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Benedict football game to be broadcast on ESPN

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Benedict at Albany State game selected for ESPN3 D2 Showcase

The Benedict College at Albany State football game on October 19 has been selected to be a part of the NCAA Division II Football Showcase and will air on ESPN3. The Tigers and Golden Rams will kick off at 2:05 p.m.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our football team and Benedict College in front of a fantastic audience,” said Willie Washington, Benedict College Director of Athletics. “It certainly is an honor for Benedict and Albany State to be the only schools from the SIAC to be selected by the NCAA to participate in the NCAA Division II Football Showcase.”

Division II announced 18 regular-season football games that will be showcased on ESPN3 or NCAA social media as part of a media agreement intended to promote the division on several platforms throughout the academic year. The first 18 games of the football showcase are predetermined games, 16 of which are conference matchups. An additional four flex games - intended to highlight crucial matchups - will be finalized later in the season and played in November.

“It's always exciting to begin a new academic year and the start of the Division II season,” said Terri Steeb Gronau, vice president of Division II. “We're looking forward to highlighting the teams that will be featured in the football showcase and promoting the Division II brand on several platforms for fans to see across the country.”

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