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Two Naismith Hall of Famers meet at Bacone College

 

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Academic Year 2014-2015

Muskogee, OK, February 17, 2015–

An historic moment was captured at this year’s Red River Athletic Conference games between Langston University and Bacone College in the Palmer Center. Cheryl Miller, pic baconeLangston University Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Bacone College’s Glenda McClain, instructor of health and physical education paused between games this night. This may have been the first time for Bacone College and Muskogee communities to have two Naismith Hall of Famers pictured together on the campus.

Miller was enshrined in the prestigious Naismith Hall of Fame in the 1996 class. McClain was enshrined in the 2012 class as a member of the barnstorming “All-American Redheads” of women basketballers who traveled and promoted women’s basketball all over of the nation.

Bacone College once sported some of the top boxers in the state

 

Boxing coach Frank Thompson and family
Boxing coach Frank Thompson and family

By Russell Lawson

Bacone College has had a long history of physical education by means of competitive sports.

In the 1930s and 1940s, the most popular sport at Bacone was boxing. Bacone sported some of the top boxers in the state, such as Austin (Honeyboy) O’Jibway, “Oklahoma Golden Gloves champion,” who journeyed to Boston to participate in the national collegiate boxing tournament. Continue reading Bacone College once sported some of the top boxers in the state