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Since Tennessee State University's establishment in 1912, there have been many great moments in Big Blue athletics history.

With the arrival of the Centennial Celebration, TSU wanted to honor its' athletic excellence by highlighting 100 moments in the school's 100-year history.

With input from loyal Tiger fans, the TSU athletic department has re-lived one of the best Big Blue moments each weekday for the past four months. 

Every sport in TSU's history was represented from the Tigersharks of the 1950's to the 11 Black College National Championships earned by the Tennessee State football team.

The series of moments highlighted some of the greatest athletes and coaches who are not only significant in Tennessee State's illustrious history, but are also some of the most-highly thought of individuals in all of athletics.

Moments like John McLendon coaching a "secret game" against an all-white school, Teresa Phillips coaching a men's basketball game and Wilma Rudolph capturing the hearts and imagination of millions by winning three gold medals transcend sports and could be some of the premier moments in American history. 

Tennessee State has a lot to be proud of, and the 100 moments selected to be a part of the series are truly just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the great athletic moments that the university has to offer.

All 100 moments are listed below, and are accessible by clicking on the article's title.

We, the Tennessee State Athletic Department, thank the fans for submitting all of their nominations and we hope that everyone enjoyed taking a walk down memory lane with us as we looked back on 100 outstanding moments.


TSU 100 Moments 

Ralph Boston Grabs the Gold - July 9
Lawrence Washington Sets the Tennis Standard - July 10
Coach Ed Martin's Legacy Lives On - July 11
11 National Championships Remembered - July 12
Lady Tigers Climbed to the Top of the OVC - July 13
21 Tigers Drafted in the NBA - July 16
Tigerbelles Win Four Straight Titles - July 17
'Tiny' Comes Up Big for TSU - July 18
Remembering Antionette Armstrong - July 19
2007 Tigers Take OVC Volleyball Title - July 20
George Altman Becomes an All-Star - July 23
Dinwiddie Leads '03-04 Team to Victory - July 24
The Tigersharks Win Five Straight - July 25
TSU Goes for Gold - July 26
Ed Temple's Legacy Lives On - July 27
Rudolph Claims Three Gold Medals - July 30
Cheeseborough is a Lifelong Tigerbelle - July 31
Barbara Jones Makes History - August 1
Remebering Track Coach John Moon - August 2
"Mother of the Tigerbelles" - August 3
Tyus Shatters World Records - August 4

Rome Games Become Showcase for TSU - August 7
Six Former Tigers Start NFL Camp - August 8
Manning-Mims Makes History - August 9
"Pee Wee" Places First - August 10
Dickey Drafted First - August 13
Remembering Claude Humphrey - August 14
Blocker Makes the Big Leagues - August 15
Like Father, Like Son - August 16
"The One One-Armed Wonder" - August 17
Volleyball Goes From Worst to First - August 20
Starks Breaks Par - August 21
Fann and Price Go for Gold - August 22

"Too Tall" Makes HBCU History - August 23
"747" Lights Up the Skies - August 24

We've Got Spirit Yes We Do - Aug 27

TSU 29 - FAMU 18- Aug. 28
Tigers Skin the Rattlers- Aug. 29

TSU Storms Through
Atlanta - Aug. 30
"Big John" Was Larger Than Life - Aug. 31
Lady Tigers Win Back-to-Back Titles - Sept. 4
Anthony the Amazing - Sept. 5

First No-Hitters Just Days A Part - Sept. 6
TSU Tigers Fiercer Than JSU Tigers - Sept. 7
Remembering Ted McClain - Sept. 10
The Super Six - Sept. 11
Tigers Make it Three-In-a-Row - Sept. 12
Phillips Breaks Ground - Sept. 13
Hail to the Hole - Sept. 14
Patterson Cements Her Legacy- Sept. 17
Score One For Barnett - Sept. 18
Swift Helps TSU Make History - Sept. 19
Whitmon Joins the 300 Club - Sept. 20
Tigers Take a Bite Out of Bethune - Sept. 21
Horton Named Male Athlete of the Year - Sept. 24
Remembering "Jefferson Street Joe" - Sept. 25
"Truck" Rolls Into TSU Record Book - Sept. 26
McGuire Takes Gold in Tokyo - Sept. 27
I'm Coming Home - Sept. 28

Carlos Rogers Becomes Super - Oct. 1
Jarrett Creates 1,000 Point Club - Oct. 2
The Golden Season - Oct. 3
Williams Named OVC Player of the Year - Oct. 4
Tigers Pull Off the Upset - Oct. 5
Tigers Crowned Kings of the OVC - Oct. 8
Dent Makes it to the Hall - Oct. 9
Tigers Take Two Titles - Oct. 10
Former Tiger Coaches Tiger - Oct. 11
Neal Pulls Down the Record - Oct. 12
Gentry's Legacy Lives On - Oct. 15
TSU Baseball Wins 30 Games - Oct. 16
Ward-Holmes Wins Two MVP Awards - Oct. 17
Tigers Upset the Fighting Illini - Oct. 18
Tigers Play the Classics - Oct. 19
TSU Softball defeats South Carolina- Oct. 22
The Last Perfect Season - Oct. 23
McClendon's Court - Oct. 24
Remembering Dr. Jesse James - Oct. 25
Tigers Take Home Sgt. York Trophy - Oct. 26
The Tigers Make History - Oct. 29
Appling Drops 50 - Oct. 30
Armwood's Three Amazing Weeks - Oct. 31
Wilson Named OVC Freshman of the Year - Nov. 1
TSU Tears Down the Goalpost - Nov. 2
Pleasant Becomes a Pro - Nov. 5
Bowens Makes the Big Leagues - Nov. 6
Remembering the Man Behind the Hall - Nov. 7
McMillan Wins Silver - Nov. 8
Honoring the Defensive Wizard - Nov. 9
The Tigers Beat Louisville... Again - Nov. 12
Dominique Dominates Two Sports - Nov. 13
Davis Does It All - Nov. 14
The Fourth Time's the Charm - Nov. 15
The Original Champions - Nov. 16
Carter Breaks the Record - Nov. 19
TSU Wins the Rice Bowl - Nov. 20
Hunter Runs it Back - Nov. 21
Reese Lights up the Scoreboard - Nov. 22
Tigers Take Down the Gamecocks - Nov. 23
The Jefferson Street Showdown - Nov. 24



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