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
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
Team Name: SENTINELS (Formerly the Parsons)
Location: Papillion, NE
Year of Establishment: 1945
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY IN ARIZONA
Team Name: SPIRIT
Location: Surprise, AZ (Seriously)
Year of Establishment: 1865
VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF LYNCHBURG
Team Name: DRAGONS
Location: Lynchburg, VA (Can you imagine that!)
Year of Establishment: 1886
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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.
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)
National Champions – OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS
Runners-Up – Corban University Warriors
2016 Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars
NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)
National Champions – OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON
Runners-Up – Bluefield College Rambling Rams
2016 Champions – Mississippi College Choctaws Continue reading
NEW 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
SAINT 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
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.
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
OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE WOLFPACK
Location: Bemidji, MN
Conference Affiliation: Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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