Author: Ray Maloney

A native of Bismarck, N.D., Ray is a graduate of North Dakota State University where he began studying athletic training and served as a student trainer for several Bison teams including swimming, wrestling and baseball and was a trainer at the 1979 NCAA national track and field championship meet at the University of Illinois. Ray later worked in the sports information office at NDSU. Following his graduation from NDSU he spent five years in the sports information office at Missouri Western State University and one year in the sports information at Georgia Tech. He has nearly 40 years of writing experience as a sports editor at several newspapers and has received numerous awards for his writing over the years. A noted sports historian, Ray is currently an assistant editor at Amateur Wrestling News.

Flashback to 1971 College World Series: Busby, Lynn Help Trojans Repeat as CWS Champions

USC would learn from those setbacks and rebounded to win nine of the next 10 games to improve to 13-5. It set a tone of resiliency that would come to prove important as the Trojans staved off elimination five times in the postseason in the school’s run to the national championship.

Harter’s Achievements Cements Arkansas’ Running Dominance

Thirty years on the job as coach of the Razorback women’s cross country and track programs have produced a bevy of highlights, titles and other accolades, including a Triple Crown as Arkansas swept the national indoor and outdoor championships in 2019 and added the national title in cross country just a few months later.

Utah Returns to NCAA College Women’s Gymnastics Championship Meet … Again

For the 45th year in a row Utah finds itself in a position to challenge for a national championship as the Utes prepare for this year’s meet. The meet will be held April 16-17 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

College Sports Journal OVC Preview, Week of 4/3/2021

As the calendar turns to April with the promise of flowers blooming soon, plenty must first be settled on the football field as the contenders for the FCS playoffs begin to rise to the top.

College Sports Journal OVC Football Preview Week of 3/14/2021

Depending on what happens there could be as many as five teams with one loss by the end of the day and making the second half of the spring schedule even more critical with a smaller playoff field this spring.

College Sports Journal OVC Football Preview Week of 3/7/21

Three games that were scheduled for the opening weekend were postponed because of a massive winter storm that hit much of the nation. Now, two weeks later those three contests are set to be played.

OVC Football Preview Week of 2/27/21

Only one of four games scheduled to kick off the 2021 spring season in the Ohio Valley Conference was actually played out last weekend, thanks to storms that hit a big part of the Mid-South. With any luck things will return to a semblance of normalcy as four games are slated to be played Sunday.

2021 CSJ OVC Spring Season Preview

The Ohio Valley Conference, which will use a seven game-game round robin schedule for the eight schools taking part in the spring season, is expected to begin play the weekend of Feb. 21 as the spring season is scheduled to get underway.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: New Faces Atop Big 12 Standings: Week of 10/10/2020

The usual cast of characters atop the Big 12 Conference leader board finds themselves looking up, not only to foes, but at foes not normally perched atop the league standings.

Highlights And Recaps of ACC Games, Week of 9/13/2020

The 2020 college football season opened for eleven Atlantic Coast Conference teams last week. Miami opened the week with an impressive 31-14 win over UAB while Pittsburgh and Louisville also handled their non-conference foes. The Panthers defeated Austin Peay and the Cardinals used a big second quarter on the way to a win over Western […]

Preview of Big 12 Football Games, Week Of 9/12/2020

The 2020 college football season begins in earnest this week for most of the Big 12 Conference teams.

CSJ WAC Men’s Hoops Preview Week Ending 2/22/2020: Aggies Remain Perfect in WAC Play

New Mexico State was pushed to the limit, but the Aggies responded in a big way to move to the brink of securing the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship by winning a pair of games last week to remain undefeated in conference play.

CSJ OVC Men’s Hoops Preview Week Ending 2/22/2020: Govs Hold Off Racers to Forge Tie Atop OVC Standings

Austin Peay rose to the challenge on both ends of the court as the Governors moved into a tie atop the Ohio Valley Conference standings with Murray State with a 71-68 hair-raising triumph over the Racers on Feb. 13.