Archive for November, 2009

Tennessee State coach shocks team with resignation

Tennessee State ended its season with a victory over Eastern Illinois Thursday, a surprising win over the Ohio Valley Conference leader on the road.

But the real surprise occurred after the game. With the team gathered on the field, TSU coach James Webster announced his resignation, an abrupt end to his five-year tenure in Nashville.

“I just told them I was very, very proud of them,” Webster told the Tennessean. “I’m proud of the way that they fought back tonight. I’m proud of the character they have shown all year long.”

The Tigers finished 4-7, their third losing season in Webster’s five years at TSU.

“Words can’t even describe how I feel right now,” said linebacker Rodney Fritz told the paper. “It hurts me deeply.

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PERFECT MEAC RECORD WITHIN REACH

South Carolina State has already clinched the MEAC championship. Now the Bulldogs look to put the finishing touches on their second straight unbeaten season within the conference when they host

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Florida A&M enters national rankings

Florida A&M has re-entered the national rankings, earning the No. 23 spot in this week’s Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) coaches poll.

The Rattlers defeated Morgan State 31-28 in overtime Saturday in Baltimore, improved their record to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the MEAC. FAMU’s only losses this season have been to the University of Miami and South Carolina State, the defending MEAC champion and the No. 10 team in this week’s rankings.

The only other Black College team in the poll — Prairie View (5-1) — made its debut last week and currently sits one spot ahead of FAMU at No. 22.

Albany State (8-1) and Tuskegee (7-2) are ranked 13th and 15th respectively in this week’s AFCA Division II Coaches Poll.

BLACK COLLEGE HALL OF FAME UPDATE

Nominations for the inaugural class of the Black College Football Hall of Fame will be accepted through Nov. 23.

For more information on the Black College Hall of Fame or to submit a nomination, visit the organization’s …

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