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dead: Louisiana Tech Running Back, Tyronne Duplessis, Found Dead

dead: Louisiana Tech Running Back, Tyronne Duplessis, Found Dead

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RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana Tech running back Tyronne Duplessis has been found dead at his off-campus apartment. Hazel Woods, the chief investigator for the Lincoln Parish coroner’s office, says the cause of death is not yet known and an autopsy is pending. The 21-year-old Duplessis, whose body was found Thursday morning, recently completed his sophomore season of eligibility. Louisiana Tech spokesman Patrick Walsh says coach Sonny Dykes has informed…

Four More Charged In FAMU Hazing

Four More Charged In FAMU Hazing

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  TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Pledges of a Florida A&M marching band club known as the Clones were punched or paddled while they played music during a hazing initiation, according to police records released Friday. Four band members were arrested in the beatings and charged with hazing. It’s the latest fallout from a scandal that has rocked the university and its famed Marching 100 band. FAMU’s band director had told university…

WOW: Penn State Coach Paterno Still Receiving A Paycheck

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Black Like Moi reports:   Steve Garban, chair of the Penn State Board of Trustees, and John Surma, vice chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees, released the following statement concerning the employment status of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno: “Coach Paterno remains employed by the University as a tenured faculty member,” they said in a statement released Thursday. “The details of his retirement are being worked…

‘Heir’ Jordan Mysteriously Quits School and Basketball Team

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  By: Jahbrielle Henning- Rayford, Your Black World First born of Michael “Air” Jordan, 23 year-old, Jeff Jordan has decided to quit the University of Central Florida’s basketball team this semester. According to the university, the leave is due to “personal reasons.” Jordan expressed to this public his gratitude to the University, stating, “I thank coach Jones for the opportunity to be a part of the UCF basketball family. I…

NY Times: The NCAA is a Living, Breathing Cartel

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Twice a year in Vienna, the members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries gather to decide on the short-term direction of oil prices. Sometimes, O.P.E.C. agrees to cut back on oil production, pushing up the price of oil. Other times, it decides to boost production. Always, the goal is to fix the price of oil, rather than allow it to be set by the competitive marketplace. Indeed, collusion and…

NCAA Schools Object To Multi-year Scholarships, But Pay Coaches More

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For the second time in less than two weeks, schools are objecting to a reform measure sought by university presidents and endorsed by NCAA president Mark Emmert. More than 75 schools are asking to override a plan approved in October to allow multi-year athletic scholarships rather than the one-year renewable awards schools currently provide. That’s the minimum number of dissenters needed for reconsideration by the Division I Board of Directors…

Yale Coach Resigns Lying On His Application

Yale Coach Resigns Lying On His Application

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    Tom Williams resigned as Yale’s football coach Wednesday amid a university investigation into whether he lied on his resume about being a candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship while a student at Stanford. Williams took over at Yale in 2009 and listed himself as a Rhodes candidate on his resume. The story entered the spotlight when Bulldogs quarterback Patrick Witt had to decide if he would go for his…

School Band Played ‘Dixie’ at a Site Where Three Black Men were Lynched in 1906

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There’s nothing like playing the song “Dixie” to remind us of a time when lynching black people was a source of entertainment.  The president of Missouri State University has apologized for playing the song at a site where three black men were lynched in 1906.   Interim President Clif Smart says that the song was an “unfortunate selection” and that it won’t be played again in public by the band.

robert champions death ruled a homicide

Coroner Rules FAMU Band Member’s Death a Homicide

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Black Like Moi reports. Robert Champion, the former member of the Florida A&M Marching 100 band, has been ruled to have died by homicide.  The medical examiner released the information on Friday afternoon, shortly after the governor of Florida met with James Ammons, President of the university. Orange County officials are saying that Champion died from a  “hemorrhagic shock, due to soft tissue hemorrhage, due to blunt force trauma sustained during…

Penn State Also Covered Up Death Threats Against Black Students

Penn State Also Covered Up Death Threats Against Black Students

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    It appears that in addition to the recent sexual abuse allegations against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, the university has also been responsible for covering up death threats to African American students.  TheLoop21 wrote a blog post about the cover-ups, which make the university’s public image even more tarnished than it was before the scandal.  Earlier in the week, Dr. Boyce Watkins at Your Black World also…

College Sorority Depicts The Huxtables By Dressing In Blackface

College Sorority Depicts The Huxtables By Dressing In Blackface

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World – Scholarship in Action A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi decided that it might be fun to depict “The Cosby Show” by putting students in blackface.   The off campus party was meant to be good old fashioned fun, likely inspired by students whose professors have never educated them on the fact that their actions are horribly offensive to millions of people. Read…

Dr. Boyce: Race Written All Over Penn State Sex Scandal

Dr. Boyce: Race Written All Over Penn State Sex Scandal

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    Like the rest of America, I found myself getting sick after reading about the sex abuse scandal at Penn State University. The detailed reports are nothing less than mortifying, and I am among those who believe that this university should pay tens of millions to victims and their families in order to make things right. I also find myself wondering if anyone other than former Penn State Assistant…

Obama Offers Help for Student Loan Woes

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President Obama will announce new programs Wednesday to lower monthly loan payments for some students graduating next year and thereafter and to let borrowers who have a mix of direct federal loans and loans under the old Federal Family Education Loan Program consolidate them at a slightly lower interest rate. Read More.