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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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Around the Nation Podcast: A near-miss

Sean Hopkins and Leon Jones celebrate Hopkins' first-quarter fumble return for a touchdown. (Wesley athletics photo)

Sean Hopkins and Leon Jones celebrate Hopkins’ first-quarter fumble return for a touchdown. (Wesley athletics photo)

Wartburg got so close to giving many Division III football fans what they’ve been begging for: a chance to see someone else in the Stagg Bowl. But in the end, Whitewater did what Whitewater has done before — come up with a big fourth quarter to pull ahead and advance.

Pat and Keith hand out their game balls for Saturday, plus talk to people who were on-site covering all four of the quarterfinal games, to get more of a feel of what it was like and help you find out what you need to know about the wins by Linfield, Wesley, Mount Union and UW-Whitewater.

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