Sports: NCCU

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

NCCU enjoying time in NCAA Tournament spotlight

Overshadowed for years in its own crowded area code, N.C. Central is ready for its debut on college basketball’s biggest stage. In just their third season as a full Division I member, the Eagles have joined Triangle neighbors Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State in the NCAA Tournament.

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 09:49 PM

Moton: Felton's a gentleman

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton is not the bad guy that he's been made out to be, N.C. Central coach LeVelle Moton said.

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 12:19 AM

Love & basketball: Family first for Moton

NCCU coach LeVelle Moton loves his job but absolutely adores his family.

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 03:22 PM

Elated Eagles

NCCU in the NCAA Tournament.

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 10:11 PM

NCAA TOURNEY: Iowa State looms as next hurdle for NCCU

NCCU will debut in the Big Dance against Iowa State in San Antonio’s AT&T Center on Friday (9:50 p.m., TNT). The Eagles learned the news along with NCCU fans who gathered for a viewing party at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium on Sunday.

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 09:34 PM

NCAA TOURNEY: UNC to San Antonio to meet Providence

UNC was awarded the No. 6 seed in the East Region and will open tournament play Friday against No. 11 Providence at the AT&T Center (7:20 p.m., TNT). Next up would be No. 3 Iowa State or No. 14 N.C. Central in the round of 32 on Sunday, with the winner of that game advancing to the East Regional semifinals in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

N.C. State to play Xavier in First Four; Duke No. 3 seed (Midwest

NCAA BRACKET: ACC lands 6 in bracket ... N.C. State to play Xavier in First Four; Duke No. 3 seed (Midwest); UNC No. 6 seed (South); N.C. Central No. 14 seed (South). ACC gets six teams into field including No. 1 seed Virginia (East), No. 3 Syracuse (South), No. 9 Pittsburgh (South).

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 09:49 AM

NCCU claims historic MEAC title, lands 1st NCAA Tournament berth

Jeremy Ingram scored 29 points and N.C.Central used an 8-1 run to get some separation and held on to beat Morgan State 71-62 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship on Saturday night. Karamo Jawara added 10 points for the Eagles (28-5), who won their 20th consecutive game and claimed the league's automatic NCAA tournament berth in only their third season at the Division I level.

Mar. 15, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

MEAC Moment | Episode 4

It's Morgan State vs. N.C. Central for the MEAC Tournament championship.

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

NCCU rips Norfolk State; Eagles to play for MEAC title Saturday

Jeremy Ingram and Jordan Parks scored 14 points apiece as top-seeded N.C. Central eliminated No. 4 seed Norfolk State 68-45 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference semifinal on Friday. NCCU will meet either No. 7 seed Coppin State or No. 3 seed Morgan State in Saturday's (March 15) MEAC title game (6 p.m., ESPNU).


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

The Wizard of Assists

NORFOLK, Va. — N.C. Central point guard Emanuel "Poobie" Chapman is NCCU's all-time leader in assists with 605. Here he is locking down on defense against Howard during the MEAC Tournament on Mar. 12, 2014. But somebody, please, tell Poobie that Dorothy is looking for her shoes.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

MEAC Moment | Episode 3

Witnessing greatness

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 10:40 PM

NCCU: Hard-nosed Eagles have eyes on MEAC title prize

Even as N.C. Central was dismantling Howard 92-46 Wednesday in the MEAC Tournament, the Eagles were constantly telling each other that they were hungry for more, a Bison player said later. The Eagles return to the Norfolk Scope Arena for today’s semifinals (6 p.m., 99.9 HD-3 The Ticket) in which top-seeded NCCU will meet No.4 Norfolk State.

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 09:18 PM

Eagles find closeness off the court helps them on the court

This is the time of year when college basketball coaches shorten their rotations, limiting playing time to starters and key reserves.

There simply is no room for experimentation during the postseason when teams emerging on the wrong side of scoreboards have to pack up their jerseys and sneakers until the next season.

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

MEAC Moment: Episode 2

On March 12, 1944, the basketball team from North Carolina College for Negroes, now N.C. Central University, broke the color line during a game with white students from Duke University.