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An Appreciation, Basketball, Perry Wallace, Rest In Peace, SEC, Vanderbilt Commodores -

A memorial service will be held Monday at Vanderbilt University for Perry Wallace, the first African-American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference. Wallace, who died in December at age 69, played at Vanderbilt from 1966-70 and graduated with an engineering degree. He went on to earn a law degree from Columbia University and became an […]

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Commentary, Locker Room Talk, NCB, NCF, NFL Playoffs, Perry Wallace, Robert Quinn -

The NFL’s long-awaited playoffs began over the weekend. That’s terrific news for a league whose regular season was drenched in politics and protest, with challenges from the White House, from players and from fans on both sides of the protest issue threatening to turn their backs on the league. The playoffs bring them all back. […]

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Auburn Tigers, Godfrey Dillard, NCB, Perry Wallace, SEC, SMU Mustangs, Vanderbilt Commodores -

Perry Wallace, the first black basketball player in the Southeastern Conference, died in Montgomery Hospice Casey House (Rockville, Maryland) on Friday at age 69. The trailblazing post player at Vanderbilt was set to be honored on Saturday with the Michael L. Slive Dostinguished Service Award at the SEC football championship in Atlanta. Wallace is survived […]

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