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Northwest Missouri State Opens 2014 Season at No. 1

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Northwest Missouri State, fresh off of their fourth Division II title in 2013, opens up 2014 as the preseason favorite to win the national championship. This is the third time since the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll started in 2000 that the Bearcats have begun the season ranked No. 1. Grand Valley State (Mich.) comes in at No. 2, followed by Minnesota-Duluth, Colorado State-Pueblo and North Alabama rounding out the Top 5. There will be four Top 25 matchups in the first week of action, high...

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Northwest Missouri State Still No. 1 in Division II Poll

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Northwest Missouri State opened the 2014 season in dominant fashion, beating Nebraska-Kearney, 31-7, and held onto their No. 1 ranking after receiving all 32 first-place votes. Previous No. 2 Grand Valley State (Mich.) lost in double overtime to then-No. 22 Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 26-23, and fell 16 spots to No. 18, allowing Colorado State-Pueblo to take over the No. 2 spot in this week’s poll. The ThunderWolves beat then-No. 11 West Texas A&M, 35-6. Minnesota-Duluth stays at No. 3 while Minnes...

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Guidelines to improve student-athlete safety released

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For the past six months, the NCAA and College Athletic Trainers’ Society have been working with prominent medical organizations, college football coaches, administrators and conference commissioners to develop new guidelines to improve safety for college student-athletes. Today, those groups released three inter-association guidelines that address independent medical care for college student-athletes, diagnosis and management of sport-related concussion, and year-round foot...

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Eight Top 25 Losses Shuffle Up Division II Poll

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Eight teams in last week’s Top 25 poll lost this past weekend, causing a shakeup in the lower half of the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. Northwest Missouri State still sits No. 1, but lost six of their first-place votes to No. 2 Colorado State-Pueblo, who had a big win over Football Championship Subdivision member, Sam Houston State (Texas), 47-21. The rest of the Top 10 looks pretty much the same, with a couple of teams flip-flopping spots. The big change comes from No. 12 to No. 25,...

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