I’ve been getting some emails inquiring why I wasn’t covering USCAA and NCCAA basketball rankings yet this season. I was going to cover their tournaments, of course, but in the meantime I’m thrilled that enough people out there had an interest in the USCAA and NCCAA to let me know they missed me mentioning them! I’ll make a point out of listing the NCCAA and the two USCAA divisions from now on in my weekly posts about the polls.
By the way, people who followed my USCAA basketball tournament coverage last year may be interested to know it is now called Mountain Madness instead of Madness in the Mountains. Thank GOD! Anyway, for this week, the Rochester College Warriors are the number 1 team in the USCAA-1 poll. And here’s a look at the complete polls for both divisions of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association):
USCAA-1 1. RC Warriors … 2. Ave Maria University Gyrenes … 3. Southern Virginia University Knights … 4. Belleville Lynx … 5. Newport News Builders … 6. Oakwood Ambassadors (love that name) … 7. UMFK Bengals … 8. Continue reading
CONCORD, NH– The NHTI, Concord’s Community College athletics department is pleased to announce that Don Welford has been named the new men’s soccer coach. Welford takes over for the departing Derek Johnson.
Don Welford is an established coach who previously coached at NHTI from 2002-2006 and led the Lynx to several National Tournament appearances. In addition to NHTI, Welford has also Continue reading
CONCORD, NH – The NHTI, Concord’s Community College men’s basketball team downed Williamson Trade School 64-60 in overtime in the first round of the USCAA Men’s Division II National Basketball Championship being held in Uniontown, PA. NHTI was seeded sixth and Williamson was the number three Continue reading
CONCORD — The NHTI, Concord’s Community College men’s basketball team has begun preparations for the USCAA National Basketball Tournament. This year’s tournament will take place from March 1-5 on the campus of Penn State Fayette in Uniontown, PA.
The top ten teams from the USCAA Continue reading
CONCORD, NH – NHTI’s men’s basketball team has won the YSCC Championship by downing the number one seeded Vermont Tech 96-94; this is the Lynx first YSCC title since 2006. In a game played at SMCC, NHTI came from 19 down to win the championship and have received an automatic bid to the USCAA Basketball Continue reading
CONCORD, NH – The NHTI, Concord’s Community College men’s basketball team downed YSCC foe Southern Maine Community College 94-83 in YSCC final four action hosted at Southern Maine Community College. NHTI will now advance to play in the YSCC Championship game today.
Leading NHTI was Continue reading
CONCORD, NH – The NHTI, Concord’s Community College men’s basketball team downed YSCC foe Nashua Community College 101-65 to advance into the YSCC Final Four Championship Tournament.
Leading NHTI was Terry Williams (Norwich, CT) 18 points with 10 boards, Besfort Syla (Macnhester) 12 points with five rebounds, Continue reading
CONCORD, NH – The NHTI, Concord’s Community College athletics department has announced that the men’s and women’s basketball teams have both qualified for Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) post season play.
The NHTI men’s basketball team finished the YSCC Continue reading
CONCORD — The NHTI, Concord’s Community College men’s basketball team defeated Bristol Community College 59-55.
Leading NHTI in the win was Besfort Syla (Manchester) as he netted 14 points, pulled in nine rebounds, added four assists and three steals. Jay Pimentel (Lawrence, MA) added 11 points and two steals, Jackson Riel (Pembroke) scored 10 points, and Marv Leveille (Hamden, CT) netted 10 points, pulled in seven boards and added four blocks.
Recently Terry Williams of the New Hampshire Technical Institute Lynx earned his second USCAA Men’s Basketball Player Of The Week honor. The Lynx are the only basketball team from New Hampshire to win a National Championship. They won it all in March of 2005 at the Goldie Crocker Center. (On a related note I once lost a one-on-one game to Betty Crocker at Gold’s Gym) Both on and off the court Terry Williams represents the best that can be imagined of the term “student athlete.” The Lynx are currently 10-3 and Williams is one of the reasons why. The time seemed right to let readers of Balladeer’s Blog get to know a little more about this impressive young man.
Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname: The Chief Justice (Because he rules the court)
What should opponents fear the most from you? “My aggressive approach to the game and my will to win.”
Why would you say you are having the kind of season you’re having so far? “I feel that I’m more hungry this year because I got cut my first year Continue reading