Albany State Golden Rams to play Clark Atlanta in classic game

June 26, 2011

goldenrams.bmp     The Albany State University Golden Rams will travel in a different direction for an SIAC matchup with the Clark Atlanta University Panthers. Instead of traveling north to Atlanta, the Golden Rams will head southeast to Valdosta, Ga. to face the Panthers in the South Georgia Heritage Classic on Saturday, Oct. 22.  Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.
The South Georgia Heritage Classic will mark ASU’s fourth classic of the 2011 season.
 “We are excited to add another classic game to our 2011 lineup,” said interim ASU Athletics Director Dr. Richard H. Williams. “We have great fans who will follow the Golden Rams and cheer them to victory wherever they play.”
 Albany State kicks off the season in the Music City Classic against Savannah State University on Sept. 3 in Macon, Ga. The Rams will face Kentucky State University in the 28th Annual Circle City Classic in Indianapolis, Ind. on Oct. 1, and Fort Valley State University in the 22nd Annual Fountain City Classic in Columbus, Ga. on Nov. 5.

Albany State to host Alice Coachman Invitational Track Meet - April 2

March 29, 2011

080707oliver.jpg(Albany, Ga.) - Albany State University will host the 19th Annual Alice Coachman Invitational Track Meet on Saturday, April 2, at ASU’s Robert Cross Track and Field Facility and Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, Ga. The hammer throw competition, followed by the javelin throw, is slated to start at 8 a.m. at the ASU complex. Other track and field events, starting with the long jump events, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Hugh Mills complex. The awards ceremony will start at the conclusion of the meet. 
 Sponsored by the ASU women and men’s track and field programs, the meet will feature world-class athletes from various track and field clubs in the Southeast. Several Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) teams, including Morehouse College, Benedict College, Clark Atlanta University, Tuskegee University, Fort Valley State University, Paine College and Stillman College, are expected to compete.
The annual track meet is held in honor of Alice Coachman-Davis, the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Coachman-Davis made history and gained international attention by capturing the high jump title with a record-setting jump of 5′ 6 1/8″ during the 1948 Olympic Games in London. 
 The Albany, Ga., native attended Tuskegee University, but earned her bachelor’s degree from Albany State (College) after returning from the 1948 games. For more information about the meet or entry information, call 229-430-4761 or 229-430-4673.

Tom Joyner Honors ASU as April’s School of the Month in 2008

February 27, 2008

Albany, GA - Nationally known radio personality Tom Joyner is lending a hand to Albany State University. As the University celebrates its 105th anniversary in April, ASU will also be honored by the Tom J o y n e r Foundation as the School of the Month. “Being selected as the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month is a tremendous honor,” said Angela Y. Getter, vice president for institutional advancement. “The recognition gives Albany State University the opportunity to raise even more funds for student scholarships.”

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