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1  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Albany State Names New Coaches on: May 03, 2016, 03:35:35 AM
All we really have to do is model ourselves to some of the great successful teams we've had in the past on the national level. It's not like we never had a winning tradition at ASU.... Stillman in football?
2  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Albany State Names New Coaches on: May 02, 2016, 01:41:20 PM
I hope this is true not only in Sports but the Academic side also. I don't see us moving to the GSC. Only Valdosta would bring a crowd. The rest, well look at the games where we've played them before. We can stay where we are and still play them.
3  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Albany State Names New Coaches on: May 01, 2016, 10:46:10 PM
Yogi, He should be out if he is not wining. He won one SIAC Championship almost 20 years ago at FVSU. The question is can he and is he the one to lead us to multiple SIAC Championships and a National Title?
4  Discussion / Sports Forum / VIDEO: Manute Bol’s 6’11” son Bol Bol throws down in-game under-the-legs dunk on: May 01, 2016, 06:13:44 AM
Bol Bol is the son of former NBA center Manute Bol, and the younger Bol is earning quite a bit of attention himself as a five-star prospect in the Class of 2018.

The 6-foot-11 Bol showed off some of his freakish coordination and athleticism on Friday night, by ripping a steal and taking it coast-to-coast for an under-the-legs dunk in the middle of a game at the Jayhawk Invitational.

Bol will be one of the players to watch this spring as he plays with KC Run GMC

5  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Ray Lewis' Son Charged w/Sexually Assaulting 2 Women on: April 30, 2016, 12:58:11 PM
Ok, so you're incapacitated from the use of drugs and/or alcohol, the funk is given up or taken, you later on get sober and then say someone raped you. Ray Lewis and anything close to him had better walk a straight line because Ray is not playing football anymore. Somebody might want to OJ his a-- and anything close to him. My Mom and Dad tried to raise us up as well as they could. I think they a very good job. But we got into and did all kinds of shyt.
6  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / McDonald's customer accused of putting soda in water cup charged with robbery on: April 21, 2016, 08:20:46 AM
A McDonald's customer in Arkansas accused of emptying his cup of water and filling it with soda now faces a robbery charge, police said Tuesday.

The restaurant manager said the suspect was one of three people who asked for water at the drive-thru window in Springdale. The customers parked and walked into the store before dumping out the water and pouring soda into the cups, KHBS/KHOG-TV reports.

The manager spotted the three and told them to return the soda. Only 18-year-old Cody Morris refused, police say.

The manager even ran out and tried to block Morris' car from leaving, but the suspect reportedly drove his vehicle in reverse and hit the worker twice before speeding away.

Police arrested the driver after they said they found his car at a nearby bowling alley. It's unclear whether he'll face any additional charges aside from felony robbery.

Springdale is roughly 8 miles north of Fayetteville.
7  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Dan Land Offically Named Albany State Head Coach on: April 20, 2016, 01:27:36 PM
Interim tag removed from Albany State football coach Dan Land

ALBANY — Albany State interim head football coach Dan Land has had the temporary tag removed from his title. Land will enter the 2016 football on a full-time basis.

“We are pleased Coach Land has accepted the position of head coach on a full-time basis,” Albany State athletics director Dr. Richard H. Williams said. “He is familiar with our program and has been a part of our many successes. We are confident he will continue to lead the great tradition we have built here at Albany State University.”

Land, who took over when longtime coach Mike White took the head coaching job at Benedict, led the Rams to a 6-4 overall record and the SIAC East Division championship during the 2015 season. His team made an appearance in the SIAC title game where it lost to Miles College.

Land also had seven players who were named to the 2015 SIAC All-Conference team. One of those players, Jarvis Small, was named the SIAC Offensive Player of the Year.

He has served as an assistant coach for Albany State since 2002. During that time, he has coached the defensive backs and has been a part of six SIAC championships and 11 NCAA Division II playoffs appearances. Land has also coached numerous defensive backs who have been named to the SIAC all-conference and NCAA South Regional teams.

A former standout player Albany State, Land joined the Rams football program as a running back in 1983. He was a two-time All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) team member. During his junior and senior seasons, Land accumulated 2,695 rushing yards and led the team and SIAC in rushing touchdowns.

In 1987, Land was drafted as a running back by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He later played 10 years with the Oakland Raiders as a defensive back and completed his career with the Atlanta Falcons.
8  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Black Colleges Seek White, Latino, Asian Students Amid Tight State Budgets on: April 18, 2016, 10:57:35 AM
"Tight State Budget" my a** . The Budget has always been "TIGHT for HBCU's. It is only a little tight for PWI's. The State "nickel and dime" us in giving us the proper Money, Resources and Great Academic Programs to competitively compete with schools all over the nation for students.

It took us 14 years to get 25 million to build a much needed Fine Arts building and even then they short changed us.  How many years will it take to get anything else.... shrug  "Crumbs and leftovers" is what we still get. VA State just got an 85 million sports arena. I don't know how long it took them to get it or how they got it. But we will never see 85 million spent on one facility at Albany State in Albany Georgia.

How can we fairly compare and compete?
9  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Re: Two TU students shot on campus on: April 18, 2016, 10:32:03 AM
A lot of this will be going on if you start letting students carry guns on campus. .
10  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / The Most Famous Actor From Every State.....Really on: April 18, 2016, 10:25:23 AM
The Most Famous Actor From Every State


You don’t necessarily have to be born in Tinseltown to make it as a star. While it certainly helps to be born in the epicenter of the entertainment industry, the path to Hollywood is not always a direct one. Today’s stars have varied roots across the country, such as a cattle ranch in Wyoming or New York City’s theaters.

Each state has produced at least one star it is proud to call its own. Some states, like California or New York, were the birthplace for a whole pack of actors. In order to definitively determine the most famous actor or actress, the data scientists at PrettyFamous queried its celebrity database for the top Hollywood celebrities from each state and the District of Columbia.

To calculate a celebrity's “Actor Score,” we took a weighted average of the following:

Number of awards they have been nominated for
Total number of IMDb reviews for films and television shows they had roles in
Recent interest, as determined by Wikipedia page views (specifically, from Feb. 20, 2016 through March 20, 2016)

These factors determined a score on a 1-100 scale, with 100 denoting the highest level of acting fame. In this list, some actors with surging interest will outrank more familiar names, due to the methodology’s emphasis on recent buzz. We broke tie scores with the raw number of recent Wikipedia page views.
11  Announcements / The Drum / Lockette hosting area cookout this weekend on: April 15, 2016, 03:39:20 PM
Ricardo Lockette will be inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame next week, but before that's he's holding a cookout for the entire community.

The Super Bowl champ and former Monroe Tornado is teaming up with Field Mob's Darion Crawford to host a cookout at Old English Park Saturday afternoon.

Lockette says there will be free food and games for the kids- and he's inviting everyone in Albany and the surrounding areas to come out.

The soon to be Hall of Famer says the goal is to help provide a positive influence for the kids.

"We're just going to show the kids how to respect your elders, and just teach them the right way," Lockette says. "If we don't do it, then the gangsters will, and the movies, or the rap songs are going to teach them. and that's not what we want. That's not productive. That's not who Albany, GA or the surrounding towns are."

The cookout is from 1-6 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Old English Park.
Copyright 2016 WALB.  All rights reserved. 
12  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: Atlanta Braves fans on: April 13, 2016, 09:26:02 AM
As long as Cox was wining people didn't care. Also, The Braves had the one best farm teams system in baseball during Bobby Cox time.
13  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / Albany State University to break ground on new Fine Arts Center on: April 09, 2016, 12:57:24 PM
Facility took 14 years, and went through, three presidents before coming to fruition

ALBANY — Albany State University is set to expand, as the university will hold a formal groundbreaking ceremony for a state-of-the-art Fine Arts Center at 11 a.m. Tuesday. University administrators and local and state officials will put shovels to earth to signify the start of construction for the 80,000-square-foot facility.

The structure will be located on the upper campus, between the Billy C. Black Building and Residence Hall 5.

“It took several years to get the building finalized for Albany State University, and we are looking forward to officially breaking ground,” said ASU President Art Dunning. “Creative industries in Georgia provide $29 billion in annual revenue, so this center will help in regional economic development through university performances and community productions that will be held there.”

The ultra-modern building will include multipurpose instructional spaces, lecture and recital halls, a band rehearsal room, instrumental and choral rehearsal spaces, art studios and a “black box” studio theater.

“We appreciate all of our local and state officials who will attend the ceremony to celebrate such an incredible moment for the university,” said Wendy Wilson, special assistant to the president for strategic communications and university relations. Wilson also serves as the Groundbreaking Committee chair. “We also want to thank our university faculty, staff, students and alumni who have helped to see this project through.”

Art, music, speech, theater and music education classes will be moved from aging Holley Hall into the new facility.

Designed to achieve maximum space and utility, the building will incorporate more than 50 professional staff offices, 12 classroom labs for English and general instruction, and eight studio art classrooms.

A reception in the Billy C. Black Building atrium will follow the ceremony. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Black Building atrium.

The Fine Arts Center has endured a torturous 14-year route to reality, a route that has involved three ASU presidents, the Ray Charles Foundation and the state attorney general’s office.

A new fine arts center had long been atop Albany State’s wish list, but the project was bogged down by state bureaucracy and controversy. In 2000, the state Board of Regents approved a $21 million construction budget, but the money was never allocated by the Legislature. A year later, ASU became involved with the Charles Foundation, which donated $3 million to go toward building the facility, which was to be named in honor of the late singer’s mother, Aretha Robinson.

In 2010, the General Assembly allotted $1.8 million to design the building, but that was the last state money the school would see until the budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, provided the item stays as it is when the Legislature approves the governor’s spending plan.

And after more than a decade of no noticeable progress, the Charles Foundation last year demanded the return of the $3 million donation but settled for $1.25 million after seeking assistance from Attorney General Sam Olen’s office.

Last year, the General Assembly finally included $19.8 million in the state budget for the new center, added another $2.1 million this past session, and the final hurdle was cleared. According to university officials, the center has a $25.1 million estimated total cost and is expected to open in the fall of 2017.

14  Discussion / General Discussion Forum / The Texas trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland has been fired on: April 09, 2016, 11:47:07 AM
The police officer who pulled over and arrested Sandra Bland, setting off a chain of events that would eventually end with her death in a jail cell, is now officially no longer a police officer.

The Texas Tribune reports the Texas Department of Public Safety has formally fired Brian Encinia following a weeks-long review process for a series of violations of department policy in Bland’s arrest as well as a pending perjury indictment.

Encinia was responsible for pulling over Bland for an improper lane change and then arresting her on charges of assault last July. Bland would be found dead in her jail cell three days later, with suicide listed as the cause of death. She was one of five black women to die in police custody in the U.S. that month.

The department’s statement of charges against Encinia lays down three allegations against Encinia:
1.He failed to exercise patience and discretion during his contact with Bland.
2.He extended her detention without any legitimate reason to do so.
3.He failed to follow the department’s seven-step violator interview.

Video of the traffic stop in Prairie View, Texas, shows those are all very dry descriptions of what actually happened when Bland was pulled over. Encinia at one point daws a stun gun and says, “I will light you up” to Bland.

The statement of charges against Encinia also cites his January indictment for perjury relating to his statements about the incident. Encinia had previously claimed Bland was “combative and uncooperative.” He is set to be arraigned on that charge on March 22.

15  Discussion / Sports Forum / Re: FVSU FIRES PITTMAN! on: April 06, 2016, 11:00:31 AM
I think "bad coaching" also play a good part I why our HBCU's are perceived to have lower level of competition. If you can't coach up or figure out a "best attack game plan" against every opponent  shrug I remember a QB from Fort Valley State transferred to Valdosta State and won a National Championship the next year. Now I know it takes more than one player to win a game but good a coach will get the players and coach they need in order to be successful. If a school really wants to win they are going to have to get behind the program 100%. These 5-10,000 students (athletic fees) schools in DII shouldn't be having problems funding scholarships. Especially if they can give out a partial. Bad Coaching will Fk you every time ... tiptoe
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