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COLLEGE BASKETBALL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT RESULTS FROM FEBRUARY 23rd

NORTH STAR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Viterbo V-HawksFIRST QUARTERFINAL – The 7 seeds – the VITERBO UNIVERSITY V-HAWKS – put the 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES on Upset Alert with a 39-36 Halftime edge.

From there the V-Hawks eked out a little bit more separation from the Jimmies, advancing to the Semifinals with a 79-73 stunner. Ethan Haberman led Viterbo University with a Double Double of 26 points and 11 rebounds.

Mayville State Comets SQUARESECOND QUARTERFINAL – Up next the 4th seeded MAYVILLE STATE COMETS clashed with the 5 seeds – the WALDORF UNIVERSITY WARRIORS.

A 33-31 advantage for the Comets over the Warriors was the result by the break. The 2nd Half saw Mayville State add to their lead for a final tally of 75-68. Gorg Alhag of the Comets tossed in THIRTY-TWO points and notched 7 rebounds to lead the victors.  Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT RESULTS FROM FEBRUARY 21st

CHICAGOLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Saint xavier university cougars new logoFIRST QUARTERFINAL – The 6th seeded SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS visited the 3 seeds – the TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TROJANS.

The Cougars were chasing the Trojans by a score of 43-39 after an action-packed opening Half, but outscored Trinity International University 59-44 after the break. Saint Xavier advanced to the Semifinals with a 98-87 upset win led by Niko Cahue’s THIRTY points. 

Roosevelt U LakersSECOND QUARTERFINAL – In the 2 spot the ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY LAKERS welcomed the 7th seeded CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY WOLVES. The Lakers dominated the Wolves on both sides of the ball, keeping them under 30 points in each Half while getting a lot of separation Offensively.

At Halftime Roosevelt University held a 35-25 advantage and from there pulled further and further away from Cardinal Stritch U. Ultimately the Lakers won the game 74-54. Jake Ludwig tossed in 22 points to lead the way for the victors.  Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL POSTSEASON TIPS OFF TONIGHT

Chicagoland CollegiateThe 2018 college basketball postseason tips off tonight in the Divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog!

The NAIA’s Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference starts their conference tournament. The matchups:

Roosevelt U LakersFIRST QUARTERFINAL:

The 2nd seeded ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY LAKERS (24-6) will host the number 7 seeds – the CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY WOLVES (15-15).

Tipoff is scheduled for tonight at 8:00pm Eastern Time.

Governors State University JaguarsSECOND QUARTERFINAL:

The top seeds – the GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY JAGUARS (22-8) – will welcome the 8th seeded OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS (15-15).

Tipoff is scheduled for tonight at 8:00pm Eastern Time.

calumetcollegecrimsonwaveathleticsTHIRD QUARTERFINAL:

The 4th seeded CALUMET COLLEGE (SAINT JOSEPH) CRIMSON WAVE (21-9) will host the 5 seeds – the HOLY CROSS COLLEGE SAINTS (18-12).

Tipoff for this game is likewise scheduled for tonight at 8:00pm Eastern Time. Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

cuyahoga-challengers-goodNJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division Two – 1. CUYAHOGA COLLEGE CHALLENGERS    ###     2. ANCILLA COLLEGE CHARGERS    ###    3. PARKLAND COLLEGE COBRAS    ###     4. TRITON COLLEGE TROJANS    ###     5. MONROE (NY) TRIBUNES    ###     

Iowa Central Tritons logo6. IOWA CENTRAL COLLEGE TRITONS    ###     7. LINCOLN COLLEGE LYNX    ###     8. HENRY FORD COLLEGE HAWKS    ###     9. RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE STATESMEN    ###     10. ARKANSAS STATE-MIDSOUTH GREYHOUNDS    ###      Continue reading

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FOR ELFIDD/ THE ROOSTER – A SHOUTOUT TO THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia EaglesFor Elfidd at As The Rooster Crows Blog ( always a great read, by the way) here is my belated congratulations to his Philadelphia Eagles for their franchise’s first Superbowl Victory!

Hope you enjoy the shoutout, Elfidd! 

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33 HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS SIGN WITH 4-YEAR FOOTBALL PROGRAMS

BlUE DRAGONSBIGGGGGGGGGAs everyone knows, one of the main points of playing a sport at a 2-year college is to get prepped to sign with a 4 year college. Maybe your grades or certain mechanics of the game could use some adjusting, but after your 2 year stay it is huge to get signed by a 4-year college team.

Just this year THIRTY-THREE Hutchinson College Blue Dragons signed with 4 year schools. Here are more details and player breakdown: 

Between the early signing period in December and Wednesday’s traditional National Letter of Intent Day, 33 Hutchinson Community College football players signed letters of intent to move onto four-year programs.

Blue Dragon head coach Rion Rhoades released the list of Blue Dragons moving on Wednesday.

Of the 33 players, 16 have signed on at Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs. Four more signed on with Football Championship subdivision programs, seven more with NCAA Division II programs and six more with NAIA programs.

The group of 33 is the largest groups Rhoades has had sign in any single season. Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS AT BALLADEER’S BLOG

Per the Glitternight Index …

Indian Hills WarriorsNJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) – 1. INDIAN HILLS COLLEGE WARRIORS    ###    2. NORTHWESTERN FLORIDA STATE RAIDERS    ###     3. VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS    ###     4. MOTLOW STATE BUCKS    ###     5. FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE BUCCANEERS    ###     

Odessa College Wranglers6. ODESSA COLLEGE WRANGLERS    ###     7. GILLETTE COLLEGE PRONGHORNS    ###     8. HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS    ###     9. MOBERLY AREA COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS    ###     10. OTERO COLLEGE RATTLERS    ###      Continue reading

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