Welcome to the first Saturday of the 2012 college football season! We got to warm up with a few games during the week and now today will see a huge slate of games in two of the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

The NAIA’s Point University Skyhawks (logo above) are among the relative newcomers to intercollegiate football taking the field today. Teams like the Concordia (MI) Cardinals, Robert Morris (IL) Eagles and the Siena Heights Saints are still in the early years of their football programs, too.  The Bluefield College Ramblin’ Rams are playing their first intercollegiate game in decades today.

The Texas College Steers, Ottawa (KS) Braves and the William Penn University Statesmen are also among the dozens of NAIA football teams seeing action today.

Meanwhile in the NJCAA some teams are starting the season with conference games. The Hutchinson Blue Dragons are hosting the Coffeyville Red Ravens, the Dodge City Conquistadors battle the Butler (KS) Grizzlies and the Garden City Broncbusters travel to take on the Independence Pirates.

Also among the dozens of NJCAA teams kicking off the 2012 season today are “all-nickname” programs like the Vermillion College Ironmen, the Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters, the Iowa Western Reivers, the College of DuPage Chaparrals and the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes! (really)

As always, Balladeer’s Blog will be offering a recap of noteworthy goings on, with my usual pithy and oddball comments as I begin my third year of college football coverage.

EARLY SCORES – Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders fall to the Kentucky Christian Knights  27-20  OT   ###   Peru State Bobcats over the Dakota State Trojans  35-27   ###   Pikeville Bears over the Bluefield College Ramblin’ Rams  42-28   ###   St Francis (IL) Fighting Saints over the Concordia (MI) Cardinals  44-14   ###   St Francis (IN) over the Texas College Steers  46-10   ###   Trinity International Trojans over the Trinity Bible College Lions  59-15   ###   College of DuPage Chaparrals over the Erie Kats  30-0   ###   Navarro College Bulldogs crushed the Arkansas Baptist Buffaloes  40-0   ###   




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24 responses to “COLLEGE FOOTBALL ACTION: AUGUST 25TH, 2012

  1. klikni
    Hey, can I use your article on my website with a linkback?

  2. Great shit! Never heard of these teams but u make the coverage fun.

  3. Great shorttakes on these divisions and their games. Nice way to catch all their highlights at one site.

  4. You’ve turned me into a NAIA football fan. Never heard of it until now.

  5. A new season and I can follow your blog from the opening of the season this year!

  6. I’m sick of the crooks in D1. I’m gonna follow these teams on ur blog this year.

  7. I want to go to Bluefield College now! There just 40 miles south of here!

  8. Ike

    Love the name Ironmen!

  9. The Skyhawks seem really cool!

  10. I want to play for the Hutchinson Blue Dragons!

  11. This is a whole different world of college sports here! You got a new follower my brother from another mother.

  12. William Penn University here I come!

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