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Delaware State hires new FB coach
Friday, January 23, 2015
Delaware State has a new football coach for the first time in four seasons. Kenneth A. Carter, former passing game/co-special teams coordinator/wide receivers coach at Youngstown State, will lead the Hornets in his first head-coaching job. “With this appointment, a new chapter begins for the Hornet football program,” President Harry L.
9 to be inducted into CIAA HOF
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Nine new members, including Virginia Union basketball great Ben Wallace, will be inducted into the 2015 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is Feb. 27, 9 a.m., at the Charlotte Convention Center during CIAA Tournament week. Individual seats and tables of 10 can be purchased calling (757) 865-0071. Inducted will be former Virginia
Blue Bears no fluke
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Jacques Curtis should be proud. Just as a parent beams as his child accomplishes something noteworthy, Curtis secretly should have been smiling to himself as he watched Livingstone dismantle his Shaw team last weekend. It was like looking in a mirror after all. Former Shaw assistant coach Anita Howard has the undefeated Blue Bears playing like, well, the
NCAA to pay for family travel under pilot program
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The NCAA will help cover expenses for players’ families to travel to the men’s and women’s Final Fours this spring, under a new pilot program announced at the NCAA Convention. A waiver granted by the NCAA also allowed the College Football Playoff to assist with expenses for family travel to the national championship game. The NCAA will
NCAA to honor former Norfolk State standout
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The athletic spirit is so deeply ingrained in April Holmes that the tragic loss of her leg propelled her to only greater heights. A former Norfolk State University track and field standout, Holmes’ life was irrevocably changed in a 2001 train accident that cost her a leg. About a week after her leg was amputated, the doctor who did Holmes’
St. Aug's teams on a roll
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Virginia State women’s basketball has a 20-game home win streak going. The streak is the longest in school history for women’s basketball. WOMEN Shaw (4-4 CIAA, 11-9 overall) The Bears rebounded from a 78-60 loss to Livingstone last Saturday with an 84-76 win over Winston-Salem State. Senior center Verdine Warner, who was held to just nine
NCCU rallies for 8th straight win
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
HAMPTON, Va. – Anthony McDonald (left) scored a team-high 17 points, all in the second half, as N.C. Central overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to capture a 59-52 road win at Hampton. NCCU (14-5, 6-0 MEAC) remains the only unbeaten team in conference play and extends its win streak to eight games. It was a tale of two halves. Hampton (8-10, 4-2
Livingstone women put record on the line against Shaw
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Virginia Union senior Ashle Freeman is now the school’s all-time scoring leader after scoring 22 points in a win over St. Augustine’s Monday night. Freeman moved past Marquietta Randolph with 1,569 points. Teammate Lady Walker tied the school record with seven blocks, something that hadn’t been done since 2007. Fayetteville State senior
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Delaware State hires new FB coach

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