Opening Game: Tuskegee @ Benedict

Rick GillispieCorrespondent IIAugust 21, 2009

As we wait for the start of the FBS College football season here is an opportunity to read about some teams you would never hear anything about.

The Tuskegee University Golden Tigers, winners of three consecutive conference championships, landed 10 players on the 2009 SIAC Preseason Football Team, five on the first team and five on the second team. The teams were recently announced at the conference's kickoff banquet.

In preseason NCAA Division II national rankings, Tuskegee is ranked No. 14 by USA Today Sports Weekly College Football Division II Preseason Top 25, No. 16 by the Sporting News and No. 16 by Lindy's Magazine Top 25.

The Benedict Tigers finished the 2008 football season with a record of 5 - 6 (4 - 5 Conference).

James Graham (SR/LB Benedict), Alper Keskin (SR/PK Benedict), Anthony Foster (JR/P Benedict), Michael Stevens (SR/OL Tuskegee), Jonathan Hall (SR/LB Tuskegee), Justin Hannah (SR/DB Tuskegee), Danny Anderson (SR/DL Tuskegee) and Antoine Mitchell (JR/PR Tuskegee) were all named to the first team ALL-Conference team.

The Tuskegee vs Benedict game is Aug. 22 at 6 PM in Columbia, SC.

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