1999-2008 Around the West columns

September 9, 2008 From one rebuilding job to another What started two years ago on the same sideline at Macalester College officially ended Saturday when Glenn Caruso and Tony Jennison took to opposite sides of O'Shaughnessy Field at the University of St. Thomas.

September 18, 2007 Mustache men try to revive Lutes When Pacific Lutheran head coach Scott Westering opened camp this fall 19 seniors showed up with heart, determination and ... neatly trimmed mustaches.

October 12, 2004 Bethel still 0-for-Collegeville While Bethel has improved mightily from its 1-25 run from 1986-1988, the Royals have never been able to solve the hex that is Clemens Stadium.

October 5, 2004 Elliott rolls in first taste of rivalry The new guy crashed the party. Linfield used transfer quarterback Brett Elliott's second consecutive 400-yard, five-touchdown performance to defeat Pacific Lutheran 40-21 in front of a Homecoming crowd of 4,200.

November 11, 2003 This one's for John Hollywood couldn't have scripted Nov. 8, 2003, in Collegeville any better. Two undefeated teams; Conference championship and automatic playoff berth on the line; record St. John's crowd of 13,107; huge plays on both sides of the ball from both teams; and a little record being chased known simply as 4-0-9.

October 14, 2003 World changes but Gagliardi keeps winning The number 409 has been muttered in football circles from coast to coast this season as St. John’s head coach John Gagliardi closes in on the all-time wins record for all levels of college football.