2014 Around the Great Lakes columns

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 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.

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.

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.

October 21, 2014 Finding a home Taylor Masiewicz has always wanted to be a starting quarterback at the college level. He found a home at Trine.

October 14, 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.

October 7, 2014 Blinn driving Bethany's strong start Eric Blinn has accomplished a lot in a short period of time. Midway through his junior season, Bethany’s star wide receiver has already broken two school records, in just 25 games.

September 30, 2014 Running all over After playing corner, wide receiver and returning kicks, Sean Hackel has found his home at running back for Wooster and has thrived for the Scots.

September 23, 2014 Deflecting passes Ellis Ewing picked off three passes for Adrian in the Bulldogs' win vs. Benedictine on Saturday. But he's quick to credit the folks up front.

September 16, 2014 ONU taking a new angle under center After a year settling into the role, Patrick Angle, a transfer from Youngstown State, is off to a strong start at quarterback for Ohio Northern.

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.

September 3, 2014 10 games to watch for 2014 Around the Great Lakes is back for the 2014 season with a look at the top games involving teams from the region, which includes the MIAA, NCAC, OAC and PAC.