Monthly Archives: October 2010

NOTEWORTHY RESULTS FROM OCT 30TH’S GAMES

Number One Takes A Fall NCAA Division 2’s Number One-Ranked team, the Grand Valley State Lakers, were upset yesterday 20-17 on the road against the Continue reading

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A HAPPY HALLOWEEN COLLEGE SPORTS POST- TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY PIONEERS

Location: Transylvania, KY

Division: NCAA Division 3

Conference Affiliation: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Major sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball

Site: http://www.transy.edu/athletics/index.htm

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XENOGENOCIDE: NAVAJO MYTH PAGE UPDATED AGAIN

At last it’s the apocalyptic finale of the epic story of the Navajo war god Nayanazgeni battling the Anaye! I just had to title the chapter “Xenogenocide” Plus in the individual entry section I added a listing for the joint Navajo deity Tgaei. 

12. XENOGENOCIDE – Nayanazgeni, Tsohanoai and Tobadzistsini looked on as, according to some myths “every drop of Yeitso’s spilled blood” was growing into either another Yeitso or another Anaye, or Brown Giants depending on the Continue reading

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A QUICK Q and A WITH 3 SIOUX FALLS FOOTBALL STARS

 Over the past few years in NAIA football it’s been the Sioux Falls Cougars’ world and everyone else is just part of their “win” column. They’ve won 3 of the last 4 National Championships and the 1 year they didn’t win they still made it all the way to the title game before falling. Not only that but they’re still ranked #1 in the nation and have got an NAIA record winning streak still going, a streak that now stands at 37 games in a row. The Cougars had their bye this week so it seemed a good time to subject a few of their star players to some of my probing, yet inane, questions. Not all of the players chose to answer every one of my eccentric queries, hence the differing number of replies.

Jon Ryan

Position: Wide Receiver

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HALLOWEEN SEASON DIVERSION: THE PERFECT HALLOWEEN OPERA

Yes, as if I wasn’t boring enough already I’m also into opera! Now, I know traditionally “the” Halloween Opera has always been Don Giovanni , but I’ve never bought into that notion since there’s really only one scene in the whole opera that qualifies as spooky and supernatural. At this time of year I prefer Offenbach’s Tales Of Hoffmann. Not only is it full of appropriately eerie and menacing elements, but it’s also Continue reading

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OCT 29TH’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES

Tonight’s games in the divisions Balladeer’s Blogs follow will be kicking off before too much longer. Here’s the rundown:

Washington and Lee Generals @ Catholic Cardinals

The next two games are being played at the Metrodome:

Minnesota-Morris Cougars vs MacAlester Scots

Greenville Panthers vs the Crown Storm

In the Jayhawk Conference:

Garden City Broncbusters @ Independence Pirates

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LET’S TALK JAYHAWK

Yes, the headline is a play on the Kansas Jayhawks’ traditional chant “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk”. It’s the final week of the regular season in the Jayhawk Conference so they get priority for this week’s gridiron preview. Teams will see action tonight and tomorrow except for the conference’s and the nation’s #1-ranked JUCO  team, the Butler Grizzlies, who have their bye week, which in this case allows them to rest up and get healthy for the start of the playoffs next week.

 The 7th-ranked Hutchinson Blue Dragons will be hosting the 14th-ranked Coffeyville Red Ravens in a very “colorful” matchup Saturday at 7PM local time. The Red Ravens come into the game boasting a 6-2 record and the Blue Dragons come in at 7-1, with their 1 loss coming last week against Top-Ranked Butler.

 

The Dodge City Conquistadors are hosting the AFP Huskies at 1:30PM local time on Saturday. The Huskies have racked up 6 wins so far but the Conquistadors are trying to avoid ending the season without a single win. Will it be an early Halloween “Treat” for the home team, or will they face an ending as downbeat as the one in the Conquistador movie Aguirre, The Wrath Of God?

 The Garden City Broncbusters (that’s not a typo – they go by Broncbusters without the “O”) take it on the road against the Independence Pirates. It will either be the Pirates who claim the win as their booty or the Broncbusters who end their season in a happier mood than Jack Palance had when his series Bronk was canceled. (I’ll admit it. A reference to an obscure 70’s detective show in a post about the Broncbusters is a new low even for me.) This game kicks off at 7 tonight.

 The Highland Scotties play host to the Fort Scott Greyhounds in a real dogfight that could be called The Great Scott Bowl. Well, it IS Halloween season so I figured a reference to the “Great Scott” bit in The Rocky Horror Picture Show wasn’t out of line.  This game starts at 1PM on Saturday. Readers of Balladeer’s Blog will recognize the fact that 5 of the teams mentioned here made my list of the 20 Coolest-Named JUCO Sports Teams. For the whole list click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/10/18/the-20-coolest-named-juco-sports-teams/

And to follow these games on line click here: http://www.kjccc.org/mobile/

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