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?

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Triple Take: Rivalry week 2013


The Hampden-Sydney/Randolph-Macon game always draws a crowd. This year it’s also a winner-take-all game for the ODAC title.
Hampden-Sydney athletics photo

If you’ve never been affiliated with a school that has an intense, no-love-lost rivalry, you’re missing out on one of the sweeter things in life. Because when game time comes, there’s something absolutely all-consuming about how you feel about your team and what you’d like to do to those on the “other team.”

Many teams will be feeling that this weekend, capping the season against their archrival. And if the playoffs are not on the horizon, Week 11 can spell one last chance to make the season memorable by taking home the Bridge Bowl Trophy or Monon Bell or Cortaca Jug or Regents Cup or any of the many other prizes out there.

This week highlights the rivalries, but there’s more to this week than that. With Selection Sunday coming up, there’s so much to play for.

Here’s what Pat, Keith and Ryan have to say about that:

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