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    Lady Vikings
The Lady Vikings started out
on a good note on in their first
home conference game by
defeating Shaw Univ. 67 to 63 on
Dec. 5.
Anita Barnes, forward, and a
jimior from Chesapeake, Va.,
was the game’s highest scorer
with 20 points. Barnes’ great
performance resulted in 12 points
by the end of the first half. Selina
Freedman, center from
Bellhaven, N.C. led in rebounds.
It did not matter to Freedman
that Shaw possessed Kim
Ambrose, All CIAA of 1984. Selina
went on to end the game with a
total of 14 points. Veteran player
Valerie Davis, a guard from New
Bern, N.C., led in assists which
contributed to the Vikings’
Coach Kelley was very pleased
with his players’ performance
and hopes to have a great
season.Ronnie Autry, assistant
coach, is a student P.E. major
from Rockin Point, N.C. Autry is
now doing a grand job in training
the Vikings into becoming a fine
ballclub. The Vikings have six
new recruits this year. Their
morale and support contributed
deeply to a winning victory. “I
feel that with this year’s squad,
the team is destined to go far this
seaaon,” said Angela Johnson.
She is a forward from Newport
News, Va.
If the Vikings continue to have
action-packed games such as this
one, this season will definitely be
a good one.
Tiller: Getting the Job Done
by Gary Savage
Staff Writer
“Before you write anything
down, make sure you write down
my weight and height,”
instructed Robert Tiller. He
wants everyone to know that no
matter how big or how small
someone is, it is getting the job
done that counts.
All of Tiller’s 5-feet-8-inch, 110-
pound frame works gets a fine
job done as a receiver on the
Vikings’football team. Tiller was
a walk-on for the squad in the
spring. His outstanding
performance in the Vikings Blue
and White game earned him a
spot on the team. “Rob” started
in 7 of the 10 games.
A freshman from Chester, Pa.,
Tiller always plavec^^gports
during his high school years. In
1982, he made All^elco
Conference in baseball.feHe was
on the basketball squad, but most
of his achievements were in
football. Tiller made Most
Valuable Player in the city
championship game during his
senior year. He was given the
Clipper Award for most
outstanding individual
performance and the Hero
Award in the Delco All Star Hero
During his first year at ECSU,
he placed fourth in CIAA
receiving. With 38 receptions and
400 yards, statistics indicate that
Rob should be pre-season pick
for All CIAA next year. This
season, Tiller was chosen AU-
CIAA of the Northern Division.
Besides doing well on the field,
Tiller is doing well in the
classroom. “The school is fine,
but I disagree with the absentee
policy. I really think it should be
more than just three days to
miss. I also feel that there should
be some special reprimands for
ballplayers with practices and
games,” Tiller said.
Tiller looks up to veteran team
members such as defensive back
Tim Colfield and receiver
Reginald Langhorne because
they made him aware of many
things about game plans. He also
feels that the ballclub has a fine
coaching staff.
“ The game plans of the
coaching staff are all right, but
the times the team didn’t react
were due to the young offensive
line. I feel if we would have had
more experience, things would
have turned out better,” Tiller
Tiller’s performance was
fantastic for a first year. Having
such a fine, young ballplayer, the
Vikings should encounter an
outstanding season next year.
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Vaughan Hopes For Winning Season
by Woody Everett
Staff Writer
“Trap and Scrap.” Those two
words will personify the ECSU
Vikings as they enter the ’84-’85
basketball season.
“We are going to run and press
all night long,” says Bobby
Vaughan, preparing for his 32nd
year as the Vikings’ head coach.
To some observers, it may
appear that they are attending a
Chinese fire drill not a basketball
game, but there is method to
Vaughan’s madness.
“We have seven experienced
guards coming back and I will
not hesitate to substitute any of
them,” said Vaughan. Because
of thi5 Ab.i»toi€e,Qf tayieftt in the
backcpurt, Vj^iogs will be able to
applys^cfonstant: presstffe on ^e
opposing teams’ guards, forcing
turnovers and more importantly,
just plain wearing them out.
Vaughan describes this type of
pressure as “in your face baby,”
and it could mean trouble for any
team who does not have a deep
bench. “ We want the other
teams to know that we are going
to run,” said Vaughan, “ and we
are going to use full court
pressure all night long.”
Because of this constant
pressure. Vikings’ opponents will
have to let their big men handle
the ball more, in some cases even
Mustangs Win
First Band Day
Manor High School of
Portsmouth, Va., won three top
awards in the Elizabeth City
State University First Annual
Band Day for high school bands
in Northeastern N.C. and
Southeastern Va. Under the
by Gary Savage
Staff Writer
Well sports fans, another
season has passed us by leaving
the Viking ballclub with a 4-5-1-
record. The season began with a
13-2 victory over Livingstone
College at Livingstoi'e Alumni
Stadium. With high moral, the
team continued on to Bowie State
College to leave with a 28-0
victory at Bowie Field Stadium.
to bring the ball up. This should
create numerous opportunities
for turnovers.
On offense, the Vikings will
run, run and run some more.
“We want to get the ball upcourt
as quickly as posssible,
preferably in less than five
seconds,” says Vaughan. In
other words run and shoot
offense right? “Wrong, not run
and shoot, but run to shoot, “ said
Vaughan. “We want to push the
ball upcourt and force the other
team to turn and run on the
defense rather than backpress
the basket,’’explains Vaughan.
“Because of our speed, we should
beat their big man down the floor
enabling us to get off a higher
percentage shot.” This strategy
will also allow Viking guards to
take advantage of their great
. leaping ablility ag'&ihst the
opponentJ^ ^^a^f on ‘the
off ensiye boa^j^
Because of the physical
stamina this ' type of play
requires, the Vikings starting
line-up is not necessarily the one
that will play the most. One man
who should see plenty of action
however, is senior guard Benji
Brown. Brown will be expected
to provide the Vikings with
scoring punch as he did last
direction of William Gibson,
Manor High won first place
honors for Band, Majorettes and
Color Guard.
Adjucators were Dr. Floyd
Robinson, Charles Penrose and
Willie McElroy. Groups were
judged while participating in the
ECSU Homecoming Parade.
Trophies were awarded to all
winners in the various
Chairing the committee for the
first annual competition were:
Willie G. McElroy, ECSU Band
Director, and Dr. Edna L. Davis,
Chairman of the ECSU
Department of Music.
The Vikings went on to be
beaten at the Annual Fish Bowl
game by Norfolk State Univ. 17-0
leaving Reggie Langhorn Most
Valuable Player of that
game.Langhorn is presently
being scouted by various
professional football teams.
With high moral, the ECSU
Vikings were defeated again by
Virginia State Univ. at the first
home game of the ’84 season at
Roebuck Stadium. The stadium
will be undergoing more
renovations this spring. Coach
Little feels that the Athletic Fund
raising program is going well
with more available funds for
such endeavors. Little feels that
if more ECSU alumni were
involved, things could be
produced more successfully.
The Viking ball club, despite
losing their first home games,
went on to two consecutive wins
against NC A&T and St. Pauls,
beating both at their own
homecoming games. The Vikings
then were beaten 14-20 by N.C.
Central Univ. Coach Little felt
that that was the best game
overall in a losing cause.
“The team performance was
one of our better efforts,” said
Little. That game made Coach
Little very pleased with his new
season when he averaged nearly
15 points per game. Additional
scoring will come from Kenny
Hilton. The 6-foot-l-inch junior
from Enfield, N.C. averaged 9.4
points last season. Lance Hinton,
Gregory Spruill, Gary Williams,
and Ellis Everett round out the
guards and each is capable of
leading the team in scoring on
any night.
Swingman Jamie Turner can
also play guard and is expected
to provide the Vikings with
rebounding and scoring. Turner
averaged 4.1 rebounds and 12
points last season.
Also returning, as forward is
Timothy ‘Iceman’ McDaniels
who averaged 9.4 points as a
freshman last year. The Vikings
appear thinnest in the center
position. Antonio Bellamy, a
sophomore, is exjpected tff §taft. "
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aggressive style of play should
create a fast-paced exciting
game for the fans to watch, but
can they win with it?
“This team has the potential to
be very successful,” said
Vaughan. “How far we go
depends on how much we
improve at our center and
forward positions.
Scenes from the 1984 Health Fair (pictured are Coach Kelly
and Assistant Coach Autry)
Photo by Karl Hasley
Sports Editor
\Sports Writers
recruit selection of ’84. Recruits
such as Scotty Amol, freshman
defensive tackle; Ronnie
Johnson, freshman linebacker;
and Clarence Barnes, freshman
linebacker are players that
Viking fans will be seeing a lot of
next season.
The Vikings most exciting
game was homecoming against
Hampton Institute. The game
with its action pact twists and
turns ended in a tie, 7-7, leaving
pro prospect Reginald Banks,
player of that game. Reginald is
being scouted by several
professional football clubs. When
asked who else is a possible pro
prospect. Coach Little replied:
“I think Howard Olgesby, a
senior from Washington, D.C. is
another player who has a very
good shot at a pro ballclub.”
The last two games which were
at home ended as in disaster for
the Viking football team, losing
6-35 to Winston Salem State Univ.
and 0-45 to Virginia Union Univ.
Little said that his coaching
staff plays a big part in the teams
overall performance. He feels
that more coaches are needed to
add to the contribution of the
ballclub. It’s all a matter of
dollars and cents in this situation
of coaches,” Little said.
Lady Vikings
Try For Top
by Woody Everett
Staff Writer^'
When asked to comment on
academics in football, Little
replied: “Time is ^deeply
required of a footbalU player.
There are classes, practice and
study sessions each day. The
team members do not only have
to study education but study and
learn the football game plays
Chancellor Jenkins has
contributed services to help
athletes in all sports. He has
posted a tutor for road trips and
home games when an athlete
needs academic help.
“The counselors in general
studies have helped out a whole
lot. The Upward Bound
programs have been a strong
hand in my teams’ academic
outcome,” Coach Little said.
The Viking ballclub will lose 14
players this year. “Mostly all of
the ’81 recruits are leaving this
year. I feel that the ’81 recruits
were the best pack we had to
come this way in awhile,” Little
Overall, Little is very pleased
with the season performance of
the ballclub and hopes that ECSU
fans will continue to support
such a fine club.
If you like aggressive women,
then you will love the 1984 edition
of the Lady Vikings. Head Coach
Alvin Kelley describes the team
as aggressive both offensively
and defensively. This style of
play could mean big things for
the Lady Vikings. “I think we
can be competitive with any
team in the CIAA or Division II,”
Kelly said. “A conference
championship is not out of the
Several key returnees are
responsible for Coach Kelley’s
optimism. These include pre
season All-CIAA selection
Valerie Davis. Davi^, a 5-foot-7-
inch junior from Alliance, N.C.,
averaged 10 points per game last
season from her guard position.
Also returning will be front
court star Audrey Prophet. The
5-foot-ll-inch forward averaged
nearly 13 points and 9 rebounds
last season.
For leadership, the Lady
Vikings will be looking to guard
Valerie Croker, the only
returning senior on the squad.
The center position will be
capably filled by Carmen
Judkins, a 6-foot-l-inch transfer
from N.C. Central, where she
averaged a remarkable 14
rebounds per game.
“She is very aggressive on the
boards,” said Kelley, “and is one
of the quickest centers I’ve ever
seen: a real Pat Ewing type
Controlling the boards will be a
necessity for the Lady Vikings
because they will rely on a fast-
break transition type offense.
“We will be primarily a
running team,” Kelley said.“We
like to get a lot of three-on-two
and three-on-one type of
situations. I know a lot of coaches
like to slow it down and play a
half-court game, and we can do
that also. I feel if you have the
good athletes, as we do, you
should let them play.”
So the Lady Vikings must
rebound: “Well, we have to have
the ball in order to run,” says
Additional rebounding
strength will be provided by
junior forward, Juanita Barnes,
who averaged 8 last year, and 8-
foot-2-inch sophomore Angelo
Johnson who chipped in with 7.
On defense, the Lady Vikings
will use a lot of full-court
pressure, especially on the
“We lean toward the zone, but
we can switch to man-to-man
also.” said Kelley.
As usual, if the Lady Vikings
are to contend for the top spot in
the CIAA, they will have to beat
perennial powers: Va. Union,
Hampton Institute, Norfolk
State, and Shaw, whom they open
the season against at home on
Dec. 5th. But Coach Kelley
emphasizes, “This team can play
with anybody. I would invite
anyone who enjoys an exciting,
wide-open brand of basketball to
come out and support this team.”

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