Black ink : Black Student Movement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. online resource ([Chapel Hill, N.C.]) 1969-current, October 20, 1971, Image 8
PAGE 8 October 20, 1971 BLACK INK FDF^HMAN >KE OGLESBY: FRESHMAN DETERMINED Larry C. Williams and Ronald 0. George Sports Reporters The University is fortunate to have six outstanding Black athletes on the Freshman Football team, coached by Moyer Smith. These six Brothers are Charles Baggett, quarterback from Fayetteville; Charles Waddell, tight end from Southern Pines; Ronnie Robinson, tackle from Burlington; Richard Williams, wingback from Greensboro; Harvey Johnson, defensive halfback (and Morehead Scholar) from Georgia; and Ogje Shaw, tailback from Raleigh. Three of these students shared some of their views and opinions. When asked how they viewed the University two of the replys varied. Baggett stated that it was “a real big change’’ because he attended a predominantly Black high school. Waddell said he “adjusted fairly well” because of his high school situation which was similar to Carolina race wise. Both Bagge*tt and Waddell responded enthusiasticly when questioned about the team’s prospects of winning their opening game against State October 4th. Both stated, “We are gonna win, we have a good team, and we’ve been practicing harder than State.” They feel that a great de^ more is learned about fundamentals at Carolina than was in high school. When asked to judged their Coach Moyer Smith, all agreed that “he’s an okay dude”. They think he is fair and judges on individual performance. They were asked about practice and Ronnie Robinson (Big Ron) shook his head and replied, ‘ it’s pretty tough.’ Finally they were asked about their courses and restrictions of social life. All replied that the courses were pretty tough and that they really have to study. On restrictions of social Ufe, the consensus was that “it’s all in the game, and it helps.” All were sorry though, that this restriction prevented them from attending BSM meetings. EX BLACK INK EDITOR AT A&T (Reprint from “The job of sports information director thus far has been very simulating and I enjoy it very much.’’ These words were commented by Cureton Johnson who has been named sports director of the news Bureau here at A&T. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill this past June, Johnson was appointed to the position in August. He wall be working with Richard Moore who is the head of the News Bureau. At A&T, he will be responsible for the University’s Athletic news and will cover Sf>ecial assignments for the News Bureau. Johnson stated, “The Athletic Department has big goals for this year and with a sound sports information department we intend to cover all sports during spring, fall, and winter so that our athletes can get the most out of their sports career. He further stated that not only do we want to publish all Aggie games in the newspaper here but publicize all the schools in the new conference statewide so the public will know about their scheduled games and results. Johnson will be covering all A&T games that are published in the Greensboro Daily News and The Record. A&T Register) “To get top players in ranks we want to promote information.” As publicist he will be informing pro scouts and sending news releases on our prospective athletes. “The job is new and I love the challenge,” stated Johnson. A native of Raleigh, he is the son of Reverend and Mrs. Paul H. Johnson MY BLACKNESS by RICHARD MATTHEWS My Blackness makes me what 1 I understand that, but you don t. I understand that. You re learning it slowly. My Blackness makes me love all races of people. I understant that, but you don’t. My Blackness determines the way you and all others act toward me. My Blackness is king. 1 understant that and so will you someday. by Warren Carson ike Oglesby, a name heard quite frequently in terms of great football players. And great he is indeed. Those of us who are enthusiastic Oglesby fans have watched him in awe this season as he gained over 400 ds. and bounded over the touchdown Une four times. Rated second in the conference for yardage gains, some spectators have indicated that Ike is following the path of Don McCauley. When asked how he felt about this, Ike replied, “I don't see how anybody could compare us. Sure we play the same position, but our running styles are completely different. Besides, if the line blocks well, ril do well, just as Don did.” However, Ike admitted that despite his love for the game, football could more often than not be maddening; but adds with a chuckle, “without football I couldn’t afford Carolina”. When asked to comment on Billy Arnold’s death, Ike’s eyes darkened. “It was a personal loss”, he said. “We played freshman ball together, and since then he and I had become good friends. I considered him a very close teammate”. Dee, a junior this year, also has a keen interest in the Black Student Movement. He feels that with all of the Black freshmen manpower, the BSM should be able to get some really sound and effective programs underway. He also added that he is ready for action in all aspects and he hopes that we can stray away from all of the rhetoric used in the past. Although Ike has another year to play, he is determined to make it big this year. And because of his strong will and willingness to work, nothing vrtU dare stand in his way. AGGIES CREATE HALL OF (Reprint from A&T Register) Seven former outstanding A&T athletic stars will be inducted into the newly established A&T Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, October 15. The selection wLU include former coaches and players from as far as the 1920’s, when the Aggies began producing a number of great performers. The first induc^es will include the late James “Horse” Lane, an all-time great half-back in the 1920’s; the late Charles U. DeBerry, who starred in football, basketball, baseball, and track in the 1920’s, and who later became an A&T coach; Earl “Dutch” Qark, an All-American football guard in the 1940’s; the late Jim Neely, captain of A&T s first CIAA championship Basketball team in 1937; J.D. Smith, who starred for ^e San Francisco 49ers after leaving A&T; and A1 Attles, currently head coach of the Golden State Warriors and the late Same Bruce, a fleet half-back in the 1940’s. Lane, a bruising fullback, and DeBerry, a fleet halfback, both starred on A&T’s first CIAA championship in 1927. DeBerry later coached and taught at A&T. He died a few years ago. Neely, the brother of Murray Neely, the current line coach at A&T, was also an all-conference selection in basketball. Clar, who still lives in Greensboro, was also a Golden Gloves boxing champion while at A&T. Bruce, a native of Seattle FAME Washington, was killed in WWII serving as one of the nation’s few Black pilots. Smith, a native of Greenville, S.C., played in two Pro Bowls with San Francisco. He became the second 49er ever to amass over 1,000 yds. in a single season. Attles was one of the finest playmakers ever to perform in the CIAA. He led the Aggies to two consecutive conference championships, then was drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors. He enjoyed 10 fine pro seasons before becoming one of the few Black head coaches in the National Basketball League. Attles and Smith have both already been inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held October 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Union. The inductees will also be honored at a breakfast on October 16 at7:30 a.m. in the Ramada Inn in Greensboro. Reservations for the dinner and breakfast may be secured from the Alumni Office at A&T State University. Banquet reservations will cost $10.00 per person and $15.00 per couple.