Black History

Going To The Mat With Gender And Race: Black Professional Wrestlers In The ‘Pre-TV’ Wrestling Era.

Wrestling as both a martial art and sport is thousands of years old. There are cave paintings in France and Mongolia depicting grapplers that are over 15,000 years old. There are shockingly modern looking grappling holds and take-down defense depictions that have been found in the 5th Dynasty tomb of Ptahhotep. The 5th Dynasty was … Continue reading Going To The Mat With Gender And Race: Black Professional Wrestlers In The ‘Pre-TV’ Wrestling Era.

Billy Joe: From Rookie Of The Year To Coach Of The Year

Billy Joe: From Rookie Of The Year To Coach Of The Year Born on October 14th, 1940 in Aynor, South Carolina, to Hammie and Sarah Belle (Williams) Joe. He had siblings, David Joe and sister, Dorothy Tucker (nee Joe), as well at two other brothers who were exceptional athletes, John who was older and Abel … Continue reading Billy Joe: From Rookie Of The Year To Coach Of The Year

The Greatest Football Coach You’ve Never Heard Of: Vernon “Skip” McCain

If you were told that a coach, in 16 years, lead his team to six undefeated seasons, including four in which they were unbeaten and untied. Also, that this same coach had an .816 winning percentage which is the 28th highest in college football history, higher than: ‘Bear’ Bryant, Woody Hayes and Joe Paterno, not … Continue reading The Greatest Football Coach You’ve Never Heard Of: Vernon “Skip” McCain