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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: CALUMET COLLEGE

CALUMET COLLEGE CRIMSON WAVE

Location: Hammond, IN

Division: NAIA

Conference Affiliation: Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Major sports: basketball, base/soft-ball, soccer, volleyball 

Site: http://www.ccsj.edu/athletics/home.html

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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM – WILLIAMS COLLEGE

WILLIAMS COLLEGE EPHS

Location: Williamstown, MA  

Division: NCAA Division 3 

Conference Affiliation: New England Small College Athletic Conference 

Major sports: crew, football, basketball, base/soft-ball, hockey, soccer, volleyball

Site: http://williams.prestosports.com/landing/index 

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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM – MID AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

MID AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Division: NAIA

Conference Affiliation: Sooner Athletic Conference

Major sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball 

Site: http://www.macuathletics.com/

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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM – CONCORDIA-MOORHEAD

CONCORDIA-MOORHEAD COBBERS

 Location: Moorhead, MN 

Division: NCAA Division 3 

Conference Affiliation: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 

Major sports: wrestling, football, basketball, hockey, base/soft-ball, soccer, volleyball

Site: http://www.cord.edu/Athletics/index.php 

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THE COOLEST HELMETS IN THE MID EMPIRE CONFERENCE

TEAM: SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE PANTHERS

SITE: http://sccpanthers.losrios.edu/football.htm

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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM – NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY VIOLETS

Location: New York, NY

Division: NCAA Division 3

Conference Affiliation: University Athletic Association

Major sports: basketball, soccer, volleyball, fencing, tennis 

Site: http://www.gonyuathletics.com/

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QUICK TAKE: PAYING COLLEGE ATHLETES

Every time I hear the various talking heads on various sports shows discuss how they think college football and basketball players should be payed by the institutions they attend I can’t help but wonder how uninformed those talking heads are. Have any of them ever heard of Title IX? Institutions won’t be able to just pay players in the revenue sports like football and basketball. Anything the football and basketball players get paid the same amount will need to be paid to the student-athletes on the (insert your own team of least interest here). 

With that many athletes to be paid the dollar amount the schools would be able to pay each of them would be so small it would not at all discourage the players in the big-time sports from accepting under-the-table money and other favors. And even if you could in some fantasy- Continue reading

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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM – VITERBO UNIVERSITY

VITERBO V-HAWKS 

Location: La Crosse, WI

Division: NAIA

Conference Affiliation: Midwest Collegiate Conference

Major sports: basketball, baseball, soccer

Site: http://www.viterboathletics.com/index.php

Comment: In the grand tradition of the A-Team, G-Forces and the X-Men it’s the V-Hawks, a name so cool it could be a model of sports car. For some of NCAA Division 3′s Coolest-Named Teams click here: https://glitternight.com/d3-20-coolest/   

 For the NAIA edition of The 20 Coolest College Sports Teams You May Never Have Heard Of click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/06/21/the-20-coolest-named-college-sports-teams-you-may-have-never-heard-of-naia-edition/ 

And for The 20 Coolest College Sports Logos click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/07/20/the-20-coolest-college-sports-logos/

Balladeer’s Blog is not affiliated with or operated by the NAIA or the NCAA or any of their member institutions. 

© Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL

FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL DIPLOMATS

 

Location: Lancaster, PA

Division: NCAA Division 3

Conference Affiliation: Centennial Conference

Major sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer

Site: http://www.godiplomats.com/landing/index

Comment: The Diplomats (“Oh, that word”…Fans of the musical 1776 will get it.) is a pretty cool nickname for sports teams. I guess the only real downside would be people calling them “The Dips” for short. By the way, from now on I’ll be judging U.S. State Department Diplomats by whether or not they “give 110 percent” and if they “came to play”, just like I judge Franklin and Marshall Diplomats.

For more of Division 3’s Coolest-Named Teams click here: https://glitternight.com/d3-20-coolest/  

For the NAIA edition of The 20 Coolest College Sports Teams You May Never Have Heard Of click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/06/21/the-20-coolest-named-college-sports-teams-you-may-have-never-heard-of-naia-edition/ 

And for The 20 Coolest College Sports Logos click here: https://glitternight.com/2010/07/20/the-20-coolest-college-sports-logos/

Balladeer’s Blog is not affiliated with or operated by the NAIA or the NCAA or any member institutions. 
© Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Edward Wozniak and Balladeer’s Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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