Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder To Serve as Guest Analyst for Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round On Bounce TV This Fri. Oct. 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Rocky & Rocky II Double-Feature Leads into Exciting Night of Fights

 

 

ATLANTA (October 28, 2015) Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed will be on the undercard of the next Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) – The Next Round on Bounce TV this Friday night, October 30 and current WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder will help call the action.

 

A 10-round heavyweight clash between Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) and Malik “King” Scott (37-2-1, 13 KOs) will headline PBC – The Next Round on Bounce TV, also streamed live at BounceTV.com, beginning at 9 p.m. (ET) live from The Venue at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. Heavyweight champion Wilder will serve as guest on-air analyst joining announcers Fran Charles, Austin “No Doubt” Trout and Kevin Cunningham.

 

To lead into PBC – The Next Round, Bounce TV has scheduled a Hollywood heavyweight double-feature of Rocky and Rocky II. At 5:00 p.m., it’s Sylvester Stallone’s Academy Award®-winning original that sent the Italian Stallion to his date with destiny. Rocky II – and the epic rematch that neither boxer wanted at the end of their first fight – follows at 7:00 p.m. Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith and Burt Young co-star in both motion pictures.

 

In the co-main event of PBC – The Next Round, undefeated super lightweights Lydell Rhodes (23-0-1, 11 KOs) and Sergey Lipinets (7-0, 6 KOs) will meet in a 10-round bout. PBC – The Next Round begins with two more undefeated prospects as Javontae Starks (13-0, 7 KOs) and Samuel “El Macho” Figueroa (9-0, 4 KOs) square off in eight rounds of welterweight action.

 

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HEAVYWEIGHTS TONY THOMPSON & MALIK SCOTT COLLIDE AS PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS – THE NEXT ROUND ON BOUNCE TV RETURNS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 9 P.M. ET FROM THE VENUE AT UCF IN ORLANDO

 

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Plus Two Contests Between Undefeated Prospects:

Lydell Rhodes Battles Sergey Lipinets and Javontae Starks Takes On Samuel Figueroa

  

ATLANTA (October 8, 2015) A heavyweight clash between Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) and Malik “King” Scott (37-2-1, 13 KOs) will headline Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) – The Next Round on Bounce TV and BounceTV.com on Friday, October 30 from The Venue at UCF, located behind the CFE Arena in Orlando, Fla.

 

The 10-round heavyweight battle will anchor televised coverage also streamed live beginning at 9 p.m. ET and is the third installment of PBC – The Next Round on Bounce TV. The first two PBC on Bounce TV fight cards, held on August 2 and September 18 respectively in nearby Winter Park, Fla.

 

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Warriors Boxing, are on sale today at 12 p.m. ET. Tickets are priced at $102, $52 and $27 and can be purchased by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or by visiting www.warriorsboxing.com. Tickets also available through ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the CFE Arena Box Office.

 

In the co-main event, undefeated super lightweights Lydell Rhodes (23-0-1, 11 KOs) and Sergey Lipinets (7-0, 6 KOs) will meet in a 10-round bout. Televised coverage begins with more undefeated prospects as Javontae Starks (13-0, 7 KOs) and Samuel “El Macho” Figueroa (9-0, 4 KOs) square off in eight rounds of welterweight action.

 

“It’s great to be fighting on PBC on Bounce in a heavyweight fight like this,” said Thompson. “I’m not looking past Malik Scott because he’s an experienced and crafty fighter. I think most fighters will stay away from a style like Malik’s but everyone knows I will fight anyone.  I’ll be looking to make a statement against him by pressing the action and keeping him out of his comfort zone.”

 

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity and ready to put on a great performance,” said Scott. “It was exactly one year ago on this date, October 30, that I went to Australia and beat Alex Leapai and I look forward to getting in the ring and putting on a show against Tony Thompson. Tony is a world-class fighter and a victory over him will lead to bigger and better things for me.”

 

One of the most experienced fighters in the heavyweight division, Thompson, has twice challenged Wladimir Klitschko in his 15-year career. Born in Silver Spring, Maryland but fighting out of Washington, D.C., Thompson comes off of a victory over Odlanier Solis in February, his second over the heavyweight contender since 2014. He also owns a pair of victories over heralded heavyweight David Price, whom he stopped twice fighting in his opponent’s home country.

 

 

 

An accomplished heavyweight from Philadelphia, Scott has also fought professionally since 2000 and reeled off 35-straight wins to start his professional career. His most recent victory was perhaps his most impressive as he traveled to Australia and defeated Alex Lepeai. The 34-year-old also owns a final-round stoppage of Bowie Tupou in 2012 and fought undefeated Vyacheslav Glazkov to a draw in 2013.

 

A multi-sport athlete who has competed in both boxing and mixed martial arts professionally, Oklahoma City’s Rhodes looks to remain unbeaten on October 30. The 27-year-old is coming off of a competitive split-draw with Jared Robinson in June. Before that fight, Rhodes recorded four victories in 2014 including triumphs over Miguel Angel Huerta and John Nater.

An accomplished amateur who was born in Kazakhstan but fights out of Russia, Lipinets turned pro in April of last year with a decision victory over Franklin Varela. The 26-year-old has recorded six-straight knockouts since then, with his most recent victories coming over veterans Kendal Mena and Cosme Rivera. Lipinets will fight in the U.S. for the fourth time on October 30.

 

Fighting out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Starks racked up an impressive 98-16 amateur record before turning pro in 2009. The 26-year-old has ramped up the activity since 2014, recording seven victories including wins over Carlos Galvan and Jeremiah Wiggins in 2015.

 

Fresh off a September victory over previously unbeaten Fernando Paliza, the 24-year-old Figueroa makes a quick return to the ring looking to build off of that success. The Puerto Rican-born fighter turned pro in 2011 and recorded stoppage wins in four of his first six fights.

 

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PBC – The Next Round Returns To Bounce TV and BounceTV.com Fri. Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. ET From Full Sail Live At Full Sail University In Winter Park, Fla.

Main Event Features Middleweight Brawlers Fernando Guerrero and Caleb Truax

 

Co-Main is Exciting Welterweights Jamal James & Juan Carlos Abreu Plus Undefeated Rising Star Erickson Lubin Takes On Mexico’s Orlando Lora

 

Fred Hickman (CNN Sports, ESPN) Hosts Live Telecast, Fran Charles (MLB Network, NFL Network) Calls Blow-by-Blow,
Austin Trout Provides Analysis

 

ATLANTA (August 21, 2015) – Exciting middleweights Fernando Guerrero (27-3, 19 KOs) and Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-2-2,15 KOs) collide in a 10-round main event as Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round returns to Bounce TV, with live streaming on BounceTV.com, on Friday, Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

In the co-main event, undefeated welterweight prospect Jamal James (17- 0, 9 KOs) takes on the powerful Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-1, 17 KOs). The opening fight pits undefeated rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (11-0, 8 KOs) against Mexico’s Orlando Lora (31-5-3, 19 KOs).

 

Fred Hickman (CNN Sports, ESPN) will again serve as host of Bounce TV’s PBC – The Next Round, while Fran Charles (MLB Network, NFL Network) calls the blow-by-blow action, and former Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout provides insight and analysis.

 

PBC – The Next Round, promoted by Warriors Boxing, will take place at Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The series showcases the sport’s future stars and champions. The series premiere on August 2 was a knockout success, setting a Bounce TV viewership record for a single telecast.

 

Tickets for the live event are on sale now and are priced at $50 for reserved seating and $25 for general admission and can be purchased by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or by visiting www.warriorsboxing.com. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticket Force by calling (877) 840-0457.

 

In the main event of this PBC – The Next Round, the former world title challenger, Guerrero, is looking to build off of a victory over Abraham Han in April and towards another title fight. Dominican Republic born Guerrero currently fights out of Los Angeles, CA.

 

Born in Osseo, Minnesota, Truax is an experienced veteran who has fought professionally since 2007. Fighting mostly in his home state of Minnesota, he was undefeated in his first 19 pro fights, which earned him a 2012 fight with Jermain Taylor. Truax dropped a tough decision to Taylor, and has since put together a 7-1-1 record. Truax’s only losses have come from world champions and he looks to get back in world title contention with an impressive performance on the PBC – The Next Round.

 

In the co-main event, a tall welterweight at 6’ 2”, James is undefeated as a professional. Fighting out of Minneapolis, he has already been victorious twice in 2015, but faces the biggest test of his career when he faces Abreu on September 18th.

 

Abreu has developed a reputation as a knockout artist, having finished ten of his last 12 opponents inside the distance. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native has taken down previously unbeaten fighters Miguel Taveras, Abraham Peralta and Puro Pairol in his five-year career.

 

As the opening battle of the PBC – The Next Round, a highly-regarded prospect with an exciting style, the 19-year-old Lubin has burst onto the scene looking to engage and finish opponents early. Since November 2014, he had 2 first-round knockouts and outclassed 2 experienced veterans. He will be fighting just outside of his hometown of Orlando, Florida when he takes on Lora on September 18.

 

Fighting out of Sinaloa, Mexico, Lora looks to make it three straight victories in 2015 when he takes on Lubin. Having faced world champions such as Keith Thurman and Paulie Malignaggi, the well-tested Lora will hope to take Lubin into deep waters when they square-off.

 

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SIAC Week 5 Football Players of the Week Announced

ATLANTA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its football players of the week for the fifth installment of the 2013 SIAC Football Season as voted by the SIAC Sports Information Directors Association.

 

Kentucky State University junior running back Jacquise Lockett and Stillman College sophomore quarterback Josh Straughan were selected as Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Lane College senior defensive back Jack Howard is the SIAC Defensive Player of the Week.

 

After a breakout performance in Saturday’s 21-17 win over Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University true freshman Montavious Taylor is the SIAC’s Newcomer of the Week. SIAC Lineman of the Week was awarded to Tuskegee University senior offensive tackle Devonte Jones, and Kentucky State University junior kickoff returner Jakar Turner is the SIAC Special Teams Player of the Week.

 

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SIAC Football Week 5 Recaps

rp_primary_rp_primary_M._TaylorCOLUMBIA, SC-Miles College gained 261 yards rushing and took advantage of three turnovers to pull Miles Football way from a close game and defeat Benedict 27-13 on Saturday afternoon at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.

 

In a game that was tied 7-7 at the half, the Golden Bears , (2-2, 2-0 SIAC) scored 20 second half points to win its second consecutive game. Quarterback Demetrice Price went 13-for-19 passing for 116 yards, but had two rushing touchdowns to lead Miles. Running back Emmitt Terry finished with 83 yards and a score and Denzel Veale broke a 63-yard run late in the fourth quarter to end hall hopes of a Benedict comeback.

 

The Golden Bears scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:05 left in the third quarter. A poor snap on fourth-down from midfield resulted in a 14-yard loss for Benedict punter Brian Curry, his second attempt of the day he failed to get off. The Golden Bears took over at the Benedict 37 and needed just four plays to score, with Terry Emmett running the ball in from eight yards out. The PAT by Jason Coste missed, giving the Golden Bears a 13-7 lead with 3:49 left in the third quarter.

 

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Benedict’s Martin Epps Named Semifinalist For Scholar-Athlete Award

rp_primary_Epps_Martin_BowieSt_2012DALLAS – Benedict College senior safety Martin Epps has been selected as one of 170 national semifinalists for the 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments.®

 

The NFF Awards Committee will select up to 16 recipients, and the results will be announced via a national press release on Thursday, October 31. Each recipient will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, and they will vie as finalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy. Each member of the 2013 National Scholar-Athlete Class will also travel to New York City to be honored Dec. 10 during the 56th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. One member of the class will also be announced live at the event as the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy.

 

The William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. The 170 semifinalists represent the most ever since 2006 when the NFF increased the nomination standards to require a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA.

 

Epps is one of 24 student-athletes from Division II, and the only representative from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

 

“This is a tremendous honor for Benedict College and our football program,” Willie Washington, Benedict College Director of Athletics, said. “We are very proud of Martin Epps and are appreciative that his hard work in the classroom and on the football field are being recognized with this honor.”

 

A senior biology major from Augusta, Ga., Espps led the Tigers in total tackles in 2012 with 78. He has a 3.42 GPA, with plans to attend medical school after graduation in December, finishing his degree in just three and a half years.

 

Epps was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-Super Region 2 team in 2012.

 

“We take great pride in the record participation by the number of schools in the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards program this year,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning whose sons Peyton (William V. Campbell Trophy winner) and Eli were named NFF National Scholar-Athletes in 1997 and 2003, respectively. “It is important for us to showcase that success on the football field starts with winners in the classroom and the community. This year’s record-breaking number of nominations further illustrates the power of our great sport in developing the next generation of influential leaders.”

 

Nominated by their schools, which are limited to one nominee each, candidates for the awards must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. The class is selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletics administrators.

 

“The NFF would like to personally congratulate each of the nominees as well as their schools on this tremendous honor,” said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. “We are extremely proud to highlight each semifinalist’s achievements, which show that football players can balance between academics and athletics at the highest level. There is no question that the NFF Awards Committee will have an incredibly difficult task in selecting the finalists from among this esteemed group.”

 

Named in honor of Bill Campbell, the chairman of Intuit, former player and head coach at Columbia University and the 2004 recipient of the NFF’s Gold Medal, the award comes with a 25-pound bronze trophy and increases the amount of the recipient’s grant by $7,000 for a total post-graduate scholarship of $25,000. A total distribution of $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner, pushing the program’s all-time distributions to more than $10.4 million. Launched in 1959, the NFF scholar-athlete program became the first initiative in history to award post-graduate scholarships based on both a player’s academic and athletic accomplishments. The William V. Campbell Trophy, first awarded in 1990, adds to the program’s mystique, having previously honored two Rhodes Scholars, a Rhodes Scholar finalist, two Heisman Trophy winners and five first-round NFL draft picks. In 2011, the NFF and Fidelity Investments launched a multi-year initiative between the two organizations to celebrate the scholar-athlete ideal and a joint commitment to higher education. As part of the initiative, Fidelity became the first presenting sponsor ever in the 55-year history of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards program. Fidelity also helped launch the NFF Faculty Salutes initiative, which recognizes the contributions of the faculty athletics representatives at each of the institutions with an NFF National Scholar-Athlete. As part of the initiative, the NFF will present each of the faculty representatives with a plaque and a $5,000 check from Fidelity Investments to support the academic support services for student-athletes at each school.

 

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SIAC Week 5 Football Players of the Week Announced

ATLANTA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its football players of the week for the fifth installment of the 2013 SIAC Football Season as voted by the SIAC Sports Information Directors Association.

 

Kentucky State University junior running back Jacquise Lockett and Stillman College sophomore quarterback Josh Straughan were selected as Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Lane College senior defensive back Jack Howard is the SIAC Defensive Player of the Week.

 

After a breakout performance in Saturday’s 21-17 win over Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University true freshman Montavious Taylor is the SIAC’s Newcomer of the Week. SIAC Lineman of the Week was awarded to Tuskegee University senior offensive tackle Devonte Jones, and Kentucky State University junior kickoff returner Jakar Turner is the SIAC Special Teams Player of the Week.

 

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SIAC Football Week 4 Recaps

Special Teams, Defense Propels Fort Valley State Victory Over Benedict
Fort Valley State 34, Benedict 30

 

rp_primary_Ja_Bioas_GleenAUGUSTA, Ga. – Fort Valley State University scored 20 points off a pair of blocked punts and an interception return, and then held off a late Benedict rally to defeat the Tigers 35-30 in the annual Augusta City Classic played Saturday afternoon at Lucy Laney Stadium.

 

Quarterback Eugene Smith also threw for 197 yards and a touchdown, completing 12-of-22 passes , and Jonquez Sanders to lead the Wildcats, (2-2, 2-0 SIAC), to its second consecutive victory, after starting the season 0-2. Ja’Bioas Glenn scored on a 34-yard interception return and was named Defensive MVP of the Classic.

 

After starting the season 2-0 Benedict, now 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the SIAC, was held to -16 yards rushing on the day, although quarterback Marcus Graham was sacked four times and had -32 yards rushing on 11 attempts. Graham completed 15-of-42 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns, but also threw three interceptions.

 

Fort Valley took an early 13-0 lead after scoring on a blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone by Stefon Harper and a Jamie Walker 9-yard touchdown reception from Smith. Benedict responded with 17 unanswered points after Rodney Hall took a Fort Valley State kickoff 90-yards, which was followed by a 5-yard Thomas Gillie touchdown reception and a Eduardo Hernandez field goal, which gave the Tigers a 17-13 lead minutes before the half. Before the period ended, however, Brian Curry’s second punt attempt was blocked, which was recovered by Calvin Jackson, which gave the Wildcats a go-ahead score.

 

Fort Valley will have its home opener next week against Tuskegee, while Benedict will also host Miles for its home opener for the season.

 

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SIAC Week 4 Players of the Week Announced

Atlanta, GA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its football players of the week for the fourth installment of the 2013 SIAC Football Season as voted by the SIAC Sports Information Directors Association.

 

After leading his team to a come-from-behind victory against Kentucky State over the weekend, Stillman College sophomore Josh Straughan was named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week, while SIAC Defensive Player of the Week was awarded to Miles College junior Julante English after the linebacker had a stellar performance leading the Golden Bears to their first victory of the season over Albany State.

 

Newcomer of the Week was awarded to Miles College’s Demetrice Price, who led the offensive charge for the Golden Bears in his first start of the season at quarterback. Tuskegee University All-American senior Christopher Tolbert was awarded SIAC Lineman of the Week and Benedict College junior Rodney Hall and Fort Valley State defensive back Ja’Bioas Glenn were named Co-SIAC Special Teams Players of the Week.

 

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SIAC Announces Week 3 Players of the Week

ATLANTA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its football players of the week for the third installment of the 2013 SIAC Football Season as voted by the SIAC Sports Information Directors Association.

 

After leading his team to a victory over Elizabeth City State University over the weekend, Albany State University junior running back Adrian Alexander was named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week, while SIAC Defensive Player of the Week was awarded to Fort Valley State University senior rover DeRon Furr.

 

A trio of Morehouse College players, true freshman quarterback Monquavious Johnson, sophomore offensive lineman Ajene Robinson, and senior running back/ kickoff returner Thomas Williams were named SIAC Newcomer, Offensive Lineman and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.

 

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SIAC Week 2 Football Players of the Week Announced

rp_primary_WEEK_2_PLAYERS_OF_THE_WEEKAtlanta, GA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its football players of the week for the second installment of the 2013 SIAC Football Season as voted by the SIAC Sports Information Directors Association.

 

Kentucky State University junior running back Jacquise Lockett was named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week, while SIAC Defensive Player of the Week was awarded to Tuskegee University sophomore linebacker Quavon Taylor.

 

Kentucky State University freshman linebacker Travon Spencer was named SIAC Newcomer of the Week. Benedict College junior Stevon Wilkerson and Tuskegee junior Kaleep Williams were named SIAC Lineman of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.

 

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SIAC Week 1 Football Players of the Week Announced

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Atlanta, GA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its football players of the week for the first installment of the 2013 SIAC Football Season as voted by the SIAC Sports Information Directors Association.

 

Benedict College’s sophomore quarterback Marcus Graham was named SIAC Offensive Player of the Week and Stillman College junior defensive back was named SIAC Defensive Player of the Week.

 

Newcomer of the Week was awarded to Morehouse College freshman Lake McGuffie, while Lane College’s Trevante Jones was named SIAC Lineman of the Week. Kentucky State University senior defensive back Ed Dunaway was named SIAC Special Teams Player of the Week.

 

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CIAA Boasts Five Football Players Ranked in D2Football.com’s Top 100

HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 5, 2013) – Five Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA) student-athletes were named among the Top 100 football players in Division II by D2Football.com, a news website for fans of Division II football. The Top 100 football players list was released last week and includes Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Carlos Fields and Donnie Owens, Robert Holland and T.J. Batchelor of Chowan, and Virginia Union’s Devin Wallace. The full Top 100 DII Players list can be found on D2Football.com.

 
Fields, who was the highest ranked CIAA player at 13, is the reigning CIAA Defensive Player of the Year. He finished last season with 117 tackles, including nine for a loss, en route to receiving an All-American nod. As a sophomore, the now senior linebacker tallied 81 tackles, 12 for a loss, and 4.5 sacks.

 

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Tuskegee ranked No. 24 in AFCA Preseason Top 25 Poll

WACO, TX–Tuskegee University, the defending SIAC Football Champions, will open up the season as the 24th ranked team in the nation, as the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Preseason Top 25 poll was released today.

 

The Golden Tigers received 124 votes to earn the ranking and will open its 2013 season on September 7 against Alabama A&M at the Louis Crews Classic in Huntsville, Ala.

 

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11 SIAC Teams in 11 Days: Miles College Golden Bears

Miles CollegeMiles was in the driver’s seat of the SIAC for the first nine weeks of the season, until hopes of defending the SIAC championships were diminished by Tuskegee in the final week of the season resulting from a 27-17 loss to the eventual SIAC Champions. As a consolation prize, the Golden Bears earned its first playoff berth in school history, where the team suffered a disappointing loss to West Alabama. Once again, Miles will be a heavy favorite to return to Atlanta for the SIAC Championship game and the Division II playoffs. While the task will be daunting, veteran head coach Reginald Ruffin will have his team up for the challenge in every phase of the game.

“Everything is all about finishing, and we did not finish the game against Tuskegee. That’s what we harped on,” said Miles College head coach Reginald Ruffin. “We have to execute and finish.”

 

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Paine To Play Home Games at Lucy Laney Stadium

rp_primary_Greg_Ruffin,_Paine_College_Football_CoachAUGUSTA, Ga. – After a 51-year hiatus from football, Lions fans and the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) will again get the chance to witness Paine College football starting in October. The Paine College Athletics Department has announced that the team will play each of their four club games this season at nearby Lucy C. Laney Memorial Stadium.

 

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