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NCCU defeats A&T for share of MEAC title
Saturday, November 22, 2014
DURHAM – North Carolina Central University earned a share of the MEAC football championship, as the Eagles battled North Carolina A&T State University in a 21-14 victory Saturday in O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. With a packed-out stadium, attendance at 13,326, and screaming Eagle fans, NCCU produced its first MEAC co-championship win since
‘Big House’ Gaines honored with character award
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Winston-Salem State legendary basketball coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines will posthumously be given the 2014 Joe Lapchick Character Award. The honor is bestowed on a recipient who has demonstrated honorable character throughout his basketball career. Gaines won 828 games in 47 years as a Ram. NBA Hall of Famer Earl Monroe, who played under
Eagles earn VB tourney appearance under new coach
Thursday, November 20, 2014
N.C. Central The basketball team will follow the football team for a day of service at McDonald’s Monday at 7:30 a.m. Dang, that’s early! The ladies will serve breakfast at two locations on Roxboro Street and Miami Blvd. CC had a little too much early eggnog last week. The Eagles’ volleyball season is not over. NCCU earned the final
Aggies, Eagles rebuild programs
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Two years ago, N.C. A&T’s football team couldn’t even hold a spring practice. The Aggies, under NCAA sanctions over dismal graduation rates that occurred under a previous administration, were down to 23 scholarship players. The full allotment for Division I-FCS is 63. They also had their practice time cut from 20 hours a week to 16. Then
Rivalry Week: Aggies, Eagles battle for share of MEAC title
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Virginia State is the lone CIAA representative in the NCAA Division II playoffs. By virtue of their win over Winston-Salem State, the No. 3 ranked Trojans will host LIU-Post Saturday at noon. N.C. Central (5-2 MEAC, 6-5 overall) vs. N.C. A&T (6-1, 9-2) It doesn’t get any bigger than this. One of the best rivalries in college sports will decide a
Bull City outlasts SeaDawgs in home opener
Monday, November 17, 2014
DURHAM – The Bull City Legacy played their home opener Saturday afternoon, an event to honor veterans for their service. The Legacy took on the Wilmington SeaDawgs at the Walltown Recreation Center. Wilmington came out ready to play and led by as many as seven points in the first quarter. Two players did the bulk of the scoring for the visiting
Albany State, Tuskegee in SIAC title game
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Don't expect many surprises in the SIAC Championship game on Saturday. Albany State's Mike White and Tuskegee's Willie Slater have been coaching against each other for so many years, both know each other's philosophy, mindset and game plans. It's almost as simple as defense vs. offense. White focuses much of his attention on his defense, and even though
Alcorn State clinches Eastern Division title
Friday, November 14, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With its 41-14 win over Alabama A&M last Saturday, Alcorn State team clinched its first SWAC Eastern Division title in program history. The Braves (8-2, 6-1 SWAC) will face the Western Division champion in the 2014 Toyota SWAC Football Championship Dec. 6 at NRG Stadium in Houston. “It’s a good day to be an
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