NEW YORK, NY -- USA College Football, inc. celebrates its 25th Anniversary as the nation's oldest source for small college broadcast, event development, internet, marketing and print media gridiron information services. The 2012 NCAA Division III All-American plus four regional pre-season all-star teams have been released to the national media.

WELCOME TO D-III COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2012

USA College Football celebrates 25th creating portal for NCAA D-III football records
USA College Football, Inc. celebrates its 25th Anniversary as the nation's original broadcasting, events planning & implementation, marketing & promotions, media & communications as well as public relations organization in the small college football industry by upgrading the national media expsoure of NCAA Division III football. The 20th Annual USA College Football Pre-Season Division III All-American Team and Regional All-Star Teams are posted. USA College Football has announced the 2nd Annual Hansen Bowl will become the NCAA Division III Senior All-Star event continuing the tradition of the original USA Football Al-Star Classic begun in 1996 before turning into the Aztec Bowl that was promoted by the AFCA from 1999 through 2010, It will be a four-day, three-night event held on Presidents Day Weekend from February 15 to 18, 2013 with the kickoff set for 1:15PM on Monday - February 18 that will be produced for national television by Cox Communications. The USA College Football Division III All-American Banquet will be held on February 17 at 7:00PM with the national individual NCAA Division III awards presented at that time Click on the D-III Sports Archives logo on the left to view Gagliardi and Melberger honorees as well as other D-III gridiron facts.
Sons of Wounded Warriors guaranteed slots in Hansen Bowl
Every member of the Class of 2013 with no remaining college eligibility who has been selected a pre-season Division III All-American or Regional All-Star is eligible to participate in the USA Football Holiday Bowl. A son of a Wounded Warrior who meets the criteria or is nominated by his head coach is guaranteed a slot in the event that is NCAA-compliant and recognized by the national sports media and the College Football Hall of Fame as the official post-season Division III All-Star Game. His parents will be honored at the USA College Football Al-American Banquet and at halftime of the Hansen Bowl.
Small College Division III News of the Week
There were two memorable milestones in the Centennial Conference coaching ranls last weekend. Gettysburg is 2-0 for the first time since 1993 after a 48-7 win at Ursinus. It was Barry Streeter's 100th Centennial victory, making him the second coach to reach the plateau. Muhlenberg defeated Franklin & Marshall, 21-0, for coach Mike Donnelly's 100th career victory. It was the 19th shutout win for Donnelly, who has a career record of 100-61 in 16 seasons. l
Schipper Trophy created to honor D-III outstanding service
The Schipper Trophy was created by USA College Sports, Inc. to honor the memory of Ron Schipper, a member of the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, IN, who coached in the second USA College Football All-Star Game. The Award has been established to honor annually an individual who has made outstanding contributions to NCAA Division III college football, demonstrating a long and consistent commitment to excellence and who by his or her activities, professional involvement and accomplishments has brought dignity, prestige and national recognition to NCAA Division III football.

Schipper ranks among the winningest coaches in college football history. In 36 years at Central College (IA) with his 287 career victories ranking him second among NCAA Div. III coaches, trailing only John Gagliardi of St. John's (MN). The nomination process for the inaugural Schipper Trophy recipient has begun. Athletic Directors, Sports Information Directors and Coaches are asked to submit candidates who have provided outstanding services for NCAA Division III football. The presentation will take place at the USA College Football All-American Banquet on Sunday, February 17, 2013.

2012 USA Football News Division III Pre-Season All-Americans
USA Football News presents its 20th Annual USA College Football Division III Pre-Season All-American Teams selected by coaches, sports information directors, certified players' agents, pro scouts, national media reporters and staff of USA Football News. All members of the Class of 2013 with no remaining college eligibility who have been chosen to the All-American teams including the Regional All-Stars, all of whom receive honorable mention accolades on the All-American Teams, are candidates to participate in the 2013 Hansen Bowl, a four-day, three-night event that will be held February 15 to February 18, 2013.
First Team
Offense
Defense
QB
Wyatt Hanus
Sr.
6-4
198
Dubuque
QB
Mike Inns
Sr.
6-2
202
Linfield
QB
Jake Mullin
Sr.
6-3
225
McMurry
QB
Justin Sottilare
Sr.
6-3
190
Wesley
RB
Domonique Hayden
Jr.
5-8
210
Thomas More
RB
Kyle Lovach
Sr.
5-8
185
Rose Hulman
RB
Shawn Morris
Sr.
5-8
192
Birmingham
RB
Clinton Orr
Sr.
5-11
185
Albion
RB
Luke Sweeney
Sr.
5-6
175
Pomona Pitzer
WR
Lee Carothers
Sr.
6-3
195
Sul Ross State
WR
Trey Fairchild
Sr.
5-11
185
Otterbein
WR
Tyler Huber
Sr.
6-2
195
Wisconsin-Whitewater
WR
Adam Kniffin
Sr.
6-3
205
Puget Sound
WR
Jack Lartigue
Sr.
5-10
170
Rhodes
WR
Eric Rogers
Sr.
6-4
195
California Lutheran
TE
Matt Dunn
Sr.
6-2
225
Utica
TE
J.J. Gallagher
Sr.
6-4
265
California Lutheran
OL
Mike Coles
Sr.
5-11
290
Mary Hardin-Baylor
OL
Sam Colletts
Sr.
6-4
315
Lebanon Valley
OL
Brian Cranmer
Sr.
6-8
280
Wesley
OL
Will Ferrell
Jr.
6-4
325
Hampden Sydney
OL
Curtis Jones
Sr.
6-3
290
St. Thomas/MN
OL
Weston Kitley
Sr.
6-5
295
Wabash
OL
John Lavelle
Sr.
6-3
280
Delaware Valley
OL
Michael Meredith
Sr.
6-3
280
Christopher Newport
OL
Nick Schultz
Sr.
6-1
260
Franklin
OL
Antonio Tate
Sr.
6-4
260
Mount Union
OL
Jeremy Yujnoyic
Sr.
6-5
295
Louisiana College
PK
Allen Cain
Sr.
6-2
170
Texas Lutheran
PK
Jake Gahart
Sr.
5-11
150
Ripon
KR
Michael Graham
Sr.
5-9
190
Western New England
KR
Taylor Wagner
Sr.
5-8
175
DePauw
DL
Charles Dieuseul
Sr.
6-0
230
Mount Union
DL
Clay Easton
Sr.
6-1
235
berlin
DL
Devin Hardy
Sr.
6-3
285
Wesley
DL
A.J. Knibbs
Sr.
6-3
215
Mount Ida
DL
Ben Lockton
Sr.
6-1
285
Benedictine
DL
Tyler Steele
Sr.
6-1
265
Linfield
DL
Tim Taylor
Sr.
6-2
220
Thiel
DL
Frank Weymiller
Sr.
6-2
225
Coe
DL
Steve Williams
Sr.
6-2
300
Rowan
LB
Nick Bricker
Jr.
5-11
215
TCNJ
LB
Kirk Brooks
r.
5-11
230
Wesley
LB
Nick Darling
Sr.
6-0
215
Trinity/TX
LB
Matt Hendrick
Sr.
6-3
215
Knox
LB
Javicz Jones
Sr.
6-0
200
Mary Hardin-Baylor
LB
Ethan Lane
Sr.
6-0
220
Maranatha
LB
Gus Lyles
Sr.
6-1
215
Westminster/MO
LB
Brian McMurdo
Sr.
6-2
230
Salisbury
LB
Ryan Reguson
Sr.
6-0
185
Case Western
LB
Bruce Romagnoli
Sr.
6-2
220
Lakeland
LB
Jason Shupp
Sr.
6-1
215
Wartburg
DB
Zach Autenrieb
Sr.
5-10
185
Thomas More
DB
Nick Driskill
Sr.
5-10
190
Mount Union
DB
Bobby Fischer
Sr.
5-11
180
St. John's/MN
DB
Demetrius Johnson
Sr.
6-0
325
Coe
DB
Leon Jones
Jr.
5-11
180
Wesley/DE
DB
Josh Mitchell
Sr.
6-1
190
North Central
DB
Sam Thompson
Sr.
5-10
175
Carnegie-Mellon
DB
Noah Timm
Sr.
5-11
180
Wisconsin-Whitewater
P
Jordan Gay
Sr.
6-0
210
Centre/KY
P
Christian Hallingstad
Sr.
5-10
170
Wisconsin-LaCrosse
PR
Richie Dube
Sr.
5-11
180
Worcester
PR
Geoff Myles
Sr.
5-10
170
Mary Hardin-Baylor
Second Team
Offense
Defense
QB
McCullum Foote
Jr.
6-4
185
Middlebury
QB
Pete Scafidi
Sr.
6-2
215
Lake Forest
QB
Keith Welch
Jr.
6-0
190
Lewis & Clark
RB
John Borsellino
Sr.
5-8
185
Benedictine
RB
Brett Murray
Sr.
6-0
195
Washngton & Lee
RB
Jeremy Murray
Sr.
5-8
190
Mount Union
RB
Darius Wilson
Sr.
5-6
180
Mary Hardin-Baylor
RB
Scottie Williams
Sr.
5-6
170
Elmhurst
WR
Brendon Boyle
Jr.
5-10
165
Castleton
WR
Jaspar Collins
Sr.
6-0
185
Mount Union
WR
Ben King
Sr.
5-10
185
Guilford
WR
Kyle Linville
Sr.
6-1
185
Franklin
WR
Matt Tuckness
Sr.
6-1
180
Occidental
WR
Dan Wodicka
Jr.
6-0
185
Johns Hopkins
TE
Billy Chapman
Sr.
6-4
220
Middlebury
TE
Adam Moses
Sr.
6-5
250
Waynesnurg
OC
Tom Putnam
Sr.
6-1
262
Wesley
OL
Jake Brent
Sr.
6-7
305
Shenandoah
OL
Jeremy Burrows
Sr.
6-3
285
Greenville
OL
John Ceccio
Sr.
6-0
260
Amherst
OL
Curtis James
Jr.
6-3
300
St. Thomas
OL
Matt Mattox
Sr.
6-3
315
Mount Union
OL
Drew Reece
Sr.
6-3
240
Birmingam
OL
Richard Skaife
Sr.
6-2
250
Dubuque
OL
Pat Sterk
Sr.
6-5
300
Benedictine
OL
Jace Werkheiser
Jr.
6-5
280
North Central
OL
Josh Wolfe
Sr.
6-4
310
Bethel/MN
PK
Josh Storm
Sr.
5-10
160
Randolph-Macon
PK
Sean Williams
Sr.
6-0
165
Wittenberg
KR
Dee Brizzolara
Sr.
5-11
180
Chicago
KR
Cliff Woodard
Sr.
5-10
175
Bridgewater/VA
DL
Pat Clegg
Sr.
6-0
250
Wabash
DL
Riley Dombeck
So.
6-2
245
St. Thomas
DL
Matt Fechko
Jr.
6-2
230
Mount Union
DL
James Georges
Sr.
6-3
235
Westrn New England
DL
Matt Harris
Jr.
6-1
215
Galludet
DL
James Huddelston
Sr.
5-11
200
Ohio Wesleyan
DL
Korey Steward
Jr.
6-4
225
Mary Hardin-Baylor
DL
Josh Swore
Sr.
6-1
210
Northwestern
DL
Jewff Zank
Sr.
6-2
230
Carroll
LB
Kyle Arrington
Sr.
6-1
225
Bethany/WV
LB
Keith Barnes
Sr.
6-0
240
SUNY Maritime
LB
Donnell Brown
So.
6-0
230
Stevenson
LB
Mark Cronin
Sr.
6-1
220
Simpson
LB
Andy Dalton
Sr.
6-1
210
Hanover
LB
Brad Higgins
Sr,
6-0
230
Kean
LB
Tony Ortega
Jr.
5-11
215
Rochester
LB
Keith Rush
Sr.
5-10
190
Central/IA
LB
Tyler Sheetz
Sr.
5-10
190
Ohio Wesleyan
LB
Jeb White
Sr.
6-0
200
Millsaps
DB
Austin Arts
Sr.
5-11
175
St. Norbert
DB
Rae Haynes
Sr.
6-1
210
Trinity/CT
DB
Landrus Lewis
Sr.
5-11
190
Amherst
DB
Tyrone Notice
Sr.
6-0
180
Framingham
DB
Terrance Osborne
Sr.
5-10
165
Delaware Valley
DB
Zach Ruark
Sr.
5-10
175
Franklin
DB
Jason Silva
Jr.
6-2
210
Endicott
DB
Kyle Starr
Sr.
5-9
160
Bates
P
Arnie Fitzwater
Jr.
6-3
205
Augustana
P
Kyle Trella
Sr.
5-11
175
Trinity/TX
PR
Eric Gerkin
Sr.
5-8
170
USCGA
PR
Mason Nielson
Jr.
6-0
170
Buena Vista
Third Team
Offense
Defense
QB
LiDarral Bailey
Sr.
5-11
175
Mary Hardin-Baylor
QB
Shane Brozowski
Sr.
6-0
185
Castleton
QB
Dan Griffin
Sr.
6-0
200
Salisbury
RB
James Clay
Sr.
5-10
180
Mount St. Joseph
RB
Terrance Dandridge
Sr.
5-6
175
Muhlenberg
RB
Dawys German
Sr.
5-10
195
William Paterson
RB
Askia Jahad
Sr.
6-0
220
Wesley
RB
Nick Kukuc
Sr.
5-10
200
North Central
RB

Luke Sweeney

Sr.
5-8
175
Pomona -Pitzer
WR
Robert Bambini
Sr.
6-3
190
Curry
WR
T.J. Denehy
Sr.
5-9
165
Kean
WR
Justin Hemm
Sr.
5-11
195
Adrian
WR
Matt Murphy
Sr.
6-3
205
Endicott
WR
Lane Robilotto
Sr.
6-0
200
John Carroll
WR
Taylor Rogers
Sr.
6-4
205
Simpson
WR
Jamal Thomas
Sr.
5-10
170
Concordia/IL
WR
Anastacio Zamba
Sr.
5-9
175
Rockford
TE
Austin Goetzsch
Sr.
6-1
230
Wisc.-Eau Claire
TE
Wynton Stevns
Sr.
6-1
240
Averett
OL
Jake Bentsen
Sr.
6-0
275
Albright
OL
Zack Bosio
Sr.
5-10
242
Ferrum
OL
Matt Buonomolo
Sr.
5-11
250
Mount Ida
OL
Mike D'Amico
Sr.
6-5
305
Ursinus
OL
Doug Murray
Sr.
6-0
295
Bethany/WV
OL
Ken Okwimosa
Sr.
6-3
310
Salve Regina
OL
Doug Pannone
Sr.
6-2
280
Montclair State
OL
Quinitin Rembert
Sr.
6-0
300
Heidelberg
OL
Kyle Smith
Sr.
6-2
270
Ohio Northern
OL
Pete Stamos
Sr.
6-4
275
Elmhurst
PK
Travis Braun
Sr.
6-0
185
Kalamazoo
PK
Scott Newberry
Sr.
6-0
180
Hardin-Simmons
DL
Dylan Applin
Sr.
6-1
254
Wisconsin Lutheran
DL
Alex Barrios
Sr.
6-2
230
LaVerne
DL
Tyre Coleman
So.
6-1
240
Hobart
DL
Michael Farnsworth
Sr.
6-2
235
Western Connecticut
DL
Kenny Provost
Sr.
6-1
280
Franklin & Marshall
DL
James Roh
Sr.
6-0
220
Austin
DL
Ken Schetroma
Sr.
6-0
280
Susquehanna
DL
Matt Simonelli
Sr.
6-1
240
Norwich
DL
Adam Watson
Sr.
6-2
225
Case Western Reserve
LB
Zach Boch
Sr.
6-1
225
Beloit
LB
Larry DelVisco
Sr.
5-10
205
Gettysburg
LB
Jordan Garcia
Sr.
5-10
210
Redlands
LB
Peter Kallas
Sr5.
5-11
210
Endicott
LB
Alex Kernicky
Sr.
6-0
225
Westminster
LB
Trent Kerrigan
Sr.
5-11
200
Luther
LB
Brandon Mecozzi
Sr.
5-10
200
Carthage
LB
Josh Osborne
Sr.
6-0
220
Castleton
LB
Tom Pangia
Sr.
5-11
225
Galludet
LB
Chuck Scicli
Sr.
6-0
240
Whittier
LB
Wes Wenzel
Sr.
6-0
227
Willamette
DB
Brendon Blanchette
Sr.
5-10
165
Frostberg State
DB
Bryan Gary
Sr.
6-3
205
Waynesburg
DB
Justin Hahn
Sr.
5-10
170
Bluffton
DB
Quinton Howard
Sr.
5-11
185
College of Wooster
DB
Garrett McGrane
Sr.
6-2
200
Wartburg
DB
Chris Rountree
Sr.
5-10
170
Ursinus
DB
Alex Sycher
Sr.
6-2
215
Denison
DB
Phil Tsopanides
Sr.
5-9
175
Western New England
DB
Darius Williams
So.
5-10
165
Marietta
P
Austin Ehlo
So.
6-2
195
Whitworth
P
Jeff Sauer
Sr.
5-8
170
Chicago

Honorable Mention
Every student/athlete who has been recognized as a 2012 pre-season NCAA D-III Regional All-Star receives Honorable Mention status on the 2012 USA Football News Pre-Season Division III All-American team.
D-III College Football Media Reports
Pre-season D-III headlines include Finlandia University and Misericordia University (PA) launching varsity football programs for the first time in 2012 while DePauw (IN) is eligible for the North Coast Athletic Conference championship this season. The breakup of the football division of the Southern College Athletic Conference eliminates an automatic conference bid to the NCAA playoffs and places seven more teams in the independent bracket.
Washington and Lee’s Frank Miriello has announced his retirement as the school’s head football coach effective immediately. Miriello will remain as an instructor of physical education through the remainder of the current term. Miriello is the Generals' all-time wins leader, posting a 90-79-1 (.532) overall record across his 17 seasons as head coach. His teams posted a .500 or better record in 12 of his 17 seasons and he guided the Generals to a pair of Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) titles and the only two NCAA tournament berths in program history. Wisconsin-Stevens Point's John Miech, the winningest coach of Pointers' history has stepped down. He leaves after spending 30 years on the sidelines at Point, the last 24 as head coach where he amssed a 156-83-2 record, the most in school history. Tim Keating stepped down after 19 seasons at McDaniel University, posting a career record of 110-83-3 record at the helm of the Green Terror in the Centennial Conference.
Keating, Miech and Mirello are among the contenders for the Butterfield Trophy that has been restored. It is presented to a legendary NCAA Division III head coach who has recently retired. Butterfield was the legendary Ithaca College head coach from 1967 to 1994. During his 28 seasons at Ithaca, winning 206 games and three D-III national championships In addition, his teams finished as the runner-up in the Stagg Bowl four times and he posted a total playoff record of 21–8. The first winner of the Butterfield Trophy was the late Ron Schipper of Central (IA) in 1996. In ddition to nominaions submitted by the conference comissioners and Sports Information Directors, D-III fans may submit nominations by e-mailing the name, college and brief supporting information of the proposed nominee to: collegesportsintheusa@gmail.com.
The initial NCAA Division III Top 20 poll results were released on the Fourth of July. With two months remaining until the 2012 season kicks off the weekend of August 31-September 1, a first-look at the games of interest includes defending Stagg Bowl champion Wisconsin-Whitewater visiting St. Louis to clash with Washington University on Friday evening with a 9:30PM kickoff. Mike Drass' powerful Wesley squad, an independent program with a Notre Dame-type travel schedule, jets to the Lone Star State to open on Saturday at 1:00PM against East Texas Baptist. Another inter-sectional clash matches Thomas More (KY) against St. John Fisher (NY) while the new Middle Atlantic Conference-New Jersey Athletic Conference rivalry is highlighted by Delaware Valley going against Rowan.