Albany State University hosts Alice Coachman Invitational

From asugoldenrams.com: The Albany State University track & field program is set to host its first meet of the 2021 outdoor season this Saturday, as the Golden Rams host 10 schools for the Alice Coachman Invitational. Albany State University will welcome Brewton-Parker, Fort Valley State University, Vorhees, Columbus State University (W), Clayton State University, Tallahassee Community College, Shorter University, Life University (W), Talladega College and Wesleyan College to Robert Cross Track & Field Complex on Saturday, April 3rd. Start TimesThe men’s hammer throw will begin at 10:00 a.m. Women will…

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SIAC Student-Athlete spotlight: John M. Etheridge of Kentucky State University

from the SIAC: The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, will feature John M. Etheridge of Kentucky State University. He is a junior majoring in Education from Douglasville, GA. He maintains a 4.0 as a baseball student-athlete. Athletic Accomplishments: Division II SAAC Vice Chair All-Academic Team Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:“I play the guitar.” Goals/Plans after finishing school:“To start my career as an educator and to begin coaching.” Your Favorite Quote:“If you are content with yourself, you’ll stop taking those little steps…

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Albany State postpones start of Winter/Spring sports until March 2021

From Albany State University: In consideration of the health and safety of its student-athletes and staff, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced delaying the remainder of winter and spring sports until March 1, 2021. Impacted sports include men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, track and field, baseball, and softball. Albany State University (ASU) agrees with and will follow this decision. ASU’s top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our campus community, alumni, and supporters. For more information, please see the official SIAC release.

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SIAC Student-Athlete Spotlight: James Hawkins of Albany State University

from the SIAC: The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, will feature James Hawkins of Albany State University. He is a senior majoring in Mathematics/Pre-Engineering from Fayetteville, GA. He maintains a 2.8 as a football student-athlete. Athletic Accomplishments: 2019 Fountain City Classic MVP Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:“I love math.” Goals/Plans after finishing school:“I plan to go to graduate school to become a mechanical engineer.” Your Favorite Quote:“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” What is the most valuable lesson…

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SIAC makes announces plans for resumption of 2021 sports

from the SIAC: The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), announced that it will seek to cautiously and prudently move forward with the 2021 winter and spring sports schedule.  The SIAC men’s and women’s basketball schedule will begin on January 9 and will feature a 12-14 game conference schedule that will culminate with the SIAC Basketball Championship Tournament featuring all SIAC men and women teams – including recently admitted SIAC member (provisional), Allen University. The spring 2021 season will feature men’s and women’s tennis, golf, men’s and women’s track and field, softball, and…

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SIAC suspends all 2020 Fall sports and championship events

From the SIAC: ATLANTA, Ga. (July 9, 2020) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has made the very difficult decision to extend the suspension of all sporting and championship events through the Fall of 2020. This decision was primarily predicated on the overarching concern shared by all SIAC member institutions with regard to the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, students, staff, fans and other campus stakeholders. When the initial decision was made by the SIAC to suspend intercollegiate athletics last spring, the conference harbored a measure of cautious…

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Florida A&M introduces Michael Johnson as Associate AD of Administration and Operations

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced the appointment of McNeese State University’s Associate AD for Operations & Facilities, Michael Johnson, as the new Associate AD for Administration and Operations of FAMU Athletics. “We are excited to welcome Michael Johnson to our administrative staff,” Gosha said. “As we implement our strategic plan and vision for Athletics, it was imperative that we identified a high-energy creative thinker and dynamic professional with a lense of experience as a former student-athlete, student-leader, and athletic…

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Erica Jones’ season-high powers Kentucky State past Tuskegee

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics FRANKFORT, Ky. – Junior Erica Jones scored a season-high 22 points on Saturday to lead Kentucky State to a 68-56 win over Tuskegee University. This was the second time in less than a week Kentucky State matched up against Tuskegee, as the ‘Breds used a 32-point second half to hold off the Golden Tigers; splitting the season series. Along with Jones (South Haven, Miss.), Kentucky State (6-14, 3-10 SIAC) had three others in double figures. Senior Carnethia Brown (Louisville, Ky.) finished with 13 points and showed her pick…

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Albany State announces latest signees

From Albany State Athletics: Story Links ALBANY, GA — The Albany State University Department of Athletics under the helm of head football coach Gabe Giardina has announced the signing of 10 student-athletes to the binding National Letter of Intent. “We’re excited with this young group of talent joining the Golden Rams football program,” said Giardina. “Recruiting season is a fun time to bring potential students on campus, introduce them to the athletic program and team. With the program losing some key players the group that we are bringing in will help set the…

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SIAC Basketball Week 2 Honorees

From thesiac.com: ATLANTA, Ga. (November 26, 2019) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its Men and Women Basketball Players of the Week. For women, Shanassia White (Benedict) was named Player of the Week, while teammate, Wykira Johnson-Kelly (Benedict) earned Newcomer of the Week for the second time. For men, Jordan Little (Kentucky State) was named Player of the Week, while Darweshi Hunter (Central State) earned Newcomer of the Week for the second consecutive week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Women’s Basketball PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Shanassia White, BenedictForward  |  Junior  |  St. Mathews, S.C. In Benedict’s only game last week, White had a double-double with 16…

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