Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
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
NWMSU 59, SCSU 21
First off, huge kudos to the Huskies for getting this far. I think most SCSU fans would have been perfectly fine (a few weeks ago) if I were to say they'd go down and beat HSU, beat MSU-Mankato, and lose to the eventual D2 Champion on the road. Consider SCSU was a 6-seed who didn't make the dance til the 11th hour, this post-season run is something very memorable and unexpected.
Itís not the rematch game I think some Bearcat fans were hoping for, but Northwest Missouri has a shot at yet another regional title Saturday when they host the upstart St. Cloud State University Huskies to Bearcat Stadium.
This is a St. Cloud team that wouldnít have even made the playoffs if it werenít for Pitt Stateís season-ending loss to Missouri Southern. But the Huskies have used the nationís top turnover margin and a 4-year starter under center to knock off 2 previously-unbeaten
SCSU wins 54-48
Ok, so who saw this one coming..? Not this guy!
For the record, I thought that SCSU played better than the Mavs played poorly. I think the Huskies played exceptional on offense. Kato wasn't fantastic, but they were punched in the mouth and taken a bit out of their own game.
By now you already know the story, but here's how I saw it. SCSU gets off to
This is the round where you realize that this region is really cannibalizing, with some of the best teams in the country leaving the dance prematurely. The fact that either UMD (#5 overall) or NWMSU (#2 overall) will be done for the year in the round of 16, it's just really unfortunate. This is the part of D2 playoffs that I just don't care for. It's a fantastic match-up with a lot of history behind it, I just
Updated 11-28-2013 at 10:26 AM by Matt Witwicki