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A&Tís senior class finishes off impressive run
Sunday, December 16, 2018
ATLANTA –It does not seem plausible. A senior class that won its third HBCU national title in four years on Saturday with a 24-22 win over Alcorn State in the 2018 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl had its doubts throughout the 2018 season. It is also a senior class that finished 41-7 over the last four years, 22-2 over the past two years with
9 financial tips for future pros
Friday, December 14, 2018
As the college bowl season approaches, the Heisman Trophy is awarded, and we wait to see who will win the College Football Playoffs, hundreds of top-flight college football players anxiously await their opportunities to have their names called in April during the 2019 NFL Draft. Potential riches on the horizon await this elite group of young men.
Second-half rally lifts SAU women past Claflin
Monday, December 10, 2018
RALEIGH – Junior Kamya Renwicks scored 13 points and Angela Caraballo added 11 points to lead St. Augustine’s to a 55-51 upset win past Claflin Saturday. The Lady Falcons erased a nine-point deficit. Junior Tanisha Wall contributed 10 points for SAU, which avenged an earlier overtime loss to Claflin with clutch play down the stretch. The score
One CIAA unbeaten left
Friday, December 7, 2018
The last CIAA unbeaten women’s team is no longer. Virginia Union, ranked No. 1 in the D2SIDA Women’s Basketball Atlantic Region Poll, was upset Thursday night at Claflin, 62-59. The Panthers were 8-0. “We just got outplayed,” VUU coach AnnMarie Gilbert said. “Claflin came out and gave us their best game.” Over on the
HBCUs players making news on and off the field
Friday, December 7, 2018
Two rivals will face each other on the gridiron for one final time. The only difference this go-round is they will be on the same team. Shaw senior defensive back Quron Hall and St. Augustine’s DB Sidney Lawson are among 40 HBCU student-athletes to participate in the 2018 FCS Bowl on Dec. 9 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The all-star game allows the top
Newton, Johnson earn MEAC top honors
Thursday, December 6, 2018
This week, the MEAC announced its offensive and defensive players of the year at the 61st annual National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame press conference. Howard sophomore quarterback Caylin Newton is now 2-for-2 in awards after being named the MEAC offensive player of the year. Newton was also last season’s rookie of the
Graduation rates for bowl-bound teams up slightly
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The overall graduation rates for athletes on bowl-bound FBS football programs continue to climb, though the disparity in the rates between white and African-American players widened slightly, according to a study released on Monday. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics and Sport shows in its report that the overall football Graduation Success Rate is up
What can NCCU do for an encore?
Friday, November 2, 2018
North Carolina Central was the only Triangle team – in any conference – to win its conference tournament last season. Coach Joel Hopkins has yet to lead Shaw back into a title game in his second stint, and MarQus Johnson is still seeking his first championship at St. Augustine’s. N.C. Central (19-16) “I really like these

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