ATN Podcast 292: Conference races down to wire

Key games in the Centennial and Liberty League didn’t finalize those conference chases. But with 27 automatic bids to a field of 32 playoff teams, we have one team which has clinched so far. That’s Cortland, which defeated Alfred on Saturday to clinch the Empire 8. Cortland coach Curt Fitzpatrick joins us to talk about his team’s amazing defensive performances, plus trying not to look ahead to the Cortaca Jug rivalry with Ithaca in Week 11.

Our game balls go to Ohio and Wisconsin. Our off-the-beaten-path highlights come from Connecticut and Vermont. Our surprising results come from Illinois and Ohio. Our stats of the week, from Michigan and Connecticut.

What unlikely ways might this week’s Birmingham-Southern/Trinity (Texas) game impact the way the bracket is put together. And who has a rivalry trophy already and doesn’t need our new one? That and much more in episode 292.

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

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Photos: Lake Forest athletics photo by Yanna Glaspy; Redlands photo by Doug Earnest; Grove City photo by Jason W. Kapusta

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