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S.C. State Team To Visit Statehouse Today
The “award tour” for the 2009 South Carolina State football team will come to a head today in the capital city.
Before the General Assembly, the two-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions will receive a concurrent resolution recognizing their accomplishments during a 10 a.m. special ceremony at the Statehouse.
Introduced by House District 95 Representative and S.C. State alumnus Jerry N. Govan Jr., House Resolution number 4311 will honor the Bulldogs for repeating as conference champions enroute to setting a MEAC record for consecutive wins (19), finishing eighth nationally in both The Sports Network and Football Championship Subdivision Coaches polls and winning the mythical black college football national championship.
In addition, the resolutions honors record-setting running back William Ford who became the MEAC’s all-time leading rusher and S.C. State head football coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough. After eight seasons at the helm, Pough is the second-winningest coach in school history behind Willie Jeffries at 67-26.
Members of the team, coaching staff, Athletics Director Charlene Johnson and S.C. State President George Cooper are scheduled to be in attendance to receive the resolution.
By The Times and Democrat