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June 9, 2020 Iowa Wesleyan leaving D-III Iowa Wesleyan, one of the smallest schools in NCAA Division III, has announced it will be leaving in order to return to the NAIA. The move will leave the UMAC without enough members to maintain its automatic bid. More on
April 30, 2020 Podcast: Who knows what's next? Will we see games this fall, or spring? Did D-III players miss out on their NFL chances because of the pandemic? Will all of our schools even open this fall? How does one coach on Zoom? All this and more discussed in the latest podcast.
April 25, 2020 Bartch brings end to D-III draft drought St. John's offensive lineman Ben Bartch became the first Division III player drafted by the NFL since 2015 when he went to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round on Saturday.
April 25, 2020 Kinsey, Rutter lead D-III signees After the conclusion of the NFL Draft, a handful of Division III players generally sign free agent contracts or get invited to rookie camp.
April 14, 2020 D-III's draft hopefuls working out from home Ben Bartch's draft hopes seem fairly secure, but everyone else in Division III is fighting to get noticed. And with Pro Days and traveling for workouts shut down because of the coronavirus, they're making do. Adam Turer has more.
April 13, 2020 Wabash, Hampden-Sydney to renew Gentlemen's Classic Wabash and Hampden-Sydney, two of just four remaining all-male schools in the U.S., will meet again on the football field in 2022 and 2023.
April 10, 2020 Check out 2020 D-III football schedules! Next season will see about 1,250 regular season Division III football games, and we have three-quarters of them already posted. Who is your team playing, who's your rival playing, and what are the interesting non-conference games? Check out what we have posted.
March 30, 2020 Adams returns home to coach alma mater Cleive Adams will make a relatively short journey from Averett, where he has been the head coach for the past six years, to Ferrum, where he played and was an assistant coach.
March 30, 2020 Check out the latest moves on the Coaching Carousel Ferrum's coach moves on, starting a cascade of changes. A longtime coordinator gets promoted at Coast Guard. Curt Fitzpatrick makes a move of just a few miles, while a former Division III quarterback gets his first head coaching job. Catch up on all the coaching moves in Division III football.
March 30, 2020 Henry promoted after Adams' departure Averett announced the promotion of long-time assistant Patrick Henry to head coach of the Cougars' football program on Monday as Cleive Adams left to take over the head coaching spot at Ferrum.
March 30, 2020 Dealing with the silent spring As fields stand empty nationwide, coaches won't get to see their teams in action or evaluate new talent. This all pales to the real threat from COVID-19, but one coach has already lost a job because of it. In the latest podcast, we talk with him, plus a coach who won't get to evaluate his defending champs and another near one of the virus' hot spots.
March 27, 2020 MacMurray to close after 2020 spring semester Already in danger of not being able to stay open, MacMurray, in Jacksonville, Illinois, became the first school to announce its closure since the COVID-19 spread starting forcing schools to go online-only for the spring.
March 23, 2020 Grant gets promoted at Coast Guard C.C. Grant, who has spent 21 seasons at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy as a coordinator, will replace Bill George, who retired after last season.
March 3, 2020 Artificial turf, lighting coming to Butterfield To help improve and expand the uses of Butterfield Stadium on campus beyond intercollegiate athletics, Ithaca College announced that it will be replacing the natural-grass field with artificial turf and installing lighting.
March 2, 2020 Grande steps down as coach at Ferrum Rob Grande is out after four seasons as head coach at Ferrum, moving to a Division I program which already has a good Division III influence.
February 26, 2020 Podcast: D-III's road to the NFL Ali Marpet has played in the NFL for several years, and Ben Bartch and Mason Kinsey are among those trying to join him. We talk with Marpet, Kinsey and Bartch's coach in the new Around the Nation Podcast.
February 17, 2020 Check out the latest moves on the Coaching Carousel Curt Fitzpatrick makes a move of just a few miles, while a former Division III quarterback gets his first head coaching job. Louisiana College's carousel turns, and assistant coaches from UW-La Crosse and Baldwin Wallace get head coaching jobs. Catch up on all the coaching moves in Division III football.
February 15, 2020 Fitzpatrick changes SUNY addresses Curt Fitzpatrick, a St. John Fisher graduate and head coach at Morrisville State since 2013, will be moving to Cortland, where he replaces longtime head coach Dan McNeill.
February 13, 2020 Robertson has interim tag removed; named coach at FDU Jimmy Robertson, a Division III football alum, got word this week that he would indeed get the promotion and will be head coach at FDU-Florham for the 2020 season.
February 12, 2020 Final Johnnie-Tommie game moves indoors With the rivalry between St. John's and St. Thomas coming to a close after 119 years, the final game will move to U.S. Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, recently home to the Super Bowl and the Division I men's basketball Final Four.
February 10, 2020 Carter named football coach at Millsaps Isaac Carter, a former Division III assistant, becomes a head coach for the first time, at Millsaps.
February 8, 2020 Janus moving up at UW-La Crosse Matt Janus, who has been the defensive coordinator at UW-La Crosse for the past three seasons, just got a promotion.
February 8, 2020 Johnnie lineman gets Combine invite St. John’s tackle Ben Bartch, a first-team selection to the 2019 All-America team, is the only Division III player to be invited to the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.
February 7, 2020 Opgenorth named Oberlin football coach Oberlin associate vice president for athletics advancement athletic director Natalie Winkelfoos announced the appointment of Steve Opgenorth as head football coach. Opgenorth comes to Oberlin after spending five seasons at nearby Baldwin Wallace, most recently serving as associate head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks' coach in 2019.
February 4, 2020 Juniata hires away Muhlenberg assistant Josh Carter, a two-time All-America selection and Muhlenberg's special teams coach, has been hired as head coach at Juniata.
February 4, 2020 Wildcats bring alumni back home to coach Andrew Maddox will be Louisiana College's sixth head coach in the program's 21-year history, as he replaces a fellow alumnus at the helm of the Wildcats.
February 3, 2020 Gettysburg's new coach inked from Penn Maurice Banks, a Division I FCS assistant coach with Ivy League and Patriot League experience, has been named head coach at Gettysburg, which is coming off consecutive 1-9 season.
February 2, 2020 Louisiana College coach leaves alma mater Justin Charles, who spent three seasons as head coach at his alma mater, left Louisiana College to take a high school job.
February 2, 2020 Sul Ross assistant moves cross country Tyler Card was named head coach at Greensboro, making him the sixth head football coach in the program's 24-year history.
January 29, 2020 WPI assistant to get head coaching job Scott Sperone, the defensive coordinator at WPI, will get his first head coaching position, as he'll replace Jim McGuire at the helm of Fitchburg State.
January 28, 2020 Wheaton names new head football coach Jesse Scott, a 2009 graduate of Wheaton and a first-team All-America selection as a Thunder offensive lineman, gets the call to follow Mike Swider as Wheaton's coach.
January 27, 2020 2019 in review: Coaches say farewell While the 2019 season was notable for many reasons, it was especially so for the number of prominent coaches who decided to hang it up. In his year in review, Adam Turer talks with Larry Kindbom, Mike Leonard and Mike Swider, plus wraps up the 2019 season.
January 22, 2020 Dartt gets call to follow Kehres The new Mount Union coach not only comes from the family, but from the current coaching staff, as offensive coordinator Geoff Dartt will take over for Vince Kehres as head coach of the Purple Raiders.
January 21, 2020 Kelley retired; Rosenbaum promoted at Framingham Framingham State offensive coordinator Aynsley Rosenbaum was named head coach of the Rams, as announced by FSU athletic director Tom Kelley, the man he replaced.
January 21, 2020 Podcast: The post-Kehres world We discuss who might replace Vince Kehres as head coach and what program he will inherit, plus chat with new Wash U head coach Aaron Keen on his first day of work and with McMurry coach Jordan Neal. Plus, who won the decade? Pat and Keith have that and more.
January 17, 2020 Anderson to step down as Yeomen head coach Oberlin athletic director Natalie Winkelfoos announced football coach Jay Anderson has stepped down from his position to become the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Division II Notre Dame (Ohio).
January 15, 2020 Millsaps coach becomes full-time AD Aaron Pelch has been the interim athletic director as well as football coach at Millsaps for more than a year, but in 2020, he will focus on just one of those roles.
January 13, 2020 Kehres leaving Mount Union for Toledo Mount Union head coach Vince Kehres is heading to Division I University of Toledo as an assistant coach, with a yet-to-be-announced defensive coaching position. In addition, his father and predecessor, athletic director Larry Kehres, will be taking a buyout from the school.
January 6, 2020 Coaching Carousel: Wash U alumnus returns home Aaron Keen, a former D-III head coach and a D-II coach of the year, comes back to his alma mater, while Grinnell brings in a new coach. Plus, the carousel continues to turn at Franklin, Augsburg, Lawrence and more.
January 6, 2020 Wash U alumnus returns home to coach Aaron Keen, who helped lead Eastern Michigan to a bowl game under former D-III head coach Chris Creighton, is coming back to D-III and Washington University in St. Louis as head football coach.
January 3, 2020 Carroll picks up coach from conference rival Mike Budziszewski, most recently offensive coordinator at Millikin, moves to Carroll, which is looking to move up the standings in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
January 2, 2020 DePauw names Dietz to lead football program Brett Dietz, DePauw's offensive coordinator the last six seasons and an assistant coach since 2010, has been selected as the Tigers' head football coach
December 27, 2019 Barnes selected to lead Grinnell football program The Pioneers plan to field a football team in 2020, and will do so under a veteran of many coaching stops.
December 23, 2019 A dream fulfilled North Central coach Jeff Thorne dreamed about his father, the previous North Central coach, making his way through the crowd so they could share a Walnut and Bronze moment together. The two men who rebooted the Cardinals in 2002 combined to build a program which brought home the hardware. Keith McMillan has more.
December 23, 2019 Hensell named Franklin's football coach A 2005 graduate of Franklin, Hensell returns to campus after spending the last five seasons on staff at Buffalo. Since graduating from Franklin, Hensell's 15-year journey to the head position at his alma mater has included stints across Divisions I and III.
December 21, 2019 Crowning a champ, award winners, and No. 2 You can hear the debate and how we arrived at giving our three year-end awards to members of the CCIW. You’ll hear the emotion in a proud dad’s voice, a son who wanted to get his dad to hold the trophy, and a most outstanding player who tried to give his trophy away. Plus, we'll talk about who should be No. 2 for 2019.
December 20, 2019 2019 All-America team The 21st annual All-America team was announced Friday afternoon in the Stagg Bowl pregame show. If you missed the broadcast, here's the list.
December 20, 2019 Rutter wins Gagliardi Trophy in closest-ever vote Just a handful of votes elevated Broc Rutter into the top spot on the Gagliardi Trophy balloting. Here's who he edged out, and how close it really was.
December 20, 2019 Quick Hits: Our panel predicts the Stagg Bowl When it comes to the Stagg Bowl, six predictions is not enough. The biggest game of the year requires a bigger panel, so we've added some more to get to 10 panelists. Who do they pick, and why? Read on.
December 20, 2019 Better off red A special season for Division III football ended with a first-time champion, as North Central hoisted Walnut and Bronze, defeating UW-Whitewater 41-14 in Stagg Bowl XLVII.
December 20, 2019 Lamker '97 named Augsburg football head coach MINNEAPOLIS -- Derrin Lamker '97, an Augsburg University Athletic Hall of Fame member who has become one of the top high school football coaches in Minnesota, will return to his alma mater as the 15th head coach in Augsburg football history, the university announced on Friday.
December 19, 2019 The finishing touches They were painting the end zones on Thursday, and Pat and Keith are here to get you ready for the game, joined by Frank Rossi and Greg Thomas and a player from each team to get you an around-the-horn style view of what to expect from North Central and UW-Whitewater.
December 18, 2019 Everything's lining up for North Central With all the talk about the Cardinals' prolific offense, their Gagliardi finalist at quarterback, their sure All-Americans at wide receiver and running back, one can't ignore that it is all made possible by the offensive line. Adam Turer talks to all the key players up front, their coaches and the guys they protect and open holes for.
December 17, 2019 Meylor breaks out as UWW quarterback After being the 1-A quarterback behind Zach Oles for most of the season, Max Meylor has been the No. 1 since the start of the playoffs. But it hasn't changed the quarterbacks' relationship off the field or on the sidelines. Joe Sager has more.
December 17, 2019 Aker to lead Lawrence football program Tony Aker, a UW-Stevens Point graduate who had been serving as the interim head coach during Carroll's coaching search, takes over the leadership of the Vikings for 2020.
December 16, 2019 Getting to the Stagg: Early picks, late picks There were picks early in Allentown, and late in Whitewater, as North Central and UW-Whitewater booked their tickets to Shenandoah. We won't get the shootout-style matchup of the two top D-III QBs, but we got to see Max Meylor have a breakout game. Pat and Keith have that and more from both games in the latest podcast.
December 14, 2019 North Central rolls past Muhlenberg in semis The visiting Cardinals flew out to a 28-0 lead by the second play of the second quarter and North Central cruised past Muhlenberg to advance to the Stagg Bowl for the first time in program history.
December 14, 2019 UWW stops Johnnies, heads to Stagg Wojciech Gasienica kicked four field goals, the last one from 37 yards out with 2:10 left, as UW-Whitewater edged St. John's 35-32 to return to the Stagg Bowl.
December 13, 2019 The semifinals are here! We have two great games to be played Saturday, with no players who have ever played in the Stagg Bowl, and one program guaranteed to play for the D-III football title for the first time. We hear from players from all four teams and more on this edition of the podcast.
December 13, 2019 Quick Hits: Our panel predicts the semifinals Who will be moving on to play in Stagg Bowl XLVII in Texas? Here's who our panel thinks will advance, and how and why it will happen.
December 13, 2019 Treske tabbed to lead Warriors football program WLC alumnus Eric Treske returns to campus after five seasons at Lakeland to take over the head coaching job.
December 12, 2019 Watch: Gagliardi finalists announcement The votes are in, and the 12 semifinalists for the 2019 Gagliardi Trophy will be whittled down to our finalists. Watch at 3 p.m. ET as we reveal those names.
December 12, 2019 Gagliardi Trophy names its finalists The 2019 winner of the Gagliardi Trophy will be a quarterback or a running back, this much we know for sure. Here's who the finalists are.
December 12, 2019 Salve Regina assistant hired at Hiram Hiram announced the appointment of Jack Mrozinski Jr. as the 32nd head coach of the Hiram Terriers football program. Mrozinski joins the Terriers from Salve Regina, where he served as the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.
December 12, 2019 Brand helps Warhawks D-line make a splash Jordan Brand leaves quite an impression. These days, the Warhawks' defensive lineman leaves his impression on opposing quarterbacks, running backs and offensive coordinators. Brian Lester has more.
December 12, 2019 Matt named TLU head football coach SEGUIN, Texas – Ricky Matt, Texas Lutheran University's assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator, has accepted the university's offer to become the 22nd head football coach in program history.
December 12, 2019 Gustafson announces retirement as TLU head coach SEGUIN, Texas -- Carl Gustafson, a two-time American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year, is retiring as head football coach of the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs.
December 11, 2019 Southern Virginia moving again After five years in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and two years in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, the Knights of Southern Virginia will be on the move again.
December 11, 2019 St. John's has recipe for success The Johnnies have had an interesting concoction this season, but it's the special ingredient which has St. John's still alive in this playoff. Adam Turer has more.
December 10, 2019 2019 All-Region Teams We received more than 1,000 nominations from schools, conferences and the like for our 15th annual All-Region awards. Here's who our voters picked from the immense number of nominees for the 2019 All-Region teams.
December 10, 2019 Wheaton's Swider announces his retirement After nearly 40 years at Wheaton College, 35 on staff and 24 as head coach, Mike Swider announced his retirement on Tuesday.
December 10, 2019 The defense which fuels Muhlenberg's drive Trying to solve Muhlenberg's defense can be puzzling. And that makes sense, since the Mules can throw different looks and different personnel at opponents from game to game, or even down to down. Joe Sager has more.
December 9, 2019 Coaching Carousel: La Crosse coach moves on UW-La Crosse alum and coach Mike Schmidt takes a D-II job. Cortland's coach of 23 seasons, Dan MacNeill, retires. Meanwhile, Brien Cullen retires as the only varsity coach the Worcester State program has had, while coaching changes are afoot at FDU-Florham, Franklin and more.
December 9, 2019 On to the national semifinals Hear from all four games around the bracket on Saturday, including the emotion of the closing moments in the St. John's-Wheaton game. Plus, Keith helps break down how Muhlenberg shut down Salisbury, and more in the latest podcast.
December 9, 2019 La Crosse coach takes job in Division II Mike Schmidt, an alumnus of UW-La Crosse who spent four years as the Eagles' head football coach, is moving on to become a head coach at the Division II level.
December 7, 2019 Final four: Mules, Cardinals, Warhawks, Johnnies St. John's survived an epic finish, while UW-Whitewater, North Central and Muhlenberg all advanced to the national semifinals with relative ease.
December 6, 2019 Looking at a new-look quarterfinals We're on to the third round of the playoffs, and it looks a little less purple, a little more wide-open. Will any of the games be close? Can't say we know that for sure, but we have No. 2 through No. 9 in our Top 25 still playing, and that makes things fun. On this edition of the podcast, we chat with Delaware Valley head coach Duke Greco and preview all four quarterfinals.
December 6, 2019 Quick Hits: Our quarterfinal predictions One sweep, one majority opinion, and two games split right down the middle. That's how our panel's slate of quarterfinals predictions works out. Who will advance?
December 5, 2019 Wisconsin Lutheran's founding coach steps back down Dennis Miller, who coached the first 13 seasons of Wisconsin Lutheran football and the past six, has stepped down again, this time for good.
December 5, 2019 A quarterfinal reunion of old foes The Warhawks and Crusaders have met in the regular season twice and in the semifinals four times. The fact that this week's meeting between Whitewater and UMHB is in the quarterfinals does nothing to dim the rivalry. Brian Lester has more.
December 4, 2019 Salisbury finds itself new options Running the ball is nothing new for the Sea Gulls. But it's that other thing you do with the football -- throwing it -- that has taken flight at Salisbury. Joe Sager has more.
December 3, 2019 North Central refuses to lose The Cardinals stood out on the field in Alliance, Ohio, shortly after defeating Mount Union, and shouted, "I am a champion, and I refuse to lose!" It came at the end of a multiple-round fight, and the boxing terminology is intentional. Pat Coleman has more.
December 3, 2019 For Wheaton, No. 2 wasn't good enough While most programs would be delighted to post a winning percentage of .800, the Thunder were determined to not repeat the last two seasons, where they went 8-2 and finished as runners-up in the CCIW. Perhaps 12-0 is more their liking. Adam Turer has more.
December 2, 2019 Voices from all around the second round Highlights from Saturday, plus voices from UMHB, Wheaton, Salisbury, St. John's, Muhlenberg and North Central coach Jeff Thorne talks about the Cardinals' epic win, the adjustments they made, and how they kept fighting. That plus much more in the latest podcast.
December 1, 2019 Here's who's hosting the quarterfinals The four quarterfinal hosts have been set. Here's the updated bracket and our full coverage to date of the 2019 Division III football playoffs.
December 1, 2019 McGuire out at Fitchburg State Jim McGuire, who went from interim coach in February 2018 to having his interim tag removed in October 2018, left his job at the end of the 2019 season.
November 30, 2019 Mount Union bounced in epic shootout North Central and Mount Union poured out all of the offense they could manage, and it was an interception in the end zone with two seconds left that gave the Cardinals the upset win.
November 29, 2019 Quick Hits: Our predictions for the second round Who will win each game? What will the score be? Will it be close? High-scoring? Low-scoring? That's what our six-person panel projects this week, and throughout the playoffs, in Quick Hits.
November 28, 2019 Time to get out of the turkey coma The next round in our five-course meal is the playoffs' second round, from Maryland's Eastern Shore to Orange County, California. We talk with coaches from Union and Wesley about this week's games and preview all eight contests, plus talk about the Gagliardi Trophy and more.
November 27, 2019 Chapman continues to map uncharted territory First 9-0 season, first playoff home game, first playoff win ... now the Panthers are hosting a second-round game and have St. John's coming to town. Brian Lester has more.
November 27, 2019 Muhlenberg family keys off brothers It's common for teams to refer to themselves as family. The Mules, however, have brothers who not only are teammates, but square off against each other in practice. Joe Sager has more.
November 26, 2019 Gagliardi Trophy semifinalists announced Nearly 30 players were nominated, but only 12 get to the semifinal stage. Who are they? Read up on the players, then cast your fan ballot for the top all-around student-athlete in Division III football.
November 26, 2019 Bounceback year has Hawks in second round "When we were 0-4, it could have gotten really bad, but it didn’t. Instead, we were still getting better at the end of the year." And one year later, Huntingdon made the playoffs and got a road playoff win to boot. Adam Turer has more.
November 24, 2019 What a great first round! A Top 10 team nearly went down, one team came back from 18 down and another from 24, plus two games went to overtime -- one of which went to three overtimes. Chapman and Linfield made the last game of the day a great capper to a thrilling day. Pat and Keith wrap it all up in the newest edition of the podcast.
November 23, 2019 UMHB bracket: Huntingdon wins on road Huntingdon came up with the key road win, while Wartburg rolled to a win at Hope and higher seeds Mary Hardin-Baylor and UW-Whitewater won easily at home in the first round of the top-left bracket of the 2019 NCAA Division III playoffs.
November 23, 2019 Mount Union bracket: Del Val rallies, rest roll Delaware Valley outscored Bridgewater 23-9 in the second half and 13-3 in the fourth quarter to win at Bridgewater, while Ethan Greenfield had himself a day for North Central, a freshman quarterback was huge for Wesley and Mount Union rolled in its playoff opener.
November 23, 2019 Salisbury bracket: Brockport, Union come back Brockport and Union had thrilling come-from-behind wins, while Muhlenberg and Salisbury each had shutout wins in the first round of the upper right-hand bracket of the NCAA Division III playoffs.
November 23, 2019 Central, Chapman win in OT; SJU survives The Wheaton bracket, on the bottom left, saw three great games. Central rallied to beat UW-Oshkosh in overtime, St. John's survived a shootout with Aurora and Linfield and Chapman needed multiple extra periods to decide it out west.
November 22, 2019 Cullen announces retirement from Worcester State Brien Cullen retires after 37 years at the helm of Worcester State football, and is the only head coach the Lancers have ever had since the program transitioned to full varsity status at the start of the 1985 season.
November 22, 2019 Podcast: Breaking down the brackets The games are here! Our crew will break down each of the four brackets. We also talk with Hope coach Peter Stuursma, who has his Flying Dutchmen in the playoffs, and with a home game at that. Plus, Pat and Keith talk about coaching retirements and more.
November 22, 2019 Quick Hits: We predict the first-round scores Will a game be close or a blowout? Will it be high-scoring or low-scoring? That's what our six-person panel projects this week, and throughout the playoffs, in Quick Hits. If all six agree, your team is probably in good shape, but if it's a split decision or the scores are close ... well, your Saturday will be fun. Check it out in Quick Hits.
November 22, 2019 Robertson named interim coach at FDU-Florham FDU-Florham coach Brian Surace is out, and his assistant, former RPI quarterback Jimmy Robertson, has been named the interim coach.
November 21, 2019 Our playoff surprises, disappointments It's an annual pre-playoff tradition: Our field of experts makes its picks a to who will be the surprises and disappointments in each bracket, plus who will advance to the national semifinals. What do we think of your bracket?
November 21, 2019 Leonard steps down after 17 years at Franklin Mike Leonard, who led Franklin to nine trips to the NCAA playoffs and five wins in that span, is stepping down from his head coaching position.
November 21, 2019 Playoff team capsules: UMHB bracket Here's all the nuts and bolts about the eight teams in the top left-hand bracket, from top seed UMHB to No. 8 seed Huntingdon, where the Cru will be joined by Vikings and Scots, Hawks and Warhawks, Dutch, Knights and Bulldogs.
November 21, 2019 Playoff team capsules: Breaking down the Mount Union bracket Here's what you need to know on the bottom right bracket, where there are Purple Raiders, Cardinals, Wolverines, Aggies, Little Giants, Panthers, Rams and Eagles.
November 21, 2019 Playoff team capsules: Salisbury bracket The Sea Gulls haven't had their name atop a bracket previously, but it's one with Privateers, Engineers, Golden Bears, Golden Eagles, Mules, Dutchmen and Spartans. Here's all the details on the top right bracket.
November 21, 2019 Playoff team capsules: Wheaton bracket Wheaton as a top seed in the bottom left bracket will try to bring the Thunder against the Dutch, Knights, Panthers and Wildcats, Johnnies, Titans and Spartans. Get all the details on the bottom left bracket here.
November 21, 2019 Follow Saturday's games on the Bracket Blitz! This is the best way to follow the entire first round of the Division III football playoffs. If you don't have a rooting interest and want to follow the best action from all of the games at once, we'll bring it to you. Our studio show will get you to the best games and key moments. Air time: 11:45 a.m. ET.
November 20, 2019 In playoff mode since October, NCC relieved to get in “We’ve been playing desperate ... and it’s no different now,” North Central coach Jeff Thorne said. “If we lose, we are done. We have to carry that same mindset into Saturday and hope it’s at an even higher level of awareness.”
November 20, 2019 Golden Bears looking to take next step Western New England has been to the playoffs five years running, but this season presents the Golden Bears with a game against an established Division III program, with a chance to advance. Joe Sager has more.
November 19, 2019 The Coaching Carousel starts turning Brien Cullen retires as the only varsity coach the Worcester State program has had, while Bill Lynch steps away with the Monon Bell in hand and coaching changes are afoot at FDU-Florham, Franklin, Augsburg, Coast Guard and more.
November 19, 2019 Brautigam will not return to Cornell Vince Brautigam will not return as Cornell’s head football coach after leading the program the past 10 seasons, it was announced.
November 19, 2019 DePauw's Bill Lynch announces retirement After eight years as head coach, including the past seven, DePauw football coach Bill Lynch has announced his retirement. He goes out having won the Monon Bell back from archrival Wabash.
November 19, 2019 Launtz retires from coaching at Juniata Tim Launtz, a 1980 graduate of Juniata and head coach since 2011, will be offered another job at the college.
November 18, 2019 Team of the Week The final Team of the Week of the season includes the two best rushing totals in Division III this season, a four-touchdown receiver, and multiple cases of three-interception games.
November 18, 2019 Haege stepping down as coach at Augsburg After 15 seasons, Frank Haege is leaving Augsburg. The Auggies were 2-8 this season, but won their season finale, the game with Hamline for The Hammer.
November 18, 2019 Podcast: Selection Sunday breakdown While folks from JCU and Susquehanna don’t understand why they aren’t in the playoffs (can’t say we didn’t warn you), there actually is a lot to like in this bracket. We talk with the committee chair, look at the best first-round matchups and decide who has the hardest road to the Stagg Bowl.
November 17, 2019 Final regular season Top 25 The final regular season Top 25 is out, with the rankings each team will carry into the 2019 Division III football playoffs.
November 17, 2019 Our projected playoff bracket When you get to the end of the night on Selection Eve, all you want is a little clarity. We got it when Cortland lost, when Bethel lost, and when all five of the at-large teams we projected earlier this week came home with wins. And then, the metaphorical grenade was launched into the process when UW-Whitewater could not hold onto the football. Here's what it does to the bracket.
November 17, 2019 The NCAA playoff bracket is out! When there are only five at-large teams to be selected, it's not hard to come to an agreement. But will Wheaton like its placement in the bracket? Is there someone to challenge Mount Union? Or Mary Hardin-Baylor? The Road to the Stagg Bowl is set!
November 16, 2019 Ithaca wins on big stage; DePauw grabs Bell The Cortaca Jug was played before an announced crowd of more than 45,000, and Joe Germinerio had a big game in MetLife Stadium, while DePauw won in the closing minute to take back the Monon Bell.
November 15, 2019 Are you rooting for the status quo, or chaos? Lurking out there in the final game on Saturday is UW-Oshkosh, which can play chaos agent. If the Titans knock off UW-Whitewater, then so much hell will break loose in the NCAA committee virtual war room. We chat with coach Pat Cerroni, plus get you up on all of the big games, in the latest podcast.
November 15, 2019 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 11 Which games will have the biggest playoff impact? Which rivalry game will feature the biggest upset? Those are the burning questions as our predictions panel tackles this weekend's games.
November 14, 2019 The TO that wasn't; the two points that were 'I was running down the sideline yelling timeout, and when the ball was snapped, I thought to myself that this is just what it’s going to be.' And what it did was put Central in the driver's seat in the ARC with one game left. Brian Lester has more.
November 14, 2019 Cortaca Jug ready for the big stage Some of the best rivalries in Division III have put up huge attendance numbers of late, with games in the teens of thousands, 20,000, even 37,000. But on Saturday, the Cortaca Jug rivalry between Cortland and Ithaca goes huge. Adam Turer has more.
November 14, 2019 Our projected playoff bracket Although 112 games have yet to be played, and one-third of the field has yet to be determined, it's not too soon to take a look at who might get the at-large bids, and where teams might be seeded. Here's our projected playoff bracket, through Week 10.
November 13, 2019 It's gotta be the Shoes When the Shoes are on the line, nothing else matters. And while multiple Division III rivalries have some form of footwear on the line, only Union and RPI play for the Dutchman Shoes. And they'll do so again this weekend. Joe Sager has more.
November 13, 2019 NCAA's second regional ranking The second official regional rankings have arrived from the NCAA. These are the rankings the NCAA football championship committee will eventually use to select at-large teams and pair them up.
November 12, 2019 Team of the Week Our weekly honors recognizes 26 players from across the country for their Week 10 accomplishments. It's our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 12, 2019 Coast Guard coach announces retirement Coast Guard Academy head football coach Bill George announced that Saturday's game against Merchant Marine for the Secretaries' Cup will be his last as he will retire at the end of the academic year.
November 10, 2019 Podcast: Shedding light on Week 10 Yes, it was that dark at the end of the Linfield-Whitworth game. Throw in the ending of the Central-Wartburg game, the first half of RPI-Ithaca and there's a lot to talk about from Saturday. How many teams are there for those five at-large spots? Pat and Keith tackle it all in the latest podcast.
November 10, 2019 New Top 25 out! It was a long road back to the Top 25 after getting blown out in Week 1, but Brockport is back in the picture. Who else moves into the Top 25?
November 9, 2019 Roundup: BW picks up loss, Cortland still alive Cortland survived to keep its at-large playoff chances alive headed into the Cortaca Jug showdown with Ithaca, while Baldwin Wallace and Wilkes each picked up their second loss and put their playoff chances on life support in Saturday's Division III football action.
November 9, 2019 Central fends off Wartburg rally; RPI bombs Ithaca Central coughed up a huge lead, but got the win on a gutsy two-point call in overtime as the Dutch outlasted Wartburg in overtime, while RPI bombed Ithaca, all but eliminating Ithaca from playoff contention. That, plus all the playoff clinchers in Top 25 action.
November 8, 2019 On the bubble? Here's who to root for We talk regional rankings with Jim Catanzaro, the Division III selection committee chair, including the odd teams at the bottom of some of the rankings. And Keith gives you his list of who to root for, and against, if your team is on the bubble. Plus, games to watch and much more.
November 8, 2019 Quick Hits: We predict the Week 10 games What's the game of the week? Who is most likely to get upset? Who will clinch and who will get their bubble popped? Those are the big questions on the mind of our panel in this week's Quick Hits.
November 7, 2019 Freshman sensation keeps Oshkosh in the hunt The Titans have been foundering on offense ever since the graduation of 2017 Offensive Player of the Year Brett Kasper. But lately, it's been a freshman dual threat behind center making UW-Oshkosh go. Brian Lester has more.
November 7, 2019 Back to playing Hanover football "When I was at Hanover and we were winning conference championships, we had a swagger and a pride in Hanover football that needed to be rebuilt. We’ve tried to recreate that identity." That's how former player and current head coach Matt Theobald describes the state of the Panthers program.
November 6, 2019 Overcoming hurdles After a rough start, SUNY-Maritime has righted the ship and qualified for the playoffs under a first-year head coach. Joe Sager has more.
November 6, 2019 NCAA's first regional ranking The first official regional rankings have arrived from the NCAA. These are the rankings the NCAA football championship committee will eventually use to select at-large teams and pair them up.
November 5, 2019 Team of the Week Our weekly honors recognizes 26 players from across the country for their Week 9 accomplishments. It's our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 4, 2019 Podcast: Bid clinchers, bad clunkers and more We expected some great games. Some of the great games were unexpected. Didn't we tell you that kicking would be an issue for St. John's? We check in on the big games in New York, where the Liberty League and Empire 8 had automatic bids up for grabs, including postgame interviews. Pat and Keith cover it all in the Around the Nation podcast.
November 3, 2019 New Top 25 posted! One week after no new teams entered the Top 25, there are two new entrants this week, taking the place of UW-Platteville and Cortland.
November 1, 2019 Podcast: Welcome to November Key showdowns in New York, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, among others. Plus, our bracketology crew will tell you what goes into the mock rankings, and the real ones which we will see on Nov. 6, then Pat and Keith talk about how the field is selected and who the at-large teams might be at this point.
November 1, 2019 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 9 There are big conference showdowns this week, which will affect automatic bids, plus we pick a team which will boost its playoff resume this week, shine the light on a game less noticed, plus upset picks. Our panel has them all in this week's Quick Hits.
November 1, 2019 Roundup: MIT engineers win; ODAC remains tied MIT hadn't beaten WPI since 1900, but that streak ended Saturday. Meanwhile, Bridgewater dominated and Randolph-Macon survived to keep the ODAC tied, and the SAA and NCAC remain tied at the top as well.
November 1, 2019 Top 25 roundup: Johnnies, Bombers shocked Concordia-Moorhead completed just three passes all day, but one of them shocked No. 4 St. John's in overtime, while Union dealt unbeaten Ithaca its first loss of the season and clinched an automatic bid to the playoffs, and Brockport handed gave Cortland its first loss as well. 
October 31, 2019 Finding a way to win A team that struggled to win the close ones last year has won a whole host of close ones in 2019. Wesley might look a little different than it did under Mike Drass, but the W's are coming for them, as for St. John Fisher. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
October 31, 2019 Our mock regional ranking The first official regional rankings won't arrive from the NCAA until Nov. 6. But we also know you don't want to wait that long to get a look at the rankings the NCAA football championship committee will eventually use to select at-large teams and pair them up, so we'll get you started.
October 30, 2019 Linfield finally has its offense rolling The Wildcats knew their offense had the potential to be explosive, but even so, Linfield's numbers in recent weeks have been off the chart. Joe Sager has more on the young offensive line, the experienced quarterback and his dad and brother.
October 30, 2019 Shouldering the load WPI senior linebacker Steve Mey has a lot more than the traditional student-athlete load on his plate. In addition to a challenging major and the daily grind of football practice, Mey spends a lot of time driving back to home to spend time with his mother, who has ALS.
October 29, 2019 Team of the Week A 58-yard field goal, a player who recovered his own onside kick, a 282-yard rushing day, three interceptions and three and a half sacks -- all of those performances make up this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 28, 2019 Podcast: All about the field goal Running onto the field at the last second to kick a game-winning field goal brings a host of potential problems, but we had plenty of video to peruse. Pat and Keith have all that, plus The Streak, The Rain, and more in the newest podcast.
October 27, 2019 New No. 1 team: Mount Union There's a new No. 1 in the Top 25, but not an unfamiliar one, as seven No. 1 votes changed hands after UMHB's narrow victory on Saturday.
October 26, 2019 Roundup: Hope ends Olivet streak, UWL D stymies UWO Quarterback Mason Opple ran for more than 200 yards as Hope handed Olivet its first loss, UW-La Crosse's defense took center stage and Bridgewater's did as well in Saturday's games.
October 26, 2019 Top 25 roundup: UMHB survives on kick at 0:00 Mary Hardin-Baylor ran the field goal unit onto the field and came away with a win as time expired, while Wesley survived in overtime in action among teams ranked in the Top 25 on Oct. 26, 2019.
October 25, 2019 Podcast: Getting you ready for Week 8 Looking at big games in Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Virginia and Delaware, plus predictions from all across the map as we get you set for Week 8 of the 2019 Division III football season. We've got a few teams playing from positions they're not used to, either. We're also joined by a couple of gunslingers in red and white on the pod as well. Tune in!
October 25, 2019 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 8 Eyes are definitely on Texas, but that's not all. We also get dressed up a little early for Halloween, pick a team which will get its playoff hopes dashed, shine the light on a game less noticed, plus upset picks. Our panel has them all in this week's Quick Hits.
October 24, 2019 Why isn't my team ranked? Adam Turer fields that question and more from readers in this week's edition of Around the Nation. What are the best determining factors for the playoffs, how can my team get into the top four, and more.
October 23, 2019 Details make difference for unbeaten Comets After Olivet dropped three games by five points or less in 2018, the Comets challenged their players over the offseason. The early results have been impressive. More in a feature by Joe Sager.
October 23, 2019 Western Conn excited after 6-0 start Joe Loth had a positive outlook on his Western Connecticut football team's chances this preseason, and it turns out that was for good reason. His Colonials are unbeaten through Week 7. Brian Lester has more.
October 22, 2019 Team of the Week Key performances came from all over the place, including record-setting performances. Our weekly honor roll is the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 21, 2019 Podcast: Johnnies, Tommies and Panthers One game lived up to the hype, and the other wasn't hyped at all. So while we break down the Johnnie-Tommie game, and SJU's national title chances, we also talk to B-SC coach Tony Joe White about his team's upset win vs. Berry. Pat and Keith talk about it all, hand out game balls and more in the latest Around the Nation Podcast.
October 20, 2019 New Top 25 is out! Union runs its way into the Top 25 poll, plus, where do Berry and St. Thomas end up? The latest Top 25 is here.
October 19, 2019 Johnnies leave St. Paul with trophy In front of a packed house at Allianz Field in St. Paul, No. 4 St. John's gave up two early scores but locked things down the rest of the way to defeat No. 11 St. Thomas, 38-20.
October 19, 2019 Roundup: Hamilton breaks long drought Hamilton beat Amherst for the first time since 1992, while Bridgewater remained undefeated, Emory & Henry won on a Hail Mary on the final play of the game and a quarterback tied the D-III record for TD passes in a game. Check out the national roundup.
October 19, 2019 Top 25 roundup: B-SC runs past Berry Birmigham-Southern shocked No. 7 Berry under the lights on Saturday night. Meanwhile, No. 9 Ithaca and No. 22 Cortland each won to remain unbeaten heading toward their season-ending clash, and Mount Union's kicker had a field day in games involving members of the Top 25.
October 18, 2019 Podcast: Wearing your fall colors There's a big game between huge rivals in Minnesota this weekend, but also another 115 games in Division III, including a battle of unbeatens in the NESCAC. We give about the same amount of time to the St. John's-St. Thomas game as we do to Wesleyan-Middlebury, with Midd coach Bob Ritter, Pat and Keith talk about it all in the latest Around the Nation Podcast.
October 18, 2019 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 7 Game of the Week is a clean sweep, although the Johnnie-Tommie game is not the only game we're keeping an eye on this week. We also predict who will end their winless streaks and their winning streaks, plus upset picks. Our panel has them all in this week's Quick Hits.
October 17, 2019 Chapman at home at top of SCIAC In nine seasons, Chapman has lost just nine home games. The energy at Wilson Field this season, especially, has been fantastic, especially in wins vs. Whitworth and Redlands. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
October 16, 2019 At Bridgewater, new run brings new memories It’s been a while since the Eagles have rolling the way they have this season. Bridgewater has won their first five games, stretching its overall win streak to nine consecutive wins. Brian Lester has more.
October 16, 2019 Saxton, Spartans finally click Every team hopes to have a moment where everything clicks. Case Western Reserve believes its time came Saturday. Joe Sager has more on the unbeaten Spartans in a feature.
October 15, 2019 Team of the Week Our weekly honors recognizes 26 players from across the country for their Week 6 accomplishments. It's our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 14, 2019 Podcast: Milestones, big wins and hidden highlights Four touchdowns in 126 seconds, a premature celebration, a long-awaited celebration and much more happened in Week 6 action, plus all the big games and new rankings. Pat and Keith talk about it all in the newest podcast, episode No. 250.
October 13, 2019 Football playoffs to feature welcome change The 2019 Division III football playoff bracket will have a new rule this season, and it will be welcomed in Texas, Southern California and the Pacific Northwest.
October 13, 2019 New Top 25 out Chapman leaps into the poll on the strength of its three-point win at home against Redlands. Where does Bethel end up after getting blanked by St. John's, and where does UW-Platteville go after losing at UW-Whitewater? The full Top 25 is out.
October 12, 2019 D-III national roundup: Streaks snapped Wooster defeated conference rival Wabash for the first time since 2004, Dubuque knocked Central from the ranks of the unbeaten and Grove City came off the mat for an amazing win at Westminster (Pa.) in Division III football action on Oct. 12, 2019.
October 12, 2019 Top 25: Johnnies win shutout; Sea Gulls in shootout St. John's blanked Bethel in a battle of top 10 teams, while Salisbury beat its rival for just the second time since 2004 and Berry won a battle of unbeatens in the big games among games for teams ranked in the Top 25.
October 11, 2019 Podcast: Does the punishment fit? That UMHB did something wrong is not really debatable. But does rescinding the national title suit the violation? Pat and Keith give their take. Plus, we're joined by Wheaton coach Mike Swider and we pick winners for about two dozen of Saturday's games in our latest podcast episode.
October 11, 2019 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 6 Game of the Week? Likely Top 25 upsets? Teams getting their first win? Teams whose fortunes will turn this week? Our panel has them all in this week's Quick Hits.
October 10, 2019 Hendrix back in the playoff hunt After a lost season, Miles Thompson is back at quarterback for Hendrix, and the Warriors are back in contention for the Southern Athletic Association title. After Hendrix won just two games last year, the team is off to a 4-0 start. Brian Lester has more.
October 10, 2019 Getting the monkey off their backs One win doesn’t make an entire season. But man, it feels good to win the game circled on everyone's calendars, doesn't it? Hope, Texas Lutheran and Mount St. Joseph have all done that in big conference games this season, and Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
October 10, 2019 UMHB to appeal vacating 2016 title The NCAA ruled that Mary Hardin-Baylor must vacate its 2016 Division III football title because the football program provided a 2006 Subaru for use by a student-athlete. The school is appealing the decision.
October 8, 2019 Team of the Week Our weekly honors recognizes 26 players from across the country for their Week 5 accomplishments. It's our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 8, 2019 Sibling revelry Michael and Craig Roumes grew up in the same house and had a big sibling rivalry, and this past Saturday, when one of them had his first career interception return for a touchdown, the other wasn't going to let him have all the glory. Joe Sager has more.
October 7, 2019 Podcast 248: Fourth-quarter comebacks You can find everything in D-III, including multiple fourth-quarter comebacks, brothers with pick-sixes for different schools and unexpected blowouts, wins and highlights. Plus, a Super Bowl coach made a pregame appearance at a D-III school. All that in the latest podcast.
October 6, 2019 New Top 25 out Wheaton vs. North Central played out on the field; how did it play out at the ballot box? That, plus the entire Top 25 is here.
October 5, 2019 Roundup: Separating from the pack Case Western Reserve separated itself from the pack in the PAC, while Alfred and Cortland got big wins in their Empire 8 openers on Saturday in Week 5 Division III football action.
October 5, 2019 Top 25 roundup: TLU topples HSU Texas Lutheran delivered a big blow to Hardin-Simmons' playoff hopes, Wheaton defeated North Central for the fourth year in a row, while Union knocked off Hobart and Hope dispatched Trine from the rankings in Saturday's action among teams in the Top 25.
October 4, 2019 Podcast 247: Buy or sell? There are lots of teams in D-III which you have questions about, and you’re not alone. We have the same questions about teams, and Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan tackle a few of them. Are they on track or overperforming? Plus, we have questions for Salisbury coach Sherm Wood, with his team coming off consecutive bye weeks. That and more in the newest podcast.
October 4, 2019 Quick Hits: Predictions for Saturday's games Our panel is back with (Little Brass) bells on to get you ready for the second month of the season. This week we're looking at big games in the Liberty League and the MIAA, who is circling the wagons, and who might springboard into the Top 25 after this weekend. Oh, and there's a big one in Chicagoland as well.
October 4, 2019 Tommies invited to D-I conference St. Thomas, which was involuntarily uninvited from the conference in which it was a founding member, has received an invitation to join a Division I conference.
October 3, 2019 Re-ranking the conferences Non-conference play for the 2019 regular season is all but complete, so it's time for Adam Turer to revisit how the conferences should be ranked. Check out how he ranks every conference in Around the Nation.
October 3, 2019 Cortaca Jug sales reach 39,000 The Cortaca Jug game between Ithaca and Cortland is being played in Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with the express purpose of setting the Division III football single-game attendance record. It looks as if it will be successful.
October 2, 2019 New programs balance expectations with reality Alvernia and the University of New England are in their second full season as NCAA Division III football programs, and while the progress feels slow, it does exist. Brian Lester has more in a feature.
October 2, 2019 Wheaton, North Central ready for Bell clash With just seven miles separating these teams, there is plenty of heat in the rivalry for The Little Brass Bell. And when they meet on Saturday, they'll be No. 9 and No. 5 in the country. Joe Sager has more in a feature.
October 1, 2019 Team of the Week Key performances came from all over the place, including a linebacker who kicked a game-winning extra point to seal a come-from-behind win. Our weekly honor roll is the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 1, 2019 Grinnell suspending remainder of 2019 season Grinnell, which started the season with a roster numbering in the 30's, did not make it out of September and will call off the rest of its 2019 Division III football season.
September 30, 2019 Podcast: How many unbeatens are there, exactly? What's the impact of Eau Claire's win over St. Thomas? And we hear you asking why your team isn't ranked -- you're unbeaten, after all. Pat and guest host Greg Thomas talk through more than a dozen unbeaten but unranked teams in the latest Around the Nation Podcast.
September 29, 2019 New Top 25 How far do the Tommies fall after Saturday's loss? Where does John Carroll end up after taking one on the chin from Mount Union? The answers are in the new Top 25.
September 28, 2019 Roundup: Bouncing back; staying on track WPI, Carnegie Mellon, Mass-Dartmouth and others all improved to 4-0, while Trinity (Texas) bounced back from a pair of losses to Top 10 teams and Misericordia won in quadruple overtime in Saturday's Division III football action.
September 28, 2019 Top 25 roundup: UWEC knocks off Tommies UW-Eau Claire delivered a ringing upset of No. 6 St. Thomas, while Ithaca survived a challenge from a former rival, and Mount Union had no challenge whatsoever in Saturday's games among Top 25 teams.
September 27, 2019 Podcast: Getting you ready for Week 4 North, South, East and West, we’ll be looking for great games to come out of the woodwork. Nothing is going to stack up to the awesomeness that was Week 3, but whenever you feel like a week doesn’t have much to watch for, that’s when things will blow up. Pat and Keith get you set and also chat with N.C. Wesleyan coach Jeff Filkovski.
September 27, 2019 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 4 Each week, gathers six so-called experts and asks them six so-called questions. Their so-called answers are what we so call Quick Hits. Get ready for this weekend with our take on the big games, upsets and more.
September 26, 2019 Aurora balling out for Beebe Don Beebe wasn’t sure what to expect from an offensive standpoint in 2019 as he watched film after being hired at Aurora last winter. Then spring ball rolled around. And now the Spartans have won a couple of games early. Brian Lester has more in a feature.
September 26, 2019 Wabash unveils stadium plans The Little Giants will open the 2020 season on Week 1 in a new on-campus stadium, which will be built on the site of the current facility.
September 25, 2019 Brockport forging new identity After losing a bunch of familiar names and faces, including an All-America quarterback, Brockport doesn't look much like the team that has made deep playoff runs lately. But the Golden Eagles are moving forward with a new look. Joe Sager has more in a feature.
September 25, 2019 After the streaks Not far removed from a three-season-plus losing streak, Grove City had a nice little win streak going. So with William Paterson and Crown having put their large losing streak away, perhaps they can do the same. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
September 24, 2019 Team of the Week Beating an opponent for the first time since the Eisenhower administration can't go unnoticed, while Southern Virginia gets its first-ever Team of the Week selection. Check out the full Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 23, 2019 Podcast: The one with upsets after dark We knew we had just witnessed one of the great sets of games in ... years? Mike Maynard has no interest in seeing his 200th career win celebrated, UW-Whitewater lost its quarterback on the first play of the game. Wheaton held the IWU offense in check. There was a surprise upset in the Ohio Athletic Conference and UMHB struggled. Pat and Keith talk about it all in the new Around the Nation podcast.
September 22, 2019 New Top 25 is out! The new poll has plenty of movement. Four teams drop out of the Top 25, and six others move at least five spots in the new Top 25.
September 21, 2019 Roundup: Hope holds on, Hobart rallies The MIAA edged out a memorable victory in the NACC-MIAA challenge, Hobart won on the final play, while Alfred State got a goal-line stand and matched its best Division III start in program history in Saturday's Division III football action.
September 21, 2019 Top 25: It's a SCIAC sweep out west Chapman took down No. 10 Whitworth and Redlands knocked off No. 11 Linfield in a huge night for SoCal Division III football. It capped a big day in which W&J and Centre lost and Muhlenberg, North Central and Wheaton won matchups with other ranked teams. More in the Top 25 roundup.
September 20, 2019 Podcast: The one with all the mascots This week is the last gasp of non-conference play for some schools, and Pat and Keith preview all the big games, plus chat with UW-La Crosse coach Mike Schmidt, give the right rivalry the wrong name, pick winners by mascot and by vowel and more. Join us as we preview Saturday in D-III.
September 20, 2019 Quick Hits: Predictions on conference crossovers This week our panel has its eyes on a pair of Top 25 games to start CCIW play, another key conference opener down south, and a crossover challenge as non-conference play across the country winds down.
September 18, 2019 A half-century at Lycoming Ever since the Beatles broke up, Steve Wiser has been part of the Lycoming football program. And after 50 years, he can stay as long as he wants. Joe Sager has more in a feature.
September 18, 2019 Building a new home across town Former Hardin-Simmons quarterback Jordan Neal didn't plan on returning to his hometown of Abilene, but when crosstown rival McMurry called, Neal listened.
September 18, 2019 Going cross-country Two top teams in the Northwest Conference traveled more than 11,000 miles for Saturday's games. One returned victorious in its season debut. One spent a long flight thinking about what might have been. But both had experiences beyond football. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
September 17, 2019 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll is the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware. States represented on this year's team include Texas, Alabama, New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia and more.
September 16, 2019 West vs. East: What did it mean? If you wonder what the three games between West Region and East Region teams meant in Week 2, we brought in a guest analyst to tell you exactly what it means. That's Jim Catanzaro, the NCAA Division III football committee chair. He's the one who gives out this week's game balls and the rest. Tune in!
September 15, 2019 Big results shuffle Top 25 There were a bunch of big games on Saturday, with results making an impact on the Top 25. How did the poll actually move? Check out the full Top 25.
September 14, 2019 Big rally helps Paterson snap skid at 27 FDU-Florham scored the first 17 points to take a big lead deep into the third quarter, but William Paterson responded with 28 consecutive points and held on to win for the first time since Oct. 1, 2016.
September 14, 2019 Roundup: Crown snaps 24-game losing streak Less than 24 hours after William Paterson snapped the longest active losing streak in Division III, Crown did the same. Meanwhile, Brockport's defense was all the scoring it would need, Salisbury held on and Lycoming rallied to beat a rival. More in the Week 2 roundup.
September 14, 2019 Top 25: River Hawks rally, big battles need overtimes Susquehanna scored three touchdowns in the final 12 minutes to knock off No. 7 Johns Hopkins, Wesley and Delaware Valley went to quadruple overtime and Illinois Wesleyan and UW-La Crosse needed multiple extra sessions as well in Saturday's Top 25 action.
September 13, 2019 East vs. West: Be awake for it! As we get you ready for game day, Pat and Keith talk with Hobart coach Kevin DeWall about a range of topics, plus run down the big East Region vs. West Region games, talk about Larry Kindbom's pending retirement and the battle for the Golden Kilt. It's all in podcast episode No. 241.
September 13, 2019 Quick Hits: Predictions on titanic matchups This week we've got our eyes on two big games featuring midwestern Titans, plenty of contests with titanic travel, a throwback Texas showdown, and a huge game between East region powers.
September 12, 2019 Off to a great start Centre's offense had a great performance in the Colonels' season-opening win vs. Hanover. But that won't be enough to keep Centre's offensive coordinator from losing sleep for a while. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
September 11, 2019 That extra jolt of inspiration Jordan McInerney has moments where he’s worn out, where he teeters on the brink of feeling as if he as doesn’t have anything left to give on the football field. And then the Lake Forest senior defensive lineman looks down at his wristband, one made in honor of his sister Madelyn.
September 11, 2019 Finding the medium for the message He's a rising young street artist, who has drawn interest nationally. And he's also a senior offensive lineman for Manchester. Tanner Fernung tells the story of how he found a way to talk about mental health awareness in a whole new way in a feature by Joe Sager.
September 11, 2019 Wash U's Kindbom to retire after 2019 season Larry Kindbom, the active coach with the fifth-most wins in Division III football history, has announced that the Bears' 2019 season will be his last.
September 10, 2019 Team of the Week The first of our weekly honors recognizes 26 players from across the country for their Week 1 accomplishments. It's our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, now in its 21st season.
September 9, 2019 Podcast: All the surprises When you have actual games to base opinions off of, rather than just what you know on paper, your preconceived notions get challenged, rewritten, or perhaps affirmed. And for Pat and Keith, that's one of the best things about getting the season started. They break down Week 1 in the latest edition of the Around the Nation Podcast.
September 8, 2019 Latest Top 25 The first poll of the regular season is out, with a couple of shuffles in the top 10 and three new teams entering the ranking.
September 7, 2019 Roundup: Off on the right foot Kenyon snapped a 26-game losing streak, Kalamazoo won with just a field goal, and both Germinerios who play quarterback in Division III had great days as the Division III football season got into full swing.
September 7, 2019 Top 25: Hobart picks off Brockport Without Joe Germinerio, Brockport stumbled, while W&J and St. John's won nail-biters in Saturday's Division III football Top 25 action.
September 5, 2019 Back for 2019! Adam Turer is back for another season of writing our Around the Nation column. Here's his welcome to the 2019 season, and what you can expect from his column in the 2019 season.
September 5, 2019 Podcast: Ready for Week 1 Actual games are back! We kick off on Thursday night and Season 13 of the Around the Nation podcast kicks off right now. Pat, Keith and contributors talk about their games of the week, Keith makes predictions and more.
September 5, 2019 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 1 Each week, gathers six so-called experts and asks them six so-called questions. Their so-called answers are what we so call Quick Hits. Get ready for the first weekend of games with our take on the big games, upsets and more.
September 5, 2019 JHU tops Randolph-Macon on opening night The Blue Jay defense forced four second-half turnovers to fuel a victory in Greg Chimera's coaching debut, while Westminster (Pa.) had four pick-sixes and Wyatt Messex threw five touchdown passes in Thursday night's openers.
August 30, 2019 Podcast: Time to get going! The Around the Nation podcast is back! It almost wasn't, as Pat Coleman explains. And just when you think you have D-III figured out, you have teams jumping conferences, conferences dumping teams and conferences which might want to expand. Pat and Keith McMillan have it all in the August podcast.
August 26, 2019 Kickoff: What will Johnnies do for an encore? Last year St. John's may have given Mary Hardin-Baylor its most competitive game, and the Johnnies have high hopes for 2019. The full story is available to subscribers in Kickoff '19.
August 20, 2019 Kickoff 2019 is released! The 2019 edition of Kickoff,'s annual online magazine previewing Division III football, is out! Subscribe to get access now!
August 19, 2019 Kickoff comes tomorrow! Get Kickoff now and avoid the rush when it is released on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Full ranking of all Division III teams, plus Keith McMillan's sleeper picks and other feature stories.
August 15, 2019 Our preseason All-America picks As camps open across NCAA Division III football, here's who we think are the best of the best entering the 2019 Division III football season. It's the 2019 preseason All-America team.
August 8, 2019 preseason Top 25 A clear top four teams, a cluster of teams from 7-10, and 44 teams altogether receiving votes. Yep, it sounds like a preseason Top 25. Check out the full list as we head into the 2019 season.
July 7, 2019 It was 20 years ago today ... On July 7, 1999, first went live. It has been a long 20 years, but we are still here. Thank you for your support and for helping us cover Division III football for two decades.
June 24, 2019 In Kickoff, we rank every team in D-III Our annual preseason publication, Kickoff, comes out at 12 ET on Aug. 20! And in it, we preview -- and rank -- all 247 teams in Division III. Nowhere else can you get a comprehensive look at what's coming in D-III football in 2019, so order now!
May 27, 2019 Bridgewater DB is 'fastest man in D3' Davonta Womack, who was a senior cornerback at Bridgewater this past season, won the NCAA Division III 100-meter dash national title and with it, the moniker of fastest man in D-III.
May 22, 2019 ATN Podcast 237: Plenty to shout about If you’re Muhlenberg, coming off a trip to the quarterfinals, there’s a lot to make noise about. Meanwhile, there’s a lot of reason that St. Thomas and the MIAC could make noise going into 2019, except nobody’s talking. That, and the longtime CCIW commissioner and former national committee member joins us to talk about the landscape of Division III as he gets set to leave his job. More in the newest podcast.
May 22, 2019 Tommies tossed from MIAC St. Thomas will no longer be a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, a league it helped found nearly 100 years ago, after a group of league presidents decided it could no longer compete with UST.
May 21, 2019 2019 Division III football schedules The 2019 season starts late (Sept. 5) and ends late (Dec. 20), but will still feature 247 teams and about 1,250 games, culminating in Stagg Bowl XLVII. Here's who's playing where and when.
April 27, 2019 Shut out of draft, D-III free agents sign Four NFL drafts have come and gone without a single player being selected, but the first two Division III football players to sign free agent contracts this season played in the state of Wisconsin.
April 3, 2019 St. Norbert moving to NACC The conference shuffle season is underway for 2019, with St. Norbert announcing it will leave the Midwest Conference following the 2019-2020 academic year. The move leaves the MWC with 11 football programs. More on
March 31, 2019 Follow the offseason moves in Coaching Carousel New coaches are in at McDaniel and UW-Eau Claire, along with others. Check out who will have new coaches when the fall rolls around in the 2018-19 Coaching Carousel.
March 31, 2019 ATN Podcast 236: Just in under the wire Bet you thought we forgot. No, spring is here, practice is underway in many places and yes, there is a March podcast. We chat with QB Jackson Erdmann about what's ahead for the Johnnies. We're also joined by William Paterson coach Dustin Johnson, a former D-III quarterback himself. Plus, Keith McMillan did some unexpected research this spring ... for what?
February 28, 2019 ATN Podcast 235: What's right, wrong, new We talk with new Aurora coach Don Beebe, whom you might better know as a former NFL player, one who played in six Super Bowls. We also have La Crosse Tribune writer Colten Bartholomew, who found that a former UWW coach emailed his team's playbook to a D-III football head coach, who then forwarded it to yet another D-III head coach. Plus -- do we need six regions instead of four?
February 27, 2019 Allegheny names Nagy head football coach Allegheny has announced the hiring of Rich Nagy, a veteran coach with more than 30 years of experience at the Division I and III levels, as its 35th head football coach.
February 22, 2019 Chimera named JHU head coach Greg Chimera, who has been an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins since he graduated from the school in 2009, was named interim coach earlier this offseason and will officially be the Blue Jays' head coach in 2019. He replaces Jim Margraff, who died earlier this year.
January 24, 2019 ATN Podcast 234: The aftermath We’re all still generally in the aftermath of the season, and we talk with three people who are in that realm as well. We chat with Greg Chimera, the interim head coach at Johns Hopkins, who played and coached for Jim Margraff. We also chat with Jon Drach, who recently finished his first season as the head coach at Wilkes after a long career at Hobart, and Tevin Jones talks about his struggles and hopes to get back to UMHB.
January 22, 2019 Price steps down as Husson coach After 12 dedicated years as Husson's head football coach, Gabby Price announced that he would be stepping down from his position with the program on Tuesday morning. Price was the program's head coach from 2002-2008 and returned in 2013.
January 14, 2019 Bowdoin names Hammer head football coach Bowdoin College has announced the hiring of Allegheny coach B.J. Hammer to head the Polar Bear football program.
January 11, 2019 Duerr leaves Beloit to return to Ohio After five seasons as a Division III head coach, All-American Seth Duerr is returning to Division II Tiffin as an assistant.
January 11, 2019 Larson steps down at UW-Eau Claire Dan Larson led his alma mater out of the WIAC football basement. But now he'll be joining the coaching staff at Division I FCS heavyweight North Dakota State.
January 2, 2019 JHU coach Jim Margraff dies Jim Margraff, who coached Johns Hopkins to more than 200 career wins and a trip to the Division III football national semifinals this season, has died at the age of 58.
December 20, 2018 2018 Year in Review This was a season full of gratitude, Adam Turer writes. Whether at an elementary school in August or on the way to the airport after the Stagg Bowl, there were constant reminders as to why we at give up all of our free time every season to pursue Division III football.
December 18, 2018 Jonesin' for a comeback Tevin Jones started for UMHB in the 2017 Stagg Bowl and was expected to play a huge role for the Cru this season as a starting linebacker. Instead, he ended up with legal troubles, lashed out angrily at his coaches and ended up in a treatment program. He explains it all, as well as his hopes to return in this interview with Frank Rossi.
December 15, 2018 Erdmann wins Gagliardi Trophy In addition to Offensive Player of the Year, Jackson Erdmann will take home some Johnnie-themed hardware.
December 15, 2018 Podcast: Discussion, debate and conversation Our crew at the Stagg Bowl discusses the game, debates the postseason players and coach of the year awards and we're joined by Stagg Bowl Most Outstanding Player T.J. Josey for a conversation after the game. Tune in as the guys wrap up the 2018 Division III football season.
December 15, 2018 Final Top 25 UMHB is a unanimous No. 1, of course, but which teams made the biggest moves based on their postseason performance? Who ended up No. 3 and No. 4? Check it all out in the final Top 25 poll.
December 15, 2018 Cru seniors end career in style They contributed to UMHB’s first national championship as sophomores in 2016, then went out on top as seniors. The current crop of Cru seniors played in three straight Stagg Bowls and redeemed their loss from 2017 by defeating the Purple Raiders this year. Adam Turer has more from Shenandoah.
December 14, 2018 2018 All-America team The 20th annual All-America team was announced Friday afternoon in the Stagg Bowl pregame show. If you missed the broadcast, here's the list.
December 14, 2018 Kelly out at Widener The Widener athletic department announced Friday that head football coach Mike Kelly is no longer employed at the university. Kelly posted a record of 4-6 in 2018.
December 14, 2018 Podcast: Doin' it live in Texas We'll get you up to date on the latest going on with each team: Who's healthy? Who's out? What will they do to replace them? Plus, we'll tell you why neither team has been able to practice in this beautiful Stadium. And we'll chat with UMHB receiver T.J. Josey and UMU linebacker Danny Robinson. The guys talk about it all in the latest Around the Nation Podcast.
December 14, 2018 Our Stagg Bowl XLVI predictions Every year we gather Division III football experts together and give you not just six quick predictions, but more. Who will win tonight's game? Here's how it could happen for UMHB or for Mount Union.
December 14, 2018 Cru's control: UMHB makes it two titles in Texas Mary Hardin-Baylor capped its run through a strong Division III football bracket and finished the 2018 season with its second national title, defeating Mount Union 24-16.
December 12, 2018 Fred's football family The 2018 season has been anything but typical for Pete Fredenburg and his Cru. The head coach missed the first three games while serving a self-imposed suspension for NCAA violations. He missed a practice during the week of the Cru’s national semifinal game, for a very different reason. Adam Turer has the story.
December 11, 2018 Follow all the moves in Coaching Carousel While two teams are still playing, it's the offseason for everyone else, and that means head coaching changes. Track them all here.
December 11, 2018 Heffernan named St. Scholastica head coach Mike Heffernan, who came back to St. Scholastica as offensive coordinator this past season, will be the head coach next fall.
December 11, 2018 Backfield in motion Former wide receiver taking snaps, current running back doing the same -- it might not matter that much in Stagg Bowl XLVI. These teams know each other so well at this level that it might be difficult to surprise either one. Adam Turer has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
December 10, 2018 Podcast: Breaking down the semifinals Same faces in a new place, as Mount Union and Mary Hardin-Baylor will head down to Shenandoah, Texas. Keith was in Alliance, Pat in Belton and give their take on the games, plus we add a guest to help us break down each side of the ball for both teams. And we also take a look at where JHU and UWW now fit in the national picture.
December 8, 2018 Successful North Park coach steps down After six years as the head coach of the North Park football team, including 10 conference wins in the CCIW, Mike Conway stepped down on Thursday afternoon.
December 8, 2018 Mount Union defense has its semifinal moment The Purple Raiders offense threw three interceptions but the Purple Raiders picked off two passes and returned each of them for touchdowns to hold off Johns Hopkins in the first national semifinal.
December 8, 2018 Cru finally gets past Warhawks Mary Hardin-Baylor flipped the script, as the Cru defeated UW-Whitewater for the first time in six meetings, winning 31-14 and ensuring the Texas Stagg Bowl had a Texas team.
December 7, 2018 Podcast: Keys to the game, picks to click Staggered starts! One game at noon, the other at 3:30! Replay! Video review! That’s what the semifinals are all about. In both of them, we have teams which have met before. In the case of Mary Hardin-Baylor and UW-Whitewater, they’ve met five times, with the Warhawks winning them all, dadgummit! Pat and Keith preview the games and have an interview guest in the latest podcast.
December 7, 2018 Quick Hits: We predict the semifinals Just four teams remain and only two will get an all expenses paid trip to Shenandoah, Texas for the Stagg Bowl a week from today. Our gang gives its predictions on which teams advance through the semifinals.
December 6, 2018 Abilene native takes McMurry job Jordan Neal, a former starting quarterback at Hardin-Simmons and assistant head coach at Hendrix, will be returning to Abilene to become head coach at McMurry.
December 6, 2018 Watch: Gagliardi finalists announcement The votes are in, and the 13 semifinalists for the 2018 Gagliardi Trophy will be whittled down to four finalists. Watch at 4 p.m. ET as we reveal those four names.
December 6, 2018 Gagliardi Trophy names its final four The 2018 winner of the Gagliardi Trophy will be a quarterback or a running back, this much we know for sure. Here's who the finalists are.
December 6, 2018 Berry's performance does the talking Mount Union hasn't permitted anyone currently with the program to talk with for more than a year, other that when mandated at playoff games. We don't let that stop us from writing about the North Region Defensive Player of the Year, however. There were plenty of people who could tell us all about Berry.
December 5, 2018 Former St. Vincent QB gets head coaching nod A St, Vincent graduate and one of the top players to play for the revived program, Aaron Smetanka has been named St. Vincent's head football coach.
December 5, 2018 Hopkins' hot seat is historic against Mount Union Like any week, players enter game day with the mindset that they can win -- that they will win. For someone such as Davidson and his Blue Jay teammates, it’s not a stretch into disbelief. At least not for those who remember 2016. A Road to the Stagg Bowl feature by Ryan Tipps.
December 5, 2018 UWW is back, and pounding twice as hard UW-Whitewater returns to the national semifinals after a two-year absence, and that's due in no small part to sophomore Alex Peete and junior Ronny Ponick. Joe Sager has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
December 5, 2018 Tommies, Johnnies United: 2019 game at MLS stadium It's official: As the 2019 Cortaca Jug game announces its first 20,000 ticket sales, the 2019 Johnnie-Tommie game will be played in St. Paul's new MLS stadium, set to open this spring.
December 4, 2018 2018 All-Region Teams We received more than 1,000 nominations from schools, conferences and the like for our 14th annual All-Region awards. Here's who our voters picked from the immense number of nominees for the 2018 All-Region teams.
December 4, 2018 Crusaders defense rises to the challenge The offense puts up eye-popping numbers, but the Cru also boasts the nation's top defense. Big defensive plays in crunch time kept the dream of playing in a home state Stagg Bowl alive. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Stagg Bowl feature.
December 3, 2018 Willamette hires alum, Lewis & Clark assistant Isaac Parker, a graduate of Willamette and an assistant coach at Lewis & Clark, will replace Glen Fowles as the Bearcats' head coach.
December 3, 2018 Podcast: Gutting it out For UMHB, it was gutting out a win. For Jackson Erdmann, it was gutting out a quarter and a half with a separated shoulder. Mount Union gutted it out with a running back behind center, while UW-Whitewater got a big lead early and rode it to the finish. Pat and Keith have it all in ATN Podcast 229.
December 1, 2018 Quarterfinals: UMHB advances in thriller Mary Hardin-Baylor survived a fourth-quarter flurry to edge St. John's, while UW-Whitewater held off Bethel and Mount Union and Johns Hopkins moved on as well in Saturday's national quarterfinal games.
November 30, 2018 Podcast: Down to four games RPI can certainly hold its own against Johns Hopkins, UW-Whitewater and Bethel should be a clash of similar teams and UMHB and St. John’s will give each other what should be the best test either of them has faced this year. Pat, Keith and the gang preview all four, plus chat with St. John's coach Gary Fasching on the quarterfinals Game Day podcast.
November 30, 2018 Quick Hits: We predict the quarterfinals From Maryland to Texas, four games, six opinions and a good amount of consensus reached. But it's not unanimous, and predictions suggest some close games. Check out the quarterfinal predictions.
November 29, 2018 Senior Day stumble still stings for RPI One of the last eight teams standing entered the postseason on a 24-point loss to its archrival. Suffice it to say that RPI has put all of that behind it with two playoff wins. Brian Lester has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
November 28, 2018 MIAC quarterfinalists doing good work on defense The Johnnies and Royals have their work cut out for them this week, but bring quality defenses into their quarterfinal matchups at UMHB at UWW. Joe Sager has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
November 27, 2018 Centennial rivals still alive The Centennial Conference had a year for the ages, and it’s still going. Muhlenberg and Johns Hopkins are each 11-1 with a chance at meeting its rival again, this time in the national semifinals. Adam Turer has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
November 26, 2018 Podcast: We know, you hate the bracket Yes, four strong teams on one side of the bracket and fewer than that on the other. You don't like it. We know. Could we ever re-seed the bracket for the quarterfinals? Pat and Keith explore the issues and look at what the NAIA does in this podcast, plus we run down each game and hear from players and coaches.
November 24, 2018 Watch the second round live online This is how Division III football junkies watch the playoffs! On Saturday, we'll whip you around from one big game to the next, catching all the big moments of the second round. Tune it in only on!
November 24, 2018 RPI, JHU eliminate East's top two Brockport and Frostburg State were both bounced from the 2018 Division III playoffs, while Muhlenberg shut Randolph-Macon down and Mount Union, UW-Whitewater, St. John's and UMHB rolled. More in the full second-round wrapup.
November 23, 2018 Quick Hits: Our crew's picks for Week 13 Our gang of six posts its round-two picks, so get your fix with what we predict.
November 22, 2018 Game Day podcast: Eight games, four hours We should be in for some great second-round games over a four-hour span of Saturday afternoon. The new Around the Nation podcast previews all eight games, plus interviews two coaches with differing challenges this week. Catch up on that and more in the latest podcast.
November 22, 2018 RPI player saves train full of holiday travelers Reuben Clarke, a freshman tackle at RPI, made the heads-up play of his life to save travelers on a runaway Amtrak train the night before Thanksgiving.
November 21, 2018 St. Norbert defense flying high The Green Knights began their defensive turnaround way back in Week 1, of 2017, and it showed last Saturday in Indiana. Now St. Norbert will see what it can do at UW-Whitewater. Adam Turer has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
November 20, 2018 Gagliardi Trophy semifinalists announced More than 30 players were nominated, but only 13 get to the semifinal stage. Who are they? Read up on the players, then cast your fan ballot for the top all-around student-athlete in Division III football.
November 20, 2018 Hinson steps down as McMurry football coach McMurry has announced that Lance Hinson has resigned his position as the university's head football coach after five seasons. His resignation is effective immediately.
November 20, 2018 Big test coming for Centre corner Cal Lewellyn isn’t the player opposing quarterbacks want to throw in the direction of on Saturday afternoons. After he picked off seven passes as a freshman, he’s become the cover corner they do their best to avoid. Brian Lester has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
November 20, 2018 Macon happy to be practicing on Thanksgiving Thanksgiving will be spent with a different kind of family this year for Randolph-Macon’s football team. Instead of dispersing from campus to spend time at home, the Yellow Jackets will gather for a team meal – and a practice. Joe Sager has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
November 19, 2018 Podcast: Just good enough With an average margin of victory of nearly 34 points, these were not great games. With several games that looked like the usual top seed vs. No. 8 seed contests, there weren't many worth watching for a neutral D-III fan. Unless, of course, you hooked into the Randolph-Macon win, or St. Norbert's upset of Trine, or Muhlenberg's dramatic finish at Delaware Valley, in which case, Round 1 was just good enough.
November 17, 2018 Four easy wins in Brockport bracket Chalk reigned supreme as all four home teams won by at least two scores in the bottom right-hand corner of the bracket in the first round.
November 17, 2018 Johnnies roll in record fashion; Rematches repeat Mary Hardin-Baylor, St. John's and Berry all advanced easily in the top-left corner of the bracket in the first round of the 2018 Division III football playoffs, while Whitworth rolled as well in the final game of the afternoon.
November 17, 2018 Macon, Muhlenberg get road wins Randolph-Macon and Muhlenberg each won road games in the first round and Mount Union and Centre advanced easily in the top-right corner of the bracket. Nick Sirico's pick-six with 35 seconds left gave Muhlenberg a 20-13 win at Delaware Valley, while Randolph-Macon picked off Anthony Moeglin four times to pull the upset at John Carroll.
November 17, 2018 St. Norbert stops Trine in its tracks St. Norbert pulled off the first-round road win, while UW-Whitewater, Bethel and North Central cruised in the bottom left-hand corner of the bracket in the first round of the 2018 Division III football playoffs.
November 16, 2018 Quick Hits: We predict the first-round scores Our game of six take their guesses at scores for each first-round game. It's an exercise in what the expectations are for each game. Do we expect a blowout? Is it high-scoring? Is it unanimous? Is it close? There's all sorts of things to read in the predictions beyond just who we think will win the game.
November 16, 2018 Podcast: The playoffs' first course If the second round of the playoffs is your turkey dinner with all the trimmings, then the first round is ... not that. But you can see it coming. What will be the best games this weekend? We'll preview those and more, plus talk playoff truisms, and hear how officiating crews get selected and evaluated in the playoffs. More in the podcast.
November 16, 2018 Ozolins replaces Boyes at Buffalo State Jerry Boyes is stepping down for a second time as Buffalo State head coach after 25 total seasons, and longtime assistant Christian Ozolins will take the role on an interim basis for 2019.
November 15, 2018 Playoff picks, surprises and disappointments Who will make it through to the semifinals? Who will be the disappointments and surprises in each bracket? Our panel makes its picks for the postseason in this week's edition of Around the Nation.
November 15, 2018 Bowdoin on hunt for new coach JB Wells is out after four seasons and a 3-31 record at Bowdoin.
November 14, 2018 Cowboys saddling back up The fourth consecutive trip to the playoffs for Hardin-Simmons will start with a familiar foe, but the Cowboys are hoping some things have changed since they saw Mary Hardin-Baylor six weeks ago. Brian Lester has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
November 14, 2018 Playoff team capsules: Brockport bracket Here's the skinny about the eight teams in the bottom right-hand bracket, from top seed Brockport to No. 8 seed Husson, where you'll find the Engineers (twice), the Blue Jays, Eagles and Golden Eagles, the Bobcats, Golden Bears and Rams.
November 14, 2018 Playoff team capsules: UMHB bracket They represent Texas, Minnesota, Washington, Georgia, Tennessee and California. Here's all the other details about the eight teams in the upper left-hand bracket, from top seed UMHB to No. 8 seed Martin Luther.
November 14, 2018 Playoff team capsules: Breaking down the Mount Union bracket Here's all the nuts and bolts about the eight teams in the upper right-hand bracket, from top seed Mount Union to No. 8 seed Denison: Purple Raiders, Blue Streaks, Yellow Jackets, Big Red and all the other colors of the rainbow.
November 14, 2018 Playoff team capsules: Whitewater bracket Here's what you need to know about the eight teams in the bottom left-hand bracket, from top seed UW-Whitewater to No. 8 seed Eureka: with Warhawks and Cardinals, Royals and Red Devils, Green Knights and Knights, Panthers and Thunder.
November 13, 2018 Team of the Week The final Team of the Week of the 2018 football season contains big performances by players bound for the postseason and from big rivalry games.
November 13, 2018 Gebele, Denison facing the challenge Canaan Gebele wants to begin his career in analytics next year. For now, though, the senior quarterback is focused on finding the trends to help the Big Red get past a team in purple.
November 13, 2018 Earlham suspends football program Having started the season with 52 players and 42 consecutive losses, and ending the season with 54 consecutive losses and even fewer players, the Quakers are suspending their football program with the plans of studying whether it can return in 2020.
November 13, 2018 Former NFL player takes over as Aurora head coach Don Beebe, who played wide receiver in the NFL for nine seasons, will replace Rick Ponx, who was fired after a 5-5 season.
November 13, 2018 Blume resigns at Thiel After three seasons, Dan Blume is out at Thiel after just five victories. The Tomcats got four of those wins in Blume's first season.
November 12, 2018 Dolciato out at St. Vincent After five years, St. Vincent is looking for a replacement for Ron Dolciato, who took over a program coming off back-to-back winless seasons but won just eight games the past three seasons.
November 12, 2018 Podcast: 'It's definitely not what we want as a committee' That's what the committee chair told us about a key matchup in the bracket. What else did he say? Plus our intrepid podcast hosts go through what the committee got right and wrong, the best matchups, toughest roads, and still have time for game balls from Week 11.
November 12, 2018 Final NCAA regional ranking for 2018 The final NCAA regional rankings for 2018 have been released. This was the one which the football committee used to select at-large teams and seed the field. It also provides the formal answer as to who was on the table at the time of selection.
November 11, 2018 Read & React: Playoff primer We predicted this year's field of 32 back in Kickoff before a down of the 2018 season was played. With only a few hours until the field is officially released, how did we do? Plus, power rankings of the 32 expected playoff participants.
November 11, 2018 Updated Top 25 The final poll before the playoffs start sees the Top 25 panel display a narrow preference for who should be the top four seeds in the upcoming Division III postseason.
November 11, 2018 Bracket out: Oh, we're back to this again? People are likely to be annoyed when they look at the very first matchup in the bracket. If you can get past that, the rest of it is pretty good, and they definitely picked a good set of at-large teams, just like we did in our projection. The Division III playoff bracket has been released!
November 10, 2018 Rivals battle as playoff picture gets filled in Wabash, Ithaca and John Carroll remained in the hunt, Union dumped RPI, Randolph-Macon clinched, Frostburg won in overtime, Coast Guard knocked out Merchant Marine, Hanover eliminated Franklin and more in Saturday's games.
November 10, 2018 Final projected playoff bracket: Who makes the cut? This year, once against Saturday chaos was kept to a minimum, but it wasn't completely devoid of drama and some things got shaken up. Here's who we think makes the playoffs, and where the NCAA could (or should) match them up.
November 9, 2018 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 11 This is it -- the last regular-season weekend of the season. Maybe there's snow on the ground where you are. Maybe you have a bitter rival coming to town and an epic tailgate with old friends -- well, that's what Quick Hits is like for us, too. Plus, we provide you with predictions for Saturday, rather than a cold (or warm) beverage.
November 9, 2018 Your guide to Selection Sunday We enter the weekend with 13 automatic bids to hand out, then we'll make another bracket prediction and we'll have to wait until the bracket is announced! Here's how you get from here to 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, on
November 9, 2018 Podcast: Our projected at-large teams The season doesn't end today, thank goodness. But if it did, here's how Pat and Keith would pick the at-large teams. Plus, we chat with UW-Whitewater coach Kevin Bullis and run down all the scenarios, including the crazy ones that could make everything chaotic on Saturday night. Check it out.
November 8, 2018 Bigger battles to fight Current St. Thomas players have never needed a Week 11 playoff win to secure a playoff bid, but if they need inspiration for fighting a tough opponent, they need look no further than Rachael Caruso. Coach Glenn Caruso's wife was diagnosed with cancer almost a year ago. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
November 8, 2018 Johnson stepping aside at Earlham After Saturday's game against Rose-Hulman, Nick Johnson will be moving into a new role at Earlham, allowing him to spend more time taking care of his family. His wife, Melissa, former women's basketball coach at Earlham, has been fighting a genetic pancreatic condition.
November 7, 2018 Berry cruises into Week 11 with 14 on the brain Justus Edwards' Week 4 injury not just cost him his season, but perhaps his football career. Even with him recovering miles from campus, his Berry teammates have been there to lend support and have certainly not forgotten him. More in a feature by Brian Lester.
November 7, 2018 Cortaca 2019 moves to MetLife, eyes attendance mark The Cortaca Jug game, featuring Ithaca and Cortland, will be played in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 2019. The stated goal is to take down the Division III football single-game attendance record of 37,355 set last season.
November 7, 2018 Second NCAA regional ranking for 2018 The second of the NCAA's regional rankings for 2018 have been released. The final one will be created Saturday night for the purposes of selecting and seeding the teams in the NCAA playoffs and will be published on Sunday, after the bracket is released.
November 6, 2018 Team of the Week Twenty catches in a game? Four interceptions? Four touchdown passes, three touchdown runs and a touchdown catch? Yeah, there were some great performances in Week 10 and we have these and more on the Team of the Week.
November 6, 2018 Thomas More road show coming to a close It's been a long run this season for Thomas More, the only independent in Division III football. The Saints, who will have traveled more than 7,500 miles when it's all said and done, finish the season at St. John's and have a chance to extend their season with a win. Joe Sager has more.
November 5, 2018 Podcast: You ask the questions Some parts of the Division III playoff picture got clearer, but others got cloudier -- and that's even assuming you could see the picture on Saturday. We went mailbag this week and let your Twitter questions guide us through the top of the podcast.
November 4, 2018 Read & React: All the marbles There are seven games in the Week 11 slate that have a playoff berth directly on the line. The high stakes only heighten the anticipation for these already exciting rivalry games.
November 4, 2018 One new team enters the Top 25 A new team joins the poll this week. But how much does Illinois Wesleyan fall after a loss? How much does St. Thomas fall after a win? Check out the full Top 25.
November 3, 2018 Roundup: Ithaca, BW keep hopes alive 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.
November 3, 2018 Top 25: NCC beats IWU, UST rallies, Salisbury upset Wesley knocked off its unbeaten archrival, North Central handled Illinois Wesleyan, St. Thomas had to rally down two scores in the fourth quarter and Bethel made sure everyone knew it was ranked for a reason in Saturday's Division III football Top 25 action. 
November 2, 2018 Podcast: Saturday's scenarios This is crunch time. We could hand out as many as 15 of the 23 remaining automatic bids to the Division III playoffs on Saturday, and so you can follow along, we go through each of the remaining conferences to tell you who can clinch on Saturday, what they need to do, and who might be waiting until Week 11. Pat and Keith have it all for you!
November 2, 2018 Quick Hits: Our crew's picks for Week 10 In a week where so many games have playoff implications, which one is the biggest one, the game of the week? Our crew has its usual six-pack of takes, plus potential Top 25 upsets, and clinching teams not wearing purple.
November 1, 2018 Wabash fighting through Tragedy struck the Wabash College campus community and the football team when Evan Hansen died by suicide back in September. But this past week, they had reason to celebrate and feel actual joy for the first time in a while. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
October 31, 2018 With bid within reach, Pirates aren't coasting Whitworth has taken down the top teams on its schedule this season and just needs one more win to clinch the Northwest Conference automatic bid. But coach Rod Sandberg is making sure his team doesn't think it can ease across the finish line. More in a feature from Brian Lester.
October 31, 2018 Breaking down the regional rankings The placement of Hardin-Simmons and Centre brought out a lot of questions, as did the placement of Cortland and Salisbury and others. We tackle those issues and more in a special edition of the Around the Nation podcast.
October 31, 2018 First NCAA regional ranking for 2018 The NCAA's regional rankings have been released, with UW-Whitewater edging out St. John's as No. 1 in the West, and the top-ranked teams in the East, North and South all teams which made the national semifinals in 2017.
October 30, 2018 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll celebrates the best players in Division III football, from Massachusetts to California. Check out all the interceptions, sacks, blocked punts and touchdowns on the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 30, 2018 Martin Luther thinking big Martin Luther is a small school with a small recruiting base and, of course, a small football team. But the Knights have been on the rise the past few years, and in coach Mark Stein's fourth year, they are competing for a playoff bid. Joe Sager has more in a feature.
October 29, 2018 Podcast: Bid-clinching has begun! Yep, three teams have clinched automatic bids, with 23 to go. But it's those at-large bids which will receive a ton of attention. Who played their way into consideration? Who played their way out? Plus game balls, and everyone's favorite backup quarterback wasn't a backup this week. Pat and Keith have that and more in the latest podcast.
October 28, 2018 Read & React: Votes and polls What does the Top 25 mean to you? What does it mean to coaches, players, alumni, and universities? Here's how one voter approaches his ballot each week. And remember, voting is important!
October 28, 2018 New Top 25 One new Top 10 team, a high-water mark for RPI, and three new teams enter the poll in this week's Top 25 poll. Check out the full poll.
October 27, 2018 Roundup: Eureka still unbeaten; MIT, K-zoo fall Eureka had a dramatic last-minute touchdown, while MIT and Kalamazoo lost for the first time and Central and Marietta fell for the second week in a row after unbeaten starts.
October 27, 2018 Top 25 roundup: Witt, Oshkosh go down Wabash's Jake Page had two picks, one in overtime, while UW-Stevens Point had a key pick-six in upsetting the Titans, plus Wesley lost yet another close game for lack of an extra point. That and more in the Top 25 roundup.
October 26, 2018 Around the Nation Podcast: It’s not who you think Having reached Keith McMillan's podcast limit for the day, we brought in guest co-host Frank Rossi to help preview Week 9, plus guest coach Jason Lebeau of Western New England. Frank gets put on the spot, plus we preview all the big games, create a rivalry trophy and more.
October 26, 2018 Quick Hits: The big games for Week 9 Week 9 this year is too early for anyone to clinch a bid to the playoffs, but those days are coming, and a couple of the games that will be key in deciding automatic bids are being played this weekend. Our panel picks the big games, upsets and more.
October 25, 2018 It's a thankless job, but these folks do it In Division III, we know that players play for the love of the game. Coaches coach for the love of the game. Another group that participates for the love of the game is often overlooked. Adam Turer has more in the latest Around the Nation.
October 25, 2018 Everything you need to know about playoffs Are you new to Division III football? Is your team in playoff contention for the first time in a while? Are you a coach who hopes to be in the playoffs someday? Or do you feel like you’re an expert when it comes to the postseason? All of you need to listen to this podcast, with the D-III football committee national chair, Jim Catanzaro.
October 24, 2018 Defense lights UW-Whitewater's fire After three seasons out of the Stagg Bowl and one season out of the playoffs altogether, the Warhawks are working their way back up the charts this year, and the defense is leading the charge. More in a feature from Joe Sager.
October 24, 2018 Zooming their way to the top Kalamazoo was 1-9 a year ago, and that wasn’t particularly unusual. What is unusual is the Hornets' 7-0 start to the season, their best since the Kennedy administration. Brian Lester has more in a feature.
October 23, 2018 Team of the Week A 307-yard receiving night, a 244-yard rushing day, plus six tackles for loss, three blocked kicks and a game-winning field goal in the closing seconds make up this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 22, 2018 Three weeks to Selection Sunday There were some interesting losses and unexpectedly narrow wins on Saturday. While that didn't change the playoff picture as much as it changed the Top 25, there were still some adjustments. There's one team out there specifically that has to feel much better about its playoff chances after this week, and Pat and Keith tackle that and more in the latest podcast.
October 21, 2018 Read & React: Best friends Mike Leonard has cultivated a culture at Franklin that makes coming to work every day fun for both players and coaches. Friendships translate to victories, and no coach in Grizzlies history has more than Leonard.
October 21, 2018 Latest Top 25 UW-Whitewater and UW-Oshkosh each move up as a result of their wins and other results on Saturday, but who else made a move in the Top 25?
October 20, 2018 Wartburg knocks down Central; Slager sets tackle mark Wartburg brought an end to Central's unbeaten run and threw the ARC title chase into a four-way tie, while Misericordia scored twice in the final 61 seconds to win and Grinnell's Ryan Slager set the record for career tackles in D-III history in Week 8 action. Meanwhile, Eureka and Kalamazoo continued their undefeated ways.
October 20, 2018 Rowan, Westminster pull off upsets No. 8 Wesley and No. 11 Washington & Jefferson fell in early action, while 10th-ranked John Carroll survived to hand Marietta its first loss of the season and No. 13 Berry won at home in double overtime. More in the Top 25 roundup.
October 19, 2018 Quick Hits: Predictions for Week 8 Washington U. and Illinois Wesleyan were already on the radar for this week, but it's even more visible after last week's upset win by Wash U. Who are this week's big upset picks? Which unbeaten team ends its run this week? That and more in Quick Hits.
October 19, 2018 Podcast: Staying high and dry Averett had a lot more going on this week than just game prep after it had about six inches of rain dumped on it in very short order this week when the remnants of Hurricane Michael blew through. Coach Cleive Adams tells us about how his team stayed safe and tried to prepare to face Huntingdon, plus Pat picks 25 games and Keith picks some more.
October 18, 2018 Wash U, Eureka making a good first impression Both Eureka and Washington U. have exceeded any modest expectations and are in positions to claim conference titles in their first season in the NACC and CCIW. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
October 17, 2018 New chief Engineer keeps MIT humming MIT lost the coach that made the program what it is today, leading it to the best stretch in the history of MIT football. But so far, rather than take a step back, the Engineers are still looking smart under new coach Brian Bubna. Brian Lester has more.
October 16, 2018 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll celebrates the best players in Division III football, from Alabama to Oregon. Check out all the interceptions, sacks, blocked kicks and touchdowns on the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 16, 2018 Twin freshmen help Del Val find quick chemistry After losing nine starters on defense, Delaware Valley has been able to reload thanks in part to Anthony Nobile and Michael Nobile, who have locked down things up front for the Aggies. More in a feature from Joe Sager.
October 16, 2018 Podcast: Pat and Keith answer your questions Every Sunday night we take questions from listeners and followers on Twitter with the intent of answering the best one on the Monday podcast. When listeners turn around and give us 10 additional good questions, well, we need to do another entire podcast!
October 16, 2018 Three linebackers, seven surgeries For most college students, five years after they start higher education, they are ready to come back to school for their first homecoming as an alum. But for Westfield State's starting linebackers; Andrew Carpenter, Zach Howard, and Tyler Robbins, the trio will all still be on the field, playing in their final homecoming game.
October 15, 2018 John on their minds, in their hearts Saturday's Johnnie-Tommie game was more than a rivalry game. It was part reunion, part wake, and full of celebration and memories of John Gagliardi that went well beyond the 40-20 final score. Frank Rajkowski was there and has more of the scene from Collegeville.
October 15, 2018 Podcast: Taking down the big dog The Johnnie-Tommie game definitely fits the bill of someone taking down the big dog, and so does WashU's win vs. Wheaton. Both get a good amount of discussion, especially with the state of the CCIW standings and the Top 25. Why isn't WashU ranked? You'll hear that and much more in this podcast.
October 14, 2018 Read & React: No place like home The road can be fun and exciting, but it does not compare to playing at home. UW-Oshkosh finally played at Titans Stadium, and re-energized its season. Meanwhile, Muhlenberg hit the road in a battle of playoff preparation.
October 14, 2018 Top 25: Trading places, movin' on up While the Johnnies and Tommies all but traded places in the Top 25, there were other movements along the Top 25 as well. That includes the highest ranking ever for Berry.
October 13, 2018 Roundup: Earlham's streak reaches record proportions Earlham tied the Division III record with its 50th consecutive loss. Salisbury held off Montclair State in a battle of unranked-but-undefeated NJAC teams while Central won a nailbiter over Simpson in the ARC. Centre, too, stayed in its SAA title hunt.
October 13, 2018 Top 25 roundup: Johnnies overwhelm Tommies St. John's rode emotion and an offensive eruption to victory against archrival St. Thomas. Elsewhere No. 23 Muhlenberg and No. 15 Trine won thrillers, and Washington U. made waves in the CCIW race with a win over Wheaton.
October 12, 2018 Podcast: Tommie-Johnnie, playoff chase This weekend's key games include a game for first place, and a bunch of games that could help determine who stays in the playoff hunt. Plus, heading into Week 7, there's just enough reason to really talk about the playoffs. Pat and Keith give you a quick rundown of how the NCAA calculates and tabulates strength of schedule and where you can find the latest numbers.
October 12, 2018 Quick Hits: The big games for Week 7 In addition to the big game between St. Thomas and St. John's, there are lots of other key games, including one at the other end of the rankings. That's where Earlham, which has lost 49 consecutive games, faces Anderson. Our crew tackles those questions and others.
October 11, 2018 Remembering John Frank Rajkowski, who covered St. John's and John Gagliardi for more than 15 years for the St. Cloud Times, spent countless hours covering the man who wound up college football's all-time wins leader. He gives his remembrance of John.
October 11, 2018 Toughest job in D-III: Following the legend Brant McAdams is not a Westering. He's not a Frosty Westering disciple. He's not an alumnus of Pacific Lutheran. But he's taken over one of the Division III programs most identified with its traditions, and so far, the Lutes, and their alumni, have responded. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
October 10, 2018 Triple threat leads Puget Sound passing game Line up AJ Johnson, Collin Heimbach and Jewell Day on the field at the same time and the Puget Sound wide receivers are a three-headed monster opponents would rather avoid dealing with. More in a feature by Brian Lester.
October 9, 2018 Team of the Week Another week, another great Brockport defensive performance, another 200 yards from Lamar Carswell, and another six-touchdown day from a running back. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 9, 2018 Brockport defense slamming door on foes For the Golden Eagles, the negatives have all turned out to be positives, and for opponents, trying to run on Brockport has been impossible. What makes this defense tick, to the tune of negative-11.6 rushing yards per game? Joe Sager fills in the gaps.
October 8, 2018 Podcast: Enough room for debate We didn't know we would come out of Saturday's games with real questions about who should be the top-ranked team, but Pat and Keith lay out the cases for your favorite shade of purple, plus give the key takeaways from the big Week 6 games, hand out game balls and much more.
October 7, 2018 Read & React: Avoiding the trap There were a pair of prototypical trap games played yesterday, but the favorites prevailed to set the stage for Week 7 showdowns. Read how they avoid getting tripped up, plus a remembrance of the great John Gagliardi.
October 7, 2018 Legendary coach John Gagliardi has died The longtime head coach of St. John's, who led the university to four national championships, has died. His family made the announcement Sunday morning.
October 7, 2018 Top 25: UMHB picks up votes, top 10 shuffles Mary Hardin-Baylor picked up three first-place votes, and there were lots of other changes after the big weekend of games. Check out the new Top 25.
October 6, 2018 Roundup: Whittier snaps skid; Shoes go home The Shoes were Whittier's to begin with, and Myron Claxton's footwear will go home with the Poets, who snapped a 33-game losing streak by beating Occidental 28-13. Kalamazoo, Marietta and Central each remained unbeaten, while UNE picked up its first win with five seconds left. Here's the national roundup.
October 6, 2018 Top 25: Frostburg, RPI win nail-biters No. 5 Frostburg State scored with 2:34 left to go and got a key takeaway to finish it out, while RPI survived an Ithaca two-point conversion attempt in the closing seconds in Saturday's Top 25 action. Meanwhile, UMHB and UW-Whitewater each shut out top 10 opponents.
October 5, 2018 Podcast: Big six games for Week 6 There are six huge games this weekend, and this is a week Pat will be heading out to Los Angeles to see a pair of games involving evenly matched teams at each end of the SCIAC. We preview all of those games, plus talk with Marietta coach Andy Waddle, on the latest edition of the Around the Nation podcast.
October 5, 2018 Quick Hits: Who gets over the hump? It's hump week in Division III football: five weeks down, and five weeks remaining after this one. Does it feel like a Wednesday to you? If so, it can only be the best Wednesday ever! Here's our crew's predictions for Week 6.
October 4, 2018 ATN's 2018 conference rankings With non-conference games essentially over and done with, there's plenty to dig through. Which conferences helped themselves and moved up's conference rankings? Check out Adam Turer's take in Around the Nation.
October 3, 2018 Maryland vs. Delaware in Jersey showdown No. 5 Frostburg State and No. 6 Wesley square off for early supremacy in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, and if the rivalry ends after this year, at least it should go out with a bang. Brian Lester has more.
October 2, 2018 Team of the Week From 21 linebackers, 25 wide receivers, 19 running backs and many more nominations comes our weekly honor roll for Week 5: the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 2, 2018 Case finally gets crack at Presidents Case Western Reserve and Washington & Jefferson were the two best teams in the Presidents' Athletic Conference each of the past two years. As Case gears up for the challenge, it has a lot of players who have never faced W&J, including a freshman quarterback. More in a feature by Joe Sager.
October 1, 2018 Around the Nation Podcast: Going for 2 We love a little gamble, especially when it pays off. So, for Marietta and Simpson, which chose to go for two, or Wittenberg, which had no choice, it was a big Week 5, and Pat and Keith honor that by going for two with the Around the Nation Podcast. (Plus 40 more schools discussed.)
September 30, 2018 Read & React: New teams at the top Three perennial conference champions who rarely lose a conference game each dropped their 2018 conference opener. That opened the door for their challengers to enter October atop the conference standings. The races are just beginning.
September 30, 2018 Lots of spots up for grabs in new Top 25 There were just enough key results this week to prompt voters to re-evaluate their entire ballot. Instead of a consensus on the top 20 teams, this week there was a consensus on just four, and everyone else's spot was up for grabs. Here's the new Top 25.
September 29, 2018 Roundup: In the end, no gray areas Marietta didn't want its game to extend out any longer against Ohio Northern, and neither did Simpson against Wartburg. Plus, Susquehanna finally broke through after the fourth quarter and Eureka started off strong in a new home. The Week 5 roundup.
September 29, 2018 11 losses, a trophy and four overtimes We had some great games and some upsets in Saturday's afternoon but things really came alive after dark. Whitworth snapped an 11-game losing streak to Linfield, Wheaton retained the Little Brass Bell with authority, Wittenberg outlasted Denison and Trine claimed an early conference title showdown in Top 25 action.
September 28, 2018 Around the Nation Podcast: Fred's back Were you glued to some other interview on Thursday? Let's get back to football with an interview from Belton, Texas. UMHB coach Pete Fredenburg is back, and there's going to be trouble ... for opponents. He talks about what it was like being kept away from the sidelines, the team's riches at QB and more in the game day edition of the podcast.
September 28, 2018 Our predictions for Week 5 games There's a bell on the line that will have lots of conference title implications, plus our panel drops in picks for Top 25 upsets, winless teams going home happy and teams avenging 2017 losses. Get it all in Quick Hits.
September 27, 2018 Breaking the plane When Capital wide receiver Wyatt Pertuset scored his first collegiate touchdown earlier this season, it opened up a discussion of masculinity in football. That's because Pertuset is the first openly gay player to do so, and it reflects the changing locker room conversation. More from Adam Turer in Around the Nation.
September 26, 2018 It's Showdown Saturday for Trine and Hope Trine comes in with the star running back and the playoff pedigree, while Hope is the team looking to make a statement and install itself as the top dog in the conference. Those are the storylines in many places this weekend, but nowhere more than in the MIAA. More from's Brian Lester.
September 25, 2018 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll has players who accounted for touchdowns of 68, 69, 73, 75, 77, 81, 84 and 92 yards, as well as a player with four takeaways, one with five tackles for loss, and more. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 25, 2018 After the showdown, time for the rebound 'Every game is a playoff game for us at this point.' The words were uttered by John Carroll running back Mike Canganelli, but everyone knows this fact already: JCU needs to run the table after losing to Mount Union. The Blue Streaks need a new streak starting now. More in a feature by Joe Sager.
September 24, 2018 One game was enough, but we still got more In addition to all the Mount Union-John Carroll breakdown, there was a lot more to discuss, such as the overtime conference battle, the team which ran for minus-50 yards and won, replacing divots, or using EIGHTEEN running backs. And should John Carroll have moved up in the poll?
September 23, 2018 Read & React: Streaking into history Misericordia had never won more than one game in a season. In the program's seventh year, the Cougars finally strung together their first winning streak. What changes did Mark Ross make in the offseason and how have they led to unprecedented success?
September 23, 2018 Spot the differences in the new Top 25 On a week where everything goes as expected, the last thing you'd expect is for pollsters to move a team drastically in one direction or another. As a result, there are only small tweaks to this week's Top 25.
September 22, 2018 Benedictine pulls 180, will return to D-III When the fall season started, there were three Division III schools in various stages of moving to Division II. But one is already returning, as Benedictine University, in Lisle, Illinois, has decided to not leave Division III after all, sources tell and Hoopsville.
September 22, 2018 Roundup: Extra time, extra effort, extra points Coast Guard won a trophy game on a quarterback run in the closing seconds, Carroll had its closing seconds extended by a play and St. Norbert confirmed the bar for 2018 was set at 91 points in Division III football action on Saturday, Sept. 22. Here's the Week 4 roundup.
September 22, 2018 Mount Union's defense carries day vs. JCU The Purple Raiders' defense and John Carroll's defense went toe-to-toe. However, Mount Union's defense scored twice and that was the difference in a 23-10 win. More in the Week 4 Top 25 roundup.
September 21, 2018 Game Day for D-III: Something unexpected You think there could be a lot of blowouts in Week 4? Sure, there could be. But you probably thought that about Mount Union and John Carroll last year, and that didn't come to fruition. Check out all the big games this weekend, plus more on the Game Day version of the Around the Nation Podcast. 
September 21, 2018 Quick Hits: The big games for Week 4 There's one huge game, and one consensus upset pick, one set of Cougars we have our eyes on and a bunch of games worth noting all over Division III. Our six-person crew makes its six-pack of predictions for Week 4.
September 20, 2018 Calling your alma mater home Division III is home to many coaches who have made a life out of coaching at the same school they played at. Some of those coaches graduated, coached elsewhere and came home as head coach, while some never left. Adam Turer talks to a handful of young coaches who arrived as teenagers and are now young head coaches in this edition of Around the Nation.
September 19, 2018 Keystone: Building from the ground up Division III's newest program won't take the field for a varsity game until 2020, but Keystone's coach is out there looking for players and should have a decent shot at competing, once they get there.
September 19, 2018 Cuts both ways Having his ACL repaired brought an early end to his sophomore season, but it may well have kickstarted his career. After Alex Darras went under the knife, he shadowed his orthopedic surgeon this summer and will have a leg up when he goes to med school. More in a feature by Brian Lester.
September 18, 2018 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll celebrates the best players in Division III football, from Maine to Oregon. Check out all the interceptions, sacks, blocked punts and touchdowns on the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 18, 2018 Introducing: The Zackfield All you have to do to get to the end zone against Washington & Jefferson is get past Zac. Problem is, there are four guys named Zac, Zach or Zack in the Presidents' secondary. More in a feature by Joe Sager.
September 17, 2018 Podcast: Now that was surprising Some ranting, some raving, some rallying and some rating in the latest podcast. We tackle great defensive performances as well as the great offense and special teams plays, plus Pat and Keith look at which conferences were winners and losers in non-conference play. It's all good on Monday's podcast.
September 16, 2018 Read & React: Setting the standard One week doesn't make or break a season, but an impressive Saturday showing can help propel a program into the national conversation. Hear from Ithaca and Thomas More coaches, whose teams made statements with comeback wins on Saturday.
September 16, 2018 Newest Top 25 out Illinois Wesleyan is one of two teams jumping into the Top 25 this week.
September 15, 2018 Roundup: Misericordia's search is over Misericordia had won just five games coming into this afternoon, but got to celebrate a huge victory vs. Widener. Meanwhile, Muhlenberg negated a huge Susquehanna rally and one team was the goat for the fifth year in a row. More in the Week 3 roundup.
September 15, 2018 Thomas More, UWO, Linfield clear hurdle The Saints helped their own cause on their treacherous playoff quest, while UW-Oshkosh and Linfield put last week behind them. Thomas More got some help as well. More in the Top 25 roundup.
September 14, 2018 Game Day for D-III: Can't we take the heat? While part of the country is getting deluged, in the upper midwest it's all about heat and humidity, and one conference has new rules to protect student-athletes which is forcing changes to Saturday's schedule. We talk with the commissioner, talk with Carleton's coach and preview the big games in the latest podcast.
September 14, 2018 Quick Hits: The big games for Week 3 It's been such a long week in Division III football, but game day is finally here. (Apologies to Guilford, Catholic and Randolph-Macon.) Our six-person crew makes its six-pack of predictions for Week 3.
September 13, 2018 Always on the run Cortland quarterback Brett Segala worked his way up from fifth string to the starting lineup in just eight weeks, but ended back on the sidelines the next year. No worries: He made his move back onto the field. Which makes sense. He's always on the move. More in a Feature by Jason Bowen.
September 13, 2018 'You don't get better playing bad people' There are many different ways to build a non-conference schedule, perhaps as many as there are coaches. Monmouth went out and scheduled tough, and the Scots were not alone. They talk about the lessons with Adam Turer in Around the Nation. Plus, Adam tells why it is so important to get the help you need. It's a must-read.
September 13, 2018 Guilford falls in wild 91-61 final to D-I FCS Davidson De'Eric Bell amassed 392 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns, but those were not the only amazing numbers of the night in one of the highest-scoring games in modern college football history.
September 12, 2018 Smallest school still trying to build team Typically schools in their fourth year of football get to celebrate a large senior class and often experience a lot of success. But Finlandia played just four countable games last year, has had constant roster turnover and went through two coaches this offseason alone. Brian Lester catches up with a work in progress.
September 11, 2018 Team of the Week The weekly honor roll, in its 20th season, this week features a 500-yard passer, two six-touchdown running backs and a whole lot more. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 11, 2018 Chronicling a comeback Down 17-0 in the third quarter on Saturday, UW-Stout not only was back on its heels, it hadn't scored a point all season. But the Blue Devils came back to win by blocking an extra point in overtime. Joe Sager brings you the oral history of the comeback, through the eyes of five key participants.
September 11, 2018 Wabash community in mourning The Wabash College football team and campus community is mourning the loss of Evan Hansen, a senior captain, who died suddenly on Monday, Sept. 10.
September 10, 2018 Podcast: What do we make of this? When you lose to a D-II team, but a third-year program, it's a struggle to figure out where to put you in the poll, but the struggle isn't as big as the UW-Oshkosh offense's struggle. Plus, hear from UMHB on its eye-popping win, and much more as Pat and Keith tackle Week 2's results.
September 9, 2018 Read & React: Fast cleats to fill North Central and Lake Forest both graduated All-America running backs, but started their seasons with promising production from the position. It helps that each team also returns its experienced star quarterback.
September 9, 2018 New faces in this week's Top 25 Now that's more like it: After a quiet first week, the upsets in Week 2 means some teams move around, and out, of the Top 25. Here's the full poll.
September 8, 2018 Roundup: Week 2 is rally time UW-Stout, Franklin & Marshall and Beloit were among the teams that rallied from second-half deficits to post victories in Saturday's action. Stout won on a walkoff blocked extra point, Beloit won on a field goal with 22 seconds left and F&M just won going away. 
September 8, 2018 Top 25 roundup: UMHB rolls, UWO sputters The No. 2 Cru put up a school-record 91 points, with six TD from Markeith Miller, but UW-Oshkosh put up just a field goal, and Wartburg, Johns Hopkins and Illinois Wesleyan all fell in Saturday's Top 25 action.
September 7, 2018 Podcast: Previewing Week 2 Pat and Keith look at this weekend's games, with three Top 10 making their season debut including some missing faces and new ones at UMHB. Plus, an interview with Millikin coach Dan Gritti and previews of the top matchups in the Friday podcast.
September 7, 2018 Quick Hits: The crew's predictions for Week 2 What's the game of the week? Which Top 25 team is most likely to get upset? What off-the-beaten-path game should you be watching? And who will bounce back from a Week 1 blowout? Our Quick Hits crew tackles those questions and more.
September 6, 2018 Slow starts; fast finishes Three nationally prominent teams all faced similar situations in Week 1: They came out a little slow and either led by small margins or, in one case, trailed big at the half. But in each case, the second half was a different story. Adam Turer talks to them all in Around the Nation.
September 6, 2018 Former Mount Union coach passes away Ken Wable, age 91, who served as Mount Union head football coach from 1962-1985, passed away Sept. 5. He was head coach when Larry Kehres was a player and an assistant coach, and an OAC annual award is named after him.
September 5, 2018 Ready to get back out there 219 of Division III's 250 teams had games in Week 1. Of the remainders, most get on the field this week, finally. That includes Linfield, which has a key matchup against a former NAIA champion, which already has two games under its belt. Joe Sager has more.
September 5, 2018 When a game isn't a game Huntingdon and Guilford combined for 106 points in 47 minutes of play, only to have it all wiped out because of weather. Brian Lester takes us through it all from the Huntingdon perspective, as the team which was leading but also had to drive 496 miles home with a no-contest.
September 4, 2018 Ten D-III alums start season on NFL rosters Dan Arnold, Matt Gono and Brandon Zylstra are the newest Division III names to make NFL rosters, but Alex Tanney is on a Week 1 roster as well, along with others. Here's the full list.
September 3, 2018 Team of the Week The first weekly honor roll of the 2018 Division III football season comes from a total of 158 player nominations. The Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, recognizes the top nominee at each position from the week in D-III.
September 3, 2018 ATN Podcast: What people won't admit This is the 200th edition of this podcast, entering its 12th season, and Pat and Keith use it to talk about uncomfortable subjects -- there are two possibilities about the 2018 season that people seem afraid to admit, and we attack them head-on. The guys hand out game balls, talk about the teams rising and falling in the poll, find highlights off the beaten path and pick out the big numbers of the week.
September 2, 2018 Read & React: The long road of independence Thomas More started its ten-week playoff campaign 0-1. Wash U. can relate after a similarly challenging schedule in 2017. What can the Saints learn from the Bears?
September 2, 2018 Meet the new Top 25 Alright, so after a weekend of games like we just had, maybe not much changes, but there's one new team in the Top 25 and a little shuffling of the order as well.
September 1, 2018 Roundup: Alvernia's first taste is of victory Alvernia's first-ever football game was one to remember, while Thomas More's attempt to barnstorm its way to a playoff bid was derailed right out of the gate and Washington & Lee did something it hadn't done since 1969 in Saturday's Week 1 Division III football action. 
September 1, 2018 Top 25 roundup: Oshkosh survives, Brockport rolls Carthage was mere minutes away from an upset with its backup quarterback vs. No. 4 UW-Oshkosh, while sixth-ranked Brockport was clicking on all cylinders in its opener vs. Hobart. That and more in the Top 25 wrapup.
August 31, 2018 Friday: Millikin wins in fourth; Springfield rolls up yards While storms delayed some key games, Millikin and Hope were playing a great back-and-forth game as the Big Blue registered the only points of the second half. Plus, Wesley got off on the right foot and Springfield got six rushing TDs from its new QB. More in the Friday wrap.
August 30, 2018 Welcome to the brotherhood There is very little incentive to be a Division III football player. But those who come out, put in the work, and suit up on Saturdays come away with something far more valuable than a little exercise. Adam Turer has more in the latest Around the Nation column.
August 30, 2018 Get the scoop on Week 1 in Quick Hits If you’re new to Division III football or, this is our weekly predictions page. We assemble a crew of a half-dozen Division III football writers and observers and give you the best take on what the best games are, which ranked team is most likely to get upset, and a variety of other categories.
August 30, 2018 Platteville rallies on opening night No. 16 UW-Platteville rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to win at East Texas Baptist, while Rowan outlasted Widener in double overtime and Johns Hopkins pulled away from Randolph-Macon on the opening night of Division III football for 2018.
August 29, 2018 Podcast: Getting ready for Week 1 Pat and Keith open the August podcast with some really big news about the future of the Around the Nation Podcast. Plus, the guys get us all ready for Week 1 with a look at the biggest half-dozen games coming up this weekend, they put each other on the spot, and the random number generator is put into play. 
August 22, 2018 Kickoff: Keith's sleepers go beyond Top 25 This is the time of year Kickoff normally would come out, so if you're just coming to the website looking for it -- here you go! Check out Keith McMillan's sleeper picks from Kickoff 2018, plus his 2017 playoff teams who won't be in the 2018 field.
August 13, 2018 Kickoff: Time to do it again D'Angelo Fulford won his first title as Mount Union's starting quarterback last season. Now the challenge that lies ahead, as always, is to do it again. In Kickoff, we talk to previous Purple Raider quarterbacks who have faced the same challenge.
August 10, 2018 Kickoff: Getting the gang back together Teams are reporting for camp all across Division III this week, but at Wesley, it's also the first time the Wolverines were all together since the death of Mike Drass. Kickoff was there for their first team meeting. Read about their plans to honor him and more in Kickoff 2018.
August 9, 2018 Kickoff 2018 is live! It's here! The exclusive preview of all 250 teams, with dozens of feature stories, a ranking of every team and every conference from top to bottom has gone live. If you subscribed, log in here. If you haven't, here's how you can sign up!
August 8, 2018 Kickoff 2018: Every team, plus features! In addition to previewing every team, and ranking every team, we also have a bunch of feature stories in Kickoff 2018. For example, the PAC isn't only losing a school, it's lost a bunch of its offensive stars. Who will be the new leaders of the PAC? Find out Thursday in Kickoff!
August 3, 2018 In Kickoff, we rank every team in D-III Our annual preseason publication, Kickoff, comes out on Aug. 9! And in it, we preview -- and rank -- all 250 teams in Division III. Nowhere else can you get a comprehensive look at what's coming in D-III football in 2018, so order now!
July 30, 2018 Preseason All-America team Does the preseason All-America team look a little bigger to you? That's right! We've expanded the list. Check out who is on our team: still one player per position per team, and no 200-person honorable mention lists!
July 29, 2018 ATN Podcast: Trying to break through How do you break into the upper echelon of the ASC? How do you get into contention in the WIAC? In the latest Around the Nation podcast, Pat and Keith talk to coaches trying to do just that, plus, hey, gray turf.
July 12, 2018 Awrey steps down, CUC promotes from within On the same day in mid-July, two Division III head coaches left. At Concordia-Chicago, it was Randy Awrey who left a month before camp.
July 12, 2018 Two more coaching jobs change hands Just when you think we're ready to start the season, two Division III head coaches leave on the same day, and one school is still without a head coach with less than a month remaining until camp. Check out the latest moves in the Coaching Carousel.
July 12, 2018 It's out: The preseason poll The preseason Top 25 poll is out, with lots of purple near the top but still some shuffling throughout. Nearly 50 schools filled out our preseason questionnaire, and our voters based their ballots on who is returning.
July 8, 2018 Defiance coach leaves after one season Aaron Mershman, who took over the head coaching position at Defiance in July of 2017, left it for an assistant coaching job in July 2018. He will be the offensive line coach at Misericordia.
July 5, 2018 Frostburg State heading to Division II The Mountain East Conference, a collection of Division II schools in West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio, is ready to add a state school in Maryland to its membership by welcoming Frostburg State into the fold.
July 2, 2018 Breitbach fills Pointers' coaching spot Greg Breitbach, a former assistant coach at UW-Stevens Point, will return to the Pointers as head coach, as the school got its head coach on board approximately one month before preseason camp opens.
June 30, 2018 Podcast: The end of the dog days This month, Pat and Keith talk about together a preseason Top 25 that makes a little more sense than one you might read in a D-I mag. We talk with Chip Knapp, who has the unenviable task of following a friend as head coach at Wesley. Plus we chat with Jim Barnes, former Wooster and Augustana coach, who is helping Division III teams travel the world.
June 18, 2018 Hall named head football coach at Bates Bates today announced the appointment of University of Pennsylvania assistant coach Malik Hall as the 20th head football coach in the program's 124-year history.
May 29, 2018 Knapp elevated to Wesley head coach Wesley interim athletic director Tracey Short announced the promotion of associate head coach and offensive coordinator Chip Knapp to the head football coach position following the passing of Mike Drass.
May 15, 2018 Remembering Mike Drass It was shocking to hear the news that Wesley football coach Mike Drass, just 57 years old, had died. Hear from two-time All-American receiver Larry Beavers, who tells how Drass helped get him back on track after he struggled and failed out of school. In addition, broadcaster Sean Greene, who has covered the Wolverines for years, joins Pat and Keith to talk about Drass and his impact.
May 14, 2018 podcast: Face to face Our podcasters don't often have the opportunity to meet in person and record an interview, let alone an entire podcast, but as Pat traveled across the country, he chatted with Illinois Wesleyan coach Norm Eash and Westminster (Pa.) coach Scott Benzel, and then Pat and Keith met in D.C., where they both chatted with Catholic U. coach Mike Gutelius. They then barricaded themselves in his office to finish the rest of the recording. 
May 14, 2018 Wesley coach Mike Drass dies Mike Drass, who has been head coach at Wesley since 1993 and ended the season No. 2 among active Division III coaches in career wins, has passed away.
May 8, 2018 Emery out; Lebeau promoted at Western New England Keith Emery is out after 13 years as head coach at Western New England, while Jason Lebeau, who has been on staff for eight years and has spent six as offensive coordinator, will be the Golden Bears' new top dog.
April 28, 2018 Gono leads signees, picked up by Falcons Nobody was drafted from Division III, but it didn't take long for Wesley tackle Matthew Gono to get snapped up. And he wasn't alone. Five Division III players have been signed as undrafted free agents and more than ten additional players have received rookie minicamp invites.
April 25, 2018 Follow the offseason moves in Coaching Carousel The Carousel continues to turn, with four coaching changes in one week of April, including a new coach at Carleton, a 20-year coach stepping down at Bates, Finlandia changing coaches for the second time this offseason and Benedictine making a hire. See the whole offseason at a glance.
April 24, 2018 Bates coach steps down after 20 years After 18 coaches helmed Bates football for the first 102 years, there was just one over the past 20: Mark Harriman. There will be a new coach for the 2018 season.
April 24, 2018 Carleton hires 10-year D-III head coach Tom Journell, who has been head coach at Elmhurst and UW-Stevens Point, gets tabbed to take over the Carleton football program.
April 24, 2018 McCaslin tabbed as next leader of Benedictine football Brad McCaslin, a former FBS defensive coordinator with ties to six-time Division III national champion coach Lance Leipold and 14 years in Division II, has been selected as the leader of the Benedictine football program.
April 24, 2018 Occidental football to play 2018 season The president of Occidental College announced his decision at a meeting of the Occidental Board of Trustees, marking a hard-won comeback after the cancellation of six games in 2017 over safety concerns raised by an injury-diminished roster.
April 22, 2018 Draft: Joseph, Gono hoping to get the call Dubuque cornerback Michael Joseph and Wesley lineman Matthew Gono are two players who could get selected in the upcoming NFL draft, but they're not the only ones who have a shot at the league. Adam Turer talks with candidates about their road to the pros.
April 20, 2018 Podcast: Bucking the odds In an April with a lot of news, we're hoping for some even bigger news -- an NFL draft pick. Wesley offensive lineman Matthew Gono is a prime candidate and we sit down with him, as well as coaches from F&M and Occidental. That plus Pat and Keith discuss what's brewing at Mary Hardin-Baylor, Thomas More and more.
April 20, 2018 Finlandia changes head coach again Finlandia, which has struggled to get its Division III football program off the ground, has changed coaches for the second time this offseason, as Robert Boss is out and Travis Wiltzius has been named to the role on an interim basis.
April 17, 2018 Thomas More admitted to NAIA Unable to find any Division III conference willing to take them as members, Thomas More is in position to leave the NCAA altogether in the fall of 2019. The Saints will play a final season as an independent before departing.
April 16, 2018 UMHB self-reports violations; suspends Fredenburg Mary Hardin-Baylor has suspended coach Pete Fredenburg for three games over extra benefits afforded to two football players as part of self-reporting two major infractions to the NCAA.
April 6, 2018 Mount Ida closing up shop Mount Ida announced it is ceasing operations this spring, leaving student-athletes scrambling to transfer weeks before the end of the school year, and leaving at least nine opponents hanging with a late open date. More on
April 6, 2018 Poorman announces his transfer Mount Union quarterback Luke Poorman, who started the 2016 season at quarterback and also led the Purple Raiders to victory in the 2017 national quarterfinals, is leaving Alliance.
March 30, 2018 Follow the offseason moves in Coaching Carousel Southern Virginia's new coach has a recognizable name and a Super Bowl ring, while new coaches are in place for the spring at MIT, Alfred State, Muskingum and Hobart as well. Check out those moves and all the head coaching changes for 2018.
March 30, 2018 Keystone hires first coach The new Keystone College football program has reached another milestone, as the Giants have hired a coach for the team that is scheduled to begin competition in 2019.
March 30, 2018 Mulitalo promoted at Southern Virginia With Joe DuPaix returning to his old job at the Naval Academy, Southern Virginia had its replacement already on staff, and he has a Super Bowl ring to boot.
March 26, 2018 Podcast: Sounds like spring We chat with new W&L coach Garrett LeRose, while Lake Forest coach Jim Catanzaro talks about his program and his position on the football NCAA committee, including how they make the last at-large picks. And we hear from Allegheny coach B.J. Hammer about rebuilding the 1990 Division III national champion. 
March 23, 2018 Former D-III QB takes over at William Paterson Dustin Johnson, a four-year starter at quarterback for Salisbury and Stevenson's defensive coordinator for the past five seasons, will take a crack at turning the William Paterson program around.
March 20, 2018 MIT promotes from within With the Engineers having found success under Chad Martinovich, just the second coach in program history, MIT made sure its third-ever coach was in position to continue that success.
March 12, 2018 Ieuter hired as head coach at Muskingum Erik Ieuter, an effective, championship-winning coach with a record of success and student achievement at every level, has been selected as the Fighting Muskies' head coach, Muskingum announced today.
March 11, 2018 Berry helps Mount Union to indoor track title Mount Union cornerback Louis Berry finished second by one one-hundredth of a second in the 60 meters, but his runner-up finish was huge in helping the Purple Raiders edge North Central for the indoor track crown. More on
March 5, 2018 Cragg steps down; DeWall steps in Longtime Hobart coach Mike Cragg has moved on into a role in advancement for the school after 23 years as head coach. His former assistant, Kevin DeWall, who was most recently cut loose as Endicott head coach, will take over.
February 28, 2018 Sears steps down from helm of Benedictine Benedictine head football coach Josiah Sears has stepped down following two seasons at the helm to join IMG Academy as offensive coordinator.
February 26, 2018 Podcast: Back for a second year On the Around the Nation podcast, we’re talking with three head who are through their first year with their new programs. We chat with Dan Swanstrom of Ithaca, Matt Moore of Northwestern (Minn.) and Jim Hilvert of Baldwin Wallace about their experiences, what they learned and what they expect of their team in 2018. Plus, Pat and Keith update key legal proceedings and more.
February 21, 2018 Carthage changes head coaches With Mike Yeager departing to take an assistant coaching job at a Division II school, Carthage is keeping the head coaching job in-house.
February 20, 2018 ETBU hires fourth head coach in four seasons With Scott Highsmith stepping down to deal with family health issues, East Texas Baptist has gone to the carousel again.
February 20, 2018 McAdams named head PLU football coach Frosty Westering, then his son Scott, coached Pacific Lutheran from 1972 through 2018. Trinity (Texas) assistant Brant McAdams will the first non-Westering to head that program in more than four decades.
February 15, 2018 Carleton coach steps down Bob Pagel spent six years as head coach of the Knights, winning 12 games, half of them in the rugged Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
February 14, 2018 LeRose promoted to Generals' top spot Another national search, one which had two Division III head coaches as finalists, resulted in someone being hired from the team's own staff, as Garrett LeRose was promoted to the Washington & Lee head coaching job.
February 12, 2018 Check out the 2018 schedules! More than three-quarters of all games for 2018 have been posted, and we dig up more team schedules every day. Check out what we have for your team, your rival's team, your conference and the national contenders. More than half of the 251 teams have a complete schedule.
February 11, 2018 Follow the offseason moves in Coaching Carousel The coaching changes continue, with a new coach at Wilkes, Rochester hiring, a departure at St. Scholastica, new hires at Alma and Belhaven and more. Check out those and the open spots elsewhere.
February 10, 2018 Target Field puts Tommies on top St. John's had led the official Division III attendance figures for 15 times in the past 16 years, but that little 37,355 turnstile count in Target Field allowed St. Thomas to claim the attendance title for 2017. Here's the top teams, conferences.
February 10, 2018 Wilkes brings in Hobart assistant After its first winless season since 1981, Wilkes turns to Jon Drach, Hobart's offensive coordinator, to get the Colonels back in contention as Wilkes' new head coach.
January 28, 2018 Podcast: Breakout teams, big stage With Division III represented at the Sugar Bowl and the Senior Bowl in the past month, there's plenty to talk about. Pat and Keith hear from coaches from breakout teams Berry and Brockport in this month's podcast, plus everyone has a Super Bowl take. Download and listen!
January 23, 2018 Martinovich named head coach at Rochester After nine years leading the Massachusetts Institute of Technology football program to unprecedented success, Chad Martinovich will take over as the new head football coach at the University of Rochester.
January 16, 2018 Benedictine looking to D2 Having gained approval from its board of trustees, and found a sponsoring conference in Division II, Benedictine has made its application and will await word from the Division II membership committee. More on
January 16, 2018 Ramler resigns as St. Scholastica football coach After four seasons, 33 wins and two trips to the NCAA playoffs, Kurt Ramler is stepping down to pursue other opportunities.
January 10, 2018 Delaware O-line coach to take over at Belhaven Blaine McCorkle, offensive line coach at traditional Division I FCS contender Delaware, will take over after the Air Raid left town at Belhaven.
January 8, 2018 Dubuque cornerback invited to NFL Combine Michael Joseph, the West Region Defensive Player of the Year and a first team All-America pick, will get to show his skills at the NFL Combine in March.
January 8, 2018 Couch named head football coach at Alma Jason Couch, a 1997 graduate of Alma, returns to campus after 15 seasons as co-head coach at Romeo (Mich.) High School.
January 3, 2018 Keystone to add football, bring total to 252 Division III football is already growing by two programs this fall, and will add another in 2019, as Keystone has thrown its helmet into the ring.
January 2, 2018 Abell leaves Washington & Lee for Davidson job Scott Abell coached W&L for only six seasons, but he won the most ODAC titles of any W&L football coach and posted the highest overall winning percentage in nearly a century.
January 1, 2018 Luther promotes from within Caleb Padilla, who has been the defensive coordinator for the Norse football program the past three years, has been promoted to head coach, replacing Aaron Hafner.
December 29, 2017 Colby names Cosgrove new head football coach Jack Cosgrove, the winningest coach in University of Maine football history, is bringing his passion and skills to Colby as the new head football coach, the school announced Dec. 29.
December 28, 2017 Hafner leaves after getting Luther on winning track Aaron Hafner coached Luther to its best record since 2005, but will be leaving for a position closer to home.
December 22, 2017 Around the Nation: Year in Review This was a bittersweet year, Adam Turer writes. Despite players who didn't finish the season, to an entire program that didn't make it to the end, along with the death of a beloved coach and the end of a Stagg Bowl era, there was pleasure to counterbalance the pain.
December 16, 2017 ATN Podcast 190: Farewell to 2017, Salem The gang is joined by guests who tell the history of the Stagg Bowl in Salem, former NCAA liaison Wayne Burrow and longtime game manager Carey Harveycutter. This podcast is a farewell to the season, and a Salem retrospective that tells us how D-III's destination came to be this small town in the Roanoke Valley.
December 16, 2017 At Mount Union, the goal never changes When those who have come before have been so efficient at championship-winning that Stagg Bowl appearances seem a foregone conclusion, it can create the impression to outsiders that it's easy. But it wasn't, Keith McMillan writes.
December 15, 2017 2017 All-America team The 19th annual All-America team was announced Friday afternoon in the Stagg Bowl pregame show. If you missed the broadcast, here's the list.
December 15, 2017 Purple Raiders make a stand The matchup everyone talked about leading up to Stagg Bowl XLV did not ultimately decide the game. Instead, it was Mount Union's defense that proved to be the decisive unit, earning the Purple Raiders championship No. 13. Adam Turer has more from Salem.
December 15, 2017 Mount Union blanks Cru for 13th title The Purple Raiders have won 13 national titles, but has never done it via shutout. They got back on top with a dominating defensive performance, beating Mary Hardin-Baylor 12-0.
December 14, 2017 Podcast: Stagg Bowl preview Wait, a podcast on a Thursday? Yep -- we step up to the mic in Salem for a special edition of the Around the Nation Podcast focused on getting you ready for Stagg Bowl XLV. We talk with players on both sides for their perspective and highlight a couple of places where the game Friday night could turn. 
December 14, 2017 Quick Hits: Our Stagg Bowl predictions We have one game left, and somehow it seems that six predictions, and quick ones, are no longer appropriate. So we bring out a couple more experts, and we give everyone a couple hundred words to work with. Here's our predictions for Friday night's game.
December 13, 2017 Kasper wins Gagliardi Trophy The 2017 Gagliardi Trophy is headed to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where Titans quarterback Brett Kasper has called home.
December 12, 2017 Endicott brings McGonagle back A former Endicott assistant coach, Paul McGonagle also spent four years as head coach at Fitchburg State and was most recently the offensive coordinator at Assumption before returning to become the Gulls' third head coach.
December 12, 2017 Back and better than ever Mary Hardin-Baylor graduated several key players who earned plenty of hardware in 2016. Internal competition pushed this year's team, which is now one win away from its goal of a repeat, thanks in large part to a suffocating defense. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 12, 2017 A quarter century later ... In 1993, the Stagg Bowl moved into a new home in Salem, Virginia. What nobody realized then was that Mount Union was moving in as well. Ryan Tipps looks at the original Purple Power and how their presence has turned from novelty into a D-III tradition.
December 11, 2017 D-III lineman gets full Piesman experience Brock Riggs ate a good amount of pie -- of the pizza variety, that is -- and took home the grand prize as the Heidelberg left tackle became Division III's first winner of the Piesman Trophy.
December 11, 2017 ATN Podcast: And then there were two We’re pretty sure you already know what this podcast is about: two teams left, two epic performances, one in the comeback from 25 points down in 24 minutes and the other being another stifling defensive performance. Pat and Keith break down the games, with Keith looking at each game a second time and giving his first keys to the game for Stagg Bowl XLV.
December 10, 2017 Colby coach out after six seasons Jonathan Michaeles wasn't able to move the needle for the Mules, who won nine games in his first three seasons but just five in the second three.
December 9, 2017 UMHB defense keeps title defense alive The Cru booked their return trip to Salem by rolling up 21 points in the first quarter and cruising the rest of the way, easily dispatching with Brockport in the national semifinals.
December 9, 2017 Mount Union rallies from 25 down to win Mount Union came back from a 35-10 third-quarter deficit and survived a field goal attempt on the final play of the game to secure its 20th trip to Salem.
December 8, 2017 Assistant gets nod to follow Streeter at Gettysburg Kevin Burke, a Gettysburg alumnus and 14-year assistant coach, will get to try to fill the shoes of Barry Streeter, who coached the Bullets for the past 39 seasons.
December 8, 2017 Quick Hits: Our predictions for the semifinals What kind of games are we in for on Saturday? Will we see a return of last year's semifinal defensive battles, or offensive shootouts? What do the prognosticators think of Brockport's chances at UMHB? Check out the answers in this week's Quick Hits.
December 7, 2017 Franklin assistant gets nod at Anderson Steve Rock, who has been an assistant in Anderson's conference, the HCAC, for more than a decade, will be the next to get a crack at reviving a program which hasn't had a winning record since 2003.
December 7, 2017 Logan out after 11 seasons at Muskingum Al Logan is out after 11 seasons as head coach at Muskingum. A former All-America offensive lineman at Muskingum, Logan has also previously been head coach at Sewanee.
December 7, 2017 Purple Raiders defense stays a step ahead One key attribute separates Mount Union's defense from the rest of Division III. A trio of first-time opponents learned that firsthand this postseason. One more challenging offense stands between the Purple Raiders and another trip to Salem. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 7, 2017 Reloaded Titans eager for a return to Salem After graduation decimated the defense, UW-Oshkosh exceeded expectations. Now they get their chance to knock off Mount Union in the playoffs and earn a second straight Stagg Bowl berth. Andrew Wagner has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 6, 2017 Kehres inducted into Hall of Fame Former Mount Union coach Larry Kehres had his night in the spotlight in New York City on Tuesday, and in the morning, talked about how he learned to coach effectively.
December 6, 2017 Building process pays off for Brockport The Golden Eagles weathered consecutive .500 seasons, but learned from every loss. This senior class has already made history, but they're not finished yet. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 5, 2017 2017 All-Region Teams We had a crazy number of nominations -- more than 1,000, in fact, for our 13th annual All-Region awards. Here's who our voters picked from the immense number of nominees for the 2017 All-Region teams, sponsored by the City of Salem.
December 5, 2017 Gagliardi final four are heading to Salem Iowa, Massachusetts and Wisconsin will be represented in Salem as the finalists for the 2017 Gagliardi Trophy have been announced. All four will be on stage with in the trophy ceremony and on our live broadcast.
December 5, 2017 Cru's new QB leans on stellar support system Carl Robinson III will be making just his sixth career start on Saturday. The freshman is benefiting from the leadership and playmaking of his senior teammates and aims to continue his growth as the stage grows bigger. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 4, 2017 Many happy returns of the day When you're being held to the fewest yards of total offense in school history, and it's tied in the fourth quarter, you gotta do something. In this case, you pull off the Play of the Week.
December 4, 2017 ATN Podcast 187: Last gasps, final kicks, big picks Whether it's a last-second field goal, an unexpectedly expected quarterback change, or an expected defensive and special teams battle, the four quarterfinals Saturday had enough to keep any Division III fan interested. And Pat and Keith preview the semifinals as well.
December 4, 2017 Wooster senior voted to lead Good Works Team Scots center Patrick Mohorcic was voted team captain of the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, which is focused on community service. He's the second D-III captain in as many years, and one of several D-III players on the team.
December 2, 2017 UMHB, Mount Union, Brockport, UW-Oshkosh reach semis Mary Hardin-Baylor won with defense and special teams in the fourth quarter, Brockport won on the final play of the game, UW-Oshkosh pulled away in the second half, while Mount Union decided a quarterback change was warranted in Saturday's quarterfinals.
December 1, 2017 Morris selects Hoffmann from co-coaches Marty Hoffmann was named co-head coach in August when Rob Cushman left Minnesota-Morris for Occidental shortly before camp. He was promoted to the full head coaching job for the 2018 season.
December 1, 2017 Quick Hits: Predicting the quarterfinals Eight teams are playing in December, which is often an accomplishment in and of itself. Who will continue on to the Final Four, however? That's the subject of today's Quick Hits, with our quarterfinal predictions.
November 30, 2017 Tommies working to keep away from takeaways St. Thomas had three turnovers in the second round, and a memorable eight giveaways in last year's quarterfinal vs. UW-Oshkosh. Suffice it to say, the number eight has been on the Tommies' minds. Adam Turer has more in a Road To Salem feature.
November 29, 2017 Mount Union QB appears in court; bench warrant cancelled Less than 24 hours after reported that D'Angelo Fulford failed to show in court for his arraignment on the charges of speeding and driving under suspended license, he appeared in court Wednesday morning and pleaded no contest to the traffic charges.
November 29, 2017 The Knights return Wartburg has already proved that 2016 was a blip in the program's recent stretch of playoff success. A familiar balance boosted by experience has the Knights on another playoff run. Ryan Tipps has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 28, 2017 Mumme resigns from Belhaven After four seasons and eight wins as head coach at Belhaven, Air Raid guru Hal Mumme is moving on.
November 28, 2017 DiGati is the Aggies' ultimate warrior A devastating knee injury. A trade school detour. Nothing slowed Nicholas DiGati from his college football dreams. The middle linebacker leads an Aggies defense that has Delaware Valley on the doorstep. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 27, 2017 What can Brown do for you? This package got delivered on time. Destination: the end zone. Shipping: both ground AND air. It's the Play of the Week.
November 27, 2017 Podcast: Blowing it all out OK, yes, this second round of the playoffs was bad, in an epic way. No doubt. How bad? We’ll talk about that, for sure. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything we can learn from this round, because we definitely got a better look at some teams, even if there are a couple of teams advancing that haven’t yet been playoff tested.
November 27, 2017 Brockport hopes successful formula pays off again The Golden Eagles have balance, depth, and senior leadership. They're also having fun during this record-breaking season. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 25, 2017 Holiday weekend full of second-round turkeys The average margin of victory on Saturday was roughly equivalent to the amount of turkey an average football team consumes on Thanksgiving. Check out the second-round wrapup.
November 23, 2017 Quick Hits: Predicting scores, game by game After an entertaining, but difficult-to-predict first round, our crew is back to give it another shot. So, we look at all eight second-round games and predict the final score. Do we expect a close game? A high-scoring game? A blowout? Does everyone agree on who will win?
November 22, 2017 Anderson coach out after three years John Sala came to Anderson after spending several years as a head coach at the junior college level and did not move the needle for the Ravens, who went 4-26.
November 21, 2017 Bobcats believe in making history Frostburg State is making the most of the program's second playoff opportunity. The Bobcats have a lot in common with the first Frostburg playoff team, but plan on doing one thing that team didn't. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 21, 2017 Rivalry renewed for UMHB, Linfield Two thousand miles have not been able to keep the Crusaders and the Wildcats from becoming familiar foes. Their meetings have made both teams stronger. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 20, 2017 Gutsy ... just gutsy It took a heck of a play call and top-notch execution to pull off what Frostburg State did in its first-round playoff game at Wittenberg. If you watched the online broadcast, you didn't get to see the whole play, but we have it. Because it's the Play of the Week.
November 20, 2017 Gagliardi Trophy semifinalists announced Nearly 30 players were nominated, but only 10 get to the semifinal stage. Who are they? Read up on the players, then cast your fan ballot for the top overall student-athlete in Division III football.
November 20, 2017 Milne to take over at Muhlenberg After the illness, then death of beloved longtime head coach Mike Donnelly this fall, offensive coordinator Nate Milne has been promoted to the role.
November 20, 2017 Podcast: A fun first round, for starters Yes, two top 10 teams are eliminated who should have had a better chance to advance into the second round, and it’s crazy that we have to wait until Sundays to find out who is hosting, but the games were pretty entertaining in the first round of the playoffs. Pat and Keith talk about all 16 games, plus the surprise players who did and did not play on Saturday.
November 20, 2017 Power PAC: W&J, CWRU both 11-0 A potential PAC title game remained a possibility as this week it was Washington and Jefferson surviving while Case Western Reserve dominated. The PAC teams improved to a combined 22-0 this season. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 18, 2017 Husson and three home teams advance in 'East' The fully formed East Region bracket saw Husson pull off the road upset for the ECFC's first-ever playoff win, while the other three home teams all advanced to the second round.
November 18, 2017 Another UMHB-Linfield rematch coming; Berry advances Linfield will play Mary Hardin-Baylor for the fourth time in the past 21 games after the Wildcats defeated Hardin-Simmons, while Berry won its first-ever playoff game and St. Thomas advanced with ease in the top right-hand bracket.
November 18, 2017 Frostburg makes the call; Case sees white; Fulford starts DeAngelo Fulford started for Mount Union, one day after news of his arrest and outstanding warrant in Florida broke. Meanwhile, Case Western Reserve was dominant in the snow at IWU, Frostburg made a gutsy call down the stretch and W&J just got its game-winner through.
November 18, 2017 Wartburg wins in OT; N.Central in tight game; Trine in blowout The top ten teams played like it in the top-left bracket, while Wartburg had three defensive stands and outlasted Franklin in overtime and Trine found the lightning to go with the thunder in Saturday's first-round playoff action.
November 17, 2017 Darden gets things done a little differently at Del Val Delaware Valley has had some great quarterbacks during its run of relevance, but Dashawn Darden isn't like Adam Knoblauch, Mike Isgro or Aaron Wilmer. More in Around the East.
November 17, 2017 Mount Union starting quarterback arrested D'Angelo Fulford, Mount Union's sophomore No. 1 quarterback, was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop, on a warrant out of his home state of Florida, according to reports out of Ohio.
November 17, 2017 Quick Hits: Predicting the scores, game by game Our Quick Hits crew each take their guesses at the score for each first-round game. Low scoring? High scoring? Close game? Blowout? Split decision? Get a feel for each game in this week's Quick Hits.
November 16, 2017 Alma announces coaching change After the Scots slipped to sixth place in the MIAA, the school and coach Greg Pscodna are parting ways.
November 16, 2017 Playoff picks, surprises and disappointments Who are the teams that will surprise in this year's playoffs? Who will be the disappointments? And who will still be standing when we get to the semifinals? That's what our panel picks today in an annual Around the Nation tradition.
November 16, 2017 PLU coach Scott Westering steps down PLU announced on Wednesday the resignation of head football coach Scott Westering. A member of the PLU Hall of Fame, Westering has been involved with Lute athletics as a student-athlete and a coach. Westering began his tenure on the coaching staff in 1981 and has been the head coach for the last 14 seasons, compiling a record of 73-54.
November 15, 2017 St. Thomas defense is a team effort The Tommies pitched four shutouts in 10 regular season games, but there might not be a household name on the defense. Its truly 11 guys working as one. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
November 15, 2017 Our playoff team capsules: Team by team through each bracket We know you read these, and yes, we're still doing them, every year. Here's all the information you need at a glance on each team in the 32-team field on the Road to Salem. Check them out!
November 14, 2017 Team of the Week Our final weekly awards for the 2017 season includes seniors making a big splash in their final game, players helping their teams clinch playoff bids and freshmen who are ready to play like sophomores. The Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 14, 2017 A familiar destination, an unfamiliar path Johns Hopkins is back in the playoffs, but did not arrive via its usual Centennial Conference dominance. A mid-season wake-up call was just what the Blue Jays needed, and they enter the tournament with momentum. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 14, 2017 Service to the nation takes center stage at service academies With Veterans Day coinciding with game day in college football, the service academies were a special place to see teams play on Saturday.
November 14, 2017 Last season's heartbreak was this season's motivation In 2016, a 9-1 record wasn't good enough for Berry to make the playoffs. This year, however, the Vikings left no doubt, going undefeated, winning the SAA and carrying the conference banner into the postseason. More in Around the South.
November 14, 2017 DeWall out as football coach at Endicott Endicott went to the playoffs in 2010 and 2013. But after three consecutive 5-5 seasons, and a 3-7 finish this year, Kevin DeWall is out as head coach.
November 13, 2017 The punt block that changed the bracket This is not an exaggeration, and it's not a drill. The game was essentially over until this punt blocked reversed one team's fortunes and left someone else, somewhere, out of the playoffs. It's the Play of the Week.
November 13, 2017 Podcast: Bracket goes back in time Rather than a step forward, this bracket is like a trip back in time. In fact, this bracket features something that hasn't been in a Division III football bracket since 2009. You do not want to leave this podcast early, before you hear the bonus picks.
November 12, 2017 Playing up to expectations Our projections and predictions were impressive. Let's take a look back at the teams we thought would be playing in Week 12, and assess what happened to those who came up short.
November 12, 2017 Bracket: All the right teams, in mostly right places Saturday's results made it very easy to pick the at-large teams correctly, so easy, we can't even take much credit for it. Here's how the NCAA committee bracketed the same 32 teams we chose.
November 11, 2017 Case survives in miracle finish; SJU wins tight battle St. John's defeated Concordia-Moorhead in an apparent at-large play-in game, while Wabash knocked DePauw off the bubble and Delaware Valley played its way in. More on how the playoff contenders fared on Saturday in our roundup.
November 11, 2017 Ithaca runs away with Jug; Macon extends Game streak Ithaca snapped a seven-game Cortaca Jug skid, Randolph-Macon beat Hampden-Sydney for the fourth year in a row, Amherst and Williams went to overtime and Merchant Marine beat its archrival on ESPN3. That and the rest of the final regular season Saturday in Division III in our roundup.
November 11, 2017 Final projected playoff bracket: Who makes the cut? We nearly had two at-large bids to give out Saturday, but Case Western Reserve survived and burst someone's bubble. Here's who we think makes the playoffs, and where the NCAA could (or should) match them up.
November 10, 2017 Quick Hits: The circumstances of pomp Whether playing for a playoff spot, playing out the string, playing for a bell (Monon or Victory), or playing in a rivalry with no trophy at all, there should be lots of intrigue here in Week 11. Our Quick Hits crew is here to get you ready.
November 10, 2017 Your guide to Selection Sunday We enter the weekend with seven automatic bids to hand out, then we'll make another bracket prediction and we'll have to wait until the bracket is announced! Here's how you get from here to 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, on
November 9, 2017 End of a long road Barry Streeter ends his 39-year head-coaching career with his final game on Saturday, and Regis Scafe is retiring after 22 years as a Division III head coach. That's dedication to Division III football. More in Around the Nation.
November 9, 2017 Projected playoff bracket: Who's in, who goes where? Here's our crack at the field of 32 teams on the road to Salem, including matchups. The committee found money for an extra first-round flight last year, and we're going to take them up on that again in 2017. Check it out.
November 8, 2017 Eyes on the prize Washington and Lee has overcome unexpected adversity this season. The Generals enter Week 11 as the only ODAC team in control of its playoff destiny. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 8, 2017 Seeing red in the red zone Dusty Krueger, the St. John's offensive line and the rest of the Johnnies' offense in general have been tough to deny inside the 20 this year, and it's that attitude that has them sitting 8-1, knocking on the door of the playoffs.
November 8, 2017 Meet the new Boss at Finlandia Rob Boss will be the head coach at Finlandia next season when the Lions move into the MIAA for football.
November 8, 2017 Second NCAA regional ranking for 2017 The second regional ranking gives us a more complete picture of how teams might be ordered on Selection Sunday. Get all the data and analysis on the regional rankings inside.
November 7, 2017 Team of the Week When you hold the opponent to 1 yard of total offense, or throw for seven touchdowns or block two punts, we'll work hard to find a spot for you on the Team of the Week. It's our weekly honor roll, presented by Scoutware.
November 7, 2017 Monon Bell game takes on extra meaning for DePauw DePauw always has a meaningful game to play in November, but a Tigers' Monon Bell win vs Wabash could lead to more this season. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 7, 2017 Trinity rusher continued to chase his dream Jay Foster gave up football for two seasons because of family obligations. His path back to Trinity -- and everything he's done this year for the Tigers -- proves just how much he has changed. More in Around the South.
November 6, 2017 Year of the one-handed grab There have been a ton of one-handed catches this year in Division III, and this catch was the best of the Week 10 bunch. Check out this great reception in the Play of the Week.
November 6, 2017 Podcast: This could still happen We’re under a week from Selection Sunday. Only seven automatic bids are still up for grabs. But what if both Washington & Jefferson and Case Western Reserve run the table? What if Widener upsets Delaware Valley? What if (fill in the blank)? You can find out more in this week’s Around the Nation podcast.
November 5, 2017 Going out on a high note Dozens of seniors played their final college football game yesterday. Many had to balance the sting of missing out on the playoffs with the joy of ending their career with a win. That and a whole lot more in Snap Judgments.
November 5, 2017 Latest Top 25 Guess who's back in the Top 25? Plus, two more spots opened up in this week's poll. Find out who filled them and how the entire Top 25 shakes out.
November 4, 2017 Brockport, Wesley survive crown challenges Alfred and Salisbury took Brockport and Wesley into the fourth quarter before the Empire 8 and NJAC were locked up in the tightest automatic bid battles of the day. Many had an easier time punching their playoff passes. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
November 4, 2017 Eureka, Plymouth, Trine join the dance Eureka won the UMAC title in its last year in the league and Plymouth State punched its playoff ticket for the first time since 2008 as part of Saturday's Division III action. The full list and more in the national roundup.
November 3, 2017 Quick Hits: The big games for Week 10 This weekend is all about who will clinch automatic bids, on top of all the things that typically go on in a Division III football weekend. Our crew predicts clinchers, Top 25 upsets, conference upsets and teams that will go into the offseason on a high note.
November 2, 2017 Cru's success is infectious Mary Hardin-Baylor's 2016 national title may well have lit a fire under the rest of the Crusaders' fall sports, and meanwhile, the 2017 Cru are looking to keep the run going. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
November 1, 2017 ETBU linebacker becomes one for the history books It took Ty Parsons multiple school changes to find a home at East Texas Baptist where he could showcase his skills. Now, he's also found a home in the school record books. More in Around the South.
November 1, 2017 River Hawks receiver ready to run again Tommy Bluj's final season was derailed by an injury, but he's determined to come back and play again. More on Susquehanna's senior leader in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 1, 2017 Cardinals hanging on in tough CCIW The CCIW is especially deep this year. North Central is the only team that controls its own destiny, but the Cardinals know that the next two weeks won't be easy. More in Around the Midwest.
November 1, 2017 First NCAA regional ranking for 2017 The NCAA's regional rankings are out. If you are new to D-III or haven't been listening to the podcast, you might not understand why these don't look more like the national rankings.
November 1, 2017 Benger named Campbell Trophy finalist Carnegie Mellon senior running back Sam Benger is one of 13 finalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy. Benger is the lone Division III representative among the finalists for a trophy which has only gone to a Division III student-athlete one time in its history.
October 31, 2017 Team of the Week Five interceptions in a game? Yep, we have a player who did that. Blocked extra point lateraled and returned for a defensive conversion? Check. How about 355 yards and five touchdowns? That's what you'll find on the latest Team of the Week.
October 31, 2017 Trine breaks out of 6-4 rut The Thunder had spent three consecutive seasons at 6-4 -- respectable but not really a factor in the MIAA conference race. That's changed this year, with Trine undefeated. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 31, 2017 CCC: Excitement now and in the future The herd of unbeaten Commonwealth Coast teams has been pared down, and this coming week will pit the two remaining ones against each other. Western New England and Curry have a playoff bid on the line.
October 31, 2017 Linfield bringing the D The Wildcats have been known for putting up huge numbers on the offensive side of the ball, but this year, Linfield's defense has come to the forefront when it's been needed the most. More in Around the West.
October 30, 2017 INT for two Sometimes it takes more than one player to make a great play. And just sometimes, it helps if the two are brothers. Or even closer. Check out this great pick in the Play of the Week.
October 30, 2017 ATN Podcast 182: Eight teams, five slots UW-Platteville losing theoretically opened up a spot, but that doesn’t mean anyone should breathe easy. Even without Platteville, there are at least eight more teams vying for at-large spots. If you want one of them, what are your chances? How can your chances improve? Answers in this week’s Around the Nation podcast.
October 29, 2017 Built for the stretch run Some programs had backloaded schedules this year. These final few weeks are their time to prove whether their early success was smoke and mirrors, or if they are for real. Eureka is one team that belongs in the latter category. Adam Turer has more in Snap Judgments.
October 29, 2017 The latest Top 25 How far did UW-Platteville fall? Did they or anyone else drop out of the Top 25 altogether? Check out the latest Top 25 poll.
October 28, 2017 Platteville loss opens up playoff spot UW-Platteville went down on Saturday, knocking them out of the chase for a top playoff seed, maybe out of the playoffs entirely. Who improved their case? More in the Top 25 wrapup.
October 28, 2017 Tickets punched for Week 11 and beyond Monmouth and St. Norbert claimed spots in the MWC title game, while Chapman clinched a return to the playoffs. Plus, Eureka stands one step away and Widener reached a milestone. More in the national roundup.
October 27, 2017 Quick Hits: The big games for Week 9 Lots of eyes on Iowa, where the first automatic bid of the season could be clinched, as well as on Indiana, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. But also, perhaps there's something in Connecticut to note, or Oregon, or Washington. Check out the predictions in Quick Hits.
October 26, 2017 Surviving the quick change There were quite a few late-season coaching changes, and it meant an end to one program as well as a shortened season for another. But the quick change in coaches, and the resulting domino effect, isn't always a program's death sentence. More in Around the Nation.
October 26, 2017 Pride returning at Widener ahead of schedule After a couple of years outside of the playoffs or bowl game picture, Widener controls its own destiny here in the final three weeks of the season. And for a young team, sometimes that's all you can ask. More in Around the East.
October 25, 2017 A grand opening Franklin and Marshall played its first game at the new Shadek Stadium and the Diplomats' new home debut could not have gone any better. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 25, 2017 Muskies' power starts up front You can't have a prolific offense without a cohesive offensive line. Lakeland has both, a big reason why the Muskies are in the driver's seat for the NACC title. More in Around the Midwest.
October 25, 2017 Colonels' new command: 'Have fun' After losing a crucial conference game, Centre has hit the reset button on its attitude and run off three consecutive wins. More in Around the South.
October 24, 2017 Team of the Week From seven and a half tackles for loss, to four field goals in a downpour, to an offensive line that blocked for 600-plus rushing yards as well as 200-yard rushers and 200-yard receivers, our weekly honor roll has a little bit of everything.
October 24, 2017 Former star QB Burke now rising star as coach Kevin Burke is a little more in the background these days, but after winning the Gagliardi Trophy twice at Mount Union, he's working his way up the coaching ranks as well as a position coach at Case Western Reserve.
October 24, 2017 Stepping up to solidify Castleton's success It's the extra gears that players find in a game that can be the difference between a win and a loss. When Castleton needed them the most, players such as running back Moe Harris and linebacker Jakob Trautwein propel the team forward. More in Around the Northeast.
October 24, 2017 Aiming for perfection When the football leaves quarterback Ricky Bautista’s hands, his teammates and coaches as well as Chapman fans feel confident it will land safely in a receiver’s hands. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
October 23, 2017 He stays on his feet, somehow Balance, skill, spin -- this is exactly where a dance class might come in handy, football players. Watch how this return man stays off the turf in the Play of the Week.
October 23, 2017 Podcast: How it all ties together There were more than a couple of games that came down to exciting endings at about the same time on Saturday, and there are plenty of games that are fairly intertwined. We make all the connections in this week’s Around the Nation podcast. (If you think there’s a conspiracy, we urge you to listen in and decide for yourself.)
October 22, 2017 Let's have a breakdown together Three games on Saturday provided clarity in the playoff picture. There is still much to be decided on the field over the next three weeks. Adam Turer makes his premature predictions in this week's Snap Judgments.
October 22, 2017 Latest Top 25 The latest Top 25 poll is out, through Saturday's games. With two open spots in the ranking, who moved in? (Hint: Not pictured.)
October 21, 2017 Top 25: Tight finishes for ranked teams In three games that all came down to the end within minutes, No. 5 Hardin-Simmons survived on the road, No. 11 Illinois Wesleyan did so at home and No. 15 Washington & Jefferson needed OT to join that group. Plus Linfield clinched its winning season, in the Top 25 wrapup.
October 21, 2017 Wrapup: Trine gets key W; F&M has new home Trine improved to 7-0 for the first time since 2010, Franklin & Marshall had a big win in a trophy game in their new stadium, while Union again showed it was ready to contend again for a conference title in Saturday's Division III football contests. More in the national roundup.
October 20, 2017 Quick Hits: Predictions for Week 8 More questions like that, they said. More off-the-wall questions they wanted. Well, the Quick Hits panel got what they asked for and now have to try to predict games based on ... well, you'll see. Check out our full predictions for Saturday.
October 19, 2017 East trying to break through No East Region team has finished the season in Salem since 1999, and it has been 10 years since an East team has even been to the semifinals. Adam Turer explores the reasons why in Around the Nation.
October 19, 2017 Lighting up the 'Wick Explosive receivers Koree Reed and Brad Garcia make it very difficult to rein in the Hartwick offense. More on these two and their differing styles in Around the East.
October 19, 2017 It's more than Chazz in the backfield When D-III leading rusher Chazz Middlebrook got dinged up and was held out of most of Saturday's game, the MacMurray run game didn't miss much. Turned out they had another guy ready to go. Josh Smith talks to both in Around the West.
October 18, 2017 Hawks enjoying the adventure Huntingdon has not followed a typical formula for success, but the Hawks have weathered early ups and downs. They control their own destiny while they continue to mature. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 18, 2017 Monmouth not resting on past The Scots won 26 games over the past three seasons, but understand that 2017 is a whole new ballgame. That, plus a look ahead to a vital HCAC showdown, highlight this week's Around the Midwest.
October 17, 2017 Team of the Week Big performances in Division III come in all packages and sizes, and from Maine to California. The top ones are in our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 17, 2017 Purple Raiders hot after last year's burn “It definitely lit a fire for us,” Cole Parrish says of the premature ending of Mount Union's conference and national title hopes last year. And that's been bad news for the Purple Raiders' first six opponents. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 17, 2017 Numbers never lie, and Western Connecticut's Fleeting is the real deal Stat sheets are something to be celebrated, and the Colonials' quarterback has some numbers that will make him stand out in a crowd. More in Around the Northeast.
October 17, 2017 Things are adding up for TLU linebacker During the season, it seems like Emory Cuzze's studies on and off the field complement one another. He's also enjoying the Bulldogs' newfound direction, which emerged after their loss to UMHB. More in Around the South.
October 17, 2017 Occidental pulls plug on 2017 season With just three games played, and 30-some players healthy, Occidental College has decided to cancel the remaining games in its 2017 football season.
October 16, 2017 Well see, here's the kicker This play has already been in the Trending tab on YouTube for much of the past 24 hours, but we have a full version for you with more angles. The parts you haven't seen, in the Play of the Week.
October 16, 2017 Scafe to retire; Thomas More announces succession plan At the end of the season, Regis Scafe will retire from Thomas More, and the Saints' next football coach is already on staff.
October 16, 2017 Southern Virginia to join ODAC Instead of driving up toward New Jersey every other weekend, in 2019 Southern Virginia will have some shorter road trips, including a school just across the highway.
October 16, 2017 Podcast: Heavy on lightning, light on thunder This was definitely a common sight, and in the case of the Wheaton-North Central game, it didn’t end on Saturday, and it’s still not over. We break down the first half of that game, plus the Oshkosh win over Platteville and look at first losses for Alfred, Wabash, Framingham State and UW-La Crosse. That plus more (Albright, Occidental) in this week’s podcast.
October 16, 2017 Wheaton surges when play resumes to dump No. 4 North Central The game for the Little Brass Bell took a few extra days to complete, when play was suspended at halftime on Saturday, But the wait was worth it for Wheaton, as the Thunder rolled in the second half to earn a 42-20 victory against the fourth-ranked Cardinals.
October 15, 2017 Occidental not giving up yet The Tigers cancelled yet another home game, this time on homecoming weekend. Emotions are running high on campus, but the coaches and players are determined to overcome the latest adversity. That and more in Snap Judgments.
October 15, 2017 New Top 25 poll is out DePauw made its return to the Top 25 when its archrival dropped out. Plus, there's a return to the poll and just a mild bit of shuffling. Check out the full Top 25.
October 14, 2017 Picked off, blocked out: First losses for Alfred, Wabash No. 17 Alfred had a pass to the end zone picked off by Cortland in overtime, while for No. 20 Wabash, a home game against Ohio Wesleyan ended with the Battling Bishops blocking a field goal attempt that would have tied the game.
October 14, 2017 Top 25: Oshkosh wins top 10 battle amid the routs No. 3 UW-Oshkosh handled No. 9 UW-Platteville on the road to claim first place in the WIAC by itself on a Saturday in which few other Top 25 teams were seriously challenged. The Top 25 wrapup.
October 14, 2017 Wrapup: A long, long time coming St. John Fisher has had tough times on its way to its first win of the season, but on Saturday, it got it done, outlasting Utica in five OT. Plus there were other marathon games, thanks to lightning and heavy downpours. More in the national roundup.
October 13, 2017 Occidental cancels homecoming game For the second time this season, Occidental has knocked a game off of its schedule. And this weekend, people will return to campus for homecoming and not have a football game to attend.
October 13, 2017 Quick Hits: The big games for Week 7 Are recent teams new to the rankings there for the easy picking or just good games to watch? Our Quick Hits crew breaks down all the big games with predictions for Week 7.
October 12, 2017 Bruins' long road to respect Seven-plus years of planning, four-plus years of practice and three-plus years of competition have led George Fox to this point -- a Top 25 ranking and a chance to play for the Northwest Conference title. The Bruins who stuck it out from the start talk to Adam Turer in Around the Nation.
October 12, 2017 After a hard reset, Union off and running Two years ago, the Dutchmen were 0-10 and said goodbye to a longtime head coach. But progress has been made. More in Around the East.
October 11, 2017 Shenandoah surpassing expectations Underrated in the ODAC's preseason poll, the Hornets are playing with a chip on their shoulders and excelling thanks to the arm of Hayden Bauserman. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 11, 2017 Big Blue have more to prove Millikin notched a huge CCIW win over Wheaton on Saturday. The Big Blue now want to prove that this season's team is more than a one-game wonder. More in Around the Midwest.
October 11, 2017 Berry trying not to believe the hype Two years ago, Berry needed just one win in its final two games to make the playoffs, as a third-year program. Last year the Vikings didn't qualify for the playoffs after losing a conference tiebreaker. This year, they're 6-0. More in Around the South.
October 10, 2017 Team of the Week A 400-yard rusher, a receiver with 23 catches and a safety with five interceptions. Everything happens in Division III, and all of those accomplishments are recognized in our weekly honor roll. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 10, 2017 James finds a home at Wabash When Ike James' former school closed, he had to go through the recruiting process all over again. Fortunately, he found a home where he's fitting in just fine. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 10, 2017 New England defenders have big weekend Some of the top defensive players in the region had standout performances in Week 6 in Division III football, and Tom Haley touched on them in Around the Northeast.
October 10, 2017 A Titan in the backfield Pat Cerroni recruited Dylan Hecker to play quarterback at UW-Oshkosh. But, when an ill-timed injury left him on the outside looking in, he was moved to running back, and the rest has been Titans history. More in Around the West.
October 10, 2017 Barry Streeter to retire following season The head coach at Gettysburg since 1978, Barry Streeter has announced that the 2017 season, his 39th, will be his last at the helm of the Bullets. He has been the longest-tenured active Division III coach for four years.
October 10, 2017 Rochester coach stepping down Scott Greene will be stepping down as head coach at the University of Rochester following the season. He's been there since 2006.
October 9, 2017 Get that fake stuff out of here! This is a textbook example of how to blow up a fake field goal attempt. Watch how the defender gets this job done in the Play of the Week.
October 9, 2017 Not too early to talk playoffs All of a sudden we get a few big games, set Top 25 ballots on fire, and it's time to talk strength of schedule and how at-large bids might be even more at a premium. Pat and Keith talk about the games that caused all that upheaval, then later dive into playoff scenarios. Plus, find out who Keith thinks could stick around in the playoff bracket a little longer than normal.
October 8, 2017 Picks and polls Interceptions won some games and clinched others across Division III this weekend. Adam Turer looks at those underrated plays and breaks down his Top 25 voting strategy in this week's Snap Judgments.
October 8, 2017 Latest Top 25 George Fox enters the Top 25 for the first time in the football program's short history, while Johns Hopkins' absence from the ranking was super brief. The full Top 25.
October 7, 2017 Top 25 wrapup: UMHB, Wesley win defensive battles Top-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor won in a defensive battle and Wesley won on the road in overtime, while Wheaton lost for the second consecutive time and George Fox made its statement for joining the ranked club. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
October 7, 2017 Wrapup: Muhlenberg honors fallen coach Muhlenberg opened with a moment of silence, then honored the late Mike Donnelly on the field, while Lakeland's QB threw seven touchdowns, Springfield continued its run through the NEWMAC and St. Olaf snapped a long skid. More in the Week 6 wrapup.
October 6, 2017 Framingham defender ties D-III picks record Jaquan Harris individually made life difficult for the Fitchburg State quarterback on Friday night, as he intercepted five passes, tying the NCAA Division III record, in a 32-16 win.
October 6, 2017 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 6 All eyes are on the big games this Saturday, including one particular game taking place in Abilene, Texas. (Sorry, McMurry and Belhaven fans: the one on the other side of town.) Predictions for that game and more in our weekly Quick Hits.
October 5, 2017 Re-ranking the conferences for 2017 Like any ranking, this is sure to cause chatter among fans, but Pat and Keith rank conferences in the preseason in Kickoff, and Adam Turer does so after most non-conference play has wrapped up. His annual take is in the latest Around the Nation.
October 5, 2017 Buddy Wolverines drive Wesley defense According to Wesley linebackers Samer Manna and Mike Sabino, if their relationship could be described by a buddy movie, it would be the Will Ferrell/John C. Reilly comedy Step Brothers. More in Around the East.
October 4, 2017 Here come the Bears Ursinus finds itself in the driver's seat of the Centennial Conference. Now, the Bears must learn how to play with a target on their backs. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 4, 2017 Benedictine is battle-tested The Eagles learned from their grueling non-conference slate. Now they have their sights set on claiming a NACC title. More in Around the Midwest.
October 4, 2017 Hemphill humble after performance for the ages When you break school records and tie an NCAA record, it’s pretty amazing. But in typical Hemphill fashion, he is humble in the wake of his almost video-game like success. More in Around the South.
October 4, 2017 Muhlenberg coach Donnelly passes away Mike Donnelly, the longtime Muhlenberg head coach who was taking this season off to battle acute monocytic leukemia, has passed away at the age of 65.
October 3, 2017 Team of the Week Eight touchdowns, yes, that will get you onto the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware. But that individual effort is just one of 26 people highlighted in any given week's honor roll. Here's the full list.
October 3, 2017 Strong start fuels Heidelberg Heidelberg hit the ground running, and throwing, this season after struggling out of the gate in 2015 and 2016. And that start has turned into a roll, with the Student Princes now 4-0 headed into their biggest test of the season. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 3, 2017 Fall colors, and wins, light up New England In New England, October is special with hillsides exploding into a magnificent array of reds, golds and oranges. Farm stands dot the countryside with their pumpkins and those delectable cider doughnuts. If your team is still unbeaten, those cider doughnuts taste even better. More in Around the Northeast.
October 3, 2017 Cobbers celebrate history, but revel in moment Concordia-Moorhead is celebrating its 100th year of football this season. But they're not just looking backward in order to do so. They've done a great job of celebrating the present so far this season. More in Around the West.
October 2, 2017 Just like you draw it up Defending against the two-point conversion in overtime, it's never good to lose track of the quarterback. But here's a breakdown of how it happened, and how going for the win on the road was a success. It's the Play of the Week.
October 2, 2017 The end of an era Once upon a time, this patient got up off the table, but now Pat or Keith (hint, not both) is ready to call an end to this dynasty. UWW has lost three games before in a season during this run, but not three of the first four. And that may be the difference-maker. That, plus all the Week 5 news in the Around the Nation Podcast.
October 1, 2017 Through the eyes of the quarterback What is it like to pass for over 500 yards in a game, or over 1,400 yards through four games? Few know how it feels, but Hayden Bauserman and Michael Whitley shared their perspective after another prolific performance. That and more in Snap Judgments.
October 1, 2017 Top 25, Week 5 UW-Stout failed to take down UW-Platteville on Saturday. Where did they end up, and who else is in the poll? Check out the full Top 25:
September 30, 2017 Bears end Jays streak, two Titans post wins No. 13 Johns Hopkins saw a years-long conference winning streak snapped; a scoring record fell; Illinois Wesleyan picked up a big win; UW-Platteville survived UW-Stout and UW-Oshkosh pulled away from UW-Whitewater in Saturday's Top 25 action.
September 30, 2017 Wrapup: CNU brings the D; CMU the O; Berry the picks Christopher Newport picked up a shutout in improving to 4-1, while Carnegie Mellon remained undefeated and Berry tore up the school interceptions record. That and more in Saturday's roundup.
September 29, 2017 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 5 Hey, remember when UW-Oshkosh played a game? They're back, and so is Quick Hits, with predictions on big games, which teams will have a letdown, who will surpass last year's win total and much more. Check it out!
September 28, 2017 Fast starts lead to unlikely unbeatens As we head into the final weekend of the season’s first month, 39 teams sit at either 3-0 or 4-0. Many are the usual suspects, including 18 teams ranked in the latest Top 25 poll. Others, however, are off to more historic starts. More in Around the Nation.
September 28, 2017 'Old man' Hoppy Buffalo State quarterback Kyle Hoppy doesn’t mind being ribbed a little about his age by his teammates. Now, at age 26, the minor league outfielder turned Division III quarterback has led the Bengals to a 3-0 start. More in Around the East.
September 27, 2017 Carrying the load Brandan Campbell and Mike Miklusciak made Hope football history last season. However, Miklusciak’s season-ending knee injury suffered in preseason camp greatly altered their vision for the 2017 season. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 27, 2017 Moral victories aren't enough The Cougars came so close to getting over the hump in Year Three under Cleive Adams. This time around, getting close won't cut it, and Adams is instilling this philosophy with his Cougars. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 27, 2017 A new development at Wartburg Last year's Knights had several players getting some significant and much-needed on-the-job training in key spots in the lineup. Now those players have grown, and it's interesting to see what's developed. More in Around the West.
September 27, 2017 Thiel, W&J postponed until Monday A nasty bug is going around the Thiel College campus, and all activities through Sunday have been cancelled. That means that the football game might be played Monday, or might not be played at all.
September 26, 2017 Team of the Week The weekly honor roll for is in its 19th season. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 26, 2017 Win or lose, football is family Framingham head coach Tom Kelley squared off against his son, Mass. Maritime assistant coach Mike Kelley. For all the talk about football being a family, in this case, it was much more apparent. More in Around the Northeast.
September 26, 2017 Sewanee tapping into a turnaround attitude Football life is much different when you have hope. Sewanee didn't have much of it the past few seasons, but after snapping a 19-game skid and standing 2-2 this fall, senior defensive back John Cleveland says there's a whole new vibe on the sidelines. More in Around the South.
September 26, 2017 Podcast: There's a lot to talk about There were 99 other games played Saturday, and on top of that, there was all sorts of other news in the past week. Pat and Keith talk about the situation at Wheaton, the mourning at Wooster, and the hope that Occidental will play before ever getting to the Heidelberg-JCU game or any of the other events that took a back seat to the big spectacle.
September 25, 2017 Heck of a way to make a pick This tip drill was no mere stroke of luck. Instead, watch how the defensive back makes sure to keep the ball alive for a teammate to grab, and how that player keeps the ball from hitting the turf. It's the Play of the Week.
September 24, 2017 An emotional week Loss, scandal, history, and catharsis. This week had everything. From Wooster honoring their teammate to Grove City breaking a long losing skid, Snap Judgments looks back on an emotional weekend.
September 24, 2017 Bonus podcast from Tommie-Johnnie game The biggest show in D-III needed a little extra breakdown, so Pat Coleman and Adam Turer hand out game balls, talk with the coaches, describe the atmosphere and what this means for D-III football. Former SJU beat writer Frank Rajkowski talks about how the rivalry has gotten so big. Plus, one player talks about having his family fly up from Chile for the game.
September 23, 2017 D-III's biggest crowd sees Tommies come away with W St. Thomas defeated archrival for the fourth consecutive time and the seventh time in the past nine meetings, as the Tommies defeated St. John's 20-17 in front of more than 37,000 fans.
September 23, 2017 Top 25: John Carroll falls hard to Student Princes Heidelberg rolled over John Carroll; Frostburg State rallied and Wabash survived among ranked teams. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
September 23, 2017 Wrapup: Luther makes Dubuque blue, Grove City snaps skid Grove City won for the first time since 2013, while Luther handed Dubuque its first loss. Plus more teams remain undefeated through Week 4. More in Saturday's roundup.
September 22, 2017 Quick Hits: Predictions on Saturday's big games So, as it turns out, there are also other games not taking place in major league baseball stadiums this weekend. Who knew? Our Quick Hits crew takes a look at the upset possibilities and more for Week 4.
September 21, 2017 Tommie-Johnnie showdown takes center field Peanuts, Cracker Jack and 35,000 of your closest friends will be the major themes on Saturday, but with all due respect to Concordia-Moorhead, the St. Thomas-St. John's game is about who will be the team to beat in the MIAC race. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
September 21, 2017 The little picture is the big thing Mike Clark has taken Bridgewater to Division III's biggest stage, but these days he is focused on the smaller steps to success. His Eagles are off to a perfect start, but aren't looking ahead. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 21, 2017 The long road back Rose-Hulman had its first taste of the playoffs in 2016. That just made the Fightin' Engineers hungry for more. Now that they know what it takes, they know how hard it will be to get back. More in Around the Midwest.
September 20, 2017 Brockport taking a huge leap It isn't just Justin Morris hurdling would-be tacklers. The entire Brockport program is moving up in the Division III football world. More in Around the East.
September 20, 2017 Now, experience is a strength for Wittenberg The Tigers ended up on top last season after the NCAC standings got a bit messy. This year, Wittenberg's key cogs are a year older and are in a position to avoid the mess altogether. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 20, 2017 Pioneers reach final frontier: A win Every player on the Lewis & Clark football team got to experience something for the first time this weekend. A collegiate victory. But while the players and coaches are encouraged by the win, they’re not about to stop working toward the getting the next one. More in Around the West.
September 19, 2017 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll honors the top player at each position from Division III in the previous week, including special teams and offensive line.
September 19, 2017 Resolve is one key piece; hard work is another Amid several rivalry games and conference openers this past weekend, the extra pain of summer workouts and long day is showing its gain. More in Around the Northeast.
September 19, 2017 Two sides of the ball, one family dynamic James Davis and cousin Jermaine Stevens Jr. feed off of each other, both on the football field and on the track. How they got to Sul Ross State, and helped to build the team into what it is today, is something special. More in Around the South.
September 19, 2017 Five Wheaton players charged with felonies in hazing Noah Spielman, Kyler Kregel, Ben Pettway, James Cooksey and Samuel TeBos of the No. 4 Wheaton Thunder have all received felony charges, including aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. On Tuesday, all were suspended from this week's game.
September 18, 2017 'I can't say I've seen anything quite like that before!' That was how this play was described. Also the term "Beast Mode" was tossed around. And we give it the full treatment, with three great angles on an eye-popping run. It's the Game of the Week.
September 18, 2017 Podcast: Defenses keep showing up Offensive numbers catch the eye, whether it's 79 points or 332 receiving yards and six touchdowns. But Keith has this thing about defense also being part of the game, and that's hard to argue. In this week's podcast, Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan take a look at some of the places where defense shows up, expected or not.
September 17, 2017 Feeding the beasts Several teams remained undefeated by following a familiar formula: get the ball in your best player's hands, repeatedly, until a defense figures out how to stop him. That and more in Week 3's Snap Judgments.
September 16, 2017 Top 25 wrapup: Ranked teams survive challenges John Carroll survived its rival, while Wheaton and North Central fended off conference foes, Platteville had a happy long trip home and W&J got some revenge. Meanwhile, the 'Red-Fox' game was the only one with a Top 25 upset. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
September 16, 2017 Wrapup: UWW gets a W; Ithaca gets new coach his first UW-Whitewater avoided a third consecutive fourth-quarter horror show, while Dan Swanstrom got his first win as Ithaca head coach and a long losing streak was snapped. Plus, the double field-goal kick and much more in Saturday's roundup.
September 15, 2017 RPI on fire to start season Sometimes a team begins the year on fire. Offense, defense and special teams, all work in perfect concert to produce victories. But in this case, RPI started this season by actually eating fire.
September 15, 2017 Occidental calls off game with Pacific Less than 24 hours before Pacific's football team was to get on a plane to Southern California, and long after airplane tickets had been purchased by team and fans, Occidental told the Boxers not to come for this weekend's game.
September 15, 2017 Quick Hits: The big games for Week 3 Yes, there's a game with two Top 10 teams playing. Assuming that hasn't been cancelled yet. We look at that game, plus the other big games in this week's Quick Hits.
September 14, 2017 Around the Nation: Back from hiatus No, not the column -- the players being spotlighted. Three former All-Region players spent 2016 on the sidelines. One was on the bench after a transfer that did not translate to playing time. The other two were away from their team, suffering the consequences of their poor decisions. Adam Turer has more.
September 14, 2017 Starting from scratch In their first year in Division III and with a new head coach, the Tornados are experiencing growing pains. But Brevard's coaching staff is used to winning and youth will not be an excuse in 2017. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 13, 2017 Off to the races Lake Forest's Joey Valdivia had a breakout 2016 season. While that's in the past, he's already on pace to have an even more impressive 2017. More in Around the Midwest.
September 13, 2017 Taking the long road Matt Younkers graduated from high school in 2009 and left for the Marine Corps about seven months later. Only seven years later did he end up in a college football uniform. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
September 12, 2017 Team of the Week A pair of 200-yard receivers, a 200-yard rusher, a cornerback who scored two touchdowns and much more highlight our Week 2 honor roll. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 12, 2017 Presidents hope balance equals title After airing it out for years and coming up a little short each time, Washington & Jefferson is looking to the run game to bring a little equilibrium to the offense. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 12, 2017 Around the Northeast: Springfield is winning the trenches, and its games Recruited as linebackers, the Pride's offensive line isn't the biggest bunch around, but it is the perfectly suited to the speed of this system.
September 12, 2017 Around the South: Come for the academics, stay for the athletics As a backup wideout through much of high school, Michael Spainhour was often overlooked by coaches on the recruiting trail. But he fell in love with Hendrix, and is now excelling on the field -- with room to grow.
September 11, 2017 The week of the one-handed grab It seemed like every play that was nominated this week was an amazing one-handed grab! Wide receivers are making quarterbacks look awesome. This particular one is the Play of the Week!
September 11, 2017 Podcast: Evaluating the surprise winners We talked a bit about ranked teams that have lost: UW-Whitewater, St. Thomas, Whitewater again, Thomas More to name a few. But in this week's podcast, Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan shine a light on teams that won those surprise games, what we should have expected and how that expectation changes.
September 10, 2017 How to pull off an upset It takes aggression. Fourth downs, fake punts, and two-point conversions all factored into the weekend's biggest upsets. Snap Judgments looks at how those games shake up the national championship race.
September 9, 2017 Top 25 wrapup: Tommies toppled; UWW 0-2 Concordia-Moorhead sent the Warhawks to 0-2 for the first time since 1999, while St. Thomas fell at UW-Stout and Bridgewater grabbed perhaps its most significant win since 2003. Saturday's Top 25 wrapup.
September 9, 2017 Wrapup: Avoiding the blues Luther opened its blue turf with a big win, while several playoff hopefuls (Hobart, Hope, Stevenson and more) avoided going 0-2 to open the season. More in the Week 2 wrapup.
September 8, 2017 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Week 2 Who's most likely to be upset in Week 2? Who will be a surprising 2-0? Which conference is going to have another conference's number? Our crew answers those questions and more in Quick Hits.
September 7, 2017 Digging in for Duke Muhlenberg head coach Mike Donnelly has been forced to the sidelines this year as he fights acute monocytic leukemia. But he hasn't been absent from the hearts and minds of players he coaches, or coaches he's squared off against. More in Around the Nation.
September 7, 2017 Wright on time for Delaware Valley Delaware Valley linebacker Nick Wright has one of those names that makes it easy for us headline writers. Yet, somehow the senior has mostly avoided headlines -- often on purpose -- during his time with the Aggies. More in Around the East.
September 6, 2017 ATR: Hilvert glad to be back in D-III Success seems to follow Jim Hilvert wherever he goes, and Baldwin Wallace could certainly use some of that. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 6, 2017 Titanic upset Illinois Wesleyan proved that anything is possible, pulling off Week 1's biggest shocker. Now the Titans aim to combine preparation, confidence, and belief throughout the season. More in Around the Midwest.
September 6, 2017 Two head coaches are better than none When Minnesota-Morris found it was losing its coach six days before camp started, it didn't have too many easy choices, so they promoted two assistant coaches. Here's how the co-head coaches are making it work, in Around the West.
September 5, 2017 TD stands for tip drill, and touchdown Like many teams over the past season-plus, John Carroll was having a hard time moving the ball against the UW-Oshkosh defense. But as halftime approached, the Blue Streaks found a man downfield. And after a deflection, the ball found a second man. It's the Play of the Week!
September 5, 2017 Around the South: Weathering thoughts of the storm UMHB safety Reggie Wilson is saddened when he hears reports from his hometown of Houston, devestated by Hurricane Harvey. But his family and friends are safe, and he knows that he has to focus on the season ahead. More in Around the South.
September 4, 2017 Team of the Week The Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, is our weekly honor roll recognizing the top nominated player at each position for the week. The Team of the Week is back for a 19th season.
September 4, 2017 Questions about Nichols, Coast Guard get answers Nichols and Coast Guard were turning the keys of their offenses over to new players, and both were able to open the doors to victory in Week 1.
September 4, 2017 What's wrong with big scores? Lots of cool and interesting things happened in the opening weekend. Of course, many were overshadowed by the 98-0 win by St. John's over St. Scholastica. Nobody here is suggesting someone ran up the score, though. Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman have a different thought in mind. Plus, it's the podcast's 10th anniversary, and there are clips, including outtakes!
September 3, 2017 Remembering how to win again Week One did not disappoint. Snap Judgments returns, getting you caught up on the Top 25 upsets, record-breaking individual performances, and long-awaited victories that defined the season's opening weekend.
September 3, 2017 Top 25 The new Top 25 is out, and maybe it's a little less purple. OK, maybe not, but there is definitely more than one touch of green.
September 2, 2017 Top 25: UWW falls; UWO repeats; Hobart, Fisher upset UW-Whitewater turned the ball over on the 1-yard line to allow Illinois Wesleyan to escape with a 17-10 win, while UW-Oshkosh defeated John Carroll again and contenders in the LL and E8 were upset in Saturday's Top 25 action.
September 2, 2017 Wrapup: Whitworth gets revenge; Sewanee, Wilmington snap skids New coaches brought different results at programs that have been struggling, while Whitworth found the new year to be much more inviting than the old.
September 1, 2017 First Friday opens with thrillers Johns Hopkins rallied, then beat W&L in overtime, while Albright blocked a Salisbury field goal in the extra session and Bridgewater scored on a 65-yard touchdown in the final minute vs. Gettysburg.
August 31, 2017 ATN: One last shot at Salem If you've never been to Salem for the Stagg Bowl, 2017 will be your last chance, at least for a while. For those who have their eyes on this prize, Adam Turer talks with those who have made that trip before, in this season's first Around the Nation column.
August 31, 2017 Quick Hits: Our predictions are back! The 2017 season finally kicks off tonight, and our Quick Hits predictions do as well -- five of our regulars and a guest try their hand at six different predictions for Week 1's games. Check it out.
August 31, 2017 Del Val, Frostburg start season on right foot No. 20 Delaware Valley knocked off Wesley in the season opener for a second year in a row, while the year of expectations started with a W for Frostburg State. Plus Allegheny won an opener for the first time since 2012 and King's won on a late field goal.
August 30, 2017 Are you sleeping on these teams? We don't pay Keith McMillan to give you the obvious sleepers or tell you someone purple will play in the Stagg Bowl. If you recognize the team in this photo, you'll know we mean business. And if you don't, you better click to find out who is on Keith's list. And that list is only in Kickoff.
August 28, 2017 ATN Podcast: Let's get this season started! It's been a busy August around Pat and Keith discuss the Kickoff and On the Road coverage, predictions for 2017 and more to get you ready for Week 1. Plus, there's something new coming for the Around the Nation Podcast.
August 26, 2017 Is defense the new trend? After a typical college football season filled with points being scored, the semifinals and Stagg Bowl were defensive battles. Is there any way that will continue? We convened a panel of three recent D-III alumni to discuss and it's only in Kickoff.
August 24, 2017 This season's big teams Kickoff is a preview of every team, but in addition, you also get to know some of the teams expected to make big noise this year. Check out features on UMHB, Mount Union, St. Thomas, St. John's, UW-Oshkosh, Hobart and more. It's all in Kickoff!
August 23, 2017 This season's big names In this year's Kickoff, you not only get a season preview of all 249 teams, but you also read about some of the key names you'll be hearing all season. Who are the contenders for offensive and defensive player of the year? Find out in Kickoff!
August 22, 2017 Kickoff 2017 is live! It's here! The exclusive preview of all 249 teams, with dozens of feature stories, a ranking of every team and every conference from top to bottom has gone live. If you subscribed, log in here. If you haven't, here's how you can sign up!
August 21, 2017 On the road from Frostburg State The final scheduled on the on the road series is in Frostburg, Md. After a 10-1 season, the Bobcats are trying to deal with expectations and the two dozen seniors who bought into the program's turnaround from the outset are looking to make their investment pay off.
August 20, 2017 Kickoff 2017: Previewing every team Our big annual publication goes online on Tuesday afternoon, and we're crossing the t's and dotting the i's on everything, including 249 team previews. Every team, from Adrian to WPI, gets a preview, just like you'd get in a D-I magazine. Subscribe today and beat the rush!
August 20, 2017 On the road from W&J Stop No. 5 on the on the road series finds Pat Coleman at Washington & Jefferson, where the Presidents are trying to live up to a proud tradition both by breaking in a new quarterback and by returning to the top of the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
August 19, 2017 On the road from Capital From Indiana on into Ohio, as the road show made a second stop on Saturday to check out Capital's intrasquad scrimmage. The Crusaders don't mind being in the shadow of Ohio State, but know they have plenty of measuring sticks in their conference.
August 19, 2017 On the road from Franklin's road trip takes us to Indiana, where Franklin is hoping Chase Burton and a no-name defense can get the Grizzlies back to the playoffs. Check out the extremely early tailgating, the golf cart ride and more.
August 19, 2017 On the road from Whitewater's weekend on the road continues as the Warhawks dressed out for their scrimmage. Questions about offense and defense and leadership were the story in Whitewater, Wis. Check out the latest dispatch from the road.
August 18, 2017 We're going on the road! Are you driving back to college right now? Well, so are we. And on the way, we're stopping at a bunch of Division III football campuses to see what questions some of the key teams are dealing with in training camp. Follow along all weekend!
August 15, 2017 Final week before Kickoff! Kickoff 2017 drops in a week, on Aug. 22! Among the many items include dozens of feature stories, including hitting this year's key contenders. That includes the Tommies and Johnnies, who each return a key piece for one final year, plus the defending champs, the original Purple Power, and more!
August 9, 2017 Kickoff ranks every team, top to bottom Our voters have already weighed on on the preseason Top 25. But there are 224 more teams to be ranked. Our team is hard at work on that for Kickoff, but you can order now and avoid the rush on Aug. 22! Please support!
August 3, 2017 NACC set for football expansion in 2018 Multiple sources tell that the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference will be adding an eighth school for football starting next fall.
August 3, 2017 Workout wizard getting a shot in Division III Devonte Wilson, whose workout videos have gone viral on social media, has posted some great workout numbers and track times and even tried to walk on at Kansas. But now he'll have a chance to actually put a football in his hands.
August 1, 2017 2017 Preseason All-America team Here's the preseason All-America team: a truly exclusive list. Just 50 players, two starting lineups plus kicker, punter and return specialist make up the preseason team.
July 27, 2017 Kickoff 2017 needs your support! These teams have some unfinished business from 2016, while others are looking to take the next step. We'll have a bunch of feature stories and 249 team previews, and here's how you can get them, and keep strong!
July 21, 2017 Occidental coach steps down right before camp Doug Semones and the Occidental football program were slated to open preseason camp in mid-August. Now they'll be doing so without him.
July 11, 2017 Top 25, blue turf, new bowls, how to help We've got an extra-long podcast for you this month, because we have to talk about the Top 25, the blue turf at Luther, finding the match at Muhlenberg, finding relevancy at King's and getting yet another new coach at East Texas Baptist. Plus, some 36-year-old memorabilia.
July 10, 2017 Preseason Top 25 is out! The preseason Top 25 poll has been released, with four teams getting No. 1 votes and 51 teams appearing on at least one ballot. Here's how our panel of 25 voters ranked them.
July 9, 2017 New York conferences start postseason bowl The Empire 8 and Liberty League won't be sending their top at-large teams to the ECAC postseason bowl games, rather, they'll square off in a New York State bowl game this November.
July 3, 2017 Goff goes from Defiance to TCNJ Casey Goff spent one year as head coach at Defiance this past season and is heading to TCNJ, where he's replacing an interim head coach.
June 24, 2017 Order Kickoff 2017 now! Our 12th annual Kickoff online publication comes out on Aug. 22! But if you order before July 1, you can help us out and help us cover your team better in 2017. Act now!
June 16, 2017 ATN Podcast: Talking Oshkosh, new conferences and more This month, Keith McMillan is out on assignment, but we found someone to fill in who's written a few ATN columns himself. Pat Coleman and Adam Turer chat with UWO running back Dylan Hecker, Norwich coach Mark Murnyack and give their preseason No. 1 and sleeper picks for 2017.
June 5, 2017 Husson gives CCC its eighth football program The Commonwealth Coast Conference takes over the NEFC's automatic bid this fall, will have a seventh program in 2018 and now has an eighth for 2019.
May 26, 2017 Finlandia finds a home The number of independents in Division III football is dwindling away, as Finlandia will become an affiliate member of the MIAA in football in 2018.
May 10, 2017 Waynesburg fills coaching spot, for now Nearly two months after Rich Shepas announced his retirement, Waynesburg announced an interim choice as head coach.
May 7, 2017 Tryout invites number more than a dozen This year's buzz around Division III players and the NFL draft has been pretty muted, but there have been some rookie free-agent signings. Here's the list of who is getting a shot, plus some more names who could still make noise.
May 3, 2017 Louisiana College promotes from within With head football coach and athletic director Dennis Dunn announcing his resignation weeks before the school year ended, the school elevated an assistant coach to the top spot.
April 28, 2017 NESCAC adds ninth game The New England Small College Athletic Conference has long had 10 football teams, but played just an eight-game schedule. That will change this fall.
April 26, 2017 Dunn leaves Louisiana College for local high school The Wildcats lost their head football coach and athletic director in one fell swoop, as Dennis Dunn finished his career at Louisiana College after 11 years and took a high school head coaching job.
April 22, 2017 Podcast: Meeting our new Texas hosts Let's get to know one of our new championship hosts, as we talk with the person in charge of the Stagg Bowl at Shenandoah, Texas. Plus we talk about what's next for preseason practice with Wash U. coach Larry Kindbom and get Kevin Bullis' take on the state of the program at UW-Whitewater.
April 22, 2017 Coaching Carousel: Changes keep coming Northwestern's new coach is in place, with the previous coach heading to Florida, plus there is once again a father-son combination of head coaches in Division III football. All the moves in the Coaching Carousel.
April 22, 2017 Moore steps up at Northwestern When Kirk Talley left deep into the offseason, Northwestern found its next coach already on campus, where Matt Moore has been on staff for a decade and the defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.
April 18, 2017 Division III cuts Stagg Bowl’s 25-year ties to Salem After a quarter-century of hosting the NCAA Division III football championship game, Salem Stadium will be home to the Stagg Bowl no longer after 2017.
April 18, 2017 Next Stagg Bowl host has a lot to live up to The City of Salem brought the Stagg Bowl to town in 1993, and forever changed how not only this Division III championship was conducted, but others as well, setting the standard that any future host must match. Pat Coleman has more.
April 15, 2017 Opinion: The way to player safety is through teaching Washington University football coach Larry Kindbom is one of many who have reacted to the Division III management council's recent decision to eliminate two-a-day practices. In his view, it's better to teach safety rather than cut practice time.
April 12, 2017 NCAA committee votes to eliminate two-a-days When teams report for preseason camp this summer, across the NCAA, it will be for a maximum of one practice per day, as the new regulations passed their most serious hurdle.
April 3, 2017 Stevenson quarterback throws no-hitter Dan Williams, a All-Region quarterback for the Mustangs, has had some success on the mound for Stevenson as well.
March 31, 2017 Coaching Carousel: Changes keep coming The carousel keeps turning into the spring, with changes at Northwestern, Sewanee, Waynesburg, East Texas Baptist and more. All the moves in the Coaching Carousel.
March 30, 2017 Podcast: An end to two-a-days? One of the big topics of discussion right now is preseason practice time, including what seems to be likely -- the end to two-a-day practices in camp. It's certainly important in Division III, where spring ball is not the same as at the other levels. Pat and Keith talk with coaches about that, plus discuss possible Stagg Bowl sites.
March 29, 2017 Buffalo State heading to Liberty League The final touches are being put on the Liberty League's long-awaited seventh football program, nearly two years after the NEWMAC added the sport and brought two LL affiliate members home.
March 21, 2017 St. John Fisher honored by Marine Corps The St. John Fisher football program recently received one of the U.S. Marine Corps' highest civilian distinctions for a patriotic act it performed last season.
March 20, 2017 Talley leaves Northwestern After coaching Northwestern (Minn.) for 16 seasons and leading the Eagles to their first-ever trip to the NCAA football playoffs, Kirk Talley is taking an assistant coaching job someplace a little warmer.
March 16, 2017 Rundle takes over at Sewanee Illinois Wesleyan defensive coordinator Travis Rundle is taking the head coaching job at Sewanee. He joins his father, Craig Rundle, in the group photo of Division III football head coaches.
March 15, 2017 Johnson wins fight for her life Melissa Johnson, the wife of Earlham coach Nick Johnson who spent more than 600 days in the hospital and missed three years of coaching after what was supposed to be routine surgery, is returning to her old job. More at
March 13, 2017 Huber done at Mount St. Joseph After 17 years as head coach, the man who declared his own nation on Twitter is off to find another role somewhere in hubienation.
March 6, 2017 Shepas retires after 12 years with Waynesburg Waynesburg's head football coach, Rich Shepas, announced that he will be retiring after 12 years with the Yellow Jackets, including a 10-win season in 2012.
March 5, 2017 Youngest head coach leaves ETBU after one season Scotty Walden, the subject of much coverage because of his age (26), has left East Texas Baptist after one season as head coach.
February 28, 2017 Latest podcast: Chasing the NFL dream Members of this past year's senior class are chasing their dreams of pro football right now, and next year's senior class has players hoping to do the same. In light of that, the February edition of the Around the Nation podcast talks with three Division III alumni who are living that dream, in various stages of their career.
February 20, 2017 2017 schedules are pouring in Although we're six months away from kickoff of the 2017 Division III football season, we have more than half of the upcoming season's schedules published already. (Plus, we've been working on our archive, and have added 1998 schedules as well.) Check them out!
February 16, 2017 Waynesburg player mourned Bradley Grinnen, an all-conference defensive lineman for Waynesburg, was found unresponsive in his dorm room.
February 2, 2017 Maranatha drops its football program Maranatha Baptist, which was coming off a three-win season, its best since 2011, has decided to eliminate its football program.
January 31, 2017 Christopher Newport finally finds its coach Five and a half months after Matt Kelchner announced he was stepping down and two and a half months after CNU's football season ended, the Captains finally have their new commanding officer.
January 30, 2017 podcast returns The Around the Nation Podcast is back with its first monthly installment of the offseason. Guests include new John Carroll coach Rick Finotti, Gagliardi Trophy winner Carter Hanson and Nichols coach Dale Olmsted. Plus Pat and Keith discuss coaching changes and other news.
January 27, 2017 Dickinson brings Fordyce back to Centennial Brad Fordyce has been an assistant at McDaniel and Susquehanna, and his first head coaching job will come in the same conference.
January 26, 2017 McMurry players arrested on murder charges Ryan McBeth, Darnell Dock and B.J. Ross, all members of the McMurry football team, have been arrested in conjunction with a Jan. 11 shooting death in Fort Worth, Texas.
January 18, 2017 Finotti takes John Carroll job Rick Finotti, who coached two-time Gagliardi Trophy winner Kevin Burke in high school and has been on the Michigan staff the past two seasons, is coming back to Ohio to take over at John Carroll.
January 17, 2017 Hilvert returns to D-III, takes BW job Jim Hilvert, who coached at Thomas More for eight seasons, will be returning to Division III after leading La Salle High School in Cincinnati to back-to-back state titles.
January 9, 2017 Kehres selected to College Football HOF Larry Kehres, a 332-game winner at Mount Union and winner of 11 Division III national championships, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this upcoming December.
January 9, 2017 Olivet offensive coordinator takes over as head coach Just a few short weeks after Dan Pifer resigned to choose a Division II job, Olivet has promoted offensive coordinator Dan Musielewicz to take over for him.
January 1, 2017 St. Thomas offensive coordinator takes head coaching job James Kilian, who has been the Tommies' offensive coordinator for the past three seasons and was an NFL draft pick at quarterback, will be taking over as head coach at St. Olaf.
December 26, 2016 WPI assistant gets next crack at building up Anna Maria The Anna Maria football program has won eight games in eight seasons. Next up to try to make some headway is Dan Mulrooney, the defensive coordinator at WPI.
December 21, 2016 Mumme takes Air Raid to Nevada Matt Mumme, the head coach at LaGrange for the past three-plus seasons, is leaving to become offensive coordinator at Nevada.
December 20, 2016 Around the Nation: 2016 in review We had a brand-new national champion for the first time since 2007. Mount Union lost a regular season game for the first time since 2005, fell short of Salem for the first time since 2004, and failed to win the OAC for the first time since 1994. Adam Turer reviews it all in Around the Nation.
December 20, 2016 Buena Vista names Mollring new head coach Grant Mollring has been the offensive coordinator at Hastings for the past three seasons and before that was the offensive coordinator for four seasons at Doane. He served as both recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach at both NAIA programs.
December 20, 2016 Moore named Wilmington's head football coach Wilmington has named Bryan Moore as its new head football coach, according to Terry Rupert, vice president of athletic administration and director of athletics. He announced the appointment is effective immediately.
December 19, 2016 Arth moves on from alma mater After a history-making season at John Carroll, Tom Arth will be the new head coach at FCS University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The 2016 Coach of the Year leaves after winning 40 games in four seasons at JCU, including a semifinal trip this year.
December 19, 2016 Former Cru QB takes over at Howard Payne Braxton Harris, most recently an assistant coach at Texas Lutheran, will take over Howard Payne after the Yellow Jackets' 0-10 season.
December 19, 2016 Olivet coach takes Division II job Dan Pifer led Olivet for five seasons, including taking the Comets to the 2016 Division III playoffs. He'll take over as the head coach at Walsh.
December 17, 2016 Podcast: Stagg Bowl thoughts, how we picked awards Our crew convened at Mac and Bob's after the game in Salem to record our final podcast of the season and we were pleased to see Cru players, include Blake Jackson, walk into the room. Hear from him and our folks in Salem on the final 2016 podcast.
December 16, 2016 2016 All-America team The 18th annual All-America team was announced on Friday evening in Salem. Here's the full list:
December 16, 2016 Defense carried the day for the Cru Mary Hardin-Baylor got just enough offense to get it done and the other side of the ball was the big star for the Crusaders in Stagg Bowl XLIV. Adam Turer has more on the battle in Salem.
December 16, 2016 UMHB wins title in defensive nail-biter The undefeated and No. 1-ranked Crusaders overcame a turnover deficit to beat UW-Oshkosh 10-7 on Friday evening. It was the first national championship for the UMHB program.
December 16, 2016 UMHB breaks through on second trip to Salem It's been a long time coming for Mary-Hardin Baylor. A loooong time. Keith McMillan has more from Salem.
December 15, 2016 Coaching carousel With the regular season fading into the chill of winter, coaching changes are here. See who's out, and who's already in at some Division III football programs.
December 15, 2016 Quick Hits predicts the Stagg Bowl Six Quick Hits were not enough for this week -- they never are. We always expand our panel for the Stagg Bowl and this week we've done so as well, with guests who cover Mary Hardin-Baylor and UW-Oshkosh. And with nine panelists, we have a 5-4 split decision on our winner.
December 15, 2016 Cru looking to finish the journey As part of this run to Salem, Mary Hardin-Baylor has vanquished some old foes. But UW-Oshkosh presents a different level of challenge for the Crusaders. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 14, 2016 Gagliardi Trophy goes back to Collegeville The 2016 Gagliardi Trophy is coming back home to Collegeville, Minn., as a guest of winner Carter Hanson. He's the third Johnnies player to win the award, and just the second defensive player ever so honored.
December 14, 2016 Amid the hubbub, Oshkosh's focus still on football All of this is completely new for UW-Oshkosh: traveling to Salem, playing in the Stagg Bowl. But the Titans remain focused on the task at hand heading into Friday night's game with Mary Hardin-Baylor. More in a Road to Salem feature by Josh Smith.
December 13, 2016 Five plays to Salem: How UMHB advanced Like UW-Oshkosh, Mary Hardin-Baylor advanced in a defensive battle. Keith McMillan walks us through the key plays that helped the Crusaders get past Mount Union and into Stagg Bowl XLIV.
December 12, 2016 Monmouth's Piesman moment In New York City, Kolton Koch received the star treatment afforded to national award finalists. Koch was the first D-III finalist for the award, and it was a memorable weekend of firsts for the Monmouth guard.
December 12, 2016 ATN Podcast: Breaking down the semifinals Our podcast team was truly around the nation, as Keith McMillan was in Texas and Pat Coleman was in Wisconsin for the national semifinals. Our breakdown has commentary from players and coaches at both games, along with players to watch on offense and defense for Friday’s Stagg Bowl.
December 12, 2016 Ithaca hires Swanstrom as head football coach Dan Swanstrom has been named the 10th head coach for the Ithaca football program. A former Gagliardi Trophy finalist and Division III offensive coordinator, Swanstrom was most recently quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Penn.
December 11, 2016 Five plays to Salem: How Oshkosh advanced The Titans survived a defensive slugfest with John Carroll. We talked to the players and coaches involved in five key plays that secured UW-Oshkosh's first Stagg Bowl berth.
December 10, 2016 UMHB ends Mount Union's Salem reign The Crusader defense harassed Mount Union's freshman quarterback into three interceptions and stopped a two-point conversion attempt in the closing minutes to win 14-12, ending the Purple Raiders' title defense.
December 10, 2016 Titans advance in defensive battle UW-Oshkosh won the lowest-scoring national semifinal in Division III football history and advanced to the Stagg Bowl for the first time, defeating John Carroll 10-3 on Saturday afternoon.
December 9, 2016 Quick Hits: Our take on the semifinals We've spent all week telling you about these teams and now it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty. Our six quick-hitters give you their predictions on each of Saturday's two games, and you're guaranteed to see something you've never seen before.
December 8, 2016 Catholic U. brings alum back as head coach Mike Gutelius, who played at Catholic and was once an assistant coach, returns to try to turn the program around as head coach.
December 8, 2016 Dickinson coach steps down after 24 years Darwin Breaux is out as head coach of the Red Devils after two dozen seasons, the most recent of which ended with his team faltering to a 1-9 finish.
December 8, 2016 Mount Union and UMHB: The throwback semifinal The Purple Raiders and the Cru have met in two semifinal matchups previously, in 2004 and 2012. Here's a look back at those two classic games, both won in the closing seconds.
December 8, 2016 He's the Match Brett Kasper is not just a match for UW-Oshkosh at quarterback -- he also happens to Be The Match for a little girl in Indiana who is battling leukemia. Her fight continues to inspire the Titans. More in a Road to Salem feature by Erik Buchinger.
December 7, 2016 The Cru's secret weapon The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football program has a lot of well-documented things going for them on the field. But it's a 6-year-old girl who has been the Crusaders' hidden advantage, who has taught them all about battling adversity. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
December 7, 2016 Making history all over again The first and last time John Carroll reached the semifinals, quarterback Tom Arth was in a Blue Streaks uniform. Fourteen years later, head coach Tom Arth is sharing his experience with his former teammates and current players. Joe Sager has more on the Road to Salem.
December 6, 2016 Gagliardi finalists: Hanson, Heitland, Riddle, Barnes One of these four young men will be awarded the 2016 Gagliardi Trophy on Dec. 14 in Salem, Va.
December 5, 2016 2016 All-Region teams announced From 954 nominations, a couple of things emerged: First, there are a lot of talented players in Division III football. Second, it's hard to decide who's the best.
December 5, 2016 Podcast: New faces mean new excitement You've been asking for this for years, haven't you? There will be one team in the Stagg Bowl for the first time. And Mount Union gave up a ton of yards, while UMHB didn't get very many, but both survived. Pat and Keith talk through it all, plus preview the semifinal games, in this week's Around the Nation Podcast.
December 5, 2016 Veteran anchors lead Purple Raiders offense While three freshmen saw time at quarterback, senior linemen Brooks Jenkins and Mitch Doraty made sure the offense didn't miss a beat. Their leadership has the Purple Raiders offense clicking as they aim to return to Salem. Brian Lester has more on the Road to Salem.
December 3, 2016 It won't just be a purple party Defense, turnovers, and special teams plays made the difference across the four national quarterfinal matchups on Saturday. Host Mary Hardin-Baylor and road teams Mount Union, John Carroll, and UW-Oshkosh advanced to within two wins of a title, which means someone new will be in Salem.
December 2, 2016 Academic All-America team released The 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III football team was led by a punter: Ryan Anderson of Olivet, who compiled a 4.0 GPA.
December 2, 2016 Quick Hits: Score predictions, game by game Down to four games on Saturday, and our Quick Hits crew shares not just Saturday's final scores, but their thoughts on the four quarterfinals. How each game will go down, in Quick Hits.
December 1, 2016 Freshmen follow one path, but to two destinations Two freshmen are expected to get starts at quarterback in Saturday's national quarterfinals. And not only are they both from the same conference, but they both have gotten coaching from the same Gagliardi Trophy winner. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 30, 2016 UWO, UST set for 'old-school' showdown By the time you get to December, often teams are forced by the weather to revert to an older style of football. But in the case of St. Thomas and UW-Oshkosh, it's a sincere love of playing the game that way. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 29, 2016 Making the plays when it counts Alfred's defense has not been the most impressive unit this postseason, but the Saxons have found ways each week to make game-saving plays and keep their season alive. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 29, 2016 Defensive line depth fuels John Carroll John Carroll's defense has been impressive all year, but the Blue Streaks have taken it to another level this postseason. It all starts with the 11-man rotation up front. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 29, 2016 Feeling at home and healthy at Whitewater Drew Patterson's family legacy drew him to UW-Whitewater, after a one-year detour. He and several key teammates are getting healthy at just the right time for the surging Warhawks. Josh Smith has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 28, 2016 Season on the line A four-year starting quarterback brings a lot of experience into his senior season. And even more so when the playoffs roll around. So if that person sees a hole, he might just do something unexpected. That's in the Play of the Week.
November 28, 2016 ATN Podcast: Over-the-top defenses There was a lot of defense to talk about this week, and if you listen to our podcast, you know what that means! Defenses came up big in expected places, such as Whitewater, Wis., or University Heights, Ohio, but the other games featured some surprisingly stout defensive performances as well.
November 28, 2016 Thunder roll into December Wheaton is back in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2008. The Thunder made it this far behind a defense that wins in the trenches and overpowered its rival in the fourth quarter on Saturday. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 26, 2016 Mount survives; JCU advances; Wheaton eliminates archrival The Purple Raiders returned to the quarterfinals by pitching a second-half shutout, while the Blue Streaks moved on in two overtimes and the Cru rolled in the rematch. More from the playoff's second round.
November 25, 2016 Quick Hits: Score predictions, game by game Eight games, times six opinions means there are 48 total score predictions for Saturday. But, spoilers, the group thinks all eight second-round games should be good. How each game will go down, in Quick Hits.
November 23, 2016 Living to play another week For teams that needed until the final play to wrap up Saturday's first-round games, what comes next is putting the drama behind them and getting ready for the second round. More in a Road to Salem feature by Adam Turer.
November 22, 2016 Opportunistic Kohawks make history Coe set a program record with nine takeaways in Saturday's win, and another record with the team's 11th win of the season. Up next is another big opportunity for a team that loves to take advantage. Adam Turer has more on the Road to Salem.
November 22, 2016 Linfield playing for 'One Moore' game Parker Moore was tragically killed two years ago, but his senior classmates keep him close to their hearts each day. A different Wildcat dons Moore's number 35 jersey and plays inspired football. They don't want this season to end. Josh Smith has more on the Road to Salem.
November 22, 2016 No pressure, no panic for top-ranked Cru Mary Hardin-Baylor entered the postseason as the number one team in the country, but is not looking ahead. After overcoming a halftime deficit against Redlands, the Crusaders have their hands full as Linfield comes to town for a rematch. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 22, 2016 Secrets take a back seat in Round 2 rematch You can't get more familiar than North Central and Wheaton are. Conference rivals -- archrivals, with a trophy game, in fact -- separated by just 8.1 miles of the Chicago suburbs. So when they meet in the second round, there's little they don't already know about each other. Ryan Tipps has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 21, 2016 But did he get in the end zone? That's the only thing you want to know, right? Did St. John's running back Dusty Krueger actually get the ball across the plane of the goal line? We have more footage to show you and we'll break it down in the Play of the Week.
November 21, 2016 Baldwin Wallace coach promoted off sidelines John Snell, who has been the head coach at Baldwin Wallace for the past 15 years, will step down as coach and assume duties as assistant athletic director.
November 21, 2016 Gagliardi Trophy semifinalists announced Many were nominated, but only 10 get to the semifinal stage. Who are they? Read up on the players, then cast your fan ballot for the top overall student-athlete in Division III football.
November 21, 2016 Purple Raiders find success on the road A playoff road game is unfamiliar territory for Mount Union, but the Purple Raiders found positives in their trip to Hobart. They also came away with an opening-round victory. Joe Sager has more in a Road to Salem feature.
November 20, 2016 Howard Payne coach to focus on AD role Hunter Sims took over the athletic director role shortly after he was named head football coach. After Howard Payne's season, Sims will start another job search and will hire his replacement. On the sidelines.
November 20, 2016 TLU names Padron's successor Carl Gustafson will return to the program after a year away and will take over for his former boss, as Danny Padron has announced his retirement as head coach at Texas Lutheran.
November 20, 2016 Around the Nation Podcast: Tense moments Whether you were among the excited, with no rooting interest, or among the tense, with your season hanging in the balance, Saturday was a great time to be a Division III football fan. Three games came down to the final play, and Pat and Keith talk about them in detail, as well as the other 13 first-round games, in this week's podcast.
November 20, 2016 Hairston resigns after four seasons, one victory Stacey Hairston played and was a coach in the OAC. He also played professionally. But he couldn't make Wilmington a winner.
November 19, 2016 More 2016 playoff coverage Check out our full playoff coverage on, the bracket, bracket previews, playoff features and much more.
November 19, 2016 Alfred survives, Mount Union advances In the Alfred bracket, the top seed needed overtime to beat Bridgewater State, while Mount Union won going away at Hobart and Jim Margraff picked up his 200th career win. More in the roundup of the bottom left bracket.
November 19, 2016 Rematches set for Texas, Illinois Mary Hardin-Baylor survived an early scare to advance in the first round, while Linfield won on its second trip to Texas of the season and CCIW foes North Central and Wheaton advanced in easy fashion.
November 19, 2016 Johnnies win in walkoff fashion; Coe survives St. John's scored on the final play of the game to defeat UW-Platteville in a first-round thriller in Collegeville, while Coe made just enough of Monmouth's turnovers pay and the top seeds advanced easily in the St. Thomas bracket.
November 19, 2016 Wittenberg advances in four overtimes In the UW-Whitewater bracket, three home teams advanced. The lone outlier was Wittenberg, and the Tigers needed four extra frames before Will Gingery's field goal won it at Thomas More.
November 18, 2016 Quick Hits: Score predictions, game by game Do we expect a close game? A high-scoring game? A blowout? Does everyone agree on who will win? We've got six opinions on how each game will go down -- catch them in Quick Hits.
November 17, 2016 Our playoff picks, surprises, disappointments We've gathered together six Division III football so-called experts to give us their so-called expert opinion on these playoff brackets. Who are the surprise teams in each bracket? Who will disappoint and who will move on to the Final Four? Read on in Around the Nation.
November 17, 2016 Upstate-to-West Palm combination serves Hobart Hobart receiver Brandon Shed hails from sunny West Palm Beach, so handling winter in upstate New York is something he wasn’t prepared for. But his quarterback, Shane Sweeney, calls Geneva, N.Y., home.
November 17, 2016 Playoff team capsules: The St. Thomas bracket From the Tommies to the crosstown Eagles and everyone in between, here's the skinny on all eight teams in the top right bracket.
November 17, 2016 St. Olaf coach relieved of duties St. Olaf football coach Craig Stern was relieved of his duties on Wednesday as the college announced it would move in a different direction. The Oles were 6-34 in his four years as head coach.
November 16, 2016 Uncharted territory Rose-Hulman is in the playoffs for the first time in the program's 118-year history. The Fightin' Engineers also have to plan practices around final exams for the first time, a welcome obstacle. More on RHIT and the other Midwest playoff entrants.
November 16, 2016 A focus on the family at UMHB UMHB star Baylor Mullins played high school ball with his father and brother as his coaches. Today, his dad is helping to coach the Cru, just on the opposite side of the ball. More in Around the South.
November 16, 2016 The time is now The adage “make the most of your opportunity” is used frequently. But it really hits home at St. Thomas. Up and down the lineup, players on the Tommies’ roster have prepared for their moment and seized the chance to excel. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
November 16, 2016 Our playoff team capsules: The Alfred bracket Check out our expanded Division III football playoff team capsules from the Alfred bracket. How far do we think Mount Union will advance? How will Alfred fare as the top seed?
November 16, 2016 Our playoff team capsules: The UMHB bracket Here's the Mary Hardin-Baylor bracket, eight teams from six states ranging from Alabama to Oregon. Get the skinny on everyone in the top left bracket.
November 16, 2016 Our playoff team capsules: Team by team through each bracket We know you read these, and yes, we're still doing them, every year. This year, we've even taken our team capsules and expanded them as well, so there's even more information at a glance. Check them out!
November 15, 2016 A proper send-off Randolph-Macon's senior class is special. It's not just what they've accomplished on the field, including a record-tying nine wins and a return to the playoffs; these young men have done it the right way. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 15, 2016 Welcome to the new look of! We know, we know -- we've had the previous design for a while, and it wasn't very mobile-friendly and all that. But we're going to go into the postseason with a whole new look at, and we hope you enjoy it!
November 14, 2016 Leaping for the title With a conference title on the line and a senior class looking to go out with a bang, sometimes it takes extreme measures. What this senior did is the Play of the Week!
November 14, 2016 A six-pack of stories While three playoff-bound teams will be getting all the love soon enough, we take a look at some of the other great stories of the season.
November 14, 2016 Podcast: Best picks, toughest road and more We'll hear from the NCAA chair, get Keith's view on his alma mater clinch a bid and yes, that John Carroll-Mount Union game. Plus, we'll discuss who got the best draw, what the best first-round games are, if the committee got anything wrong and more in this week's Around the Nation Podcast.
November 13, 2016 Snap Judgments: Hellos and goodbyes Today is going to be bittersweet for many. We take a look at the teams that announced their arrival in 2016, and the coaches who said goodbye on Saturday. Also, a message for the players who took off the shoulder pads for the final time yesterday.
November 13, 2016 There's a new No. 1 Mount Union has its lowest point total in the 14-year history of the Top 25, and just in time for the playoffs, there's a new No. 1 team. Check out the final regular season poll.
November 13, 2016 Final NCAA regional ranking for 2016 The NCAA released its final regional rankings of the season -- this is the version of the rankings the NCAA committee used version to determine the (secret) seedings and at-large bids.
November 13, 2016 Playoff bracket announced, with pleasant surprises All those things you thought wouldn't happen in this bracket? They did -- including one that costs the NCAA some extra money. Check out the full 2016 NCAA Division III football playoff bracket.
November 12, 2016 Cortland extends Jug streak Cortland beat Ithaca for the seventh consecutive season; DePauw finally got the Monon Bell back, RPI kept the shoes and more in Saturday's rivalry games.
November 12, 2016 John Carroll ends Mount Union's streak Mount Union rolled off 21 unanswered points to take a third-quarter lead, but the Blue Streaks scored twice in the fourth quarter and held on for the upset and win. That and more games with playoff implications in the early Week 11 roundup.
November 12, 2016 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 12, 2016 Who's in the playoffs? More than three-quarters of the 2016 Division III football playoff field are winners of automatic bids. Here's who's clinched so far, and this file will be updated all day Saturday.
November 11, 2016 On the island Alec Mortillaro has a big assignment on Saturday, but it won't be his first. And hopefully for St. John Fisher, it won't be his last, either. More in Around the East.
November 11, 2016 Our predictions for Saturday's games As this portion of the Quick Hits season draws to a close, we tackle the big rivalry games, the playoff picture and all the rest. Plus, even if you're having a tough season, you might be able to salvage it with a win this week -- we'll tell you who those teams are in Quick Hits.
November 10, 2016 Around the Nation: Out of darkness, light Sometimes, things don’t go your way. Sometimes, your highest expectations are crushed by unanticipated disappointment. But even if your team goes 0-for-2016, there's reason for hope. Around the Nation talks to five coaches who have brought their programs up from the bottom.
November 10, 2016 The D3football Bracketology Show On Saturday night, the NCAA committee will be meeting to seed and select the playoff teams. And we're 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 10, 2016 Projected playoff bracket: Who's in, who goes where? The question on many people's minds is whether UW-Platteville will get a playoff bid. But St. John Fisher fans are welcome to ask the same question. As are Wabash fans. And John Carroll fans. And so on and so on ... Here's our take on the playoff scenarios.
November 9, 2016 Seniors lead Olivet back to playoffs Olivet coach Dan Pifer has no problem telling anyone how much the senior leadership means to his Comets. He merely points to the team’s eight wins – especially the four decided by a touchdown or less. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 9, 2016 Grinnell's super stopper The Pioneers are searching for their first win of the season, but have the nation's leading tackler. Sophomore Ryan Slager's numbers are not just the product of a struggling defense, and the Pioneers have two more years to build around him. More in Around the Midwest.
November 9, 2016 Second NCAA regional ranking for 2016 The NCAA released its second regional rankings of the season. They will use the next version to determine the (secret) seedings and at-large bids.
November 8, 2016 Team of the Week It's the top individual performances from around the country -- the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 8, 2016 Bridgewater State keeps its season upright With Russ Bolarinho's game-winning PAT, the Bears clinched the MASCAC title and the playoff berth that goes with it. More in Around the Northeast.
November 8, 2016 Small-school life suits Centre's star Devin Hayes spent his first couple of seasons sitting behind Centre all-time great Heath Haden. Now that Hayes has had a chance to shine, he's taken full advantage of it. More in Around the South.
November 8, 2016 Pair of pass-catchers leading for Linfield When Wildcats quarterback Sam Riddle is looking for targets for his many passes, he's looking first for his top two receivers, who are similar in statistics only: Johnny Carroll and Reed Peterson. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
November 7, 2016 Sticking the landing When the play breaks down and the quarterback starts improvising, it's the responsibility of any potential pass-catcher to find a spot to get open. Even if you only have an inch to work with. it's the Play of the Week!
November 7, 2016 Around the Nation Podcast: The at-large playoff picture About half of the automatic bids have been handed out. But while some will be determine head to head this week, and others are cut-and-dried if teams take care of business, there's still a lot of moving parts. What do the at-large bids look like? Pat and Keith take a run through that and more.
November 6, 2016 Snap Judgments: Merry Clinchmas The playoff field is nearly halfway set. Twelve teams are in, which means there are several teams who need to take care of business in the regular season finale, and others who will be sweating out results. A lot is on the line in Week 11.
November 6, 2016 Latest polling numbers are in Wesley and Hobart played their way into the Top 25 poll. But that wasn't the only change. Check out the full ranking.
November 5, 2016 Roundup: Olivet, WNEU, Husson, Northwestern among clinchers A handful of unranked teams will find themselves in the Division III playoff bracket when it's announced a week from Sunday, and more teams are inching closer. Meanwhile, Ithaca sent Mike Welch off a winner in his final home game. That and more in the Week 10 national roundup.
November 5, 2016 Top 25: Wesley in control; St. Lawrence, Stevenson slip Case Western Reserve rallied to remain in playoff contention, while Wesley knocked off its archrival, Hobart handed St. Lawrence its first loss and Wilkes rallied past Stevenson in Week 10's Division III Top 25 action.
November 4, 2016 Lakeland building new stadium There are not many grass fields left in Division III football, and starting next fall, there will be one less as Lakeland switches to turf as well.
November 4, 2016 Quick Hits: Eyes on clinchers Who will clinch this week? Who can still play their way into the regional rankings? Which teams are most likely to get upset? Our Quick Hits crew takes on these questions and more as we get you ready for Week 10.
November 3, 2016 Taking care of the little things Stevenson has an opportunity to accomplish some big things this season. But as this young program matures, the players understand that it's a collection of small things that need to happen before a MAC championship, and a playoff berth, are of utmost importance. More in Around the East.
November 3, 2016 The waiting game Wheaton's loss to North Central cost the Thunder control of their playoff destiny. With at least two games to play, the Thunder know that they have business to take care of before they can sweat their case for an at-large bid. More in Around the Midwest.
November 3, 2016 Refocused Redlands bulldogs its way to top Last year's 4-5 season was not the type of year Redlands is accustomed to. This year, says Connor Hoffman, “everyone just wants to get the job done.” More in Around the West.
November 2, 2016 Heart of the Heartland Melissa Johnson has spent more than three years battling pancreatitis and complications from surgeries. In the midst of all this her husband, Nick, took over as head coach at Earlham. And his perseverance has been an inspiration for his family, his players and coaches around the HCAC. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
November 2, 2016 First NCAA regional ranking for 2016 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 1, 2016 Team of the Week The most receptions by a single Division III player this season, an offensive line that blocked for 700-plus yards of offense, 12 solo tackles and two blocked kicks -- each of these are achievements that can be claimed by this week's Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
November 1, 2016 SJU's Hanson named Campbell Trophy finalist St. John's senior linebacker Carter Hanson is the only Division III finalist for the Campbell Trophy, which goes to the college football player with the best all-around credentials. It takes football ability, academics and leadership into account.
November 1, 2016 Defense leads John Carroll, again John Carroll’s defensive players are stingy – and they’re becoming less and less generous each week as well. More in Around the Great Lakes.
November 1, 2016 Uncharted territory Shenandoah is led by a record-setting running back who can do it all and a record-setting quarterback who has evolved in his second season. Now, the Hornets hope to make more history by winning their first ODAC title. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
November 1, 2016 NEFC gets modern twist on title game Only one conference in the nation has two undefeated teams, and they are set to go head-to-head this coming Saturday in Rhode Island. More in Around the Northeast.
November 1, 2016 Patience the path to peak performance Hardin-Simmons quarterback Ryan Breton got the call to step in as a starter midseason last year, and he hasn't looked back since. More in Around the South.
November 1, 2016 Birmingham-Southern coach out after season Eddie Garfinkle, whose Birmingham-Southern Panthers have bottomed out, winning just one game this season, will be let go after the team's final game on Nov. 5.
October 31, 2016 For the kicking team, this was no treat Scuffling at home to beat a team you should beat handily, sometimes it takes a special teams play to turn your fortunes around. In this case, it's the Play of the Week!
October 31, 2016 ATN Podcast: The key conference chases Some conferences have pretty interesting races here in the final two weeks of the regular season and Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan look closely at the PAC, where two teams could finish unbeaten and never play each other. Plus, other conference races and more playoff picture.
October 30, 2016 Snap Judgments: Don't forget about us When one team dominates a conference, it's easy to forget about the second place team. JCU, Muhlenberg, and Whitworth continue to excel despite being the underdog once a year in conference play. That breakthrough will come, eventually, as it did in the HCAC this fall.
October 29, 2016 Roundup: Head-to-head showdowns set The MWC and LL will have conference title tilts next weekend, while Wartburg made the at-large playoff pool look slightly better on Saturday afternoon. That and more in the Week 9 national roundup.
October 29, 2016 Roundup: Coe clinches playoff bid; Alfred, Case rolling Coe cruised past BVU to win and clinch the season's first playoff bid, Alfred scored late to remain undefeated, Case beat a longtime conference rival to move to 8-0 and St. Thomas ground out a hard-fought win in Week 9's Division III Top 25 action.
October 28, 2016 Quick Hits: Our predictions for Saturday What's this week's game of the week? Which Top 25 team is most likely to be upset? Who will bounce back from a tough loss? Plus, we have an old-fashioned Around the Nation rivalry game this week. We pick the winner and tackle more questions in this week's Quick Hits.
October 27, 2016 Around the Nation: September's stumblers now on a roll Some of September's most disappointing teams have been able to reverse their fortunes. Heading into the final month of the season, their goals set in August are still very much on the table. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
October 26, 2016 Frostburg State aims to flip the script Last season, the Bobcats started 5-1 in the NJAC but lost its last three games and slipped to a 6-4 finish. This year, Frostburg State hopes to turn that around. More in Around the East.
October 26, 2016 After the deluge The USA South was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. Methodist and N.C. Wesleyan are picking up the pieces and slowly regaining a sense of normalcy on campus. Getting back on the football field is helping the recovery. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 26, 2016 No time to enjoy, no time to look ahead Rose-Hulman finally defeated Franklin, a benchmark victory for the program. But, the Fightin' Engineers need to defeat Bluffton this week to even have a chance at the HCAC title. More in Around the Midwest.
October 26, 2016 From signal-caller to ball-hawker A high school career as a quarterback has uniquely prepared Southwestern's Matt Gillen for his role as the team's star wideout -- and it would be little surprise to see him add another first-team all-conference selection to his resume. More in Around the South.
October 26, 2016 Anna Maria coach to step down Vincent Sinagra, the second coach in Anna Maria football history, lasted a couple years longer than his predecessor but didn't have much more success.
October 25, 2016 Team of the Week You don't always have to throw for 200-plus yards and run for 200-plus yards to make the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, but it helps. Here's our full weekly honor roll.
October 25, 2016 The long, hard road to Northeast's upper tier No team becomes good overnight, but there are several Northeast teams that are rising stars and are nipping at the heels of the legacy big dogs. More in Around the Northeast.
October 25, 2016 Denison breaking through When looking at the NCAC standings, it might seem strange to see a team other than Wabash or Wittenberg at the top. But while Denison has reached the top, it faces a big challenge to remain there the next three weeks. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 25, 2016 Coe's new heights The Kohawks found their new star running back on their depth chart at wide receiver, and Trevor Heitland has helped carry Coe to an unbeaten mark. More in Around the West.
October 24, 2016 Stand and deliver What a throw! With two players holding onto him, the quarterback finds his receiver in the end zone for the game-tying touchdown. It's the Play of the Week!
October 24, 2016 ATN Podcast: On a collision course? It's time to talk in-depth about the postseason. If you're new to D-III, we'll give you a roundup of how it's set up and if you're a veteran, we're ready to talk about who the top at-large candidates are. Will three WIAC teams make it? Can Hardin-Simmons avoid playing UMHB in the first round? The first full answers are in this podcast.
October 23, 2016 Snap Judgments: Controlling your own destiny With three weeks of regular season play remaining, 16 playoff contenders remain undefeated. For fans of teams that are still in the mix but no longer control their own destiny, it might be time to start looking ahead. Snap Judgments breaks down the conference frontrunners and tiebreaker scenarios heading into the homestretch.
October 22, 2016 Roundup: Two for 200 Carnegie Mellon's Rich Lackner and Washington U's Larry Kindbom became the fourth and fifth active coaches to reach the 200-win milestone for their careers, just hours apart. That and more in Saturday's national roundup.
October 22, 2016 Top 25: D stands tall for UWO, UMHB UW-Oshkosh and UMHB each survived defensive battles, while Wesley served notice it was not yet done and St. Lawrence pitched another shutout in Saturday's Top 25 action. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
October 21, 2016 Quick Hits: Bringing your 'A' game There aren't too many teams who can really afford a slip-up at this time of the year. The top teams are bringing their best, and so is our Quick Hits crew. Check out their predictions for Week 8.
October 20, 2016 Handling the political football A summer on Capitol Hill, an internship at a national convention, or a spring abroad at an embassy can shed light on how much work goes on beyond the commercials and 24-hour cable news. The preparation, teamwork, and sacrifice these D-III football players observed isn’t so different from a football season.
October 20, 2016 Mariners navigating unexpected path 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. More in Around the East.
October 19, 2016 Not dead yet Hampden-Sydney opened the season with an unprecedented four-game skid. The Tigers have bounced back with two straight wins and still have their ultimate goals within reach. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 19, 2016 Muskies reel in big win Lakeland dug deep to notch a crucial road win over Benedictine. The offense keeps finding new playmakers, while the defense is finding its footing. More on the defending NACC champions in Around the Midwest.
October 19, 2016 Husson's 'difference maker' Junior John Smith has hit the ground running since his freshman year with the Eagles, notching increasingly better seasons year after year. More in Around the Northeast.
October 18, 2016 Team of the Week If this picture, with UMHB defensive tackle Haston Adams taking a fumble return to the house, looks familiar, well, it happened again. That and all the top performances in the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 18, 2016 New look for CWRU, but strong results Case Western Reserve is right where it wants to be at this point in the season – unbeaten and tied atop the PAC standings with Thomas More. But, the Spartans didn’t get there exactly the way they thought they would.
October 18, 2016 Bears linebacker has taken ownership of defense On a Washington U. defense marked by youth, Jake Coon has excelled as a leader and the team tackle leader. More in Around the South.
October 18, 2016 Protecting the head gets taken to heart A former student of the John Gagliardi philosophy has not only instilled the no-contact mantra at St. Scholastica, but is working to make it easier for other coaches to help players practice safely. More in Around the West.
October 17, 2016 A little bit of magic When you've gone from playoff contender to winless and you've rallied from 14 down with under 10 minutes left, why go for the tie? It's the Play of the Week!
October 17, 2016 Tommie-Johnnie game moving to Target Field in 2017 The stage is already pretty large for one of the biggest rivalries in Division III football. But next year, the annual game between St. Thomas and St. John's will be played at the home of the Minnesota Twins.
October 17, 2016 ATN Podcast: Change at the top In a handful of conferences, the first-place team and the highest-ranked team in our poll changed over. Pat and Keith break down where things moved in the Empire 8, the IIAC and the NCAC based on Saturday's games, plus talk to two coaches whose teams have made big turnarounds and much more.
October 16, 2016 Snap Judgments: Don't sleep Week 7 had wire-to-wire excitement. We can't wait to see what Week 8 brings. After over 12 hours of football, Adam Turer breaks down the exciting finishes and resulting conference leaders and logjams from a fantastic Week 7.
October 16, 2016 Top 25 features four new teams Denison is a brand-new Top 25 team, while Coe, Delaware Valley and John Carroll return to the ranking.
October 15, 2016 Roundup: Coast Guard airs it out; Johnson wins 200th There were lots of yards and lots of points in a few of Saturday's games, but Brockport's defense came through late and Hamilton won in an exciting finish. And Bethel got Steve Johnson his 200th career victory. That and more in Saturday's national roundup.
October 15, 2016 Top 25: N.Central rings bell; UMHB cruises; Warhawks battle The Little Brass Bell took a short drive to the south, Blake Jackson had a big day for the Cru, UWW's defense bent but didn't break at La Crosse and Utica found some more magic against ranked teams. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
October 14, 2016 TLU's first win of season is a historic one The Bulldogs' takedown of Trinity has sent coach Danny Padron into the school record books. More in Around the South.
October 14, 2016 Quick Hits: Hard act to follow Last week was such a fantastic week that it would be hard to live up to, but we do have some great games to watch this week, including showdowns in Texas and Illinois. Our crew shines a light on those and more in Quick Hits.
October 13, 2016 Remembering a fallen brother At Wittenberg, or Lake Forest, a helmet sticker hardly suffices to counteract the emotion of losing a teammate. But both teams are dealing with the loss in the best way they know how. More from Adam Turer in Around the Nation.
October 13, 2016 Blue Jays ready for expectations A trip to Italy helped, but did not change the team. The senior class entered 2016 with high expectations and has embraced them at home and abroad. Once again, the Blue Jays control their own destiny. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 12, 2016 Sears has Eagles in flight Benedictine's first year head coach has the Eagles positioned to win the NACC and return to the playoffs for the second time in three years. First, Benedictine must get past Lakeland this Saturday. More on the record-setting 2016 Eagles in Around the Midwest.
October 11, 2016 Team of the Week You know it was a great week when you have a wide receiver with 17 catches for 201 yards, and then you have a second one with the same total. And a freshman with five rushing TDs. And multiple defenders with three takeaways. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 11, 2016 New-look Saints survive challenging start Like many teams heading into this season, Thomas More faced many lineup questions. Unlike many teams, though, the Saints had a playoff-caliber opener on the road, another road game and then games against three conference contenders. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 11, 2016 Tier for tier, peer for peer, how does the NESCAC fit in? NESCAC coaches will argue that the top teams in the NESCAC could compete well in any New England conference, but the NESCAC has restrictions on putting that theory to the test. More in Around the Northeast.
October 11, 2016 Johnnies standout almost didn't make it back Evan Clark has started off his senior season with 10 touchdown catches in St. John's first six games. But he had a pretty rough offseason before he got where he is now. More in Around the West.
October 10, 2016 Nearly a miracle Sometimes you need a little magic to beat a highly ranked team, and it seems that's often even more true if that team wears purple. This play got the underdogs within a few seconds of victory and it's the Play of the Week!
October 10, 2016 ATN Podcast: What a great week! We had a game with 17,000-plus fans, a top five team save its bacon in the final seconds, and just a ton of great finishes all around the nation this week. In fact, it's pretty clear we can consider this the best week so far of the season. But Keith starts this podcast on the sidelines after getting flagged for premature tweeting ...
October 9, 2016 Snap judgments: Are we having fun yet? Saturday was thrilling. Week 6 had several exciting finishes that will be remembered for a long time. The bar has been raised for Week 7. A recap of a fun Week 6, plus a review of one Top 25 ballot in this week's Snap Judgments.
October 8, 2016 Roundup: Unlikely unbeatens continue on Did you think Coe would be 5-0? How about Randolph-Macon? UW-La Crosse? That and more in Saturday's national roundup.
October 8, 2016 Top 25: UWW wins late; Tommies survive Drew Patterson bounced and picked his way to a TD with 55 seconds left to lift No. 2 UW-Whitewater past No. 5 UW-Oshkosh, while Concordia-Moorhead ran the hook and ladder to perfection but No. 4 St. Thomas wasn't done. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
October 7, 2016 Quick Hits: Reaching the halfway point It's hump week in Division III -- five weeks already played, five weeks after this one. And then the five-week playoff. Here's our panel's take on the big games, high scores, and games you could spend all day watching.
October 6, 2016 Finding a home in purple With the returning offensive player of the year, St. Thomas might not have been a place a running back would choose to transfer to this summer. But Josh Parks did, and circumstances put him in the lineup, where he's shown he can shine. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
October 6, 2016 Quakers know what it will take Guilford went 9-1 last year, but was left home come playoff time. After replacing its record-setting quarterback and wide receiver, the Quakers must now replace all-purpose star De-Eric Bell. At 4-0, they control their own playoff destiny. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
October 5, 2016 Alvernia adding football Alvernia University, a Division III school in Reading, Pa., has announced it is joining the ranks of Division III football-sponsoring programs starting in the fall of 2018. Barring other changes, that would bring the number of schools sponsoring Division III football that year to 251.
October 5, 2016 It's a long trip from 0-9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was winless just four years ago, but with new blood on the field and on the sidelines, the Stags are no hoping to no longer stay home from the big dance. More in Around the West.
October 4, 2016 Team of the Week Some of the biggest defensive performances of the week came against offenses that had put up big numbers this season, while there were plenty of top performers on offense as well. Check out the top honorees in the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
October 4, 2016 Two heads better than one? It’s rare to have a freshman quarterback under center for a defending national champion. And it’s probably even more rare to have two, but Luke Poorman and D’Angelo Fulford are getting the job done at Mount Union so far. More in Around the Great Lakes.
October 4, 2016 Tired of being on the outside looking in The past two years, North Central had an argument as the best team not to make the playoffs. Narrow losses to strong competition are still losses that kept the Cardinals from joining the postseason. They are hungry to return to the playoffs in 2016. More in Around the Midwest.
October 4, 2016 Rusher's collegiate rise began humbly Running back Aurren Cooksey was a high school star who ended up on Louisiana College's JV roster. But it was there he learned patience and perseverance, helping to propel him to being among the nation's best. More in Around the South.
October 3, 2016 Making them miss When you've been the starting quarterback for four years, at some point the game slows down for you. In this case, the quarterback is definitely playing at a high level, with a long run to the end zone. It's the Play of the Week!
October 3, 2016 Podcast: Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, New Jersey, Minnesota and more Whitewater comes away with a key win and the Purple Raiders looked a little shaky in their win vs. ONU. Plus we talk about a couple of key injuries, we analyze the big matchups, hand out our game balls and more in the new Around the Nation podcast.
October 3, 2016 Undefeated WNE leaves drama to others Especially after a weekend of close and crazy games in the Northeast, Western New England has been leaving little doubt all season. More in Around the Northeast.
October 2, 2016 Snap judgments: What do we know? Conference play is in full swing. Some results created clear separation, while others caused more confusion and chaos. For the second week in a row, a 22-game losing streak was snapped. All that and more in Week 5's Snap Judgments.
October 2, 2016 The latest Top 25 Some No. 1 votes shuffle around this week as the Top 25 poll continues to settle out. Plus, where did UW-Platteville land after losing to Whitewater on Saturday?
October 1, 2016 Roundup: Rivalry renewed Widener beat its rival in quadruple overtime, Marietta won a shootout and Allegheny snapped a long losing streak in Saturday's Week 5 action. More in Saturday's national roundup.
October 1, 2016 Top 25: UWW wins WIAC clash; Central, Huntingdon fall No. 2 UW-Whitewater came away with the road win at No. 8 UW-Platteville, while Dubuque ruined Central's unbeaten record, Huntingdon fell on the road and Hobart survived. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
September 30, 2016 Hawks offense is soaring Huntingdon learned a lot from last year's second round playoff game against Mary Hardin-Baylor. The Hawks open USA South play embracing their position as the favorite and have an offense that is lighting up the scoreboard. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 30, 2016 Quick Hits: Predictions for Saturday As we leave September 2016 behind, it's time to get into the meat of the conference schedule, and there are some big clashes, some good battles that are not so good any longer, and others that are getting better. Check our our keys for Week 5.
September 29, 2016 Re-ranking the conferences for 2016 It’s not easy to compare conferences. Some are no-brainers. Guess what? The WIAC, with three teams in the top ten, is the toughest conference in the country. After that, it gets more interesting. Adam Turer takes his crack at ranking the conferences in Around the Nation.
September 28, 2016 Statistical rate of success: 100% When you cover football, it’s not often that you discuss things such as "hierarchical cluster analysis," even in Division III. But that's just because we hadn't spoken to James Holley-Grisham before. Jason Bowen does in Around the East.
September 28, 2016 Barnes is Fighting Scots' Braveheart Monmouth's suffocating defense is led by a senior who has worked hard to become one of the nation's top tacklers. Matt Barnes gets the job done on the field and in the classroom for the 4-0 Fighting Scots. More in Around the Midwest.
September 28, 2016 Recruited from on campus The way coach Jeff McMartin summarized wide receiver Sam Markham’s journey to the Central football team sounds simple, but it’s definitely accurate. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
September 27, 2016 Team of the Week Justice was served in Week 4's games. Check out the top performers at each position on our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 27, 2016 Old and new spark Kenyon offense The Lords hoped to work their freshman quarterback into the offense gradually, but an injury forced their hand. Now he's teaming up with a senior receiver to help Kenyon to its best start since 1984. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 27, 2016 Watching his family and flooding from afar The flood waters that destroyed the Louisiana home of Zac Stuart stood taller than the Rhodes defensive back's shoulders. Brian Lester has more in Around the South.
September 26, 2016 This play comes with a little helmet-to-ball contact Just because the national networks pick up on a play doesn't automatically make it the best play of the week. But sometimes they're right. Of course this is the Play of the Week!
September 26, 2016 Podcast: Big crowds, big wins and D-III pride We spend time talking about the Tommie-Johnnie game, but that's not all. UW-Whitewater preserved Division III pride as the No. 2 Warhawks handled NAIA No. 2 Morningside, but the win came with questions. We hear from UWW's coach, dive into the Mount Union QB rotation, talk Wittenberg, Hamline and more in this week's podcast.
September 26, 2016 Around the Northeast: Endicott's dual-sport star The Endicott wideout is one of the best athletes on campus, but he says there is a beneficial transfer in moving from the football season into basketball.
September 25, 2016 Snap Judgments: Survival Saturday Top 25 teams are far from infallible. Seven teams had to eke out single-digit victories, while three others fell to unranked opponents. As the line between the Top 25 and everyone else blurred, four purple powers showed why they are perennial Stagg Bowl contenders. That and more in Snap Judgments.
September 25, 2016 Shakeups in latest Top 25 poll Both the top end and the bottom end of the poll saw some reshuffling this week, with Wittenberg and St. Lawrence moving into the poll and UW-Platteville climbing to No. 8 in advance of its upcoming showdown with Whitewater.
September 24, 2016 Roundup: McDaniel kicks losing streak in closing seconds The Green Terror snapped a 22-game skid with a last-second field goal, and another double-digit losing streak went by the wayside as well. More in Saturday's national roundup.
September 24, 2016 Top 25: Tommies' run continues; Witt tops Wabash St. Thomas didn't need its All-America running back on Saturday to beat its archrival, UW-Whitewater downed the NAIA's No. 2 team and Wittenberg knocked off Wabash. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
September 23, 2016 Quick Hits: That one game, and all the rest Will this one live up to the hype better than last week's? Our Quick Hits crew are all sure it's the place to be, with one exception. Plus see who we think will get upset, who will continue their early-season run and more.
September 22, 2016 Around the Nation: Ohana means family Eventually, the final score will be forgotten. Certain plays will fade away. But the experience that players and coaches from Pacific and Occidental shared in Hawaii this past week created memories that will last a lifetime. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
September 21, 2016 Courage in the Courage Bowl "I really know what these kids are going through," says Brockport tight end Brenden Fesinger. That's because as Brockport hosts St. John Fisher in Saturday's Courage Bowl to benefit children impacted by cancer, he's living proof that you can beat brain cancer. More in Around the East.
September 21, 2016 Third and Lucas When the Cardinals need a big play or conversion, they can count on senior receiver Lucas Morley. Catholic is off to a 3-0 start thanks in large part to the former tight end who is keeping up with his record-setting 2015 pace. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 21, 2016 Finally healthy and running wild Lake Forest's Joey Valdivia struggled to stay on the field in his first three seasons. He's off to a breakneck pace in 2016, hoping to stay on the field to complete an impressive senior campaign. More in Around the Midwest.
September 21, 2016 Around the South: Trinity aims for national spotlight As a player on the 2002 Stagg Bowl team, current Trinity coach Jerheme Urban knows what life is like at the national level. He wants to get the Tigers back there.
September 21, 2016 Intestinal fortitude This year’s opening kickoff was an extremely exceptional moment for the Whitworth Pirates because when Brett Moser fielded the ball, it effectively completed his journey back to the gridiron after overcoming testicular cancer. More in Around the West.
September 20, 2016 Team of the Week Two-hundred yard rushers, linemen with five and a half tackles for loss, cornerbacks with three interceptions -- all that and more on our weekly honor roll, the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 20, 2016 Trading skates for spikes Carnegie Mellon senior defensive lineman Brian Khoury once thought his future was going to be on ice. Now, he hopes it continues on turf. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 19, 2016 Can't bring him down When you're an upstart team, playing someone perhaps favored to beat you, it's time to pull out all the stops. And for this quarterback, six tacklers tried to stop him and all failed. It's the Play of the Week.
September 19, 2016 Podcast: How to shake off the loss It was definitely a tough weekend for Linfield and W&J, and a great one for UMHB and Thomas More, and we talk with the people involved. But we also have to re-evaluate what we thought we learned in the first two weeks -- is Del Val's win vs. Wesley, or Utica's vs. ONU as big as we thought? Pat and Keith walk us through it in the Around the Nation Podcast.
September 19, 2016 Salve duo provides thunder and lightning off field as well Salve Regina's dynamic rushing duo of Sam Pascale and James Dawson represents a dual threat on the field and in the community as well.
September 18, 2016 Snap judgments: A humbling week Saturday featured multiple marquee matchups of ranked teams taking to the road. There were long travels home after humbling defeats. That and more in Snap Judgments.
September 17, 2016 UMHB rolls past Linfield on a wild night in Texas No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor had a four-point lead at halftime, then scored in all sorts of ways in the second half to cruise to a 66-27 win vs. No. 3 Linfield.
September 17, 2016 Roundup: 3-for-3 is the place to be St. Lawrence hasn't given up a point in its first three games, while teams such as Alfred, Randolph-Macon, Central, Catholic and others have gotten to 3-0 in different ways. More in Saturday's national roundup.
September 17, 2016 Saints, Cardinals win Top 25 battles Thomas More pulled away from W&J in the second half, while St. John Fisher picked off Cortland twice in the fourth quarter to win and CNU pulled away from Wesley. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
September 16, 2016 Quick Hits: The rematch We started the season with a playoff rematch and we've got another one this week -- this one from the tippity-top of the poll, between No. 3 Linfield and No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor. Hitting the road? Check out our Friday predictions.
September 15, 2016 The playcaller and the playwright A theatre professor spent two seasons behind the scenes with the UW-Oshkosh coaching staff and football team. What came out of it was a drama that captures the essence of the debate about football's place at a small college. Adam Turer has more in this week's Around the Nation.
September 14, 2016 Restoring the tradition Christopher Newport started off its Division III football program with a bang, but the Captains landed with a thud last season after entering the NJAC. This season, however, they've come out with a lot more offense and a little extra motivation. More in Around the East.
September 14, 2016 A tree grows in Allentown Mike Donnelly's coaching tree continues to develop new branches. There are now six D-III head coaches who learned under the tutelage of the Muhlenberg legend. Andrew Lovell has more in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 14, 2016 Grizzlies bear down for conference play Once again, Franklin is favored to win the HCAC. Once again, the Grizzlies challenged themselves with a grueling non-conference slate. Now it's time to see how those tests pay off. More in Around the Midwest.
September 14, 2016 Following an All-American brother There were high expectations when Tom Kelly assumed the quarterback role at UW-Platteville, based largely on his older brother, John Kelly, who helped the Pioneers make the playoffs. Tom does not shy away from the inevitable comparisons. More in Around the West.
September 13, 2016 Team of the Week As always, there are an incredible number of fantastic individual performances each week in Division III football. And each week, we compile the best nominees into the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware.
September 13, 2016 Wabash passes first test “You don’t know who your football team is until after the first game. It’s the great revealer," says Wabash coach Don Morel. After a roller-coaster opening to the season, the Little Giants know themselves a little better. More in Around the Great Lakes.
September 13, 2016 Berry rusher channels confidence on record day Running back Austin Lowe is helping to propel a Berry offense that just set a school record for points in a game. More in Around the South.
September 12, 2016 The runback that sparked the comeback Down by three scores to a ranked team in the fourth quarter, you need someone to step up and make a play. In this case, it was two people: one to deflect the pass and the other to pick it off and run it back. It's the Play of the Week.
September 12, 2016 ATN Podcast: Still hope if you're 0-2 Utica is on the opposite side of the ledger from those 0-2 teams, starting off 2-0 with a huge win. And Benedictine isn't 0-2, but how they avoided it is noteworthy. And there's still hope even if you're 0-2. Pat and Keith have that and more in the podcast.
September 12, 2016 Framingham's past still influences present With Framingham State's team losing a couple of people who were close to the program, players are reflecting on the part of the game that doesn't take place between the white lines.
September 11, 2016 Snap judgments: Time to dig deep No team expects to open the season 0-2. Conference play will afford these teams the opportunity to reach their goals, but they need to create some confidence and momentum before it's too late. More in Snap Judgments.
September 10, 2016 Roundup: Climbing out of a hole 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.
September 9, 2016 Quick Hits: Our weekend predictions Some teams can't go 0-2 because they won last week and some can't because they didn't play. But either way, you don't want to be 0-2 after Week 2. Who will be the surprise 0-2 teams? Our Quick Hits crew takes on that question and more.
September 9, 2016 Utica comeback upends Ohio Northern The Pioneers stunned the Polar Bears with a fourth quarter comeback in Ohio Northern's first game of 2016. Other top teams making their 2016 debuts started off rusty, but finished strong. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
September 8, 2016 ATN: Fuentes walks off, a decade later Julio Fuentes was paralyzed in the opening game of his sophomore season for Alfred. Ten years later, he returned to serve as an honorary captain for the Saxons. What happened next is unlikely to be matched as the most inspirational moment of the season. Adam Turer has more in Around the Nation.
September 7, 2016 Coming home to a second chance It turned out Shawn Miller wasn't ready for college when he started a few years ago. But after a couple of years in the National Guard, Miller was better prepared, both for life and football at Delaware Valley. More in Around the East.
September 6, 2016 Team of the Week Our weekly honor roll returns, honoring the top player at each position across Division III from the past week. It's the Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, entering its 18th season.
September 6, 2016 Benzel points the way for Titans The Westminster (Pa.) program has a long history of success, just not in the 21st century. But the Titans are beginning to remember what winning feels like under coach Scott Benzel.
September 6, 2016 Beloit running back: The next generation Mason Dixon is chasing Beloit's rushing records, many of which are held by his father, Steve. The Buccaneer senior has nine games left to rewrite the record book and earn bragging rights at home. More in Around the Midwest.
September 6, 2016 ETBU out to prove it's no one-hit wonder ETBU linebacker CJ Johnson is expected to play a pivotal role all season for the Tigers, who have high hopes of repeating atop the ASC, but this time come away with a playoff bid. More in Around the South.
September 6, 2016 The hero in a helmet Westminster (Mo.) defensive end Jacob Ellis pulled two people from a burning truck, to the surprise of nobody who knows him well. Josh Smith has more in Around the West.
September 5, 2016 Kick save gets season started off right Facing long yardage with the game on the line, a timely deflection and a heady dive helps the home team keep the drive alive under the lights. It's the Play of the Week.
September 5, 2016 Around the Nation Podcast It never fails -- once we start playing games, the surprise results start pouring in. Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan chat about a good number of them, then chat with Johns Hopkins coach Jim Margraff and look at some of the off-the-beaten-path highlights, the unusual stats and more from Week 1 of Division III football.
September 4, 2016 Snap judgments: The excitement is back Week 1 had it all. Impressive debuts from coaches and players, thrilling comebacks, and Top 25 upsets. Adam Turer recaps the opening weekend's action in his first edition of Snap Judgments.
September 3, 2016 Roundup: Some skids snapped; some slides sustained Southern Virginia and Maranatha Baptist each saw slides stopped as their 2016 season got underway, but others stretch on into the new season. More in Saturday's national roundup.
September 3, 2016 Franklin, Central knock off ranked foes Franklin scored in the final minute to defeat No. 11 Thomas More, while Central traveled 1,500 miles and came away with an overtime win at No. 19 Whitworth. Meanwhile, John Carroll found itself all bottled up at UWO and Cortland held off Heidelberg. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
September 2, 2016 Friday: Delaware Valley picks off Wesley Shawn Miller had three interceptions by himself as the Aggies made sure the post-Joe Callahan era started off with a thud. Meanwhile, he wasn't the only MAC defensive back with three picks. More from Friday night's action.
September 1, 2016 Around the Nation: Get fired up! New Around the Nation columnist Adam Turer introduces himself to the national audience, introduces a new segment where you'll hear from players first-hand and looks forward to one of Week 1's most anticipated games.
September 1, 2016 Quick Hits: Our newest Friday morning take After nearly a decade of Triple Take, it was time for a new look for us on Friday mornings. Our new predictions Friday feature is called Quick Hits, where you'll get hit quicker and with more than three takes. Check it out!
September 1, 2016 Thursday: JHU runs away from W&L in opener Ryan Cary tied a program record for touchdowns, while Belhaven knocked off its local rival, Trine put Manchester away and Baldwin Wallace and Coast Guard rolled in Thursday night's openers.
August 30, 2016 Around the Region returns with 10 games to watch Our weekly columnists from around each region in Division III are getting you ready for the season to come with a season-opening column. Check out each writer's take on the top games to watch in their part of the country.
August 30, 2016 New England conferences team up for bowl series The ECFC, MASCAC, NEFC and NEWMAC will be pulling out of the ECAC's postseason bowls and creating their own postseason game this season.
August 29, 2016 Keith's Super sleepers for 2016 Even if you're n