Penalty takes away go ahead score in Central City Classic

Courtesy of Fort Valley State Athletics 24 FVU 28  SSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F FVU 0 7 10 7 24 SSU 0 7 0 21 28 MACON, Ga. – In one of the toughest endings in recent seasons, the Wildcats celebrated and moments later had it taken away. With 18 seconds left in the game from the Savannah State 32-yard line, Fort Valley State quarterback Kelvin Durham connected with Fralon Warren in the back right of the end zone and moments later had the play overturned. Following a defensive pass interference…

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Albany State gets key win over Savannah State to keep East Division title hopes alive

Albany State bounced back from their 24-20 defeat at the hands of Benedict at homecoming last week with a 31-20 defeat of Savannah State on Saturday. Deep in their own territory, Savannah State did themselves no favors by fumbling at their own 1-yard line, which was recovered by Stephan Pierre. JaQuez Williams’ punched it in two plays later to put Albany State up 7-0. Savannah State tied the game in the second quarter, completing a 7-play, 60-yard drive when quarterback JT Hartage connected with DeMarion Colbert on a 43-yard scoring…

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Savannah State Volleyball gets three wins at SIAC Crossover

Courtesy of Savannah State Athletics CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Savannah State volleyball picked up three big wins this weekend at the 2022 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Crossover. The Lady Tigers played five matches over two days against SIAC West teams in the LakePoint Sports Center in Cartersville, Georgia. With every team in the conference facing off in cross-divisional matches over the two-day tournament, the wins and loss shifted the conference standings. Savannah State moved into third place in the SIAC East Division following their wins. They are 6-8 overall this…

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Savannah State hires Aaron Kelton as new head football coach

from Savannah State Athletics: Savannah State Athletics has hired Aaron Kelton as the 27th head football coach, Director of Athletics Opio Mashariki announced Tuesday morning. Kelton arrived on campus this morning to meet with the team and administration. Kelton and Mr. Mashariki will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon. “We are very excited to welcome Aaron Kelton to Savannah State, “Mashariki said. “Following our national search, we had a very tough choice to make. We feel confident Aaron Kelton is the right leader for our football program as we continue to create a winning culture. “We would like to thank Russell DeMasi for…

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SIAC Weekly Baseball Honourees

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its baseball weekly honors, released by the league office on Monday. Grant Akridge (Spring Hill) was named Player of the Week, while Jared Showalter (Savannah State) earned Pitcher of the Week honors. PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Grant Akridge, Spring Hill ,Outfield | R-Senior | Elba, AL Grant Akridge hit three home runs in Game 1 at Lane on Saturday. PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Jared Showalter, Savannah State,Pitcher |  R-Junior |  Huntingdon, PA In a 12-1 win over Miles and 6 innings pitched, Showalter recorded four hits, eight…

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Four SIAC teams to play in D-II NCAA Tournament

Though the Men’s and Women’s SIAC Basketball Tournaments wrapped up this weekend , for handful of SIAC ball clubs, the dancing music plays on as they will continue on the the D-II NCAA tournament. Courtesy of the SIAC: The 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship brackets were announced Sunday night with two men’s teams and two women’s teams representing the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) among the 64 teams in each field.  On the women’s side, Savannah State and Benedict will represent the league. Benedict College women’s basketball team will…

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Savannah State wins SIAC Men’s Basketball Tournament

Courttesy of the Savannah State Athletics: Savannah State men’s basketball put together a clinic in the 2022 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Championship game, with an end-to-end 76-62 rout of Benedict College to claim the 2022 Championship Title. No one expected the string of wins Savannah State men’s basketball put together in the championship tournament. But on Saturday, they proved they were better than their regular season record. Better than the 0-3 start to the season. Better than their losing conference record. They were better than everyone thought and better…

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Benedict wins SIAC Tournament

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Benedict College Lady Tigers rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat 12th-ranked Savannah State University and repeat as SIAC Champions on Saturday in the Rock Hill Sports & Events Center. The win gives Benedict, now 23-7 on the season, an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Tournament. The selection show will be Sunday night at 10 p.m. on www.ncaa.com. The Lady Tigers trailed 61-51 with 7:45 to play in the game. Benedict went on a 14-2 run over the next…

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SIAC Baseball Week 2 Honorees

courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its baseball weekly honors, released by the league office on Monday. Luis Febres (Lane College) was named Player of the Week, while Enrico Peele (Savannah State) earned Pitcher of the Week honors. PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Luis Febres, Lane | Catcher | Sophomore | Venezuela In Lane’s three game series against Benedict, Febres batted for a .538 average. Febres hit six RBIs and scored two runs as well.  PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Enrico Peele, Savannah State| Pitcher |  6’2  |  Redshirt-Junior |  LeHigh Acres,…

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Albany State v Savannah State Men’s basketball game postponed

Saturday’s men’s basketball game between Savannah State and Albany State has been postponed by SSU due to COVID-19 protocols. However the women’s game between the two schools will play their game as scheduled this Saturday at Tiger Arena with tip=off scheduled for 1p.m.

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