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DII Nation hosted by Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman

DII Nation hosted by Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman

By Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman

Welcome NCAA DII sports fans! Join NCAA.com's Wayne Cavadi and former MIAA student-athlete and beat writer Bethany Bowman for the first-ever podcast dedicated to all DII sports.
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DII Nation Podcast: Ferris State's Caleb Murphy and Mylik Mitchell talk DII football championship
DII Nation Podcast: Ferris State's Caleb Murphy and Mylik Mitchell talk DII football championship
Ferris State is back in the DII football semifinals. Gene Upshaw Award winner Caleb Murphy and quarterback Mylik Mitchell join Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman to talk about their journey to back to the semis.
31:35
December 08, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Wayne and Bethany preview and predict the DII football bracket
DII Nation Podcast: Wayne and Bethany preview and predict the DII football bracket
This week, Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi dive into the DII football championship bracket and try to make sense of what will happen over the next month.
27:42
November 18, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: College football's leading rusher Jada Byers and Coach Parker join the Nation
DII Nation Podcast: College football's leading rusher Jada Byers and Coach Parker join the Nation
Jada Byers and Dr. Alvin Parker join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk DII football, the CIAA and the excellent season Virginia Union has put together.
29:48
November 10, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Breaking down Limestone's surprising DII football season
DII Nation Podcast: Breaking down Limestone's surprising DII football season
Head coach Mike Furrey and star running back Tre Stewart join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about one of the largest turnarounds in recent DII football history. Fresh off an upset of nationally ranked Newberry and in their first regional rankings ever, Furrey and Stewart talk culture, building a program, and whether or not the Saints former NFL players-turned-coaches can hang with the running back.
33:18
November 03, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Missouri Western's Will Martin on his Kentucky Wildcat homecoming
DII Nation Podcast: Missouri Western's Will Martin on his Kentucky Wildcat homecoming
Missouri Western men's basketball head coach Will Martin joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about his Kentucky Wildcat roots, his return to Rupp Arena, working with John Calipari and Sundance Wicks, and expectations for the Griffons in the MIAA this year.
24:49
October 27, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Emporia State joins the Nation to talk DII football
DII Nation Podcast: Emporia State joins the Nation to talk DII football
Head coach Garin Higgins and Harlon Hill contender Braden Gleason talk the recent hot streak with big wins over UNK and Washburn, the Hornets offense, and what music is best pregame.
28:00
October 20, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Key to the City victors Sioux Falls chat DII football
DII Nation Podcast: Key to the City victors Sioux Falls chat DII football
Out to a 5-0 start and fresh off a big win against hometown rival Augustana (SD), Sioux Falls head coach Jon Anderson and star running back Thuro Reisdorfer join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk NSIC football, the DII football landscape, and favorite football team.
23:07
October 07, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Central Oklahoma's Adam Dorrel talks about his return to DII football
DII Nation Podcast: Central Oklahoma's Adam Dorrel talks about his return to DII football
Legendary DII football coach Adam Dorrel is back in the MIAA and fresh off a big upset last weekend.Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman talk shop with Coach about the big win, what the Bronchos expectations are, and the best football movie of all time.
23:05
September 28, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Angelo State football takes over The Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Angelo State football takes over The Nation
This week on the DII Nation, Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi sit down with Angelo State Rams football head coach Jeff Girsch and star running back Nate Omayebu III and talk DII football, the Lone Star Conference, Super Region Four, and what food tastes best.
31:09
September 21, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Grand Valley State's Matt Mitchell, Cade Peterson dish on DII football
DII Nation Podcast: Grand Valley State's Matt Mitchell, Cade Peterson dish on DII football
Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi are back with a new season of talking DII sports. The first guests are Grand Valley State football's head coach Matt Mitchell and starting quarterback Cade Peterson. They discuss DII football, Super Region Three, the balanced Lakers' attack and much more. 
30:19
September 14, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: National champion head coach Tony Annese talks Ferris State football
DII Nation Podcast: National champion head coach Tony Annese talks Ferris State football
Ferris State football head coach Tony Annese joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk national championships, defending the crown, Jared Bernhardt and tee times.
34:41
April 20, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Roll Stable! Head coach Kyle Crookes and infielder Harrison Schnurbusch talk Mules baseball
DII Nation Podcast: Roll Stable! Head coach Kyle Crookes and infielder Harrison Schnurbusch talk Mules baseball
The Central Missouri baseball team lost a lot of talent from the squad that made it to Cary two years in a row for the DII baseball championship. That hasn't slowed down the Mules one bit. Head coach Kyle Crookes and veteran shortstop Harrison Schnurbusch join Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman to discuss why Central Missouri is just so darn good at baseball.
26:53
April 05, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Landon Powell, John Michael Faile of North Greenville baseball join The Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Landon Powell, John Michael Faile of North Greenville baseball join The Nation
This week, the head coach (Landon Powell) and All-American catcher (John Michael Faile) from the red-hot North Greenville Crusaders of DII baseball join Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman to talk baseball, the Southeast Region and DII baseball.
27:37
March 30, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: A DII Men's and Women's Elite Eight Preview
DII Nation Podcast: A DII Men's and Women's Elite Eight Preview
No guests this week as hosts Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi breakdown the final eight teams remaining in each of the DII Men's and Women's Elite Eight tourneys.
37:42
March 19, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Northwest Missouri State Bearcats talk DII men's basketball
DII Nation Podcast: Northwest Missouri State Bearcats talk DII men's basketball
It's tourney time. It only seems appropriate that head coach Ben McCollum and star guard Diego Bernard from the two-time defending champion Northwest Missouri State Bearcats joined hosts Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman this week.
22:18
March 10, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Drury DII women's basketball head coach Amy Eagan joins The Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Drury DII women's basketball head coach Amy Eagan joins The Nation
Drury women's basketball is once again in the mix for a NCAA DII tournament appearance. Head coach Amy Eagan talks about her tenure in DII, starting from her legendary playing days for Truman State to her current Panthers battling in the GLVC.
22:21
March 03, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Head coach Jeff Gregory, Michael Dansky join from DII baseball champion Wingate Bulldogs
DII Nation Podcast: Head coach Jeff Gregory, Michael Dansky join from DII baseball champion Wingate Bulldogs
This week, Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi sit down with a pair of DII baseball national champions Wingate Bulldogs. We talk about new expectations, veteran leadership and the right way to eat a steak.
28:50
February 24, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Bevo Francis top-50 nominess Nick Smith and Sekou Sylla discuss undefeated hoops
DII Nation Podcast: Bevo Francis top-50 nominess Nick Smith and Sekou Sylla discuss undefeated hoops
Nova Southeastern is 22-0 in the 2021-22 DII men's basketball season. Two of their star players, Nick Smith and Sekou Sylla, join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about the undefeated start and what makes the Sharks' engine go.
21:24
February 16, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Flagler's Jaizec Lottie and Chad Warner join The Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Flagler's Jaizec Lottie and Chad Warner join The Nation
Flagler's Jaizec Lottie is one of the best scorers in DII men's basketball. He also brings an element to DII that is well beyond the hardwood. Head coach Chad Warner and Lottie join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk hoops, character and the special story of his teammate Jax Bouknight.
31:03
February 08, 2022
WATCH: DII Nation Podcast (video only): DII Nation Podcast: Glenville State's Kim Stephens talks undefeated DII women's basketball
WATCH: DII Nation Podcast (video only): DII Nation Podcast: Glenville State's Kim Stephens talks undefeated DII women's basketball
(Video only) This week Glenville State's head coach Kim Stephens joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about the Pioneers undefeated start, her DII origins and the X's and O's behind that high-octane offense.
12:44
February 01, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Head coach Kim Stephens joins the Nation to talk undefeated DII women's basketball
DII Nation Podcast: Head coach Kim Stephens joins the Nation to talk undefeated DII women's basketball
This week Glenville State's head coach Kim Stephens joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about the Pioneers undefeated start, her DII origins and the X's and O's behind that high-octane offense. 
12:59
February 01, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Haydn McGeary, Spencer Bramwell of Colorado Mesa talk DII baseball
DII Nation Podcast: Haydn McGeary, Spencer Bramwell of Colorado Mesa talk DII baseball
With first pitch a mere week away, reigning DII baseball national player of the year Haydn McGeary and Spencer Bramwell of Colorado Mesa join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about the coming season. Hear what makes Colorado Mesa such a DII baseball powerhouse, their approach at the plate and we'll see just how well they know each other off the field.
21:19
January 27, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Karlee Pireu and Annie Roshak of Ashland women's basketball join the Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Karlee Pireu and Annie Roshak of Ashland women's basketball join the Nation
Ashland has become a DII women's basketball powerhouse over the past decade. Karlee Pireu and Annie Roshak join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk historic win streaks and what makes DII so special.
22:03
January 20, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Emporia State's dynamic duo crashes the DII Nation Hot Seat
DII Nation Podcast: Emporia State's dynamic duo crashes the DII Nation Hot Seat
Emporia State's Tray Buchanan and Jamah'Ri Turner join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi on this week's DII Nation. The Hornets' star guards are the top-scoring backcourt in DII men's basketball, but also a laugh a minute.
22:30
January 12, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Minnesota Duluth basketball head coach Justin Wieck
DII Nation Podcast: Minnesota Duluth basketball head coach Justin Wieck
Minnesota Duluth's men's basketball head coach Justin Wieck joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to discuss the 14-0 start, the big win vs. Ferris State and preparing for DII basketball in the age of COVID-19.
23:00
January 07, 2022
DII Nation Podcast: Allie Schulte of defending champion Lubbock Christian joins The Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Allie Schulte of defending champion Lubbock Christian joins The Nation
Allie Schulte, a two-time national champion with Lubbock Christian, joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to discuss how the Chaps have gone from NAIA to DII women's basketball powerhouse.
13:03
December 29, 2021
WATCH: DII Nation Podcast: Former Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Ryan Hawkins joins The Nation
WATCH: DII Nation Podcast: Former Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Ryan Hawkins joins The Nation
Former Bearcat and DII men's basketball star Ryan Hawkins joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about his successful transition to Division I Creighton, where the young Bluejays are off to a fantastic start with multiple top-25 wins.
17:22
December 22, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Former Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Ryan Hawkins joins The Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Former Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Ryan Hawkins joins The Nation
Former Bearcat and DII men's basketball star Ryan Hawkins joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about his successful transition to Division I Creighton, where the young Bluejays are off to a fantastic start with multiple top-25 wins. 
17:38
December 22, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Ferris State's Jared Bernhardt joins to discuss DII football (audio only)
DII Nation Podcast: Ferris State's Jared Bernhardt joins to discuss DII football (audio only)
Former Tewaaraton award-winner turned GLIAC player of the year Jared Bernhardt joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to discuss the transition to DII football, getting ready for Friday Night Lights in Texas and what his time as a DII student-athlete has taught him.
12:39
December 15, 2021
WATCH: DII Nation Podcast: Ferris State's Jared Bernhardt joins to discuss DII football
WATCH: DII Nation Podcast: Ferris State's Jared Bernhardt joins to discuss DII football
Former Tewaaraton award-winner turned GLIAC player of the year Jared Bernhardt joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to discuss the transition to DII football, getting ready for Friday Night Lights in Texas and what his time as a DII student-athlete has taught him.
12:23
December 15, 2021
DII Nation Podcast (audio only): Colorado School of Mines quarterback John Matocha talks DII football
DII Nation Podcast (audio only): Colorado School of Mines quarterback John Matocha talks DII football
Colorado School of Mines quarterback John Matocha joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to discuss his time as an Oredigger, his impressive style of play and what it's like being teammates with Harlon Hill Trophy finalist Michael Zeman.
14:43
December 08, 2021
WATCH: DII Nation Podcast: Colorado School of Mines quarterback John Matocha talks DII football
WATCH: DII Nation Podcast: Colorado School of Mines quarterback John Matocha talks DII football
Colorado School of Mines quarterback John Matocha joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to discuss his time as an Oredigger, his impressive style of play and what it's like being teammates with Harlon Hill Trophy finalist Michael Zeman.
14:27
December 08, 2021
WATCH DII Nation VIDEO podcast: Shepherd QB Tyson Bagent talks game-winners in the DII football championship
WATCH DII Nation VIDEO podcast: Shepherd QB Tyson Bagent talks game-winners in the DII football championship
Shepherd Rams quarterback Tyson Bagent joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi in this week's DII football playoffs episode. Find out what to expect in Kutztown, what that game-winning play was like and who the next great Shepherd quarterback may be. 
19:09
December 01, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Shepherd QB Tyson Bagent talks game-winners in the DII football championship (audio only!)
DII Nation Podcast: Shepherd QB Tyson Bagent talks game-winners in the DII football championship (audio only!)
Shepherd Rams quarterback — and Harlon Hill Trophy nominee — Tyson Bagent joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi in this week's DII football playoffs episode. Find out what to expect in Kutztown, what that game-winning play was like and who the next great Shepherd quarterback may be.
19:25
December 01, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Newberry football head coach Todd Knight talks DII football championship upsets (audio only)
DII Nation Podcast: Newberry football head coach Todd Knight talks DII football championship upsets (audio only)
Newberry football coach Todd Knight joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about the Wolves big upset over the defending champion West Florida Argos in the DII football championship.
29:42
November 24, 2021
NEW! WATCH THE DII NATION PODCAST ON SPOTIFY! Newberry football head coach Todd Knight talks DII football championship upsets
NEW! WATCH THE DII NATION PODCAST ON SPOTIFY! Newberry football head coach Todd Knight talks DII football championship upsets
Newberry football coach Todd Knight joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about the Wolves big upset over the defending champion West Florida Argos in the DII football championship. 
29:25
November 24, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Previewing the DII football playoffs with D2football.com's Brandon Misener and Chuck Bitner
DII Nation Podcast: Previewing the DII football playoffs with D2football.com's Brandon Misener and Chuck Bitner
The DII football championship tournament is exciting as it is. Discussing sleepers, surprises, games to watch and predictions with the guys from D2football.com is even more exciting. Founder Brandon Misener and SAC columnist Chuck Bitner join the nation to preview the DII football playoffs beginning Nov. 20. 
23:59
November 17, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Reigning WBCA DII women's basketball player of the year Paige Robinson joins the Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Reigning WBCA DII women's basketball player of the year Paige Robinson joins the Nation
Drury women's basketball's all-world player Paige Robinson joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk GLVC dominance, the new rivalry with Lubbock Christian and why the "O" is the best place to play in DII college basketball. 
12:14
November 10, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: John McCarthy, Chris Cottrell of Small College Basketball join the Nation
DII Nation Podcast: John McCarthy, Chris Cottrell of Small College Basketball join the Nation
With the DII men's basketball season ready to roll, Small College Basketball founder John McCarthy and the voice of the Small College Basketball podcast Chris Cottrell join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to discuss all things hoops. Learn about the organization, the upcoming Hall of Fame Classic tournament, some teams to watch and players that should hear their name on the Bevo Francis Award watchlist.
36:34
November 03, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Northwest Missouri State's Trevor Hudgins talks championship college basketball
DII Nation Podcast: Northwest Missouri State's Trevor Hudgins talks championship college basketball
The Bearcats' star guard joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk about his very successful college basketball career thus far at Northwest Missouri State, the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic and what it means to be a DII student-athlete.
20:56
October 28, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Valdosta State QB Ivory Durham talks DII football
DII Nation Podcast: Valdosta State QB Ivory Durham talks DII football
The Valdosta State Blazers' starting quarterback Ivory Durham joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk the Blazers' high-powered offense, the Gulf South Conference and what's really going on inside his headphones pre-game.
13:30
October 20, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Washington Nationals and Le Moyne Dolphins pitcher Josiah Gray joins the Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Washington Nationals and Le Moyne Dolphins pitcher Josiah Gray joins the Nation
Former DII baseball ace Josiah Gray joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk his time with the Le Moyne Dolphins, the Cape Cod Baseball League, his favorite Twitter accounts and a World Series prediction. (Apologies for the early mike problems, it's resolved quickly!)
27:59
October 14, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Genna Berg from No. 1 Washburn volleyball joins the Nation
DII Nation Podcast: Genna Berg from No. 1 Washburn volleyball joins the Nation
Genna Berg joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk DII women's volleyball, reaching the No. 1 spot and expectations for 2021.
12:27
October 07, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Slippery Rock's Henry Litwin talks DII football
DII Nation Podcast: Slippery Rock's Henry Litwin talks DII football
This week, Henry Litwin, one of DII football's premier wide receivers, joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to talk PSAC football and iconic Pittsburgh sandwiches. 
13:52
September 29, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Kennedy Bearden talks about the championship culture at Grand Valley State
DII Nation Podcast: Kennedy Bearden talks about the championship culture at Grand Valley State
Kennedy Bearden joins Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman to talk DII women's soccer, what it means to be a Grand Valley State Laker and which social media platforms she just can't stop watching.
11:22
September 22, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Nebraska-Kearney QB TJ Davis joins after latest DII football upset
DII Nation Podcast: Nebraska-Kearney QB TJ Davis joins after latest DII football upset
Nebraska-Kearney quarterback TJ Davis joins Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi to discuss the Lopers latest upset, the world of DII football and his favorite sneakers in his collection.
14:46
September 15, 2021
The DII Nation Podcast: Alexis Cardoza joins the show to talk DII women's volleyball
The DII Nation Podcast: Alexis Cardoza joins the show to talk DII women's volleyball
The Colorado Premier Challenge is set for this weekend from Denver, Colo. Six top-10 teams are part of the field, including defending champion Cal State San Bernardino. The Yotes superstar Alexis Cardoza joins Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman to talk DII, being a national champ and her favorite social media platforms. 
09:09
September 08, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: DII football bold predictions and a Week 1 preview of the return to DII sports
DII Nation Podcast: DII football bold predictions and a Week 1 preview of the return to DII sports
Join Bethany Bowman and Wayne Cavadi as they provide you their 2021 DII football national championship predictions and the incredible games on the DII football, DII women's volleyball and DII soccer fields that return to action this week for the first time since 2019.
15:43
September 01, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Northwest Missouri State football's Rich Wright joins the show
DII Nation Podcast: Northwest Missouri State football's Rich Wright joins the show
We are one week away from kickoff of the 2021 DII football season. Northwest Missouri head coach Rich Wright joins Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman to discuss the team, his relationship with the national champion Bearcats basketball team and what it meant showing off that new locker room to the team.
23:09
August 28, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: West Florida head coach Pete Shinnick is glad to back on the DII football field
DII Nation Podcast: West Florida head coach Pete Shinnick is glad to back on the DII football field
The reigning DII football national champion West Florida Argonauts are finally back to work after a one-year hiatus. Head coach Pete Shinnick joins hosts Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman to talk Austin Reed, the Gulf South Conference and how his golf game is coming along.
14:38
August 19, 2021
DII Nation Podcast: Meet hosts Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman
DII Nation Podcast: Meet hosts Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman
Welcome to the DII Nation Podcast hosted by Wayne Cavadi and Bethany Bowman. Get to know your co-hosts as they combine their years of NCAA DII expertise in bringing you the first-ever podcast dedicated to Division II sports.
14:50
August 12, 2021