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Sports Forum / What SIAC Nike football unis could look like!!!
« on: June 28, 2018, 08:22:14 AM »
I know this may be old, but I'm just now seeing it :shrug:....lol...Nice look!!!!

Getting football fever  :thefan: :popcorn:

https://hbcugameday.com/2018/06/10/what-siac-nike-football-unis-could-look-like/

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Sports Forum / FVSU Spring Game
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:33:01 AM »
Did any attend the spring game that they were suppose to have on March 24th. If so, how did they look?

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Sports Forum / ASU Football Staff Fired
« on: May 19, 2017, 03:30:17 PM »
I heard through the grape vine that the new ASU Football Head Coach fired all of the remaining coaches on staff, after giving them a Test about the NCAA Rules....Well I'll be dawm!!!

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Sports Forum / FVSU Spring Game
« on: April 10, 2017, 03:06:17 PM »
Did anyone attend  the Annual Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 8 at Wildcat Stadium?

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Sports Forum / Spoke the truth!!!!
« on: March 06, 2017, 08:28:44 AM »
http://www.hbcugameday.com/2017/03/column-loves-gonna-get-ya-hbcu-sports-fort-valley.html


t's Sunday, so lets talk about love.

Love is a word that is often thrown around too easily, especially as it relates to HBCUs and their athletic departments and student-athletes.

On Saturday, HBCU Gameday got its first taste of the SIAC brand of March Madness when we made our way to Birmingham, AL to cover the conference championship game between Fort Valley State and Clark Atlanta.

The biggest thing to come out of that game wasn't the game-clinching 3-pointer that gave CAU the championship or the story of how former NBA guard Darrell Walker helped transform a nine-win team in 2016 to a 21-win team in 2017. It was this tweet.

HBCU Gameday @HBCUGameday
Dear #FortValley fans and grads. Do better. Your student athletes made it to the football and basketball championship this year. You didn't.

The tweet has apparently hurt a lot of feelings, had folks putting in overtime with their twitter fingers and pulling out capes in the name of Fort Valley State. So to be clear:

Yes, we do remember what it is like to be a student and we understand that they don't always have the time, transportation or the disposable income to make it to Alabama for a basketball game.

However, if you look at the tweet, we did not call out students. We did say fans and grads. It shouldn't be up to just the students to support the team, but surely there were more alumni in driving proximity to the game. Parking was $5. Food was to be had at high-school like concession stand prices compared to the CIAA Tournament we covered the week before.

We appreciate the passion of HBCU fans, which is why we go out of our way to spotlight fans in the crowd during the game. We are in these gyms all winter long, crisscrossing the Southeast to be there in person to bring the action to fans who can't make it to see their favorite schools. That is why it is upsetting to us that for a championship game, there were so few people to support the student-athletes.



 Which brings us back to the word love. Many people love their HBCUs, and by extension their HBCU sports teams, like they do their grandparents. They are fiercely protective of their name and have plenty of fond memories of them, but rarely come to visit them once they leave home.

Many people make just one trip a year, for homecoming, and complain about game prices or don't bother to go inside at all. As if HBCUs can fill up their buses to travel to games on love, or recruit players with love.

And it's not just Fort Valley State or the SIAC. A week earlier the CIAA, the crown jewel of HBCU basketball tournaments, struggled to try to fill the bottom of Spectrum Arena on Championship Saturday night while outside Charlotte was the hotspot for nightlife on the East Coast.

Following HBCU basketball can be a labor of love these days. We aren't getting NBA-level players on the court like we were 50, 40 or even 30 years ago. Division I schools win in The Big Dance once every decade or so (unless you are counting play-in games) and even Division II schools have struggled to compete nationally in recent years. But, be honest, what top talent would want to play in front of sparsely filled arenas with little television time when they can play in a Power Five conference who can pack the house and will also be on national TV?

At the end of the day, we realize you can't make folks support anything with their own time and money. But when I started HBCU Gameday, I wanted it to be a platform that elevated HBCU sports, but also challenged and told the truth about it. Sometimes that truth makes us feel warm and tingly and other times it gets us in our feelings.

We can claim we love our HBCUs all day, and just like our grandparents, we probably do. But just like our grandparents, HBCU basketball fan support is aging rapidly. They depend heavily on alumni who graduated in the '50s, '60s and '70s while the younger generations of alumni are more apt to find excuses not to go to games than reason to support them.

That word love is a very serious thing, and we have to find tangible ways to show that love or we will love HBCU sports to death.



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http://www.fvsusports.com/news/2017/2/20/fvsu-football-signs-32-student-athletes-to-national-letters-of-intent.aspx

FORT VALLEY, Ga. – With just under 55 players returning from last year's championship team, Fort Valley State's Head Coach, Kevin Porter has announced the signing of 32 student-athletes to the 2017 Wildcats recruiting class.
"We are happy with the young men that we have attracted. We set out to find as many high academic student-athletes that we could and to improve the athleticism on our football team," FVSU head football coach Kevin Porter said.  "I feel like our coaching staff did a great job targeting local young men within a thirty to forty mile radius which helps us in many different ways."
 
2017 Fort Valley State Football Signees (February 21, 2017)
 
NAME:  SHERROD AGEE
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-0
Weight:  240
Hometown:  Calhoun, Ga.
Previous School:  Sonoraville High School
 
NAME:  ZACH ANDERSON
Position:  Defensive Back     
Height:  5-11
Weight:  185
Hometown:  Cairo, Ga.
Previous School:  Cairo High School
 
NAME:  MILIK ARSTRONG
Position:  Quarterback         
Height:  6-3
Weight:  230
Hometown:  Temple, Ga.
Previous School:  Temple High School
 
NAME:  ZAQUAN BALDWIN
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-0
Weight:  205
Hometown:  Macon, Ga.
Previous School:  Southwest High School
 
NAME:  BLANE BROWN
Position:  Offensive Lineman
Height:  6-2
Weight:  290
Hometown:  Blairsville, Ga.
Previous School:  Union County High School
 
NAME:  VINCENT BUCKLEY
Position:  Offensive Lineman
Height:  6-3
Weight:  340
Hometown:  Kennesaw, Ga.
Previous School:  Sprayberry High School
 
NAME:  KOBY BULTER
Position:  Running Back       
Height:  5-10
Weight:  205
Hometown:  Camillia, Ga.
Previous School:  Mitchell County High School
 
NAME:  PAYTON CHIVERS
Position:  Offensive Lineman
Height:  6-3
Weight:  330
Hometown:  Carrollton, Ga.
Previous School:  Carrollton High School
 
NAME:  ADDISON FORD
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-2
Weight:  210
Hometown:  Covington, Ga.
Previous School:  Covington High School
 
NAME:  NATHANIEL FREENEY
Position:  Defensive Lineman           
Height:  6-2
Weight:  235
Hometown:  , Ga.
Previous School:  Twiggs County High School
NAME:  RASHAAD GATES
Position:  Offensive Lineman
Height:  6-3
Weight:  290
Hometown:  Fairburn, Ga.
Previous School:  Creekside High School
 
NAME:  ANTONIO GOLDEN
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-3
Weight:  230
Hometown:  Midway, Ga.
Previous School:  Liberty County High School
 
NAME:  MAJESTE HANSBERRY
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-2
Weight:  220
Hometown:  Atlanta, Ga.
Previous School:  North Atlanta High School
 
NAME:  KYMELE HART
Position:  Offensive Lineman
Height:  6-6
Weight:  315
Hometown:  Tift, Ga.
Previous School:  Tift Area High School
 
NAME:  MICHAEL HICKS, JR.
Position:  Defensive Back     
Height:  6-0
Weight:  190
Hometown:  Hollywood, Fl.
Previous School:  American Heritage High School
 
NAME:  STACY IVEY, JR.
Position:  Defensive Lineman
Height:  6-3
Weight:  315
Hometown:  Macon, Ga.
Previous School:  Southwest High School
 
NAME:  TAY JARRELL
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-1
Weight:  210
Hometown:  Forsyth, Ga.
Previous School:  Mary Persons High School
 
NAME:  JAYLEN LOWDER
Position:  Tight End
Height:  6-3
Weight:  225
Hometown:  Bonaire, Ga.
Previous School:  Veterans High School
 
NAME:  EVAN MANN
Position:  Full Back   
Height:  5-11
Weight:  215
Hometown:  Fairburn, Ga.
Previous School:  Creekside High School
 
NAME:  JEREMY MCCANTS
Position:  Running Back       
Height:  6-1
Weight:  210
Hometown:  Anniston, Ga.
Previous School:  Anniston High School
 
NAME:  KAMARIE MULLINS
Position:  Running Back       
Height:  6-1
Weight:  190
Hometown:  Lithonia, Ga.
Previous School:  Lithonia High School
 
NAME:  ISAIAH NELSON
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-2
Weight:  215
Hometown:  Jonesboro, Ga.
Previous School:  Community Christian High School
 
NAME:  JACQUEZ OLIVER
Position:  Tight End   
Height:  6-2
Weight:  240
Hometown:  Cairo, Ga.
Previous School:  Cairo High School
 
NAME:  JOSE PASCUAL
Position:  Offensive Lineman
Height:  6-2
Weight:  315
Hometown:  Hollywood, Fl.
Previous School:  Mcarthur High School
 
NAME:  JAHSEARI PATTERSON
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-2
Weight:  220
Hometown:  Cairo, Ga.
Previous School:  Cairo High School
 
NAME:  BRANDON PERRY
Position:  Defensive Lineman           
Height:  6-0
Weight:  285
Hometown:  Perry, Ga.
Previous School:  Kipp Atlanta College
 
NAME:  KE'ANDRE RUTLEDGE
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-1
Weight:  225
Hometown:  Selma, Al.
Previous School:  Southside High School
 
NAME:  VANN SCOTT
Position:  Defensive Lineman           
Height:  6-3
Weight:  250
Hometown:  Thomasville, Ga.
Previous School:  Thomas County High School
 
NAME:  JUAN TUCKER
Position:  Full Back   
Height:  5-11
Weight:  230
Hometown:  Stockbridge, Ga.
Previous School:  Lamar County High School
 
NAME:  TREVEON WALKER
Position:  Linebacker
Height:  6-4
Weight:  225
Hometown:  College Park, Ga.
Previous School:  Upson Lee High School
 
NAME:  GERALD WILLIAMS
Position:  Defensive Lineman           
Height:  6-0
Weight:  260
Hometown:  Ludwici, Ga.
Previous School:  Long County High School
 
NAME:  JAYLEN WINGFIELD
Position:  Defensive Back     
Height:  6-3
Weight:  195
Hometown:  Hagan, Ga.
Previous School:  Claxton High School

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http://www.macon.com/sports/college/article112843918.html

COLUMBUS
Fort Valley State scored 21 unanswered points in the second half Saturday to beat Albany State 21-17 in the 27th annual Fountain City Classic at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium.

With the victory, Fort Valley State (4-6, 3-1 conference) advances to the SIAC championship game, to be held Saturday in Montgomery, Alabama. The Wildcats will play Kentucky State, a team that beat Fort Valley State in the regular season 26-10.

“This is huge for our program, huge for our kids,” Fort Valley State head coach Kevin Porter said. “I’m happy for the fans. It’s been awhile since we’ve beaten Albany State. They have a fabulous program.”

The game was all Albany State in the first half. The Golden Rams took the opening drive 67 yards for a touchdown. Caleb Edmonds passed 4 yards to Treyvon Vallery to finish the drive. The Golden Rams led 7-0.

Albany State made it 14-0 when running back Treyvon Vallery scored from 1 yard out, which completed a 12-play, 61-yard drive.

Offensively, The Golden Rams were led by Edmonds, who passed for 131 yards and rushed for 44 yards, and Vallery, who scored two touchdowns.

Albany State added a field goal in the second quarter and led 17-0 at halftime.

In the second half, however, the defense stepped up for Fort Valley State and shut out the Golden Rams. The Wildcats defense was led by senior defensive back Brian Walker, who recorded nine tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss. Williams was named MVP of the game.

“It feels great,” said Williams. “I’m very excited. Can’t wait to play Kentucky State next week.”

Offensively, Fort Valley State looked sharper in the second half and came out aggressively throwing the ball more.

At 12:12 to play in the third quarter, Otis Brown connected with Bodarius Johnson for an 18-yard scoring strike, cutting the score to 17-7.

Then, early in the fourth quarter, Fort Valley State struck again when Samuel Ryan returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown. That trimmed the score to 17-14.

The winning score for Fort Valley came at 9:45 in the fourth quarter when Brown found Johnson again for a 39-yard touchdown across the middle of the field.

Albany State threatened to score late in the fourth quarte,r but twice they failed to convert on fourth down and turned the ball over on downs.

Difference maker: Johnson had five catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns.

Individual stats: Albany State running back Jarvis Small, 80 yards, 17 carries. Albany State receiver Quadrey Simmons, 4 catches, 82 yards. Brown, 13-of-26, 186 yards, two touchdowns

Coach quote: “We challenged our kids at halftime to be more physical. We challenged them to execute better. They responded and we capitalized on some opportunities,” Porter said.

Player quote: “The coaches challenged us, and we accepted the challenge,” Walker said. “This team has not given up all year.”

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/sports/college/article112843918.html#storylink=cpy

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http://www.fvsusports.com/news/2016/11/1/general-fountain-city-classic-to-be-live-streamed-on-wildcat-sports-network.aspx

The Fountain City Classic will be livestream over the Wildcat Sports Network (WSN). The Fort Valley State University Athletics department is proud to debut its livestream network at this year's 27th annual Fountain City Classic football game November 5, 2016.  The pre-game show begins at 1:30 pm. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 pm.

The WSN will feature athletic events throughout the year. Beginning with football and transitioning into the men's and women's basketball season alumni and fans of Wildcat sports will be able to subscribe and follow their favorite teams and student athletes as they represent the Blue and Gold. Because the network debut is late in the football season the final two games will be offered as individual events at $6.95 per game. The basketball season will give fans the opportunity to purchase 18 men's or 18 women's basketball games this season for the price of $39.95 each. There is also an optional all season pass for $59.95 which gives the Wildcat fans both seasons for less than it would cost buying them separately.

For a little more than $2.00 per game, you can watch all of the men's or women's home basketball games this season or for $1.61 per game you can see every home basketball game. This is a great opportunity to keep up with the wildcats as they take on rivals like Tuskegee University, Morehouse College and Albany State University.
Click this link to subscribe to the network  2845

The funds generated through the WSN will provide scholarships to deserving Fort Valley State University Student Athletes. Support the Wildcats and watch them compete at the same time.

GO WILDCATS !!!

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A long way from the spotlight and out from under the magnifying glass of a Division I fan base, John L. Smith is in his first season as the head coach of the Kentucky State Football program. The Thorobreds have not had a winning season since 2011, and have a combined total of 13 wins in the following four years.

They now have the benefit of a head coach that has a lot of experience rebuilding football programs. Smith has been the head coach of six Division I football teams, has 150 career wins, and sees the potential in his new Frankfort team. He also is responsible for taking the university of Louisville Football team to five straight bowl games from 1998 – 2002 and winning two conference titles after inheriting a team that went 1-10 in 1997.

Smith is an Idaho native but has found strong ties to the Bluegrass. He now lives in Shelbyville and is using his 40 years of coaching experience to fill the football stadium at Kentucky State.

Smith comes to Kentucky State after a three year stint at fellow D II school, Fort Lewis College. He took a Skyhawks team that was winless in 2012 and brought them to a 7-4 record in 2015, with all of the four losses being to nationally ranked opponents.

Video
http://mycn2.com/cn2-sports/kentucky-state-thorobreds-making-a-statement-under-new-coach-john-l-smith

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Sports Forum / FVSU WILDCATS SPRING FOOTBALL GAME
« on: April 23, 2015, 08:14:13 AM »
FVSU WILDCATS SPRING FOOTBALL GAME

FORT VALLEY, GA (April 23, 2015) – After completing a 15 day post season spring practice session, the Fort Valley State Wildcats football team will hold it's Spring Game on Saturday, April 25th at 4 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium on FVSU campus.

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Sports Forum / Fort Valley State looking to bounce back
« on: August 25, 2014, 01:19:14 PM »
Fort Valley State’s record last year was only 4-6, but the Wildcats were one win away from making it to the SIAC championship game.

And this year, with key defensive and offensive players returning, head coach Donald Pittman sees bigger and brighter things ahead for the Wildcats.

“Albany State beat us in the last game of the year last year and ended up winning the SIAC championship game, so if it comes down to that again, I would be happy,” Pittman said. “I have a great feeling about this team. We are taking advantage of every minute we have, and I can already see that we are together as a team. We have great leaders on both sides of the football, and I am very excited about where we are.”

Pittman expects his defense to maintain its five-year run of dominance. Leading the way will be senior linebacker LeRon Furr, who was a preseason Division II All-American, but Pittman also had high praise for defensive lineman Bernard Little, who had 17 tackles behind the line of scrimmage last year.

“LeRon is a very popular pick when it comes to awards, but Bernard might be the best kept secret in the nation,” Pittman said. “He is a preseason all-conference pick, and I expect him to live up to that billing. When you add linebacker Stefon Harper to that mix, we look to be very strong defensively.”

Last year at this time, the quarterback job was wide open with Eugene Smith getting most of the snaps early. But Pittman quickly realized that he had to find a way to get the ball in Malcolm Eady’s hands.

“We played him a lot at running back just to get him in the game last year because he was so explosive, but this year he is the quarterback, and he is a threat running or passing the ball,” Pittman said. “The experience he got last year at both positions will help him greatly this year, and I think he is ready to take control.”

The running back position will be bolstered by the return of Seth Hill, who was the starter at the beginning of last year but was injured in the opening game against Valdosta State after only six carries and missed the rest of the year.

“Seth brings so much to this team, not only as a running back, but as a leader of this football team, “Pittman said. “Losing him had a huge impact on us last year, and we are very happy to have him back.”

The offensive line, which Pittman called “a disappointment” last year, will be led by three-year starter Brandon Baker, as well as returners Michael Brown and Brian Cornish. The rest of the offensive line will be made up of incoming players.

Fort Valley State has 38 returning letterwinners, and Pittman is anxious for the season to start.

“We are not that far away from playing our first game on Sept. 6 against Delta State, and we are excited to open up at home,” said Pittman, whose team did not play in Fort Valley until the fifth game of last year. “It’s always an exciting time when the season starts, but the talent we have this year makes it even more exciting.”

FORT VALLEY STATE in 2014

Head coach: Donald Pittman (37-28 in five seasons overall and at FVSU).

2013 record: 4-6.

Returning starters: 4 on offense; 4 on defense.

Players to watch: Malcolm Eady (6-0, 210, Soph., QB/RB); Jonquez Sanders (5-11, 230, Sr., RB); Brian Cornish (6-2, 330, Soph., OL); Brandon Baker (6-6, 315, Sr., OL); Michael Brown (6-3, 315, Jr., OL); LeRon Furr (6-3, 245, Sr., LB); Anthony DeMunn (6-2, 290, Soph., DL); Bernard Little (6-2, 290, Sr., DL); Stefon Harper (5-11, 215, Sr., LB); Tracey White (5-11, 193, Sr., DB); Breon Isaac (5-9, 175, Soph., DB).

Schedule

Sept. 6 Delta State

Sept. 13 at Savannah State

Sept. 20 Clark Atlanta

Sept. 27 at Benedict

Oct. 4 at Tuskegee

Oct. 11 Kentucky State

Oct. 18 Limestone

Oct. 25 Paine

Nov. 1 at Morehouse

Nov. 8 vs. Albany State in Columbus

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2014/08/24/3260965/fort-valley-state-looking-to-bounce.html?sp=/99/160/165/171/#storylink=cpy

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