Benedict defeats Limestone College 81-70

from Benedict College Athletics: COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College Tigers defeated Limestone College 81-70 on Saturday afternoon. Benedict improves to 3-3 on the season, while Limestone College falls to 1-6. Tajh Green led the Tigers with 18 points and seven rebounds. Deon Joyner added 13 points and seven rebounds in only 17 minutes of play, while Joseph Staton contributed with 12 points and five assists. Benedict got off to a strong start, taking an 8-0 lead after four minutes into the first half. Limestone would go on a 12-6…

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Albany State versus Benedict College is part of Division II Football Showcase

From ASUgoldenrams.com: Division II today announced 18 regular-season football games that will be showcased on ESPN3 or NCAA social media as part of a media agreement intended to promote the division on several platforms throughout the academic year. Of those 18 games, the Eastern Division matchup between Benedict and Albany State will be featured on ESPN3 on Saturday, October 19. The first 18 games of the football showcase are predetermined games, 16 of which are conference matchups. An additional four flex games — intended to highlight crucial matchups — will…

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Benedict’s Traviontae Brown named to preseason Player of Year watch list

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Benedict College senior defensive back Traviontae Brown has been named to the preseason watch list for the Black College Football Hall of Fame Deacon Jones Trophy. The 48-player list is composed of 16 players from the MEAC, 13 from the SWAC, 10 from the CIAA, eight from the SIAC, and one from a non-HBCU conference. Former Bowie State star quarterback Amir Hall was the 2017 and 2018 recipient. Brown was named to the AFCA Division II Coaches’ All American Team last season, becoming the first Benedict football player in…

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Benedict to hold spring game Saturday

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College football team will hold its annual Purple-Gold Spring Game at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium, which should give the coaching staff a good look at some young players. “We’re taking a look at some guys who didn’t play a lot last year,” head coach Mike White said. “We’re trying to get those guys ready for the 2019 season on both sides of the ball. In the secondary, we’ve got some new guys who we hope to get a…

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Benedict College’s James Rice named HBCU Women’s Coach of the Year

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics COLUMBIA, S.C. – Benedict College head women’s basketball coach James Rice has been named HBCU Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year by the website The Undefeated, it was announced Tuesday. The Undefeated surveyed and interviewed 47 players and coaches from 24 HBCUs. Schools from NCAA Division I and Division II and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics responded to questions. Rice received 26 percent of the votes to edge out Virginia Union’s AnnMarie Gilbert, who had 22 percent. Rice completed his seventh year as head coach of the Lady…

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Benedict Lady Tigers ranked 6th in NCAA South Region Poll

Via Benedict Athletics: COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College women’s basketball team is ranked sixth in the first official NCAA Division II regional rankings, released by the NCAA. The Lady Tigers, with a 20-5 record against Division II and in-region opponents, are the only SIAC team represented in the top 10. Union College, 22-1, from the Gulf South Conference is ranked No. 1. Eight teams from the South Region will compete in the NCAA Division II National Championship tournament. The conference tournament winners from the SIAC, Gulf South Conference and…

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The 2018 Don Hansen All-Super Region Two Team announced

From thesiac.com: BROOKFIELD, Ill. — The Don Hansen Football Committee has released the 2018 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Two squad today (Jan. 11). The Don Hansenteam carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.  Don Hansen’s Football Gazette began selecting Division II All-Region squads in 2003. The first-team and second-team All-Region…

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Central State defeats Benedict 65-55 to end losing streak

Courtesy of Central State Athletics: COLUMBIA, South Carolina – The Central State Marauders rang in the new year with a 65-55 road win over Benedict College on Wednesday night. Snapping a nine-game losing streak, CSU improves to 2-12 on the season with a 1-7 ledger in SIAC play. BC falls to 2-10 overall with a 1-4 SIAC mark. The Marauders, who never trailed through the entire 40 minutes of play, opened the game on a 9-2 run. BC fought back to even the score at 10-10 before CSU mounted a 11-1…

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Albany State blanks Benedict 21-0, Captures SIAC East

From asugoldenrams.com: Columbia, SC-  The Albany State University football team extended their win streak to six games with a 21-0 shutout of Benedict College Saturday afternoon at C.W. Johnson Stadium. It is ASU’s first shutout since their 38-0 Homecoming win over Morehouse in 2015. The Golden Rams move to their SIAC record to 5-0 (6-3 overall) and wins the 2018 Eastern Division Championship. They have now solidified a spot in the SIAC Championship on Nov. 3, marking their first appearance in the title game since the 2015 season. The game will be…

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Benedict edges Clark-Atlanta 27-24

(Photo credit Dennis Switzer) From benedicttigers.com:  ATLANTA, Ga. – The Benedict College Tigers blocked two field goals in the last 4:34 of the game, including the second one with just 45 seconds left, to hold on to a 27-24 victory over the Clark Atlanta Panthers on Saturday and spoil the Panthers’ Homecoming at Panther Field. Benedict improves to 5-1 overall with its fifth straight win, and 3-0 in the SIAC. Clark Atlanta falls to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the SIAC. Clark Atlanta had a 21-20 lead at the half,…

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