How is this for a reunion? Hakim Mathieu and Austin Duncan are football teammates again (and are also roommates) as freshman football players at Hamline ... several years after being separated by Hurricane Katrina. David Lavaque's complete story is in the Friday Star Tribune newspaper. Click here to get the details.
Duncan, who is second on the team in rushing yards, is scheduled to start in the backfield and Mathieu, who has been slowed by a concussion, is also expected to see action when HU plays just the second night game ever in Klas Field history Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. against Augsburg. You can watch the game online by clicking on the webcast button above or by going to the usual live stats link.
Hamline stands 1-1 overall (0-1 MIAC) while the Auggies are 2-0 (1-0 MIAC).
The Pipers jumped to a 14-0 lead last week but Carleton, playing at home, came back to catch them, 21-14. Hamline had the edge in total offense and mounted a late drive that got squashed by a penalty on a fourth down. A year ago, the Pipers jumped on Augsburg early but a big third quarter was too much to overcome in what ended up being a 28-20 Hamline loss.
It promises to be a gala night at Klas. Prior to the game, Star Tribune columnist and radio/TV commentator Pat Reusse will be presented with the Mike Augustin award, given annually to a person who can contributed to the conference. Reusse has written many stories about the league, going back to his days when he covered teams for the St. Cloud and Duluth newspapers.
At halftime, HU will honor the six athletes who did the school proud at the NCAA Division III Track and Field meet last May. Two of those athletes Shawny Kramer, Becky Culp) are still inschool here. The other four (Brennan McKeag, Brenna Coyle, Devin Munson, Jack Deichert) graduated last spring. Game time temps expected to be in the 50s and clear.