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The Legacy of Henry Harris

Wendell Hudson was the first African American scholarship athlete in The University of Alabama’s history. Last month, he made history, again, becoming the university’s first student-athlete to have his jersey retired. But what about the unsung heroes whose stories are untold because they don’t have a storybook ending?  Today, I want to reflect on the […]

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Former Student-Athletes’ Deaths Shed Light On Underlying Issue Within College Athletics

De’Runnya “Bear” Wilson’s shooting death in January 2020 has bothered me as much as Chris Smith’s did, another former Mississippi State University wide receiver who was murdered in 2016. In Wilson, we’re talking about a student-athlete with the following accolades: three-time state champion in basketball at Wenonah High School in Birmingham (AL); Alabama’s 2013 Mr. […]

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How the WNBA’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement Impacts Current and Future Players

Last month, the WNBA’s Players Union and the league settled a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that will begin with the 2020 season and run through 2027. The biggest issue with the old agreement was that players earned less than 25 percent Basketball Related Income (BRI) Under the new agreement, players will receive a 53 […]

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How the NCAA Can Create an Equitable System for College Athletes to be Compensated

The topic of whether or not college athletes should be paid has been an ongoing debate for years, and now it’s finally on the table. In October, The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Board of Governors, which oversees college sports, voted unanimously to adjust rules that prevented players from earning money from their name, image and […]

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The State of the WNBA, Part 2

As the Players’ Association is negotiating to develop a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the focus should be on increasing the players’ slice of the league’s pie. In an article in the Players’ Tribune, NBA player Bradley Beal wrote that all WNBA players are asking for is more Basketball Related Income (BRI), which includes broadcast rights, […]

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The State of the WNBA, Part 1

  About a week ago, the Washington Mystics won their first ever championship in franchise history. But the celebration didn’t last long because half of the team’s players are heading overseas for international play. Unfortunately, that’s the nature of the Women’s National Basketball Association and one of the reasons why players are asking for better […]

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Brittany Young: Suffering Before Reaping Abundantly

First Recorded on February 12, 2011 by Jason Crowder First aired on Fellowship of A Christian Athlete (FCA) Radio #StillFriendsWiththeSuper6 #StillFriendsWithCandace #StillIntheSameCareerField #StillGettingFedAtFaithChapel #StillHonoringGod

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Replacing Hurts: Was It Really the Right Decision?

Photo credit: nytimes.com So you watched the College Football Playoff National Championship game about a week ago; the Alabama Crimson Tide trailed 13-0 at the half. The Tide’s offense was sub par, gaining only 94 yards off 24 plays against the Georgia Bulldog defense. Alabama’s defense wasn’t impressive either, giving up 13 first half points; […]

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Thomas’ Tribe Completes a Trifecta in Coaches Vs. Coaches Event

It was that time of year again when some of Alabama’s finest high school basketball coaches came together before official practices began primarily to raise funds for Midfield High School’s boys basketball program, but also to prove they can still ball… Lonzo. For the sake of this article, I’m going to refer to the guest […]

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D.Horton: “I Want to be Revered as the Shakespeare of Hip Hop” Part 2

Photo Credit: Hank Washington; Instagram: iam_hank   ADVISORY: This audio contains explicit language   Music Credits: “Soul Food” – D.Horton; produced by KTGotBeats; The Sessions 2 “Doin’ Something Right” – D.Horton; produced by KTGotBeats; The Sessions 2 “The Friendly City” – D. Horton; produced by KTGotBeats and New1Message; The Sessions 2 “Black Butterfly” – D.Horton; […]

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