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  1. espnW -- Friends of late Wilma Rudolph recall athletic talent, en...

    Andrew Linnehan

    African-American sprinter Wilma Rudolph's talent made her a sports legend when she won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics. Friends recall how her character made her an American icon.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  2. espnW -- Celebrating Black History Month by saluting pioneers at ...

    Black athletes are expected to land in the Sochi spotlight like never before at a Winter Olympics. In celebration of Black History Month, we salute some of the African-American pioneers who paved the way for a more diverse Winter Games.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  3. Nikki Franke is a true fencing legend

    Donald Hunt

    Fencing has been a big part of Nikki Franke's life for more than 40 years. As a person who has competed at the highest level and transformed Temple University into a fencing powerhouse, Franke is a true legend and inspiration in the sport.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  4. South Carolina Gamecocks' Dawn Staley among growing number of Afr...

    Mechelle Voepel

    For many years, there were only two prominent women of color coaching major women's hoops programs. Now a growing number of African-American women, including Dawn Staley, are college head coaches.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2010
  5. Mixed martial arts has its own race issues to address

    Tomas Rios

    As a relatively new phenomenon, mixed martial arts has been spared the worst of this country's racial strife. But it still faces many of the problems of perception and intolerance that have troubled other sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  6. Olympian Tommie Smith

    In 2008, Smith gave Usain Bolt one of his shoes from the '68 Olympics. Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, former Olympic sprinter Tommie Smith stops by to chat as part of's tribute to Black History Month. At the 1968 Summer Olympics...

    Chat | February 12, 2010
  7. Olympian Randy Jones

    Jones is currently a part of the United States Olympic Committee. Welcome to SportsNation! On Wednesday, former Olympian Randy Jones stops by to chat as part of's tribute to Black History Month. Jones made his Olympic debut in 1994 in...

    Chat | February 12, 2010
  8. Twelve months of black history

    Alan Grant

    February's not enough for Alan Grant -- he looks forward and sees a full year of black history, from Shani Davis to Tony Dungy.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2006