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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
Shaw women earn 17th division title
Thursday, April 21, 2016
WOMEN N.C. Central Even if they win their remaining softball games, the Lady Eagles will still come up short of last season’s 18-win mark. Standing at 4-38, NCCU only has eight games remaining, starting with this weekend’s three-game series at South Carolina State. The team hasn’t won since a doubleheader sweep over Maryland Eastern
SAU’s Parker hurls second straight no-hitter
Saturday, April 16, 2016
RALEIGH – Sophomore Marley Parker (left) fired a second consecutive no-hitter as Saint Augustine’s upended Shaw 8-0 in both games of a CIAA softball doubleheader at Worthdale Park Saturday. The Lady Falcons have won eight in a row and nine of the past 10 contests against their crosstown rival under coach Nikki Bynum Bumpass. The victories moved
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Shaw celebrates school year with athletic social

RALEIGH – Shaw University recently celebrated its athletic achievements for the 2015-16