Track & Field: See Southern Run

TRACK & FIELD

If there hadn't been a P.B.S.P., there might never have been an S.U., and if there weren't an S.U., every other college track team in the U.S. would B.A. lot happier. Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (known to his friends as "Pinch") was the only Negro Governor Louisiana ever had. He is best remembered as a founding father in 1880 of Southern University—a 6,800-student state college in Baton Rouge, whose personal albatross is that it must admit every accredited high school graduate in the state, regardless of whether or not he can run.

Luckily, many of them can....

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