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    January 30, 2001
  • Morris Brown has named Sol Brannan as its new head football coach. Brannan has been an assistant coach at Morehouse and MBC for the past 25 years and was track and field coach at Morris Brown. The 59-year-old Wolverine alum replaces Joe Crosby who was released at the end of last season.
    At the press conference introducing Brannan, MBC president Delores Cross also introduced head basketball coach Russell Ellington as the interim athletics director. Ellington takes over for Gene Bright, who resigned recently. Cross hopes to have a permament AD selected in the next few weeks.
    January 25, 2001
  • Kentucky State University has named Donald Smith as head football coach. Smith comes to the Frankfort campus from Lafayette High School where he had compiled a 20-14 record in his first head coaching position. He replaces George Small, who was terminated after six years on the job and a career record of 33-34, including a 4-7 record last season. More from the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
    January 23, 2001
  • Mississippi Valley State placed on two years probation by NCAA
  • Tennessee State Tigers' finalize 2001 Football Schedule
  • The location of Saturday's basketball contest between the Panthers of Clark AtlantaUniversity (CAU) and the Wolverines of Morris Brown College (MBC) originallyslated to be played in the Epps Gymnasium on the CAU Campus has been changed tothe Frank Forbes Arena on the Morehouse College Campus.
    The game is still scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2001.
    The women's contest begins at 6:00 p.m. and the men will tip-off at 8 p.m. The change in location will accommodate the number of fans expected to attend the Atlanta University Center re-match.
    The Wolverines won the January 12th game 84-81.
    That game was also played at Morehouse College with over 6,000 fans in attendance.
    Tickets for the games are available at the CAU Athletics Departments.
    January 20, 2001
  • For the third straight year, Morehouse tennis captain, Damien Hughes has been selected to the Eastern Caribbean Davis Cup Team. Hughes is a senior political science major from Anguilla, British West Indies. He and his Davis Cup teammates will be competing in Haiti on March 5-11 in the America Zone Group Four against Haiti, Panama, Barbados, US Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda.
    January 15, 2001
  • The CIAA has promoted Monique A.J. Morgan to the position of Assistant to the Commissioner. Her duties will still include supervising the public relations efforts of the conference, overseeing various championships operations, acting as Senior Woman's Administrator and addressing student-athlete welfare issues.
    January 11, 2001
  • Carey Scott, a 6-foot, 209 pound defensive back from Kentucky State will be the only black college player in Saturday's East-West Shrine Bowl from San Francisco's PacBell Park.
    Scott posted 26 solo tackles this year for the Thorobreds and led them with nine passes defended. Scott is a native of Savannah, Ga. The game will be televised Saturday (Jan. 13) on ESPN at 4 p. m. EST.
  • Florida A&M record-setting wide receiver Jacquay Nunnally will also get to show his stuff at the 2001 Rivals.com Hula Bowl on Jan. 20 in Maui.
    Nunnally, who led all black college receivers with 96 catches this season, will play for the South squad while Hampton running back Montrell Coley will play for the North. The game will be televised at 3 pm on ESPN.
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