• Saturday, Feb 18
    Tougaloo at
    71
    Stillman College
    100
  • Saturday, Feb 18
    Xavier at
    74
    Dillard
    87
    Bleu Devil Classic
  • Saturday, Feb 18
    Talladega at
    89
    SUNO
    70
  • Saturday, Feb 18
    Philander Smith at
    116
    Rhema Bible College
    91
  • Wednesday, Feb 15
    Stillman College at
    72
    Xavier
    54
  • Monday, Feb 13
    Dillard at
    88
    Philander Smith
    94
  • Monday, Feb 13
    Xavier at
    58
    SUNO
    55
  • Monday, Feb 13
    Edward Waters at
    68
    Talladega
    75
  • Saturday, Feb 11
    SUNO at
    57
    Philander Smith
    80
  • Saturday, Feb 11
    Talladega at
    76
    Dillard
    108
  • Saturday, Feb 11
    Edward Waters at
    84
    Tougaloo
    94
  • Thursday, Feb 9
    Talladega at
    69
    Philander Smith
    89
    Postponed due to inclement weather
  • Thursday, Feb 9
    Concordia College Selma at
    69
    Xavier
    66
  • Wednesday, Feb 8
    Concordia College Selma at
    76
    Dillard
    81
  • Monday, Feb 6
    Dillard at
    100
    Edward Waters
    70
  • Monday, Feb 6
    Tougaloo at
    70
    Talladega
    86
  • Monday, Feb 6
    Philander Smith at
    70
    Xavier
    62
  • Saturday, Feb 4
    Xavier at
    (OT) 65
    Edward Waters
    61
    5 p.m. EST
  • Saturday, Feb 4
    SUNO at
    85
    Dillard
    89
  • Saturday, Feb 4
    Philander Smith at
    85
    Tougaloo
    89
Men's Basketball
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Men's Basketball - Wed, Oct. 24, 2012

Tougaloo, MS-The Tougaloo College Athletics Department held a press conference on yesterday to officially announce the retirement of legendary coach Lafayette Stribling, the Head Men's Basketball Coach.  Coach Stribling will be hanging up the whistle on October 31, 2012.

After 55 years of coaching on the high school and collegiate levels, Lafayette Stribling has decided to let it go.  In the press conference held on yesterday, Coach Stribling announced his retirement effective October 31, 2012.  He has been at Tougaloo College for seven years.  In those seven years, Coach Stribling led the Bulldogs to four regular season championships, one tournament championship, and five national tournament appearances.  During the 2010-2011 season, Coach Stribling was forced to play with seven players, known as the Super 7.  With those seven players, they had a 16-2 record.  They had an overall record of 28-5 and he led them to a GCAC Regular Season and Tournament championship and the "Sweet Sixteen" of the national tournament. 

Also during his time here at Tougaloo College, Coach Stribling has been named GCAC Coach of the Year three times.  In his seven years here at Tougaloo, he only had one losing season, which was his first season here at Tougaloo when he went 5-20.  However, the following season, he would go 17-13 and win the school's first GCAC Regular Season Championship.  At the press conference, Stribling thanked his players, past and present, for allowing him to coach them.  He acknowledged that none of his accomplishments would not have been possible without them. 

On hand for the press conference were his family, former and present players, athletic director Dr. James C. Coleman, Tougaloo College President Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan, Tougaloo College Athletic Booster Club President Trustee Jerry Nickens, and other friends and colleagues.  Also at the press conference was the announcement of Coach Stribling's successor, who will be his assistant Coach Harvey Wardell.  Wardell has been Stribling's assistant for 30 years, starting back at Mississippi Valley State University.  In Coach Wardell's remarks, he stated "It's going to be the same ship, just a different captain."  Coach Wardell acknowledged that he was humble and very thankful for the opportunity to succeed Coach Stribling. 

The Bulldogs and new head coach Harvey Wardell are scheduled to kick-off the 2012-2013 season on October 31, 2012 in Tyler, TX against Texas College.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 P.M.