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NCAA Division-III Football Playoffs Semifinals: Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Linfield

Matchup: On Saturday at 3:30 P.M. Eastern Time, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks will host the Linfield College Wildcats at Perkins Stadium in Whitewater, WI in the semifinals of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. Whitewater finished No. 1 in the final regular season D3Football poll, while Linfield finished N0. 10. This is a rematch of…

NCAA Division-III Football Playoffs Semifinals: Welsey vs. Mount Union

Matchup: On Saturday at noon Eastern Time the Mount Union Purple Raiders will take on the Wesley College Wolverines at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, OH, in the semifinals of the Division-III Football playoffs. This is a matchup of the No. 3 Purple Raiders and the No. 4 Wolverines from the final regular season D3Football…

Widener Coach Proves Sportsmanship Is Dead

This last weekend Widener College Football Coach Mike Kelly found himself at odds with the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Chip Kelly. You may wonder why the coach of a small Division-III school would have a beef with the head coach of a National Football League team. Clearly the Eagles coach must have snubbed…

Linfield Wildcats Dominate Widener in 45-7 Victory

The Linfield Wildcats continued their upstart run to the NCAA Division-III semi-finals with a dominant 45-7 win over the Widener Pride on Saturday. The win was the third victory of these playoffs by the Wildcats over a top 17 team, who will now move on to face the No. 1 team in the country. No…

Furious Late Rally Gives Wisconsin-Whitewater 37-33 Win

For three quarters the Wartburg Knights were proving that they were the superior team, but one must not forget that this is a game that is four quarters long. A 21-point fourth quarter erased a 33-16 deficit, and turned the game into a 37-33 win, sending the Warhawks onto the semi-finals for the ninth time…

Mount Union Purple Raiders Top John Carroll to Advance to Semi-Finals

John Carroll University has gotten quite used to playing Mount Union University each year. These two are the heavyweights of the Ohio Athletic Conference, and frequently play each other for the conference title. Unfortunately for the Blue Streak there is another thing that they are very familiar with; losing to their bitter rival and Saturday…

Joe Callahan, Defense Lead Wesley Wolverines into NCAA Semi-Finals

The Wolverines jumped out on top on their first possession of the game when Eric Speidel kicked a 32-yard field goal to put his team up 3-0. QB Joe Callahan had a huge 24-yard pass on the drive to Robert Wiggs, but his passes on the opening series were not as crisp as most have…

NCAA Division-III Football Playoffs, Round 3: Widener vs. Linfield

Matchup: On Saturday at noon Eastern Time the Linfield Wildcats travel nearly 2000 miles to face the Widener Pride in the third round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. This matchup pits the No. 10 Linfield Wildcats against the No. 11 Widener Pride. How They Got Here: Widener was 10-0 in the regular season, 9-0…

NCAA Division-III Football Playoffs, Round 3: Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Wartburg

Matchup: On Saturday at 1 P.M. Eastern Time the University of Wisconsin Whitewater  Warhawks will welcome the Wartburg Knights in the third round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. This game is a matchup of two of the top five teams in Division-III football. The Warhawks were No. 1 in the last regular season D3Football…

NCAA Division-III Football Playoffs, Round 3: Mount Union vs. John Carroll

Matchup: On Saturday at noon Eastern Time the Mount Union Purple Raiders will take on the John Carroll Blue Streaks in the third round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. Both teams were highly ranked in the final regular season D3Football poll, with Mount Union finishing No. 3 and John Carroll No. 6. This is…

NCAA Division-III Football Playoffs, Round 3: Wesley vs. Hobart

Matchup: On Saturday at noon Eastern Time the Wesley Wolverines will play host to the Hobart Statesmen in the third round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. This game is a matchup of the Wesley College, ranked No. 4 is the final regular season D3Football poll, against Hobart College, ranked No. 9 in that same…

Division-III Football Playoffs: Round 2 Preview: Widener vs. Christopher Newport

Match-Up: On Saturday at noon Eastern Time the Widener College Pride will play host to the Christopher Newport University Captains in the second round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. The Pride were ranked No. 11 in the final regular season D3Football poll. The Captains were not ranked. How They Got Here: I was 14-2…

Match-Up: On Saturday at 1 P.M. Eastern Time the Mary Hardin-Baylor University Crusaders will play host to the Linfield College Wildcats in the second round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. Both teams were ranked in the final regular season D3Football poll, with Linfield ranked No. 10 and Mary Hardin-Baylor No. 2. How They Got…

Division-III Football Playoffs: Round 2 Preview: Wartburg vs. St. John’s

Match-Up: On Saturday at 1 P.M. Eastern Time the Wartburg College Knights will play host to the St. John’s University Johnnies in the second round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. Wartburg was ranked No. 5 in the final regular season D3Football poll, while St. John’s was No. 13. How They Got Here: The Wartburg…

Division-III Football Playoffs: Round 2 Preview: Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Wabash

Match-Up: On Saturday at 1 P.M. Eastern Time the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks will play host to the Wabash College Little Giants in the second round of the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. Whitewater entered the playoffs as the No. 1 team in the final regular season D3Football poll, while Wabash was ranked No. 14. How…

President Brian Rosenberg Creates Atmosphere for Macalester Scots to Excel

Harry S Truman once famously said that “the buck stops here.” At Macalester College they have a little different way of looking at it. For the Scots the “buck starts here,” with here being school President Brian Rosenberg. Since Dr. Rosenberg has taken over the school as its President he has created an atmosphere where…

Division-III Football Playoffs: Round 2 Preview: Mount Union vs. Washington & Jefferson

Match-Up: On Saturday at noon Eastern Time the Mount Union University Purple Raiders will play host to the Washington & Jefferson College Presidents. This is a matchup of the No. 3 Purple Raiders vs. the No. 19 Presidents in the latest D3Football poll. How They Got Here: The Minor League Sports Report took Washinton &…

Division-III Football Playoffs: Round 2 Preview: Wheaton vs. John Carroll

Match-Up: On Saturday at 1 P.M. Eastern Time the Wheaton College Thunder will play host to the John Carroll University Blue Streaks in the second round of the NCAA Division-III playoffs. Both of these teams are ranked in the top-10 in the final regular season D3Football poll, with Wheaton coming in at No. 8 and…

Division-III Football Playoffs: Round 2 Preview: Johns Hopkins vs. Hobart

Match-Up: On Saturday at noon Eastern Time the Hobart College Statesmen will take on the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays in the second round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. Johns Hopkins had finished seventh in the final regular season D3Football poll, while Hobart was ninth. How They Got Here: The Hobart Statesman are now 11-0…

Division-III Football Playoffs: Round 2 Preview: Wesley vs. MIT

Match-Up: On Saturday at noon Eastern Time the Wesley College will face off against the MIT University Engineers in the second round of the NCAA Division-III Football playoffs. Wesley finished the regular season ranked fourth in the D3Football poll. MIT received six points but was not ranked. How They Got Here: MIT was 10-0 in…