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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS FROM DECEMBER 29TH, 2012

LCU Chaparrals CHAPARRALS RULE THE WORLD – Readers familiar with Balladeer’s Blog’s college football coverage are well aware of the tendency of NAIA teams to upset teams from NCAA Division 2. That tendency extends to basketball season at times, too. Yesterday the LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CHAPARRALS (logo above) took it on the road and upset D2’s NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY COWBOYS in a 90-88 game that Chaps fans will be talking about for years to come.

ius_logoCENTURY CLUB – Among the teams scoring 100 or more points yesterday: The INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS improved to 11-3 with a 108-75 road thrashing of the POINT PARK PIONEERS. The Grenadiers (love that name) led 59-34 at halftime and glided through the 2nd half to remain unbeaten in conference play.   ###   The LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS clipped the wings of the HAMILTON HARRIERS by a score of 100-69   ###   The UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS held serve by taking down the TENNESSEE WESLEYAN BULLDOGS  100-83   ###   In the Chuck Daly Tournament the NORTHWOOD (FL) UNIVERSITY SEAHAWKS slammed the VALOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGE WARRIORS by a score of 106-73   ###   The OLD WESTBURY PANTHERS topped the MISERICORDIA COUGARS in a 100-97 catfight   ###   … And the GREENSBURG BOBCATS devoured the WRIGHT STATE LAKERS in a Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS AND 2012 VICTORY BOWL MATCHUP

The Victory Bowl is the signature football event each year for the National Christian College Athletic Association. The 2012 matchup for that gridiron gala has been set. On November 17th the GREENVILLE COLLEGE PANTHERS, last year’s Victory Bowl runners- up, will host the NORTHWESTERN (MN) COLLEGE EAGLES. Kickoff will be at 12 Noon ET. And now, Balladeer’s Blog’s football rankings for November 6th, 2012.

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS (helmet at left)    ###    2. SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS (defending champions)    ###    3. MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS    ###    4. MORNINGSIDE MUSTANGS    ###    5. MONTANA TECH OREDIGGERS    ###    6. UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16TH

After an eventful weekend that saw a new wins record established in the NAIA and the number 1 team in NCAA Division 3 get upset at home by an unranked opponent here are my latest rankings for the divisions of college football covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS (defending champions)   ###   2. GEORGETOWN (KY) TIGERS   ###   3. MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS   ###   4. WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN   ###   5. MORNINGSIDE MUSTANGS   ###   6. MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE VIKINGS  (for numbers 7 – 25 see below)

NCAA DIVISION 2 – 1. PITTSBURG (KS) STATE UNIVERSITY GORILLAS (defending champions)   ###   2. GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY LAKERS   ###   3. COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY AT PUEBLO THUNDER WOLVES   ###   4. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AT DULUTH BULLDOGS   ###   5. MISSOURI WESTERN GRIFFONS   ###   6. Continue reading

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9TH

Balladeer’s Blog presents its college football rankings for the week.

NAIA ( National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. Saint Xavier University Cougars (defending champs)  ###  2. Georgetown (KY) Tigers  ###  3. Marian University Knights  ###  4. Missouri Valley College Vikings  ###  5. Morningside Mustangs  ###  6. William Penn University Statesmen (for the rankings from 7-25 see below)

NCAA Division 2 – 1. Pittsburg (KS) State Gorillas (defending champs)  ###  2. Grand Valley State University Lakers  ###  3. University of Minnesota at Duluth Bulldogs  ###  4. California (PA) University Vulcans  ###  5. Missouri Western Griffons  ###  T6. Colorado State University at Pueblo Thunder Wolves  ###  T6. Continue reading

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12 NEW TEAMS JOIN THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

 The Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds (logo at left) and eleven other teams have joined the National Christian College Athletic Association. With the arrival of this deadly dozen the NCCAA now boasts one hundred fourteen institutions.

The NCCAA is one of the divisions of college sports that Balladeer’s Blog has been covering for  roughly two years.  College football is starting soon and the Victory Bowl will once again be the championship game of this underappreciated division come the end of the year.

Here’s the complete list of those twelve teams in descending order of nickname coolness: 1. Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm   ###   2. Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds   ###   3. McMurry  University Warhawks   ###   4. Morthland College Continue reading

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THE COOLEST HELMETS IN NCCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL

 As a public service to all of us college football fans eagerly awaiting the start of the 2012 season Balladeer’s Blog presents another look at some of the coolest helmets in the divisions covered here.

Last week I covered the coolest helmets in NAIA  college football. This time around I’ll feature the coolest helmets in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association). Each year the NCCAA’s premier gridiron event is the Victory Bowl and Balladeer’s Blog brings you coverage right here. 

 6. SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM

Location: Bethany, OK

Comment: Southern Nazarene University just moved back to the Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 2012

 Balladeer’s Blog presents one last round of congratulations to the 2012 College World Series champions in the divisions covered here. The team they faced in the title game will be in parentheses.

The Cal Baptist University Lancers (logo at left) were the champs of the NCCAA and defeated the defending title holders, the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles.

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – TWC BULLDOGS  (Rogers State University Hillcats)

NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association ) – CAL BAPTIST LANCERS  (Oklahoma Wesleyan University Eagles )

NCCAA Division 2 – TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE EAGLES   ( Florida Christian College Suns )

USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) – SPALDING UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES  (Newport News Apprentice School Builders )

NJCAA1 – IOWA WESTERN REIVERS  (San Continue reading

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