Black College football tidbits

Just a couple of quick notes from the world of Black College football:

North Carolina Central has signed on to play Duke University in the 2009 season. The historically black institution and the Division I member of the Atlantic Coast Conference are located with miles of each other in Durham, N.C.

The game will be played Sept. 26 at Duke’s Wallace-Wade Stadium.

Former Tennessee State quarterback Joe Gilliam, Jr. was one of 11 recent inductees into the state of Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Gilliam played for TSU from 1969-71 and the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL from 1972-75.

Gilliam, who was inducted posthumously after his death in 2000, joined former Memphis basketball player Elliott Perry and Decatur native and former Tennessee football player Chip Kell in this year’s class. Gilliam’s father, Joe Gilliam, Sr., was inducted in 2007.

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March 11th, 2009
4:21 pm

This is a refreshing addition to the AJC. I look forward to more HBCU Athletic news and have requested the RSS feed so I don’t miss one word. Suggestion: Include a tidbit on each conference and an Independent in each addtion when you can. Thank you so much and Hallelujah!!


March 11th, 2009
4:53 pm

Being a Tarheel fan, I hope NC Central beats the snot out of Duke.


March 11th, 2009
6:35 pm

That’s great – its time for Joe Gilliam Jr. to go into the TN Sports Hall of Fame. He was an awesome QB.


March 11th, 2009
6:36 pm

How bout an HBCU mock draft, who’s going this year?

Sam Dixie (Cao)

March 12th, 2009
7:44 am

Great to read this Tidbit. This is my first but not my last due to this addition. Miranda when I see that name I think Rattlers…are you?


March 12th, 2009
8:30 am

Good read, would like to see more coverage on HBCU


March 12th, 2009
10:00 am

Thanks to everyone for the comments so far and I’ll definitely try to follow up on all suggestions. As some of you may remember, this blog had begun to build a pretty decent following last fall and we took a little break while transitioning to the new format (and look). Thanks again for the comments!


March 12th, 2009
12:54 pm

Keep up the good work with the updates!

Golden Kitten

March 12th, 2009
3:38 pm

I wondered what happened. Glad you’re back…


March 12th, 2009
3:41 pm

Thanks for the tidbit…I do wish more schools who are located in close proximity of each other would play more often. I think its good for the community. The Duke/NCCU game hopefully will be a success for the Raliegh community. It was refreshing to see Vanderbilt and Tennessee State finally play each other back in ‘06. Maybe we will see a Florida State/Florida A&M or LSU/Southern game in years to come. I also think it helps recruiting.

It was very good to see “Jefferson Street Joe” get inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame! He had an excellent career at TSU. May he rest in peace…


March 13th, 2009
11:43 am

The Black College blog is an interesting read. I would like to see and read much more HBCU athletic news in the AJC. Mr. Reese in the past was very good with his HBCU coverage. It is my belief that the coverage should be increased….Geaux Jags!!! A SUperior Product!!!


March 13th, 2009
5:13 pm

The HBCU news is great. My local papers don’t carry news and/or many scores so this has been great. The news about the game in Orlando would not be in any media until late August. I live in south Georgia. I love all HBCU football but Skegee is #1.


March 13th, 2009
8:52 pm

I would like to see an objective article on HBCU Football’s participation in the NCAA FCS & DII Playoffs. There are those of us that hunger for FCS & DII Playoffs wins, and there are others that just wish for HBCU Football conferences to leave the NCAA Playoff route. An article about this topic in the AJC, would bring more people “into the know,” regarding our unique situation; helping individuals to see how passionate some of us are about the post season experience for HBCU Football teams.


March 17th, 2009
4:49 pm

I am glad to announce that The Fort Valley State Univ.Wildcats will be traveling to play Southern Univ. this year.A great trip for Wildcat fans.


March 17th, 2009
10:58 pm

Thank you for the past and current news that you are providing on HBCU sports it is outstanding DATA for HBCU supporters.


August 9th, 2009
4:20 am

Georgetown Hoyas at Savannah State Tigers in Men’s Basketball this year!!!

Donald E.Bailey

August 24th, 2009
12:18 pm

Black College Football kicked off the 09-10 NCAA season on 22 August, at 6pm in Columbia, SC. Benedict hosted Skegee. Do you have results or scorebox. Thanks, DB.

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