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A&T coaches rewarded for success
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
A MEAC tournament championship and NCAA tournament appearance is paying off for N.C. A&T women’s basketball coaches. Literally. Coach Tarrell Robinson dished out promotions to his staff last week: Shavon Earp is now associate head coach, Franklin Scott is recruiting coordinator/assistant coach, and Jaleesa Sams is an assistant. The Lady Aggies
Buccaneers select NCCU’s Ryan Smith - UPDATED
Sunday, May 1, 2016
It took a little longer than expected, but North Carolina Central cornerback Ryan Smith got the call. Smith, a projected second round pick by some prognosticators, was selected in the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He becomes just the second Eagles drafted in the past 25 years. The Buccaneers also selected defensive end Greg Peterson in 2007.
Shaw celebrates school year with athletic social
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – Shaw University recently celebrated its athletic achievements for the 2015-16 year and named its top athletic award winners at its annual athletic social. Taking home top athletic accolades were men’s tennis junior Diego Choque and women’s basketball senior Kaula Jacks as Shaw’s male and female student-athletes of the
HBCUs continue APR improvement
Thursday, April 28, 2016
While the overall Academic Progress Rate and nearly every measured demographic continue to improve, teams at historically black colleges and universities have made significant and remarkable progress. The single-year APR for HBCUs increased from 918 to 956 in the past five years, with many schools benefitting from NCAA programs designed to support academic
JCSU’s Capers off to CFL
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Former Johnson C. Smith wide receiver Avius Capers has signed a contract with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. The Carolina Panthers signed Capers to a free agent contract last year. He caught 136 passes for 1,553 yards and 13 touchdowns at JCSU. MEAC/SWAC Challenge Teams have been announced for the 2016 and 2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge. This
New indoor football league in Raleigh
Thursday, April 28, 2016
I’ve been in mourning since April 21. Every time I started to come out of my purple funk, somebody would play “Purple Rain” or show the movie, and it would start all over again. Since Prince was a very good basketball player in high school, I can mention him in my sports column. (I was going to anyway.) I saw Prince, The Time and Vanity
SAU men win 19th straight CIAA title
Monday, April 25, 2016
CHARLOTTE – Saint Augustine’s men breezed to its 19th straight title and the women took second in the CIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday. The Falcons cruised to victory with 203 points. Virginia Union was second with 139.83 points and Virginia State finished third with 107.33 points. The Lady Falcons scored 156 points to
Monday, April 25, 2016
RALEIGH DBL will host Scout Days for its upcoming basketball season in Raleigh April 26-27, 6 p.m. at State Street Community Church, 1200 S. State St. Visit www.dblnba.com. DURHAM DBL will host Scout Days for its upcoming basketball season in Durham. May 3-4, 6 p.m. at Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, 810 N. Alston Ave. Visit dblnba.com. Bull City
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Swapping food for community engagement

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A&T coaches rewarded for success

A MEAC tournament championship and NCAA tournament appearance is paying off for N.C. A&T

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