Mid-Major Basketball is the premier source for mid-major basketball coverage. Dive into the heart of the action with comprehensive coverage, insightful analysis and engaging content tailored specifically for fans of mid-major hoops. From the latest game highlights and player spotlights to in-depth articles and exclusive interviews, we bring you closer to the teams, players and stories that make mid-major basketball truly special. Whether you’re a die-hard supporter or a casual observer, Mid-Major Basketball is your go-to source for all things mid-major hoops.

Meet the Team


Dan Zielinski III, Founder/Editor-In-Chief

Dan Zielinski III is the creator of Mid-Major Basketball and has covered college basketball since 2013. He grew up around mid-major college basketball and has had a passion for writing about sports since high school when he started The3rdManIn.com in December 2011. 

Zielinski, a Milwaukee native, honed his writing skills through internships and freelance work at UW-Milwaukee from 2013-17, gaining invaluable experience and building a reputation for his dedication to delivering accurate, engaging, and thought-provoking content. In college, he covered the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Milwaukee Panthers as a credentialed media member for four years.

After college, Zielinski worked as a full-time college athletics beat reporter for a daily newspaper in Nebraska for three years, covering the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Nebraska-Kearney, a Division II program. He also launched BaseballProspectJournal.com in 2019, and it is a leading source for MLB draft content. His work has been featured in major publications and on radio stations around the country. 

Follow Zielinski on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

Dustin Maciejewski, Multimedia Director

Dustin Maciejewski joined Mid-Major Basketball as its Multimedia Director in March 2024. He also works for Zielinski at The3rdManIn.com and BaseballProspectJournal.com. Maciejewski graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2010. He has worked for multiple Division I collegiate athletic programs, numerous screen printing companies, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a graphic artist for the Lake Country DockHounds, an American Association of Professional Baseball member.