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Jesse Owens Olympics

Jesse Owens' Olympic Medal Sells For Record Price

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online aucti...

Jesse Owens' Olympic Medal Up For Auction

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 02.01.2014 | Black Voices

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that sp...

Jesse Owens' Medal Up For Auction

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that sp...

Important Piece Of Black History For Sale

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. -- LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — One of the four Olympic gold medals won by track and field star Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin...

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.20.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

A Marvelous Balance

E. Gordon Gee | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
E. Gordon Gee

On this very first week of Autumn Semester at our University, I am filled, once again, with an inordinate measure of hope and optimism. As the members of our incoming class converge upon our campus, I am in awe of their spirit, exuberance, perspective, and promise.

The 1936 Olympics: The Man Who Beat Jesse Owens

Ben Arogundade | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Ben Arogundade

Owens was a "floater" -- fleet-footed, with a very upright, almost regal posture and an elegant smoothness across the surface, as if he was running on feathers. These days, everyone runs the same. They are fast, but kinetically less beautiful.

VOTE: The Most Unforgettable Olympics Moments Ever

Posted 07.20.2012 | Sports

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” -...