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Black swim meet returns for 8th year
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet has found a home in Cary. Now in its 14th year – eighth at Cary’s Triangle Aquatic Center – the event has become a fixture for Memorial Day weekend. If you’ve been living in a cave the past few years, or hiding from Donald Trump supporters, the meet hosts almost 1,000 predominately
A&Tís Robinson adds to recruiting class
Thursday, May 26, 2016
N.C. A&T women’s basketball coach Tarrell Robinson, who recently had his contract extended, has signed three additional players to his recruiting class. Winthrop transfer Aliyah Kilpatrick, Alabama transfer C’coreia Foy and high-schooler Chrishyanah Alston will join Aggieland in the fall. “We really got better with the late signing
Shaw, SAU athletes earn top honors
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Diverse Issues recently named Shaw student-athletes’ Merideth Alexander, Kaula Jacks and Alphonso Boone 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars in its Higher Education magazine. The honor recognizes student-athletes who have excelled in academics as well as athletics, along with community service and student leadership. Alexander was a member of the
Burkheart Ellis Jr. follows family tradition
Thursday, May 26, 2016
RALEIGH – Track and field star Burkheart Ellis Jr. followed his parents' footsteps when he received his diploma at Saint Augustine's University commencement. Like his mom and dad, Ellis Jr. ran for legendary coach George Williams. Sophia Ifill and Ellis Sr. were both track and field standouts in the 1990s. Ifill, Ellis Sr., and grandmother Dorrien
HBCU football: MEAC increased NFL presence
Monday, May 23, 2016
The MEAC added another chapter to its impressive NFL draft record with three athletes being chosen in this year’s seven-round selection process. South Carolina State defensive end Javon Hargrave, taken in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 89th overall pick; North Carolina Central defensive back Ryan Smith, the 108th pick by the
NSU's Vickers signs 3-year deal
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Norfolk State coach Larry Vickers recently signed a three-year contract to coach the women’s basketball program. Vickers moved over to the women’s side on an interim basis on Jan. 20 after the departure of Debra Clark. The interim tag was removed on March 8. “We were impressed with the improvements that the women’s basketball
CIAA concludes season with awards ceremony
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The CIAA concluded its 2015-16 season with the annual spring awards reception in Charlotte. (Read about the winners on our blog.) For the 13th straight season, the SIAC led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance. The average number of fans was 6,074 per game for a total of 328,016 for the season. The highest attended game was the
JCSU senior aims to protect and serve away from the field
Monday, May 16, 2016
CHARLOTTE – A primary job of an offensive lineman is to protect quarterbacks, punters and place kickers. Johnson C. Smith senior Zachary Dickey has spent his fall Saturday afternoons over the past four seasons protecting his teammates on the football field. Now that his time at Smith is over, Dickey plans to protect and serve the public as an agent
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Black swim meet returns for 8th year

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