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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Benedict and Fayetteville State game canceled due to Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence tracks toward the East Coast, it has progressed from a Category 1 storm( 90 mph winds) to a Category 4 ( 130 mph winds )in a span of just thirteen hours. In South Carolina alone, more than 1 million people residents and visitors are expected to evacuate coastal areas.  In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper said the state is “bracing for a hard hit.” Governor Cooper has already asked President Trump for federal disaster declaration ahead of the hurricane. In getting out in front of the situation,…

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Benedict hammers Johnson C. Smith 42-14

Benedict jumped on Johnson C. Smith early and never let the Golden Bulls into the game, scoring three quick touchdowns en route to a 42-14 victory this Saturday. After completing a 45-yard pass from quarterback Dominique Harris to Delon Freeman on their first offensive play, it would only take them three more plays to fins the end zone for the first time- a 6-yard touchdown pass to  Jemine Yesin. The extra point made the score 7-0. Johnson C. Smith fumbled the play after the ensuing kickoff and Benedict recovered. Harris…

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Clark-Atlanta comes from behind to beat Benedict in SIAC Semis

Clark-Atlanta rallied from 13 down to defeat Claflin and earn a spot Saturday’s SIAC championship game. Despite their All-Conference and All-American forward Brandon Morris picking up two early fouls, Benedict was able to build a ten-point halftime lead off the strength of blistering shoot from behind the arc. Benedict shot 8-15 from three-point range in the first half and shot 50% overall (14-28) from the floor. Benedict would build a 15 point lead at 47-32, its largest of the evening, on Dimitri Cook’s layup with 15:24 remaining in the ballgame.…

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