The NAIA’s Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at last finalized their new conference name and logo. The KIAC has long included colleges and universities from Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as Kentucky, so in a way this move was long overdue. However, it is a nice way of celebrating the league’s 100th anniversary this year.
The River States Conference will be the KIAC’s official new name beginning in July. The 2016-2017 sports season will see the debut of the new moniker.
Teams in the River States Conference: Continue reading
The Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference baseball tournament for 2014 came to an explosive end yesterday with a guaranteed berth in the NAIA national tournament on the line.
The top seeded POINT PARK UNIVERSITY PIONEERS squared off against the 3rd seeded INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS in this title game. Continue reading
The top-seeded POINT PARK UNIVERSITY PIONEERS stayed perfect in tourney play in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference yesterday. The Pioneers clashed with the usually lethal 3 seeds – the INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS – who picked a bad time to have one of their worst days ever. Point Park eviscerated IUS by a final talley of SEVENTEEN to FOUR. Luckily for the Grenadiers baseball plays a double- elimination tournament so they remain alive. Continue reading
February Frenzy continues as the NAIA’s Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference joined in the fun last night by tipping off their conference tournament.
The top-seeded INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS got more than they bargained for from their First Round opponents the 8th seeded POINT PARK UNIVERSITY PIONEERS. The game’s Halftime tie of 42-42 off a 3-point buzzer beater from the Pioneers was just one of 12 ties and 19 lead changes throughout the game. Both teams stayed within 4 points of each other for virtually all of the 2nd Half until clutch Free-Throws from the Grenadiers at last gave them a 99-94 victory. For IUS Cameron Mitchell led the scoring with 22 points followed closely by Aishon White with 21 and Jake Simpson with 20. In defeat Gabe McNeal notched 30 points for the Pioneers.
The BEREA COLLEGE MOUNTAINEERS came into the conference tournament as the 5 seeds but managed the upset of the tourney so far by toppling the 2nd seeded ASBURY UNIVERSITY EAGLES. Ironically the Eagles had defeated the Mountaineers in both of their regular season games but it will be Berea moving on to the semifinals. Asbury scored the first points of the game but trailed 35-31 by the break and played from behind the entire 2nd Half. The Mountaineers weathered several comeback attempts by the Eagles and prevailed by a final score of Continue reading
FIRST TICKET PUNCHED TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT – In the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference crowned its tournament champions yesterday! The POINT PARK UNIVERSITY PIONEERS lived up to their top seeding and took the KIAC title with their thrilling 8-6 victory over the 2nd seeded INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS. On their way to the championship the Pioneers also defeated Berea College and Continue reading
AMERICAN MIDWEST CONFERENCE – The 5th seeded PARK UNIVERSITY PIRATES and the 4 seeds, the BENEDICTINE-SPRINGFIELD BULLDOGS went to TWELVE innings in their opening round game. In the end the Bulldogs emerged with an 8-7 win in this game for the ages. ### The (3) WILLIAM WOODS UNIVERSITY OWLS upset the (2) LYON SCOTS, also by a tight 8-7 result. ### And the top seeded MISSOURI BAPTIST SPARTANS closed out the opening round in the AMC tourney by Continue reading
MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE – The upset of the day yesterday came in this conference as the 7th seeded ST CATHARINE PATRIOTS edged the 2 seeds, the GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS, in a 2-1 Instant Classic. ### Meanwhile the top-seeded CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS survived a 3-1 clash with the 8th seeded SHAWNEE STATE BEARS. ### The (3) LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS pounded the (6) UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS 6-2. ### And the (5) RIO GRANDE (OH) RED STORM fell to the (4) CAMPBELLSVILLE TIGERS in a 5-0 shutout.
KENTUCKY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – On Day Two in the KIAC tourney the top seeds, the POINT PARK PIONEERS, made the 5th seeded BEREA MOUNTAINEERS their prison brides in a 22-4 annihilation. ### The 2nd seeded INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS likewise took care of business with ease, decimating yesterday’s upset winners the 6th seeded ALICE LLOYD EAGLES. The final score was Continue reading
The conference tournaments are underway in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)! Last night the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics Conference threw out the first pitch in their tourney. There were just two games in that opening round, both of them upsets.
The 5th seeded BEREA COLLEGE MOUNTAINEERS doubled-up on the 4 seeds, the ASBURY UNIVERSITY EAGLES, by a score of 14-7. ### … And the 6th seeded ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog’s February Frenzy continues! The Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference climbs aboard today as their conference tournament tips off, featuring the top- seeded Indiana University Southeast Grenadiers (logo at right). Other teams making the tournament field from the KIAC are the St Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectics, the Indiana East Red Wolves and many others.
Meanwhile, other conferences will be featuring their semifinals or championship games today, and there are regional tournaments already underway in the NCCAA and CCCAA. First, to recap yesterday’s Continue reading
Yes, as the NAIA’s February Frenzy gets ready to turn into March Madness in a few days there have already been some tickets punched to the National Tournament. Let’s take a look at the conference champions that have been crowned so far.
KENTUCKY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The top seeded Indiana University Southeast Grenadiers took it all yesterday, defeating the Continue reading