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Myers, Collins earn more honors
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Maryland Eastern Shore senior Michael Myers Jr. earned one of Division I’s top awards with the Riley Wallace Player of the Year Award presented to the top DI transfer. The award is named after former Hawaii coach Riley Wallace. Myers led the Hawks in scoring (15.8 points per game and rebounding (seven rpg). “I am blessed to win this
 
St. Augís menís track back on top
Thursday, April 9, 2015
WOMEN N.C. Central Volleyball coach Nicki Holmes has hired Jennifer Charles to his staff. Charles comes from North Carolina, where she was a volunteer assistant. “We are excited to bring Jennifer on board,” Holmes said. “Her vast experience and work ethic will help us establish our championship culture both on and off the court.”
 
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
 
Gray leads BOXTOROW All-American team
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Delaware State center Kendall Gray headlines the seventh annual BOXTOROW Division I All-American team. Gray is the BOXTOROW Division I National Player of the Year. He also was named MEAC player and defensive player of the Year. He led the Hornets to an upset of defending MEAC tournament and regular season champion North Carolina Central. He led the
 
N.C. A&TíS Holland gets hall induction
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Al Holland, a standout pitcher at N.C. A&T, will be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in June. Holland, also a World Series champion, will join seven others in the HOF class in Lubbock, Texas. “This class features players and coaches with some incredible superlatives,” said Mike Gustafson, executive director of the
 
Spring ball begins in Aggieland
Friday, March 27, 2015
GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T head football coach Rod Broadway used the snowy winter months to stay inside and study the 2014 season. As he studied film after film of his team winning nine games and a share of the MEAC title, there were some disturbing things that stood out. Now that the snow is gone and the sun is perched high, it is time for
 
The death of an icon
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DURHAM – T.C. Marshall feels the clock ticking down on the old guard. Russell E. Blunt. Carl “Bear” Easterling. William D. Peerman. Nelson Higgins. Herman Riddick Willie Bradshaw. An era of Durham excellence in sports and life that will never be duplicated is slowly ebbing away, as one legend after another passes away. Bradshaw, a
 
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Advocates rally on Legislative Advocacy Day

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Transportation Secretary Foxx to keynote NC Black Summit

RALEIGH – Former Charlotte mayor and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation,