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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
 
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
 
Wanted: employees in NCCU sports information
Thursday, January 15, 2015
N.C. Central And another one bites the dust. Well, Andrea Wheeler hasn’t really bitten the dust, but she has moved on. Andrea was an assistant sports information director for women’s basketball and other nonrevenue-producing sports. She is now a Wildcat at Bethune-Cookman under Bryan Harvey who learned the tricks of his trade under Kyle Serba.
 
JCSU needs FB coach; NSU's Scott hires staff
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Johnson C. Smith needs a new football coach. Head coach Steven B. Aycock abruptly resigned this week after five seasons as head coach (23-28) and 10 years with the team overall. “It was a very difficult decision for me to make,” Aycock said. “For the last 10 years, I have devoted my life to the football program as assistant coach and
 
Barkley and Ditka: out of bounds
Thursday, January 15, 2015
In the middle of turmoil between police officers and unarmed African-Americans is the need for ex-pros Charles Barkley and Mike Ditka to be towed into the 21st century. Ditka and Barkley came from poor, hard-working families. Dikta, born Michael Dyczko to an Ukrainian family in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, excelled in football to escape working in the
 
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