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First Tee adds STEM to summer camps
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
DURHAM – Kevin Covington knew of First Tee’s reputation in Atlanta. So when his 8-year-old nephew, Jalen Carter, wanted to try golf, it was a no-brainer. “I immediately went online to see if there was a First Tee in this area,” said Covington who coaches at the School of Science and Math. “I knew what a good program it
Bojangles Coliseum emerges as potential CIAA tournament site
Thursday, July 10, 2014
CHARLOTTE – The CIAA’s new home could include a second site for its basketball tournament. The league, which will move its headquarters to Charlotte by 2016, is in discussions to locate its offices to a proposed amateur sports complex at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Independence Boulevard. The first two days of the CIAA men’s and
BOOK: The best of UNC athletes
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Gone Pro: North Carolina By Tim Jackson Clerisy Press, $17.95 PB With college football season just seven weeks away, University of North Carolina fans are already anticipating the Aug. 30 kickoff vs. Liberty University. To get focused on UNC football, Jackson offers his list of the 10 best seasons in Carolina history. The countdown starts June 24 with a
Former Athens Drive’s Gillette signed by agency
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Athens Drive alumnus and Paralympic record holder Lex Gillette has signed with Alexander Mann Solutions. Alexander Mann is a leading provider of talent acquisition and management services. Gillette, a track and field athlete, is a record holder in the long jump. “When we looked for the newest member of Team AMS, we wanted someone just like Lex who
Thursday, July 10, 2014
RALEIGH • Parks & Recreation will hold youth softball and baseball league registration July 7 until filled. Baseball is for boys ages 11-17 and softball for girls 11-17. Call 996-6836. • Shoot2Hear Charity Basketball Tournament that was scheduled for May 17 at the Dream Center has been rescheduled to Aug. 9. Call 614-6694 for more info.
Community college athletics no longer warm-up acts for bigger stage
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
While traditional college sports fans gravitate to the courts and fields of four-year institutions, a robust world of sports-driven enthusiasm can be found on the campuses of junior colleges across the country. For decades, junior college sports teams have been characterized as housing student-athletes who lack blue chip status because of academic or
Concussions a greater problem for black youth
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and recreation-related injuries that
CIAA stumbles on pair of events
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Well, well, well, look who’s coming back to Durham – twice. First, the CIAA announces that its football media day will return to the Bull City on July 24 after leaving Durham for Virginia State and then leaving VSU for Winston-Salem State last year. Next up is the football championship game, which comes back to Durham County Stadium Nov. 15
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