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I Am Boss is an organization on campus that focuses on “building a good academic foundation,” while taking special care to adhere to each member’s emotional and mental health.

“The idea is that when you feel better, you do better,” I Am Boss founder Robin Johnson said....

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...

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 bee...

The story of the season for the Lady Braves has been key pitching and low scoring games.

They haven’t been able to consistently put together good offensive outings all season. UNCP completely flipped the script in their doubleheader against Elizabeth City State on Marc...

The UNCP women’s golf team has had an impressive season up to this point dating back to last semester. The team notched top 10 finishes in all but four of their 14 outings this year.

Battle at Old South

The team finished in eighth place as the Black and Gold hosted Battl...

While students at UNCP were getting their spring break started, the baseball players were traveling to Georgia to play against the Young Harris Mountain Lions at Zell B. Miller Field.

They had yet to lose a series up to this point, but unfortunately, that run would come...

Connor Grainger takes a swing at a pitch against Wingate....

The Braves softball team won back-to-back games in walk-off fashion, scoring seventh inning runs to cap off 5-4 and 6-5 comeback victories over Emmanuel in their Thursday doubleheader.

With the Braves facing a 4-4 tie in Game One at the bottom of the seventh, senior 3B...

The UNCP men’s basketball team kicked off their first contest of postseason action on Feb. 28. The Braves faced off against the Canes of Georgia Southwestern State University at Lumbee Guaranty Bank Court.

The Braves led for all but 30 seconds in their commanding 70-54...

The UNCP men’s basketball team continued their impressive postseason dominance in the semifinals of the PBC Tournament.

The Braves defeated a familiar foe in Marrow, Ga. on March 3 at the Loch. They took down the Patriots of Francis Marion University by nearly 20 point...

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