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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BALLADEER’S BLOG’S RANKINGS

Indiana East Red WolvesNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION TWO – 1. INDIANA UNIVERSITY-EAST RED WOLVES    ###    2. CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES    ###    3. SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS    ###    4. COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES    ###    5. INDIANA TECH WARRIORS    ###   

bethel pilots NEW6. BETHEL (IN) COLLEGE PILOTS    ###    7. NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS    ###    8. INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS    ###    9. SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY (FL) BOBCATS    ###    10. SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE    ###    Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

LSU Shreveport Pilots NEWNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots)    ###    2. GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS    ###    3. WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN    ###    4. LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS    ###    5. MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS    ###   

Hope International University Royals6. HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ROYALS    ###    7. OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS    ###    8. LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS    ###    9. DALTON STATE ROADRUNNERS    ###    10. UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS    ###    Continue reading

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TWELVE MORE COOL HELMETS FROM NEGLECTED FOOTBALL TEAMS

Balladeer’s Blog’s readers just love these! Here are some more before pro football season is over.

Downington Wests WhippetsDOWNINGTON WEST WHIPPETS

Comments: WHIPPET! Whippet GOOD! Long-time readers of Balladeer’s Blog will surely remember George the Whippet and his owners in the U.K.

Whippets are terrific dogs and more teams should be named after them.  

Bangor SlatersBANGOR SLATERS

Comment: I’m assuming the rivals of the Slaters are the Zachs. (rimshot)

So their helmets may not have any cool logo or design on them but c’mon, some helmets are so cool that just their stark simplicity and kickass shell color makes them iconic.  Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED TEAM: FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE

Five Towns College SoundFIVE TOWNS COLLEGE SOUND

Location: Dix Hills, NY  

Division: USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)

Comment: Located on Long Island, Five Towns College was established in 1972 and has gained a reputation as a path to music-related careers in the entertainment industry. Continue reading

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PURPLE RAIDERS WIN BALLADEER’S BOWL VIII

Mount Union Purple RaidersBalladeer’s Bowl always pits the NAIA football champs against the NCAA D3 football champs. The results are in, and for only THE SECOND TIME the Champions of NCAA D3 – this year the UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS – defeated the Champions of the NAIA – this year the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS. 

The voting ended today and the Purple Raiders won, 228 votes to 192. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PURPLE RAIDERS, THE WINNERS OF BALLADEER’S BOWL EIGHT! That’s two years in a row that the St Francis Cougars have let down the NAIA!  

Here are the results of the seven previous Balladeer’s Bowl matchups: Continue reading

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MORE COOL FOOTBALL HELMETS

Balladeer’s Blog’s readers wanted more cool football helmets so here we go:  

Ridgway Elkers

RIDGWAY ELKERS

Comment: There is just something majestic about Elks. There is also something majestic about these helmets.

 

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Jenkintown DrakesJENKINTOWN DRAKES

Comment: A drake is a male duck, of course. And the one on this helmet looks infinitely cooler than the infamous Howard the Duck.

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Conrad Weiser ScoutsCONRAD WEISER SCOUTS

Comment: I find the shade of gray for the shell and the shade of blue for the lettering to be a perfect match on these lids for the Scouts.

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WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

One last round of congratulations to the 2017 college soccer champions in the NINE divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. 

Spring Arbor U CougarsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COUGARS

Runners-Up – Benedictine College Ravens

2016 Champions – University of Northwestern Ohio Racers

Biola Eagles NEWNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division One

National Champions – BIOLA UNIVERSITY EAGLES

Runners-Up  – Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats

2016 Champions – Colorado Christian University Cougars

Bob Jones University BruinsNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) Division Two

National Champions – BOB JONES UNIVERSITY BRUINS (Threepeat) 

Runners-Up – Providence University College Pilots

2016 Champions – Bob Jones University Bruins Continue reading

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