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BOXTOROW announces college football preseason All-America Team

The 2019 college football season is right around the corner and media members from around the country have selected the 2019 BOXTOROW HBCU Preseason All-America Team. Twenty members of last year’s postseason All-America Team are included on the preseason team including nine players that were freshmen or sophomores in 2018. Defending SWAC champion Alcorn State…

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FILM REVIEW: Brian Banks

By Dwight Brown, NNPA Newswire Film Critic In this #MeToo age, a biofilm about a wrongfully convicted high school football player, who was accused, tried and imprisoned for rape, is timely. The real Brian Banks, the subject of this movie, lived through an ordeal that was tragic, inspiring and often profound, something is lost in…

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CIAA announces 2019 preseason football honors, teams

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the 2019 All-CIAA preseason football team, as voted on by the CIAA Football Coaches Association and the Sports Information Directors Association, and the predicted order of finish as selected by the head football coaches. The preseason team and predicted order were both announced during the CIAA’s annual football media day.…

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Scott, Stabenow, National Hockey League Announce Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this week announced their bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree, the first black player to compete in the National Hockey League. Known as the “Jackie Robinson of Hockey,” O’Ree played 21 years of professional hockey including for an Original Six franchise,…

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SC State athletics announces major gifts initiative

South Carolina State Athletics launched a major gifts initiative in June of 2018 to raise money for additional student-athlete scholarships and facility upgrades. Now, a year later, the athletics department has reached $1.67 million of its $2 million fundraising goal. The department aims to reach its goal by the end of December. “Our first responsibility…

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‘Equal Pay, Equal Pay, Equal Pay’

By Jesse Jackson (TriceEdneyWire.com) – As the exhausted and thrilled U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated its victory in the finals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the cheers of the crowd in the Stade of Lyon soon turned into a chant: “Equal Pay, Equal Pay, Equal Pay.” Even as they fought their way to the…

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Carolina Panthers announce camp schedule at Wofford

  The Carolina Panthers have announced the team’s summer training camp schedule, and that can only mean one thing – we’re getting closer to football season. The first chance to see the Panthers practice at Wofford College will be on Thursday, July 25, at the team’s annual kickoff party. Admission is free and fans can celebrate…

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