Albany State sent home by West Georgia 23-7

From Albany State University: ALBANY, GA – The Albany State Golden Rams (9-2, 7-0 SIAC) ended their season with a 23-7 loss to the University of West Georgia Wolves at the Albany State Coliseum.  ASU finished with a balanced offensive attack, but was not able to put it in the end zone on the Wolves enough. Quarterback Dionte Bonneau threw for 133 yards on the day, while the Golden Rams picked up 154 yards on the ground.  The Rams were barely edged by UWG in first downs, with a 21-17 margin, but the Golden…

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SIAC East Football Recap: Albany State gets emotional win over Fort Valley in Fountain City Classic

From the SIAC: ALBANY STATE 57, FORT VALLEY STATE 0GAME STATSCOLUMBUS, GA  – Albany State executed its fifth shutout of the season defeating arch rival Fort Valley State, 57-0, to capture the 31st annual Fountain City Classic on Saturday in SIAC play at AJ McClung Stadium in Columbus, Ga.  Albany State (9-1, 6-0 SIAC) entered the game after an emotional week with the loss of player Adonis Butler, however the team honored him scoring his jersey number 57 for the win. In the fourth quarter, with ASU up 51-0, backup…

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Albany State put boots to Fort Valley 57-0 in 31st Fountain City Classic

57 ASU 0 FVSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F ASU 24 14 10 9 57 FVSU 0 0 0 0 0 I can admit it when I’m wrong. In our preview of the 2021 Fountain City Classic, we predicted a decisive victory for the Albany State Golden Rams but our prognostications were inaccurate in that they did not go far enough. In a game whose competitive portion did not last as long as it took you read this sentence, Albany State (9-1, 6-0) demolished Fort Valley State (5-5, 2-3) 57-0.…

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31st Annual Fountain City Classic Preview & Prediction

Saturday the Albany State Golden Rams and the Wildcats of Fort Valley State in the 31st annual Fountain City Classic. For the Wildcats (5-4 , 2-2) a win in the game will finish the season above .500 in both conference and overall, but would also be doubly sweet, as it would end the playoff aspirations of their rival. For the Golden Rams, if they wish to extend their season past the SIAC Championship game , they have to win, and likely will have to do so in impressive fashion. Fort…

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Jason Bryant announced as ASU head softball coach

From Albany State University: Tony Duckworth, Director of Athletics, has announced Jason Bryant as the next head coach of the Albany State University softball program.  Jason Bryant comes to Albany State University after head coaching stints at Fort Valley State University and Brewton Parker College.  As a head coach, Jason has won over 400 softball games.  Jason has also been named the coach of the year 4 times.  “We are excited Coach Bryant will be leading Golden Rams Softball.  His college coaching success in Georgia, and experience in the SIAC…

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Albany State footballer struck and killed by city bus

Tragedy has shown up on doorstep of the Albany State campus and football team. Monday ASU linebacker Adonis Butler was hit by a city bus on the University’s east campus. The young brother was pronounced deceased at the scene , according to the ASU Facebook post. An investigation has been launched by the Albany Police, the Albany State University Police and the Georgia State Patrol. Monday afternoon ASU stated the Dennis Drive entrance, adjacent to the student Union will be closed until further notice. To the family, friends and loved…

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Albany State wins defensive battle against Morehouse 14-10

ASU 0 7 0 7 14 MHC 0 0 7 3 10 The Golden Rama of Albany State University stayed undefeated in SIAC play with a hard fought defensive battle in a 14-10 win over Morehouse College Maroon Tigers. The defenses for both teams came out sharp and focused as the first quarter was highlighted by punts and a pair of turnovers , a Derik Davis interception of MHC quarterback Michael Sims and and an Albany State fumble that the Maroon Tigers recovered. The punt fest extended into the second…

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Albany State V Morehouse College: Preview and Prediction

This Saturday the Albany State Golden Rams will tangle with the Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College. While the game has clear conference implication for both teams, Morehouse looks to remain a division contender and ASU looks to solidify their stranglehold on the Eastern division. Additionally for Albany State, who now find themselves ranked in the AFCA polls, every game now holds potential postseason ramifications. After an atrocious start to the season that saw them stumble out of the gates 0-5, getting outscored 198-44, with their closest game during that span…

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Albany State ranked No.3 in NCAA Super Region Poll

From the SIAC: The Albany State football team not only cracked the Top 25 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll, landing at No.25, but more importantly the Golden Rams also earned a No.3 super region ranking in the latest NCAA poll.  ASU is grouped in NCAA Super Region 2. The Super Region consists of  the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA), Gulf South Conference (GSC), South Atlantic Conference (SAC), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and UNC-Pembroke which is an independent school. The NCAA developed the four region process to make up…

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Albany State makes AFCA rankings

Fresh off their thorough domination of Savannah State, the Albany State Golden Rams have finally seemed to get the attention, and a measure of respect from the voters in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), as they were voted into the top 25. Here is what ask head coach Gabe Giardina had to say about his now no. 25 ranked football : “I think anything you get should be earned.  I am extremely proud of our guys.  They have shown up to work and have been dedicated to it each…

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