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  • BSC Overtakes Huntingdon 41-35, Wins Wesley Cup
    September 08, 2018
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern football team improved to 2-0 on the year by overpowering Huntingdon College down the stretch, winning 41-35 on the road Saturday night.  The win brings the Wesley Cup back to the Hilltop for the first time since 2015.
  • Watkins Headlines 13 SAA All-Conference Nods for Panthers
    November 21, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern football team closed out its 2017 season with 13 Southern Athletic Association All-Conference honors, the most since 2012.  Jamal Watkins (Hampton, Ga./Dodge City CC) earned his third straight special teams player of the year award.  He is the first in SAA history to win player of the year honors in three consecutive seasons.
  • Panthers Top Millsaps 20-17 in OT on Senior Day
    November 04, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern College football team held off Millsaps College Saturday afternoon in Krulak Stadium, winning 20-17 in overtime.  BSC (3-6) improved to 2-5 in the Southern Athletic Association with the win on senior day.
  • BSC Drives to Victory at LaGrange
    September 02, 2017
    LAGRANGE, Ga. – Senior quarterback Kerrigan Pennington (Wagerville, Ala./Washington County HS) found Buddy Dowd (Dothan, Ala./Northview HS) on a 28-yard touchdown pass with one minute left that handed Birmingham-Southern football the 29-25 win over LaGrange College Saturday afternoon.  BSC (1-0) needed only 1:30 to march down the field to victory in the fourth quarter. 
  • White named Birmingham-Southern head coach
    November 14, 2016
    Tony Joe White, most recently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Centre, has been named head coach at Birmingham-Southern. He is the third head coach since the program was revived in 2007 and takes over a program that went 1-9 this season.
  • Birmingham-Southern coach out after season
    November 01, 2016
    Eddie Garfinkle, whose Birmingham-Southern Panthers have bottomed out, winning just one game this season, will be let go after the team's final game on Nov. 5.
  • SAA welcomes Austin, Trinity back in for football
    November 18, 2015
    Four years ago, seven schools broke away from the SCAC to form their own conference. Now that conference is welcoming back two of the football programs they left behind.
  • BSC upends Berry in season finale, 14-7
    November 07, 2015
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern football team defeated Berry 14-7 on Saturday on Battle Field at General Charles Krulak Stadium in the Panthers' season finale, handing the Vikings their first conference loss of the year.
  • BSC falls on the road to Hendrix, 21-16
    October 10, 2015
    CONWAY, Ark.—The Birmingham-Southern football team lost on the road Saturday afternoon, falling 21-16 to Hendrix College on Crafton-Faulkner Field in Conway, Ark.
  • BSC Football falls to Chicago, 28-14
    October 03, 2015
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern football team suffered its first home loss of the year on Saturday, falling to undefeated University of Chicago, 28-14, on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.
  • Football moves to 3-0 with 21-3 win over Sewanee
    September 19, 2015
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After giving up an early field goal, the Birmingham-Southern football team scored three straight touchdowns and held Sewanee scoreless the rest of the way to win, 21-3, Saturday afternoon on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.
  • Panthers win Wesley Cup Game in 35-34 thriller
    September 12, 2015
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—In a nail-biter where both teams combined to score 20 points in the final minute of play, the Birmingham-Southern football team picked up its second-straight one-point victory Saturday evening, defeating Huntingdon 35-34 for the Wesley Cup on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.
  • BSC wins season-opening thriller against LaGrange, 29-28
    September 05, 2015
    LaGRANGE, Ga.—Pulling ahead at the end of the game on an interception return touchdown, the Birmingham-Southern football team opened the season Saturday evening with an exciting 29-28 victory over LaGrange on the road.
  • Wash U, Chicago already leaving SAA
    June 12, 2015
    Washington University and the University of Chicago haven't even played their first game as football members of the Southern Athletic Association, and they've already announced their departure.
  • NCAA reverses course, says no bid for SAA, MASCAC
    October 31, 2014
    Contrary to the information it released a few weeks ago, the NCAA D-III football championships committee announced Friday that the Southern Athletic Association and Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference will not have automatic bids to the 2014 Division III football playoffs.
  • Panthers drop overtime heartbreaker to LaGrange, 34-28
    September 07, 2014
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After tying the game 28-28 with 1:14 left to send the game to overtime, the Birmingham-Southern football team lost its season opener in overtime, 34-28, Saturday evening to LaGrange on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.
  • Things get complicated vying for Pool B
    November 07, 2013
    Without an automatic qualifier, a conference title isn’t enough for teams like Texas Lutheran and Millsaps. They have to be nearly flawless from start to finish.
  • Full wrap: Hendrix nearly repeats, Rowan rallies
    September 14, 2013
    Birmingham-Southern was pushed to the wall by a program playing its second game, while Framingham State went toe-to-toe with Rowan and Montclair survived Salve's last-minute score.
  • Panthers hold off Hendrix in home opener, 35-32
    September 14, 2013
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Hendrix Warriors to win its home opener, 35-32, Saturday on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.
  • Five Purple Raiders get free agent calls
    May 03, 2013
    No D-III player heard his name called, but 17 players, including five from Mount Union, have been signed or invited to minicamps.
  • Top 25 battles fizzle, but three others lose
    October 13, 2012
    None of the games between Top 25 teams was close, but in addition to those, Birmingham-Southern, St. John Fisher and Wheaton (Ill.) all lost.
  • Being a BSC backup isn't all bad
    October 03, 2012
    Tailback Joe Moultrie may play in the shadow of All-American Shawn Morris, but the backup doesn't let that hold him back. He embraces every opportunity he's given, building critical experience.
  • UAA teams splitting into conferences
    December 13, 2011
    The four teams playing football in the UAA are splitting and joining two conferences, which will give them access to an automatic bid.
  • Berry College adding football
    October 23, 2011
    The fledgling SAA needs football programs in order to eventually get an automatic bid. One of the new conference's schools, Berry, is helping the cause and will be the second D-III football program in Georgia.
  • SCAC's last gasp is one for the history books
    October 20, 2011
    The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference is splitting up after this season, and both new conferences will be on the outside looking in for an automatic bid. Where do they go from here?
  • BSC stops LaGrange 28-7 to win 2011 football opener on the road
    September 03, 2011
    LAGRANGE, Ga.—Behind the record-setting running of junior tailback Shawn Morris, the Birmingham-Southern Panthers opened the 2011 football season with a 28-7 road victory over LaGrange College Sept. 3.
  • New southern conference picks a name
    August 19, 2011
    The schools that broke away from the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will be known as the Southern Athletic Association.
  • Seven break away from SCAC
    June 07, 2011
    The geographic footprint of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference was so big DePauw decided to leave more than a year ago. Now seven others are doing the same, and Berry is joining the group.
  • B-SC ready to compete
    November 11, 2010
    The 2011 season will be the first in which Birmingham-Southern is eligible for the SCAC title and the NCAA playoffs. And the Panthers seem to be aiming at a 2011 run.
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