Benedict beats up Central State 89-70

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics 70 CSU 89  BCM Team 1 2 F CSU 44  26  70 BCM 46  43  89 COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict Tigers used a big second half to defeat Central State 89-70 in a SIAC men’s basketball contest on Saturday afternoon in the Benjamin E. Mays HRC Arena. Benedict outscored the Marauders 43-29 in the second half as the Tigers shot 57.7 percent, while holding the Marauders to 39 percent shooting. The Tigers improve to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the SIAC. Central State falls to 2-3 overall…

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Benedict knocked out of playoffs by Wingate, 23-6

Image courtesy of Nate Salley Courtesy of Benedict Athletics 23  WU 6 BCFB Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F WU 7 9 0 7 23 BCFB 0 0 6 0 6 COLUMBIA – The historic season for the Benedict College Tigers came to an end on Saturday, as Wingate University used its dominating defense to help take a 23-6 victory on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs in Charlie W. Johnson Stadium. “At the end of the day, I’m proud of this football team,” said Benedict…

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Benedict completes undefeated season with 54-21 mule-kicking off Allen

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics 54  BCFB 21 ALLEN Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F BCFB 19 7 28 0 54 ALLEN 7 0 0 14 21 BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. – This week’s Bible study for the Benedict College football team centered on Esther 4:14: “And who knows, but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Saturday, the Benedict College Tigers achieved their royal position as they wrapped up the school’s first-ever undefeated regular season with a 54-21 victory over rival Allen University at Westwood High…

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Benedict up to 15th in two national polls

ourtesy of Benedict Athletics COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Benedict College football team continued to climb in both national football polls, following Saturday’s victory over Morehouse College. Benedict moved up to 15th in American Football Coaches Association poll, after being in a tie for 18th last week.In the D2football.com media poll, the Tigers moved up two spots to No. 15. In the HBCU Media Poll by BoxToRow.com, Benedict is ranked third among all HBCU schools, including Division I programs. Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week 8 Next Game 1 Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (28) 8-0…

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Benedict climbs ranks in both national polls

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Benedict College football team jumped up in both national football polls, following Saturday’s victory over nationally-ranked Albany State. Benedict moved up to 17th in the D2football.com media poll, up from No. 23 last week. In the American Football Coaches Association poll, Benedict jumped from 23rd to a tie for 18th. In the AFCA poll, Benedict received 229 total points to tie Colorado School of Mines for the 18th spot. In the D2football.com poll, the Tigers jumped up six spots, while Albany State, ranked 14th last week,…

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Benedict spoils Albany State’s homecoming 24-20 in key SIAC matchup

24 vs 20 BENEDICT (7-0 , 4-0) -VS- ALBANY ST. (GA) (5-2 , 3-1) Team 1 2 3 4 F  BC 7 10 7 0 24 ASU 0 7 7 6 20 Saturday Benedict did something that has not happened since October 29, 2019– beating Albamy State in a regular season SIAC game. The 24-20 defeat not only ended the Golden Rams’ four game winning streak on the season, but a ten-game conference streak as well. Benedict went right to work, taking the opening kickoff and driving 85 yards, taking a 7-0 lead…

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Albany State v Benedict College Preview and Prediction

Saturday is the biggest and most anticipated matchup, up to this point, in the SIAC this season when the undefeated Benedict Tigers head to Albany, GA to battle the defending conference champions the Albany State Golden Rams.  Albany State was not a good guest on their first visit to Nathaniel Glover Community Field as they administered a 55-7 donkey-kicking to Edward Waters. SIAC Offensive Player of the Week, quarterback Dionte Bonneau, posted his season high in passing yards with 293 and tied the same mark with two touchdown passes. The…

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SIAC Week 6 Cross Country Runners of the Week

Courtesy of the SIAC ATLANTA, Ga. (October 12, 2022) – Megan Thompson (Benedict) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Female Runner of the Week, while Donald Kibet (Benedict) earned Male Runner of the Week, released by the league office on Wednesday. Female Runner of the Week – Megan Thompson, Benedict Megan Thompson helped Benedict to a team second place at the Akiah McMillan Invitational cross country meet. Thompson led the team with a personal best time of 22:17.4 in the 6K race to finish second overall, 35 seconds behind the winner. Male Runner of the Week – Donald Kibet, Benedict…

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Benedict smacks around Fort Valley, 45-13

Courtesy of Benedict College Athletics 45  BCFB 13 FVSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F BCFB 13 7 20 5 45 FVSU 6 0 0 7 13 FORT VALLEY, Ga. – In the battle of unbeatens, the Benedict College Tigers dominated the Fort Valley State Wildcats 45-13 on Saturday. Benedict gained 473 yards, rushing for a season-high 299 yards, while Benedict’s top-ranked defense held the SIAC’s third-ranked offense to a season-low 207 yards. The Tigers improve to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the SIAC. Fort Valley State falls to 4-1…

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SIAC Announces Weekly Softball Honorees

Courtesy of the SIAC; The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its softball weekly honors, released by the league office on Monday. Olivia Townsend (Benedict) was named Player of the Week, while Alexandra Ballester (Spring Hill) earned Pitcher of the Week honors. PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Olivia Townsend, Benedict, Pitcher  |  Freshman |  Hernando, FL Townsend hit .571 in five games, with a slugging percentage of 1.429. The freshman had three home runs in three at-bats versus Columbia College, and had another home run against Fort Valley State. Of her 8 hits for the week, 4 were home runs. PITCHER OF…

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