|CIAA Fever Hits Raleigh-Durham Area|
The CIAA championship basketball tournament, a week-long series of basketball games involving 12 black colleges from three states, will make the Raleigh-Durham its home for the next 2 years.
Many socials and alumni functions were held during the week. One of those special occasions was the Men’s Tip-Off Banquet held Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at the North Raleigh Hilton.
Mrs. Joanna McLendon (widow of John B. McLendon, the former coach of NC Central University) honored the guests with a special CIAA anniversary cake cutting in honor of her husband. Bob Dandridge, former professional athlete-Milwaukee Bucks, gave an inspiring speech to all participating athletes, emphasizing, “Use all your skills that you have learned from sports, and transfer them into the Real World”.