November 18, 2006

Another sermon on the Mount Union

There are few dynasties in sports anymore, due to free agency or the evolution of scouting/recruiting science or NFL-style constructions to force parity upon us.

One college football team stands above it all. The Mount Union Purple Raiders of Alliance, Ohio.

Steve Fox of The Grand Rapids Press spells out the numbers:
  • 15 consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference championships
  • eight of the past 13 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl championships
  • 16 consecutive playoff berths
  • 11 consecutive trips to the semifinal round
  • NCAA-best 210-10-1 record since 1990.
Great Unofficial site for the Purple Raiders here...great breakdown of the 49-0 ass-whooping of the appropriately named Hope College in the first-round of the 32-team DIII playoff (*snicker*). And I will continue to update my humble readers on their progress throughout their run in 2006.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a MUC student when they won their first championship I have enjoyed watching their continued dominance. They now have a training facility that rivals many D1 programs.

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