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Sports Forum / Re: Texas Southern/FAMU scheduling issue
« on: February 14, 2017, 03:41:50 PM »
So basically, this game is illegal?

Pretty much! Unless it's a nationally televised game like the FCS kickoff games that ESPN does.

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Sports Forum / Texas Southern/FAMU scheduling issue
« on: February 14, 2017, 02:12:13 PM »
To play an early opener, Florida A&M and Texas Southern, two of the nation's historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, want to use the "FCS First Contest Exception" in the NCAA Bylaws. It allows for two non-conference programs to face each other as long as they are playing in a nationally televised contest (broadcast or cable, not Internet-only).
NCAA spokesman J.D. Hamilton said neither Florida A&M, from the MEAC, nor Texas Southern, from the SWAC, has contacted the governing body for the necessary waiver to play on Aug. 26. Also, a broadcast network has yet to be announced, said Elliott Charles, Florida A&M's deputy director of athletics.
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 Including the potential early opener, Florida A&M and Texas Southern do not have a mutual bye in their schedules until Thanksgiving weekend.




http://www.fcs.football/cfb/story.asp?i=20170213102243599620904

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Sports Forum / Re: Last Chance U
« on: August 09, 2016, 08:56:14 PM »
Crazy how Wyatt (white QB) didn't get a scholarship somewhere. I'm pretty sure he could play QB in the SWAC. Didn't see any black colleges make their way Scooba, MS. Heck Ollie and the other DL both signed D1AA also.

Jackson State, Alcorn State, and Grambling signed kids from EMCC this past year.

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General Discussion Forum / Korryn Gaines
« on: August 05, 2016, 12:39:08 PM »
Any of you guys been keeping up with this story/ :shrug:

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Sports Forum / Re: Labor Day Classic
« on: August 05, 2016, 12:04:14 PM »
Some nice exposure for the Valley in the Labor Day classic. IMO

Exposure?? In Birmingham?? Stop. I can't with you people.    :lol:
Yes, in the past the MILLS/Valley matchup was interesting under Psycho in the late '90s and '00s and the marching bands battle was to watch. We will be playing them next year because of the rotation of the schedule and we've lost two football teams from the conference. I wish they would go back to having this game the first weekend in October on the same day as Tuskegee would play Albany State. You would get a two for one. Gone are those days.


that's all...   :no:

What other games is Fort Valley playing in that draws 25k besides the Labor Day Classic? So yeah this does help with exposure.

Look who returns. Uhh..we don't need exposure. Maybe MILLS. You must have us twisted for some other small school. Also, the Fountain City Classic draws more than that. We are used to drawing that every year and more. So, please, go back into hibernation.

that's all...   ???

Miles outdraws Valley and has for years! The Fountain City Classic does not outdraw the Labor Day Classic, not ever. Cut the BS :police:

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Strike et al,

Yall know that Condi Rice was really close to two of the families, as they all grew up in the Titusville community in Birmingham.
???........yes, I AM aware of this, Alum.  But lets ALSO be accurate with the history.  Her father wanted NOTHING to do with the civil protests on going in Birmingham, and forbade Ms. Condi from participating.  That means, then, during the so-called "children's crusade," where you see the video of those precious school children being rounded up by Bull Connor's goons and loaded into paddywagons, Ms. Condi was somewhere, presumably, doing piano and ballet lessons.

Look, I don't mean to cast any aspersions on the Rice's as, likely, the MAJORITY of black folks were NOT involved in the protests, which is still the case in 2016.  But Ms. Rice has on several prior occasions "spun" a narrative about her father's involvement in the protests which simply does not comport to the facts.  :shrug:

Spot on!

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Sports Forum / Re: Labor Day Classic
« on: August 04, 2016, 12:08:08 PM »
Some nice exposure for the Valley in the Labor Day classic. IMO

Exposure?? In Birmingham?? Stop. I can't with you people.    :lol:
Yes, in the past the MILLS/Valley matchup was interesting under Psycho in the late '90s and '00s and the marching bands battle was to watch. We will be playing them next year because of the rotation of the schedule and we've lost two football teams from the conference. I wish they would go back to having this game the first weekend in October on the same day as Tuskegee would play Albany State. You would get a two for one. Gone are those days.


that's all...   :no:

What other games is Fort Valley playing in that draws 25k besides the Labor Day Classic? So yeah this does help with exposure.

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Sports Forum / Re: D2 expansion
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:29:43 PM »
Mississippi College - is this a state private school?

Private

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Sports Forum / Re: D2 expansion
« on: August 01, 2016, 05:30:33 PM »
Will any of these schools bring football into the mix?

Mississippi College



Mississippi College use to be very good in football before they dropped it along time ago.

Mississippi College never dropped football they simply just dropped down to D3 and they were a year in and year out top 20-type team there.

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Thank CU1994. I am not stating we as black people are obligated to attend an HBCU, Branj. You can do whatever you wish, but don't come out in the media and do all this protesting BS about your issues at a PWI that have had a history of blatent disenfranchisement of African-American and you continue to attend the school. As I stated, yes we have our own problems with HBCU and we are going to continue to have them until we wake up realize the true potential of our institutions. But, don't give me that because you wasn't approached nor recruited by an HBCU, that you as a young person didn't do any research on schools in general. There is too much technology out here and word of mouth that black people especially growing up in the South and the East Coast wouldn't know nor heard of an HBCU. So, please, stop it, man. You went to the school you wanted to go to. Now, suffer the consequences good or bad.

that's all...    :tiptoe:

Like I stated the 1960s Soul Brother mentality is why many of our schools havent grown since then. You better wake up, start growing, or die off like we've been doing.

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Thank CU1994. I am not stating we as black people are obligated to attend an HBCU, Branj. You can do whatever you wish, but don't come out in the media and do all this protesting BS about your issues at a PWI that have had a history of blatent disenfranchisement of African-American and you continue to attend the school. As I stated, yes we have our own problems with HBCU and we are going to continue to have them until we wake up realize the true potential of our institutions. But, don't give me that because you wasn't approached nor recruited by an HBCU, that you as a young person didn't do any research on schools in general. There is too much technology out here and word of mouth that black people especially growing up in the South and the East Coast wouldn't know nor heard of an HBCU. So, please, stop it, man. You went to the school you wanted to go to. Now, suffer the consequences good or bad.

that's all...    :tiptoe:

I graduated in 2003. Do I need to remind you what some our websites looked like back then?


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Homie -

You speak a whole lot of truth in that. But let me ask you a question, do you know for sure that Rush didn't allow any HBCU coaches up in there?  I know for certain that those coaches can make it hard on some schools to even see their kids. Now this also doesn't stop a school for reaching out anyway and you are so spot on that we are extremely late to the dance and too often, we are not serious in how we recruit or reach out to prospective players.

Both of their classes had kids to sign with HBCUs in their class. HBCUs have always roamed the halls of Hoover High.

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All I'm saying is this, we have to stop recruiting like its 1980 and get with modern day recruiting. HBCUs think that recruiting starts during a kids senior year which is far from the truth. Even in 2015 many of our schools don't host any types of camps to evaluate high school players and to also give them the opportunity to see what we have to offer in terms of facilities, coaching staff, and ect.

About 15+ years ago Samford University in Birmingham started doing this exact thing in the form of the Southeast Elite Passing Camp which has grown into the largest in the Southeast. About 5 years later they added a Lineman Skills Camp. This gave Samford the ability to evaluate kids, for kids to become familiar with the coaching staff, and for the kids to see the facilities. This started back in 1998. How many of our schools have done this? Recruiting has changed so much, and we continue to attack it like it was done when my dad was being recruited. Our alums get pissed when kids particular black athletes choose to go to PWCs but those same alums usually haven’t given a nickel to help their athletic department let alone the school. Our alums don’t show up to support our team if it’s raining, or too hot, or too cold, or if the other school’s band didn’t travel how does that look to an 17-year old when those other stadiums are packed regardless ? It would be nice for kids to come to HBCUs but they’re not going to do it because of obligation they’ll do it once we put forth the effort to get them. I have two younger brothers, one who played at Clemson and one who plays at UNA and I can tell you that NEITHER one of them was EVER approached by ANY HBCU.

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Branj, I know you went to a PWI and eventually went to Jackson State, but the fact of the matter is you are a perfect of example of that demise. Was an HBCU your first choice? If not, then you are the same as these players and black students that rush to the schools and once you get the REAL from white people or fail at their institutions, then you want to protest or run to us. Granted, we may not have the best facilities nor the financial support as our PWI counterparts that these black student-athletes and students desire, but for damn sure you will get an education and won't be treated outside your race. I'm just calling it as I see it, bro.


that's all...   :tiptoe:

Nobody is obligated to go to an HBCU. You're putting the blame on the kids and not the HBCUs who do a half-assed job at recruiting and marketing our schools. Many HBCUS didnt recruit me, not one bit. How can I honestly know about ANYTHING if you dont present your case? If we want top notch athletes then we must recruit them, we must sell our programs to them, nobody is going ANYWHERE because of obligation. You're right, I spent 4 wonderful years at Notre Dame and got a wonderful experience and degree out of the deal. The thing about me going to JSU was that the one HBCU coach that sold Tuskegee Univerity to me like it was the FSUs, LSUs of the world got the first call when I decided to transfer.

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Sports Forum / Re: Celebration Bowl Teams?
« on: November 09, 2015, 09:37:25 AM »
I'll be there regardless of who is playing soooo......




I know, I know, 'JT you are wearing out this GIF'  :snicker

same here!

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