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Broncos sign former Raiders punter Marquette King to three-year deal

The Denver Broncos have signed free-agent punter Marquette King to a three-year contract, the team announced on Thursday.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter the deal was worth $7 million.

Pro Football Focus ranked King third among all punters last season, and he finished third in the NFL in net punting average (42.7 yards).

On March 30, the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders released King, whose social media presence was just as large as his punts were booming. While the Raiders did not offer a reason for cutting King, there were whispers that new head coach Jon Gruden's old-school ways might not have jibed with King's larger-than-life personality, especially for a punter.

Knew it wouldn't take long.  :clap:

Sports Forum / In other CIAA news today.....
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:50:57 PM »
 :o Elizabeth City State fires head football coach


Sports Forum / NBA Trade Deadline
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:14:41 PM »
 :thefan: :thefan: :thefan: :thefan: :thefan:

Sports Forum / Question for the Aggies and Eagles.
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:29:30 PM »
While talking to alums from both schools the question came up of when do you like the game more....Labor Day weekend or the last game of the season?

Sports Forum / Bills acquire WR Kelvin Benjamin in trade with Panthers
« on: October 31, 2017, 04:49:15 PM »
The Carolina Panthers have traded top wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills for third- and a seventh-round picks in the 2018 draft.

Benjamin has 32 catches for two touchdowns and a Panthers-best 475 yards this season.

In Buffalo, Benjamin will be reunited with Bills head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane, both of whom used to work in Carolina.

I'm done.  :brickwall: :brickwall: :brickwall:

NC pastor orders removal of boy’s grave marker in financial squabble with parents

By Mark Price

A 5-year-old Hickory boy who died of juvenile leukemia last year has had his grave marker repossessed in a financial tug-of-war between his parents and a North Carolina monument company.

The boy, Jake Leatherman, made national news last November when dozens of NASCAR drivers, crew and other personnel attended his funeral, including Joey Logano, Matt DiBenedetto, and Ryan Ellis. The boy never got a chance to go to a NASCAR race, but was a devoted fan of the sport, and idolized NASCAR star Richard Petty.

Wayne and Crystal Leatherman of Hickory told the Observer’s news partner WBTV Monday that they were stunned to learn their son’s grave marker was gone. In its place was a hole full of mud.

“He repossessed it, like it was a car,” Crystal Leatherman told WBTV. “This is my lowest point.”


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Sports Forum / Deshaun Watson donates first paycheck to cafeteria employees
« on: September 28, 2017, 09:00:44 AM »
I was already a fan of his...but this just took it to another level.

Deshaun Watson donates first paycheck to cafeteria employees

HOUSTON -- Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first game check to three women who work in the NRG Stadium cafeteria and who were especially affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

"For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y'all to help y'all out in some type of way," Watson told the woman in a video shared by the Texans. "Here you guys go."

Watson, who has a base salary of $465,000, donated a check for $27,353.

Sports Forum / Last Chance U Fans....
« on: September 14, 2017, 11:38:47 AM »
It's been a busy couple of days for the cast of season two.

Last Chance U’ star hospitalized in South Florida

Two brothers featured in Netflix series 'Last Chance U' charged in connection with fatal stabbing

Glad to see our guys getting the opportunity to continue to play.


RALEIGH, NC – Former Shaw University men's basketball student-athlete Joe Reid (Philadelphia, PA) is now playing overseas for the Arcense BKB Club in the Liga Mayor de Baloncesto (LMB) El Salvador League located in Ciudad Arce which is a Latin League in South America.


Reid combined for 54 points and 45 rebounds, in two games thus far, including a season debut of 20 points, 23 rebounds, and four assists in 40 minutes, followed by a season-high 34 points, 22 rebounds and one assist in his second game.

The Arcense BKB Club is now 1-1 on the young season.


The Philadelphia, Pa., native was a member of Shaw University's men's basketball program for two years. His senior season he averaged 10.4 points per game and 6.6 rebounds. He was named to the CIAA All-Tournament Team during the 2014-15 season. In addition, Reid was team captain and awarded the Bears Most Valuable Player that same year.


Reid earned a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Management from Shaw in 2015.

Sports Forum / Fantasy Football Question
« on: July 21, 2017, 02:33:09 PM »
Almost that time again guys (Taking back what's mine this year  :lol:)

For those who play in our league...I know we talked about switching from Yahoo last year but stuck with it. What about this upcoming season? Suggestions?

Roanoke, VA (July 19, 2017) - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Football Coaches Association announces the 2017 CIAA Football Predicted Order of Finish and the Preseason All-CIAA Team.
For the third consecutive season, the Rams of Winston-Salem State University have been selected as the predicted championship contender. The defending CIAA Champion Rams finished 9-3 last season with a 7-0 conference record. Bowie State University has been selected to finish second after falling to WSSU in the 2016 CIAA Championship.

2017 Predicted Order of Finish
1.   Winston-Salem State
2.   Bowie State
3.   Virginia State
4.   Virginia Union
5.   Fayetteville State
6.   Chowan
7.   Elizabeth City State
8.   Saint Augustine's
9.   Shaw
10.   Johnson C. Smith
11.   Livingstone
12.   Lincoln (PA)

Predicted Divisional Order of Finish

Northern Division
1.   Bowie State
2.   Virginia State
3.   Virginia Union
4.   Chowan
5.   Elizabeth City State
6.   Lincoln (PA)

Southern Division
1.   Winston-Salem State
2.   Fayetteville State
3.   Saint Augustine's
4.   Shaw
5.   Johnson C. Smith
6.   Livingstone

The 2017 Preseason All-CIAA Football Team is led by a standout group of student-athletes. Amir Hall, Bowie State quarterback, led the conference in passing yards per game (326.9 yds) and touchdowns (30).VSU Trojans' running back highlights the preseason team after completing his junior season ranked first in the CIAA with 18 rushing touchdowns and No. 4 with 110.4 rushing yards per game. The league promises a young group of play makers as sophomore linebacker Devon Hunt (Shaw) is tabbed to the team after being named 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year and finishing the season second in tackles per game (8.9) and third in total tackles (89). Fellow sophomore Jarrell Bright (Winston-Salem State) ranked second in the CIAA last year with 12 sacks on the season.

2017 Preseason All-CIAA Football Team
TE   #17   Aaron Linen   SAU   6-4   210   Sr.   Oakland, CA
OL   #78   Victor Tamba, Jr.*   BSU   6-5   335   Sr.   District Heights, MD
OL   #61   Daris Johnson*   BSU   6-3   275   Sr.   Waldorf, MD
OL   #78   Donald Boone   CU   6-5   290   So.   Duluth, GA
OL   #70   Tim Samuels   WSSU   6-3   240   Jr.   Charlotte, NC
OL   #59   Josh Wormley   WSSU   6-1   295   So.   Sacramento, CA
WR   #47   Lavatiae Kelly*   VUU   6-2   190   Jr.   Miami, FL
WR   #1   Sam Boyd   SAU   6-4   250   Sr.   Houston, TX
QB   #6   Amir Hall   BSU   6-4   180   Jr.   Bowie, MD
RB   #25   Trenton Cannon*   VSU   5-11   175   Sr.   Hampton, VA
RB   #2   Robert Chesson   BSU   5-10   179   Jr.   Annapolis, MD
PK   #39   David Lamb   FSU   6-0   199   Sr.   Pineville, NC
KR   #47   Lavatiae Kelly*   VUU   6-2   190   Jr.   Miami, FL

DL   #34   Jarell Bright*   WSSU   6-2   235   So.   Charlotte, NC
DL   #41   Chasz Cosby   SAU   6-3   280   Sr.   Charlotte, NC
DL   #46   Armond Cox   LC   6-3   240   So.   Teaneck, NJ
DL   #56   Darius Darden   FSU   6-3   258   Jr.   Greensboro, NC
DL   #45   Nate Wyche   CU   6-1   240   Sr.   Suffolk, VA
LB   #14   Brandon Lynch*   VSU   6-1   215   Sr.   Norfolk, VA
LB   #34   Devon Hunt   SU   6-1   220   So.   Rockingham, NC
LB   #32   Jayron Rankin   WSSU   6-0   215   So.   Reidsville, NC
DB   #8   Carlo Thomas*   JCSU   6-2   185   Sr.   East Orange, NJ
DB   #21   Rahman Kamara   BSU   6-0   190   Sr.   Bowie, MD
DB   #20   Basir Wright   JCSU   6-0   166   Jr.   Douglasville, GA
DB   #26   Sterling Hammond   VUU   6-1   195   Fr.   Caret, VA
P   #38   Matthew Trau   FSU   6-2   170   Jr.   Montross, VA
PR    #47    Lavatiae Kelly*    VUU    6-2   190   Jr.   Miami, FL

*2016 All-CIAA First Team Members

The 2017 CIAA football season opens on Thursday, August 31, with the CIAA Football Championship scheduled for November 11, 2017 in Salem, Virginia. The nationally televised championship game will be played at Salem Football Stadium and feature the CIAA Northern and Southern Division champions.
CIAA Football Media Day kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Salem, Virginia. Catch all the action by following the CIAA on Facebook (The CIAA), Twitter (@CIAAForLife), and Instagram (@CIAASports).

Panthers cut ties with Dave Gettleman as general manager

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have fired general manager Dave Gettleman effective immediately, the team announced Monday.

"After much thought and a long evaluation of our football operations, I have decided to relieve Dave Gettleman of his duties as general manager," team owner Jerry Richardson said in a statement. "I want to thank Dave for the role he played in our success over the past four seasons. While the timing of this decision is not ideal, a change is needed."

The move comes nine days before the Panthers are scheduled to report to training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The team offered no immediate reason for Gettleman's dismissal.

Seahawks icon and Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dead at 48

Cortez Kennedy, an icon with the Seattle Seahawks who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012, has died at age 48, the Orlando Police Department said Tuesday.

Kennedy was a force inside, both as a run stopper and in threatening quarterbacks. The 1992 Defensive Player of the Year made eight Pro Bowls, had 58 sacks -- an unusually high total for a tackle -- and spent his entire 11-season career with Seattle.

Named to the Associated Press 1990s All-Decade team., Kennedy was credited with 448 tackles, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and three interceptions during his NFL career.

He also was an All-America honoree at the University of Miami and was on the Hurricanes' 1989 national championship team.

Update to the story posted earlier this week....... :police:

Raleigh, N.C. — There was no vulgar singing at a Raleigh restaurant despite reports that employees sang an anti-police song to officers last week, according to the Raleigh Police Department.

The controversy began last week after a Facebook post claimed people at the Smithfield's Chicken 'n Bar-B-Q restaurant sang the NWA song "F- the Police" to Raleigh police officers who were eating at the restaurant.

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