Did you hear about that Rose-Hulman game?

Greg Lee celebrates scoring the winning touchdown in a game that went into three overtimes and tied the record for most points in a game in D-III history. (Rose-Hulman athletics photo)

Greg Lee celebrates scoring the winning touchdown in a game that went into three overtimes and tied the record for most points in a game in D-III history.
(Rose-Hulman athletics photo)

On Saturday afternoon the buzz was about the way Wartburg defeated Bethel and kept its early-season surge going at 2-0.

Long after the sun had set, however, Rose-Hulman and Illinois College were still playing, attracting the attention of college football fans across the country and ending up on a little program called SportsCenter. Hard to say that was the most important game of the week, but it certainly was the most intriguing, and suffice it to say that Pat and Keith found a few ways to talk about it.

It’s game that Rose-Hulman and Illinois College players and fans will be talking about for a lifetime.

Meanwhile, game balls were handed out, and more. It’s Week 2 of the retooled Around the Nation Podcast, so listen in.

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Around the Nation podcast: The playoff field


Johns Hopkins either got a fine matchup or the shaft, depending on whom you ask.
Johns Hopkins athletics photo

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When you don’t have to quibble about the 32 teams that made the field, that eliminates a lot of the Selection Sunday hand-wringing. Of course, just because we didn’t think Wabash, or UW-Oshkosh, or St. Thomas or others deserved to make the field doesn’t mean they didn’t have a case to be made. Pat and Keith discuss their cases. Did Johns Hopkins get screwed by having to face Wesley in the first round or is it a fair matchup? Where should Maryville have gone instead of Hampden-Sydney? What chance does Gallaudet have at Hobart? Which is the strongest bracket, and why?

There are so many questions at this time of year, Continue reading

Around the Nation podcast: Playoff picture takes place


Hardin-Simmons wasn’t a threat to Linfield, Willamette or UMHB but crushed Texas Lutheran.
Hardin-Simmons athletics photo

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So let’s see, John Carroll beat Heidelberg, handily, and Wittenberg handled Wabash. Meanwhile, Hardin-Simmons delivered a reality check to Texas Lutheran and Wesley beat a D-I FCS team. (You know, the level known as Division I-AA.) Did John Carroll play its way into the playoffs? Or perhaps we should give them more than just lip service next week vs. Mount Union. Keith talks about what he saw when he watched the John Carroll-Heidelberg game.

Keith and Pat look at the remaining 10 automatic bids and what it will take to win them. Plus a long look at Pool B and another long look at Pool C. That and Continue reading