Celtics rearrange schedule to attend Kobe Bryant memorial

From Sean T. McGuire of NESN The Boston Celtics will have the opportunity to attend the memorial for former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center on Feb. 24. The Celtics pushed back their departing flight from Los Angeles so players and staff will be able to attend the memorial, according to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach. The memorial for Bryant is set for 10 a.m. the morning after the Celtics play the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center at 3:30 p.m. ET. “I knew we’d have a…

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Erica Jones’ season-high powers Kentucky State past Tuskegee

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics FRANKFORT, Ky. – Junior Erica Jones scored a season-high 22 points on Saturday to lead Kentucky State to a 68-56 win over Tuskegee University. This was the second time in less than a week Kentucky State matched up against Tuskegee, as the ‘Breds used a 32-point second half to hold off the Golden Tigers; splitting the season series. Along with Jones (South Haven, Miss.), Kentucky State (6-14, 3-10 SIAC) had three others in double figures. Senior Carnethia Brown (Louisville, Ky.) finished with 13 points and showed her pick…

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Scumbags attempt to destroy Kobe Bryant’s legacy

Kobe Bryant is no longer amongst the living. It has been 13 days since the tragic incident and I am still having a hard time believing I had to pen those words. The unexpected and tragic death of Kobe, his daughter Gianna, John and Keri Altobelli and their daughter Keri, Christina Mauser, Sarah and Payton Chester and Ara Zobayan in a helicopter crash caused an outpouring of support for the victims and their surviving relatives. The still-smoldering helicopter on that mountain in Calabasas served as the proverbial homing beacon for…

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Howard women’s hoops beats down Florida A&M 82-56

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Jasmine Ballew poured in a game-high 17 points, while Shalaunda Burney-Robinson grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as the Florida A&M University women’s basketball dropped a home tilt to Howard, 82-56, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday afternoonat the Al Lawson Center. Florida A&M (4-17 overall, 2-8 MEAC) trailed, 10-8, after the first period and were outscored, 21-11 in the second quarter as Howard took a 31-19 advantage into the break. The Bison (14-9, 6-4) pushed the advantage…

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Florida A&M defeats Howard 82-78

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Evins Desir matched his career high with 18 points as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball overcame a sluggish performance to force overtime and defeat Howard, 82-78, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Saturday at the Al Lawson Center. Florida A&M (8-13 overall, 6-4 MEAC), which matched its longest win streak of the season and will remained perfect at home, trailed 34-30 at the half and by as many as six points early in the second half. The Rattlers forced overtime…

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Warriors trade D’Angelo Russell to Timberwolves

Since the day he was acquired in the Kevin Durant sign-and-trade, the clock has been ticking on D’Angelo Russell’s time with the Golden State Warriors. With the trade deadline looming it appears the proverbial clock on Russell’s time in the Bay Area has finally struck midnight. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Golden State has sent the guard to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins. Here is a breakdown of the swap: Golden State receives: Andrew Wiggins a 2021 protected first round pick a 2022 second round pick Minnesota…

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February 5, 2020 NBA Recap

Trade updates The Golden State Warriors have agreed to trade Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III to the Philadelphia 76ers for three 2nd-round draft picks. The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat for Justise Winslow. (Note: ongoing negotiations may add other players to the deal.) The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade Dewayne Dedmon and two 2nd-round draft picks to the Atlanta Hawks for Jabari Parker and Alex Len. Who Got It Done pt rb ast Nikola JokićDEN @ UTA 30 21 10   Triple-double…

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Grambling signs 25 on National Signing Day

From Grambling Media Relations: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State Tigers football team solidified its recruiting class for national signing day with a total of 25 student-athletes. 18 of those athletes signed on Wednesday which is the official date of NSD 2020. Future Tigers athletes can be found below: 7 Mid-Year Signees That Enrolled in January DL Zion Cage: Navarro CC Transfer/ 6’7, 260lbs DL Jalon Sheffield: South Alabama Transfer from Tallahassee FL/ 6’2, 255lbs SAF Lawrence Asiedu: Fort Scott CC Transfer from Austin TX/ All-KJCCC Honorable Mention Defensive Back/ 5’11, 195lbs SAF Hurshie Williams:…

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Tennessee State announces National Signing Day class

From tsutigers.com: NASHVILLE – Tennessee State head coach Rod Reed announced the signing of players to join the Tigers for the 2020 fall season. The Big Blue signed 16 players during the second signing period to go along with the seven inked in December. The Tigers annual Signing Day Celebration introducing all signees, as well as transfers, will take place this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Indoor Practice Facility. By The Numbers:Offense: 11Defense: 12 Quarterbacks: 2Linemen: 6Running Backs: 1Wide Receivers: 2 Defensive Ends: 4Linebackers: 3Cornerbacks: 2Safeties: 3…

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