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Sports With Walter Moore

By Savannah Tribune | January 22, 2020

Former Albany State Coach Dies Former Albany State basketball coach Oliver Jones has died. Jones, 76, died on December 31, 2019 at the Emory-Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. A native of Mc- Gehee, Arkansas, Jones led the Albany State men’s basketball program from 1972- 2000, winning six SIAC championships. His teams won SIAC championships in 1973, ‘83, ‘84, ‘85, … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Moore”

SSU’s Quinn To Speak At Coaching Clinic

By Savannah Tribune | January 22, 2020

Savannah State head football coach Shawn Quinn will be one of the guest speakers at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic. The clinic will be held in Atlanta at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria, January 23-25. Quinn will speak on the topic of defensive front movement/coverage packages on Jan. 24 from 1:45 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Some of the others slated to … Continue reading “SSU’s Quinn To Speak At Coaching Clinic”

City Therapeutic Recreation Program Takes Home Gold at Special Olympics Indoor Winter Games

By Savannah Tribune | January 22, 2020

Nineteen athletes in the City of Savannah’s Recreation and Leisure Services Department Therapeutic Recreation program participated in this year’s Special Olympics Georgia Indoor Winter Games in Cobb County. The City is proud to announce Savannah brought home four gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal in Basketball Skills, and two team gold medals in 3-on-3 basketball. More than … Continue reading “City Therapeutic Recreation Program Takes Home Gold at Special Olympics Indoor Winter Games”

Sports With Walter Moore

By Savannah Tribune | January 15, 2020

SSU Staff Members Leave Within the past few months, Savannah State has lost three members of their athletics staff who have go on to other jobs. Kendall Harris, who worked as academic advisor, left in November 2019 for a similar position at Stony Brook which is located in New York. Harris, who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Delaware … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Moore”

Tigers Fall To Lane

By Savannah Tribune | January 15, 2020

Savannah State outscored Lane 48-42 in the second half but it would not be enough as the Tigers would lose their sixth game in a row, falling to Lane 78- 71 on January 11. SSU trailed by 16 with 12:44 remaining in the game but used a 24-8 run to to the game at 60 with 4:22 left. Lane answered … Continue reading “Tigers Fall To Lane”

Sports With Walter Moore

By Savannah Tribune | January 08, 2020

Funeral services were held on December 28 for former Savannah State basketball coach Jimmie Lee Westley, Sr. Family, friends and former players gathered at First African Baptist Church of East Savannah to celebrate the life of Westley. The Tallahassee, Florida native died on December 13 at age 79. Some remembered Westley for his golf game while others knew him for … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Moore”

Savannah State Hosted College of Coastal Georgia In Non-Conference Warmup

By Savannah Tribune | January 08, 2020

The Savannah State women’s basketball team opened the new year on Monday, January 6th with a non-conference warmup game against the College of Coastal Georgia. The Lady Tigers are coming off a 90-68 rout of Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) foe Tuskegee University on December 21. After tonight, Savannah State heads out on the road for a four-game swing that … Continue reading “Savannah State Hosted College of Coastal Georgia In Non-Conference Warmup”

Sports With Walter Monroe

By Savannah Tribune | December 31, 2019

Gillis Leads SSU Women Past Tuskegee Le’Andrea Gillis scored 27 points and Ta’Kyla Austin added 24 to lead the Savannah State women’s basketball team to a 90- 68 win over Tuskegee in a game played at Tiger Arena on December 21. The win snapped a two-game SSU losing skid as they improved to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the SIAC. … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Monroe”

James and Williams Score ‘Athlete Of The Decade’ Awards

By Savannah Tribune | December 31, 2019

This past weekend, The Associated Press (AP) announced the winners of the Male and Female Athlete of the Decade awards after a vote by AP member sports editors and beat writers. Serena Williams took home the Female Athlete of the Decade award and LeBron James received the Male Athlete of the Decade award. Both athletes are known for their extraordinary … Continue reading “James and Williams Score ‘Athlete Of The Decade’ Awards”

Sports With Walter Moore

By Savannah Tribune | December 24, 2019

Tigers Lose In Overtime Spring Hill overcame a 15-point deficit and rallied to defeat Savannah State in overtime 81-72 in a game played in Tiger Arena on December 19. Savannah State led 62-47 with 7:19 left in regulation following a layup by Joe Boykin but the Badgers strung together a 21-2 run to take a 68-64 lead at the 1:24 … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Moore”