• Roundup: Ithaca, BW keep hopes alive
    November 03, 2018
    Ithaca pushed back against Hobart to remain somewhere in playoff contention, while Baldwin Wallace outlasted Ohio Northern to set up a showdown with John Carroll next week for a possible at-large bid. Merchant Marine and Thomas More remained in contention for the Pool B bid.
  • Service to the nation takes center stage at service academies
    November 14, 2017
    With Veterans Day coinciding with game day in college football, the service academies were a special place to see teams play on Saturday.
  • Merchant Marine Opens Season With 56-35 Victory Over Misericordia
    September 02, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy football team began the 2017 season off on the right foot with a 56-35 victory over visiting Misericordia University in front of a great crowd at Brooks Stadium during Parents Weekend. The 56 points were the highest point-total for the Mariners in the tenure of Head Coach Mike Toop ’77 – besting last year’s mark of 55 on Homecoming against Rochester – and was also tied for the program’s fifth-most points in a game in Academy history.
  • Mariners navigating unexpected path
    October 20, 2016
    Merchant Marine has played a bunch of close games, but after going 3-6 last season, the Mariners have found a little bit of late-game heroics and could make a big splash this weekend against a conference rival.
  • Roundup: Climbing out of a hole
    September 10, 2016
    Several teams, including 2015 playoff squads, will have to dig their way out of an 0-2 start to the 2016 season. Other teams needed big comebacks to avoid a similar fate. More in Saturday's national roundup.
  • New England conferences team up for bowl series
    August 30, 2016
    The ECFC, MASCAC, NEFC and NEWMAC will be pulling out of the ECAC's postseason bowls and creating their own postseason game this season.
  • Catholic jumping to NEWMAC
    September 29, 2015
    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.
  • Best road trips of 2015: Week 3
    August 10, 2015
    We still have a three-game weekend in store, and depending on where you started in Week 1, you might find a repeated team here.
  • New shuffle begins as NEWMAC adds football
    April 08, 2015
    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.
  • Distance no deterrent to Mighty Mikey, Merchant Marine
    October 16, 2014
    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.
  • A show of force, by land and sea
    September 16, 2014
    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.
  • Glad to be back
    October 31, 2013
    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.
  • Merchant Marine loses another game
    October 08, 2013
    Not wanting to lose a Homecoming game, the University of Rochester has found another opponent for Saturday as the government shutdown continues.
  • Shutdown knocks out Merchant Marine game
    October 03, 2013
    Although the Division I service academies got a reprieve from the Defense Department, the Merchant Marine Academy did not.
  • No. 7 Hobart Upends Merchant Marine, 24-8
    September 28, 2013
    The USMMA football team came out on the wrong end of a 24-8 decision Saturday afternoon against Hobart in the team’s Liberty League opener.
  • Merchant Marine Erases 21-Point Deficit to Defeat Susquehanna, 35-28
    September 07, 2013
    Matthew McDaniels (Malverne, NY) made his first collegiate start at quarterback a memorable one, accounting for four touchdowns and over 300 yards of offense as the USMMA football team defeated Susquehanna, 35-28 Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.
  • Merchant Marine’s Alex Coviello Ends Career Fittingly; Leads Team Stars & Stripes in Mexico
    December 20, 2012
    What Coviello would soon discover is that his trip would be one of the most unforgettable experiences of his football career.
  • Merchant Marine Claims Hoffman Cup with 33-12 Victory; Secures Program’s Best Season in 10 Years
    November 10, 2012
    Alex Coviello (Cape Coral, FL) was named Merchant Marine's MVP of the Hoffman Cup as the Mariners topped St. Lawrence, 33-12, Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.
  • Carry the flag
    September 16, 2010
    Keith McMillan is done ranking rivalries. And from his description of the Secretaries' Cup, between Division III's two national service academies, it's easy to see why. It's Around the Nation.
  • ATN Podcast: First look
    September 13, 2010
    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.
  • Statistical Spotlight
    September 13, 2010
    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.
  • Breaking it all down
    September 06, 2010
    Get the first real analysis of the opening week of the season from Pat and Keith in the Around the Nation Podcast.