Penny Hardaway found not to have violated NCAA rules

Via Mark Schlabach and Jeff Borxello of ESPN An Independent Accountability Resolution Process hearing panel concluded that Memphis Tigers basketball coach Penny Hardaway didn’t violate NCAA rules when he provided benefits to three prospective student-athletes because of his long-standing philanthropy in Memphis, according to a decision released on Tuesday. The IARP panel ruled that Memphis failed to monitor the education and activities of an athletics booster, provided impermissible extra benefits, conducted impermissible recruiting activities with prospective student-athletes and failed to cooperate with the investigative process by delaying the production of requested documents.…

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SWAC/PAC-12 Legacy Series to debut during 2022-23 Basketball Season

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. & SAN FRANCISCO – The Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Pac-12 and will debut the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series, an educational and basketball scheduling partnership between the two collegiate athletics conferences, to tip off the 2022-23 season. The first-of-its-kind pact between Autonomy 5 and HBCU leagues was announced last September with its aim to create both a forum for competition, as well as promotion and education around issues of anti-racism and social justice. With the inaugural cycle of contests approaching in early November, the leagues have…

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University of Memphis Basketball facing fines and probation over James Wiseman recruiting

The NCAA placed the University of Memphis men’s basketball program for three years and levied a $5,000 fine for Level II and III recruiting violations. The ruling came about following allegations that back in 2017 then-East High School head coach Penny Hardaway paid James Wiseman and his family when he was still in high school. The NCAA considered him a booster because he had donated to his alma mater. Hardaway did not become Memphis coach until tne following year, 2018. Wiseman ended up attending the University of Memphis , where…

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September 23, 2022 MEAC Volleyball Recap

Courtesy o the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference : Coppin State 3, South Carolina State 0Delaware State 3, Howard 1Norfolk State 3, Maryland Eastern Shore 2North Carolina Central 3, Morgan State 2 Coppin State 3, South Carolina State 0 BALTIMORE, Md. — Coppin State’s volleyball team hit a season-high .394 in a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-17) victory over South Carolina State in the MEAC opener for both teams on Friday night at PEC Arena. The Eagles now stand at 10-7 overall on the season. Hope Casel led all players with ten kills while…

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Tennessee State volleyball falls 3-0 to SEMO

0 TSU 3  SEMO Team 1 2 3 F TSU 24 22 22 (0) SEMO 26 25 25 (3) Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics: CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO — The Tennessee State volleyball team racked up 13 blocks in a three-set (24-26, 22-25, 22-25) loss to the Southeast Missouri Redhawks Friday on the road at Houck Field House. The Tigers had big leads in the first two sets but couldn’t hold off rallies by SEMO. In the first set, they were up 21-16 and 13-7 in the second set. “The proof is in the…

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Albany State v Clark Atlanta: Preview and Prediction

The Albany State Golden Rams enter SIAC play with a trip to Atlanta to take on the Panthers of Clark Atlanta. Albany State enters the matchup fresh of a dominating 42-20 over the Gulf South’s Shorter University. Offensive Coordinator Adam Hollifield and head coach Gabe Giardina would undoubtedly like Dionte Bonneau to have completed more than 12 of his 24 pass attempts against the Hawks, however the Preseaon Offensive Player of the Year still managed to throw for 244 yards, 2 touchdowns , 1 interception; also carried the ball 6…

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Why Robert Sarver will come out on top

The NBA season is right around the corner, with training camps set to begin later this week. However the talk around d the league is not about players and teams to watch, potential MVP candidates or potential championship contenders but rather the anti-black and misogynistic behaviour of the Phoenix Suns’ owner Robert Sarver and the environment it created within the organization.  Although Baxter Holmes’ hard-hitting expose into Sarver and the cutter he cultivated within the Suns elucidated what was happening in Phoenix to the masses, as with the disgraced former…

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CIAA Football: Week 3 Recaps

Courtesy of the CIAA: 2022 CIAA Football Standings2022 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2022 Statistics  CHARLOTTE – Week three of the 2022 football season marks the beginning of conference play for the CIAA and it did not disappoint! Saturday featured three one-possession games, including game-winning touchdowns that came at the 36-second and 9-second marks of their respective contests. There was also a huge upset that shakes the balance of the conference. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the week three results for all teams across the conference: Winston-Salem State 17, Elizabeth…

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Tennessee State v. Middle Tennessee State: Who wins and why

A local and conference rivalry will be renewed when Tennessee State heads to Murfreesboro to take on Middle Tennessee State. The last meeting between the two schools after MTSU left the OVC in 1998 was a 2019 meeting that the Blue Raiders won 45-26, putting them up in the all-time series 11-10. Tennessee State comes into the game 0-2 but not all winless records are created the same. In their 36- 29 loss to eastern Washington as well as the 16-3 defeat to Jackson state in the southern heritage Classic,…

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Jaylen Brown kicking ass at Lifetime Fitness

A recent video showed Jaylen Brown pulling up to some runs at Lifetime Fitness. The Boston Celtics All-Star forward was in a charitable mood because he was handing out buckets and doing so however he wanted, as he looked in mid-season form. Check out the video below of Brown having his way with hapless defenders.

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