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COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES: DECEMBER 13TH, 14TH AND 15TH

Three down and three to go! That is, three of the divisions of college football covered by Balladeer’s Blog already have crowned their 2012 champions leaving just three more title games to go! Those games will be played today tomorrow and Saturday.

*** NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP ***

Marian_INTHERE’S NO PLACE LIKE ROME – Rome, GA was the site of tonight’s (Dec 13th) heart-stopping NAIA championship game between the MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS and the MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS. For the bulk of the game the Mustangs seemed to be in control, leading 14-7 after 1 quarter, 14-10 at halftime and 20-10 to start the 4th quarter. A missed extra point in the 3rd quarter came back to haunt Morningside when the Knights outscored them 17-7 in the 4th to tie the game at 27 all. A 26 yard field goal in Overtime won the game for Marian, giving them their very first national championship in football. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MARIAN KNIGHTS!

*** D2 CHAMPIONSHIP ***

Valdosta_StTHE HUBRIS BOWL – The NCAA D2 championship game on the 15th saw the final game of the 2012 college football season for the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. The VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY BLAZERS took on the WINSTON- SALEM STATE RAMS for the title. The Rams had hubristically bragged about having the superior athletes in this matchup, but those athletes couldn’t stop the Blazers, couldn’t catch the Continue reading

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2011 NAIA COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS ANNOUNCED

FOR THE LATEST NAIA PLAYOFF RESULTS CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2011/11/27/college-football-playoff-results-from-november-26th/ 

The Marian University Knights (helmet at left) gave me another excuse to pat myself on the back for predicting their football ascent back in the 2010 (yes, 2010) preseason. The Knights not only reached their first ever number one football ranking by unseating the previously top ranked St Xavier Cougars last Saturday but are the number 1 seed for the NAIA’s 16 team playoff field for 2011. The William Penn Statesmen were once again left standing at the altar but with only themselves to blame after blowing yesterday’s final regular season game. Here are the first round matchups set for next Saturday afternoon. Tomorrow I’ll examine the NCAA Divisions 3 and 2 playoff fields.

1) MARIAN KNIGHTS host the 16) GRAND VIEW VIKINGS   1pm ET

2) CC FIGHTING SAINTS (defending champs) host the Continue reading

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