2010 Around the Great Lakes columns

  • Trying to get some respect
    November 19, 2010
    Trying to get some respect Trine has gone 18-0 in the MIAA the past three seasons but has hosted just one playoff game (and it lost that one). The Thunder is trying to change that for the future with a playoff win.
  • A provisional career
    November 12, 2010
    A provisional career Geneva's senior class has spent their entire career in transition from NAIA to Division III, with no hope of the playoffs and only some scant postseason recognition. But they play on.
  • Heidelberg seniors setting standards
    November 05, 2010
    Heidelberg seniors setting standards Four years ago, this year’s crop of seniors had to adjust to the college game under a head coach that was new to the program and also deal with a stigma of joining a Heidelberg team that had gone 1-39 over four years under a previous coaching regime.
  • McGee makes Adrian better
    October 29, 2010
    McGee makes Adrian better “Right now, Mike’s playing very poised,” said Adrian coach Jim Deere. “He’s not making very many mistakes and is seeing the field very well. He does have a great arm, so he’s doing a great job."
  • CMU running a balanced attack
    October 22, 2010
    CMU running a balanced attack Longtime coach Rich Lackner does not have just one or two running backs he can depend on. He has five players who have gotten a substantial amount of work out of the backfield.
  • Salopek leads Gators through rough patch
    October 14, 2010
    Salopek leads Gators through rough patch “It’s been a tough start to our season,” said the Allegheny senior quarterback. “We had great expectations and we definitely still do to finish out the season. We played Wittenberg tough and then, we played tough at Case Western."
  • Bethany gets win for the program
    October 08, 2010
    Bethany gets win for the program The Bison pulled off a surprise by beating Waynesburg in PAC play last week. Is that the type of win that could turn this program around?
  • Ohio Northern gets defensive
    October 01, 2010
    Ohio Northern gets defensive Heading into Saturday's game at Mount Union, the Polar Bears are coming off a pair of strong defensive performances.
  • Sophomore a big-play guy for Albion
    September 23, 2010
    Sophomore a big-play guy for Albion "He’s a big-play guy. Every time he touches the ball, he’s got a chance to go the distance. As a return guy, running the ball or catching the ball, he’s a threat any time the ball is in his hands. I think that’s important."
  • Baum takes control of Case's offense
    September 16, 2010
    Baum takes control of Case's offense Some people who have had to follow in the footsteps of a record-setting quarterback that took a program to previously unseen heights might be overwhelmed, but not Joey Baum.
  • Survivor on and off the field
    September 08, 2010
    Survivor on and off the field Oberlin senior linebacker Ron Rupard has seen more than his fair share of challenges and that was long before he ever got to play in a NCAC football game.
  • 10 games to watch for 2010
    September 02, 2010
    10 games to watch for 2010 Equipment has been handed out, reservations have been made and buses are ready and waiting to be loaded as the 2010 college football season gets underway this weekend ... and not a moment too soon.

Joe Sager

Joe Sager is a freelance writer based in Pittsburgh. He has written about sports since 1996 for a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites. He first covered D-III football in 2000 with the New Castle (Pa.) News.

2012-14 columnist: Brian Lester
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2007-10 columnist: Matt Florjancic

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