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LeBron James and American hypocrisy
Thursday, November 13, 2014
I was prepared this week to write an article on sports and fatherhood. Instead, I was struck by the Cleveland Cavaliers’ opening game featuring the return of Akron, Ohio’s native son, LeBron James. With hours of national sports coverage and thousands of fans who traveled downtown to enjoy a free concert from Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons
Time to get your Basketball Jones on
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The HBCU college basketball season kicks into gear this weekend. Shaw The Bears begin in defense of their four-time CIAA crown this weekend in the Fairmont State University Conference Challenge. Shaw takes on Concord Friday night and Fairmont on Saturday. Then in an early CIAA contest, the Bears host Elizabeth City State next Tuesday at 6 p.m. N.C.
Stiff competition for CIAA coach of the year
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The biggest competition in CIAA football this season was on the sideline rather than on the field. In what has to be one of the toughest decisions in quite some time, somebody is going to walk away Thursday night at the football banquet with the CIAA coach of the year award. Any of six men are deserving, but they all have flaws. Let’s start at the
Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase
Sunday, November 9, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. – HBCU students, alumni and fans cast their votes online and took to social media to help their favorite marching bands advance to the 13th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. The final eight bands have been selected and will take the Georgia Dome by storm Jan. 24, 2015, in front of a packed crowd in Atlanta. The
Eagles set to defend MEAC title
Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Idaho Stampede selected Fayetteville State alumnus Tyrrel Tate in the seventh round of the NBA Developmental Draft. Tate, a Raleigh native and Millbrook High graduate, recorded 1,546 points, 561 rebounds, 114 assists and 79 steals during his four-year career. “This is an outstanding moment for Tyrrel, myself and Fayetteville State men’s
When does one become ‘black enough?’
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school. Wilson evidently concluded that it would be beneficial to tarnish his squeaky-clean image so more fans and players could relate to him. But now it’s been reported that
Shaw, St. Aug’s battle in regular-season finale
Thursday, November 6, 2014
A big weekend in CIAA football is on the horizon, as both the North and South divisions will be decided by the last regular-season game. Although Virginia Union is a game behind Virginia State, the Trojans still need a victory over the Panthers for the outright title. The matchup will be broadcast on Aspire and MeTV networks. Fayetteville State narrowly
Shaw women seek history – again
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Shaw women are looking to continue their dynasty with an unprecedented fifth straight championship. But the Bears will have plenty of speed bumps along the way. Can anyone dethrone the champs? Shaw Coach Jacques Curtis says the Bears have a new motto: “Drive for five.” Shaw is seeking its fifth straight CIAA championship, something no other
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