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Hampton still standing
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Shaw University is seeking a new men’s basketball coach for the first time in eight years. Cleo Hill Jr.’s contract was not renewed. Hill finished with a 116-67 career record at Shaw, including the 2011 CIAA championship. But the Bears never returned to the title game. Shaw received an at-large berth to the Division II playoffs in 2012 –
Coaching carousel begins
Thursday, March 19, 2015
And here I was all ready to feel sorry for Cleo Hill Jr. Just a few weeks ago, coach and I were conversing at the CIAA tournament about his plans for next season, and now he’s gone. But, according to sources, he was oh-so-happy to be getting out of Dodge. It’s not easy being a coach at a small private HBCU these days – even if
Legacy bests Revolt in barnburner
Thursday, March 19, 2015
DURHAM – The Bull City Legacy and the Raleigh Revolt squared off Saturday afternoon in a very entertaining Tobacco Road Basketball League matchup. Raleigh's Charles Gamble was a five-alarm blaze throughout, helping the Revolt build a 12-point advantage after one quarter. The Legacy were without several of their post players for the game, leaving the
Former Aggie now a Globetrotter
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Former N.C. A&T basketball player Julian McClurkin has a new nickname. Just call him “Zeus.” That’s the new name for McClurkin since he’s been a part of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. As a Trotters rookie, he’s a dunking wizard and makes it look easy. But getting to where he is now was a long, hard climb from
FSU bowling dynasty continues
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Fayetteville State women’s bowling completed the regular season 30-0 in the CIAA South and 35-5 overall. The Broncos have won 13 of the past 14 division titles. Bowie State took the Northern Division crown. The CIAA Bowling Championships is March 20-22 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Big news out of FSU as Athletics Director Ed McLean announced his
Shaw releases Cleo Hill Jr.
Monday, March 16, 2015
RALEIGH – Shaw University will not renew the contract of men’s basketball coach Cleo Hill, Jr., school athletic officials announced today. Hill’s contract expires on June 30, 2015. “We thank Coach Hill for his service to the men's basketball program over the past seven years,” Athletics Director Marcus Clarke said. “We
Getting black athletes to use black agents
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Noted Sports Columnist William Rhoden penned an article a month ago in the New York Times under the headline “Diverse Representation for Players, Without Regulation.” It examined what he called “one of the more intriguing concepts to emerge” (during Super Bowl festivities): the suggestion that there should be an initiative for
Bowie State still shocked over snub
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Darrell Brooks wasn’t worried. Even as the Atlantic Region bracket began filling up with other teams not named Bowie State, Brooks kept the faith. And why not? The Bulldogs had played one of the toughest schedules in Division II. They were consistently ranked all season, and never fell lower than No. 6 in the NCAA Atlantic Region Poll. (The top eight
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