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Running head: HISTORY OF ATHLETICS AT ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY History of Athletics at Alabama A&M University
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History of Athletics at Alabama A&M University 2 Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University history of athletics began with the administration of Walter S. Buchanan (1909-1920). The AAMU athletic department funded men’s intercollegiate basketball, baseball, football, golf, tennis, and accompanied by women's intercollegiate tennis, basketball, and soccer just to name a few. AAMU colors are maroon and white, and their mascot is a bulldog. The nickname "Bulldogs" was suggested by student W.H. Stickney. In 1941, AAMU infiltrated in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II SIAC (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference), which concluded in 1998, immediately joining SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference). While in SIAC, AAMU conquered 11 conference championships in women's volleyball, 7 conference championships in football, 7 in cross-country, 9 in men's basketball, 2 in women's basketball, and 2 in baseball. Baseball originally started in 1957 at AAMU. During Buchanan’s administration baseball received major emphasis. Under the direction of George A. Harney, he directed and scheduled the baseball and football without an assistant coach. Harney was a student, player, and coach at AAMU. Cleon Jones was the first and only player to make it to the Major-League Level from AAMU. The college football team is the AAMU Bulldogs, who play in NCAA Division I as a member of the SWAC. The first season was played in 1912, in the Louis Crews Stadium with a seating capacity of 21,000. The AAMU Bulldogs have won a total of 13 championships in
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division I, Southwestern Athletic Conference, Alabama A&M University

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