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Around the Podcast 230: Down to the Final Four

Staggered starts! One game at noon, the other at 3:30! Replay! Video review! That’s what the semifinals are all about. In both of them, we have teams which have met before. In the case of Mary Hardin-Baylor and UW-Whitewater, they’ve met five times, with the Warhawks winning them all, dadgummit!

Keith’s keys to the game, Pat’s picks to click, and someone from Mount Union who wasn’t prohibited from talking to us highlight Around the Nation Podcast 230. (It’s a good conversation with Joe Mertens, a senior at UMU who does play-by-play on WRMU and has known these players for four years.)

Pat and Keith talk about it all in the latest D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast.

The D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan and guests covering the wide range of Division III football.

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Link: Our full NCAA playoff coverage
Link: When Willamette Went to War (feature on Willamette football at Pearl Harbor)

Photo: K.J. Miller, making a catch with a huge cast on his hand. (Photo by Joe Fusco, d3photography.com)

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Around the Nation Podcast 229: Gutting it out

Whether pounding the rock, running a non-Wildcat, throwing deep down the field or just being what we thought you were, there’s a storyline for each game on Saturday.

Jackson Erdmann finishes the game with a separated shoulder and Mary Hardin-Baylor finishes with a pair of interceptions and a three-point win. And, as T.J. Josey says, it’s a game the Cru sorely needed. UW-Whitewater’s rock-pounding and defense has looked comfortingly reminiscent of the Warhawks of old. Like 2011 old or so.

Meanwhile, Mount Union put Josh Petruccelli behind center and Muhlenberg couldn’t do anything about it. And Johns Hopkins looked fantastic on offense — enough so that Keith McMillan was ready to say something about the Blue Jays’ trip to Alliance.

Pat and Keith talk about it all, first the high points, then all the points, in the latest D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast.

The D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan and guests covering the wide range of Division III football.

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Link: Our full NCAA playoff coverage

Photo: Jackson Erdmann running outside the pocket, with UMHB defenders in pursuit. (Photo by Joe Fusco, d3photography.com)

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Around the Nation Podcast 228: Down to four games

We’ve got one national semifi… no, sorry, four national quarterfinals, and we think three of them are shaping up to be pretty good, as RPI can certainly hold its own against Johns Hopkins, UW-Whitewater and Bethel should be a clash of similar teams and UMHB and St. John’s will give each other what should be the best test either of them has faced this year.

Of the eight head coaches on the sideline this upcoming Saturday, two of them have particularly challenging jobs ahead, preparing for those toughest tests, and since we’ve already talked to Pete Fredenburg this season on the podcast, we sit down with Gary Fasching, head coach of St. John’s. He talks us through what a team has to do to prepare for not only a top-notch opponent, but a long trip, on Podcast 228.

Pat, Keith, Adam Turer and Frank Rossi preview the four games, then Pat and Keith discuss them as well as we get you one complete hour of pregame coverage in your Game Day edition of the national quarterfinals on the D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast.

The D3football.com Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan and guests covering the wide range of Division III football.

Hit play, or subscribe to get this podcast on your mobile device.
Full episode:

You can subscribe to the Around the Nation Podcast in Apple Podcasts, and many other places. You can also get this and any of our future Around the Nation podcasts automatically by subscribing to this RSS feed: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3football/?feed=podcast

Link: Our full NCAA playoff coverage

Photo: Royals’ quarterback Jaran Roste in the spot the UW-Whitewater defense hopes it sees him often. (Photo by Scott Pierson, d3photography.com)

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