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A&Tís Cohen gets top award
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
N.C. A&T senior running back Tarik Cohen was named the inaugural Black College Football Player of the Year by the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Cohen was presented with the Deacon Jones Trophy at an induction ceremony last weekend in Atlanta. The award honors the most outstanding football player from an HBCU. The Bunn native led the Aggies to a
JCSU wins CIAA women's title; Bowie takes men's
Saturday, February 25, 2017
CHARLOTTE – For the first time since 2009 under a different head coach, Johnson C. Smith women are the CIAA champions. Smith put on an impressive performance over Virginia State, 68-59, Saturday at the Spectrum Center. The title is the first under coach Steve Joyner Jr., who now joins his father, Smith men’s basketball coach Steve Joyner Sr.,
Durham Bulls Fan Fest kicks off season
Friday, February 24, 2017
DURHAM – The Durham Bulls will host its 2017 Fan Fest presented by Delta March 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The free event provides the opportunity for fans to take batting practice on the field, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the DBAP and purchase single-game tickets at the ballpark. In addition, National Anthem auditions
VSU, JCSU women to meet in championship
Friday, February 24, 2017
CHARLOTTE – The Virginia State Trojans are headed back to the CIAA Tournament championship game for the second time in three seasons after knocking off Lincoln 59-51 in the first game of the women’s semifinal at the Spectrum Center. Ironically, VSU defeated the Lions in 2015 for the title. Jessica Kern, who is now at Mississippi Valley State,
Bowie State returns to final
Friday, February 24, 2017
CHARLOTTE – For the first time in four seasons, Livingstone won’t be in a championship final. Bowie State upended the Blue Bears 71-69 in a thriller of a semifinal matchup Friday night at the Spectrum Center. The Bulldogs return to the final for the first time since 2013, which they won over the Blue Bears. Livingstone committed 30 turnovers
FSU upends Shaw
Thursday, February 23, 2017
CHARLOTTE – For the second time in his two-year return, Joel Hopkins’ Shaw team failed to advance past its first game at the CIAA Tournament. The Bears, the No. 1 seed in the Southern Division, were defeated by Fayetteville State, 56-49, to end their season at 14-13. Shaw swept the Broncos in the regular season. “This was a knockout,
Who's making the grade for CIAA?
Friday, February 17, 2017
The CIAA Tournament is here! And we haven’t even packed. Last year’s tourney was the Virginia Invitational. Will it be so again? Or will Virginia Union and Virginia State get their comeuppance? CC will be live blogging and tweeting beginning Tuesday. But first, who’s making the grade? (Records are division and conference as of Feb. 15.
Mounds, Almond Joy awards
Thursday, February 16, 2017
What would a pre-tournament week be without postseason awards. The competition is as stiff in some categories as the games on the court. This year I’m naming the women’s award after the Mounds candy bar and the men’s after the Almond Joy. (Now, if I have to explain to ANYBODY why, I’m going to talk about your family.) The
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