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Buccaneers select NCCU’s Ryan Smith
Sunday, May 1, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. – Legendary sports broadcaster Dick Vitale announced North Carolina Central cornerback Ryan Smith as the 108th pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft. Smith becomes NCCU’s second NFL draft pick in the last 25 years. He and defensive end Greg Peterson, who was also chosen by Tampa Bay in
 
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
 
SPORTS SHORTS
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
 
Minorities, women barely in game of college athletic leadership
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Minorities and women continue to be underrepresented throughout the management and coaching ranks of college athletics, despite numerous small programs designed to help boost their ranks, asserts a new report issued this week from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports. The institute, which keeps a census-like record on nearly all diversity
 
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Buccaneers select NCCU’s Ryan Smith

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