While at VCU, Ross also helped recruit some of the institution’s first African-American stars, such as Jesse Dark, Bernard Harris, Dave Edwards, Howie Robertson, Reggie Cain, Cornell Jones and Greg McDougald, all of whom joined the Rams in 1970.
In 1971, a year after Ross finished playing, VCU Coach Chuck Noe had the first all-black starting lineup — Wilkins, Dark, Cain, McDougald, Charles Booker — of any majority-white school on the East Coast.
Crazy that I knew that. It is what happens during research. I read about his father. I also know Don played at Armstrong. Back when Armstrong was founded it was called a Normal school. Virginia Randolph went there. Oh and I also saw all kinds of funny advertisements during my VCU periodical search.Cisco! Don's father, Don Sr., had it first as a standout player at Virginia Union. Don Sr. led VUU to the CIAA title and is a member of the CIAA and VUU Hall of Fames. Don Jr. inherited it .... and the reason behind it all? In the TV show, "Cisco always came to save the day." Obit in today's Richmond Free Press.