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    Louisiana Tech beats Western Kentucky 34-0 in the first NCAA Division 2 Championship Game to become the first Man on 12-15-1973.

    LTU lost it to Central Michigan 35-14 on 12-07-74.
    CMU goes D1 in 1975, but lost it to Northern Michigan 17-16 on 09-20-75.
    NMU lost it to Akron 30-13 on 10-11-75.
    Akron lost it to Eastern Kentucky 17-9 on 11-22-75.

    EKU doesn’t make the 1975 playoffs. The first interim belt goes to Northern Michigan for winning the 1975 championship.

    EKU lost it to Delaware 37-21 on 09-11-76.
    Delaware lost it to Northern Michigan 28-17 on 11-27-76.
    NMU lost it to Akron 29-26 on 12-04-76.
    Akron lost it to Montana State 24-13 on 12-11-76.
    MSU lost it to Boise State 26-0 on 10-01-77.
    BSU lost it to Nevada 28-10 on 10-15-77.
    Nevada lost it to Cal-Davis 37-21 on 11-12-77.
    Cal-Davis lost it to Lehigh 39-30 on 12-03-77.

    Lehigh left D2 in 1978. Their next D2 loss was to Delaware in 1979.
    Lehigh lost it to Delaware 21-14 on 10-06-79.
    Eastern Illinois wins the 1978 championship, and claims an interim belt in the process.
    Delaware left D2 in 1980. Next D2 loss was to Northern Michigan in 1980.

    Delaware lost it to Northern Michigan 22-7 on 10-18-80.
    NMU lost it to Eastern Illinois 35-28 on 11-01-80.
    EIU lost it to Cal Poly-SLO 21-13 on 12-13-80.
    Cal Poly-SLO lost to Cal Poly-Pomona 35-21 on 09-26-81.
    Cal Poly-Pomona lost to Cal-Davis 19-7 on 10-03-81.
    Cal-Davis lost to Humboldt State 20-18 on 10-10-81.
    HSU lost to Chico State 26-7 on 10-31-81.
    Chico State lost to Cal-Davis 38-9 on 11-07-81.

    Cal-Davis failed to make the playoffs in 1981. Texas State, then Southwest Texas won the Championship in 1981 and thus claiming an Interim The Man belt. Cal-Davis and Texas State both went on to win all their games in 1982, until the championship game, where the belts where unified.

    Cal-Davis lost to Texas State, 34-9 on 12-11-82.
    Texas State lost to Stephen F. Austin 27-24 on 10-22-83
    SFA lost to ACU 24-10 10-29-83
    ACU lost to Texas State 54-13 11-12-83
    Texas State lost to Central State 24-16 11-26-83
    Central State lost to North Dakota State 41-21 12-10-83
    NDSU lost it to MSU-Mankato 28-21 on 09-15-84
    MSU-Mankato lost it to Northern Colorado 24-22 on 09-22-84
    UNC lost it to North Dakota 33-7 on 09-29-84
    UND lost it to Nebraska-Omaha 28-3 on 10-20-84
    UNO lost it to North Dakota State 25-14 on 12-01-84
    NDSU lost it to Troy 18-17 on 12-08-84
    Troy lost it to Mississippi College 45-21 on 10-19-85
    MC lost it to West Georgia 30-28 on 11-02-85
    WGU lost it to Delta State 25-20 on 11-09-85
    DSU lost it to Valdosta State 39-20 on 11-16-85
    VSU lost it to North Alabama 45-0 on 11-23-85
    UNA lost it to NDSU 35-7 on 12-14-85
    NDSU lost it to Northern Michigan 10-6 on 09-12-87
    NMU lost it to Portland State 13-7 on 12-05-87
    Portland lost it to Troy 31-17 on 12-12-87
    Troy lost it to Central Florida 26-18 on 09-17-88
    CFU lost it to New Haven 31-23 on 10-08-88
    New Haven lost it to American International 51-21 on 10-15-88
    AIC lost it to Bowie State 16-13 on 10-22-88
    Bowie State lost it to Winston-Salem 16-14 on 11-05-88
    Winston-Salem lost it to North Carolina Central 31-16 on 11-20-88
    NC Central lost it to Sacramento State 56-7 on 11-27-88
    Sac St lost it to NDSU 42-20 on 12-03-88
    NDSU lost it to St. Cloud State 20-13 on 10-21-89
    SCSU lost it to Mississippi College 55-24 on 11-18-89
    MC lost it to IUP 27-8 on 12-03-90
    IUP lost it to NDSU 51-11 on 12-10-90
    NDSU lost it to GVSU 21-17 on 9/14/91
    GVSU lost it to Butler 33-0 on 9/21/91
    Butler lost it to Ferris State 7-6 on 10/19/91
    Ferris State lost it to St Joseph's (IN) 16-10 on 11/9/91

    St. Joseph's did not make the playoffs in 1991. Interim title of the Man goes to Pittsburg State for winning the NC in 1991.

    St. Joseph's lost it to Grand Valley State 28-18 on 09-05-92
    GVSU lost it to Indiana University (PA) 45-27 on 09-12-92

    IUP did not lose to another D2 that year but missed the playoffs. Jacksonville State will claim PSU's Interim title from 91 in 92. Jacksonville leaves D2 that year with the interim belt.

    IUP lost it to North Alabama 41-34 on 12-11-93
    UNA did not lose to another D2 school until 1996.

    UNA lost it to Albany State 17-10 on 08-31-96
    Albany St lost it to Miles 29-24 on 09-07-96
    Miles lost it to Tuskegee 37-36 on 09-21-96
    Tuskegee lost it to Albany State 38-14 on 09-28-96
    Albany St lost it to Valdosta State 38-28 on 11-23-96
    VSU lost it to Carson-Newman 24-19 on 11-30-96
    C-N lost it to Northern Colorado on 12-14-96
    Northern Colorado lost it to Western State 14-13 on 9-13-97
    Western State lost it to Fort Hays State 28-15 on 10-18-97
    Fort Hays State lost it to New Mexico Highlands 35-28 on 10-25-97
    NMH lost it to Nebraska-Kearney 49-48 on 11-08-97

    UNK did not make the playoffs in 97. Interim Title of The Man goes to Northern Colorado for winning the NC that year.

    UNK lost it to Missouri Western 26-23 on 9-5-98
    MWSU lost it to Truman St. 41-15 on 9-19-98
    Truman lost it to Central Missouri 10-7 on 9-26-98
    CMSU lost it to Pittsburg St. 32-14 on 10-15-98
    PSU lost it to Northwest Missouri 23-18 on 10-24-08
    NWMSU lost to Nebraska-Omaha 40-17 on 9-4-99.
    UNO lost to Northern Colorado 43-39 on 10-4-99.
    UNC lost to North Dakota 24-16 on 10-16-99.
    UND lost to South Dakota State 21-7 on 10-23-99.
    SDSU lost to UNO 40-34 on 10-30-99.
    UNO lost it to Augustana 31-24 on 11-6-99.
    Augustana lost it to UNC 48-32 on 11-13-99.
    UNC lost it to NWMSU 41-35 on 11-27-99.
    NWMSU lost it to North Dakota State 34-17 on 11-18-00.
    NDSU lost it to Delta State 34-16 on 12-2-00.
    DSU lost it to Valdosta State 70-12 on 10-6-01.
    VSU lost it to Catawba 37-34 on 11-24-01.
    Catawba lost it to Grand Valley State 34-16 on 12-1-01.
    GVSU lost it to UND 17-14 on 12-8-01.
    UND lost it to Central Washington 43-7 on 9-7-02.
    CWU lost it to UC Davis 24-6 on 11-23-02
    UC Davis lost it to Texas A&M-Kingsville 27-20 on 11-30-02
    TAMUK lost it to VSU 21-12 on 12-7-02.
    VSU lost it to GVSU 31-24 on 12-14-02.
    GVSU lost it to Saginaw Valley State 34-16 on 10-18-03.
    SVSU lost it to GVSU 10-3 on 11-29-03.
    GVSU lost it to SVSU 31-20 on 10-16-04.
    SVSU lost it to Michigan Tech 38-18 on 10-30-04.
    MTU lost it to GVSU 24-7 on 11-06-04.
    GVSU lost it to UND 19-15 on 11-27-04.
    UND lost it to Pittsburg State 31-19 on 12-04-04.
    PSU lost it to VSU 36-31 on 12-11-04
    VSU lost it to Harding 16-13 on 9-17-05.
    Harding lost it to North Alabama 35-6 on 9-24-05.
    UNA lost it to Central Arkansas 29-26 on 10-1-05.
    UCA lost it to UNA 41-38 on 12-01-05.
    UNA lost it to NWMSU 25-24 on 12-08-05.
    NWMSU lost it to GVSU 21-17 on 12-15-05.
    GVSU lost it to NWMSU 34-16 on 12-8-07.
    NWMSU lost it to VSU 25-20 on 12-15-07.
    VSU lost it to DSU 27-24 on 10-02-08.
    DSU lost it to UNA 55-34 on 11-29-08.
    UNA lost it to NWMSU 41-7 on 12-06-08.
    NWMSU lost it to Minnesota-Duluth 21-14 on 12-13-08.
    UMD lost it to Central Washington 13-10 on 09-03-09.
    CWU lost it to NWMSU 21-20 on 11-28-09.
    NWMSU lost it to TAMUK 16-7 on 09-02-10.
    TAMUK lost it to Abilene Christian 31-24 on 10-02-10.
    ACU lost it to Central Missouri 55-41 on 11-27-10.
    CMU lost it to NWMSU 37-20 on 12-04-10.
    NWMSU lost it to Minnesota-Duluth 17-13 on 12-11-10.
    UMD lost it to Wayne State College 7-0 on 9-17-11
    WSC lost it to Concordia-St. Paul 27-24 on 10-15-11.
    CSP lost it to Winona State 58-24 on 10-22-11.

    Winona fails to make the 2011 playoffs.
    Interim Title of the Man goes to Pittsburg State for winning the National Championship game that year.

    WSU lost it to UMD 38-16 on 09-08-12.
    UMD lost it to St. Cloud State 51-49 on 09-29-12.
    SCSU lost it to Northern State 28-27 on 10-20-2012.
    Northern State lost it to UMD 49-31 on 11-10-2012.
    UMD lost it do Missouri Western State 57-55 on 11-17-2012.
    MWSU lost it to Minnesota-State Mankato 17-10 on 12-01-2012.
    Mankato lost it to Valdosta State University 35-19 on 12-08-2012.
    VSU lost it to West Alabama 49-30 on 10-10-2013.
    UWA lost it to Midwestern State 45-21 on 10-19-2013.
    MSU lost it to Eastern New Mexico 40-21 on 11-09-2013.

    Eastern New Mexico fails to make the playoffs.
    Interim Title of the Man goes to Northwest Missouri State

    ENMU lost it to Midwestern State 42-17 on 09-20-14.
    MSU lost it to Angelo State 45-31 on 10-04-14.
    ASU lost it to Texas A&M-Commerce 41-40 on 10-11-14.
    TA&M-C lost it to Midwestern State 40-37 on 10-25-14.
    MSU lost it to Angelo State 41-36 on 11-08-14.
    ASU lost it to Colorado State – Pueblo 52-14 on 11-29-14.
    Pueblo lost it to West Texas A&M 31-31 on 09-12-15.
    WTA&M lost it to Angelo State 35-17 on 09-26-15.
    ASU lost it to Midwestern State 29-20 on 10-03-15.
    MSU lost it to Texas A&M-Commerce 27-14 on 10-03-15.
    Commerce lost it to Midwestern State 37-33 on 11-14-15.
    MSU lost it to Colorado State-Pueblo 26-17 on 11-28-15.
    Pueblo lost it to Grand Valley State 31-7 on 12-05-15.
    GVSU lost it to Shepherd University 34-32 on 12-12-15.
    Shepherd lost it to Northwest Missouri State 34-7 on 12-19-15.

    NWMSU did not lose another game until 10/28/17.

    NWMSU lost it to Pittsburg State University 20-10 on 10/28/17.
    PSU failed to make the 2017 playoffs.

    The Interim Title of The Man for 1975.

    Northern Michigan University claimed it against Western Kentucky 16-14 on 12-13-75.
    NMU lost it to Grand Valley State 31-14 on 11-13-76.
    GVSU lost it to Michigan Tech 10-6 on 09-17-77.
    MTU lost it to Moorhead State 24-0 on 10-08-77.
    Moorhead lost it to St. Cloud State 42-18 on 10-15-77.
    SCSU lost it to Northern Iowa 27-14 on 11-12-77.
    NIU lost it to Youngstown State 31-14 on 09-09-78.
    YSU lost it to Eastern Illinois 26-22 on 12-08-78.
    EIU lost it to Western Illinois 10-7 on 10-06-79.
    WIU lost it to Northern Iowa 38-25 on 10-13-79.
    NIU lost it to South Dakota State 14-7 on 10-20-79.
    SDSU lost it to North Dakota State 38-14 on 10-27-79.
    NDSU lost it to Northern Michigan 10-0 on 09-06-80.
    Northern Michigan beat Delaware to 22-7 on 10-18-80 to unify the titles.


    The Interim Title of the Man for 91 thru 96.
    PSU won the title 23-6 against Jacksonville State.
    PSU lost it to JSU 17-13 on 12-12-92
    Jacksonville St. did not lose to another D2 school until 96.
    JSU lost it to WGU 30-10 on 09-07-96
    WGU lost it to Henderson St. 20-13 on 9-28-96
    HSU lost it to DSU 24-0 on 10-05-96
    DSU lost it to UNA 27-17 on 10-19-96
    UNA lost it to CAU 21-20 on 11-02-96
    CAU lost it to VSU 63-30 on 11-09-96
    VSU lost it to WGU 42-21 on 11-16-96
    WGU lost it to Carson-Newman 41-19 on 11-23-96
    CN beat VSU 24-19 on 11-30-96 to Unify the titles.

    Interim Title of The Man for 98
    Northern Colorado lost it to Nebraska-Omaha 15-3 on 10-24-98
    Nebraska-Omaha lost it to Northwest Missouri 28-14 on 11-21-98
    NWMSU was the current holder of The Man title, so that game unified the title.

    Interim Title of The Man for 2012
    Pittsburg State University claimed it against Wayne State University 35 - 21 on 12-17-2011
    PSU lost it to NWMSU 31-21 on 10-13-2012
    NWMSU lost it to Missouri Western State 21-21 on 11-10-2012.
    MWSU was the current holder of The Man Title, so that was a unification game.

    Interim Title of the The Man for 2014
    NWMSU claimed it against Lenoir-Rhyne 43-28 on 12-21-2013.
    NWMSU lost it to Pittsburg State 35-17 on 14.
    PSU lost it to Minnesota State-Mankato 24-21 on 14.
    Mankato lost it to Colorado State-Pueblo 13-0 on 14.
    Pueblo was the current holder of The Man Title, so an unification game was played at the Championship.




    Pittsburg State University now currently holds the title of "The Man" now.

    Texas A&M-Commerce beats West Florida 37-27 on 12-16-17 to claim the interim The Man title Belt for 2017.

    I'm pretty sure I had all of the dates from 1980 to present all filled out, I used this website here.... http://michigan-football.com/ncaa/ncaa_ii.htm and I pretty much used that site from there on to determine "The Man". It does get harder to figure out when teams moved up back then, but usually poking thru their older media guides will give you the dates you need, and you also might fight the info to confirm what division a school was when it played somebody who may have been a holder of the title belt then. If anybody can fill in those missing dates or track it back from an earlier champion, it would be a big help as well. In theory here, all NC winners were the Man, even if it was just an interim title.

    I think I've stumbled across another website that will make it much easier to track it down all the way to the original "The Man" Louisiana Tech in 1973.
    http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data...conf_index.php
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    Louisiana Tech is the initial Man in 1973
    LA Tech lost to Central Michigan 14-35 on 12-7-74
    Central Michigan wins the title and leaves with the inaugural belt.

    Northern Michigan wins the 2nd belt in 1975
    NMU lost to Grand Valley 14-31 on 11-13-76
    GVSU fails to make playoffs. Montana State wins interim belt. Here’s where things go pear-shaped, as the Brits would say.

    GVSU lost to Michigan Tech 6-10 on 9-17-77
    MTU lost to Bemidji State 20-31 on 10-1-77
    Bemidji lost to Weber State 28-31 on 10-22-77
    Weber State lost to Idaho State 18-21 on 11-12-77
    Idaho State fails to make the playoffs. They and 1977 interim champ Lehigh all leave D2 with the collective belts.

    The 3rd belt starts with 1978 Champ Eastern Illinois
    EIU lost to Western Illinois 7-10 on 10-6-79
    WIU lost to Northern Iowa 25-38 on 10-13-79
    NIU lost to South Dakota State 7-14 on 10-20-79
    SDSU lost to North Dakota State 14-38 on 10-27-79
    NDSU fails to make playoffs. Delaware’s belt is actually an interim belt!

    NDSU lost to Northern Michigan 0-10 on 9-6-80
    Northern Michigan beats Delaware to unify the belts.

    Montana State's interim belt from 1976-7:
    MSU lost to Boise State 0-26 on 10-1-77
    Boise lost to Nevada 10-28 on 10-15-77
    Nevada lost to UC-Davis 21-37 on 11-12-77
    UC-Davis lost to Lehigh 30-39 on 12-3-77. Lehigh wins the D2 title the following week and leaves with the belt.
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    One of my favorite threads of ALL TIME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGAstumpJ View Post
    Louisiana Tech is the initial Man in 1973
    LA Tech lost to Central Michigan 14-35 on 12-7-74
    Central Michigan wins the title and leaves with the inaugural belt.

    Northern Michigan wins the 2nd belt in 1975
    NMU lost to Grand Valley 14-31 on 11-13-76
    GVSU fails to make playoffs. Montana State wins interim belt. Here’s where things go pear-shaped, as the Brits would say.

    GVSU lost to Michigan Tech 6-10 on 9-17-77
    MTU lost to Bemidji State 20-31 on 10-1-77
    Bemidji lost to Weber State 28-31 on 10-22-77
    Weber State lost to Idaho State 18-21 on 11-12-77
    Idaho State fails to make the playoffs. They and 1977 interim champ Lehigh all leave D2 with the collective belts.

    The 3rd belt starts with 1978 Champ Eastern Illinois
    EIU lost to Western Illinois 7-10 on 10-6-79
    WIU lost to Northern Iowa 25-38 on 10-13-79
    NIU lost to South Dakota State 7-14 on 10-20-79
    SDSU lost to North Dakota State 14-38 on 10-27-79
    NDSU fails to make playoffs. Delaware’s belt is actually an interim belt!

    NDSU lost to Northern Michigan 0-10 on 9-6-80
    Northern Michigan beats Delaware to unify the belts.

    Montana State's interim belt from 1976-7:
    MSU lost to Boise State 0-26 on 10-1-77
    Boise lost to Nevada 10-28 on 10-15-77
    Nevada lost to UC-Davis 21-37 on 11-12-77
    UC-Davis lost to Lehigh 30-39 on 12-3-77. Lehigh wins the D2 title the following week and leaves with the belt.
    Actually, when a team has left Division 2 holding the belt, I've just tracked them until they have lost to another D2 school. Given that they weren't that strict and regimented about who they play when they moved up, there's usually a few D2's on their schedule yet. But I was kinda planning on going back all the way through to Louisiana Tech in a few weeks while I'm on rest after my surgery. Doc wants me to not lift, move or strain for 2 weeks, so I'm going to need something to do with my time. But thanks for at least doing this, it should give me a few good places to start looking at for when I go back.

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    Not a whole lot of mystery as to who the Man is this year. Holy crap Bearcats!!

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    Think I might have finally sorted it all out all of the history of the Man going back all the way to the first playoff champion of D2 in Louisiana Tech in 1973. Just need to type it up and maybe double check an interim belt or two. Given that the gap I've been working through, 1973 to 1979, I've got about 3 different champs up and leaving D2 right after they win the championship, it's not easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    Louisiana Tech beats Western Kentucky 34-0 in the first NCAA Division 2 Championship Game to become the first Man on 12-15-1973.

    LTU lost it to Central Michigan 35-14 on 12-07-74.
    CMU goes D1 in 1975, but lost it to Northern Michigan 17-16 on 09-20-75.
    NMU lost it to Akron 30-13 on 10-11-75.
    Akron lost it to Eastern Kentucky 17-9 on 11-22-75.

    EKU doesn’t make the 1975 playoffs. The first interim belt goes to Northern Michigan for winning the 1975 championship.

    EKU lost it to Delaware 37-21 on 09-11-76.
    Delaware lost it to Northern Michigan 28-17 on 11-27-76.
    NMU lost it to Akron 29-26 on 12-04-76.
    Akron lost it to Montana State 24-13 on 12-11-76.
    MSU lost it to Boise State 26-0 on 10-01-77.
    BSU lost it to Nevada 28-10 on 10-15-77.
    Nevada lost it to Cal-Davis 37-21 on 11-12-77.
    Cal-Davis lost it to Lehigh 39-30 on 12-03-77.

    Lehigh left D2 in 1978. Their next D2 loss was to Delaware in 1979.
    Lehigh lost it to Delaware 21-14 on 10-06-79.
    Eastern Illinois wins the 1978 championship, and claims an interim belt in the process.
    Delaware left D2 in 1980. Next D2 loss was to Northern Michigan in 1980.

    Delaware lost it to Northern Michigan 22-7 on 10-18-80.
    NMU lost it to Eastern Illinois 35-28 on 11-01-80.
    EIU lost it to Cal Poly-SLO 21-13 on 12-13-80.
    Cal Poly-SLO lost to Cal Poly-Pomona 35-21 on 09-26-81.
    Cal Poly-Pomona lost to Cal-Davis 19-7 on 10-03-81.
    Cal-Davis lost to Humboldt State 20-18 on 10-10-81.
    HSU lost to Chico State 26-7 on 10-31-81.
    Chico State lost to Cal-Davis 38-9 on 11-07-81.

    Cal-Davis failed to make the playoffs in 1981. Texas State, then Southwest Texas won the Championship in 1981 and thus claiming an Interim The Man belt. Cal-Davis and Texas State both went on to win all their games in 1982, until the championship game, where the belts where unified.

    Cal-Davis lost to Texas State, 34-9 on 12-11-82.
    Texas State lost to Stephen F. Austin 27-24 on 10-22-83
    SFA lost to ACU 24-10 10-29-83
    ACU lost to Texas State 54-13 11-12-83
    Texas State lost to Central State 24-16 11-26-83
    Central State lost to North Dakota State 41-21 12-10-83
    NDSU lost it to MSU-Mankato 28-21 on 09-15-84
    MSU-Mankato lost it to Northern Colorado 24-22 on 09-22-84
    UNC lost it to North Dakota 33-7 on 09-29-84
    UND lost it to Nebraska-Omaha 28-3 on 10-20-84
    UNO lost it to North Dakota State 25-14 on 12-01-84
    NDSU lost it to Troy 18-17 on 12-08-84
    Troy lost it to Mississippi College 45-21 on 10-19-85
    MC lost it to West Georgia 30-28 on 11-02-85
    WGU lost it to Delta State 25-20 on 11-09-85
    DSU lost it to Valdosta State 39-20 on 11-16-85
    VSU lost it to North Alabama 45-0 on 11-23-85
    UNA lost it to NDSU 35-7 on 12-14-85
    NDSU lost it to Northern Michigan 10-6 on 09-12-87
    NMU lost it to Portland State 13-7 on 12-05-87
    Portland lost it to Troy 31-17 on 12-12-87
    Troy lost it to Central Florida 26-18 on 09-17-88
    CFU lost it to New Haven 31-23 on 10-08-88
    New Haven lost it to American International 51-21 on 10-15-88
    AIC lost it to Bowie State 16-13 on 10-22-88
    Bowie State lost it to Winston-Salem 16-14 on 11-05-88
    Winston-Salem lost it to North Carolina Central 31-16 on 11-20-88
    NC Central lost it to Sacramento State 56-7 on 11-27-88
    Sac St lost it to NDSU 42-20 on 12-03-88
    NDSU lost it to St. Cloud State 20-13 on 10-21-89
    SCSU lost it to Mississippi College 55-24 on 11-18-89
    MC lost it to IUP 27-8 on 12-03-90
    IUP lost it to NDSU 51-11 on 12-10-90
    NDSU lost it to GVSU 21-17 on 9/14/91
    GVSU lost it to Butler 33-0 on 9/21/91
    Butler lost it to Ferris State 7-6 on 10/19/91
    Ferris State lost it to St Joseph's (IN) 16-10 on 11/9/91

    St. Joseph's did not make the playoffs in 1991. Interim title of the Man goes to Pittsburg State for winning the NC in 1991.

    St. Joseph's lost it to Grand Valley State 28-18 on 09-05-92
    GVSU lost it to Indiana University (PA) 45-27 on 09-12-92

    IUP did not lose to another D2 that year but missed the playoffs. Jacksonville State will claim PSU's Interim title from 91 in 92. Jacksonville leaves D2 that year with the interim belt.

    IUP lost it to North Alabama 41-34 on 12-11-93
    UNA did not lose to another D2 school until 1996.

    UNA lost it to Albany State 17-10 on 08-31-96
    Albany St lost it to Miles 29-24 on 09-07-96
    Miles lost it to Tuskegee 37-36 on 09-21-96
    Tuskegee lost it to Albany State 38-14 on 09-28-96
    Albany St lost it to Valdosta State 38-28 on 11-23-96
    VSU lost it to Carson-Newman 24-19 on 11-30-96
    C-N lost it to Northern Colorado on 12-14-96
    Northern Colorado lost it to Western State 14-13 on 9-13-97
    Western State lost it to Fort Hays State 28-15 on 10-18-97
    Fort Hays State lost it to New Mexico Highlands 35-28 on 10-25-97
    NMH lost it to Nebraska-Kearney 49-48 on 11-08-97

    UNK did not make the playoffs in 97. Interim Title of The Man goes to Northern Colorado for winning the NC that year.

    UNK lost it to Missouri Western 26-23 on 9-5-98
    MWSU lost it to Truman St. 41-15 on 9-19-98
    Truman lost it to Central Missouri 10-7 on 9-26-98
    CMSU lost it to Pittsburg St. 32-14 on 10-15-98
    PSU lost it to Northwest Missouri 23-18 on 10-24-08
    NWMSU lost to Nebraska-Omaha 40-17 on 9-4-99.
    UNO lost to Northern Colorado 43-39 on 10-4-99.
    UNC lost to North Dakota 24-16 on 10-16-99.
    UND lost to South Dakota State 21-7 on 10-23-99.
    SDSU lost to UNO 40-34 on 10-30-99.
    UNO lost it to Augustana 31-24 on 11-6-99.
    Augustana lost it to UNC 48-32 on 11-13-99.
    UNC lost it to NWMSU 41-35 on 11-27-99.
    NWMSU lost it to North Dakota State 34-17 on 11-18-00.
    NDSU lost it to Delta State 34-16 on 12-2-00.
    DSU lost it to Valdosta State 70-12 on 10-6-01.
    VSU lost it to Catawba 37-34 on 11-24-01.
    Catawba lost it to Grand Valley State 34-16 on 12-1-01.
    GVSU lost it to UND 17-14 on 12-8-01.
    UND lost it to Central Washington 43-7 on 9-7-02.
    CWU lost it to UC Davis 24-6 on 11-23-02
    UC Davis lost it to Texas A&M-Kingsville 27-20 on 11-30-02
    TAMUK lost it to VSU 21-12 on 12-7-02.
    VSU lost it to GVSU 31-24 on 12-14-02.
    GVSU lost it to Saginaw Valley State 34-16 on 10-18-03.
    SVSU lost it to GVSU 10-3 on 11-29-03.
    GVSU lost it to SVSU 31-20 on 10-16-04.
    SVSU lost it to Michigan Tech 38-18 on 10-30-04.
    MTU lost it to GVSU 24-7 on 11-06-04.
    GVSU lost it to UND 19-15 on 11-27-04.
    UND lost it to Pittsburg State 31-19 on 12-04-04.
    PSU lost it to VSU 36-31 on 12-11-04
    VSU lost it to Harding 16-13 on 9-17-05.
    Harding lost it to North Alabama 35-6 on 9-24-05.
    UNA lost it to Central Arkansas 29-26 on 10-1-05.
    UCA lost it to UNA 41-38 on 12-01-05.
    UNA lost it to NWMSU 25-24 on 12-08-05.
    NWMSU lost it to GVSU 21-17 on 12-15-05.
    GVSU lost it to NWMSU 34-16 on 12-8-07.
    NWMSU lost it to VSU 25-20 on 12-15-07.
    VSU lost it to DSU 27-24 on 10-02-08.
    DSU lost it to UNA 55-34 on 11-29-08.
    UNA lost it to NWMSU 41-7 on 12-06-08.
    NWMSU lost it to Minnesota-Duluth 21-14 on 12-13-08.
    UMD lost it to Central Washington 13-10 on 09-03-09.
    CWU lost it to NWMSU 21-20 on 11-28-09.
    NWMSU lost it to TAMUK 16-7 on 09-02-10.
    TAMUK lost it to Abilene Christian 31-24 on 10-02-10.
    ACU lost it to Central Missouri 55-41 on 11-27-10.
    CMU lost it to NWMSU 37-20 on 12-04-10.
    NWMSU lost it to Minnesota-Duluth 17-13 on 12-11-10.
    UMD lost it to Wayne State College 7-0 on 9-17-11
    WSC lost it to Concordia-St. Paul 27-24 on 10-15-11.
    CSP lost it to Winona State 58-24 on 10-22-11.

    Winona fails to make the 2011 playoffs.
    Interim Title of the Man goes to Pittsburg State for winning the National Championship game that year.

    WSU lost it to UMD 38-16 on 09-08-12.
    UMD lost it to St. Cloud State 51-49 on 09-29-12.
    SCSU lost it to Northern State 28-27 on 10-20-2012.
    Northern State lost it to UMD 49-31 on 11-10-2012.
    UMD lost it do Missouri Western State 57-55 on 11-17-2012.
    MWSU lost it to Minnesota-State Mankato 17-10 on 12-01-2012.
    Mankato lost it to Valdosta State University 35-19 on 12-08-2012.
    VSU lost it to West Alabama 49-30 on 10-10-2013.
    UWA lost it to Midwestern State 45-21 on 10-19-2013.
    MSU lost it to Eastern New Mexico 40-21 on 11-09-2013.

    Eastern New Mexico fails to make the playoffs.
    Interim Title of the Man goes to Northwest Missouri State

    ENMU lost it to Midwestern State 42-17 on 09-20-14.
    MSU lost it to Angelo State 45-31 on 10-04-14.
    ASU lost it to Texas A&M-Commerce 41-40 on 10-11-14.
    TA&M-C lost it to Midwestern State 40-37 on 10-25-14.
    MSU lost it to Angelo State 41-36 on 11-08-14.
    ASU lost it to Colorado State – Pueblo 52-14 on 11-29-14.
    Pueblo lost it to West Texas A&M 31-31 on 09-12-15.
    WTA&M lost it to Angelo State 35-17 on 09-26-15.
    ASU lost it to Midwestern State 29-20 on 10-03-15.
    MSU lost it to Texas A&M-Commerce 27-14 on 10-03-15.
    Commerce lost it to Midwestern State 37-33 on 11-14-15.
    MSU lost it to Colorado State-Pueblo 26-17 on 11-28-15.
    Pueblo lost it to Grand Valley State 31-7 on 12-05-15.
    GVSU lost it to Shepherd University 34-32 on 12-12-15.
    Shepherd lost it to Northwest Missouri State 34-7 on 12-19-15.
    NWMSU won the NC and is still currently The Man.


    The Interim Title of The Man for 1975.

    Northern Michigan University claimed it against Western Kentucky 16-14 on 12-13-75.
    NMU lost it to Grand Valley State 31-14 on 11-13-76.
    GVSU lost it to Michigan Tech 10-6 on 09-17-77.
    MTU lost it to Moorhead State 24-0 on 10-08-77.
    Moorhead lost it to St. Cloud State 42-18 on 10-15-77.
    SCSU lost it to Northern Iowa 27-14 on 11-12-77.
    NIU lost it to Youngstown State 31-14 on 09-09-78.
    YSU lost it to Eastern Illinois 26-22 on 12-08-78.
    EIU lost it to Western Illinois 10-7 on 10-06-79.
    WIU lost it to Northern Iowa 38-25 on 10-13-79.
    NIU lost it to South Dakota State 14-7 on 10-20-79.
    SDSU lost it to North Dakota State 38-14 on 10-27-79.
    NDSU lost it to Northern Michigan 10-0 on 09-06-80.
    Northern Michigan beat Delaware to 22-7 on 10-18-80 to unify the titles.


    The Interim Title of the Man for 91 thru 96.
    PSU won the title 23-6 against Jacksonville State.
    PSU lost it to JSU 17-13 on 12-12-92
    Jacksonville St. did not lose to another D2 school until 96.
    JSU lost it to WGU 30-10 on 09-07-96
    WGU lost it to Henderson St. 20-13 on 9-28-96
    HSU lost it to DSU 24-0 on 10-05-96
    DSU lost it to UNA 27-17 on 10-19-96
    UNA lost it to CAU 21-20 on 11-02-96
    CAU lost it to VSU 63-30 on 11-09-96
    VSU lost it to WGU 42-21 on 11-16-96
    WGU lost it to Carson-Newman 41-19 on 11-23-96
    CN beat VSU 24-19 on 11-30-96 to Unify the titles.

    Interim Title of The Man for 98
    Northern Colorado lost it to Nebraska-Omaha 15-3 on 10-24-98
    Nebraska-Omaha lost it to Northwest Missouri 28-14 on 11-21-98
    NWMSU was the current holder of The Man title, so that game unified the title.

    Interim Title of The Man for 2012
    Pittsburg State University claimed it against Wayne State University 35 - 21 on 12-17-2011
    PSU lost it to NWMSU 31-21 on 10-13-2012
    NWMSU lost it to Missouri Western State 21-21 on 11-10-2012.
    MWSU was the current holder of The Man Title, so that was a unification game.

    Interim Title of the The Man for 2014
    NWMSU claimed it against Lenoir-Rhyne 43-28 on 12-21-2013.
    NWMSU lost it to Pittsburg State 35-17 on 14.
    PSU lost it to Minnesota State-Mankato 24-21 on 14.
    Mankato lost it to Colorado State-Pueblo 13-0 on 14.
    Pueblo was the current holder of The Man Title, so an unification game was played at the Championship.




    Northwest Missouri State now currently holds the title of "The Man" now. I'm pretty sure I had all of the dates from 1980 to present all filled out, I used this website here.... http://michigan-football.com/ncaa/ncaa_ii.htm and I pretty much used that site from there on to determine "The Man". It does get harder to figure out when teams moved up back then, but usually poking thru their older media guides will give you the dates you need, and you also might fight the info to confirm what division a school was when it played somebody who may have been a holder of the title belt then. If anybody can fill in those missing dates or track it back from an earlier champion, it would be a big help as well. In theory here, all NC winners were the Man, even if it was just an interim title.

    I think I've stumbled across another website that will make it much easier to track it down all the way to the original "The Man" Louisiana Tech in 1973.
    http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data...conf_index.php
    I do believe I have finally gone through and have The Man traced all the way back to the first Champions of D2 Football the 1973 Louisiana Tech football team, and sorted out the interim belts from the couple of times where Current holder of The Man didn't make the playoffs. Remember, the Championship Game Winner is always The Man, so that's how we get interim belts that have to be traced back a few times and doubled checked to make sure if somebody lost to a full fledged D2 football member at the time or not.

    If I missed something, let me know. I want to try to get this list all cleaned up so that perhaps Brandon or somebody could make a webpage out of this. Then go about seeing about getting an actual trophy and belt made perhaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    I do believe I have finally gone through and have The Man traced all the way back to the first Champions of D2 Football the 1973 Louisiana Tech football team, and sorted out the interim belts from the couple of times where Current holder of The Man didn't make the playoffs. Remember, the Championship Game Winner is always The Man, so that's how we get interim belts that have to be traced back a few times and doubled checked to make sure if somebody lost to a full fledged D2 football member at the time or not.

    If I missed something, let me know. I want to try to get this list all cleaned up so that perhaps Brandon or somebody could make a webpage out of this. Then go about seeing about getting an actual trophy and belt made perhaps.
    As I said several years ago, I would contribute to that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    I do believe I have finally gone through and have The Man traced all the way back to the first Champions of D2 Football the 1973 Louisiana Tech football team, and sorted out the interim belts from the couple of times where Current holder of The Man didn't make the playoffs. Remember, the Championship Game Winner is always The Man, so that's how we get interim belts that have to be traced back a few times and doubled checked to make sure if somebody lost to a full fledged D2 football member at the time or not.

    If I missed something, let me know. I want to try to get this list all cleaned up so that perhaps Brandon or somebody could make a webpage out of this. Then go about seeing about getting an actual trophy and belt made perhaps.
    That is how I recall having it tracked in 2011, so I would say that yes, it's right.

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    Ick!! Ferris has a shot at winning the Man Title belt this week. Not a great shot, but a shot.

    I need a shower.

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    NWMSU made this a really boring thread this year. Oh well. Right now I just don't want UNA to end up with the at the end of this year. Congratulations Bearcats.

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    Has NWMSU released their 2017 schedule yet??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    Has NWMSU released their 2017 schedule yet??
    I may very well be wrong, but I think it will be the same as last year, home and away being flipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    I think I've stumbled across another website that will make it much easier to track it down all the way to the original "The Man" Louisiana Tech in 1973.
    http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data...conf_index.php
    This is an awesome website, I was aware of the other one but never seen this one before. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPAlumn91

    This is an awesome website, I was aware of the other one but never seen this one before. Thanks
    Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmrg74 View Post
    Louisiana Tech beats Western Kentucky 34-0 in the first NCAA Division 2 Championship Game to become the first Man on 12-15-1973.

    LTU lost it to Central Michigan 35-14 on 12-07-74.
    CMU goes D1 in 1975, but lost it to Northern Michigan 17-16 on 09-20-75.
    NMU lost it to Akron 30-13 on 10-11-75.
    Akron lost it to Eastern Kentucky 17-9 on 11-22-75.

    EKU doesn’t make the 1975 playoffs. The first interim belt goes to Northern Michigan for winning the 1975 championship.

    EKU lost it to Delaware 37-21 on 09-11-76.
    Delaware lost it to Northern Michigan 28-17 on 11-27-76.
    NMU lost it to Akron 29-26 on 12-04-76.
    Akron lost it to Montana State 24-13 on 12-11-76.
    MSU lost it to Boise State 26-0 on 10-01-77.
    BSU lost it to Nevada 28-10 on 10-15-77.
    Nevada lost it to Cal-Davis 37-21 on 11-12-77.
    Cal-Davis lost it to Lehigh 39-30 on 12-03-77.

    Lehigh left D2 in 1978. Their next D2 loss was to Delaware in 1979.
    Lehigh lost it to Delaware 21-14 on 10-06-79.
    Eastern Illinois wins the 1978 championship, and claims an interim belt in the process.
    Delaware left D2 in 1980. Next D2 loss was to Northern Michigan in 1980.

    Delaware lost it to Northern Michigan 22-7 on 10-18-80.
    NMU lost it to Eastern Illinois 35-28 on 11-01-80.
    EIU lost it to Cal Poly-SLO 21-13 on 12-13-80.
    Cal Poly-SLO lost to Cal Poly-Pomona 35-21 on 09-26-81.
    Cal Poly-Pomona lost to Cal-Davis 19-7 on 10-03-81.
    Cal-Davis lost to Humboldt State 20-18 on 10-10-81.
    HSU lost to Chico State 26-7 on 10-31-81.
    Chico State lost to Cal-Davis 38-9 on 11-07-81.

    Cal-Davis failed to make the playoffs in 1981. Texas State, then Southwest Texas won the Championship in 1981 and thus claiming an Interim The Man belt. Cal-Davis and Texas State both went on to win all their games in 1982, until the championship game, where the belts where unified.

    Cal-Davis lost to Texas State, 34-9 on 12-11-82.
    Texas State lost to Stephen F. Austin 27-24 on 10-22-83
    SFA lost to ACU 24-10 10-29-83
    ACU lost to Texas State 54-13 11-12-83
    Texas State lost to Central State 24-16 11-26-83
    Central State lost to North Dakota State 41-21 12-10-83
    NDSU lost it to MSU-Mankato 28-21 on 09-15-84
    MSU-Mankato lost it to Northern Colorado 24-22 on 09-22-84
    UNC lost it to North Dakota 33-7 on 09-29-84
    UND lost it to Nebraska-Omaha 28-3 on 10-20-84
    UNO lost it to North Dakota State 25-14 on 12-01-84
    NDSU lost it to Troy 18-17 on 12-08-84
    Troy lost it to Mississippi College 45-21 on 10-19-85
    MC lost it to West Georgia 30-28 on 11-02-85
    WGU lost it to Delta State 25-20 on 11-09-85
    DSU lost it to Valdosta State 39-20 on 11-16-85
    VSU lost it to North Alabama 45-0 on 11-23-85
    UNA lost it to NDSU 35-7 on 12-14-85
    NDSU lost it to Northern Michigan 10-6 on 09-12-87
    NMU lost it to Portland State 13-7 on 12-05-87
    Portland lost it to Troy 31-17 on 12-12-87
    Troy lost it to Central Florida 26-18 on 09-17-88
    CFU lost it to New Haven 31-23 on 10-08-88
    New Haven lost it to American International 51-21 on 10-15-88
    AIC lost it to Bowie State 16-13 on 10-22-88
    Bowie State lost it to Winston-Salem 16-14 on 11-05-88
    Winston-Salem lost it to North Carolina Central 31-16 on 11-20-88
    NC Central lost it to Sacramento State 56-7 on 11-27-88
    Sac St lost it to NDSU 42-20 on 12-03-88
    NDSU lost it to St. Cloud State 20-13 on 10-21-89
    SCSU lost it to Mississippi College 55-24 on 11-18-89
    MC lost it to IUP 27-8 on 12-03-90
    IUP lost it to NDSU 51-11 on 12-10-90
    NDSU lost it to GVSU 21-17 on 9/14/91
    GVSU lost it to Butler 33-0 on 9/21/91
    Butler lost it to Ferris State 7-6 on 10/19/91
    Ferris State lost it to St Joseph's (IN) 16-10 on 11/9/91

    St. Joseph's did not make the playoffs in 1991. Interim title of the Man goes to Pittsburg State for winning the NC in 1991.

    St. Joseph's lost it to Grand Valley State 28-18 on 09-05-92
    GVSU lost it to Indiana University (PA) 45-27 on 09-12-92

    IUP did not lose to another D2 that year but missed the playoffs. Jacksonville State will claim PSU's Interim title from 91 in 92. Jacksonville leaves D2 that year with the interim belt.

    IUP lost it to North Alabama 41-34 on 12-11-93
    UNA did not lose to another D2 school until 1996.

    UNA lost it to Albany State 17-10 on 08-31-96
    Albany St lost it to Miles 29-24 on 09-07-96
    Miles lost it to Tuskegee 37-36 on 09-21-96
    Tuskegee lost it to Albany State 38-14 on 09-28-96
    Albany St lost it to Valdosta State 38-28 on 11-23-96
    VSU lost it to Carson-Newman 24-19 on 11-30-96
    C-N lost it to Northern Colorado on 12-14-96
    Northern Colorado lost it to Western State 14-13 on 9-13-97
    Western State lost it to Fort Hays State 28-15 on 10-18-97
    Fort Hays State lost it to New Mexico Highlands 35-28 on 10-25-97
    NMH lost it to Nebraska-Kearney 49-48 on 11-08-97

    UNK did not make the playoffs in 97. Interim Title of The Man goes to Northern Colorado for winning the NC that year.

    UNK lost it to Missouri Western 26-23 on 9-5-98
    MWSU lost it to Truman St. 41-15 on 9-19-98
    Truman lost it to Central Missouri 10-7 on 9-26-98
    CMSU lost it to Pittsburg St. 32-14 on 10-15-98
    PSU lost it to Northwest Missouri 23-18 on 10-24-08
    NWMSU lost to Nebraska-Omaha 40-17 on 9-4-99.
    UNO lost to Northern Colorado 43-39 on 10-4-99.
    UNC lost to North Dakota 24-16 on 10-16-99.
    UND lost to South Dakota State 21-7 on 10-23-99.
    SDSU lost to UNO 40-34 on 10-30-99.
    UNO lost it to Augustana 31-24 on 11-6-99.
    Augustana lost it to UNC 48-32 on 11-13-99.
    UNC lost it to NWMSU 41-35 on 11-27-99.
    NWMSU lost it to North Dakota State 34-17 on 11-18-00.
    NDSU lost it to Delta State 34-16 on 12-2-00.
    DSU lost it to Valdosta State 70-12 on 10-6-01.
    VSU lost it to Catawba 37-34 on 11-24-01.
    Catawba lost it to Grand Valley State 34-16 on 12-1-01.
    GVSU lost it to UND 17-14 on 12-8-01.
    UND lost it to Central Washington 43-7 on 9-7-02.
    CWU lost it to UC Davis 24-6 on 11-23-02
    UC Davis lost it to Texas A&M-Kingsville 27-20 on 11-30-02
    TAMUK lost it to VSU 21-12 on 12-7-02.
    VSU lost it to GVSU 31-24 on 12-14-02.
    GVSU lost it to Saginaw Valley State 34-16 on 10-18-03.
    SVSU lost it to GVSU 10-3 on 11-29-03.
    GVSU lost it to SVSU 31-20 on 10-16-04.
    SVSU lost it to Michigan Tech 38-18 on 10-30-04.
    MTU lost it to GVSU 24-7 on 11-06-04.
    GVSU lost it to UND 19-15 on 11-27-04.
    UND lost it to Pittsburg State 31-19 on 12-04-04.
    PSU lost it to VSU 36-31 on 12-11-04
    VSU lost it to Harding 16-13 on 9-17-05.
    Harding lost it to North Alabama 35-6 on 9-24-05.
    UNA lost it to Central Arkansas 29-26 on 10-1-05.
    UCA lost it to UNA 41-38 on 12-01-05.
    UNA lost it to NWMSU 25-24 on 12-08-05.
    NWMSU lost it to GVSU 21-17 on 12-15-05.
    GVSU lost it to NWMSU 34-16 on 12-8-07.
    NWMSU lost it to VSU 25-20 on 12-15-07.
    VSU lost it to DSU 27-24 on 10-02-08.
    DSU lost it to UNA 55-34 on 11-29-08.
    UNA lost it to NWMSU 41-7 on 12-06-08.
    NWMSU lost it to Minnesota-Duluth 21-14 on 12-13-08.
    UMD lost it to Central Washington 13-10 on 09-03-09.
    CWU lost it to NWMSU 21-20 on 11-28-09.
    NWMSU lost it to TAMUK 16-7 on 09-02-10.
    TAMUK lost it to Abilene Christian 31-24 on 10-02-10.
    ACU lost it to Central Missouri 55-41 on 11-27-10.
    CMU lost it to NWMSU 37-20 on 12-04-10.
    NWMSU lost it to Minnesota-Duluth 17-13 on 12-11-10.
    UMD lost it to Wayne State College 7-0 on 9-17-11
    WSC lost it to Concordia-St. Paul 27-24 on 10-15-11.
    CSP lost it to Winona State 58-24 on 10-22-11.

    Winona fails to make the 2011 playoffs.
    Interim Title of the Man goes to Pittsburg State for winning the National Championship game that year.

    WSU lost it to UMD 38-16 on 09-08-12.
    UMD lost it to St. Cloud State 51-49 on 09-29-12.
    SCSU lost it to Northern State 28-27 on 10-20-2012.
    Northern State lost it to UMD 49-31 on 11-10-2012.
    UMD lost it do Missouri Western State 57-55 on 11-17-2012.
    MWSU lost it to Minnesota-State Mankato 17-10 on 12-01-2012.
    Mankato lost it to Valdosta State University 35-19 on 12-08-2012.
    VSU lost it to West Alabama 49-30 on 10-10-2013.
    UWA lost it to Midwestern State 45-21 on 10-19-2013.
    MSU lost it to Eastern New Mexico 40-21 on 11-09-2013.

    Eastern New Mexico fails to make the playoffs.
    Interim Title of the Man goes to Northwest Missouri State

    ENMU lost it to Midwestern State 42-17 on 09-20-14.
    MSU lost it to Angelo State 45-31 on 10-04-14.
    ASU lost it to Texas A&M-Commerce 41-40 on 10-11-14.
    TA&M-C lost it to Midwestern State 40-37 on 10-25-14.
    MSU lost it to Angelo State 41-36 on 11-08-14.
    ASU lost it to Colorado State – Pueblo 52-14 on 11-29-14.
    Pueblo lost it to West Texas A&M 31-31 on 09-12-15.
    WTA&M lost it to Angelo State 35-17 on 09-26-15.
    ASU lost it to Midwestern State 29-20 on 10-03-15.
    MSU lost it to Texas A&M-Commerce 27-14 on 10-03-15.
    Commerce lost it to Midwestern State 37-33 on 11-14-15.
    MSU lost it to Colorado State-Pueblo 26-17 on 11-28-15.
    Pueblo lost it to Grand Valley State 31-7 on 12-05-15.
    GVSU lost it to Shepherd University 34-32 on 12-12-15.
    Shepherd lost it to Northwest Missouri State 34-7 on 12-19-15.
    NWMSU won the NC and is still currently The Man.


    The Interim Title of The Man for 1975.

    Northern Michigan University claimed it against Western Kentucky 16-14 on 12-13-75.
    NMU lost it to Grand Valley State 31-14 on 11-13-76.
    GVSU lost it to Michigan Tech 10-6 on 09-17-77.
    MTU lost it to Moorhead State 24-0 on 10-08-77.
    Moorhead lost it to St. Cloud State 42-18 on 10-15-77.
    SCSU lost it to Northern Iowa 27-14 on 11-12-77.
    NIU lost it to Youngstown State 31-14 on 09-09-78.
    YSU lost it to Eastern Illinois 26-22 on 12-08-78.
    EIU lost it to Western Illinois 10-7 on 10-06-79.
    WIU lost it to Northern Iowa 38-25 on 10-13-79.
    NIU lost it to South Dakota State 14-7 on 10-20-79.
    SDSU lost it to North Dakota State 38-14 on 10-27-79.
    NDSU lost it to Northern Michigan 10-0 on 09-06-80.
    Northern Michigan beat Delaware to 22-7 on 10-18-80 to unify the titles.


    The Interim Title of the Man for 91 thru 96.
    PSU won the title 23-6 against Jacksonville State.
    PSU lost it to JSU 17-13 on 12-12-92
    Jacksonville St. did not lose to another D2 school until 96.
    JSU lost it to WGU 30-10 on 09-07-96
    WGU lost it to Henderson St. 20-13 on 9-28-96
    HSU lost it to DSU 24-0 on 10-05-96
    DSU lost it to UNA 27-17 on 10-19-96
    UNA lost it to CAU 21-20 on 11-02-96
    CAU lost it to VSU 63-30 on 11-09-96
    VSU lost it to WGU 42-21 on 11-16-96
    WGU lost it to Carson-Newman 41-19 on 11-23-96
    CN beat VSU 24-19 on 11-30-96 to Unify the titles.

    Interim Title of The Man for 98
    Northern Colorado lost it to Nebraska-Omaha 15-3 on 10-24-98
    Nebraska-Omaha lost it to Northwest Missouri 28-14 on 11-21-98
    NWMSU was the current holder of The Man title, so that game unified the title.

    Interim Title of The Man for 2012
    Pittsburg State University claimed it against Wayne State University 35 - 21 on 12-17-2011
    PSU lost it to NWMSU 31-21 on 10-13-2012
    NWMSU lost it to Missouri Western State 21-21 on 11-10-2012.
    MWSU was the current holder of The Man Title, so that was a unification game.

    Interim Title of the The Man for 2014
    NWMSU claimed it against Lenoir-Rhyne 43-28 on 12-21-2013.
    NWMSU lost it to Pittsburg State 35-17 on 14.
    PSU lost it to Minnesota State-Mankato 24-21 on 14.
    Mankato lost it to Colorado State-Pueblo 13-0 on 14.
    Pueblo was the current holder of The Man Title, so an unification game was played at the Championship.




    Northwest Missouri State now currently holds the title of "The Man" now. I'm pretty sure I had all of the dates from 1980 to present all filled out, I used this website here.... http://michigan-football.com/ncaa/ncaa_ii.htm and I pretty much used that site from there on to determine "The Man". It does get harder to figure out when teams moved up back then, but usually poking thru their older media guides will give you the dates you need, and you also might fight the info to confirm what division a school was when it played somebody who may have been a holder of the title belt then. If anybody can fill in those missing dates or track it back from an earlier champion, it would be a big help as well. In theory here, all NC winners were the Man, even if it was just an interim title.

    I think I've stumbled across another website that will make it much easier to track it down all the way to the original "The Man" Louisiana Tech in 1973.
    http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data...conf_index.php
    just noticed this...gvsu goes out to take the man from defending champion north dakota st at their place and then loses to horsehi* butler the next week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvaara View Post
    just noticed this...gvsu goes out to take the man from defending champion north dakota st at their place and then loses to horsehi* butler the next week?
    Butler wasn't horse$hit back then. They won the MIFC twice and were a playoff team in 1991

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvaara View Post
    just noticed this...gvsu goes out to take the man from defending champion north dakota st at their place and then loses to horsehi* butler the next week?
    Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4nick8 View Post
    Butler wasn't horse$hit back then. They won the MIFC twice and were a playoff team in 1991
    didnt realize that but still must havebeen a letdown after knocking off ndsu at their place

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvaara View Post
    didnt realize that but still must havebeen a letdown after knocking off ndsu at their place
    Maybe a little bit of a letdown.

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