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    The News Argus
Winston-Salem State University’s Student Newspaper
March 31,2008
What might’ve been
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Steven J. Gaither
Sometimes, Jake Bradley finds him
self peering into the trophy case of
the C. E. Gaines Center.
As he takes a long look at the tro
phies and memorabilia packed
inside, he thinks of his childhood
Bradley works as an administrative
assistant in Winston-Salem State's
department of athletics. He grew up
with former WSSU hoops star Carlos
Terry down the road in Lexington.
During Terry's four seasons at
WSSU, he led the team to a 92-28
record and a CIAA championship. He
can also perhaps lay clam to being
the best Ram this side of Earl
However, Terry's basketball career
and life took a turn for the worse
after he injured his knee as an NBA
rookie back in 1981.
Ahead of the game
As far back as he can remember.
Bradley said, Carlos Terry had game.
Both Bradley and Terry played at
Lexington Senior High, and before
that, on the playgrounds.
"You knew in high school," Bradley
said. "I saw this guy do stuff in high
school that you don't see high school
players doing.
"Man, Carlos could shoot. He had
game. You see players in your life
time, and in my lifetime I've seen a
lot of basketball players, but as far as
potential, Carlos Terry had all the
potential in the world," he said.
Someone else who recognized
Terry's potential was Rams head
coach Clarence "Big House" Gaines.
"Coach Gaines would come to
Lexington and come down to the bas
ketball court and just watch guys
play," he said.
Bradley remembers one day in par
ticular when Terry and his brothers
all but owned the Lexington play
ground courts.
"Carlos was playing, and his two
brothers, man, you talk about awe
some, that was an awesome family."
He brought the house down
Terry arrived on WSSU's campus in
the fall of 1974, and it didn't take
long for him to make an impact. As a
freshman, Terry averaged 12.4 points
and 10.4 rebounds per game, teaming
with Tom Paulin to improve the
team's record from 14-12 the previous
season to 23-7 as the Rams went to
the fifth round of the NAIA tourna
ment that year.
Terry's sophomore season brought
even more success as he averaged
15.8 points and 15.3 rebounds as the
Rams went 24-6 in 1975-76. His best
season individually came as a junior
when he averaged 24.4 points and
14.2 rebounds per game as the Rams
played Cinderella in the CIAA tour
nament, winning the 1977 tourna
ment despite coming in with 10
Terry is probably best remembered
for his above-the-rim style. A1
See TERRY, page 7
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Chancellor Reaves’ Inauguration
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Faculty Event —Kenneth R. Williams Auditorium
Continental Breakfast — 8:15 a.m.
Faculty Forum — 9 a.m.
University Luncheon — Noon, Bowman Gray
Stadium Fieldhouse
Student Forum — 3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m., Kenneth R.
Williams Auditorium
Alumni/Community Forum — 7 p.m., Albert H.
Anderson Conference Center, Dillard Auditorium
10 a.m., M.C. Benton Jr.
Photos courtesy of WSSU Archives
Carlos Terry averaged 18 points and 14 rebounds per game for his career as the Rams went 92-28.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Installation Ceremony
Convention Center
Delegates' Luncheon (not open to the public) — noon
M.C. Benton Jr. Convention Center
Gala (black tie) (not open to the public) — 8 p.m.-
midnight, M.C. Benton Jr. Convention Center
The racial divide in the
Democratic party has become
large in the past few weeks.
A recent Gallup poll asked
Democratic voters, if the election
were held today, who would
you vote for?
© 2008 MCT
Source: Gallup poll of 6,721 Democratic
voters, March 1 -6, 2008; margin of error;
+1-2 percentage points
Graphic: Tim Goheen
SGA Presidential Candidates
Grant Fulton
Harold T. Respass
Major: Political Science-
Public Administration con
From: Charlotte, NC
Classification: Junior '
Credentials: SGA Vice-
President of Internal
Affairs, Sophomore Class
Representative, Tuition and
Fees Committee, President of
Mode! United Nations
Council, President of Rams
Commons Hall Council
(2006-2007), MLK
Celebration Planning
Committee, Honors
Program, and a Registered
Why do you want to be
SGA President?
I want to be SGA
President because the
Student Government
Association had made
tremendous progress this
year on behalf of the stu
dent body. To continue
this progress, we need a
leader who has been vocal
on behalf of the students
for quite some time. I have
worked for almost two
years, getting a grasp of
the issues, making the con
tacts, and gaining the expe
rience to qualify for the
position. I want to lead the
students and I aim to finish
the work I have started as
Vice-President of Internal
Affairs, as the next Student
Body President.
Derwin L. Montgomery
Major: Political Science-
Mass Communications
From; Columbia, SC
Classification: Junior
Credentials: NAACP
President, F.O.C.U.S.
President, two-year Student
Senate Member, NAACP
State Youth and College
Division Political Action
Committee Chair, Martin
Luther King Jr. Building the
Dream Award Recipient,
Chancellor's Installation
Committee, C.H.A.N.G.E.
Community Organizer,
Marketing Executive-WCP
Communications, Darryl
Hunt Project Intern, Rams
Commons Resident
Why do you want to be
SGA President? We have
to elect a president that
will contribute to the
mending of relationships
with the administration in
an effort to provide for
the students. This is not a
time to play politics but a
time to be real about our
selves and what we can
offer you the students. I
offer you a new opportu
nity to change this uni
versity into what you
would have it to be, I
have held the office of
president in two active
organizations on our cam
pus. 1 already interact
with the students on a
daily basis. My RA expe-
rience coupled with my
presidential and ministe
rial experience has given
me every tool needed to
be your SGA President.
Wim- SGA Voting April 2

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