Author: A. Suave Francisco

Founder & Editor-in-Chief. National Association of Black Journalists. University of Central Oklahoma.
High School Sports

Evaluating Jakolby Long and Trae Young

Let’s talk a little high school ball. Tuesday night I went to go watch the defending 6A champion Mustang vs. Norman North, two teams that feature two of the best players in the state in junior guard and highly recruited already Trae Young from Norman North and senior combo guard and Iowa State Cyclone commit Jakolby […]

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Black sports history fact #17

In 1896, John Shippen became the first African-American to play in the U.S. Open. He began the second day of the event tied for first place (just to show how good this guy was).  He had a horrible stroke of luck that began when his drive landed in a sand trap. He took eleven strokes to complete […]

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Black Sports history fact #16

Fifty years ago, a small school in West Texas quietly climbed the national collegiate basketball rankings. Against all odds, the team achieved the impossible: an NCAA title after starting five African-American players in the championship game. The win has been a point of pride for The University of Texas at El Paso ever since. It […]

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Black sports history fact #15

The Globetrotters play their 2,000th career game in Bellingham, Washington, and conclude the regular season tour with a 159-8 record in 1940. Returning to Chicago, the team accepts an invitation to compete in the World Professional Basketball tournament. The Harlem Globetrotters even up the score with the New York Rens, as they defeat the Rens […]

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Black sports history fact #14

Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner also known as Flo-Jo was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100m and 200m still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. She died in her […]

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Black sports history fact #13

Let’s switch it up a little bit, to something more recent… Well today, Feb. 13, 2016 Hampton University’s men’s lacrosse team will host its varsity game at 12:30 p.m. Hamtpon is actually the first HBCU men’s lacrosse team since Morgan State in 1981. The only difference is, Morgan State was a Div. II program, making […]

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Podcasts

Suave’s 2 minute perspective

Trade speculations in OKC really heat up with the trade deadline approaching.   Music: Let’s Groove- Earth, Wind, & Fire.

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