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7 BENEFITS OF TEAM SPORTS

Female skate boarderAt Skateboard-guide.com they know that teamwork always plays a significant and crucial role in every field and sports is no exception. There are both indoor team sports and outdoor team sports. 

People love to have their friends surrounding them when they are participating in a sport. There are seven main benefits of team sports:   Continue reading

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WOMEN’S COLLEGE SWIMMING & DIVING RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

Per the Glitternight Index here’s the latest:

SCAD BeesNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN BEES    ###     2. LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY AT BELLEVILLE LYNX    ###     3. COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES    ###    4. BRENAU UNIVERSITY GOLDEN TIGERS    ###     5. LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (LA) WOLFPACK    ###      Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED TEAM: FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE

Five Towns College SoundFIVE TOWNS COLLEGE SOUND

Location: Dix Hills, NY  

Division: USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)

Comment: Located on Long Island, Five Towns College was established in 1972 and has gained a reputation as a path to music-related careers in the entertainment industry. Continue reading

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WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

One last round of congratulations to the 2017 college soccer champions in the NINE divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. 

Spring Arbor U CougarsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COUGARS

Runners-Up – Benedictine College Ravens

2016 Champions – University of Northwestern Ohio Racers

Biola Eagles NEWNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division One

National Champions – BIOLA UNIVERSITY EAGLES

Runners-Up  – Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats

2016 Champions – Colorado Christian University Cougars

Bob Jones University BruinsNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division Two

National Champions – BOB JONES UNIVERSITY BRUINS (Threepeat) 

Runners-Up – Providence University College Pilots

2016 Champions – Bob Jones University Bruins Continue reading

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MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

One last round of congratulations for the soccer champions in the TEN divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

wayland baptistNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS

Runners-Up – Missouri Valley College Vikings

2016 Champions – Hastings College Broncos

Southwestern Christian U EaglesNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division One

National Champions – SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES

Runners-Up – Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats

2016 Champions – Southwestern Christian University Eagles Continue reading

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WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

Here’s one last round of congratulations for the 2017 women’s volleyball champions in the ELEVEN divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. 

lindsey wilson blue raidersNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS

Runners-Up – Dordt College Defenders

2016 Champions – Hastings College Broncos

Biola Eagles NEWNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division One

National Champions – BIOLA UNIVERSITY EAGLES

Runners-Up – Campbellsville University Tigers

2016 Champions – Trinity Christian College Trolls

Maranatha Baptist Logo bigNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division Two

National Champions – MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SABERCATS (Threepeat) 

Runners-Up – Kentucky Christian University Knights

2016 Champions – Maranatha Baptist University Sabercats Continue reading

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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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