2014 Around the Northeast columns

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 11, 2014 Still playing meaningful games Husson and Mount Ida, along with MIT and Framingham State, are still playing meaningful games but they are in very different situations.

November 4, 2014 D-Day around the Northeast The elements helped, but there were plenty of strong defensive performances in the Northeast this past weekend.

October 28, 2014 Middlebury's great round trip The bus barreling up I-95, through the small towns along Route 103 and up Route 7 back to Middlebury, Vt., was spilling over with euphoria. Middlebury had done something that nobody had done since 2001. But the bus had been just as excited on the way down as well.

October 20, 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.

October 14, 2014 Fitchburg, Castleton having surprising success If you had told people in the heat of August that Fitchburg State and Castleton State would be a combined 9-2 at this point, you would have gotten more strange looks than Endicott's Drew Frenette has touchdown passes this season. And he has 18 of those.

October 7, 2014 Family has 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.

September 29, 2014 Tufts finds winning a lot more fun After the end of a 31-game losing streak, suddenly the Jumbos have a little streak in the opposite direction.

September 23, 2014 Pair of BC transfers hit the NESCAC Austin Lommen went from Boston College to Williams and Win Homer transferred from there to Middlebury. Going from a power conference to the eight-game NESCAC should be an interesting transition.

September 16, 2014 A show of force, by land and sea This past week, two Division III maritime schools met in New York City on 9/11, and Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine Academy met in their annual rivalry.

September 9, 2014 A new great rivalry? Western New England's Golden Bears played at Springfield for bragging rights to that Massachusetts city for only the second year and Keith Emery will defy anyone to say it is not an outstanding rivalry.

September 3, 2014 10 games to watch for 2014 We're back in New England for 2014 with the 10 games to watch from the ECFC, MASCAC, NEFC and NESCAC.