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Virginia Union starts over
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Virginia Union men’s basketball woes continue. Some would call it the “Coker Curse,” but since I don’t believe in curses, let’s just say it’s Coker’s revenge. The Panthers are seeking their fourth head coach since legendary coach Dave Robbins retired in 2008. Four coaches in seven years. Something is rotten in the
Revolt defeats RunNGun in Triangle battle
Thursday, April 16, 2015
RALEIGH – Triangle RunNGun made the short trip to Shaw University to take on the Raleigh Revolt Saturday night. After a sizzling 5-1 start, the Revolt had lost four straight games coming into the contest, despite having late fourth-quarter leads in all four games. But for the first time since mid-February, Raleigh had all five starters healthy and
HBCU sports loses another member
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The HBCU world lost a dear friend in last week’s passing of Marion Crowe Jr. “Mr. Crowe,” as everyone called him, was a Fayetteville State alumnus, hall of famer and longtime sports information director. He helped start the SID careers of many students during his 14-year career. Elizabeth City State has hired Derrick Johnson as its next
Bull City Legacy prepares for playoffs
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
DURHAM – The Bull City Legacy played host to the Robeson County Showstoppers at Walltown Recreational Center last weekend. The TRBL playoffs are rapidly approaching, and these two teams showed playoff intensity throughout the game. Robeson County trailed 26-35 after the first quarter, but a pair of UNC-Pembroke products would bring the Showstoppers
Faith in baseball program pays off
Thursday, April 9, 2015
It’s hard to believe that six years have passed since Patricia Nobles James started on a faith journey to keep baseball pumping for Durham’s inner-city young adults. James took on the role when Durham Parks & Recreation eliminated its baseball league for ages 13 and up. (The Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League provides competitive baseball
HBCUs powered baseballís Negro leagues
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The best untold story of black baseball in the United States is the one in which the pursuit of a higher education was front and centerfield in the lives of many black baseball players. “When we go back and we look at the stereotypical perception of black athletes, particularly in that era, it was that they weren’t smart enough to play in the
Kermit Blount returns to CIAA
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Former Winston-Salem State football coach Kermit Blount is back in the CIAA. Blount was named Tuesday the head coach at Johnson C. Smith, replacing former coach Steve Aycock. “Coach Blount comes to us with a wealth of experience on and off the football field,” Athletics Director Steven Joyner Sr. said. “He has a history of engaging and
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