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HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS FOOTBALL RANKED NUMBER ONE

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Through the first two weeks of the NJCAA Football season, the Hutchinson Community College football team was the only team of the preseason Top 5 to escape without a loss.

On Tuesday, the Blue Dragons made history by achieving their first No. 1 ranking in football in program history.

The Blue Dragons (2-0) took over the top spot after preseason No. 1 East Mississippi, No. 2 Iowa Western, No. 3 Garden City and No. 4 Jones all suffered losses. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BLUE DRAGONS PICKED TO WIN THE JAYHAWK CONFERENCE

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Hutchinson Blue DragonsWICHITA – For the second time in the Rion Rhoades’ era, the Hutchinson College Blue Dragons football team is the preseason favorite to win the Jayhawk Conference championship.

The Jayhawk Conference’s preseason coaches’ poll was released on Friday at the league’s annual Media Day at Newman University’s Dugan Library. In addition Continue reading

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BLUE DRAGONS FOOTBALL OPENS TONIGHT AGAINST ELLSWORTH

… And that’s just one of ELEVEN games tonight as the 2018 College Football season begins. KICKOFF FOR HUTCH VS ELLSWORTH WILL BE 8PM ET.

BlUE DRAGONSBIGGGGGGGGGThe Hutchinson College Football team opens its 87th season tonight as the Ellsworth Panthers come to Gowans Stadium. 

This will be Hutchinson’s fourth Thursday Night season opener, the first since 2015. 

The Blue Dragons have won 10-straight season openers and are 50-34-2 all-time in season openers.

Thursday night’s game with Ellsworth also kicks off the fifth season of the Jayhawk Conference-Iowa Conference scheduling alliance. Last season in a rain-soaked Iowa Falls, the Blue Dragons defeated Ellsworth 25-13. Hutch and Ellsworth are 2-2 in the first two seasons of the scheduling alliance.

Thursday’s game will be broadcast live on Blue Dragon flagship station KHUT-FM (102.9) and sister station KWBW-AM (1450) beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Countdown to Kickoff. Rusty Hilst (play-by-play), Rob Dreher (analysis) and Glen Grunwald (sidelines) will call the action. The game will also be videostreamed on the Blue Dragon Sports Network with the link available at 6:50 p.m.

RENO COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT

The Blue Dragons and Hutchinson Community College are honoring all Reno County first responders at Thursday’s game. All Reno County first responders Continue reading

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BLUE DRAGONS FOOTBALL PICKED FOURTH IN THE JAYHAWK CONFERENCE

Hutchinson Blue DragonsWICHITA – There was one overriding theme on Friday at the 2018 Jayhawk Conference Football Media Day at Newman University.

“The Jayhawk Conference is an elite conference. There are eight great teams,” Hutchinson College head coach Rion Rhoades said during his turn at the podium.

“The conference is a grind. You have to be on your A-game,” Butler coach Tim Schaffner said.

The other six coaches had similar feelings about the 2018 football season. With the new scholarship rules in place for one full recruiting cycle, all eight coaches agreed that the KJCCC has more talent on all eight teams top to bottom than at any time in the league’s storied history. Continue reading

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33 HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS SIGN WITH 4-YEAR FOOTBALL PROGRAMS

BlUE DRAGONSBIGGGGGGGGGAs everyone knows, one of the main points of playing a sport at a 2-year college is to get prepped to sign with a 4 year college. Maybe your grades or certain mechanics of the game could use some adjusting, but after your 2 year stay it is huge to get signed by a 4-year college team.

Just this year THIRTY-THREE Hutchinson College Blue Dragons signed with 4 year schools. Here are more details and player breakdown: 

Between the early signing period in December and Wednesday’s traditional National Letter of Intent Day, 33 Hutchinson Community College football players signed letters of intent to move onto four-year programs.

Blue Dragon head coach Rion Rhoades released the list of Blue Dragons moving on Wednesday.

Of the 33 players, 16 have signed on at Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs. Four more signed on with Football Championship subdivision programs, seven more with NCAA Division II programs and six more with NAIA programs.

The group of 33 is the largest groups Rhoades has had sign in any single season. Continue reading

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BLUE DRAGONS PICKED TO REPEAT AS CONFERENCE CHAMPS

BlUE DRAGONSBIGGGGGGGGGThe preseason poll has selected the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS to repeat as Jayhawk Conference champions in 2015. Last year saw the Blue Dragons have the best season in team history and they fell just one game short of playing for the National Championship. Their lone loss of the season came against Iowa Western College, which wound up losing in the national title game.

Hutchinson Blue DragonsHutchinson College, meanwhile, won their first unshared Jayhawk Conference crown since 1996, won their 6th straight Salt City Bowl and are trying to repeat as conference champs for the first time since their Threepeat of 1948-1950.

Here’s how the preseason poll placed all eight teams in the Jayhawk Conference:

1. HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS

2. COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS

3. BUTLER (KS) GRIZZLIES Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON 2012 KICKS OFF THIS WEEK

 THIS WEEK THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON KICKS OFF IN THE DIVISIONS COVERED BY BALLADEER’S BLOG!

Teams like the Hutchinson Blue Dragons (helmet at left), the Jamestown College Jimmies, the William Penn University Statesmen and the Eastern Arizona College Gila Monsters will all begin their season on various days throughout the coming week!

Not only that but the CC Fighting Saints, ranked Number 1 in Balladeer’s Blog’s NAIA College Football Rankings, will kickoff this Friday the 24th at the 23rd- ranked MSU-Northern Lights. The Pima Aztecs travel to face the Phoenix College Bears on Thursday night and the Continue reading

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