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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE HOCKEY RANKINGS: JANUARY 2ND, 2013

Norwich LogoWith 2013 just getting underway Balladeer’s Blog unveils its first college hockey rankings of the season for D3 hockey and NJCAA hockey. In my usual oddball way I do a Top 11 list for D3 and a Top 6 list for the NJCAA because of their lower number of hockey teams.

NCAA Division 3 –   1. NORWICH CADETS   ###   2. HOBART STATESMEN   ###   3. EAU CLAIRE BLUGOLDS   ###   4. ST NORBERT COLLEGE GREEN KNIGHTS (defending champions)   ###   5. BOWDOIN POLAR BEARS   ###   6. ADRIAN BULLDOGS   ###   7. OSWEGO STATE LAKERS   ###   8. Continue reading

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COOL FOOTBALL HELMET: GARDEN CITY COLLEGE

GARDEN CITY BRONCBUSTERS

Location: Garden City, KS

Division: NJCAA

Conference Affiliation: Jayhawk Conference

Comment: They’re the Broncbusters, not the Bronc -O- Busters, so that’s not a typo. In honor of the NJCAA postseason getting underway today and tomorrow here’s a 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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FEBRUARY FRENZY: COLLEGE BASKETBALL AND HOCKEY RESULTS FROM FEBRUARY 26TH

 The Monroe College Tribunes (logo at left) won the 2012 NJCAA College Hockey Championship by defeating the equally cool-named Williston State Tetons 4-2 in the title game yesterday.

The Tetons (as in the mountains of that name) started off the scoring with a power play goal just a few minutes into the game, but the Tribunes came back to lead the game 2-1 by the end of the First Period. Both goaltenders shut the opposition out in the Second Period but Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDS FOR SEPTEMBER 10TH

 This is my usual Saturday post where I provide links to updating scoreboards for the divisions Balladeer’s Blog covers. First, though, my quick takes on some of last night’s games:

The Maritime College Privateers, one of the coolest-named teams in sports, carved up the Western Connecticut Colonials last night. Maritime won by a score of 48-0, setting up this season’s first post-victory ritual of breaking a two-by four. Hey, it’s odd but memorable!

The Catholic Cardinals at the Gallaudet Bison wound up being the game of the night, with the Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES THURSDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 8TH

Tonight there are not as many games in the divisions Balladeer’s Blog covers as there were last Thursday, but there’s still quite a sampling. The NAIA has the night off and D3 has just one game going, but the NJCAA and D2 pick up the slack, especially the former. Two of D2’s games are being televised nationwide however, so we’ll start with those:

CENTRAL WASHINGTON WILDCATS  at the HUMBOLDT STATE LUMBERJACKS  – Airing on the cable channel called CBS College Sports at 8PM ET

NEWBERRY WOLVES  at the VALDOSTA STATE BLAZERS  – Airing on Cox SportsNet  at 7PM ET

D3’s sole game tonight features the MARYVILLE FIGHTING SCOTS at the Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDS FOR SEPTEMBER 3RD

 Here is my weekly Saturday post providing links to updating scoreboards in the divisions of college football that Balladeer’s Blog covers. First, though, some quick comments about a few of last night’s games:

D2’s 6th- ranked  TAMK  Javelinas (the team that Hall of Famer Darrell Green played his college ball for)  picked up a road win last night with an authoritative 21-10 victory over the  Central Washington Wildcats.

The NAIA’s Mayville State Comets nearly pulled off an upset of a higher division team last night, but ultimately fell to the D2 Minnesota- Crookston Golden Eagles by a score of 31-29. With the loss the Comets are now 1-1 for the season.

In D3 football the Dartmouth Corsairs took down the Mt Ida Mustangs in a 24-21 Instant Classic of a game.  

And now, links to each division’s scoreboards –

NAIA – http://naia.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/2011CompositeSchedule.html

NCAA Division 3 – http://d3football.com/scoreboard/composite

NCAA Division 2 – http://www.d2football.com/scores/2011-09-03/

NJCAA – http://www.njcaa.org/sports_schedules.cfm?category=Schedules%2FScores&sid=11&divid=0&slid=5

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDS FOR SEPT 1ST – NAIA, NJCAA, D3 AND D2

Tonight all four of the divisions Balladeer’s Blog covers will be playing games. Last Thursday through Saturday everybody but NCAA Division 3 started their football season (so ignore what ESPN says about tonight being the start of  the 2011 college football season. They always ignore the divisions they don’t have the television contracts for.) Here are links for updated scoreboards for tonight’s games by division:

NAIA – http://www.naiasports.org/scoreboard.php

NCAA Division 3 – http://www.d3football.com/scoreboard/composite

NCAA Division 2 – http://www.d2football.com/scores/

NJCAA – http://www.njcaa.org/sports_schedules.cfm?category=Schedules%2FScores&sid=11&divid=0&slid=5

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BLUE DRAGONS SCORCH KILGORE COLLEGE … AND MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM AUGUST 25TH

 The Hutchinson Blue Dragons incinerated the Kilgore College Rangers last night by a score of 60-29. Hard to believe it was just a 12-9 Hutchinson lead with 11 minutes left in the 2nd quarter. Fireworks went off at the end of the game, with the home crowd hoping to see several more such displays as the season goes on, beginning with next week’s game vs the Independence Pirates. Though that first game was a blowout by Hutch another Jayhawk Conference team, the Butler (KS) Grizzlies, were involved in a very tight matchup. Their rematch with Continue reading

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