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
THAT WAS NUMBER FIIIIVE – In the NAIA the 16th ranked EVANGEL UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS welcomed the number 5 team in the nation – the BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS. After a slow start the Crusaders made their move, overtaking the Ravens and Upsetting them by a final tally of 35-21.
DOWN GOES NUMBER SIX – Over in NCAA Division Two the UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY LOPERS took the field against the visiting 6th ranked NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS. A 14-0 1st Quarter lead for the Lopers was unchanged at Halftime. The 3rd Quarter ended with UNK on top 21-14 and the 4th with a 24-17 triumph for the Lopers.
KNOCKING OFF NUMBER SEVEN – Meanwhile, down in NCAA Division Three the BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN COLLEGE PANTHERS played host to the country’s number 7 team – the BERRY UNIVERSITY VIKINGS. The Panthers put the Vikings on Upset Alert with a 21-6 lead at the Half, then coasted to a 28-15 victory. Continue reading
The USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) has welcomed a new member institution for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.
MISSISSIPPI 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
MIAMI UNIVERSITY AT MIDDLETOWN THUNDERHAWKS
Location: Middletown, OH
Conference Affiliation: Ohio Regional Conference
Comment: Thunderhawks is one incredibly butt-kicking team name, especially compared to the overused names like Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs and Wildcats. Continue reading
May 12th will witness the first pitch in this year’s College World Series for the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). Here’s a quick look at the ten participating teams.
Top Seed – UNIVERSITY OF CINCINATTI AT CLERMONT COUGARS (Defending Champions)
2014 Record: 24-9
Pitcher to Watch: Ryan Beard (2013 World Series MVP)
Two Seed – LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY AT BELLEVILLE LYNX
2014 Record: 34-14
Pitcher to Watch: Joseph Phelps
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USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) – 1. UNIVERSITY OF LINDENWOOD AT BELLEVILLE LYNX ### 2. NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS ### 3. PSU- GREATER ALLEGHENY LIONS ### 4. SELMA UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS ### 5. UNIVERSITY OF CINCINATTI AT CLERMONT COUGARS ###
6. AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES ### 7. SOUTHERN MAINE COLLEGE SEAWOLVES ### 8. CANTON STATE UNIVERSITY KANGAROOS ### 9. SOUTHERN VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS ### ### 10. ROCHESTER COLLEGE WARRIORS ### Continue reading
USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) – DIVISION ONE
1. WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY SHOCK ### 2. DAEMEN COLLEGE WILDCATS ### 3. VICTORY UNIVERSITY EAGLES ### 4. ROCHESTER COLLEGE WARRIORS ### 5. LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY AT BELLEVILLE LYNX
6. CONCORDIA (AL) HORNETS ### 7. NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS ### 8. TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS ### 9. Continue reading
USCAA – National Champions were crowned in BOTH divisions of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). In Division One the top seeded ROCHESTER COLLEGE WARRIORS trailed the 3rd seeded DAEMEN COLLEGE WILDCATS 31-28 at halftime but wound up winning the title in a 70-67 Instant Classic. This is the 5th National Championship for RC and the 1st since 2005.
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USCAA DIVISION TWO – Meanwhile in D2 of the USCAA the two lowest seeds in the tournament, the number 9 WARREN WILSON COLLEGE OWLS and the 10th seeded FAYETTE ROARING LIONS, made this the tournament of underdogs. The two toppled every other team in their way to face off in the championship game. Like RC the Owls trailed at the break, in their case by a score of 36-33, but came back to win the crown by a final score of Continue reading
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GULF COAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – In the upset of the night the DILLARD BLEU (sic) DEVILS, the 8 seeds of this conference tournament, stunned the top seeded XAVIER (LA) GOLD RUSH, a perennial power in NAIA college hoops. 59-56 was the final score in this defense- heavy and shock- filled opus. ### The 5th seeded SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT NEW ORLEANS KNIGHTS toppled the 4 seeds, the TALLADEGA COLLEGE TORNADOES, in a 63-61 Instant Classic. ### In Overtime the (3) EDWARD WATERS TIGERS brought down the (6) TOUGALOO BULLDOGS by a score of 68-61. ### … And the 2nd seeded PHILANDER SMITH PANTHERS dispatched the 7th seeded FISK BULLDOGS 91-81.
SOONER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The 4th seeded UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS played the SAC game of the night against the 5 seeds, the LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CHAPARRALS, and won out by a score of 66-63. ### In a schocking game the 2nd seeded OKLAHOMA BAPTIST BISON had their post- season meltdown early this year, falling to the 7th seeded OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS 64-60. ### Another 1st round upset saw the 6th seeded ROGERS STATE HILLCATS topple the (3) MIDAMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS by a score of 87-83. ### In the top spot the JOHN BROWN GOLDEN EAGLES eschewed all such drama and sent the 9th seeded ST GREGORY’S CAVALIERS home with a 71-56 loss.
AMERICAN MIDWEST CONFERENCE – In the 2 spot the PARK UNIVERSITY PIRATES put up a Century Club- worthy 105 points to the 73 scored by the 7th seeded HARRIS- STOWE HORNETS. ### The (1) COLUMBIA (MO) COUGARS had a more low-key 67-52 win over the (9) HANNIBAL- LAGRANGE TROJANS. ### The 5th seeded WILLIAM WOODS OWLS fell to the 4th seeded WILLIAMS BAPTIST EAGLES in a 70-68 game for the ages. ### … And the (6) LYON COLLEGE SCOTS lost a 79-77 Instant Classic to the Continue reading
Yesterday was Day One of the national championship tournament for both divisions of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). Likewise for the Association of Christian College Athletics. Conference tournaments continued, meanwhile, in the NAIA1, the NJCAA and the CCCAA.
The AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES are the 2nd seed in the USCAA tournament and last night put away the 7th seeded VICTORY UNIVERSITY EAGLES by a score of 89-76. The Gyrenes led 48-27 at halftime but Victory U fought back to make the final score a little more respectable.
Meanwhile, in a 5 seed over a 4 seed upset, the USCAA’s SOUTHERN VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS toppled the LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY AT BELLEVILLE LYNX 91-79. The Lynx actually outscored SVU 51-46 in the 2nd half, but the Knights were too shrewd defensively to let their opponents get too close. Continue reading