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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: GREAT BAY COLLEGE

Great Bay College HeronsGREAT BAY COLLEGE HERONS

Location: Portsmouth, NH

Division: USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)

Conference Affiliation: Yankee Small College Conference

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BALLADEER’S BLOG’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS: JANUARY 16TH

ave maria university gyrenesUSCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) Division One –   1. AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES   ###   2. ROCHESTER COLLEGE WARRIORS   ###  3. LU- BELLEVILLE LYNX   ###   4. SOUTHERN VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS   ###   5. DAEMEN WILDCATS   ###   6. NEWPORT NEWS BUILDERS   ###   7. WEST VIRGINIA TECH GOLDEN BEARS   ###   8. SJC-BROOKLYN BEARS   ###   9. UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS CRUSADERS   ###   10. SOUTHERN STATE PATRIOTS   ###   11. VIRGINIA- LYNCHBURG DRAGONS   ###   12. WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY SHOCK Continue reading

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DAY ONE OF THE NCCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, DAY THREE OF THE USCAA WORLD SERIES

 Today the NCCAA2 College World Series begins, joining the USCAA, whose series enters its third day. The Lancaster Bible College Chargers (logo at left) are the 8 seed in the NCCAA event and will face the top-seeded Toccoa Falls College Eagles, who are also the defending champs, in Game One today.

Keep checking back here at Balladeer’s Blog for updated scores as they become available.

NCCAA2 – (1) TFC Eagles over the (8) LBC Chargers  10-0 (slaughter rule)  ***  (5) Dallas Christian College Crusaders UPSET the (4) Continue reading

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DAY TWO OF THE USCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

 Welcome to day 2 of the USCAA World Series. Today the 2nd seeded Newport News Apprentice School Builders (logo at left) won a classic pitcher’s duel with the PSU- Beaver Nittany Lions by a score of 1-0. Tomorrow the action gets even more intense as the NCCAA2 College World Series gets underway.

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DAY ONE OF THE USCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

 Today marks day 1 of the College World Series for the USCAA, which stands  for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The USCAA format features a 10 team field playing in a double elimination tournament to determine the championship.

The Southern Virginia University Knights (logo at top left), a team from a terrific Mormon institution, were last year’s runners- up to the Briarcliffe Bulldogs. Today they took care of business against the Clark State Eagles. The games are still being played, so check back to Balladeer’s Blog for score updates throughout the Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASEBALL TOP 25: WEEK OF MARCH 26TH – APRIL 1ST

 Basketball season is over in the divisions covered by Balladeer’s Blog, so it’s on to baseball! Seamheads have been emailing me about how anxious they are to start my coverage since the season’s over a month old for collegiate play.

As always I’ll cover baseball for colleges in the NAIA, D3, D2, USCAA, NCCAA, ACCA and NJCAA all the way up through the World Series in each division.

For starters here’s a look at the Top 25 in the NAIA:  1. Lee Flames (up from 3) *** 2. LSU-Shreveport Pilots (as in riverboat pilots) *** 3. Oklahoma City University Stars *** 4. Embry- Riddle Aeronaut Continue reading

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USCAA AND NCCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS

 I’ve been getting some emails inquiring why I wasn’t covering USCAA and NCCAA basketball rankings yet this season. I was going to cover their tournaments, of course, but in the meantime I’m thrilled that enough people out there had an interest in the USCAA and NCCAA to let me know they missed me mentioning them! I’ll make a point out of listing the NCCAA and the two USCAA divisions from now on in my weekly posts about the polls.

By the way, people who followed my USCAA basketball tournament coverage last year may be interested to know it is now called Mountain Madness instead of Madness in the Mountains. Thank GOD! Anyway, for this week, the Rochester College Warriors are the number 1 team in the USCAA-1 poll. And here’s a look at the complete polls for both divisions of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association):

USCAA-1 1. RC Warriors … 2. Ave Maria University Gyrenes … 3. Southern Virginia University Knights … 4. Belleville Lynx … 5. Newport News Builders … 6. Oakwood Ambassadors (love that name) … 7. UMFK Bengals … 8. Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED TEAM OF THE DAY: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT MACHIAS CLIPPERS

 Location: Machias, ME (Well, duh!) 

Division: United States Collegiate Athletic Association 

Conference Affiliation: YSCC 

Site: http://ummclippers.com/landing/index

Comment: For months I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to make the UMM Clippers one of my Cool- Named Teams of the Day. The excitement over the NBA’s Chris Paul being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers seemed too good to pass up. Will UMM’s basketball teams make Continue reading

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PART 4 (CONCLUSION) – COLLEGE BASKETBALL EXTRAVAGANZA

Here is Part 4 and the concluding segment of my alphabetical update on those teams I get the most e-mail on. Next week I’ll be tackling the Top 25 in the divisions I cover.

PARK UNIVERSITY PIRATES – MEN – The men are rolling along at 7-4 and are riding a five game winning streak. Their next game will be January 3rd against Benedictine.   WOMEN – The women are a very impressive 7-2 with the two losses coming against William Jewell and Benedictine. They are riding a six game winning streak and get a shot for revenge against Benedictine coming up in their next game, Continue reading

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PART 3 – COLLEGE BASKETBALL EXTRAVAGANZA

Here we are in Part 3 of my feature on updates regarding those teams I get the most e-mails about. I’m going in alphabetical order so we resume where we left off in Part 2.

MARITIME COLLEGE PRIVATEERS – MEN – The men’s team is 5-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play. They are an impressive 3-1 on the road as well. Their next game is Dec 30th against NYU. Basketball is not one of the sports Maritime sponsors for women so there is no women’s team to update. Continue reading

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