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Jan. 29. 2007
The News Argus
Rams to play in RCA Dome,
home of Indianapolis Colts
Steven J. Gaither
Winston-Salem State's football
team is about to go places no Rams
have ever gone before.
The Rams are set to open their sec
ond season in fall 2007 on Oct. 6 in
the Championship Subdivision of
Division 1 w^hen they take on Florida
A&M in the "Circle City Classic" in
the massive RCA Dome in
"This is a great opportunity for
more exposure for our programs at
Winston-Salem State University/'
said Dr. Percy Caldwell, Director of
Last season, the Rams held a 21-3
against the Rattlers in Tallahassee,
but the FAMU was able to score 22
unanswered points and defeat the
Rams. This season, the Rams will be
looking for payback on neutral
ground. The RCA Dome, where the
NFL's Indianapolis Colts play, seats
The Rams will kick off their season
at home in Bowman Gray Stadium,
where they will play archrival
North Carolina A&T. Last season,
the Rams walloped the Aggies,
Track and Field
teams to run in
two televised meets
WSSU Media Relations
The spotlight will be on WSSU's
track and field teams this season as
the teams compete in two nationally
televised meets. Both events will be
televised as a part of the Visa
Championship Series this spring.
The first meet will be the 100th
Millrose Games in New York, N.Y.,
on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and
3. The event is scheduled to be tele
vised on ESFN2 from 7 to 9 p.m. on
Friday, Feb. 2, and on NBC on
Saturday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 3 p.m.
The Millrose Games is the oldest
invitational indoor track and field
meet in America and has featured
some of the most storied names in
track and field history, with athletes
such as Jesse Owens, Wilma
Rudolph, and Carl Lewis all having
competed in the historic event.
The Rams and Lady Rams will
also take part in the "USA Versus
The World" at the Penn Relays on
April 28. The event will be tele
vised Saturday, April 28, on ESPN2
from 1 to 3 p.m.
For additional information on WSSU
track and field, contact the WSSU
Office of Sports Information at (336)
750-2143 or log on to the official
Web site of WSSU Athletics:
defeating them 41-14 in Greensboro.
The Rams will play at home four
times in the upcoming season. Other
home games are against three-time
defending MEAC Champion,
Hampton University, on Oct. 27.
WSSU Homecoming will take place
against Delaware State Nov. 3, and
the home finale will be Nov. 10
against former ClAA rival. North
Carolina Central University.
The home games should be partic
ularly interesting. The Rams played
the Pirates tough last season, losing
13-3 in Hampton. Homecoming
opponent, Delaware State, went 8-3
last season and was in the race for
the MEAC Championship up until
their loss against Howard gave
Hampton the championship.
The Rams will renew old acquain
tances with former CIAA foe North
Carolina Central on the final home
game of the season. NCCU, last sea
son's Black College National
Champions at 11-1, will follow
WSSU's path from the CIAA to
Division I in 2007. The Rams and the
Eagles last met in 2005, with the
Rams suffering a heartbreaking last-
second 20-17 defeat.
2007 Winston-Salem State University Football Schedule
NORTH CAROLINA A&T
Coastal Carolina University
Morgan State University
S. C. State University
Florida A&M University
(Circle City Classic)
Dayton Beach, Fla.
N. CAROLINA CENTRAL
Norfolk State University
* Home Games at Bowman Gray Stadium noted in
BELOW: In a box simply
labeled, “The Ball,” Clark stores
the ball that destined him for
one of the greatest catches in
Photos courtesy of MCT Wire Service
years ago, Dwight Clark
made one of the greatest
catches in NFL history. It
changed his career, start
ed the San Francisco
49ers dynasty and, for a
period of time, ended the
Dallas Cowboys’ reign as
the NFC’s top team.
Clark, a native of
Charlotte, N.C., won five
Super Bowl rings with the
49ers as a player and
front office executive.
BELOW: The ball that put former wide-
receiver Dwight Clark in the record book.
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Trouble, from page 4
whenever I can put it down
with them. They're a great
band, real great guys, real
professional," said Haze, a
singer who often takes the
lead mic for NBT when
vocals are required.
Where many bands might
fade into the background
behind such talented voices,
Nuthin But Trouble manages
to stand out to the crowd. No
song sounds exactly like the
original version; NBT puts its
own soulistic flair on each
selection that highlights the
According to Tuttle, Yourse,
and Fields, their sound will
become even more unique in
the upcoming year as they
begin to write music for
themselves in preparation for
a busier performance sched
ule and the recording of their
first CD. In February, they
hope to begin playing regu
larly at The 411 in downtown
Winston-Salem and the
Greene Street Bar in
The musical influences
among the three group mem
bers span every genre of
music because, as one mem
ber stated, "you've got to lis
ten to everybody. You can get
inspiration from anything."
"No matter how good or
bad it is," Fields added.
If one were to look through
the music in each man's car
to discover specifically what
those influences are, they
would find some of every
"Lupe Fiasco! He's a talent
ed individual. That energy he
has, it's like, 'whoa,'" said
"I've got a whole bunch of
mixed CDs," said Yourse.
"Well, they're not CDs, I've
got 'em on my USB drive, but
let's see. I've got Dwele,
Raheem DeVaughn, some
rap. I mean, my stuff, I go
from Dwele to Three 6 Mafia.
I'm very diverse because of
"Now, Robin Thicke, defi
nitely got to have Mint
Condition, and you got to
have The Roots over there,
got to," said Tuttle.
Aspirations are high as
all three agree that they
expect "something big"
from Nuthin But Trouble
in 2007, but they look for
ward to the journey and to
making this particular band a
full-time commitment among
the other groups they work
"You can't beat having a
job that you love to do, and
getting paid to do what you
love to do," said Tuttle.
"I can't do somebody else
all my life," Yourse added.
"We wanna play on BET,
MTV, VHl, CMT, TNN, all of
'em!" said Fields.
"Exactly! I'll jam with
Garth Brooks!" agreed Tuttle.
And there is little room for
doubt that they will reach
every goal they set for them
selves and more, because
among the talent, the skill,
the ambition, and the connec
tions, they possess that essen
tial sense of brotherhood that
makes them say that
although they are not biologi
cal brothers, "blood couldn't
make us closer!"