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Sports Forum / Re: FAMU to the SWAC....
« on: June 03, 2020, 03:25:06 PM »
BCU can remain in the MEAC. Not much really changes for them travel or schedule wise except if they end up NOT playing FAMU... and they can still play the Florida Classic. EVen if they don't, FAMU being gone doesn't change the other MEAC opponents that BCU will be playing.

I am betting that both schools will still maintain the Florida Classic.

Well several thing has become apparently clear during this meeting. The SWAC offers the best opportunity for cost saving and profit margin. Along with the best branding and marketing opportunities hands down.

I just logged in just on time. It's been very informative. The new AD has done his research.

Albany State - 7

Benedict - 2


Albany State - 33

Lane - 13


Albany State 26

Lane 7


2019 SiAC Predictions / Re: Week #1 - September 1, 2019
« on: August 27, 2019, 08:37:38 PM »
Alabama A&M University

Sports Forum / Re: Albany State Drops 2 Programs
« on: July 17, 2019, 06:21:07 PM »
Didn’t y’all win the SIAC Golf title?

Yes we did. Two years in a row. The first two years of the program existence.  :shrug:

Sports Forum / Albany State Drops 2 Programs
« on: July 17, 2019, 03:34:11 PM »

ALBANY, Ga. (July 17, 2019)– Albany State University (ASU) continues to increase operational effectiveness and efficiency in all areas, including our athletics program. This academic year, ASU athletics will realize a planned reduction of an estimated $600,000. Budget reductions and realignment of resources began in the 2018 – 19 academic year.

The University has implemented a plan to strategically realign resources to build a sustainable athletics program. Reductions across multiple sports included decreases in scholarships, operational expenses and personnel. One of these unfortunate but necessary reductions will include the discontinuation of ASU's men's cross country and men's golf programs. These programs will be discontinued at the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year.

Albany State University will sponsor 11 sports programs and continue to be a leading member of NCAA Division II, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the Peach Belt Conference. These programs include football, baseball, men's track and field, women's track and field, women's cross country, men's basketball, women's basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, soccer.

"We understand the impact this has on our student-athletes, coaches and the department. We are grateful for the student-athletes who have committed themselves to our athletics program and University," said ASU Interim Athletics Director Jackie Nicholson.

Maintaining high academic standards, providing students with an excellent athletic experience and competing for conference championships remain the primary goals of the ASU athletics department, Nicholson said.

 "This is a tough decision that will allow ASU to realign resources in support of our overall athletics program," said ASU President Marion Ross Fedrick. "We will continue to focus on building champions in the classroom and on the fields and courts of competition. We appreciate the commitment of our coaches and all athletics personnel impacted and are grateful for their service to our students, institution and the Albany community."

Frequently asked questions regarding the decision to discontinue two programs is available on the Athletics website

Sports Forum / Re: Ruffin wants EWC to join SIAC
« on: July 12, 2019, 05:33:00 AM »
They need to be in the West.

Its only 5 teams in the West currently.

The East already has 6 teams.

That would even out the divisions.

Yeah but geographically they are further east than anyone else except maybe Savannah. 

It’s kind of weird, but Albany State is closer west than any other school in the east, but not by much.   If they stick to geographically splitting the conference east to west then ASU would switch over.

It's funny you mention that. I was thinking this exact same thing yesterday but didn't wanna jinx ourselves. It makes the most logical sense but I would not like it at all honestly.

Sports Forum / Re: Albany State 2019 Football Schedule
« on: March 26, 2019, 03:35:42 PM »
ASU07,  I hope to see you and your lovely wife again.  This time in Savannah.  No more free tailgating hospitality to you.  Lol!!!

I was just telling her last night about the SSU game. If we come to Savannah it's definitely going to be FREE hospitality. It's yall homecoming... You gotta roll out the red carpet.

Sports Forum / Re: Albany State 2019 Football Schedule
« on: March 26, 2019, 11:24:32 AM »
My cuzzin TJ, a BillyGoat, STILL talking smack after they beat us for homecoming.  Its time for payback...I hope we get it this year.  ;D

It's good to think good thoughts but it ain't happening lol

Sports Forum / Re: Albany State 2019 Football Schedule
« on: March 26, 2019, 11:23:47 AM »
WoW... :o No ASU Golden Rams in the White Water Classic(Phenix City, Al). See you'll in Albany however. :nod:

Honestly, I liked the games better when they were played on campus.

Sports Forum / Re: Albany State 2019 Football Schedule
« on: March 25, 2019, 07:30:57 PM »

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Sports Forum / Re: Albany State 2019 Football Schedule
« on: March 25, 2019, 06:56:52 PM »
We play Albany State for our Homecoming.  Seems like old times already.

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Who is "we"? May I ask...

Sports Forum / Re: Albany State 2019 Football Schedule
« on: March 25, 2019, 06:43:13 PM »

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On October 12th, the Golden Rams will then host the Dragons of Lane College for Homecoming 2019.

Sports Forum / Albany State 2019 Football Schedule
« on: March 25, 2019, 06:02:14 PM »

Albany State University has announced its 2019 football schedule. For ASU fans, the slate has a familiar look, as the Golden Rams will face some of the same opponents as last year, with the Golden Rams hosting five home games in 2019.
"We put together a challenging schedule for 2019. We tell our recruits, they will have the opportunity to play in a tough conference and they will have the chance to play quality opponents outside of the SIAC. This schedule makes good on that promise," Golden Rams head football coach Gabe Giardina said.
The Golden Rams will start off the 2019 campaign at home hosting the 2018 NCAA Division II National Champions Valdosta State University on September 7th. Valdosta State, a member of the Gulf South Conference (GSC), completed the 2018 season with a perfect 14-0 record. The Golden Rams and the Blazers last faced off last season when Valdosta State defeated ASU 45-14.
ASU will travel next to Clinton, Mississippi for a non-conference matchup against Mississippi College on September 14th. The Choctaws finished the2018 season with a 3-7 overall record.
The Golden Rams will then embark on a two-game road trip with the first stop in Carrolton, Georgia to face off against GSC-member the University of West Georgia in a non-conference matchup. West Georgia finished 2018 with a 10-2 record and the last time the two teams faced in 2018, the Wolves came away with the 45-21 win. ASU will then travel to Atlanta for its first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest against the Panthers of Clark Atlanta University. CAU and ASU last faced off in 2018 as the Golden Rams secured a 36-3 homecoming victory.
After the contest at CAU, the Golden Rams will return home to host SIAC foe Tuskegee University. The Golden Rams and Golden Tigers will face off for the first time since 2013 inside the ASU Coliseum where the Golden Tigers collected a 19-13 victory. Tuskegee finished 2018 with a 5-5 record.
On October 12th, the Golden Rams will then host the Dragons of Lane College for Homecoming 2019. These two teams faced off during the 2014 season in the ASU Coliseum with the Golden Rams coming out with the 33-0 win. The Dragons completed the 2018 campaign with a 3-6 record overall and a 2-4 record in SIAC play.
Next, the Golden Rams will wrap up a three-game home stand as they welcome Benedict College at the ASU Coliseum on October 19th. The Golden Rams traveled to Columbia, South Carolina in 2018 and secured a 40-14 contest victory over the Tigers. Benedict College finished the 2018 campaign with a 6-3 record overall and a 4-2 mark in the SIAC. After the tilt with Benedict, ASU will travel to Savannah, Georgia for a conference matchup against Savannah State on October 26th. The Tigers a MEAC member during the 2018 season finished with a 2-8 overall record. The last time to two schools met was during the 2011 season where the Golden Rams collected a 37-34 victory during the 9thAnnual Music City Classic that was played at Henderson Stadium in Macon, Georgia. 
Albany State will welcome in the Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College on November 2ndwhere the Golden Rams will celebrate Senior Day 2019. The contest highlights the 8th straight year that these two have faced off against each other since 2011 with the Golden Rams boasting an 8-0 record.
To wrap up the regular season, the Golden Rams will face their rival Fort Valley State University at the 30thAnnual Fountain City Classic on Saturday, November 9thin Columbus, Georgia. Kickoff is slated for 2:00 p.m. The Golden Rams secured their season finale victory 40-6 over the Wildcats last season. The Wildcats finished the season with a 2-8 record overall, and a 2-4 record in the SIAC.

The 2019 SIAC Championship game will take place Saturday, November 16thon the campus of the eastern division champion.

Ticket information and more game times will be announced in the coming months.

For more information on the ASU football team, visit and follow Golden Ram Athletics on Twitter @ASUGoldenRams, or call 229-500-2863.

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