SIAC Baseball Tournament Time Change

Posted by kmay | 04/28/2011 11:13 AM

Albany, GA- Due to inclement weather in the Albany, GA area, and unplayable field conditions, the SIAC baseball tournament bracket has been changed.

The Lions will be playing Stillman College Tigers at 7:00 PM, Thursday April 28, instead of previously scheduled 1:00 PM.

The 2011 championship begins Thursday, April 28th through Saturday, April 30th at Paul Eames Baseball Complex.

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Paine College Department of Athletics Launches New Web Site

Posted by ncarter | 04/26/2011 09:01 AM

(Augusta, GA)- - Paine College has partnered with SIDEARM Sports to launch a new athletics web site. The new home for the Lions will be www.paineathletics.com <http://www.paineathletics.com>  The new site can be accessed directly or by clicking on the athletics tab of the www.paine.edu <http://www.paine.edu>  web site.

The web site will be the source for all news, information, scores and schedules on all athletic programs at Paine College. It will launch with a unique new design and a number of innovative features including video clips, a revolving headlines area highlighting the top five athletic stories and plenty of content for fans of Paine College athletics.
 
“The new web home for Paine Athletics will be the one-stop shop for alumni, fans, donors, students, and faculty/staff to find the inside scoop on Lion Athletics.  The sleek, user-friendly design will allow our supporters to quickly access the information they need to follow the Lions,” said Tim Duncan, Paine College Athletic Director.
 
“Moreover, we will be able to drive more revenue by providing additional content for corporate sponsors in the Augusta community and beyond.  In the coming weeks and months, we will add additional content and features to better take advantage of the exciting new partnership with SIDEARM Sports and the SIAC,” Duncan said.

Paine College offers five men and five women varsity sports. Each sport competes at the NCAA Division II level and in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). The website will be powered by SIDEARM Sports, a top collegiate athletic web-based content management solution that has a client list of nearly 500 colleges.

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announced the partnership with SIDEARM Sports, to redesign and vertically integrate all SIAC member schools’ sports sites under the SIDEARM banner in July 2010.
 
“Our SIDEARM software solution provides the SIAC with the tools to leverage the information on all sites, leverage the fan base of all schools, and also generate sponsor interest in being able to buy real estate for all conference members in one agreement with the conference,” said Jeff Rubin, SIDEARM Sports President/CEO.
 
About SIDEARM Sports
SIDEARM Sports has a client list that includes over 320 athletic clients from around the country including Cornell University, Davidson College, Drexel University, Eastern Michigan University, Eastern Illinois University, the University of Hawaii, Syracuse University and many other NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, NJCAA and collegiate conferences. SIDEARM has a staff of approximately a dozen developers who possess a variety of expertise in graphic design, database management, information security management, web-based user interface design, and e-commerce business transaction management.
 
For more information, contact Kimberly May at Kmay@paine.edu or (706) 945-1188 or Natasha Carter at Ncarter@paine.edu

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Paine College to Honor Student Athletes at Banquet

Posted by kmay | 04/25/2011 14:28 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Department of Athletics will host its annual Athletics Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 6PM.   Student-Athletes from all Paine College intercollegiate athletics programs will be recognized for their athletic and academic accomplishments during the 2010-2011 academic year. 

The program will also feature awards to various coaches and special recognition to supporters of Paine College Athletics.

Mr. Kevin Faigle, Sports Director from WRDW TV, will serve as the Master of Ceremony.

For more information, please contact Taura Hatney or Kimberly May at (706)-945-1367.

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SIAC Softball Returns to Columbus, GA

Posted by kmay | 04/21/2011 10:04 AM

Atlanta, GA— For the third consecutive year, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Championship will be held in Columbus, GA. The 2011 championship is set to begin April 21-23, 2011 at the South Commons Sports Complex.

The South Commons Softball Complex and Stadium has seven fields and a stadium field that hosts hundreds of local league competitions. In its short history, the complex has also hosted dozens of local, state, regional, national and even international softball competitions such as the Superball Classic. The Superball Classic has gained recognition as the premier amateur women's softball event hosting international teams such as Japan, China, Australia, and Brazil along with USA. The complex also hosted the Women's Fast-pitch Competition during the 1996 Olympic Games.

All Twelve SIAC softball playing institutions will be in Columbus, GA for tournament action which begins on April 21st at 9 a.m. All fans and media are welcome to attend, admission is free.
For more information about the city of Columbus and the 2011 SIAC Softball Championship, please visit http://www.visitcolumbusga.com and www.TheSIAC.com.

 

 

Paine College appoints Tim Duncan Athletic Director

Posted by ncarter | 04/21/2011 06:02 AM

Paine College made it official Friday morning announcing Tim Duncan as its new Athletic Director.   Duncan signed a contract with Paine College and will officially start May 9, 2011.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to become the Director of Athletics at Paine College.  The chance to work with President Bradley, a former college student-athlete, and to become the first non-coach Athletic Director, was the unique combination that intrigued Lisa and I to take advantage of this opportunity. I look forward to working with the coaches, faculty and staff to provide the best experience possible – academically, athletically and socially for our student athletes,” commented Duncan.

Tim Duncan, a fund-raising professional with a demonstrated track record in the public and private sectors, began his association with the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) program as Associate Athletic Director for Development and Executive Director of UNCW Student Aid Association (Seahawk Club) in the spring of 2009 and was appointed Associate Athletic Director for Major Gifts in January of 2011.

Dr. Rosemary DePaolo, Chancellor, UNC Wilmington, stated that Duncan would bring invaluable experience and tremendous pride to the athletics program at Paine. “He understands the fundamental importance of supporting student-athletes as they pursue their academic and athletic goals.”

Duncan previously served as Director of the M Club at the University of Memphis, where he helped the Tigers increase their revenue by 35 percent and membership by 40 percent during his first year. He also solicited major gifts from donors and former student-athletes, including the largest single gift ($1 million) for naming rights to the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.

In addition, he spearheaded the strategic planning, direction and management for the school's former letter winners. He was an integral part of UM's annual athletic fundraising and major gifts programs.


Dr. George C. Bradley, President of Paine College, commented that Duncan has a wealth of experience in fundraising and his athletic attributes as a former player will equip him to develop a successful program that will ensure the success for student athletes.  “We believe that Tim will play a viable role in helping to move the Paine College Athletic program to the next level,” said Bradley.

Prior to Duncan’s appointment at Memphis, he was a managing partner in PRStore, a marketing firm in Memphis. He developed strategies for small business owners and managed store operations and personnel.

The Memphis native began his career path as a public relations coordinator for Russell Corporation in Midland, Ga., in 1996. He assisted in managing sponsorships for the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the NCAA, and coordinated various other promotional programs for two years.

From 1998-2003, Duncan worked as an assistant marketing manager and marketing manager at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem, N.C. He assisted in managing the execution of a $70 million event marketing program initially and later managed the start-up of a $13 million program for one of the company's brands. He also coordinated 51 high-profile events for R.J. Reynolds, including NASCAR Winston Cup and NHRA Drag Racing.

In 2003, Duncan founded Infrared Marketing, LLC, to develop strategies for Fortune 500 companies who wanted to accomplish their marketing objectives.

Duncan is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) and the National Letterwinners Association (NLWA).

He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at Memphis in 1992 and completed his Master of Science Degree in Sports Administration at Grambling State in 1997.

Duncan played four years on the Memphis men's basketball team and helped the Tigers and former coach Larry Finch reach the NCAA's Elite Eight during his senior year in 1992.

Duncan is married to the former Lisa Farris and they have three children, Tyson, Turner and Tatum.

2011 SIAC Golf Classic First Round Recap

Posted by kmay | 04/18/2011 22:11 PM

Augusta, GA- The 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Golf Classic teed off today (April 18th) at the Jones Creek Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.  The three-day classic features teams from Benedict College (BC), Kentucky State University (KSU), LeMoyne-Owen (LOC), Morehouse (MHC) and Paine Colleges (PC).  The Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College are the defending champions.

In first round play, the Maroon Tigers appeared bent on the idea of a classic repeat.  Of the five team field, Morehouse shot a team low of 311.  That posted team score was 35 points lower than the Tigers of Benedict College who finished with a score of 346.  The Thorobreds of Kentucky State finished the first round in third place with a team score of 352 followed by the Lions of Paine College with a score of 381 and the Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen with a 435 score.

At the close of round one, Maroon Tiger golfers hold five of the six lowest scores with two players tied for first place.  Teammates Olajawon  Ajanaku and Earl Cooper share the lead after posting identical scores of 75.  Par for the 18-hole course is 72. 

Benedict’s Anthony Wilk shot a first round 78 to finish in third place.  Close behind was Morehouse’s Bryan McElderly who posted a round of 79 to close the day in fourth place.  He was followed by teammates Thaddaeus Hill and Bruce Cousin who each shot a round of 82 to finish tied for fifth.

The remainder of the field finished the first round as follows:

7th: Josh Jackson (KSU), 83 

8th: Jared Perkins (KSU), 84

9th: (Tie) Lucus Gunn (PC) & Jordan Bailey (PC), 85

11th: Jordan Buchanan (BC), 86

12th: (Tie) Eddie Smith, III (BC) & Miles Goldman (BC), 91

13th: George Dundon (KSU), 92

14th: Robert Reynolds (KSU), 93

15th: Justin Tate (LEM), 97

16th: Tracey Wood (LEM), 98

17th: Daniel Neely (KSU), 103

18th: Ralph Godbee (PC), 104

19th: Lyndon Wiley (PC), 107

20th: Jeremy Wilson (LEM), 118

21st: DeAndre Grant (LEM), 122

 

Second round play resumes from the Jones Creek Golf Club on Tuesday, April 19th at 8 a.m.

 

Paine College to host SIAC Golf Classic

Posted by kmay | 04/15/2011 16:53 PM

Atlanta, GA—The 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Golf Classic is set to take place Monday, April 18th through Wednesday, April 20th. This year’s classic will be hosted by Paine College and be played at the Lions home course, Jones Creek Golf Club in Augusta, GA.

“Paine College is excited to host golf invitational here in Augusta, Georgia at our golf team’s home golf course, Jones Creek. This gives our community a chance to see some of the finest collegiate student athletes’ play. We encourage members of the community to come out and join us as we celebrate golf in our community,” said Dr. George C. Bradley, president of Paine College.

The 2011 golf championship will feature all five SIAC teams including Benedict College, Kentucky State University, Morehouse College, LeMoyne-Owen College, and Paine College. 

Originally designed by renowned golf architect Rees Jones, Jones Creek Golf Club opened its doors in 1985 and is ranked as one of the top golf courses in the state of Georgia, including the best course in Columbia County for 2010. The club is built on a superb site and offers a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.  The 6,928-yard course features many changes in elevation, tall Georgia pines, and winding streams throughout the course create a beautiful setting for a championship golf event.

Established in 1736, Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia. Located in the east central section of the state, Augusta is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. Augusta, also known as the “Garden City”, is home to the most famous professional golfing event in the world, The Masters.

 

Lady Lions Receive SIAC All-Conference Track & Field Awards

Posted by kmay | 04/14/2011 10:22 AM

Atlanta GA- Paine College Freshman Baiesha Johnson has been selected as SIAC Female Track & Field, Field Athlete of the Year. Johnson has made her mark at Paine College this year.  In addition to being a track and field athlete, she is also a member of the Lady Lions Cross Country team and the Lady Lions Basketball team.

Baiesha qualified for the honor by recording impressive marks in the long jump and high jump.  Johnson had a mark of 5.96m in the long jump at the Winthrop Invitational along with a mark of 1.70m in the high jump at the Morehouse Relays, earning All-SIAC first team honors in both events.

Along with Johnson, teammate and sophomore Antionette McPhail garnered second team All- Conference for her performance in the high jump, for her mark of 1.61m at the Morehouse Relays.

Paine College Lady Lions also received All-Academic awards.  Senior Jasmine VanExcel and Freshman Hint Denson were honored for 3.77 and 3.55 GPA’s respectively.

The Lady Lions and Lions are participating in 2011 SIAC Track and Field Championships, held in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of Morehouse College, April 14-16, 2011.

 
The 2011 men’s and women’s track & field championships will take place at Edwin Moses Track at B.T. Harvey Stadium on the campus of Morehouse College. This year’s track & field championships will feature live results, courtesy of The Perfect Timing Group, which will allow fans and media to view results as they are finalized. Events on Thursday and Friday will begin at 9 a.m. while events begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Live results for the championships can be viewed at http://www.ptgrouponline.com/Live/2011/SIAC/.


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Pictured L-R: Baiesha Johnson, Antionette McPhail, Hint Denson, and Jasmine VanExcel

Softball Make-up Game Against Fort Valley State University

Posted by kmay | 04/8/2011 03:47 AM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lady Lions softball team will host Fort Valley State University, Friday, April 8, 2011, in a make-up game that was originally scheduled for March 30, 2011. 

The conference double-header which is scheduled for 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM will be played at Lucy C. Laney High School softball field in Augusta, GA.

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Baseball and Softball Teams Take to the Field

Posted by kmay | 04/5/2011 12:22 PM

Augusta, GA- The Paine College Lions baseball team and Lady Lions softball team will be in action Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

The Lady Lions will host Benedict College Lady Tigers in a conference double-header which is scheduled for 3:00 PM and 5:00 will be played at Lucy C. Laney High School softball field in Augusta, GA.

The Paine College Lions Baseball team will take on Augusta State University at the Lions’ field on the campus of Paine College, with first pitch scheduled for 3:00 PM in a single game.

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