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BOOK: Athletes, former and current, discuss black activism
Thursday, April 19, 2018
WE MATTER: Athletes and Activism By Etan Thomas Akashic Book Publishing, $16.95 A former NBA player and current activist and MSNBC commentator returns with a collection of dozens of interviews on the subject of race in America – all supporting the efforts of athletes to speak out and up. Thomas, who has published a volume of poetry and a memoir,
Taking men to the mat
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
BAKERSVILLE, N.C. – Megan Zelasky is a wrestler. At 113 pounds, the 16-year-old is slim, quick and athletic. On the mat in her navy blue wrestling singlet, she is tough and focused. She is also a girl, which means she usually wrestles boys. At most meets, she’s the only girl in headgear, but things were different at the Women’s Open
Sweets for the Sweet
Friday, April 13, 2018
WOMEN N.C. Central Sophomore third baseman Ava Dolan was named the MEAC softball player of the week after batting .636 in four games last week, including road wins at Campbell and Bethune-Cookman. Dolan knocked out three home runs and amassed five RBIs and five runs scored. The Las Vegas native has an 11-game hit streak and 12 multiple-hit games. NCCU
Professor’s research rejects stereotypes of black women athletes
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tomika Ferguson recalls the words that were the genesis of her ongoing research on women of color in college athletics. As an elite student-athlete, she was once described as a “workhorse” with “natural athletic ability.” Ferguson, an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership at Virginia Commonwealth
Shaw aspires to be FSU's next great golfer
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Fayetteville State has had a storied golf program since its inception in 1970. In the 47 years of sponsorship, the Broncos have won 26 CIAA Championships and six PGA National Minority DII Championships. FSU has participated in seven NCAA Super Regionals and one national championship. A multitude of prodigious golfers has laid the way in building the legacy
Morehouse’s Brewer earns DII award
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Morehouse coach Grady Brewer was voted the top Division II basketball coach of the year. In recognition of the honor, he is the recipient of the 2018 Clarence E. Gaines Award. Brewer, who just finished his 18th season, led the Maroon Tigers to a 25-3 overall record, 18-1 SIAC. Morehouse won 18 straight games and was ranked No. 1 in the NCAA South Region.
Instability plagues ECSU athletics
Friday, April 6, 2018
The Waverly Tillar curse continues. Not only can Elizabeth City State not keep a football coach since Tillar was relieved of his duties in 2015, but the Vikings are having trouble holding on to basketball coaches and administrative personnel as well. Tillar, whom I still miss dearly, led the football program for 13 seasons and compiled a 69-68 record. He
Former Duke player still sweating — just not NFL
Friday, April 6, 2018
“Duke owes me nothing,” former Duke Blue Devils running back Desmond Scott said. Hip-hop and junk talk from Scott were fueling Saturday-morning workouts at his 11,000 square-foot facility on a main drag here connecting the Bull City to Blue Heaven, where Tar Heels dwell at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. On Oct. 20, 2012, the
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