Remembering ECSU’s 1971 CIAA championship football team
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Glen Bowman is a professor of history at ECSU and author of the book Elizabeth City State University, 1891-2016: The Continuity of a Historical Legacy of Excellence and Resilience.
In 1971 ECSU lacked its own campus field and played its home games at Memorial Field, behind Sheep-Harney Elementary School. Although the team did not go undefeated, it gradually played its way into contention and had a chance to win the CIAA on the last game of the season. On a cold and windy Thanksgiving Day at Norfolk’s Foreman Field, ECSU defeated the Rams of Winston-Salem State 33-22, avenging an earlier 13-12 defeat.http://www.dailyadvance.com/features/bowman-remembering-ecsu8217s-1971-ciaa-championship-football-team-3070269