Annual Retool Your School Program Returns to Benefit HBCU Campuses

On Wednesday, February 3rd, The Home Depot reaffirmed its commitment to HBCUs by announcing its 2016 Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program. Now in its seventh year, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer utilizes the program to offer Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) the opportunity to apply for grants that provide sustainable renovations to their campuses.
JCSU Bowling

JCSU Bowling Heads to CIAA Roundup This Weekend

This weekend’s matches will take place at the B&B Bowling Lanes and will feature nine CIAA teams, five from the Northern Division and four from the Southern Division. JCSU will take on each team from the Northern Division in this weekend’s format.

JCSU Uses 12-0 Run in Second Half to Down St. Augustine’s, 81-68

The Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team blew open a close game by going on a 12-0 run in the latter stages of the second half and never looked back, taking a crucial 81-68 win over St. Augustine’s at Emery Gym on Wednesday night. 

JCSU Women’s Basketball Rolls to 76-62 Win at St. Augustine’s

JCSU got a team-high 15 points and 10 points from senior Ashley Porter (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Porter finished the night shooting 6-of-13 from the field in the win. Freshman teammate A’Diyah Ussery (Shelby, N.C.) completed the game with 14 points, including a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Ussery also nailed two three pointers in the win. 

JCSU SAAC Teams With Loaves and Fishes, Boy Scouts in Scouting For Food Drive

Members of the Johnson C. Smith University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) recently assisted Loaves and Fishes as well as the Boy Scouts of America collect and stock donated food as part of the Scouting For Food drive on Sunday, Feb. 7. 
JCSU Men's Tennis

Men’s Tennis Falls at Catawba, at Home to Wingate

On Sunday against Wingate, Miller fell in his match at No. 4 singles by a 6-1, 6-1 score.  All other singles matches were swept by 6-0, 6-0 counts.  In doubles play, Tarick Miller (New Orleans, La.) and Sharif Axam (Atlanta, Ga.) fell at No. 1 by an 8-2 score, with the remaining doubles matches ending in 8-0 scores.
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At MLK breakfast, Graham reflects on his ‘complex’ path toward forgiveness

This post was originally published on this site Seven months after a white supremacist gunned down nine black worshipers inside a Charleston, S.C., church, former N.C. Sen. Malcolm Graham said he is still struggling to understand the violence of that day, which claimed the life of his oldest sister, Charleston librarian Cynthia Hurd. Speaking Monday […]


NCAA Awards JCSU Third Place in Division II Awards of Excellence

This post was originally published on this siteJohnson C. Smith University was named the third-place winner and recipient of a $1,000 prize for its Purple Game of Honor. The volleyball game paid tribute to the victims of the shootings last summer in Charleston, South Carolina, which claimed the life of Depayne Middleton-Doctor, the mother of […]


Joyner Honored by Charlotte City Council

This post was originally published on this siteCharlotte, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2016) – Longtime Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball coach Stephen Joyner, Sr. was honored by the Charlotte City Council for achieving 500 career coaching wins during the most recent city council meeting on Monday evening at the Charlotte Government Center. Joined by the […]


Mark Sherrill to be Inducted Into John B. McClendon, Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame

This post was originally published on this siteCharlotte, N.C. (Dec. 21, 2015) – Longtime Johnson C. Smith assistant men’s basketball coach and former Golden Bulls standout Mark Sherrill will be inducted into the John B. McClendon, Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame, it was announced by the league today.  The formal induction ceremony be held at […]