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February 6, 2011

Randy Williams has been running the scoreboard for Buccaneer basketball games for about 25 years, or since the time of Bill Knapton’s long tenure as head men’s basketball coach at Beloit College.

But here’s where it gets interesting:

Williams serves as the director of information technology at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and also runs the scoreboard for the Eagle men’s and women’s basketball games. He’s served those teams for about four years.

He makes the long trip back to Beloit on game days, even during the week and many times in questionable winter weather.

Next time you run into Randy thank him for his dedication to Beloit College and to Buccaneer basketball (and maybe slip him a gas card).

Last week in Buc sports:
Men’s basketball (8-11, 7-7 MWC) went 2-1 last week, all on the road, with wins at Carroll and Monmouth. They travel to St. Norbert on Wednesday night before hosting Lawrence on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Women’s basketball (7-11, 5-8 MWC) went 1-2 last week, winning at Illinois College on Friday night. They play at St. Norbert on Wednesday night before hosting Lake Forest on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and Lawrence on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving defeated Knox and Lawrence in the home and regular season finale on Saturday in Kresge Natatorium. They’re now off until the Midwest Conference Championships, February 18-20, at Grinnell College.

Men’s and women’s track and field competed at the Bob Keck Invite at Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday, with the men finishing 13th and the women 15th. The squads are at the Knox Open next Saturday with action starting at 10 a.m.

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