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Bowie State, VUU ranked in poll
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Defending CIAA champion Bowie State is ranked No. 25 in the 2019 College Football America Yearbook Division II Preseason Top 30. Virginia Union is ranked No. 30. Wright-Starks signs contract Former Shaw offensive lineman Zedrious Wright-Starks has inked a deal with the Carolina Cobras of the National Arena League in Greensboro. The Atlanta native was a
CIAA names 2 WOY honorees
Friday, July 12, 2019
Volleyball student-athletes Christine Ngeve of Shaw and Fayetteville State’s Teeya McLean have been selected 2019 CIAA Woman of the Year co-honorees. Ngeve made the Dean’s List during her entire Shaw career and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.76 GPA. In addition to volleyball, the Greensboro native played softball and ran track. McLean
Black tennis club gets historic marker
Friday, July 12, 2019
A historic institution in Durham history will soon have a North Carolina Historic Marker to commemorate its significance. An unveiling ceremony for the Algonquin Tennis Club is set for August 15, 6:30 p.m., at the W.D. Hill Recreation Center on Fayetteville Street, the original location of the club before it burned down. During the height of the Jim Crow
Coco Gauff thinking about Wimbledon next year
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England — A day after her memorable Wimbledon ended, Coco Gauff already was thinking about coming back. “Obviously, there’s always room for improvement,” Gauff said in an interview with The Associated Press at the All England Club on Tuesday. “I’m going to go and practice and improve some things,” the
ECSU alumnus wins MVP award
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The CIAA has owned the last two Indoor Football League Most Valuable Player Awards. Livingstone College alumnus Drew Powell won the award last season with the Iowa Barnstormers in his first year with the team. Powell threw for 1,604 yards and 34 touchdowns against just four interceptions. He also rushed for 945 yards and 23 TDs. This season it’s
VSU assistant hired at Livingstone
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Virginia State assistant women’s basketball coach Chiante Wester gets her first head-coaching job at Livingstone College. Wester was hired last week after 13 seasons as a Trojan. She replaces Tiffany Silver who left after two seasons. "It is bittersweet leaving Virginia State after 13 seasons, but I am excited to show what I've learned from VSU,"
Broughton High alumnus ready to step up game
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
CHARLOTTE – Devonte Graham is going to miss Kemba Walker. Graham, the Hornets’ point guard, benefited from Walker’s mentoring as a rookie on and off the basketball court. Once word spread that Walker was leaving Charlotte for Boston on a four-year, $141 million deal, Graham and fellow 2018 rookie joined a group chat with the
Finding a better high school was critical to success for NBA players
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
When USC freshman Kevin Porter Jr. became a first-round NBA draft pick on June 20, he spoke about the hardships he’d faced. “I been battling through adversity all my life. Still am,” Porter told ESPN after he became the final first-round draft pick. Porter explained how he wore the No. 4 jersey at USC to honor his father, who was shot and
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