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 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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SAC Week 11 Preview

November 15th, 2019 5:00am

Week 10 may have been the best weekend of the 2019 SAC football season. We got some close, competitive action from games that I didn’t really think would produce it.

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SAC Preview Week 10

November 7th, 2019 2:00pm

We're into double digit weeks now which means we are heading towards the checkered flag on this 2019 season. It's always a little sad to see the regular season winding down since most teams will be done after next Saturday, but we still have a lot games to go and we have the post season coming up, which always delivers a few thrillers.

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SAC Preview Week Nine

October 31st, 2019 9:00am

First regional rankings releasedOn Monday, the first round of regional rankings was released by the Division II championship committee. Here are the rankings for Super Region two, with D2 win-loss record in parenthesis.

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Thoughts on Super Region Two rankings

October 28th, 2019 3:30pm

First regional rankings releasedOn Monday, the first round of regional rankings was released by the Division II championship committee. Here are the rankings for Super Region two, with D2 win-loss record in parenthesis.

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SAC Preview Week Eight

October 24th, 2019 2:00pm

I swear I am not looking ahead to next week’s game between Lenoir-Rhyne and Wingate. I swear I am not…

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SAC Preview Week Seven

October 17th, 2019 6:00am

When the SAC football schedule came out earlier this year, there were three games that I immediately circled as games I have to get to. Those three games involve the SAC’s top teams (Lenoir-Rhyne, Wingate and Carson-Newman) playing each other.

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SAC Preview Week Six

October 10th, 2019 5:00am

A wise film character once said Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

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SAC Week Five Preview

October 3rd, 2019 5:00am

Round four of the SAC football season reinforced that football is most definitely a week to week sport. What happened last Saturday may not be any indication of what will happen this Saturday.

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SAC Preview Week Four

September 26th, 2019 5:00am

Before we get into the week four games, there is some more important news worthy of our attention. SAC Players announced as semifinalists for William V.

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