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HBCU football: MEAC increased NFL presence
Monday, May 23, 2016
The MEAC added another chapter to its impressive NFL draft record with three athletes being chosen in this year’s seven-round selection process. South Carolina State defensive end Javon Hargrave, taken in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 89th overall pick; North Carolina Central defensive back Ryan Smith, the 108th pick by the
 
NSU's Vickers signs 3-year deal
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Norfolk State coach Larry Vickers recently signed a three-year contract to coach the women’s basketball program. Vickers moved over to the women’s side on an interim basis on Jan. 20 after the departure of Debra Clark. The interim tag was removed on March 8. “We were impressed with the improvements that the women’s basketball
 
CIAA concludes season with awards ceremony
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The CIAA concluded its 2015-16 season with the annual spring awards reception in Charlotte. (Read about the winners on our blog.) For the 13th straight season, the SIAC led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance. The average number of fans was 6,074 per game for a total of 328,016 for the season. The highest attended game was the
 
JCSU senior aims to protect and serve away from the field
Monday, May 16, 2016
CHARLOTTE – A primary job of an offensive lineman is to protect quarterbacks, punters and place kickers. Johnson C. Smith senior Zachary Dickey has spent his fall Saturday afternoons over the past four seasons protecting his teammates on the football field. Now that his time at Smith is over, Dickey plans to protect and serve the public as an agent
 
DII Presidents Council OKs financial aid concepts
Friday, May 13, 2016
Three legislative concepts that would change Division II financial aid rules have received more support, gaining affirmative votes last week from the division’s top governing body. The Division II Presidents Council approved the financial aid concepts at its meeting in Indianapolis, advancing the potential changes closer to a membership vote. The
 
SAU men maintain No. 1 ranking
Friday, May 13, 2016
WOMEN N.C. Central After a five-year partnership that never produced a winning season or a conference tournament berth, softball coach Theresa Stephens’ contract was not renewed. NCCU produced a 44-193 record under Stephens, including this season’s 8-42 mark. “We appreciate the efforts of coach Stephens the last five seasons, but feel
 
Hampton sailing qualifies for nationals
Friday, May 13, 2016
For the first time in program history, Hampton’s sailing team is headed to the nationals. After finishing a program-best ninth in the American Trophy last weekend, the Pirates qualified for the College Sailing Nationals. Only the top nine teams advanced to the national regatta May 24 to June 4 in San Diego, California. The Gill Co-Ed Championships
 
Spike Lee chronicles historic Howard soccer team
Monday, May 9, 2016
Lincoln “Tiger” Phillips calls it “a setback that led to a comeback” regarding his 1971 Howard University national championship soccer team that was stripped of its title by the NCAA, setting the stage for them to redeem themselves in 1974. To Spike Lee and ESPN, it’s called “Redemption Song,” a short film that
 
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