Tag Archives: NAIA vs NCAA

GOLD RUSH GO 4-0 AGAINST NCAA D2

XAVIERLAThe NAIA’s XAVIER (LA) UNIVERSITY GOLD RUSH have played and defeated FOUR basketball teams from NCAA Division Two so far this season.

Last night the Gold Rush defeated D2’s CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY PANTHERS by a score of 85-72, led by 21 points from Morris Wright. With this win Xavier (LA) improves to 7-2 for the 2015-2016 season. Continue reading

19 Comments

Filed under College Basketball

NAIA BASKETBALL PLAYER WINS ESPN’S DUNK CONTEST

 The NAIA’s James Justice, a senior basketball player for the Martin Methodist College RedHawks (logo at left) won ESPN’s live dunk contest, beating out NCAA Division 1 players like Auburn’s Kenny Gabriel, Miami’s Dequan Jones and Clemson’s Bryan Narcisse in the semifinals.

In its usual style, ESPN virtually never even mentions NAIA college sports. That’s because the behemoth outfit is geared purely toward hyping its own programming, not actual sports journalism. Since ESPN doesn’t broadcast NAIA games they pretend their football, basketball and baseball teams don’t even exist. It’s similar to Continue reading

26 Comments

Filed under College Basketball