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Aggies, Eagles rebuild programs
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Two years ago, N.C. A&T’s football team couldn’t even hold a spring practice. The Aggies, under NCAA sanctions over dismal graduation rates that occurred under a previous administration, were down to 23 scholarship players. The full allotment for Division I-FCS is 63. They also had their practice time cut from 20 hours a week to 16. Then
Rivalry Week: Aggies, Eagles battle for share of MEAC title
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Virginia State is the lone CIAA representative in the NCAA Division II playoffs. By virtue of their win over Winston-Salem State, the No. 3 ranked Trojans will host LIU-Post Saturday at noon. N.C. Central (5-2 MEAC, 6-5 overall) vs. N.C. A&T (6-1, 9-2) It doesn’t get any bigger than this. One of the best rivalries in college sports will decide a
Bull City outlasts SeaDawgs in home opener
Monday, November 17, 2014
DURHAM – The Bull City Legacy played their home opener Saturday afternoon, an event to honor veterans for their service. The Legacy took on the Wilmington SeaDawgs at the Walltown Recreation Center. Wilmington came out ready to play and led by as many as seven points in the first quarter. Two players did the bulk of the scoring for the visiting
Albany State, Tuskegee in SIAC title game
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Don't expect many surprises in the SIAC Championship game on Saturday. Albany State's Mike White and Tuskegee's Willie Slater have been coaching against each other for so many years, both know each other's philosophy, mindset and game plans. It's almost as simple as defense vs. offense. White focuses much of his attention on his defense, and even though
Alcorn State clinches Eastern Division title
Friday, November 14, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With its 41-14 win over Alabama A&M last Saturday, Alcorn State team clinched its first SWAC Eastern Division title in program history. The Braves (8-2, 6-1 SWAC) will face the Western Division champion in the 2014 Toyota SWAC Football Championship Dec. 6 at NRG Stadium in Houston. “It’s a good day to be an
Hampton upsets Bethune-Cookman in home finale
Friday, November 14, 2014
HAMPTON, Va. – Thursday was Senior Night at Armstrong Stadium, but the performance of freshman quarterback Jerrell Antoine (left) keyed the Hampton football team’s 40-35 upset win over No. 18/20 Bethune-Cookman. The Pirates (3-8, 2-5 MEAC) scored 40 points in a game for the first time since Nov. 19, 2011, when they put up 42 against Morgan
LeBron James and American hypocrisy
Thursday, November 13, 2014
I was prepared this week to write an article on sports and fatherhood. Instead, I was struck by the Cleveland Cavaliers’ opening game featuring the return of Akron, Ohio’s native son, LeBron James. With hours of national sports coverage and thousands of fans who traveled downtown to enjoy a free concert from Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons
Time to get your Basketball Jones on
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The HBCU college basketball season kicks into gear this weekend. Shaw The Bears begin in defense of their four-time CIAA crown this weekend in the Fairmont State University Conference Challenge. Shaw takes on Concord Friday night and Fairmont on Saturday. Then in an early CIAA contest, the Bears host Elizabeth City State next Tuesday at 6 p.m. N.C.
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