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FIU swim team tops Florida Atlantic University at match

Florida International University’s swimming and diving team (8-5) claimed seven first-place finishes en route to a 115-71 win over Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic on Feb. 6 from the FAU Aquatic Center. The victory marked the second of the season ...

Miami Jackson Generals make football history

The Miami Jackson Generals exploded a sports bombshell when Lakatriona Brunson was named head coach for their football team, making her the first female head coach in Florida football history. Some of Miami-Dade’s high school coaches and school officials weighed ...

A parade for the Tornadoes

Mickey Walker was born and raised in Overtown and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1964. As she watched young and old alumni march through her neighborhood in a parade, she couldn’t contain her smile and excitement. “This ...

Vikings advance to regionals

National Signing Day brought an official end to the 2015-16 high school football season. Now, the sporting focus shifts from the football accomplishments to a new stage: pursuit of a Florida State High School Basketball Championship. The Miami Norland Vikings ...

Then and Now: Cam Newton and the ongoing plight of the Black quarterback

Cam Newton has been the talk of the NFL this season. As the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, he led his team to the Super Bowl for the first time in his career with his dynamic, electrifying play. Newton is ...

Orange Bowl Committee names new president and chair for 2016 season

Judge Michael B. Chavies was installed as the Orange Bowl Committee's 78th President and Chair on Jan. 26 at Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables. Chavies has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee since 2000 and succeeds Immediate ...

Vikings and Rockets have their sights set on state championship

February marks the beginning of the high school basketball District Playoffs as the first step in a chase for a state basketball championship. District 16-6A features a potential fourth meeting between defending Class 6A Miami Norland Vikings and Miami Central ...

Blacks focus more on football, basketball

The sporting world is abuzz at all levels -- optimists, high school, collegiate and professional. What’s interesting is how so few Black Americans participate in baseball. Not many, no matter the level. And it is particularly obvious at the high ...

Barry basketball pounds Florida Tech

Barry University’s men's basketball team bounced back in a big way. The No. 21 Buccaneers answered their biggest loss of the season with a resounding 20-point victory at Florida Tech on Jan. 20, winning 85-65. Barry (13-3, 6-2 Sunshine State ...

B-CU’s Quentin Williams signs professional contract

Redshirt senior quarterback Quentin Williams from Bethune-Cookman University capped off a successful week on Friday, Jan. 22, signing a professional contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Williams recently competed in the inaugural Tropic Bowl in ...

Will Beckham name team to honor community?

Major League Soccer may come to Miami's Black community, thanks to David Beckham, one of the most famous players in soccer history. Right in the heart of Overtown, Miami's historic beacon for Black history and culture, a soccer stadium may ...

Norland boys' basketball eyeing another state title

Looming on the sports horizon is the Greater Miami Athletic Conference, and there is one team with its sight set on achieving a historical feat. The Miami Norland Vikings boys’ basketball team is seeking to become the first team in ...

Team building a part of coaches, administrators

High school athletic coaches have an awesome responsibility in guiding and molding high school student athletes into productive citizens. While the focus of many student-athletes is a college scholarship and the chance to play professionally, there are other career options. ...

Miami FC, STU announce new partnership at the conference

St. Thomas University (STU) and Miami FC, South Florida’s new North American Soccer League (NASL) team, will host a joint press conference Wednesday, Jan. 13, announcing their new partnership. STU will be the training home of Miami FC, providing the ...

New UM football coach has local support

All eyes are on Mark Richt, the new University of Miami Hurricanes’ head football coach. Richt stepped into his new job full bore after the Hurricanes finished their season, 8-5, after a heartbreaking 20-14 loss to the Washington State Cougars ...