* MIDWEST COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeded MOUNT MERCY UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS did battle with the 3rd seeded WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN for the MCC title yesterday. The Mustangs prevented the Statesmen from winning their 3rd conference tournament crown in a row, defeating them handily by a final score of 93-76. James Boonstoppel and Kyle Lamaak each had 20 points for Mount Mercy University. * THE MUSTANGS MOVE ON TO THE NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT! * Continue reading
GOLDEN 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.
CROSSROADS 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
CHICAGOLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – Yesterday was Day Two of the CCAC conference tourney. The 6th seeded TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TROLLS stayed alive by stunning the 2nd seeded OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS, sending them home after a very memorable 5-2 game. ### In a 5 over 3 upset the ST FRANCIS (IL) FIGHTING SAINTS took down the ROBERT MORRIS (IL) EAGLES in a 4-3 Instant Classic. ### The top seeded JUDSON EAGLES stayed unbeaten in the tournament by eliminating the (4) PURDUE-NORTH CENTRAL PANTHERS by a tight score of 5-4.
SOONER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS came in at the 4 spot yesterday and won a 6-5 game for the ages against the 5th seeded ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY HILLCATS. ### Meanwhile the top seeded OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS had their hands full with the 8th seeded MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS before emerging with a 4-2 victory. ### The (2) LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CHAPARRALS downed the (7) ST GREGORY’S CAVALIERS 3-1. ### And the 3 seeds, the OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON survived a 6-5 game with the Continue reading
THE SUN CONFERENCE – The 6th seeded UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA-BEAUFORT SAND SHARKS stunned the top seeds, the EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES. In an ELEVEN inning Instant Classic the Sand Sharks (love that name) emerged with a 2-0 First Round victory. ### Meawhile the 5th seeded SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE scorched the complacent 2 seeds, the AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES, by a score of 7-0. ### And to continue the theme of upsets in the Sun Conference tournament the (4) WEBBER INTERNATIONAL WARRIORS toppled the (3) ST THOMAS (FL) BOBCATS in a 4-3 nailbiter.
APPALACHIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The 6 seed mojo carried over to the AAC tourney as the VIRGINIA INTERMONT COBRAS dismembered the 3rd seeded ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS 7-1. ### Meanwhile the top seeded defending champions of NAIA baseball, the TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS, totalled the (8) MONTREAT CAVALIERS by a score of 10-3. ### The (7) BRYAN LIONS fell to the 2nd seeded UNION (KY) BULLDOGS 9-4. ### And in a 5 over 4 upset the MILLIGAN COLLEGE BUFFALOES Continue reading
The Saint Ambrose University Fighting Bees (logo at left) are the 1 seed in the Midwest Collegiate Conference and they are just one of the many teams that will be in action this afternoon and evening as Balladeer’s Blog’s February Frenzy of college basketball tournaments continues.
First, to recap last night’s action, here are the scores from conference tournaments in the NAIA and Continue reading
February Frenzy continues here at Balladeer’s Blog as additional conference tournaments tip off tonight. Among the leagues starting post-season play this evening will be the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference featuring the Southwestern College Moundbuilders, the Tabor Blue Jays, the Bethany Swedes and the 2nd seeded University of Saint Mary Spires (logo at right). In the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) the 1st round of the Mideast Region Tournament tips off, with teams like the Johnson University Preachers and the Crown College Royal Crusaders seeing action.
To recap last night’s action, the biggest upsets involved a couple of 7 seeds over 2 seeds as the Lourdes Gray Wolves toppled the defending champs of NAIA-2 basketball, the Cornerstone University Golden Eagles and the Continue reading
MIDWEST COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE
The Ashford Saints (3) took the MCC title by defeating the top seeded 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