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A second chance to live a dream
Friday, July 21, 2017
Isaiah Maurice was ready to take the sports world by storm. He had just completed a stellar two-year season at Bull City Preparatory Academy that earned him a basketball scholarship to Division I Kansas State University. Life was good. But it became too good – for all the wrong reasons. K-State released Maurice last month after just one season for
Hampton forward wins HBCU award
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Despite an injury that ended her college career in January, Hampton forward Malia Tate-DeFreitas was named the 2017 HBCU Digest Female Athlete of the Year. Tate-DeFreitas became the Pirates’ all-time leading scorer last November with 1,982 points. She passed the 2,000-point mark two games later and ended the season with 2,214 points. DeFreitas
NCCU’s Mack named top HBCU coach
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The honors and accolades just keep rolling in for North Carolina Central football coach Jerry Mack. Mack was named the HBCU Male Coach of the Year at the seventh annual HBCU Awards Friday night in Washington, D.C. He beat out five other contenders: Xavier’s Alan Green, Alcorn State’s Montez Robinson, Dillard’s Mike Newell, Virginia
Late firing is disservice to SAU coach, players
Friday, July 14, 2017
Where is Antonio Davis? Somebody go and tell him he’s no longer the only member of the “How St. Augustine’s Screwed Me Over” coaches club. Women’s basketball coach Jarita Crump became a member last week after getting the heave-ho that was surprising only because of its timing. Crump compiled a 6-50 record in two seasons, and
Eagles coach adds to staff
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
North Carolina Central new women’s basketball coach Trisha Stafford-Odom has added two more to her staff, and one is a familiar face among Eagles fans. NCCU alumnus A.G. Hall, who was an assistant under coach Joli Robinson during the program’s CIAA heyday, returns as an assistant. Hall helped the Eagles to a 49-13 record from 2000-02, including
‘Skegee, Albany State picked to win
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The SIAC got the HBCU football party started this week with its Football Media Day. New this year was the relocation of the luncheon to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Clark Atlanta redshirt senior quarterback Johnathan McCrary was named the preseason offensive player of the year, as voted on by the head coaches and sports information
Milestone in CIAA history
Sunday, July 9, 2017
The CIAA will begin celebrating the 125th anniversary of black college football next month. For those of you who have been living in a cave, the first recorded black college football game was between Johnson C. Smith (then called Biddle University) and Livingstone College on Dec. 27, 1892. And, no, CC did not cover that game! Get this: the Golden Bulls
NCCU selects 8 for athletics HOF
Sunday, July 9, 2017
DURHAM – Seven student-athletes and one photographer will be inducted into the Alex M. Rivera NCCU Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 14 prior to the football game between the Eagles and Gardner-Webb. More details will be announced at a later date. Visit NCCUEaglePride.com. The inductees: • Rena Armwood (1996-99), volleyball/softball, is the first
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A second chance to live a dream

Isaiah Maurice was ready to take the sports world by storm. He had just completed a stellar

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