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NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE PILGRIMS: COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM FOR THANKSGIVING

new england college pilgrimsThanksgiving Week continues! I’m sure we all remember how the Pilgrims of the 1600s fled England to escape persecution for their horribly malformed faces (see left).

William Bradford sought out Professor Charles Xavier and together the two men parted the waters of the Atlantic Ocean so that Puritan Mutants could make their Exodus and walk all the way to the New World.

Upon arrival, Xavier decided to lie and say that he and his fellow Pilgrims had reached Plymouth Rock. This was not true, of course, but even then Charles Xavier was a pathological liar.   Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF AND BOWL RESULTS FOR NOVEMBER 18th

*** NCCAA ***

Campbellsville UniversityVICTORY BOWL – Each year the season-ending event in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) is the Victory Bowl. This year’s edition pitted the CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS against the SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS. The Lions led this catfight 7-6 in the 1st Quarter and 21-19 at Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended with the Tigers on top 32-21 before they went on to win it 41-28.

*** NAIA PLAYOFFS ***

Georgetown (KY) TigersUPSET IN BALDWIN CITY – The 11th seeded GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS visited the 6 seeds – the BAKER UNIVERSITY WILDCATS – in this First Round clash. A 14-13 1st Quarter lead for the Tigers became a 26-20 Wildcats edge by the Half. The 4th Quarter started with Georgetown College back on top 34-33, and a Safety gave them a 36-33 victory.   

St Francis (IN)TOP SEEDS IN A THRILLER – The top seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS – welcomed the 16th seeded BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS. After a lengthy lightning delay the Alpha and Omega of this year’s NAIA playoffs finally squared off. The Ravens gave the Cougars almost more than they could handle, but in the end the University of Saint Francis moved on to the Second Round with a 26-21 win.

Northwestern College Red RaidersTEN OVER SEVEN – Yes, it seems that no matter what the sport, 10 seed over 7 seed upsets are virtually a postseason tradition. In this particular game the 10th seeded NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS faced the 7 seeds – the LANGSTON UNIVERSITY LIONS. The Red Raiders proceeded to shock, then obliterate their hosts to the tune of FIFTY-FIVE to SEVEN! Continue reading

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NJCAA BOWL TEAMS FOR 2017

Balladeer’s Blog’s look at the upcoming postseason in the various divisions of college football that I cover continues.

*** NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ***

East Mississippi College Lions helmet profileTHE MISSISSIPPI BOWL

Matchup: Number One ranked EAST MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE LIONS versus … 

Arizona Western College good helmetThe Number Two ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS. 

Date: December 3rd  

Kickoff: 3:00PM ET 

*** OTHER NJCAA BOWLS ***

Hutchinson Blue DragonsSALT CITY BOWL

Matchup: The HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS versus …

Eastern Arizona CollegeThe EASTERN ARIZONA COLLEGE GILA MONSTERS

Date: December 2nd

Kickoff: 2:00PM ET

ASA CollegeVALLEY OF THE SUN BOWL

Matchup: The Number 16 ASA (NY) COLLEGE AVENGERS versus …

Mesa College ThunderbirdsThe MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS

Date: December 2nd

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WILLIAMSON MECHANICS NAMED USCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

Williamson Trade HelmetPer the Glitternight index Balladeer’s Blog has named the WILLIAMSON COLLEGE OF THE TRADES MECHANICS  football’s National Champions of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association).

The runners-up for 2017 are the Dean College Bulldogs, the defending National Champions who edged out the Newport News Apprentice School Builders for the 2016 title.

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D3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS FOR 2017

Balladeer’s Blog takes a look at the 32 teams playing in this Saturday’s opening round of the D3 football playoffs.

UW-OSHKOSH REGION

Oshkosh TitansUNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT Lakeland College Muskies helmetOSHKOSH TITANS

Will host the …

LAKELAND COLLEGE MUSKIES

Trine_INTRINE UNIVERSITY Monmouth_ILTHUNDER

Will host the …

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D2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS FOR 2017

Twenty-Eight teams make the playoffs in Division Two. There are four Super Regions with seven teams each, and the top seeds in each Super Region have a Bye in Round One.

IUP Crimson HawksONE SEEDS – Super Region 1 – INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA CRIMSON HAWKS   ###   Super Region 2 – UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA TIGERS   ###    Super Region 3 – FORT HAYS STATE TIGERS   ###    Super Region 4 – CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY WILDCATS 

Matchups for Saturday:

SUPER REGION ONE

Assumption Greyhounds helmet(3) ASSUMPTION COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS

Affiliation: Northeast Ten Conference

Will host the …

Cal PA(6) CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA VULCANS

Affiliation: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

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2017’s NAIA COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TEAMS

The post-season in the Divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog begins this Saturday. Here are the 16 teams from the NAIA. 

GAME ONE

St Francis (IN)(1) UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS

(Defending Champions & Champions of the MSFA-Mideast League)

Will host the … 

Benedictine Ravens(16) BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS

(At-Large Playoff Berth Number Four)

Kickoff Time: Noon ET

GAME TWO

Reinhardt U Eagles helmet(2) REINHARDT UNIVERSITY EAGLES

(Mid-South Conference Champions – Appalachian Division)

Will host the …

Concordia_MI(15) CONCORDIA (MI) CARDINALS

(At-Large Playoff Berth Number Three)

Kickoff Time: 12:30PM ET

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