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In honor of Black History month 2009, the University of Wisconsin athletic department will celebrate the stories of 28 former African-American student-athletes or coaches, one for each day in the month of February.

The UW athletic program launched its "Celebrate UW's Black History" section on UWBadgers.com in 2003. It has been updated every year with new information and multimedia offerings and is one of the finest college resources for African-American athletics history in the nation.

Name Sport Years
Simon Bairu Cross Country
Track & Field
2002-05
2003-06
Janese Banks Basketball 2004-08
Bill Cofield Basketball Coach 1976-86
Robbie Earl Hockey 2003-06
Lee Evans Football 1999-2001, '03
Michael Finley Basketball 1992-95
Robert Hackett Track & Field 1984-87
Devin Harris Basketball 2002-04
Louis Holland Football 1961-63
Tyler Holland Football 2006-08
Pat Johnson Track & Field 1978-82
Lee Kemp Wrestling 1974-78
Marcus Landry Basketball 2003-08
Sherisa Livingston Volleyball 1999-2001
Adlebert Matthews Baseball 1900-02
Pam Moore Basketball
Track & Field
1977-78
1978-81
Tamara Moore Basketball 1998-2002
Marvin Neal Football 1979-81, '83
Josh Neal Football 2005-2008
Chris Nelson Hockey 1988-92
George Poage Track & Field 1902-04
Edwina Qualls Basketball Coach 1976-82
Chavon Robinson Track & Field 2005-09
LaTonya Sims Basketball 1997-2001
Ed Smith Track & Field 1938
Robin Threatt Basketball 1988-93
Al Toon Football
Track & Field
1981-84
1981-84
Nick Toon Football 2008
Rose Thomson Cross Country
Track & Field
1979-82
1980-83
Alando Tucker Basketball 2003-07
Cal Vernon Football
Boxing
1947-48
1947-48
Troy Vincent Football 1988-91
Sidney Williams Football 1956-58
Ed Withers Football 1949-51

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