Former Tigers Rodgers-Cromartie and Covington highlight ‘celebrity basketball’ game

(l-r) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Robert Covington

(l-r) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Robert Covington

Former Tennessee State University athletes Robert Covington and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will highlight the NBA vs. NFL Celebrity Basketball game set for Friday, July 14, in the Gentry Center.

The game, presented by TBH Sports, will tip-off at 7:30 pm.

Covington, a forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers, played at TSU from 2009-13 while NY Giants Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie donned a Big Blue uniform for four seasons (2004-07).

DRC and RoCo will return to their alma mater to face other NBA and NFL athletes in an exciting celebrity basketball game. Baltimore Ravens DB Anthony Levine, Sr. (TSU 2006-09) will join his fellow Tigers while OVC favorites Isaiah Cannon, Kenneth Faried and Demonte Harper will also hit the court.

There will be players from the Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers and many more.

Prior to tip-off, the pro athletes will greet fans and sign autographs from 6–7 pm.

Tickets for the NBA vs. NFL celebrity basketball game are on sale now, and can be purchased on the official website at

The celebrity game is a part of the third annual Beyond the Game Summit hosted by TBH Sports. Football alum Brandon Williams, director of operations for TBH Sports, is spearheading the event.

The Summit, established to educate professional athletes about the various opportunities available to them at the conclusion of their careers, brings in a panel of successful business professionals, entrepreneurs and former pro athletes. The Summit provides insight, tools and networking opportunities while focusing on current initiatives to prepare for a successful post-athletic career.

The event will also include a fundraiser gala at Loew’s Vanderbilt featuring keynote speaker Bishop Joseph Walker III.

Schedule of events
‘Charity Gala’
Thursday, July 13, 7:30-9:30 pm
The Loews Vanderbilt
Keynote speaker — Bishop Joseph W. Walker III

‘TBH Beyond the Game Pizza With The Pros’
Friday, July 14, 1:30-3:30 pm
Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria
911 Buchanan St.

‘TBH & TSU Beyond the Game Celebrity Basketball Game’ — NBA vs. NFL Friday, July 14
Celebrity Meet & Greet, 6-7 pm
Game time 7:30-9 pm
TSU Gentry Center