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VUU's Shareka McNeill
VUU's Shareka McNeill

By TAHIRAH FARRER-BRADLEY

Virginia Union University’s women’s basketball team defended their CIAA title with a 74 to 41 victory over Fayetteville State University. One would imagine that a championship game between two number one teams would be much closer, and by the end of the first quarter it was, with FSU leading VUU 8 to 7. More ↠

Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick’s more than two-year battle with the NFL has come to an end.

The former NFL quarterback and the league have reached a financial settlement in Kaepernick’s collusion complaint against football’s owners.

The settlement comes just one day after it was revealed that the former San Francisco 49er, who led the team to a Super Bowl in 2013, turned down a contract offer to play in a new developmental league. More ↠
Jamal Elliott
Jamal Elliott
Four-Star RB Oregon Transfer Elliott Returns to Hometown

DURHAM, N.C. – Jamal Elliott, a four-star running back out of Hillside High School (Durham, N.C.) who committed to the Oregon Ducks, is among the 93 football student-athletes that reported to North Carolina Central University’s preseason camp on Thursday (Aug. 2).

Elliott was ranked as the No. 12 running back prospect in the nation and the 11th overall player in the state according to 247Sports.com. He graduated from Hillside and attended the University of Oregon in the spring semester before deciding to transfer. More ↠

Devin Sweet
Devin Sweet
NCCU Alum Devin Sweet Signs with Seattle Mariners

Former North Carolina Central University pitcher Devin Sweet (Greensboro, N.C.) will continue his baseball career with a Major League club as he has signed with the Seattle Mariners, the organization announced.

Sweet said he was optimistic of getting a call to join an MLB team, but was still surprised when it came in. More ↠

By JONATHAN DUREN
Queen City Battle of the Bands Logo
The Queen City Battle of the Bands Moves to Houston to Launch the National Battle of the Bands

Webber Marketing & Consulting, LLC, in partnership with the Harris County Houston Sports Authority (HCHSA), is proud to announce Houston, Texas as the new host city for the annual Queen City Battle of the Bands (QCBOB). Along with its new location, the QCBOB will be renamed the National Battle of the Bands and will make its inaugural band showcase at the NRG Stadium on the weekend of August 30, 2019. . More ↠