MIAA Columnist

MIAA Columnist

Devin Albertson has always had a passion for MIAA football while growing up near Northwest Missouri and graduating from the school with a degree in Sports Media and Sports Psychology.

Devin lives in Kansas City and founded/manages Missouri 8-Man Football on Facebook and Twitter. 

When Devin isn't covering the MIAA or high school football, he enjoys watching the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and the NBA. Devin also enjoys spending time with family, friends and his dog Brulee.



MIAA Week Six Column

October 4th, 2022 4:00pm

As we reach the midpoint of the season I think we know one thing about the MIAA in 2022, the conference is deep with talented teams. But are there any true national championship contenders?

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MIAA Week Five Column

September 29th, 2022 6:00am

Week Four gave us a curveball we were not expecting with Central Oklahoma upsetting Northwest Missouri in Edmond. We will get into that upset as well as the close wins for Pittsburg State and Washburn.

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MIAA Week Four Column

September 22nd, 2022 6:00am

Just like that, we are 27% done with the regular season. What do we know about the MIAA so far?

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MIAA Week Three Column

September 15th, 2022 6:00am

Just when you think you know the MIAA, the conference throws you a couple nasty curveballs to humble you. Now before I get into the actual play on the field, let's take a look at the uniforms for Week Two.  

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2022 MIAA Week Two Column

September 7th, 2022 6:00am

Week One in the MIAA is in the books, let's look ahead to Week Two. But before we do, I am introduing something new in the column.

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2022 MIAA Week One Column

August 30th, 2022 7:00am

Football is back! To be specific, MIAA and Division II football are back this Thursday. 

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2021 MIAA Playoffs Regional Final Preview

Northwest Missouri State and Nebraska Kearney both went on the road in the second round of the playoffs. Northwest Missouri came away with a hard fought win while Nebraska Kearney’s season came to an end.

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2021 MIAA Playoffs Round Two Preview

November 24th, 2021 7:00am

Northwest Missouri State and Nebraska Kearney were able to survive and advance to the second round of the Division II playoffs. Washburn’s season ended at the hands of Harding.

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2021 MIAA Playoffs Round One Preview

November 17th, 2021 7:00pm

Congratulations to Northwest Missouri, Nebraska Kearney and Washburn on making the Division II Playoffs. Pittsburg State will probably get a bowl game against one of the GAC schools that missed the playoffs.

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2021 MIAA Week 11 Preview

November 10th, 2021 7:00pm

Northwest Missouri can clinch MIAA title number 31 and their 17th straight playoff appearance this week. Nebraska Kearney is a win and they are win scenario, Washburn needs a minor miracle to make the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

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2021 MIAA Week 10 Preview

November 3rd, 2021 7:00pm

The big bad boys of the MIAA flexed their muscles this past week. Northwest Missouri has all but clinched MIAA title number 31 and their 17th straight playoff appearance.

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2021 MIAA Week Nine Preview

October 27th, 2021 7:00pm

I finally did it. I went 6-0 in my picks last week.

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2021 MIAA Week Eight Preview

October 20th, 2021 7:00pm

Good luck figuring out the MIAA in 2021. Washburn, Missouri Southern and Central Oklahoma all pulled off upsets in week seven.

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2021 MIAA Week Seven Preview

October 13th, 2021 7:00pm

As we prepare for the run to the playoffs, I believe the MIAA is down to four teams with a legit shot of making the playoffs. Northwest Missouri and Nebraska Kearney still own their own destiny.

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2021 MIAA Week Six Preview

October 6th, 2021 7:00pm

What a fun week in the MIAA. I saw an incomplete pass ruled a defensive touchdown, a 21 point comeback and 

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2021 MIAA Week Five

September 29th, 2021 11:00pm

Week Four was a lot of fun and Week Five is rivalry week in the MIAA.  Washburn 47 Missouri Western 41Do you like passing, points and more points?

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2021 MIAA Week Four

September 22nd, 2021 8:00am

Week three went as expected except for the game in Edmond, Oklahoma. Northwest Missouri 47 Central Missouri 7Mike Hohensee was fantastic in his first collegiate start and Northwest Missouri dominated in Warrensburg.

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2021 MIAA Week Three

September 14th, 2021 11:00pm

After two weeks of games, I am just as befuddled with the MIAA as I was before the season started. I know we are only two weeks in, but this year could be similar to 2003 where five teams shared the conference title (Central Missouri, Emporia State, Missouri Western, Northwest Missouri and Pittsburg State).

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2021 MIAA Week Two Column

September 6th, 2021 12:00pm

What a first week of action in the MIAA. A defensive slugfest in Hays.

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2021 MIAA Week One Column

August 30th, 2021 12:00pm

It has been a long time, but Division II and MIAA football are finally back.  Now what will this season bring?

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