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.