Chuck Bitner

  1. Projecting the Super Region 1 Rankings - Part I

    The first round of regional rankings will be released by the NCAA on Monday, October 24. It’s one of the most exciting things to happen during the D2 football season because the regional rankings actually do mean something, and we can finally start to see the playoff field taking shape. Of course, a lot of things can happen between now and the end of the regular season on November 12, but it sure is fun to start looking at playoff possibilities.

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    Updated 10-23-2016 at 09:20 AM by Chuck Bitner

  2. Previewing Week 8 in the PSAC

    The start of this week has been overshadowed by the build up to a potential strike of the APSCUF union, which has now become a reality. Since this is a space dedicated to football, I tend to stay away from any administrative or political matters unless they impact what’s happening on the field. The most newsworthy item from a PSAC sports point of view is that as of now, all scheduled athletic events will go forward as planned. Until that changes, I have nothing further to say on the matter within ...

    Updated 10-23-2016 at 09:19 AM by Chuck Bitner

  3. PSAC Week 7 Preview

    I did not have an opportunity to write the quarterly “Four Quarters” breakdown last Sunday, so I’m including it in the week 7 preview. Some of the capsules are a bit brief this week and I appologie for that, but the demands of my full time job have been pretty intense. But who wants to talk about that. Here is what the PSAC looks like after six games…

    First Quarter

    1. #11 California (5-0, 3-0)
    The Vulcans won the critical Coal Bowl meeting and now control their destiny ...

    Updated 10-20-2016 at 08:05 AM by Chuck Bitner

  4. California and IUP Battle for PSAC Supremacy in Week 6

    Week 6 delivers what is likely to be the game of the year in the PSAC. Cal and IUP are both undefeated and nationally ranked. The winner is the clear favorite to win the PSAC Championship. But we have several other really good match ups as well, including critical east games in Kutztown and West Chester.

    Clarion (2-3, 1-1) at Seton Hill (3-2, 0-2) 12:00

    After starting 3-0, Seton Hill has dropped the last two and are off to an 0-2 start in the division. But they’ve ...

    Updated 10-13-2016 at 06:54 AM by Chuck Bitner

  5. News and Notes from Week 5 in the PSAC

    It was roughly one year ago that Seton Hill stunned the PSAC with an upset of highly favored Slippery Rock. The Griffins came very close to doing it again at IUP. The Griffins had IUP’s defense on the ropes for much of game and even led at halftime. Turnovers down the stretch killed nearly all of their fourth quarter drives and wiped out their chances for a huge upset.

    The critical moment for IUP (4-0) came early in the fourth quarter. The Crimson Hawks received the second half kickoff ...

    Updated 10-03-2016 at 11:48 AM by Chuck Bitner

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