Correction: these are not Victor Wembanyama’s shoes

Recently images of a shoe surfaced that was reported to be the maiden signature shoe of rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama.  The sneaker depicted were largely met with disappointment, as it seemed an unworthy effort for his first sneaker. There is now good news at that orange show that was thought to be Wembanyama’s signature may not be.  BBB_CEO a sneaker news and unboxing account on Instagram cleared up the misconception by elucidating to the public that the sneaker was a children’s shoe called the ISOfly.  He posted a video showing…

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Tennessee State unveils Hockey Sweaters

Tennessee State made waves throughout the HBCU sporting diaspora, and sports as a whole when it announced the fielding of the first hockey program at an HBCU, which is set to commence competition in 2024.  At the 67th Tennessee State University National Alumni Association (TSUNAA) Convention, coach Duante’ Abercrombie helped introduce the sweaters that the team will take to the ice this upcoming season.  All I can say is take my money now and I hope there is a black colorway. The initial run of Tennessee State hockey apparel is…

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Albany State Athletics recipient of two D-II grants

title image via Albany State Athletics The Albany State University Athletic Department will be the recipient of the NCAA Division II Coaching Enhancement Grant and the NCAA Division II Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant. The former allocates NCAA funding for the creation of new, full-time assistant coaching positions at NCAA D-II member institutions and also is purposed to foster access, recruitment, and selection and to help ensure the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women. The latter appropriates funds to member institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to bolstering…

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MEAC releases statement on Kai Cole

Yesterday we reported on the tragic saga of Kai Cole. The Norfolk State sprinter who ,despite running the third fasted tine in the country in the 100m with a 10.05, will not be allowed to compete for a spot on the national team at the National trials this weekend due to the MEAC not sanctioning their championship track meet. At the time of the report, inquiries to the MEAC, this morning the conference sent a released statement to sneakershoptalk and it reads below: The MEAC was recently informed that our…

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Ahmad “Rod” White named Dillard University baseball coach

Ahmad “Rod” White was named the head baseball coach at Dillard University, having the interim tag removed from his title.  White assumed the interim role following the hmm departure of Trennis Grant, the first coach in program history in April. Grant accepted the head coach position at Clark Atlanta University earlier this week.  Coach White led the team to a 12-4 mark over their last 16 contests, en route to finishing the season 20-27.  White has over 13 years of coaching and scouting experience. 

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MEAC Champion sprinter denied Olympic Trial opportunity

title image via Norfolk State Athletics The USA Track& Field Championships are happening this weekend and with the 10.05 Kai Cole posted at the MEAC Track & Field Championship, he should be heading to Eugene, Oregon.  However, the Norfolk State sprinter will not be amongst the nation’s elite athletes vying to represent the U.S. at the Paris Olympics and he says it was through no fault of his own.  Cole released a statement via his X account in which he lays the blame for his future absence squarely at the…

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An initial look at the 2025 “Galaxy” Nike Air Foamposite One

The sneaker whose release hurtled sneaker culture down a deleterious path from which it’s yet to recover is making its return in 2025.  Thirteen years after its infamous release during NBA All-Star Weekend, the “Galaxy” Air Foamposite One is being prepared to cause sneaker pandemonium once more.  An initial image of the 2025 iteration has come to light via zsneakerheadz and they appear, at least from this angle, to be a fairly faithful recreation of its 2012 progenitor. They feature the galaxy graphic spread across its Foamposite upper paired with…

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Alcorn could be looking at former Stephen F. Austin baseball coach

According to Michael Coker of blackcollegenines.com, Alcorn State is considering hiring former Stephen F. Austin coach Johnny Cardenas as its head baseball coach to replace Reggie Williams, who was shown the door after three seasons. After 16 seasons at the helm of the Stephen F. Austin baseball program, Coach Cardenas announced his retirement, which is to take effect on 31 July 2024. In his time leading Lumberjacks baseball, he recorded three 30+ win seasons. He coached two All-Americans, Bryson Myles (2011) and Hunter Dozier, (2013), 13 All-Southland Conference selections. In…

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”What The” Kobe IX Élite Protro coming in 2025

Last seen in 2014, these will assuredly be highly anticipated by both fans of the man himself, Kobe Bryant, his sneakers, and unfortunately for avaricious reason, even the death profiteers.  At this time there are no available images but what should be presented is a fairly faithful recreation of its 2014 progenitor, meaning they should featured a multi-colored upper that appears predominantly orange on the lateral side and light green on the medial. The reflective Swooshes that adorn the sides feature volt bordering on the lateral side, wthile the branding…

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Donovan Mitchell’s new shoe coming July 5

Adidas officially introduced the world to the newest signature of, for the time being, Cleveland Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell, the D.O.N. Issue 6.  Each of the four depicted colorways sport textile and mesh uppers with Three Stripes branding on the sides along with reflective detailing at the forefoot. A Spida logo is seen on the tongue pull tab, with additional Adidas branding seen on the toe. A TPU heel clip is present to help secure the rear foot.’ Underneath resides a Lightstrike midsole, branded midfoot rigidity plate and a rubber…

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