Baby New Year has come early this year in the form of this adorable young lady, Nevaeh Dillard. Nevaeh’s mother is Rae Dillard and her proud grandparents are Lonnie Dillard and Janice Dillard, better known as “The Angel” because she has powers beyond the ken of mere mortals. Nevaeh is an expert on college sports so without further ado let’s turn the narrative over to Balladeer’s Blog’s very own version of one of Dickie V’s Diaper Dandies.
Nevaeh: Since the guy who normally writes Balladeer’s Blog has been so swamped with covering the college football playoffs and bowl games in the NAIA, D3, D2 and the NJCAA he asked me to fill in with some commentary today. After some haggling about how much money I would get paid I finally agreed. First, though I want to get something off my chest: I keep telling the people at Dillard University they need to change the name of their sports teams from the Bleu (Yes, they use the French spelling for blue) Devils and start going by the Dillard Nevaehs instead, but they DON’T LISTEN!!! If the Washburn University teams can go by the name the Ichabods why can’t the Dillard teams use my name? Contemplate that massive injustice while I give my quick takes on some recent sporting events.
PALM BEACH ATLANTIC SAILFISH WIN THE NCCAA SOCCER TITLE – Nevaeh: Starting off with “The Beautiful Game” as people around the world call soccer, congratulations to the PBA Sailfish men’s soccer team. They won the National Christian College Athletic Association championship by defeating the Cedarville University Yellow Jackets by a score of 2-nil (I want to show off my soccer savvy by saying “nil” instead of just putting a zero). The Sailfish came into the tournament as a 6 seed but played their best soccer of the year when it mattered the most and take home the program’s first ever NCCAA title.
BASKETBALL INFERNO – Nevaeh: The ladies of the Alverno Inferno basketball team bounced back from their 3-game losing streak with a home win over the Aurora Spartans by a final score of 72-57. This gives the Inferno their first win in conference play, making them 1-2 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Alverno shot 77 percent from the free-throw line and out-rebounded the Spartans 52-40. Shataya “The Playa” McComb had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
CITIZEN’S BANK BOWL – Nevaeh: Moving to the gridiron, there’s only one college football game today. It’s the Citizen’s Bank Bowl, the NJCAA Championship Game, and it will pit the Top-ranked Butler (KS) Grizzlies against the 2nd-ranked Navarro Bulldogs for all the marbles (I always wanted to say that!). Kickoff is at 2PM Eastern Time and for a link to follow it live as well as read Mr Wozniak’s masterful (he made me say that) take on yesterday’s college football playoff games and bowl games click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/12/04/december-4ths-college-football-results/
TRITONS HARPOON THE GATORS – Nevaeh: Moving back to women’s hoops for a moment, the UC-San Diego Tritons defeated the San Francisco State Gators 66-52. This road win provides the Tritons with their third win of this young season and pulls them even at 1-1 in California Collegiate Athletic Conference play after Friday night’s double-overtime loss to the Cal State- Monterey Bay Otters. Head Coach Charity Elliott has got to be glad to walk away with a win in a game where her team was out-rebounded and out-scored in the paint plus only shot 40 percent from the field.
WOMEN WARRIORS – Nevaeh: Since I’m a big fan of women’s athletics I’ll close with a note about how the Lewis-Clark State Warriors volleyball team defeated the Northwestern (IA) Red Raiders at the NAIA National Tournament. The Warriors were trailing 2 sets to none but came back to win the match in 5 sets and advance from pool play to face the Azusa Pacific Cougars in the single elimination part of the tournament.
Well, I’m outta here, people! I’m a very busy lady and my family would get into all kinds of trouble without me to set them straight!