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’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

| April 5, 2016

Photo and information courtesy of Lawrence “Larry” Kennedy and Bill Russell FORT WAYNE—It was 45 years ago that an intrepid young athletes made history and contributed to the celebrated history of one of the Summit City’s most time-honored schools. While city—and state—basketball aficionados long had been used to Fort Wayne’s Central High School being a […]

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Better way to compensate college athletes

Better way to compensate college athletes

| May 23, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Athletes at Northwestern University shocked the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body of college sports, by taking steps to unionize student/athletes. Surprisingly, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, former NFL great Jim Brown and Harry Edwards, who organized a human rights protest at the 1968 Olympics in […]

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