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Hillside player told to remove hair beads or leave game
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Umpires asked a softball player for Hillside High School to remove the beads attached to the end of her braids or leave the game. With the help of teammates, Nicole Pyles, a sophomore, cut off the beads and eventually her braids to remain in the April 19 game against rival Jordan High School. “Without being disrespectful, I asked the umpire,
NCAT leaves MEAC with a bang
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Before we get started, CC sends our prayers and thoughts to Tarik Cohen and family on the death of his twin brother, Tyrell Antar Cohen, in Wake County. And now on to much less important stuff. North Carolina A&T ended its relationship with the MEAC in dramatic fashion. Both the Aggies women’s and men’s track teams won the MEAC outdoor
PGA Tour announces partnership with NNPA on National Golf Day
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was a prime focus during the 2021 National Golf Day event held virtually on May 10. We Are Golf, a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners, usually hosts the event in Washington, D.C., with industry leaders, members of Congress, the Executive branch, and federal agencies. The biggest
Dissed in the draft, HBCU players sign UDFA contracts
Thursday, May 6, 2021
For the first time in 20 years, no HBCU player was taken in an NFL Draft. However, several did sign free agent contracts over the weekend. North Carolina Central cornerback Bryan Mills, whom some thought would go in the early rounds, signed with the Seattle Seahawks. The Palmdale, California, native will remain on the West Coast. “It was a surreal
NCCU’s Malit earns scholar-athlete award
Thursday, May 6, 2021
CHICAGO – The past year has been marked by increased civic engagement and social change, but with North Carolina Central defensive end Jessie Malit, it’s been a call to action for some time. The 2020-21 recipient of the Stats Perform FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award basically got started on his mission as a high school freshman in 2014
Raleigh Firebirds asking for more respect
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Wade Harris is feeling a lot like Rodney Dangerfield. The late comedian had a popular stand-up routine centered around “no respect.” Harris says he and his Raleigh Firebirds team are feeling disrespected by the Triangle media. The franchise is Raleigh’s only professional basketball team. It began play in 2019 as a member of The
NCAT women add 6; 1 face familiar to CIAA fans
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
North Carolina A&T coach Tarrell Robinson added six recruits to his MEAC championship roster. The Aggies advanced to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to No. 1 seed North Carolina State. One familiar face to CIAA fans is former Virginia Union star guard Shareka McNeill who played with her twin sister Shameka. Shareka averaged 32.1 points in eight
St. Aug’s student-athlete creates podcast
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
RALEIGH – St. Augustine’s senior Briana Person found a way to stay focused during the pandemic without softball. Many student-athletes across the country had their 2020-21 athletic seasons canceled due to COVID-19. In Person's case, her last college softball game was March 2020. Life without softball was stressful, but Person, an infielder,
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