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Former Tennessee State star Robert Covington’s star on the rise along with 76ers

by Donal Ware With 11 seconds remaining in the game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night, 89% free throw shooter Damian Lillard stepped to the line for his second free throw after knocking down the first. He missed. The 76ers were down 92-90 at home at that point.  Ersan Ilysova

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Ben Coates not in Pro Football, CIAA Halls of Fame?

boxtorow.com There are eight players who played tight end who are currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ben Coates is not one of them. Despite being recognized as one of the best two tight ends during most of the ’90’s, making the NFL 1990’s All-Decade Team, winning a Super Bowl and being a

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Tarik Cohen, Darius Leonard, Lenard Tillery lead BOXTOROW college football All-America team

Boxtorow.com From December 12, 2016 Twenty-nine players were selected to the 10th annual BOXTOROW All-America team.  BOXTOROW has administered the All-America team since 2007 and the voters are comprised of media members from around the nation that cover HBCU football. The offense is headlined by top vote-getter, North Carolina A&T senior running back Tarik Cohen,

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BOXTOROW Interview with Howard head football coach Mike London

boxtorow.com Former University of Virginia head football coach Mike London was introduced as the new head football coach at a press conference at Howard University last Monday. This past weekend he appeared as a guest on FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW w/ Donal Ware and talked about what made him decide to take

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National Player of the Week: Tahjere McCall

Tennessee State Guard Tahjere McCall 6-5, Grad., Philadelphia Pa. Averaged 23.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game in three games for the Tigers.  He scored his 1,000 career point in the Tigers victory over UT Martin on Saturday. Presented by North Carolina Mutual

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National Player of the Week: Joyce Kennerson

Texas Southern Guard Joyce Kennerson 5-4, Soph., Port Arthur, Texas Averaged 24 points, three steals, four rebounds and shot in excess of 90% from the free throw line in leading the Lady Tigers to a 2-0 record last week. Presented by North Carolina Mutual

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Grambling crowned HBCU national champions

Fourteen times before, the Grambling State Tigers were named national champions. Now make it fifteen. By virtue of its 10-9 victory over North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl on Saturday, Grambling was named 2016 HBCU national champions in the final BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls of 2016. “This was extremely huge for us,” said

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Grambling defeats NCCU in Celebration Bowl; expected to be named HBCU national champs

boxtorow.com ATLANTA – On Monday the Grambling Tigers most likely will be crowned HBCU national champions. That’s because of their 10-9 victory over North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl before a crowd of 31,096 at the Georgia Dome. A defensive battle throughout and with the Tigers leading 10-3 late in the fourth quarter, Eagles

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BOXTOROW Superlatives: Tarik Cohen, Darius Leonard named BOXTOROW Players of the Year

Boxtorow.com It eluded him last year, but not this year. North Carolina A&T’s star running back Tarik Cohen was voted BOXTOROW Offensive Player of the Year.  The 5-6, 173-pound Cohen was named MEAC Offensive Player of the Year for the third-straight year and finished fifth in the Walter Payton voting for the best offensive player

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