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NCCU’s Copeland headed overseas
Thursday, July 28, 2016
North Carolina Central center Jay Copeland is joining former teammate Jordan Parks in Italy. Copeland signed with the Peppino Cocuzza on Wednesday. Parks is on the Pallacanestro Trieste team. Though his career was hampered by injuries, Copeland started all 34 games for the Eagles team that advanced to its first NCAA Tournament. “I am blessed to be
 
NCCU’s Mack rearranges staff
Thursday, July 28, 2016
North Carolina Central coach Jerry Mack has added three new assistants to his staff. Eagles graduate and ex-quarterback Jordan Reid has been promoted to running backs coach. He previously was Mack’s offensive assistant. Jermaine Gales will coach wide receivers. Gales has coached at Mars Hill, Southern Arkansas and St. Augustine’s. And Chris
 
CIAA coaches not backing down
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Virginia Union coach Mark James sat at the podium in a three-piece brown suit looking as mean as a grisly bear. He never cracked a smile as he answered questions from the media at last week’s CIAA Media Day. When I teased him after the luncheon about his ‘tude, his smiled and said, “I’m really just a big Teddy Bear! I have to look
 
Former St. Aug’s VB coach at SSU
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Edric Poitier, who led his alma mater St. Augustine’s to four straight CIAA volleyball championships, has been hired at Savannah State. Poitier leaves Bluefield State College, where he turned around a program that went 6-113 in fives seasons prior to his arrival into 35 wins his past two seasons. Poitier began his head coaching career with the
 
Small, Morgan named SIAC players of the year
Thursday, July 21, 2016
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Albany State running back Jarvis Small was named the 2016 SIAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Tuskegee defensive lineman Julian Morgan was selected as the defensive player of the year, announced by the conference on Wednesday. SIAC head football coaches and sports information directors submit all votes. Small, who
 
ASU, PVAM picked to win divisions
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Alcorn State and Prairie View A&M were picked to win their respective divisions at Friday’s SWAC Football Media Day in Birmingham, Alabama. Several special guests attended the luncheon, including ESPN’s John Grant, executive director of the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl; Mark Wright, The Undefeated; Jay Walker, ESPN college football
 
LeBron James leads call to end gun violence at ESPY Awards
Friday, July 15, 2016
LOS ANGELES — LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling. The show honoring the year’s best athletes and sports moments opened on a somber note, with James and fellow NBA stars Carmelo
 
VUU’s Johnson signs pro contract
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Virginia Union senior Kiana Johnson will continue her playing career in Finland. Johnson, the 2015-16 CIAA Player of the Year and NCAA Division II Player of the Year, will suit up for the Forssan Alku club of the Finnish league for women. “It will be a good test for Kiana, but I believe she will shine on the court and put up big numbers as she did
 
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