A new podcast for the new season

Thomas More gets credit for scheduling up, as go a handful of other teams, even though they lost.(Wesley athletics photo)

Thomas More gets credit for scheduling up, as go a handful of other teams, even though they lost.
(Wesley athletics photo)

The eighth season of the Around the Nation Podcast is underway. Pat and Keith run down the big news of the day, plus share their picks for game balls, most interesting stat lines, run through the past week’s predictions and more.

Is it better to schedule down or schedule up in non-conference games? Pat and Keith give their opening week opinions. Plus, please let us know how you feel about the new podcast format, as we continue to tweak it for the 2014 season.

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Around the Nation podcast: Reshaping the top five


Linfield had an easy time with Cal Lutheran and one of our ATN podcast crew is voting them as No. 1.
Linfield athletics photo

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In a week where two top five teams lost, one to another top five team and one to an archrival, it presented an interesting conundrum to the Top 25 voters. Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman discuss the changes they would make on their ballot in this week’s Around the Nation podcast.

Of course, Pat was also at Mary Hardin-Baylor, where the spectacle of a brand-new palace of Division III football was the story of the evening. More about that, this season’s surprise teams and more in this week’s podcast.

Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman break down that and much more and analyze it all for you. The Around the Nation podcast is our weekly discussion of what went down and what’s about to happen.

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ATN podcast: Implications already

Good week of games, Week 1, right?

Well, yes and no. We had some good games, especially with Willamette and UW-Stevens Point stepping up to the challenge and playing each other in a key early-season game, even though the NCAA last year made it clear such scheduling would not be rewarded.

Keith McMillan and Pat Coleman also talk about the interesting quarterback situations at Wesley and St. Thomas, two would-be national title contenders. They give their take on which conferences had particularly bad first weekends, congratulate a team that well outdid expectations (No. 219 beating No. 154), and a couple teams that almost did as well.

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