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Some new, some old questions for CIAA North
Friday, August 17, 2018
There was a time not so long ago when the start of the CIAA football season produced more groans than grins. Times have changed – somewhat. There are still a couple of programs dragging down the league by athletics directors who want wins without adding any Benjamins. Even that didn’t negate the excitement of the Northern Division race last
 
Can the CIAA North duplicate another thrilling season?
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The CIAA Northern Division provided enough excitement last season to last…well, till this season. Forget the battle of the teams; it was Amir Hall vs. Trenton Cannon that captured fans’ attention the most. Cannon is gone from Virginia State and is now turning heads at the New York Jets training camp. That leaves Hall, who set Bowie
 
Durham Sports Commission economic impact tops $28 million
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
DURHAM – The Durham Sports Commission generated $28.1 million in economic impact for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The DSC, which was created in 2016 as a collaboration between the City of Durham, Durham County and the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, focuses on supporting locally owned and operated events in Durham, recruiting new sporting events to
 
Former NBA player creates special type of school
Monday, August 13, 2018
Former San Antonio Spurs star Derek Anderson wants to teach black kids how to talk to the police. Growing up virtually homeless in Louisville, Kentucky, Anderson made the unlikely journey from inner-city high school to college basketball star at Kentucky to an 11-year career in the NBA, crowned by a championship with the San Antonio Spurs. None of that
 
Shaw’s Harris in all-star game
Friday, August 10, 2018
Jackson State alum Robert Brazile ended his brilliant career with an induction into the NFL Hall of Fame last weekend. Brazile played for the Houston Oilers from 1975-84. The late coach Bum Phillips called him “Lawrence Taylor before Lawrence Taylor.” Brazile was named to the NFL All-Decade team for the 1970s and was voted the 1975 NFL Defensive
 
Overhydrating presents health hazards for young football players
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
With August football practice getting into swing, every coach’s favorite cheer will be to “stay hydrated” and “keep urine clear” during the summer heat. In 2017, `Texas football coach created a urine-based “Longhorn Football Hydration Chart,” which labeled players with yellow urine as “selfish
 
HBCU players getting noticed in camp
Friday, August 3, 2018
The deadline for CIAA Tournament proposals was Aug. 1. I contacted Raleigh Sports Alliance Executive Director Scott Dupree, who told me to call him for Raleigh’s decision. Dupree emailed and said he had asked the conference office for more time to “fully evaluate the RFP (Request for Proposal) and make a final decision.” Tick. Tock.
 
MEAC releases TV schedule
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
North Carolina Central will appear at least three times on the ESPN family of networks – with a fourth appearance a major possibility. The MEAC released its TV schedule Monday, opening with champion North Carolina A&T vs. Jacksonville State Aug. 25 on ESPN. The Eagles’ first televised contest is the following week against Prairie View
 
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Some new, some old questions for CIAA North

There was a time not so long ago when the start of the CIAA football season produced more groans