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COOL-NAMED COLLEGE SPORTS TEAM: FAULKNER STATE

Faulkner State Sun ChiefsFAULKNER STATE SUN CHIEFS

Location: Bay Minette, AL

Division: NJCAA

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COOLEST CANADIAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS

College football season is just over a month away in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. To whet our appetites here’s a look at The Coolest Canadian College Football Teams.

Montreal CarabinsMONTREAL CARABINS

Location: Montreal, QC

Comment: My Canadian readers tell me Carabins are a military unit which wields Carbines, making this name virtually unique. 

Ottawa Gee Gees GOODOTTAWA GEE GEES

Location: Ottawa, ON

Comment: GG originally stood for “Garnet & Grey” so it was combined with Gee Gee, slang for a racehorse, hence the horse on the helmet.

Acadia AxemenACADIA AXEMEN

Location: Wolfville, NS

Comment: The name Axemen still sounds cool, despite its use in the title of a few reality shows in recent years. Continue reading

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SIX NEW TEAMS JOIN THE NCCAA

Six new institutions will be joining the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) for the 2018-2019 season. Here they are in descending order of team name coolness:

Erskine Flying FleetERSKINE COLLEGE

Team Name: FLYING FLEET

Location: Due West, South Carolina

Geneva College Goldent TornadoesGENEVA COLLEGE

Team Name: GOLDEN TORNADOES

Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

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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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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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