CBS Sports Classic airs pair of HBCU hardwood rivalries on December 28

Courtesy of CBS Sports CBS Sports will present two HBCU rivalry games in the CBS Sports Classic: HBCU Showcase, a men’s college basketball doubleheader highlighting the HBCU experience. The action begins on Saturday, December 28with North Carolina A&T hosting North Carolina Central at 2:00 PM, ET and is followed by Howardvisiting Hampton at 4:00 PM, ET.  The games, which will be hosted by the teams from the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA), will be played on campus – North Carolina A&T’s Corbett Sports Center and the Hampton University Convocation Center – and will capture the passion, tradition and rich history of…

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Hampton gets homecoming win over North Carolina A&T

Courtesy of Hampton University Athletics 24 NCA 26 HU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F NCA 7 0 7 10 24 HU 3 9 14 0 26 Hampton (4-4, 2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak by topping longtime rival North Carolina A&T (1-7, 0-5), 26-24, before a standing-room-only Homecoming crowd of 13,811 at Armstrong Stadium. Hampton quarterback Chris Zellous, who was injured and missed last week’s game against Delaware, returned and was the game’s leading rusher with 89 yards on 12 carries (7.4 yards per carry) and completed 11 of 19…

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“North Carolina A&T “ Nike Pegasus 40 now available

The Aggies get their own Pegasus with this latest offering. It sports a white mesh upper with a varsity maize overlay at the eye rows. Blue Swooshes are seen on the lateral and medial sides, with blue also present at the inner. The typical nike branding on the tongue is replaced with “NC A&T SU” , while an A&T logo appears on the lateral heel. The white React midsole underneath the aforementioned upper is home to heel and forefoot Zoom Air cushioning , with a maize and royal rubber outsole…

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Nike Yardrunners focuses on HBCU trail blazing alumni

The Nike Yardrunners program was birthed in 2020, the brain child of Nike HBCU alumni with the goal of celebrating “the rich heritage, history, and contributions of HBCUs and their alumni on global sport and culture.” The initial iteration put the spotlight on HBCU business owners and entrepreneurs, while the second focused on the oft over acheiving and chronically under-represented HBCU student-athlete. With this latest information of Yardrunners, zeroes in on “HBCU alumni who are forging a legacy that will inspire future generations.” Introducing the 2022 Yardrunners Class Brianna Baker (@_brie.b),…

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CAA Hoops: North Carolina A&T women’s hoops takes control in second half to defeat Monmouth

Courtesy of North Carolina Athletics 68 Final Jan. 06, 2023 52 Team 1 2 3 4 F NCAT 15  10  23  20  68 MU 15  19  14  4  52 WEST LONG BEACH, N.J. – North Carolina A&T women’s basketball is not only undefeated as first-year members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), two of its three wins have come on the road.  Even better, the latest road win was a thrilling 68-52 come-from-behind win over the Monmouth Hawks Friday night at the OceanFirst Bank Center. The win improved the Aggies to…

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Vincent Brown announced as North Carolina A&T football coach

Courtesy of North Carolina A&T Athletics EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T Director of Athletics Earl M. Hilton III announced Friday that he has appointed Vincent Brown to lead the Aggies football program as its new head coach. Brown becomes the 22nd head coach in program history. A&T will hold an introductory press conference for coach Brown at 1 p.m., Monday, January 9, at Deese Ballroom inside the campus Student Center.   A native of Atlanta, Ga., who became a 1988 second-round draft pick of the New England Patriots and a three-time…

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North Carolina A&T’s Duncan Powell named CAA Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week

Courtesy of North Carolina A&T Athletics EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T interim head men’s basketball coach Phillip Shumpert had some advice for his 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward Duncan Powell. Take your skill set and strength and create offense in the post before taking the 3-point shot.  Powell took the advice, which proved beneficial enough to make A&T men’s basketball history. The Colonial Athletic Association released its weekly honors on Monday and named Powell rookie of the week.  The honor makes Powell the first player in program history to earn a CAA weekly honor.…

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North Carolina A&T women’s hoops get first CAA win

Courtesy of North Carolina A&T Athletics 50 ELON 67  NCAT Team 1 2 3 4 F ELON 15  9  13  13  50 NCAT 16  12  14  25  67 A&T’s win evens the all-time series with Elon at eight games apiece. EAST GREENSBORO – What an excellent beginning to a new era in conference affiliation for the North Carolina A&T women’s basketball team Friday night. The Aggies overcame a slow start to earn their first-ever Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) win, 67-50, over the Elon Phoenix at Corbett Sports Center.  In the process,…

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Norfolk State gets by North Carolina A&T, 70-66

Courtesy of Alex Lehmbeck, Asst. SID, Norfolk state Athletics 70  Norf 66 NCA&T Team 1 2 F Norf 34  36  70 NCA&T 28  38  66 LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Norfolk State survived a late push from North Carolina A&T on Sunday afternoon at the Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge Hosted by Chris Paul, defeating the Aggies 70-66 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Dana Tate Jr. propelled the Spartans to their third straight victory, hitting six 3-pointers en route to a career-best 24 points. NSU finished the event 2-0 for the weekend, and also secured…

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Norfolk State to face former MEAC foes in Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge hosted by Chris Paul

Courtesy of Alex Lehmbeck, Asst. SID, Norfolk State Athletics NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State men’s basketball team faces two familiar opponents this weekend, but in unfamiliar territory. MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. will play host to the 2022 Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge hosted by Chris Paul, where the Spartans (6-4) will battle Hampton (3-7) and North Carolina A&T (4-5). Norfolk State’s matchup with Hampton is set for a 4 p.m. ET tipoff (1 p.m. local) on Saturday, before meeting the Aggies at 2 p.m. on Sunday (11 a.m.…

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