SSU Football Adds More Recruits
Savannah State signed 13 players to football scholarships on National Signing Day on February 3. Since then, the Tiger coaching staff has added nine more players to the 2010 recruiting class. Inking with SSU were Rashaud Ferrell (5-9, 189), a linebacker from Rockdale County HS in Conyers, GA; Simon Heyward (5-10, 180), an athlete from Beach HS in Savannah, GA; Darryl Harris (6-3, 252), a offensive lineman from Beach HS; and AJ Welch (5-9, 175), a defensive back from Memorial Day School in Savannah; Henry Ducree (5-10, 175), a defensive back from Marietta HS in Marietta, GA; Reginald Givens (6-2, 250), a defensive end/linebacker who is transferring from Arkansas Baptist; JJ Miller (6-1, 180), a defensive back from East Cowetta HS in Newnan, GA; Christian Floyd (6-3, 260), a tight end/offensive lineman from Lithonia HS in Lithonia, GA; and David Larmond (6-3, 305), a offensive lineman from Mater Academy in Miami, FL.
Jones Runs In Junior Championships
The United States women’s 4×400 relay team won the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada event with a time of 3:31.20 followed by Nigeria (3:31.84) and Jamaica (3:32.24) who won the Bronze medal. The team from the Bahamas placed 4th with a new National Junior record of 3:33.43. Among those on the Bahamas team was Savannah State standout Amara Jones who ran the second leg of the event.
SIAC Office Changes Location
The Southern Intercollegiate Athlete Conference relocated its headquarters from its current home in Tucker, Georgia to Atlanta on July 23rd. The SIAC office moved to 225 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1975. The new office is in the South Tower of Peachtree Center, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The new phone number is 404-221- 1041.
MEAC To Host Football Luncheon, July 30
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host the annual Football Press Luncheon on July 30 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel in Norfolk, VA. MEAC head football coaches will be on hand to offer an inside view of the upcoming 2010 football season. The 2010 MEAC football season kicks off on September 2 featuring four MEAC football teams in action including Hampton at Central Michigan, Norfolk State at Rutgers, Florida A&M at Miami (FL) and North Carolina Central who will host Johnson C. Smith. South Carolina State will kick off the season at Georgia Tech on Sept. 4 in Atlanta, Ga. While Delaware State will face Southern University in the sixth annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Sept. 5 in Orlando, Florida.