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Joe Williams, who coached tiny Jacksonville University to 1970 NCAA title game against UCLA, dead at 88

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Williams died in Enterprise, Mississippi, while in hospice care following a lengthy battle with cancer, his son Joe Williams Jr. said.  Williams was best known and will be forever remembered as the leader of one of t...

A police shooting delayed this Black college’s graduation in 1970. Now, those students finally got their ceremony — and an apology

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The class of 1970 at Jackson State University in Mississippi finally got to turn their tassels, over 50 years after their initial ceremony was delayed by a police shooting that left a dozen injured and two students ...