Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry is taking his love for golf to a higher level – higher education, that is.
Multiple outlets are reporting that Curry is going to help restart the golf program at Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C.
Casey Bannon, assistant editor of Golfer’s Journal, reported on Friday that Curry will be holding a press conference at Howard with university president Wayne A.I. Frederick and athletic director Kery Davis on Monday.
Howard’s first attempt at a golf program began during the 1957-58 academic year and the team eventually won a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title.
If the Bison, who compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), are going to have a D-I program, they will be competing against teams like Augusta University and Bethune Cookman University, who were among the top teams in the conference last year. Augusta has won back-to-back MEAC golf championships.
This move by Curry is the latest in a series of splashes into what seems to be his second-favorite sport. He played golf on his high school team, has played as an amateur and celebrity since joining the NBA in 2009, and launched a mini-golf TV show, “Holey Moley,” on ABC.
Curry was at Howard earlier this year to screen a documentary that he produced. “Emanuel” is about the murder of nine people at a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina by a white supremacist.
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