Sports

College student athletes should be compensated—monetarily

College student athletes should be compensated—monetarily

| April 8, 2014

By Brenda Robinson The ruling, Northwestern University football players can unionize, by Peter Sung Ohr—a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board—is long overdue.  This particular ruling may or may not lead to college athletes being paid, but at least it is a move in the right direction.  Any unfairness starts with a bold, […]

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UNC athlete scandal exposes need for honesty

UNC athlete scandal exposes need for honesty

| April 3, 2014

The recent NLRB ruling indicating that college athletes should have the right to unionize makes sense. It’s time to end the hypocrisy and admit that college athletes are first and foremost money-making employees for these schools. They help pay huge salaries of a number of college officials as well as finance many school program. In […]

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NLRB: Student athletes considered employees

NLRB: Student athletes considered employees

| March 27, 2014

Perhaps this is the first step to ending the financial hypocrisy behind “amateur” college sports, including so-called recruiting violations. Does anyone still doubt that the NCAA serves as a development league for the NBA or NFL? College athletes make a ton of money for their schools—just like employees in other businesses do for their firms. Shouldn’t […]

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Obama teams up with pro athletes to meet ACA deadline

| March 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding on the wave of the highly-anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, […]

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‘A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride,’ film about Georgia’s powerful black history

‘A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride,’ film about Georgia’s powerful black history

| March 20, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Savannah Herald “A Legacy Forgotten” is a film about the African American high school that broke through the wall of segregation to win the first integrated state basketball championship in Georgia. The name of the school is Alfred Ely Beach High School and it is a powerful part of […]

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Maverick Drill Team wins a spot at nationals

| March 18, 2014

By Naomi Robinson Jr. Frost Media Communications Reporter FORT WAYNE—Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy, a local charter school located on Weisser Park Avenue, is beginning to wrap up their second school year. Principal Tameka Wilson said she is excited for their success of making the school a place where the students can get involved in extracurricular […]

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McDonald wins two silver medals at SWAC Indoor Championships

| March 3, 2014

By Denise Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Former Northrop High School track star Whitney McDonald won two silver medals at the 2014 SWAC Indoor Championships held in Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. McDonald,  a junior at Texas Southern University, took silver in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.42 and anchored […]

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Phil Jackson says Lakers dynasty broke up because of Shaq’s ‘clown role’ | For The Win

| March 1, 2014

Phil Jackson says Lakers dynasty broke up because of Shaq’s ‘clown role’ By SEAN HIGHKIN 5 hours ago (Photo via USA TODAY Sports Images) BOSTON — As arguably the greatest coach in basketball history, Phil Jackson won 11 championships with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. If anybody would know the differences […]

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First African American to win Winter Olympic gold is AKA

| February 28, 2014

By Malorie Marshall Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Vonetta Flowers, the first African-American to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympic games is also an honorary member of the historically black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. The olympian, who won the gold in bobsledding at the 2002 Olympics in Salt […]

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BBC Sport – World Cup 2014: Nigeria’s Dike will miss tournament

BBC Sport – World Cup 2014: Nigeria’s Dike will miss tournament

| February 28, 2014

World Cup 2014: Nigeria’s Dike will miss tournament By Oluwashina Okeleji BBC Sport, Lagos Toronto striker Bright Dike has been ruled out of Nigeria’s World Cup squad after surgery on an Achilles injury. via BBC Sport – World Cup 2014: Nigeria’s Dike will miss tournament.

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