PITTSBURGH -- The South Carolina State Bulldogs
were selected number one in the 2011 SBN Black College Football Preseason Poll.
The Bulldogs received 21 of 30 first-place votes, 276 points and are predicted to win the SBN Jake Gaither
National Championship Trophy for the second time in three seasons.
State Golden Rams are the defending SBN National Champions and they're
predicted to finish second this season. The Golden Rams received four
first-place votes and 258 points. Florida A&M is in the number three
position with 221 points.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Uncle Luke, the man whose
booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for
free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for
Times. This week, Luke talks about the racism prevalent in sports
MIAMI -- After Cam
Newton's NFL debut as a Carolina Panther against the Miami Dolphins
last week, the mainstream sports media machine was already casting
doubts on the young man's ability to be his team's starting
TheBoston Heraldran a headline proclaiming
Newton "struggles in his first start," while the
NEWARK, N.J. -- The Newark Bears have scrapped plans to donate $2,000 to Mothers
Against Drunk Driving on behalf of former New York Yankees World Series
star Jim Leyritz.
The planned donation had sparked controversy because the team
planned to announce it Thursday, the same night as a team-sponsored
beer pong tournament promotion.
The team said Wednesday that it canceled after MADD said it would not accept the money.
Leyritz served as pitching coach for the Bears, who play in the
independent Can-Am League.
CALIFORNIA (BP) -- Ohio State standout QB Terrelle
Pryor has now become the latest
target of the sports media world. Pryor applied for the National
Football League Supplemental Draft on Aug. 22, 2011.
pay little to no attention to this draft, however this year the Mouse
(ESPN) and others will be in NFL offices trying to get information.
They want to know which team drafted the talented Black quarterback.
Then they will proceed to use their bully pulpit to make him a wide
receiver instead of the position he has played for years - quarterback.
PHILADELPHIA -- Seven former players have sued the NFL in Philadelphia
over concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of
The players accuse the league of failing to protect their health and of
trying to conceal any links between football and brain injuries.
The players include formerPhiladelphia Eagles
quarterback and two-time
Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon.
The suit accuses the NFL of negligence and intentional misconduct in its
response to the headaches, dizziness and dementia that former players have
NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia has started 12 games over the last four postseasons -- in
2007 with the Indians, 2008 with the Brewers, and the last two years
with the Yankees. He has pitched in November and is happy to hear that
no one will pitch that month in 2011.
"I think that's pretty cool -- especially with the weather being the way
it is at that time of year," the Yankees' 16-6 ace said on Wednesday at
the MLB Fan Cave in New York. "I like it. I think they should do that
every year and not let the World Series go into November.
GRANGER - His dream was so vivid, so
powerful, so real when Corwin Brown walked into Notre Dame as a rising
star in the coaching business 4½ years ago.
It didn’t seem possible it could all unravel so quickly and so tragically.
Late Friday night, after
shooting himself in the torso, the 41-year-old Brown wasn’t fighting for
his dreams anymore, but rather if and how he could piece his life back
For now, the
former Irish assistant football coach is alive, in fair condition and
recovering at Memorial Hospital, according to police, after a near
seven-hour standoff with a St.
NEW YORK -- After ending an impasse over a new collective bargaining agreement, theNational Football League
is back. This is a relief to all the television networks that paid billions of dollars for television rights.
But one media giant isn't dancing in the end zone.
Comcasthas taken the end of the labor dispute as an opportunity to settle a beef with one of its rivals, satellite TV companyDirectTV,
which it accuses in a new lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Illinois
federal court of deceptive advertising.
CALIFORNIA (BP) -- The Four Wise men (I mean the Four Commissioners of Major League Sports) now have the opportunity to change their leagues, to improve their leagues.
Divisions and conferences might look different in the future. I have taken it upon myself to help save the four leagues money, travel expenses, gas prices, enhance local rivalries, and provide early local television time.
Today it’s Commissioner David Stern and the Association taking its turn at making the game enjoyable.
NORFOLK, Va. -- For the fourth straight year South Carolina State was picked to win the conference title as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced its 2011 preseason football team and predicted order of finish at the annual Football Press Luncheon Banquet on Friday, July 29th at the Waterside Marriott Hotel .
2010 co-champions Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M were picked to finish second and third respectively in the preseason poll.
Delaware State wide receiver Justin Wilson and linebacker Ryan Lewis of Bethune-Cookman received top player honors Wilson was selected as the preseason Offensive Player of the Year and Lewis was named the preseason Defensive Player of the Year by the MEAC head football coaches and sports information directors.
ATLANTA -- The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced the 2011 SIAC Preseason Football All-Conference Team and Predicted Order of Finish as voted by the SIAC Football Coaches Association.
The 2011 preseason team is led by Albany State quarterback Stanley Jennings, Fort Valley State linebacker Ricky Johnson, and Stillman punter Ronnie Partridge.
In 2010, Jennings led the SIAC with 2392 yards passing and 26 touchdowns while leading Albany State to an 11-1 record including an SIAC regular season title and a berth in the NCAA playoffs.
CALIFORNIA (BP) -- The Four Wise men, oh I mean the Four Commissioners of Major League Sports, now have the opportunity to change their leagues, to improve their leagues.
Divisions and conference might look different in the future. In the attempt to save the four leagues money, travel expenses, gas prices, creating local rivalries, and early local television time.
Today we look at Commissioner Roger Goddell and the possibilities for change. The NFL just finished a 132 day lockout, with a new 10 year bargaining agreement.