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    June 29, 2003
  • Tennessee State University has named Sharon Allen as head women's basketball coach. Allen, 44, comes to TSU from Mississippi State where she had been an assistant coach for the past five years. She was selected over two other finalists; former James Madison coach Bud Childers and Lady Tigers assistant Tracee Jones. Allen succeeds Valencia Jordan who was assigned to other duties in May and has already indicated that she intends to retain Jones, who served as interim coach following Jordan's reassignment.
    June 23, 2003
  • Florida A&M's Sheldon Morant has qualified for the 2003 World Track and Field Championships in the 100 meter dash with a top three finish in the Jamaican National Track Championships. Morant, a member of Florida A&M's All-American 4x100 meter relay team of 2003, ran a personal-best 10.25 in the 100 meters Saturday (June 21). The World Championships are set for August in Paris, France.
    June 5, 2003
  • FAMU Announces Television Pact with Urban Broadcasting
  • Five more HBCU products were selected in the second day of Major League Baseball's First Year Player Draft. Mississippi Valley's Temetric Thomas (24th round by the Cardinals), Southern University's Antoin Gray (25th round - White Sox) and Fernando Puebla (29th round - Devil Rays) and Savannah State's Jefferey Urgelles (26th round - Reds) and Clay Cleveland (39th round - Reds) join the six players who were selected on Tuesday.
    June 4, 2003
  • Bill Pope Turns In Resignation At Lincoln University
  • JSU's Denise Taylor Signs Contract
  • Southern second baseman Rickie Weeks was selected Tuesday by the Milwaukee Brewers as the second overall pick in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Other HBCU selectees were Damian Ursin, Southern (8th round), John Gragg, Bethune-Cookman (9th Round), Marcus Townsend, Southern (14th Round), James Hymon, Rust and Kevin Vital, Southern (18th round).
    June 3, 2003
  • Norfolk State, Viacom Sports Marketing Announce Construction of Video Board At Price Stadium
  • Fort Valley State University head women’s track coach Darlene Moore has been selected to serve as a member of the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee. Moore’s term will begin on September 1, 2003 and continue through September 1, 2005.
    This past season, Moore led the Fort Valley State Lady Wildcats to their third consecutive Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference outdoor track and field title. Moore was also named the SIAC’s “Coach of the Year and the Mondo Div. II South Region Coach of the Year.”