MIAC Weekly - 2013-14 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 2013-14 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 66 - 7.24.14 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher checks in with the July edition of MIAC Weekly. Mike surveys the summer landscape in the MIAC and talks track and field with a prestigious guest - Macalester assistant coach and U.S. Olympian and triple jump national champ Amanda Smock.

Episode 65 - 6.20.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly returns with its first summer episode of 2014. Host Mike Gallagher welcomes Hamline Athletic Director Jason Verdugo to talk about the Pipers, and he interviews Michele Edlin, who was recently named the new head women's golf coach at St. Catherine.

Episode 64 - 5.29.14 LISTEN | 

With the final NCAA Championships of the year in the books, MIAC Weekly Host Mike Gallagher wraps up a successful spring in the conference with plenty of national success to highlight. Saint John's Sports Information Director Ryan Klinkner joins to talk about another great year in Collegeville, and his selection as a CoSIDA Rising Star Award recipient.

Episode 63 - 5.20.14 LISTEN | 

With many of the MIAC's teams and individuals on to NCAA competition, Host Mike Gallagher surveys the landscape and provides an update on the league's outstanding showing in the postseason. MIAC Executive Director Dan McKane and Assistant Executive Director Matt Higgins join for a "State of the MIAC Address" and other updates from the conference office.

Episode 62 - 5.14.14 LISTEN | 

The MIAC Spring Playoffs & Championships have concluded and MIAC Weekly has all the action covered, along with a look at teams that advanced to NCAA Tournament play. Host Mike Gallagher also takes an in-depth look back at the MIAC baseball season and MIAC Baseball Playoffs with Macalester Head Coach Matt Parrington.

Episode 61 - 5.6.14 LISTEN | 

It's the thick of the MIAC spring postseason, and MIAC Weekly Host Mike Gallagher has all the softball, tennis, baseball and track covered. A tremendous MIAC Women's Tennis Playoffs takes center stage, with Carleton Head Coach Luciano Battaglini joins the show to talk about his team's third-straight postseason conference title.

Episode 60 - 4.30.14 LISTEN | 

The MIAC Tennis Playoffs are under way with a new-look, high-seed host format, so MIAC Weekly Host Mike Gallagher welcomes Gustavus Head Men's Tennis Coach Tommy Valentini to talk about the Playoffs, and his team's incredible 26th-straight MIAC regular-season title. Gallagher also examines the baseball and softball postseason pictures as those tournaments draw near.

Episode 59 - 4.23.14 LISTEN | 

It's a big week as spring sports near their conclusion, and MIAC Weekly Host Mike Gallagher delivers an equally big podcast episode. Gallagher talks about MIAC Baseball Strike out Prostate Cancer Week with Saint Mary's Assistant Baseball Coach and Event Organizer Pat Jacobsen. Gallagher also talks softball with St. Thomas Head Coach John Tschida and men's golf with Saint John's Head Coach Bob Alpers. It's an action-packed spring sports spectacular!

Episode 58 - 4.17.14 LISTEN | 

We're talkin' baseball on the latest episode of the MIAC Weekly podcast, with some MIAC-Minnesota Twins connections. Host Mike Gallagher talks to Saint John's baseball alum Brace Hemmelgarn, who is the Twins team photographer, as well as former Twins player and current Bethel Head Coach Brian Raabe. Batter up!

Episode 57 - 4.8.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly celebrates NCAA Division III Week! Podcast host Mike Gallagher talks MIAC spring sports and welcomes Carleton Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Ryan Kershaw and MIAC Assistant Director Megan Gaard to the show to talk about D-III Week in the conference.

Episode 56 - 4.1.14 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher delivers a special April Fool's Day edition of MIAC Weekly. He answers some Twitter questions, talks spring sports and welcomes Carleton Head Men's Tennis Coach Stephan Zweifel to talk about his team's success, and examine the MIAC tennis landscape.

Episode 55 - 3.25.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly celebrates National Athletic Training Month, as Host Mike Gallagher welcomes Macalester Head Athletic Trainer Paula Natvig to the show to discuss her profession's important role in the MIAC. Gallagher also gives the Metrodome a MIAC farewell after hosing baseball in the conference for many years.

Episode 54 - 3.19.14 LISTEN | 

This week on MIAC Weekly, Host Mike Gallagher shines the spotlight on swimming and diving, tennis and track and field. Gustavus Head S&D Coach and Head Women's Tennis Coach Jon Carlson joins the show to talk about his teams' success, and Augsburg T&F distance runner Lauren Rice discusses her great indoor season, which included the MIAC Elite 22 and NCAA Elite 89 awards.

Episode 53 - 3.13.14 LISTEN | 

It's another big episode of MIAC Weekly, as Host Mike Gallagher looks at the start of MIAC baseball and softball. Saint Benedict Head Softball Coach Rachael Click and Concordia Head Baseball Coach Bucky Burgau - who will retire after the season - both join the show to talk about the start of their seasons. Gallagher also catches up with Bethel alum and University of Minnesota Women's Hockey Coach Brad Frost as his Gopher seek a third-straight NCAA Division I National Championship.

Episode 52 - 3.4.14 LISTEN | 

It's a big show for a big week, as Host Mike Gallagher talks Division III Basketball Playoffs with D3sports.com and D3hoops.com Executive Editor Pat Coleman. Gallagher also talks to the two coaches squaring off in the MIAC Men's Hockey Playoff championship game - St. Thomas' Jeff Boeser and Brett Petersen - as well as Tommie Women's Hockey Coach Tom Palkowski, whose team is also playing for a postseason title on Saturday.

Episode 51 - 2.25.14 LISTEN | 

It's a busy time of year in the MIAC, and Host Mike Gallagher has an appropriately super-sized show. Gustavus Head Men's Basketball Coach Mark Hanson and Concordia Head Women's Basketball Coach Jessica Rahman both join to talk about their teams' hopes in the MIAC Playoffs, and Augsburg alum Andy Kent joins to talk about his experience as Finland's women's goalie coach at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Episode 50 - 2.20.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly celebrates its 50th episode with a very special installment. Host Mike Gallagher - an Augsburg baseball alum - welcomes his former coach Keith Bateman to the program to talk about the Auggies' hopes of returning to the MIAC Playoffs in 2014, and to preview what should be another outstanding season on the diamonds around the conference.

Episode 49 - 2.13.14 LISTEN | 

It's a big show on the ice in "The State of Hockey" as host Mike Gallagher welcomes a pair of coaches to the show to talk puck. St. Thomas Head Men's Hockey Coach Jeff Boeser and St. Catherine Head Women's Hockey Coach Brad Marshall both join MIAC Weekly as the regular season enters the home stretch.

Episode 48 - 2.6.14 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher delivers a huge Gustavus-centric show with a pair of great guests. Gustie alum and tennis pro Eric Butorac joins the podcast to talk about his recent run to the doubles championship match at the Australian Open. Gustavus Head Women's Basketball Coach Laurie Kelly also joins to talk about her team and an exciting season of MIAC hoops.

Episode 47 - 1.29.14 LISTEN | 

The winter sports season rages on in the MIAC, and host Mike Gallagher takes a look at all the action as the conference championship and Playoff races heat up. Bethel Head Women's Hockey Coach Brian Carlson joins the show to talk about his Royals and the way the MIAC race is shaping up on the ice.

Episode 46 - 1.23.14 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher gives a full update of the MIAC's winter sports season, and takes a closer look at men's basketball with featured guest Dan Kosmoski, St. Olaf head men's basketball coach.

Episode 45 - 1.17.14 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher takes a look around the MIAC winter sports landscape, and dives a little deeper on women's basketball as Saint Mary's Head Coach Mandy Pearson joins to talk about the Cardinals' great start to the 2013-14 season.

Episode 44 - 1.9.14 LISTEN | 

It's the one-year anniversary of MIAC Weekly, and Host Mike Gallagher has a big show on tap to celebrate. Gallagher welcomes back St. Thomas Football Coach Glenn Caruso, who was his first guest a year ago, as well as new Concordia Women's Hockey Coach Sarah Erickson.

Episode 43 - 12.12.13 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly wraps up a banner year with its final show of 2013. Host Mike Gallagher looks at the end of fall sports in the conference and the ongoing winter sports landscape. MIAC Assistant Executive Director Matt Higgins joins the show to look back a great football season in the league, and to reflect on some of the big changes in the MIAC in 2013-14.

Episode 42 - 12.6.13 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher takes an in-depth look at MIAC Basketball as conference play begins with interviews with St. Thomas Head Women's Basketball Coach Ruth Sinn and Augsburg Head Men's Basketball Coach Aaron Griess in a hoops-heavy episode of MIAC Weekly. Gallagher also takes a look around the full MIAC landscape and looks ahead to Bethel's Elite 8 football matchup Saturday.

Episode 41 - 11.21.13 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly keeps its fall sports coverage rolling while also transitioning to the winter season. Bethel Head Football Coach Steve Johnson joins Host Mike Gallagher to talk about his team's perfect regular season and the upcoming Division III Playoffs, and St. Olaf Head Women's Hockey Coach John Bazzachini also joins to discuss the Oles' season and the MIAC women's hockey landscape.

Episode 40 - 11.14.13 LISTEN | 

It's NCAA Division III Fall Playoff time, and Host Mike Gallagher has upped his game for the postseason. This week's show features an interview with all six MIAC coaches whose teams are contending for national championships in volleyball (St. Thomas' Thanh Pham, Saint Benedict's Nicole Hess and Augsburg's Jane Becker), men's soccer (Gustavus' Mike Middleton and Carleton's Bob Carlson) and women's soccer (Saint Benedict's Steve Kimble).

Episode 39 - 11.7.13 LISTEN | 

As the fall season comes to its thrilling conclusion and winter sports get going, Host Mike Gallagher takes an in-depth look at the intersecting seasons. Macalester Head Women's Soccer Coach Michele Cornish joins to talk about her team's trip to Saturday's MIAC Playoff title game, and Concordia Head Men's Hockey Coach Chris Howe joins to talk MIAC hockey and his team's 2-0 start at the MIAC Showcase.

Episode 38 - 10.31.13 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher checks in with a special Halloween episode of MIAC Weekly. In addition to his look around the league, Gallagher welcomes Augsburg Head Volleyball Coach Jane Becker a day after her team claimed a share of the MIAC championship, and Bethel Head Cross Country Coach Jim Timp joins the program to preview Saturday's MIAC Cross Country Championships.

Episode 37 - 10.24.13 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher talks to friend and colleague Tom Witschen from T.J. Broadcast services about his recent MIAC Mike Augustin Award, and Gallagher talks MIAC volleyball with Concordia Head Coach Tim Mosser as the race for the MIAC championship and postseason spots heats up.

Episode 36 - 10.17.13 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher surveys the fall sports landscape in the MIAC as playoff and championship races heat up. Gallagher welcomes two guests to the big show: Gustavus Head Men's Soccer Coach Mike Middleton and D3sports.com Executive Editor Pat Coleman.

Episode 35 - 10.10.13 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher takes a look at the MIAC fall sports landscape and recently-completed MIAC Golf Championships. Two guests join this action-packed episode, as Gallagher talks soccer with Augsburg senior goalkeeper Katie Gajewski, and he discussed the Gustavus' football team's recent success with Gustie Head Coach Peter Haugen.

Episode 34 - 10.5.13 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher surveys the MIAC fall sports landscape and welcomes a pair of guests. Concordia Head Football Coach Terry Horan joins to talk about the Cobbers' 4-0 start to the season, and new Saint Mary's Head Golf Coach Ryan Egan joins to discuss his first season leading the Cardinals, and preview the upcoming MIAC Golf Championships.

Episode 33 - 9.26.13 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher takes his weekly look at the conference's fall sports landscape, and he welcomes Augsburg Athletic Director Jeff Swenson as his featured guest to talk about the Auggies' outstanding start to the 2013 season across all fall sports.

Episode 32 - 9.18.13 LISTEN | 

This week on MIAC Weekly, Host Mike Gallagher takes a look at the start of conference play in men's and women's soccer. The featured guest is Saint Benedict Head Volleyball Coach Nicole Hess, who talks MIAC volleyball, her undefeated team thus far and opening conference play at Augsburg.

Episode 31 - 9.12.13 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher returns with a look at the start to the MIAC's fall seasons. His featured guest is Hamline Head Football Coach Chad Rogosheske, who celebrated a win in his first game as head coach at his alma mater over the weekend, to talk MIAC football and his Piper squad.

Episode 30 - 9.6.13 LISTEN | 

The fall preview series continues on MIAC Weekly. Host Mike Gallagher takes a look at the 2013 MIAC football campaign, which kicks off Friday night. Bethel Head Coach Steve Johnson joins to continue the MIAC football season, and the Royals' high expectations for the new season.

Episode 29 - 8.28.13 LISTEN | 

The 2013 season preview series continues. Host Mike Gallagher takes a look ahead to MIAC volleyball and golf. Joining the show are St. Thomas Head Volleyball Coach Thanh Pham to discuss his team's national championship defense, and Gustavus Golf Coach Scott Moe to talk about the upcoming men's and women's season on the links.

Episode 28 - 8.22.13 LISTEN | 

As the fall season nears, host Mike Gallagher takes a special look at the upcoming MIAC soccer season. St. Thomas Men's Soccer Coach Jon Lowery and Saint Benedict Women's Soccer Coach Steve Kimble join Gallagher to talk about their teams and preview the 2013 season.

Episode 27 - 8.5.13 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher kicks off the final month of summer break with a big episode. New MIAC Assistant Director Megan Gaard discusses her return to the conference in a new role, and new Saint John's Head Football Coach Gary Fasching talks about his team and following in the footsteps of legendary John Gagliardi.