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HBCUs players earn preseason accolades
Friday, August 11, 2017
Several HBCUs players were named to the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award watch list. The award honors the top defensive player in FCS. Jackson State defensive end Keontre Anderson represents the SWAC, South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard is the MEAC rep, and Tennessee State defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko of the Ohio Valley Conference is the third
NCCU sports information honored
Friday, August 11, 2017
Success will certainly bring out the fans. Virginia Union women’s basketball ended the season No. 8 in NCAA Division II attendance. VUU averaged 1,417 fans per game in the 2,500-seat Barco-Stevens Hall. The Panthers advanced to the national championship game before losing to Ashland. But not too far behind were Winston-Salem State women, whose
Leonardís shot gives Triangle Strong Chavis win
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
RALEIGH – Mike’s Ballers had the top players, but Triangle Strong had Darius Leonard. That was more than enough for the Strong. Leonard, a former Wake Forest and Campbell standout, swished a 3-pointer with six seconds left to give Triangle Strong a 91-89 victory over the defending champions for the Chavis League basketball championship. The
SAU hires ANOTHER marketing person
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Three CIAA football games will be broadcast on Aspire TV this fall: Virginia State vs. Bowie State on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.; Virginia Union vs. Virginia State on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.; and the CIAA Football Championship on Nov. 11. WOMEN N.C. Central Fans will get their first chance to interview new women’s basketball coach Trisha Stafford-Odom on Aug. 9 at
Knights, Cubs win at Longball
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Longball RBI ended its season with a championship doubleheader Thursday at Historic Durham Athletic Park. The Junior League championship of 13- to 15-year-olds opened the night with a 11-3 win by the Knights over the Rockhounds. It was the Knights’ third straight title. Dakota Green hit a double and a triple and knocked in two runs. In the Senior
Gay men in the NFL
Friday, August 4, 2017
ONTARIO, Calif. – ESPN recently published a story in which Kansas State offensive tackle Scott Frantz identified himself as a gay man. CNN quickly seized upon the story, prognosticating that the NFL would soon have its first openly gay player. The media was similarly entranced with Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay man ever drafted by the
Howard soccer is preseason No. 1
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Howard women were picked to win the regular season title in SWAC soccer. Yes, the Bison are members of the MEAC, but the league doesn’t offer soccer as a competitive sport. HU edged out Alabama State by 13 points for the top spot. Texas Southern came in third. Howard’s Kendall Hamilton and Gabrielle Emilien were named the preseason defensive
Claire Smith: A league of her own
Friday, July 28, 2017
The name Claire Smith meant nothing to me until 1991. My boss at the time, who was a diehard baseball fan, was always complimenting the work of some baseball columnist at The New York Times. I quickly discovered that her name was Claire Smith – a black woman! Black female sports writers at the time were as rare as black baseball managers, and for
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Raleigh artist featured at Lazy Daze Festival

CARY – Raleigh artist Eric McRay has been selected as the feature artist for the 41st

Protesters topple Confederate statue

DURHAM – Protesters in Durham toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier

Charges sought against those who toppled Confederate statue

DURHAM – Investigators are working to identify and charge protesters who toppled a nearly