MIAC Weekly - 2014-15 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 2014-15 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 105 - 6.19.15 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly's June episode features Host Mike Gallagher talking to former MIAC Asst. Director Megan Gaard about her new role as Asst. Tennis Coach & Athletic Facilities Coordinator at St. Catherine.

Episode 104 - 5.27.15 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly begins its summer schedule with Host Mike Gallagher taking a look back at the conclusion of the 2014-15 athletic season, and he welcomes Hamline Athletic Director Jason Verdugo to talk all things Pipers.

Episode 103 - 5.12.15 LISTEN | 

Podcast Host Mike Gallagher recaps a busy weekend in the MIAC with conference & NCAA Playoff action. Saint John's Head Baseball Coach Jerry Haugen joins to discuss his team's MIAC Baseball Playoff title, and to look ahead to the NCAA tourney.

Episode 102 - 5.7.15 LISTEN | 

It's Spring Playoff & Championship season in the MIAC and podcast Host Mike Gallagher covers all the bases, including a look ahead to the MIAC Baseball Playoffs. Gustavus A.D. Tom Brown stops by to discuss a huge weekend for the Gusties on the softball field and tennis courts.

Episode 101 - 4.30.15 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher turns his focus to the diamond for this week's podcast with a game of "MIAC Baseball Fact or Fiction?" He also talks MIAC Baseball & Strike Out Prostate Cancer Week with Saint Mary's Asst. Coach Pat Jacobsen, and previews the MIAC Softball Playoffs with Hamline shortstop Jamie Rubbelke.

Episode 100 - 4.24.15 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly celebrates its milestone 100th episode! Host Mike Gallagher talks about the podcast's origin and successful run with his former collegiate head coach, Augsburg Baseball's Keith Bateman, as well as MIAC Asst. Exec. Director Matt Higgins. Gallagher also talks to Augsburg point guard Parker Hines about his amazing career and story.

Episode 99 - 4.17.15 LISTEN | 

Spring sports are in full swing, and Host Mike Gallagher takes a look around the MIAC in the latest edition of the conference podcast. St. Olaf Head Tennis Coach Scott Nesbit joins to talk MIAC tennis as the regular season nears its thrilling conclusion.

Episode 98 - 4.9.15 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher has a huge show with spring sports in full swing. New Hamline Women's Hockey Coach Natalie Darwitz joins to talk about her new gig, and Augsburg Assistant Athletic Director Jen Jacobs talks about NCAA Division III Week.

Episode 97 - 4.3.15 LISTEN | 

The MIAC's podcast returns with an in-depth look at spring sports as conference play begins, and Host Mike Gallagher concludes the conference's celebration of National Athletic Training Month with St. Catherine Athletic Trainer Abby Edgar.

Episode 96 - 3.27.15 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher welcomes Saint John's Men's Basketball Coach Jim Smith to discuss his decision to retire, and 51 amazing seasons leading the Johnnies. Gallagher also takes a look at the other top stories from a busy week in the MIAC.

Episode 95 - 3.18.15 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher recaps another busy weekend of NCAA Championships action for MIAC teams, and welcomes Hamline Assistant Men's Hockey Coach Mike MacMillan to talk about the Pipers' upcoming NCAA quarterfinal game.

Episode 94 - 3.11.15 LISTEN | 

The MIAC's podcast takes a look at the final weekend of winter playoffs and championships, as well as the teams already competing on the national stage. Host Mike Gallagher welcomes St. Olaf Men's Basketball Coach Dan Kosmoski to talk about his team's trip to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16.

Episode 93 - 3.6.15 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher has complete details on another great week of MIAC Playoff and Championship action. D3sports.com Executive Editor Pat Coleman joins to discuss the postseason, and Hamline men's hockey senior defenseman Joe Rubbelke helps with a preview of Saturday's MIAC Playoff title game.

Episode 92 - 2.25.15 LISTEN | 

It's Playoff time in the MIAC and Host Mike Gallagher has a full look at all four of the conference's winter tournament brackets. He dives a little deeper into the Hockey Playoffs with Saint Mary's Head Men's Coach Bill Moore and Concordia Head Women's Coach Jason Gregoire.

Episode 91 - 2.16.15 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly takes an in-depth look at all the MIAC Winter Playoff scenarios and previews a crazy final week of the regular season. Host Mike Gallagher also welcomes Macalester Head Coach Beth Whittle to preview the 2015 MIAC Swimming & Diving Championships.

Episode 90 - 2.13.15 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly gets into the Valentine's Day spirit with three things we love about each winter sport. Also, Host Mike Gallagher previews the spring seasons with Gustavus Head Softball Coach Jeff Annis and Carleton Head Baseball Coach Aaron Rushing.

Episode 89 - 2.6.15 LISTEN | 

The calendar flips to February, which means the MIAC is moving closer to winter Playoffs and Championships. Host Mike Gallagher takes a look at all the happenings around the league, and welcomes St. Thomas Athletic Director Steve Fritz to talk Tommie basketball and more.

Episode 88 - 1.30.15 LISTEN | 

Winter sports are in full swing in the final January installment of MIAC Weekly. After a look around the league, Host Mike Gallagher goes in-depth on MIAC basketball with Bethel Senior Forward Kyle Zimmermann.

Episode 87 - 1.22.15 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly Host Mike Gallagher talks women's hockey with Saint Mary's Head Coach Terry Mannor, and Gustavus Head Men's Tennis Coach Tommy Valentini joins the show to discussing the passing of Gustavus and MIAC tennis coaching legend Steve Wilkinson.

Episode 86 - 1.15.15 LISTEN | 

The latest edition of the MIAC Weekly podcast takes to the ice, as Host Mike Gallagher welcomes first-year Hamline Head Men's Hockey Coach Cory Laylin to talk about his team's big improvement. Mike also takes his usual look at the top stories throughout the conference.

Episode 85 - 1.8.15 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly rings in the start of 2015 with a big show. Host Mike Gallagher surveys the conference's winter sports landscape, and once again starts the New Year with a visit from St. Thomas Head Football Coach Glenn Caruso.

Episode 84 - 12.12.14 LISTEN | 

It's that time of year again in "The State of Hockey." Host Mike Gallagher surveys the winter sports landscape and talks MIAC men's hockey with Augsburg Head Coach Chris Brown.

Episode 83 - 12.4.14 LISTEN | 

Winter sports are in full swing in the MIAC and Host Mike Gallagher takes a special look at the start of conference play on the basketball court. Carleton Head Men's Basketball Coach Guy Kalland joins to talk MIAC hoops and his team's trip to Hawaii.

Episode 82 - 11.25.14 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher delivers a special Thanksgiving week episode of MIAC Weekly. He talks about the MIAC football teams' Playoff appearances with Wartburg A.D. & Head Football coach Rick Willis, as his team will play MIAC opponents in each of the first two rounds, and Gallagher also welcomes MIAC Executive Director Dan McKane to talk about his recent Mike Augustin Award announcement and all things MIAC.

Episode 81 - 11.20.14 LISTEN | 

It's a huge episode of MIAC Weekly focused on the D-III Football Playoffs and the start of MIAC hoops. Saint John's Head Football Coach Gary Fasching talks about his team's MIAC title and Playoff bid with Host Mike Gallagher and both Bethel Head Women's Basketball Coach Jon Herbrechtsmeyer and Hamline Head Men's Basketball Coach Jim Hayes talk hoops as the season begins.

Episode 80 - 11.13.14 LISTEN | 

The fall-winter transition is in full swing of this week's episode of MIAC Weekly with Host Mike Gallagher. Mike sends well-wishes to University of Minnesota Pitching Coach Todd Oakes, talks MIAC sports with Star Tribune Sports Reporter Rachel Blount, and hits the ice with Saint Benedict Head Women's Hockey Coach Jen Kranz.

Episode 79 - 11.6.14 LISTEN | 

Host Mike Gallagher has a huge show for the fall/winter crossover season. MIAC Asst. Exec. Director Matt Higgins joins to talk about Saturday's huge Bethel-Saint John's football game, Bethel Head Men's Hockey Coach Charlie Burggraf talks about his team's hot start at the MIAC Showcase and St. Olaf Head Men's Cross Country Coach Phil Lundin discusses his team's third-straight MIAC title and quest for another national championship.

Episode 78 - 10.28.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly is back with a fall sports extravaganza in the final week of volleyball and soccer, along with the cross country championships and the football season winding down. Gustavus Football Play-by-Play broadcaster Tom Wheeler joins Host Mike Gallagher to break down the huge Gustie vs. Bethel football game, and Augsburg Head Men's Soccer Coach Greg Holker also joins to talk about the Auggies and the new soccer six-team playoffs.

Episode 77 - 10.22.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly is back and Host Mike Gallagher takes a close look at an upcoming Top 25 football showdown, and also focuses on women's soccer. WCCO Radio's Dave Lee joins the show to talk about No. 19-ranked St. Thomas and its big game with No. 11-ranked Bethel on Saturday, and St. Catherine Head Women's Soccer Coach Chris Citowicki talks to Gallagher about his team's improvement and the race for the MIAC Soccer Playoff spots.

Episode 76 - 10.16.14 LISTEN | 

It's a football and volleyball heavy edition of the MIAC Weekly podcast with Host Mike Gallagher. WBHR 660 The Bear's Mark Lewandowski joins for a full breakdown of Saturday's huge Saint John's-Gustavus game, and Carleton Head Volleyball Coach and Asst. AD Heidi Jaynes also joins to talk about volleyball and the Knights' season.

Episode 75 - 10.9.14 LISTEN | 

It's a championship edition of MIAC Weekly, as Host Mike Gallagher welcomes the two winning coaches from the 2014 MIAC Golf Championships. Both Bethel Mens' Coach Tony Weber and Carleton Women's Coach Eric Sieger join to talk about their program's first-ever MIAC titles. Gallagher also previews the big Augsburg-St. Thomas football clash and takes a look around the rest of the fall sports landscape.

Episode 74 - 10.1.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly starts October with another in-depth look at the MIAC's fall sports landscape. Host Mike Gallagher welcomes the Fargo Forum's Eric Peterson to talk about Saturday's Top 25 football showdown between Concordia and Bethel, and St. Olaf Head Men's Soccer Coach Kurt Anderson also joins to break down his team's hot start.

Episode 73 - 9.24.14 LISTEN | 

It's a football heavy edition of MIAC Weekly as Host Mike Gallagher welcomes Gustavus QB Mitch Hendricks to talk about his red-hot start to the season, and D3sports.com Executive Editor Pat Coleman joins to talk about Saturday's big Tommie-Johnnie game in St. Paul. Gallager also checks in with the rest of the league's fall sports and top news stories.

Episode 72 - 9.17.14 LISTEN | 

The Sept. 17 edition of MIAC Weekly delivers the top story lines with all MIAC fall sports, with Host Mike Gallagher taking a closer look at football and women's soccer. St. Cloud Times Reporter Frank Rajkowski joins to preview the big Saint John's-Concordia football showdown, and Carleton Head Women's Soccer Coach Jocelyn Keller joins to talk about her team's strong start to the season.

Episode 71 - 9.10.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly and Host Mike Gallager deliver all the highlights from the first week of football and the second week of the rest of the fall sports. Saint John's Men's Soccer Midfielder Zane Heinselman joins the show to talk about his team's early success, and Hamline Head Volleyball Coach Becky Egan also makes an appearance to talk about her team's undefeated start to 2014.

Episode 70 - 9.3.14 LISTEN | 

Fall sports are under way, and Host Mike Gallagher delivers a great episode of MIAC Weekly to kick off the 2014-15 season. Saint Mary's Head Volleyball Coach Mike Lester joins the show, as does new Macalester Head Women's Basketball Coach Kelly Roysland, and Gallagher closes a show with a tribute to Augsburg and MIAC legend Edor Nelson.

Episode 69 - 8.26.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly continues its look ahead to the 2014 fall season, with Host Mike Gallagher delivering his in-depth previews of the upcoming MIAC men's and women's soccer previews. The fall football preview continues as well with featured guest Peter Haugen, Gustavus' head football coach.

Episode 68 - 8.20.14 LISTEN | 

Fall student-athletes have reported for camp and the 2014-15 season is right around the corner. MIAC Weekly continues its fall preview as Host Mike Gallagher welcomes reining MIAC Football MVP Erik Peterson of Bethel and new Saint Mary's Head Golf Coach Matt Johnson.

Episode 67 - 8.13.14 LISTEN | 

MIAC Weekly begins its march up to the 2014 fall season with a great episode from Host Mike Gallagher. Mike catches up with former Saint Benedict soccer star Colleen Bouchard, who was the MIAC's nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. He also talks Leadership Conference, the new MIAC office location and looks ahead to MIAC football with MIAC Assistant Executive Director Matt Higgins.