Friday, March 5, 2021
By Analis Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured the nation's attention at the presidential inauguration, will be among the performers on Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL announced Wednesday. On Jan. 20, Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. History, performing an original poem titled "The Hill We Climb." The poem called...
The baseball hero overcame defining odds as one of the most prolific athletes over the last century. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Major League Baseball hero Hank Aaron died on Friday at the age of 86. The Hall of Famer shattered barriers and records, becoming one of the most prolific baseball players in...
By Alex Butler, UPI Former NFL fullback TIm Lester has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 52. Lester's family said he tested positive for COVID-19 10 days ago and died Tuesday morning at his Milton, Ga., home. Family members suspect that a pulmonary embolism -- a blockage of an artery...
This move comes 70 years after the Negro Leagues dissolved. By Brooklyn White, ESSENCE The MLB has announced it will finally recognize former Negro League players as part of the major leagues. Over 70 years after the Negro League ended, the organization will now include the records and statistics of all...
By Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach, ESPN Lovie Smith is out as Illinois' head football coach after five seasons, the school announced Sunday. Illinois called a team meeting for noon ET Sunday to inform players of the decision. The Fighting Illini fell 28-10 to No. 14 Northwestern on Saturday to finish...
By Brakkton Booker, NPR The Monday Night Football matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams made history, but it had nothing to do with the two teams vying for playoff seeding. For the first time, the league assembled an all-Black officiating crew, led by Jerome Boger, a 17-year...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Known as the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, the CIAA, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, has partnered with Cxmmunity, an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing minority participation in the esports and video game industries, to help spearhead Esports and future Gaming Initiatives in...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor For the first time in 32 seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the 2020 World Series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, October 27. The Game 6 victory by the Dodgers was their 7th World Series title in franchise history. "This...
By Chris Bumbaca, USA Today Fred Dean, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and two-time Super Bowl winner, died Wednesday at the age of 68. Although sacks did not become an official recorded stat until the twilight of his career, Dean was a prolific and feared pass-rusher during his 11-year career between...
By Chris Bumbaca, USA Today Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan died Sunday at his home in California due to a non-specified polyneuropathy, his family announced. He was 77. Morgan played 22 seasons in the big leagues from 1963-1984. Although he began his career with the Houston Astros when they were...