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Mo’ne Davis drafted by Harlem Globetrotters
Monday, June 29, 2015
Mo’ne Davis received an unexpected present for her 14th birthday. The Little League star moved up in the ranks after she was drafted to the Harlem Globetrotters in their ninth annual draft. In a Globetrotters draft, the players selected can play whenever they want. Due to Davis’ age, she is going to stay in school before she hits the court.
 
BSU's Clayborne NCAA nominee
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The NCAA last week announced a gazillion woman of the year nominees, but it’s still an honor to be among the mix so CC will publish all nominees that are sent to us. Bowie State softball player Cassandra Clayborne (left) is among the 480 nominees, but just 93 in Division II. Clayborne graduated last month Summa Cum Laude and was a three-time all-CIAA
 
Civil rights tour is a lesson for us all
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Make no mistake; Mo’ne Davis was the star of the show last weekend in Durham. Mo’ne, 14, and her Anderson Monarchs teammates were in the Bull City on a Civil Rights Barnstorming Tour. The team played the Durham Red Wings, part of the Long Ball baseball program, in an exhibition game on Sunday with the proceeds benefitting Long Ball. As much as
 
Aggies add Memphis transfer
Thursday, June 25, 2015
North Carolina A&T women’s basketball coach Tarrell Robinson has completed his recruiting class with the addition of Memphis transfer Courtney Powell. Due to an NCAA one-time graduate transfer rule, Powell is eligible to play immediately. “My staff and I are excited about Courtney deciding to be a part of our university and women’s
 
Love stronger than hate
Thursday, June 25, 2015
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Less than 24 hours after his mother died at the hands of an assassin during a church prayer meeting, Charleston Southern sophomore Chris Singleton stood before television cameras and declared that "love is always stronger than hate." Flanked by coaches and teammates, Singleton, who plays baseball, thanked his teammates for their
 
4 to be honored at SWAC reception
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Four MEAC and SWAC legends will be honored at the 2015 MEAC/SWAC Challenge Legends Reception Sept. 5 at Walt Disney World. The reception is part of a weekend of activities at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge featuring South Carolina State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the title game Sept. 6 on ESPN. The honorees are SCSU standout and NFL Pro Bowler Donnie Shell,
 
HBCUs to seek delay on NCAA requirement
Saturday, June 20, 2015
It wasn’t unexpected that the NCAA recently identified a preponderance of HBCUs among the schools whose athletic teams will be ineligible this coming academic year for postseason competition. Under the Academic Progress Rate rules governing Division I college athletics, 14 of 21 teams facing postseason competition are based at seven historically
 
NCAA pressured to open doors for minority coaches
Friday, June 19, 2015
After black coaches Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith led their teams to the 2007 Super Bowl, college athletic directors of the NCAA’s top football division adopted a version of the NFL’s Rooney Rule in 2008, which requires teams to interview a minority candidate for head coach openings. Also in 2007, Portland State University hired Jerry Glanville as
 
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