Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
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
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.
It’s 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 wouldn’t have even made the playoffs if it weren’t for Pitt State’s season-ending loss to Missouri Southern. But the Huskies have used the nation’s top turnover margin and a 4-year starter under center to knock off 2 previously-unbeaten