SAC Columnist

SAC Columnist

Ryan Gladwin earned a degree from Carson-Newman University in 2011. Currently employed in the collegiate retail business, Ryan lives in Tennessee with his wife and two kids.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys traveling to random minor league baseball games, card and baseball hat collecting, spending time with his family, and being let down by his Buffalo Bills every season. 

SAC Postseason Preview: National Semifinal

We are down to the nitty gritty of the 2023 D2 football season. And while the excitement builds for the conclusion of this phenomenal roller coaster season, it also begins to dawn that the ride to McKinney, Texas is almost over.

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SAC Quarterfinal Preview

December 1st, 2023 11:00am

We are down to the elite eight in this years D2 football season. Last weekend delivered some nail-biting finishes and some more great football.

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SAC Second Round Playoff Preview

November 24th, 2023 7:00am

Hope everyone had a tremendous Thanksgiving and spent some time with their families. Unfortunately, none of the Thanksgiving NFL games were worthwhile.

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SAC First Round Playoff Preview

November 16th, 2023 7:00am

The 2023 SAC regular season is now over, but now it’s playoff time. At the moment, my unofficial-non expert pick to win it all is Colorado Mines.

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SAC Week Eleven Preview

November 9th, 2023 12:00pm

The worst week of the football season is upon us: the last weekend of regular season games.

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SAC Week Ten Preview

November 2nd, 2023 8:00am

Plenty of intrigue going on in week ten of the 2023 SAC football season and it promises to be yet again another fantastic week of football.  It’s the final week of divisional play, with the conference championship game representatives still undetermined. Reminder:

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SAC Week Nine Preview

October 26th, 2023 6:00am

We are winding down the 2023 season, with just three weeks to go. The NCAA released their first regional rankings this past week, with two SAC schools in that original release.

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SAC Week Eight Preview

October 18th, 2023 8:00am

How are we in week eight already?!?!?! This season is flying by and there is another excellent weekend of SAC football to look forward to, including the 12th annual “Gladwin Bowl”

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SAC Week Seven Preview

October 11th, 2023 8:00am

It is almost about time to start talking about regional rankings and playoffs in D2, and week seven is when we start to see the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders. This week in the SAC, we continue divisional play after an exciting first weekend and break down who is still in the hunt, staying alive like the Bee Gees, living on a prayer like Bon Jovi, and who is already looking at the 2024 season.

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SAC Week Six Preview

October 4th, 2023 4:30pm

Week Six marks the barely-over-the-halfway-point of the 2023 D2 football season and this week in the SAC, we begin divisional play. If you are in need of a reminder or are new to following the conference, here is how the divisions are set up in the SAC.

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SAC Week Five Preview

September 27th, 2023 8:00am

Week four in the SAC turned out to be quite an odd week of games, with a few being closer than expected and a few not. That is one of the many different things that makes D2 college football so different and wonderful.

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SAC Week Four Preview

September 20th, 2023 8:00am

We are already in week four of the college football season. Regional rankings will be here before you know it, along with the annual gripe-fest of playoff snubbage. The second weekend of conference play this week provides us with another great weekend of SAC football.

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SAC Week Three Preview

September 12th, 2023 4:00pm

Week 3 in the SAC brings the beginning of conference play. There should be some very intriguing matchups this week, with three games featuring schools who finished in the top three of their respective division a year ago.

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SAC Week Two Preview

September 6th, 2023 8:00am

Week one of the 2023 regular season did not disappoint. We had several very intriguing matchups and some outstanding performances by players that were not expected to be called upon.

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SAC Week One Preview

August 28th, 2023 8:00am

We got a little appetizer this past weekend of college football, but the real fun starts this week including five SAC games on Thursday. As we prepare for the arguably the most glorious week in college sports (beginning of football season), I wanted to drop a quick disclaimer here for the readers:

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SAC 2023 Season Preview

August 22nd, 2023 8:00am

The 2023 SAC football season is upon us! The sweet nectar of college football has returned and thank the heavens it is here so we can start playing some games and stop talking about FBS realignment for half a moment!

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SAC Playoff Preview: Round Two

November 25th, 2021 7:00am

The SAC went 1-1 in the first round of the playoffs, which is exactly what I expected, so everything went according to plan…Kind of. A little bit.

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SAC Playoff Preview: Round One

November 18th, 2021 3:00pm

For the first time since November, 2019, Playoff football is back! In case you missed it, Brandon Misener and myself joined hosts Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman on their DII Nation podcast earlier this week to discuss the playoffs. You can find that conversation here.

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SAC Week 11 Preview

November 11th, 2021 7:00am

Week 11. Here already.

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SAC Week 10 Preview

November 4th, 2021 2:00pm

Regional RankingsThe second round of regional rankings came out this week and once again, three SAC teams made the Super Region Two Top 10. There was one major shift with Wingate falling out of the rankings following their loss to Lenoir-Rhyne.

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