It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The 2013 college football season kicks off tonight in the divisions covered by Balladeer’s Blog! Tonight at 8pm Eastern Time the ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS from the Frontier Conference host the JAMESTOWN COLLEGE JIMMIES from the North Star Conference.
This matchup in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) is the only game tonight but Saturday will see a full slate of gridiron action. THREE new colleges add football teams this year in the NAIA – the WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS, the REINHARDT UNIVERSITY EAGLES and the OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON (technically relaunching football after stopping it in 1940).
In 2014 even more NAIA institutions will add football: the SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE, the COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES and the MISSOURI BAPTIST SPARTANS. The LYON COLLEGE SCOTS football team will be participating in 2015.
As always Balladeer’s Blog will have full recaps every Sunday during college football season!
FINAL SCORE: BATTLIN’ BEARS 34 JIMMIES 20