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MIAA Weekly

By Jesse Cordova
Each week, we'll explore a topic that is relevant to the MIAA. Whether it's the addition of a non-conference slate, league standings, or the most recent action on the field... MIAA Weekly is your source for all things MIAA
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Episode 34: Football is back
MIAA Football is being played! This week on the podcast, I am joined by Joplin Globe Sports Writer Jared Porter to talk about Pitt State and UNK's season opener last weekend. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and make sure you follow the show on twitter @miaaweekly. Shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats for the intro and outro.
43:30
November 6, 2020
Episode 33: MWSU coach Matt Williamson joins the podcast
This week on the podcast, I am joined by Missouri Western football coach Matt Williamson to discuss the 2020 season, the loaded Griffons roster, and what COVID testing and safety measures look like for a D2 football program. Plus, we have our first mailbag segment of the new season. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and make sure you follow the show on twitter @miaaweekly. Shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats for the intro and outro.
39:46
October 16, 2020
Episode 32: Season 2 Premiere
On the Season 2 premiere of the podcast, we talk about why it is important for Pitt State, Missouri Western, and Nebraska-Kearney to play football this fall. In segment two, I have a 1-on-1 with UNK football coach Josh Lynn to discuss his team and the momentum the Lopers have built under his leadership. Email the show at MIAAWeekly@gmail.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @miaaweekly! Shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats for the intro and outro.
33:05
October 9, 2020
EPISODE 31- MIAA Tournament is 1 Week Away
This week, I break down the MIAA Tournament scenarios for the last handful of teams who can lock up a spot in KC. In Segment 2, we chat with St. Joseph News-Press Sports Director Brandon Zenner about Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri State after their rivalry game on Tuesday in St. Joe. Then, we peak at the regional rankings and check the mail bag. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and make sure you follow the show on twitter @miaaweekly. Shoutout to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats for the intro/outro.
45:53
February 28, 2020
Episode 30- Instant Classic in Maryville
This week, I start by talking through the biggest basketball game of the year in the MIAA so far. In segment 2, we look at the Central Regional rankings and project where the MIAA teams in the field could end up being seeded. We also had a mail bag submission asking about my personal All-MIAA team. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and make sure you follow the show on twitter @miaaweekly. Shoutout to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats for the intro/outro.
45:14
February 21, 2020
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY RECAP
This week on the podcast, I'm joined by TWO special guests! First, I talk with Matt Gilmore, the Editor of kpreps.com about the high school talent out of Kansas who signed with MIAA schools. Then in segment 2, I'm joined by the creator/owner of SixStarFootball.com, Israel James to discuss how the MIAA did in the Show-Me State. I also give a potential impact newcomer for each team and answer recruiting class questions out of the mail bag. https://www.kansaspregame.com/article/schlagle-linebacker-travels-long-road-success https://www.tahlequahdailypress.com/sports/seven-ths-athletes-ink-with-riverhawks/article_be068a7a-4942-11ea-95db-db0f401f3b73.html Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and make sure you follow the show on Twitter @MIAAWeekly. Shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats for the intro/outro.
01:09:03
February 11, 2020
EPISODE 28: No Non-Conference Football Coming to MIAA
In this week's episode, we dig into the MIAA's failed motion to bring non-conference football back to the league. Who voted yes and no? Was there some controversy in the vote? I am joined on the podcast by Missouri Southern Athletic Director and MIAA football task force member Jared Bruggeman to discuss the decision. In segment two, I give my take on the decision by the league's presidents and tell you why I think some of the teams really don't want non-conference games on the schedule. Then, we close out the show by doing a little D2 Bracketology as we see which MIAA basketball teams are in the best position to make the regional in March and who from the GAC and NSIC will have a say in that race. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow the show on twitter @miaaweekly. Shoutout to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats for the intro and outro.
01:02:50
February 1, 2020
EPISODE 27- UNK has my attention...
This week, we take a closer look at the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers who are off to a 12-5 record (6-2 in the MIAA) and seem to have a favorable schedule the rest of the season. In segment 2, I am joined by the Sports Editor of the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal, Randy Speer, to discuss the odd season that the Central Missouri Mules are having (2-5 in the league but, their two wins are against the two best teams in the MIAA). Then we dig into the mail bag to talk about teams playing down to competition and which 4 teams will be left without a chair when the music stops in March...  Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @miaaweekly! Shout out to Waylon Campbell for lettine me use his beats for the intro and outro.
52:37
January 23, 2020
Episode 26- 1st Power Rankings
This week, I discuss which team might have a shot at challenging MSSU and Northwest Missouri State at the top of the league. What do we make of this Emporia State team? How the mighty have fallen in Warrensburg. In segment 2, we dig into the mail bag and I unveil the first ever MIAA Weekly Basketball Power Rankings. Plus, the Big Man on Campus and Road Warrior awards. Email the show at MIAAWeekly@gmail.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @miaaweekly! Shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats for the intro and outro.
50:32
January 16, 2020
EPISODE 25- HOOPS SZN
We're back! This week, we dive head first into MIAA hoops with a recap of last week's action and I talk about which team I think we need to start giving more props. Plus, I think I've pinpointed a distinction between Missouri Southern and Northwest Missouri that the Lions need to try and improve to chase down the defending champs. In segment 2, I talk about the 4-game skid for Northeastern State and try to put it into context. Then we dig into the mail bag and hand out a couple of weekly awards. Email the show at MIAAWeekly@gmail.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @miaaweekly! Shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats for the intro and outro.
55:15
January 9, 2020
EPISODE 24- 100% Mailbag
This week on the show, we went all in with the mailbag segment with the two questions that were sent in (Shout out to David and Michael)... We discuss which basketball teams from around the region *but not in the MIAA* fans should keep an eye on as the hoop season moves forward. We also take a few minutes to discuss how cool it would be if 9 MIAA institutions started one new athletics program in particular. I will talk to you all again in January 2020! Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @MIAAWeekly Shout out and thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats for the intro and outro.
26:39
December 19, 2019
EPISODE 23
This week on the podcast, we close the book on the 2019 MIAA football season and give a brief look ahead to all 12 teams as we head into the offseason and the 2020 campaign. In segment 2, we dig into the mail bag and talk MIAA hoops as we shift our attention from the gridiron to the hardwood. UCM got a huge win over Northwest Missouri State, Rogers State has impressed early in the season, and how good do we think Washburn could be this season? Email the show at MIAAWeekly@gmail.com and follow the podcast on Twitter @miaaweekly! Shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats for the intro and outro.
52:14
December 12, 2019
EPISODE 22
Postseason football continues this weekend. I take a few minutes to talk about Central Missouri's loss to Ferris State last week and Northwest Missouri's dismantling of Lindenwood in Round 2 of the D2 Playoffs. In Segment 2, we are joined by the host of GLIAC Football Weekly, Jake Riepma, to discuss this weekend's quarterfinal matchup between Northwest Missouri and Ferris State. We also take a look at the bowl games for Missouri Western and Nebraska-Kearney. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly Be sure to go to d2football.com/podcasts to check out all of the content from the D2 Pod Squad Shout out and special thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats on the intro/outro
47:53
December 5, 2019
EPISODE 21
Playoff football starts this weekend. I take a few minutes to talk about Central Missouri's matchup with Indy and Northwest Missouri's chances at home vs Harding. We also discuss some controversy surrounding Lindenwood getting the 7th and final playoff spot over 9-2 Henderson St or 8-3 Missouri Western or Fort Hays State. In Segment 2, we re-open the mailbag and look at the All-MIAA honors and we briefly talk hoops as Northeastern State gets ready for two big non-conference matchups. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly Be sure to go to d2football.com/podcasts to check out all of the content from the D2 Pod Squad Shout out and special thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats on the intro/outro
01:01:02
November 22, 2019
EPISODE 20
In this week's episode, I have a chat with the Editor of D2Football.com to discuss the playoff implications of Saturday's big time matchup between #9 Central Missouri and #12 Northwest Missouri. We also discuss some of the playoff selection criteria.  On the hardwood, six MIAA teams have gotten off to unbeaten starts. I go through a few of them and talk about a couple of under the radar teams that are worth paying attention to as non-conference play continues this week. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly Be sure to go to d2football.com/podcasts to check out all of the content from the D2 Pod Squad Shout out and special thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats on the intro/outro
58:03
November 14, 2019
EPISODE 19
In this week's episode, we talk hoops in segment 1. I caught up with MWSU basketball coach Sundance Wicks and Northwest Missouri St coach Ben McCollum last weekend in St. Joe... In segment 2, we take a closer look at the Regional Rankings and I tell you who to root for around the rest of the region this weekend. Also in this episode: -What Surprised Me Last Week -Clutch Performances -Breakdown of the Matchups Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly Be sure to go to d2football.com/podcasts to check out all of the content from the D2 Pod Squad Shout out and special thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats on the intro/outro
01:00:09
November 7, 2019
EPISODE 18
In this week's episode, I am joined by the Sports Director of the St. Joseph News-Press, Brandon Zenner. We discussed the first D2 Regional Football Rankings, Missouri Western/Northwest Missouri's outlooks, and the start of the college basketball season.  Also in this episode:  -What Surprised Me Last Week -Clutch Performances -Breakdown of the Matchups  Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly Be sure to go to d2football.com/podcasts to check out all of the content from the D2 Pod Squad  Shout out and special thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats on the intro/outro
50:21
October 31, 2019
EPISODE 17
We are into the final stretch of the D2 college football season. We recap a couple of big games from last weekend, hand out a Clutch Performance award, and make a bold prediction regarding the All-American team. Also in this episode: -Making sense of the playoff picture -Mailbag featuring questions about the Pitt State pass defense and more -Breakdown of the Matchups Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly. Be sure to go to d2football.com/podcasts to check out all of the content from the D2 Pod Squad Shout out and special thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats on the intro/outro
54:42
October 24, 2019
Introducing the #D2PodSquad
https://www.d2football.com/d2football.com-adds-podcasts-2019-10-17/ https://www.d2football.com/podcasts/
07:27
October 17, 2019
EPISODE 16
With the season past the halfway mark, we look at the gauntlet facing the Pitt State Gorillas. We also recap the game at Arrowhead Stadium last Saturday. Also in this episode: -What surprised me last weekend -Extended edition of the Mailbag -Six former MIAA stars go pro in the XFL -Breakdown of the Matchups Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly. Shout out and special thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats on the intro/outro
51:09
October 17, 2019
EPISODE 15
As we cross the midway point of the MIAA football season, I preview the biggest game of the year so far. Also in this episode: -What surprised me last weekend -A "Pod" scheduling system works for the MIAA without expansion -MIAA alums turned XFL Hopefuls -Mailbag Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly. Shout out and special thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats on the intro/outro.
52:42
October 10, 2019
EPISODE 14
A new episode and a new format as I continue to tweak the show to (hopefully) be as enjoyable as possible. -What surprised me last weekend -Clutch Performance of the Week -What to watch moving forward -What the MIAA Standings tell us about the pitfalls of a closed schedule -Mailbag -Week 5 Preview Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly. Shout out and special thanks to Waylon Campbell for letting us use his beats on the intro/outro.
47:14
October 3, 2019
Episode 13
-Week 3 football recap -MIAA Roundup -Week 4 football preview Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
47:23
September 26, 2019
Episode 12
-Week 2 football recap -MIAA Roundup -Week 3 football preview Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
54:31
September 19, 2019
Episode 11: Week 2 Football Preview/Conference Roundup
Today on MIAA Weekly, we take a look around the league (not just in football) and see what some of the standout teams have been and who have been the stars of the conference in soccer, volleyball, golf, and cross country in the early part of the fall season. Then, we preview all the week 2 matchups in MIAA Football: Who gets into the win column, MSSU or Lincoln? Who gets back on track, Missouri Western or Fort Hays State? Who will win the game of the week between Pitt State and Emporia State? Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
35:24
September 12, 2019
Episode 10: BONUS episode- Week 1 Review
The twitter followers have spoken! Here is the bonus midweek episode of MIAA Weekly. We take a brief look at each game from last week and tell the story of how each contest played out. - A crazy finish in Edmond - A MONSTER effort from a running back in Topeka - Exciting second halves in Warrensburg and Joplin Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
17:55
September 8, 2019
EPISODE 9: Week 1 Football Preview
Football. Is. Back.  As the teams get ready to take the field for the first time in 2019, I give my picks for each of the six games on the slate for September 5th.  CUE MUSIC!!! Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
25:05
September 5, 2019
Episode 8: 2019 MWSU/Ft Hays State/Northeastern State Football Preview
We cram a lot into one episode this time... Missouri Western is coming off of a 7-5 campaign in 2018 but has to replace almost all of it's production in the passing game.  Fort Hays State comes into 2019 looking to defend their conference crown. And they have the firepower needed to do just that. Northeastern State is under new guidance as JJ Eckert gets ready to begin his tenure as the Head Coach of the Riverhawks. Special Thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats on the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @miaaweekly
56:22
September 4, 2019
Episode 7: 2019 Washburn/Northwest Missouri State Football Preview
With only a matter of days until kickoff, we break down two more teams for 2019. First, we talk 'Bods... Washburn finished 5-6 last season and has to replace leading tacklers and an NFL defensive back on defense, not to mention an All-Region WR on offense. Craig Schurig talks about getting back to running the football and improving as a team in 2019. Then, we go to Maryville to talk to the preseason favorites. Senior linebacker and team captain Andy Hessler talks about the standard at NWMSU and I give my (lofty) opinion of sophomore QB Braden Wright. We also talk about all the weapons Northwest has returning on offense and look at the most important 3-week stretch as the Bearcats look to return to the National Championship. Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow me on twitter @MIAAWeekly
42:01
September 1, 2019
Episode 6: 2019 Emporia State/Nebraska Kearney Football Preview
It's our first two-fer! With the start of MIAA football bearing down on us in less than one week, we take a look at two teams in this episode. First, we travel to Emporia, KS to talk to Garin Higgins about replacing A LOT of production on offense and leaning on an experienced defense. Then we look at the schedule for the Hornets and talk about the importance of getting off to a better start in 2019 than a season ago. After that, we head up to Kearney, NE to chat with Lopers senior RB Luke Quinn and DL Hinwa Allieu about the steady progress UNK has made in the last two seasons and give the Lopers their due as they look to enter the postseason discussion in 2019. Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
43:09
August 30, 2019
Episode 5: 2019 Central Missouri Football Preview
In this edition of MIAA Weekly, we try to wake up the rest of the MIAA to the Central Missouri Mules. After a disappointing 2018 season, UCM has all the firepower they need to get back to their winning ways this fall. I spoke with Central Missouri coach Jim Svoboda about: A rare losing season in Warrensburg Losing a Harlon Hill candidate in their first game New defensive coordinator BJ Campbell We also take a closer look at the new DC in Warrensburg and discuss the return of Brook Bolles... Who can potentially benefit the most from the star QB's return? How about their underrated running back, Devante Turner? Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
27:51
August 25, 2019
Episode 4: 2019 Pitt State Football preview
Today on MIAA Weekly, we head to The Jungle and break down the Pitt State Gorillas. In 2018, Pitt went 8-3 and missed out on the postseason entirely- no playoffs OR bowl game -and PSU is hungry to bounce back in a big way in 2019. I spoke with Head Coach Tim Beck  in Kansas City at MIAA Media Day and we discussed: The disappointment of missing the postseason The embarrassment of riches the offense has at the skill positions A QB Battle that may define the Gorillas' season We also look at all the production returning on defense and analyze the schedule to see what is the most important stretch of the season for Pitt State... It's probably not the stretch you have circled on your schedule. Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
29:15
August 22, 2019
Episode 3: 2019 UCO Football Preview
This time on MIAA Weekly, we head to Edmond, Okla., to find out if Nick Bobeck and his team are ready to take the next step from a perennial bowl team to a playoff team. I caught up to Bobeck in Kansas City at MIAA Media Day and we discussed: Putting the 2018 season into words Talent in the RB Room Replacing production on the Defensive Line Goals for 2019 We also break down the playmakers who make the Bronchos offense so formidable and discuss the importance of UCO getting off to a fast start in 2019 with a schedule that is stacked with strong teams in the first half of the season. Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
25:36
August 15, 2019
Episode 2- 2019 MSSU Football Preview
Today on MIAA Weekly, I recap a conversation from earlier this summer with 1st year MSSU head coach Jeff Sims. He discusses: Changing the culture at Missouri Southern The importance of being a selfless team Becoming more UNreasonable as a fan base We also look at the influx of talent that Sims and staff brought into Joplin this off-season and discuss what part of the schedule is most crucial for the Lions in 2019. Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for letting me use his beats in the intro and outro. Email the show at miaaweekly@gmail.com and follow on Twitter @miaaweekly
33:28
August 9, 2019
Episode 1: Non-Conference discussion with Mike Racy
In episode one, I introduce myself and the the podcast. After that I sit down with MIAA Commissioner Mike Racy to discuss the possibility of non-conference games coming back to the league. I give my thoughts and give a very brief preview of what episode two will entail. Special thanks and shout out to Waylon Campbell for allowing me to use his beats for the intro and close. email the show at newmanandduquesne@gmail.com
32:01
August 5, 2019