MIAC Weekly - 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 144 - 7.27.16 LISTEN |

MIAC Weekly returns to the airwaves for its July episode, with Host Mike Gallagher covering all the big summer stories around the MIAC. Saint Mary's Athletic Director Nikki Fennern joins the show to talk about her tremendous honor from NACWAA, and Gallagher pays tribute to recently departed Gustavus coaching legend Don Roberts.


Episode 143 - 6.22.16 LISTEN |

The June edition of MIAC Weekly with Host Mike Gallagher is now online. New St. Olaf Men's Hockey Coach Mike Eaves joins the program, and the former Division I national championship coach at Wisconsin talks about his new gig in Northfield and the transition to Division III.


Episode 142 - 5.27.16 LISTEN |

MIAC Weekly airs its final regularly-scheduled episode of the 2015-16 season, and Host Mike Gallagher wraps up all the big remaining spring sports stories. MIAC Executive Director Dan McKane and Assistant Executive Director Matt Higgins join to talk about another great year in the conference.


Episode 141 - 5.19.16 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher delivers a full recap of the MIAC Spring Playoffs and Championships now that another great season has reached its conclusion. This week's featured guest is Hamline Athletic Director Jason Verdugo, who stops by to discuss all things Pipers.


Episode 140 - 5.12.16 LISTEN |

The MIAC Spring Playoff and Championship season is in full swing, and Host Mike Gallagher has all the action covered on the conference's podcast. Saint Mary's Head Baseball Coach Nick Winecke joins the show to talk about the MIAC Baseball Playoffs, and Saint John's Head Track and Field Coach Jeremy Karger-Gatzow also stops by to talk about this weekend's MIAC Outdoor T&F Championships.


Episode 139 - 5.3.16 LISTEN |

The MIAC Weekly podcast focuses on women's spring sports with the Playoffs on the horizon. Host Mike Gallagher talks women's tennis with Carleton Head Coach Luciano Battaglini, and St. Thomas softball standout Kierstin Anderson-Glass talks about the Tommies' MIAC title and her breakout rookie season.


Episode 138 - 4.29.16 LISTEN |

Men's spring sports take the spotlight on the latest edition of the MIAC Weekly podcast. Host Mike Gallagher talks to Gustavus men's tennis star Mohanad Alhouniabout his team's latest MIAC title, and Mike heads to the diamond with Saint John's versatile baseball player Patrick Strey.


Episode 137 - 4.19.16 LISTEN |

The MIAC Weekly podcast features the thrilling conclusion to last week's conversation with former Concordia QB and New Orleans Saints signee Griffin Neal about his amazing journey to the NFL. Also, Host Mike Gallagher checks in with spring sports updates as the regular season hits the home stretch.


Episode 136 - 4.14.16 LISTEN |

It's a huge edition of MIAC Weekly, as Host Mike Gallagher covers all the spring sports angles and welcomes two outstanding guests to the show. St. Kate's Head Softball Coach Colleen Powers joins to discuss her team's top-25 ranking and tremendous season so far, and former Concordia QB Griffin Neal talks about his NFL contract with the New Orleans Saints in Part I of a two-part interview.


Episode 135 - 4.5.16 LISTEN |

It's NCAA Division III Week and the MIAC Weekly podcast joins the celebration. Host Mike Gallagher takes an in-depth look at spring sports with conference play in full swing, and MIAC Assistant Executive Director Matt Higgins joins the show to talk D3 Week and the MIAC's Unified Basketball Tournament with Special Olympics.


Episode 134 - 3.29.16 LISTEN |

A celebration of NCAA Division III national champions continues on the MIAC Weekly podcast, as Host Mike Gallagher welcomes St. Olaf senior Paul Escher to talk about his second-straight indoor title in the men's mile. Gallagher also takes a close look at spring sports, as MIAC play gets set to open for baseball and softball.


Episode 133 - 3.25.16 LISTEN |

Podcast host Mike Gallagher welcomes St. Thomas Head Men's Basketball Coach John Tauer to recap his team's incredible run to the 2016 NCAA Division III national championship. Gallagher also surveys the MIAC's spring sports scene and talks tennis with Macalester Head Coach Jason Muhl.


Episode 132 - 3.16.16 LISTEN |

The latest edition of the MIAC Weekly podcast has plenty of big stories to tackle. Host Mike Gallagher has previews of the St. Thomas men's basketball team's trip to the Final Four, and the Augsburg men's hockey team opening NCAA Tournament play. St. Thomas Head Athletic Trainer Jim Rakow stops by to talk National Athletic Training Month and a successful year at UST.


Episode 131 - 3.11.16 LISTEN |

The MIAC Weekly podcast continues its look ahead at the spring sports season, as Hamline University Head Softball Coach Jim Rubbelke joins host Mike Gallagher to talk about a big season ahead on the diamond. Gallagher also has all the MIAC Playoff and Championships wrap-ups ready to go, and a look at all the teams still alive in the NCAA Championships.


Episode 130 - 3.2.16 LISTEN |

It's tourney time, and podcast Host Mike Gallagher has all the MIAC postseason action covered. D3hoops.com Executive Editor Pat Coleman joins to forecast the three MIAC teams' chances in the NCAA Tournament.


Episode 129 - 2.23.16 LISTEN |

Podcast Host Mike Gallagher has a big Playoff preview of the basketball and hockey postseason tournaments. Recently-crowned MIAC Women's Swimmer-of-the-Year Emma Paulson also stops by to talk about St. Thomas' first-ever women's title, and the MIAC Championships.


Episode 128 - 2.16.16 LISTEN |

It's Winter Playoffs & Championships time in the MIAC! Host Mike Gallagher examines a big final week in basketball and hockey, and St. Olaf Head Coach Bob Hauck joins to preview the 2016 MIAC Swimming & Diving Championships.


Episode 127 - 2.11.16 LISTEN |

It's a busy time of year in the MIAC, and podcast Host Mike Gallagher has a look at all the winter sports intrigue as well as a look ahead to the spring. Augsburg Baseball Graduate Assistant Coach Gary Mariscal joins the show to talk about the upcoming baseball season in the conference.


Episode 126 - 2.5.16 LISTEN |

The podcast returns with Host Mike Gallagher heading to the ice for a hockey-centric episode. St. Thomas women's hockey forward Courtney Umland and Augsburg men's hockey forward Corbin Chapman both join the show to talk puck in the "State of Hockey."


Episode 125 - 1.28.16 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher examines all the top stories throughout the conference's winter sports scene. Star Tribune Sports Reporter Jason Gonzalez joins the show to discuss his recent MIAC football article about high-profile transfers, and Saint Mary's Women's Basketball Senior Micaela Meredith also joins to talk about the Cardinals great season so far.


Episode 124 - 1.21.16 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher takes a look around the MIAC's winter sports scene on the conference's podcast. MIAC Exec. Dir. Dan McKane joins the show to talk about last week's NCAA Convention, and St. Thomas Head Football Coach Glenn Caruso makes his annual appearance to discuss his team's outstanding season.


Episode 123 - 1.13.16 LISTEN |

The conference's podcast makes its 2016 debut, with Host Mike Gallagher recapping all the action from over the Holiday season. Carleton Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Ryan Kershaw joins the show to talk about the Knights' strong start, and hoops across the MIAC.


Episode 122 - 12.16.15 LISTEN |

The MIAC Weekly podcast delivers its final episode of 2015, with Host Mike Gallagher offering a St. Thomas Stagg Bowl preview and a look at all the MIAC's winter sports. St. Catherine Women's Basketball Head Coach Sean Pinkerton joins to talk about his team's strong start and hoops across the conference.


Episode 121 - 12.10.15 LISTEN |

It's a goalie-centric episode of the MIAC Weekly podcast with Host Mike Gallagher. Augsburg women's hockey goalie Erika Allen and Concordia men's hockey goalie Alex Reichle both join the show to talk puck, and Gallagher has the MIAC Football Playoffs and winter sports scene covered.


Episode 120 - 12.2.15 LISTEN |

The MIAC Weekly podcast heads to the hardwood, as Host Mike Gallagher delivers a basketball-heavy episode. Bethel women's forward Kalli Zimmermann and Concordia men's forward Jordan Bolger both join the show to talk hoops, and Gallagher looks at all the MIAC action, including last week's St. Thomas-Saint John's football Playoff clash.


Episode 119 - 11.27.15 LISTEN |

The MIAC's podcast has a full preview of the huge NCAA Football Playoff second-round clash between St. Thomas and Saint John's, and Host Mike Gallagher interviews Johnnies' QB Nick Martin about the big game. Gallagher also takes a look at all the winter sports action across the league.


Episode 118 - 11.20.15 LISTEN |

The MIAC Weekly podcast takes a look at the conference's success on the national stage, as well as the end of the football regular season. D3sports.com's Pat Coleman joins the show to talk about the upcoming NCAA Division III Football Playoffs, and Saint Mary's men's hockey forward Martin Gruse also joins to discuss the Cardinals' high-scoring start.


Episode 117 - 11.12.15 LISTEN |

It's another big edition of the MIAC's podcast, as Host Mike Gallagher previews the final weekend of regular-season football and all the soccer & volleyball NCAA Tournament action. St. Thomas Head Women's Hockey Coach Tom Palkowski joins the show to talk puck, and Carleton senior runner Ruth Steinke also stops by to review the MIAC Cross Country Championships and look ahead to the NCAA regional and national meets.


Episode 116 - 11.5.15 LISTEN |

It's Fall Playoff and Championship time in the MIAC, and Host Mike Gallagher has all the brackets and big stories dissected. He also welcomes MIAC Volleyball Player-of-the-Year Alyssa Taylor to talk about Gustavus' great season and the MIAC Volleyball Playoffs.


Episode 115 - 10.29.15 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher delivers all the news with fall sports wrapping up, hockey starting its season and cross country preparing to crown its champions. WCCO's Dave Lee, the voice of St. Thomas football, joins to discuss the undefeated Tommies and the MIAC football landscape.


Episode 114 - 10.22.15 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher surveys the fall sports landscape as the races for the MIAC titles and playoff spots heat up, and MIAC intern Kelsey Whaley joins the show to discuss her role in the conference office and the "It's On Us" campaign.


Episode 113 - 10.16.15 LISTEN |

The race for the MIAC's fall championships is heating up, and Host Mike Gallagher has all the angles on the latest episode of MIAC Weekly. Macalester's Charlie Spurr joins to talk his late-game heroics and the Scots' unbeaten streak, and Gustavus wide receiver Matt Boyce joins to talk MIAC football, his team's big game at Saint John's and the Gusties' record-setting offense.


Episode 112 - 10.8.15 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher welcomes a pair of great guests to talk women's soccer and MIAC golf on the weekly podcast. Gustavus women's soccer senior forward Brittany Chase talks about her team's surprising success, and Augsburg Head Golf Coach Eric Rolland talks about a thrilling one-shot win for his men's team at the MIAC Championships.


Episode 111 - 9.30.15 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher welcomes a pair of student-athletes to discuss fall sports on the latest episode of the MIAC Weekly podcast. St. Olaf's men's soccer senior Kevin Skrip talks about the Oles' hot start in conference play, and St. Thomas football senior Dave Simmet talks MIAC football and his team's huge win over Saint John's.


Episode 110 - 9.25.15 LISTEN |

The MIAC's podcast takes a look at the huge Saint John's-St. Thomas football game, as Host Mike Gallagher interviews SJU AD Tom Stock about SportsCenter's visit and the big game. Also, Saint Mary's Lex Krogstad joins the program to discuss her national volleyball player-of-the-week honor.


Episode 109 - 9.17.15 LISTEN |

Host Mike Gallagher talks volleyball with Macalester senior setter Arianna Hesterberg and welcomes Frank Rajkowski of the St. Cloud Times to discuss his recent selection as the 2015 MIAC Mike Augustin Award Winner as well as Saint John's and MIAC football.


Episode 108 - 9.11.15 LISTEN |

Podcast Host Mike Gallagher takes a look at all the top stories around the MIAC during the busy start to the fall season and he welcomes MIAC Assistant Executive Director Matt Higgins to talk MIAC football, the camp tours, and the conference's new strategic plan.


Episode 107 - 8.31.15 LISTEN |

With fall sports starting this week, Host Mike Gallagher delivers an action-packed edition of the conference's weekly podcast. He previews football and volleyball, and talks soccer with Gustavus midfielder Charlie Adams and Saint Benedict forward Aly Hoffman.


Episode 106 - 8.24.15 LISTEN |

MIAC Weekly is back to preview the start of the 2015 Fall season! Host Mike Gallagher welcomes Saint John's RB Sam Sura, as the reigning MIAC MVP talks SJU and MIAC football. Recent St. Thomas grad Kelly Foley - three-time MIAC volleyball MVP and recent NCAA Woman-of-the-Year nominee - also joins to talk about career and recent honor.


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