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Former St. Aug’s VB coach at SSU
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Edric Poitier, who led his alma mater St. Augustine’s to four straight CIAA volleyball championships, has been hired at Savannah State. Poitier leaves Bluefield State College, where he turned around a program that went 6-113 in fives seasons prior to his arrival into 35 wins his past two seasons. Poitier began his head coaching career with the
 
Small, Morgan named SIAC players of the year
Thursday, July 21, 2016
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Albany State running back Jarvis Small was named the 2016 SIAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Tuskegee defensive lineman Julian Morgan was selected as the defensive player of the year, announced by the conference on Wednesday. SIAC head football coaches and sports information directors submit all votes. Small, who
 
ASU, PVAM picked to win divisions
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Alcorn State and Prairie View A&M were picked to win their respective divisions at Friday’s SWAC Football Media Day in Birmingham, Alabama. Several special guests attended the luncheon, including ESPN’s John Grant, executive director of the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl; Mark Wright, The Undefeated; Jay Walker, ESPN college football
 
LeBron James leads call to end gun violence at ESPY Awards
Friday, July 15, 2016
LOS ANGELES — LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling. The show honoring the year’s best athletes and sports moments opened on a somber note, with James and fellow NBA stars Carmelo
 
VUU’s Johnson signs pro contract
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Virginia Union senior Kiana Johnson will continue her playing career in Finland. Johnson, the 2015-16 CIAA Player of the Year and NCAA Division II Player of the Year, will suit up for the Forssan Alku club of the Finnish league for women. “It will be a good test for Kiana, but I believe she will shine on the court and put up big numbers as she did
 
Luncheons jump-start football season
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Let the countdown begin! The HBCU football season is less than six weeks away, when two games officially open the season on Sept. 1. Unofficially, however, the season starts at the first football luncheon. The SWAC opened the HBCU season with its luncheon this past Friday in Birmingham, Alabama. Most notably gone is Alcorn State coach Jay Hopson, who
 
Special celebration for a special man
Monday, July 11, 2016
RALEIGH – Friends, family and colleagues gathered to celebrate the 70th birthday of a man they call a role model and father figure. Coach Dan Dunn, a fixture in the Raleigh community, was honored Saturday at the Adult Senior Center on Noble Road. Relatives traveled as far away as Philadelphia to pay homage to Dunn and his wife, Rachel. The event was
 
HBCU players, coaches inducted into HOF
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Legendary coaches John McLendon and Clarence “Big House” Gaines(left) are among the seven inductees into the inaugural Small College Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is Nov. 17 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. “It is an absolute thrill to announce the inaugural class for the Small College Basketball Hall of
 
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