Friday, September 19, 2008

ACC Cupcake of the Week (9/20/08)

After suffering a humiliating loss in week one to Saban's Crimson Tide, Clemson has spent the last three weeks in Memorial Stadium licking their wounds. Their path to healthiness has included NC State and TWO Division I-AA programs including this weekend's South Carolina State Bulldogs. So here we are again to help you become better acquainted with the 14 FCS programs the Almost College football Conference is playing this year.

South Carolina State

Location: Orangeburg, SC (about 30 minutes southeast of Columbia, SC)
Founded: 1896
Nickname: Bulldogs
Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Size: 4,500
Well known alumni: Harry Carson - Hall of Fame Linebacker for the NY Giants. Deacon Jones - "The Secretary of Defense," Hall of Fame Defensive Lineman for the LA Rams.
How you might have heard of them: This one is a serious one. We promise not to do it too often. During the Civil Rights Movement an altercation arose on campus resulting in the death of 3 people, 2 of which were students. What is now known as the "Orangeburg Massacre" predated the Kent State shootings and Jacksonville State Killings. This was the first incident of its kind and was highlighted by the film Black Magic that debuted on ESPN in March.

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