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