2015 Around the Great Lakes columns

November 17, 2015 Mount Union can play defense, too 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 10, 2015 CWRU, CMU 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.

November 3, 2015 Howell climbing the charts John Carroll had to replace many pieces from last year's potent offense. Junior receiver Marshall Howell was the key returning piece and he has embraced his bigger role this season. Not just another weapon, he is now one of the Blue Streaks' leaders. More in Around the Great Lakes.

October 27, 2015 Balance is paying off for DePauw The Tigers jumped out to a 6-0 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 19, 2015 Albion is in a hurry The Britons waste no time matriculating the ball down the field. Quarterback Dominic Bona is setting records thanks to a quick pace and plethora of weapons around him. Most importantly, the Britons are undefeated through six games.

October 12, 2015 Enemies for a day Regis Scafe and Dr. 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.

October 6, 2015 Catch him if you can The reigning NCAC Offensive Player of the Year has the hands to be a great weapon. It's what he does after he catches the ball that makes him nearly unstoppable. Once the ball is in his hands, Denison's Dushawn Brown puts the hammer down.

September 29, 2015 More and more Thomas More fireworks If this were a video game, Thomas More's opponents would have thrown their controller down and stormed out of the room by the middle of the third quarter. The Saints have obliterated offensive records through four games, but face by far their biggest test yet this Saturday.

September 21, 2015 Trading Places: Mount Union’s Taurice Scott makes successful transition back to QB After catching passes from Kevin Burke out of the slot last year, Taurice Scott is back where he feels most comfortable. So far, it looks like the senior never spent a season away from the quarterback position.

September 15, 2015 Unbalanced schedule balances out in PAC The addition of Carnegie Mellon and Case Western led to some scheduling quirks in the Presidents' Athletic Conference. The PAC commissioner explains how the league can benefit from Week 2's four "non-conference" conference matchups.

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.

September 1, 2015 10 games to watch for 2015 All the hype has been great for the start of NCAA Division III football, but it’s time to kick off the regular season. And, if you’re like me, you can’t wait. Checking out the schedules, I’d like to pinpoint some interesting matchups this fall.