Researchers from the University of Virginia and Northwestern University examined NFL injury reports over two seasons, and noticed something unexpected: black players were expected to return from injury sooner than their white counterparts.
The researchers compiled all official NFL injury reports, filed by the teams, for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
MILWAUKEE -- The kids on the Milwaukee Washington High School football
team deserved a better fate than what they were dealt recently.
Their setback trumped everything they went
through, worked for and hoped for, which was making it to the postseason.
The boys endured the August heat when they were on the
field running through drills and trying to do something constructive and
Given the area in the inner
city where the school is located, they could’ve been getting into bad things
because they see some of that in the surrounding neighborhoods of the school or
at least they know people who are doing wrong.
NEW YORK -- Orrin
Hudson, a motivational speaker, community activist, and chessmaster,
inspires Black youth to make better decisions in life by teaching them
the game of chess.
His efforts are documented on a professionally filmed
video, and that video is going viral on YouTube with nearly 30,000
Hudson, who has been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, CNN,
and in People Magazine, runs a nationally-recognized non-profit
organization in Atlanta, Georgia called the Be Someone Foundation.
NEW JERSEY -- The NCAA and the four major professional sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL and the NHL) Tuesday filed a complaint against New Jersey state officials in federal court in the city of Trenton seeking to stop the state from implementing sports betting on pro and college games.
The leagues and the NCAA assert that the state’s recently announced decision to offer sports betting violates long-standing federal law.
The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) became law in 1992 and prohibits states from operating a lottery or betting scheme based on pro or college games.
NEW HAVEN, Ct. (BP) -- There's a brand new basketball revolution set to start in North Carolina later this month.
After a college hoop season that saw the Tar Heels and Blue Devils fall short in their championship pursuits, and the NBA Bobcats fail to look like a professional team on most nights, a new group of hoopsters are looking to make their mark on a local and national scale.
Say hello to the 5’9″ @9′ Basketball League -- the premier national league for men under 5-feet-10. Founded in 2010 by Durham native Steve McRae, the 5’9″ Basketball League includes players who are 5-feet-9 or shorter and the rim is lowered from the traditional 10-foot to 9-foot.
ATLANTA -- A retired NBA All-Star and a friend claim they were ousted
from the bar of a ritzy Atlanta restaurant because they were black.
restaurant says they weren’t the victims of a discriminatory policy, but a
long-standing practice rooted in Southern hospitality that allows women a seat
at the bar when the place is packed.
Those arguments were made Monday at the start of the weeklong federal trial
of a lawsuit filed by Joe Barry Carroll and attorney Joseph Shaw. The two say
they were humiliated when a security guard escorted them from the Tavern at
Phipps when they refused to give up their seats to a couple of white women, an
action they say was part of a broader pattern of discrimination against blacks.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The
2011 BCA Coach of the Year recipients are Coach Shaka Smart, VCU Head
Men’s Basketball Coach as the Fritz Pollard BCA Male Coach of the Year and
Coquese Washington, Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Penn State.
recipient of the BCA Myles Brand Administrator of the Year award will be
presented to Mr. Dan Guerrero, Athletic Director at UCLA.
BCA will honor two (2) individuals as the High School Coach of the
year. Coaches Carmen Jackson, Track and Field Coach at Miami
Northwestern Senior High Community School and Coach Ruth Lovelace, Boys
Varsity Basketball Coach at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, N.
TORONTO, Canada -- The U.S. Lingerie Football League is broadening its horizons to include a Canadian scantily clad franchise in Toronto, the league announced.
League founder Mitchell Mortaza said the as-yet unnamed team will compete in the 2-year-old league's Eastern division, the Toronto Star reported Wednesday.
The women play seven-per-side full-contact football on a half-sized field wearing helmets, shoulder, knee and elbow pads, bras, and panties.
The players in the league's 10 teams don't get paid, but their uniform and travel expenses are covered by the league.
NEW YORK -- Shiny, expensive toys are de rigueur for the world's wealthiest people. Among the highest-profile purchases a billionaire can make: a professional sports team.
The Russian, who ranks 32nd on Forbes' list of theworld's wealthiest people
(net worth: $18 billion), is a bachelor playboy who parties around the globe in his various houses and yachts.
But his most prized possession: the NBA's New Jersey Nets, a team that he bought last year when it was mired in what would become a moribund 12-70 season.
BENBROOK, Texas -- Two Texas high school baseball players accused of sacrificing chickens in a superstitious ritual to end their slump have been charged with cruelty to livestock animals.
Benbrook Police Sgt. John Van Ness said late Thursday the case has been turned over to a Tarrant County juvenile court, where a decision will be made on whether to prosecute the teens, whose names were not released.
Police in the Fort Worth suburb said the 15- and 16-year-old “engaged in acts that caused the death of two baby chickens” on the Western Hills High School baseball field during two weeks ago.
by Desi Cortez, desicortez@Blackathlete.comDenver, CO.----Here’s
a stark reality; most folks won’t be robbed by a gun-toting thug. No,
instead far too-many of us will be taken to the bank . . . by a banker -
a serpent in alligator loafers, shark skin suit and claiming Ivy
League/Wall Street credentials.
Everything is not as it appears . . . .
organized labor, undermining worker-ant solidarity, that’s what’s
really going on right under our noses. Class warfare waged by the world class wealthy against us workers bees.
By Grant Hill
“The Fab Five,” an ESPN film about the Michigan basketball careers of Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson from 1991 to 1993, was broadcast for the first time Sunday night. In the show, Rose, the show’s executive producer, stated that Duke recruited only black players he considered to be “Uncle Toms.” Grant Hill, a player on the Duke team that beat Michigan in the 1992 Final Four, reflected on Rose’s comments.
I am a fan, friend and longtime competitor of the Fab Five.
Six black college men's teams
and three women's squads have
been awarded berths in the NCAA
Div. II Basketball national championship
Women's CIAA Tournament
champ Shaw (21-11) and SIAC
Tournament champion Fort Valley
State (22-9) received automatic
bids to the women's field while
CIAA tourney finalist Johnson C.
Smith (24-4) received an at-large
berth in the women's field.
SIAC men's tournament champion
Clark Atlanta (22-8) and
CIAA tournament champion Shaw
(22-8) received automatic bids to
the men's playoffs.
By Chris Chase
Another inane application of the tuck rule this weekend has led the league's former vice president of officiating tochange his mind
about the controversial ruling.
FOX analyst Mike Pereira wrote in an online column that the time has
come to change the rule, which was most famously applied in a 2002
playoff game between theOakland Raiders
andNew England Patriots
. It came to attention again this week whenKansas City Chiefs
was ruled to have thrown an incomplete pass while bringing the ball back into his side.
There are quite a few NBA fans that wouldn't brave a clear and 72-degree day to see a game between theMemphis Grizzlies
so you can't blame nine-tenths of the over 10,000 people that bought
tickets to Monday night's Bobcats/Grizzlies game for staying home
instead of braving the elements and taking in this classic.
UConn Women On ESPNU Sunday, But ESPN2 Would Show Record BreakerDecember 16, 2010|By Staff Reports, The Hartford Courant
the second time in a week, some sports fans in Connecticut won't be
viewing an event of major interest. The UConn women's basketball team
will try to tie John Wooden's record of 88 consecutive wins on Sunday
against Ohio State at Madison Square Garden, but the game is on ESPNU,
which has less penetration than ESPN's other networks.
news: If UConn wins Sunday, the Huskies' chance to break the record on
Tuesday at the XL Center vs.
Straight No Chaser: See Ya, Josh!!
McDaniels is a man-child of white privilege
by Desi Cortez, BASN Columnist
DENVER (BASN) -- White
male privilege is all so-alive and doing well.
Josh McDaniels, the Bill Belichick wanna be, the son-of-a Ohio
high school gridiron coaching Legend - his pops a Paul Bunyan type man amongst
the Pig-skin people in that state . . .
This full grown chubby little man-cub
has failed - in miserable, horrific fashion to restore the prance, pomp and
circumstance to the blue n' orange - and thus very appropriately so - the punk
has been sent backing.
-- During this past Major League Baseball (MLB) post-season, a direct
plea was made by Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ6) to the
managements of MLB, the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants.
He requested, in a letter dated October 25, 2010, to “Ban the use of tobacco products during the World Series.”
Pallone was specifically making reference to the use of smokeless
tobacco products and the impact upon youth who see MLB players routinely
using the product during MLB games.
Tom Joyner wants this information to reach his listeners.. You
have probably heard of ‘NUD’ as a result of the Tom Joyner morning show
related to Comp USA . NUD (Non Urban Dictate) is the acronym for a very
subtle and litt le-known marketing term specifically directed toward
people of color.
‘Non Urban Dictate’ These three words essentially mean that a
company is not interested in the Black consumer. A NUD label means that
a company does not want their marketing and
advertising materials placed in media that claim an urban