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CIAA/SIAC announce TV schedules
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The CIAA will televise four games next season. Virginia State at Bowie State kicks off the TV schedule Oct. 15 on Aspire Network. BSU at Virginia Union is Oct. 22 on ESPN3, and Winston-Salem State at Fayetteville State is Nov. 5 on Aspire. The final televised game is the CIAA championship Nov. 12, also on Aspire. Former Alcorn State player dies Tollette
NCCU left out of MEAC TV
Friday, June 24, 2016
The MEAC released its TV football schedule last week on the ESPN family of networks. Nine games will be televised, beginning with the MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Alcorn State vs. Bethune-Cookman) Sept. 4 on ESPN, and ending with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Dec. 17 on ABC. Bethune is the favorite child, appearing in five of the nine games. N.C. A&T
NCCU’s Tracy nominated for award
Thursday, June 23, 2016
New Chowan women’s basketball coach LaToya Jones has added Kenya McBee to her staff. McBee was head coach at Victory Christian Center and an assistant on the boys’ team. “Kenya’s professionalism, work ethic, commitment to excellence and personality will be infectious for our program,” Jones said. “She has a heart for
From foster care to boxing champ
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Lisa P. Cohen entered the world of professional boxing at the relatively late age of 29, eventually bobbing, weaving and pounding her way to an IFBA Junior Featherweight world title. But Cohen engaged in even greater battles long before she donned boxing gloves. She grew up a ward of the court, living in 13 foster homes, where she often witnessed or
Hampton guard gets top honor
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Hampton senior Reginald Johnson Jr. was named the 2016 MEAC Male Student-Athlete of the Year Tuesday. Johnson transferred from Miami (Ohio) University and played two seasons with the Pirates. He averaged 18.1 points and 3.5 assists per game, and led HU to back-to-back conference championships. “He’s had an absolutely phenomenal career at
Hillside tennis: a legacy not to be forgotten
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Coach Ike Barnes wants student-athletes to think outside the box, especially minority students. There’s more to life than the “Big 2” of football and basketball. Not to mention scholarship opportunities can be more plenteous elsewhere. Barnes is Hillside High School’s boys tennis coach. Unbeknownst to many outside of the community,
Luncheons signal start of gridiron season
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The football season is barely two months away, but the luncheons begin next month. The 14th Annual Bill Dooley Pigskin Preview is July 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Cary. ACC coaches’ David Cutcliffe (Duke), Dave Doeren (N.C. State) and Larry Fedora (UNC) will join N.C. Central coach Jerry Mack and new East Carolina coach Scottie
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