Delaware State fired head coach John McKenzie on Tuesday. Athletic Director Bill Collick said though the team had improved from last year's 0--11 mark to a 4-7 finish this season, he felt the improvement wasn't enough. McKenzie, a former Jackson State quarterback, posted a 7-26 mark in three seasons.
Grambling State Athletic Director Robert Piper, diagnosed with cancer in February of last year, died last Tuesday at his home in Rustin, La. Piper was 58.
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed quarterback Ted White to the 53-man roster, team president Carl Peterson announced.White agreed to a three-year contract with the club. He had spent the previous 10 weeks of the '99 season on Kansas City's practice squad.
Tennesse State's L.C. Cole, N.C. A&T's Bill Hayes, Florida A&M's Billy Joe and Southern's Pete Richardson have been announced as four of the 16 finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award, given annually by The Sports Network to the top coach in Division I-AA football. The winner will be selected by a contingent of 85 media and sports information directors and announced on Monday, December 6, 1999, at Mickey Mantle's Restaurant in New York City.
Fort Valley State has received an invitation to the NCAA Division II Football Playoffs. The Wildcats will travel to Salisbury, N.C. to meet Catawba next Saturday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. As a result of not getting a playoff bid, Winston-Salem State will be the CIAA representative in the Pioneer Bowl. The Rams will meet the Golden Tigers of Tuskegee, Saturday, December 18 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
St. Augustine's Alhaji Alhasan and North Carolina Central University Katerina Glosova have qualified for the NCAA Division II National Cross Country championships. Both are freshmen. Alhasan won the individual race for men and Glosova finished third overall in the women's race Southeast Men's and Women's Regional at the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg. Alhasan and Glosova are both CIAA Cross Country champions, having finished first in the conference championship on October 28. The Morehouse duo of Christopher Irumua and Momodou Dremmer finished 7th and 12th and the Maroon Tigers team finished second overall in the SE Regionals. St. Augustine's finished fifth in the men's team competition. The National Championship event will be on Nov. 20 at Missouri Southern State.
The location of the football game between Livingstone and Fayetteville State has been changed from Salisbury to Greensboro, N.C. The Blue Bears and Broncos will meet Saturday, November 13 at Dudley Senior High School Stadium at 5:00 p.m. The new time and location will not conflict with the N.C. A&T vs. Florida A&M contest, earlier in the day at Aggie Stadium and creates a rare opportunity for fans looking for a double dose of Black College football in the same city.