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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM OCTOBER 20TH, 2012

A DYNASTY IN FREEFALL? – The (10) OSHKOSH TITANS (helmet at left) defeated the (5) WHITEWATER WARHAWKS in a 28-13 rout in their own house yesterday. Not only are the Warhawks the defending champions of NCAA Division 3 football, but they have been one of the two most dominant gridiron dynasties of the past decade. Whitewater has played in the past 7 D3 national championship games in a row against the other D3 football dynasty, Mount Union, and have won 4 of those 7. Oshkosh’s victory over the Warhawks was the 2nd loss for UWW this year, handing them more losses in one year than they had over the previous four seasons COMBINED! Earlier this season the Warhawks lost to unranked Buffalo State in one of their lowest-scoring games of the 21st Century. Congratulations to the Titans, of course, for this historic accomplishment!

HOW ‘BOUT THEM PIONEERS? – The NAIA’s WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS are in their first year of intercollegiate football since the 1940’s but have already logged their program’s SECOND victory of this inaugural season. Yesterday the Pioneers marked their new era’s very first Homecoming with a 58-37 smackdown of the SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD LIONS. Earlier this year WBU notched their revived program’s initial win by taking down the HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS in a 27-23 nailbiter. To put this 2nd win this season in persepective, Point University and Bluefield are also in their debut seasons but haven’t notched their 1st win yet. Ave Maria University is in year number TWO of their football program but have yet to win a single game.  

TOP 25 UPSETS – NAIA – The 9th ranked ST FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS were on the road against the number 5 WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN and seized another W for Coach Kevin Donley, already the winningest coach in NAIA football history. The final score was 28-19.   ###   … And the unranked DAKOTA WESLEYAN TIGERS toppled the 20th ranked DOANE TIGERS in a 28-24 Instant Classic.   ###   The scheduled game between the number 22 TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS and the MCPHERSON BULLDOGS was canceled to mourn the loss of Tabor football player Brandon Brown.

TOP 25 UPSETS – NCAA DIVISION 2 – The 13th ranked MISSOURI WESTERN GRIFFONS were visiting D2’s defending champions, the number 8 (previously number 1) PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS who were fresh off their first loss of the year to Northwest Missouri. The Griffons knocked PSU down even further with a 63-14 annihilation.   ###   The (23) HILLSDALE CHARGERS plucked the feathers off the visiting 14th ranked team, the SAGINAW VALLEY STATE CARDINALS by a score of 34-17.   ###   The unranked HARDING BISONS (they go by Bisons, not Bison) played road warriors and brought down the number 15 OUACHITA BAPTIST TIGERS  34-14.   ###   The NORTHEASTERN STATE RIVERHAWKS edged the (21) CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES in a 24-23 homestand.   ###   The Continue reading

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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM OCTOBER 13TH, 2012

NUMBER ONE TAKES A FALL – NCAA Division 2’s top-ranked defending champs, the PITTSBURG (KS) STATE GORILLAS, faced conference rivals and perennial D2 football powers the (7) NORTHWEST MISSOURI BEARCATS (helmet at left) in the REAL Fall Classic yesterday. These two gridiron juggernauts always treat us to a hard-fought matchup at neutral Arrowhead Stadium and yesterday was no exception. The Bearcats emerged with a 31-21 victory, setting up a new number 1 in the next rankings.

THE BACONE WARRIORS RULE THE WORLD – For the 3rd college football season in a row Balladeer’s Blog has been chronicling the NAIA tradition of upsetting at least one NCAA Division 2 team per week. For newbies to these divisions that is like when a 1AA team upsets a 1A team.

For this week’s installment the NAIA’s BACONE WARRIORS (helmet at left) dismantled D2’s PANHANDLE STATE UNIVERSITY AGGIES by a score of 40-7.

NUMBER THREE TAKES A FALL – The 3rd ranked team in NCAA Division 2 also got toppled yesterday. In a Show Me State showdown the unranked MISSOURI SOUTHERN LIONS took it on the road and eked out a 31-30 victory over the MISSOURI WESTERN GRIFFONS in an undeniable Instant Classic. The number 2 CSU- PUEBLO THUNDER WOLVES are the presumptive new number 1 with their 35-21 road win over the COLORADO MINES OREDIGGERS.

TOP 25 UPSETS – NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – The CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS improved to 4-3 by rising up and defeating the visiting number 11 team, the NORTHWESTERN (IA) RED RAIDERS in a 17-16 game for the ages.   ###   The FAULKNER EAGLES unleashed their sound and fury on the 16th ranked CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS in a 42-14 thrashing.   ###   … And the unranked SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS knocked the number 25 FRIENDS FALCONS out of the rankings in a 32-21 homestand.  

TOP 25 UPSETS – NCAA Division 2 – In addition to the number 1 and number 3 teams in D2 taking a tumble there were two more upsets in the rankings. The number 14 GRAND VALLEY STATE LAKERS got crushed on the road by the NORTHERN MICHIGAN WILDCATS  38-10.   ###   The UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BRONCHOS (their spelling) played road warriors by bringing down the 23rd ranked CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES in a 10-6 defensive epic.   ###   The number 6 NEW HAVEN CHARGERS had a close call at Continue reading

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NOTEWORTHY COLLEGE FOOTBALL RESULTS FROM OCTOBER 6TH, 2012

NUMBER TWO TAKES A FALL – For the second week in a row the number 2 team in the NCAA Division 2 rankings has suffered an upset. The FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS (helmet at left) came into yesterday’s game unranked and faced with the daunting task of competing with the most famous football dynasty in D2 history – the 2nd ranked GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY LAKERS. The Bulldogs ignored all the naysayers and delivered a 40-24 spanking to the Lakers in their own house.

SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY RULES THE WORLD – Just like during last season each Saturday brings us at least one NAIA team upsetting an NCAA Division 2 team. This week’s team to embrace that NAIA tradition was the SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY FIGHTING BEES, who took it on the road and singed the feathers off the QUINCY HAWKS by a score of 34-18. For newbies to these divisions this is like when a 1AA team upsets a 1A team. (Or an FCS team upsets an FBS team if you’re a spineless conformist.)

TOP 25 UPSETS – NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – The TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS hosted the 20th ranked KANSAS WESLEYAN COYOTES and defeated them in a 56-31 manhandling.   ###   The number 22 MENLO OAKS fell at home to the WEBBER INTERNATIONAL WARRIORS in a nailbiting 19-14 battle which saw an east coast team bearding a west coast team in its own den.   ###   … And the unranked SOUTHERN OREGON RAIDERS dismembered the (24) EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY MOUNTAINEERS in a 68-22 laugher. 

TOP 25 UPSETS – NCAA DIVISION 2 – The WAYNE STATE WARRIORS (helmet at left) brought down the visiting number 12 team, the HILLSDALE CHARGERS, in a 24-21 Instant Classic. Who’s going to break the news to Michael Medved?   ###   The (23) UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS COUGARS were on the road against the WINONA STATE WARRIORS and lost in a 10-9 defensive epic.   ###   … And the unranked EAST STROUDSBURG WARRIORS upset the 24th ranked WEST CHESTER GOLDEN RAMS by a Continue reading

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THE COOLEST HELMETS IN D2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL, PART TWO

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 10. UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS COUGARS

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Comment: The storied USF football program has been the gridiron pride of the Dakotas for years, with even Division 1’s North Dakota Fighting Sioux having fallen to Continue reading

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NOT SINCE PAUL AND LINDA: USF COUGARS HIRE A HUSBAND AND WIFE COACHING TANDEM NAMED MCCARTNEY

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (July 7, 2011) – University of Sioux Falls President Mark Benedetto often refers to his campus community as a family. He has taken this philosophy to a new level, by hiring the husband/wife tandem of Joel and Andrea McCartney to lead the Continue reading

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SIOUX FALLS COUGARS BASEBALL SWEEPS THE CHARGERS IN A DOUBLE-HEADER

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —   The University of Sioux Falls baseball team completed a two-game home sweep of Briar Cliff University on Sunday afternoon at Harmodon Park. The Cougars upended the Chargers 2-1 in game one and then wrapped up the weekend with a Continue reading

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FEBRUARY FRENZY UPDATE: FINALS MATCHUPS SET

GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – For the 3rd year in a row the Sioux Falls Cougars (2 seed) advance to the GPAC title game to be played Continue reading

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FAKE Q AND A WITH CHARLIE SHEEN: ONE VATICAN ASSASSIN WARLOCK LOOKS AT LAST NIGHT’S CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Charlie Sheen indicating the direction his career and sanity are taking.

 Well, I was a busy guy yesterday ghost-writing Charlie Sheen’s “ad- libbed” rant and while I was busy turning his tin into gold (effortlessly and magically of course) the NAIA basketball tournaments continued. Since I’m not a pussy like Thomas Jefferson I had the balls to ask Charlie to do one of my fake Q&A’s  about Continue reading

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FORGET OLD MOTHER HUBBARD, FORGET L. RON HUBBARD, YOU CAN EVEN FORGET “HUNDRED PERCENT” HUBBARD, BUT DON’T EVER FORGET MR KELLY HUBBARD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Feb. 8, 2011) University of Sioux Falls senior forward Kelly Hubbard (Carson, Calif.) has been named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

Hubbard scored 30 points in both contests last week to lead the Cougars in scoring each game. His Continue reading

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SIOUX FALLS COUGARS TAKE DOUBLE OT THRILLER

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.   It took two overtime periods but the University of Sioux Falls men’s basketball team defeated No. 22 Dakota Wesleyan University (19-7 overall, 9-6 GPAC) at the Stewart Center tonight.

No. 17 USF (17-6 overall, 10-3 GPAC) was led by Kelly Hubbard’s (Sr.; Carson, Continue reading

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