MADISON, Wis--I am in Madison today to see if Northern Iowa can pull off the upset against the Badgers. It is a nice day in central Wisconsin with temps right now in the upper 70s.
Wisconsin is ranked #12 in both of the FBS polls. UNI is ranked #9 in the College Sporting News and Sports Network Polls within the preseason.
Coach Mark Farley is entering his 12th season as the head man for UNI and has won from the start--winning 60 of his 80 contests.
Four days of games this week. The MSU Cowboys and EWU Eagles are the first 2012 FCS teams to beat an FBS foe: McNeese State 27 - Middle Tennessee 21 and Eastern Washington 20 - Idaho 3. Youngstown State continues the tally by destroying FBS Pittsburgh, 31 - 17 and Tennessee-Martin tops it off with a last minute win over Memphis, 20-17.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Final Shorter 31 CAMPBELL 20
Final CENTRAL MICH 38 SE Missouri St 27
Final FORDHAM 55 Lock Haven 0
Updated 09-02-2012 at 01:38 AM by rwallace
First the teams ...
2012 FCS Conferences and Teams
There are 122 FCS teams in 2012.No more Great West Football Conference.No Independents.111 teams are eligible for the postseason (take out the Ivy League and three APR barred).Subtract the two teams that play in the SWAC Championship plus the various Classic games and that leaves 108 -- give or take.20 teams get into the tournament.In 2011 only 61 teams finished the year with six or more wins.
Yes, schools that sponsor NCAA championship football also challenge for the NCAA basketball trophy. FBS schools don't (they do not win an NCAA football championship) but FCS schools do. Georgetown, Villanova, La Salle and Holy Cross have all won the basketball championship... but only Villanova has also won the football trophy.
Looking at the selections for this year's basketball tourney I see we have a number of FCS names.
Schools that currently sponsor FCS (*) that
Updated 03-12-2012 at 12:59 PM by rwallace
A strong defensive performance lifted North Dakota State to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Saturday afternoon.
The Bison defense played extremely well in the post-season, holding high-scoring teams Georgia Southern and Sam Houston State to a total of 13 points over the last two games.
Both defenses played a great game, but the Bearkats fell under the weight of one great drive by the Bison offense and too many second-half miscues. Credit North Dakota State