Nashville Public Library to host screening of documentary about legendary track coach Ed Temple and the Tigerbelles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – The city’s main library is hosting a screening of the documentary, “Mr. Temple and the Tigerbelles,” on Thursday, Oct. 18. The screening at the Nashville Public Library at 615 Church Street is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Screenings will also be … Continue reading Nashville Public Library to host screening of documentary about legendary track coach Ed Temple and the Tigerbelles

TSU to host screening of documentary about legendary track coach Ed Temple and the Tigerbelles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University will host a screening of the newly released documentary, “Mr. Temple and the Tigerbelles,” on Wednesday, March 14. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium  on the Avon Williams Campus in downtown Nashville. It is free and open to the public. The documentary … Continue reading TSU to host screening of documentary about legendary track coach Ed Temple and the Tigerbelles

New Hope Academy Dedicates Wing to legendary Coach Ed Temple

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – New Hope Academy recently celebrated the life of one of the top track and field coaches in the history of the sport by renaming the upper school wing to the Coach Edward S. Temple Upper School Wing. TSU Director of Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice was among those who attended … Continue reading New Hope Academy Dedicates Wing to legendary Coach Ed Temple

TSU honored at Arbor Day Celebration by mayor’s office; legendary coach Ed Temple remembered

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University was honored at the city’s annual Arbor Day Celebration for its dedication to help improve the environment. Mayor Megan Barry recognized TSU and two other universities on Thursday, March 9, for being part of the Tree Campus USA program, which recognizes college and university campuses that … Continue reading TSU honored at Arbor Day Celebration by mayor’s office; legendary coach Ed Temple remembered

Legendary coach Ed Temple ‘changed the landscape of women’s track forever’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Legendary track and field coach Ed Temple’s impact on the sport will be discussed for generations to come, say those close to the man who led Tennessee State University’s famed Tigerbelles to 23 Olympic medals. Temple died Sept. 22 at the age of 89. A memorial service is planned … Continue reading Legendary coach Ed Temple ‘changed the landscape of women’s track forever’

TSU Legendary Track and Field Coach Ed Temple Remembered

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Before he became a heavyweight champion and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay sat down on a bench beside Ed Temple at the 1960 Olympics in Rome and boasted that he’d one day hold the prestigious boxing title. What Clay didn’t realize, was that he was actually … Continue reading TSU Legendary Track and Field Coach Ed Temple Remembered

TSU legendary Coach Ed Temple gets due recognition with bronze statue dedicated in his honor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – When people use the phrase, “living legend,” it is a perfect fit for describing legendary Olympic track and field coach Ed Temple. Temple was honored with a “befitting” tribute among family, friends and an entire community Aug. 27 chronicling his outstanding 40-plus-year career on-and-off the track when a 9-foot … Continue reading TSU legendary Coach Ed Temple gets due recognition with bronze statue dedicated in his honor

TSU remembers famed alum and most iconic female track and field star, Wilma Rudolph

Kelli Sharpe contributing writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University joined the world in remembering alumna Wilma Glodean Rudolph, the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympiad. She also galvanized the country and made the world take notice as the first African American female to accomplish this feat.   Rudolph … Continue reading TSU remembers famed alum and most iconic female track and field star, Wilma Rudolph

Tennessee State University Hosts Unveiling of ‘Forever’ Postal Stamp Depicting African American Museum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University Nov. 28 hosted the unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service’s “Forever Stamp” depicting the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The new stamp is adorned with the image of the 400,000 square-foot building situated near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, … Continue reading Tennessee State University Hosts Unveiling of ‘Forever’ Postal Stamp Depicting African American Museum