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CIAA loses major player
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The CIAA world recently lost one of its biggest fans and supporters. Vivian McCotta Merrick Sansom (left) died July 4 at the ripe old age of 97. Mrs. Sansom attended the first CIAA Tournament in 1946 and by 2008, had gone to every tourney since then. She LOVED women’s athletics and was an avid supporter of Shaw women’s basketball. The Bears
 
HBCU sports talk show celebrates 10 years
Thursday, July 23, 2015
One of the best things about having a column is being able to highlight friends’ accomplishments. Donal Ware, founder and host of FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW sports talk radio show, will celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary Aug. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. When Donal announced he was starting a radio show primarily centered on HBCU sports, I
 
MSUís King nominated for good works team
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Morgan State senior Andrew King is one of almost 200 nominees for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. King, who helped lead the Bears to their first MEAC football title in 35 years, is also active in the community. He joined the cleanup effort after the Baltimore riots, and visits elementary schools to encourage students to stay in school.
 
SIAC picks all-conference team
Thursday, July 23, 2015
ATLANTA – The SIAC released its annual preseason all-conference teams Monday as voted on by the league's head, with a pair of Albany State players coming away with the top honors. Taking home the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year award was a name familiar to those in the SIAC, running back Jarvis Small who won the 2014 Offensive Player of the
 
SWAC Media Day selections
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Alabama State defensive tackle Kourtney Berry has been named to the 2015 STATS FCS Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Watch List. He recorded 124 tackles last season – best in the SWAC. The SWAC coaches made their picks at last week’s media luncheon. Alcorn State, which won the SWAC championship, is selected to finish first in the East,
 
SAU's Bullard steps down
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Rachel Bullard will step down after five seasons as St. Augustine’s head women's basketball coach to spend more time with her family. A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately. "We appreciate the service she has given us the past five seasons," Athletics Director George Williams said. "We wish her the best in her future
 
Renee Powell makes golf history
Monday, July 20, 2015
Renée Powell, a pioneering black golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, recently made history by becoming one of the first female members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, considered the birthplace of the sport. Last September, the Scotland-based R&A broke with 260
 
JCSU's Williams shines at World Games
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Former Johnson C. Smith track star Danielle Williams continues to have an amazing career. Williams won gold in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the World Games in South Korea. You go, girl! Former Winston-Salem State baseball player Connor Andrus (left) made his pro debut last weekend. Andrus is playing for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the American
 
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