There’s a common assumption that the optimal route and often only path to the professional level in sports is for an athlete to attend a Division I institution until they are eligible to declare or ascend to the next level.
Typically, when athletes from the UNC schools make it to the pinnacle of their sport, most people automatically assume the hail from the Chapel Hill, Charlotte or Greensboro campuses.
Even though there is a healthy pipeline to the professional
The tale of how one of UNCP’s newest walk- ons to the football team came to fruition is more than just a feel-good story to warm the hearts of readers. The journey of the program’s hungriest fullback is a true testament to the meaning of determination and the embodiment of perseverance. Tyrone Young’s hunger for the pursuit of the game is not a mere grumbling in the pit of his stomach to envelope defenders or a lingering itch to strap the pads back on, but in reality it is a
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. is just the fourth African-American driver to ever get behind the wheel of a stock car in a NASCAR race. At Daytona, Wallace became just the second African-American since 1971 to ever compete full-time in the series. Wallace’s career has been full of adversity, much like Wendell Scott’s, who became the first African American to start a NASCAR race. Prior to the start of The Great American Race, The Daytona 500, there was a lot of attention on Walla
Hip Hop is more than a genre; it’s a culture. Its beginnings come from African American inner-city struggles of the 1970s and 1980s, and has since evolved into a representation of black urban culture in America. Before hip-hop was a coined term, it was all about the aesthetic and the experience. Beats and turntables were one aspect, but the art of lyricism, the hip and urban street fashion, the nasty dance moves, and the all-around party vibes made a culture out of the music.