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Purple Diamonds shine at Furman sports events

Furman Purple Diamonds. Photo: FOX Carolina Sports.

Last updated March 1, 2024

By Tina Underwood

During Black History Month, Carmine Gemei of FOX Carolina Sports caught up with Furman University’s Purple Diamonds, a dance troupe that entertains at Furman football and basketball games. The group debuted on the Paladin football field in 2022 and continues to show off its HBCU-inspired, majorette-style moves in 65 “stands” it performs in front of adoring fans. Learn more from the members of the Purple Diamonds and from Abijah Leamon ’24, president of the Student Diversity Council, who spoke about the importance of the group.

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