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
SO-CAL DIVISION: PLAY-IN ROUND – GAME ONE – The game of the day yesterday was this classic of the diamond played between the 17th seeded EL CAMINO COLLEGE WARRIORS and the 16th seeded MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES. After two scoreless Innings the Warriors put up a run in the top of the 3rd with the Mounties eventually tying things up in the bottom of the 6th. El Camino College responded with another run of their own in the top of the 7th Inning and rode that ball to a 2-1 victory. Credit Andrew Burschinger with the win.
SO-CAL DIVISION: PLAY-IN ROUND – GAME TWO – This game pitted the 15th seeded EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE HUSKIES against the 18 seeds – the COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS COUGARS. The Cougars took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 2nd Inning but by the bottom of the 3rd the Huskies had tied the game up. In the 5th and 7th Innings College of the Canyons logged a pair of runs to make it a 4-2 Cougar advantage. In the bottom of the 7th East Los Angeles College again knotted up the game. After the Cougars went on top again 5-4 in the top of the 8th the Huskies used their half of the Inning to take their first lead of the game at 6-5, which turned out to be the final score, too. East L.A.’s closer Shawn Kennedy got the win. Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog concludes its preview of postseason college football in the divisions covered here. The CCCAA Championship Game will be held December 8th, and here are the playoff games and Bowls we’ll be treated to along the way. The subdivisions of the CCCAA are the SCFA and NCFA with the winners of those subdivisions facing each other in the title game.
NATIONAL BOWL – November 17th – The MOUNT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE MOUNTIES (helmet at left) are the defending champions of the SCFA but lost to CCSF in the CCCAA title game last year. The Mounties took the National Central Conference crown and in the National Bowl will take on the SADDLEBACK COLLEGE GAUCHOS, the champions of the National Southern Conference. This game is the first semifinal in the SCFA.
BEACH BOWL – November 17th – This Bowl serves as the second semifinal game in the SCFA for 2012. The BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE RENEGADES come in as the Wildcard Team and square off against the VENTURA COLLEGE PIRATES (helmet at left), champions of the National Northern Conference. Like the National Bowl this game will kick off at Continue reading
Welcome to Balladeer’s Blog’s 2012 CCCAA College Football Preseason Poll. The 2012 season for the divisions covered here kicks off on August 22nd!
To your left is Joe Mountie, the mascot for the Mt San Antonio College Mounties, the number one team in my CCCAA poll. The Mounties’ comeback attempt against San Francisco in last year’s championship game fell short but they’re on top for now in the rankings.
The Rams are at number two, so these two powerhouse teams are threatening to become to CCCAA football what Whitewater and Mt Union are to NCAA Division 3 football!
1. Mount San Antonio College (Called “Mt SAC” for short) Mounties ### 2. City College of San Francisco Rams (defending champs) ### 3. Riverside Tigers ### 4. Butte College Roadrunners ### 5. El Camino College Warriors ### 6. College of San Mateo Bulldogs ### 7. Saddleback Gauchos ### 8. Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog will be looking at the winners of college baseball’s conference tournaments today in the NAIA, D2 and D3. Meanwhile the Brookdale College Jersey Blues (logo at left) and the Hutchinson Blue Dragons are among the teams hitting the diamond as the NJCAA’s district and regional tournaments get underway.
All this plus scores from Round 2 of the Continue reading