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Thrill of victory, agony of defeat for Falcons
Friday, November 10, 2017
Tim Chavous never looked at his phone. After St. Augustine’s defeated Shaw to capture the Raleigh Classic trophy – and bragging rights – all eyes went to the scoreboard. Over at Winston-Salem State, Fayetteville State was battling it out with the Rams for the Southern Division crown. The Falcons, who were tied with the Broncos and
Eight HBCU bands make showcase finals
Thursday, November 9, 2017
TORRANCE, Calif. – A record number of votes helped select a dynamic lineup of HBCU marching bands to perform at the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase on Jan. 27, 2018. The annual event is the culmination of the HBOB program, and provides a national platform to highlight a key element in the HBCU community and campus life –
Aggies complete historic game with win
Monday, November 6, 2017
NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina A&T football finds itself in a peculiar position after improving to 9-0 with a 35-7 win over Norfolk State Saturday. The Aggies are making large amounts of history in 2017, but with so much more history remaining to be made this season, they find themselves slightly tempered about the unprecedented accomplishments
CIAA football ends regular season with a bang
Saturday, November 4, 2017
What a way to end the CIAA football regular season: two division titles on the line and a plethora of wannabes still in the running. I picked Virginia State to win it all, and I’m not backsliding now. The Trojans host Virginia Union Saturday in a televised contest on Aspire TV. Give the CIAA credit, which I seldom do: the conference’s two
Shaw, St. Aug’s square off in season finale
Friday, November 3, 2017
Virginia State (8-0) remained at No. 3 in the latest NCAA Super Region Two poll, while Bowie State (8-1) dropped a spot to No. 5 despite beating Lincoln (Pa.) by 72 points. Also in the top 10 are Virginia Union at No. 9 and the SIAC’s Miles College at No. 8. Over in Division I-FCS, N.C. A&T – which had a bye week – slipped to No. 7,
Can Shaw women regain their supremacy?
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Virginia Union, which lost in the NCAA Division II championship game, is ranked No. 2 in the Women’s Basketball Division II Atlantic Region Media Poll. Johnson C. Smith is tied at No. 4, Bowie State is at No. 9 and Shaw is tied at No. 10. N.C. Central (8-21) A new era begins on Nov. 14 under new coach Trisha Stafford-Odom. Stafford-Odom, who was
Durham’s Bailey wins lightweight crown
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
DURHAM – Marko Bailey gave the hometown fans everything they wanted, just not as long as they wanted. Bailey won the North Carolina Lightweight Championship with a first-round knockout of Stevie Massey to keep his record unblemished at 6-0, four by knockout. The match was called just 1:10 into the round. Bailey, nicknamed the “Bull City
11-year-old inspires Falcons football team
Monday, October 23, 2017
RALEIGH – What does a football team do after winning one of the biggest games in school history? St. Augustine’s celebrated a 17-14 victory over Winston-Salem State on Oct. 14 by attending the birthday party of honorary team member Carter Pepper at the Buffaloe Lanes South bowling center the next day. Pepper, who turned 11, has Fanconi anemia,
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