USC honors first African American athletes - Tucson News Now

USC honors first African American athletes

Posted: Updated:
Casey Manning Casey Manning
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

It was a very special night at the Colonial Life Arena Friday.

The University of South Carolina honored some pioneers of the athletics department, the school's first black athletes.

Carolina welcomed its first black athletes in 1969, six years after the school was integrated.

"It's a wonderful thing," said Casey Manning, USC's first African American basketball player. "You're honored. It's not just for me or Jackie Brown who is not with us any longer and I miss Jackie Brown or Carlton Haywood, but it's for all the students that were here back during the days we were in school and it's not just an individual honor, it's a collective thing, it's for the community, it's for all the students and for the greater Columbia area and the whole state.

Athletes who played from 1969 to 1979 were recognized.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:27:58 GMT

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

  • Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:55:17 GMT

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

  • LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 2

    LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 2

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:05:33 GMT

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

Powered by WorldNow