2012 Around the Northeast columns
November 13, 2012
Inside Mount Ida's victory
There was a wild celebration at midfield at Spartan Stadium after Mount Ida had beaten Castleton State. But that didn't distract the Mustangs from thoughts of some little fans back home.
November 6, 2012
Holiday dreams for Northeast teams
Everyone wants to be playing late in November. Holiday dreams dance under helmets at Salve Regina, Framingham State, Mount Ida and Castleton State. Those are the teams in the NEFC and the ECFC that still have that dream.
October 30, 2012
Bantams hit Middlebury hard
Trinity (Conn.) hit a Middlebury team like they had not been hit before and it turned a much-ballyhooed showdown between 5-0 teams into a 46th consecutive home victory for Trinity.
October 23, 2012
Life, culture and records
Wesleyan tight end Matt Long's decision to be tested as a bone marrow donor turned out to be fortuitous for a recipient miles from the Middletown, Conn., campus.
October 16, 2012
Mr. Pick leads defensive standouts
There are lots of eye-popping numbers on offense in this region, but there are plenty of defensive stars, too, led by Salve Regina's Phil Terio.
October 9, 2012
Wesleyan getting a kick out of being 3-0
In Mike Whelan's third season since returning to coach his alma mater, the Cardinals are off on the right foot. And Sebastian Aguirre's right foot has something to do with it.
October 2, 2012
Gallaudet could turn ECFC upside down
Although the vast majority of the ECFC is in New England, Gallaudet, the lone team anywhere near the Mason-Dixon line, is off to a strong start and could challenge for the league's automatic bid.
September 25, 2012
Middlebury's big man on campus
The next big pro prospect in Division III doesn't have any stats and isn't a skill position player. But Middlebury's Ryan Moores is turning heads.
September 18, 2012
Framingham reaches critical mass
You can count the players on the Framingham State roster from outside of Massachusetts on one hand . And you won't need your thumb. "It's awesome," star running back Melikke Van Alstyne said.
September 10, 2012
Salve success: Blood, sweat and coal
English was a second language in the household where Salve Regina football coach Bob Chesney grew up. Football was the first.
September 4, 2012
Rallying around the family
Training camp can be tough, but that's not the word for the one Castleton State's Cam Laundry went through. His world came crashing down on Aug. 15 when his father died of a heart attack while working.
August 28, 2012
10 games to watch for 2012
Division III football has inspirational stories running all through its 239 teams. There are wonderful stories in every conference, every team and, if we look hard enough, every player.