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.