A handful of Division 3 teams have already kicked off their seasons, making their counterparts stuck in basketball gyms or on half-shoveled turf pretty jealous. Bates had a nice 4-2 showing in California, and a few others stand at .500 as we close in on the start of March.
We’ll have to wait a week for most teams to get going, but about a half dozen more will have started up by the end of this weekend. The region’s biggest presence is in Florida, but teams are also trekking down to New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina to find a field to play on. Here’s a look ahead to the action.