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Basketball Fans Left in Shock After Kobe Bryant, 13-Year-Old Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash

Retired NBA player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant were killed in a helicopter crash along with seven other victims on Sunday, Jan. 26.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 5, 2020

Basketball fans around the world were left in shock after NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Jan. 26. According to an ESPN article, the helicopter departed from John Wayne Airport in Orange C...

LeBron’s Foundation offers mentorship course

Students enrolled in the UA course will have the opportunity to mentor students in the Akron Public Schools.

By Samantha Hickey, News Editor

November 9, 2015

Starting this upcoming spring semester, The University of Akron students will have an opportunity to register for a three-credit “I Promise Urban Youth Mentorship Course.” “University students completing this course will gain valuable tools and experiences working with urban youth in school...

First Lady, King James: Better make room for higher education

FIrst Lady Michelle Obama and LeBron James share the stage.

By Tyeal Howell, tnh30@zips.uakron.edu

October 21, 2015

  The First Lady and The King teamed up to discuss the importance of higher education at The University of Akron yesterday in the James A. Rhodes Arena. “LeBron might be your hero, but you should know that you all are his heroes too,” Michelle Obama said, hoping to inspire student...

How about LeBron’s name on the College of Education?

The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education under construction.

By Stephanie Halle, Writer

October 19, 2015

In the print version of this article, The Buchtelite incorrectly wrote that the "LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education" would be showing up on graduating students' degrees; the phrase will neither show up on undergraduate nor graduate degrees from the college. Headline changed to...

Poet Lemon Andersen debuts new LeBron poem (with video)

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 28, 2015

Sunday night at E.J. Thomas Hall, poet Lemon Andersen introduced a follow up to "Rubber City Soul", a poem he wrote for Nike for LeBron James. Andersen's work as a poet has been featured many times on HBO's Def Poetry and has appeared in such movies as The Soloist (2009), directed by Joe Wright a...

King James stops home

In his conversation with Kristen Ledlow, LeBron revealed each shoe will have the word 'Akronite' printed on it.

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 27, 2015

LeBron James and Nike unveiled the new LeBron 13 shoe in a private event tonight at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall. The shoe was revealed just a day before the Cavaliers hold media day in advance of the new season. James invited students from his alma mater, Saint Vincent-Saint Mary,...