Category: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Muskies Matters with Lakeland University Head Football Coach Colin Bruton

Welcome to Muskies Matters with Lakeland University Head Football Coach Colin Bruton. Muskies Matters is a weekly program where fans can ask their questions and the Coach will provide his insights related to football, sports in general, or just about life. If you wish to have your question included during the show, email it to…

UW-Oshkosh vs. Lakeland: Division-III Football Playoffs, Round 1

On Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM, the No. 3 ranked University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans welcome the Lakeland Muskies in the first round of the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. UW-Oshkosh enters the playoffs at 9-0 and winners of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The Muskies are 8-2 and winners of seven in a…

Johnathan Hagerty Leads Lakeland Muskies to 57-31 Victory

There are those who worry about what the Lakeland University offense will look like next season after super talent Michael Whitley graduates. The Muskies quarterback has been unreal, setting new conference records each week, making many wonder if next season they will be reminiscing about the good ole days. That question was answered on Saturday…

Commitment to FAMILY Drives Jim Schroeder, Regents toward Success

In his third season as the head football coach at Rockford University, Jim Schroeder is helping to build the Regents program so that it is destined for success but, even more importantly, he is helping to develop young men dedicated to the principle of FAMILY. Introducing Jim Schroeder Family. That means so many things to…

Randy Awrey Drawing the Best from Players, Self at Concordia-Chicago

Before coming to Concordia-Chicago, Head Football Coach Randy Awrey had already established an impressive resume, not only in the way that he had turned programs around, but also in the life lessons that he had taught his players. He is now focused on this kind of transformation with the Cougars, as the Coach continues building a program on the principles that lead to success.

Dezmon Eddie, Michael Whitley Give Lakeland Last Second Victory, 47-38

The contest between the Aurora Spartans and the Lakeland Muskies was supposed to be an exciting affair, as the top two teams in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference entered the game undefeated in conference play. It looked like Aurora University was going to put themselves in prime position to earn the victory and take the…

Grace Under Fire Helps Donte Rowell Stars for Lakeland Defense

With his senior season quickly coming to a close, Lakeland University safety Donte Rowell is having another stellar season which will likely help lead the Muskies to their third straight NACC title. He has proven to not only be a stellar athlete, but the kind of player who remains cool when the game gets its hottest.

Dezmon Eddie Powers Lakeland Muskies to Decisive Victory over Warriors, 48-0

It isn’t often that the Lakeland University Muskies put up 48 points and star quarterback Michael Whitley is not the focus of that onslaught, but that proved to be the case on Saturday afternoon, as Dezmon Eddie rushed for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Muskies 48-0 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran. The Lakeland defense…

Dennis Miller Providing Bright Future for Wisconsin Lutheran Program, Players

Since he was first hired to start the Wisconsin Lutheran College football program in 1998, Head Coach Dennis Miller has turned the Warriors into one of the more successful program in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference but, more importantly, he has built a program that is dedicated to giving the young men in the program a bright future that is destined for greatness.

Diante Moses Leads Lakeland Defense in Muskies 57-21 Victory

Cloaked in the shadows of one of the best offenses in all of Division-III football, the Lakeland University defense isn’t often mentioned in most stories about the team. Because of how prolific Michael Whitley and his high-powered offense have been, this defense has lived in relative anonymity for much of the season. However, Saturday afternoon,…

Michael Whitley Throws for Seven Touchdowns in Muskies 47-40 Win

Saturday afternoon’s contest against Adrian College proved to be rather ironic. On Thursday, Lakeland University Head Football Coach Colin Bruton commented on Muskies Matters that he didn’t care if his team won 70-60, as long as they won. Saturday afternoon’s affair wasn’t that high scoring, but it did produce 87 points as quarterback Michael Whitley…

Donte Rowell, Muskies Defense Powers Lakeland to 60-14 Victory

When you see a team put up sixty points, a lot of focus is going to be on the offense, and deservedly so, but it was the defense for Lakeland University that really stole the show on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to two interceptions and a fumble recovery by senior Donte Rowell, the Muskies allowed just…

Falcons Head Coach Greg Etter Proving PRIDE Cometh Before Success

In his 10th season as head coach of the Concordia University-Wisconsin football team, Greg Etter has instilled a sense of PRIDE in his team that has made the Falcons one of the most successful teams in the NACC over the last decade. Introducing Greg Etter There is a verse in the Bible that says that…

Wild Second Quarter Helps Pioneers Prevail, 56-22

It was a rather mundane first quarter in Saturday night’s contest between the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Lakeland University. The Pioneers led 7-0, but the second quarter turned into a track meet, as the two teams combined for 42-points, 28 of which came from UW-Platteville as they would go onto defeat the Muskies, 56-22. The…

Brandan Campbell, Hope College Hang on for 37-35 Victory

If you took a look at the boxscore of the Hope College-Lakeland University football game, you would be absolutely sure that Lakeland won this game. They had over 564-yards of total offense, had possession of the ball for 42:11, and had 101 total plays to 43 for the Flying Dutchmen. Yet, it was Hope that…

Like a Superhero, Michael Whitley Leads Muskies with Strength, Humility

Lakeland University quarterback Michael Whitley has developed a legend about himself that has turned the QB into a hero at the school. The Muskies senior has set all kinds of school records on the gridiron, but it is his strength of character and humility of spirit that has really made him a superhero on and…

Michael Whitley Unstoppable in Lakeland Muskies Opening Victory, 43-29

The Lakeland Muskies took to the field Saturday night to open up the 2017 season. It was a festive occasion, as the team not only was playing in their newly remodeled stadium, but also was looking to build off of last year’s success which saw the team had to the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. Thanks…

Coach Colin Bruton Turns Muskies into Top Fish in the Conference

In his third season as the head football coach of the Lakeland University Muskies, Colin Bruton has turned his team into one of the top teams in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC). The Muskies have been the top fish the last two seasons, earning trips to the NCAA football playoffs in both of his…