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 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.