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Aaron Heintzelman

  1. MIAA preseason rankings: The top, almost, not-quites & the basement

    Here's a look at my preseason MIAA rankings. As I note in a separate blog, I don't think anybody, even mighty Northwest Missouri, will run the table in 2014 as the league moves to an all-inclusive schedule.

    But I do think Northwest is good enough to stay at the top of the standings and share a conference crown. I'm putting Pittsburg State as my No. 2 and early pick to share the title, but I'm telling you right now I think any team 2-6 can land in any of those spots, and don't count ...

    Updated 08-07-2014 at 01:41 AM by Aaron Heintzelman

  2. Northwest an easy favorite, but the MIAA is wide open

    Northwest Missouri State is the no-duh favorite for yet another MIAA title in 2014. Don't take my word for it. Scroll down for the 2014 MIAA preseason coaches and media polls.

    It's never an easy feat to win an MIAA championship, and most would argue it will be even harder now with the conference moving to an all-inclusive schedule.

    RELATED --> In 2014, the MIAA football party is members only

    Somehow, I don't think the Bearcats are too worried. Northwest ...

    Updated 08-07-2014 at 01:39 AM by Aaron Heintzelman

  3. In 2014, the MIAA football party is members only

    Lindenwood head football coach Patrick Ross is ready to break out his guitar.

    "I love the fact that we're going to an 11 game (all in-conference) schedule," Ross said Tuesday at the MIAA football media day at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. "It's going to be brutal and it's going to be tough, but i feel with the preparation we have, we're going to be ready to rock and roll."

    For the first time in its storied history, no MIAA team will play a non-conference game and ...

    Updated 08-07-2014 at 01:38 AM by Aaron Heintzelman

  4. NW Missouri heads back to 2nd home to face Lenoir-Rhyne

    Well, Bearcat fans… At least your trip to the D2 national title game will be a little shorter in years to come, if you continue this amazing stretch of success. (Why? -->

    For the 6th time in 9 years, Northwest Missouri State will head to Florence, Ala., to play for all the marbles. In the first five trips (in consecutive years between 2005 and 2009), they faced off with perennial D2 powerhouses like Grand Valley (3x), Minnesota Duluth and Valdosta State ...
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  5. Division II football title game moves to soccer stadium in Kansas

    If you take that headline out of context, you might think this is a bad thing. But fret not D2 fans, particularly those here in MIAA country, this is awesome.

    The NCAA announced Wednesday that the Division II football title game will be played at Sporting Park, home of 2013 MLS Champion Sporting Kansas City. For those not schooled in the oft-confused geography of the matter, the big Kansas City is in Missouri. But this Kansas City is in Kansas, right across the state line from Kansas ...
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