Ranked By NCAA
The NCAA recently released the final baseball statistics for the 2010 season and Savannah State were ranked second in stolen bases per game (2.94) and were fourth in overall stolen bases (147). Individually, Dexter Kelley was ranked second in stolen bases per game (.88) and fourth in stolen bases (44). Jonathan Ross was seventh in runs per game (1.36).
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) have entered into a three-year deal to host the Pioneer Bowl in Columbus, Georgia. The agreement, made in conjunction with the city of Columbus and the Columbus Sports Council, will begin with this year’s contest marked for Saturday, December 4, 2010. All games will be played at the 17,000-seat A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The Pioneer Bowl is the only NCAA sanctioned bowl game involving HBCU athletic conferences and one of only three sanctioned bowl games in Division II. This year will mark the 12th installment of the bowl game.
Signs With Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed in principle to a threeyear deal with rookie sixthround offensive tackle Ramon Harewood that includes a $74,171 signing bonus. The total base value of the deal is $1.289 million and includes the standard base salaries of $320,000, $405,000 and $490,000. Drafted out of Morehouse, Harewood (6-6, 341) was a physics and engineering major who attended college on an academic scholarship. Despite his size, Harewood has run the 40-yard dash in the 5.0 to 5.1 range. He has bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times and has posted a 9-3 broad jump. Harewood has fully recovered from a knee injury suffered in early May where he suffered soft-tissue damage. He’s expected to be ready for training camp.
Money For Turf
Florida A&M football coach Joe Taylor has made a plea to Rattler alumni and supporters to replace the grass at Bragg Stadium with turf. An account has been set up specifically for the turf fund and Taylor hopes to raise enough funds to get the project completed in time for the Rattlers’ first home game Oct. 2. The turf project will cost an estimated $700,000. Taylor has appealed to FAMU’s 60 alumni chapters to each contribute at least $5,000 annually to fast-track financing the payment for the new top on the field.