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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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SEVEN NEW NCCAA SPORTS TEAMS

Seven new college sports teams will be joining the NCCAA for the 2017 into 2018 collegiate season beginning this fall. Here are those seven newcomers:

Nebraska Christian College SentinelsNEBRASKA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Team Name: SENTINELS (Formerly the Parsons)

Location: Papillion, NE

Year of Establishment: 1945

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Ottawa Arizona SpiritOTTAWA UNIVERSITY IN ARIZONA

Team Name: SPIRIT

Location: Surprise, AZ (Seriously)

Year of Establishment: 1865

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Virginia University of Lynchburg DragonsVIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF LYNCHBURG

Team Name: DRAGONS

Location: Lynchburg, VA (Can you imagine that!)

Year of Establishment: 1886

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COLLEGE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

Here is one last round of congratulations for the ladies who won the national championship in softball in the nine divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. 

oklahoma city university starsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS

Runners-Up – Corban University Warriors

2016 Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars

OklahomaBaptist-_Bison_150pNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON

Runners-Up – Bluefield College Rambling Rams

2016 Champions – Mississippi College Choctaws  Continue reading

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XAVIER (LA) GOLD RUSH WIN FOUR OF FIVE VERSUS NCAA DIVISION ONE

XAVIERLANEW ORLEANS — For the fourth time in its last five attempts, Xavier University of Louisiana has defeated the University of New Orleans in men’s tennis.
      Tushar Mandlekar and Karan Salwan won in doubles and singles, and Antoine Richard and Moses Micheal saved the doubles point in the Gold Rush’s 4-3 victory at UNO Monday.
     XULA (11-5), ranked second in the NAIA, snapped a 2-dual losing streak but won its third in a row against an NCAA Division I opponent. It was the Gold Rush regular-season finale; next will be a May 17 dual match in the second round of the NAIA National Championship at Mobile, Ala. The NAIA will announce the 24 qualifying teams May 8 and the pairings and seedings May 9. Continue reading

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SAINT CLAIR COUNTY COLLEGE: COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAMS

Saint Clair College SkippersSAINT CLAIR COUNTY COLLEGE SKIPPERS

Location: Port Huron, MI

Division: NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association)

Comment: You can insert your own Gilligan’s Island comment if you like, but I find the nickname Skippers to be Continue reading

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COLLEGE POLO CHAMPIONS FOR 2017: MEN AND WOMEN

Balladeer’s Blog’s coverage of the world’s OLDEST team sport continues. Here are the men’s and women’s college Polo champions for this year.

Roger Williams University HawksMEN

National Champions – ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY HAWKS 

Runners-Up –  Southern Methodist University Mustangs

Score – The Hawks defeated the Mustangs 12-11.

2016 Champions – Texas A&M University Aggies  Continue reading

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COOL TEAM LOGO: OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE WOLFPACK

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Location: Bemidji, MN

Division: NCCAA

Conference Affiliation: Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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