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The 2014 90 Degree Show Week 4

WSSU-Red-Sea-of-Sound-Marching-BandWelcome to the 2014 90 Degree Show Week 4! This week we talk Hampton vs. Miles and we talk Tuskegee vs. Winston Salem State. We will announce the winner of the People Choice Awards battle from last week and our ‘Word on the Street’.

Listen to the episode here: http://bit.ly/1uO9OLc

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The 2014 Marching Podcast People’s Choice Award Winners!

The results are in for another great season, and we appreciate all of the support and the turnout this year in our voting system. The people have spoken, so here are the results from the 2013 People’s Choice Awards for The Marching Podcast. Our next voting poll will be for The 2014 Honda Battle of the Bands! Thanks for being a part of The 2013 90 Degree Show!

TMPTrophyWeek 1: Bethune Cookman 56%  vs.  Tennessee State 44%

Week 2: Florida A&M 53% vs. Tennessee State 47%

Week 3: Jackson State 32%  vs. Tennessee State 68%

Week 4: Edward Waters College 56% vs. Livingstone College 44%

Week 5: Jackson State 49% vs. Southern University 51%

Week 6: South Carolina State 13% vs. North Carolina A&T 87%

Week 7: Grambling State University 55% vs. Alcorn State University 45%

Week 8: Hampton University 29%  vs. Norfolk State University 71%

Week 9: Alabama State University 91% vs. Alabama A&M University 9%

Week 10: Texas Southern University 28% vs. Southern University 72%

Week 11: Shaw University 33% vs. St. Augustine University 67%

Week 12: Miles College 56% vs. Albany State University 44%

Week 13: Florida A&M University 83% vs. Bethune Cookman University 17%

Week 14: Grambling State University 40% vs. Southern University 60%

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2013 SWAC BATTLE OF THE BANDS

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Alabama State University: 36%

Alabama A&M University: 8%

Alcorn State University: 11%

Mississippi Valley State University: 7%

Prairie View A&M University: 16%

Texas Southern University 22%

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2014 HONDA BATTLE OF THE BANDS

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Alabama State University: 13%

Alabama A&M University: 21%

Bethune Cookman University: 15%

Morehouse College: 5%

North Carolina A&T University: 20%

South Carolina State University: 2%

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff: 16%

Winston Salem State University: 7%

2013 HBCU Award Winners: The Sonic Boom of the South

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HBCU Digest just finished hosting the 3rd annual HBCU Awards, and I am a big fan of the awards ceremony. The HBCU Awards ceremony presented awards for excellence in student life, journalism, academics, research, athletics, alumni support and leadership. The HBCU Awards and its accompanying training seminar, the National HBCU Media Summit, are the culminating events of HBCU Media Week, the HBCU Digest, a daily online publication covering America’s historically black colleges.  I was proud to see that it was hosted on the campus of Jackson State University and I wish I could have attended. After reading the post from the event I was excited to see the schools that won some of the awards hit home for me.

Spelman College, which is the college my mother attended, won HBCU of the Year. My alma mater, Jackson State University, won Best Marching Band, which really hits home because I marched in ‘the boom’. Here is the list of the award winners and a link to the article for you to read and to follow HBCU Digest.

http://hbcudigest.com/spelman-crowned-hbcu-of-the-year-at-third-annual-hbcu-awards/

Best Marching Band
Sonic Boom of the South, Jackson State University

Best Choir
Aeolian Choir, Oakwood University

Best Student Government Association
Albany State University

Best Student Newspaper
North Carolina Central University Campus Echo

Best Student Organization
Spelman College SpelBots

Best Alumni Magazine
Morgan Magazine, Morgan State University

Best Research Center
NOAA-CAS at Howard University

Best Fine Arts Program
Alabama State University Dept. of Theater Arts

Best Business Program
Paul Quinn College Business Administration Program

Best S.T.E.M. Program
Hampton University School of Science

Best Nursing Program
Dillard University School of Nursing

Best Social Work Program
Fayetteville State University Dept. of Social Work

Best Male Faculty Member
Dr. Kinfe Ken Redda, Florida A&M University

Best Female Faculty Member
Myrlie Evers-Williams, Alcorn State University

Best Male Coach
Connell Maynor, Winston-Salem State University

Best Female Coach
Toyelle Wilson, Prairie View A&M University

Best Male Athlete
Anaso Jobodwana, Jackson State University

Best Female Athlete
SiMon Franklin, Xavier University of Louisiana

Best Men’s Team
Southern University Men’s Basketball

Best Women’s Team
Hampton University Women’s Basketball

Male Alumnus of the Year
Chief Justice Tom Colbert, Kentucky State University

Female Alumnus of the Year
Nicole Bernard, Howard University

National Alumni Association of the Year
University of the Virgin Islands

Male Student of the Year
Polite Stewart, Southern University

Female Student of the Year
Olivia Stinson

Male President of the Year
Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, Alcorn State University

Female President of the Year
Dr. Dianne B. Suber, Saint Augustine’s University

Lifetime Achievement
Myrlie Evers-Williams

HBCU of the Year
Spelman College

Butcher Black and the 2012 Black College Football with EA Sports!

It’s Football Season! And we are searching the web like crazy to check out as many bands as possible. Using mostly YouTube, of course, but I am also putting the names of the schools that I know in a search engine and adding words like ‘bands’, ‘hbcu’, etc.; and I have been surprised at my results. The results returned all of the black colleges that were playing in week 1, but the thumbnails looked like video games. I clicked on the Hampton vs. Tennessee Tech video, and I was surprised to see that this was a The actual game using EA Sports College Football ’13! I then looked to see who’s channel this was and saw that he has simulated all of the Black College Football games for that week. I immediately subscribed to his channel and sent him a message to say how cool this was. He responded with “thank you”, but told me about the game called Black College Football: BCFX: The Xperience and how excited he was when the game was first released in 2007. (Lolita Carter, the band director at Dominguez High School, told me about the exact same game.) I personally never played the game and vaguely remember much marketing around the product, but after talking with Lolita, I researched the game and the reviews condemned the game. There was even a part of the game where the user had to win the halftime show by playing with the band using something similar to the gameplay of ‘Guitar Hero’ and ‘Rock Band’. I will have to check it out for GP, but Butcher Black was upset with the game and wanted to do something to give back to the schools and to give a better representation of Black College Football.

This is crazy tight, and I am watching the games myself late at night after I put the family down and when there is no football on TV. Butcher Black is doing something great, and he will be a guest on the ‘Choppin’ It Up’ show in 2013. I have not talked with Butcher Black extensively, but it appears that he is a gamer and/or employed in the gaming industry. This is another avenue to present to our kids for career development, and we look forward to his show on our network. Big Ups to Butcher Black, and I have posted a link to his Black College Football with EA Sports below. Go to the site and subscribe to his channel!

HBCU Football by Butcher Black Productions!