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Sports Forum / seattle xfl team uniforms look like famu's uni's...
« on: February 20, 2023, 09:34:33 PM »
wow, i was watching the seattle sea dragons of the xfl play the dc defenders on tv and i swear, it almost looked like seattle stole famu's uniforms.  even their logo has similarities...

Sports Forum / is it "legal" for db's to hold wr's while running patterns?
« on: September 29, 2022, 04:26:38 PM »
i'm being a bit "sarcastic" cuz i know it ain't legal, but you wouldn't know that based on numerous games (both college and pro) that i see on tv.

i mean, i'm seeing "blatant" holding on the part of db's.  i mean, fully grabbing jerseys and sometimes completely wrapping their arms around the wr's waist and the ref's either don't see it or don't call it.

its so bad that i'm of the belief that db coaches are teaching their players how to get away with it cuz i see it happening "all the time".

am i the only one who has noticed this?

Sports Forum / Wizards Part Ways With Coach Scott Brooks...
« on: June 16, 2021, 03:45:34 PM »
i'd like to see the wiz bring in mark jackson, jason kidd, or sam cassell as head coach...

Wizards Part Ways With Coach Scott Brooks After Contract Expires

The Washington Wizards have reached a mutual agreement to part ways with head coach Scott Brooks following the team's first-round playoff exit, NBC Sports Washington has confirmed. The news was first reported by ESPN.

Brooks, 55, leaves the Wizards after coaching them for five seasons. He was hired in the summer of 2016 with a five-year deal worth $35 million. That contract was set to expire this month.

Brooks found early success with the Wizards, leading them to 49 wins in his first season, their best regular-season record since 1979. They made the second round of the playoffs and then the first round in his second season.

Brooks was able to lead them back to the playoffs in his final season, for the third time in five years.

But it was also the third consecutive losing season, as they finished 34-38. The Wizards then fell in five games to the Sixers in their playoff series.

The Wizards will start searching for a new head coach immediately, General Manager Tommy Sheppard said in a statement.

“Our organization will always be grateful to Scott for his dedication and work both on the court and in the community over the past five years and I personally admire and respect how he helped keep our team together during the unprecedented events of the last 15 months,” Sheppard said.

Brooks' tenure was defined in part by injuries to key players, most notably All-Star point guard John Wall, whom the team traded to the Houston Rockets in December. Injuries took their toll in the 2020-21 season, with the team bottoming out at 15 games under .500 in early April.

Brooks leaves the Wizards with a 183-207 (.469) regular-season record with one playoff series win. That fell far short of his 338-207 (.620) mark with the Oklahoma City Thunder in his previous head coaching job. He finished fifth in Wizards/Bullets franchise history in head coaching wins.

The Wizards showed patience with Brooks following two losing seasons in 2018-19 and 2019-20 in part because of their injury issues. They set aside concerns about their record in 2019-20 to instead focus on player development.

The hope was Brooks could usher in a new era built around Bradley Beal and a roster full of young players. But this year was always going to have higher expectations and a first-round playoff appearance was evidently not enough.

Washington is now one of six teams with the coaching job open in the NBA, joining Orlando, Portland, Boston, Indiana and New Orleans. The Pelicans, like the Wizards, had their job come open Wednesday when it was revealed that Stan Van Gundy was out in New Orleans after one season.

Many of the candidates for the now half-dozen openings will be crossovers: Chauncey Billups and David Vanterpool are on several of the lists, as are past head coaches like Terry Stotts (who left Portland) and current Brooklyn assistant Mike D’Antoni.

It also raises the chance that the NBA could see a female coach for the first time, with longtime San Antonio assistant Becky Hammon, Duke coach and former Boston assistant Kara Lawson, South Carolina coach and current U.S. women’s national team coach Dawn Staley and New Orleans assistant Teresa Weatherspoon the most prominent women on the lists of candidates.

a&t track team move over! aggie bowling team ranked "top 5" too!!  taking names and kicking a--z!!  :clap: :clap:

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Sports Forum / Aggies, Eagles Enter Into 10-Year Football Agreement...
« on: December 17, 2020, 11:51:47 AM »

Aggies, Eagles Enter Into 10-Year Football Agreement

Despite being in different conferences, the two longtime rivals will play each season for the next 10 years.

EAST GREENSBORO – The North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central football series will continue over the next 10 seasons the two schools announced on Thursday.
Starting this fall, the agreement calls for both schools to play each year until 2030. The Aggies and the Eagles have been playing each other since 1924 with the Aggies leading the all-time series 52-34-5.
During both teams' recent run in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), the game routinely had championship and postseason implications and was played in front of sellout crowds.
The Aggies announcement of their intentions to leave the MEAC for the Big South starting this fall left the rivalry's future in doubt until Thursday.
"I know there have been some concerns about whether this great tradition of North Carolina A&T meeting North Carolina Central on the gridiron would continue with our move to a new conference this fall," said N.C. A&T Director of Athletics Earl Hilton. "I am glad to say that tradition is going nowhere. Our fans look forward to this game each year. Aggies have a lot of friends and family who are Eagles and Eagles have a lot of friends and family who are Aggies. It is truly a family feud."
The home team will alternate each year, starting with the 2021 game in Greensboro.
"I want to thank our colleagues at NC A&T State University for partnering with us on this agreement," said NCCU Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree. "This game is one of the highlights of every football season for our student-athletes, alumni and fans, so we are excited to be able to guarantee that we will meet our in-state rival on the gridiron for the next 10 years."
Both coaches have been on both sides of the rivalry. N.C. A&T head coach Sam Washington was an assistant at N.C. Central when current N.C. Central head coach Trei Oliver was a player there in the mid-'90s.
"After nearly a year of dealing with COVID-19, I am excited to get back to some sense of normalcy," said Oliver. "What better way to return than by announcing our new 10-year agreement with our arch in-state rival North Carolina A&T. I think it was important to alumni, students, and fans from both universities that this rivalry continued."   
Oliver served as an assistant coach at N.C. A&T starting in 2011 before eventually becoming the head man at N.C. Central in 2019.
"I think the game is important to the players because it gives them an opportunity to compete against guys they have been playing with or against since junior high school," said Washington. "The competitive fire runs real deep when you put these two teams on the field together. It is a rivalry that is starting to grow in stature along with some of the other HBCU historic rivalries like the Florida Classic, and certainly, in the state of North Carolina, it's a huge event in terms of bragging rights."
Future N.C. A&T vs. NCCU Football Games   
Date (Host Institution)
Sept. 25, 2021 (NC A&T)
 Sept. 3, 2022 (NCCU)
 Sept. 9, 2023 (NC A&T)
 Sept. 21, 2024 (NCCU)
 Sept. 20, 2025 (NC A&T)
 Sept. 12, 2026 (NCCU)
 Sept. 4, 2027 (NC A&T)
 Sept. 2, 2028 (NCCU)
 Sept. 1, 2029 (NC A&T)
 Aug. 31, 2030 (NCCU)

welp my mystics won the wnba championship last year and now they're "piling on".  mystics acquire 7 time "wnba all star" tina charles, and that's huge!  charles is one of the most "dominant" players in the wnba...][url][/url]

Washington Mystics Acquire 7x All-Star Tina Charles in Three-Team Deal
Official Release
April 15, 2020

Washington Mystics Official Release:

WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Mystics announced today that they have acquired 2012 WNBA MVP Tina Charles from the New York Liberty in exchange for the Mystics’ 2020 first round draft pick, 2021 first, second and third round picks and guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.

“We are extremely excited to bring Tina Charles to the Washington Mystics. It gives us a dynamic new weapon at both ends of the floor,” said Mystics General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault. “Having coached Tina before in Connecticut, I know what a huge impact she can have on the game every single night. Her ability to score inside and out will make our offense even more dangerous than in the past. Her willingness to share the ball will make it tough for opponents to double team her or Elena (Delle Donne) or Emma (Meesseman) or any of our other scorers. She is one of the best rebounders in the history of the league and that is an area that we have been looking to improve going into the upcoming season. I also think her competitive fire will be appreciated by her new teammates and she will in turn thrive in our environment. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to coach Tina again.”

Charles, a 6-4 center, averaged 16.9 points and 7.5 rebounds in 33 games with the Liberty last season, marking the sixth consecutive season she has appeared in 30 or more games. The former MVP brings a  distinguished list of career accomplishments to the reigning champion Mystics, including being named an unanimous choice for WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2010, seven WNBA All-Star appearances (2011, 2013-2015, 2017-2019), five times being named First Team All-WNBA (2011-2012, 2015-2017) and First Team WNBA All-Defensive honors following the 2017 season. She has also won two Olympic Gold Medals with the USA Basketball Women’s National Team (2012, 2016).

The Jamaica, NY, native was originally drafted with the first overall pick out of the University of Connecticut by the Connecticut Sun in the 2010 NBA Draft. She has appeared in 330 games (all starts) for the Sun (2010-2013) and New York Liberty (2014-2019), holding career averages of 18.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game over 10 seasons. Charles’ 9.5 rebounds per game rank third all-time in WNBA history, trailing only Sylvia Fowles (9.8) and Cheryl Ford (9.7) and she ranks 10th overall in points per game in WNBA history. She became the fastest player in WNBA history to record 400, 500, 600 and 700 career rebounds and set the WNBA record for the first player to post three 20 point-20 rebound games.

“I also want to thank Shatori Walker-Kimbrough for all the contributions she has made to the Mystics the past three seasons,” added Thibault. “It’s always tough to have to trade a player, especially with the close-knit group that we have. Shatori was an important part of our success the last few years. We wish her well in New York.”

Walker-Kimbrough appeared in 80 games (10 starts) over the last three years for the Mystics, holding career averages of 5.2 points and 1.2 rebounds per game while shooting .413 from the field. She was originally drafted by the Mystics with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft.

Sports Forum / anybody been watching the women's world cup?
« on: June 26, 2019, 05:22:50 PM »
man, the usa women pretty much "laughed" their way through the preliminary rounds, none of the games were close.  but then, they played spain the other day in their first single elimination game and they won 2-1, but quite frankly they should've loss.

the usa women scored both of their goals against spain by virtue of two "penalty kicks".  hey, don't get me wrong, i'm most definitely pulling for the usa women.  but i swear, i don't know what soccer game the referee was watching because i "honestly" didn't see an obvious foul committed by spain in the penalty box either time that the usa was awarded penalty kicks.

on her second penalty kick call, the referee even took several minutes to review video replay of her call and she could've reversed it, but she didn't.  and i swear, i was "floored" when she confirmed her original call!!

hey, it paid off for the usa women.  but it didn't feel good if usa fans are honest with themselves.  i'm glad the usa women won, but i don't like winning that way.  felt like spain got cheated out of that win, spain "legitimately" scored their only goal during regulation play.  usa only scored by virtue of 2 penalty kicks which have a very high probability of being successful, but they got "shutout" during regular play.

wow, i've never felt so bad about an usa world cup win than in that game...

proud to say that our ladies are the only d1 hbcu ranked in the top 25 and the only "non-power 5" school ranked in the top 25 with the exception of new mexico (mountain west) and byu (independent).  we're also the only "fcs" school ranked in the top 25...  :)

Sports Forum / a&t "shuts out" south carolina gamecocks in baseball...
« on: March 27, 2019, 11:56:04 AM »
wow!! what a year it has been for my aggies!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

A&T Baseball Earns Huge Upset Win Over Gamecocks


Tue, Mar 26

COLUMBIA, S.C. – North Carolina A&T baseball’s historic weekend carried over into this week.

Days after sweeping Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Bethune-Cookman for the first time, the Aggies earned one of the biggest upset wins in program history by defeating the University of South Carolina, 2-0 Tuesday night at Founders Park.

The Aggies beat a Gamecocks program out of the Power Five conference SEC with two national championships, six College World Series championship game appearances and 11 College World Series appearances.

More importantly, the Aggies (15-9) have won five straight which also included a rare win over crosstown rival UNC Greensboro. All five wins have come away from the Aggies home, War Memorial Stadium.

Junior RHP Michael Johnson proved his worth to the Aggies program. After missing his customary weekend start, Johnson got back to work on Tuesday and devoured some valuable innings for the Aggies.

He pitched five innings of shutout baseball giving up only three hits, walking two and striking out five. Johnson improved to 4-1 on the season thanks in part to excellent work by the relievers who followed him on the mound. Senior RHP Leon Davidson pitched two innings of hitless baseball while walking two and striking out three.

Senior RHP Roberto Negron tossed an inning of relief giving up one hit and striking out one. Senior RHP Leon Hunter picked up his fourth save of the season by pitching a scoreless inning that included him striking out two.

N.C. A&T managed only four hits against Gamecocks pitching with senior A.J. Hunt recording two of those hits. Hunt also drove in a run along with reigning MEAC rookie of the week Tony Mack.

The Aggies upset win was aided by a productive two-out third inning rally. All the runs were produced with two strikes on the batter. Junior Dustin Baber walked on a 3-2 pitch delivered by USC starter Dylan Harley. Mack then doubled through the left side on an 0-2 pitch to score Baber for a 1-0 advantage.

Hunt ripped a 1-2 pitch through the left side to score Mack to give the Aggies all the runs they would need.

The Gamecocks were able to put runners on second and third in the third inning, but Johnson pitched his way out of it. Gamecock runners reached second and third in the fourth inning before Johnson escaped again.

USC did double off Hunter in the ninth inning to put the tying run at the plate. Luke Berryhill moved to third on a groundout before Hunter struck out the last two batters he faced to secure the historic victory.

N.C. A&T will have to do it all over again on Wednesday as they face another Power Five team in N.C. State at 6 p.m., at First National Bank Field, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Admission is $5.

Sports Forum / from worst to "first", a&t aggies on top yet again...
« on: June 29, 2018, 02:34:39 PM »
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from worst to "first", a&t aggies on top yet again!  best apr in the meac!  hard to imagine considering where we were 8 years ago.  thanks to our chancellor, for the past 8 years of your administration you have "literally" turned our university around!  not only athletically, but also "academically"... :bow:

NFL players are considering sitting out the entire season until Colin Kaepernick is signed

By Von Lozon

Posted: 3:23 AM, May 29, 2018

Updated: 3:23 AM, May 29, 2018

According to The Intercept's Shaun King, "several" star players in the NFL are considering sitting out the entire upcoming season until quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid are both given spots on rosters, and that they are looking to get 25 percent of players to sit out.

“BREAKING: Several star @NFL players have told me they are considering sitting out the season until the de facto ban of Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick is removed and both men are given spots back on rosters.

 They aim to get 25% of the players to sit out with them. — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 27, 2018

Kaepernick's last NFL game was in 2016, the same year he began to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality.

Reid, who played with Kaepernick, kneeled alongside him. Reid also recently filed a collusion grievance against the NFL, as no team has signed him three months into the NFL's offseason. Reid's attorney also represents Kaepernick in his own collusion grievance, which was filed against the NFL in October.

Reid finished the 2017 season with 67 total tackles and two interceptions in 13 games.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio also reported documents that showed multiple teams viewed Kaepernick as "a starting NFL quarterback in 2017."

Sports Forum / A&T's Tarik Cohen selected for Pro Bowl!!
« on: December 21, 2017, 01:32:29 PM »
:clap: wow!!  what a year it has been for my aggies!!

Tarik Cohen selected for Pro Bowl

Two players with ties to Greensboro were selected this week for the NFL’s Pro Bowl as fifth-year receiver Keenan Allen earned his first selection, while rookie running back Tarik Cohen was named an alternate for the Jan. 27 game in Orlando.

Keenan Allen

WR | Los Angeles Chargers

Local connection: Standout wide receiver and defensive back at Northern Guilford, ranked as the state’s top recruit and the nation’s best defensive back in the class of 2010 before playing at California.

The path: After catching 71 passes for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie, Allen battled injuries over the next three seasons, playing in seven games in 2015 and just one in 2016 after tearing his ACL in the season-opener.

This season: Finally healthy, Allen has emerged as one of the best receivers in the game, ranking fourth in the NFL with 1,197 yards on 88 catches, which ranks sixth in the league. He’s only gotten stronger late in the season, with four straight 100-yard receiving performances beginning on Nov. 19 as the Chargers battle for playoff position.

Tarik Cohen

RB | Chicago Bears

Local connection: The 5-6, 180-pound Cohen accepted his only scholarship offer at N.C. A&T and rewrote the program’s record books, leaving as the Aggies’ all-time leading rusher – a title he also owns for the MEAC.

The path: Despite his standout career at A&T, questions about Cohen’s size persisted as he prepared for the NFL Draft. Those concerns were put to rest when he went to the NFL Scouting Combine and posted the fastest time in the 40-yard dash, running it in 4.42 seconds. He was chosen by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round.

This season: Cohen doesn’t really have a position; he’s just a football player. Listed at running back, Cohen has been just as dangerous lined up at receiver, catching 45 passes for 327 yards while rushing for 348 yards on 82 carries. Cohen has also been dangerous in the return game, taking a punt for a touchdown and even threw for a score on Oct. 15.


Michael Jordan sets sneaker world abuzz with possible #BlackLivesMatter Air Jordans

By Joe Marusak

August 18, 2017 10:48 AM

Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan headlined the sneaker world news again this week after one of his Jordan Brand employees unveiled a pair of black Air Jordan 1 High sneakers sporting “#BLACKLIVESMATTER.”

The hashtag appears in all-white lettering on the ankle straps.

Jordan Brand employee Frank Cooker posted a picture of the sneakers on Instagram along with the comment: “… and so does standing up for peace, harmony, equality and justice for ALL!”

Frank Cooker Let’s His Air Jordan 1 High Black Lives Matter Sneakers Do All The Talking -
— KicksOnFire (@kicksonfire) August 17, 2017

“The latest Air Jordan to surface is a timely pair with a social message,” sneaker magazine Sole reported.

“Is this sneaker releasing at retail?” the magazine asked. “There’s no indication at the moment, but Cooker, who works in energy design for Jordan, often posts samples and one-offs that never make it to the public.”

Jordan Brand has released Black History Month sneakers in the past, the magazine noted, “but has never expressly come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Jordan, however, has become more outspoken about police relations with minorities. In July 2016, he said he was giving $1 million each to two organizations he said were working to build trust between blacks and law enforcement: the Institute for Community-Police Relations, started by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

[RELATED: Michael Jordan donates $2 million to build trust between blacks, police]

“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late,” Jordan said in a letter at the time published on the The Undefeated website.

“I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent,” he wrote. “We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment and that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.”

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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