Willie Evans
Willie Evans
Willie Evans was a running back for the University of Buffalo football team in the late 1950s. In 1958, the Buffalo Bulls refused an offer to play Florida State University in the Tangerine Bowl because Evans and backup defensive end Mike Wilson were not welcome to play in Orlando because they were black. After graduation, Evans was drafted by Ralph Wilson for the inaugural season of the American Football League's Buffalo Bills.
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Willie Evans, Who Was Barred From a Bowl Game Because of His Color, Dies at 79
NYTimes - about 1 month
Evans, a star halfback, was one of two University of Buffalo players turned down for the Tangerine Bowl after an 8-1 season in 1958. The team rejected the bid.
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Willie Evans Jr. - St. Augustine Record
Google News - over 5 years
But in today's digitally convergent age, mixing skill sets once separated like church and state is a prerequisite for success — especially if you're not signed to a major label, like Jacksonville's Willie Evans Jr. Part of the celebrated yet still
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Laurel prepares for next sewer, water phase - Laurel Leader Call
Google News - over 5 years
Also Tuesday, the council will consider adopting an order accepting the travel scholarship for Councilwoman Willie Evans for expenses incurred while attending the Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit in Washington, DC on Sept. 7-9
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Award swells in tobacco lawsuit - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
The lawsuit was brought by her son, Willie Evans. Lawyers for Lorillard had argued that Evans became aware of the dangers of cigarettes and should have quit. Lawyers for Evans's estate argued that she tried, more than 50 times, but that she could not
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Man Accused Of Selling Heroin Near Local Playground Pleads Guilty - KWTX
Google News - over 5 years
Willie Evans was scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 2. Government prosecutors say Evans possessed an amount of heroin with the intention of selling the drug within 1000 feet of an established neighborhood playground. Undercover officers witnessed Evans
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Time to give back - Laurel Leader Call
Google News - over 5 years
Mack said Ward One Councilwoman Willie Evans will be working to coordinate local efforts to help the sister city in Maryland. “I have talked to the administrative assistant there and she reported that trees are down, there are some flooding,
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Big KRIT, Jean Grae, Rapper Big Pooh Announced To 2011 A3C Festival - HipHopDX
Google News - over 5 years
Recently announced artists include Elzhi, Murs, Ski Beatz, XV, Jon Connor, Young Scolla, tabi Bonney, Chase N Cashe, Rockie Fresh, Shawyn Chrystopher, Rittz, SL Jones, Moe Green, KD, LE$, Ethereal, Willie Evans Jr., P Dukes, Nice Guise, Soul Khan,
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Ruling reinstates lawsuit over 2005 prison assault - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Google News - over 5 years
According to the suit, Walker was headed to breakfast with fellow inmate Willie Evans on Jan. 8, 2005, when Darrell Humphrey, another inmate, offered to help Evans with a disciplinary matter for a fee. Walker told Evans he didn't need Humphrey's
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WALKER v. STATE - Leagle.com
Google News - over 5 years
1 According to Walker, Humphrey, a jailhouse lawyer, approached another inmate, Willie Evans, who was involved in challenging a rules violation, and offered his services for a small fee. When Walker advised Evans that he could handle the matter on his
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Lorton Prison Baseball's Faded Past - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
“What was unique is the fact that the teams consisted of a mixture of the prison residents playing alongside, and in opposition, of law enforcement and correctional officer staff, without incident,” said Willie Evans, 63, a Lorton resident and member
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Blogs / Press Play / Album review: Get acquainted with Willie Evans Jr. on ... - Florida Times-Union (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Don't ask Willie Evans Jr. if he likes music. That's a trick question, he says on the solid and satisfying nugget of nerdy hip-hop that is “Introducin'.” So he's likely to give you a trick answer. It seems the Jacksonville-based artist wants to uphold
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Manuel Jones: City Council needs to 'put the city first' - Laurel Leader Call
Google News - over 5 years
“(Ward 1 Councilman Willie) Evans and I have had differences over the last several months,” he said. “Whatever I did, I apologize to Ms. Evans.” Jones said he and Ward 2 Councilman Tony Wheat shared heated words during a budget meeting several years
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KILANERIN/ BALLYFAD - Gorey Guardian (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Everybody associated with Kilanerin whist express sympathy to the families of Willie Evans, Inch and Gretta Redmond, Tinnock who passed away last week. Whist continues every Wednesday night at 8.30 pm BALLYFAD ICA The summer outing of Ballyfad ICA
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Could states block new FDA cigarette warnings? - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
Willie Evans alleged the Greensboro, NC-based Lorillard Tobacco Co. introduced his mother to smoking as a child in the 1950s by giving her free Newport cigarettes in her Boston housing project. Evans says his mother smoked for more than 40 years before
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Heart of the City: Buffalo - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Buffalo would have been allowed to play had it left its black players, Mike Wilson and Willie Evans, home. The players voted to stand with their teammates in an incredibly selfless sign of loyalty and solidarity. ESPN featured the 1958 team on the 50
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Willie Evans Jr. – Billy Lotion - The Smoking Section
Google News - over 5 years
And now we finally get our hands on the long-awaited Billy Lotion, the smooth and funky work of art created by Florida's own Willie Evans Jr. as he flips the entire Aloe Blacc Good Things album into a beat CD. We've said enough about the album so
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Raising Cane's in business - Laurel Leader Call
Google News - over 5 years
Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack and councilmen Tony Wheat, Willie Evans, Manuel Jones and Trey Chinn also participated in the festivities. Wheat said he was glad to have the restaurant in Ward 2 and “hope (Raising Cane's) has a bright future
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Willie Evans
    TWENTIES
  • 1958
    Age 20
    In 1958, the Buffalo Bulls refused an offer to play Florida State University in the Tangerine Bowl because Evans and backup defensive end Mike Wilson were not welcome to play in Orlando because they were black.
    More Details Hide Details After graduation, Evans was drafted by Ralph Wilson for the inaugural season of the American Football League's Buffalo Bills. After his football career, Willie Evans taught in Buffalo area schools for more than 30 years. He coached football, and tennis and swimming, and ran a city parks program for most of that time as well. He currently serves as an adviser for the university's alumni association.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Born on December 1, 1937.
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