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The moment Brown, Abdul-Jabbar, Russell stood up for Ali
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Muhammad Ali was on the ropes for refusing induction into the Army, and Jim Brown wanted to help. But first, the NFL great wanted to hear the boxing champion’s reasons for not answering the call to military service during the Vietnam War. So Brown led a group of prominent black athletes who hit Ali with a flurry of questions
 
SAU mourns loss of football player
Monday, September 29, 2014
DARIEN, Ga. – Authorities say a college football player died and two other people were injured in a head-on crash in coastal Georgia. Georgia Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tracey Watson says 20-year-old Matthew Lamont Mangram of Darien, Georgia, died Monday morning when he tried passing the car in front of him. Mangram played for Saint
 
Aggies earn first conference win
Sunday, September 28, 2014
WASHINGTON – North Carolina A&T put the ball in the hands of a true freshman Saturday afternoon and then relied on its defense to secure an important 38-22 conference win over Howard. A few Bison (1-4, 0-2 MEAC) dropped passes – 11 to be exact – helped along the way. The Aggies (4-1, 1-0) will take what they can get after winning
 
ECSU changes coaching staff
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The annual CIAA Basketball Media Luncheon is Oct. 2 at the Charlotte Convention Center. A new format has been added this year, or rather an old format has returned. The media will be allowed to interview the coaches from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and then the Q&A session with broadcaster Stan Lewter begins at 1 p.m. The luncheon will also be video streamed.
 
Rams renew auto contract
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Winston-Salem State last week signed a new three-year contract with Modern Automotive. Part of the deal involves three leased vehicles for the athletic department. “Everything we do is about relationships, partnerships and sponsorships; and we are happy today to embark upon a new opportunity with Modern Automotive, and we look forward to a long, last
 
Livingstone is gasp! undefeated
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Fayetteville State is 0-3. Livingstone is 3-0. Who would have thunk it? OK, OK, certainly not yours truly. Yes, I have ragged on the Blue Bears over the years, and with good reason. They have been the laughingstock of the CIAA over the past decade. Remember that three-year winless streak (2009-11)? LC’s last winning season was in 1998 under then
 
Conference season begins
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Shaw (1-2) vs. Lincoln (1-2) The Bears rallied in the fourth quarter for a 20-17 win over UNC Pembroke. Shaw trailed 17-0 at halftime, as the Braves capitalized off two turnovers. After getting on the scoreboard in the third to trail 17-6, Shaw scored 14 points in the fourth while holding Pembroke scoreless in the second half. Junior wide receiver
 
Fayetteville youth wins sports climbing title
Thursday, September 25, 2014
MORRISVILLE – Fifteen-year-old Kai Lightner won first place in the 2014 International Federation of Sport Climbing World Youth Championships. Lightner took the gold in the Youth B Climbing category at last weekend’s event in Noumea, New Caledonia, France. “Since I was 10 years old, I have had the goal of standing on top of the podium at
 
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