Benedict Releases 2011 Football Schedule

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BC SID) — Athletic Director Willie Washington, Head Football
Coach Stanley Conner and the Benedict Tigers, have announced its
complete 2011 football schedule for the upcoming Southern
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season.

The Tigers will play a total of 11 games, five at home, five away, and
one conference game at a neutral site (Augusta City Classic).
Benedict’s schedule will feature three Classic’s, the Palmetto
Kick-Off Classic against new Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
(CIAA) opponent Virginia Union University, the South Carolina
Historically Black College and University Classic (SCHBCU) versus
another CIAA opponent Shaw University, and the Augusta City Classic
against Miles College.

Benedict will open its season on Saturday, September 3rd against the
Panthers of Virginia Union in the Palmetto Kick-Off Classic. The
following week the Tigers will hit the road to face-off against CIAA
power, Bowie State University. The Tigers will then have a two game
home-stand that includes contests against the Bears of Shaw University
in the SCHBCU Classic and on Saturday September 24th by facing off with
the Wildcats of Fort Valley State University. On Saturday October 1, the
Tigers will hit the gridiron against the Golden Bears of Miles College
in the Augusta City Classic in Augusta, GA.

During the second week in October the Tigers will be on the road
traveling to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to face off against Stillman College
and then on October 15, return home to the Charlie W. Johnson Football
Stadium to hit the gridiron against the Clark Atlanta Panthers on
Homecoming. On October 22, the Tigers will head back on the road and
collide with the Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College. The following week
the Tigers will travel again to Albany, Georgia and trade blows with
Mighty Rams of Albany State University. The final home game of the 2011
season is set for Senior Recognition Day/High School Day on November 5th
against the Blue Dragons of Lane College.
“With the announcement of the schedule, the 2011 season is definitely
upon us. We are excited to kick off another season with our
participation in three Classics,” said Willie Washington.

Benedict finished the 2010 season with a 5-6 overall record, while
going 4-5 in the SIAC. For more information in regards to Benedict
College football please contact the Office of Sports Information at
(803) 705-4346 or visit our website at