GOP seeks review of claim NFL tried to sway concussion study
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GOP seeks review of claim NFL tried to sway concussion study

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday called for an independent review of allegations that the National Football League sought to improperly influence a government study into the link between football and brain disease. In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general, GOP leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee … Continue reading

Dolphins’ national anthem protest ‘a disgrace’
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Dolphins’ national anthem protest ‘a disgrace’

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Kate Upton has condemned the four Miami Dolphins players who knelt during the national anthem, writing on Instagram that their actions are “a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country.” The four players — running back Arian Foster, outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins, free safety Michael … Continue reading

Mendenhall uses BYU video to show Virginia winning attitude
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Mendenhall uses BYU video to show Virginia winning attitude

Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall was surprised how quickly a losing attitude dragged down the Cavaliers in their season-opening loss. The first-year Virginia coach had spent spring ball and fall camp trying to install a new mindset. The Cavaliers even professed bolstered confidence heading in their opener against Richmond, but when things went bad early, Mendenhall … Continue reading

Hankerson named to watch list for black college football player of the year
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Hankerson named to watch list for black college football player of the year

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State senior quarterback Greg Hankerson was named Wednesday to the preseason watch list for the inaugural Deacon Jones Trophy, which will be awarded this year to the most outstanding college football player from a historically black college and university (HBCU). The winner of this year’s award will be announced on Feb. … Continue reading

Black athletes and political protest
Sports

Black athletes and political protest

Kaepernick’s protest was the latest in a history of actions by black athletes meant to call out the discrepancies between the experiences of people of color and America’s professed ideals. In 1968, Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos lifted their black-gloved fists as the national anthem was played after they won the gold and bronze … Continue reading

Labor Day Classic events scheduled Sept. 1 through Sept. 4
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Labor Day Classic events scheduled Sept. 1 through Sept. 4

NORFOLK, Va. – Due to the likelihood of inclement weather on Saturday caused by the remnants of Hurricane Hermine, Saturday’s ABNB Labor Day Classic football game between Norfolk State and Elizabeth City State has been postponed and will now be played this Sunday at 6 p.m. at Dick Price Stadium. The NSU Ticket Center will … Continue reading

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11 freshmen victims in alleged Oregon hazing, coach charged

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A volunteer football coach and six players for a small town Oregon high school team face criminal charges for a hazing initiation in which 11 freshmen at a summer training camp had intimate parts of their bodies “aggressively targeted,” a prosecutor said Tuesday. The Philomath High School volunteer coach, Cooper Kikuta, … Continue reading

Football season preview: Spartans set for year 2 under Scott
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Football season preview: Spartans set for year 2 under Scott

NORFOLK, Va. – With a bevy of returning starters bolstered by the addition of a promising recruiting class, the Norfolk State football team enters season two under head coach Latrell Scott with plenty of optimism. Following is a position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans’ roster heading into this Saturday’s season-opener against Elizabeth City State. Quarterback In … Continue reading