• All-Region primer
    May 08, 2013
    It's that time again. The NCAA tournament field is starting to take shape, so that must mean awards season is near. This week Around the Nation goes searching for All-Region candidates.
  • D-III professional update
    April 24, 2013
    This week Around the Nation checks in on the 59 D-III alumni currently playing affiliated or foreign major league baseball.
  • Shouldn't a game be a game?
    April 17, 2013
    With major selection criteria changes on the horizon, Around the Nation solicited opinions from D-III coaches about next year's big change, wherein, basically, "a game is a game."
  • All-Decade 2nd team: Where are they now?
    April 10, 2013
    Around the Nation is back with a new version of one of last year's most popular columns. This week we answer the question: Where are members of D3baseball.com's All-Decade Second Team now?
  • Top stories of the D3baseball.com era
    April 03, 2013
    Around the Nation combed the archives to find the top stories of the D3baseball.com era. The top stories since 2007 reveal a mix of triumph, confusion and sadness.
  • A celebration of names
    March 27, 2013
    Around the Nation went mining for the best names in D-III baseball. Turns out there are rich veins of names dotting 2013 rosters. Be they unusual, alliterative, famously shared or interesting, this week we celebrate names.
  • Q&A with national selection chair, Part II
    March 20, 2013
    This week Around the Nation concludes a conversation with national committee selection chair Gregg Kaye, who talks about next year's major rule change, the state of D-III baseball, and more.
  • Q&A with national selection chair
    March 13, 2013
    In this week's Around the Nation, national selection chair Gregg Kaye talks about last year's field, conference calls, a proposed change to the Appleton bracket, and more.
  • It's prediction time again
    March 06, 2013
    This week Around the Nation goes out on a limb and predicts conference winners, at-large selections, Appleton qualifiers and the national champion.
  • Q&A with baseball championship director, Part II
    February 27, 2013
    J.P. Williams, the new person in charge of the NCAA Division III baseball championship, talks about regional advisory committees, regionals, Appleton and more in Part II of a two-column Q&A.
  • Q&A with baseball championship director
    February 20, 2013
    Around the Nation spoke with J.P. Williams, the new NCAA assistant director of championships and alliances. In Part I of a Q&A, Williams fielded questions related to his athletic and professional background before getting into details of the 2013 Pre-Championship Manual.
  • Appleton notebook
    June 02, 2012
    A collection of my favorite sights and sounds from above Section 115 at the 2012 Division III World Series.
  • Playing the transition game
    May 08, 2012
    Birmingham-Southern is a full D-III member this season while Centenary (La.) is in Year 1 of its reclassifying phase. Their paths have the same goal as the endpoint, but both have a unique story to tell.
  • Calling All-Region
    May 02, 2012
    Who are the best players at every position in each region? How does each region's talent stack up against the others? Ricky Nelson starts the debate with his own All-Region picks.
  • Chatting with the chairman, Part II
    April 24, 2012
    To conclude the two-part conversation, Division III baseball selection chair Gregg Kaye discusses seeding the World Series, building brackets, and more.
  • Chatting with the chairman, Part I
    April 18, 2012
    Division III baseball selection chair Gregg Kaye talks about science and art in the selection process, transparency, and more in Part I of a two-part conversation.
  • Rarity of the repeat
    April 10, 2012
    Recent national title coaches try to unravel the mystery as to why D-III baseball hasn't seen a repeat national champion in a long, long time.
  • All-Decade team: Where are they now?
    April 03, 2012
    Catching up with some of the best D-III baseball players in recent history.
  • Metrodome future in doubt
    March 27, 2012
    The renovated Metrodome, Midwest D-III baseball teams’ leveling agent, could itself be leveled if Minnesota Vikings ownership gets its way.
  • BBCOR shaping D-III baseball future
    March 21, 2012
    Part IV, the final column of the BBCOR series, attempts to peer into the D-III baseball future through the opinions of D-III head coaches.
  • BBCOR: Relation or coincidence?
    March 14, 2012
    Part III of the four-part Around the Nation treatise on the effects of the BBCOR bat standard details the statistical results from the Central, New England, Mid-Atlantic and New York regions.
  • Analyzing the BBCOR numbers
    March 07, 2012
    Over the next two weeks Around the Nation will delve into specific numbers from conferences and teams. This week the focus is on the Midwest, West, South and Mideast regions.
  • Choosing favorites
    February 22, 2012
  • Welcome to Around the Nation
    February 08, 2012
    It's a new day here at D3baseball.com, where we finally get our national column. Ricky Nelson will be here to recap, analyze and predict Division III baseball all season.
  • Top 25 welcomes Keystone, Grinnell
    Keystone and Grinnell are the newest members of the Top 25. The top three teams hold their positions with Cortland staying in the top spot, followed by playoff bound Randolph-Macon and Trinity (Texas).