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CIAA softball, baseball championships this weekend
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Chowan swept Bowie State to win the CIAA North softball title, its fifth since joining the conference six years ago. The softball championship is April 30 to May 2 in Raleigh at Walnut Creek Softball Complex. Johnson C. Smith third baseman Morgan Hasty was named the CIAA Softball Player of the Year. Hasty batted .481 with 32 RBIs and eight home runs. In
Tee off for a good cause
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Banks Foundation is gearing up for its annual Triangle Golf Challenge on June 12. This year’s Challenge will head to the newly built Lonnie Poole Golf Course on N.C. State’s campus. (Disclaimer: I am a member of the foundation board.) The fundraiser’s proceeds will benefit Communities in School of Durham and the foundation. CIS, as
Coppin State student-athletes assist in cleanup efforts
Thursday, April 30, 2015
As the country watched their city burn, Coppin State student-athletes wanted to do something. They couldn’t let the images of burning buildings and police cars, along with looters running out of stores with armfuls of merchandise, people cutting fire hoses and rocks being thrown at law enforcement officials, being displayed on national television and
Hamptonís Joyner gets extension
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Winning a second tournament title and a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament can do wonders for your wallet. Hampton men’s basketball coach Edward “Buck” Joyner found that out Monday when the university gave him a multiyear contract extension. “We are extremely proud of the job that Coach Joyner has done at the helm of the
Minority coaches organize new group
Monday, April 27, 2015
A group of prominent African-American college coaches, including Shaka Smart of the University of Texas, and John Thompson III of Georgetown, have launched a new organization devoted to ensuring that minority coaches in men’s and women’s college basketball and college football are provided hiring and professional development opportunities.
Let Social Security jazz up your retirement plan
Thursday, April 23, 2015
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a perfect time to move your feet and revel in the smooth beats of one of America’s most beloved musical genres. Ella Fitzgerald, the “Queen of Jazz,” known for her scatting style, had a vocal range spanning three octaves. Other great jazz icons include Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong,
Jay Butler returns to VUU as head coach
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lester "Jay" Butler Jr., will be named the 10th men’s head coach in Virginia Union’s history at a press conference next Tuesday. One of the top coaches in the East Region at the University of the District of Columbia as head women's basketball coach, Butler has enjoyed outstanding success at the Division II level over a career that has spanned
Aggies win bowling championship
Thursday, April 23, 2015
In their first appearance in a national bowling championship, N.C. A&T women won the 2015 U.S. Bowling Congress Intercollegiate champions last weekend in Wichita, Kanas. The Aggies (74-37) defeated Robert Morris 3-1. “Accomplishing this goal was huge,” head coach James Williams said. “With all of the individual awards from this year,
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