Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
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
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
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
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? --> http://tinyurl.com/n4cynvm)
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
It's 2009, NWMSU jumps out to an early lead... No way they are letting the National Championship out of their grasp this year. They've felt the heart ache from the previous 4 years. Some bad calls by the refs and a surge by Grand Valley started to put that doubt in fans heads as the saw the score get closer and closer. Finally the time on the scoreboard read 0:00 and NWMSU held the National Championship Trophy above their heads for a 3rd time in school history.
Moments like those are
Updated 12-13-2013 at 05:32 PM by JR Chaney