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  1. MIAA - Can Central Oklahoma prove me wrong a 4th week in a row?

    I just keep underestimating the Central Oklahoma Bronchos. At 3-0, with victories over 2-1 Fort Hays, 2-1 Missouri Western and 1-2 Emporia, I have continued to pick against them. Their surprising start to 2014 has assisted in landing me at 10-7 overall in picks through 3 weeks.

    Sorry UCO, but I'm doing it again.

    Central Oklahoma welcomes No. 1 Northwest Missouri to Edmond on Saturday. Yes, I expect the Bronchos to put up a better fight than they did against the Bearcats ...

    Updated 09-25-2014 at 03:03 PM by Aaron Heintzelman

  2. Lindenwood's Sterling Thomas to attend, be featured on national TV game

    It's been almost two years since Lindenwood cornerback Sterling Thomas, a redshirt freshman at the time, was paralyzed during a home game against Missouri Southern.

    The Tulsa, Okla., native was listed in serious condition for several days after the Oct. 27, 2012 injury. Daniel Newton, sports information director at Lindenwood, tells me he's returned to Lindenwood's suburban St. Louis campus twice since then -- but never to an audience quite like this.

    Thomas will make ...
  3. MIAA: The Top-heavy TANQB and the mix-up in the Almosts & Not-Quites

    After just three weeks of MIAA football, it's clear that Pittsburg State and Northwest Missouri are performing at a level a step above the rest of the conference.

    Pitt's first-team offense STILL hasn't allowed a point in 3 lopsided victories and Northwest is shutting the door in the second half of games in impressive fashion.

    "Hey," I can hear UCO fans saying. "What about us?"

    Yeah, the Bronchos are an unexpected 3-0 and a firm lock in the 3rd slot at ...
  4. MIAA- Northwest defense too much for Mules in Maryville

    About halfway through the second quarter, the University of Central Missouri was stuck at a total of -2 total yards and Northwest Missouri had just scored a touchdown to go up 14-0 in a game that could have been much worse if not for a few Bearcat miscues early on.

    Even with the dominance NWMSU had displayed, a nice KO return from UCM WR Anthony Kirkwood and a quick 39-yard drive that made it 14-7 gave the Mules some life. Up in the press box, for a brief moment, I thought Kirkwood's ...

    Updated 09-20-2014 at 03:57 PM by Aaron Heintzelman

  5. 3 critical matchups highlight Week 3 of MIAA play

    It's always fun when the Mules and Bearcats get together. The 'Bods and Gorillas have had a few epic battles, but haven't seen each other since meeting two times in four weeks in 2011. Both matchups can be called "must-wins" for each team and are part of what should be a fun-filled Saturday in MIAA football, but it's the third key battle I'm most interested in.

    Central Oklahoma, 2-0 after victories over Fort Hays and Missouri Western, looks to keep their improbable start to the season ...
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