SSU Football To Have Golf Tournament
Crosswinds Golf Club will be the site of the Savannah State Football Golf Tournament on June 9. Entry fee is $100 per person and $400 for a for-person team. Lunch will be served at 11:15am and there will be a 12:30pm shotgun start. For more information, contact Michael Wallace at 912- 358-3470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former SSU Athlete Dies
Marshall Pollard, a former two-sport athlete at Savannah State, died on May 24 at his home. Pollard, who would have celebrated his 62nd birthday on May 29, was living in Jacksonville, Florida. The father of two graduated from Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia and earned a football scholarship to SSU where he played offensive guard. He also was a member of the Tigers golf team.While at Savannah State Pollard made history by becoming one of the first, four officers to be commissioned in the SSU Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Unit. He was commissioned along with Lt Gen Walter Gaskin, USMC (Ret), CDR Larry Carr, USN (Ret), and LT Larry Hall, USN. Pollard graduated from SSU in 1974 with a degree in math. He retired as a naval commander in 1995. Anderson and Marshall Funeral Home in Manchester, GA was in charge of arrangements.
Richards Doing Well In Baseball Summer League
Savannah State baseball player David Richards IV is playing summer league baseball in the Northwoods League with the Battle Creek Bombers, located in Battle Creek, Michigan. After five games, Richards in third on the team with a .316 batting average. He has six hits, scored four times and has driven in three runs.
Wildcats Fall At NCAA Regional
Bethune-Cook- man was eliminated from the Coral Gables Regional after a 10-0 loss to Miami on June 1. The Hurricanes opened the regional on May 30 by nipping B-CU 1-0. Miami scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the ninth. On May 31, Cookman bounced back and defeated Columbia 6-5 in the losers bracket which set up a rematch with the Hurricanes who lost to Texas Tech.