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Division I Golf Comes Back To Howard University
Sam Puryear, right, speaks as Edrine Okong listens during practice at Woodmont. (The Washington Post)

For the first time since the 1970s, students from Howard University will be back on the golf course. The school is just one of 25 HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) to have a golf team. Coach Sam Puryear is building the program from the ground up. It’s still rare to see a black golfer in the NCAA—only 2 percent of golfers were black in 2020. Coach Puryear is hoping to change that. He wants to convert people’s opinions about black golfers and give them something positive to think about.

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