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VUU women advance to championship
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Former CIAA commissioner Leon Kerry always said, “The difference between Division I and Division II is an HBCU team can win a DII championship.” Virginia Union women are a game away from winning the program’s second national title in program history after rallying to defeat California Baptist, 86-81, Wednesday night in the NCAA Tournament
 
Claressa Shields wins fight of Milestone Night
Sunday, March 19, 2017
DETROIT — On a milestone night for female boxers, Claressa Shields gave herself rave reviews. Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable, stopping Szilvia Szabados in the fourth round last week in their fight for the NABF middleweight championship on Showtime. Referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight 1:30 into the fourth,
 
NCCU track impressive at UNCW
Friday, March 17, 2017
WOMEN N.C. Central The Eagles won four events at last weekend’s UNCW Seahawk Invitational, with the women taking two titles and the men two. Sophomore Miaysha Bryant won the 200-meter dash and freshman Deja Stevenson took the triple jump. The team will participate in the Dennis Craddock Carolina Relays Saturday in Chapel Hill. In softball, weather
 
Grambling women upset Ole Miss in WNIT
Thursday, March 16, 2017
OXFORD, Miss. – John'ea Thompson scored with 11 seconds left as four Lady Tigers notched double-figures in a history-making 78-75 upset of Ole Miss in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. With the win, Grambling State (19-14) is the first women's basketball team in conference history to win a postseason tournament game. Down 75-72 with 1:54
 
Eagles leave fans a season to remember
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
North Carolina Central’s “Cinderfella” run ended before the stroke of midnight Tuesday after the Eagles lost to UC Davis 67-63 in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles end the season with the second most wins (25-8) under eight-year coach LeVelle Moton. After taking a 34-31 lead into the half, NCCU was outscored by the Aggies
 
SWAC legend passes
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Coaching legend Ben Jobe, who guided Southern to four SWAC basketball championships, died last week at the age of 84. Coach Jobe led the Jaguars to three straight titles from 1987-89 and another in 1993. The ’93 squad will be remembered for upsetting No. 4 seed and ACC champion Georgia Tech in the NCAA Tournament. Southern was seeded No. 13 and
 
Anita Howard back on top at CSU
Friday, March 10, 2017
Anita Howard is headed to the NCAA Division II Tournament. For real, this time. Howard led Columbus State University to a 28-1 record, the Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship and the No. 1 seed in the Southeast Regional for the first time since 2001. She also was named Peach Belt Coach of the Year. Oh yeah, it’s her first year as coach of
 
Shaw tennis starts strong
Friday, March 10, 2017
WOMEN N.C. Central The Eagles (2-13) split a doubleheader with Hampton, winning the first game, 4-2, while dropping the second, 5-3. Senior pitcher Dominique Wilson went the distance and held the Pirates to just one earned run in the first game to win her second game. NCCU travels to the Liberty University Classic this weekend for a three-day event.
 
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VUU women advance to championship

Former CIAA commissioner Leon Kerry always said, “The difference between Division I and