ATN Podcast 261: Sixteen games on the road to the Stagg Bowl

The games are here! We’ve got 16 games on Saturday that will get us started on the road to Shenandoah, Texas, where the Stagg Bowl will be held one more time this year before it moves to Canton, Ohio. Our crew will break down each of the four brackets in terms of first-round games, and there is plenty more preview coverage on

We also talk with Hope coach Peter Stuursma. He was on our podcast back in March 2017 closer to the beginning of his tenure, after one season. Now he has his Flying Dutchmen in the playoffs, and with a home game at that. He talks about the progression of the program in the past few seasons, the unusual Division III quarterback he is able to put out there and what’s to come Saturday against Wartburg.

Plus, Pat and Keith talk about some of those other games outside of the NCAA playoffs which are on the schedule for Saturday, as well as some of the Division III coaches who have stepped down in the few days since the season ended. All that and more in Podcast 261.

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Pat and Keith talk about it all in the latest Around the Nation Podcast. The Around the Nation Podcast is a regular conversation between Pat Coleman and Keith McMillan and guests covering the wide range of Division III football.

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2 thoughts on “ATN Podcast 261: Sixteen games on the road to the Stagg Bowl

  1. Not surprised there was more noise from the JCU folks on social media than anyone else. 9-1 and 2nd place in the OAC has always been a lock for an at-large bid, and JCU has been the beneficiary of that more than anyone else. Painful for the players, parents and fans. I can empathize with the disappointment, but no one who has been following this site for the last few weeks should have been shocked.

  2. There was plenty of noise from Susquehanna as well — so much so that someone at the school apparently DM’ed Keith and asked us to stop responding to it.

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