Tigers Fall To 1-6
Kurvin Curry accounted for 235 and two touchdowns but it was not enough as Savannah State fell to Old Dominion 38-17 at T.A. Wright Stadium before a crowd of 2,743. The loss assures the Tigers of a losing season while ODU, who is in their first year of football, improves to 6-2. Curry passed for 185 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 50 yards. SSU trailed 17-0 at the half but scored a touchdown on their first possession in the third quarter as Deleon Hollinger caught a five-yard touchdown pass. Late in the quarter, Derek Williams hit a career-long 46 yard field goal to cut SSU’s deficit to 31-10. With just over five minutes left in the game, Hollinger caught a four-yard scoring pass. Hollinger ended the game with 10 receptions for 70 yards. Antwan Allen led the SSU defense with 10 tackles.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff sent their alumni home happy with a 38-12 win over Edward Waters before 14,853 fans. UAPB (4-2) led 14-6 at the half and 21-6 midway in the third before scoring 17 points in the final quarter. The Lions returned a fumble for a touchdown, threw a pair of touchdown passes and kicked a field goal in the fourth quarter. EWC (0-8) only had 76 rushing yards
Sharpe To Enter DII
Hall of Fame
Savannah State graduate Shannon Sharpe will be inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame on December 11 in Florence, Alabama. The Glennville, GA native is already a member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Denver Broncos Ring of Honor. Sharpe, 41, had his jersey retired by SSU on October 17, 2009.
Mullice To Help
With Hall of Fame
Liberty County native Roderick Mullice has been named one of the members of the advisory committee for the upstart Black College Football Hall of Fame which will be located in Atlanta, GA. The Inaugural Enshrinement Ceremony will be held in Atlanta on February 20, 2010, in conjunction with Black History Month. Mullice works at Newmark Knight Frank in Atlanta as managing director. Mullice specializes in strategic advisory services with an emphasis on helping clients work with municipalities. Mullice, a 1991 Savannah State graduate, is the son of Alfred Mullice and Rose Mullice, also SSU grads.
SSU Adds To
Savannah State Athletics Director W. Bart Bellairs announces the hiring of Selena Warner as Athletics Business Operations Coordinator. As the athletics business operations coordinator, Warner will maintain the athletic department budget as well as handle game day operations and marketing. Warner comes to SSU from Grace Initiative Magnet Center in Savannah, GA where she has worked since 2007. Warner is the daughter of Fred Robinson and Juanita Fields and Michael Jenkins.