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COLLEGE BASEBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT RESULTS FROM MAY 1st

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Mount Marty LancersMORNING GAMES – The 7th seeded MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE LANCERS shocked the country yesterday with their SEVENTEEN to FIVE lambasting of the 2nd seeded NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS. The Lancers led 3-1 at the end of the 1st Inning and never looked back enroute to this colossal upset.   ###  

Briar Cliff University Chargers logoAnd speaking of shockers the BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS came in as the 8 seeds but toppled the TOP SEEDED DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS  3-1!  ###   The 5th seeded DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS kept the upset mojo going by beating the 4th seeded MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS in an 8-1 buttkicking.   ###   And the 3rd seeded MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS were the only higher seed to win in the morning games. The Warriors eviscerated the 6th seeded HASTINGS COLLEGE BRONCOS to the tune of ELEVEN to ONE!

Northwestern (IA) Red Raiders logoEVENING GAMES – The (2) NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS bounced back from their morning loss and won a 1-0 pitcher’s duel to eliminate the (6) HASTINGS COLLEGE BRONCOS. A 4th Inning run was the game’s only offensive production.   ###   Meanwhile the (4) MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS sent the incredibly disappointing top seeds – the DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS – home with their 8-7 win in an Instant Classic.   ###   The (3) MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS won a 7-4 thriller over the (7) MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE LANCERS.   ###   And the (5) DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS also went 2-0 for the day with an 8-3 triumph over the (8) BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS.  Continue reading

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MORE COLLEGE BASEBALL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS CROWNED

Master's College Mustangs logoGOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The MASTER’S COLLEGE MUSTANGS lived up to their number 1 seeding, taking the GSAC tournament title with an 8-3 victory over the 3rd seeded SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN EAGLES. Along the way to the conference crown the Mustangs also defeated Concordia (CA) and Arizona Christian University.

Taylor Trojans logoCROSSROADS LEAGUE – This conference’s unique format pits the ultimate winner of Bracket One against the ultimate winner of Bracket Two. The (1) TAYLOR TROJANS (Bracket One champs) won an 11-10 scoring orgy against the (3) MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE COUGARS (Bracket Two champs). Enroute to the league title the Trojans bounced Marian University once and Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASEBALL CONFERENCE AND REGIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS FROM MAY 2ND

Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves

Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves

GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – In a very busy opening day of the GPAC tournament the 5th seeded NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRAIRIE WOLVES upset the 4 seeds, the MT MARTY LANCERS, by a score of 5-1.   ###   In the top spot the NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE (IA) RED RAIDERS had their hands full with the 8th seeded DAKOTA WESLEYAN TIGERS but emerged in the end with a 4-3 victory. In their 2nd game of the day the Red Raiders defeated the Prairie Wolves by a score of 3-1. In Dakota Wesleyan’s 2nd game they eliminated Mt Marty in a 4-3 nailbiter.   ###   The 6th seeded MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS toppled the 3rd seeded Continue reading

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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2012

COACH BEEZ WINS THE RACE TO 256 WINS – Congratulations to Hank Biesiot, the Head Coach of the DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY BLUE HAWKS (helmet at left) for notching a new career wins record in NAIA college football! Coach Beez was tied at 255 victories with the retired Frosty Westering and the still- active Kevin Donley of the ST FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS.

Coach Biesiot has a definite sense of the dramatic and logged the 256th triumph in a 21-20 nailbiter against the visiting MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY- NORTHERN LIGHTS.

NUMBER ONE TAKES A FALL – The unranked BUFFALO STATE BENGALS accomplished the monumental task of handing a home defeat to the top-ranked defending champions of NCAA Division 3 football – the WHITEWATER WARHAWKS.

Fans stunned by the half-time score of a meager 3-0 in favor of UWW had that shock compounded by the 7-6 final score! The Bengals scored the winning touchdown with just 3.2 seconds left in the game. The loss snaps the 46 game winning streak the Warhawks had compiled. This result has seismic implications for the D3 picture going forward this season.

THE JIMMIES, THE EAGLES, THE FALCONS AND THE TIGERS RULE THE WORLD – Four NAIA teams kept alive their weekly tradition of upsetting NCAA Division TWO teams. – The JAMESTOWN COLLEGE JIMMIES (helmet at left) edged the SOUTH DAKOTA M&T HARDROCKERS in a 17-14 Instant Classic. A Ryan Benke field goal in OT won the game.   ###   The ROBERT MORRIS (IL) EAGLES vanquished the ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE PUMAS  40-35.   ###   The FRIENDS FALCONS got in on the fun and beat the SOUTHERN NAZARENE CRIMSON STORM  17-7.   ###   Meanwhile, the EDWARD WATERS TIGERS proved the NAIA can upset D2 on the road as well as at home. The Tigers survived a very tough 42-36 contest against the LIVINGSTONE BLUE BEARS.  ###   ( Hey, D3! How come YOUR teams don’t beat D2 teams every week like the NAIA does? Had to be asked given the intense rivalry between the NAIA and NCAA Division 3)

TOP 25 UPSETS – NAIA – After last week’s monumental toppling of the number 2 team in the rankings this week was very mild, featuring just one minor upset in the rankings. That upset was provided by the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

The 17th ranked NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE RED RAIDERS brought down the number 16 DOANE TIGERS, doubling up on them 28-14. 

TOP 25 UPSETS – D2 – The UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY OILERS went on the road and played Red Adair by dousing the 9th ranked SAGINAW VALLEY STATE CARDINALS in a 29-27 nailbiter.   ###   The unlucky number 13 TEXAS A&M- KINGSVILLE JAVELINAS fell on the road to the Continue reading

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COOL FOOTBALL HELMET: DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS

 Location: Sioux Center, IA

Site: http://www.dordt.edu/athletics/ 

Comment: From the Great Plains Athletic Conference it’s the one and only Dordt Defenders! Yes, Defenders, just like the Continue reading

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SIOUX FALLS COUGARS BASEBALL SWEEPS THE CHARGERS IN A DOUBLE-HEADER

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —   The University of Sioux Falls baseball team completed a two-game home sweep of Briar Cliff University on Sunday afternoon at Harmodon Park. The Cougars upended the Chargers 2-1 in game one and then wrapped up the weekend with a Continue reading

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FEBRUARY FRENZY UPDATE: FINALS MATCHUPS SET

GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – For the 3rd year in a row the Sioux Falls Cougars (2 seed) advance to the GPAC title game to be played Continue reading

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