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    Pajic I The News Argus
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
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Morris brothers two sides, same story
BY SHARROD PATTERSON
Contributing Reporter
With a height difference of almost a foot, Corey
and Colby Morris make a very rare twin tandem.
Colby stands 6 feet 1 inch, while Corey is 6 feet 10
inches.
The Morris' grew up just like any other twins,
"Mom says we both were the same height for a good
while until it all of sudden happened [Corey's
growth spurt]," Colby said.
Colby and Corey Morris are fraternal twins, which
like any other siblings have a very small chance of
looking exactly the same. "She [mom] tells
everyone that I ate both mine and
Colby's food when we were younger,
and that's why I got so much bigger,"
Corey said. However it happened,
there is no denying their sibling con
nection.
The twins went to Northeastern
High School in Elizabeth City,
N.C.
The Morris' were star
athletes in high school.
Corey was one of the
most highly antic
ipated athletes to
join the Rams since the Division I transition. As a
high school senior, he led his basketball team to a 25-
3 record while earning All-Conference honors as
well as All-State Honorable Mention honors.
Colby joined the
Rams football team
this season sitting
out as a redshirt
last year. As a high
school senior he
lead his football
team to a 10-3 record
and was awarded All-
State, All-Conference and
All-Area honors as well as
being named
) Northeastern High
School's Most
I
Valuable Player. With 197 tackles, Colby was the
leading tackier in North Carolina in 2007.
Colby was also a standout in the classroom where
he was a member of the National Honor Society,
served as a junior marshall and graduated with hon
ors. Their coaches say both men are hard workers
and lead by example.
"We both played football and basketball together,
until Corey got too big for football and I didn't get
big enough for basketball," Colby said. Other than
height, there are really no significant differences
between the two. They like the same music, food
' , and they both fancy themselves ladies men -
A each jokingly picking fun at the others'
looks.
The brothers have been roommates
throughout their time here and believe
they will continue to room together.
"Being together at school helps our
parents out a lot," Corey said. "We only
need one car, and usually between sea
sons our parents can find one of us by
simply finding the other."
Photo by Sharrod Patterson
Twins Colby (left) and Corey
Morris have a height difference
of nine inches.
Bisons ‘RAMMED’ 34-10 in first victory
BY SHARROD PATTERSON
Contributing Reporter
Despite coming into the
game winless, Winston-Salem
State proved to be too much
for Howard, beating them 34 -
10 at home on Oct. 4.
The win came just in time
for a team desperate for a vic
tory.
With the Rams facing a 0-5
start heading into a show
down in Tallahassee Oct. 9, it
was imperative that they win
this last home game.
"When I look back, we had a
great week of practice, and if
we can continue to do what
we did this week and ulti
mately tonight, we will be in
good shape the remainder of
the season," said head coach
Kermit Blount, after the Ram
victory.
The Rams ended a five-
game losing streak dating
back to last season when they
lost a nail bitter to Norfolk
State on the road, 23-20.
"We really needed that win
going into Thursday's [Oct. 9]
game at FAMU," said junior
defensive back Edgar Scott.
The Rams were hitting on all
cylinders against the Bison
with the offense accumulating
429 yards of total offense, 295
of which were added by junior
quarterback Jarrett Dunston.
The Rams were also stingy
on defense only allowing 322
yards of total offense.
One big surprise for the
Rams was the emergence of
defensive lineman turned full
back Devven Sutton, who
caught a 7-yard pass for a
touchdown and pounded the
ball in from two yards out for
another score. The game was
the Virginia Tech transfer's
second at fullback.
"We felt that we needed to
add him [Sutton] into the mix
because we needed another
fullback," Blount said.
Dunston had the game of his
life throwing for 248 yards
and running for 47. He scored
a 41-yard rushing touchdown
on a quarterback keeper.
Defensively, the Rams shut
down the Bison running game
and limiting the passing
game. The defense recorded
three interceptions, including
DeRon Middleton's pick in the
which he returned for an 81-
yard touchdown.
After the game, the Rams
didn't seem daunted by play
ing on national television in
just five days.
"We're just going to play
our game," said senior line
man Joseph Blanks.
Blount said he was pleased
with his team's performance
as a whole.
"We finally put a complete
game together," Blount said.
"We struggled the last few
weeks and I think that our
kids are finally grasping what
we are trying to do now and
it's finally coming together."
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By the third game he had submitted his resignation.
"When you are dealing with sensitive issues, you have to
think about this in the best interest of the University," Caldwell
said. "It was not just about an individual. It was a combination
of circumstances.
"Coach Calcutta is a good man and a heck of a football coach,"
Caldwell said. Calcutta was in his second season with the Rams.
"Just one bad decision cost a lot." Caldwell said that
Calcutta's public image is now tainted.
"That's the irony of all of this. It's all over the words that we
say, and all of a sudden it's a crime."
During a mandatory meeting with the student athletes on
Sept. 23, Caldwell said the 'N' word and the 'B' word are
banned in the department.
"There is a lot of diversity on this campus. When we start
using these words, we are no longer in an environment with just
black folks."
At least on student athlete thinks Calcutta was treated
unfairly.
Senior softball player Kendall Sutton said, "If they had given
him a chance to explain himself, things would not have turned
out the way they did. "He should have received a suspension from
a game instead of being asked to resign," Sutton said. "We use it [N
word] everyday, but there are no consequences."
Head football coach Kermit Blount refused to comment about
Calcutta. "I am just focused on the future of the season," Blount
said.
When the Rams take on FAMU Oct. 9, Blount will assume the
offensive coordinator's responsibilities. This match-up will be
televised on ESPNU.
    

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