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Bulldogs getting ready for upcoming seasons

Just like other colleges around the state, Selma University’s basketball and baseball coaches are playing the waiting game as they get prepared for school to get back in session.

However, that doesn’t mean a lot of work isn’t being done behind the scenes.

Bulldogs baseball coach Adrian Holloway and basketball coaches Ron Rembert and Jeremy Fortune are all working frantically behind the scenes to make sure all the paperwork is done for when incoming freshman arrive.

“Paperwork is a first,” Rembert said. “Making sure everything is correct along those lines, as far as admission and the ones that will be staying on campus, we go a step further to make sure everything is in order.”

The three coaches met with Selma University athletic director Raymond Brown Wednesday, in an effort to keep him up to date on the progress of summer workouts and the status of incoming student athletes.

“We got ready for this upcoming season, preparing for orientation and practice schedules — everything we plan to implement this season,” Fortune said of the meeting Wednesday.

The Bulldogs will have a ton of freshmen this season, too.

Fortune is basically replacing his entire men’s basketball team, with only five players returning and ten incoming freshmen.

Rembert said he is bringing in around ten girls for the women’s basketball team after he had several players graduate and run into academic issues. Holloway is bringing in 16 baseball players, and is planning to start fall workouts right around the first weeks of August.

“We have been reaching out to kids that had some information in but not all to finalize the process,” Holloway said. “That way they can go ahead, get everything submitted, and get everyone enrolled.”