The inaugural Black College Football Hall of Fame induction class will have eight members and will be enshirned next February, according to an announcement from HOF organizers.
Former Grambling University and NFL quarterbacks James ‘Shack’ Harris and Doug Williams, among the driving forces behind the Black College HOF, announced Friday that the first class will consist of seven players and/or coaches plus one contributor to Black College football and will be enshrined Feb. 20, 2010 – in conjunction with Black History Month. New York Times columnist and author William Rhoden will serve as the chairman of an 11-person selection committee and an 18-member advisory committee is also in place.
For more information, visit the Hall of Fame’s website by clicking here.
THE LATEST INVOLVING CLARK ATLANTA
Ex-Clark Atlanta coach Ted Bahhur, who was fired last Tuesday, filed a racial-discrimination complaint Friday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to attorney Ed Gadrix.
Bahhur, who is white, has accused university president Carlton Brown and athletics director Tamica Jones, both of whom are black, of firing him because of the color of his skin. You can read the entire story from AJC reporter Ken Sugiura by clicking here.
VALLEY, ALCORN STATE REVISITED
Nice piece by Roscoe Nance looking back on the 25th anniversary of the Mississippi Valley-Alcorn State showdown. More than 63,000 fans jammed Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson to witness the 1984 contest between the long-time rivals, who were unbeaten, nationally-ranked and led by a pair of colorful coaches.
Offense was the calling card for Valley, led by QB Willie Totten and WR Jerry Rice, while defense was the claim for Alcorn, led by DB Ike Holt. Great read, will definitely bring back some memories.