Another Balladeer’s Blog Top Twenty list for 2020. This time it’s 20 more cool-named teams from the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). FOR THE FIRST TWENTY NJCAA TEAMS CLICK HERE
VANCE-GRANVILLE COLLEGE VANGUARDS
Location: Henderson, NC
Comment: Kudos to the folks at this institution for showing some creativity with the name of their sports teams! The Vanguards definitely stand out and their logo is very, very eye-catching!
QUINSIGAMOND COLLEGE WYVERNS
Location: Worcester, MA
Comment: Quinsigamond is a mouthful, no doubt about it, and when you combine that memorable school name with the memorable team name Wyverns you have got the kind of magic that Balladeer’s Blog loves!
FAULKNER STATE SUN CHIEFS
Location: Bay Minette, AL
Comment: With a nickname as cool as Sun Chiefs and with a logo that is as eye-catching as this one I can only hope that this college adds football at some point in the future.
CHESAPEAKE COLLEGE SKIPJACKS
Location: Wye Mills, MD
Comment: Don’t call them the Flapjacks. Don’t call them the Blackjacks. They are the Skipjacks, one of the most strikingly unique team names in any division of college sports. The Chesapeake College teams take their name from the sloop-rigged sailboat, not the tuna. Continue reading
Another Balladeer’s Blog Top Twenty list for 2020. Previously I featured cool-named college sports teams from the NAIA and USCAA. This time it’s 20 cool-named teams from the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association).
YELLOWSTONE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CENTURIONS
Location: Billings, MT
Comment: “Thwow him to the GWOUND, thentuwion!” Had to be said, for the sake of all us Monty Python fans. Joking aside, Centurions is a terrific and almost unique team name in college sports.
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT KATHERINE FIREBIRDS
Location: San Marcos, CA
Comment: These teams were named after the Doug McClure post-apocalypse movie Firebird: 2015 AD. I’m KIDDING! They were named after the legendary firebirds themselves.
NEBRASKA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SENTINELS
Location: Papillion, NE
Comment: The Sentinels have got it going on! So does their institution, which has a knack for unique and memorable team names. Prior to going by Sentinels NCC’s teams were called the Parsons.
MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE ARCHERS
Location: Chicago, IL
Comment: Set your Mood Rings to “contemplative!” This team name comes from the school’s reference to their famous Arch, NOT to people who wield a bow and arrows, but that’s a common misconception. Continue reading
CLEVELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE YETIS
Location: Shelby, NC
Comment: Special thanks to reader Andrew, who informed me about this incredibly cool name for the sports teams at Cleveland Community College! Continue reading
The NAIA’s Mid-South Conference announced that it will add three more teams for the 2020-2021 season, bringing the league’s total number of teams to twelve.
Fans of the old Trans-South Conference will be delighted to hear that the three teams will be the Martin Methodist College Redhawks, the Freed-Hardeman University Lions and the Bethel (TN) University Wildcats. Continue reading
FAULKNER STATE SUN CHIEFS
Location: Bay Minette, AL
Comment: This excellent institution was founded in 1965 and has additional campuses in Continue reading
Here is one last round of congratulations for the ladies who won the national championship in softball in the nine divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)
National Champions – UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS
Runners-Up – Columbia (MO) Cougars
2017 Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars
NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)
National Champions – CENTRAL BAPTIST COLLEGE MUSTANGS
Runners-Up – Belhaven University Blazers
2017 Champions – Oklahoma Baptist University Bison
USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)
National Champions – CLEARY UNIVERSITY PROWLING COUGARS
Runners-Up – Saint Mary of the Woods College Pomeroys
2017 Champions – Saint Mary of the Woods College Pomeroys Continue reading
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:
Team Name: FLYING FLEET
Location: Due West, South Carolina
Team Name: GOLDEN TORNADOES
Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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BRISTOL COLLEGE BAYHAWKS
Location: Fall River, MA
Comment: You almost can’t go wrong with any team name that adds the word “hawks” at the end. Continue reading
The USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) has welcomed a new member institution for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.
MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN
Team Name: OWLS
Location: Columbus, MS
Year Established: 1884
Comment: This institution was America’s very FIRST institute of higher learning specifically for women and is often known as “The W.” In 1982 the university became co-ed. Continue reading
OHIO STATE-MARION SCARLET WAVE
Location: Marion, OH
Division: USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)
Comment: The Scarlet Wave is a nickname every bit as cool as The Crimson Tide and The Green Wave. You can’t go wrong with names like this for sports teams as far as I’m concerned and I’ve been saying for years that when Syracuse changed their team’s names from The Orangemen to The Orange that they’d have been better off going with something like … Continue reading