NSIC Columnist

NSIC Columnist

Chicago native Matt Witwicki is a veteran columnist for small college football in the great plains.  Before joining D2Football.com, Witt gained experience covering football for the NAIA's Victory Sports Network.

Based out of Sioux Falls, Matt coaches his sons in the sports of football and baseball in his free time.



NSIC Week Four Preview - 2021

September 24th, 2021 7:00am

Week 4 Games  Games for Saturday, September 25 

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NSIC Week Three Preview - 2021

September 17th, 2021 7:00am

Week 3 Games  Games for Saturday, September 18 

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NSIC Week Two Preview

September 10th, 2021 6:00am

Week 2 GamesGames for Saturday, September 11Upper Iowa (0-1) at Concordia-St. Paul (0-1)A matchup of two squads that both couldn’t muster 20 yards of offense a week ago. 

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NSIC Preview - 2021

September 1st, 2021 6:00am

Minnesota State Mavericks2019 Record 14-1The Mavericks open this season in the unique spot of having to replace the brunt of their offensive production and defense from their 2019 National runner-up campaign.  No longer in the huddle are household names like Gunn, Zylstra, and numerous others. 

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Mike Schmidt with Matt Witwicki Interview

Northern State football coach Mike Schmidt joins NSIC Columnist Matt Witwicki to discuss the NSU program and new stadium, all while Matt tries to entice NSU to play their home opener at night so he can attend.  

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NSIC National Championship Game Preview

December 19th, 2019 6:00am

2019 National Championship Preview  West Florida (12-2) at MSU-Mankato Mavericks (14-0)A little bit about the West Florida Argonauts..

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NSIC National Semifinal Preview

December 13th, 2019 1:00pm

**Full disclosure**  The brunt of my D2 time this week was spend keeping up with all the coaching movement within the league and the story regarding St.

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2019 SR4 Playoffs - Commerce at Mankato and Mineral Water Bowl Preview

2019 SR4 Playoff Preview (Round 3)  Texas A&M Commerce Lions (11-2) at MSU-Mankato Mavericks (12-0)The squads met once before with the Lions escaping Mankato with a 31-21 victory in this same playoff round, two years ago. 

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SR4 Playoffs - CSUP at MSU-Mankato

November 30th, 2019 1:00am

2019 SR4 Playoff Preview (Round 2)  CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves (11-1) at MSU-Mankato (11-0)The squads meet for the fourth time in six years. 

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SR4 Playoffs - USF at Mines

November 22nd, 2019 11:00am

SR4 Playoff Preview (Round 1)  Sioux Falls Cougars (8-3) at Colorado School of Mines Orediggers (11-0) 

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SR4 Playoffs - AU at CSUP

November 22nd, 2019 10:00am

SR4 Playoff Preview (Round 1)  Augustana Vikings (9-2) at CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves (10-1) 

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NSIC Preview Week 11

November 15th, 2019 12:00pm

NSIC Week 11 PreviewSaturday, November 16Since almost all the dust has settled in the 2019 NSIC season, I will be brief in my game previews in order to focus on what might lie ahead for the teams that have the postseason in front of them. Minnesota State-Mankato (10-0) at Upper Iowa (2-8)The Peacocks are every bit as unpredictable as a 2-8 team should be, beating UMD a few weeks back and then rolling over completely against an equally matched Wayne squad, 62-0.

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NSIC Preview Week Ten

November 8th, 2019 10:00am

Saturday, November 9Southwest Minnesota State (3-6) at Concordia-St. Paul (5-4)Concordia has been eliminated from playoff contention but still has two weeks left to put a stamp on the program’s best campaign in more than five years. 

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NSIC Preview Week Nine

November 1st, 2019 12:00am

NSIC Week Nine Preview  Saturday, November 2Wayne State (3-5) at Minnesota State-Mankato (8-0)Wayne pulled one out of the fire last week at Mary but now embarks on a tough final stretch in which the Wildcats play both Mankato and Sioux Falls.

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NSIC Preview Week Eight

October 25th, 2019 7:00am

NSIC Week Eight  Bemidji State (5-2) at Concordia-St.

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NSIC Preview Week Seven

October 18th, 2019 10:00am

Mary (1-5) at Minnesota State-Mankato (6-0)Mary got its first win of the ’19 campaign over a winless UIU squad last Sunday.  The Marauders jumped out quick behind playmaking signal-caller Logan Nelson. 

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NSIC Preview Week Six

October 11th, 2019 10:00am

Saturday, October 12Minnesota State-Moorhead (3-2) at Concordia-St. Paul (3-2)MSUM lost a heartbreaker against Winona week ago. 

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NSIC Preview Week Five

October 5th, 2019 12:00am

After looking at the stats page on the conference website there were some numbers that caught my eye.. -Augustana is leading the conference in turnover margin at plus 8.

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September 26th, 2019 11:00am

To give full disclosure to my readers, I’m very limited on time this week and many of the upcoming weeks, so my content will brief compared to years past.  In the process of coaching youth sports, moving into a new home, and regular job have me with very little ‘me time’, so I just wanted to be candid here. 

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NSIC Preview Week Three

September 19th, 2019 11:00am

NSIC Preview Week Three  Thursday, September 19Upper Iowa (0-2) at Winona State (1-1)After looking horrible against Augie in week one the Peacocks rebounded nicely against Concordia, but still came up short 28-23. 

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