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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3 thoughts on “A new podcast for the new season

  1. Morning guys,

    Nice podcast. I like the fact that Keith had a much better sound quality than in years past. I’m going to guess that’s because he’s in a studio someplace and not out on the road doing “mobile reports”.

    Looking forward to you guys on Monday mornings for the rest of the season,


  2. Keith definitely had good sound quality this week! We’re hopeful that this is the way it’s always going to be but Skype has been very hit or miss for us over the years.

  3. I know last year I had gone on a few rants about how good the MIAC was. I looked at the last 15 years of MIAC non-conference opponents (not including playoffs) and found some amazing numbers. The MIAC has played 243 non-conference games over the last 15 years and had a record of 170-73. Out of the conferences 73 loses only 9 games were loses to teams having losing records at the end of their respective season. Out of those 9 loses only two games were at home and seven were on the road. Two of those road loses were to D2 schools. Out of the MIAC’s 73 loses, 35 of them were decided within seven points. And only 17 total loses by over 3 touchdowns. This year already St. Olaf lost At Northwestern (MN) 17-16, Carleton lost at Macalester 17-14, and Augsburg lost at home to Wartburg 40-3. The craziest stat of all is that with the MIAC’s 73 loses, 48 of them are to teams ending the season with 3 loses or less. I am going to the Bethel game this Saturday against Wartburg. Should be a great game! Wartburg has all 10 starting offense back and bethel lost basically all their receivers from last year. But all running backs and QB will be back.

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