Dennis Murphy took the call from Benedictine College head football coach Larry Wilcox off the recommendation of former Maur Hill Prep, now Maur Hill-Mt. Academy, head coach Guy Galley and the rest, as they say, is history.
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The Benedictine women’s lacrosse team was ranked No. 4 in the NAIA before its season came to an abrupt end.
Sunday was supposed to be the annual spring game for Benedictine football but obvious health circumstances have canceled that game to being what can only be described as the most challenging offseason in program history.
Before the entire sports world was turned upside down, two members of Benedictine baseball were receiving interest from a little more than one-third of the teams in Major League Baseball.
Despite being a rather disappointing season for Benedictine basketball, junior guard Jaiden Bristol did take a step forward on the court and the NAIA took notice.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) will vote on a potential name, image and likeness (NIL) legislation that would allow unlimited outside compensation for athletes based on their fame or popularity.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics made the decision most people knew and feared was coming down the pike, and was the inevitable canceling of the spring sports season.
Olathe — Before the decision to suspend spring athletics was put into effect on Saturday, Benedictine was able to compete in an intense double header against Rival MidAmerica Nazarene Friday in Olathe.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Heart of America Athletic Conference made the decision Friday to suspend spring athletics from March 14 through 30
Benedictine gave No. 8 Central Methodist University a hard fought game but ended up coming short 66-59 in the final game of the regular season.
Benedictine ended the regular season in thrilling fashion with a last second 78-74 victory over Central Methodist University Saturday at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
After a 14-13 loss in game one of Sunday’s double header, the Ravens were able to turn the tables and emerge victorious 7-6 over the Fighting Bees in the second contest of the day.
Benedictine basketball fell behind early and never recovered in its 73-55 home loss Wednesday night against Peru State.
Benedictine women’s basketball came up short against Peru State after squandering a 23 point lead in the second half that resulted in a 70-67 home loss Wednesday night at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Benedictine was unable to pull off yet another comeback this season against Evangel after trailing for a majority of the game Wednesday night at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Benedictine looked like it could potentially be ready to reach the century mark for the second straight game with an impressive first half of shooting against Evangel Wednesday night at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Benedictine almost couldn’t miss in the second half Saturday at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
On Saturday morning, the 2020 Benedictine senior class of LaRanda Thomas, Grace Brzozowski, Rachel Baumgartner and Kayla Staley paid a visit to Subway on 5th St, about three hours before their eventual 63-48 senior day victory over Mount Mercy.
“This one hurts just because we’ve been playing so well,” Coach Ryan Moody said.
Benedictine received a career-high performance from junior Natalie Smaron in its bounce back 70-55 win over Missouri Valley Wednesday night at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Benedictine football hopes to bounce back after a relatively disappointing 2019 season in which the program missed the playoffs, and a big step in that process started Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Benedictine wrestling took one on the chin Thursday night against University of St. Mary with the lone bright spot being a thrilling win for sophomore Jensen McDermott.
Benedictine women’s lacrosse came so close to capturing the ultimate prize in just the program’s fourth season of existence.
Benedictine snatched a much needed comeback victory at home Monday night over Grand View 65-64.
Benedictine earned what can only be called a signature upset win over No. 3 William Penn Saturday at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
A continuation of Benedictine’s recent struggles on offense with a lackluster start on defense led to the team’s first home loss of the season Saturday at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium against MidAmerica Nazarene University by a score of 76-63.
Benedictine claimed what is probably its best win of the season so far in convincing fashion 84-65 over MidAmerica Nazarene University Saturday at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The (RV) Raven Women’s Basketball team saw their four-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday night as Evangel University earned a 68-54 win to hand Benedictine its first loss of 2020.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Benedictine Men’s Basketball team dropped a shootout on Wednesday night against Evangel University inside the Ashcroft Center.
Women’s Basketball returned to the court for the first time in 2020, taking on Graceland University Saturday afternoon in Atchison.
There was no rust for Benedictine men’s basketball off its 20-day break without a game.
2019 was a unique year for sports in the Atchison and the Northeast Kansas area from success at both the college and high school level as well as local kids making an impact on a division I football program.
Benedictine just couldn’t find a bucket early on against Clarke.
The Benedictine women once again stormed back late in a game for the second straight week in a row to grab another double digit victory despite trailing for most of the day.
Benedictine men’s basketball shot the lights out of the ball for first time this season in its 94-76 win over Culver-Stockton College Saturday at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Benedictine women’s head coach Chad Folsom took a timeout with about seven minutes remaining in the game Saturday hoping to ignite a fire inside his team that was mostly stagnant in the second half trailing 57-52.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Benedictine has had some rough games this season, but shook off the dust of Thanksgiving break and dominated the hosting Grand View Vikings on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.
DES MOINES, Iowa — An inspiring fourth quarter rally came up just short as time elapsed in a tough-fought road game for the Benedictine Ravens women’s basketball team.
As a life long resident of Atchison, playing soccer at Benedictine has been something Taylor Folsom has certainly had on his mind before.
Benedictine baseball is about two months away from beginning the second season under coach Eric Peterson, and recently announced 15 new Ravens for the 2020-21 season from the early signing period.
Benedictine wrestling hosted a top fifteen opponent for the second time in a week Monday night in its 39-6 loss at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Benedictine basketball won its third game in a row Tuesday night at Missouri Valley by a score of 75-70 after a 1-5 start to the season.
Benedictine women’s basketball enters the Thanksgiving break coming off a hard fought road win Tuesday night over Missouri Valley 79-73.
All dressed in black, the grim Lancers of the women’s soccer season for Benedictine College struck in a sudden, devastating moment on Saturday.
Benedictine Ravens football coach Larry Wilcox has more career wins without a national championship than any other active college football coach in the country, considered by some to be a dubious distinction.
Benedictine basketball ended its five-game losing streak Wednesday night with decisive 68-52 win over Baker at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Benedictine women’s basketball recorded its first conference win of the season Wednesday night over Baker 68-53, thanks to an aggressive defensive effort at Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Marquis Stewart headlined 18 All-Heart selections for Raven Football on Monday when the conference released the all-conference teams for both the Heart North and Heart South.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The All-Heart Volleyball team was released on Tuesday and the Raven Volleyball team earned four spots on the team, one at each level of recognition.
FAYETTE, Mo. – Top-seeded Central Methodist University scored seconds into the 110th minute on Saturday to earn a 3-2 win over the three-seeded Raven Women’s Soccer team in the 2019 Heart Tournament Championship match.
MARSHALL, Mo. – Benedictine football wasn’t able to duplicate its success of last season but did manage to end on a high note with a 53-25 win over Missouri Valley Saturday at Marshall, Missouri.