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Hard work pays off for JCSU’s Miller
Monday, May 22, 2017
CHARLOTTE – Tarick Miller has never been one to shy away from hard work. It’s been constant throughout his life, and the opportunity to play collegiate tennis after a late introduction to the game meant he had to work harder to become competitive. “The opportunity to play collegiate tennis was not afforded to me to waste,” said
 
GSU valedictorian achieves academic, athletic success
Monday, May 22, 2017
BATON ROUGE, La. – Raised by a single mother as the middle child of three girls, Shaciarra Drake was determined to be a successful runner and college student. The Meridian, Mississippi, native attended Grambling State University, ran on the track and field team, and graduated last week as the school's valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA. "It was Sunday at
 
NCCU's Bell signs with CFL
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Former North Carolina Central quarterback Malcolm Bell will continue his football career in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bell signed Wednesday with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He reported to camp on Thursday. The Richmond, Virginia, native led the Eagles to three straight MEAC championships and a trip to the Air Force Reserve
 
HBCUs teams move on in postseason
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Grambling State shortstop Marshawn Taylor (left) took three of the top postseason SWAC honors this week. Taylor was named SWAC player of the year, hitter of the year and newcomer of the year. Tigers coach James Cooper was named coach of the year after leading Grambling to a 22-28 overall record and 15-9 conference. Taylor led the SWAC in batting with a
 
HBCUs free-agent deals pick up
Friday, May 12, 2017
North Carolina Central senior defensive lineman Frederick Henry-Ajudua has added his name to the NFL rolls. Henry-Ajudua signed a free-agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars and reported to their rookie mini-camp this week. The Nigeria native was second in the MEAC with 8.5 sacks plus 39 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss. Shaw hosts camp The
 
Swim meet now a holiday tradition
Thursday, May 11, 2017
For some of us, Memorial Day weekend has come to mean more than a day off, cookouts or a beach trip. The holiday also means the return of the National Black Heritage Swim Meet, now in its 15th year, but ninth in the Triangle. I learned about the meet the same year the movie “Pride” was released in theatres in 2007. It was a semi-biography
 
SAU honors student-athletes
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
RALEIGH – Saint Augustine’s University recently held its annual athletic banquet to honor its student-athletes at the Martin Luther King Jr. Conference Center Ballroom. Student-athletes and cheerleaders were awarded for their academic and athletic achievements. Anthony Boggan, a 1982 graduate, was the guest speaker. He was inducted into the
 
NCCU hires top recruiter for women’s basketball
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
When Trisha Stafford-Odom was a top assistant at two Triangle ACC schools, North Carolina Central was still in her radar. After visiting the campus one time, Stafford-Odom told herself that she’d like to coach there one day. That day has come. Stafford-Odom was named the Eagles new women’s basketball coach on Monday. She replaces Vanessa
 
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