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HBCUs to seek delay on NCAA requirement
Saturday, June 20, 2015
It wasn’t unexpected that the NCAA recently identified a preponderance of HBCUs among the schools whose athletic teams will be ineligible this coming academic year for postseason competition. Under the Academic Progress Rate rules governing Division I college athletics, 14 of 21 teams facing postseason competition are based at seven historically
 
NCAA pressured to open doors for minority coaches
Friday, June 19, 2015
After black coaches Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith led their teams to the 2007 Super Bowl, college athletic directors of the NCAA’s top football division adopted a version of the NFL’s Rooney Rule in 2008, which requires teams to interview a minority candidate for head coach openings. Also in 2007, Portland State University hired Jerry Glanville as
 
One summer league returns
Friday, June 19, 2015
Area basketball fans have been going through withdrawal for the past two summers. Both the Greater N.C. Pro-Am and the Chavis summer basketball leagues have been MIA for various reasons. While the pro-am summer league in Durham, which was co-founded by friends Jerry Stackhouse, Chuck Jones and Donyell Bryant, looks to be dead in the water, the Chavis
 
Little diversity found in sports departments
Friday, June 19, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — The number of jobs held by minorities and women in sports departments at newspapers and websites remains low, with most jobs dominated by white males, according to a study released Wednesday. The report by the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports once again gave the more than 100 outlets
 
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ECSU needs a coach

Elizabeth City State has an opening for a women’s basketball coach after the recent

Broncos football looking towards the future

FAYETTEVILLE – The Fayetteville State football program held its fourth annual Youth Camp

Pastor helps WWII veteran save his home

DURHAM – When the Rev. Arthur Everett first walked into Vernon Markham’s home, he