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By Savannah Tribune | July 08, 2020

Claflin University has hired Robert “Tony” O’Neal as its new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. O’Neal assumed his new role on July 1, succeeding Dr. Jerome Fitch, who announced his retirement after serving 11 years in the position. O’Neal has served at the senior administrative level of college athletics for more than two decades, including stints at Bethune-Cookman University and Savannah … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Moore”

Crime Stoppers to Host First Post-Quarantine Fundraiser With the Savannah Bananas

By Savannah Tribune | July 08, 2020

Crime Stoppers of Savannah-Chatham County will be holding their first fundraiser since the COVID-19 Pandemic by hosting a night with the Savannah Bananas. Tickets for the Saturday, July 11 game at Historic Grayson Stadium can be purchased online at bananas. isportstix.com/order/group/ CrimeStoppers. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit Crime Stoppers, a Savannah based non-profit that works to stop … Continue reading “Crime Stoppers to Host First Post-Quarantine Fundraiser With the Savannah Bananas”

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By Savannah Tribune | July 01, 2020

Former Savannah State defensive back John Wilson didn’t hear his named called during April’s NFL Draft. Typically players who do not get drafted will hear from teams immediately following the draft and may end up signing a undrafted free agent contract. Neither of those happened to Wilson but he’ll still get a chance to make an NFL team. Wilson has … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Moore”

Former NFL MVP Cam Newton has signed with the New England Patriots

By Savannah Tribune | July 01, 2020

Former NFL MVP Cam Newton and the New England Patriots have reached an agreement to a one-year deal. Cam Newton will fill the quarterback vacancy left by Tom Brady, who left to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency. The Patriots did not select a quarterback in April’s draft. The agreement with Newton was appealing to the Patriots .They … Continue reading “Former NFL MVP Cam Newton has signed with the New England Patriots”

A Record 92 Savannah State Student-Athletes Named To The SIAC All-Academic Team

By Savannah Tribune | July 01, 2020

A total of 92 Savannah State student-athletes have been named to the 2019-20 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, a record in the school’s modern history. Within the SIAC, a record-high 1,355 student athletes were named to the Commissioner’s All-Academic Team for maintaining at least a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average throughout the 2019- 20 academic … Continue reading “A Record 92 Savannah State Student-Athletes Named To The SIAC All-Academic Team”

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By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the recommendation of VP/ Athletic Director Kortne Gosha to resign membership from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to accept membership into the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The Rattlers will maintain membership in the MEAC for the 2020-21 season. The move was approved by SWAC membership unanimously, 10-0, on June 4, … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Moore”

Lady Tigers Ink Six New Recruits

By Savannah Tribune | June 24, 2020

The Savannah State women’s basketball program added six new players to their upcoming 2020-21 roster, deepening a bench that will see most of its starters return. The Lady Tigers suffered several injuries during last season, but their core, all of which are returning for the new year, still managed a strong first season back in NCAA Division II and the … Continue reading “Lady Tigers Ink Six New Recruits”

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By Savannah Tribune | June 17, 2020

Alabama State Picks “Mo” Williams As Next Head Men’s Basketball Coach Alabama State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jennifer Lynne Williams has announced Maurice “Mo” Williams as the next head coach of the Alabama State men’s basketball program. A decorated NBA veteran, Mo Williams comes to Alabama State after a twoyear stint at California State University at Northridge (CSUN), where he … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Moore”

Savannah State Athletics Announces New Sponsorship Packages

By Savannah Tribune | June 17, 2020

“One of the greatest decisions I ever made was going to an HBCU,” –Shannon Sharpe, Savannah State Alumni and NFL Hall of Famer Savannah State Athletics Administration announced new sponsorship packages this week, opening the door for businesses and fans to support the program in ways they never have been able to before. The new sponsorship packages are a fresh … Continue reading “Savannah State Athletics Announces New Sponsorship Packages”

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By Savannah Tribune | June 10, 2020

SIAC Tops Division II Football Attendance The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) led Division II in football attendance for the 17th consecutive time, averaging 5,988 fans and a total attendance of 287,437. The SIAC has led Division II attendance for 27 of the last 28 years. Morehouse (GA) captured the Division II attendance title for the second consecutive year, attracting … Continue reading “Sports With Walter Moore”