NCCU's First Organized Sports Team

NCCU's first baseball team

April 19, 2020 3:33AM

DID YOU KNOW? The first organized sports team at NCCU was baseball, fielding a squad in the first academic year of the institution in the spring of 1911.

According to a master's thesis by George L. Samuel, the student-athletes on that team were Marion Thompson, Clifton Gardner, James R. Paterson, Benny Henderson, Charles Paterson, Louis Hatsfield, Bishop Faison, Samuel Saunders, Moses Williams, and Elmore Brown. The coach was Louis "Mightyā€¯ Bumpus, a local businessman.

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