1947 FIRST BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME
played in the State of California...Wilberforce University Bulldogs defeated the Prairie View Panthers, 26-0 Notables: Head coach Billy Nicks
1967 WINSTON - SALEM STATE
NCAA Div. II Champions
The Rams became the first Black college men's basketball national champions. Notables: Hall of Fame coach Clarence "Bighouse" Gaines, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe captured the Tournament Most Outstanding Coach and Player Awards. Others: Teddy Blount
1978 FIRST BLACK COLLEGE NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS:
FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS
...Dec. 17. In the Pioneer Bowl, the FLORIDA A&M RATTLERS won the first NCAA Div. 1-AA Football Championship with a 35-28 victory over UMass…The Rattlers had a 12-1 SIAC conference record. The SIAC champion Rattlers were an “At Large” entry and defeated SWAC runnerup Jackson State, 15-10 to advance to the championship game. Notables: Head coach Ruby Hubbard, DE Tyrone McGriff
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JAN. 1, 1948 VULCAN BOWL
Wilberforce outlasted the Grambling Tigers, 27 - 21 as the Green Wave (9-1-1), under head coach Gaston F. “Country” Lewis went on to win their first and only Black College National Football Championship over Eddie Robinson’s Tigers.
JAN. 12, 1950
MARYLAND STATE lost to DARTMOUTH, 60-59 in the first meeting between an Ivy League school and Black College basketball teams
Jan. 16, 1956
FIRST INTERRACIAL BASKETBALL GAMES held in Nashville, TN Teams participating: FISK, TENNESSEE STATE, NORTH DAKOTA STATE and ROCKHURST COLLEGE
Jan. 25, 1979
FIRST BLACK COLLEGE ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME held in New Orleans Superdome
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