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NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE PILGRIMS: COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM FOR THANKSGIVING

new england college pilgrimsThanksgiving Week continues! I’m sure we all remember how the Pilgrims of the 1600s fled England to escape persecution for their horribly malformed faces (see left).

William Bradford sought out Professor Charles Xavier and together the two men parted the waters of the Atlantic Ocean so that Puritan Mutants could make their Exodus and walk all the way to the New World.

Upon arrival, Xavier decided to lie and say that he and his fellow Pilgrims had reached Plymouth Rock. This was not true, of course, but even then Charles Xavier was a pathological liar.   Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED TEAM: BISMARCK STATE

BISMARCK STATE MYSTICS

Bismarck State Mystics

Location: Bismarck, ND

Division: NJCAA

Comment: Now THIS is what I’m talking about! With this institution’s teams you can tie in Otto Von Bismarck, Harry Potter or any other fictional magicians you prefer to use. Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED TEAM: BRISTOL COLLEGE

BRISTOL COLLEGE BAYHAWKS

Bristol College Bayhawks

Location: Fall River, MA

Division: NJCAA

Comment: You almost can’t go wrong with any team name that adds the word “hawks” at the end. Continue reading

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MEN’S COLLEGE GOLF CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

Here’s one last round of congratulations to the 2017 golf champions in the 9 divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. I covered the women previously.

Grand View VikingsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS

Runners-Up – Cardinal Stritch University Wolves

Previous Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars

Colorado Christian University CougarsNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY COUGARS (Threepeat)

Runners-Up – Dallas Baptist University Patriots

Previous Champions – Colorado Christian University Cougars  Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN JOINS THE USCAA

The USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) has welcomed a new member institution for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. 

Mississippi University for Women OwlsMISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Team Name: OWLS

Location: Columbus, MS

Year Established: 1884

Comment: This institution was America’s very FIRST institute of higher learning specifically for women and is often known as “The W.” In 1982 the university became co-ed. Continue reading

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COLLEGE GOLF CHAMPIONS FOR 2017: WOMEN

As always, I will list the men’s and women’s champs separately. Here’s one last round of congratulations to this year’s women’s golf champions in the 7 divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog:

OklahomaCityStarsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS

Runners-Up – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ) Eagles 

Previous Champions – Keiser University Seahawks 

Dallas Baptist University PatriotsNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS

Runners-Up – Campbellsville University Tigers

Previous Champions – Dallas Baptist University Patriots  Continue reading

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TWENTY COOLEST-NAMED JUCO SPORTS TEAMS

Like all levels of college sports, the JUCO ranks have waaaay too many teams called Tigers, Eagles, Bulldogs and Wildcats, but here are the 20 Coolest Names.  

20. BAKERSFIELD RENEGADES

 Location: Bakersfield, CA 

Comment: If you “walk the streets of Bakersfield” you’re bound to hear about the Renegades, who have a nickname cool enough to be a rock group or a band of mercenaries in the notoriously bad post-apocalypse movie 2020 Texas Gladiators. Hard to believe in just a few years the country will be full of those marauding gangs, isn’t it?

19. HIGHLAND SCOTTIES 

Location: Highland, KS

Comment: You just knew a dog lover like me would include this team! And there’s no truth to the rumor that their original mascot was Star Trek’s James Doohan standing on the sidelines and saying “I need more time, Cap’n!”  

18. ASA AVENGERS

Location: New York, NY 

Comment: Insert your own Emma Peal or “Why is the Avengers movie taking so long?” joke here. This school has one seriously cool nickname and logo, don’t they? T-shirt sales must be through the roof! And I’m sure their call to practice is either “We’re needed” or “Avengers Assemble!”

17. GARDEN CITY BRONCBUSTERS

Location: Garden City, KS

Comments: No, that’s not a typo, they go by Broncbusters, not BroncObusters. Under any name and in any sport they kick major butts. And you just haven’t busted until you’ve Broncbusted, y’know? Continue reading

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