Sad to say, the college football playoffs and bowls for the divisions covered by Balladeer’s Blog are all over now, except for some All-Star Games. The SXU Cougars won the NAIA football championship in the latest game of Saturday night, giving the Cougars and their head coach Mike Feminis their first national title. It’s not at all true that when Feminis hoisted the trophy over his head that he cried out “This one’s for Dianne!” (As in Zajdell, a Cougar of a different kind)
Anyway, to wrap up this year’s gridiron action here’s a final nod of recognition to the 2011 champions and the teams they played in their title matchups.
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics ) – Champions – SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS Runners up – CC Fighting Saints
NCAA Division 2 – Champions – PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS Runners up – Wayne State Warriors
NCAA Division 3 – Champions – WHITEWATER WARHAWKS (Threepeat) Runners up – Mt Union Purple Raiders
NJCAA – Champions – EAST MISSISSIPPI LIONS Runners up – Arizona Western College Matadors
CCCAA – Champions – CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO RAMS Runners up – Mt San Antonio College Mounties
NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association ) – No title game as such. Season ends with the Victory Bowl between 2 invitees Victors – CAMPBELLSVILLE TIGERS Opponent – Greenville College Panthers
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!