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Eagles snatch win from Delaware State
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
DOVER, Del. – North Carolina Central and Delaware State played to a grandstand finish across the street from Dover International Speedway. The Eagles traded a deep three for a determined, driving layup from Jordan Perkins with 1.6 seconds remaining to capture a hard-fought 71-70 win Monday night. NCCU (8-9, 3-0 MEAC) opened the game on an 8-0 run
 
SAU men upset regionally-ranked Lincoln
Sunday, January 13, 2019
RALEIGH – Hot shooting by Saint Augustine’s keyed a late surge in a 72-62 victory over regionally-ranked Lincoln (Pa.) on Saturday. The Lions entered the week ranked regionally for the first time in school history, but the Falcons, who shot a season-high 59.1 percent, outscored their opponent 45-32 in the second half. A 20-10 run in the final
 
Where have all the NFLís black coaches gone?
Friday, January 11, 2019
Where have all the black coaches gone? To the unemployment line, at least in the NFL. Five of the eight coaches fired over — and since — the last season were black, and so far none of them has been rehired as head coaches in the league. That leaves two African-American coaches still standing among 32 NFL teams. And in a league where more than
 
CIAA basketball tournament to Charlotte: See y'all
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Sometimes, it’s just good to get away for awhile. The CIAA basketball tournament, which has been played at Spectrum Center since 2006, is moving to Baltimore, Maryland, starting in 2021. Baltimore beat out Charlotte and Norfolk, Virginia, which was bidding to return the CIAA to its tournament portfolio in addition to the Mid-Eastern Athletic
 
NFL head coaching positions a slippery ride
Friday, January 4, 2019
Sean Payton despises the term “Black Monday.” And he’s one of the coaches who always survives it. Six head coaches were fired as the NFL season concluded, four of them on Monday. Two, Mike McCarthy in Green Bay and Hue Jackson in Cleveland, didn’t even make it that far. Saints coach Payton, finishing his 13th season in New Orleans
 
Following behind a legend
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
N.C. A&T football coach Sam Washington was named MEAC coach of the year in his first year. He deserved it. On Jan. 8, Washington became the 19th head football coach in school history. He admitted he had been handed the keys to a Ferrari. Among the players returning for the 2018 season was quarterback Lamar Raynard, the 2017 MEAC offensive player of the
 
2018: The best of HBCU sports
Friday, December 28, 2018
The 2018 HBCU sports season was another banner year. There were the usual surprises, exultations and disappointments, and a team that stood above all the rest. 10. Reversal of fortune. Morehouse men’s basketball team won its first 18 games and was ranked No. 1 in the South Region for the first time in program history. The Maroon Tigers finished the
 
2019 NCAA Inspiration Award: Shaquem Griffin
Thursday, December 27, 2018
An amputated hand did not hinder Shaquem Griffin’s potential — it strengthened it. At age 4, his left hand was removed due to extreme pain triggered by amniotic band syndrome, which he had suffered in the womb. The day after surgery, Griffin was already playing two-on-two street football. Freed of the unusable extremity, he instantaneously
 
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