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Sports Forum / NCCU vs Tennessee Tech First Take
« on: October 09, 2021, 05:45:04 PM »

Sports Forum / NCCU vs. MVSU First Take
« on: October 02, 2021, 06:52:26 PM »
There is simply NO EXCUSE for what just transpired. NO EXCUSE!!!!
Someone make it make sense to me…..Please!

Sports Forum / AAU Junior Olympics in Houston, TX
« on: July 30, 2021, 07:07:50 PM »
For all you track and field fans the AAU junior Olympics is in Houston Texas next week. It’s going to be hot, it’s going to be a fast track and a lot of the fantastic athletes will get a chance to compete against the best in the nation.

After five MEAC teams have decided to leave the conference  in the past three years we have to begin to ask ourselves were their points at which something should’ve been done sooner? 

Hampton University
Savannah State University
nc a&t
Bethune Cookman University
Florida A&M University

Is it time to ask the tough questions of the competency of our conference leadership?

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Sports Forum / NCCU First Take- MEAC/SWAC Edition
« on: September 02, 2018, 04:38:10 PM »
Chauncey Caldwell isn’t the answer. Sure some will say our offensive line play was poor throughout the game.

He should focus on passing accuracy and game management and let the running backs run the football.

With him at the QB position we have NO chance of winning the MEAC this year. 

Some will be angry with my comments  and some will feel that my comments are hasty but I’ve seen good QB play and Chauncey Caldwell would rather pad his own numbers than to see the team win.

The lone passing touchdown was a 50/50 ball thrown to the guy he targeted 80% of the game.

I stand by my word, Let’s argue!

Sports Forum / NCCU First Take- Celebration Bowl Edition
« on: December 17, 2016, 07:50:40 AM »
First let me say the NCCU Eagles had a tremendous season. We went undefeated in conference play and won the conference title outright.......BUT.........:
We were out game planned, out coached and out played today by a physical, fast Grambling State Football team.

Grambling state did one very simple thing and they did it very well. They took away two thirds of our playbook by stacking the box with seven players four down lineman and three linebackers. This strategy forced us to throw the ball to win the football game.  
By stacking the box they took away the designed quarterback runs and they took away our running backs. That was great strategic coaching and their players executed their game plan extremely well.

Our offense made it very difficult for our defense today. Because the offense either turn the ball over or couldn't get anything going offensively The defense was forced to stay on the field far too long.

Our offense of playcalling today left a lot to be desired and we kept running run plays that were ineffective.  Malcolm Bell had a great career at NCCU but had a inaccurate game with two interceptions and a lost fumble.

NCCU's receivers struggled today and had at least five dropped passes. One of those passes was a walk in touchdown in the first half. The second, third, fourth and fifth drops were for first downs.

In all the first takes that I've ever written on this board I've always sought to be objective in my review. And as much as it pains me to say this the better football team won today.

With all that being said I am tremendously proud to wear my maroon and gray and I am so proud of the NCCU football team for making it to the celebration bowl.

Eagle pride amplified!!!!!!!

Sports Forum / NCCU vs NC A & T Football - First Take Special Edition
« on: November 19, 2016, 07:20:51 PM »
I can hardly contain myself. I booked my flight to Durham two months ago in hopes that the game against NC A &T State would have conference implications. The Eagles and Aggies both did their jobs to win all of their conference games leading up to the final game of the season. It was an improbable matchup that couldn't have been written any better.

Two teams atop the conference and both ranked squaring off for the outright MEAC Conference title. The Aggies were ranked 9th in the coaches poll and the Eagles were ranked 20th.

North Carolina Central played inspired football by attacking the Aggies in the trenches. Malcolm Bell was efficient and his read option performance with the exception of a poorly thrown ball in the red zone in the first quarter that resulted in an interception.  Malcolm scored two touchdowns with his legs and threw for another all while being judicious and efficient with the football.
The running back tandem of McClain and Simpson were both exceptional for NCCU today.   McClain broke free for the longest run of the game scoring a touchdown in the third quarter.

The wide receiving corps for North Carolina Central University played a phenomenal game as well.  While the Aggies secondary played better than expected the North Carolina Central University wide receivers were able to make plays when it counted to keep the Aggies defense off-balance.

The North Carolina Central University defense played better than I've seen them play all year. The secondary played extremely well in coverage. The defensive line won the battle at the line of scrimmage and was effective in disrupting the quarterback play. Tariq Cohen was unable to get anything going today because our linebackers, defensive line and safeties didn't allow him to get to the edges.

As a North Carolina Central University football fan living in Dallas Texas I couldn't be more pleased with today's outcome. It's off to the CELEBRATION BOWL for us and we are finally the outright MEAC conference champions.

Eagle pride Amplified!!!!!!!!!

Sports Forum / Norfolk State to host 2015 AAU Junior Olympics
« on: July 14, 2015, 04:27:28 PM »
It's great to see our HBCUs hosting nationally recognizes events. It speaks to the quality facilities and regional accessibility.
I'll be there for a full week of track events.
EagleBanker from Dallas to Norfolk.  

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Come back soon. There's a lot to talk about.

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Sports Forum / NCCU First Take- NCCU vs. Bethune Cookman University
« on: November 01, 2014, 06:57:22 PM »
NCCU's coaching staff has to coach for FOUR quarters.  Coaching at this level is a chess match and when the opposing team makes adjustments.  

To dominate for 3 quarters and then to lose against Morgan and Bethune Cookman in the last 5 minutes of the game means that the coaches have not conditioned the players appropriately and the play calling on offense and defense leaves alot to be desired.

VERY DISAPPOINTED....!!!!  The head coach needs an offensive coordinator!!!!!!! and a new Defensive Coordinator!

Dallas Eagle AKA Eagle Banker Out!!!!!

General Discussion Forum / Dallas, Texas Here I Come....!!!!!
« on: April 16, 2014, 09:01:23 PM »
After living in NC for 30 years, High School, College (NCCU) and 20+ plus years of my professional career, I am moving to the Southwest.  Dallas Texas to be exact!

Does anyone on Onnidan live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area?

Any good eating spots, places for live music (old school R&B) nice areas to live in?  Will be living in the Galleria area?

Any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated...!

NCCU is expecting 300+ students to participate in this full day Professional Development Symposium.  I will be facilitating a morning session and participating in several others throughout the day.    This is what it will take to truly prepare our students for the professional world.             

                         Professional Development Networking Conference
                                              Saturday, September 29th
                                                     8:15 am – 3:00pm
                                           M.H. School of Education Building

Keynote Speaker will begin at 9am and end at 9:45am.
•   Jullien Gordon, CEO and Founder of Innerview International, Inc.

These concurrent sessions will begin at 10:00am and end at 10:45am. 
•   Leveraging Student Leadership in the Work Place | NCCU Student Union
•   Hook Me Up: Best Practices of Networking | NCCU Career Services
•   Things Your Boss Wants You to Know | EagleBanker ;D
•   Say It Like a STAR: Interviewing Techniques | Vanguard, Inc.
•   Internship 101

These concurrent sessions will begin at 11:00am and end at 11:45am. 
•   Just Go: Seeking Global Opportunities | Global Health Fellowship
•   Adjusting to the Corporate Culture | INROADS & Vanguard, Inc.
•   Career Smarts for Liberal Arts | NCCU
•   Federal Job | Environmental Protection Agency
•   Hook Me Up: Best Practices for Networking | Vanguard, Inc.

These concurrent sessions will begin at 1:00pm and end at 1:45am. 
•   Say It Like a STAR: Interviewing Techniques | T. Howard Foundation
•   Internship 101 | NCCU Career Services
•   Graduate School: Hot Topic | Graduate Student Association
•   Resume Clinic: What Could be Wrong with Your Resume |  TBA
•   Entrepreneurship | NCCU School of Business
•   Developing Your Personal Brand | GlaxoSmithKline

These concurrent sessions will begin at 2:00pm and end at 2:45am. 
•   Education Industry Panel | Wake County Public Schools, North Carolina Association of Teachers
•   Pharmacy Industry Panel | GlaxoSmithKline
•   Retail Industry Panel | TBA Various
•   Media & Communications Industry Panel |TBA Various

General Discussion Forum / FAMU Hazing Tragedy- A Business Case
« on: December 17, 2011, 01:56:27 AM »
I want to first send my sincerest condolences to the Champion Family.  They have suffered the biggest loss of all and their son paid the ultimate price.  With the autopsy findings complete and Mr. Champions death being ruled a homicide.  It is time for FAMU to make some tough choices to offset the tidal wave of negative media attention.

Problem Statement
FAMU has made national headlines for the hazing death of Marching 100 band member.  The risk associated with ongoing negative media coverage is significant and has the ability to impact various different factors that are critical to the universities survival.  FAMU is a state supported institution that relies on Public dollars to run it's many programs.  FAMU also uses student tuition and enrollment dollars to justify the amount of state support as well as student fees to support its many auxiliary programs.

Business Case
FAMU must maintain a proportionate student to faculty ratio to ensure quality of education, meet state required thresholds and to offset classroom and faculty expenses.  continued negative press could influence incoming freshmen enrollment.  Continued negative press could also influence returning students to consider transferring.  The negative press could also influence ongoing corporate university sponsorship and have an impact on corporate perception of FAMU students for Internships.  The reputational risk is tremendous and therefore some difficult choices must be made to strongly address the perception of lawlessness within the Marching 100 and the growing public sentiment that band has existed and thrive while operating above Operational Controls (Pre-established University Policies).  

Potential Solutions  
  • Suspend the Marching 100 until the investigation, Case and lawsuits have been settled
  • Suspend the Marching 100 for a predefined amount of time (1,2, 3 or 4 Years)
  • Fire President Ammons
  • Develop a Council of HBCU's for the study and remediation of Hazing
  • Establish a foundation honoring Robert Champion that provides scholarships to Marching 100 drum majors

Please state your views as it relates to the business of running an institution of higher learning.  But I ask you these questions to contemplate as you form your possible solutions.  
What is the impact of doing nothing?  
What is the impact of letting the witch hunt continue?

General Discussion Forum / Afro Blue Voted off the Sing-off
« on: November 21, 2011, 10:02:12 PM »
I admit it, I watch the sing-off every Monday, particularly to support Afro-blue from Howard University.  I am terribly disappointed with the decision.  They were clearly better than the Dartmouth Aires.... :shrug:

They are an exceptional singing group.  This Eagle is an Afro Blue Fan!

General Discussion Forum / The Product "HBCU's for College"
« on: July 06, 2011, 06:42:43 PM »
How would you sell an HBCU to a rising senior in high school? 

How would you address the preceived differences between the level of education between PWC education and an HBCU education?

Please Note:  I am a lover of HBCU's but this year alone, I have seen two honors students in my family go to UNCG & East Carolina respectively.  I want to be prepared for the next wave of graduates. 

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