SAC Columnist

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.



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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SAC Week Nine Preview

October 28th, 2021 3:00pm

Regional rankings releasedThe first round of regional rankings came out this week and I was very pleased to see three SAC teams in the Top 10. I’ve been a little worried for the last few weeks that the SAC might be a one bid league this year and while that could happen, it looks promising for the SAC to have multiple playoff teams for a third straight year. 

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D2 Football Playoff Selection Q&A

October 26th, 2021 8:00pm

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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SAC Week Seven Preview

October 14th, 2021 2:00pm

The Division II Football season is officially past the halfway point. Six weeks are down, five remain between now and the end of the regular season.

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SAC Week Six Preview

October 7th, 2021 2:00pm

It’s been my custom over the last few years to lead off each column with my own ranking of all the SAC football teams from first to last. Usually my rankings resemble the official standings pretty closely, but I am factoring in my opinions based on what I see from watching nearly every SAC game in person or on tape.

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SAC Week Five Preview

September 30th, 2021 5:00am

Before we get into the weekly rankings and the schedule of upcoming games, there are some headlines that need attention.  Catawba cancels second straight gameI was really hoping we would not have to deal with cancellations once we got into conference play, but it happened last week and it happened again this week.

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SAC Week Four Preview

September 23rd, 2021 5:00am

We’re at the ¼ pole of the 2021 season which means we have a pretty good sample size on each of these teams and the conference standings become the most important discussion point from week to week. 

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SAC Week Three Preview

September 16th, 2021 1:00pm

As excited as I get for the start of the football season on labor day weekend, I feel like the season really begins when we get into conference play. That’s when we start to see how these teams truly measure up against one another and each week becomes a playoff for the conference title.

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SAC Week Two Preview

September 9th, 2021 4:00am

What an opening week for D2 Football. Maybe it was just the fact that we missed the entire fall season in 2020, but it sure felt like one of the more interesting, entertaining and dramatic opening weeks that we’ve had in several years.

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SAC Week One Preview

September 1st, 2021 4:00pm

Week one for the D2 Football season is finally here. The SAC season kicks off with a trio of Thursday night games, highlighted by West Georgia visiting #18 Carson-Newman in one of the premier games in super region two (the southeast, if you’re new to D2) this weekend.

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SAC Season Preview

August 28th, 2021 8:00am

At long last, the fall football season has returned. It seems like it has been forever since we had D2 football, but it was just a few short months ago that we saw all nine SAC teams in action for the unprecedented (and hopefully never repeated) spring season.

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SAC Announces Spring Football Schedule

September 30th, 2020 11:00am

On Tuesday, September 29, the South Atlantic Conference announced formal plans for an abbreviated spring football season. The news came a little sooner than I expected, but I am very happy that the plan has be released so all involved know what to prepare for.

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Conference Updates for Fall Sports (updated 7.27.20)

Original story posted on 7.26.20. Revised on 7.27.20 to account for announcements made by GLVC, RMAC, GLIAC and NSIC.

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D2 Football Summer Update

June 30th, 2020 9:00am

The world certainly is an interesting place right now. It’s stressful, busy and chaotic yet at the same time, mundane, repetitive and some days, boring.

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SAC Playoff Preview - Regional Final

December 5th, 2019 4:00pm

Lenoir-Rhyne advanced to the super region two final for the second consecutive season with a 49-21 win at home over Carson-Newman. The Bears earned the privledge of hosting a third straight playoff game with the regional final set to kickoff at Moretz Stadium against West Florida of the Gulf South Conference.

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SAC Playoff Preview Round Two

November 28th, 2019 6:00am

SAC v. SAC in Round two of NCAA playoffsTwo of three SAC teams in the Division II playoffs advanced last weekend with Lenoir-Rhyne winning at home as a heavy favorite over Miles and Carson-Newman prevailing on the road in an upset of #3 seed Bowie State.

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SAC Week 12 Playoff Preview

November 21st, 2019 1:00pm

It's playoff time! After eleven grueling weeks of football, the NCAA Divsion II playoff bracket has been set.

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