LeMoyne Owen College's "Black Magic" Wossman Drumline Competition

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YouTube Channel, Killa Kev Productions, posts a performance of LeMoyne-Owen College’s Drumline, “Black Magic”, at the 2020 Wossman Drumline Competition.

LeMoyne-Owen College also known as LOC, is a private historically black college located in Memphis, Tennessee. Originally, LeMoyne College and Owen College were two separate church-affiliated institutions. Yet, It became one of many HBCU’s that emerged as a result of the 1968 merger during and after the Civil War. Despite suffering from a lack of financial resources and being on probation in 2007, LOC has received donations throughout the years which helped regain their accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Recently this year, the college received a $40 million donation from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. This generous act was the largest donation in LeMoyne College’s history.

The athletic teams are members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) in Division II. Back in 1975, when they competed at the Division III level, the LeMoyne-Owen College men’s basketball team won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Still relevant today, LOC has been the only HBCU to win a national championship at the Division III level. Currently, they offer many popular sports such as men and women basketball, cross country, volleyball, tennis, golf, and softball/baseball. Their mascot and students are referred to as the purple and gold “Magicians”. Alumni and golfer, Dominique Worthen was the first SIAC player to win the SIAC Player of the Year, Conference Championship MVP, All Conference Team, and All Tournament First Team award all in just one week.


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