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Around the Nation Podcast: We couldn’t wait either

Typically we’re not dropping the first Around the Nation Podcast episode of a particular season until after the first week of games, but the 2015 season is coming quickly and we’re looking forward to it.

Like most seasons, you can hope that this season will feature a different shade of purple at the end. Or, perhaps no purple at all. It could happen. Let’s discuss some of the possible teams. Plus, we’ll tell you what we’re working on for Kickoff, which is published at noon ET on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

If you’re new to D3football.com or Division III football in general, the Around the Nation Podcast is a weekly conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan covering the wide range of Division III football. It drops on Monday morning weekly throughout the season. Use it to get all up to date on everything in Division III.

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Around the Nation Podcast: Wrapping it up

Kevin Burke and the Mount Union offense hangs its heads while leaving the field. (Photo by Steve Frommell, d3photography.com)

Kevin Burke and the Mount Union offense hangs its heads while leaving the field. (Photo by Steve Frommell, d3photography.com)

Another classic Stagg Bowl, which ends like the previous four Whitewater-Mount Union meetings — with a UW-Whitewater national championship. Pat and Keith talk through the biggest game of the year, the things that plagued the Mount Union offense (or things UW-Whitewater did well on defense), hand out their game balls and wrap up the 2014 season.

Plus, Keith makes a great case for an unexpected name as the D3football.com Coach of the Year. Hear who, and why. And they also came to a consensus on the D3football.com Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year as well. Also, they discuss the Leipold Legacy and more. Thanks for listening to the eighth season of the Around the Nation Podcast!

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Around the Nation Podcast: Here we go again

Will Hiteshue had a big impact on the Wesley offense, with two takeaways on Saturday. (Photo by Dan Poel, d3photography.com)

Will Hiteshue had a big impact on the Wesley offense, with two takeaways on Saturday. (Photo by Dan Poel, d3photography.com)

Making too much of one result, or one big score? Well, we probably won’t know enough about that until sometime on Friday night. But what we can tell you is what to read into and what to ignore from Mount Union’s dismantling of Wesley. Plus Keith spent some time in a little town called Whitewater, Wis., this weekend, and takes us through the much more interesting semifinal.

But hey, we know what you’re thinking. How can this outcome, UW-Whitewater vs. Mount Union Part IX, possibly be good for the sport of Division III football. There’s no sugar-coating at this point and Pat and Keith give it to you straight.

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