Black College Football HOF to enshrine eight

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.


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.


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.


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October 10th, 2009
2:18 pm

Morehouse vs. Tuskegee broadcasting on ESPN 360.

Whats the deal?

October 10th, 2009
10:18 pm

The Clark Atlanta administration has some serious explaining to do as to why this coach was fired. Improved graduation rates, last season the first winning team in 18 years, raising money to improve the facilities. Whats the problem? Most football coaches get a raise and a new contract when they achieve those kind of things. Sounds like his lawsuit has some teeth.

Whats the deal?

October 10th, 2009
10:20 pm

Why was my last comment awaiting moderation?


October 10th, 2009
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October 11th, 2009
6:26 am


Thanks for putting this out there for HBCU football fans. It’s also a place to give voice to finally call for the end of the meaningless SWAC Championship that’s played in Birmingham every year. The game adds no value to the conference from a football perspective. If the game must be played then play it in a time frame that will allow the Champion to represent the conference in the “1-AA” play-off system. FINALLY all of the SWAC schools have realized that there’s more money to be made by playing D-1 schools. The SWAC needs to stay connected with it’s fan base, but it’s time to elevate the status of the league as a legit football conference. Playing that meaningless game in B’ham does just the opposite, it only further isolates and lowers the quality of football played in the conference. Higher quality of play attacts higher quality players and coaches.

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October 11th, 2009
9:48 am

I think it is appalling to suggest Dr. Brown fired Coach Bahhur because of the color of his skin. I read many of the posts on thisd subject in an earlier blog and could not believe all the “Brown-bashing.” Dr. Brown was one of the first people I met at Savannah State, and he walked over to me and welcomed me to SSU. He made me feel like part of the SSU family. Every time I have seen he has been genuinely concerned about my well being and me as a person…even after he left SSU. Oh by the way, I am white.


October 14th, 2009
10:35 am

Does anyone know why The Magic City Classic in B’ham 31 Oct 09;
Bama State and Bama A&M is not being televised? ?this is a well attendend Classic over 70,000 folks, just wondering…

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