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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Albany State Great, NBA Vet Caldwell Jones Dies

Former Albany State legend and long-time NBA player Caldwell Jones died on Monday at the age of 64.

He may not be a familiar name to basketball fans under the age of 30, but if you followed the NBA in the 80s, you probably remember him. The feared shot-blocker and solid rebounder had a nearly two-decade long career in both the ABA and NBA.

Jones played on several talented Philadelphia 76ers teams, eventually helping bring the championship to Philly by being part of the trade that brought Moses Malone to the City of Brotherly Love.

Speaking of brothers, Jones was one of four brothers to play at Albany State and the NBA. Between Caldwell, Charles, Wil and Major, a Caldwell brother played for ASU for 18 straight seasons.

Hot Or Not: JSU's Sonic Boom Covers You Send Me Swinging by Mint Condition

"You Send Me Swinging" is one of the Mint Condition's most recognizable songs, even though it was released more than two decades after it was released. It's a good bet that many of the band members of Jackson State's Sonic Boom of The South weren't alive when this song was composed, but they did pay tribute to the group against Tennessee State at the Southern Heritage Classic.

Check out JSU's version and let us know what you think.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Watch: Bethune-Cookman Performs "Da Butt" vs. Grambling State

(HBCUBuzz photo)

Two weeks ago, Bethune-Cookman's band made headlines when it performed on the field while Carolina Panthers kicker Greg Gano warmed up. But we think this rendition of EU's "Da Butt" is headline worthy as well.

Watch: Hampton's Chris Baker Ejected For Blindside Hit On Nick Foles

Former Hampton defensive lineman Chris Baker got a big payday earlier this year when he signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Redskins. It looks like Baker will be giving up some of this year's $3 million after he laid out Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on Sunday.

Eagles tackle Jason Peters didn't take kindly to Baker hitting his quarterback, and he quickly put hands on Baker.

Baker would ultimately be ejected from the game. Philadelphia would come away with a 37-34 win.

WSSU Moves Past Tuskegee 24-13

For the second year in a row, Winston-Salem State and Tuskegee entered their matchup against each other hoping to brand themselves as the premiere HBCU program at the Division II level. And for the second year in a row, WSSU came out on top, though it had to fight a little longer against a scrappy Tuskegee squad.

The two teams went into halftime tied, but WSSU's defense kept Tuskegee out of the endzone while its offense added two touchdowns for a 24-13 win at Bowman Gray Stadium.

Though quarterbacks Phil Sims and Rudy Johnson have dominated the headlines so far for WSSU, it was the running game that accounted for all three of its touchdowns. Running backs Mustafa Green and Maurice Lewis each found the endzone, as did Sims via his legs. Green led WSSU with 59 yards rushing.

Tuskegee drops to 1-2 with the loss, while Winston-Salem State improves to 2-1.
Check out our WSSU-Tuskegee Gallery.

Created with flickr slideshow.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

HBCU Football Scores 9/20

Black College Football Scores 9/20

Central Florida 41, Bethune-Cookman 7
Morgan State 38, Howard 35
Concord 37, Bowie State 34
Grambling State 40, Jackson State 35
Towson 31, NCCU 20
Lane 18, Paine 16
NC A&T 59, Chowan 0
Houston Baptist 72, Texas College 6
West Liberty 38, West Virginia State 16
Temple 59, Del State 0
Livingstone 60, VUL 12
SC State 17, Furman 7
Tennessee State 10, Tennessee Tech 7
Virginia Union 25, Fayetteville State 13
Hampton 34, Miles 30
Shaw 20, UNC-Pembroke 17
Fort Valley St. 19, Clark-Atlanta 18

Social Media Fail: We're Playing Who?

One of the big reasons we created HBCU Gameday was because many HBCUs don't get adequate or fair coverage of sports from media outlets. Many of them also don't have the resources dedicated to properly fund their sports information offices, which hinders social media presence.

Livingstone College, located in Salisbury, NC is off to its best start in over a decade. As I type this, they are a quarter away from going 3-0 for the first time in a looooong time. Unfortunately, many people won't be able to tell you who they actually beat for that win. That's because whoever is running the athletic department's website doesn't seem to be sure.

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Steven J. Gaither is a multimedia journalist and founder of HBCU Gameday. Steven began covering HBCU Sports nearly a decade ago as a student at Winston-Salem State University. His work can also be found at The Shadow League, Diverse Issues In Higher Education and Slam Online.