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COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND KICKS OFF TONIGHT

 The final 3 championship games of the year for the divisions of college football covered by Balladeer’s Blog will be played tonight and tomorrow. NCAA Division 3 gets things started tonight in Salem, VA, where the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl will see the 7th straight clash between the Whitewater Warhawks (helmet at left) and the Mount Union Purple Raiders.

Yes, remarkably, both teams have survived the D3 playoff field of 32 teams for 7 YEARS IN A ROW, emerging when the dust settles to square off for the national championship. The teams have won 3 titles each in the preceding 6 years, so this is the rubber game of the match (so far). Adding to all that drama is the fact that Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RESULTS FROM DECEMBER 10TH

CCCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

 BORING HELMETS, EXCITING GAME – The defending CCCAA champs, the MT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES, fell to the CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO RAMS in a thrilling finish followed by an unfortunate brawl. The final score of 52-42 doesn’t do justice to how exciting the game was. At first it looked like the Rams might win in a blowout as they seized a 28-7 lead with half-time approaching, but a pick-6 by the Mounties made it 28-14 instead. In the 2nd half the shootout was on, and with 6:40 left in the game CCSF led “Mount SAC” by a score of 38-35. The Rams added another TD with 3:53 left but the ever- tough Mounties responded with 7 points of their own at the 2:47 mark. With just 41 seconds left in the game the 45-42 CCSF lead became 52- 42 and an unfortunate fight resulted. Both teams, after all, have a lot of players who may well transfer to Division 1 schools next year (rimshot). The Mounties failed to score in the time remaining and 52-42 was the final.  

NCAA DIVISION 3

SEVEN IN A ROW – Yes, for the 7th straight year, it will be the WHITEWATER WARHAWKS, the defending champs, taking on the MT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS in the NCAA Division 3 Championship Game, better known as the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. The teams have split 3 titles each during that run so this will be the rubber game of the match, at least until the 2012 Stagg Bowl probably finds these same 2 juggernauts clashing yet again. Whether you’re excited about this rivalry or yawning about it, let’s review yesterday’s semi-finals.

 The WESLEY WOLVERINES deserve huge props for the fight they gave the Purple Raiders in their own house. The Wolverines actually led 14-13 at halftime, which by itself must have been very disconcerting for the Mt Union fans who are used to seeing their team dominate from kickoff to the Continue reading

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THE FIGHTING SAINTS DEFEAT THE WARHAWKS IN BALLADEER’S BOWL

In keeping with the rivalry between NAIA football teams and NCAA Division 3 football teams this week I ran a contest in which readers could e-mail me to vote for who they thought would win a game played between the NAIA champions, the CC Fighting Saints and the D3 champions, the Whitewater Warhawks. By a nearly two-to- one margin the NAIA fans have spoken and the Fighting Saints have won this inaugural Balladeer’s Bowl. Congratulations to the boys from Helena, MT! Balladeer’s Blog will resume chronicling the football rivalry between these two divisions in August.  

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NAIA COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS TO PLAY THE NCAA DIVISION 3 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS …

… In a contest here at Balladeer’s Blog. Since I covered the rivalry between the NAIA and D3 throughout the college football season I figured each year from now on I’d allow my readers to vote on who would win a game played between the champions of each division. Yesterday the championship games were held so this inaugural “BALLADEER’S  BOWL” will be played between the NAIA’s CC Fighting Saints and  D3’s  UWW Warhawks. Just like in the voting in my Top 20 contests  cast your vote for the team of your choice by e-mailing me at Thtcom15@aol.com . I’ll announce the winner on Christmas Eve.    

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THE REAL CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY: COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES DECEMBER 18TH

 

Yes, this year the NAIA, NCAA Division 3 and the NCAA Division 2 Football Championship Games are all being played on the same day. Here’s Balladeer’s Blog’s quick and easy guide to who’s playing and where to find the games:

RAGNAROK IN ROME

Rome, GA is once again the site of the NAIA Championship Game. Today the two most prominent and dominant (or P.A.D.) football dynasties of Continue reading

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RESULTS OF DECEMBER 11TH’S FOOTBALL GAMES – D3 AND D2 SEMIFINALS

Well, it is now official – make it SIX years in a row that the Whitewater Warhawks and the Mount Union Purple Raiders will play each other for the D3 football National Championship. The Warhawks upheld their end of the bargain today by trashing the Wesley Wolverines on their own field by a final score of 27-7. All of this is made more impressive when you consider that for the 4th week in a row Whitewater was without Continue reading

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