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JCSU Golden Bulls win pushes them to second in the CIAA Southern Division


What a gorgeous day for Johnson C. Smith University's homecoming football game before an excited crowd at the Irwin Belk Complex Saturday. 

The 27-21 win for the JCSU Golden Bull against the Saint Augustine's Falcons means three consecutive wins for the team, and pushes them past the Falcons and Shaw into the second place in the CIAA Southern Division.

The morning kicked off with a parade from West Charlotte High School to JCSU on Beatties Ford Road.  Then students and families enjoyed the "Festiville". WBTV was invited to be part of the open market with lots of local vendors, music, fun for kids and a chance for students to connect with local organizations.

WBTV was excited to be a part of "Festiville". Several on-air personalities and behind-the-scenes staff came out and enjoyed the chance to talk with students interested in journalism, communications, and public relations.

JCSU President Dr. Ronald Carter was gracious to invite us to join him on field in his VIP tent.  We had perhaps the best view of a college football game with the Queen City's skyline framing the picture.

Inside the tent we met families with several generations of JCSU graduates.  I met three gentlemen who traveled all the way from Maryland to watch the game.

Nancy Stroud in her bright beautiful Golden Bulls gold jacket couldn't keep seated - every great pass, every long run, she was rushing the field cheering on her team!

There was great football, great food, and great fellowship.  I was pleased to meet a couple that graduated from my alma matter, West Charlotte High School, in the first and second year the school was opened.

Congratulations to Dr. Carter and his Head Coach Steven Aycock.  This is Coach Aycock's fourth season with the bulls.  Last year he guided the Golden Bulls to a winning season and a trip to the Pioneer Bowl in 2011.  According to the school's web site that was the Golden Bulls' first post-season since 1969!!  This year looks to be another great one.

We are very proud of the historical importance Johnson C. Smith University plays in our lovely city.  The future of this historically black college is even brighter as they broke ground just this week on a new $25 million dollar science center. The center will graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

We'd like to thank Dr. Carter and his gracious staff for their hospitality Saturday. Congratulations on a great win and here's to big finish for the season!


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