Category: Robert Pannier

NCAA Division-III Championship: Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Mount Union

Matchup: On Friday night at Salem Stadium in Salem, VA, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks will take on the Mount Union University Purple Raiders in the Stagg Bowl to determine the NCAA Division-III Football championship. The Warhawks finished No. 1 in the final regular season D3Football poll, with the Purple Raiders finishing No. 3. It…

CSUP ThunderWolves Defense Leads Team into Division-II Finals

For nearly three quarters the West Georgia Wolves looked like they were going to shock Colorado State University-Pueblo and advance to the finals of the NCAA Division-II Football playoffs. That was until a little trickery gave the ThunderWolves a 10-7 lead with a little under 10 minutes left in the game. From there the team…

Wisconsin-Whitewater Advances to NCAA Division-III Championship

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks do not make it easy, but one thing they do is win. For the 31st time in a row, the Warhawks came out on top, this time over Linfield College, sending UWW to the championship game for the second year in a row, and the ninth time in the last…

Minnesota State Rolls Over Concord, 47-13

The two teams that have the longest winning streaks in NCAA Division-II football entered the field in Mankato on Saturday, but only one of them played like a winner of 13-straight games.  The Minnesota State Mavericks put up an offensive show that was unstoppable, and they dominated the clock while scoring on every one of…

Mount Union Purple Raiders Roll to Division-III Finals, 70-21

This NCAA Division-III football semifinal matchup looked to be a great matchup between the No. 3 Mount Union Purple Raiders and No. 4 Wesley Wolverines. Two great quarterbacks and a set of outstanding defenses gave the appearance that this was going to be one of the most exciting games of the day. The Purple Raiders…

NCAA Division-II Football Semifinals: Minnesota State vs. Concord

Matchup: On Saturday at 3:o0 P.M. Eastern Time, the Minnesota State Mavericks will welcome the Concord University Mountain Lions to Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato, MN for their semifinal match in the NCAA Division-II playoffs. The Mavericks enter the contest as the No. 1 team in the final regular season D2Football poll, while Concord finished No.…

NCAA Division-II Football Semifinals: West Georgia vs. Colorado State-Pueblo

Matchup: On Saturday at 6:30 P.M. Eastern Time, the University of West Georgia Wolves will play the Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves at DeRose ThunderBowl in Pueblo, CO in the semifinals of the NCAA Division-II football playoffs. Entering the playoffs the ThunderWolves were No. 6 in the final regular season D2Football poll. The Wolves were No.…

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…