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Table of Contents - Morgan State Athletics
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Contents
2008-09 MEAC Champs ● 2009 MEAC Tournament Champs ● Mid-Major Coach of the Year
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MEDIA INFORMATION
Roster and Quick Facts
Media Guidelines
Media Outlets
Hill Field House
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TEAM INFORMATION
2009-10 Season Preview
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COACHES & PLAYER PROFILES
Head Coach Todd Bozeman
Coaching Staff Profiles
2009-10 Player Profiles
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OPPONENTS
2009-10 Opponents
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SEASON IN REVIEW
2008-09 Statistics
2008-09 Final Results
2008-09 Miscellaneous Statistics
Game-By-Game Statistics
2008-09 Season Superlatives
2008-09 MEAC Review
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HISTORY
MSU Record vs. Opponents
MSU Coaches Records
MSU All-Time Roster
MSU Year-By-Year Results
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RECORDS
MSU All-Time Records
They Wore These Numbers
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THE UNIVERSITY & STAFF
Morgan State University
President
Director of Athletics
Cheerleaders & Band
Sports Medicine
Strength & Conditioning
City of Baltimore
Department of Athletics
2009-10 Morgan State Bears Basketball •
2009-10 MORGAN STATE SCHEDULE
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Date
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December
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January
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Opponent
Location
Time
Univ. of Albany
UMBC
East Tennessee State
Louisville
Univ. of Arkansas
Appalachian State
Albany, NY
Baltimore, MD
Hill Field House
Louisville, KY
Fayetteville, AR
Boone, NC
7 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
1 p.m.
8 p.m.
3 p.m.
Loyola College
* Coppin State
Univ. of Minnesota
Manhattan College
Towson
Dr. Pepper Classic
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
Minneapolis, MN
Hill Field House
Hill Field House
Chattanooga, TN
7:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
7 p.m.
4 p.m.
7 p.m.
TBA
Robert Morris
Baylor
* Howard
*Hampton
Winston-Salem State
* South Carolina State
* Delaware State
* UMES
* Norfolk State
Pittsburgh, PA
Waco, TX
Washington, DC
Hampton, VA
Winston-Salem, NC
Orangeburg, SC
Hill Field House
Hill Field House
Norfolk, VA
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
8 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
8 p.m.
4 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
February
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* North Carolina A&T
Greensboro, NC
7:30 p.m.
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* Florida A&M
Hill Field House 4 p.m.
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* Bethune-Cookman
Hill Field House 7:30 p.m.
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Winston-Salem State
Hill Field House 4 p.m.
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* South Carolina State
Hill Field House 7:30 p.m.
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* Delaware State
Dover, DE
7 p.m.
19 or 20
ESPN BRACKETBUSTER TBA
TBA
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* UMES
Princess Anne, MD 7:30 p.m.
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* Norfolk State
Hill Field House 4 p.m.
March
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* North Carolina A&T
Hill Field House 7:30 p.m.
4
* Coppin State
Hill Field House 7:30 p.m.
8-13
MEAC Tournament
Winston-Salem, NC
BOLD – Home Games at Hill Field House
* = Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Games
www.MorganStateBears.com
PHOTO CREDITS
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Lawrence Johnson, Carroll Smith and Bobby Parker, John Moore
(Brown Media Inc.) and the MSU Office of Public Relations.
The 2008-09 Morgan State University Men’s Basketball Media
Guide was prepared by the Department of Sports Information.
Editor/Layout by Leonard L. Haynes IV with assistance by
Kevin Paige. Cover design by Leonard L. Haynes IV. Printed by
the Morgan State University Print Shop.
The Morgan State University Athletic Department is committed
to the principle and practice of gender equity. This commitment
shall reflect in every aspect of departmental operations.
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2009-10
Bears Roster
2008-09 MEAC Champs ● 2009 MEAC Tournament Champs ● Mid-Major Coach of the Year
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Name
Adam Braswell
Gene Johnson
Danny Smith
Anthony Anderson
Jarrod Denard
Reggie Holmes
Sean Thomas
Joe Davis
Troy Smith
DeWayne Jackson
Kevin Thompson
Ameer Ali
Rodney Stokes
John Long
Buford Foote
Pos.
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G/F
F/C
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Ht.
6-1
6-7
5-11
6-10
6-2
6-4
6-1
6-0
6-4
6-8
6-8
6-4
6-10
6-5
6-9
Wt.
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Cl.
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Sr.
Jr.
Fr.
Fr.
Sr.
So.
Jr.
Sr.
Fr.
R-So.
R-So.
Jr.
Sr.
Sr.
Hometown (Previous School)
Burlington, N.J./Notre Dame Prep
Hagerstown, Md./St. Maria Gorreti HS
Randallstown, Md./NW Nebraska CC/Woodlawn HS
Charles, Md./La Plata HS
Philadelphia, Pa./Freire Charter School
Baltimore, Md./St. Frances HS
Clinton, Md./Gwynn Park HS
Warrensville, OH/Cleveland State/Warrensville Heights HS
Baltimore, Md./NE J.C. (Colorado)/Douglass HS
Bowie, Md./Bowie HS
Baltimore, Md./Walbrook HS
Philadelphia, Pa./Progressive HS
Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill HS
Hagerstown, Md./Hagerston C.C./S. Hagerstown HS
Atlanta, Ga./Pensacola C.C./Stone Mountain HS
Head Coach: Todd Bozeman
Assistant Coaches: Kevin McClain and Keith Goodie
Head Manager: Quinton Dulic
Location: Baltimore, MD
Founded: 1867
Enrollment: 7,500
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Blue & Orange (PMS 1655 / 288)
Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC)
President: Dr. Earl S. Richardson
Athletic Director: Floyd Kerr
Arena (Capacity): Hill Field House (4,250)
Press Row Phone: 443-885-4018
2008-09 Overall Record: 23-12
2008-09 MEAC Record/Finish: 13-3/1st
2009 Postseason: L, Oklahoma 82-54
(1st Rd. NCAA)
Lettermen Returning/Lost: 11/4
Starters Returning/Lost: 2/3
Newcomers: 5
Roster Breakdown (Sr/Jr/So/Fr): 6/3/4/3
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Basketball Office:..............................................................(443) 885-4806
1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251....Fax: (443) 885-8307
Head Coach.........................................Todd Bozeman (Rhode Island ‘86)
Record at MSU........................................68-41 (4th year/.623 pct.)
Career Record..............121-76 (61.4 pct.) Three NCAA Tournament
bids in 3½ years at Cal (1993-96); One bid at MSU
Assistant Coach........................Kevin McClain (University of America, ‘03)
Assistant Coach.....................................Keith Goodie (Morgan State, ‘08)
Managers: Quinton Dulic, Anthony Jordan, Latisha Pastares, Chelsea Alford
Media Relations Office.......................................................(443) 885-3831
1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251.....Fax: (443) 885-8307
Media Relations Director.......................................Leonard L. Haynes IV.
Ema[email protected]morgan.edu
Assistant Media Relations Director.........................................Kevin Paige
Email........[email protected]aol.com
Direct.......................................................................(443) 885-3009
• 2009-10 Morgan State Bears Basketball •
Media
Guidelines
2008-09 MEAC Champs ● 2009 MEAC Tournament Champs ● Mid-Major Coach of the Year
This publication featuring the 2009-10
Morgan State University men’s
basketball team has been prepared
to aid you in covering the Bears this
season. Additional information is
available through Leonard Haynes,
MSU’s primary men’s basketball
contact.
Services: The Morgan State Sports
Information staff will provide
programs, pregame notes and
statistics, halftime and final box
scores and game play-by-play to all
media. Statistics will be distributed
at halftime and following the
conclusion of the game.
Media Accommodations: The
media will be seated at tables
located on the floor level of Hill
Field House during the game.
Radio broadcasts will be assigned
seats at the scorer’s table or on press
row. The Press Room is located in
Hill Field House. It will be open
prior to the game, at halftime and
after the game. Admission by media
credentials only, please.
Coach and Player Interviews:
Coach Bozeman can be reached
directly for interviews on weekday
mornings. All Bear practices are
open to the media. Please contact
the Sports Information Department
for player interviews at least one day
in advance. Coach Bozeman and
MSU players will be available for
post-game interviews approximately
10 minutes after each contest in the
Press Room. Requests should be
directed to Leonard Haynes prior to
the conclusion of each game.
Photographers: Photographers
and television camera personnel
are asked to work the endlines and
stay clear of the team benches and
official scoring areas.
Ticket Information: All ticket
orders should be directed to the
Morgan State University Ticket
Office by phone at (443) 885-4018.
Fax Services: Fax machine service
will be available in the media work
room. If you need a final box
score faxed, please supply the
appropriate phone number to a Sports
Information staff member.
Credentials: Media credentials for
men and women’s basketball games
should be requested from the Sports
Information Office. Requests should
be made in writing and on company
letterhead. Credentials are limited
to members of the working media
who are assigned to cover Morgan
State basketball. If time permits
credentials will be mailed, if not
they may be picked up at the ‘Will
Call’ booth. Every effort will be
made to fill all requests. Credentials
are for adult use only and are not
transferable.
Telephones: A limited number of
telephones for post-media use are
provided in the Sports Information
Office.
Internet Services: Morgan State is
partnered with Internet Consulting
Services (ICS) to host its official
athletic website. Located at www.
MorganStateBears.com, the
site contains updated cumulative
statistics, box scores from previous
games and game summaries. The
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
website is located at www.meacsports.com.
Sports Information Office Location:
MSU Sports Information Office is
located in Hill Field House in Rm. 123.
NCAA Guidelines and the Media
Media members should be aware of several NCAA rules that apply to student-athletes. If
there is ever a question of media-related activity or event including a Morgan State studenathlete could be a possible NCAA violation, contact sports information director Leonard
Haynes for an interpretation. Areas of concern include:
• Coaches and University officials cannont make comments on prosepective studentathletes until they sign a national letter of intent. A coach cannot comment of prospective
student-athlete who verbally commits to an institution.
• Coaches and athletic staff are not permitted to write guest columns for publications.
• Do not ask student-athletes to list or endorse products
• Student-athletes may not be used in advertisements or endorsement of products, including
media-related publications.
• Student-athletes are not permitted to conduct interviews for 1-900 services
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Media
Outlets
2008-09 MEAC Champs ● 2009 MEAC Tournament Champs ● Mid-Major Coach of the Year
NEWSPAPERS
The Baltimore Sun
Newspaper
501 N. Calvert Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21278
Phone: (410) 332-6200
Fax: (410) 783-2518
Desk e-mail: [email protected]
www.baltsun.com
Asst. Managing Editor:
Prif Alatzas (410) 332-6154
Asst. Editors:
Ron Fritz (410) 332-6421,
Pete Sweigard: (410) 332-6733
Columnist: Peter Schmuck
(410) 332-6136
Colleges: Kevin Eck (410) 332-6472
Afro-American Newspaper
Contact: Tiffany Ginyard
N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (410) 554-8200
Fax: (410) 554-8150
www.afro.com
The Evening Capital
2000 Capital Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
Fax: (301) 280-5953
E-mail: [email protected]
www.capitalonline.com
Washington Post (AM)
1150 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20071
Phone: (202) 334-7350
Fax: (202) 334-7685
www.washingtonpost.com
Asst. Managing Editor/Sports:
Matt Vita
College Editor:
Matt Rennie (202) 334-7285
[email protected]
Columnists: Thomas Boswell,
Michael Wilbon, Sally Jenkins
Writers:
Dan Steinberg (202) 253-6494
[email protected],
Len Shapiro, Kathy Orton
Washington Times
3600 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 636-3237
Fax: (202) 529-7869
www.washingtontimes.com
Sports Editor: Mark Hartsell
[email protected]
Writers: Barker Davis,
Patrick Stevens. Mike Fratto
USA TODAY (AM)
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA (22108-0255
Phone: (703) 854-7629
Fax”: (703) 854-2073
www.usatoday.com
College Sports Editor: Tom O’Toole
(703) 854-7629
College Editors: Craig Bennett
Scoreboard Editor: Matt Young
ext. 3721
Columnist: Jon Saraceno ext. 3700
Writers: Jack Carey ext. 3687,
Dick Patrick ext. 6518,
Andy Gardiner ext. 8013
Steve Weinberg (816) 296-3765
Head Coach Todd bozeman addresses the media at the
2009 NCAA Regional Tournament Press Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
4 • “We Grind”
• 2009-10 Morgan State Bears Basketball •
Media
Outlets
2008-09 MEAC Champs ● 2009 MEAC Tournament Champs ● Mid-Major Coach of the Year
WIRE SERVICES
Associated Press
Contact: Dave Ginsburg
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 837-8315
Fax: 837-4291
Desk E-mail: [email protected]
TELEVISION BROADCASTERS
WBAL-TV Channel 11 - NBC
Contact: Gerry Sandusky
3800 Hooper Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (410) 338-6512
Fax: 338-6526
WJZ-TV, Channel 13 - CBS
Contact: Mark Viviano
3725 Malden Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (410) 578-7522
Fax: 578-0642
WMAR-TV, Channel 2 - ABC
Contact: Scott Garceau
6400 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: (410) 377-2222
Fax 372-5321
WBFF-TV, Channel 45 - FOX
Contact: Bruce Cunningham
2000 41st Street
Baltimore, MD 21278
Phone: (410) 467-4545
Fax: (410) 467-5093
Comcast SportsNet
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 718-3200
Fax: (301) 718-3300
VP Programming: Lisa Pendleton
Producer: Joe Yasharoff
2009-10 Morgan State Bears Basketball •
[email protected]
PR: Mark Lapidus (301) 718-3285
Talent: Chick Hernandez, Russ
Phaler, Carol Maloney,
Scott Hansen
RADIO BROADCASTERS
WEAA-88.9 FM Radio
Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251
Phone: (443) 885-3564
Fax: (410) 319-3798
www.weaa.org
Contact: Ali Danois
WBAL-1090 AM Radio
3800 Hooper Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (410) 467-3000
Fax: (410) 338-6675
www.wbal.com
Contact: Kieth Mills
WNST-1570 AM Radio
1550 Hart Road
Baltimore, MD 21286
Phone: (410) 821-9678
Fax: (410) 828-4698
www.wnst.net
Contact: Ray Bachman
CONFERENCE OFFICE
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
(MEAC)
222 Central Park Avenue
Suite 1150
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
P.O. Box 62547
Virginia Beach, VA 23466-2547
Phone: (757) 416-7100
Fax: (757) 416-7103
Director of Media Relations:
Patricia Porter
[email protected]
Leonard L. Haynes IV
Director of Media Relations
Leonard L. Haynes IV is in his 8th
year directing the media relations
office for the Morgan State Athletics
Department. He joined the Athletics
staff in March of 2002.
Haynes and his staff coordinate all
of the media relations for the Bears’
athletic program. His office writes and edits all athletic
publications, including game programs and media guides,
and coordinates all press conference and interviews with
Morgan State student-athletes, coaches and staff.
Haynes currently serves as the primary contact for football
and men’s basketball. In addition, he serves as the game day
program editor for both football and men’s basketball, handles
all credential requests for the Morgan State football and both
basketball teams, and oversees MSU’s athletics website.
For the past seven years, Haynes has gained valuable
experience as the director for Morgan State. Recently
he served as the Media Coordinator for the 2009 Men’s
Basketball 1st Round appearance in the NCAA Tournament
site in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition he was the primary
media contacts for the 2002 MEAC Volleyball Tournament,
the 2007 MEAC Track & Field Championships, the Annual
MSU Legacy Track Meet, and the 2007 MEAC Softball
Tournament, all events hosted by Morgan State.
Haynes came to Morgan State from Johnson C. Smith
University, where he served as Sports Information Director
from 2000-2002. At JCSU, he was responsible for overseeing
the media relations activities for the 13-sport program.
Haynes also served as the 2001 Tournament Manager for
the NCAA Div. II South Atlantic Regional Men’s Basketball
Championship and created and designed the Golden Bulls
Sports News website (GBSN).
Prior to his service at Johnson C. Smith, Haynes began
his Sports Information career at Livingstone College in 1998
as the Director where he was responsible for coordinating
all local, state, and national media coverage for eight varsity
sports. He also served as editor for the Blue Bears’ media
guides and game programs, including two feature stories,
which were named first place in a story competition by the
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (CIAA).
Haynes also gained valuable work experience as a news
assistant for The Voice of America and as an intern at
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the leading public relations
firms in the nation.
He has published on matters relating to college athletics
and his opinions have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore
Examiner, Baltimore Afro, Salisbury Post, and Charlotte Post. He
has also written material for the Morgan Magazine and the
MSU’s Promethean Yearbook.
A native of Baton Rouge, La., Haynes earned a B.A. in
communications from Howard University in 1992. While
at Howard, Haynes interned at Howard’s student television
station (WHUT-TV), WRC-Channel 4, and PBS-Baton
Rouge (La.).
He also attended Iowa State University where he worked
as a graduate assistant coach for the Cyclones’ Women’s
Basketball Program under Head Coach Bill Fennelly from
1994-95. Haynes graduated with a Master’s degree in Public
Relations from Iowa State in 1995.
Haynes is a member of the College Sports Information
Directors of America and the Black College Sports
Information Directors Association. He also served as a
member of the MEAC Basketball Tournament committee
(2006-07).
Born July 17, 1970, Haynes and his wife, Monica, reside
in Anne Arundel County, Md. and are the proud parents of
a daughter, Hayden (1).
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Talmadge
Hill Field House
2008-09 MEAC Champs ● 2009 MEAC Tournament Champs ● Mid-Major Coach of the Year
Morgan State finished the 2007-08 season with an
impressive 12-0 home record at Hill Field House.
Without a doubt, Morgan State
boasts one of the finest college
basketball arenas in the nation.
Talmadge Hill Field House holds
4,250 fans for basketball, and no
matter the location, the theater
seats offer a great view of the
game.
Hill Field House is also the home
of Lady Bear volleyball, conventions
tournaments, and have held
performances by artists such as
Earth, Wind & Fire , Bill Cosby
and Eve.
Hill Field House includes men’s
and women’s basketball locker
rooms, two weight rooms and
a state-of-the-art training room.
The facility also includes a dance
studio, racquetball courts, multipurpose room and is the location
of the MSU athletics department.
The basketball media facilities
are located courtside in addition
t o camera and radio capabilities.
6 • “We Grind”
Since its completion in 1999,
Hill Field House has been the site
of many MEAC championship
events including the MEAC
volleyball championships and
the 2000-01 All-Star Basketball
game.
Morgan State’s first game in
Hill Field House was against
Alcorn A&M on December 1974,
a game the Bears won 84-76.
ATTENDANCE FIGURES
Top Ten Hill Field House Crowds
5,525 vs. North Carolina A&T (1979)
5,311 vs. Howard University (1983)
5,152 vs. Coppin State (1990)
5,075 vs. Alcorn A&M (1974)
5,066 vs. Coppin State (1999)
Top Five Away
18,219 vs. Louisville (1998)
17,950 vs. Maryland (2007)
17,017 vs. Brigham Young (1995)
15,138 vs. Maryalnd (2009)
14,679 vs. Arizona (1997)
• 2009-10 Morgan State Bears Basketball •
Talmadge
Hill Field House
2008-09 MEAC Champs ● 2009 MEAC Tournament Champs ● Mid-Major Coach of the Year
This is the 35th season of play in Talmadge Hill Field House.
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2008-09 MEAC Champs ● 2009 MEAC Tournament Champs ● Mid-Major Coach of the Year
8 • “We Grind”
• 2009-10 Morgan State Bears Basketball •