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Study: Prejudice colors opposition to paying college athletes
Monday, January 25, 2016
Racial prejudice is at the heart of public opposition to paying college athletes, researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and California State University, Long Beach concluded in a recent study. Citing NCAA data, researchers found that African-Americans constitute the majority of student-athletes in basketball and football — the two
VUU greats get top honors
Friday, January 22, 2016
In an honor long overdue, former Virginia Union superstar and NBA great Ben Wallace had his No. 3 jersey retired by the Detroit Pistons. Many of Wallace’s former teammates were in Detroit Jan. 16 to pay homage to the defensive specialist. “I go all over the country, and I watch high school kids play and try to find somebody just like
A changing of the guard in CIAA basketball
Friday, January 15, 2016
Virginia Union women hadn’t defeated Shaw since Feb. 1, 2000. That all changed on Jan. 7 when the Panthers demoralized the Bears 92-63 behind Kiana Johnson’s 43 points and 10 assists. Johnson is terrorizing the league with an average of 27.2 points per game, while teammate Lady Walker (what a name) isn’t far behind with a double-double
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