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.

Support for Founder Brandon Misener

June 10, 2024To all the fans, friends and supporters of Earlier this spring, founder Brandon Misener suffered a hemorrhagic stroke.

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By Chuck Bitner, national columnist  The two most dominant teams in Division II football in 2023 will face off for the national championship on Saturday afternoon.

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National Semifinals Preview

December 7th, 2023 4:00pm

Welcome back to the print edition of the D2Football national column. I hope everyone enjoyed the series of regional shows that our crew did over the previous three weeks to promote the playoff action within the four super regions.

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Super Region One Playoffs - Round Three

November 29th, 2023 5:35pm

  Cary Moyer and Chuck Bitner discuss the Super Region One playoff bracket. 

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Super Region One Playoff Preview: Round Two

  Chuck Bitner and Cary Moyer discuss the super region one playoff bracket heading into round two. 

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D2 Playoffs: Round One Recap

November 18th, 2023 5:50pm

By Chuck Bitner, national columnistBusy day of D2 playoffs. Sadly, all the games were played within two hours of each other, so we didn’t get to spread the day out and enjoy more games live.

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D2 Playoffs: Round One Viewer's Guide

November 17th, 2023 10:00am

The Division II playoffs kick off this Saturday. The first round will feature three games per super region, for a total of 12 contests.

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Super Region One Playoff Preview

November 15th, 2023 10:00pm

The Division II Football Playoffs kickoff this weekend.  In the debut episode of the Super Region One Playoff Podcast, Chuck Bitner and Cary Moyer discuss the SR1 bracket, which includes five conference champions.

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Week 11 National Roundup

November 12th, 2023 5:00am

Eleven weeks up, eleven weeks down. The curtain has fallen on the 2023 regular season.

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D2Football National Column - Week Eleven

Well, here we are. The last week of the regular season.

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Week Ten National Roundup

November 5th, 2023 10:00am

News and notes from week ten of Division II football.  By Chuck Bitner, national columnistPictured:

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D2Football National Column - Week Ten

November 2nd, 2023 1:00pm

Before we look at week ten, we do need to revisit the big story from earlier this week. The first 

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Week Nine National Roundup

October 28th, 2023 7:00pm

Headlines, news and notes from a very busy day of D2 Football. By Chuck Bitner, national columnistPhoto:

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D2Football National Column - Week Nine

  Before we go into the top games for this week, we do have some other topics to discuss. 

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Week Eight National Roundup

October 21st, 2023 8:30pm

Headlines, news and notes from week eightBy Chuck Bitner, national columnistphoto: Gannon celebrates with the Niagara Cup, awarded for their victory over cross-town rival MercyhurstAugie prevails in battle of unbeatens#21 Augustana didn’t get onto the scoreboard until late in the second quarter, but it put them in front 7-3 and they would not trail for the rest of the game.

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D2 Football Playoff Selection Q&A

October 21st, 2023 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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D2Football National Column - Week Eight

  Quick preface to the column this week.

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D2Football National Column - Week Seven

  No cold open or lead-in this week.

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Week Six National Roundup

October 7th, 2023 8:00pm

Headlines, news and notes from week sixBy Chuck Bitner, national columnistPictured: Barton QB Jaquan Lynch completed 77% of his passes, with four touchdowns in a 34-17 win over NewberryThe theme for week six was survival.

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D2Football National Column - Week Six

Week six already. The season seems to go faster every year. 

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