Friday, December 9, 2022

LeMoyne-Owen College

Visitation services for legendary LeMoyne-Owen College basketball coach Jerry C. Johnson are set for Friday (Jan. 29) at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood, 620 Parkrose Rd. He was 102 years old when he died on Sunday morning. The gathering visitation, which...
In the world of basketball, David “Smokey” Gaines was a phenom as a player and coach. The sharp-shooting guard, who died Sept. 5, was a standout at LeMoyne College (now LeMoyne-Owen), the Harlem Globetrotters and with the Kentucky Colonels of...
The Jerry C. Johnson Foundation is giving away free tickets for Sunday’s (Sept. 13) virtual airing of “1st Forgotten Champions: The Legacy of Jerry C. Johnson” during the 2020 Burbank International Film Festival. The documentary chronicles the life and times...
Tariq Shepherd, the two-star point guard out of Detroit, shunned the bright light of a Division I basketball offer from hometown university Detroit Mercy and other schools to select LeMoyne-Owen College as his college choice. Shepherd is a 5’11’ guard...
When the balls stop bouncing and a college’s basketball season ends, relationships between players tend to roll on, with some gathering at the gym between classes to chat hoops or simply keep up with what’s going on in Memphis. Just...
Fans at Bruce Johnson Hall on Saturday evening could not believe their eyes as the LeMoyne-Owen College men’s basketball team lost to Spring Hill College by just one point (67-66). What made it so unbelievable was that just two hours...
Having split a recent pair of games against regional SIAC rival Lane College – the LeMoyne Owen men narrowly won while the women narrowly lost – both teams will get another chance when they travel to Jackson, Tenn. for...
The Lemoyne-Owen women's basketball team has continued to struggle in the New Year, losing their last two games. Last Saturday, the Lady Magicians played SIAC rival Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., losing 60-51. Lamontazia Blair led all scorers in the...
LeMoyne-Owen Men's basketball team suffered a dent to their confidence on Saturday evening, losing a key SIAC Conference game to Miles College, 82-45. Playing before more than 200 fans at Miles College in Fairfield, Ala., LOC struggled in the first half,...
The Lady Magicians are having a rough start to the new year, as they got handed their second defeat for 2020, a 52-50 loss at Miles College 52-50 on Jan. 11. It was anyone's game in the first half. Neither...