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NAIA FOOTBALL CHAMPS DEFEAT THE NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPS AGAIN

Morningside MustangsBalladeer’s Bowl always pits the NAIA football champs against the NCAA D3 football champs. The results are in, and – after two years in a row in which the D3 champs won – the NAIA champs got the victory. The MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS defeated the UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS in Balladeer’s Bowl IX.

The voting ended today and the Mustangs won it 242 to 196. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MUSTANGS, THE WINNERS OF BALLADEER’S BOWL IX.

Here are the results of the 8 previous editions of Balladeer’s Bowl: Continue reading

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PURPLE RAIDERS WIN BALLADEER’S BOWL VIII

Mount Union Purple RaidersBalladeer’s Bowl always pits the NAIA football champs against the NCAA D3 football champs. The results are in, and for only THE SECOND TIME the Champions of NCAA D3 – this year the UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS – defeated the Champions of the NAIA – this year the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS. 

The voting ended today and the Purple Raiders won, 228 votes to 192. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PURPLE RAIDERS, THE WINNERS OF BALLADEER’S BOWL EIGHT! That’s two years in a row that the St Francis Cougars have let down the NAIA!  

Here are the results of the seven previous Balladeer’s Bowl matchups: Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BOWL VIII: PURPLE RAIDERS VS COUGARS

Balladeer’s Bowl always pits the National Champions of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) against the National Champions of the NCAA Division Three.

Mount Union Purple RaidersThe UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS are the NCAA Division Three champs for 2017.

The UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS are the champs of the NAIA.

St Francis (IN)Readers of Balladeer’s Blog get to vote on the winner over the next week, so NAIA and D3 boosters can begin their annual deluge of emails to me arguing for their choice.Email voting is the ONLY official way to let your decision be known, a procedure I implemented years ago to cut down on repeat voting by the same people. Continue reading

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CRUSADERS DEFEAT COUGARS IN BALLADEER’S BOWL VII

helmetmaryhardinbaylorBalladeer’s Bowl always pits the NAIA football champs against the NCAA D3 football champs. The results are in, and for the VERY FIRST TIME the Champions of NCAA D3 – this year the UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS – defeated the Champions of the NAIA – this year the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS. 

The voting ended today and the Crusaders won, 203 votes to 161. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE UMHB CRUSADERS, THE WINNERS OF BALLADEER’S BOWL SEVEN! This may be the first step toward making it a real rivalry, like when Namath’s Jets beat the Colts.

Here are the results of the six previous Balladeer’s Bowl matchups: Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BOWL VII: CRUSADERS VS COUGARS

As always Balladeer’s Bowl pits the National Champions of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) against the National Champions of the NCAA Division Three.

MHBU CrusadersThe UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR CRUSADERS are the NCAA Division Three champs for 2016, and the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS are the champs of the NAIA. Continue reading

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NAIA FOOTBALL CHAMPS BEAT THE NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPS AGAIN

Marian Knights helmet newBalladeer’s Bowl results are in, and for the sixth year in a row the NAIA football champions – in this case the MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS – defeated the NCAA D3 champions – the UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS.  Continue reading

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NAIA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS DEFEAT THE NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS AGAIN!

Southern_OregonBalladeer’s Bowl results are in, and for the fifth year in a row the NAIA football champions – in this case the SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY RAIDERS – defeated the NCAA D3 champions – the UW-WHITEWATER WARHAWKS!

The voting ended at midnight last night and the Raiders won by a nearly two to one margin. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RAIDERS, THE WINNERS OF BALLADEER’S BOWL FIVE!

Here are the results of the four previous Balladeer’s Bowl matchups. Continue reading

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