November 21, 2023
Oscar Ball III, Winston-Salem State University Class of 2009, is the creator of the 4th Quarter Scholarship Fundraiser. The event is a basketball game between current WSSU students and alumni and is held on the Sunday after each homecoming at the C.E. Gaines Center.
VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY AND WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY TO PLAY IN 2024 NBA HBCU CLASSIC PRESENTED BY AT&T ON FEB. 17
November 09, 2023
The NBA today announced that the Virginia Union University Panthers (VUU) and Winston-Salem State University Rams (WSSU) men's basketball programs have been selected to compete in the 2024 NBA HBCU Classic presented by AT&T.
October 05, 2023Winston-Salem State University is planning its first full homecoming since the pandemic after the threat of Hurricane Ian canceled weekend activities last year.
August 16, 2023
Winston-Salem State University will host its first esports competitive event this month to further expose students to the growing gaming industry. WSSU Campus Clash will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the University Recreation Game Room and Salon on campus.
April 19, 2023
WSSU Motorsports Management student Rajah Caruth is the focus of Jack Gordon's “Outside Line,” a documentary short film. Making its North Carolina debut at the RiverRun International Film Festival, the film chronicles Caruth’s journey from virtual racing driver to professional driver in NASCAR’s national touring series.
July 08, 2022On an early spring morning, nine cheerleaders and their coaches, NeSheila Washington and Tevin Allen, arrived at the set in Los Angeles, California.
May 11, 2022Sophomore Rajah Caruth will be the first professional driver in a NASCAR series to represent an HBCU. Caruth will be racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27 as part of the Coca-Cola 600 weekend in Concord, N.C.
May 03, 2022Martin said of the most satisfying parts of this process wasn't the fact that she was picked, but that cheerleaders were chosen for the campaign along with other college athletes.
April 14, 2021They’ve been a long time coming, but it was worth the wait. Winston-Salem State University’s Red Sea of Sound Marching Band just unveiled their new uniforms.
January 29, 2021WSSU kicks off its spring semester with the return of Future Focus Now and two appearances on national television.
September 23, 2020WSSU raises more than $32,000 in three hours during HBCUniVersus virtual giving challenge with North Carolina Central University.
November 07, 2019Etienne Thomas, director of athletics at Kentucky State University, has been named the next director of athletics at WSSU. She will be officially introduced at a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 7.
November 06, 2019Etienne M.H. Thomas will be joining the Ram Family as the new director of athletics for Winston-Salem State University.
November 05, 2019
Between the parties, the reunions and the game, Forever Red: Homecoming 2019 at WSSU had its share of unforgettable moments. As we close the book on this year’s event, WSSU News presents 10 must-see moments.
September 27, 2019The Rams will take on Saint Augustine’s Falcons at High Point's A.J. Simeon Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19.
September 20, 2019
ESPN "First Take" celebrates HBCU Week with a live show featuring the Red Sea of Sound, and WSSU surprises alumnus Stephen A. Smith with a scholarship.
September 13, 2019The Rams open their home schedule at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14, against Catawba College. Here are seven things to watch for the game.
September 06, 2019To best ensure the safety of the campus community and the public, and to expedite entry into athletic venues, WSSU has adopted a clear-bag policy.
August 08, 2019
Rams football, and men’s and women’s basketball will have a new broadcast home starting this fall, WSNC 90.5 FM, the university’s radio station.
July 15, 2019Timmons, a business administration major who is pursuing a minor in Chinese, wants to become a financial executive with a firm in Hong Kong or Singapore. He recently completed a study abroad trip to Brazil.
July 02, 2019Get to know John Lavender, head athletic trainer in WSSU Sport Medicine Department.
June 17, 2019A year ago, Javondre' Cole was selected to receive a scholarship to the college of his choice through the Jordan Brand Wings Scholar program. Read more about his journey.
May 30, 2019Update on the search process for the director of athletics position.
May 21, 2019Film produced by WSSU Doctor of Physical Therapy students details how Rod Tinsley has battled back after experiencing a career-ending concussion.
May 07, 2019
The Ramily is buzzing after Winston-Salem State’s Powerhouse cheerleaders were featured in a video on Queen B’s Instagram story.
May 06, 2019The Rams have won two CIAA championships in less than a week.
April 20, 2019The finalists for director of athletics will visit WSSU starting on April 22. Learn more about the candidates.
April 11, 2019A $50,000 donation from The Chris Paul Family Foundation is helping Winston-Salem State University Athletics move closer to its spring fundraising goal.
March 27, 2019
WSSU alumnus Lamar Smith ’17 dream became a reality when he was hired as a full-time video assistant with the Denver Broncos.
March 15, 2019WSSU has announced a realignment of its athletics programs that will return men’s golf as a varsity sport and eliminate baseball.
November 21, 2018WSSU is among 30 universities participating in the largest-ever study of sports-related concussions. The study was recently awarded $22.5 million in new funding from the Department of Defense and the NCAA.
November 15, 2018
Officials announced a $9 million improvement package for Bowman Gray Stadium. Here’s what officials and media are saying about the proposal.
November 14, 2018Let's look at the most frequently asked questions about the new plan.
November 14, 2018Bowman Gray Stadium would remain in city hands and receive $9 million in improvements and renovations to better accommodate WSSU football under the proposal.
October 12, 2018Amon, WSSU's Ram mascot, has teamed up with the Wake Forest University Deacon and Bolt from the Winston-Salem Dash to support a new anti-bullying campaign.
October 04, 2018Island Green was one of just 25 students chosen for a 10-week paid summer internship program with the PGA Tour, selected from nearly 1,000 applicants. He offers five tips for students who are looking for internships.
October 01, 2018
WSSU's weeklong Homecoming celebration, Oct. 14-21, will feature concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades, the big game and more.
October 01, 2018
After being WSSU's mascot since 1932, the Ram was named Amon during Homecoming week 40 years ago.
September 05, 2018
Students at WSSU – the only HBCU to offer a motorsports management program – say the success of Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. may open up new opportunities for them in motorsports.
August 24, 2018The 2018-19 Red Sea of Sound drum majors are ready to hit the field in the style that fans expect from WSSU’s band.
August 18, 2018103-year old WSSU alumna Henrietta Cross Hatton Clark got her wish: a visit from WSSU's women's basketball team.
June 12, 2018WSSU has a new 20-year master plan. Let's look at the most frequently asked questions about the new plan.
June 11, 2018Architects have unveiled a long-term vision for WSSU’s campus that supports growth and offers enhanced amenities for students.
May 21, 2018The WSSU men's basketball program will look to its past to forge its future with the announcement of Cleo Hill Jr. as the head coach of the Rams men's basketball program.
March 27, 2018Five Winston-Salem State University students have received a total of $13,000 in scholarships through a CIAA essay contest.
January 10, 2018
WSSU Department of Athletics brings in the new year with a new look for www.WSSURams.com.
November 20, 2017Tickets for the 2018 CIAA Basketball Tournament are now on sale for fans, alumni, students and supporters of Winston-Salem State University.
November 14, 2017The Red Sea of Sound received national exposure as their original theme song aired during ESPN’s “First Take," with co-hosts WSSU alumnus Stephen A. Smith '91 and Max Kellerman.
October 23, 2017
Concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades and the big game are all part of the many offerings for WSSU’s 2017 Homecoming Celebration, which kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 22, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 28.
October 20, 2017
WSSU News will go behind the scenes during Homecoming week with a series of live videos.
October 18, 2017
Mascots from the two Winston-Salem-based University of North Carolina institutions teamed up for a short film to promote WSSU’s 2017 Homecoming.
September 29, 2017Concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades and the big game are all part of the many offerings for Winston-Salem State University’s 2017 Homecoming Celebration, Oct. 22-28.
August 22, 2017Who has the best football team in the Tarheel state? The Rams, according to a new ranking.
August 18, 2017WSSU has unveiled a fierce new mascot logo that, according to Chancellor Robinson, "makes a bold statement about who we are."
July 20, 2017This August, WSSU will unveil a fierce new mascot logo that pays tribute to the university’s past while establishing a bold and energized new look for the future. The new Ram head will roll out at Meet the Rams on Aug. 19.
May 02, 2017Athletics Director Tonia Walker has received a three-year contract extension
April 07, 2017
Pat O’Conner, president of Minor League Baseball (MiLB), will be at WSSU on Thursday, April 20, to talk with students about careers and internships in professional sports.
February 23, 2017
WSSU’s Athletics Department celebrated female athletes at She’s Got It Covered – A Classy Hat Affair on Feb. 18. More photos from the event are available on WSSU’s official Flickr page.
November 14, 2016
The Winston-Salem State University football team captured the 2016 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championship with a 43-33 victory over Bowie State University on Saturday, Nov. 12 and, for the first time since the 2013 season, the Rams are playoff bound.
November 11, 2016
Rams give back at Virginia elementary school.
October 27, 2016
The Winston-Salem State University women’s cross country team has clinched its second straight Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women’s Cross Country Championship.
May 26, 2016
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) recently held its annual Spring General Assembly Meeting and End-of-Year Awards Reception in Charlotte, NC. Athletics administration representatives from each of the CIAA’s twelve member institutions joined members of the conference office for the recognition of more than twenty conference awards.