1999-2009 Around the Mid-Atlantic columns


November 10, 2009 Fans help feed rivalries' fire

November 3, 2009 Ogun's season reshaped by injury Sometimes the mountain a player has to climb doesn't involve a difficult opponent or a week of grueling practice. Sometimes it's much more personal and challenges his physical and mental limitations in ways he hadn't before known.

October 27, 2009 There's more to Juniata than win No. 1 In December 2008, coach Carmen Felus inherited a Juniata team that had won just five games in the previous five seasons. It’s a tall mountain to climb for any head coach, a journey that is marked by milestones along the way.

September 22, 2009 Every second counts for Ferrum, Bridgewater It’s easy for a team to let the hangover of a close defeat burden its poise and execution on the field afterward. And it’s easy to fall prey to the same mistakes over and over.

October 2, 2007 Backs in the saddle When Hampden-Sydney and Bridgewater line up opposite each other, people don’t expect to spend the next three hours sitting relaxed and comfortable in their seats. It’s intense. And with the Tigers winning for the first time in almost a decade, emotions on both sides ran thick.

December 9, 2003 A trying weekend in Williamsport With a large mound of ice in the center of the field and the surface blanketed with snow, the NCAA made a decision to postpone the contest until Sunday. Few at David Person Field that morning knew of the deteriorating condition of Ricky Lannetti.

September 20, 2000 Another Widener-Lyco classic Football can provide the backdrop for some of the strangest things a sports fan will ever see.

September 21, 1999 Macon's up-and-down day Within the span of a few minutes in Saturday's Washington and Jefferson/Randolph-Macon game the Yellow Jackets went from also-rans to contenders. Unfortunately, they followed that with a U-turn.

September 14, 1999 W&J a sleeper no longer Of the many surprises in the Mid-Atlantic region the first two weeks, none might be as unexpected as the resurgence of Washington and Jefferson.

September 4, 1999 Catholic, JCU have ways to go WASHINGTON — If key interregional matchups will determine the runner-up bids in this year's expanded 28-team tournament, then today's Catholic-John Carroll game will have big implications.

August 29, 1999 ACFC alignment might be short-lived It's probably not surprising that the Atlantic Central Football Conference, which will crown its first champion this season, didn't receive an automatic qualifier (AQ) to the playoffs. What might surprise you is that if the NCAA doesn't reverse its policy, the ACFC will never get one.

July 20, 1999 E&H looks to end dry spell A new era is dawning for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, hopefully. The seven-year host of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl has never placed a team in the national title game. The ODAC has had only two postseason appearances in the 90s.

Adam Turer

Adam Turer graduated in 2006 from Washington and Lee University, where he was a two-year starter at free safety. He lives in Cincinnati and covers area high school sports in addition to his full-time job as an attorney. Adam has contributed to D3football.com since 2007 and is in his second year as Around the Mid-Atlantic columnist.

2007-2011 columnist: Ryan Tipps
2003-2006: Pat Cummings
2000: Keith McMillan
1999: Pat Coleman 

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