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Sports Forum / Benedict's FBall Stadium Receves Fresh New Look
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:38:45 PM »

By Emery Glover | September 4, 2019 at 4:41 PM EDT - Updated September 4 at 4:41 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The home of the Benedict Tigers football team is getting a few new modifications before the season starts.

Officials announced on Thursday that Charlie W. Johnson Stadium will be getting a new turf field and a new digital scoreboard among other upgrades.

“We’re very pleased -- and thanks to Dr. (Rosalyn Clark) Artis -- to see the vision of replacing the turf that we really needed replaced,” said Benedict athletics director Willie Washington. “So, we’ll have a new turf field. We’ll have a new scoreboard, new sound system, new paint job, new roofs. We’ve renovated the entire stadium even from replacing all the concrete in the stadium. So, we’re going to welcome in a fresh new look. We’re going to welcome in over 100 football players and we’re just excited about this upcoming season.”

The scoreboard, according to officials, will be 25 feet tall by 43 feet wide. That will make it the largest digital scoreboard in the SIAC.

Officials also confirmed there will be new landscaping inside and outside the stadium and a new roof on the locker room fieldhouse and the main stadium structure.

According to Washington, renovations started in July and expect to have everything finished either by the end of this week. Washington also said the cost of the renovations was “well over a million dollars.”

“We’re not worrying about the cost,” he said. “We’re worrying about the safety and the best facilities that we can offer our student-athletes and the general public to come in and enjoy an excellent product.”

Benedict will play their first home game of the season on September 14 when they host Johnson C. Smith. The Tigers open regular-season play Saturday at Fayetteville State.


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A group of State lawmakers are pushing to keep a small technical college open that would be shut down under the proposed budget.

On Monday morning, members of the Legislative Black Caucus held a news conference in support of Denmark Technical College remaining part of the state’s technical school system.

Supports of the measure say declining attendance at the school does not justify keeping it open in its current state.


“I told a group (of NCCU supporters) earlier that you take what you have for granted,” Keatts said. “If you think of what (Moton) has done, it’s tremendous. As I pull up his bio and see what LeVelle has done, I’m amazed because I didn’t know everything. But I want to ask you to give more, I want you to participate more because the more you give then you’ll help him out and get the results you like. You have to change the way you do business.”

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The Benedict Tigers have a new man in charge of the men's basketball program and it's Artis Maddox. Coach Maddox had success turning Florida Memorial University around in Miami and he plans to keep Benedict competitive in the SIAC.

General Discussion Forum / Claflin President announces retirement/
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:57:08 PM »

Orangeburg, S.C. (WOLO)–After more than 20 years of service, a Midlands university president is calling it a career.
Tuesday afternoon Dr. Henry Tisdale announced his retirement as president at Claflin University.

Tisdale’s last day on the job will be June of next year.

« on: April 12, 2018, 11:37:10 PM »
the top four picks this year are slated for $52,564 their first season. Picks 5-8 get $48,638, and the remaining picks $43,404.


A dealership in Florida was at the receiving end of public’s wrath for allegedly parking its fleet of new vehicles at a garage of one of the state’s universities as Hurricane Irma approached the state.

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Sports Forum / Ros Gold-Onwude Moves to TNT\Turner Sports
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:29:39 AM »

Q: So how did this great opportunity come about?

A: This summer I became a free agent. My contract (with NBC Sports Bay Area) ended. Fortunately, I had a few options. Other networks were interested. But Turner just seemed like the right fit.

Q: Can you give us a feel for what your duties will be?

A: I’ll be covering the NBA full-time. I imagine the role will continue to evolve, but starting out, I’ll be on the sidelines for one national game every Thursday night. There will also be some in-studio work with NBA TV, where I’ll probably be doing some analysis and interviews. And I’ll most likely be working through the playoffs and Summer League, etc.

Q: Your head must be spinning.

A: I’m absolutely thrilled. I’m so excited to be taking the next step — onto a national stage, working games where the entire country is watching.


LaVar Ball, at this point, is LaVar Ball. You get what you get, the good and the bad, and none of us should be surprised by any of it. But that doesn't mean a billion-dollar shoe company has to cater to it -- especially at the expense of a woman merely doing the job she was hired to do to the best of her ability.

And it was an embarrassing misstep worthy of criticism.

Sports Forum / Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland
« on: July 22, 2017, 03:33:42 AM »

Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the point guard has asked the team to trade him.

The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has said that he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point and that he no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.


It was clear from day one that the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would be as much about the foreplay as the main event. When the fight itself is a matchup as fair as pitting Apolo Ohno against Evgeni Plushenko in a figure skating competition, you've gotta get all you can outta the lead-up.

But while we all knew publicity for the matchup would feature over-the-top displays of posturing, self-aggrandizing and hyper-masculine aggression, I don't think we were prepared for how precipitously the trash talk would devolve into slurs and stereotypes.

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