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Latrell Scott named new Norfolk State football coach
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk State University Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. and Director of Athletics Marty L. Miller announced the hiring of Latrell Scott as the Spartans’ new head football coach on Tuesday morning. Scott becomes the 17th head coach in NSU football history. He replaces Pete Adrian, who retired in November following 10
Texas A&M alumnae makes swimming history
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Alia Atkinson stunned the swimming world by becoming the first black woman (and Texas A&M alumnus) to win a world title in swimming. Atkinson won the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2014 FINA World Short Course Championships last weekend. Representing Jamaica, Atkinson matched the world record of 1 minute, 2.36 seconds to edge 2012 Olympic Champion Rita
VSU’s Scott draws interest
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The CIAA has a new licensing agency. The conference recently signed a three-year agreement with Strategic Marketing Affiliates to license its 100-year-old brand so every Joe Smoe can’t use the conference’s name without its permission. So what took so long? Bowie State has a new director of athletics. Clyde Doughty Jr., a 32-year veteran at New
Wildcats hang on against Mustangs
Thursday, December 11, 2014
RALEIGH – Millbrook junior varsity boys rebounded from their first loss of the season against Apex with a hard-fought 67-59 Monday night win over Middle Creek. Sophomore forward Chase Fowler led all scorers with 15 points – 13 in the first half. Fowler helped the Wildcats to a 36-27 halftime lead. But the Mustangs galloped back to pull to
Shaw’s Warner makes early statement
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Livingstone women are off to their best start in quite some time. New coach Anita Howard has the Blue Bears undefeated at 7-0, the only unbeaten CIAA team left. WOMEN Shaw (5-3) The four-time CIAA champions won their second straight game with an early 75-67 win over Wingate Tuesday at 11 a.m. Senior center Verdine Warner led four players in double
Alcorn State wins first SWAC title
Sunday, December 7, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alcorn State University football team won its first SWAC championship in program history Saturday. Braves quarterback John Gibbs Jr. returned to his hometown of Houston, completing 20 of 30 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns to lead Alcorn to a 38-24 victory over defending SWAC Champion Southern in front of nearly 39,000
NCCU men getting into groove
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Chowan alumnus Charles Rhodes has signed with the Tee Valley Mohawks of the English Basketball League in Division I. Rhodes scored 1,082 points for the Hawks – one of eight players to score over 1,000 points since Chowan joined the CIAA four years ago. WOMEN Shaw (4-3) The Bears rebounded from two straight losses with a dominating 90-65 win over
Cohen, McGhee take top honors
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Howard quarterback Greg McGhee and N.C. A&T State running back Tarik Cohen were named MEAC co-offensive players of the year. McGhee became the league’s all-time leader in total offensive yards with 10,168 in four years as a Bison. He had 3,235 of those yards this season, including throwing for 2,388. Cohen won the rushing crown after the last
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