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RAGNAR THE DOG’S NAIA FOOTBALL PRESEASON TOP TWENTY

Ragnar rankingsRagnar the Dog is a nut for college football!

He usually waits til August to start with his preseason rankings, but this year he is so impatient for the season to start that he insisted on publishing them now.

Have a look at what this handsome little pooch predicts for the 2017 NAIA football season.

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Montana Tech OrediggersNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) 1. MONTANA TECH OREDIGGERS     ###     2. BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS     3. UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS (Defending National Champions)     ###     4. REINHARDT UNIVERSITY EAGLES (Should be the Rottweilers)     ###     5. EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY MOUNTAINEERS     ###    

Arizona Christian Univ helmet GOOD6. ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM     ###     7. LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS     ###     8. MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS     ###     9. MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS     ###     10. DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS     ###     Continue reading

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MEN’S COLLEGE GOLF CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

Here’s one last round of congratulations to the 2017 golf champions in the 9 divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. I covered the women previously.

Grand View VikingsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – GRAND VIEW UNIVERSITY VIKINGS

Runners-Up – Cardinal Stritch University Wolves

Previous Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars

Colorado Christian University CougarsNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY COUGARS (Threepeat)

Runners-Up – Dallas Baptist University Patriots

Previous Champions – Colorado Christian University Cougars  Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN JOINS THE USCAA

The USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) has welcomed a new member institution for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. 

Mississippi University for Women OwlsMISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Team Name: OWLS

Location: Columbus, MS

Year Established: 1884

Comment: This institution was America’s very FIRST institute of higher learning specifically for women and is often known as “The W.” In 1982 the university became co-ed. Continue reading

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COLLEGE GOLF CHAMPIONS FOR 2017: WOMEN

As always, I will list the men’s and women’s champs separately. Here’s one last round of congratulations to this year’s women’s golf champions in the 7 divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog:

OklahomaCityStarsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS

Runners-Up – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (AZ) Eagles 

Previous Champions – Keiser University Seahawks 

Dallas Baptist University PatriotsNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS

Runners-Up – Campbellsville University Tigers

Previous Champions – Dallas Baptist University Patriots  Continue reading

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TWENTY COOLEST-NAMED JUCO SPORTS TEAMS

Like all levels of college sports, the JUCO ranks have waaaay too many teams called Tigers, Eagles, Bulldogs and Wildcats, but here are the 20 Coolest Names.  

20. BAKERSFIELD RENEGADES

 Location: Bakersfield, CA 

Comment: If you “walk the streets of Bakersfield” you’re bound to hear about the Renegades, who have a nickname cool enough to be a rock group or a band of mercenaries in the notoriously bad post-apocalypse movie 2020 Texas Gladiators. Hard to believe in just a few years the country will be full of those marauding gangs, isn’t it?

19. HIGHLAND SCOTTIES 

Location: Highland, KS

Comment: You just knew a dog lover like me would include this team! And there’s no truth to the rumor that their original mascot was Star Trek’s James Doohan standing on the sidelines and saying “I need more time, Cap’n!”  

18. ASA AVENGERS

Location: New York, NY 

Comment: Insert your own Emma Peal or “Why is the Avengers movie taking so long?” joke here. This school has one seriously cool nickname and logo, don’t they? T-shirt sales must be through the roof! And I’m sure their call to practice is either “We’re needed” or “Avengers Assemble!”

17. GARDEN CITY BRONCBUSTERS

Location: Garden City, KS

Comments: No, that’s not a typo, they go by Broncbusters, not BroncObusters. Under any name and in any sport they kick major butts. And you just haven’t busted until you’ve Broncbusted, y’know? Continue reading

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WNBA RESULTS FROM LAST NIGHT

Indiana FeverGAME ONE: The INDIANA FEVER hosted the ATLANTA DREAM to tip off the evening. This was a closely contested affair and by Halftime the Fever were clinging to a 33-31 lead.

After the break Indiana slowly but surely put more and more distance between themselves and the Dream, ultimately winning the game by a final score of 85-74. Erica Wheeler led the Fever with 20 points.   Continue reading

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COLLEGE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

Here is one last round of congratulations for the ladies who won the national championship in softball in the nine divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. 

oklahoma city university starsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS

Runners-Up – Corban University Warriors

2016 Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars

OklahomaBaptist-_Bison_150pNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY BISON

Runners-Up – Bluefield College Rambling Rams

2016 Champions – Mississippi College Choctaws  Continue reading

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