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Caylin Newton follows big brother footsteps
Friday, May 29, 2020
Caylin Newton, younger brother of former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newson, is now an Auburn Tiger. Newton announced on his Twitter page that he was transferring to Auburn, following in big brother’s footsteps. Cam Newton, the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner, led the Tigers to the 2011 BCS National Championship. Caylin Newton was the starting QB
HBCUs work to return to sports amid new coronavirus
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
In the 100 years since the Southwestern Athletic Conference was formed, the conference home for some of the nation’s most storied historically black colleges and universities has always found a way to do more with less. So far, schools in the SWAC have avoided the salary cuts, furloughs and elimination of sports that institutions elsewhere have
NFL owners make changes to enhance diversity on many levels
Friday, May 22, 2020
Changes designed to enhance opportunities for minorities to get executive, head coaching and coordinator positions were passed Tuesday by NFL owners. They include addendums to the Rooney Rule, which has fallen short in its goal of increasing diversity in the league. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a conference call among the 32 teams owners replaced the
Michael Jordanís daughter learns more about her dad
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Jasmine Jordan is getting an intimate look into the psyche of her heralded father, Michael, just like the rest of the world. The 27-year-old wasn’t born when her dad won the first two of his six championships with the Chicago Bulls, so, like many watching “The Last Dance,” there are some things she’s learning for the first time.
NCCU extends its coaching tree
Saturday, May 16, 2020
North Carolina Central is becoming as famous for its coaching tree line in the last decade as it is for its men’s basketball coach. Assistant women’s basketball coach Tynesha Lewis is the latest to branch off to take over the helm at Elizabeth City State. Lewis, a former WNBA player, had been an Eagle for three seasons. She replaces coach
Hampton men, women hit recruiting trail
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Hampton men were one victory away from winning their first Big South Conference championship after joining the league two seasons ago. The Pirates lost to Winthrop in the title game. Coach Buck Joyner added four recruits to his 2020-21 roster to help his team raise the championship trophy at the end of the season. “We addressed several needs with
Majority of NFL first round picks have black agents
Monday, May 11, 2020
Three years ago, The Undefeated featured Adisa Bakari, a former Division I-AA (now Football Championship Subdivision) football player and founder of The Sports & Entertainment Group, a Washington, D.C.-based sports agency that represents some of the top athletes in the NFL and professional boxing. After three seasons and realizing that a playing career

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