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Riverside High hires NCCU alum
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Former North Carolina Central great Andre George has been hired as the new Riverside High School football coach. George was a four-year starting defensive back for the Eagles from 2002-03, 2005-06. He got his coaching start at Southern High under head coach Adrian Jones, where the Spartans won three straight PAC-6 championships. George later was an
Thirty under 30
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Hampton women’s basketball assistant coach Kenia Cole was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 list for the second straight year. The program honors 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches age 30 and under who have contributed significantly to community service, mentorship, professionalism and coaching
NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give the athletes, regardless of their year in school, a way to get back the season they lost, but did
Women rising through NFL ranks at many levels
Monday, March 30, 2020
NEW YORK — Sophia Lewin was 12 years old when she told her father about her career goal: coaching football. Her dad didn’t exactly scoff, but he suggested perhaps scouting would be a more attainable profession. Nowadays, there are women handling both jobs. According to 2019 research by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, there are
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Friday, March 27, 2020
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died. He was 77. The Globetrotters said Neal died in his home outside of Houston on Thursday morning. “We have lost one of the most genuine human beings the world has ever known,” Globetrotters general
Teams and leagues drawing up employee game plans on fly
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Major sports leagues and teams across the United States are being forced to write a new game plan on how to pay employees and keep the franchises solvent in the wake of a coronavirus pandemic that has all but stopped revenue and brought competition to a halt. Major League Baseball, the NFL and NBA have not made employee cuts at this point. NASCAR announced
Shaw wastes little time in hiring Collins
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Give Shaw credit, it doesn’t waste any time in hiring oaches. The university named its new men’s basketball coach before March was over. If the coronavirus hadn’t hit, the NCAA Tournament still would be going on right now. Interestingly, a popular coaching website had just tweeted the other day that Virginia State assistant coach Drew
Bobby Collins to lead Shaw program
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
RALEIGH – Bobby Collins has been named Shaw’s new men’s basketball coach. “We are delighted to have Bobby Collins as our head men’s basketball coach,” athletics director Alfonza Carter said. “He brings with him a wealth of coaching experience. He is a proven winner and can get the job done on the court and off the
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