2011 Around the Great Lakes columns

November 3, 2011 Albion's scheduling pays off It was a familiar question that Craig Rundle fielded in the offseason. “Who in the world does your schedule?” Rundle chuckles, “It's me. I'm the idiot.”

October 26, 2011 Working toward a new tradition Westminster (Pa.) was an NAIA football power, winning six titles and playing for the title three more times. But the Titans have not lived up to their nickname in Division III, yet. What are they going to change?

October 18, 2011 Comets say good-bye to three years of frustration Don't confuse the tears and hugs at Olivet on Saturday for consulation or sorrow.

October 13, 2011 Not settling for 'good' When Jim Hilvert took the reins at Thomas More he inherited a program that had tasted some success. But he wasn't interested in just some success.

October 6, 2011 A midseason roundup We are six weeks into the season and it's an opportunity to look at some storylines developing in the region.

September 28, 2011 A new era at Muskingum? Like most team building efforts, progress is often gauged in microscopic measurements, but this past week the Muskies took a pretty symoblic leap forward.

September 22, 2011 W&J tackle relishes role as protector, leader If Presidents left tackle Gary Flavion is a little over-protective of his quarterback, the only guy in a house full of sisters comes by it honestly.

September 14, 2011 Moving across the street Kalamazoo will get a taste of the big time this season, playing in Western Michigan's home stadium while the Hornets' home is redone.

September 7, 2011 Witt builds on family ties No matter the era, no matter what year, Wittenberg transcends time. Coach Joe Fincham thinks he understands why.

August 31, 2011 Ten games to watch for 2011 Introducing new columnist Dean Jackson, who takes us through the key games for the upcoming season in Around the Great Lakes.

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
2011 columnist: Dean Jackson
2007-10 columnist: Matt Florjancic

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