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Special Section
The News Argus
Winston-Salem State University’s Student Newspaper
Oct. 29, 2007
Rams high-stepping
into Homecoming '07
Photo by Garrett Garms
The drum majors will lead the
Homecoming parade on Saturday in
downtown Winston-Salem.
Grant Fulton
Winston-Salem State will take on Delaware
State in the annual Homecon^ing game at
Bowman Gray Stadium at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 3. The Homecoming parade will also take
place on Saturday at approximately 10 a.m.
"The parade route will start on the comer of
Fourth Street and Poplar and will end at the uni
versity on MLK and Cromartie," said Theo
Howard, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. The
city of Winston-Salem will team up with
WSSU for this event.
In the Homecoming parade, there will
be 130 groups, including some local
and school organizations such as
SGA, CAB, fraternities and soror
ities, WSSU and high-school
cheerleaders and local
churches. The city of
Winston-Salem will also
be able to enjoy the
sounds of WSSU's "Red
Sea of Sound" marching
band, which has about 100
Thirty floats will be on
parade, and the crowd will
m"3re than 1
walking from Fourth Street
to campus. Clowns and
local vendors will give
away treats and other
surprises to specta-
"Three of
the floats
that will be
^ will be that of the
^ Grand Marshals,
including the 1967
NCAA Division II
basketball champi
onship team featuring
Earl the "Pearl"
Monroe, and the
1977-78 CIAA foot
ball championship
teams featuring
Timmy Newsome
and Kermit
Blount," Howard
Three levels of entertainment:
Hollywood in Winston-Salem
Staci Harris
This year, Winston-Salem State
has added some new ele
ments to the Homecoming
Concert. In addition to the music
artists, there will be modeling as
well as a party. This year's show
and afterparty will take place
Friday, 9 p.m., at the Millennium
Center in downtown Winston-
Salem, and features Huey, Rich Boy
and The Backyard Band.
There are ticket packages for
multiple events for $22 for WSSU
students. Advance concert tickets
without the package are $20 and
$25 at the door. For the general
public, it is $25 in advance and $30
at the door. Tickets are being sold
at the Anderson Center ticket
office, and there will even be a few
events in the breezeway where tick
ets will be sold and given away.
"I think once the students get
there, they will enjoy it," said
Alonzo Roberts, SGA Secretary of
Commuter Students.
"Diere will be three floors, one
including a neo-soul band, and
overall three levels of entertain
ment. With a variety of events
going on in one night, students are
excited about various aspects.
Marsalis James, a junior, says he
is most excited about Rip the
Runway event and the after party
as well.
"The lineup has a good variety of
music, such as go-go, and rap,"
James said.
Jennifer Patterson, a junior, said
she is looking forward to seeing her
friends perform.
"I am excited about Epiphany
[modeling troupe] walking because
I know them," she said.
Photo by Lee Adams
Students say they are excited about homecom
ing events like “Rip the Runway.”
Announcer: ‘Big Mo’ let go
Steven J. Gaither
When listeners tuned in
to 90.5 (WSNC-FM) on Oct.
20, they may have noticed
something missing from the
Rams' sports broadcast.
Maurice "Big Mo"
Stanfield, Winston-Salem
State's play-by-play
announcer since the 2006
season, was recently dis
Sources speculate that
Stanfield's firing stemmed
from on-air comments
made during the broadcast
of the Oct. 6 Circle City
Classic. During the broad
cast, Stanfield said he felt
"unappreciated," and that
he was uncertain of his
future at the station.
"This might be my last
game," Stanfield said on-air
during the game.
Elvin Jenkins, WSNC sta
tion manager, confirmed
today that Stanfield has
been let go. He said
Stanfield's comments
played a role in his dis
missal, but they were not
the sole reason he was let
"That did come into play,
but there were some other
things that came into play,
as well," Jenkins said. He
declined to elaborate, sim
ply saying, "We've decided
to go in another direction."
Ben Donnelly, WSNC sta
tion operations manager,
joined Ted Fichialos in the
broadcast booth for the
game against Bethune
Cookman. The station is in
the process of searching for
a permanent replacement,
Jenkins said.
Fichialos, who had done
color commentary for the
previous six games, has
been doing play-by-play
commentary since
Stanfield's departure.
Donnelly will temporarily
serve as color commentator.
"We feel real good with
Ted and Ben," Jenkins said.
Stanfield began working
at WSSU in 2006,working
with L.A. Batchelor last sea
son and Fichialos this year.
Stanfield, who said he has
sought legal counsel in the
matter, said he is limited in
what he can say about the
situation. He did tell The
News Argus, however, that
he is disappointed about
how his tenure ended at the
"The one thing I enjoyed
was the rapport I had with
the athletic department,"
Stanfield said. "I just wish I
had that same rapport at
the radio station."
Alumni and visitors
can find a campus
map on WSSU’s
Web site
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Photo by Garrett Garms
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