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                                                                                                                        12    Sports Informtion Directors
                                                                                                                        13    Bethune-Cookman College
                                                                                                                        14    Florida A&M University
                                                                                                                        15    Hampton University
                                                                                                                        16    Howard University
                                                                                                                        17    Norfolk State University
                                                                                                                        18    Delaware State University
  Southwestern Athletic Conference                                          (SWAC)                                      18    Morgan State University
         4     Sports Information Directors                                                                             18    N. C. A&T University
         5     Alabama A&M University                                                                                   18    S. C. State University
         6     Alabama State University
         7     Southern University
         8     Prairie View A&M University
         9     Texas Southern University
        10     Alcorn State University
        10     University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
        10     Grambling State University
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    Southern Intercollegiate Athletic                                                                                                Association (CIAA)
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    20     Sports Information Directors                                                                                      29    Bowie State University
    21     Albany State University                                                                                           20    Elizabeth City State University
    22     Fort Valley State University                                                                                      31    Fayetteville State University
    23     Kentucky State University                                                                                         32    Johnson C. Smith University
    24     Morehouse College                                                                                                 33    Livingstone College
    25     Stillman College                                                                                                  34    Virginia Union University
    26     Tuskegee University                                                                                               35    N. C. Central University
    27     Benedict College                                                                                                  36    Shaw University
    27     Clark Atlanta University                                                                                          37    Saint Augustine’s College
    27     Lane College                                                                                                      38    Virginia State University
    27     Miles College                                                                                                     39    Winston-Salem State University
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                    (SIDs)

                 ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY                                        ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY
                    Thomas Galbraith, SID                                           Kelvin Datcher, SID
                          Normal, AL                                                  Montgomery, AL
                  Email: sports.info@aam.edu                                     Email: kdatcher@alasu.edu


                ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY                                   UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF
                              Vacant                                                Carl Whimper, SID
                        Alcorn State, MS                                              Pine Bluff, AR
               Email: sportsinfo@alcornsports.com                              Email: whimper_c@uapb.edu


              GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY                                       JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
                        Vacant                                                      Aaron Thompson, SID
                     Grambling, LA                                                       Jackson, MS
                      Email: -------                                           Email: jsusportsman@yahoo.com


          MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY                                 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
                   Roderick Mosley, SID                                         Harlan Stefann Robinson, SID
                        Itta Bena, MS                                                   Prairie View, TX
                Email: rwmosley@yahoo.com                                    Email: stefann_robinson@pvamu.edu


                   SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY                                        TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
                         Kevin Manns                                                  Rodney Bush
                      Baton Rouge, LA                                                 Houston, TX
                    Email: kmanns@cox.net                                         Email: bushrr@su.edu




(*) Black Sports The Magazine extends its gratitude to each SID for their contribution of information and photos (unless otherwise
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                         ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook                                                                                                  interceptions. Black also forced
                                                                                                                         two fumbles. Darian Payne had 21
With 17 of 22 starters returning,                                                                                        tackles and three pass break-ups
including 10 on the offensive side                                                                                       in 2005 as well.
of the ball, the Bulldogs will be one
                                                                                                                         As defensive backs, Stephan
of the favorites to capture the
                                                                                                                         Tucker and Jonathan McConico
SWAC East crown in 2006. Add to
                                                                                                                         each shared time starting in 2005,
those numbers, one of the deepest
                                                                                                                         Tucker was second on the team in
and most talented recruiting
                                                                                                                         both passes defended (7) and
classes the Bulldogs have enjoyed
                                                                                                                         interceptions (3). McConico had
since Coach Anthony Jones’ arrival
                                                                                                                         four break-ups and a fumble
on campus five years ago, A&M has
                                                                                                                         recovery in 2005. Also vying for
the ingredients for a highly
                                                                                                                         considerable playing time for the
successful campaign in 2006.
                                                                                                                         Bulldogs will be Maurice Thomas,
              Offense                                                                                                    Cheven Kimbrough, Al Donaldson,
                                                                                                                         and Frank Moore.
Quarterback Kelcy Luke, last year
                                                                                                                         The defensive line has the most
team’s most valuable player,
                                                                                                                         holes to fill on the defensive side of
returns from last year’s 9-3 team.
                                                                                                                         the ball. The good news is that two
He has the arm strength and
                                                                     #57 Johnny Baldwin                                  All-SWAC selections are ready to
accuracy to move the ball via the
                                                                                                                         take over full-time in the defensive
air, but can also make plays with        there are plenty of candidates to fill   depth.
                                                                                                                         line. Kevin Lockhart and Chris
his legs. The quarterback position,      both starting slots. Emmanuel                         Defense                   Traylor will fill two-thirds of the void
while headed by Luke’s experience,       Edwards, Kevin Francis, Anthony                                                 left to graduation. Lockhart was a
is one of the thinnest positions for     Mitchell, Tedric Milton, Gerald          The linebacker corps, and the entire
                                                                                                                         second-team SWAC pick a year
Alabama A&M. Stanley Allen, who          Stockdale, and Paul Kellum will all      defensive unit, are headed by
                                                                                                                         ago after recording six sacks and
saw limited action at quarterback        compete for playing time .               SWAC first-team performer and All-
                                                                                                                         eight tackles-for-loss. Traylor, who
in 2005 and did not attempt a pass                                                America candidate, Johnny
                                         The skill position with the most raw                                            led the league in sacks as a
on the season, will serve as Luke’s                                               Baldwin. He compiled 103 total
                                         talent for Alabama A&M’s offense                                                freshman and earned second-team
relief.                                                                           tackles, with 46 solo takedowns.
                                         is at tight end. Charles Moody and                                              accolades, led the 2005 team in
                                                                                  He also notched nine tackles-for-
Nic Luke and Ta’mar Scott bring a                                                                                        sacks with 8.5 and tackles-for-loss
                                         John Smith combined for 29               loss, four sacks, two fumble
wealth of experience to the tailback                                                                                     with 10. He also recorded a team-
                                         catches, 284 yards, and six              recoveries, two passes defended,
position. Luke started at the                                                                                            high nine quarterback hurries.
                                         touchdowns last season at the tight      one interception, one forced
position last season and rushed for                                                                                      Among those fighting for playing
                                         end position. Moody was a second-        fumble, and one blocked kick in a
a team-high 819 yards. Scott was                                                                                         time will be Justin Harper, Dominic
                                         team all-SWAC selection in 2004.         season where he took on more than
the second-leading rusher on the                                                                                         Cummings, Antwuan Jones, David
                                         Smith stands 6’7" and is an              one blocker on most plays.
team with 557 yards. Trevis O’Neal                                                                                       Winston, Whitney Garrett, and
                                         imposing figure down field as an
                                         eligible receiver. According to          Joining Baldwin at the linebacker      Jonathan Jones.
          2005 RESULTS                                                            position will be Avery Moland,
                                         Coach Jones, both are as talented                                                          Special Teams
 DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS                                                  Jimmy Richardson, and Quinton
 9/3     Tennessee St     W 27-14        as any tight end in the SWAC, and
                                                                                  Holmes. Moland was the third-         Kevin Francis returns as the place-
 9/10    Grambling St     L 0-44         fulfill both the blocking and the
                                                                                  leading tackler on the 2005 squad     kicking holder. Rashad Cylar enters
 9/17    Miss Valley St   W 27-13        receiving duties of the position as
                                                                                  and recorded six tackles-for-loss     the season as the team’s number
 9/24    Allen            W 42-0         well as anyone at this level of
 10/1    Texas Southern   L 7-17                                                  and three sacks. He even scored a     one punter and kicker. Francis and
                                         football.
 10/8    Southern         W 20-7                                                  touchdown with a fumble recovery      Emmanuel Edwards also return as
 10/22   Ark-Pine Bluff   W 28-13        All five starters return from the        on a punt return. Richardson came     the team’s leading punt return
 10/29   Alabama St       W 31-28        offensive line. Two of them earned       on late in the season and had 2.5     specialists from a year ago. As for
 11/05   Jackson St       W 52-6                                                  sacks to go along with 29 tackles     kick returns, Jonathan McConico
                                         all-conference honors in 2005. The
 11/12   Alcorn St        W 28-21                                                                                       and Stephan Tucker each averaged
                                         offensive line will be the heart and     on the season. Holmes saw action
 11/19   Prairie View A&M W 31-16                                                                                       27 yards per return a year ago.
 12/10   Grambling St     L 6-45         soul of the AAMU offense this            in seven games in 2005, and that
                                         season. Jeffery Johnson and              number should rise in 2006.           Edwards and Ta’mar Scott also
will get a chance to carry the ball at   Antonio Regist both earned                                                     tallied over 20 yards per returns in
                                                                                  As a freshman last season, Bobby 2005.
both tailback and fullback.              second-team all-SWAC in 2005.
                                                                                  McClain moved into a starting role
                                         The duo comprises the left side of
Fullback Jacques Pyant returns as                                                 and never left. McClain tallied 36
                                         the line for the Bulldogs with                                                         2006 SCHEDULE
the team’s fifth-leading rusher a                                                 tackles, with four behind the line of
                                         Johnson at guard and Regist at                                                     DATE     OPPONENT
year ago with 236 yards on just 34                                                scrimmage, and 1.5 recorded as
                                         tackle. Holding down the center                                                    9/2      @ Tennessee St
carries. He also owned the team’s                                                 sacks. Antonio Nelson and Dorian          9/9      Grambling St
                                         position is Chris Franklin, while the
second-longest         run    from                                                Waluyn will see playing time.             9/16     @ Miss Valley St
                                         right side consists of Kristian Smith
scrimmage, a 51-yard romp vs.                                                                                               9/23      @ Texas Southern
                                         at guard and Roderick Johnson at         Another All-SWAC candidate
Grambling       in    the  SWAC                                                                                             10/7      Southern
                                         tackle. The group averages nearly        returns in Marcus Black at strong
Championship game. O’Neal and                                                                                               10/14     Stillman
                                         6’3" and over 315 pounds on the          safety. Black was second only to          10/21     @ Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Kevin Mccants will also see time at
                                         front line. Marcus Robinson, Xavier      Baldwin in tackles last season,           10/28     @ Alabama St
fullback for the Bulldogs.
                                         Manuel, James Sanders, Phillip           recording 62 with 38 solo. He led         11/4      @ Jackson St
The two receiver positions are wide      Thomas, James Sharpe, Emmett             the team with eight pass break-ups        11/11     Alcorn State
open. Fortunately for Coach Jones,       Williams, and Darius Turner provide      and was tied for second with three        11/18     Prairie View A&M
                      ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook                                                                                                 Harrison (5’10”, 165, So-R) and
                                                                                                                        Olajuwon Meadows (5’11”, 185, So)
Few teams in America could match                                                                                        will play important roles as
ASU’s high-flying offense over the                                                                                      backups.
last three years. During that span,
                                                                                                                        Outside linebacker Chris Dupuy
the Hornets were at or near the top
                                                                                                                        (6’0”, 180, Sr) led ASU in tackles
in every major offensive category in
                                                                                                                        (84) and tackles for loss (11). Inside
the SWAC. That offense powered
                                                                                                                        linebacker John Hogan (5’9”, 225,
the Hornets to 17 conference wins,
                                                                                                                        Jr), was third in tackles (71) and
two eastern division titles and the
                                                                                                                        second in tackles for loss (10.5),
2004 SWAC championship.
                                                                                                                        and his high energy, emotion and
                                                                                                                        enthusiasm fire up the team and the
2006 is a year of transition for ASU.
                                                                                                                        crowd. New starters Marcello Moss
Familiar names will replaced by
                                                                                                                        (6’0”, 205, So) and Michael Figgers
young upstarts looking to make
                                                                                                                        (5’10”, 230, Jr) are expected to
their mark on the program. And
                                                                                                                        contribute in 2006.
while the offense looks towards life
after Tarvaris Jackson and Keldrick                                                                                     ASU lost 5 experienced linemen
Williams, the Hornet defense is                                                                                         from last season. Greg Tonico (6’2”,
          2005 RESULTS                                                                                                  309, Jr) returns. Tyler Thompson
 DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS                                                                                        (5’11”, 223, Jr), a high-energy,
 9/3     S.C. St          L 14-27                                                                                       speed rusher, will play right
 9/10    Texas Southern   W 27-15                                                                                       defensive end. Markell McKinley
 9/17    Ark.-Pine Bluff  W 41-10                                                                                       (6’2”, 290, Sr) brings a rare
 9/24    Alcorn St        W 38-3                                                                                        combination of power, speed and
 10/1    Southern         W 45-35                                           ASU                                         agility. Brandon Walls (6’0”, 338,
 10/8    Jackson St       W44-23
 10/15   Prairie View A&M W34-13          power and explosiveness. Jay Peck     Alford (6’3”, 250, Sr-R) is athletic    So-R), Noel Alphonso (6’5”, 230,
 10/29   Alabama A&M      L28-31          (5’11”, 200, Jr-R) and Marlin Lynch   enough to be a legitimate receiving     So) and Michael Deshazo (6’3”,
 11/5    Grambling St     L27-32 L        (6’0”, 246, Sr) provide a solid 1-2   threat. The big body of Clifton         240, So) will provide important
 11/12   MS Valley St     L33-38          punch at fullback.                    Cotton (6’0”, 260, Sr) will be a huge   depth.
 11/24   Tuskegee         L27-28                                                asset. Chris Kaufman (6’2”, 215, Jr)            Special Teams
rock-solid and stocked with talent,       Wide receiver Brandon Horace also has the hands and agility to
speed and toughness.                      (6’3”, 230, Sr) has significant offer some support as the Kicker/Punter Anthony Johnson                  th
                                          playing experience, accounting for occasional outlet receiving option. (5’9”, 146, Sr) finished 4 in the
              Offense                     20 catches and 214 yards last                                               league in scoring last year. Johnson
                                          season. Returning from injury is The offense line will be led by right was very accurate, going 12-14 in
Jason Bruce (6’2”, 185 lbs., So),
                                          Lorenzo “Slim” Hoffman (6’6”, 210, guard Ivora Hall (6’2”, 290, Jr-R), field goal attempts. The leading
Alex Engram (6’0”, 190, So),
                                          Sr), who racked up 23 catches, 352 James Brown (6’1”, 313, So-R), punt returners, Jay Peck and
T’chelpio Woods (5’10”, 210, So),
                                          yards and 5 touchdowns a year ago. center Nathan McCall (6’0”, 261, Brandon Averett, will both return for
Darius Mathis (6’0”, 180, Fr) will
                                          Steve Briggs (5’8”, 147, Jr) parlayed So-R), left guard Kris Myers (6’1”, 2006. Desmond Foster is solid as
compete for the quarterback
                                          his speed, quickness and game 285, So-R), and left tackle Antonio the primary kick returner, with a
position. Although talented, all are                                                                                  return of 24.7 yards.
                                          breaking ability into a scholarship Hill (6’2”, 290, Jr-R).
inexperienced, with no actual
                                          after a year as a walk-on. Marcus
playing time.
                                          McCall (6’1, 187, So-R) played “We don’t have any seniors, so
Jerry Severe (5’11”, 201, So) was         sparingly last year but is expected leaders will have to emerge,” Coach
impressive in spring practice and         to contribute in the fall.            Marshall said. “We know how to
earned the top as the starting                                                  measure success: What can you do
                                                                                     rd
running back. Rahmond Taylor              When the Hornets offense “goes on 3 down? What can you do
(5’11”, 230, Sr) will offer an exciting   big,” 3 tight ends offer the beef when you have to do it? Those are
change of pace, with a blend of           needed to move the pile. Jarod the questions we’ll have to answer.”
                                                                                             Defense

                                                                                Cornerback Brandon Averett (5’7”,                        ASU
                                                                                159, Jr), on his way to becoming                2006   SCHEDULE
                                                                                one of the SWAC’s top covermen,             DATE       OPPONENT
                                                                                led the Hornets with 3 interceptions.       9/2        @ Troy
                                                                                On the other side, Jimmy Toussaint          9/9        Texas Southern
                                                                                (5’11”, 175, Jr) is big and very good       9/16       Ark-Pine Bluff
                                                                                in one-on-one situations. Free              9/23       @ Alcorn St
                                                                                safety Travis Rayford (5’10”, 176,          9/30       @ Southern
                                                                                So-R) will put to use all the               10/7       Jackson St
                                                                                                                                       (Mobile, AL)
                                                                                experience he gained. Strong                10/14      @ Prairie View A&M
                                                                                safety Desmond Foster (5’10”, 185,          10/28      @ Alabama A&M
                                                                                Sr) is one of those guys who can            11/4       @ Grambling St.
                                                                                hit. Roderick West (6’1”, 190. So),         11/11      MS Valley St
                                     ASU                                        Jerrod Kerrison (5’9”, 172, So), Lael       11/23      Tuskegee
                                SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
          2006 Outlook                                                                                              one interception and four pass
                                                                                                                    breakups. Free Safety Jarmaul
The 2006 Southern Jaguars football                                                                                  George, who as a freshman earned
team has a lot to prove this season.                                                                                SWAC Freshman of the Year and
For the first time since 1992, when                                                                                 first team All-SWAC in 2003,
Marino Casem was at the helm of                                                                                     returns after a year absence. Toyin
the Jags, SU suffered a losing                                                                                      Akinwale (5’9”, 185 lbs., So,
season.                                                                                                             Houston, TX) moves into the
                Offense                                                                                             starting free safety role. Others
                                                                                                                    figuring into the mix include Randy
JC Lewis (5’10”, 190 lbs., Jr.,
                                                                                                                    Thomas, Marcus Wilkerson, Glenn
Walnut Creek, CA) looks to get the
                                                                                                                    Bell and transfers, Joe Manning and
Jaguars off on a good note in 2006,
                                                                                                                    Efe Osawemwenze. Thomas (6’1”,
as he returns for 2006 as
                                                                                                                    195 lbs., So, Montgomery, AL)
Southern’s #1 signal caller. He
                                                                                                                    finished ninth on the team in tackles
started all nine games in 2005,




                                                                                                                Photo by J.B. Carter, III
                                                                                                                    with 23 (12 solo, 11 assists).
completing 215 of 339 passes for
                                                                                                                    Wilkerson (5’10”, 165 lbs., So,
2,485 yards and 19 touchdowns.
                                                                                                                    Cleveland, OH) recorded six solo
Lewis has been rated the 20th best
                                                                                                                    tackles last season. Bell (5’9”, 170
quarterback prospect in I-AA this
                                                                                                                    lbs., Sr, Edgar, La.) finished ninth
upcoming season. Look for speedy
                                                                                                                    on the team in tackles with 26 (15
CJ Byrd (5’11”, 170 lbs., Houston,
                                                                                                                    solo, 11 assists), had one tackle for
TX) to have the reigns as the #2 QB.
                                                                                                                    a loss, two pass deflections, and
Bryant Lee (6’1”, 195 lbs., Fr,                                      Southern’s Defense
                                                                                                                    one blocked kick in 2005. Manning
Marshall, TX) looks to be #3 QB.        with talent and could easily be the rushes. Joseph Selders (6’3”, 280 (5’11”, 185 lbs., So, Tallahassee,
Larry Nichols (6’0”, 195 lbs, Jr,       best group of tight ends for SU lbs., So, Zachary, LA) recorded 21 FL) and Osawemwenze (6’1”, 185
Houston, TX) returns as the Jags        football in a number of years. Brian tackles (9 solo, 12 assists) last lbs., Jr, Dallas, TX) will add depth.
leading rusher from last season,        Washington (6’4”, 245 lbs., Sr, season, including three tackles for
                                        Baton Rouge, LA), Evan Alexander loss yards and two sacks, to go                        Special Teams
rushing for 269 yards and five
touchdowns on 79 carries. Devin         (6’3”, 240 lbs., So, New Orleans, along with one forced fumble. He Another one of the stronger team
Herbert (6’0”, 200 lbs., Jr, Edgar,     LA) and Trent Thomas (6’2”, 225 and Isaiah Thomas (6’4”, 325 lbs., units for the Jags this fall should be
LA), Darren Coates (6’1”, 200 lbs.,     lbs., Jr, Beaumont, TX) give the SU Jr, Winston-Salem, NC) will start at special teams, with the return of
Jr, St. Francisville, LA), and Bobby    offense much needed depth at this the defensive tackle spots. Ricky kicker Breck Ackley and punter Matt
Rose (5’11”, 215 lbs., Sr, Winnfield,   key position. Washington caught Nevers (6’3”, 260 lbs., Sr, LaPlace, Alvarez. Breck Ackley (5’10”, 165
LA) add depth to the SU backfield.      eight passes for 79 yards last LA) will get the nod at the right end lbs., Sr, Lake Charles, LA)
Herbert rushed for 31 yards on 15       season. Alexander caught 10 position. Others who could battle connected on 31 of 31 PAT’s, while
carries. Rose rushed for 86 yards       passes for 83 yards and Thomas for playing time include Allen Hauer making 7 of 13 field goals, with a
on 22 attempts. Kendall Addison         caught four passes for 43 yards and (6’6”, 320 lbs., Jr, Woodville, MS) long of 41 yards. Southern will also
(5’9”, 170 lbs., Jr, Baton Rouge,       one touchdown.                         and Vincent Lands (6’1”, 235 lbs., return         long/short       snapper
LA). was the top rusher in                                                     Jr., Baton Rouge, LA).               Demarcus Turner (5’9”, 220 lbs.,
                                        Lance Gerard (6’3”, 295 lbs., Sr,
Southern’s final spring scrimmage.      LaPlace, LA) will start the season David Brooks (6’2”, 245 lbs., Sr, So.). Alvarez (5’11”, 165 lbs., So,
Gerard Landry (6’1”, 220 lbs., Jr,      at the right tackles position. Ruben Bastrop, LA) finished the season Bakersfield, CA) averaged 35.9
Convent, LA), a big physical            Oliver (6’4”, 265 lbs., So, Monroe, with 63 tackles (29 solo, 34 assists), yards per punt, with a long of 47
receiver, had a breakout season in      LA) cemented the left tackle spot eight tackles for losses, one sack, yards. He also nailed seven kicks
2005, catching 39 passes for 574        in spring drills and Demarcus one interception, two pass inside of the opponent’s 20 yard
yards and four touchdowns.              Stewart (6’0”, 270 lbs., Jr, deflections, one forced fumble and line.
Antonio Overstreet (5’9”, 190 lbs.,     Plaquemine, LA) moves into the two quarterback hurries. Maurice Kick return specialist Albert Turner
Sr, Baton Rouge, LA) also returns       center spot. Termaine Johnson Runnels (5’9”, 250 lbs., Sr, New (5’7”, 175 lbs, Sr, Baton Rouge, LA)
for his senior season after catching    (6’3”, 325 lbs., Sr, Woodville, MS) Orleans, LA) will get the nod at the led the SWAC a year ago,
21 passes for 252 yards and two         came out of the spring at the top of middle linebacker position. Johnny averaging 28.9 yards per return,
touchdowns. Albert Turner (5’8”,        the depth chart at right guard. Wyatt Berry (6’3”, 235 lbs., Sr, Picayune, which also ranked him fifth in the
175 lbs., Sr, Baton Rouge, LA) 10       Tatum (6’5”, 300 lbs., Sr, Richton, MS) starts at the weak side nation in I-AA. Joining Turner as a
passes for 162 yards and one            MS) takes over the left guard linebacker spot. Others looking to kick returner will be sophomore,
touchdown.                              position. Myles Williams (6’2”, 275 battle for playing time include Marcus Wilkerson. Wilkerson
                                        lbs, So, Upland, CA) and Jacoby Donald Steele and Johnathan averaged 18.5 yards per return.
The tight end position is stocked       Collins (6’5”, 362 lbs., Jr, Malveaux. Steele was used as a
                                        Opelousas, LA) will battle for backup in his freshman season and                     2006 SCHEDULE
          2005 RESULTS                  playing time.                                                                    DATE      OPPONENT
 DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS                                               recorded six tackles, including one
                                                                                                                         9/2       @ Bethune-Cookman
 9/10    Miss Valley St   L 28-31                      Defense                 for loss yards, one interception and      9/9       Miss Valley St
 9/17    Prairie View A&M W 38-0                                               one fumble recovery. Malveaux also        9/16      @ Panthers
 10/1    Alabama St       L 35-45       Senior defensive end Lionel saw action as a reserve, and
                                                                                                                         9/23      NC Central
 10/8    Alabama A&M      L 7-20        Howard (6’2”, 245 lbs., Sr, Edgar, recorded 11 tackles last season.              9/30      Alabama St
 10/15   Jackson St       W 20-14       LA) recorded 21 tackles (11 solo,                                                10/7      @ Alabama A&M
 10/22   Alcorn St        L 16-38       10 assists) including four for loss Cornerback Mike Williams (5’11”,             10/14     @ Jackson St
 11/5    Texas Southern   W 44-20       yards. He also had one sack, one 190, So, Nachez, MS) finished                   10/21     @ Alcorn St
 11/12   Ark-Pine Bluff   W 27-21       fumble recovery, two pass fourth on the team in tackles with                     11/4      Texas Southern
 11/26   Grambling St     L 35-50       deflections and seven quarterback 49 (36 solo, 13 assists), and had              11/11     Ark-Pine Bluff
                   PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook                                                                                                  season. Junior Bobby Washington
                                                                                                                         should also see some significant
After closing out the 2005 season                                                                                        playing time this season.
strong, third-year Prairie View A&M
University head coach Henry Frazier                                                                                      The linebacking corps enters fall
III is ready to roll up his sleeves and                                                                                  drills as the strongest area on
continue moving the Panther                                                                                              defense. Senior Van Sallier returns
football to levels it hasn’t seen in                                                                                     to lead the unit after posting a
over three decades. For the second                                                                                       career-best 80 tackles last season.
consecutive season, the Panthers                                                                                         Joining him are fellow senior
return an experienced roster with 52                                                                                     Chandre Ward, who finished fifth
lettermen. After experiencing the                                                                                        with 37 tackles, and sophomores
majority of the 2005 season on the                                                                                       Gary Hicks and Kenneth Zenon.
road, the Panthers have a favorable                                                                                      Zach East and Daniel Hemphill are
schedule which features eight                                                                                            expected to contribute.
games inside the state of Texas.
                                                                                                                         Junior cornerback Hakeem
With eight defensive starters back,                                                                                      Muhammad, who earned SWAC
the Panther defense should                                                                                               newcomer of the year honors,
improve under the direction of                                                                                           headlines the secondary, finished
second-year defensive coordinator                                                                                        third on the team in tackles and tied
Heishma Northern. In 2005, the unit                                                                                      for the SWAC lead in interceptions
started out slow but after a few                                                                                         with five. Gibb Dungey will have a
personnel changes during the                                                                                             chance to see extensive action this
middle of the season, the revamped                                                                                       season.
defense showed signs of potential
                                                                        #28 Arnell Fontenot
as they concluded the year sixth in                                                                                      At safety, the tandem of junior Paul
total defense.                      action in seven games.                          Raphael Revuelta and Marquis Johnson and sophomore Val Ford
                                                                                    Johnson.                             return for their second season
          2005 RESULTS                    Establishing a legitimate passing                                              together. Johnson was the team’s
 DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS          attack is Frazier’s top priority at the   Leading the way on the offensive number two tackler with 51 stops
 9/10    Paul Quinn       W39-12
                                          start of fall drills. Last season, the    line are veterans Bennett Fagan, and six pass breakups. Ford broke
 9/17    Southern         L0-38
 10/1    Grambling St     L7-50           Panthers slipped to last in the           George Hester, Timipah Ikemi, Cory up five passes to go along with 25
 10/8    Alcorn St        L10-22          SWAC in pass offense with only            Roy and sophomores Cleveland tackles on the season. Adding
 10/15   Alabama St       L13-34          100.6 yards per game and had only         Collie and Quinton Turner. Fagan depth will be Ed Moore.
 10/22   Lincoln          W40-8           nine touchdowns via air. And to           and Ikemi are three-year starters
 10/29   Miss Valley St   L13-58          make matters worse, only two              while Hester and Roy have two                   Special Teams
 11/5    Ark.-Pine Bluff  W34-7           receivers who caught 10 or more           years of experience under their
 11/12   Jackson St       W27-9           passes return for the 2006 season.        belts. Collie and Turner played as For the fourth consecutive season,
 11/19   Alabama A&M      L16-31
 11/25   Texas Southern   W30-27
                                                                                    redshirt freshmen last season and the punting duties will be in good
                                          The Panthers will rely on senior          quickly       became         instant hands with the return of decorated
                                          Marvin Howard and sophomore Joe           contributors.                        punter Eric Hernandez. Hernandez,
              Offense
                                          Townsend as their top receivers.                                               a three-time All-SWAC honoree
Junior quarterbacks Chris Gibson          Last year, Howard caught 30                             Defense                who also earned All-American
and Mark Spivey are battling to           receptions for 348 yards with two                                              honors in 2004, averaged 38.5
assume the role as a starter. Also        touchdowns, while Townsend                The strength of the line will be at yards per kick last season. At
waiting in the wings are redshirt         recorded 171 yards on 10                  tackle with Del Frazier, Marcus King placekicker, sophomore Mario
freshmen Austin Nwokobia and              receptions and two scores. Junior         and Derrick Williams. At defensive Sanchez had a solid season as a
Brandon Whitby. Nwokobia was              speedster Ben Boyd. Boyd is               end, senior Jermaine McGhee will true freshman and impressed folks
rated as one of the top quarterbacks      expected to make an impact. At the        be counted on to anchor the spot with his leg strength, while Joe
in Texas as a high school senior.         tight end spot returns juniors            after posting solid numbers last Townsend and newcomer Joe
                                                                                                                         Fontenot will man the return teams.
The Panthers will depend heavily on
their running attack this season with                                                                                             2006   SCHEDULE
the return of their top two rushers                                                                                           DATE       OPPONENT
from last year. Arnell Fontenot                                                                                               9/2        @ Texas Southern
rushed for 849 yards and eight                                                                                                9/9        Edward Waters
touchdowns, which marked the                                                                                                  9/16       Southern
most yards gained by a Panther                                                                                                           (Houston, TX)
running back since 1988. Kerry                                                                                                9/23       Langston
Wilson rushed for 423 yards and                                                                                               9/30       Grambling St
                                                                                                                                         (Dallas, TX)
three touchdowns. Waiting in the
                                                                                                                              10/7       Alcorn St
wings at the running back spot is a                                                                                           10/14      Alabama St
group of young, but talented runners                                                                                          10/28      @ MS Valley St
in redshirt freshman Calvin Harris,                                                                                           11/4       Ark-Pine Bluff
redshirt sophomore Jeremy Waddy,                                                                                              11/11      @ Jackson St
and junior Thomas Smith, who saw                                         #44 Kerry Wilson                                     11/18      @ Alabama A&M
                  TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
          2006 Outlook

Head Coach Steve Wilson has the
Tigers poised for a superb season
heading into his third year with the
program.

The players have matured both
mentally and physically, and they
are ready to play a different caliber
of football. The growth over the past
two years is evident. The offense
went from 1732 yards of total
offense in 2004 to 3179 in 2005.
The Tigers scored 30 touchdowns
last season compared to 11 the
year before. The running game
doubled going from 775 yards to
1599 in just one season. The
Tigers have matured! But that is
just the beginning.
          2005 RESULTS                                                                #55 Robert Napier
 DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS
 9/10    Alabama St       L 15-27       for 1,204 yards and 11 touchdowns. freshman BJ “Smooth” Haith, and         tackles for a loss last season.
 9/17    Jackson St       L 21-24                                            true freshman Junior Osborn.
 10/1    Alabama A&M      W 17-7        Senior running back Ramond                                                 The Tigers’ hard hitting linebackers
 10/8    McNeese St       L 28-46       Gilmore will also see action. This Davis already has made a mark on        will be a force on the field. They
 10/15   Alcorn St        L 22-29       explosive runner rushed for four special teams, returning a kick-off       are led by Robert Napier who
 10/22   Miss Valley St   L 28-35       touchdowns in 2005, and he is a and a punt for touchdowns. Now,            received All-SWAC honors last
 10/29   Grambling St     L 21-58
                                        definite receiving threat out of the he will use his speed and quickness   year. Segun Olomojobi, Mike Boyd
 11/5    Southern         L 20-44
 11/12   Tex-El Paso      L 0-45        back field.                          to make things happen as a starting   and Harry Dawkins round out the
 11/19   Ark-Pine Bluff   L 23-40                                            receiver. Haith was a standout        group of hard-hitters who are
 11/25   Prairie View A&M L 27-30       The Tigers’ seasoned offensive line athlete in high school. He is a        athletic and quick. Division one
                                        will be hard to handle. These tough natural receiver with great hands      transfer Vincent Davis will also be
             Offense                    and skilled veterans will feature and speed.              Osborn has       on the field. He is a very physical
Junior running back Brent Wilson        Robert Buycks, Mario Perez, unbelievable speed, and he is                  player who gives the Tigers
is the center piece of a growing        Holmes          Drayton,      Cobb explosive once the ball gets in his     additional     experience       and
ground attack. The First Team All-      Eshietendoho, David Leach and hands.                                       toughness.
SWAC running back rushed for at         Matthew Minus. Expect them to
least 90 yards in seven games. He       open running lanes and shut the The tight ends will be big targets         The secondary is solid with the
finished the season second in the       door on charging defenses.           and great protectors for the          return of 2004 All-SWAC strong
SWAC with 1,032 yards and 10                                                 quarterback. Debrennon Erskine        safety Stacey Thomas. He suffered
touchdowns. The last time TSU had       Three new faces will lead the and Roland Robins are veterans               a season-ending injury in the
a 1,000 yard rusher was in 1998,        charge at wide receiver, Junior who have great hands and wide              second game last year. Thomas
when Thomas Sieh carried the ball       Daniel “Dangerous” Davis, red shirt receiver speed. Marcus Justice and     will be joined by veterans Lonnie
                                                                             Brian Bell were wide receivers who    Carr and Kedron Dunn who both
                                                                             have bulked up and learned to         will be able to match-up with the
                                                                             block. They will give the Tigers an   best receivers in the conference.
                                                                             extra offensive threat this season.
                                                                                                                   The Tigers have matured, and they
                                                                            Junior Tino Edgecomb will be           have the talent, confidence and
                                                                            taking the snaps for the Tigers. He    drive to be winners. Texas Southern
                                                                            won the starting quarterback job in    is now in the fast lane on the Road
                                                                            the spring. He has matured, and        to Birmingham (Championship
                                                                            understands how to play within         game).
                                                                            himself. Edgecomb is athletic but               2006   SCHEDULE
                                                                            unproven.      Junior Cornelius             DATE       OPPONENT
                                                                            Harmon is the backup quarterback.           9/2        @ Prairie View
                                                                                                                        9/9        @ Alabama St
                                                                                          Defense                       9/16       @ NM St
                                                                                                                        9/23       Alabama A&M
                                                                                                                        9/30       Jackson St
                                                                            The “Maroon Mean Streak Defense”
                                                                                                                        10/14      @Alcorn St
                                                                            is solid and strong. Mike Berry,            10/21      MS Valley St
                                                                            Kentavious Jones and Derrick Gray           10/28      Grambling St
                                                                            will command the front line. These          11/4       @Southern
                                                                            three were responsible for 141              11/11      @Texas St
                              #8 Daniel Davis                               tackles, 4 sacks, 12 hurries and 21         11/18      @ Ark-Pine Bluff
            ALCORN STATE                                                   UNIV. OF ARKANSAS
             UNIVERSITY                                                        PINE BLUFF




         2005 RESULTS                 2006   SCHEDULE                            2005 RESULTS                      2006   SCHEDULE
DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS    DATE      OPPONENT                   DATE    OPPONENT         RESULTS       DATE       OPPONENT
9/10    S.E. Louisiana   L 21-48   9/2-6     @ Louisiana Monroe         9/3     Miss Valley State L 17-30      9/2        MS Valley St (Chicago)
9/17    Langston         W 24-7    9/9-6     @ Arkansas Pine Bluff      9/10    Bethune-Cookman L 17-31        9/9        Alcorn St
9/24    Alabama St       L 3-38    9/16      @ Langston University      9/17    Alabama St        L 10-41      9/16       @ Alabama St
10/1    Ark-Pine Bluff   L 7-17    9/23      Alabama State              9/24    Tuskegee          L 9-13       9/23       Southern Illinois
10/8    Prairie View A&M W 22-10   10/07     @ Prairie View A&M         10/1    Alcorn St         W 17-7       9/30       Tuskegee (St. Louis)
10/15   Texas Southern   W 29-22   10/14     Texas Southern             10/15   Grambling St      L 23-26      10/14      Grambling St
10/22   Southern         W 38-16   10/21     Southern University        10/22   Alabama A&M       L 13-28      10/21      Alabama A&M
11/5    Miss Valley St   W 38-36   11/4      @ Mississippi Valley St.   10/29   Jackson St        W 64-36      10/28      Jackson St
11/12   Alabama A&M      L 21-28   11/11     @ Alabama A&M              11/5    Prairie View A&M L 7-34        11/4       Prairie View (Houston)
11/19   Jackson St       W 31-14   11/18     @ Jackson State            11/12   Southern          L 21-27      11/11      @ Southern
12/3    Grambling St     L 19-46   12/2      @ Grambling State          11/19   Texas Southern    W 40-23      11/18      Texas Southern



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                                        2006 SCHEDULE
                                    DATE     OPPONENT
                                    9/2      Hampton
         2005 RESULTS                        (Birmingham, AL)
DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS     9/9      @ Alabama A&M                       2005 RESULTS                        2006 SCHEDULE
9/10    Alabama A&M      W 44-0     9/16     U of Houston               DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS     DATE     OPPONENT
9/17    Washington S     L 7-48              (Houston, TX)              9/3     Hampton          L7-20      9/2      Paul Quinn
10/1    Prairie View A&M W 50-7     9/30     Prairie View A&M           9/10    Tennessee St     L14-20     9/16     Tennessee St (Memphis, TN)
10/8    Miss Valley St   W 37-22             (Dallas, TX)               9/17    Texas Southern   W24-21     9/23     MS Valley St
10/15   Ark.-Pine Bluff  W 26-23    10/7     @ MS Valley St             9/24    Miss Valley St   W33-14     9/30     @ Texas Southern
10/22   Jackson St       W 52-21    10/14    @ Ark-Pine Bluff           10/8    Alabama St       L23-44     10/7     @ Alabama St
10/29   Texas Southern   W 58-21    10/21    Jackson St                 10/15   Southern         L14-20     10/14    Southern
11/5    Alabama St       W 32-27    10/28    Texas Southern             10/22   Grambling St     L21-52     10/21    @ Grambling St
11/12   Concordia        W 82-7     11/4     Alabama St                 10/29   Ark-Pine Bluff   L36-64     10/28    @ Ark-Pine Bluff
11/26   Southern         W 50-35    11/25    Southern                   11/5    Alabama A&M      L6-52      11/4     Alabama A&M
12/3    Alcorn St        W 46-19             (New Orleans, LA)          11/12   Prairie View A&M L9-27      11/11    Prairie View A&M
12/10   Alabama A&M      W 45-6     12/2     Alcorn St                  11/19   Alcorn St        L14-31     11/18    Alcorn St
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9/3     Ark.-Pine Bluff  W 30-17            (Chicago, IL)
9/10    Southern         W 31-28   9/9      @ Southern
9/17    Alabama A&M      L 13-27   9/16     Alabama A&M
9/24    Jackson St       L 14-33   9/23     @ Jackson St
10/8    Grambling St     L 22-37   9/30     Concordia
10/15   Paul Quinn       W 62-0    10/7     Grambling St
10/22   Texas Southern   W 35-28   10/14    @ ND St
10/29   Prairie View A&M W 58-13   10/21    @ Texas Southern
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                   BETHUNE COOKMAN COLLEGE
           2006 Outlook                                                           season, end in the final game of the  returning players who did not play
                                                                                  year in 2005, against Florida A&M.    last year highlight the key reserves
Last season, Wyatt and the ‘Cats                                                  He is a crafty receiver that can      in the secondary. Rayphel Cox, Ben
may have turned in one of the more                                                handle almost any pass and is         Ballard and James Monds all
special memories in school history,                                               ready to start a new streak at BCC.   played significantly last year, and
even without a championship. After                                                                                      will be called upon to provide greatly
losing 10 of his 11 starters on the                                               Victor Johnson and Paul Neufville this year as well.
defensive side of the ball, Wyatt                                                 will be two more receivers returning
countered back with a 7-4 overall                                                 to the lineup in 2006, and both have Three defensive linemen that
record which was seen as almost                                                   quality and valuable playing time started last season are back, and
impossible during the preseason.                                                  under their belts. Look for second- each of them has increased his
Now, with almost all starters                                                     year player Stephon Walker to add level of play and aggressiveness in
returning to the defensive side of the                                            to this depth as well.                their pursuit of the ball carrier/
ball, the most important in the                                                                                         quarterback. Speedy and nimble
                                                                                                 Defense                junior defensive end Dennis King’s
program’s philosophy, Bethune-
Cookman is poised at a shot for the                                                                                     performance on the field in 2005
                                                                                  Senior linebacker Taurean Charles
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference                                                                                         earned him Second Team All-
                                                                                  led the team in tackles with 94 (37
(MEAC) crown in 2006.                                                                                                   Conference honors. Donnell
                                                                                  solo) and forced fumbles (3),
                                                                                                                        Livingston, after transferring to
          2005 RESULTS                                                            second in sacks (3.5-29) and fourth
 DATE    OPPONENT         RESULTS                 #10 Jimmie Russell                                                    BCC, quickly jumped into the
                                                                                  in tackles for loss (8.5-40). Rodney
 9/3     Elizabeth City St W 34-7        percentage last year, while Scarlett                                           starting lineup just two games into
                                                                                  Hughes, at the other linebacker
 9/10    Ark-Pine Bluff    W 31-17       was one of the more powerful                                                   the season with his amazing
                                                                                  position, finished second on the
 9/17    S.C. State        L 24-27       Wildcats with a team third-best in                                             progress. Defensive tackle Ramon
 9/24    Norfolk St        W 63-61                                                team in total tackles with 85 total
                                         pancake blocks. Rayondo Lee is a                                               McCullough has the ability to rush
 10/1    Morgan St         W 44-26                                                tackles, including 53 assisted
                                         bruising 6-3, 331 lbs. senior from                                             the quarterback and stay with the
 10/8    Delaware St       L 0-17                                                 tackles. He had nine tackles for
                                         Ft. Lauderdale. Anthony Scarlett is                                            play even though he sports a bigger
 10/15   Savannah St       W 56-13                                                loss, as well as forcing two fumbles
                                         one of the biggest Wildcats up front                                           framed body. This “big cat” has
 10/29   NC A&T St         W 54-17                                                with three pass breakups. Senior
 11/5    Hampton           L 10-24       with an intimidating 6-5, 330-pound                                            increased muscle mass, loss extra
                                                                                  Shamiane          Williams       and
 11/12   Howard            W 45-16       frame. Terrence Massey is                                                      body weight and is improving his
                                                                                  newcomers David Johnson and
 11/19   Florida A&M       L 23-26       expected to start at either the guard                                          strength every day. Newcomer
                                                                                  Andrew Dove are expected to
                                         or tackles position.                                                           Wayne Byers and returning
              Offense                                                             contribute.
                                                                                                                        members De’Juan Guillory and
Returning starting quarterback           P.J. Smith, Eric Weems, Chauncey         Junior Bobbie Williams is BCC’s Justin Cottman should all contend
Jimmie Russell, 5-9, 175-pound           Hampton and Corey Council will all       All-American candidate, MEAC for playing time as key reserves.
junior from Jonesboro, GA, has           be getting their fair share of carries   Defensive Player of the Year                      Special Teams
great mobility, lightning speed, and     this season either from the pitch or     candidate and the nation’s third-
has increased his passing accuracy       hand-off, whatever the situation         best leader in interceptions per Two very skilled veterans, Jesus
and discipline in the pocket. He will    may be. Eric Weems, 5-9, 175 lbs.        game last year. The Miami, FL Cortez and Lucas Esquivel, return
be backed-up by junior Jarod             from Daytona Beach, finished             native picked off three interceptions to make all the kicks, both kickoffs
Rucker, Devin Bradley, and               second on the squad in rushing,          in the season-opener last year and place kicks, for the Wildcats in
newcomer Terence Whitaker.               while finishing first overall in         against Elizabeth City State, and 2006. Cortez has been a mainstay
                                         receiving out of the backfield.          went on to nab six more passes. for the Wildcats as a place kicker.
Anthony Scarlett, Terrence Massey        Speedster P.J. Smith, a Daytona          Travis Roland’s increased speed Last season, he made a 51-yard
and Rayondo Lee are back up front,       Beach native, has the agility to         and coverage ability allowed him to field goal in the Walt Disney Florida
and all three were valuable starters     make him one of the people to            finish third on the squad in total Classic. Esquivel has been a key
along the line last season. Lee may      watch for All-MEAC honors this year      tackles (82) last year, as well as reserve for the Wildcats for years,
have been one of the most                with more carries of the ball, as well                                         but this year he is looking to get a
                                                                                  tops in tackles for loss.
consistent Wildcats up front as he       as possibly catching more passes                                               shot at becoming a starting place
led the returning starters in grade      out of the backfield. Sophomore          A plethora of newcomers and kicker, while possibly getting the
                                         Corey Council will get a chance to                                             nod on kickoff duties.
                                         share time with Weems this
                                         season, as well as continuing to                                                Redshirt freshman Adam Ward,
                                         return punts. He should see more                                                Jacksonville, FL native, will be the
                                         time in kickoff returns this season                                             man handling the punting duties
                                         too.                                                                            this season.
                                                                                                                                  2006   SCHEDULE
                                         Eric Weems may be listed as an A-                                                    DATE       OPPONENT
                                         back, but he is still a receiver by                                                  9/2        So Jacksonville
                                         many parts of his game. He is the                                                    9/9        Savannah St
                                         one that will serve as the “go to”                                                   9/16       @ SC St
                                         receiver this year, but many others                                                  9/23       Norfolk St
                                         will be challenging for that role as                                                 9/30       @ Morgan St
                                                                                                                              10/7       Delaware St
                                         well. Senior outside receiver
                                                                                                                              10/14      Winston Salem St
                                         Jonathan Summers will certainly be                                                   10/28      NC A&T
                                         one of the guys fighting for the “go                                                 11/4       @ Hampton
                                         to” position. He saw his streak of                                                   11/11      Howard
                                         31 consecutive games with a catch,                                                   11/18      Florida A&M
         #11 Taurean Charles             dating back to his freshman                       #1 Bobbie Williams                            (Orlando, FL)
                        FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
          2006 Outlook                                                                                                a likely addition to the MEAC in
                                                                                                                      2007, with a joust in Atlanta with
Heavy losses on defense and the                                                                                       Tennessee State (Sept. 30th) closing
departure of 3,000-yard career                                                                                        out the first half of the year.
rusher Rashard Pompey have left
the 2006 Florida A&M Football                                                                                         FAMU finishes with six straight
forecast uncertain at best.                                                                                           games, opening the stretch with
                                                                                                                      South Carolina State (Oct. 14th) at
          2005 RESULTS
                                                                                                                      home; hitting the road to face
 DATE    OPPONENT      RESULTS
 9/3     Delaware St     L 17-21                                                                                      improved Norfolk State (Oct. 21st);
 9/10    USF             L 3-37                                                                                       hosting always dangerous Morgan
 9/17    Howard          W 33-20                                                                                      State (Oct. 28th) for homecoming,
 9/24    Tennesse St     W 12-7                                                                                       before closing out with three mean
 10/1    FL Internat’l   L 6-23                                                                                       hombres in North Carolina A&T
 10/15   SC St           L 3-49                                                                                       (Nov. 4th at Greensboro), two-time
 10/22   Norfolk St      W 31-17
 10/29   Morgan St       W 27-16
 11/5    NC A&T St       W 24-14
 11/12   Hampton         L 14-34
 11/19   Bethune-Cookman W 26-23
             Offense

Offensively, FAMU will still have a
number of weapons, including
senior All-America candidate                                    Head Coach Rubin Carter
receiver/return specialist Roosevelt   firmly taking the reins at midseason,   school record for punting average,
Kiser, a first-team All-MEAC pick      capping off his sophomore               while becoming an ace placekicker
from a year ago, who was the           campaign         with     an    MVP     in 2005.
consummate all-purpose threat,         performance in the Florida Classic
plus wide-outs Aubrey Parrish and      against Bethune-Cookman.                Kiser will triple as the punt and
Ronald Wright.                                                                 kickoff return specialist, plus hold
                                      Senior guard Lenard Black, plus          on Taylor ’s kicks. Junior long
Junior Albert Chester, II, returns as tackles Richard Koonce and               snapper Doug Peeler brought
the incumbent at quarterback, after possibly Dan Parrish, return to            tremendous stability with his
                                                bolster the FAMU               consistent toss backs on punts and             # 10 Tyrone McGriff
                                                frontline crew.                placekicks.
                                                                                                                      defending MEAC champ Hampton
                                                                                           Schedule                   (Nov. 11th at home) and archrival
                                                          Defense
                                                                                                                      Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 18th) in the
                                                  Defensively, seven           The Schedule, as always will be a Walt Disney World Florida Classic,
                                                  starters, plus a half        challenge, especially early, as the presented by State Farm, in
                                                  dozen key reserves           Rattlers face four of their first five Orlando, Florida.
                                                  departed via graduation,     games on the road.
                                                  leaving the Rattlers in
                                                  dire      need          of   MEAC contenders Delaware State
                                                  reinforcements. Junior       (Sept. 2nd) and Howard (Sept. 16th)
                                                  All-America prospect         are on tap early for FAMU, which
                                                  Tyrone McGriff Jr., is one   also takes on I-A power Miami (Fla.)
                                                  of    two     returning      in between the two league
                                                  defensive line starters at   dynamos on Sept. 9th.
                                                  end. Junior Vernon
                                                  Wilder will anchor the       The Rattlers open at home Sept.
                                                  defense at middle            23rd against Winston-Salem State,
                                                  linebacker, while third-             2006 SCHEDULE
                                                  year man Ernest                  DATE     OPPONENT
                                                  Williams will ply the            9/2      Delaware St
                                                  FAMU secondary at                         (Detroit, MI)
                                                  strong safety.                   9/9      @ Miami
                                                                                   9/16     @ Howard
                                                       Special Teams               9/23     Winston-Salem St
                                                                                   9/30     Tennessee St
                                                  Special Teams should                      (Atlanta, GA)
                                                  be solid with the return         10/14    SC St
                                                                                   10/21    @ Norfolk St
                                                  of junior All-America
                                                                                   10/28    Morgan St
                                                  Wesley Taylor, who led           11/04    @ NC A&T St
                                                  Division I-AA in punting         11/11    Hampton
                                                  average (45.9), setting a        11/18    Bethune-Cookman
              # 7 Roosevelt Kiser                 new single-season                         (Orlando, FL)                        P - Wes Taylor
                                   HAMPTON UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook                                                                                             the switch to linebacker where they
                                                                                                                    will provide added depth along with
On the heels of back-to-back Mid-                                                                                   Demarius Sapp.
Eastern Athletic Conference
(MEAC) championships and I-AA                                                                                       Three of four starters return in the
playoff appearances, the Hampton                                                                                    secondary, led by two shutdown
University Pirates enter the 2006                                                                                   corners in Travarous Bain and
campaign looking to take their                                                                                      Calvin Bannister. Both have
program to another level. While the                                                                                 exceptional closing speed that will
Pirates have enjoyed an enormous                                                                                    allow the Pirates to take more
amount of success the past few                                                                                      chances in bringing pressure
years, they are still fighting to join                                                                              defensively. The hard-hitting Marlon
the ranks of the elite programs in                                                                                  Fair is the only returning starter at
the country. Coach Joe Taylor’s                                                                                     safety. Jermaine Mallory comes
squad returns a stellar senior class                                                                                into camp as the No. 1 strong
and a host of four-year starters who                                                                                safety. Derius Swinton and Vaughn
are hoping to become the first team                                                                                 Mansfield should also see plenty of
to win three straight MEAC                                                                                          time at both safety positions.
championships since South                                                                                                     Special Teams
Carolina State accomplished the
feat with four titles from 1980-83.                                                                                  All-American placekicker Andrew
        2005 RESULTS                                                                                                 Paterini is back, having a Division
 DATE OPPONENT          RESULTS                                                                                      I-AA best 20 field goals. Freshman
 9/3   Jackson State     W20-7                                                                                       Jahmal Blanchard will take over
 9/10  Howard            W22-12                                       #52 Justin Durant                              punting duties. Marquay McDaniel
 9/15  NC A&T            W31-14          freshman Herbert Bynes.                offensive line. The other three will handle the punt returns and
 9/24  Morgan State      W44-14                                                 positions will be manned by first- Calvin Bannister and Travarous
 10/1  Delaware State    W26-8
                                         Walter Payton Award candidate and year starters Terrance Smith at Bain the kickoffs.
 10/8  Gardner-Webb      W52-21
 10/15 Norfolk State     W55-14
                                         All-American Alonzo Coleman is center, Adam Herald
 10/22 South Carolina St W14-10          back and he has his eyes set on a at right tackle, and
 11/5  Bethune-Cookman W24-10            record breaking year. Coleman Dennis Conley at left
 11/12 Florida A&M       W34-14          needs just 242 yards to become guard.
 11/19 Savannah St       W44-6           Hampton’s all-time leading rusher
 11/26 Richmond          L10-38          and 546 yards to break the MEAC               Defense
                                         career rushing record. Last season
              Offense                    he split time with Ardell Daniels as 6-foot-6, 290 lbs.
                                         the duo became just the third pair Kendall Langford, an
Senior Princeton Shepherd is back        of backs to each rush for more than a l l - c o n f e r e n c e
for third year as the starter.           1,000 yards in consecutive selection in 2005, and
Shepherd is fifth all-time at            seasons. Juniors Kevin Beverly and 6-foot-4, 280 lbs.
Hampton in passing yards (3,366)         Van Morgan will split time as the Marcus Dixon lead an
and fourth in touchdown passes           No. 2 running back.                    experienced group
(31). Senior Antwan Smith provides                                              along the defensive
backup leadership. The future of         Fullback Curtis Lewis is an front. Senior Vernon
the program could lie in the hands       excellent blocker at the point of Bryant is expected to
of transfer TJ Micthell or incoming      attack. Junior Qutrell Payton control the middle of
                                         averaged nearly seven yards per the defensive line.
                                         carry on nine attempts last season Another key performer
                                         and he also caught three passes for along the defensive
                                         22 yards and a score.                  line is senior Alden
                                                                                Blizzard who tied for                  #98 Alonzo Coleman
                                         A trio of veteran receivers return in the team lead among
                                         seniors Marquay McDaniel, Onrea defensive linemen last year with 4.5                2006 SCHEDULE
                                         Jones and Dereck Faulkner. quarterback sacks.                                   DATE     OPPONENT
                                         Jeremy Gilchrist, Darius Mullen,                                                9/2      Grambling St
                                         and Kevin Teel round out the top six All-American linebacker and two-                    (Birmingham, AL)
                                         receivers for the Pirates.             time MEAC Defensive Player of the        9/9      Howard
                                                                                Year Justin Durant spearheads the        9/16     N.C. A&T
                                         Starter Ernie Lomax returns to the Pirates’ defensive unit. He finished         9/23     Morgan St
                                                                                                                                  (East Rutherford, N.J)
                                         tight end position. Senior Weston third in the voting for the Buck              9/30     @ Delaware St
                                         Hill, the more physical of the two Buchanan Award, given annually to            10/7     Central St
                                         tight ends, will back up Lomax.        the top defensive player in Division              (Indianapolis, IN)
                                                                                I-AA. Jimari Jones and Charles           10/14    Norfolk St
                                         Nevin McCaskill, a Second Team Robinson will man the outside                    10/21    @ SC St
                                         All-MEAC performer in 2005, and linebacker positions for the HU                 10/28    Winston-Salem St
                                         Brandon Walker are the two defense. Former safeties Ray                         11/4     Bethune-Cookman
          Kendall Langford               returning starters to anchor the Lewis and Henti Baird have made                11/11    @ Florida A&M
                                       HOWARD UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook                                                               interception. He will be           Jamison (6’1”, 190 lbs., So., Tampa,
                                                                                      backed up Brandon Earle            FL), who played in eight games and
When the Howard University                                                            (6’2”, 220 lbs., So.,              recorded 6 solos, 6 assisted
football team takes the field this                                                    Pottstown, PA). At the other       tackles, a sack and a fumble
season, it will showcase a new look                                                   end position is Rudy Hardie        recovery. He will be backed up by
on offense. The grind-it-out, ball-                                                   (6’1”, 270 lbs., Sr., Hartford,    Vincent Morehead (6’0”, 190 lbs.,
control offensive attack that has                                                     CT) Rudy recorded 10 solos,        Sr., Brooklyn, NY).           Joseph
been the signature of Bison football                                                  10 assists, 5.5 tackles for        Claiborne (6’2”, 195 lbs., Jr., Detroit,
the past four years will give way to                                                  losses and 2.0 sacks as a          MI) has been moved to the free
a new spread offense that puts a                                                      reserve.                           safety position from cornerback to
lot more emphasis on the passing                                                                                         better utilize his talents. He had his
game. There will still be a focus on                                                  Timothy Lockett (6’0”, 240         best season last year, recording 24
the running game that features two                                                    lbs., Sr.), a pre-season All-      solos, 13 assists, an interception
backs capable of rushing for 1,000                                                    conference selection at            and 6 pass breakups. He will be
yards.                                                                                linebacker finished third on       backed by Carl Alleyene (5’9”, 175
                                                                                      the team in tackles with 30        lbs., Sr., Middletown, DE) who saw
Defensively, the same effective                                                       solos, 57 assists, 9.5 tackles     action as a reserve last year, but
style that has been consistently                                                      for     losses     and      an     should play a bigger role this
ranked among the best in 1-AA the                                                     interception. He will be           season.
                                                 #93 Edwin Piner                      backed up by Endor Cooper
past four years will remain the
same.                             lbs., Jr., Largo, MD). Larry Duncan           (6’3”, 205 lbs., Jr.). Cooper is                    Special Teams
                                  (6’0”, 170 lbs., Sr., Lanham, MD)             regarded as a “can’t miss” All-
         2005 RESULTS             will be backed up by Jerrell Smith            MEAC player. Starter Robert              The Bison have had problems with
  DATE OPPONENT        RESULTS    (5’8”, 185 lbs., So., Brooklyn, NY).          Dowdy (6’2”, 220 lbs., Sr.,              the kicking game the past two years
  9/3   Winston-Salem St W 20-6                                                 Fayetteville, NC) had 35 tackles and     and hope to have them solved this
                                  Lawrence Hellams (6’2”, 190 lbs.,
  9/10  Hampton          L 12-22                                                                                         season. Ndapa Mendy, who served
  9/17  Florida A&M      L 20-33  Jr., Lanham, MD) will share time              four for losses in 2005. He will be
                                  with Andre Lane (6’4”, 200 lbs., Jr.,         backed up by Byron Patrick (6’2”,        mostly on kickoffs, will handle the
  9/24  Savannah St      W 39-21
                                  Fluvanna, VA). Arlandus Hood (6’2”,           210 lb., So., Pittsburgh, PA).           punting chores unless someone
  10/1  Charleston So    W 27-22
  10/15 Morgan St        L 0-7    195 lbs., Jr., Long Beach, FL) will           Danual Pearce (6’2”, 225 lbs., Jr.,      else is found by preseason.
  10/22 NC A&T St        W 16-0   be backed up Charles Hatton (6’4”,            Norfolk, VA) finished second on the
  10/29 Norfolk St       L 7-26   200 lbs., Laurel, MD).                        team in tackles with 47 solos, 32
 11/5    SC St           L 9-23                                                 assists and 10 tackles for losses.
 11/12   Bethune-Cookman L 16-45       Keon Coleman and Antoine                 He will be backed up Omozusi
 11/19   Delaware St     L 7-23        Rutherford give the Bison one of the     Airhiavbere (6’1”, 215 lbs., Sr.,
                                       best one-two punches in the MEAC.        McLean, VA). Alonzo Middleton
               Offense                 Terry Perry should vie for playing       (6’0”, 240 lbs., So.) figures
Center Travis Harmon (6’2”, 285 time in the backfield.                          prominently in the unit’s success
lbs., Jr., Miami, FL) returns as one The battle for the starting                also.
of the premier players at his position quarterback position figures to be
in the MEAC. He will be backed by very competitive. Darrell Turner              The Howard defensive secondary
Wilbur Chaney (6’0”, 290 lbs., Sr., (6’5”, 235 lbs., Jr., Phila, PA), Floyd     has a recent history of producing
Orlando, FL. DiMarques Floyd Haigler (6’2”, 195 lbs., Fr.), Martin              some of the best players in 1-AA.
(6’3”, 315 lbs., Sr., Greensboro, NC) Decembert (6’1”, 190 lbs., So.,           Antoine Bethea and Ronald Bartell,
and Torrence Simon (6’4”, 340 lbs., Miami, FL), and William Blanden             Jr., were both drafted in the last two
Sr., Manning, SC) will split time at (5’8”, 185 lbs., Sr., Waterbury, CT)       NFL drafts. The legacy figures to                  Howard University
right tackle. Michael Adams (6’2”, will compete for playing time.               continue as the coaching staff is
                                                                                                                         The place kicking will be handled
280 lbs., So., Marietta, GA) and                                                excited about this year’s unit.
                                                                                                                         by Dennis Wiehberg (5’10”, 190
Michael Russell, a 6’1”, 305 lbs.,                  Defense                     Geoffrey Pope (6’0”, 185 lbs., Jr.,
                                                                                                                         lbs., Fr., Berlin, Germany). Mendy
So., Cleveland, OH) will split time                                             Detroit, MI) finished sixth on the
                                           Edwin Piner (6’3”, 300 lbs., Sr.,                                             will serve as his backup. The kick
at the right guard position. At the                                             team in tackles with 28 solos, 16
                                           Detroit, MI) returns as one of the top                                        returns will be split between
left tackle position, Sean Woolford                                             assists and two interceptions. But
                                           defensive tackles in 1-AA. The                                                speedsters Randell Means and
(6’3”, 270 lbs., So., Columbia, SC,                                             more importantly, he clocked in at
                                           (6’3”, 300 LBS., Sr., Detroit, MI) had                                        junior Terry Perry (5’8”, 175 lbs., Jr.,
Woolford) and Andrea Townsel                                                    4.29 in the 40 in the spring,
                                           an outstanding campaign in 2005.                                              Miami, FL). Means will also team
(6’4”, 315 lbs., Sr., Detroit, MI) will                                         generating early interest among
                                           He finished fourth on the team in                                             with Jarahn Williams for punt return
split time. The left guard position will                                        NFL scouts. He will be backed up
                                           tackles with 60 while also adding                                             duties.
be manned by Tommy Burns (6’3”,                                                 Thomas Claiborn (5’10”, 178 lbs.,
                                           seven tackles for losses. He will    Jr., Pittsburgh, PA). Randell Means’             2006   SCHEDULE
315 lbs., Sr., Flint, MI), pre-season      be backed up by Justin Faust (6’4”,  (5’8”, 175 lbs., Jr., Detroit, MI)           DATE       OPPONENT
All-MEAC second teamer.                    290 lbs., Sr., Norristown, PA). At                                                9/9        @ Hampton
                                                                                covers skills and speed, gives the
                                           the other tackle position is Marvin  Bison perhaps the best lockdown              9/16       Florida A&M
Charlie Richards (6’3”, 225 lbs., So.,
                                           Wooten (6’4”, 290 lbs., Sr., Reston,                                              9/23       @ Rutgers
Georgetown, SC) will be backed up                                               corners in the conference. He will           9/30       @ Savannah St
by Chris Batten (6’3”, 260 lbs., Sr.,      VA). He will be backed up James      be backed up Rickey Jackson (6’0”,           10/7       @ Winston-Salem St
Orlando, FL) at tight end.                 Robinson (6’-“1, 280 lbs., So.,      185 bls., So., Colorado Springs,             10/14      Morgan St
                                           Verona Hills, PA). At one end        CO), who has the talent to                   10/21      @ NC A&T St
Howard will start 3 to 4 receivers at      position is Jarrett Burgess (6’3”, 270
                                                                                challenge for a starting slot.               10/28      Norfolk St
times. Jarahn Williams (5’10”, 185         lbs., Sr., Wash., DC). He recorded                                                11/4       @ SC St
lbs., Sr., Miami, FL) will be backed       21 solos, 18 assists, 6.5 tackles for The starting strong safety position         11/11      @ Bethune-Cookman
up Stephen Assoumou (5’8”, 160             losses, 3.5 sacks and an will be held down by Arando                              11/18      Delaware St
                       NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook                                                                                               team-high 10.5 tackles behind the
                                                                                                                      line of scrimmage.           Inside
  A 4-7 football season is hardly                                                                                     linebacker Dontae Anderson has
reason for celebration at Norfolk                                                                                     176 tackles in his three seasons at
State University, or at any college                                                                                   NSU, the most of any player on the
program. But after the 2005                                                                                           roster. Senior Brandon Feagin (6-
Spartans doubled the program’s                                                                                        3, 229) was one of the Spartans’ top
win total from the previous two                                                                                       pass-rushers last season. He led
years combined, coaches, players                                                                                      the team in sacks with 3.5 and
and fans would agree that the                                                                                         hopes to increase that figure this
program is on the rise. NSU returns                                                                                   season. Senior Timothy Jean-
a total of 16 starters from last                                                                                      Pierre (6-1, 225) and junior Jason
season. In addition, second-year                                                                                      Dent (6-2, 235) also have playing
head coach Pete Adrian                                                                                                experience.
orchestrated what might be the
school’s best recruiting class since                                                                                  The 2005 defensive backfield is
the Spartans moved to Division I in                                                                                   back for 2006. Cornerback Daniel
1997. The offense returns four of                                                                                     Hammett (6-0, 180) ranked second
its five starting offensive linemen,                                                                                  in the MEAC with five interceptions
two of its three primary ball-carriers,                                                                               last season, was the only MEAC
and its top nine receivers from last                                                                                  player to return two interceptions for
season. The defense welcomes                                                                                          touchdowns and tied for 15 th in
back eight of its top 10 tacklers from                                                                                Division I-AA in picks. Andre Twine
a year ago.                                                          Jonathan Allen                                   (5-8, 170) and Anthony Olumba (5-
                                          James Callaham (6-2, 190) led        last season’s offensive line unit,     10, 189), two juniors, earned time
          2005 RESULTS                                                                                                at corner opposite Hammett last
 DATE    OPPONENT      RESULTS            NSU in receptions (29) and yards     including seniors Emanuel Swindell
                                          (457). Derrick Baker (5-9, 170)      (6-5, 290) at left tackle, Jason       season and should figure into the
 9/3     Virginia St     L 6-34
 9/10    NC A&T          L 14-16          made 20 catches for 332 yards and    Kressen (6-3, 301) at center,          mix this season. Sophomore Dustin
 9/24    Bethune-Cookman L 61-63          two scores. Seniors Emery            Donovan Jackson (6-3, 320) at right    Johnson (5-10, 180), should see the
 10/1    Savannah St     W 58-29          Sammons (6-2, 185) and Errol         guard and sophomore Andy Ramer         field more this season.
 10/6    SC St           L 21-35          Henry (6-0, 180) combined for 18     (6-4, 283). Others seeking playing
 10/15   Hampton         L 14-55                                                                                       Sophomore Don Carey (6-1, 180),
                                          receptions and 223 yards. Seniors    time are sophomore Jamien Banks
 10/22   Florida A&M     L 17-31                                                                                       starts free safety and senior Chris
 10/29   Howard          W 26-7           Joey Bennett (5-9, 175) and Robbie   (6-4, 280), senior Waskin Carter (6-
                                          Delgardo (5-10, 170) and             7, 310), Brandon Nance (6-2, 290),      Arzu (5-11, 205) at strong safety.
 11/5    Morgan St       W 24-21
                                          sophomores Dario Walker (5-8,        Jeff Smith (6-1, 275), and Bobby        Other impact players include senior
 11/12   Delaware S      L 17-38
 11/19   Liberty         W 34-17          165) and Jamar Johnson (6-4, 220)    Bennett (6-3, 290).                     Roy Anderson (5-11, 195), juniors
                                          are expected to contribute. Tight                                            Walter Jones (5-10, 185), and Vince
              Offense                     end senior Jonathan Allen (6-5,                     Defense                  Hicks (Detroit, Mich.), freshmen
                                          235) was NSU’s first-team All-                                               Terrell Whitehead (Virginia Beach,
The starting quarterback job will         MEAC selection and was also          The top returner on the defensive Va.) and Jeremy Wicker (Stafford,
likely go to junior-college transfer      named a Black College All-           line is senior nose tackle Lorenzo Va.).
Casey Hansen (Corona, CA). At 6-          American by SBN Sports. He           High (6-1, 285). High led all linemen
foot-5, 235 pounds, Hansen                caught 18 passes for 232 yards and   in total tackles (33), tackles for loss            Special Teams
provides an added dimension that          two touchdowns. Junior Dexter        (6.5) and sacks (2.5). Five other
the Spartans have lacked in recent        Bailey (6-5, 245) and Donald         players return, senior Robert        Antonio Gomez (5-11, 185) returns
years. Other signal-callers include       Alexander (6-6, 225) will back up    Horton (6-5, 350), juniors Sherron   to handle all the placekicking and
Korey Jones (6-2, 225), Shane             Allen.                               Williams (6-4, 270) and Eric Bullock punting duties. Last season, he
August (6-3, 205), and Meredith                                                (6-1, 307), and sophomores           connected on 10 field goals and
Whitties (Petersburg, Va.).          Four of the five starters return from     Brandon Daniels (6-0, 275) and       averaged a career-best 37.8 yards
                                                                               Rameses Rose (6-2, 265).             per punt. Senior Emery Sammons
Returning at running back                                                                                           returned 16 punts last season for
are Monte Anthony (5-8,                                                        The biggest addition to the line, an 8.1-yard average. He also split
195) and Daryl Jones (5-10,                                                    though, is University of Maryland kickoff return chores with Monte
265). Jones, a powerfully-                                                     transfer Dennis Marsh (Browns Anthony.
built junior, rushed for 734                                                   Summit, N.C.). Marsh, a 6-5, 300-
yards and seven TDs, and                                                       pounder who was one of the top               2006 SCHEDULE
Anthony, a shifty senior, ran                                                  high school players in North             DATE     OPPONENT
for 538 yards and four                                                         Carolina as a senior in 2003, should     9/2      Virginia St
scores. NSU will also rely                                                     start immediately at one tackle          9/9      VA Military Institute
on senior Trayoen Smith (5-                                                    position.                                9/23     @t Bethune-Cookman
9, 232) at fullback. The                                                                                                 9/30      NC A&T
                                                                                                                         10/7      @ SC State
Spartans stable of backs                                                       Inside linebacker Maguell Davis (6-
                                                                                                                         10/14     @ Hampton
also includes sophomore                                                        3, 232) is the anchor of the              10/21     Florida A&M
Andre Cook (5-10, 185),                                                        Spartans’ linebacking corps. Davis        10/28     @ Howard
DeAngelo Branche (Norfolk,                                                     earned second-team All-MEAC               11/4      Morgan St
Va.) Garrard Quigley                                                           honors after leading the conference       11/11     Delaware St
(Chesapeake, Va.).                             Brandon Feagin                  in tackles (120). He also had a           11/18     Winston-Salem
        DELAWARE STATE                                                            MORGAN STATE
          UNIVERSITY                                                               UNIVERSITY




                                                                                                              2006   SCHEDULE
         2005 RESULTS                    2006 SCHEDULE                          2005 RESULTS              DATE       OPPONENT
DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS    DATE    OPPONENT                    DATE    OPPONENT      RESULTS      9/2        Towson
9/3     Florida A&M      W 21-17   9/2     Florida A&M (Detroit, MI)   9/1     Towson          L 26-29    9/9        @ Monmouth
9/10    Millersville     W 38-6    9/9     St. Francis                 9/10    Bowie St        L 21-35    9/16       Bowie St
9/17    James Madison    L 7-65    9/16    @ Northwestern St           9/17    Savannah St     W 55-26    9/23       Hampton
9/24    Coastal Carolina L 6-24    9/30    Hampton                     9/24    Hampton         L 14-44               (Meadowlands, NJ)
10/1    Hampton          L 8-26    10/7    @ Bethune-Cookman           10/1    Bethune-Cookman L 26-44    9/30       Bethune-Cookman
10/8    Bethune-Cookman W 17-0     10/14   NC A&T St                   10/8    NC A&T St       L 33-40    10/7       (TBA) NC A&T St
10/15   NC A&T St        W 23-13   10/21   @ Morgan St                 10/15   Howard          W 7-0      10/14      @ Howard
10/22   Morgan St        W 41-14   10/28   SC St                       10/22   Delaware St     L 14-41    10/21      Delaware St
10/29   SC St            L 3-24    11/4    Concord                     10/29   Florida A&M     L 16-27    10/28      @ Florida A&M
11/12   Norfolk St       W 38-17   11/11   @ Norfolk St                11/5    Norfolk St      L 21-24    11/4       @ Norfolk St
11/19   Howard           W 23-7    11/18   @ Howard                    11/10   SC St           L 15-65    11/11      SC St



        NORTH CAROLINA                                                         SOUTH CAROLINA
        A&T UNIVERSITY                                                         STATE UNIVERSITY




         2005 RESULTS                   2006   SCHEDULE                         2005 RESULTS                  2006   SCHEDULE
DATE    OPPONENT      RESULTS       DATE       OPPONENT                DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS    DATE       OPPONENT
9/5     NC Central      L 22-23     9/2        Winston-Salem St        9/3     Alabama St       W 27-14   9/9        @ Winston-Salem St
9/10    Norfolk St      W 16-14     9/16       @ Hampton               9/10    Winston-Salem St W 52-12   9/16       Bethune-Cookman
9/15    Hampton         L 14-31     9/23       @ LA-Lafayette          9/17    Bethune-Cookman W 27-24    9/23       @ Wofford
9/24    Elon            L 9-12      9/30       @ Norfolk St            10/1    Coastal Carolina L 23-24   9/30       @ Coastal Carolina
10/1    Tennesse St     W 16-3      10/7       Morgan St               10/6    Norfolk St       W 35-21   10/7       Norfolk St
10/8    Morgan St       W 40-33     10/14      @ Delaware St           10/15   Florida A&M      W 49-3    10/14      @ Florida A&M
10/15   Delaware St     L 13-23     10/21      Howard                  10/22   Hampton          L 10-14   10/21      Hampton
10/22   Howard          L 0-16      10/26      @ Bethune-Cookman       10/29   Delaware St      W 24-3    10/28      @ Delaware St
10/29   Bethune-Cookman L 17-54     11/4       Florida A&M             11/5    Howard           W 23-9    11/4       Howard
11/5    Florida A&M     L 14-24     11/11      Elon                    11/10   Morgan St        W 65-15   11/11      @ Morgan St
11/19   SC St           L 7-43      11/18      SC St (Charlotte, NC)   11/19   NC A&T St        W 43-27   11/18      @ NC A&T St
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         CONFERENCE (SIAC)
    SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS
                                 *
                (SIDs)

           ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY                                            BENEDICT COLLEGE
                Edythe Y. Bradley, SID                                        Derrick A. Johnson, SID
                     Albany, GA                                                     Columbia, SC
         Email: edythe.bradley@asurams.edu                                 Email: johnsonde@benedict.edu


           CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY                                     FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
              Lawanda Pearson, SID                                            Russell Boone, SID
                    Atlanta, GA                                                 Fort Valley, GA
             Email: lpearson@cau.edu                                        Email: booner@fvsu.edu


          KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY                                              LANE COLLEGE
                  Ron Braden, SID                                            Gregory A. Bormann, SID
                    Frankfort, KY                                                  Jackson, TN
          Email: rbraden@gwmail.kysu.edu                                 Email: GBormann@lanecollege.edu


          LEMOYNE OWEN COLLEGE (**)                                             MILES COLLEGE
             Tamikia Taylor-White, SID                                         Willie Patterson, SID
                     Memphis, TN                                                  Birmingham, AL
            Email: tamikia_white@loc.edu                                     Email: williejr@bellsouth.net


             MOREHOUSE COLLEGE                                                 PAINE COLLEGE (**)
                   Yusuf Davis, SID                                               Kimberly May, SID
                     Atlanta, GA                                                    Augusta, GA
            Email: ydavis@morehouse.edu                                   Email: kimberlyemay@yahoo.com


               STILLMAN COLLEGE                                              TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
               Wesley Peterson, SID                                              Arnold Houston, SID
                    Tuscaloosa, AL                                                  Tuskegee, AL
            Email: wpeterson@stillman.edu                                  Email: alhouston@tuskegee.edu




(*) Black Sports The Magazine extends its gratitude to each SID for their contribution of information and photos (unless
                            otherwise indicated on the photo) for their respective school.
                                                 (**) No football team.
                        ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY
          2006 Outlook                                                                                             team in rushing last year, recording
                                                                                                                   1139 yards on 198 carries for 13
The goals of the 2006 edition of the                                                                               touchdowns. Atkins rushed for 747
Albany State University Golden                                                                                     yards on 123 carries for six
Rams remain the same ... to win a                                                                                  touchdowns. The Rams will depend
fourth     consecutive        SIAC                                                                                 on Keith Mouton and Mark Pettway
championship and bring the NCAA                                                                                    to fill the void. White will depend on
Division II championship title to                                                                                  Harold Evans to play at the fullback
Albany, GA. With a great                                                                                           position and extent his role as a
combination of returning players                                                                                   receiver out of the backfield.
and newcomers, the Golden Rams
hope to accomplish both this                                                                                       At the receiver position, the Golden
season.                                                                                                            Rams will return Joshua Johnson,
                                                                                                                   who recorded 14 receptions for 201
The Golden Rams are coming off a                                                                                   yards and two touchdowns last
spectacular season in 2005. The                                                                                    season. The Rams will also depend
Golden Rams finished the regular                                                                                   on James Wilson, who had eight
season with an 8-1 record and                                                                                      receptions, and Herbert Woods to
made an impressive appearance in                                                                                   carry the load.
the 2005 NCAA Division II
championship, losing to the                                                                                                         Defense
University of Central Arkansas, 20-
28.                                                                                                                Defensively, the Golden Rams
                                                                                                                   return nine starters from the 2005
The preseason nationally-ranked                                                                                    squad, including All-SIAC and SIAC
Golden Rams have big losses on                                                                                     Defensive Player of the Year
both sides of the ball. The Golden                                                                                 linebacker Alton Pettway and All-
Rams return 14 starters, nine on                                                                                   SIAC cornerback Marcus Jefferson.
defense and five on offense.                                                                                       Pettway recorded 58 tackles (24
                                                                                                                   solos), 21 quarterback hurries and
The biggest losses on ASU roster                                                                                   nine sacks for 48 yards. Jefferson,
include All-SIAC running back                                                                                      who led the nation in pass breakups
Antwan Andrews, All-SIAC                                                                                           with 16, recorded 58 tackles (37
quarterback Hosea Harris, All-SIAC                                                                                 solos) and five interceptions for 59
offensive     lineman     Ronald                                                                                   yards. The Rams will have the tough
          2005 RESULTS                                                                                             job of replacing cornerbacks
 DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS                                                                                   Demetrie McCray and defensive
 8/27    @ Miles          W 24-23                                                                                  end Franklin Turner. Joshua
 9/3     @ Valdosta St    L 9-24                                                                                   Chapple will switch to defense and
 9/11    Kentucky St      W 17-7                                                                                   play at the cornerback position.
 9/17    @ Lane           W 52-31
 10/1    Tuskegee         W 31-21
                                                                    Alton Pettway                                            Special Teams
 10/15   @ Clark Atlanta  W 45-12
 10/22   Benedict         W 28-21      Simmons, defensive lineman last season.
 10/29   Morehouse        W 37-13      Franklin Turner and cornerback                                              On special teams, the Golden
 11/5    Fort Valley St   W 41-23      Demetrie McCray.                      The Golden Rams also have a big       Rams return punter Randy Allen,
 11/12   Central Arkansas L 20-28                                            loss on the offensive line. Gone is   who had 32 punts for 1,169 yards,
                                       “We will have some new personnel All-SIAC left tackle Ron Simmons,          averaging 36.1 yards per punt.
                                       on the field for the Golden Rams who played a major role by helping
                                       this season,” said head coach Mike the Rams gain 3,922 yards of total       The Golden Rams open the 2006
                                       White. “We have a good recruiting offense last season. However,             season on Aug. 26 at North
                                       class, so we will fill some key White looks for leadership from four        Carolina Central University in
                                       positions and get to work on key players, center Michael                    Durham, NC, a team the Golden
                                       reaching our goals.”                  Livingston, Chris Chapman at left     Rams defeated during the 1997 and
                                                                             guard, and right guard Michael        1998 seasons. Albany State’s home
                                                     Offense                 Myles on the offensive line. Right    opener will be Sept. 2 against
                                                                             tackle Matthew Magwood will play      Valdosta State University.
                                       On offense, the Golden Rams have at the tight end position during the
                                       the task of replacing All-SIAC season, and defensive lineman                         2006   SCHEDULE
                                       quarterback Hosea Harris, who John Vital will make the switch to                 DATE       OPPONENT
                                       threw for 1,451 yards, completing offense and take the right tackle              9/2        Valdosta St
                                                                                                                        9/9        @ Kentucky St
                                       100 of 165 passes for 13 slot. Tim Johnson will move up in
                                                                                                                        9/14       Stillman
                                       touchdowns and a long pass of 83 the ranks and play at left tackle.              9/30       @ Benedict
                                       yards. Harris also recorded 463                                                  10/7       Miles
                                       rushing yards on 112 carries for five In the backfield, Albany State lost        10/14      Clark Atlanta
                                       touchdowns. The leading man for two top rushers from the 2005                    10/21      @ Tuskegee
                                       the job is sophomore Terrance squad, Antwan Andrews and the                      10/28      @ Morehouse
         Marcus Jefferson              Ransom, who got little playing time late Antonio Atkins. Andrews led the         11/4       @ Fort Valley St
                FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook                                                                                                   contribute as well.

The Fort Valley State University                                                                                          Offensive line play will be
Wildcats will definitely be sporting                                                                                      spearheaded by the return of tackle
a new look for the upcoming 2006                                                                                          Joe Kegler (6’3, 285, Sr.), Romar
gridiron campaign, but hopes                                                                                              Douglas (6’1, 285, Jr.), and Steven
remain high that the Wildcats will                                                                                        Melvin (6’1, 270, So.).
continue to remain as one of the top
teams in the SIAC and one of the                                                                                                          Defense
more respected programs in NCAA
Div. II. One of the newest faces                                                                                          Jeff Nweke (6’6, 255, Sr.), a second
associated with the Wildcat football                                                                                      team All-SIAC pick last year,
program is that of head coach                                                                                             finished the season with 28 tackles
Deondri Clark, who will be in his first                                                                                   (21 solos) and tied for the lead in
season at the helm. Clark though,                                                                                         sacks with 4.5. Reggie Hughes
will not have to be faced with the                                                                                        (6’0, 227, So.) led the team in
Herculean task of a massive                                                                                               tackles for losses with 11.5, and tied
rebuilding program thanks to the                                                                                          for the lead in sacks with Nweke.
fact that the Wildcats have several                                                                                       Charles Pettigrew (6’2, 234, Sr.)
returnees with plenty of playing                                                                                          and Robert Jackson (6’3, 195, So.)
experience at all positions.                                                                                              should also see plenty of action this
                                                                                                                          fall.
          2005 RESULTS
 DATE    OPPONENT      RESULTS
                                                                                                                       Linebacker, long a deep position at
 8/27    Valdosta St    L 10-32
 9/3     Morehouse      W 24-17                                                                                        Fort Valley State, will once again
 9/10    Lane           W 31-23                                                                                        have several players available to
 9/17    Clark Atlanta  W 20-0                                                                                         see plenty of action this season.
 9/24    Benedict       W 35-24                                                                                        Michael “Mike” Brown (6’0, 185, Sr.)
 10/1    Miles          W 20-17                                                                                        led the Wildcats in tackles with 67
 10/8    Kentucky St    W 22-12                                                                                        (48 solos) and picked off two
 10/15   Tuskegee       L 14-27                                                                                        passes. Rafael Horton (6’1, 235,
 10/22   Stillman       W 24-14
                                                                                                                       Sr.) notched 58 tackles (40 solos)
 11/5    Albany         L 23-41
                                                                                                                       and an interception. Mike Thomas
              Offense                                                                                                  (5’11, 200, Sr.) had six tackles for
                                                                       #9 Brian Knighton                               losses. Charles Powell (6’0, 200,
Competition for the quarterback                                                                                        Sr.), Steven R. Jackson (6’1, 210,
                                          Fr.). Marcus was red shirted last Play at the running back position
position will be a wide open affair                                                                                    Jr.), Carl Carter (6’1, 217, Jr.), and
                                          season and saw extensive action will fall on the shoulders of Brian
between Zedrick West (6’4, 190,                                                                                        Chris Miller (6’0, 205, So.) may all
                                          in spring drills and should contend Knighton (5’9, 185, Sr.) and Jarvis
Jr.) and Marcus Brooks (6’3, 190,                                                                                      see action.
                                          for more playing time this fall.       Williams (5’9, 190, Sr.). Brian
                                                                                 rushed for 618 yards and scored
                                                                                                                       Derrick Fitzgerald (5’10, 185, Sr.)
                                                                                 seven touchdowns while averaging
                                                                                                                       and Eddie Young (6’2, 200, So.)
                                                                                 a very respectable 5.6 yards per
                                                                                                                       return to give Fort Valley experience
                                                                                 attempt. Williams finished the year
                                                                                                                       at cornerback. Fitzgerald, who was
                                                                                 averaging 4.8 yards per rush.
                                                                                                                       an All-SIAC selection in 2004, had
                                                                                                                       a career high 31 tackles last
                                                                                 Fort Valley’s wide receiver and tight
                                                                                                                       season. Young finished the season
                                                                                 end unit should be solid thanks to
                                                                                                                       as the team leader in interceptions
                                                                                 the return of several players.
                                                                                                                       with four. Free safety Debargia
                                                                                 Marcus Bentley (6’1, 195, Sr.)
                                                                                                                       Cofer (6’0, 190, Sr.) finished the
                                                                                 caught 26 passes, averaged 14.8
                                                                                                                       season with 14 tackles (10 solos)
                                                                                 yards per reception and grabbed
                                                                                                                       and picked off two passes. All-SIAC
                                                                                 four touchdown passes. Nathaniel
                                                                                                                       Strong safety Rashad Taliauli (5’11.
                                                                                 Randall (6’3, 205, Jr.) led the team
                                                                                                                       195, Sr.) led the secondary in
                                                                                 in average per reception (16.1
                                                                                 yards) and caught three scores. tackles with 48.
                                                                                Xavier Hair (5’9, 180, Sr.), Wilson
                                                                                                                                   2006   SCHEDULE
                                                                                Kimble (6’3, 190, So.) and Melvin
                                                                                                                               DATE       OPPONENT
                                                                                Atueyi (6’4, 190, Jr.) also return to
                                                                                                                               8/26       @ Clark Atlanta
                                                                                give Fort Valley several viable                9/2        Morehouse
                                                                                options at the wideout slot. The               9/9        @ Valdosta State
                                                                                tight end position has the brother             9/16       @ Miles
                                                                                tandem of Chauncey (6’4, 245, Jr.)             9/23       @ Tuskegee
                                                                                and Jerel (6’3, 220, So.) Hall. Phillip        10/7       @ Stillman
                                                                                Jordan (6’1, 215, So.) who was                 10/21      Benedict
                                                                                primarily used as a long snapper on            10/28      @ Lane
                                                                                                                               11/4       @ Albany State
                               #11 Eddie Young                                  special teams, will be ready to
                                                                                                                               11/11      @ Kentucky State
                    KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY
          2006 Outlook

Offensively, the Thorobreds look for
an exciting 2006 season. They
return 15 lettermen with 9 of those
student-athletes having been
starters at some point during the
2005 season.
          2005 RESULTS
 DATE    OPPONENT       RESULTS
 8/27    Clark-Atlanta   W 25-13
 9/3     Lenoir-Rhyne    L 27-32
 9/11    Albany St       L 7-17
 9/17    Central St      W 28-0
 9/24    Morehouse       W 31-22
 10/1    Lane            W 24-21
 10/8    Fort Valley St  L 12-22
 10/15   Benedict        W 31-19
 10/22   Miles           W 30-27
 10/29   Stillman        L 17-27
 11/5    Tuskegee        L 13-31

              Offense
The offensive line will be a strong
point with 4 starters returning from
2005. Senior Tavares Dishmon,
juniors Nartavious Mitchell and Tony                                                       KSU’s Offense
Senat and sophomore James               go the distance on any play. Senior     playing time.                           with the graduation of Marcus
Jenkins will anchor an offensive line   Kenny Hampton (3 receptions for                                                 Wright. At cornerback, juniors
that will be heavily counted on for                                                             Defense
                                        42 yards), sophomore Deral Miller                                               Ralph Warner and Slyving
leadership and physical play. The       (9 receptions for 94 yards, 1 TD) and Defensively the Thorobreds look to        Bourdeau will see plenty of action.
coaching staff will count on some       incoming freshman Byron Gorman        improve on the performance of             Junior college transfer Derrick
depth      being     added     from     should provide depth and make this    2005. With 15 letterman returning         Partman will be counted on to
sophomores Jahi Peake and Alvin         group one of the best in the SIAC     and 9 student-athletes that started       challenge for a starting spot. Robert
LaShore and incoming freshman           in 2006.                              at least one game in 2005, the            Brown will return for his senior year
DeMarkus Hadley-King, Robert                                                  defense will be expected to make          looking to put fear in opposing
Battle and Matt Jones.                  Incoming junior college transfer
                                                                              big improvements.                         quarterbacks mind. Melvin Thomas
                                        Jerimy Watson was the prized
The tight end position will be held                                                                                     and John Tomes will compete for
                                        recruit in the 2006 class. At 6 feet, Up front on the defensive line, the
down by Zach Davis (7 receptions                                                                                        playing time. Incoming freshmen
                                        6 inches and 225 pounds, he will Thorobreds will count on seniors
for 102 yards, 2 TD’s), who returns                                                                                     Gerald Edwards and Dale Smith
                                        be a big quarterback that the KSU Herb Maze, Abraham Jackson and
for his junior year as the starting                                                                                     look to provide depth. Senior free
                                        coaching staff hopes can see and Dwight          Cummings.           The
tight end.                                                                                                              safety Leonard Banks will compete
                                        throw the ball downfield. It will be Thorobreds hope that transfers
                                                                                                                        for the starting nod with senior
                                        a matter of how quickly the Anthony Richardson, Anthony Hill,
Running back is another bright spot                                                                                     Courtney Reed.
                                        Grenada, Mississippi native can John Mayberry and Roddrick Davis,
for the Thorobreds as Frankfort
                                        pick up the offense before along with sophomore Casper                                    Special Teams
native Anthony Robinson (127
                                        Thorobred fans can get a taste of Kamau and incoming freshmen
rushes for 502 yards, 8 TD’s and
                                        what he is capable of. Kentucky Tyrell Henderson and Nate Mills                 The kicking positions will be wide
17 receptions for 199 yards, 2 TD’s)
                                        native Durell Olinger comes to from Louisville will provide depth               open with several new players vying
returns for his final season with big
                                        Frankfort as a highly touted in-state and make things difficult for             for those duties. Junior Jerome
expectations. Sophomores Michael
                                        quarterback that is expected to opposing offenses.                              Bryant will get the first opportunity
Wright and Montez Graves, and                                                                                           at both kickoff and punt returner
                                        provide depth and challenge for At linebacker, senior Darren Sims
incoming freshmen Alonzo Tillman                                                                                        with challenges coming from junior
and Mack Dillard will vie for playing                                           returns for his final season with his
                                                                                                                        Derrick Partman, sophomore
time. Senior Vancy Livers (2                                                    sights set on All-SIAC honors.
                                                                                                                        Michael Wright and sophomore
receptions for 7 yards, 1 TD) and                                               Junior Ray Huff should step in at
                                                                                the other starter inside. Juniors       Montez Graves.
sophomore Maurice Hicks will open
holes in the fullback position.                                                 Derrick Clemons and Russell                       2006   SCHEDULE
                                                                                Williams along with incoming                  DATE       OPPONENT
Wide receiver is another bright spot                                            freshmen Matt Stiles, Josh                    8/26       @ KY Wesleyan
with 3 bona-fide potential all-SIAC                                             Simpson, Michael Long and                     9/2        Ferris St
selections returning for the                                                    Michael Johnson should make the               9/9        Albany St
Thorobreds. Senior Brandon                                                      competition for playing time fierce           9/16       @ Morehouse
Adams (14 receptions for 160                                                                                                  9/23       Central St
                                                                                and push the group to be one of the
                                                                                                                              9/30       Clark-Atlanta
yards, 2 TD’s) and juniors Juwan                                                best in the SIAC.                             10/7       Lane
Jones (15 receptions for 223 yards)                                                                                           10/14      @ Benedict
and Jerome Bryant (17 receptions                                                The look for the Thorobreds at
                                                                                                                              10/21      @ Miles
for 244 yards, 1 TD) give the                                                   defensive back will be much                   11/4       at Stillman
Thorobreds a triple threat that can             KSU - Green & Gold              different for the Thorobreds in 2006          11/11      Fort Valley St
                                 MOREHOUSE COLLEGE
           2006 Outlook

The Morehouse College Maroon
Tigers football program begins its
second season under the
leadership of head coach Terry
Beauford with a newly built
foundation. Building from the
ground up, Coach Beauford hopes
to bring a positive and realistic team
concept to a young, but promising
squad.

Coach Beauford’s motto for this
season is “Unfinished Business.”
The Morehouse program has
already taken a giant step to
improve a glaring weakness from
last season, by upgrading the
defensive coaching staff. Herbert
Moore was promoted from
defensive line coach to defensive
coordinator. The Maroon Tigers
acquired Derrick Hill, a former
defensive coordinator from Florida                                                         #3 Eddie Rowe
A&M University who will coach the                                               ball the Tigers should have one of       return game with freshman Jamar
                                                 Offense
defensive backs. Christopher Blue                                               the most potent offensive attacks in     Rodriguez, a highly recruited
will handle linebacker coaching                                                 the SIAC. The Maroon Tigers will         freshman from Houston, TX. Run-
                                   On the offensive side, the Tigers
duties.                                                                         be led by junior Carlos King, a 6’3”     back specialists Ravenell Dupree
                                   have added Michael Grant to coach
         2005 RESULTS              running backs and T. Martin, a               205 lbs. quarterback from Albany,        and Jeremy Majors should have a
  DATE OPPONENT         RESULTS    former University of Tennessee               GA., and Ruben Dupree, a 5’10”           dramatic impact this season.
  8/25  Benedict         W 20-17   standout, to coach quarterbacks.             quarterback from Atlanta, GA.
  9/3   Fort Valley St   L 17-24   Leading the offense for the second                                                    The outlook for 2006 is very positive
  9/10  Stillman         L 14-35
                                   season is Sean Gilliam, offensive            Handling the running back duties         as the Maroon Tigers focus their
  9/17  Edward Waters    W 50-28                                                this season will be Eddie “Touch
  9/24  Kentucky St      L 22-31   coordinator assisted by Brian                                                         attention on “Unfinished Business,”
                                   Braswell, offensive line coach and           Down” Rowe and Kelvin “Smooth            which will help them compete for
  9/8   Tuskegee         L 24-34
                                   Brian Gwyn, wide receiver coach.             Daddy” Moore. The Tigers return          the SIAC crown.
  9/15  Lane             W 52-37
 9/22    Clark Atlanta     L 21-27
                                                                                four of five starters on the offensive
 9/29    Albany St         L 13-37       With a great number of players line, which will be led by two all-
 11/5    Miles.            L 24-34       returning on the offensive side of the conference players from 2005 –
                                                                                Claiborne Green and Ervin Bryant.
                                                                                The most inexperienced segment
                                                                                for the Maroon Tigers on offense will
                                                                                be the wide receiver and tight end
                                                                                positions. Look out for sophomore
                                                                                Tyderick Williams and Quincy Avery
                                                                                to have a breakout year.

                                                                                              Defense

                                                                                Defensively, the Maroon Tigers will
                                                                                have their work cut out again this
                                                                                season after finishing nearly last in
                                                                                every defensive category last year.              #21 Johnny Eubanks
                                                                                With seven of 11 starters returning,              2006   SCHEDULE
                                                                                the Maroon Tigers look to prove that          DATE       OPPONENT
                                                                                they can play sound defense. The              8/26       @Benedict
                                                                                defense will be led by 6’3”, 210 lbs.         9/2        @ Fort Valley St
                                                                                strong safety Robert Harris and All-          9/7        Lane
                                                                                SIAC defensive back Johnny                    9/16       Kentucky St
                                                                                                                              9/23       Concordia
                                                                                Eubanks.
                                                                                                                              9/30       Alcorn St
                                                                                                                                         (Los Angeles, CA)
                                                                                          Special Teams                       10/7       Tuskegee
                                                                                                                                         (Columbus, GA)
                                                                                Placekicking and punting duties will          10/14      @ Savannah St
                                                                                be handled by red-shirt freshman              10/21      @ Clark Atlanta
                                                                                Nasr Bilal. The Maroon Tigers will            10/28      Albany St
                               #4 Carlos King                                   look to improve this year in the              11/5       @ Miles College
                                            STILLMAN COLLEGE
            2006 Outlook                                                                                                  offensive line that was porous in
                                                                                                                          2005. Berry (JR, 6-2, 330), Guidry
The Stillman College Tigers (6-4)                                                                                         (JR, 6-1, 285), Jackson (S, 6-3,
finished fourth in the SIAC, in its first                                                                                 300), Brown (SO, 6-3, 295), and
full season as a full member in                                                                                           Hymel (SO, 6-3, 290) have played
2005, but expect to move up in the                                                                                        an entire season together, and will
standings in 2006.                                                                                                        be a much-improved unit. Stillman
                                                                                                                          also added depth to the offensive
The Tigers will return 18 starters,                                                                                       line last spring.
nine on defense and nine on
offense. The defensive will have two                                                                                                    Defense
seniors and five juniors.
Linebackers Larry Albert, Harvey                                                                                          The Stillman defensive line and
Logan, and Alex Dumeus will lead                                                                                          secondary also have experience.
the defense. Albert led the SIAC in                                                                                       Senior Irving McGuire and
tackles/ game with 9.9 (79 total),                                                                                        sophomore Sammie Lee Hill will
playing in only eight games. He was                                                                                       anchor the Tiger D-line. McGuire
also named to the Daktronics All-                                                                                         finished 2005 with 54 tackles, eight
Southeast Region Second Team.                                                                                             tackles for loss and four sacks. Hill
Logan recorded a team high 80                                                                                             added 39 tackles, six tackles for
tackles and was eighth in the SIAC                                                                                        loss and six sacks. Juniors Denatay
in tackles/game with 8.0. Dumeus                                                                                          Heard and Brian Witherspoon (one
recorded 69 tackles and five sacks                                                                                        of the fastest athletes in the country)
last season.                                                                                                              lead the secondary. Heard led
                                                                                                                          Stillman with four interceptions,
          2005 RESULTS                                                                                                    with one going for a TD.
 DATE    OPPONENT       RESULTS                                                                                           Witherspoon followed with three
 8/27    Tuskegee        L 20-32                                                                                          picks and a TD. Heard was third in
 9/3     Lane            W 23-13
                                                                                                                          the SIAC in passes defended and
 9/10    Morehouse       W 35-14
 9/25    Miles           L 10-13                                                                                          Witherspoon ninth.
 10/1    Langston        W 34-31
 10/8    Benedict        L 10-21                                                                                          Both players are also important
 10/22   Fort Valley St  L 14-24                                                                                          special team members. Heard
 10/29   Kentucky St     W 27-17                                                                                          returned 19 kicks for 498 yards and
                                                                        Charles McCullum
 11/5    Clark Atlanta   W 22-12                                                                                          a TD and Witherspoon made seven
 11/12   Lincoln(MO)     W 34-3             was Stillman’s third leading rusher    make holes for the Tiger backs. He     returns for 263 yards and two TDs.
               Offense                      last season with 240 yds and a TD      is also a capable option in the        Witherspoon also won the 100 and
                                            on 63 attempts. He also made eight     passing game.                          200 meter dash during the 2006
Again, the Tiger offense will be            receptions for 129 yds. Walker                                                SIAC Spring Sports Championships
under the control of newly                  came on late in 2005, and proved       Stillman will look to strengthen its   and finished in fourth place in the
appointed head coach Greg                   to be a good receiver out of the       offensive line heading into 2006.      100 at the 2006 NCAA Division II
Thompson. Thompson has been                 backfield, making 10 receptions for    Bradley Berry, Darryl Guidry,          Outdoor Track and Field
Stillman’s offensive coordinator for        66 yds. Junior FB Arthur Harris will   Johnnie Jackson, Phillip Brown and     Championships in Emporia,
the last two seasons. The offense           be key in Stillman’s running game.     Christopher Hymel are expected to      Kansas, with a time of 10.31
will be led by junior QB Charles            Thompson expects for him to help       make significant contributions to an   seconds. He received an All-
McCullum, who led the Tigers with                                                                                         American nod.
1470 passing yards, 308 rushing
yards, and 15 TDs (11 passing & 4                                                                                                   Special Teams
rushing) in 2005. In 2006,
McCullum will have reliable                                                                                               Stillman will have to replace kicker
receivers in brothers Marcus and                                                                                          Kevin Flemming, who graduated
Phillip Bryant. Marcus caught 32                                                                                          last May. The Tigers will also need
passes for 541 yards and four TDs,                                                                                        to strengthen its punting position
while Phillip made 21 receptions for                                                                                      and add depth to the kick and punt
216 yards and three TDs. Kenneth                                                                                          return positions.
Brown, Jason Mims, and Brandon                                                                                                   2006 SCHEDULE
Long also made significant                                                                                                    DATE     OPPONENT
contributions.                                                                                                                8/26     Tuskegee
                                                                                                                              9/9      @ Concordia
Coming off of an injury filled 2005,                                                                                          9/14     @ Albany
season junior RB Derrick Rogers                                                                                               9/24     @ Miles College
looks to return to form as the leader                                                                                         9/30     Lane
                                                                                                                              10/7     Fort Valley St
of the Tiger ground attack. Last
                                                                                                                              10/14    @ Alabama A&M
season he only had 44 carries for                                                                                             10/21    @ Lincoln (MO)
126 yards. Senior Lonnie Collier                                                                                              10/28    @ Benedict
and junior Thomas Walker will help                                                                                            11/4     Kentucky St
carry the load for Rogers. Collier                                       Denatay Heard                                        11/11    Langston
                               TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
          2006 Outlook                                                                  lbs.),       DeMarcus          Lee Smith was a mainstay in the
                                                                                        Deadwyler (5’10”, 195          secondary, making 21 tackles,
There is a new sheriff in town!                                                         lbs.) and Tyler Simpson        intercepting four passes for 68
Willie Slater took over the helms of                                                    (5’10”, 203 lbs.) will         yards and had a team-high 10 pass
the Tuskegee University football                                                        bolster a solid running        breakups. Strong safety Jonathan
program in January 2006. He                                                             attack.                        Harris (5’11”, 195 lbs.) had an
replaced Rick Comegy who                                                                                               outstanding year in 2005, racking
amassed a 90-26 record in ten                                                           Lorenzo Crawford (11           up 52 tackles, one QB sack, two
seasons of coaching at Tuskegee.                                                        catches, one TD), John         interceptions, four pass breakups
                                                                                        Thomas (five catches)          and one blocked kick. Cornerback
Tuskegee, the nation’s winningest                                                       and Ashun Jackson              Jarod Simpson’s (5’10”, 170 lbs.)
HBCU football team, posted an 11-                                                       (three catches) bring a        game-ending tackle in the Pioneer
1 record last year, including a                                                         wealth of experience to        Bowl and performance in the Turkey
season-ending victory over Bowie                                                        the receiving corps. The       Day Football Classic signify that he
State in Pioneer Bowl XIII. The                                                         Golden Tigers will pick up     is ready to call the corner his home.
Golden Tigers will launch the new                                                       Jason English (6’0”, 185       Terrance Stringer (6’3”, 204 lbs.)
season on a seven-game winning                                                          lbs.), who sat out the         appears to be getting comfortable
streak.                                                                                 2005 season. Transfer          in the secondary after being moved
                                                                                        Cleary Clark (6’3”, 210        over from the offense.
          2005 RESULTS                                                                  lbs.) is expected to get
 DATE    OPPONENT       RESULTS
                                                                                        into the mix.                            Special Teams
 8/27    Stillman       W 32-20
 9/10    Miles          W 36-7                                                          Stanley Reid (6’3”, 210        Roosevelt Echeverry was the
 9/17    Benedict       W 31-16
                                                                                        lbs.) and Benjamin Ford        preeminent place-kicker in the
 9/24    Ark-Pine Bluff W 13-9
 10/1    Albany         L 21-31                                                         (6’3”, 259 lbs.) will battle   SIAC. He handled both the
 10/8    Morehouse      W 34-24                                                         for the tight end position.    placekicking and punting (38.4
 10/15   Fort Valley St W 27-14                                                                                        yards per punt). He successfully
 10/22   Lane           W 56-6                                                          Top linemen Larry              converted 13-of-13 field goals and
 10/29   Clark Atlanta  W 33-0                                                          Peoples (6’6”, 310 lbs.),      was 41-of-42 in PAT attempts this
 11/5    Kentucky St    W 31-13                                                         Anthony Driver (6’2”, 330      past season. The Golden Tigers will
 11/24   Alabama St     W 28-27                                                         lbs.), Pascual Thedford        be pinning their punting hopes on
 12/3    Bowie St       W 28-26
                                                                                        (6’2”, 304 lbs.), Kevin        Echeverry and sophomore
             Offense                                                                    Jones (6’4”, 292 lbs.), and    Christopher Khan (6’0”, 186 lbs.).
                                            #4 Kevin Huff                               Emanuel Lewis (6’3”, 210
With returning quarterback Kevin                                                        lbs.) are back.             The punt and kickoff return duties
Huff (6’2”, 215 lbs.), the 2005        Atkinson (6’3”, 200 lbs.) and Keon                                           are up for grabs. Ashun Jackson
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic      Davis (6’0”, 195 lbs.) will serve as                 Defense                 (5’8”, 170 lbs) will vie with Sean
Conference Player of the Year, as      back-ups.                                                                    Bailey (5’8”, 163 lbs.) for playing
a signal caller last year, Tuskegee                                           Albert Booker (6’0”, 211 lbs.) and time.
produced 4,902 yards of total          Junior Richard Fitzhugh (5’10”, 195    Vann McCloud (5’10” , 222 lbs.)
offense, 2870 passing and 2032         lbs.) raced for 909 yards on the       return as starting linebackers.
rushing. He passed for 2,797 yards     ground and scored nine rushing         Booker was the team’s fourth
and 15 touchdowns, rushed for 774      touchdowns. Eric Long (5’11”, 217      leading tackler with 55 stops, 14.5
yards, and scored 13 touchdowns.       lbs.), David Sutherland (5’11”, 200    for 49 yards in losses. The senior
Sophomore quarterbacks Jacary          lbs.), SaJason Finley (6’0”, 230       linebacker also had four QB sacks
                                                                              for 21 yards, one interception for
                                                                              nine yards, three pass breakups,
                                                                              two fumble recoveries and one
                                                                              forced fumble. McCloud broke into
                                                                              the starting lineup at mid-season
                                                                              and had a stellar first year. Walk-
                                                                              on Jonathan Hall (5’11”, 235 lbs.),
                                                                              Corey Huguley (6’1”, 254 lbs.) and
                                                                              Darrwen Putney (6’1 lbs., 210 lbs.)             #28 Albert Booker
                                                                              are prime candidates to fill any
                                                                                                                               2006 SCHEDULE
                                                                              vacant positions in the linebacking
                                                                                                                            DATE     OPPONENT
                                                                              schemes.
                                                                                                                              8/26      @ Stillman
                                                                                                                              9/9       Miles
                                                                              Defensive tackle Atron Jackson                  9/16      Benedict
                                                                              (6’1”, 270 lbs.) recorded 46 tackles,           9/23      @ Fort Valley
                                                                              had four quarterback sacks for 14               9/30      @ AK-Pine Bluff
                                                                              yards, made 13.5 tackles for 32                           (St. Louis, MO)
                                                                              yards and retrieved a fumble.                   10/7      @ Morehouse
                                                                              Desmond Spann, (6’0”, 220 lbs.),                          (Columbus, GA)
                                                                                                                              10/21     Albany St
                                                                              Kareem Anderson (6’0”, 290 lbs.),
                                                                                                                              10/28     @ Clark Atlanta
                                                                              Ira Soares (6’3”, 275 lbs.), Jarvis             11/4      Langston
                                                                              DeVaughn (6’0”, 255 lbs.), and                  11/11     Lane
                                            #13 Roosevelt Echeverry           Willie Acrond (6’2”, 200 lbs.) return.          11/23     @ Alabama St
          CLARK ATLANTA                                                                 LANE
            UNIVERSITY                                                                 COLLEGE




        2005 RESULTS                                                                                     2006   SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT         RESULTS         2006   SCHEDULE                     2005 RESULTS               DATE       OPPONENT
8/27  Kentucky         L 13-25    DATE       OPPONENT              DATE OPPONENT        RESULTS      8/26       @ Lincoln (MO)
9/3    Miles           W 21-2     8/26       Fort Valley St        8/27  St Augustine’s  L 6-24      9/2        @ St. Augustine
9/10 Texas             L 26-28    9/2        Cheyney St            9/3   Stillman        L 13-23     9/7        @ Morehouse
9/17   Fort Valley St  L 0-20     9/9        Benedict College      9/10  Fort Valley St  L 23-31     9/16       Concordia
9/24   Lane            W 52-20    9/23       @ Lane College        9/17  Albany St       L 31-52     9/23       Clark Atlanta
10/1 @ Benedict        L 21-22    9/30       @ Kentucky St ate     9/24  Clark Atlanta   L 20-52     9/30       @ Stillman
10/8 Edward Waters     L 13-20    10/7       George Mason          10/1  Kentucky St     L 21-24     10/7       @ Kentucky St
10/15 Albany           L 12-45    10/14      @ Albany St           10/8  Miles           L 14-28     10/14      Miles
10/22 @ Morehouse      W 27-21    10/21      Morehouse             10/15 Morehouse       L 37-52     10/28      Ft. Valley St
10/29 @ Tuskegee       L 0-33     10/28      Tuskegee University   10/22 Tuskegee        L 6-56      11/4       Benedict
11/5   Stillman        L 12-22    11/11      @ Miles College       11/5  Benedict        L 20-42     11/11      @ Tuskegee



                   BENEDICT                                                             MILES
                   COLLEGE                                                             COLLEGE




         2005 RESULTS                                                       2005 RESULTS
DATE    OPPONENT       RESULTS        2006    SCHEDULE             DATE    OPPONENT       RESULTS
8/25    @ Morehouse     L 17-20    DATE        OPPONENT            8/27    Albany St       L 23-24        2006   SCHEDULE
9/3     @ Savannah St   W 31-14    8/26        Morehouse           9/3     Clark Atlanta   L 2-21     DATE       OPPONENT
9/10    Johnson C Smith W 26-11    9/2         Savannah St         9/10    Tuskegee        L 7-36     8/31       @ Samford
9/17    Tuskegee        L 16-31    9/9         @Clark Atlanta      9/17    Tusculum        L 14-20    9/9        @ Tuskegee
9/24    Fort Valley     L 24-35    9/16        @ Tuskegee          9/25    Stillman        W 13-10    9/16       Fort Valley St
10/1    Clark Atlanta   W 22-21    9/23        Lenoir-Rhyne        10/1    Fort Valley St  L 17-20    9/24       @ Stillman
10/8    @ Stillman      W 21-10    9/30        Albany St           10/8    Lane            W 28-14    10/7       @ Albany St
10/15   Kentucky St     L 19-31    10/14       Kentucky St         10/15   Lincoln         W 30-0     10/14      @ Lane
10/22   @ Albany        L 21-28    10/21       @ Fort Valley St    10/22   Kentucky St     L 27-30    10/21      Kentucky St
10/29   @ Miles         W 17-16    10/28       Stillman            10/29   Benedict        L 16-17    11/5       Morehouse
11/5    Lane            W 42-20    11/4        @ Lane              11/5    Morehouse       W 34-24    11/11      Clark Atlanta
     CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC
            ASSOCIATION (CIAA)
      SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS *
                  (SIDs)

            BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY                                ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
                 Gregory Goings, SID                                         April Emory, SID
                      Bowie, MD                                             Elizabeth City, NC
          Email: ggoings@bowiestate.edu                               Email: aemory@mail.ecsu.edu


        FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY                               JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY
              Marion Crowe, Jr., SID                                      Kristene Kelly, SID
                  Fayetteville, NC                                           Charlotte, NC
           Email: mcrowe@uncfsu.edu                                     Email: kkelly@jcsu.edu


            LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE                                       N. C. CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
                Adrian Ferguson, SID                                         Kyle Serba, SID
                    Salisbury, NC                                              Durham, NC
          Email: aferguson@livingstone.edu                               Email: kserba@nccu.edu


          SAINT AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE                                     SAINT PAUL’S COLLEGE
              Oralia Washington, SID                                         Tiffani Sykes, SID
                    Raleigh, NC                                              Lawrenceville, VA
          Email: onwashington@st-aug.edu                               Email: tsykes@saintpauls.edu


               SHAW UNIVERSITY                                      VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY
             LeCounte Conaway, SID                                       Jaime Fleece, SID
                     Raleigh, NC                                            Petersburg, VA
            Email: lconaway@shawu.edu                                  Email: jfleece@vsu.edu


            VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY                          WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
                   Jim Juno, SID                                      Christopher Zona, SID
                   Richmond, VA                                        Winston-Salem, NC
               Email: jsjunot@vuu.edu                                Email: zonac@wssu.edu




(*) Black Sports The Magazine extends its gratitude to each SID for their contribution of information and photos
                     (unless otherwise indicated on the photo) for their respective school.
                            BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook                                                                         with a September 2nd home opener
                                                                                                against West Virginia State
Even though Bowie State lost                                                                    University. Bowie State will hit the
probably two of the best players to                                                             road for its next three games,
ever don a Bulldogs uniform in                                                                  traveling to Johnson C. Smith
Sterling Green and Glenn Thomas,                                                                University (September 9), Morgan
BSU should still be considered a                                                                State University (September 16)
serious contender for the 2006                                                                  and      Livingstone         College
CIAA Championship. Bowie State,                                                                 (September 23). BSU will host
the defending CIAA Eastern                                                                      defending CIAA Champion North
Division Champions, experienced                                                                 Carolina Central University
its best season in 17 years, finishing                                                          (September 30) then hit the road
the season with an overall record                                                               again for a key Eastern Division
of 8-4 and 6-2 in the CIAA. The                                                                 clash against Shaw University
Bulldogs also accomplished all                                                                  (October 7). Week 7 will see
their team goals, with one                                                                      Elizabeth City State University visit
exception, the CIAA Championship.                                                               Bowie State for Homecoming 2006
Bowie State ranked 2nd in NCAA                                                                  (October 14). The Bulldogs will
Total Defense (220.7), 3rd in NCAA                                                              make their first football appearance
Rushing Defense (76.7) and 8th in                                                               in Lawrenceville (VA) since St.
NCAA Pass Efficiency Defense                                                                    Paul’s College revived their
                                                                                                program (October 21). The
          2005 RESULTS                                                                          Bulldogs will close out the regular
 DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS
 8/27    @ W Virginia St  W 40-7
                                                                                                season with divisional contests
 9/3     Johnson C. Smith W 12-9                                                                against Virginia Union University
 9/10    @ Morgan St      W 35-21                                                               (October 28) and Virginia State
 9/17    Livingstone      W 33-15                                                               University (November 4).
 9/24    @ NC Central     L 19-38
 10/1    Shaw             L 20-22                                                                       2006   SCHEDULE
 10/8    @ Elizabeth City W 13-8                                                                    DATE       OPPONENT
 10/15   St Paul’s        W 21-7                                                                    9/2        W Virginia St
 10/22   @ Virginia Union W 42-14                                                                   9/9        @ Johnson C. Smith
 10/29   @ Virginia St    W 27-17                                                                   9/16       @ Morgan St
 11/5    CIAA Championship                                                                          9/23       @ Livingstone
         vs. NC Central   L 23-26                                                                   9/30       NC Central
 12/3    Pioneer Bowl                                                                               10/7       @ Shaw
         vs. Tuskegee     L 26-28                                                                   10/14      Elizabeth City St
                                                                                                    10/21      @ Saint Paul’s
(94.4). Bowie State led the CIAA in                                                                 10/28      Virginia Union
Pass Defense, Rushing Offense                                                                       11/4       Virginia St
and Rushing Defense.                                        #20 Issac Redman
                                         conference in rushing yards (1,512 yards) and
Bowie State returns approximately        set numerous BSU team records last season.
41 lettermen and 14 starters which       Seniors Darvin Dinkins and Terrence Stafford will
include All-CIAA junior running back     be keys on the defensive side of the ball and will
Isaac Redman and the entire              hold down the secondary. Stafford led the team
offensive line which will be the key     in total tackles (95) last season and Dinkins
for the Bulldogs success during the      added another 30 tackles for the Bulldogs. Other
2006 season. Redman led the              key returnees include seniors Lamar Manigo
                                         (QB), Nathaniel Queen (RB), Devin Williams (DE)
                                         and Durrell York (DE).
                                         Third year Head Coach Mike Lynn and his staff
                                         have put together a good recruitment class for
                                         the upcoming season. Top newcomers include
                                         receiver Brandon McDonald (Milford Mill
                                         Academy), offensive lineman James Hardaway
                                         (Frederick Douglas High School), running back
                                         Rodney Webb (Milford Mill Academy), defensive
                                         back Joe Embry (Milford Mill Academy) and
                                         Devon Gray (Frederick Douglas High School).
                                         The best part of the recruitment class is probably
                                         on defense. Defensive lineman Ryan Brooks
                                         (Frederick Douglas High School) and defensive
                                         ends Yusef Dorman El and Delano Johnson
                                         (Dunbar High School – Baltimore, MD) should
                                         make an impact this season for Bowie State.
                     #6 Lamar Manigo     The Bulldogs will play a 10-game slate beginning     #47 Ronald Walls
           ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook                                                                                                      another great defensive year for the
                                                                                                                             Mighty Vikings.
2006 will mark the fourth year for
                                                                                                                             All-CIAA Defensive Second Team
Waverly Tillar as the head coach at
                                                                                                                             selection Emanuel Plummer (Sr.,
Elizabeth City State University. A
                                                                                                                             Freeport, NY) will lead a talented
former linebacker and 1975
                                                                                                                             core of linebackers into this season.
graduate of Virginia Union
                                                                                                                             Plummer was twice named CIAA
University, Tillar has compiled an
                                                                                                                             Lineman of the Week last year as
overall record of 7-23.
                                                                                                                             he led the Vikings in tackles with
           2005 RESULTS                                                                                                      83. He finished the season tied at
 DATE     OPPONENT         RESULTS                                                                                           5th in the CIAA in tackles while
 8/27     Livingstone       W 51-6                                                                                           ranking at 45th in NCAA Division II.
 9/3      Bethune-Cookman L 34-7                                                                                             The opposition will not only face
 9/10     Fayetteville St   L 39-6
                                                                                                                             Plummer but will have to deal with
 9/17     WSSU              L 24-23
 9/24     Saint Augustine’s L 7 - 0
                                                                                                                             the likes of seasoned veterans
 10/1     Virginia St       L 26-6                                     #11 Rayburn Morris                                    Shawn Dickerson (Jr., Richmond,
 10/08    Bowie St          L 13-8                                                 NC).                                      VA), Charles McEachin (Jr.,
                                         will return to the lineup this fall for
 10/15    Shaw              L 24-7                                                                                           Laurinburg, NC) and Jeremy
                                         the Vikings. They are Rayburn
 10/22    St. Paul’s        W 8-6                                                                Defense                     Carthen (Jr., Red Springs, NC).
 10/29    Virginia Union    L 14-6       Morris (Jr., Beaumont, TX) and Dan
                                         Herlihy (Sr., Sarasota, FL). Last         The defensive side of the line of         The defensive backs will display a
               Offense                   season Morris was the starter             scrimmage continued its solid play        talented group of letter-winners
                                         before his season was limited due         in 2005. Under the direction of           from last season’s squad. The
If the Vikings are looking to make       to injury. Although he finished the       fourth year coordinator Marcus            Vikings proved to be one of the
an impact in 2006, the offense must      season as the starter for ECSU,           White, the Vikings ranked 33rd in         more difficult teams to throw
adjust and improve after finishing       Herlihy stepped in and did a fine job     the nation in total defense, which        against registering 5th overall in the
11th in scoring offense in the CIAA.     so he could challenge Morris for the      was good for 6th overall in the CIAA.     conference in pass defense, which
The Vikings will execute the             starting position in 2006. In 2005        Additionally, in the conference,          ranked 69th overall in NCAA
Multiple Pro-I this fall, so if key      Herlihy finished with 886 passing         ECSU ranked 4th in scoring                Division II. They will be paced in
players can stay healthy, it should      yards which ranked 9th overall in                                                   2006 by Dwight Richardson (Sr.,
make for some exciting football for      the CIAA. Adding depth to the play-                                                 Houston, TX), Kendrell Harley (Jr.,
the Viking faithful.                     calling scheme is Curtis Rich (So.,                                                 Laurinburg, NC), James Powell
                                         Fort Washington, MD) who saw                                                        (Sr., Battleboro, NC) and Shanwtez
                                         limited action last year.                                                           Jones (Jr., Raleigh, NC)
                                         The exciting 1-2 punch of Chris                                                               Special Teams
                                         Carter (Sr., Winston-Salem, NC)
                                         and Marvin Jackson (Sr., Plymouth,                                                  Last year, the Vikings’ special team
                                         NC) will return as wide-outs for                                                    unit provided for a lot of excitement.
                                         ECSU in 2006. Last season Carter                                                    Brandon Fields, (Jr., Wilson, NC),
                                         and Jackson finished 8th and 9th                                                    who also doubles as a running
                                         respectively in the CIAA in receiving                                               back, had an impressive year in
                                         yards per game with Carter ranking                                                  kick-off returns finishing 33rd in the
                                         10th in receptions per game.                                                        nation. As a team in the CIAA, the
                                         Jackson finished the year with a                                                    Vikings ranked 4th in kickoff returns
                                         team high four touchdowns while                                                     and 10th in punt return average.
         #27 Kendrell Harley &           as a team the Vikings finished 9th                 #99 Maceo Thomas                 Behind the strength of Kevin
          #22 Brandon Fields             overall in pass offense. Also                                                       Dodson’s (Sr., Camden, NC)
                                         returning will be Jameson Gibbs           defense and 5th in pass defense.          kicking/punting, the special teams
2005 All-Rookie selection Dennis
                                         (Sr., Smithfield, VA), Sean Thomas                                                  were able to hold the opponents at
Hamilton (So, High Point, NC) will                                                 The Viking’s defensive line will
                                         (Jr. Pompano Beach, FL) and tight                                                   bay, as he averaged 39.7 yards per
be one of eight starters returning to                                              display one of the more
                                         end Lonnie Davis (Sr. Jacksonville,                                                 punt. That average was 17th best
the gridiron this fall. Last season he                                             experienced units in the CIAA. They
                                         FL). Davis is an excellent blocker                                                  in the nation, while as a team ECSU
finished the year as the Vikings’                                                  will be anchored by All-CIAA
                                         and a big target capable of handling                                                was 4th in team net punting. Overall
leading rusher with 509 net yards.                                                 performers Maceo Thomas (Sr.,
                                         the tight end duties in the multiple                                                in NCAA Division II, the Vikings
His yardage ranked 9th in the CIAA                                                 Portsmouth, VA) and Greg Moore
                                         offense attack.                                                                     ranked 34th in kickoff returns.
and he rushed for 2 touchdowns                                                     (Jr., Wallace, NC). Last year
                                Last season, the Vikings ranked 9th
while averaging an impressive 5.1                                                  Thomas finished as the Vikings’                  2006   SCHEDULE
                                in rushing offense while the
yards per carry. Also returning will                                               second leading tackler and ranked             DATE      OPPONENT
                                opposition tallied 26 sacks, a
be Jerome Smith (Jr., Jacksonville,                                                20th in the nation in tackles for loss.       9/02       @ Livingstone
                                number that the coaching staff will                Moore ranked 16th in the nation in            9/09      Charleston, WVa.
FL) and Brandon Fields (Jr., Wilson,
                                                                                                                                 9/16      Fayetteville St
                                look to decrease in 2006. Several
NC). States Coach Tillar, “I feel very                                             tackles for loss and tied at 2nd in
                                                                                                                                 9/23      @ Newberry
                                linemen will return this fall including
confident in the core of veterans                                                  the CIAA in sacks. Other key                  9/30      @ Saint Augustine’s
coming out of our backfield in  starting center Ronnie McClary (Sr.,               returnees include Wilson Johnson              10/07     Virginia St
2006.”                          Goldsboro, NC), Patrick Hand (Sr.,                 (Jr., Fayetteville, NC) and Nate              10/14     @ Bowie St
                                Pender, NC), Chris Lewis (So.,                     Fairley (Sr., Richmond, VA). They             10/21     Shaw
At quarterbacks, two primary Fayetteville, NC) and William                         will keep pressure on opposing                10/28     @ St. Paul’s
starters from the 2005 campaign Riddick-Walker (Sr., Elizabeth City,               quarterbacks in route to providing            11/04     Virginia Union
               FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook

Offense sells tickets, and defense
win games. Defense has been
Coach Kenny Phillips’ strength over
the years. However, this year,
Phillips and company are looking
for that combination that will mesh
the offense and defense into a total
unit. At this point, Coach Phillips
and his staff are looking for
remedies, which will swing the
Broncos back into the tradition of
being “King of the Hill.” Even so,
those who are loyal to the cause
are looking for better days this fall.

Last year, the Broncos finished the
season with a 6-4 record, a record
that would make any coach happy.
But if you know anything about
Kenny Phillips, you would realize he
is just like the Energizer bunny –
he just keeps on going. Being
average is not Phillips’ trademark.                                                          #11 Amir Holding
          2005 RESULTS                       starting position are sophomores      yards, three touchdowns). Autry       yards. Anytime the Broncos are
 DATE    OPPONENT                 RESULTS    Brandon Daughtry (6-2, 366) and       must rely on sophomore Charles        within their opponent’s 40, Munoz’s
 8/28    Catawba                   L 49-21
                                             Jarrett Bryant (6-4, 300). They must  Nieves (30 receptions, 408 yards)     kicking will put them on the score
 9/4     Virginia Union            W 58-21
 9/11    Elizabeth City St W 1 7 - 0
                                             develop early if the Broncos are to   and sophomore Christopher Holden      board.
 9/18    Virginia St               L 19-3    improve in both pass protection and   and junior Daryl Barnett. How much
 9/25    Shaw                      W 24-14   run-blocking.                         time will be needed to prove they     Coach Phillips can make this year
 10/2    WSSU                      W 21-14                                         will be reliable receivers is not     special if he’s able to get coverage
 10/5    NC Central                W 17-7    Returning is All-Conference known.                                          from his return unit. Last season
 10/16   Johnson C. Smith W 4 0 - 1 4        quarterback Jonathan (Jay) Autry.                                           the Broncos allowed 52 kicks to be
 10/23   St Augustine’s            W 38-14   His ability to make plays is what set          Defense
 10/30   Livingstone               W 62-19
                                             the Broncos offense in motion last This year ’s         defense
 11/6    Shaw                      L 10-7
 11/13   C a r s o n - N e w m a n L 35-14
                                             season, especially in the season’s should be excellent.
                                             final three games. He threw for 23 Stepping up another notch
               Offense                       touchdowns, best in the league, are All-CIAA senior
                                             and 2393 passing yards. Gone are defensive back Anthony
Phillips lost 11 starters (nine              his primary receivers Veon McHam Hicks and the CIAA Rookie
offense, two defense). Trying to fill        (755 yards, nine touchdowns), of the Year Donte’ Wise.
the gaps left in the offensive line will     Dentyl Jackson (298 yards, three Last year Hicks was
be a task. Top returnees vying for a         touchdowns) and Nick Green (251 ranked            4 th  in    the
                                                                                    conference in total tackles
                                                                                    with 86, including 11
                                                                                    tackles for losses and five
                                                                                    sacks. Wise, also an All-
                                                                                    Conference selectee, had
                                                                                    60 total tackles, five thefts
                                                                                    for 72 yards and 12 pass
                                                                                    break ups. Both could be               #33 Anthony Hicks
                                                                                    candidates for conference
                                                                                    and regional honors if the Broncos returned for 1,092 yards and a
                                                                                    win enough games.                  touchdown.
                                                                                                                                 2006   SCHEDULE
                                                                                             Special Teams                   DATE       OPPONENT
                                                                                                                             8/26       @ Wingate
                                                                                    The kicking game looks solid. The        9/2        @Virginia Union
                                                                                    kicking specialists are All-             9/9        Presbyterian
                                                                                    Conference sophomore Robert              9/16       @Elizabeth City St
                                                                                                                             9/23       Saint Paul’s
                                                                                    Munoz (10-of-17 in field goals and
                                                                                                                             9/30       @Virginia St
                                                                                    34-of-38 PAT’s) and sophomore            10/14      NC Central
                                                                                    punter Eric Lamoureux (38.2 yards        10/21      @Johnson C. Smith
                                                                                    per kick in 2005). Last year             10/28      Saint Augustine’s
                                  # 10 Elliott London                               Munoz’s longest kick was for 47          11/4       Livingstone
                  JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY
               Offense

The versatility and well-rounded
fundamentals have earned Robert
Peterson the coaching staff’s
confidence and he will assume the
starting center role. He and Curtis
Dorsey will provide JCSU with
interchangeable options along the
offensive line.

The quarterback position will be
competitive. Sophomore Carlton
Richardson is penciled in to start.
He will be backed-up by seniors
Edvard Jean, and the return of
three-year starter senior Donja’
Goodson. A three year-starter,
Goodson threw for 927 yards in
2004 but did not compete in 2005
due to academics.

Despite the loss of Andre’ Williams,
the team’s leading scorer, the
success of the running game will
rely heavily on the shoulders of
transfer newcomer Marco Kirven.                             Carlton Richardson
Kirven, a transfer from Southwest         future behind Kirven and He will be an extra safety on the                              2006   SCHEDULE
Baptist was the #13 rusher in the         Willoughby, who are seniors. field.                                                 DATE       OPPONENT
nation (2003) averaging 122.9 yards                                                                                           8/26       @ Edward Waters
per game. Marco showcased his             The receiving corps is talented.         Three starters and two key reserves        9/2        @ Glenville St
strength, agility, and speed at this      Marquis Belton is the go-to receiver.    return from last year’s defensive          9/9        Bowie St
year’s spring game, providing a           Brett Lofton brings power and            backs unit. Steven Williams                9/23       @ Virginia Union
great deal of Golden Bull hopefuls        athleticism. Brian Vaughan and           emerged as a viable safety in the          9/30       @ St. Paul’s
                                                                                                                              10/7       @ Livingstone
with something to look forward to         Brandon Benjamin are both                new secondary. He saw action in 8
                                                                                                                              10/14      St. Augustine’s
in the ground attack. Also vying for      talented receivers who look to           games and listed 41 tackles on the         10/21      Fayetteville St
carries this fall will be veteran Henry   become go-to guys in the clutch.         season. On defense, he is the              10/28      Savannah St
Willoughby. Also making the switch                                                 coach on the field. De’Audra Dix           11/4       @ NC Central
from the defense to offense is Kevin      Ernest Hodge returns at the tight        started every game in 2005 and
Allen. He is expected to be the           end position. Eddie Minter will          hauled in 35 tackles, deflected 5      show his play-making abilities in
                                          provide good hands and has great         passes, blocked 3 kicks, and           the defensive backfield.
                                          awareness of zones and where to          returned 2 interceptions for 105
                                          sit in zones.                            yards. He will be expected to be the            Special Teams
                                                                                   shut-down corner.” Transfer Fred
                                                        Defense                    Hoskins, III, settled in quickly and   All kicking and punting duties will
                                                                                   had 22 tackles on the season,          be handled by sophomore Herbert
                                          JCSU returns seven starters who all      deflected 5 passes, and recorded       Collins, III. The punt and kick-off
                                          have experience and talent. The          an interception returned for 12        duties will be handled by returnees
                                          leadership and relentless play of        yards. Fred will be expected to        De’Audra Dix and Marquis Belton.
                                          Lewis Lee and Darwin Wilmore will
                                          certainly be missed in the trenches
                                          this year. Yet, there are still
                                          playmakers among the front line,
                                          headed by Earl Sharpe and DJ
                                          Haynesworth.        Sharpe      and
            Marquis Belton
                                          Haynesworth combined for 85
            2005 RESULTS                  tackles, 13 for a loss of 58 yards
  DATE     OPPONENT        RESULTS        and a startling 5.5 sacks for a loss
  8/27     Glenville St     L 33-9        of 44 yards.
  9/3      Bowie St         L 12-9
  9/10     Benedict         L 26-11       Linebackers Omar Bizzell and
  9/17     Virginia Union   L 15-7        Jerrell Goodwin serve as the
  9/24     St. Paul’s       L 27-7
                                          defensive bright spots. They
  10/1     Livingstone      L 27-10
  10/8     St. Augustine’s  L 26-7        combined for 140 tackles and 13
  10/15    Fayetteville St  L 34-23       tackles for a loss of 59 yards. Junior
  10/ 22   WSSU             L 28-9        James Heatley will get spend some
  10/29    NC Central       L 34-14       quality time on the field this season.                                                          Omar Bizzell
                               LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE
          2006 Outlook

The Livingstone College Football
Program managed through troubled
waters during last season (2005).
Robert Massey (NC Central ’90)
advanced through the ranks
immediately after his hire to
become the interim Head Coach.
The Blue Bears finished the 2005
season with a 1-9 overall and a 1-6
CIAA record. For the upcoming
2006 season, Livingstone expects
a much improved program.

The Interim title has been removed
for Head Coach Robert Massey and
he has realigned his coaching staff.
The Defense will look to be heavily
improved with Coach Massey
taking the reigns of Defensive
Coordinator. Natrone Means will
serve as the Offensive Coordinator
and the camp will be introduced to
new-hire Andre White, the
Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers
Coach.

          2005 RESULTS
 DATE    OPPONENT         RESULTS
 8/27    Elizabeth City St L 6-51
 9/3     Catawba           L 6-38
 9/10    Virginia Union    L 15-32
 9/17    Bowie St          L 15-33
 9/24    Shaw              L 27-49
 10/1    Johnson C. Smith W 27-10
 10/8    WSSU              L 14-42
 10/15   St Augustine’s    L 14-20
 10/22   NC Central        L 14-48
 10/29   Fayetteville St   L 22-52

             Offense
                                                                                       Livingstone’s Defense
Quarterback Jason Mitchell will        Carolina, will be looked upon to         lbs., Jr., LB) from Chesapeake,         Baisen averaged 176.1 all purpose
return to lead the offense. Mitchell   carry the load this year. Last           Virginia will return as the defensive   yards per game. He will receive
finished the season with 157.9 total   season, Sullivan played in five          captain. Blunt finished last season     much deserved assistance from
offensive yards. Out of 1,579 yards,   games where he finished with five        with 62 (32 solo, 30 assisted) total    signed place-kicker and punter
1,324 yards were passing yards. He     receptions for 71 yards.                 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss of 12     Sean Vary from New Bern High
completed 109 of 240 passes with                                                yards, 2 interceptions for 36 yards     School in New Bern, North
9 interceptions thrown.                The Blue Bears focused their             and three pass breakups. He             Carolina.
                                       recruiting efforts on finding linemen.   ranked second on the team in
Running back Tyrome Baisden will       The offensive line lacked depth and      tackles. Alvin Hudson (6’3”, 200         “We look to be very competitive
lead the backfield and be keyed        experience last season. Senior           lbs., So., LB.) from Oviedo, Florida    against everyone and play every
upon       on    special     teams.    offensive lineman Roderick               led the team last season in tackles     game to win,” forecasts Coach
Sophomore running back Rashaad         England (Sherrills Ford, North           with 82 tackles (31 solo and 51         Massey on the Blue Bears’up-
Flucker, from Chesnee, South           Carolina) will be the lone veteran       assisted). 2005 All CIAA Rookie         coming season.
Carolina, had 37 attempted rushes      on the line and will have to mentor      Team member Ryan Goings will
last year for 251 yards. His longest   the new bunch.                           lead the secondary this upcoming               2006   SCHEDULE
rush of 49 yards earned him one                                                                                            DATE       OPPONENT
                                                                                season. Goings grabbed 4
                                                                                                                           8/27       @ Elizabeth City St
touchdown and an average of 27.9                     Defense                    interceptions for 126 yards last           9/3        Catawba College
yards per game. His late                                                        season along with 53 tackles (25           9/10       Virginia Union
emergence last season and              The defensive line will return more      solo, 28 assisted). He will receive        9/17       Bowie St
performance during spring football     experienced and see an immediate         assistance this season from                9/24       @ Shaw
will gain him precedence during fall   impact from freshman Joey Rucker         transfer Lionel Vincent. Vincent is        10/1       @ Johnson C. Smith
camp.                                  (6-4, 280 lbs, Statesville HS) from      a 6’2”, 210 lbs., Free-Safety from         10/8       WSSU
                                       Statesville, NC.                         Las Vegas, Nevada.                         10/15      Saint Augustine’s
Sophomore receiver Michael                                                                                                 10/22      @ NC Central
                                                                                                                           10/29      Fayetteville St
Sullivan, from Simpsonville, South Team MVP Antoine Blunt (6’2”, 180                      Special Teams
                        VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook

Progress. Old Man Webster cites
progress as “to move forward.” For
Virginia Union University’s football
program, progress was made last
season from 2004. The Panthers
finished 2-8 in the 2004, but Head
Coach Arrington Jones III’s 2005
squad raised it’s record to 3-8 last
season. Small steps, but perhaps
big strides.
          2005 RESULTS
 DATE    OPPONENT         RESULTS
 8/27    Fayetteville St   L 26-53
 9/3     Newberry          L 7-55
 9/10    Livingstone       W 32-15
 9/17    Johnson C. Smith W 15-7
 9/24    WSSU              L 0-31
 10/1    St. Paul’s        L 35-41
 10/8    Shaw              L 41-48
 10/15   Virginia St       L 12-48
 10/22   Bowie St          L 14-42
 10/29   Elizabeth City St W 1 4 - 6


              Offense
                                                                                    Coach Arrington Jones III
At one point last season, the            the junior running back had rushed     two touchdowns. During the               Coach Jones went out and got a
Panthers were in the thick of the        for 808 yards, averaging 101 yards     summer workouts, Little moved into       bevy of defensive backs, including
CIAA Eastern Division title hunt.        per game for the Panthers.             the starting rotation, ahead of          Mario Hall of Chesapeake, VA.,
But, the last three games of 2005                                               returning quarterback Michael            Hurley Hemphill of Kannapolis, Md.,
resulted in key injuries, especially     ”He’s our guy,” Coach Jones said.      Henderson.                               Hollis Jackson of Conley, Ga., and
when sophomore running back               ”We were really disappointed when                                              Stevie Johnson of Spotsylvania, Va.
Elihu Smith broke his wrist. VUU         he suffered his broken wrist last ”Athleticism is the key,” Coach
could not overcome that injury.          season.”                               Jones said of Little. ”Lamar is the      Coach Jones is hoping that one
                                                                                most athletic quarterback on the         other freshman will make an
Smith, a junior, is now back and         Also joining Smith will be team.”                                               impact: David Mimms of Charlotte,
healthy. Last season, Smith was          sophomore quarterback Lamar                                                     NC. ”David is 6-6 and 320 lbs.,”
                                                                                Henderson will be returning after
on his way to becoming VUU’s first       Little. Little moved into the starting
                                                                                having to sit out almost the entire
1,000-yard rusher since Andre            lineup midway through his
                                                                                2005 season with a broken arm.
Braxton in 1998. At the time of          freshman season, and completed
                                                                                Henderson broke his throwing arm
Smith’s injury against Virginia State,   11 of 27 passes, while throwing for
                                                                                in VUU’s first game last season
                                                                                against Fayetteville State University.
                                                                                 He completed eight of 20 passes
                                                                                before being injured.

                                                                                The newcomer to the quarterback
                                                                                derby is freshman Jeremy
                                                                                Robinson of Charlotte, NC.

                                                                                Defense

                                                                                On the defensive side, VUU will be           #20 Elihu Smith
                                                                                looking to replace the strong Coach Jones said. ”We’re hoping
                                                                                presence of Euphus Belu-John, he can challenge for a starting
                                                                                who completed his four-year career position.”
                                                                                last season. Coach Jones is
                                                                                looking to senior Christopher Horne         2006 SCHEDULE
                                                                                and a flock of newcomers to fill the    DATE     OPPONENT
                                                                                                                        9/2       Fayetteville St
                                                                                void left by Belu-John.
                                                                                                                             9/9      @ WV Wesleyan
                                                                                ”(Horne) is going to be the anchor           9/16     Livingstone
                                                                                                                             9/23     Johnson C. Smith
                                                                                of the defensive line,” Coach Jones
                                                                                                                             9/30     @ Central St
                                                                                said. ”But we focused a lot of               10/7     Saint Paul’s
                                                                                energies in the linebacker corps.            10/14    @ Shaw
                                                                                 We felt we needed to focus most             10/21    Virginia St
                                                                                on the loss created when Belu-John           10/28    @ Bowie St
                             #13 Lamar Little                                   finished his playing career.”                11/4     @ Elizabeth City St
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
          2006 Outlook                                                                                                  include senior defensive back
                                                                                                                        Andre George (5-10, 175,
After finishing the past two seasons                                                                                    Columbia, MD), ranked second on
with an impressive 18-4 record,                                                                                         last season’s team with 59 tackles;
including a school-best 10 wins in                                                                                      junior linebacker Andre’ Cannon (6-
2005, and making their first                                                                                            4, 260, Thomasville, NC), who
appearance in the NCAA Division II                                                                                      collected 43 takedowns and 5.5
playoffs in 18 years, the Eagles of                                                                                     tackles for a loss a year ago; junior
North Carolina Central University                                                                                       linebacker Eric Ray (6-1, 235,
are poised and ready for another                                                                                        Raleigh, NC), who amassed 40
run at gridiron history as they                                                                                         tackles and 6.5 hits for a loss in
prepare to defend their title as CIAA                                                                                   2005; and junior lineman Courtney
champions in their final season of                                                                                      Coard (5-11, 250, Charlotte, NC),
NCAA Division II play.                                                                                                  who tallied 39 tackles at the nose
          2005 RESULTS
                                                                                                                        guard position.
 DATE    OPPONENT        RESULTS
 8/27    Edward Waters    W 70-12                                                                                                  Special Team
 9/5     NC A&T           W 23-22
 9/10    Lenoir-Rhyne     W 28-21                                                                                       The special teams will be led by two
 9/17    Shaw             W 37-31                                                                                       familiar faces, who have come
 9/24    Bowie St         W 38-19                                                                                       through for the Eagles in clutch
 10/1    St Augustine’s   L 8-22
                                                                                                                        moments on fourth down. Junior
 10/8    Fayetteville St  W 17-12
 10/15   WSSU             W 20-17
                                                                                                                        place kicker Brandon Gilbert (5-10,
 10/22   Livingstone      W 48-14                                                                                       165, Graham, NC), and junior return
 10/29   Johnson C. Smith W 34-14                                                                                       specialist Brandon Alston (5-8, 173,
 11/5    Bowie St         W 26-23                                                                                       Durham, NC) have brought
 11/19   North Alabama    L 21-24                                                                                       excitement to the game on fourth
                                                                                                                        down.
              Offense

With 10 returning starters on                                                                                           Gilbert, an All-CIAA First Team, First
offense, including the return of the                                                                                    Team All-Region selection enjoyed
entire offensive line that helped                                                                                       a standout 2005 season as he led
average 162.2 yards per game on                                                                                         the conference in field goals (16-
the ground, NCCU will feature their                                  #12 Adrian Warren                                  21), field goal percentage (76.2),
three key offensive weapons –           of receivers.                                                                   PAT percentage (97.7), and scoring
senior quarterback Adrian Warren                                                 Ray led the team with 67 tackles,      by kick with 90 points. Gilbert also
(6-5, 208, Raleigh, NC.), senior        NCCU’s offensive front line returns      was second on the squad with 8.5       ranked sixth nationally in field goals
running back Greg Pruitt, Jr. (5-10,    in tact, bolstered by senior All-CIAA    tackles for loss, had 3.5 sacks, 6     per game by averaging 1.3. The
200, Cleveland, Ohio), and senior       First Team and, First Team All-          pass break-ups, one interception for   high point of Gilbert’s season came
wide receiver Julius McClellan (6-      Region selection center Robert           a 12-yard touchdown, one blocked       in the final seconds of the CIAA
4, 225, Lakeland, FL).                  Duncan (6-0, 255, Winston-Salem,         kick, and 2 fumble recoveries. Ray     Championship Game. His 30-yard
                                        NC), who was recognized as one           was clutch in the conference title     field goal with three seconds
Warren ranked third in the              of only four offensive linemen on the    victory over Bowie State with a        remaining gave the Eagles the 26-
conference in passing with 1,970        2006 Street & Smith’s Division II All-   season-high 11 tackles (six solo),     23 victory over Bowie State, and the
yards, and 19 touchdowns, while         America Team. Other returning            including 2.5 hits for a loss, along   Championship.
averaging 179 yards per game            starters are senior tackle Sam           with two pass deflections.
through the air.                        Funches (6-6, 310, Lawnside, NJ),                                               Alston, ranked second nationally in
                                        junior tackle Azubike Alaribe (6-4,      Amos led the team in with 13           total punt return with 539 yards, and
Pruitt is the only running back in      270, Raleigh, NC), junior guard          passes defended, including team-       seventh in the nation with a 15.9
Eagle history to post back-to-back      Carlos Hardy (6-2, 305, Kinston,         highs of 9 pass break-ups and 4        average per return. Alston’s
1,000 yard rushing seasons, and         NC), and sophomore guard Gabriel         interceptions. He ranked sixth on      numbers were also good enough to
is 566 yards away from breaking         Manns (6-5, 315, Winston-Salem,          the team with 44 tackles, including    lead the conference in punt return
Joe Simmons record of 2,840             NC).                                     two for loss, nine pass breakups,      average, and set a single-season
rushing yards set from 1990-93.                                                  and four blocked kicks.                school record with his punt return
Last year, Pruitt led the team in total              Defense                     Peterson ranked third on the team yards.
touchdowns with 10 and in rushing                                                with 56 tackles, including with six
yards per game with a 97.7 NCCU’s defense did not disappoint                     hits for loss, third on the team with             2006 SCHEDULE
average.                                as they ranked third in the              three sacks. He amassed a                     DATE      OPPONENT
                                        conference in scoring defense (19.2      season-high 10 takedowns in a                 8/26      Albany S
McClellan, a deep threat, stretches ppg.) and second in turnover margin          regular-season contest with Bowie             9/3       Shaw
the field, as three of his six (0.67). The defense returns seven                                                               9/9       Lenoir-Rhyne
                                                                                 State. He had an acrobatic
touchdown catches in 2005 were starters, led by junior linebacker                                                              9/23      @ Southern
                                                                                 interception in the second half of the        9/30      @ Bowie St
over 50 yards. The return of seniors Derrick Ray (6-0, 210, Raleigh, NC),        Conference Championship, which                10/7      @ St Augustine’s
Charles Futrell (6-6, 198, junior corner back Craig Amos (5-                     helped change the momentum of                 10/14     @ Fayetteville St
Fayetteville, NC.) and Daunte’ 11, 180, Winston-Salem, NC), and                  the game in favor of the Eagles.              10/21     Langston (OK)
Fields (6-0, 165, West Palm Beach, senior defensive lineman Greg                                                              10/28     @ Livingstone
FL) provides NCCU with a lethal set Peterson (6-5, 280, Beulaville, NC). Other Eagles to watch defensively                    11/4      Johnson C. Smith
                                          SHAW UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook

The Bears are coming off a
disappointing 5-5 finish in 2005 and
with key returning starters, and a
new addition at the helm, there is
an optimistic attitude to return to the
2004 championship form. There
was a slight bump in the road when
Head Coach Deondri Clark left in
June (2006), but the bump was
instantly smoothed with the
introduction of first year head coach
Darrell Asberry. A new leader can
bring a new attitude, and that is
exactly the feeling in the program
going into the 2006 campaign.

The Bears are returning 15 starters
(offense – 8/defense – 6) and 34
lettermen, along with an impressive
recruiting class that has Coach
Asberry excited about the upcoming
season.
           2005 RESULTS
  DATE    OPPONENT         RESULTS
  8/27    Carson-Newman L 24-45
  9/3     St. Augustine’s   L 0-33
  9/10    Edward Waters     W 24-6
  9/17    N.C. Central      L 31-37
  9/24    Livingstone       W 49-27
  10/1    Bowie St          W 22-20
  10/8    Virginia Union    W 48-41
  10/15   Elizabeth City St W 24-7
  10/22   Virginia St       L 10-43
  10/29   St. Paul’s        L 14-21                                                #17 Jermonty Kimbrough
                                    Jermonty Kimbrough (5’11”, 190           back, with 245 yards and seven A championship attitude and the
             Offense                lbs., Sr., Mobile, AL) who completed     touchdowns in 2005. He also had excitement of the beginning of the
                                    160 of 349 passes for 2,105 yards        29 receptions and four touchdowns. Coach Asberry era, has Shaw U.
Leading the offensive charge is the and 15 touchdowns last season.                                              Bear Football set for a banner year.
return of starting quarterback He also has record breaking career                       Defense
                                    stats with 6,464 total offensive yards
                                    and 48 touchdowns (41 passing/7          There are a few pieces of the
                                    rushing) in three years. After a year    puzzle missing on defense, but
                                    off because of injury, Kimbrough’s       four of the top five tacklers from
                                    biggest target Damon Harrison            last season are returning.
                                    (6’3”, 185 lbs., Sr., Newark, NJ) is     Linebackers Terrence Ford
                                    returning. In 2004, Harrison led the     (5’11”, 180 lbs., Sr., Clewiston,
                                    Bears with 31 receptions for 708         FL), Walter Wells (6’2”, 198
                                    yards and five touchdowns. Seniors       lbs., Jr., Nashville, NC), Galen
                                    Courtney Safford (6’5”, 290 lbs.,        Houston (6’0”, 219 lbs., Jr.,
                                    Augusta, GA) and Chase Dixon             Savannah, GA), defensive
                                    (6’4”, 290 lbs., Lenior, NC) will        tackle Cornelius Bosier (6’2”,
                                    anchor the offensive line. Reginald      289 lbs., Sr., Miami, FL), along
                                    Price (6’0”, 190 lbs., Sr., Winston      with cornerback Devin
                                    Salem, NC) is the top returning          Chatman (5’10”, 180 lbs., Sr.,
                                                                             Greensboro, NC) are the top
                                             2006   SCHEDULE                 returnees. Ford was second
                                          DATE      OPPONENT                 on the team in tackles with 72.
                                          9/03      NC Central
                                                                             Wells was third with 63
                                          9/09      @ Carson-Newman
                                          9/16      @ Edward Waters          tackles, along with 20 tackles
                                          9/23      @ U of Maine-Orono       for 55 yards in losses, three
                                          9/30      @ Livingstone            sacks and two interceptions.
                                          10/07     Bowie St                 Houston finished with 59
                                          10/14     Virginia Union           tackles and one fumble
                                          10/21     @ Elizabeth City St      recovery. Bosier finished with
                                          10/28     @ Virginia St            40 tackles. Chatman led the
            Devin Chatman                 11/04     Saint Paul’s                                                       Courtney Safford
                                                                             team in interceptions with four.
                               ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE
           2006 Outlook                                                                                                  Sako (6-8, 320 lbs.) and Quinton
                                                                                                                         Rainey (6-8, 360 lbs.) give the
With an 8-2 record in 2005, Saint                                                                                        Falcons massive size at the tackles
Augustine’s College emerged as a                                                                                         and guards Calvin Frazier and
CIAA contender in just four                                                                                              Ernest Joseph are experienced
seasons. What will 2006 hold for                                                                                         blockers. Frazier is a 2005 All-CIAA
the Mighty Falcons?                                                                                                      second-team selection.

Head Coach Michael Costa                                                                                                               Defense
anticipates another winning season
if the newcomers and returnees                                                                                           This is potentially the strongest unit.
play up to their talented potential.                                                                                     With stellar defensive end Alex Hall
The Mighty Falcons have their work                                                                                       and standout defensive tackle
cut out, however. The schedule is                                                                                        Marcus Montgomery manning the
the most difficult since the college                                                                                     front line, the Falcons could make
re-started football in 2002.                                                                                             running a nightmare for opposing
                                                                                                                         teams. Add Demius Frazier, a 2005
Entering their fifth season, the                                                                                         second-team All-CIAA pick, Marcus
Mighty Falcons are the hunted                                                                                            Kennedy and Cedric Clark and you
instead of the hunter. But Costa                                                                                         have one of the better defensive
believes his team can handle the                                                                                         lines in the CIAA.
challenge.                                                            Saint Augustine’s
                                        a hiatus of over three decades.          Though the Falcons face national        Outside linebackers Kevin Jones
“The only way to be the best is to Costa, the Falcons’ head coach                power Carson Newman and                 and Kente Blount won’t let the
beat the best,” Costa said. “This is since 2002, says the next step is           rematches against Fayetteville          defense slip much. Jones is an
the toughest schedule since I’ve building off last year’s success.               State, North Carolina Central, Mars     athletic linebacker who can tackle
been here but our goal is to go the                                              Hill and Winston-Salem State,           and cover a receiver. Blount has a
playoffs. We have to play the teams “The biggest thing for us is not to          Costa says his team will be ready.      nose for the ballcarrier. His fourth-
that will prepare us for it.”           take a step back,” said Costa, who                                               down tackle against Livingstone
                                        returns 45 lettermen including 18                      Offense                   late in the contest saved a 20-14
The 2005 squad set a high standard starters.                                                                             victory.
for future Mighty Falcons’ football                                              Coach Costa is hoping the ground        Three players won CIAA player of
teams. The eight wins equaled a The Falcons will miss defensive                  game featuring Quintell Williams,       the week awards which tells you
school season mark, and Saint leader Tyrone Pettaway and                         Corey Miller and Travoris Carter can    about the talent of the secondary.
Augustine’s earned a No. 1 ranking offensive           stalwarts       Eddie     carry the offense until the new         Myron Miller, Fritz Charles, Marsean
in the NCAA Southeast Regional Montgomery and Darrell Nesbitt.                   quarterback settles behind center.      Chestnut, Curtonio Marshall and
poll during the season, the first Pettaway, a linebacker, was the                Carter started several games last       Ivan Diggs are all capable of
CIAA team to do so.                     2005 CIAA defensive player of the        season and led the Falcons in           making plays, which changes the
                                        year and the speedy Montgomery           rushing in 2003. Williams was the       momentum of a game. Miller led
They finished 9th in the final regional was an All-CIAA first-team selection     team’s second leading rusher in         the Falcons with three interceptions
poll after two straight losses at wide receiver and punt returner                2004. Newcomer Markese Long is          last year, while Marshall is the
followed an 8-0 start which drew based on his big-play skills. Nesbitt,          someone to watch for at running         team’s interception leader since
widespread interest. The unbeaten a second-team All-CIAA pick, was               back.                                   2002 with 7. Also ranked among the
streak included victories over the ultimate playmaker at
                                                                                                                         top seven interception leaders since
crosstown rival Shaw, CIAA quarterback, a dangerous threat as                    Andre McGlone may be the big-play       2002 are Miller, Charles, Chestnut
champion North Carolina Central a runner and passer.                             receiver. His 26 catches and 6          and Diggs. League player of the
and Mars Hill from the highly                                                    touchdown receptions are the            week awards went to Miller,
respected         South       Atlantic But the Mighty Falcons return 9           highest of the returning receivers.     Charles and Diggs in 2005.
Conference.                             starters from a stellar defensive unit   McGlone will not be the only
                                        ranked fourth nationally in total        passing option. Duane Smith is          Special Teams
After three years of establishing a defense last year. Expect standout           expected to make an impact at wide
program from scratch, the Falcons seasons from rangy defensive end               receiver after playing the position     New faces will handle punting and
had a breakthrough year in 2005. It Alex Hall, a 2005 All-CIAA second-           part-time last season. He was the       placekicking duties from a group of
was their first winning season since team choice, and linebackers Kevin          second-team quarterback last
                                                                                                                         freshmen and transfers.
the program re-started in 2002 after Jones and Kente Blount. All three           season and played running back
                                        players are blessed with                 during his career. Rashard Wilson,
           2005 RESULTS                 exceptional athletic ability which       Azario Atkins and Eric McLaughlin              2006   SCHEDULE
  DATE OPPONENT             RESULTS                                                                                         DATE       OPPONENT
                                        allows them to cover ground and          add depth at a position expecting
  8/27    Lane                W24-6                                                                                         9/2        Lane College
  9/3     Shaw                W33-0     make game-changing plays.                to be one of the team’s highlights.
                                                                                                                            9/9        @ Virginia St
  9/10    Mars Hill           W13-6                                              The Falcons are set at tight end with      9/16       Carson Newman
  9/17    Virginia St         W44-14   Offensively, the Falcons must             the return of sophomore Jabre              9/23       @ Mars Hill
  9/24    Elizabeth City St   W7-0     replace Montgomery and Nesbitt            Green, a 2005 All-CIAA first-team          9/30       Elizabeth City St
  10/1    N.C. Central        W22-8    but Costa is counting on big              pick. Green gives the Falcons              10/7       N.C. Central
  10/8    Johnson C. Smith    W26-7    seasons from wide receivers Andre         another reliable receiving option.         10/14      @ Johnson C. Smith
  10/15   Livingstone         W20-14   McGlone and Duane Smith and                                                          10/21      Livingstone
  10/22   Fayetteville St     L28-45                                                                                        10/28      @ Fayetteville St
                                       running backs Quintell Williams With one starter gone, the line
  10/29   WSSU                L33-35                                                                                        11/4       @ WSSU
                                       and Travoris Carter.              should be much improved. Junior
                         VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY
           2006 Outlook

The Trojans of Virginia State
University are getting ready for an
exciting 2006 Football season.
They finished the 2005 season with
an overall record of 6-4 and 5-2 in
the CIAA Conference, giving them
a 2nd place finish in the Eastern
Division.

The Trojans are looking to build on
the successes that they made last
season in order for a successful
2006 season. They will return
seven (7) players on offense and
four (4) on defense that have a lot
of experience.
          2005 RESULTS
 DATE    OPPONENT         RESULTS
 8/27    WSSU              L 6-24
 9/3     Norfolk St        W 34-6
 9/10    Indians           L 18-37
 9/17    St. Augustine’s   L 14-44
 9/24    Fayetteville St   W 22-14
 10/1    Elizabeth City St W 26-6
 10/8    St. Paul’s        W 26-20
 10/15   Virginia Union    W 48-12
 10/22   Shaw              W 43-10
 10/29   Bowie St          L 17-27                                            VSU’s Jermaine Lafate

             Offensive                 Wilmington, DE) is the key       the Trojans must address. The        Defensive end Aaron Knight (6’3”,
                                       offensive returnee. Jermaine was linebackers and secondary will be    240 lbs., graduate student,
The Trojans expectations are very      named scholar-athlete of the Yearyoung. With the loss of team         Chesterfield, VA) is the key
high. They should be a lot better at                                    leaders, Rashad Pitt (DL); Yuri
                                       for Virginia State University, the                                    defensive returnee.
running and passing the football.                                       Norrell (LB); Otis Grandson (LB);
                                       CIAA and nominated for Division II
VSU’s goals are to out score our       Commissioners         AssociationTheo Plummer (LB); Ashley                     Special Teams
opponents, manage the clock, and       Scholar-Athlete of the Year.     Chandler (LB); Sean Wade (LB);
control the tempo of the game.                                          Kenny Painter (DB); and Pierre Lee   The Trojans kicking game will have
                                                  Defensive
Offensive tackle Jermaine Lafate                                        (DB), this will be a challenge for   two new comers, Red-shirt
(6’4”, 310 lbs., graduate student,     There are some rebuilding issues VSU’s defensive staff and players.   freshman Justin Buxton will be the
                                                                                                             place-kicker, and Davian Richards
                                                                                                             will handle the punting duties. With
                                                                                                             the loss of place-kicker, Musa
                                                                                                             Conteh to graduation, this will be
                                                                                                             another area of concern. The
                                                                                                             Trojans will also have to deal with
                                                                                                             the replacement of Punt and Kick-
                                                                                                             Off Specialist P.J. Berry.

                                                                                                             The Trojans have a lot of areas to
                                                                                                             address, but Coach Andrew Faison
                                                                                                             and his staff will surely find the
                                                                                                             solution. Faison’s four year record
                                                                                                             at VSU is 26 wins and 16 losses.


                                                                                                                     2006   SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                 DATE       OPPONENT
                                                                                                                 9/2        @ Norfolk State
                                                                                                                 9/9        St. Augustine’s
                                                                                                                 9/16       @ Catawba
                                                                                                                 9/23       Carson Newman
                                                                                                                 9/30       Fayetteville St
                                                                                                                 10/7       @ Elizabeth City St
                                                                                                                 10/14      @ St. Paul’s
                                                                                                                 10/21      @ Virginia Union
                                                                                                                 10/28      Shaw University
                                               VSU’s Aaron Knight                                                11/4       @ Bowie State
         WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
2006 Outlook                                                                                                          tackles.

The 2006 season will be one of                                                                                        Nathaniel Biggs and Maurice Reid
change for the Rams, as they leave                                                                                    will likely occupy the cornerback
behind        the      comfortable                                                                                    slots as both players placed in the
surroundings of the Central                                                                                           top 10 in tackles last season.
Intercollegiate Athletic Association                                                                                  Biggs, a 6’1”, 200 pound junior, is
(CIAA), a conference in which they                                                                                    the second leading returning tackler
were extremely successful for 61                                                                                      for the Rams as he recorded 46
years for the opportunity for                                                                                         tackles in 2005, 30 of which were
increased national exposure and                                                                                       unassisted. He led the Rams with
recognition on the NCAA’s highest                                                                                     three interceptions, one which he
stage, at the NCAA Division I level.                                                                                  took 45 yards for a touchdown.
                                                                                                                      Reid, a speedy 5’10”, 170 pound
          2005 RESULTS                                                                                                senior, placed sixth on the Rams’
 DATE    OPPONENT         RESULTS                                                                                     roster in tackles last season with
 8/27    Catawba           L 10-20                                                                                    36, 30 of which were unassisted.
 9/3     Howard            L 6-20                                                                                     He snared one interception,
 9/10    SC St             L 12-52
 9/24    Virginia Union    W 31-0
                                                                                                                      returning it 40 yards, and broke up
 9/17    Elizabeth City St W 24-23                                                                                    10 passes. He is the most
 10/1    Fayetteville St   W 26-24                                                                                    seasoned player in the WSSU
 10/8    Livingstone       W 42-14                                                                                    backfield and will use his speed to
 10/15   NC Central        L 17-20                                                                                    thwart opponent’s air attacks.
 10/22   Johnson C Smith W 28-9
 10/29   St Augustine’s    W 35-33                                                                                    “We are going to continue to
                                                                                                                      improve defensively this season,
             Offense                                                                                                  and knowing the strength of the
                                                                                                                      opponents that we will face this
The Rams are slated to start only                                                                                     season, we are going to need to
one senior on offense, as wide                                     # 4 Monte Purvis                                   continue to improve, and do so in a
receiver Bradford Herring (5’11”,                                                                                     hurry,” WSSU Head Coach
185) will be the only player in his    yards on 10 catches with a lone                     Defense                    Ketchum said. “If opponents want
final year of athletic eligibility.    touchdown last season.                                                         to put a lot of skilled guys on the
                                                                             The defense will have its hands full
Herring recorded a team-leading 25                                                                                    field, we can definitely combat that
                                                                             this season. WSSU will face seven
catches for 383 yards, a pair of       Junior quarterback Monte Purvis opponents who posted winning                   with additional defensive backs.
touchdowns, and averaged nearly        (5’10”, 190) returns as the starter. records last season, including two        However, if an opponent wants to
15.3 yards per catch last season.      Purvis, who took nearly every snap conference champions. The Rams’             put a bigger team on the field, then
Joining him on the flanks will be      last season, finally looks to have corps are an experienced group of           we can definitely battle that with our
sophomore wideout speedster            settled into the offensive system stellar athletes who have had the            size, most certainly with our big
Michael Scarborough (5’10”, 180).      and judging from spring workouts, benefit of two season’s worth of             linebackers. We are definitely
                                       looks far more comfortable as a playing experience. Employing a                going to be improved from a
Tight end Stan Wright may be the       drop-back passer. Despite his 3-5-3 defensive unit, the coaching               scheme standpoint.”
most undervalued player on the         passing prowess, Purvis will again staff will use all of the available
offensive side of the ball as the                                                                                                Special Teams
                                       be feared for his ability to run the defensive personnel.
physically imposing Wright, who        ball. He is the Rams leading
checks in at 6’6” tall and 250-plus                                                                                   Kicking duties are likely to be filled
                                       returning rusher (419 yards and two The Rams’ strength will be the
pounds, is a sure-handed threat                                                                                       by senior Chad Oakley. Oakley, a
                                       touchdowns on 102 carries) and linebacker positions. A trio of
catching passes.         He is a                                                                                      fifth-year senior who was granted
                                       passer (821 yards and three juniors, Thaddeus Griffin (6’2”, 225),
technically-sound blocker. Wright,                                           Corey Swinnie (6,2”, 235), and           an NCAA medical redshirt year in
                                       touchdowns on 116 attempts).
who is the Rams’ second leading                                              Darrian Bynum (6,0”, 200) will           2005, will look to return to the form
returning pass catcher, netted 159     Tionti Powell (5’8”, 160) will likely return to the starting lineup. Griffin   that propelled him to back-to-back
                                       be incumbent running back. returns in 2006 as the leading                      All-CIAA kicking honors during his
                                       Unquestionably the fastest player returnee in tackles as he earned 49          sophomore and junior seasons.
                                       on the WSSU roster, an athlete who total tackles in 2005, with 26 solo         Oakley will be the one constant on
                                       runs a sub 4.4 40-yard dash, he is takedowns. He earned five tackles           the WSSU special teams unit. He
                                       slated to be the Rams opening-day for loss and two sacks as well as a          will also likely assume the
                                       starter. Powell appeared in six fumble recovery. Bynum recorded                placekicking duties.
                                       games in 2005, carrying the ball 43 total tackles, 29 of which were                      2006   SCHEDULE
                                       only 16 times en route to 73 yards. of the solo tackle variety. His nine             DATE       OPPONENT
                                       Hot on Powell’s heels is Brandon tackles for loss led the Rams and                   8/27       Catawba
                                       McRae, a redshirt freshman his lone sack placed him fifth on the                     9/3        @ Howard
                                                                                                                            9/10       @ S.C. St
                                       running back from Washington, DC. roster. He forced two fumbles in
                                                                                                                            9/17       Elizabeth City
                                       The 5’10”, 225 pound McRae is an 2005, and snared one interception.                  9/24       @ Virginia Union
                                       athletic marvel, who is not only a Swinnie will likely occupy the third              10/1       @ Fayetteville St
                                       straight-ahead power runner with linebacker. He will undoubtedly                     10/8       @ Livingstone
                                       unrivaled strength, but is a speedy improve upon his 2005 numbers                    10/15      N.C. Central
                                       slasher who can run around and which saw him record 26 total                         10/22      J.C. Smith
            Stan Wright                over opponents.                       tackles, 17 of which were solo                 10/29      St. Augustine’s
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                                                                       MARCUS BATTLE
                                                                    Certified Personal Trainer
                                                                         Strength Coach
                                                                    USA Track & Field National
                                                                     Triple Jump Champion.
         2005 RESULTS                   2006   SCHEDULE
                                                                   World Masters Athletic Triple
DATE
8/27
        OPPONENT
        Western NM
                         RESULTS
                          L 48-6
                                    DATE
                                    8/31
                                               OPPONENT
                                               @ Liberty
                                                                        Jump Champion.
9/4
9/10
        Central St
        Cheyney
                          W 20-6
                          L 13-10
                                    9/9
                                    9/16
                                               @ George Mason
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10/1    Virginia Union    W 41-35   10/7       @ Virginia Union
10/8
10/15
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        Bowie St
                          L 26-20
                          L 21-7
                                    10/14
                                    10/21
                                               Virginia St
                                               Bowie St
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10/21
10/29
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        Shaw              W 21-14
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