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SIAC Leader Board-Week One-29 Aug:
|Alvon Brown||Kentucky State||Rushing-95 ydg per game
|Kevious Clark||Lane||Passing-126 ydg per game
|Anthony Arnett||Kentucky State||Receiving-24.8 yrd per catch
|Jimmy Edmonds||Kentucky State||Total Offense-239 yds per game
|Travis Kimble||Morris Brown||Rushing-6.0 pts. ydg per game
|Michael Martin||Miles||Punting-40.2 yds per game
|Carl Whisenhunt||Miles||Kick Return Average-23.0 pts. ydg per game
|Hamilton Bledsoe||Savannah State||Interceptions-1.0.
|Henry Pope||Miles||Tackles--12 per game
|Anthony Arnett||Kentucky State||All-Purpose-149 yds per game
Savannah, GA(OTW)-Roland James a graduate of Savannah State
University, will be presented the Joe Turner Merit Award at halftime
of the Virginia State-Savannah State contest Saturday. James was
a four-sport athlete at SSU from 1955-60 (football, baskeball, track,
baseball). In 1958-59, he was All-SEAC in football (quarterback,
safety). James worked in the Chicago public school system from
1961-80, until returning to Savannah in 1980. His longest stint in
the educational system when returning to Georgia was at Shuman
Middle School, where he served from 1984-1995.
ASU Lady Rams Win Two, Lose One in Volleyball Action
by Edythe Y. Bradley
The Albany State University Lady Rams Volleyball Team won two of three games this week, improving their record to 8-11.
The Lady Rams defeated the Morris Brown College Lady Wolverines 3-0, with game scores of 15-6, 15-3, 15-5 on Monday, Sept. 20. However, the Lady Rams couldn't hold back Valdosta State on Wednesday night. The Lady Rams lost 3-0, with game scores of 15-3, 15-7 and 15-0. The Lady Rams got back on the winning side Thursday night by defeating the Clark Atlanta Lady Panthers 3-0, with game scores of 15-13, 15-2 and 15-10.
Sophomore Chrissy Blackman led the Lady Rams' three-game effort with 31 kills, averaging 10.3 kills per game, and 18 digs, averaging six digs per game. Teammate Essance Satterfield recorded 44 assists, averaging 14.7 assists per game.
The Lady Rams recorded 75 total kills, averaging 25 kills per game, and 78 total digs, averaging 26 digs per game, during the week.
Savannah, GA(OTW)-Virginia State will travel to Savannah State
for the Joe Turner Classic Saturday. SSU leads the series 1-0. Both
teams run a multiple offense.
Savannah State is lead by runningback Roosevelt Williams.
VSU is led by quarterback Antonio Hawkins, who leads the CIAA
in pasing yards per game (190 yards.)
The game is dedicated to Joe Turner a graduate of Savannah
State University, and a legendary high school head football coach in the state of
Georgia. Turner coached at Woodville (now Tompkins High) in the state
of Georgia from 1960-80. He was named "Coach of the Year" seven times
in a career that featured a won-loss record of 204-101-4 in the
high school ranks.
Athens, GA(OTW)-Albany State scored 21 points in the third quarter
to eventually roll to a 35-3 whipping of Morehouse. With Delaware State's
win, this means that 'the House' owns Black College Football's longest
losing streak, at 14 games. Morehouse actually jumped out to a 3-0
lead at the half, thanks to a 33-yard field goal by Joshua Joseph.
An on-side kick after a touchdown drive and an interception by ASU keyed
two of the third quarter TD drives for the winners.
ASU quarterback Jamaal Robinson threw for three scored in the
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Kentucky State scored in almost every way possible
as the they hammered Clark-Atlanta 38-7 Saturday. KSU broke the
game open with a 17-0 second quarter. Jimmy Edmonds threw an
eight-yard TD strike to Roy Beeler for the first score. Chris
Pointer had a 55-yard punt return for the second score. Jose Rue
kicked a 48-yard field goal for the third score, making it 17-0 at the
KSU held the losers to 49 yards in total offense for the game.
CAU's only score came on a Michael White to Maurice Scott 10-yard
TD hook-up in the third period.
Fairfield, AL(OTW)-Aaron James passed for a TD and ran for another
one as Tuskegee (3-0, 1-0) edged Miles 13-7 Saturday. James' one-yard
run early in the fourth quarter snapped a 7-7 tie and gave the Golden
Tigers an eventual win.
Kevin Powell and Andre Dudley had 10 unassisted tackles each for the winners.
Miles' score came on a Brian Sidberry 36-yard TD run in the first periond.
Lady Rams Defeat Spelman Jaguars
The Albany State University Lady Rams Volleyball Team defeated the Spelman College Jaguars of Atlanta 3-0 Wednesday night before a crowd of 80 spectators. The Lady Rams beat the Jaguars 15-3, 15-4 and 15-4 to improve their record to 6-10.
Sophomore Chrissy Blackman led the Lady Rams with eight kills, two service aces and 15 digs, while junior teammate Janetta Ruckes added seven kills, three services aces and seven digs.
The Lady Rams will travel to Atlanta to face the Morris Brown College Lady Wolverines on Monday, Sept. 20.
Tuskegee Snuffs Out Morris Brown
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Kevin Powell blocked a punt at the Morris Brown 14,
and Tyrone Jones ran the block nine yards for a TD with
3:02 left in the third quarter, to give Tuskegee a 14-7 lead and eventual
win by the same score, over Morris Brown Saturday night. Powell had
10 tackles (seven unassisted) for the winners (2-0).
"Coach (Comegy) called a block from the sidelines. I knew
I had to make a big play."--Tuskegee linebacker Kevin Powell
Powell has 29 tackles (16 unassisted), in 'Skegee's first two games.
Morris Brown took a 7-6 lead at 9:54 in the third quarter on
an 18-yard TD run by Bobby Wilson, who had 83 yards rushing
in the game.
This was a non-SIAC contest.
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Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Carlos Whisenhunt scored on an 11-yard
first quarter run, and Dwight Moore threw a nine-yard second-quarter
TD pass to Arthur Parker, as Miles (2-0) beat Morehouse
14-6. It was an important win for Miles, in that both of their
victories have been in conference designated games.
Morehouse's score came on a 22-yard TD pass from Camy Smith
to David McMillan.
Morehouse has now lost 13 straight games.
Albany, GA(OTW)-Albany State blew out to a 24-6 halftime lead,
then held on to defeat Kentucky State 38-33 Saturday. This was a non-league
clash. ASU's Robert Cummings rushed for 86 yards and two
touchdowns in the contest.
Kentucky State quarterback Jimmy Edmonds threw for 175 yards
and three touchdowns.
Savannah, GA(OTW)-Savannah State used a series of long touchdown runs
to rout Clark-Atlanta 34-7 Saturday. SSU runningback Troy Hambrick
scored on two of those runs (44, 31 yards) and rushed for 129 yards
to lead the barrage. The winners piled up 351 yards on the ground in
CAU's lone TD came on a 10-yard pass from Michael White to
Atlanta, GA(OTW)- Morris Brown scored 19 first half points, then
held off Clark-Atlanta in the second half, to win 19-13 in the Labor
Day Classic at Herndon Stadium in Atlanta. Bobby Wilson scored
MoBrown's first TD on a one-yard run in the first period. The Wolverines
scored their second TD on a 43-yard TD pass from Stanley Hardy
to Hilton Alexander in the second quarter. Travis Kimble
scored the Wolverines final TD of the night on a two-yard run at the
10 minute mark in the first half.
CAU quarterback Michael White threw a 21-yard third quarter TD pass
to Todd Davis, and a 12-yard TD pass to Tyrance Williams.
The game was not a thing of beauty. It was marred with poor tackling
on both sides and 194 total yards in penalties.
The win snapped MoBrown's five-game losing streak to Clark-Atlanta.
Tuskegee, AL(OTW)-Sevron Zachary ran 21 yards for a second quarter
touchdown, putting Tuskegee ahead of Benedict 13-7, on the way to
an eventual 25-13 Golden Tiger victory. Zachary (157 yards rushing) had another TD run of 29
yards in the final period, and teammate Jason Lee kicked field goals
of 50 and 42 yards to aid the winners.
'Skegee linebacker Kelvin Powell had 19 tackles (nine unassisted).
Royton Williams threw two TD passes to Kenny Solomon for Benedict's
Savannah, GA(OTW)-The 46th Gateway Classic between Savannah State
and Bethune-Cookman began in 1934. BCC leads the series 25-8-2, and won
last year 14-7.
Pa'tell Troutman a lethal all-purpose quarterback, returns for
Betune-Cookman. It will be their first game of the season.
Last week, Savannah State destroyed Elizabeth City State 50-12 in
Savannah. Turnovers keyed SSU's win last week as Kamyata Davis
returned an interception for a TD, and Jermaine Jones ran for
a 63-yard TD with a recovered fumble. The winners led 37-0 at the
half last week.
Opening Weekend-The Day of the Turnover
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Fort Valley State scored two fourth quarter
touchdowns to edge Morehouse 14-6. Trammel Pryor caught a 19-yard
TD pass and Cleo Stinyard scored on a one-yard run for the
'The House' scored first in the first quarter on a Wendell Olden
one-yard run, and held the lead until the fourth quarter.
Savannah, GA(OTW)-Savannah State scored early and often to
crush Elizabeth City State 50-12 Saturday. SSU put 37 points on the
board in the first half. Included in the barrage were two TD passes
by SSU QB Jermaine Brooks, and a Jeramine Johns 63-yard fumble recovery
for a touchdown. SSU scored three of their total TDs off of turnovers.
Rayshawn Askew scored ECSU's first touchdown on a three-yard
run in the fourth quarter.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Donte Curry returned a fumbe 65-yards for a TD
in the third period, giving Morris Brown a 13-10 lead, as the Wolverines
eventually beat Lane 19-17 Saturday. It was a game of streaks as Lane
scored the first 10 points of the contest, and Mobrown countered with
19 tallies of their own.
Lane's Kevious Clark threw two TD passes in the battle, including
a 65-yard TD strike to Damien Smith.
Valdosta, GA(OTW)-Reggie Cockerm broke a 6-6 third quarter tie
with a 35-yard interception return as Valdosta State beat Albany
State 18-6 Saturday night.
Marcus Horton scored ASU's only TD on a 16-yard second quarter
run. The Rams had only 24 yards passing for the game.
ASU Netters Win One Lose Three in VSU Tournament
by Edythe Y. Bradley
The Albany State University Lady Rams Volleyball Team opened its season with a win and three loses at the Shoney's Inn All Georgia Challenge, hosted by Valdosta State University on Agu. 27-28.
Sophomore Chrissy Blackman led the Lady Rams will 10 kills and 11 digs in a three-game sweep of Savannah State University on Friday. ASU won 15-5 in each game over the Lady Tigers. Junior Janetta Ruckes recorded six kills and sophomore Essance Satterfield had 11 assists.
That winning streak would end later in the day for the Lady Rams netters after University of West Georgia defeated the Lady Rams 15-3, 15-10 and 15-5. The Lady Rams would fall victim to the Fort Valley State University Lady Wildcats with scores of 15-6, 15-4, 15-10, and the VSU Lady Blazers with scores of 15-3, 15-6 and 15-2.
VSU won the tournament with a 3-0 record, with Fort Valley finishing in second place with a 3-1 record. West Georgia received third place honors with a 2-1 record; Albany State finished in fourth place with a 1-3 record; and Savannah State was in fifth place with an 0-4 record.
Blackman was named to the All Georgia Challenge All-Tournament Team for her efforts. Daga Viglundsdottir of VSU was the tournament's most valuable player and team members of the All-Tournament Team include Julie Kolodzik of VSU, An' Drea Long and Shemekia Williams of Fort Valley, Deanna Steanrs and Kiwanda Brown of West Georgia and Jennifer Burkle of Savannah State.
ASU will face the Georgia Southwestern Lady Hurricanes in the home opener, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2.
Savannah, GA(OTW)<-Savannah State will open it's season Saturday hosting
Elizabeth City State in a SIAC-CIAA clash. Head coach for SSU is Steven
Wilkes (first year), for ECSU it is George Moody (second year). SSU won
at ECSU last year 16-2. ECSU leads the overall series 3-2.
Last year, Roosevelt Williams and Terrance Boney scored TDs in the
Albany State Announces Volleyball Schedule
The Albany State University (ASU) Lady Rams Volleyball Team hopes to improve on last year's performance and claim the 1999 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). But with the return of only one starter from the 1998 squad, head coach Robert Skinner has his work cut out for him.
The Lady Rams finished the 1998 season with a 27-13 overall record and a 15-2 conference record. The Lady Rams captured their first SIAC championship by defeating Fort Valley State University for the championship crown.
"We have a lot of work to do. We only have one returning starter, but we do have five other players on the team who did get some playing time last year, so we're working on their games," said head coach Robert Skinner.
The sole returning starter to the squad is sophomore Chrissy Blackman, a 5-5 outside hitter from Atlanta, Ga., who racked up 368 kills, 309 digs and 23 blocks in 122 games for the Lady Rams. Returning players include sophomores Felicia Martin, Essance Satterfield, Cheridan Young, Karla Cadwell and junior Marlinda Monroe.
Key losses for the Lady Rams include All-SIAC Volleyball Team members Trenace Dave and Valecha Fletcher, and London Boglin, Teisha Cameron and Pamela McElroy.
To fill those voids, Skinner said he will depend on new players, including Ashley Johnson, a 5-3 setter from Florence, Ala.; Janetta Ruckes, a 5-6 outside hitter; Krystal McGlown, a 5-5 outside hitter; Renisha Floyd, a 5-5 defensive specialist; and Arnika Smith, a 6-1 middle hitter; all from Detroit, Mich.
"This is a rebuilding year for the Lady Rams," Skinner said. "We have a tough schedule and will face many tough teams, however, we are used to training and working hard."
The Lady Rams will open their season on the road at the All-Georgia Challenge Tournament in Valdosta, Ga. and face Savannah State University, University of West Georgia, Fort Valley State University and Valdosta State University on Aug. 27-28. The home opener will be Thursday, Sept. 2, against Georgia Southwestern State University at 6 p.m. in the HPER Gymnasium. The Lady Rams will travel for six games and return home on Sept. 15 against Spelman College at 6 p.m. in the HPER Gymnasium.
Albany State University will host the SIAC tournament on Oct. 27-29 at the HPER Gymnasium in Albany.
ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY
1999 LADY RAMS VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
27-28 All Georgia Challenge Valdosta, GA TBA
Fort Valley State
2 GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
4 Miles College Birmingham, AL 7 p.m. (cst)
7 Fort Valley State Fort Valley, GA 6 p.m.
9 West Georgia Carrollton, GA 7 p.m.
10-11 Georgia Southwestern Americus, GA TBA
12 Tuskegee University Tuskegee, AL 5 p.m. (cst)
13 Alabama A&M University Huntsville, AL 7 p.m. (cst)
15 SPELMAN COLLEGE ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
20 Morris Brown College Atlanta, GA 6 p.m.
22 VALDOSTA STATE ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
23 CLARK ATLANTA ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
26 FLORIDA MEMORIAL ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
27 Savannah State Savannah, GA 6 p.m.
1-2 Paine College Invitational Augusta, GA TBA
4 FORT VALLEY STATE ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
7 MORRIS BROWN ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
8 MILES ALBANY, GA 4 p.m.
8 TUSKEGEE ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
11 SAVANNAH STATE ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
13 Clark Atlanta Atlanta, GA 6 p.m.
16 PAINE COLLEGE ALBANY, GA 9 a.m.
19 WEST GEORGIA ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
22 ALABAMA A&M ALBANY, GA 6 p.m.
25 Spelman College Atlanta, GA 6 p.m.
27-29 SIAC TOURNAMENT ALBANY, GA TBA
Albany, GA(OTW)-ASU suspends football players after campus altercation
Eight Albany State University (ASU) football players have been suspended from playing in the Golden Rams' season opener against Valdosta State University on Saturday. The athletes were arrested Tuesday following an altercation between two students in the school's dining hall. Another ASU student was also charged in the incident, Public Safety Director David Perry announced in a Wednesday afternoon news conference.
Charged with aggravated assault are Ahmid Jones, a junior center for the Golden Rams, and Quinton Forehand, a junior non-athlete at the school. The other football players are all charged with disorderly conduct, according to Perry.
Jones, and his teammates, quarterback Jamal Robinson, linebackers Darryl Mayes and Averil Cobbs, defensive back Eric Hall, tight end Reginald Magwood, defensive end Avo Adwaters and safety Cedric Jackson, won't see any timing against the VSU Blazers, but will have to undergo counseling, Athletics Director Dan Land announced.
"The altercation was a clear violation of University policies and rules set by the Department of Athletics. Therefore, we suspended the football players that were involved in the altercation from playing in the Valdosta game," Land said. "In addition, we will provide counseling services on campus through the Center for the African American Male."
The incident started Tuesday afternoon in the cafeteria when one of the athletes and Forehand were involved in a verbal altercation, and other athletes got involved, Perry said.
Head Coach Hampton Smith said his main focus now is beating Valdosta State.
"The incident happened and now it's over. We are going to take what we have, play hard and win," Smith said.
Robert Newby, a sophomore offensive tackle, said the team will use the incident as a learning experience.
"I don't foresee us having any problems against Valdosta. We're going to take what we have and make the necessary adjustments and play hard against Valdosta," Newby said.
In a written statement, ASU President Portia Holmes Shields denounced the altercation.
"I was disappointed to learn that some of our students disrespected themselves and others during a confrontation in the dining hall, today. However, I want to assure the entire student body that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated on the Albany State University campus and that students found in violation of our policies will be dealt with swiftly and decisively. We have those students identified as the alleged perpetrators in custody and they will be disciplined in accordance with University policy and state law."
The ASU Golden Rams and the VSU Blazers will compete Saturday in Valdosta, Ga. at 7 p.m.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Media Day for the Clark-Atlanta University football
team will be Friday, Aug. 20 starting at 3:30 p.m.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Gary Abernathy, the SIAC Media Relations Director,
passed away Friday. Abernathy, a 1992 graduate of Morehouse, had held
a previous stint as PR director for the SIAC. He also held sports
infromation director posts at Albany State and Texas Southern University.
Abernathy, who was a native of Houston, Tx, was also on the Board of
Directors of the Black College Sports Infpormation Directors Association.
Abernathy was 29-years-old.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Football Media Day at Morris Brown, Saturday,
Aug.14, at Herndon Stadium. The event is open to the public.
SIAC Football Training Camps
Jackson, TN(OTW)-Lane runningback Jason Brookins runs a 4.3
40, and is a former Junior College All-American. Brookins wants to improve
on his 840-yard rushing performace from last year. He spent the
summer working with Dragon head coach Leonard Anderson in Jackson.
Fairfield, AL(OTW)-The offesnive line looks to be the
strong suit in Bear-land this fall. Offensive lineman Chris Walton
leads a line that returns all guards and tackles.
Frankfort, KY-Kentucky State offensive tackle Marvie Dingle
and tight end Ike Ihejeto have been seletcted to the 1999
Sports View Pre-Season All- American team.
SIAC Football Training Camps
Jackson, TN(OTW)-SIAC pre-season ALL-SIAC quarterback
Kevious Clark heads over 60 returnees from last year's
Tuskegee, AL(OTW)-The news in 'Skegee is former Albany State
assistant Wayne Campbell, who is now the Tuskegee offensive line
coach. Campbell is a graduate of Florida A&M (1978), and will coach
the Golden Tigers offensive line.
Albany, GA(OTW)-Albany State had 77 players hit the field
for the first day of practice Thursday. The Rams will participating in
a Labor Day Classic on September 5, against Miles in Birmingham, Al.
Fort Valley, GA(OTW)-Julius Adams is the new defensive line coach at Fort
Valley State. Adams, a former head coach at Benedict College, played
his college ball at Texas Southern, and played in the NFL with the
New England Patriots.
Savannah, GA(OTW)-Samuel D. Jackson is the new head basketball
coach at Savannah State University. Jackson comes to SSU from Georgia
Southern University, where he was the assistant head basketball coach
and recruiting coordinator for the past four years.
Jackson, a native of Headland, Alabama, is a 1986 graduate of
Montevallo, Alabama, where he received a degree in communications.
Jackson is a former CBA player with the Rockford Lightning.
Atlanta, GA - Morris Brown College (MBC) athletic department has announced the addition of four news persons to the athletic coaching staff. These assignments are in the areas of womenís basketball, menís basketball, volleyball and menís & womenís cross country. Mr. Gene Bright, MBC athletics director made the appointments earlier this month.
Jackie Caruthers has taken on the task of heading the Lady Wolverines basketball program at Morris Brown. She will also handled the duties of assistant volleyball coach. Caruthers comes to Morris Brown from Westlake High School where she served as a basketball assistant and head softball coach. Since 1988, Caruthers has coached several Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) teams.
Caruthers sharpened her basketball skills as a highly touted player at Baldwin County High School in her hometown of Milledgeville, GA, where she was selected Most Valuable Player. During the late 1970s, Caruthers was a member of the Lady Seminolesí basketball team at Florida State University. As a collegiate player, she was named to the All-Florida State Team and to the All-Metro Conference Team. After leaving FSU in 1979, Caruthers graduated from The Medical College of Georgia with a bachelorís degree in health information management in 1982 . She received the masterís degree in educational administration from California State University-Sacramento in 1991.
Caruthers and her husband of twenty years, Earl have three children; Earl, Aaron and Asa.
Tamica Smith begins her first season as the head coach of the Lady Wolverines volleyball team. Additionally, Smith will serve as the assistant basketball coach for the Lady Wolverines. Smith played her college basketball at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL. She was team captain from 1993 through 1997. She was also a member of the Lady Bulldogs track & field and cross country teams.
Smith, who hails from Decatur, GA, earned the bachelor of science degree in management from Alabama A&M in 1997. She expects to receive the masterís of public administration from Savannah State University this summer. She comes to Morris Brown from Savannah State University where she spent last season as the interim womenís basketball and volleyball coach. Smith prepped at SW Dekalb
Alice Jackson is the third of three new female coaches on the Wolverine staff. She will coach the men and women cross country teams. Jackson worked with the Wolverine menís & women track teams last season.
The Atlanta, GA native attended George High School where she was a standout track performer in the 100, 200 and 400 events. She also excelled in soccer and cross country. After high school, Jackson attended Grambling State University, earning All-SWAC and All-American honors. While in college, Jackson participated in many international competitions. She ran in the Pan American Games, World Indoor meets and in USA track & Field meets. In 1988, Jackson set an American record in the 300 meter event.
Jackson graduated from Grambling in 1980 with a BS degree in political science. She earned the MFA degree in finance from the Atlanta University Center in 1982. Currently, Jackson is working on the Ph.D. degree in political science at Clark Atlanta University.
Jimmie Westley will join the Wolverine basketball staff as an assistant to Coach Russell Ellington. This is the second time in his career that Westley will be an assistant to Ellington. Back in 1979, Westley was Ellingtonís assistant for four years at Savannah State University.
Westley brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position. He has had two stints at Savannah State University as head coach. He started his career as a head coach at Savannah State back in 1974 through 1978 as the womenís head coach. In 1977 he led the Lady Tigers to defeats over Georgia tech, Georgia, Florida and Florida State. His team also played Louisiana State (LSU) and Texas. He took his team to the Association of Intercollegiate Athletic for Women (AIAW) regionals where he lost to Auburn University by one point. He compiled a record of 74-34 during the period.
In 1985, Westley took over the menís program at Savannah State. After the 1987 season, with a record of 29-23, Westley left the coaching ranks and moved back to his first love, golf. Coach Westley has a reputation as a top notch golfer. He missed getting his Profession Golf Association (PGA) card by just one shot. After moving around the golf circuit, Westley again took the reins of the Savannah State menís basketball program in 1996 and took the team through the 1997 season.
The Tallahassee, FL native prepped at Florida A&M High School where he was an excellent point guard. He played his collegiate basketball at Savannah State where according to some, he was the
best point guard to ever play for the Savannah, GA school. He also played golf for the Tigers. Westley graduated from Savannah State in 1972 with a degree in education. He and his wife Gannette have three grown children; Jimmie, Jerome and Ganell.
Albany State To Sponsor Youth Basketball Camp
Interested in learning more about basketball fundamentals and drills? Sign up for the Albany State University Rams Basketball Camp on Monday, July 19 through July 23, at the ASU campus.
Sponsored by the ASU Department of Athletics, the basketball camp, which will be held Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the HPER Gymnasium, is open to boys and girls aged eight to 15.
A variety of basketball techniques will be covered during the week-long camp, according to Coach Robert Skinner, women's basketball coach at ASU.
"The camp is designed to enhance basic basketball skills and stress offensive and defensive fundamentals. We will also cover shooting, rebounding and game situation drills and activities," Coach Skinner said. "We have some of the finest athletes in this area, and we are excited about the opportunity to share our skills and techniques with the youth in this area."
The registration fee is $25 per person and is due at on-site registration on July 19 at 5 p.m. For more information about the camp, contact the ASU Department of Athletics at 430-4754 or Coach Skinner at 430-3817.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Albany State is the 1999 pre-season pick to win
the SIAC football title. The Rams edged out Tuskegee 74 votes to 71 in
the coaches poll. Fort Valley and Kentucky State were picked third and fourth respectively.
Savannah State and Morris Brown, the two SIAC lame ducks, were chosen
to finish fifth and seventh respectively. Miles was picked sixth, Clark-Atlanta
eighth, Lane ninth, and Morehouse last.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-The 1999 SIAC Football Press Luncheon will be held
on Friday, July 9, at 12:00 Noon at the Marriott at the Gwinett Place Hotel.
This will be in Duluth, Ga.
Clark-Atlanta Hosting Girls Basketball Camp...
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Clark-Atlanta University will be hosting a girl's
basketball camp on July 26-29 at the CAU gym in Atlanta. Girls in grade
5-12 are invited. For additional info call the CAU women's basketball
office at 404-880-8127/8126, or pager at 404-223-2553.
Albany State to host annual golf tournament Monday...
Golf champions Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer won't be in town, but some of the area's finest golfers are set to 'tee off' for the Sixth Annual Hampton Smith Golf Classic on Monday, June 28.
The classic, which will start at 9 a.m. at the Radium Spring Country Club at 310 Skywater Blvd., is held annually to benefit the Albany State University (ASU) athletic programs, said head football coach Hampton Smith.
"We have some of the finest athletes and recruits right here at Albany State. They excel not only athletically, but academically and they deserve these scholarships," Smith said. "These additional funds also will allow us to recruit top-notch students."
Participating golfers will have a chance to win a car, complements of Carl Gregory Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Hyundai, if they land a hole-in-one on hole number two.
The entry and sponsorship fees include green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Interested golfers may enter individually and be assigned to a team or with a two-member team.
Major sponsorship packages are available for $5,000, diamond sponsorships, $3,000 - $4,000; silver sponsorships, $1,000 - $2,000; corporate sponsorship, $500; hole sponsorships, $250; and individual fees are $100.
Checks should be made payable to the Albany State University Foundation and send to Prince Brown, Office of Alumni Affairs, Albany State University, 504 College Drive, Albany, Ga. 31705.
Registration is Sunday, June 27, at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express on Oglethorpe Boulevard.
For more information about the classic, call Dr. Renee Wallace at 912-430-4691, Edythe Bradley at 912-430-4673, Brown at 912-430-4658 or Smith at 912-430-4757.
Atlanta Braves to hold tryout camp at Albany State
The Atlanta Braves will hold a free agent tryout camp for players interested in professional baseball on Sunday, June 20, at the Albany State University campus ball field. The camp is set to begin at 9 a.m. with registration for players aged 15-18. Players aged 19 and above will report at 11 a.m. for registration.
Braves Scout Robert Lucas said the free agent camps help the professional team identify qualified players.
"This camp will bring to the forefront young talent that will be identified as future professional players," Lucas said. "There are a lot of talented players in this area and we want to give these players the opportunity showcase these talents and tryout for a free agent position with the Braves."
All participants must have proof of age and Legion ball players must have a letter of permission from coaches. Players must bring their own equipment to participate.
For more information about the tryout camp, contact Darrell Asberry, ASU head baseball coach, at 912-430-1829 or Edythe Y. Bradley, sports information director, at 912-430-4673.
Savannah, GA(OTW)-Brandon Jackson, a 6-4, 200 centerfielder from
Savannah State University, has been drafted in the 16th round of the major
league amateur baseball draft, according to Marqus Johnson (Savannah State).
Jackson was drafted by the Anaheim Angels.
Blacknall Headed To Morehouse
Report Furnished by Carlton Green
Reports out of South Carolina State have SCSU defensive coordiantor
James Blacknall headed to Morehouse.
Albany State Announces Changes In Football Program
Albany State University (ASU) announced several changes in the Golden Rams
football program at a news conference on Monday, May 17, 1999, at ASU's
Head football coach Hampton Smith announced his plans to retire at the end
of the 1999 football season and assistant coaches James Michael White and
Rickey Alexander have received promotions.
The legendary Smith, who has been head coach of the Golden Rams for 22
seasons, cited health issues and a desire to spend more time with his
family as reasons for his retirement.
Smith has molded the football program into one of the best in the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and Southern
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Under his leadership, Albany
State has won nine SIAC championships, with five consecutive championships
from 1993 to 1997. During his career, Smith has won 149 games, with 87
losses and four ties.
Smith is responsible for bringing ASU's football program to national
prominence. He is the only coach in the SIAC to lead his teams to five
consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division II playoffs. His hard work,
persistence and dedication to the coaching profession have made him one of
the most successful coaches in college football.
A native of Greenwood, Miss., Smith served as the head coach at Albany
State from 1971 until 1976. He returned to Albany State as an assistant
coach in 1980, and took the head coaching rank in January 1982, bringing
back a winning tradition to the gridiron.
A 1956 graduate of Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena,
Miss., Smith earned a master's degree in Health and Physical Education at
Tennessee State University in Nashville. He was named SIAC
Coach-of-the-Year in 1984, 1986, 1993, 1994 and 1996; and Coach-of-the-Year
by the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. and the 100% Wrong Club of Atlanta
in past years. In May 1995, he was inducted into the Southwestern Athletic
Conference Hall of Fame.
"Hampton Smith is one of the finest coaches in collegiate athletics. We
appreciate his contributions to ASU's football program. And we hope his
1999 season will be one of the best ever," President Portia Holmes Shields
Dan Land, ASU director of Athletics, said Smith's tenure at Albany State
has been one of accomplishment and achievement. "We are grateful for his
dedication and winning spirit," he said. "We look forward to that winning
spirit as he embarks upon his final season as head coach of the Rams."
White, who presently serves as the defensive coordinator and linebackers
coach, has been promoted to assistant head coach of the Golden Rams. He
begins his 16th season with the football program in the fall. Under White,
the ASU defensive unit has been ranked in the top 10 in NCAA statistics for
the past six years. In 1997, ASU's defense was ranked number one in scoring
defense. A 1978 graduate of Albany State and native of Augusta, Ga., White
was an All-American during his playing years at Albany State in the late
1970s. He was co-captain of the 1978 squad and finished that season as one
of the top two defensive tacklers on the squad. White also played
professional football with the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals
for six years.
Runningbacks coach Alexander has been named offensive coordinator of the
Golden Rams. He starts his 15th year with the football program in the fall.
A 1981 graduate of Albany State, Alexander earned his master's degree in
Education in 1997 from ASU. During his collegiate years at Albany State,
Alexander was a starting quarterback. He is listed among the best
quarterbacks in ASU's history and broke several records during his college
ASU will begin a national search for the head coaching position in July.
During the 1998 college football season, a letter was circulated around the
SIAC accusing Hamp Smith of being abusive towards some of his football (ex-
football) players. The letter, reportedly originating with Albany State's
own alumni, also accused Smith of using ineligible players. SIAC
Commissioner Wallace Jackson reportedly received a copy of the letter
but tabled it.
no secret that some SIAC football coaches and athletics directors
felt that Smith used bullying tactics in getting his way around the league.
Black Men of Athens to Announce Football Classic
The Black Men of Athens will formally announce the First Annual Classic
City Football Classic, which will pit the Albany State University Golden
Rams against the Morehouse College Tigers, at a press conference on
Saturday, May 15, 1999, in Athens, Ga. The press conference will be held at
10 a.m. at the Hill Chapel Baptist Church, located at 1692 West Hancock
Athletic Directors, head coaches, key players and alumni from both schools
will be present at the press conference.
Prior to the press conference, ASU and Morehouse officials will be guests
on a WBKZ 880 AM radio talk show, hosted by BMA President Rick Dunn.
The football game is Saturday, September 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the Billy
Henderson Stadium at Clarke Central High School.
For more information, contact Edythe Y. Bradley, ASU sports information
director, at 912-430-4673 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Christopher Freeman and James Roscoe, formerly
of Clark-Atlanta's 1999 football team, have signed free agent
contracts with the San Francisco 49ers. Freeman is a 6'2, 230
linebacker who had 101 tackles (56 solos) in 1999 season. Roscoe,
6'5, 270, played defensive end for the Panthers during the
1999 campaign. Roscoe had 69 tackles, 13 for losses.
The First Annual Leonidas S. Epps Endowment Scholarship
Fundraising Dinner will be held at the Clark-Atlanta
Paschal's Center on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. For more info,
contact Dr. Isabella Jenkins at 404-880-8186.
Albany State University To Honor Student Athletes
Albany State University Golden Rams student athletes will be honored for
their outstanding academic and athletic achievements during the 29th Annual
All-Sports Banquet on Thursday, April 29. The banquet will be held at the
Albany James H. Gray Sr. Civic Center in Albany.
Student athletes who participate in football, volleyball, baseball and
women and men's basketball, track and field and cross country will be
honored during the banquet.
For more information, call Edythe Bradley, ASU sports information
director, at 430-4673.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Morris Brown's head women's basketball and volleyball
coach Phillip Wallace has resigned. His assistant, Rovetta Edwards,
has also stepped down. Wallace had been at Morris Brown the last three
seasons, coming from Savannah State. Their resignations will be effective
Wallace came to Morris Brown in 1996. Previously, he had compiled
a 105-38 (basketball) record in five seasons at Savannah State. In
his first season as basketball coach at MoBrown, Wallace was 18-10 (basketball),
the best ever in the history of the school, and a first ever NCAA
national ranking. In three years at Morris Brown he was 49-33. Wallace
did not have a losing season at the school.
This past season the women's basketball team was 14-13.
*****South Central Region Baseball Rankings (as of 4/26/99)*****
1. ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE 40-13 16-5 GSC East
2. Southeast Oklahoma 38-11 18-1 LSC North
3. Tarleton State 34-19 16-4 LSC South
3. DELTA STATE 37-8 11-3 GSC West
3. NORTH ALABAMA 37-9 14-6 GSC East
6. Abilene Christian 39-17 12-6 LSC South
7. SOUTHERN ARKANSAS 36-15 12-5 GSC West
8. Central Oklahoma 30-13 13-3 LSC North
Cletidus Hunt-defensive lineman-Kentucky State-33rd pick in 3rd round
by Green Bay
Notes: Originally signed with the University of Georgia out of high school in 1994 but did not qualify. Attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College in '94 and '95. Began playing for Kentucky State in '97, when he had 28 tackles, eight tackles for loss and two sacks. Played both defensive tackle and defensive end in '98 and finished the year with 66 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, with five of those sacks coming in his last three games.
Positives: Nice size. Big hands and long arms. Big enough to play inside and fast enough to play outside. Looks the part. Has initial quickness and good speed. Flashes ability as a pass rusher. Was a lot better at the end of the '98 season than he was when he first enrolled at Kentucky State.
Negatives: Somewhat of an underachiever. May need prodding. Should have totally dominated with his size, speed and ability but did not seem to be playing with a sense of urgency all the time and disappeared for long stretches.
Summary: Hunt has the physical tools to play on the next level and perhaps even start, but he must show that he will pay the price.
Information provided by Pro Football Weekly
The Zellner Files
Peppi Zellner of Fort Valley State was the 37th pick in the fourth round.
He was chosen as a defensive lineman by the Dallas Cowboys.
Notes: Top high-school football and basketball player who attended Georgia Military College in 1994 and '95. Came to Fort Valley State in '96 and played three games before being declared academically ineligible. Was not eligible for football in '97 but joined the basketball team for the 1997-98 season. Started at defensive right end in '98, when he would play in both an up position and a down position but was basically used as a pass rusher. Ended the year with 60 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and three sacks.
Positives: Very good athlete. At 6-foot-5 with long arms and huge hands, he has the look of a pass rusher. Has room to fill in and grow. Runs extremely well. Has the speed to get up the field. Has a nasty streak. Will flash some moves. Will show a counter move at times and has showed that he knows how to use the swim technique.
Negatives: Very raw. Lacks bulk and has a narrow frame. Needs to gain solid weight and strength if he is to play down vs. the run. Lacks instincts and awareness, especially vs. the run. Late to react. Plays too upright and rarely plays with good leverage. May not understand leverage. Lacks low-block awareness and often gets blocked off his feet. Is not a sure tackler. Ducks his head too often and gets himself into bad positions.
Summary: A project with a lot of physical talent. Has a lot of the characteristics that NFL teams want in a pass rusher.
Information provided by Pro Football Weekly.
Albany, GA(OTW)-Morehouse College won its third consecutive
outdoor track and field title at the SIAC Spring Championships.
Maroon Tiger Momodou Drammeh got the Best Performance Award
in track. Teammate Corey Moore won the Best Field Performance
Award. The Maroon Tigers had 287 total points. Albany State
In women's action, Albany State piled 240 points for the
the track and field title.
Sharlene Fuller of Fort Valley State won the Best Performer
and the Cleve Abbott Award. Georgjeana Turbough of Albany State
won the Best Field Performance Award.
Elsewhere, in baseball, Savannah State rolled by Albany State
25-5 to win the title.
Albany State to Host SIAC Spring Championships
Albany State University will host Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Spring Sports Championships on April 15-17, 1999.
The softball, tennis and track and field championships will be held a the ASU campus on all-new fields. The baseball championship games will be held at the Paul Eames Sports Complex in Albany.
Brackets will be announced at a later date.
For more information, call the SIAC office at 404-659-3380 or Edythe Bradley, ASU sports information director, at 912-430-4673.
Albany State Announces Change in 1999 Football Schedule
by Edythe Y. Bradley
Albany State University (ASU) athletic administrators finalized the Golden Rams 1999 Football Schedule on March 29. At least they thought they did.
Albany State has resumed its search for a team to complete an 11-game slate, Athletics Director Dan Land said. ASU and Fayetteville State University (FSU) verbally agreed to play in Albany, Ga., on Sept. 25, but later learned that FSU had signed a contract to play Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. on the same date, Land said.
"We completed our schedule by adding the Fayetteville State University Broncos from Fayetteville, N.C. But we found out from Onnidan, a black college sports marketing and information brokering company, that there was a conflict," Land said. So I called their AD, Horace Small, and he confirmed that they signed with Liberty."
FSU was offered a financial bonus for signing with Liberty, an offer Small could not refuse, according to Land.
"Fayetteville had our contract, but the Liberty athletic director must have called before Small signed our contract," Land said. "I don't blame him for taking the offer because fundraising is a major responsibility of athletic directors. I probably would have done the same thing. I just would have handled it differently."
For more information, call Edythe Bradley, sports information
director, at 912-430-4673 or by email at email@example.com.
Albany State to Host Alice Coachman Invitational Track Meet
Edythe Y. Bradley
Albany State University (ASU) will host the Seventh Annual Alice Coachman Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Hugh Mills Memorial Stadium. The awards ceremonies will begin at approximately 4:45 p.m.
Sponsored by the ASU Athletics Department, the track meet will feature Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and non-conference teams, including Savannah State University, Morehouse College, Tuskegee University and Edward Waters College.
The annual track meet is named for Alice Coachman-Davis, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Coachman-Davis made history and gained international attention by capturing the high jump title with record-setting jump of 5' 6 1/8" during the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
While the 1948 games catapulted her to international acclaim and the first endorsement among African-American women, she had proven herself as a major track and field force in prior years. She won 10 consecutive U.S. titles in the high jump and national titles at 50-meters, 100-meters and as a member in the 400-meter relay on the Tuskegee championship team.
Many believe she would have dominated the 1940 and 1944 Summer Games, which were cancelled because of World War II.
The Albany, Ga., native attended Tuskegee University, but earned her bachelor's degree from Albany State (College) after returning from the 1948 games. As a collegian, she was a member of three Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) championship basketball teams. She dominated Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) competitions in the high jump. From 1938 to 1948, she won 10 consecutive AAU high jump titles, a record which still holds today.
In 1994, she established the Alice Coachman Track and Field Foundation, a nonprofit organization that assists both young athletes and retired Olympians.
Four On The Floor
Tuskegee, AL(OTW)-Defending Pioneer Bowl Champion Tuskegee has
released its tentative 1999 football schedule, with only four home games,
and once again
Albany State is missing:
23rd-Fort Valley State*
25th-Alabama State( Turkey Day Classic in Montgomery)
*-denotes designated SIAC conference game.
Albany State Announces 1999 Football Schedule
by Edythe Y. Bradley
Albany State University (ASU) Athletics Director Dan Land and Head Football Coach Hampton Smith have announced the 1999 Golden Rams football schedule. The upcoming season promises to be exciting, Land says.
"I have made several predictions for the 1999 season. First, the season will be an exciting one for the Golden Rams and fans. Second, we will beat Valdosta and Fort Valley this year, and third, we will win the SIAC (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) championship," Land said. "We had some disappointments last season, but we're not going to let anything stand in our way this year. We are going to the top."
Albany State's 11-game slate includes four home games at Hugh Mills Memorial Stadium, three football classics and four games against teams from three different conferences. Only two of the road games are out of the state of Georgia, Land said.
The Golden Rams will kickoff the season on the road against Gulf South Conference foe, Valdosta State University Blazers, on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in Valdosta, and face the Miles College Golden Bears in a conference game on Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. (CST) in Fairfield, Ala. ASU's home open is against SIAC rival Kentucky State University Thorobreds on Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.
The Golden Rams will travel to Athens, Ga., to face the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers in the First Annual Classic City Football Classic on Sept. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The game, which will be played at Clarke Central High School's Billy Henderson Stadium, is sponsored by the Black Men of Athens, Inc.
ASU has added a new team to this year's schedule, the Fayetteville State University Broncos of Fayetteville, N.C. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAA) team will travel to Albany on Sept 25 to play at 1 p.m.
Get set for the Second Annual Music City Classic in Macon, Ga., as the Golden Rams take on the Tigers of Savannah State University on Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.
ASU will host the Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m., but will travel to Atlanta to face the Clark Atlanta University Panthers on Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. in a conference showdown.
The Homecoming '99 game will pit the Golden Rams against the Wolverines of Morris Brown College on Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m. ASU will travel to Salisbury, N.C. to play the Livingstone College Blue Bears of the CIAA on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.
The Golden Rams will finish its regular season on Nov. 13 in the 10th Annual Fountain City Classic against conference rival, Fort Valley State University Wildcats. The game starts at 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ga.
Savannah, GA(OTW)-Daryl McNeill has resigned as head football
coach at Savannah State University. McNeill informed school president
Dr. Carlton Brown and athletics director Dr. Jerome H. Fitch of his decision
to leave the school late Thursday afternoon. McNeill will return to
his old alma mater of South Carolina State as an offensive coordinator.
McNeill served as head coach at SSU for two years with a 10-12 overall
record. He turned a probation-racked program around with a 7-4 record
in 1998 in his second season, following a 3-8 record in his first season
in 1997. McNeill was a former offensive coordinator at Savannah State
under Bill Davis. In two years as a head coach at Johnson C. Smith,
prior to taking the job at Savannah State, McNeill was 9-11 (7-3) in his
Steven Wilks, assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at
SSU, was named interim head coach to replace McNeill. The school has
initiated a national search for a permanent replacement for McNeill.
Annual Dan Land Football Camp to kickoff April 17
by Edythe Y. Bradley
Do you have a child who's interested in learning more about football and wants to meet professional football players? If you answered "yes," you may want to check out the 5th Annual Dan Land Football Camp.
Conducted by Dan Land, director of athletics at Albany State University, the annual camp, which is open to youths aged 8-17, will be held Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Hugh Mills Memorial Stadium.
Several professional football players, including Tim Brown, Ricky Dudley, James Trapp, James Folston, Grady Jackson, all of the Oakland Raiders; Chester McGlockton, Kansas City Chiefs; John Henry Mills, Cleveland Browns; Terry McDaniel, Seattle Seahawks; and Eddie Anderson, a former member
of the Oakland Raiders, will conduct training sessions during the camp.
Campgoers will also meet a 'surprise' football superstar during the autograph session.
Participants will also view instructional films on football techniques and fundamentals, attend practice sessions and compete in a passing competition. Lunch and T-shirts will provided for participants.
Entry fee for the camp is $5 per participant for insurance. The registration fee is $10 and registration forms are available at the ASU Athletics Office and at each of the Dougherty County schools. Checks should be made payable to: Dan Land Football Camp. The deadline to register is April 10.
For more information, call Johnny Gilbert, camp coordinator, at 912-349-1859 or write to: Dan Land Football Camp, 5123 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-The new head football coach at Morehouse
is Anthony Jones. Last year Jones was the offensive coordinator for
Morehouse. He previously held an offensive coordinator's position
at South Carolina State. Jones becomes the fourth Morehouse
coach in the last five years. Members of the Morehouse
football squad reportedly petitioned the Morehouse administration to
hire Jones because they were simply tired of seeing a new coach
Jones reportedly will have only 26 scholarships to work with.
All-SIAC Men's Basketball Team
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Below is a listing of the Men's and Women's 1999
All-SIAC Basketball Teams:
Cory Dumphord-guard-Kentucky State.
Tracey Kitchens-guard-Fort Valley State.
Marques Sterling-forward-Savannah State.
Willie Hunt-forward-Albany State.
Player of the Year-Antonio Harris-LeMoyne Owen.
Newcomer of the Year-Javares Anderson-Tuskegee.
Freshman of the Year-William Rice-Clark-Atlanta.
Coach of the Year-Jerry Johnson-LeMoyne-Owen.
Caren Colston-guard-Albany State.
Charlene Williams-forward-Fort Valley State.
Jamie McDonald-guard-Fort Valley State.
Terri Mitchell-center-Fort Valley State.
Patrice Hearns-guard-Savannah State.
Kasha Doomes-forward-Morris Brown.
Patrice Skaggs-forward-Kentucky State.
Player of the Year: Terri Mitchell-Fort Valley State.
Newcomer of the Year: Jamie McDonald-Fort Valley State.
Freshman of the Year-Aisha Lamb-Albany State.
Coach of the Year-Lonnie Bartley-Fort Valley State.
All-Academic Team, Women and Men
Kisha Burns-Clark-Atlanta-3.18-Medical Technology.
Eric Hanor-Savannah State-3.6-Electrical Engineering Technology.
Craig Curry-Albany State-3.29-Biology.
Fred Reynolds-Albany State-3.07-Business.
Fort Valley, GA(OTW)-Angie Harris had 19 points and 15 rebounds
as Arkansas Tech (29-6) beat host Fort Valley 63-52 to advance to the
elite eight of the women's Division II Basketball Tournament.
Tech won three games in three days, including knocking off top
seeded Rollins and second seeded Fort Valley State on successive
nights. They shot 70 percent from 3-point territory in the game.
They shot 50 percent overall from the field in the contest.
An Angie Harris jumper with 17:50 in the first half gave the winners
a lead they never lost.
Jamie McDonald led the Lady Wildcats (27-4) with 16
points. Fort Valley shot only 26 percent from the floor in the
second half. It was their only home loss of the season.
Low Post Play Carries FVSU
NCAA South Regional Action
by Bryan Steven Follins
Fort Valley, GA-Laquita Mathis hit a free throw with 7:11 left
in the game to give Fort Valley State the lead for good, and an eventual
win over Delta State at 81-63. However, it was the work
of Fort Valley's front line (Terri Mitchell, Tiffany Taylor,
and Cherylin Washington) which powered the win. Washington
scored six points in the last three minutes of the contest.
Taylor had four points and a steal in eight seconds in a sequence in the
second half (4:46 to 3:46). Mitchell scored 11 of her team-high
18 points in the second half. The game was physical, but
Valley center Mitchell was not phased:
"I still just take it to them...turn around stand my
ground--Fort Valley center Terri Mitchell
The win sent FVSU in Saturday's regional finals against Arkansas
DSU was led by Caroline Boclair who scored 20 points.
Valley advanced to play Arkansas Tech Saturday.
Fort Valley, GA(OTW)-Nicole Trotter scored 23 points, 14 in the second half,
as Delta State wiped out Clark-Atlanta 88-69 in opening round
action of the NCAA South Regional Tournament. DSU advanced
to play host Fort Valley State Friday night.
DSU scored most of their points on layups, as they continually
broke loose on a porous CAU defense. The Lady Panthers were vulnerable
to long passes over its press, and back screens all game
Kisha Burns led CAU with 14 points.
Delta State shot 68 percent in the second half of the contest.
As The SIAC Turns
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Once again the SIAC Basketball Tournament
has come and gone. Once again it was great competition
in the men and women's division. And, once again it was a
marketing failure. Perhaps the largest crowd was at the
Paine-Clark-Atlanta men's finals, and that crowd was about
3500. The Frank Forbes Arena seats 6,000 (and close to 7,000
with standing room). No game came close to being a sellout.
It was the same old sad song.
The SIAC office did not pay Morehouse trainer Craig Boyd for his
work at this year's tourney. For that matter, the SIAC office did
not pay Boyd for working last year either.
Speaking of not paying, the SIAC office has yet to pay
one certain sports information director for work done at the
SIAC volleyball and cross country championships last fall.
Also, SIAC public relations director Charles Ward will
be leaving, or has left the position. Charles Mooney is
doing, or was doing (?) interim work for the office. It was almost
a year ago that Mooney quit the job to take a position at Morris Brown.
This interim tenure makes Mooney the fourth SIAC public director
in four years. The average life span of a public relations
director in the SIAC office (over the last four years) is one year.
Leelanne Malin was recently named the SIAC administrative
assistant. She took the place of Miko Hudson, who abruptly
quit last fall. Malin becomes the third adminstrative assistant
in four years (average life span of an adminstrative assistant
in the SIAC office is 1.3 years). What next???
Stay tuned to Sentry Shorts for 'As The SIAC Turns.'
Note: During the basketball tournament at Morehouse College,
Texas Southern's Bill Thomas was interviewing
for the head football coach's position at the school.
Craig Cason was also interviewing.
Two Paine players exalt after the Lions beat Clark-
Atlanta in Saturday's men's finals.
Photo copyright Outwrite, 1999. Picture by Bryan Steven Follins,
Paine Puts Pain On Clark-Atlanta
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Drevyeel Cunningham hit a three-point jump
shot with 16:08 left in the game to give Paine College a lead
they never lost, as they eventually beat Clark-Atlanta 73-57
in the finals of the SIAC Men's Basketball Tournament.
The Lions (15-11) used sticky defense down the stretch to pull
away to victory.
Clark-Atlanta started the game with an early 10 point lead but could not
"It was an intense game. They came out with instensity
early on. We got away from playing defense."--Paine guard
Paine's Mac Young was the game's high scorer with 24 points.
Juan Gaston led Clark-Atlanta with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Gaston was the recipient of numerous double teams going down the
second-half stretch of the game.
"We just had a bad night shooting. We gave it our
all."--CAU's Juan Gaston.
The Lions put the game away with a 9-0 run between the 3:09 and 1:49
mark in second half.
Clark-Atlanta finished the season at 19-11.
Paine advances to the NCAA Tournament.
The Comeback Trail
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Sh'Mika Elder and Waqueshia Tenney came off the
bench to give Clark-Atlanta (21-8) a thrilling, come-from-behind 83-75
win over top-seeded Fort Valley State, in the women's SIAC
Basketball Tournament finals.
The 6-1 Tenney scored 16 of her game-high 21 points in the second half.
She also had a game-leading 14 rebounds.
Elder had 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. It
was her defense on Fort Valley point guard Jamie McDonald
which helped turn the tide in the contest.
The Lady Wildcats (26-3) led by 14 at the half, and by
20 (60-40) with 15:07 left in the game. From that point on
CAU outscored Valley 43-15.
Nakisha Reaves led the Lady Wildcats with 14 points.
This marked the second year in a row CAU has defeated
Fort Valley in the league tournament. The loss snapped a 16-game
Lady Wildcat winning streak.
Clark-Atlanta will attempt to make history in the SIAC finals,
when both its men's and women's teams will attempt to win
tournament championships at the same time.
Men's SIAC Basketball tourney semi-final's
by Bryan Steven Follins
Clark-Atlanta used tight second-half defense to shut down
Lane 86-70, and move into the finals of the SIAC Tournament.
Juan Gaston had 19 second half points (27 in the game)as
CAU outscored Lane 45-26 in the second half.
"We came out flat in the first half. I told the guys
we have 20 more minutes to prove ourselves."--Clark-Atlanta's
CAU's Juan Warton was key in the win by gathering in 18 rebounds,
and holding down Lane's Terrance Price to 16 points in the contest.
Price was Lane's leading scorer and rebounder with 10.
CAU (19-10) advanced to play Paine in the finals.
Paine beat Morris Brown 78-65, outscoring the Wolverines
44-31 in the second half, to advance to the finals of the SIAC
Mac Young had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Dragons. (14-11)
Antonio Jones led MoBrown with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Vanessa Nelms had 23 points and 12 as Clark-Atlanta shot 56
percent in the second half to run by Kentucky State 62-53.
The Lady Panthers (20-8) trailed 25-21 at the half.
The win sends them into the finals against Fort Valley State
KSU (18-9) was led by Brittanya Day with 18 points.
Fort Valley State rolled by Savannah State 89-55 in a semi-final
game that was never in doubt. The Lady Wildcats, winners of
16 in a row, go into the finals against Clark-Atlanta.
Fort Valley was led by Jamie McDonald with 24 points.
Savannah State's leading scorer was Sharmonique McDaniel with
17 points and 10 rebounds. SSU was held to 23 percent shooting
from the floor in the game.
Men's action from Morehouse College: (Thursday).
Paine vs. Tuskegee-1 p.m.
Maurice Wright scored 26 points (14-16 free throws), as Paine
(13-11) beat Tuskegee 79-63.
DeJuan Collins scored 26 points for 'Skegee,' but turned the
ball over 11 times. The losers (15-13) turned the ball over 32
times in the game.
Paine advanced to play Morris Brown Friday at 3 p.m. eastern time.
Morris Brown vs. LeMoyne-Owen-3 p.m.
Antonio Jones, Morris Brown's 6-6 center, had 17 points and
eight rebounds, as the Wolverines ousted top-seeded LeMoyne-Owen
62-60 in the SIAC tournament. The Wolverines (10-18) outscored
the Magicians (21-3) 22-8 in the paint in the game thanks to Jones,
who was the only Wolverine in double figures.
Antwon Morgan scored 21 points for the Magicians.
Morris Brown trailed 36-24 at the half.
The Wolverines advanced to play Paine at 3 p.m. eastern time Friday.
Clark-Atlanta vs. Kentucky State-6 p.m.
by Bryan Steven Follins
Juan Gaston scored 29 points, 18 in the second half, as
Clark-Atlanta beat Kentucky State 86-64. Kentucky State was the
second-seeded team in the SIAC West.
Juan Wharton and Eric Jones had 10 rebounds each for CAU,
which advanced to play Lane Friday night at 8 p.m. eastern time.
The Panthers (18-10) led 33-18 at the half and were never
threatened after that.
Cory Dumphord scored 25 points for KSU (15-11).
Lane vs. Albany State-8 p.m.
by Bryan Steven Follins
Terrance Price scored 39 points, 25 in the first half,
to lead Lane (11-16) by Albany State (15-12), 84-79. It was
Price who sank a free throw with 2:29 left in the game to put the
Dragons ahead to stay.
Albany State was the third favored team to lose on "Upset Thursday"
in the SIAC.
The Rams were led by Grady Caldwell, who had 17 points.
The Dragons will play Clark-Atlanta Friday night at 8 p.m. eastern
Wednesday's Games: (women)
SIAC Tournament-Morehouse College
Kentucky State vs. Albany State.
Kelli Williams and Patricia Skaggs scored 20 point apiece as
Kentucky State (18-8) beat Albany State (12-16) 76-71. Williams added
11 rebounds. KSU advanced to Friday's semi-finals at 1 p.m. eastern
Zantae Kinchen scored 22 for the Lady Rams.
Tuskegee vs. Savannah State.
Sharmonique McDaniel scored five points in the second overtime
to lead Savannah State (15-12) by Tuskegee (14-12) 90-85. Patrice
Hearns led the winners with 23 points. April Pullen had
12 rebounds (11 offensive) for SSU, who advanced to Friday's semi-finals
against Fort Valley State at 6 p.m.
Patricia Harrison scored 21 for Tuskegee. Erica Santos
had 17 rebounds for 'Skegee.
LeMoyne Owen vs. Clark-Atlanta.
Lauisha Rucker came off the bench to lead Clark-Atlanta past
LeMoyne-Owen 95-74. Kisha Burns added 25 for the winners,
including nine straight in a stretch early in the second half which
broke the game open. CAU (18-8) advanced to Friday's semi-finals against
Kentucky State at 1 p.m. eastern time.
Tiffany Beasley scored 18 for the Lady Magicians (6-18).
Fort Valley State vs. Miles.
Fort Valley State (25-2) outscored Miles 11-2 at the start of the
second half, and cruised to an 84-43 victory in the last game on
Wednesday. Fort Valley held Miles (9-19) to two field goals in the last
nine minutes of the game.
Tiffany Taylor led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 14 points, and
had a game-high 10 rebounds.
Fort Valley will play Savannah State at 6 p.m. Friday night in semi-final
Tomenia Porter of Miles led all scorers with 16 points.
Miles committed 40 turnovers in the game.
All games are eastern time.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Tuskegee head basketball coach Ben Jobe
will go for his 500th career victory Thursday when his team
plays Paine College in quarterfinal action of the SIAC Basketball
Tournament at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
In Monday's 79-73 play-in win over Miles, Tuskegee's DeJuan Collins
scored 34 points (20-21 free throws in the game) with seven rebounds and
six assists to the way.
Derrick Hall scored 30 for Miles.
SIAC Men's Play-In Results:
Another Blunder by the SIAC
Jackson, TN(OTW)-Lane point-guard Sammie Clark had 20
points and 13 rebounds as the Dragons beat Morehouse 90-85. Lane
advanced to play Albany State in the SIAC Tournament quarterfinals Thursday
at 8 p.m. at Morehouse.
Justin Miller scored 23 for Morehouse. (12-14)
Maroon Tiger head coach Arthur McAfee was denied his 500th career
victory for the third straight game.
DeShawn Hall added 20 points for the winners (10-16.)
The game was originally scheduled for Morehouse by the SIAC office
as late as Sunday.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Juan Gaston scored 32 points to lead
Clark-Atlanta by Savannah State 91-82 in play-in action. CAU (17-10)
advances to play Kentucky State in the SIAC Tournament quarterfinals
Thursday at 6 p.m at Morehouse.
Juan Wharton added 12 rebounds for the Panthers.
Vincent Lynn scored 18 for Savannah State (9-18).
Albany State Demolishes Morris Brown Lady Wolverines, 82-62
The Albany State University Lady Rams destroyed Morris Brown's hopes of competing in the 1999 SIAC Basketball Tournment, by defeating the Lady Wolverines 82-62 in Monday night's SIAC play-in game in the HPER Gymnasium.
Freshman guard Zantae Kinchen hit 25 points and grabbed four rebounds, while junior Caren Colston added 22 points with seven rebounds to lead the Lady Rams to victory. Teammate Aisha Lamb added 13 points and LaTonya Garcia hit nine points.
Albany State led the first half of the game 39-35, but proved they really wanted to win by outscoring the Lady Wolverine 43-27 in the second half.
Head coach Robert Skinner said he was proud of his team.
"We made some simple mistakes - turnovers, but I'm very pleased with the way they played during the second half," Skinner said. "They came out of the dressing rooms with a new attitude and it showed on the court."
Skinner encouraged ASU fans to attend the tournament and cheer the Rams teams to victory.
"If you missed this game, you've missed seeing the Lady Rams in 'real' basketball action. We need all our fans to take the trip to Atlanta and support the Lady Rams and Golden Rams in their quests to bring the 1999 SIAC championships home."
The Lady Rams will face the Kentucky State University Thorobrettes on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. in the quarterfinals round at the Frank Forbes Complex at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Clark Atlanta University and LeMoyne Owen College game on Friday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m.
In other women's SIAC play-in games, Savannah State beat Paine College, 79-55 and Miles College defeated Lane College, 51-49.
In men's play-in action, Morris Brown College beat Fort Valley State, 64-42. Tuskegee defeated Miles, 79-73.
Tickets for the tournament are on sale in the ASU Athletics
Office, and are $5 for each session (two sessions per day) and $10 for the championship game.
For more information, contact Edythe Bradley, sports information
director, at 430-4673 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report furnished by Albany State sports information director Edythe Bradley.
Albany State, Savannah State Split Sunday Doubleheader
The Albany State University Golden Rams upset the 1998 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) champion Savannah State University Tigers 2-1 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Sunday, Feb. 21, at Paul Eames Sports Complex. However, the Tigers stole Game 2 by a 14-9 margin.
The Golden Rams took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, when third baseman Nicky Griffin walked to first base with loaded bases to bring in second baseman Corey Griffin.
However, the Tigers scored in the fifth inning for a tie and forced the game into extra innings. The Rams scored in the bottom of the ninth inning when Tyren Millner scored off an error. Edward Taylor was the winning pitcher.
In Game 2, the Golden Rams took a 1-0 lead when catcher Darian Murphy hit a double, which brought Corey Griffin home.
The Rams enjoyed the lead until the Tigers scored in the top of the third inning to tie the game. ASU got four runs in the bottom of the third inning on one RBI (runs batted in) from Murphy and three RBIs from Nicky Griffin.
The Tigers came from behind and scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning, two runs in the fifth inning, three runs in the sixth inning and two runs in the seventh inning to beat the Rams.
The Rams did not score again until the seventh inning, when Corey Griffin and Stiev Smith came home off RBIs from Edward Taylor. Taylor and Murphy score off RBIs from Nicky Griffin. The losing pitcher was Nicky Griffin.
The Golden Rams, with a 7-11-1 record, will travel to Demorest, Ga. to face Piedmont College in a doubleheader on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Juan Gaston scored 34 points as Clark-Atlanta
edged Central State 79-78.
John Hester scored 17 points for the Marauders.
SIAC Play-In Games on Monday, Feb. 22
In the men's division, LeMoyne-Owen and Kentucky State are the top
two seeds, thereby avoiding play-in games. Lane will play at
Morehouse in one play-in game Monday, while Miles will visit
Tuskegee in the other western division play-in game. In the
eastern division, Albany State and Paine are the top two
seeds, avoiding play-in situations. The play-in situation in the
east is still not clear, except that Clark-Atlanta will host
Savannah State, and Fort Valley will be at home to Morris Brown
in play-in games Monday.
On The Women's Side, Fort Valley State and Clark-Atlanta will
receives byes in the eastern division. In an eastern division play-in,
Morris Brown will travel to Albany State and Paine will go to Savannah
In the western division, Kentucky State and Tuskegee will receive byes.
Lane will travel to Miles in a play-in game.
Magicians Take Out 'The House'
McAfee Denied 500
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-LeMoyne Owen guard Antwon Morgan scored
eight points in the final 6:47 of the ballgame, and then hit the game
winning jumper with 24 seconds left in overtime, as the Magicians
edged Morehouse 77-75.
Morehouse (12-12, 7-9) bolted out to a nine-point lead at the
12:39 mark of the second half, behind the shooting of Kenneth
Smith, who scored 21 points in the game.
However, the Magicians (21-2) came back behind the shooting of
Morgan and Antonio Harris, who both scored 25 points in the
game. Harris had seven three pointers in the contest for the
Magicians, who finished the regular season with a 15-1 league record
and the top seed in the SIAC Tournament.
"We're going to have to stay focused, get back to
fundamentals, play good defense."--LeMoyne Owen guard Antonio Harris
on what it will take for his team to be successful in the SIAC
Morehouse's Justin Miller sent the fray into overtime
by hitting two free throws with 15.8 seconds left in the game, tying the
score at 70 apiece. Smith led the Maroon Tigers with 21 points.
Morehouse has one regular season game left at Stillman College Saturday.
If Tiger head coach Arthur McAfee gets win 500 in the regular season,
it will be on the road.
Morehouse head basketball coach Arthur J. McAfee will go for
his 500th career victory tonight against Jerry Johnson's LeMoyne
Owen team. Johnson currently has 751 career wins. Together, both men
have a total of 1250 career victories going into tonight's game.
LeMoyne Owen's Jerry Johnson. Photo copyright Outwrite, 1998, picture by Bryan Steven Follins, Dec. 12
Roll Magician Roll
by Bryan Steven Follins
Copyright, Outwrite, 1999
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-LeMoyne Owen men's head basketball coach
Jerry Johnson started the 1998-99 basketball season with 731
wins. This put him at the top of the list for career wins for a head
coach in NCAA Division II. Nobody else (active or inactive) is even
close. Johnson says he's been coaching at LeMoyne Owen since the
1959-60 season. That would make this his 39th season at the
school. This is currently the longest tenured run of any active
head coach at a Historically Black College (HBCU).
This year, Johnson has been blessed with perhaps one of his finest
Magician teams ever at 20-2, led by Antonio Harris and Markese Reed.
Harris is currently leading the nation in three-point field goals
made at five per game. This season's team has not forgotten about
losing in last year's quarterfinals of the SIAC tournament, and
neither has its coach.
Still, one has to wonder why would Johnson keep going?
"My wife (Vastar Johnson-a Memphis, Tn. school teacher) died two
years ago and I wanted to keep doing something," said Johnson. "The
trustees at the college wanted me to hang on. I feel good. The
minute I start feeling bad, I will stop."
Johnson, a pupil of the great John McClendon, says that somebody
out to be willing to pass on expertise to young students.
"I've seen so many young men that needed help to come through
school in Memphis."
How do athletes of today differ from the athletes of yesterday?
"You have a different type of youngster," explains the Tulsa, Ok.
native. "(In the past) you told a child what to do and he did it.
Now, it is a why thing. Most kids today are smarter, but they're
much more difficult to coach. The work ethics aren't as good as they
used to be. The rules may have something to do with that."
One such rule, according to Johnson, is the short distance of the
"A kid may come down, and all he is interested in is making a three-point
shot. A two-pointer or drawing a foul would be just as effective."
However, this does not stop Johnson from exploring and adapting to
various aspects of the game, including the three-point shot.
"I like the variety of styles. It's more than one way to play. There
is a slow tempo and there is an up-tempo. I'm finding today most kids
like the up-tempo game. We're going to run with it."
Johnson, a graduate of Fayetteville State University, and a member of the
Fayetteville State Hall-of-Fame, is one to look for positves. He does
not bemoan the fact that his school does not get the athletes it used to
"Years ago we (Black colleges) got the top athletes,
we had so many. But more kids (today) are getting an opportunity.
You get to help youngsters who need help."
What makes LeMoyne Owen even more remarkable is their travel
schedule. Located in Memphis, Tn., they are on the far reaches of
the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). They travel
as far as Savannah, Ga. to play conference games. Bus is the
standard mode of transportation.
"You get there (destination) at six or seven in the morning, you
play the same night," explains Johnson. "You go to bed in a hotel,
you're drowsy. It takes you some time to move around, laying up in a hotel.
It also makes a difference in a tournament."
But, he and the Magicians keep rolling.
Johnson Notes: He is the father of three children, Jerry Jr., (a
physician in Philadelphia), Oliver (a computer programmer),
and Juandra Johnson Hayard, a registered nurse in Gainesville, Fl.
Former assistant coaches of Johnson: Lacey Reynolds (now the head
basketball coach at Grambling), and David "Smokey" Gaines (ex-Harlem
Globetrotter, and ex-ABA player, who was also the head coach at the
University of Detroit and San Diego State). Gaines graduated from
Dr. Willie Herenton, mayor of Memphis, also played for Johnson
at LeMoyne Owen.
Valley Diva: Fort Valley State point guard
Jamie McDonald. Photo copyright Outwrite, 1999, picture by Bryan Steven Follins, Feb. 13
McDonald Sparks Lady Wildcats Comeback
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA-Jamie McDonald scored 14 points in the last six
minutes of the game as Fort Valley edged Clark-Atlanta 66-64.
FVSU was down by nine points with 7:39 left in the contest. McDonald,
who is the team's point guard and leading scorer, was switched to the number two guard
late in the game. She gave the winners the lead for good at 2:12
left in the contest with two free throws, making the score 62-60.
McDonald finished the battle with 23 points but had 10 turnovers.
However, Clark-Atlanta made three crucial turnovers in the last
2:12 minutes of the game, which helped to seal their fate.
Kisha Burns led CAU (17-8, 11-4) with 16 points, including
scoring 13 straight for the Lady Panthers in the first half. Kisha
Farmer added 15 points and 10 rebounds. An unsung hero for the
Lady Panthers in the contest was center Ines Nduwayo, coming off
the bench to help stifle Valley center Terri Mitchell.
Clark-Atlanta made only two field goals in the last eight minutes
of the dual.
Fort Valley (24-2, 15-0) won their 14th straight game. They ran the table
(15-0) in the SIAC, beating league opponents by an average scoring
marching of 28 points per contest.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Juan Gaston scored 30 points as Clark-Atlanta
glided by Fort Valley 81-63. The Panthers outrebounded Fort Valley
48-30 in the contest, and shot 60 percent in the first half, taking
a 10-point halftime lead.
Tracy Kitchens scored 22 for the losers (9-17, 5-11) in what may
have been a play-in preview for the teams.
Eric Jones had 12 rebounds for the winners (14-10, 8-8).
McAfee Wins 499..
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Michael Smith scored eight points late in the
ballgame to help Morehouse pull away and beat Morris Brown 92-76.
Smith led all scorers with 27 points. Five Maroon Tigers scored
in double figures.
Antonio Jones had 16 points and 13 rebounds for MoBrown.
Both teams are headed for play-in contests.
Morehouse head coach Arthur McAfee, Jr. won his 499th career
victory. McAfee will attempt for win 500 against LeMoyne Owen
and head coach Jerry Johnson next Thursday at Forbes Arena. Johnson
is the men's all-time winningest head coach in NCAA Division II history.
SIAC shot-block leader Javares Anderson of
Tuskegee (near seat).Photo copyright Outwrite, 1999, picture by Bryan Steven Follins, Feb. 9
Tuskegee, AL(OTW)-Juan Gaston had 21 points and 12 rebounds as
Clark-Atlanta (13-10, 7-8) got a big road win 72-70, at Tuskegee.
DeJuan Collins had 29 points for 'Skegee (13-10, 9-5).
Javares Anderson had 20 rebounds for the losers.
It was a critical game for both teams, which fight to stay out
of play-in games.
Tuskegee, AL(OTW)-Patricia Harrison scored 18 points as Tuskegee
(12-10, 8-4) clawed Clark-Atlanta 61-55. The win kept Tuskegee
solidly entrenched in second place in the SIAC West. TU got 19
second chance points in the game to CAU's nine. The winners
held a 27-15 edge on the offensive boards in the game.
Waquesha Tenney had 15 points and nine rebounds for CAU (17-7, 11-3), which
all but had its SIAC East title chances snuffed out.
Cory Dumphord is a big part of the Kentucky State men's basketball
squad. As of Feb 1., KSU was in the thick of the SIAC West race,
and Dumphord was averaging 25.4 points per game. Dumphord was
also second on the squad in steals.
As of Feb. 1 Patricia Skaggs leads the KSU women in scoring, averaging 15.3
points per game. Skaggs was also leading the team in blocks, and
was second on the squad in assists.
Collins and Co. Tear 'The House' Down..
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-DeJuan Collins keyed a 13-3 surge between the
7:54 and 5:28 mark in the second half to enable Tuskegee to
explode on Morehouse and win going away 80-63. Collins had nine points
and one assist in the run, which saw the Golden Tigers (13-9, 9-4)
take control of the game 65-53.
"He made big play after big play. When your leader does that,
it's easier for the other guys."--Tuskegee assistant coach Alfred
Johnson on DeJuan Collins.
Collins was moved over to point guard after Lamont Gundy, who was
leading the SIAC in assists, when down with a broken wrist earlier in the
"With Gundy gone, I have to create for others," said Collins.
Tuskegee's Javares Anderson, the SIAC's blocked shots leader,
had 12 second-half points and 20 in the game. The 6-11 Anderson
did a good job on the inside in the second half.
Tuskegee is second in the SIAC West.
Justin Miller had 15 points for Morehouse
Tuskegee played without head coach Ben Jobe, who did not make
the trip because of the flu.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Willie Hunt had 18 points and nine
rebounds as Albany State edged Clark-Atlanta 74-73 to
stay on top in the SIAC East.
The Panthers (12-10, 6-8) were led by William Rice with 19 points.
ASU (13-10, 9-4) outshot CAU at the free throw line 20-34 to 7-14
in the contest.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Kisha Burns scored 16 points as Clark-Atlanta
outscored Albany State 47-30 in the second half to win 82-61.
CAU improved their record to 17-6, 11-2.
Aisha Lamb had 16 points and 10 rebounds for ASU (9-14, 6-6).
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Thomas Bland and Maurice Wright combined for
seven free throws in the last minute of the game, as Paine turned
back Morris Brown 79-72. Drevyeel Cunningham led the
Lions (11-11, 9-6) with 23 points. The win kept Paine in the
hunt for first place in the SIAC East.
The lost snapped a three-game Morris Brown winning streak, as
the Wolverines fight to stay out of a play-in game.
Joseph Dunn led MoBrown (7-16, 4-10) with 11 points.
"Anytime you win on the road, it's good to win on the
road."--Paine head coach Ron Spry.
The Lions won the game despite going 10 minutes in the second half
without scoring a field goal.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Kasha Doomes scored 30 points with 11
rebounds as Morris Brown (14-10, 5-8) beat woeful Paine (1-19, 1-13)
Sheri Chambers and Kristina Kohn had 15 points each for
Paine. DaMeka Leslie had a game-high 15 rebounds for the Lady
Lady Wildcats Send CAU A Message
Fort Valley, GA(OTW)-Fort Valley State held Clark-Atlanta to
25 percent shooting from the field (22 percent in the first half),
as they destroyed the Lady Panthers 96-61. Charlene Williams scored
15 points with 10 rebounds for the winners (22-2, 13-0). Terri Mitchell
had 14 points and 12 boards for FVSU, which led 51-28 at the
Kisha Burns scored 14 points for CAU (16-6, 10-2), which had an
eight-game winning streak arrested.
Fort Valley has not lost in conference play.
Fort Valley, GA(OTW)-John Sanders scored 23 points as
Clark-Atlanta defeated Fort Valley State 99-83, trying to avoid
a play-in game. William Rice added 20 for the winners.
Fort Valley's Tari Kellum led all scorers with 26 points.
Fairfield, AL(OTW)-Justin Miller had 19 points to lead Morehouse
to a big road win over Miles, 81-71. James Teague had
15 rebounds for the winners (11-10, 7-7) who are trying to avoid
a play-in game.
Meshawn Walker had 21 points for Miles (6-12, 2-10).
Young Wolverines Growing Sharp Fangs
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Joe Dunn scored 20 points, (5-9 three-pointers) as
Morris Brown outdueled Lane 91-87 in a frenetic ballgame. Dunn had
14 points at the half, which saw the scored tied at 48 apiece. Morris
Brown led my as many as nine points in the second half, but had to hold
off Lane for the win. A free throw by Wolverine Jerry Black
with 16 seconds in the game sealed the win. Morris Brown (7-15, 4-9), which
started three freshman, and has eight freshman on the team, has
now won three straight.
Michael Watson led Lane (7-13, 5-6) with 19 points. Dragon
point guard Sammie Clark added 16 markers.
Morris Brown assistant and interim head coach Wally West was without assistant
Derek Thompson for the game, leaving him as the only coach on the
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Keisha Simmons and Kasha Doomes scored 18 points
each as Morris Brown overcame a sluggish effort to beat Lane 71-64.
Chandra Macklin had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the losers.
Fort Valley Pounds Morris Brown
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Fort Valley State used a 21-5 run between
the 16:34 and 8:48 mark of the second half to put away Morris Brown
96-67. Fort Valley (21-2, 12-0) led by only four, 35-31 at the half. Morris
Brown actually took the lead at 43-40 with 16:52 left in the game
on a three-point shot by Kasha Doomes. That is when the
Lady Wildcats went on their run, led by 6-3 Tammy Daniels,
and Cherilyn Washington, both off the bench, taking up the slack
for a foul-plagued Terri Mitchell. Daniels had 15 rebounds and
Washington had 17 boards in the game. Both players helped to give FVSU an 18-8
advantage on the offensive boards in the second half, which
enabled the Lady Wildcats to pull away. The winners outrebounded Morris
Brown 65-44 in the game.
Fort Valley State's Jamie McDonald led six Wildcats in double
figures in scoring. McDonald had 22 points along with five assists and
six steals in the game.
Doomes led Morris Brown (12-10, 3-8) with 18 points.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Joseph Dunn had 17 points, including five three-point
field goals as Morris Brown beat Fort Valley 58-44. Morris Brown
led 29-16 at the half. Fort Valley shot only 14 percent from the
floor in the first half, and never recovered.
Morris Brown had leads as big as 22 points in the second frame.
Fort Valley actually did not score their first basket of the
game until 12:17 left in the first half. In the second stanza FVSU
did not score a field goal unitl the 13:07 point.
Morris Brown head basketball coach Russell Ellington is
back in his home of Savannah, Ga. recovering from heart bypass
surgery. According to Morris Brown athletics director Gene Bright,
it is doubtful whether Ellington will return this year.
Assistant coach Wally West is the current acting head coach at
Clark-Atlanta's Juan Gaston sank a layin
with less than a second in the game to give his team a win
over MorehousePhoto copyright Outwrite, 1999, picture by Bryan Steven Follins, Feb. 3
Thriller At The House
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Juan Gaston sank a layin with under one second
to go in the game, to give Clark-Atlanta an 81-79 win over Morehouse Wednesday
night. Gaston's layin came after Morehouse's Kenneth Smith tied
the game at 79-79 on a three-pointer with 35 seconds left to play.
Gaston (the SIAC Player of the Week), explained the final sequence:
"I had to get the rebound (off a missed William Rice shot).
I crashed the boards, fought to the end."
What is the 6-6 forward's outlook on his team?
playing great basketball. We have a winning mentality. We take it
one game at a time."
CAU had leads as big as 11 points in the second half, only to see
'The House' take the lead 74-72 at 2:19 left in the game on a
three-pointer by Smith.
Gaston gave the Panthers (11-9, 5-6) the lead back with 1:48 in the
game at 77-74 on a three-point play. He led the Panthers with 17
points and 11 rebounds, four assists, five steals, and three blocks.
Smith led Morehouse (10-10, 6-7) with 26 points and 11 rebounds.
ASU Signs Nine High School Football Athletes
Nine high school football athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play football at Albany State University
(ASU) for the 1999-2000 school term during national the initial signing day on Feb. 3.
ASU head coach Hampton "Hamp" Smith says the 1999 signees are among the best in high school football.
"We believe we have the creme of the crop in high school football this year," Smith said. "We signed nine fine young men who
we hope will help the football program go all the way to win SIAC (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)
and NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Associaiton) Division II championship titles."
Smith said he hopes to sign more athletes before the April 1 deadline.
The following athletes signed with ASU:
James Bowden/OT/6-5/270/Cairo, GA/Cairo
Christopher Hill/OG/LB/6-2/240/Decatur, GA/Cedar Grove
Pearson Jones/RB/6-0/195/Clarkston, GA/Clarkston
Dustin A. Lewis/WR/6-5/220/Lithonia, GA/Stephenson
Richard Lewis/OT/6-3/250/Decatur, GA/Cedar Grove
Anthony Moton/DE/6-4/240/Atlanta, GA/Southwest DeKalb
Daniel Myers/C/6-3/300/Desoto, GA/Sumter County
Robert L. Walden/OG/C/6-2/250/Clarkston, GA/Clarkston
Terrence Woodward/WR/6-4/200/Clarkston, GA/Clarkston
Nicolas Askew/DT/6-3/310/Bowden, GA/Bowden H.S.
Tario Brooks/LB/6-3/200/Riverdale, GA/North Clayton H.S.
Clifford Browning/LB/6-2/230/Lithonia GA/Lithonia H.S.
Antonio Cooper/OT/6-5/280/Athens, GA/Cedar Shoals H.S.
Kalam Dennis/LB/6-2/225/Berkley, H.S./Alameda, CA
Eric Franklin/OLB/6-2/200/Meadowdale H.S./Dayton, OH
Robert Freeman/DB/5-11/180/Lithonia H.S./Lithonia, GA
Lakeitha Irons/DL/6-2/315/Coahoma JC/Claksdale, MS
Dennard Jackson/WR/5-11/185/Henry Ford H.S./Detroit, MI
Terrance Lett/TE/6-6/230/Cedar Shoals H.S./Athens, GA
Brando Neal/DL/6-3/290/Henry Ford H.S./Detroit, MI
DeVaul Neal/DL/6-2/265/Henry Ford H.S./Detroit, MI
Albert Nickles/DB/5-11/180/St. Augustine H.S./New Orleans, LA
Fred Richardson/OT/6-6/350/McDonogh H.S./New Orleans, LA
Charles Smith/DT/6-3/305/Cedar Shoals H.S./Athens, GA
Jamie Terrell/OT/6-6/320/Cedar Shoals H.S./Athens, GA
Aundrial Turner/OL/6-3/310/Copiah Lincoln JC/Magee, MS
Dion Williams/DL/6-4/295/Henry Ford H.S./Detroit, MI
Fairfield, AL(OTW)-Antonio Harris was 8-13 from three-point
range in the game, scoring 32 points, as LeMoyne-Owen beat
Miles 82-67. The Magicians remained undefeated (17-0, 11-0)
on the season.
Derek Hall scored 22 for Miles. Wade Evans had 16
rebounds for the losers.
Fairfield, AL(OTW)-Neonta Williams had 23 points and 11
rebounds as Miles (6-12, 3-7) beat LeMoyne-Owen 73-55.
April Allen scored 21 for the losers.
Fort Valley State center Terri Mitchell and friends
snuffed out Albany State Saturday, Jan. 30 Photo copyright Outwrite, 1999, picture by Bryan Steven Follins, Jan 30
Fort Valley State Mashes Albany State
by Bryan Steven Follins
Albany, GA(OTW)-Fort Valley center Terri Mitchell
had 20 points, 14 rebounds, and four steals, as Fort Valley State (19-2, 9-0)
dismantled Albany State 84-56. FVSU guard Charlene Mitchell
sank a jumper at 19:37 of the first half, to give the Lady Wildcats
a lead they never lost. FVSU had leads as big as 23 points in the
It was an especially sweet victory for Lady Wildcat head coach Lonnie
Bartley, who picked up his 300th career win. He said he had no idea
he would be around to get the milestone when he started coaching back
at FVSU in the early 80s.
"I was a business major. I wanted to offer my services
to someone who didn't want them."
Bartley started out at FVSU working under women's head coach
"I started as a scorekeeper, then a graduate assistant,
assistant head coach, then head coach. It's been fun."
He also has strong feelings about his current team:
"They are a hard working bunch, possibly the best team I have
coached. We have good talent, and we're deep."
Jamie McDonald led Fort Valley in scoring with 21 points.
Aisha Lamb had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Albany State,
which dropped to 8-12 overall, and 5-4). ASU star point guard Caren
Colston had 10 points and six steals, but turned the ball over
Albany, GA(OTW)-Fort Valley's Zedrick Smith hit the front end of the rim
on a jumper with four seconds left in the game as Albany State
hung on to beat the Wildcats (7-11, 3-7) 67-66. The Rams (10-10, 6-4) had a 60-40 lead
with 9:17 left in the game, only to see FVSU mount a furious rally.
Albany State missed six straight free throws in the last 1:07
of the contest. Fort Valley actually had a couple of chances
to take the lead.
ASU's Willie Hunt had 19 points, 16 rebounds, and six steals to
lead the Rams.
Fort Valley's Tari Kellum had 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The game shook up ASU head coach Oliver Jones so much, that he
called a practice, right after the contest was over.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Juan Gaston had 37 points and 19 rebounds
as Clark-Atlanta beat Lane 104-86. The score was tied 42-42 at
the half, but CAU shot 54 percent from the floor in the second frame
to pull away.
Lane's Andreas Lee scored 21 for Lane with 14 rebounds.
Clark-Atlanta is 9-9 overall and 3-6 in SIAC play. Lane
fell to 5-8 and 4-3.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Kisha Burns led Clark-Atlanta with 13
points (in 15 minutes) as Clark-Atlanta (15-5, 9-1) crushed
Lane (2-11, 2-3) 92-46. The Lady Panthers shot a sizzling
65 percent from the floor in the first half as they built
a 49-22 lead at intermission.
Janelle Kendell had 12 points for Lane. Nia Chaffen
had 13 rebounds for the losers.
It was the seventh straight win for CAU.
Morehouse Trying To Avoid Play-In
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Michael Smith and Jerome Dodd scored
19 points apiece as Morehouse ripped Lane 89-68.
'The House' went on a 27-10 tear from the 12:39 mark of the second
half to the 4:38 point, to salt the game away. Lane scored only
two field goals in the stretch.
The Dragons were led by Deshawn Hall with 16 points.
Morehouse is now 9-8 overall and 6-5 in conference play.
Albany, GA(OTW)-Willie Hunt scored 21 points despite
playing only 25 minutes of the game due to foul problems,
as Albany State (9-10, 5-4) edged Clark-Atlanta 80-78.
CAU's Juan Gaston had a game high 37 points for
the Panthers, who fell to 8-9 overall and 3-6 in conference
Albany, GA(OTW)- Clark-Atlanta center Deyanna Little
had 16 points and 14 rebounds in 27 minutes as Clark-Atlanta
beat Albany State 87-76.
ASU's loss overshawdowed a stellar performance by Lady Ram point
guard Caren Colston. The 4'11 Colston had 34 points, seven
rebounds, six assists, and two steals playing the whole game
for ASU (8-11, 5-3).
Atlanta, Ga(OTW)-Marques Sterling scored Savannah State
edged CLark-Atlanta 83-82.
Juan Gaston had a game high 25 points for the losers.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Kisha Burns scored 20 points as Clark-Atlanta
beat Savannah State 69-58.
April Pullen scored 17 points with 11 rebounds for SSU.
Unusual Night At MoBrown
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Morris Brown's Joseph Dunn scored eight
points in the last nine minutes of the game to help his team
(3-12, 1-7) pull of their first conference win of the season 83-77,
against Savannah State. The Wolverines led by as many as 18 points
in the game, only to see Savannah State fight back and take a 49-48
lead at the 15:48 mark of the second half, on a basket by Richardo
Greene. The Wolverines got the lead back for good on a
basket by Walter Lesure with 13:49 left in the contest.
Lesure led MoBrown with 20 points in the game, including a
blocked shot within the last minute of the contest, to help preserve the win.
"We've come a long way. The fellows played inspired.
That gave us a slight edge.--Morris Brown assistant coach
Missing from the Morris Brown bench was head coach Russell
Ellington. Noboby whom this writer talked to would give an
exact reason for his absence, except that he was in his home of
Savannah having some medical examinations. The tests were said
not to be of a serious nature.
Marquez Sterling led SSU (6-12, 1-7) with 20 points.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Savannah State, despite dressing out only
eight members, played inspired ball to defeat Morris Brown
66-51. SSU never trailed in the game. They led by as many
as 19 points in the contest. Jeanne Zimmerman came off the
bench to score 17 for SSU (6-11, 3-4), who moved
by Morris Brown in the standings. Atoyia Bridges had
15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. SSU made 11 more
free throws (21-31) than MoBrown in the game.
Kasha Doomes was the only player in double figures
for Morris Brown (10-7, 2-5) with 15 points. Lee Gloyd
had 12 rebounds for the losers.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Juan Gaston had 20 points and seven
rebounds as Clark-Atlanta (8-7, 3-4) got by SIAC East
leading Paine (6-7, 6-3) 78-68. William Rice had 11 points and
10 assists for CAU.
Maurice Wright had 21 points for Paine.
There were a total of 51 fouls whistled in the game.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Kisha Burns scored 16 points as Clark-Atlanta
(12-5, 7-1) plowed over hapless Paine (1-13) 64-40. CAU outrebounded
the losers 56-37.
Paine shot 26 percent from the floor for the game. Nobody scored
in double figures.
Fort Valley, GA(OTW)-Terri Mitchell had 23 points and 10
rebounds as Fort Valley State (13-2, 4-0) pounded Morris Brown
(10-5, 2-3) 84-57. The Lady Wildcats limited Morris Brown to
a 28 percent shooting percentage from the floor in the game. FVSU
led 42-24 at the half.
Lee Gloyd and Kasha Doomes scored 16 points each for
the Lady Wolverines.
Gloyd had a game-high 14 rebounds.
The game was played in front of 1,471 spectators.
Fort Valley, GA(OTW)-Zedrick Smith scored 15 points (one of four
players in double figures), as Fort Valley (6-8, 2-3) outlasted
Morris Brown 59-52. Neither team shot out of the 30 percent range
from the floor in the game. Smith also had 13 rebounds.
MoBrown's Antonio Jones had a game-high 22 points and 15
Albany State 6'8 point guard Timothy Alexander is
out for the season with ligament damage in a knee. He was in attendance
at 'The House' Thursday, Jan. 14 Photo courtesy of Outwrite, copyright
1999, picture by Bryan Steven Follins.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Morehouse's Jerome Dodd scored 14 second half points, including
a basket at 10:29 left in the game, to put his team ahead for good, as 'The
House' edged Albany State, 72-66. Michael Harris led the Maroon Tigers
with 17 points.
ASU's Willie Hunt scored a game-high 18 points. Hunt
also had 12 rebounds.
Morehouse played without its head
coach Arthur J. McAfee, who was attending the funeral of his
mother. Albany State coach Oliver Jones was hampered with the
flu. He made the trip but coached sparingly in the game.
Augusta, GA(OTW)-Dreyveel Cunningham had 17 points and seven
rebounds as Paine Beat Clark-Atlanta 87-79.
CAU's Juan Gaston 23 points.
The two teams combined for 52 turnovers in the game.
Augusta, GA(OTW)-Joy Myers scored 18 points as Clark-Atlanta smashed
Paine 77-44. CAU led 40-19 at the half, and held Paine to a 23 percent
shooting night from the floor.
Dameka Leslie scored 13 for Paine.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Juan Gaston scored four points in overtime as
Clark-Atlanta edged Morris Brown 79-76. CAU led 46-40 at
the half. It was a close contest throughout. CAU led by as many as
seven points in the game, but Morris Brown took a 67-64 lead at 6:30
left in the battle on a three-point play by Anthony Adams.
CAU's John Sanders tied the game at 74-74 on a free throw with
54 seconds left in the contest. That is how things stood until
"We made some mistakes. We won. In the last 13 seconds
(of regulation) we couldn't run the play I wanted to run. We executed
going down the stretch (in overtime). We rebounded. We scored."--CAU head coach
Gaston had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners (6-6).
"We've just been working. If we continue to keep working, we will win
our share of games."--Morris Brown assistant coach Wally West.
Sheco Byrd and Antonio Jones scored 16 each for MoBrown (2-9).
Jones had 11 rebounds.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Sh'Mika Elder scored 19 points as Clark-Atlanta
(9-5, 4-1) zoomed by Morris Brown 67-52. CAU led by as many
as 17 points in the first half and coasted.
Keisha Simmons scored 14 points for the losers (9-4, 1-2).
A packed house of 2500 fans saw both contests Saturday night
Got To Be Involved
by Bryan Steven Follins
Copyright 1999, Outwrite
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Beverly Arnaud has been at Morris Brown since 1989.
She has been associate athletics director at the school for the last
"My love for athletics began in college. I worked with the athletes.
I tutored the athletes. When I came to Atlanta, I decided I would get
back into that area."
She started out at MoBrown in counseling but says that her desire
to see student athletes as well as students at the school fulfill
their dreams drove her back into athletics.
Arnaud, a former military brat, calls Lawton, Oklahoma her home.
She attended college at Cameron and Oklahoma Universities back in the
1970s, and got a degree in technology. Her husband Bobby Sr., was a former trackster at the University
of Oklahoma. Some of their classmates were people like Billy Sims,
J.C. Watts, and Elvis Peacock.
One of her sons, Robert, plays football and runs track at the University
"I love to see the student's succeed. I tell them: There are young
boys and girls looking up at you, wanting to be in your shoes. Carry
yourselves like somebody. Feel like somebody."
What type of an impact has Morris Brown, being a Historically Black
College, (HBCU) had on her?
"It's had a great impact on my life. Historically Black Colleges are
some of the most respected colleges around. I wish that everyone could have
the opportunity to at least do a year or so at a black college.
"I think that it builds character as most colleges and universities
do. But also I think you feel more connected. I like the way the
teachers handle the students. You can get more one-on-one.
"They (HBCUs) are more important now because we have to develop
great leaders. With all the things that are going on today, I really
think that our nation will reach out to athletes because they know they
are coming from disciplines. They meet the challenge, and they are in
leadership roles at a very young age. Once you go through a leadership
role at a young age, you have a lot more wherewithal to endure obstacles
you are going to run into. I think the greatest impact would be for us
at HBCUs to continue to do the best we can do, help the young men and
women reach their goals, so that they can go out ant tell somebody else
and show somebody else what it is all about."
What would she do if she could not get involved in sports??
"Could not get involved in sports??!!" she softly exclaims. "I
would have to revamp my whole life. If I could not see it I would have
to hear it. If I could not hear it I would have to see it. In some
kind of way I have to be involved in it. I just do not forsee
it. I've got to be involved in sports."
ASU Athletic Administrator to Attend NCAA Convention
Two administrators from the Albany State University Department of Athletics will attend the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 1999 convention.
Dan Land, director of Athletics, and Stephanie Harrison, assistant director of Athletics, will represent ASU at the NCAA's 93rd meeting, which will be held Jan. 9-12 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
Representatives from Division I, II and III colleges and universities across the country will attend the convention and gain valuable information designed to provide greater membership understanding of NCAA and division policies.
Harrison, who began her duties at ASU on Nov. 16, said she is excited about attending the conference.
"I look forward to attending the convention, where I will have the opportunity to learn more about NCAA and Division II rules, regulations and policies," the assistant athletics director said.
Harrison and Land will participate in several forums and workshops on Division II policies.
Albany State University Football Star to Play in Snowbowl
An Albany State University (ASU) star football player has been invited to play in the Sixth Annual Snowbowl at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND.
Andre Slappey, a 6-5, 315-pound senior defensive end from Americus, Ga., is one of 152 football players invited to play in the Division II all-star charitable football game on Saturday, Jan. 9. Slappey will play on the East Team, consisting of 92 players.
A four-year starter with the Golden Rams, Slappey recorded 30 tackles (21 solos), two fumble recoveries and 10 sacks during the 1998 season. He was named to the All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC) Team, SBN Black College All-American and a candidate for the Harlon Hill Award. Slappey also played in the 1998 All-Star Football Classic in Orlando, Fla. in December.
The Snowbowl was organized in 1994 to raise charitable funds for the Shrine Hospitals, provide quality football and educational opportunities for Division II football players and exposure for players to professional scouts. More than 50 professional football scouts representing the National Football League (NFL) will evaluate football players' performances during practice sessions and the game.
Live coverage of the game will be available on the Internet by accessing www.fargoweb.com/kfgo.
Other players invited to play from the SIAC include Michael Brown (OL) from Clark Atlanta University, Travis Hardy (OL) and Cletidus Hunt (DL) from Kentucky State University, Brelon Jones (WR) from Morris Brown College, and Anthony Mitchell (SS) from Tuskegee University.
Fort Valley head basketball coach Michael Moore (right)
instructs guard Reggie Foster against Morehouse, Wednesday, Jan.6.
Photo copyright Outwrite 1999, Jan 6., courtesy of Bryan
McAfee Wins 495
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA-Justin Miller scored 24 points, including Morehouse's
first six field goals (14 points) as the Maroon Tigers edged Fort
Valley 68-64. 'The House' improved its record to 7-5 overall and
3-2 in SIAC action. Tiger head coach Arthur McAfee gave a key
assessment to the game:
"I guess late in the second half making few mistakes. At one point
we had made so many in a row it was beginning to look like a
Fort Valley coach Michael Moore had his own views on the contest:
"We missed too many easy shots. We had too many turnovers in critical
possessions. They (Morehouse) did a good job of converting in the
last three minutes."
Moore also had his opinions on the officiating:
"I thought the refs let them go to the free throw line more than they
Morehouse was 21-30 from the foul line for 70 percent for the game.
Fort Valley was 14-22 for 69 percent in the contest. There was
a point late in the game where a Morehouse player was fouled
(with 57 seconds) and 13 seconds ran off the clock after the whistle
blew. Six seconds was put back on the clock.
Moore also did not feel good about his team's health:
"If I can get everybody healthy
we'll be allright."
One key injury for FVSU was guard Jonathan Nelson, out with ligament
problems in a knee.
Fort Valley was led by guard Tracy Kitchens who had a game
high 27 points.
Morehouse took the lead for good with 1:34 left in the contest on two
free throws by Michael Harris.
Albany State University female athetes to be honored by Sears
Albany, Ga(OTW)-Albany State University's (ASU) female athletes were honored for their athletic accomplishments during the 1998 season by a national program sponsored by Sears.
The ASU women's Volleyball and Cross Country teams, which won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) championship titles, were honored through the Sears Collegiate Champions Trophy and Academic Scholarship Program during a trophy presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at the HPER Gymnasium.
Jay Hulsey, manager of the Sears store at The Albany Mall, said the
program, which is in its sixth year, honors athletes for academic and
"The Sears program is a comprehensive trophy and academic scholarship program that honors women and men's sports equally at all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, II, III and National
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) four-year institutions,"
Hulsey said. "Sears presents 2,200 trophies and more than a
quarter-of-a-million dollars in academic scholarships each year and we are
proud to honor our ASU athletes."
Sears has presented more than 10,000 sport and conference champion trophies and $1 million in academic scholarships since the program began in 1993.