Polar Vortex? That means SAVINGS!

by on Jan.07, 2014, under baseball, basketball, CCIW, d3sports, football, hockey, IIAC, Liberty League, MIAA, MIAC, MWC, NAC, NACC, NWC, OAC, SCIAC, Skyline, soccer, UMAC, volleyball, WIAC

Photo by Flickr user mikefranklinMost of the country spent last night below freezing – and in Minneapolis we may not have set a record for cold when we bottomed out at -23F this morning but we wanted to let you know that we survived the worst freeze we’ve had in a decade by giving you the opportunity to take 23% off your next order!

If all you’re looking for is a simple 4×6 from one of our athletic events in the last two years you can get free USPS shipping with the code! The best part: there is no limit to the number of times you, or anyone else, can use the code! Between today and January 15 enter “COLDSAVINGS” at check out and get 23% off all orders – Digital Downloads or Reprints.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about the process or if the game you are looking for is not on our Photo Shelter page – we will do our best to get them uploaded as quickly as possible.

And, as an added incentive, if we get 100 orders in the next eight days we will extend the offer through the end of January AND pick one lucky individual from the orders in January to get a $100 gift certificate off any order in the future.
And if we get 200 orders between now and January 31 everyone will receive a $5 coupon code they can use at any time in the future – or share with a friend.

Thanks to you we had an incredibly successful 2013 and we want to share that success with you.

From the entire family at d3photography.com I thank you for your patronage.

Ryan Coleman
Publisher, d3photography.com
Twitter: @d3photography

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Carleton’s stadium underwater

by on Sep.26, 2010, under basketball, football, MIAC, soccer, volleyball

This was originally published on D3football.com on Sunday, September 26, 2010.

By Ryan Coleman

Laird Stadium underwater
Laird Stadium stood under feet of water on Saturday evening, casting the location of this upcoming Saturday’s home game against Augsburg into doubt.
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com

As the sun rose over Carleton’s picturesque campus in Northfield, Minn., Friday morning Laird Stadium was dry. But as the hours progressed, the rising water of the Cannon River spun the tables on the school’s 7,500-seat football stadium.

At 7 a.m. Carleton officials would have told you that they could host a football game, if scheduled to, on Saturday afternoon. But by 9 a.m. an email went out to players on the football team to come down and empty out the locker room. An hour later there was a foot-and-a-half of water on the field, and it was rising fast.

Southern Minnesota was hit with a monsoon of storms, many local meteorologists likened its arrival as to many winter storms that often hit the state. But this occurred during the warm month of September, not December or January as they often do. If this storm had struck the region in the winter months it could have packed a crippling amount of snow ranging from 30 inches in the Twin Cities to over 100 inches in Amboy, Minn., midway between Mankato (home to Bethany Lutheran and nearby to Gustavus Adolphus and Martin Luther) and Interstate 90.

But the 73-year old Laird Stadium isn’t the only victim to Carleton athletics. Next to the field is the West Gym, home to basketball, volleyball and swimming. By 4 p.m. Saturday the basement had “about 3.5 feet of water,” said Sports Information Director Dave Pape. “I didn’t have hip-waders on, so that’s just an estimate.”

The sump pumps were shut off as they just were unable to keep up with the amount of water coming in through the foundation. The basement, a full level below the gymnasium floor, has been used primarily for storage of equipment and is the home to the filter and pumps for the natatorium. Pape added that there may have been some loss of historical archives, but he was not sure to what extent.

Student-athletes had been helping take as much out as they could that was not already lost to the rising water. He is confident that the water will not rise high enough to reach the gymnasium floor — a situation, should it occur, could very well be devastating to Carleton hosting any more home events in volleyball or basketball.

And past the gym, a little further upstream is the football and men’s soccer practice field. In the middle of that field sits a regulation soccer goal, with all but the last foot of the eight-foot tall frame underwater. (Soccer is played on a field across campus, on higher ground.)

Carleton's practice field
Carleton’s practice field is on the other side of the gymnasium, on lower ground.
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com

Three bridges that directly connect the campus to the western part of town, where fellow Division III school St. Olaf sits on much higher ground, have been closed by the National Guard. The city has declared a state of emergency and Division Street (which runs along the side of Laird Stadium, the West Gym and the practice field) is open only to campus traffic and is closed beyond the library parking lot. Laird also has 22 dorm rooms nearby, with 30 students living in them. They have been evacuated, although their living arrangements were unclear.

Former athletic director Leon Lunder, a Northfield resident since 1950, told Pape that he has never seen water reach Laird Stadium before.

But what does this leave Carleton with? They have their homecoming scheduled next Saturday against Augsburg at 1 p.m.. School president Steven Poskanzer is insistent that Laird Stadium will host homecoming on time but athletic director Gerald Young told WCCO-TV on Saturday that may not happen.

“I think it’s a long shot. That’s why at the beginning of the week we are going to look at what some of the other options of what we have to do. We would love to get out here for homecoming, but I think it’s a real long shot.”

They have a few options, although nothing is confirmed and may not be for many days: They could play at Laird, except it will take days for the water to subside, the field to dry and the facility to be approved for use after it has dried out. St. Olaf is hosting Bethel and does not have lights.

Northfield High School’s field has lights and, according to an email from Carleton, does not have any events scheduled for it on Sept. 25.

Contributing: Larry Radloff, d3photography.com

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Week III, tres, three, 3

by on Sep.18, 2010, under conferences, football, IIAC, Liberty League, MWC, NAC, NWC, OAC, SCIAC, Skyline, soccer, sports, UMAC, volleyball, WIAC

Fall sunset over Wabasha, Minnesota. Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com

As we enter Week 3 Our photographers are turning in their beach towels for jackets. With the leaves starting to turn and the chill in the air it is clear that summer is coming to a close and the fall has arrived. The d3photography staff will be out and about this weekend stopping the action of the best in Division III athletics. Check back often for the latest galleries as they will be updated throughout the weekend.

We have a few games in so far but will be posting the photos from our shooters tomorrow afternoon. Check back then.

Otterbein vs. Ohio Northern [gallery]
St. John’s vs. Concordia-Moorhead [gallery]
Wisconsin Lutheran vs Minnesota-Morris [gallery]

Women’s Soccer:
St. Catherine’s vs. St. Thomas [gallery]
Macalester vs. Concordia-Moorhead [gallery]
Hamline vs. St. Olaf [gallery]
Bethel vs. Saint Mary’s (Minn.) [gallery]

Carleton vs. Waldorf [gallery]
Grinnell (Iowa) vs. Waldorf [gallery]
Macalester vs. Carleton [gallery]

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Week 2’s photos

by on Sep.13, 2010, under conferences, football, IIAC, Liberty League, MIAC, MWC, NAC, NWC, OAC, SCIAC, soccer, sports, UMAC, volleyball, WIAC

Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com

I’m a little late on this post, but I have a bunch of photos from our photographers from week two of the 2010-2011 sports season.

No. 1 Wisc.-Whitewater vs. Dakota State [gallery]
Wisc.-Oshkosh vs. No. 2 Mount Union [gallery]
No. 24 Cal Lutheran vs. No. 4 Linfield [gallery]
Ithaca vs. Union [gallery]
Gustavus Adolphus vs. Wartburg [gallery]
Occidental vs. Puget Sound [gallery]
Augsburg vs. Martin Luther [gallery]
Hamline vs. Pacific Lutheran [gallery]
Pomona-Pitzer vs. Whitworth [Coming Soon]

Men’s Soccer
Augsburg vs. Clarke [gallery]
Macalester vs. Nebraska Wesleyan [gallery]

Volleyball – Augsburg Invitational
St. Thomas vs. Wisc.-Eau Claire [gallery]
St. Thomas vs. Northwestern (Minn.) [gallery]
St. Benedict vs. Wisc.-Eau Claire [gallery]
Macalester vs. Central [gallery]
Augsburg vs. Edgewood [gallery]
Wisc.-Eau Claire vs. Edgewood [gallery]

Photos below courtesy of: David Rich, Daryl Tessmann, Larry Radloff, Dan Harris and Ryan Coleman

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And we’re off!

by on Sep.02, 2010, under football, IIAC, Liberty League, MIAC, MWC, NAC, OAC, Skyline, soccer, sports, UMAC, volleyball, WIAC

Jay Priest collected 47 yards on three receptions for No. 11 Ohio Northern in the kickoff game of the 2010 Div III football season. Photo by David Rich, d3photography.com

Our first event is in the books: Ohio Northern defeated Wisc.-River Falls 35-21 to kickoff the 2010 NCAA Division III football season. David Rich was there, submitted a few photos with more to come later on tonight. Check back here over the weekend for select photos from each of the games we are covering.

Events on the schedule:


No. 1 Wisc.-Whitewater hosts Adrian (Mich.) [gallery]
St. Norbert hosts No. 5 St. Thomas (Minn.) [gallery]
No. 7 Central hosts Wisc.-Oshkosh [gallery]
No. 8 Wittenberg vs. Olivet [gallery]
No. 9 St. John’s (Minn.) hosts Northwestern (Minn.)
No. 11 Ohio Northern hosts Wisc.-River Falls [gallery]
Wartburg hosts No. 17 Monmouth (Ill.) [gallery]
Augsburg hosts Concordia (Wisc.) [gallery]
Crown hosts Carleton [gallery]


Mens – Macalester hosts Northwestern (Minn.) [gallery]
Mens – Hamline hosts Wartburg [gallery]
Mens – Macalester hosts Loras [gallery]
Womens – Macalester hosts Loras [gallery]


Union hosts Sage [gallery]
Skidmore vs. Sage [gallery]

A reminder: We have digital downloads for sale – email that photo without the watermarks, take it to your own lab and print it for less and do it in less time. And we are offering 50% off all shipping (that’s right, all shipping) in the month of September. But on October 1st it will be full rate again.

Photo gallery inside. (continue reading…)

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