Photo by Larry Radloff, d3photography.com
Usually we don't get a chance to see Mount Union in person
before November at the earliest, more often December. The frank
fact of the matter is, it's hard to justify a long trip just to see
a blowout, and that's often what Mount Union does.
But we knew this past weekend had a chance to be different. While UW-Oshkosh hasn't contended in some time, a WIAC team is always a challenge. The Titans would be playing their second game, to the Purple Raiders' first. And they would be at home against a Mount Union lineup starting 10 sophomores.
So it was worth a look-see. Pat
Coleman talks about what he saw from Mount Union in this week's
Around the Nation Podcast.
That's far from all that's covered, though. Keith McMillan took a drive of his own and saw something unique within Division III, the Merchant Marine-Coast Guard rivalry, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as well. Plus the two talk about the big upsets of the day and what we've learned about the top conferences after some big games.
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The folks at d3photography.com shot the following galleries this weekend:
• No. 1 UW-Whitewater vs. Dakota State
• UW-Oshkosh vs. No. 2 Mount Union
• No. 24 Cal Lutheran vs. No. 4 Linfield
• Ithaca vs. Union
• Gustavus Adolphus vs. Wartburg
• Occidental vs. Puget Sound
• Augsburg vs. Martin Luther
• Hamline vs. Pacific Lutheran
Scroll down for more coverage from Saturday's games.