National Columnist

National Columnist

Chuck Bitner earned a degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University in 2001. He is employed in the banking industry and lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Alyssa and a family of cats.

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

Around the Nation - Week Four

September 21st, 2023 7:00am

Before I head into the week four schedule, I want to chat about the Top 25 poll for a moment. Week four is about the time of year we start seeing increased discussion and debate about who is ranked and who isn’t.

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Week Three National Roundup

September 17th, 2023 6:00am

Headlines, news and notes from week three.  By Chuck Bitner, national columnistWe had a lot of interesting results from Saturday, along with some noteworthy moments and big time performances.

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Around the Nation - Week Three

September 14th, 2023 6:00am

A week ago, I talked about how enjoyable opening weekend was, even though it did not deliver a ton of drama. Week two made up for any absence of drama or upsets.

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Around the Nation - Week Two

September 7th, 2023 5:00am

Week one delivered some memorable games, highlighted by the dramatic win by Colorado Mines over Grand Valley, but there were few surprises or upsets. As such, there was little 

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Week One National Roundup

September 3rd, 2023 9:00am

Headlines, news and notes from the opening weekend of Division II football, in no particular order... By Chuck Bitner, national columnist#4 Mines prevails over #2 Grand 

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Around the Nation - Week One

August 29th, 2023 8:00am

We made it through another off season. Welcome to week one!

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D2 Football A-Z: Something to know about every team

Welcome back, D2 fans. The new season is upon us.

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Seven D2 Players Selected in XFL Rookie Draft

The XFL's 2023 rookie draft was completed on June 16 with a total of 80 players selected by the league's eight teams. Among the selections were seven former Division II players.

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National Semifinals Preview

December 7th, 2022 5:00pm

One week from Saturday, two teams will face off in McKinney, Texas with the national title on the line. Before we get there, we have pair of fantastic semifinal matchups to enjoy.

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National Quarterfinals Preview

December 1st, 2022 5:00pm

Last week’s round two action more than made up for a less than thrilling round one. We had some fabulous battles around the country, highlighted by a pair of heavyweight bouts featuring MIAA v.

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Around the Nation - Second Round Playoff Preview

For the past decade, my columns for D2Football have been a place to celebrate the great things that happen in NCAA Division II, either within specific conferences or around the country. I’ve always felt that positivity is contagious and it’s what gets people excited.

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D2Football Playoff Viewer's Guide

November 19th, 2022 5:00am

All the resources you need for Saturday's first round playoff games in one place. Don’t forget to join us for a recap of all the action on Inside D2 Football Sunday night at 8pm, eastern. Playoff BracketScores 

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Around the Nation - First Round Playoff Preview

Playoffs. True playoffs.

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Playoff Bracket Reactions

November 14th, 2022 8:00am

The playoff field for the 2022 Division II Football Championship has been announced. As in most years, a majority of the available spaces in the 28-team field were easy to project.

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Around the Nation - Week 11 Preview

November 10th, 2022 8:00am

Well, here we are. The final week of the season.

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Week Ten National Roundup

November 6th, 2022 6:00am

Bagent sets new Division II record for career passing touchdownsShepherd quarterback and defending Harlon Hill Trophy winner Tyson Bagent established a new Division II record for touchdown passes in a career. Entering week ten, Bagent needed three touchdown passes to break the existing record held by Jimmy Terwilliger.

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Around the Nation - Week Ten Preview

November 3rd, 2022 9:00am

No time for soft intros, we have way too much to discuss. Off we go...

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Week Nine National Roundup

October 29th, 2022 11:30pm

What. A.

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Around the Nation - Week Nine Preview

October 27th, 2022 7:00am

In case you missed it, the first round of the regional rankings that will soon determine the playoff field were released on Monday of this week. As a reminder, the first release only names the teams in the top 10.

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D2 Football Playoff Selection Q&A

October 21st, 2022 5:00pm

The Division II Football Championship will be here in just a few weeks. Each season brings new fans and followers to Division II and if you haven't been through a playoff season before, it might be a little confusing to follow the process and understand how the post-season field is formed.

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