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Pope Francis named honorary Globetrotter
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Harlem Globetrotters, who just completed a record-setting tour of North America, named Pope Francis just the ninth honorary Globetrotter in team history at the Vatican, as the Ambassadors of Goodwill prepare for the team’s landmark 90th anniversary tour in the fall. The prestigious accolade recognizes an individual of extraordinary character and
 
National black swim meet returns to Cary
Thursday, May 14, 2015
CARY – The National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet returns to Cary’s Triangle Aquatics Center as it celebrates its 13th year. Hosted by the N.C. Aquablazers swim team, in partnership with the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and the TAC, over 50 teams and 1,000 swimmers will compete for trophies and bragging rights Memorial Day weekend
 
Raleigh Revolt advance to TRBL championship
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
RALEIGH – The Raleigh Revolt didn’t miss star player Brandon Hickson in their East division showdown with the Bull City Legacy. Shooting guard Freddy Little lived up to his position and shot the lights out in a 113-81 blowout win to give the Revolt the Tobacco Road Basketball League East Championship last weekend on Shaw’s campus. Little
 
Davey L. Whitney dies
Sunday, May 10, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Alcorn State and Texas Southern head basketball coach Davey L. Whitney passed away Sunday at the age of 85. The cause of death was not immediately released. Whitney, widely known as “The Wiz, started his coaching career at Texas Southern (1964-69). After the 1968-69 season, he took over at Alcorn State, where he spent
 
Where are today's Muhammad Ali-like athletes?
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The revolutionary and iconic stance of the great Muhammad Ali rang in my mind this morning as I woke up and thought about writing this column. After a bonanza weekend of American sports that included the NFL Draft, the NBA Playoffs, the Kentucky Derby, the Yankees and Red Sox baseball game, and the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight, all I could
 
Jay Butler returns to VUU as head coach
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lester "Jay" Butler Jr., will be named the 10th men’s head coach in Virginia Union’s history at a press conference next Tuesday. One of the top coaches in the East Region at the University of the District of Columbia as head women's basketball coach, Butler has enjoyed outstanding success at the Division II level over a career that has spanned
 
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Lincoln inducts 8 into HOF

Former Lincoln sports information director Rob Knox is one of eight individuals to be inducted

Duke, NCCU go live

The SIAC is No. 1 once again. The HBCU conference had the highest football attendance among the

NCCU success comes with a tag

Success always comes with a price. That’s the message North Carolina Central coaches and