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Freshmen leading the pack
Friday, October 5, 2018
Virginia Union received $10,000 from the Baptist General Convention during last weekend’s game against Livingstone. The Panthers will match any scholarship a church awards up to $3,000. CC keeps forgetting the CIAA has a new member in Claflin. With that in mind, track and field runner Trissy Fairweather is one of the 30 finalists for the NCAA Woman
MEAC football adjusts without Hampton
Friday, October 5, 2018
Questions swirled during the offseason over how the MEAC would handle the departure of Hampton for the football season. Teams normally play an eight-game conference schedule, but the Pirates leaving for the Big South Conference put a serious crimp in schedules since they are made in advance. Commissioner Dennis Thomas clarified how the season would pan
Study: Bias against HBCU female basketball players
Thursday, October 4, 2018
A new study by a Middle Tennessee State University professor indicates that women’s basketball teams at historically black colleges and universities are penalized at higher rates than teams from other institution types, suggesting that long-standing assumptions of racial bias in college athletics could be true. Although HBCU teams only accounted for
Football community rallies around TSU player
Thursday, October 4, 2018
A crowdfunding campaign has begun for Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie. Abercrombie suffered a serious head injury in a game against Vanderbilt last weekend and is in the hospital in critical condition. “Christion is resting,” his mother Staci said in a statement. “He’s fighting. We’re trusting God and please
A seminal game that hardly anyone knows about
Monday, October 1, 2018
ATLANTA — It was a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. In hindsight, one of the most significant games in American history. Yet most people have never heard the baseball story. Not even Hank Aaron, who is all too familiar with this nation’s resistance to racial equality. “I didn’t know anything about this game,” the
First black starting QB reflects on changes in game, society
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Marlin Briscoe didn’t want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college, and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just getting a chance to prove it took a risky
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