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We are kicking off the new season with virtual recollections of the Historically Black Colleges sports heroes. For the history buffs who lived through the early eras to the young enthusiasts who are embracing their heritage, we pledge to celebrate and preserve the legacies of the past. This month,  Ronald “Fang” Mitchell is the featured celebrity. Enjoy.




Eric Moore  1948 – 2022)

Eric Moore, Fayetteville-StateFor 35 years, Eric Moore crafted a career as an innovator and later a role model for aspiring sports media professionals.
He started his career in 1984 as the Sports Information Director at Elizabeth City State University and served as the executive director of the Black College Sports Information Directors Association (BCSIDA) for over 30 years. Eric was a professor in the communications department.
Eric helped develop the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s use of computer-generated statistics for all sports programs. He built a reputation as one of the best statisticians in college sports and with his company, the Onnidan Group performed the service for HBCU conferences, high schools, HBCU, and NCAA tournaments and championship events.
He was inducted into the CIAA John McLendon Hall of Fame in 2019 for his countless contributions.

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