Former Woodville, SSU Star James Dies
Roland James, a former standout athlete at Savannah State has died. While at SSU, James was named All- SEAC in football in 1958 and 1959, and also lettered in basketball, baseball and track. Before attending Savannah State, James was a standout in football, basketball, baseball and track, leading Woodville’s football team to its first victory over Beach in 1954 in the Thanksgiving Day game. He also led the basketball team in scoring for three consecutive years, averaging 20 points a game.
SSU Football Camps Doing Well
Savannah State head football coach Steve Davenport is putting things in place for the Tigers to have a bright future. During the month of June, Davenport and his staff held a series of oneday football camps away from Savannah. Davenport says that exposure was one of the main reasons he took
SSU camps have drawn over 300 participants so far with around 200 attending the June 12 camp held at Lakewood Stadium in Atlanta. Other camps were held June 11 at Callaway Stadium in LaGrange and on June 13 at Spaulding Stadium in Griffin. The next camp is July 17 at Hallford Stadium in Stone Mountain followed by a camp at SSU’s Wright Stadium on July 28. There is a $25 fee. If you have any other Camp questions, please call Ahmad Tinker at 706.412.3556.
Jones Named All American
The US Track & Field and Cross Country Association recently announced its All-
America team for the 2012 season. Amara Jones of Savannah State earned second team honors based on her performance in the 400m. Her best time was 52.7 which was .1 behind Maryland-Eastern Shore’s Lenora Guion-Firmin.
Norfolk State Gives Coach 3- year Extension
Norfolk State and head men’s basketball coach Anthony Evans have agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2016- 17 season. Evans, whose contract was set to expire after the 2013-14 season, will receive a raise from $125,000 to $175,000 on July 1, 2012. Evans has a 78- 82 record in five seasons at NSU and he has led the Spartans to two MEAC Tournament finals. The Spartans set a Division-I era school record with 26 victories last season and won its first MEAC title, making the NCAA Tournament for the first time. During the tournament, NSU, a 15-seed defeated No. 2 seed Missouri in the West region second round.