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Welcome to Week Two of the 2012 college football season. Yes, no matter what ESPN says, this is the SECOND week of gridiron action for 2012. Remember the Exclusively Sports Publicists Network pretends various divisions of college football don’t exist just because they don’t have the contract to broadcast their games. Besides, they’re far too busy devoting entire weeks to publicizing a video game to pay attention to actual athletic competition.

The Southwestern College Moundbuilders (helmet above left) take on the (10) Northwestern (IA) Red Raiders in one of tonight’s games. Other NAIA games for the night will see the (17) VCS Vikings visit the (8) Morningside Mustangs, the Mayville State Comets face the Dakota College at Bottineau Lumberjacks and the (7) St Francis (IL) Fighting Saints host D2’s Ferris State Bulldogs. 

As for NCAA Division 3 action, the Pacific Boxers host the Simon Fraser Clan (as in Scottish clan), the (15) Wheaton Thunder welcome the Continue reading


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  Welcome to the first Saturday of the 2012 college football season! We got to warm up with a few games during the week and now today will see a huge slate of games in two of the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

The NAIA’s Point University Skyhawks (logo above) are among the relative newcomers to intercollegiate football taking the field today. Teams like the Concordia (MI) Cardinals, Robert Morris (IL) Eagles and the Siena Heights Saints are still in the early years of their football programs, too.  The Bluefield College Ramblin’ Rams are playing their first intercollegiate game in decades today.

The Texas College Steers, Ottawa (KS) Braves and the William Penn University Statesmen are also among the dozens of NAIA football teams seeing action today.

Meanwhile in the NJCAA some teams are starting the season with conference games. The Hutchinson Blue Dragons are hosting the Coffeyville Red Ravens, the Dodge City Conquistadors battle the Butler (KS) Grizzlies and the Garden City Broncbusters travel to take on the Independence Pirates.

Also among the dozens of NJCAA teams kicking off the 2012 season today are “all-nickname” programs like the Vermillion College Ironmen, the Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters, the Iowa Western Reivers, the College of DuPage Chaparrals and the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes! (really)

As always, Balladeer’s Blog will be offering a Continue reading


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