Highland Cavaliers logo NUMBER ONE TAKES A FALL – The NAIA’s top-ranked UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS were upset on the road by the UVA-WISE HIGHLAND CAVALIERS (logo at left). The Highland Cavs won by a respectable score of 69-54 so this was no last-minute fluke with a half-court three or any other freak event.  

Rocky Mountain College logoOTHER TOP 25 UPSETS – A day after trouncing Montana Tech the ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS held serve as well and brought down the number 3 LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS in an 89-80 affair that was LCSC’s 1st loss of the season   ###   The (18) WESTMINSTER (UT) GRIFFINS dismembered the 10th ranked MONTANA STATE-NORTHERN LIGHTS by a rollicking 82-50   ###   The HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ROYALS entered the Century Club on the same day they upset the 15th ranked CONCORDIA (CA) EAGLES in a 101-91 game that left the Royals fans feeling regal satisfaction   ###   At 19 the ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY HILLCATS lost an 81-80 heartbreaker at the (25) JOHN BROWN GOLDEN EAGLES   ###   … And the (22) OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS joined the other ranked teams losing on the road, falling to the WAYLAND BAPTIST PIONEERS in a tight 70-68 matchup. 

St Thomas (Fl) Bobcats logoTOP 25 UPSETS – NAIA DIVISION 2 – The (17) ST THOMAS (FL) BOBCATS took it on the road and brought down the number 2 EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES in an 81-78 Instant Classic   ###   The 3rd ranked NORTHWOOD (FL) SEAHAWKS, who recently added ice hockey to their athletics department, fell in Overtime on the road to the WEBBER INTERNATIONAL WARRIORS by a score of 93-88   ###   The number 12 GRACE LANCERS were upset by the ST FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS in a thrilling 74-69 affair   ###   The 14th ranked SOUTHERN OREGON RAIDERS lost at home to the (22) NORTHWEST (WA) EAGLES by a score of 82-73   ###   … And at number 19 the AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES suffered a 66-59 road loss to the unranked SOUTHEASTERN (FL) FIRE

wesley wolverines logoD3 TOP 25 UPSETS – The WESLEY WOLVERINES took down the visiting 9th ranked ST MARY’S (MD) SEAHAWKS by a score of 68-54   ###   The unranked UW-SUPERIOR YELLOW JACKETS got past the (11) WHITEWATER WARHAWKS in a 69-66 game for the ages   ###   The WASHINGTON COLLEGE SHOREMEN eked out a 1 point win to topple the number 14 FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL DIPLOMATS  62-61   ###   The (23) ROSE-HULMAN ENGINEERS fell at home 69-60 to the TRANSYLVANIA (KY) PIONEERS   ###   The VIRGINIA WESLEYAN MARLINS held serve to bring down the 24th ranked RANDOLPH WILDCATS  72-66   ###   … And the OLIVET COMETS won a 52-49 defensive epic against the number 25 ADRIAN BULLDOGS

Babson College BeaversHOCKEY’S NUMBER ONE TAKES ANOTHER FALL  – The unranked BABSON COLLEGE BEAVERS played road warriors and brought down D3 hockey’s top-ranked NORWICH CADETS in an authoritative 4-1 outcome. This is just the 2nd loss for the Cadets this season. The Beavers improve to 9-3-2 with Norwich falling to 13-2.   ###   The number 15 STEVENS POINT POINTERS fell at the ST SCHOLASTICA SAINTS in a 4-3 Instant Classic   ###   The 14th ranked MANHATTANVILLE VALIANTS needed Overtime to do it but edged the homestanding CORTLAND STATE RED DRAGONS  3-2   ###   At number 3 the HOBART STATESMEN notched a 5-0 road shutout over the CURRY COLONELS   ###   … And the ELMIRA SOARING EAGLES lit up the scoreboard in a 9-4 win over the visiting MORRISVILLE STATE MUSTANGS.

GENESEOBLUEKNIGHTSTHE BLUE KNIGHTS AND BEACONS RULE THE WORLD – Two NCAA Division 3 hockey teams upset DIVISION ONE hockey teams again this weekend. The GENESEO STATE BLUE KNIGHTS hosted D1’s FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY RAVENS and handed them a 4-1 smackdown    ###    Meanwhile the UMASS- BOSTON BEACONS, ranked at number 13 in Division 3, took it on the road and eviscerated the Division 1 SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE PURPLE KNIGHTS by an unbelievable score of 10-3.

Wilmington Quakers logoCENTURY CLUB – The WILMINGTON QUAKERS defeated fellow Century Club members for the week the MT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS in a 108-102 orgy of scoring   ###   The BETHANY (WV) BISON topped the visiting WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON PRESIDENTS in a 109-72 spanking   ###   The PIKEVILLE UNIVERSITY BEARS chewed up and spit out the CUMBERLAND BULLDOGS by an embarrassing score of 105-56   ###   … And the MARY HARDIN BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS kicked around the HARDIN SIMMONS COWBOYS in a 106-69 laugher.

ius_logoINSTANT CLASSICS – The INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS improved to 15-3 and notched their 9th win in a row by edging the INDIANA EAST WOLVES in a 98-96 game for the ages. The Grenadiers are a perfect 5-0 in conference play   ###   The TRINITY CHRISTIAN TROLLS won a road classic over the TRINITY INTERNATIONAL TROJANS by a score of 68-60   ###   The LA VERNE LEOPARDS eked out a 52-51 victory over the homestanding CAL LUTHERAN KINGSMEN   ###   … And the NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY GOTHIC KNIGHTS (love that name) edged the visiting NEW JERSEY LIONS in a 66-62 nailbiter.

brewtonparkerMARATHON MEN – There were plenty of multiple Overtime games yesterday in addition to games that went just one extra session. The BREWTON-PARKER COLLEGE BARONS took the SOUTHERN POLY STATE RUNNING HORNETS into Double Overtime before emerging with an 82-78 win in this Southern States Athletic Conference classic   ###   The MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY PIONEERS went to THREE Overtime periods in their 111-109 defeat of the MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS   ###   The LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS notched a Double Overtime road win over the SOUTHWEST MUSTANGS  116-111   ###   The MARIAN (WI) SABRES edged the WISCONSIN LUTHERAN WARRIORS 75-71 in OT   ### … And the GETTYSBURG COLLEGE BULLETS logged an OT win over the MUHLENBERG MULES  84-78.

usao_drovers_150px3HOW ‘BOUT THEM DROVERS – The UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS are sitting at 8-4 right now and ranked at number 9 in the NAIA poll (number 8 in Balladeer’s Blog’s poll). Head Coach Brisco “County” McPherson is having another impressive year with the Drovers who started out the season at 6-0. After yesterday’s unfortunate 61-53 loss at 4th ranked Oklahoma Baptist USAO doesn’t play again until the 17th when they will host Wayland Baptist University.              


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  1. These other divisions r sick! Good 2 find out about them!

  2. This is a grate site 4 these divisions. Luv ur combining hockey and hoops.

  3. College sports at these levels has real student athletes.

  4. Never knew these divisions existed! ur da man dude!

  5. NAIA basketball sounds really appealing!

  6. Never heard of any of these teams until ur blog came along. Cool shit

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