Columns

National Columnist

Bob Eblen has been the national columnist since 2006. He hopes to continue to use his passion for and knowledge of college athletics to entertain and inform the followers of Division II football.

Bob, his wife Deb and sons Sam and Noah live in Kansas City, MO. In his free time Bob enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending many different types of sporting events.

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The Countdown

Brad Corpe is entering his second year as an assistant football coach, I.T. assistant, and Director of Creative and Social Content a public school district in Michigan. He was the running backs coach, special teams coordinator, and Director of Football Operations at Ferris State from 2012-2018.

Brad and his wife Brittany enjoy watching their two young children, Bennett and Bailee, grow and learn while enjoying time together outside playing or attending various sporting events. He graduated from Grand Valley with a B.S. in Psychology in 2010. 

You can follow Brad on Twitter @CoachCorpe. 

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CIAA Columnist

Kris Ferguson earned three business bachelor degrees and graduated from Winston-Salem State University in 2008. He works for a financial regulatory agency as a capital markets specialist.

In addition to his business travels, he spends his spare time on exotic road trips throughout in the US and Canada, watching sports, exercising, modifying cars, and building his wine collection.

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GLIAC Columnist

Jake Riepma graduated from Northwood in 2015 where he played football from 2011-2015. At the conclusion of his collegiate career, he earned the GLIAC's Jack H. McAvoy Award in recognition of outstanding character, service, and leadership throughout his tenure at Northwood. 

In 2018, Riepma graduated with a Master's degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University specializing in Sports Media at the Medill School of Journalism. 

In addition to contributing to D2Football.com, Riepma currently works for Entercom Detroit as a Sports Update Anchor on 97.1 The Ticket and WWJ News Radio 950.

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GLVC Columnist

Bryon Ramos earned a Bachelors in Athletic Trainining from Lindenwood University, where he was a member of the football team for one year. He also earned a Masters in Health and Human performance from Fort Hays.

During his career, he has spent time at Missouri Southern as well as providing services for multiple St. Louis area high school and club sports programs. Currently he manages an injury prevention program for an aircraft manufacturer in St. Louis, MO.

Bryon resides in St. Peters, MO with his wife Shannon and 4 children: Alexis, Cameron, Reese, and Noah.

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GMAC Columnist

Scott Miles spent nine years in the athletic department at Ohio Dominican where he was promoted Assistant Athletic in 2013.  Miles served as a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-American Committee and was the Midwest Region representative to the Division II-SIDA Board of Directors.

Miles graduated from Capital in 2008 with a degree in English-Professional.

Outside of his work in sports information, Miles spent two summers as an intern with the Lake County Captains and called baseball games for the Delaware Cows of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. He also announced football, volleyball, basketball and baseball games for Capital and was the sports editor of the campus newspaper.

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GNAC Columnist

Ben Tole earned his bachelors degree in Public Relations from Central Washington University in 2011. He began his career working media relations roles for a variety of professional and amateur sports organizations. He has since moved on from the sports industry and works as a marketing and communications professional for a Home Owners Association company.

In addition to his work life, he enjoys playing recreational sports, following his favorite Seattle sports teams as well as spending time with his friends and family. 

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GSC Columnist

Jay Lindsey has always had a passion for GSC football, and grew up specifically around UWA football in Livingston where he grew up as a kid. His father of late, an Alabama State Trooper, escorted the UWA Football team in the 1970's and his mother retired from there.

Jay achieved his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from UWA in History, and after graduating with his Bachelor's degree in 1995, Jay enlisted in the Marine Corps and served 4 years as a Infantryman and honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1999.

Jay is currently a Software Product Manager for the SSI Group based in Mobile, AL, but works remotely from his home in Tallahassee, FL where he lives with his wife Melinda, and their 3 year old son, Mark. Jay also has a daughter Natalie, who is currently a sophomore at UWA.

Jay's hobbies are GSC Football, reading, hiking, and hunting and fishing along with spending time with his family. 

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LSC Columnist

Kale Steed is brings a wealth of knowledge as a new columnist for the Lone Star Conference and D2Football.  Steed has spent 18 years in media whether it be for TV or print journalism.

Steed spent the past five years as a sports writer for the Amarillo Globe-News where one of his many duties included covering West Texas A&M sports. In those five years at AGN, Steed won the Kirk Hill Lone Star Conference Sports Writer of the Year Award in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Steed also won the 2018 Texas High School Coaches’ Association Putt Powell Sports Writer of the Year.

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MIAA Columnist

Devin Albertson has always had a passion for MIAA football while growing up near Northwest Missouri and graduating from the school with a degree in Sports Media and Sports Psychology.

Devin lives in Maryville and is the play-by-play broadcaster for the KNIM 95.9 FM High School 8-Man Football Game of the Week.

When Devin isn't covering the MIAA or high school football, he enjoys watching the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and the NBA. Devin also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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NE10 Columnist

Paul Falewicz has covered Division II football and the Northeast-10 conference for the past 15 years.  He has also covered high school football and college hockey over the years.

He has also coached basketball at the Division III level as well as currently at the high school level.  He lives in Billerica, MA with his wife and two college-aged children.

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NSIC Columnist
PSAC East Columnist

Ray Franze graduated from Shepherd University in 2005 with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in journalism. While a full-time government employee, he is a freelance writer on the side-writing about passionate topics like aviation and football.

Aside from work and his passion for DII Football, his social exploits include aviation, golf, cheering on the Nationals and Redskins, and traveling with his family.

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PSAC West Columnist

Zach Simpson earned a Bachelors degree from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and traveled to watch the Vulcans wherever they played. Over the better part of two decades Zach has followed the PSAC, and hopes to pass his love and passion for D2football to even more fans this fall.

He lives in Houston Pennsylvania with his wife and two young children.

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SAC Columnist

Chuck Bitner earned a degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University in 2001. He is employed in the banking industry and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Alyssa and their six cats.

In his spare time, Chuck enjoys traveling to football games, home remodeling, reading, sports photography and watching all forms of auto racing.

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Recent Columns

GLIAC Week 6 Preview

October 10th, 2019 10:30am

Four more GLIAC games and one nonconference game on tap for our Saturday viewing pleasures as week six on the gridiron is headlined by an unexpected battle for first place. Sure, we all expected Ferris State to be undefeated and the team to beat, but did anyone anticipate a week six matchup with Wayne State to have first place on the line?

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