Tag: football

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

Cameroon soccer star felled by stones hurled in stadium—was it race?

| August 27, 2014

(GIN)–Soccer star Albert Ebosse Bodjongo of Cameroon was killed almost instantly by a stone lobbed from the bleachers in the Tizi Ouzou stadium of north-central Algeria this weekend. He had been playing for the home team and made its only goal before the stone-throwing incident occurred. The Algerian Football/Soccer Federation lamented the death of the […]

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Metro set to kick off football season

Metro set to kick off football season

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Metro Youth Sports is scheduled to celebrate “40 Years of Greatness,” kicking off the football season on Aug. 1. All children from seven  through 12 years of age may sign up at the sites listed below, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The program fee is $80 for each child who participates. Team                                Location                                Head Coach Bengals/Volunteers        Bunche Elementary School        Charles Jackson Cardinals                        Towles […]

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Concussions greater problem for black youth

Concussions greater problem for black youth

| July 16, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]

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History-making gridiron star Nate Northington to visit Fort Wayne

History-making gridiron star Nate Northington to visit Fort Wayne

| February 3, 2014

Barrier breaking athlete Nate Northington is scheduled to visit Fort Wayne on Feb. 6, thanks to the efforts of a number of community organizations.

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Unsportsmanlike: The exploitation of black athletes

Unsportsmanlike: The exploitation of black athletes

| December 31, 2013

In the collegiate sports industry, black athletes and the black community are exploited, enriching others while leaving the community and, ultimately, the athletes themselves destitute.

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Randon More, Quantez Jet invited to prestigious FBU camp

Randon More, Quantez Jet invited to prestigious FBU camp

| November 19, 2013

17-year-old Randon Moore and 16-year-old Quantez Elijah Jet have been accepted to participate in an invitation only Top Gun for Elite Players clinic.

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Jon Kitna: Changing lives rather than chasing a buck

Jon Kitna: Changing lives rather than chasing a buck

| November 14, 2013

Maybe you’ve heard of Jon Kitna; maybe you haven’t. He was a football player, a quarterback, in the NFL. He played for Seattle, Cincinnati, Detroit and Dallas, and if he was never a marquee quarterback, he was much more than a journeyman.

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Photos: Circle City Classic

Photos: Circle City Classic

| October 28, 2013

The Grambling State University Tigers took on the Alcorn State University Braves on Oct. 12 at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. Photographer Larry Stephens took lots of photos which you can check out below and on our Flickr page. Click here to view photos of the Classic Parade.

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High School Football: South Side at Snider

High School Football: South Side at Snider

| August 30, 2013

The story of the Aug. 30 football game at Snyder High School, as told via social media.

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High School Football: East Noble vs. Northrop

High School Football: East Noble vs. Northrop

| August 26, 2013

The story of the Aug. 23 football game between the East Noble Knights and the Northrop Bruins, as told by social media.

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