By

Madison Meeks
This year in 2022 marked the first time that the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament was allowed to use the “March Madness” logo and brand as a form of advertisement– finally!!! The women’s tournament completely lived up to the “March Madness” name – a name that brings much excitement, bracket-breaking disappointments, and close games.  The First...
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Often when people think of Black women in sports, they think of basketball, track, and maybe softball and soccer.  But with the year that collegiate Black gymnasts are having, I think everyone should start thinking “gymnastics, basketball, track, and maybe softball and soccer.”  We know the OGs of Black girl gymnasts, Gabby Douglas and Simone...
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“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  WRONG.  Words do hurt. They hurt a lot.  Looking back on 2021, women athletes made huge statements. In an unprecedented move for her field, Simone Biles courageously prioritized her mental health. In their first showing in the Women’s College World Series, the...
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“Go Ratttluhhhhssss!” fdIs this what the FAMU fans say? Regardless, here ye, here ye, an important announcement: the FAMU women’s volleyball team has won the SWAC conference championship— and this is their first year being in the SWAC conference!  FAMU joined the SWAC (Southwestern Atlantic Conference) on July 1, 2021– which means they’ll be playing...
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With the Second Round of the 2021 NCAA Women’s College Cup Series underway, I’ve been thinking about my soccer experience in high school. Over the years, I’ve grown to love the UCLA women’s soccer team as well as the Texas women’s soccer team, but unfortunately, they were eliminated within the first round.  I was absolutely...
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In my first semester, I am taking a class where we explore Black, College of Charleston (CofC) trailblazers since 1967. Recently, we hosted the second Black player to integrate the CofC men’s basketball team as our guest speaker. While he shared many recollections of his life worthy to be remembered forever, one thing he said...
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  I’m in my first semester of college – eleven hours away from home – and also a former basketball player and multi-sport athlete. Throughout every phase in my life, I can never seem to abandon the “basketball player” in me. I find myself looking for (and fangirling over) Black women succeeding (and ABSOLUTELY killing...
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Black excellence amplifies those making history right now and inspires following generations to aspire for greatness.
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