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2018 September 5 - 09:47 am

Sophomore, Headed to Alabama, Averaged 22 Points a Game

Ala. (AP) — A little more than three minutes remained in the consolation game at the National Junior College Athletic Association women’s basketball tournament when Cierra Johnson got fouled. Shelton State Community College coach Madonna Thompson called her player over and told her she needed to make the free throws.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Lawmaker Claims Colleges Are Shirking Responsibilities

“March Madness is kicking off and millions of eyes will be glued on every moment of drama and athleticism on the court, but shockingly, despite the billions of dollars that college sports generates nationally, nobody is watching out for the health and safety of the players,” Gonzalez Fletcher said.
2016 November 3 - 04:21 pm

Desegregation Era Rule Was Criticized as Discriminatory

Under the change, which will take effect next school year, the conference will allow its schools to compete at the Division I or Division II level in the National Junior College Athletic Association. It will also follow NJCAA roster limits for all sports, ending any out-of-state and roster limitations.
2015 October 8 - 05:38 pm

QB’s Role in Steubenville Rape Hangs Over New Team

By AP
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A small community college in Ohio is banking on its newly created football team to boost school spirit and enrollment. In turn, its starting quarterback — a former high school player convicted in a notorious rape case — is banking on this school that took him when others wouldn’t.
2015 March 30 - 10:18 pm

Bess Completes 45th Season at Three Rivers College

There is no trace of jealousy from Bess that his achievement failed to register on the national stage because he’s coaching at the community college level. Forty-five years ago he put down deep, deep roots at Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and there are no regrets.
2015 February 16 - 02:25 pm

Hutchinson Officials Schedule Vote on Sales Tax Increase for Improvements to Sports Arena

By AP
NJCAA Executive Director Mary Ellen Leicht said in a letter that the organization’s executive committee had approved the 25- year contract, if the Hutchinson Sports Arena is renovated. The tournament, which has been in Hutchinson since 1949, currently is under a 10-year contract that ends in 2017, with an option for three more years.

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