Remember not long ago when those young cats were out there shooting in Forest Hills Park?
It's a good bet that none of them played for the Durham Hornets, a youth basketball organization started by former Hillside Hornet Phillip Hayes.
Unlike President Obama and Congress and their sequester, Durham's Byron Baldwin and his team of philanthropists actually are giving away money.
Of course, Baldwin and the rest of the Research Triangle Park Black Business Resource Group aren't dealing with anything close to $85 billion.
But the $4,000 in college scholarships that the BBRG plans to dispense in the coming weeks will help some families keep balance on their particular fiscal cliffs.
It wasn’t normal for young men to wear earrings in both ears 32 years ago when Sherry Norris won her first state basketball title, but it seems like that’s all you see nowadays. Young ladies weren’t handling the basketball the way Harding University High School’s point guard dribbled it Saturday at N.C. State’s Reynolds Coliseum, either.
Former Duke star Gene Banks, the 1978 ACC rookie of the year who played in the NBA, is a scout for the Washington Wizards. Banks was in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium to put his eyes on a kid from Morgan State, but he left liking what he saw out of three of NCCU coach LeVelle Moton’s guys.
This year has included celebrations highlighting the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the groundbreaking legislation aimed at achieving a relative balance in athletics for females.