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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NJCAA BOWL TEAMS FOR 2017

Balladeer’s Blog’s look at the upcoming postseason in the various divisions of college football that I cover continues.

*** NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ***

East Mississippi College Lions helmet profileTHE MISSISSIPPI BOWL

Matchup: Number One ranked EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS versus … 

Arizona Western College good helmetThe Number Two ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS. 

Date: December 3rd  

Kickoff: 3:00PM ET 

*** OTHER NJCAA BOWLS ***

Hutchinson Blue DragonsSALT CITY BOWL

Matchup: The HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS versus …

Eastern Arizona CollegeThe EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE GILA MONSTERS

Date: December 2nd

Kickoff: 2:00PM ET

ASA CollegeVALLEY OF THE SUN BOWL

Matchup: The Number 16 ASA (NY) COLLEGE AVENGERS versus …

Mesa College ThunderbirdsThe MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS

Date: December 2nd

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WILLIAMSON MECHANICS NAMED USCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

Williamson Trade HelmetPer the Glitternight index Balladeer’s Blog has named the WILLIAMSON COLLEGE OF THE TRADES MECHANICS  football’s National Champions of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association).

The runners-up for 2017 are the Dean College Bulldogs, the defending National Champions who edged out the Newport News Apprentice School Builders for the 2016 title.

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D3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS FOR 2017

Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at the 32 teams playing in this Saturday’s opening round of the D3 football playoffs.

UW-OSHKOSH REGION

Oshkosh TitansUNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT Lakeland College Muskies helmetOSHKOSH TITANS

Will host the …

LAKELAND COLLEGE MUSKIES

Trine_INTRINE UNIVERSITY Monmouth_ILTHUNDER

Will host the …

MONMOUTH COLLEGE FIGHTING SCOTS Continue reading

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D2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS FOR 2017

Twenty-Eight teams make the playoffs in Division Two. There are four Super Regions with seven teams each, and the top seeds in each Super Region have a Bye in Round One.

IUP Crimson HawksONE SEEDS – Super Region 1 – INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA CRIMSON HAWKS   ###   Super Region 2 – UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA TIGERS   ###    Super Region 3 – FORT HAYS STATE TIGERS   ###    Super Region 4 – CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY WILDCATS 

Matchups for Saturday:

SUPER REGION ONE

Assumption Greyhounds helmet(3) ASSUMPTION COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS

Affiliation: Northeast Ten Conference

Will host the …

Cal PA(6) CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA VULCANS

Affiliation: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

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2017’s NAIA COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS

The post-season in the Divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog begins this Saturday. Here are the 16 teams from the NAIA. 

GAME ONE

St Francis (IN)(1) UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS

(Defending Champions & Champions of the MSFA-Mideast League)

Will host the … 

Benedictine Ravens(16) BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS

(At-Large Playoff Berth Number Four)

Kickoff Time: Noon ET

GAME TWO

Reinhardt U Eagles helmet(2) REINHARDT UNIVERSITY EAGLES

(Mid-South Conference Champions – Appalachian Division)

Will host the …

Concordia_MI(15) CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS

(At-Large Playoff Berth Number Three)

Kickoff Time: 12:30PM ET

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM NOVEMBER 11th

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William Penn StatesmenNUMBER SIX GOES DOWN – With the playoffs beginning next weekend this final Saturday of the Regular Season saw the WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN welcome the nation’s 6th ranked GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS. The Statesmen marked Senior Day in style, knocking off the storied Vikings by an authoritative score of 33-14.    

IUP Crimson HawksEASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE – The top 3 teams in the nation over in D2 prevailed. The (1) INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA CRIMSON HAWKS logged a 24-7 road smackdown of the WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY GOLDEN RAMS   ###    Meanwhile the (2) MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS survived a 27-24 visit with the (11) UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS COUGARS   ###    And the (3) ASHLAND EAGLES defeated the SAGINAW VALLEY CARDINALS 31-19.

NNAS_VAUSCAA GAME OF THE WEEK – In the United States Collegiate Athletic Association the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (formerly the Shipbuilders) were on the road against the HUDSON VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS. A 7-7 Halftime tie became a 21-21 deadlock to end Regulation. In Overtime the Builders won it 28-27 off a missed PAT by the Vikings.   Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

Northeastern_Oklahoma_AMIt was on November 6th, 1869 that Rutgers and Princeton played the very first college football game “on the banks of the Raritan” as the Rutgers fight song says. One of the things I love about college football is how far back its history goes.

It feels odd to think that Ulysses S Grant was in the White House when Continue reading

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