2012 Around the East columns

November 16, 2012 A second senior season As Mitch McClune lay in the hospital waiting to undergo surgery to reconstruct the lower part of his left leg, he wrestled with the more painful realization that his days of college football might be over.

November 7, 2012 Six years later, Fuentes' recovery continues The scouting report was clear and Julio Fuentes knew exactly where to be. But if you ask him about the play, he'll still tell you it never felt right to him.

November 1, 2012 Hobart has playoffs in sight Hobart coach Mike Cragg doesn't like to look ahead, but he has to suspect it's on most of the players' minds. Plus, the breakdown of the MAC automatic bid shakeup.

October 25, 2012 A Warrior for life Steve Wiser has been a Lycoming Warrior for the past 43 years, and coach Mike Clark says: "He can coach as long as he wants to. ... I hope he coaches until he's at least 70."

October 17, 2012 A life-saving gift When he registered to become a bone marrow donor, Cortland's John Stephens had no idea a little girl 3,000 miles away would be the match.

October 10, 2012 Staying on the sidelines Former NFL players Tank Daniels and Shaun Williams have found a home on the William Paterson sidelines as assistant coaches after the end of their playing careers.

October 3, 2012 On the sidelines, but on a roll Confined to a wheelchair, Bobby Greco realized at a young age he'd never play football. But that hasn't stopped him from pursuing his dream, which has him on the sidelines at St. John Fisher.

September 26, 2012 Union opponents seeing triple William, Matt and Pete Meile don't exactly look identical, but the three each have an impact at Union.

September 19, 2012 Inside Buff State's final drive Casey Kacz and coach Jerry Boyes take us through the final drive that got Buffalo State in the end zone with 3.2 seconds left to upset No. 1 UW-Whitewater 7-6.

September 12, 2012 Dressed for success Andrew Benkwitt showed up for his campus visit at Utica in a three-piece suit, and he's done nothing but impress in his 32 career starts since.

September 5, 2012 Close isn't good enough Last season, the Profs struggled, losing five games by seven points or less. Though the 2012 season is only a game old, the Profs have already shown their coach they have taken his preachings to heart.

August 29, 2012 10 games to watch A realigned Liberty League, Empire 8 and New Jersey Athletic Conference highlight Around the East territory this season, and Andrew Lovell's top 10 games.

Jason Bowen

Jason Bowen has 10 years of Division III coaching experience at Wesley, where he was also the Sports Information Director. He currently provides color analysis on broadcasts of Wesley games on WDEL Radio 1150AM and has served as a staff and freelance writer for the Delaware State News in Dover. He has been a contributor for D3football.com since 2006. By day he teaches high school biology. He is a 1992 graduate of and three-year letter winner at linebacker for Mansfield (Pa.) University.

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2011-14 columnist: Andrew Lovell

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