Daily Archives: April 26, 2012
By C.E. Peterson
In wake of tonight’s NFL Draft, I thought I would put a piece together that highlighted the college basketball players that would “potentially” be great football players, as well.
Now, don’t get me wrong having played football, there is something innate that you just cannot judge exactly who will be good at football, or have the toughness that comes to play certain positions. However, I also believe basketball is the most “athletic” sport and some of these guys are just complete freaks of nature. So here it goes; (In no particular order)
HBCU BASKETBALL REPORT
By Samuel Williams, Jr.
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA – For decades basketball conferences comprised of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have been a weak sister in the scheme of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national tournament … an after thought one might say. Over the years, the HBCU league champions are only afforded at best a number 16 seed or possibly even have to play into the 64 team tourney field.
But in 2012 not only did Norfolk State University (NSU) Spartans achieve a number 15 seed in the West bracket, they engineered one of the most beautiful 40-minutes of basketball p-lay to record one of the most impressive victories in NCAA tournament history … and they beat a highly favored, highly touted number two seed Missouri Tigers. The score: 86 -84.