Winston-Salem Journal: Basketball

Friday, May 22nd, 2015


Monday 05/18/2015
Ram Ramblings: Nearly 60 athletes graduated last week from WSSU

It was a big day last Friday for Winston-Salem State and nearly 60 athletes who graduated in a ceremony at Bowman Gray Stadium.

Wednesday 05/06/2015
WSSU assistant basketball coach leaves for Mount Olive

Justin Griffith, an assistant basketball coach at Winston-Salem State, is leaving to take a similar position at Mount Olive.

Friday 04/24/2015
Ram Ramblings: Wilhelmi's recruiting class an important one

Time will tell if this recruiting class that Coach James Wilhelmi and his assistants landed is a good one.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
WSSU’s Wilhelmi likes his recruiting class

Coach James Wilhelmi of Winston-Salem State arrived at the Bowman Gray Stadium field house dressed in a suit and tie as if he were ready to coach a game.

Thursday 04/16/2015
WSSU is remembering Big House Gaines

The late Clarence “Big House” Gaines put Winston-Salem State athletics on the map. It’s a legacy that the school isn’t taking lightly.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
In-state hoops recruit to sign with WSSU

Jamel McAllister, a 6-7 forward from Wake Forest High School in Wake Forest, has committed to play basketball at Winston-Salem State.

Ram Ramblings: Big House Gaines golf tournament is for a great cause

The Reynolda Rotary Club has stepped up in a big way since the death of one of Winston-Salem’s icons, Big House Gaines. It was Gaines, who was an original member of the Rortary Club, who made sure to be a part of the community and not just a basketball coach and athletics director at Winston-Salem State.

Speaking of ‘Big House’ Gaines

Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, former WSSU and NBA star:

Gaines’ legacy lives on 10 years after his death

The beauty and elegance of the Big House Gaines-Clara Gaines relationship is still there.

Thursday 04/02/2015
Ram Ramblings: Has it really been 10 years since Big House died?

I think it was right in the middle of an unmemorable Winston-Salem State basketball game this winter when it hit me. On April 18 there is quite a big 10-year anniversary and it has everything to do with WSSU.

Thursday 03/26/2015
WSSU gets commitment from junior-college star

Small forward T.J. Wilson has committed to play basketball at Winston-Salem State.

Tuesday 03/17/2015
Rams gets commitment from Raleigh Millbrook star

Rob Brown, the all-time leading scorer at Raleigh Millbrook High School, has committed to play basketball next season at Winston-Salem State,

Former WSSU coach Collins has Maryland-Eastern Shore soaring

HIGH POINT — When Maryland-Eastern Shore accepted a bid into the non-descript postseason tournament called the CIT, it became a big deal for Coach Bobby Collins.

Friday 03/13/2015
WSSU’s Bazemore makes all-region team

WyKevin Bazemore, a four-year starter and four-time All-CIAA player, was named on the Daktronics/Division II All-Atlantic Region second team.

Friday 03/06/2015
Ram Ramblings: Collins is named coach of the year in the MEAC

I’ll never forget what a coach told me when I was talking to him one day about Bobby Collins leaving Winston-Salem State to go to Maryland-Eastern Shore before this season.

Tuesday 03/03/2015
Rams must rebuild for next season

As rookie seasons go, Coach James Wilhelmi had plenty of ammunition with a senior-laden Winston-Salem State basketball team.

Sunday 03/01/2015
Ram Ramblings: Leftover observations from the CIAA Tournament

CHARLOTTE – Over a three-day span at Time Warner Cable Arena during the CIAA Tournament I saw plenty and observed a lot.

Livingstone beats WSSU to repeat as CIAA champion

CHARLOTTE — Livingstone never won a championship in the first 68 years of the CIAA Tournament.

Saturday 02/28/2015
Ram Ramblings: It should be a great CIAA title game tonight

CHARLOTTE – The best game I saw all year, maybe the best game I’ve seen in a few years, was Livingstone’s come-from-behind win over Winston-Salem State last Saturday.

Ram Ramblings: WSSU on a mission to win CIAA title

CHARLOTTE – I’m not sure what Coach James Wilhelmi will say to his Winston-Salem State team before tonight’s CIAA championship game.

WSSU rolls into CIAA championship game

CHARLOTTE — Winston-Salem State wasn’t going to be denied a chance to play for the CIAA title.

Friday 02/27/2015
Ram Ramblings: WSSU eras will collide tonight in Charlotte

With the Winston-Salem State-Fayetteville State semifinal CIAA Tournament game about nine hours away I couldn’t help but think about the two programs.

Ram Ramblings: WSSU lives to see another day in CIAA Tournament

CHARLOTTE – There have been a lot of games this season where Winston-Salem State’s defensive intensity wasn’t there. But late Thursday night wasn’t one of those games.

WSSU holds on to beat Shaw in CIAA Tournament

CHARLOTTE — Winston-Salem State showed up at the CIAA Tournament in a defensive mood and it showed on Thursday night against upset-minded Shaw.

CIAA Tournaments

(All games at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte)

Thursday 02/26/2015
Defending champions advance to semifinals

CHARLOTTE — Defending men’s champion Livingstone used a scoring spurt midway through the second half on its way to an 83-69 win over Lincoln (Pa.) on Thursday night in quarterfinal action in the 70th CIAA Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Rams set to play late game

Winston-Salem State has gotten used to playing in prime time at the CIAA Tournament.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Shaw rolls 88-59 in CIAA quarterfinals

CHARLOTTE — Shaw showed why it is the CIAA four-time defending champion with a dominating performance over Winton-Salem State in the conference quarterfinals Wednesday.

Tuesday 02/24/2015
Gaskins scores 14 to lead St. Aug’s men past Elizabeth City

Anthony Gaskins scored 14 points as the St. Augustine’s men defeated Elizabeth City State 61-54 in the first round of the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte.