Welcome to Season 2 of 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.
Larry Rivers (Jr.-Dearborn Heights, Mich.) posted one of the biggest rushing performances in school history but the Lakeland University football team was unable to duplicate an explosive first half and Carroll University rallied for a 44-34 win in both teams’ football season opener Saturday at Taylor Field. The Muskies built an 11-point halftime lead but […]
Welcome to Season 2 of 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 ColinBruton@MinorLeagueSportsReport.com. All questions are subject to the Coach’s final approval. Enjoy!
One thing that Lakeland University Head Football Coach Colin Bruton has wanted to do this season is involve running back Larry Rivers more in the offense. It is easy to understand why after the sophomore run for two first quarter touchdowns, helping the Muskies to jump out to a 24-0 first quarter lead on their […]
It has been a tough start to the opening of the 2018 season for the Lakeland University Muskies, and that continued on Saturday, as the team fell to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers, 49-12. The Pioneers scored 35 unanswered points to take command of this game as quarterback Colin Schuetz produced over 240 yards of […]
The home opener for any college football team is supposed to be a celebratory Saturday, but the Trine University Thunder made it anything but that, battering the Lakeland University defense for 486 yards rushing in a 56-6 drubbing of the Muskies. Star running back Lamar Carswell led the way with 223 yards on just 19 […]
The Lakeland Muskies looked like they were in the driver’s seat on Saturday afternoon, taking a 20-10 lead over Carroll University with a little over 13 minutes left in the first half. However, the Pioneers defense stiffened, holding Lakeland to just six more points over the remaining portion of the contest while forcing three turnovers […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Saturday, the No. 1 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks will welcome the Lakeland Muskies in the first round of the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. UW-Whitewater won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) after going 10-0, 7-0 in the conference. They were ranked No. 2 in the nation for much of the season, but a […]