• Today
    Tougaloo at
    73
    Philander Smith
    89
  • Today
    Edward Waters at
    69
    Xavier
    72
  • Monday, Jan 16
    Philander Smith at
    68
    Dillard
    95
    Battle of @hiphopprez (Old School vs. New School)
  • Monday, Jan 16
    SUNO at
    53
    Xavier
    61
  • Monday, Jan 16
    Talladega at
    75
    Edward Waters
    90
  • Saturday, Jan 14
    Dillard at
    97
    Talladega
    79
  • Saturday, Jan 14
    Philander Smith at
    68
    SUNO
    69
  • Saturday, Jan 14
    Tougaloo at
    64
    Edward Waters
    66
  • Friday, Jan 13
    Rust College at
    53
    Xavier
    97
  • Wednesday, Jan 11
    Talladega at
    81
    Stillman College
    76
  • Tuesday, Jan 10
    Tougaloo at
    75
    Dillard
    100
    Conference Opener
  • Monday, Jan 9
    Edward Waters at
    86
    SUNO
    58
  • Saturday, Jan 7
    SUNO at
    62
    Mobile
    59
  • Saturday, Jan 7
    Edward Waters at
    76
    Philander Smith
    81
  • Saturday, Jan 7
    Tougaloo at
    (OT) 69
    Xavier
    74
  • Tuesday, Jan 3
    Xavier at
    65
    Keiser University
    81
    Chuck Daly Classic, West Palm Beach, Fla. . . . 7 p.m. EST
  • Monday, Jan 2
    Mid America Christian at
    (OT) 97
    Philander Smith
    103
  • Monday, Jan 2
    Concordia University - Montreal vs
    64
    Xavier
    62
    Chuck Daly Classic, West Palm Beach, Fla. . . . 7 p.m. EST
  • Saturday, Dec 31
    Edward Waters vs
    80
    Johnson & Wales University
    74
    Dick Versace Holiday Classic
  • Saturday, Dec 31
    Xavier at
    68
    Barry University
    96
    4 p.m. EST . . . Barry ranked 10th/12th in NCAA Division II
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.