ATN Podcast: First look

Neal Seaman
Neal Seaman's first start for Mount Union would have to be considered a success.
Photo by Larry Radloff,

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 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

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