Thousands Cheer on Ravens at Arrowhead

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Benedictine College Football played against No. 2 ranked Baker University on Saturday, October 11 as part of the NAIA Gridiron Challenge at Arrowhead Stadium.

Thousands of Benedictine fans turned out for the Ravens’ Gridiron Challenge game.  Out of the four HAAC teams participating in the Gridiron Challenge, Benedictine College shone.

“Saturday was such a great day for Benedictine College. It was exciting to see so many Ravens turn out to cheer on our football team in Arrowhead Stadium. I appreciate all the planning and extra work that went into creating an unbelievable game day experience for our students, alumni, friends and family,” said Stephen D. Minnis, President of Benedictine College.

“The turnout was fantastic. We saw new and old fans turning out to support the Raven Football team,” said Michael Faucett, Assistant Director of Athletics.  

Benedictine College fans exuded excitement before and during the football game. Many fans arrived early to take part in the tailgate, complete with a pep rally led by the Raven Cheer team. Students arrived at the game on their own or via a pep bus, and received rally towels to cheer on the Raven Football team.

“The number of alumni and friends who arrived to cheer on the Ravens at Arrowhead was overwhelming and humbling. It was a great day and a true celebration of our vibrant community,” said Tim Andrews, Executive Director of Alumni Relations.

During the historic game in Arrowhead, Benedictine College fans created a festive atmosphere. Raven football fans painted Arrowhead Stadium red with their game-day attire. A group of students donned body paint spelling out “Ravens!” and the Benedictine College band decorated their instruments for the occasion.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.