1999-2008 Around the Midwest columns

November 18, 2008 Sticking it out helped Rupp, Franklin rise Mike Leonard confessed that he saw the signs of Chad Rupp's greatness in high school at Evansville Memorial when he ran a football camp to teach that coaching staff his offensive schemes.

November 5, 2008 Franklin handling its business Franklin coach Mike Leonard said he doesn't like to use the word "business" when he talks about his football team. Leonard, the coach who has brought the Grizzlies football program to national prominence, said the word mission better describes the way his team handles its - well - business.

September 9, 2003 High score nearly impossible to grasp Final score: 105-0. That’s right, no mistakes, no kidding…105-0. While it is nearly impossible to fathom for anyone who has played, coached, been a fan of, or even ever watched a quarter of football, that was indeed the actual score of a Division III contest from Week 1 of the 2003 season.