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No matter what ESPN says, this was the SECOND weekend of college football action. It’s just that they don’t have the contract to broadcast the games in the divisions that kicked off last week.

* NAIA *

William Penn helmetCLASH OF RANKED TEAMS – The 16th ranked WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN visited the 9th ranked BETHEL (TN) WILDCATS in the highest profile game of the day. The Statesmen, a perennial power in NAIA football, dominated on both sides of the ball and turned this much-anticipated gridiron clash into a rout. The final score wound up being William Penn 34  Bethel 8.  

Rocky_Mountain_MT_OLD5ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH – The ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS improved to 2-0 yesterday. After defeating Jamestown College back in Week One the Battlin’ Bears took it on the road this weekend and clashed with the number 14 SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY RAIDERS. After an undeniable Instant Classic of a game Rocky Mountain College emerged with a 35-30 victory.

Southwestern CollegeBITTERSWEEET WELCOME – The OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON played their first intercollegiate football game yesterday. The SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS came to town to welcome the Bison to NAIA pigskin competition. The Bison played a very respectable game but in the end the experience of the Moundbuilders enabled them to prevail in this 26-22 game for the ages!

Cumberlands_KYBATTLE FOR THE BRASS LANTERN – The 8th ranked UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS hosted the UNION (KY) BULLDOGS for possession of the Brass Lantern. The Patriots retained this coveted trophy by turning the Bulldogs into their figurative prison brides. It may sound odd for a Union team to lose on Labor Day weekend (rimshot) but Cumberlands crossed Union’s picket lines in a Continue reading


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St Norbert College

St Norbert College

Among the smorgasborg of college football games today in the divisions covered by Balladeer’s Blog the St Norbert College Green Knights (logo at left) will be in Dublin, Ireland to take on the John Carroll Blue Streaks, the team the NFL’s London Fletcher played his college ball for.

That game is being played in advance of Saturday’s Dublin matchup between Notre Dame and Navy. Other games on the slate for today will pit D3’s defending champion Whitewater Warhawks against the Washington (MO) Bears, the McDaniel Green Terror against the Catholic Cardinals and the Anna Maria Amcats against the Worcester State Lancers.

The NAIA and NJCAA have tonight off but NCAA Division 2 teams will see action, including the Upper Iowa Peacocks, the Continue reading


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