfield rolls, PLU survives Heading into next week's NWC showdown, the No. 2 Wildcats and No. 10 Lutes had significantly different Saturday wins. Plus St. John's and Widener fell. More in the Top 25 wrap.
September 28, 2013 Full wrap: Rochester bounces back A week after getting rolled at Gallaudet, Rochester handed Springfield its first loss, while RPI picked up its first loss and Ithaca improved to 3-0.
September 27, 2013 More from Around the Region This week's Around the Region columns covered Hobart, Juniata, Ohio Wesleyan, Wheaton, Whitworth, East Texas Baptist and Framingham State.
September 27, 2013 Triple Take: The big games, upsets, more Will Hope's early surge continue? Is Wesley headed for a second loss? Does PLU get caught looking ahead to next week? The Triple Take crew gives you three takes on Week 4.
September 26, 2013 History lesson: Engineering rivalries Week 4 is perhaps the most odd Saturday on the schedule. There aren't many great rivalries, but there is at least one Keith McMillan found worth writing about in Around the Nation.
September 26, 2013 Around the West: Taking center stage Whitworth's Bryan Peterson should have no problem performing on a big stage. That’s because Peterson has plenty of on-stage experience already in the school's theater department.
September 25, 2013 ATR: Wheaton winning methodically One of the largest senior classes in Wheaton history, 29 of them, has the Thunder on an even keel. More in Around the Midwest.
September 25, 2013 Around the Region: ETBU runs with three QBs East Texas Baptist has rotated all three of its quarterbacks to put up some gaudy offensive numbers. And they haven't missed a beat. More in Around the South.
September 24, 2013 Block, lateral, runback, TD It takes a village to return this kick, but when it's all said and done, Muhlenberg had a 10-point swing and is recognized with the D3football.com Play of the Week.
September 24, 2013 Around the Nation: Poll positions A kick going wide left produced a wide variety of reactions, but when Wesley got taken down a peg, there was more agreement. Keith McMillan looks at both polls in his latest column.
September 24, 2013 Van Alstyne helping Framingham break out Rams coach Tom Kelley thinks New England schools have been too isolated, but his senior makes Framingham a team that can expand its horizons. More in Around the Northeast.
September 24, 2013 Stagg Bowl XLI set for Friday night The date and time for Stagg Bowl XLI have been set and the Division III football championship game will return to its Friday night primetime slot for the third year in a row.
September 23, 2013 ATN podcast: Reshaping the top five In a week where two top five teams lost and two rolled over ranked teams, it presented an interesting conundrum to the Top 25 voters. Keith and Pat discuss the result in this week's podcast.
September 23, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights, postgame interviews, with highlights of Mount Union, UWW, UMHB, Bethel, Wabash, Bridgewater, North Central, Stevenson and more.
September 22, 2013 Fantastic night for D-III at UMHB The ribbon was cut, more than 9,000 fans cheered, and if you were a UMHB fan, the party continued long into the night. Check out photos and video from the event.
September 22, 2013 Around the Nation: Snap judgments The Sunday column is back, and so is the Tommie-Johnnie rivalry, UMHB's defensive line is pretty darn good, the MIAA has a better non-conference mark than the CCIW and other things Keith McMillan noticed.
September 21, 2013 Another successful Texas startup? Once upon a time, the powerful UMHB program was brand-new and in the shadow of better D-III programs in Texas. That's where Southwestern is now. Coach Joe Austin spoke with Pat Coleman.
September 21, 2013 Top 25 wrap: Johnnies take down UST St. Thomas turned it over five times in loss to archrivals, while UWW made Buffalo State pay for a frustrating 2012 and UMHB cruised past Wesey. That and more in Saturday's Top 25 wrap.
September 21, 2013 Wrapup: Gallaudet, Juniata, Hope all 3-0 It's been a productive first three weeks for some programs. Here's the early Week 3 wrapup, featuring some surprise 3-0 teams.
September 20, 2013 Triple Take: We predict Week 3 You may have heard about some big game being played in Texas this weekend but that's not the only game going on. Ryan, Keith and Pat each give their take on this weekend's games.
September 19, 2013 Around the Nation: History lesson You know UMHB and Wesley are two top five teams and that they've played a few times in recent years, but do you know all the background? Keith McMillan has it today in ATN.
September 19, 2013 In third season, Stevenson is cooking Stevenson has had a lot on its plate the past couple of years, but things are starting to come together. More in Around the East.
September 18, 2013 Methodist defender lives a second chance One bullet still rests under his shoulder pads, lodged in LeTovis Davis’ chest. He was nearly shot to death in the offseason, but ended up not missing a game. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 18, 2013 Once paralyzed, now Norton helps others Chris Norton suffered a spinal cord injury in a game for Luther that had doctors saying he'd never regain feeling below his neck. But he's beaten the odds and now helps others with similar injuries.
September 17, 2013 Wesley's crushing blow With a winning streak over your rivals, playoff positioning and more on the line, what do you do? Heave and pray. It's the Play of the Week.
September 17, 2013 Around the Nation: Off the beaten path Just because a team isn't in the Top 25 running or mentioned in the podcast or doesn't have a Play of the Week candidate doesn't mean it's not interesting. Keith McMillan takes note of RPI and more:
September 16, 2013 ATN podcast: We've got answers The answers to Division III's persistent questions (Is Linfield that good or HSU that bad? What's it mean to beat NAIA champ? How good is Hendrix?) are in this week's podcast.
September 16, 2013 The postgame show D3reports, highlights, postgame interviews and more, including the wrapup from Wesley-Salisbury, Brockport-Buff State, Bethel-Wartburg and more.
September 15, 2013 Top 25 poll released Mount Union doubled its lead in the Top 25, though that's not saying much. What did the voters do with Franklin, Cal Lutheran and others who lost to good teams?
September 14, 2013 Top 25 wrapup: Wesley, UMHB survive UMHB struggled early and Wesley exploded late as the teams won Saturday to set up next week's showdown, while UW-Oshkosh knocked off the NAIA's defending champ. The Top 25 wrapup.
September 14, 2013 Full wrap: Hendrix nearly repeats, Rowan rallies Birmingham-Southern was pushed to the wall by a program playing its second game, while Framingham State went toe-to-toe with Rowan and Montclair survived Salve's last-minute score.
September 13, 2013 Triple Take: We predict Week 2 All those ranked teams who haven't played yet take the field this weekend. We predict the big games, upsets, surprises and more in this week's Triple Take.
September 12, 2013 Finally off and throwing After two major injuries, hours of standing on the sidelines and years of waiting, Tyler Fenti finally got the chance to be the starting quarterback for St. John Fisher last weekend. More in Around the East.
September 12, 2013 Defense lifts Tommies to road win St. Thomas locked down a River Falls team which refused to go away, while Mass Maritime rallied to defeat seafaring rival SUNY-Maritime on Thursday night.
September 11, 2013 Poll positions: Why teams shuffle In Around the Nation, Keith McMillan discusses a nonstandard way of assembling the ballot after Week 1 games, despite some dissent from fans.
September 11, 2013 Around the Region CNU makes a statement, but Franklin's wasn't strong enough, Pomona-Pitzer standout clicks in both directions, Plymouth player returns and more in this week's Around the Region columns.
September 11, 2013 Castleton All-American cited for retail theft Castleton State receiver Brandon Boyle was caught helping his teammate, quarterback George Busharis, steal from a sporting goods store.
September 10, 2013 All the drama For those who have thought there wasn't enough drama in Division III, Saturday should have dispelled that notion. Here's part of the reason why: It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
September 10, 2013 Around the Region: Brooks strong as ever Last year, Cartel Brooks sat on the sidelines in the postseason, all but powerless to help his team. For 2013, the Heidelberg rusher expects to be back in action. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 9, 2013 Around the Nation podcast returns Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman break down the first week's action and analyze it all for you. The Around the Nation podcast is our weekly discussion of what went down and what's about to happen.
September 9, 2013 The postgame show D3reports from eight games, highlights from a dozen more and a bunch of photo galleries make up this season's first postgame show. Plus, info on how you can do your own D3report!
September 8, 2013 Around the Nation: Snap judgments Wait, a new Keith McMillan column on Sundays? That's right: This year there's more Around the Nation, starting with his first look at the weekend games.
September 8, 2013 The latest Top 25 poll No. 1 votes changed hands this week, but was it enough to push Mount Union out of the top spot and St. Thomas in?
September 7, 2013 Wrapup: Hendrix restarts program with W Hendrix returns to football with a win in its opener, Delaware Valley scores 28 in the fourth to knock off Rowan and more in the Week 1 Saturday wrapup.
September 7, 2013 Top 25 wrapup: Mount Union, UWW rally Mount Union fumbled three times and trailed in the fourth quarter but answered with a TD drive, while UW-Whitewater and UW-Oshkosh found themselves in the fourth quarter.
September 6, 2013 Elmhurst, Trine are Thursday winners The Bluejays and Thunder won on opening night as the 2013 Division III football season got off to a good start. Postgame stories, photos and video as the road trips start.
September 6, 2013 Post-John, Johnnies win A St. John's freshman kicked a 40-yard with three seconds left to go 1-0 in Life After Gagliardi, while Steve Koudossou had a huge night for Wesley and Pacific had a big road win.
September 6, 2013 Saturday's predictions Every week, Pat Coleman, Keith McMillan and Ryan Tipps give their take on this week's games. It's the Triple Take. Who is most likely to surprise? Get upset? Read and comment.
September 5, 2013 Kick off the weekend with Kickoff! If you don't have Kickoff 2013 access yet, get it now to study up for Week 1. Our "magazine" is $11, $7 for those with a .edu address. It's the only thing we ask you to pay for all year to support our site.
September 4, 2013 Around the Region Each week, D3football.com columnists from across the country break down their area of Division III football in columns we call Around the Region. This week we launch with 10 games to watch.
September 1, 2013 Kickoff: We predict 2013 Will Germany Woods or his replacement have a better season? Who will win each conference and what will each team's record be? We predict that all and more in Kickoff 2013.
August 30, 2013 Meet the players in Kickoff In Kickoff, we focus on the players. In fact, we have interviews with two dozen of this year's key Division III football players in this year's edition. Read what they have to say in Kickoff 2013.
August 30, 2013 Think Oshkosh can't repeat? Was UW-Oshkosh a one-and-out champion of the WIAC? They don't think so, and new quarterback Nick Olla will try to make sure of it. It's in Kickoff 2013.
August 29, 2013 Simply inspirational Franklin's Matt Walker lost sight in one eye as the result of an on-field accident in a game last year. Rather than accept he'd never play again, however, he's back. Read his story and more in Kickoff.
August 27, 2013 Kickoff 2013 is now live! Here we go! More than 300 pages of season preview content is now available. Has the torch been passed? Who are the sleeper teams? Where is your team ranked, No. 26 or No. 244? Find out!
August 26, 2013 Countdown to Kickoff! IWU's season went south when Rob Gallik injured his knee late in the year. The Titans' hopes might rest on Gallik's head as much as his health. That's one of the features in Kickoff 2013. Plus more:
August 26, 2013 Is this the end of the Purple Powers era? Fans have reason to hope, with Larry Kehres stepping down and UWW missing the playoffs. But is that hope warranted? Who else might truly contend? You'll read about it in Kickoff.
August 24, 2013 Wheaton reveals slick new uniforms Dozens of schools change uniforms each season, and there are a bunch wearing new Nike Pro Combat duds. But not many had a reveal like this. Watch the video.
August 22, 2013 Surviving the revolving door This year's RPI senior class was recruited by and played under Joe King, who coached 22 years. In less than two years, four more coaches came through. Those seniors talk about it in Kickoff.
August 20, 2013 Getting back on the field Thousands of players are practicing for the upcoming season but few might be more relieved than Baldwin Wallace's Addison Carbone. He spent last season hurt, calling games on the air. More in Kickoff:
August 15, 2013 Purple Raiders, Johnnies: The next generation It's never easy following a legend, even if you didn't grow up in the same house. That's just one of many features in Kickoff 2013, coming Aug. 27. Subscribe now!
August 12, 2013 Best D-III football road trips of 2013 There's nothing more American than hitting the open road and driving. And when you throw in football, and a tailgate, it gets even better. Here's our best road trips for 2013, week by week.
August 5, 2013 Tanney, Miller, Rogers key in HOF game A game played minutes from Mount Union's campus had a distinct Division III feel on national TV on Sunday night, with Alex Tanney playing quarterback for the Cowboys for a full half.
July 31, 2013 It's time to get Kickoff! What's next in the changing landscape of Division III? Where does your team rank among the 244 D-III teams? Get that and more in Kickoff: the only comprehensive team-by-team Division III football preview!
July 30, 2013 Dartmouth assistant hired at Chicago After the retirement of longtime head coach Dick Maloney, Dartmouth assistant Chris Wilkerson got the call for the Maroons.
July 26, 2013 UMHB set to open D-III football palace Last February, Mary Hardin-Baylor broke ground on a stadium that promises to be the jewel of Division III football. It's set to open in less than two months, and people have been lining up for tickets.
July 23, 2013 Preseason All-Americans A list isn't very exclusive if it contains 500 players. We'll tell you who's truly the best in Division III football for the upcoming season in our preseason All-America team. Check out our list.
July 20, 2013 TCNJ coach retires in face of suspension After 37 seasons, Eric Hamilton will step down as head coach of the Lions. He was facing a two-game suspension to start the season.
July 18, 2013 Split decision in preseason poll Mount Union changed head coaches and returned just five starters from last year, but Kevin Burke and the addition of Germany Woods was enough to keep the Purple Raiders on top, just barely.
July 12, 2013 There are plenty of options Not every D-III football player will get a shot at the NFL right out of college. For every Pierre Garcon, there are dozens of D-III players in indoor leagues and overseas. Adam Turer highlights two of them.
June 22, 2013 Maloney announces retirement from U. of Chicago After nearly two decades as the University of Chicago head football coach, Dick Maloney has announced his retirement from the university.
June 22, 2013 Coaching Carousel keeps turning Just months away from camps opening, two upstate New York schools change coaches and a man second only to Stagg retires. Check those and all of the offseason moves.
June 21, 2013 Fitzpatrick takes football reins at Morrisville State Former Utica offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Curt Fitzgerald takes over for Terry Dow.
June 14, 2013 D3sports.com: Our 16-year journey Pat Coleman accepts the Jake Wade Award at the CoSIDA convention on Friday. Knowing he won't be able to tell the entire story at the award ceremony, here's some of the history.
June 5, 2013 Mangone succeeds Salomone at Brockport Longtime assistant coach Jason Mangone has taken over as head coach of Brockport State. He takes over for Rocco Salomone, the winningest coach in Brockport football history.
May 30, 2013 Former Ithaca player elected to Hall of Fame Jeff Wittman, who helped lead Ithaca to the 1991 Division III national championship, has been elected to the Divisional College Football Hall of Fame.
May 14, 2013 Working hard The other 240 teams might have an extra spring in their step after the news at Mount Union. And if you can't get inspired to work hard this summer, this Linfield video from Catdomealumni.com will get you up.
May 9, 2013 A peek behind the Kehres curtain We didn't play for Larry Kehres, but we covered him almost every year in Alliance and in Salem for a decade and a half. Here's how we grew to respect him so much. An appreciation by Keith McMillan.
May 8, 2013 Larry Kehres steps aside as Mount Union coach Mount Union's Larry Kehres has decided to step down as head football coach. He will remain AD, while Vince Kehres has been named head football coach effective immediately.
May 4, 2013 2013 Division III football schedules This fall's schedule is up. Browse the 2013 schedules team by team.
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 Legendary St. John's coach John 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.
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 Iowa Wesleyan 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 CSS assistant named coach at Iowa Wesleyan On the heels of an undefeated regular season and the first playoff bid in St. Scholastica football history, defensive coordinator Tom Parkevich takes the top job at a school planning to move to Division III.
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.
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 15, 2007 UW-Whitewater wins first Stagg Bowl, 31-21 over Mount Union The third trip to Salem proved to be the best for UW-Whitewater as the Warhawks defeated No. 1 ranked Mount Union 31-21, to claim the 2007 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl title.
December 15, 2007 Mount's reign washed out As the rain fell at Stagg Bowl XXXV Saturday, the reign fell as well.
January 3, 2007 UWW hires alum to follow Berezowitz Former UW-Whitewater standout quarterback and assistant coach Lance Leipold is the new Warhawk football coach. Chancellor Martha Saunders and athletic director Paul Plinske introduced Leipold at a news conference in the Williams Center on Wednesday.
December 26, 2006 Hamline hires TLU assistant
November 2, 2006 Texas hospitable ... to defense The recognizable names from the past two Stagg Bowl runners-up were all offensive players. After Saturday's 7-3 Whitewater victory, the nation's Division III onlookers should get familiar with defensive tackle Ryan Kleppe and his fellow Warhawks, as well as free safety Josh Kubiak and his fellow Crusaders.
October 25, 2006 A playoff run through Iowa About once a season, Keith McMillan hits the road and files a column about what it's like in a Division III corner of the country that many readers may never have a chance to visit. This is his experience last weekend in Iowa, where the goal was to catch four teams in three hours.
October 19, 2006 Warhawk weekend turns quickly Saturday could not have been going much better for Justin Beaver and No. 2 UW-Whitewater. And then Beaver went down with a broken collarbone.
October 12, 2006 2006 midseason report In previous seasons, we have taken as many as three weekly columns to break down conference races as we approach the stretch run. This year we'll devote October columns to ATN's Run to the Playoffs tour, which means we'll make our midseason report shorter and sweeter.
October 5, 2006 Recipe for a revival When Kurt Ramler became Carleton head coach in February, he says it wasn't just an attempt to get back to Minnesota, or the MIAC, a conference he dominated as St. John's quarterback in the mid-'90s. It also wasn't just to get out of a losing situation at Heidelberg or take the first head coaching job that came along.
September 28, 2006 Confidence key to regaining success A few seasons of playoff-level success create healthy expectations in a program. But those runs can also lull players into a false sense of entitlement.
September 21, 2006 Big week in the Empire State If you’ll allow me to kick aside the whole “Empire State” thing for a moment and borrow from Missouri, I’ve got a fresh state motto for New York, for Saturday only. The Showdown State.
September 14, 2006 Inside a cross-country showdown Christopher Newport, looking at going 0-2 against a challenging early schedule it was thrilled to play, stared at Mary Hardin-Baylor's first-and-goal from inside the 1 with 1:37 left. The Captains, on their third punter, gave up possession nursing a 15-10 lead and watched the Crusaders move 40 yards in 40 seconds to get in position to win.
September 6, 2006 Good games hide below radar Coaches often say a team’s biggest improvement comes between its first and second games. Seventy-four of 151 teams in action last week lost. Forget simply improving. They want to avoid a demoralizing 0-2 start.
August 31, 2006 It's never too early to learn Around the Nation is your avenue to a little national perspective on a division that can be plenty fragmented, and with good reason, since it stretches from Maine to California and the Pacific Northwest to the Dirty South (old folks, pardon the slang).
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 28, 2004 Otterbein player killed in car crash Josh Worthington, a freshman quarterback at Otterbein, was killed when a man driving south in the northbound lanes of I-71 crashed into his vehicle early Christmas morning.
December 20, 2004 Playoff system gives programs a chance to grow There’s been plenty of talk over the last few years that the current Division III football playoff selection process is unfair, that it favors champions of weaker conferences at the expense of runners-up in stronger leagues, and that expanding the field from its current 28 teams is long overdue.
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 25, 2003 Coe outlasts Cornell in highest-scoring game in D-III history The oldest football rivalry west of the Mississippi River added a unique chapter today at Clark Field. In the 113th matchup between Coe and Cornell, the two teams combined to score the most points in a single game in NCAA Division III history.
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 21, 2002 Mount Union rolls to 2002 title
December 21, 2002 Is it time for Mount Union to move out of Division III? Before the past few weeks, the rumbling had stopped. But come December, just like in 1999, the call from fans was clear. Mount Union should move out of Division III.
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.
July 1, 2002 Matlak returning to Allegheny Former standout fullback Mark Matlak is returning to Allegheny to take over the head coaching position at his alma mater.
June 12, 2002 Allegheny coach resigns over resume Allegheny has accepted the resignation of head coach Blair Hrovat, who confirmed reports that he has not completed all requirements for his bachelors degree from Edinboro University, contrary to his resume.
December 13, 2001 Can lightning strike for Bridgewater? Bridgewater has already had one fate strike on its side in this year's playoffs. But it was a literal lightning strike more than two years ago that may have spurred this turnaround. A Road to Salem feature by Pat Coleman.
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 16, 2000 Salem weekend made for great memories When kicker Rodney Chenos sealed Mount Union's 10-7 win over St. John's on Saturday, he probably knew he'd always remember the moment.
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:
September 13, 2000 Chicago's two-sided star It took Chicago senior Dan Philips a little while to answer when asked for a scouting report on himself as a football player. Which is just as well, because the best word to describe him is indescribable.
September 2, 2000 Susquehanna to kick off new stadium Now in its 102nd season, Susquehanna football ushers in a new era on Saturday, Sept. 23, when the Crusaders host Dickinson in the first game at Nicholas A. Lopardo Stadium.
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.
November 10, 1999 There's a reason they're called 'storied' rivalries This is Rivalry Week, where the games are big and the legends are bigger. This week, teams from around the nation meet their fiercest competitors. With a win in this game, even a 1-9 team can go out a champion.
October 20, 1999 At Oberlin, a streak of a different nature While many are focused on the multi-year winning streak being put together by Mount Union, Oberlin is on the other end, having lost 26 in a row and counting. A Feature by Mark Simon.
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.
July 7, 1999 Ramsey hired as Oberlin tries to regroup
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.
September 1, 1998 Alfred cancels season opener over hazing incident Alfred University President Edward G. Coll announced "harsh measures" against students believed to have been involved in alleged hazing of freshman football players at a party Saturday evening in an off-campus residence. As part of the disciplinary actions, Coll announced that Alfred has canceled, and will attempt to forfeit, its scheduled home game against Susquehanna -- an unprecedented action in Alfred's history.
Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll recognizes the top players and performances at each position in Division III football from the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
Climbing stairs and climbing up the NESCAC This summer, the Jumbos rallied around a teammate and his family off the field. On the field, Tufts earned its first road win since 2009. Tom Haley has more in Around the Northeast.