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15 Conference Games As DIAA Heats Up

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15 Conference Games As DIAA Heats Up

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DIAA games get underway this weekend with 12 (actually 15, we confirmed three more) conference games and a few crossovers, too.

Most intriguing will be Kennesaw State vs Tennessee as the SCRC gets underway. KSU was very competitive last year and starting against perennial contenders Tennessee is a tough way to kick off, but it will tell us a lot. So will the non-conference game between another SCRC contender, Kentucky, and Ohio State.

Having promoted itself up to DIAA, NC State, the 2019 Men's DII champs, will take on Mount Saint Mary's in the Chesapeake opening weekend. Georgetown faces Virginia Tech. This is a wide open conference, what with Mary Washington having moved on to DIA. MSM, NC State, Tech, as well as JMU have designs on 1st.

The MARC already kicked off with a few surprises already, namely IUP beating West Virginia and Temple beating Pitt. So what now? Pitt needs to rebound against St. Joe's which won't be easy. Delaware, which opened with a loss to Towson, now needs to take down 1-0 Temple. Two winners from last week, Towson and IUP, face off in perhaps the most intriguing matchup there.

Several teams are looking at crossovers, with Dartmouth favored against UConn, UK against OSU, and Lindenwood-Belleville working on an independent schedule with a game against Wisconsin.

All kinds of questions fill the Heart of America. Iowa State? Kansas? We'll see ... 

9/13/19 Iowa State vs Iowa Heart of America
9/14/19 Cincinnati vs Ohio MAC
9/14/19 Louisville vs Dayton MAC
9/14/19 Miami vs Western Michigan MAC
9/14/19 IUPUI vs Indiana Non-Conf
9/14/19 Mississippi State vs Alabama SCRC
9/14/19 Kennesaw State vs Tennessee SCRC
9/14/19 Georgia Tech vs Memphis SCRC
9/14/19 Georgetown vs Virginia Tech Chesapeake
9/14/19 Mount St. Mary's vs NC State Chesapeake
9/14/19 Pittsburgh vs Saint Joseph's MARC
9/14/19 Temple vs Delaware MARC
9/14/19 IUP vs Towson MARC
9/14/19 West Virginia vs West Chester MARC
9/14/19 Lindenwood-Belleville at Wisconsin Non-Conf
9/14/19 UConn at Dartmouth Non-Conf
9/14/19 Nebraska vs Missouri Heart of America
9/14/19 Kansas vs Oklahoma State Heart of America
9/14/19 Kentucky vs Ohio State Non-Conf