WHEN RANKED TEAMS CLASH – The number 6 team in the nation – the DALTON STATE ROADRUNNERS – traveled to take on the 24th ranked WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS. The Roadrunners were trailing the Crusaders 32-28 at Halftime but after the break they outscored their opponents 47-35 for a 75-67 comeback victory. Rand Bell led Dalton State with THIRTY-ONE points.
CENTURY CLUB – Teams scoring 100 points or more in Regulation: The HARRIS-STOWE STATE HORNETS defeated their hosts the FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY LIONS in a 101-96 shootout ### Meanwhile the (1) GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS hammered the CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY PHOENIX 116-74 ### And the BETHEL (TN) WILDCATS downed the BREWTON-PARKER COLLEGE BARONS 101-82. Continue reading
The year 2020 is going to be the year of Top 20 lists here at Balladeer’s Blog. Here we go with the 20 Coolest-Named College Sports Teams in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)
WEBB INSTITUTE WEBBIES
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Comment: Sure, some people may have gone with Webslingers or even Webbslingers for this team but that would not be true to Webb Institute’s location and lore.
GREAT BAY COLLEGE HERONS
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Comment: Herons are similar to storks and ibises and dwell on every continent except Antarctica. Their coolness factor and obvious adaptability make them an ideal mascot for a college’s athletic teams!
PRATT INSTITUTE CANNONEERS
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Comment: The team name Cannoneers all by itself would put Pratt Institute on this list but when you throw in that terrific logo at left it takes everything to the next level.
EAST/WEST UNIVERSITY PHANTOMS
Location: Chicago, IL
Comment: Goths and college sports fans alike can get behind the incredibly cool team name and logo for the Phantoms of East/West University! Continue reading
Per the Glitternight Index:
USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) – 1. UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS (TX) CELTS ### 2. FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CONQUISTADORS ### 3. BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE (Buffalo) BOBCATS ### 4. BLUEFIELD STATE BIG BLUES ### 5. DELHI STATE (NY) BRONCOS ###
6. NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS (Shipbuilders) ### 7. UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS CRUSADERS ### 8. UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FORT KENT BENGALS ### 9. CLINTON COLLEGE GOLDEN BEARS ### 10. FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE SOUND ### Continue reading
NUMBER TWO TAKES A FALL – The MENLO COLLEGE OAKS welcomed the number 2 team in the nation – THE MASTER’S UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS. The Oaks put the Mustangs on Upset Alert by Halftime with a 45-37 lead, then consummated the Upset by a final score of 87-76. Ross Williams led Menlo College with 20 points.
OTHER UPSETS IN THE RANKINGS – The (19) LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS struck down the visiting (4) UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BEARS 80-69 ### The HUSTON-TILLOTSON RAMS won 84-67 against the (6) LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS ### Meanwhile the UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE RAMS toppled the (8) LOYOLA (LA) WOLFPACK 84-82 ### And the ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS totaled the (13) LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS 87-57.
CENTURY CLUB – Teams scoring 100 points or more in Regulation: Just one this time around – the (15) HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ROYALS played host to the WESTCLIFF UNIVERSITY WARRIORS. The Royals were on top 48-32 by the Half on their way to a 100-68 blowout win. Josh Powell-Davis led HIU with a Double-Double of 28 points and 12 rebounds. Continue reading
Per the Glitternight Index:
NAIA Division Two – 1. OREGON TECH HUSTLIN’ OWLS ### 2. MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS ### 3. BETHEL (IN) UNIVERSITY PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots) ### 4. OTTAWA (KS) UNIVERSITY BRAVES ### 5. INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS ###
6. WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY SHOCK ### 7. COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES ### 8. MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE UNIVERSITY COUGARS ### 9. MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS ### 10. NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS ### Continue reading
The year 2020 will be the year of plenty of Top Twenty lists here at Balladeer’s Blog. Here is yet another one:
CAL MARITIME KEELHAULERS
Location: Vallejo, CA
Comment: The name Keelhaulers may sound like a bar (“It’s Ladies’ Night at Keelhaulers!”) but that’s no problem since their mascot looks like he can definitely handle himself in rough company.
TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TROLLS
Location: Palos Heights, IL
Comment: No, their mascot isn’t a message board jerk provoking flame wars, it’s an old-school Troll like you’d find in fairy tales and myths.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE FIGHTING KOALAS
Location: Columbia, SC
Comment: Okay, koalas would be scary enough, but FIGHTING Koalas? Those babies will mess you up badly! Continue reading
DOWN GOES NUMBER NINE – The 22nd ranked TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY RAMS welcomed the number 9 team in the nation – the WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS (Should be the Flying Ws). The key words were “Upset Massacre” as the Rams led the Pioneers 40-22 at Halftime, then obliterated them by a final tally of NINETY-SEVEN to FIFTY! Peyton Sallee led Texas Wesleyan with 26 points.
OTHER UPSETS IN THE RANKINGS – The LYON COLLEGE SCOTS, often called the team of all Americans of Scottish descent, toppled the visiting 18th ranked CENTRAL BAPTIST COLLEGE MUSTANGS in a 65-61 Instant Classic ### And the LIFE UNIVERSITY (GA) RUNNING EAGLES notched a 72-57 Road Upset of the number 19 LINDSEY WILSON COLLEGE BLUE RAIDERS.
COMMUNITY NIGHT CHAOS – The SAINT LOUIS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY EUTECTICS took it on the road against the HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE UNIVERSITY TROJANS on their Community Night event. The Eutectics were chasing the Trojans 34-26 at the Half before outscoring their hosts 50-33 from there for a 76-67 triumph. Jordan Anderson led the victors with 19 points. Continue reading