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Shaw men keep hold on first place
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Two weeks are left in the CIAA regular season. Virginia Union women and men both lead the CIAA North Divisions, while Shaw men and Johnson C. Smith women control the Southern Division. And speaking of VUU women, junior Karigan Awkward announced this week that she will forego her senior season to attend medical school at Boston University. The conference
 
VSU cheerleader coach, administrator to be honored at festival
Monday, February 6, 2017
PETERSBURG, Va. – The Varsity Club Chapter of the Virginia State University Alumni Association is set to honor Paulette Walker Johnson at the 2017 VSU Alumni Winter Festival. Hosted by the VSU National Alumni Association, Johnson will be presented with the VSUAA Varsity Club's Humanitarian Award in recognition of her service and commitment to the VSU
 
WSSU honors 67 championship team
Friday, February 3, 2017
Fifty years ago, Winston-Salem State men's basketball team won the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship as the first black college team to win a NCAA title. Legendary head coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines led the 1967 team. The Rams finished the regular season with an impressive 30-1 mark, but ended up third in the CIAA Tournament
 
SAU track rolls on
Friday, February 3, 2017
WOMEN N.C. Central The tennis team is still seeking its first victory after getting shut out 7-0 by Presbyterian College. When CC walked by the tennis courts on our way to the basketball game, we saw three spectators. But that number probably increased since McDougald was sold out for the Aggies. NCCU hosts Gardner-Webb this weekend. In basketball, the
 
Long Ball recruiting coaches for 9th season
Friday, February 3, 2017
It’s hard to believe this year will be the ninth season of the Long Ball program. (I wrote this same lead three years ago for the sixth anniversary.) For those of you new to the scene, Long Ball was started by Minor League Baseball to put the sport into the inner cities for ages 13-18. Durham was the first host city to experiment with the program
 
NCCU, Shaw host signing day celebrations
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Bethune-Cookman coach Terry Sims has rearranged his coaching staff. Former Texas College head coach Greg Ruffin is the new tight ends coach. Ruffin has also head coached at Lane and Paine colleges. Ex-Wildcats star Allen Suber returns as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and associate head coach. Suber is B-CU’s second-leading rusher in
 
Celebrating the achievements of remarkable men
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
DURHAM – A special ceremony and celebration was held last week for Durham disabled athletes Cedric King (left) and Desmond Jackson. The Durham County Men’s Health Council and My Brother’s Keeper hosted the event at Durham Human Services. “These men have accomplished seemingly insurmountable obstacles with flying colors,” said
 
CIAA adds 7 to HOF class
Thursday, January 19, 2017
CHARLOTTE – ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is among seven inductees into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at the Hall of Fame Breakfast Feb. 24, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center during CIAA Tournament week. "We are pleased to honor this distinguished group of individuals whose talents and
 
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