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Hillside baseball is winning at the game of life
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
DURHAM – In sports, the scoreboard often serves as the judge, jury and executioner — the measure of success or failure at the end of the game. But the Hillside High School baseball program refuses to measure its success only in wins and losses. The players and coaches understand that success can mean more than just numbers on a scoreboard.
LeVelle Moton is about to get paid again
Friday, April 19, 2019
North Carolina Central Board of Trustees called a special meeting on April 18 to discuss one action item, an “addendum to employment contract for head basketball coach.” A colleague jokingly (I’m assuming he was joking) said, “Well, maybe it’s the women’s basketball coach since she won a MEAC Tournament game.”
NCCU football a family affair
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Trei Oliver stayed true to his word. North Carolina Central’s new football coach said one of his main goals was to get the football alumni more involved with the program, and to make them feel as if they have a voice. Past and present players looked right at home at last weekend’s inaugural NCCU Football Lettermen’s Appreciation Day.
Rodeo provides rare glimpse at black cowboys, cowgirls
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo saddled up at Agricenter International recently, showcasing some of America’s top African American cowboys and cowgirls. And if you thought black folk don’t go to rodeos, let alone ride bulls and rope calves, you’re sadly mistaken. Long before #OscarsSoWhite became a thing, Barbara Love knew something
Tiger Woods makes Masters 15th major
Sunday, April 14, 2019
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again. Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience at Augusta National that watched memories turn into reality. Woods had gone nearly 11 years since he won his last
NSIA looks to diversify intercollegiate sports
Friday, April 12, 2019
After all of these years, Sean T. Frazier is still disturbed by the numbers. Frazier is one of 14 black athletics directors in the 130 Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs. “Sometimes I feel like a damn endangered species,” said Frazier, who is the associate vice president and director of athletics at Northern Illinois
Durham Bulls add new menu items
Thursday, April 11, 2019
DURHAM – Durham Bulls fans who love to eat as much as watch the game will have several new menu items to choose from this season. “These new options are meant to be fun for our fans,” Vice President Mike Birling said in a statement. Food is a huge part of the gameday experience, and game days are meant to be fun.” Several items
Durham adds another major sporting event
Friday, March 22, 2019
Another bigtime sporting event is coming to the Bull City. USA Track & Field announced in December that it had chosen Durham to host the 2019 USATF National Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Durham County Memorial Stadium. The weeklong event from June 25-30 is expected to bring in over 4,000 athletes from 7-18 and generate more than $7

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