April 16, 2014

Tuesday Evening Thread: 40 Years Ago Today…….715

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Saturday Open Thread: African Americans and College Basketball History

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Welcome to the Weekend BAE-BAE! The Final Four is upon us. One of the biggest days in sports in this country. One of the reasons for the popularity is the talent that has emerged over the years. As a child of the 80s, it is my perogative to believe … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African Americans and College Basketball History

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TGIF POU! Who was the first black coach to lead a Division I school to the NCAA Championship?   John Thompson Jr.          1984, thirty years ago, the men’s basketball team at Georgetown University owned March Madness. Under coach John Thompson … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African Americans and College Basketball History

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Happy Hump Day POU! Today we honor the legendary Earl "The Pearl" Monroe and his impact on HBCU basketball and integration. Vernon Earl Monroe was known for his flamboyant dribbling, passing, and play-making. He was nicknamed both "Earl the … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African Americans and College Basketball History

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Good Morning POU! Today we honor the legendary coach of Winston Salem State University, Clarence "Big House" Gaines. Clarence Edward "Big House" Gaines, Sr. (May 21, 1923 – April 18, 2005) was a college men's basketball coach with a 47-year … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African Americans and College Basketball History

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Good Monday Morning POU! This week, as the NCAA proceeds to make billions off the popularity of college basketball, let's take a look at some of the black players and coaches that propelled the game from the playgrounds to the "A billion dollars for … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Game Changers – Elite Black Quarterbacks

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Cam Newton took his game to a new level in 2013, establishing career bests with 24 touchdown passes, a 61.7-percent completion rate and a quarterback rating of 88.8. He also became the only player in NFL history to have 50 of more touchdown passes … [Read more...]