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NCAA DIVISION 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS FOR 2011

Yesterday Balladeer’s Blog presented the 16 team playoff field and First Round matchups for the NAIA’s College Football Playoffs. Today I’ll let the D2 field soak in. Since my blog is all about bringing fresh eyes to the divisions of college sports that I cover, many of my readers are newbies to sports at this level. Or for that matter, to playoffs in ANY format for college football. D2 has a 24 team playoff field and the Top 2 seeds in each of the 4 regions get a bye in the first round. 

ONE SEEDS – (In order of nickname coolness)  PUEBLO THUNDERWOLVES,  DELTA STATE STATESMEN,  MIDWESTERN STATE MUSTANGS,  WINSTON- SALEM STATE RAMS

TWO SEEDS – (In order of nickname coolness)  PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS,  NEBRASKA- KEARNEY LOPERS,  NEW HAVEN CHARGERS,  MARS HILL LIONS 

AND NOW THE FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS FOR NOVEMBER 19TH – 

Super Region 1 – 6) CONCORD MOUNTAIN LIONS @ 3) KUTZTOWN GOLDEN BEARS  /  5) CALIFORNIA (PA) VULCANS @ Continue reading

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BEARCATS PICKED TO WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT MIAA TITLE

 The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats football team has been picked to win the MidAmerica Intercollegiate Athletics Association title in 2011. This would be the sixth year in a row for the Bearcats to win the conference championship, but their first without legendary coach Mel Tjeerdsma, who retired after last season. The Bearcats have won twelve of the last Continue reading

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D3 AMERICAN TEAM WINS THE GOLD MEDAL

 The United States produced a stunning display of offensive fireworks and defensive dominance to humble Canada 50-7 in the Gold Medal game of the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship and defend the world title it won in Japan in 2007.

USA scored 21 points in the final 1:51 of the first half and Continue reading

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COACHING LEGEND MEL TJEERDSMA CALLS IT A CAREER

MARYVILLE, Mo. — One of the most successful and well-respected coaches in the history of collegiate football, Mel Tjeerdsma, announced Wednesday that he will retire following a brilliant coaching career that spanned the last four decades. Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDS FOR DECEMBER 11TH

No NAIA football games today. Their championship game between the Sioux Falls Cougars and the CC Fighting Saints will be held next Saturday in good old Rome, GA of course.

NCAA DIVISION 3 SEMIFINALS

Whitewater Warhawks … Wesley Wolverines … Why, what wonders we will witness, won’t we? – Alliteration aside, the Wolverines try to do what no other D3 football team has been able to accomplish in the past 5 years – break the half-decade stranglehold that the Warhawks and the Continue reading

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BEARCATS QB “BLADEMASTER” BLAKE BOLLES A HARLON HILL TROPHY FINALIST (WILL CAM NEWTON’S FATHER ATTEND THE CEREMONY? I’M KIDDING!)

 

MARYVILLE, Mo. — The voting has concluded for the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year Award and Northwest Missouri State senior quarterback Blake Bolles has been invited to attend the 25th Annual Harlon Hill Trophy Presentation Banquet as one of the top three place finishers.

The banquet is set for Friday, Dec. 17, in Florence, Ala., prior to the NCAA Continue reading

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