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Macalester Scots Look to Extend Win Streak to Five

After two straight weeks of crossing the border into Wisconsin to play, the Macalester Scots return home this week to face Lawrence University in a game that will have huge implications – for next week. While not looking past the Vikings, a win by the Scots this weekend will put them in a head-on collision…

Macalester Scots Marshall Mullenbach Teaches Domination on Defense

In the 1960s, one of the most beloved television shows of all-time aired. It was called The Andy Griffith Show and was about a small-town sheriff who was beloved by his community, not only because of his quick wit and fast-thinking solutions to problems, but also because of the way that he interacted with people.…

Coach Steve Johnson ‘Serving’ Life Lessons for Bethel Royals

This Saturday afternoon two of the most successful football teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) will take to the field in a contest that is sure to have massive implications, not only on the conference title race, but also on the Division-III football playoff picture as a whole. On that day the 5-1…

Late Flurry Gives St. Olaf Oles First Win of Season

For three quarters the battle between winless St. Olaf and two-win Carleton College was shaping up to be a game of stout defensive stands and missed opportunities. Two field goals is all the teams could muster for the first 45 minutes, however, the final frame looked like two entirely different teams took the field as…

Ground Attack, Defense Leads Concordia Cobbers to 41-21 Win

The Concordia Cobbers looked like they were going to dominate their road contest against Augsburg, when two early scores put them ahead 14-0, however, a kick return for a touchdown following the second touchdown seemed to take the wind out of the sails of the Cobbers and allowed the Auggies to get back into the…

Matt O’Connell Lights It Up in St. Thomas Tommies 62-24 Win

Make no mistake – St. Thomas Tommies Coach Glenn Caruso has built one of the most dominant teams in all of Division-III football. Don’t believe it? Just ask the Hamline University Pipers. The Pipers left the first quarter of Saturday’s game trailing by seven, only to watch 27 unanswered points get put up against them.…

Second Half Rally Leads Macalester Scots to 28-21 Win

Earlier in the week Macalester Scots Head Coach Tony Jennison commented to the Minor League Sports Report that the Beloit College Buccaneers were a team to be reckoned with because the Bucs new Head Coach, Seth Duerr, was a real quality coach who was getting the most out of a roster of just 33-players. Some…

Erik Peterson Retakes Throne in 52-21 Bethel Royals Win

The King is back. No Elvis has not been spotted at a super market for the 10,000th time, nor has any other celebrity miraculously risen from the grave to re-grace the world with their presence. This King is Bethel Royals quarterback Erik Peterson, who ascended back to his proper place in the MIAC football realm…

Sam Sura Leads St. John’s Johnnies Ground Offensive in 29-19 Win

The St. John’s Johnnies rolled into Gustavus Adolphus on Saturday looking to put an end to the aerial assault that has been the Gusties offense. To do so they needed to go to the ground to control the game, and that is what they did, riding the powerful legs of Sam Sura to pull out…

Riding a three-game winning streak the Macalester Scots cross the border into Wisconsin for the second weekend in a row, this time to face the Beloit College Buccaneers. This battle of North Division combatants pits the 4-1 Scots against the 2-3 Buccaneers in a game that seems to be a clear mismatch in favor of…

MIAC Powerhouses Square Off in Saturday Showdown: Gustavus Adolphus vs St. John’s

This Saturday two of the powerhouse teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) will square off as Gustavus Adolphus heads north to battle St. John’s University. With five teams just one game apart in the conference standings, this is the first weekend of what will be a very exciting stretch run in the conference.…

The Big Play Spurs the Concordia Cobbers onto Victory, 34-7

Many people may not be aware of this, but Concordia College likes to think big as a football team. They have big aspirations of winning the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) title. They have big dreams of being a top-10 football team in the country. They have a big-time quarterback in Griffin Neal, and big…

Macalester Scots Coaching Staff Creates Master Plan to Defeat Ripon, 28-20

Consider this for a moment. You own a company and you hire a new employ who has a resume that looks pretty good, but has never quite excelled. However, once he walks through the doors to your organization not only does he prove to be a real star, but he actually takes over. He out…

St. Thomas Tommies Defense Proves to Be Wizards in 45-21 Win

In a must-win game for both teams, St. Thomas welcomed Augsburg College to town Saturday afternoon in a game they had to have if they were going to have a real shot at winning the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). This was going to be a real challenge for the Tommies defense in that they…

Punishing Ground Attack Leads Bethel Royals to 38-14 Win

When a team has Three Kings running their backfield, it is easy to see how those running backs would be the keys to victory on most Saturdays. This week’s game against Hamline was no exception as the Royals running attack put up 331 yards on the ground on their way to a 38-14 victory, and…

With Gustavus Adolphus Offense Grounded, Gusties Turn to Defense to Clinch Victory

There is an old adage in football that says that any team can win on any given day, but that is often times what broadcasters and media pundits say to keep an audience’s attention for a game that has blowout written all over it. Saturday the Gustavus Adolphus Gusties almost learned how true that old…

Battle between St. Thomas and Augsburg Could Be a Season Ender for One

Usually when two teams meet that are 1-1 in their conference, there is not a lot of hoopla and hyperbole being said about the game, but this week’s contest between St. Thomas University and Augsburg College may be the exception. The Tommies will be welcoming the Auggies to St. Thomas this Saturday with Augsburg posting…

Gustavus Adolphus Defense Proves to Be Impenetrable Fortress in 50-0 Win

Did you hear that the air show was in St. Peter on Saturday? No, the Blue Angel team was not there. No, there was not a show of World War II fighters demonstrating aerial tactics. Instead, QB Mitch Hendricks and his band of aces took to the field for Gustavus Adolphus, and put on a…

St. John’s Johnnies March to Impressive 49-28 win over Hamline Pipers

If a person looked at the overall statistics from the game, it would be easy to believe that that Hamline won Saturday afternoon’s contest between the Pipers and St. John’s Johnnies. After all, the Pipers outgained St. John’s by nearly 100 yards and had a small advantage in the time of possession. Those are the…

Bethel Royals Not Ready to Be Dethroned, Beat Concordia 27-17

Two years ago, the Bethel Royals won a 14-13 thriller on a controversial play that gave them one last play after time expired. They scored a touchdown, converted the two-point conversion and won the game. This year the Royals had no desire to give the Concordia Cobbers any impression that it was going to take…