MIAC Weekly - 2012-13 Podcast Archive

Starting in January 2013, the MIAC Weekly podcast with Host Mike Gallagher became a weekly installment to give fans a closer look at the top stories and personalities around the league. Below is the complete episode archive from the 2012-13 season. The MIAC Media Podcast is a part of MIAC Media, which also includes a blog and videos, to give fans a stronger online connection to the conference.

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Episode 26 - 7.25.13 | LISTEN | 

For the second week in a row, Host Mike Gallagher introduces some new faces to the MIAC. This week, a pair of new MIAC head men's basketball coaches - Saint Mary's Jamison Rusthoven and Bethel's Doug Novak - join the show to talk about their new jobs.

Episode 25 - 7.18.13 LISTEN |

Mike Gallagher hosts the first segment in a two-part series to introduce new elements to the MIAC. Recently hired St. Olaf women's golf coach Katie Connelly joined Gallagher to discuss her new job with the Oles, and MIAC Assistant Executive Director Matt Higgins promotes the MIAC's new app and online store.

Episode 24 - 7.3.13 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher has a huge mid-summer show in store for MIAC fans to enjoy over the Fourth of July weekend. Recent Gustavus grad Lindsey Hjelm talks about her All-American hockey career and her recent NCAA Woman of the Year nomination. MIAC Assistant Executive Director Matt Higgins also joins the show to promote a big announcement in the conference, the launch of a new web site: www.MIACathletics.com.

Episode 23 - 6.26.13 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher returns with a summer look at the recruiting landscape in the MIAC. This action-packed episode features a triple-threat of MIAC guests, including Carleton Head Men's Basketball Coach Guy Kalland, Augsburg Assistant Baseball Coach Jeff Stomberg and Bethel Head Softball Coach Rod Radcliffe.

Episode 22 - 6.6.13 | LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher starts off the summer season with some MIAC fun facts. The featured guest is recent Hamline graduate Becky Culp, who capped off her great track and field career by winning the Division III discus championship last month in La Crosse, Wis.

Episode 21 - 5.30.13 | LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher wraps up the 2012-13 season and looks ahead to the summer. MIAC Asst. to the Exec. Director Matt Higgins is back to discuss the MIAC staff's meetings at the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., in early June and how the Division III conferences work together.

Episode 20 - 5.23.13 | LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher takes a look at the big stories around the league, and welcomes St. Thomas Head Baseball Coach and 2013 MIAC Baseball Coach-of-the-Year Chris Olean to talk about the Tommies' MIAC regular season and Playoff championship season.

Episode 19 - 5.16.13 | LISTEN |

In the latest episode of MIAC Weekly, Host Mike Gallagher takes a look back at the MIAC Baseball Playoffs and Track and Field Championships, and talks conference teams in the NCAA Tournament. This week's featured guest is Jason Verdugo, who discusses his first year as the athletic director at Hamline University.

Episode 18 - 5.9.13 | LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher has a big show for May 9, with a full spring sports rundown to look back at the MIAC Softball and Tennis Playoffs and head to a big weekend of baseball and track. MIAC Assistant to the Executive Director Matt Higgins joins the show to talk MIAC Baseball Playoffs, and St. Thomas Head Men's Track and Field Coach Steve Mathre also joins the fun to talk 2013 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Episode 17 - 5.2.13 | LISTEN |

On the first May episode of MIAC Weekly, Host Mike Gallagher provides a super-sized rundown of all the spring sports standings and postseason pictures. This week his guests are Gustavus Sports Information Director Ethan Armstrong, who talks about hosting both the MIAC Softball and Tennis Playoffs this weekend, and Hamline Head Softball Coach Jim Rubbelke talks about the new-look MIAC Softball Playoffs, which will include all 12 teams.

Episode 16 - 4.25.13 | LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher takes a closer look at the big changes to the 2013 MIAC Softball Playoffs this week, in addition to his weekly roundup of activity throughout the confernece. He talks MIAC softball with St. Olaf Head Coach Ruthie Neuger and Saint Mary's Athletic Director Nikki Fennern, who is the A.D. liaison for softball and a former coach.

Episode 15 - 4.18.13 | LISTEN |

This week, Host Mike Gallagher welcomes MIAC Executive Director Dan McKane for his debut appearance on the Podcast, as the two discuss major changes to the MIAC baseball schedule and other scheduling issues around the conference this spring. St. Catherine Athletic Director and Assistant Women's Tennis Coach Eric Stacey also joins the show to talk about the Wildcats' tremendous tennis season and share his A.D. perspective as well.

Episode 14 - 4.11.13 | LISTEN |

As another blizzard hits Minnesota, host Mike Gallagher surveys the effect the weather is taking on MIAC spring sports. He also visits with Saint Mary's Assistant Baseball Coach Pat Jacobsen about the upcoming third-annual MIAC Strike Out Prostate Cancer Week, and talks to first-year Concordia Softball Head Coach Mike Reese about what has been an interesting spring, to say the least.

Episode 13 - 4.4.13 | LISTEN |

The first April episode of MIAC Weekly is full of highlights. Host Mike Gallagher discusses the lingering winter weather and the effect its having on MIAC spring sports schedules. Also, MIAC Assistant to the Executive Director Matt Higgins joins the show to talk about the second-annual NCAA Division III Week, and Gallagher interviews first-year Hamline Head Baseball Coach Jim Weyandt about the Pipers hot start.

Episode 12 - 3.28.13 | LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher takes one final look at MIAC winter sports in the latest episode. MIAC softball is featured as the "Sport of the Week" and Gustavus Head Men's Tennis Coach Tommy Valentini is Gallagher's featured guest to talk about the Gusties' quest for another MIAC championship.

Episode 11 - 3.21.13 | LISTEN |

The MIAC Media Weekly Podcast celebrates National Athletic Training Month. Host Mike Gallagher is joined by Augsburg Assistant Athletic Trainer and Twin Cities Orthopedic's Jim Rakow to talk athletic training in the MIAC and how it benefits MIAC student-athletes. Gallagher also bids the Metrodome farewell, as the MIAC's indoor baseball home will soon be replaced by a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Episode 10 - 3.14.13 | LISTEN |

The MIAC Media Podcast takes a look ahead to what promises to be an exciting spring. Host Mike Gallagher welcomes Saint Mary's Head Baseball Coach Nick Winecke and Gustavus Head Softball Coach Jeff Annis to discuss their teams and the MIAC baseball and softball seasons.

Episode 9 - 3.7.13 | LISTEN |

The latest installment of the MIAC Media Podcast features an incredible three-guest lineup with host Mike Gallagher. After his weekly rundown, Gallagher talks to St. Thomas Head Women's Basketball Coach Ruth Sinn about her team's return to the Sweet 16. He visits with Gustavus Head Women's Hockey Coach Mike Carroll about the Gusties' MIAC regular-season and Playoff championships, and Saint John's Head Men's Hockey Coach Doug Schueller also joins the show to talk about his team's great season and thrilling win in the MIAC Playoff championship game.

Episode 8 - 2.28.13 | LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher welcomes two guests to the Podcast to cover a huge week in the MIAC. Bethel Head Track and Field CoachAndrew Rock joins to discuss the 2013 MIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships and St. Thomas Head Men's Basketball Coach John Tauer talks about his team's MIAC regular season and Playoff titles and upcoming trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Episode 7 - 2.21.13 | LISTEN |

It's MIAC Winter Playoff time, and this week's MIAC Media Weekly Podcast has all the bracketology covered. Host Mike Gallagherlooks at the MIAC's "Drama of the Week" and welcomes St. Olaf Men's Hockey Head Coach Sean Goldsworthy to discuss the five-team MIAC Men's Hockey Playoffs.

Episode 6 - 2.14.13 | LISTEN |

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the MIAC Media Weekly Podcast and host Mike Gallagher. This week, Gallagher examines the MIAC Winter Playoff picture as the regular season comes to a close, and men's hockey is the featured sport of the week. Hamline Head Women's Basketball Coach Kerri Stockwell is this week's featured guest to discuss the Piper's tremendous turnaround and MIAC Playoff bid.

Episode 5 - 2.7.13 | LISTEN |

As the MIAC Media Weekly Podcast enters its second month, host Mike Gallagher previews the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships with Carleton Head Swimming and Diving Coach Andy Clark. Gallagher also does his weekly rundown of the league's winter sports standings, and takes a closer look at men's basketball in the MIAC.

Episode 4 - 1.31.13 | LISTEN |

In the fourth episode of the MIAC Media Weekly Podcast, host Mike Gallagher talks women's basketball with Saint Benedict Head Coach Mike Durbin. With January winding to a close and the Playoff races heating up, Gallagher takes a closer look at the MIAC winter standings, and women's hockey is in the spotlight as the Sport of the Week.

Episode 3 - 1.24.13 | LISTEN |

The Jan. 24 episode of the MIAC Media Weekly Podcast gets a first-hand look at a significant milestone as Saint John's Head Men's Basketball Coach Jim Smith joins Mike Gallagher for an interview on the week where he recorded his 750th career victory. Gallagher also takes a look around the league at the rest of the winter sports as basketball and hockey get set for the final month of conference play.

Episode 2 - 1.17.13 | LISTEN |

The second episode of the MIAC Media Weekly Podcast features an in-depth interview, as Concordia Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach Rich Glas joins host Mike Gallagher to discuss the Cobbers' recent success. In addition, Gallagher looks at recent results and how they impacted the winter sports standings, with a special focus on women's basketball.

Episode 1 - 1.10.13 | LISTEN |

In the debut episode, Mike Gallagher takes a look at the MIAC winter sports standings, examines some emerging trends in the men's hockey standings, and interviews St. Thomas Head Football Coach Glenn Caruso fresh off a trip to the national championship game and two huge national coaching honors.