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    December 26, 2000
  • Former Tennessee State standout "Jefferson Street" Joe Gilliam has died of an apparent heart attack. Gilliam was 49. Here is a report from Yahoo Sports.
    December 15, 2000
  • Texas Southern University Athletics has hired Alberto Rojo as head men's and women's tennis coach. Rojo, a 1998 graduate of TSU, played on the men's tennis team from 1994-1998. Rojas is United States Professional Tennis Association certified and is currently the Head Pro at the Jewish Community Center. He has served in this position since 1998. Last season, both the men's and women's team finished second in the SWAC Championships.
    December 11, 2000
  • Former FAMU Gridiron Great Tyrone McGriff Dead at 41
  • The acquisition of Street and Smith's Productions by NASCAR has brought the "good ole boys" to black college sports. The CIAA basketball television network will be produced by NASCAR Images, LLC.
    The first game is scheduled for Sunday, January 14, 2001 and will feature Virginia Union vs. Virginia State in Richmond.
    Here is the entire CIAA TV schedule for the remainder of the basketball season.
    December 8, 2000
  • Time Warner Cable has announced they will be the official media sponsor forthe Legacy Basketball Classic in Charlotte on January 14. Time Warner Cable will begin running commercials to promote the Classic immediately.
    The top 2 African-American radio stations in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, WBAV and WPEG, have become the official voice of the Legacy Basketball Classic. Spots to promote the Classic will begin airing on December 12, 2000 to January 14, 2001.
    This year's classic will feature North Carolina A&T vs. North Carolina Central and Johnson C. Smith vs. Winston-Salem State, Sunday, January 14, at the Charlotte Coliseum. The Aggies and Eagles tipoff at 3:30 o.m. followed by the Rams/Golden Bulls matchup at 5:30 p.m.
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