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Club AAU team signs college scholarships
Thursday, May 25, 2017
DURHAM – Seven years ago, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club fifth-grade basketball team won an AAU championship. Today, all 12 players from that team are headed to college. Nine of the 12 participated in a signing day ceremony Tuesday at the club on Alston Avenue: six as student-athletes and four as traditional students. “This is a
JCSU's Joyner honored at gala
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Steve Joyner Sr. will be honored at the 2017 HBCU Living Legends Scholarship Gala Aug. 26 in Winston-Salem. Joyner, who is entering his 31st season as coach of Johnson C. Smith’s men’s basketball team, will join retired Rep. Eva Clayton and Harlem Globetrotters great Fred “Curly” Neal. The gala raises scholarship money for students
'Keeping the faith' pays off for Antonio Davis
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Ten years of “keeping the faith” have finally paid off for Antonio Davis. The former Shaw assistant women’s basketball coach was recently named the head coach at Elizabeth City State. Davis’ last head-coaching job was at St. Augustine’s College, where he coached from 2001-07. I still remember his last day so well. He had just
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
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Club AAU team signs college scholarships

DURHAM – Seven years ago, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club fifth-grade basketball