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WSSU picked to win CIAA Football Title

Friday July 25, 2014

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  Durham, NC  – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA®) held its 2014 Football Media Day yesterday in Durham, NC.  Representatives from all 12 conference teams gathered at the Durham Convention Center to help kickoff the 2014 season. Stan Lewter (CIAA TV) served as Master of Ceremonies for a program that included interviews...

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Prince Hall Masons Americanism Football Classic Established

Wednesday July 23, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM – Alabama State University and the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alabama have announced the establishment of the Prince Hall Masons Americanism Football Classic Tuesday at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom. The two-year agreement was signed by Alabama State University President Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd and Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alabama...

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SIAC moves Football Championship Game to Montgomery

Tuesday July 22, 2014

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ATLANTA – In addition to holding its 2014 Football Media Day in Montgomery, Ala., the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will host its football championship at the Cramton Bowl. The SIAC formally made the announcement during its football media day and is slated to hold the championship game at the Cramton Bowl for the ne...

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Albany State, Frank Rivers and Julantate English spotlighted at SIAC Preseason Football Luncheon

Tuesday July 22, 2014

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ATLANTA - Albany State University and its quarterback, Frank Rivers, along with Miles College linebacker, Julantate English, headlined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) 2014 SIAC Preseason Teams. The conference made the announcement during the 2014 SIAC Football Media Day and Luncheon. In a vote by the league football head coaches, Rivers col...

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SWAC Releases Tentative 2014 TV Football Schedule

Saturday July 19, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2014 football television schedule which includes nine contests to air on several major networks this fall. A total of four different networks are set to broadcast games from the league: ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3, and NBC Sports. All games are available in the network's ...

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Southern, Alabama St picked to meet in SWAC FB Championship Game

Saturday July 19, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southwestern Athletic Conference officially opened the 2014 football season with its annual SWAC Football Media Day on Friday July 18.SWAC Football CoachesPadraic Major Photo The event was held at the Birmingham Marriott and featured several components including the All-SWAC Preseason Team announcement and Predicted Order of Finish for the Ea...

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NCCU Athletics Director named NACWAA FCS Administrator of the Year

Saturday July 19, 2014

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) has announced North Carolina Central University Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree as the recipient of its 2014 NCAA Division I FCS Administrator of the Year Award.Wicker-McCree A native of Durham, N.C., who is now in her 20th year at NC...

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Legendary Olympian Alice Coachman passes away

Tuesday July 15, 2014

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Olympic gold medalist and Tuskegee and Albany State University alumnae Alice Coachman Davis passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. She was 90 years old. Coachman became the first African American woman from any country to win an Olympic gold medal when she competed at the 1948 Olympics in London. Born November 9...

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Tim Duncan leaves Paine to become AD at Clayton State

Sunday July 13, 2014

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MORROW, Ga. – Clayton State University has selected Tim Duncan to become the Lakers’ Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.  University President Dr. Thomas Hynes announced on Monday that Duncan, the current Director of Athletics at Paine College, will oversee the institution’s 12-sport NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics program.Duncan  “We are fortunate to have Mr. T...

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MVSU tabs Andre Payne as head men's basketball coach

Friday July 11, 2014

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ITTA BENA, Miss. – Mississippi Valley State University officially announced Andre Payne as its new head basketball coach during a press conference Friday, July 11 at the Science and Technology Center on the MVSU campus.Payne Payne arrives at MVSU after an eight-year stint as head coach and associate athletics director at Wiley Coll...

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KSU's Hendricks elected chair of D2 Reinstatement Committee

Friday July 11, 2014

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Athletics Director Dr. Denisha Hendricks has been elected chair of the NCAA DII Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee.Hendricks Her selection took place in May and Hendricks with take the lead position on the 5-member committee on Sept. 1, 2014. The general duties of the committee members are to hear and discus...

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Howard University Mourns Loss of Legendary Track Coach and Administrator

Thursday July 10, 2014

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Courtesy: Howard Athletics Communications Howard University mourns the passing of former head track and field coach and athletics director William “Bill” Moultrie.  Moultrie served as head track coach from 1973 until 1999 and brought the program to international prominence.  During his tenure, Moultrie won 10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championships during 26 years as the hea...

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SIAC Football Media Day moved to Montgomery

Thursday July 10, 2014

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ATLANTA – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced a new site, schedule, and date for its 2014 Football Media Day. The SIAC will host this year's Football Media Day on July 21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Montgomery, Ala in conjunction with its summer meetings. This will be the first time the l...

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Leon Douglas resigns as Tuskegee men's basketball coach

Wednesday July 9, 2014

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Tuskegee University is looking for a men's basketball coach following the resignation of Leon Douglas. Douglas chose to leave rather than accept a compensation package that TU officials said would have made him the highest paid basketball coach in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).  He ends his career at Tuskegee with a 118...

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Bethune-Cookman's Fisher Earns Spot on Team USA at USATF Junior Nationals

Monday July 7, 2014

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Bethune-Cookman jumper Kenneth Fisher made a huge leap both in his career and for the B-CU program on Saturday (July 5) at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. The freshman surpassed the school record in the long jump at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Cha...

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Terminated Grambling coach issues statement

Thursday July 3, 2014

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Courtesy KNOE 8 News GRAMBLING, La. - Former Grambling State University Head Basketball Coach Joseph Price issued a statement in regard to his dismissal from the university on Wednesday morning.Price From Joseph Price: "I feel great about the progress we made with the program over the last two years. When I took the head coach posi...

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TSPNSports Report: Langston Likely To Replace Grambling In 2015 State Fair Classic

Thursday July 3, 2014

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By Kenn Rashad - TSPNSports.com While recent rumors and innuendo ran rampant about Grambling State being replaced in the Bayou Classic, it’s no rumor that Grambling will likely be replaced in the 2015 State Fair Classic if all factors remain in place. The State Fair Classic, played annually at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas dur...

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Changes in Grambling State Athletics

Wednesday July 2, 2014

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Grambling State University interim president Cynthia Warrick has hit the ground running.   On her first official day in office, The Monroe, Louisiana News Star has reported that athletics director Aaron James and men's basketball coach Joseph Price have been relieved of their duties. “I didn’t foresee it coming, but I do understand...

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'Bama State Men's Basketball to Play in the Bahamas

Wednesday July 2, 2014

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The Alabama State University men's basketball team will be one of 14 NCAA programs to play in the "Summer of Thunder 2014" Tournament held in Nassau.  There are 13 international teams from the Dominican Republic, France and Puerto Rico during the foreign tour which is being hosted by the Bahamas Basketball...

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Saint Aug Names MarQus Johnson Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Tuesday July 1, 2014

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RALEIGH, N.C. - The Saint Augustine’s University athletics department officially named MarQus Johnson as its head men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Johnson was elevated to head coach after two seasons as assistant men’s basketball coach at Saint Augustine’s University from 2012 to 2014. Prior to returning to SAU, Johns...

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HBCU Transactions

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(7/22/14) The Lincoln University Director of Athletics Dr. Darryl A. Pope has announced the appointment of Evan Camperell as Head Coach of the women’s soccer program.  The 2014-15 season will mark the ninth intercollegiate soccer season as a head coach for Evan Camperell. During the 2013-14 season, Camperell was the head men's soccer coach at Lassen College located in Susanville, Calif. At the intercollegiate level Camperell has served as a head soccer coach within the California Community College System in both the NAIA and NCAA (D3).

 (7/18/14) The Southwestern Athletic Conference has hired Jennifer Jones as the Director of Communications.  Jones will be responsible for overseeing the league’s public and media relations program as well as managing the SWAC Digital Network, general sports information needs and assisting with championship events. Previously Jones served as director of sports information at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. 

(7/15/14) Voorhees College has hired Derrick Mitchell as its new head men’s basketball coach. He succeeds Michael Cheaney, who left in May to take a similar position at Auburn University in Montgomery. Before coming to Voorhees, Mitchell, a Tougaloo alum, served as assistant coach of the women’s basketball team at Division II Southern Arkansas University.

(7/14/14) Paine College has named Selina Kohn as interim director of athletics effective July 14.  She succeeds Tim Duncan who left to become director of athletics at Clayton State.  This will mark the second time Kohn has served as interim AD in her 15-year career at the school.

(7/14/14) Coppin State University has completed its men's basketball staff with the hiring of Kevin Jones.  Born and raised in Baltimore, Jones worked for two seasons as an assistant varsity coach for St. Frances Academy in Baltimore.

(7/11/14) West Virginia State University head football coach Jon Anderson has hired Jamal Powell as offensive line coach.  Powell has been an assistant coach at Centre College, Southwest Baptist University and, most recently, Seton Hill University.  He had an outstanding college playing career at Texas Christian University (TCU) and played two seasons in the National Football League followed by two more in the Canadian Football League.

(7/11/14) Alabama A&M University's Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks has hired former Bulldog Matthew Lay as its men's golf coach.
Before joining the Maroon and White, Lay served as an assistant at the Professionals Golf Shop, in Madison, Alabama.

(7/11/14) Coppin State head men's basketball coach Michael Grant has added another familiar face to his staff with the addition of Doug Lewis as an assistant coach.  Lewis, who coached with Grant at Central State University for five years, comes to Baltimore from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin where he worked during the 2013-14 season as the men’s basketball Director of Player and Community Development.

(7/11/14) Mississippi Valley State University officially introduced Andre Payne as its new head basketball coach during a press conference at the Science and Technology Center on the MVSU campus.  Payne arrives at MVSU after an eight-year stint as head coach and associate athletics director at Wiley College in Texas.

(7/11/14) Hampton University has named Donovan Rose as Assistant Athletics Director for Fundraising.  Rose, who begins his 24th year with the school, had been head football coach from 2009-13.  Prior to that, he had been a player and assistant coach for the Pirates' football program.

(7/10/14) Clayton State University has selected Tim Duncan to become the Lakers’ Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.  University President Dr. Thomas Hynes announced on Monday that Duncan, the current Director of Athletics at Paine College, will oversee the institution’s 12-sport NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics program.

(7/10/14) Kentucky State Athletics Director Dr. Denisha Hendricks has been elected Chair of the NCAA DII Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee. Her term begins September 1, 2014 and expires in January 2016

(7/10/14) Coppin State University head men’s basketball coach Michael Grant has named 17-year coaching veteran Elwyn McRoy as one of his assistant coaches for the Eagles. They previously worked together at Stillman College during the 2012-13 season.

(7/9/14) Paul Spicer has resigned as defensive line coach at Jackson State due to family reasons. Spicer joined the staff in February as one of the new hires by head coach Harold Jackson.  Prior to JSU, Spicer was an assistant coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

(7/8/14) Stillman head football coach Teddy Keaton has hired former Alabama offensive lineman John Causey as offensive line coach.  Causey, who played for Gene Stallings, spent the last seven years coaching at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa.

(7/4/14) Mike DeMilia, who helped lead Truman State to the postseason last spring, has been named head coach of the Lincoln(MO) University baseball program.. DeMilia becomes the eighth head coach in Lincoln baseball history.

(7/3/14) Bethune-Cookman women’s basketball Head Coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis has officially welcomed Juleé O’Neal to the staff as a graduate assistant in the 2014-15 season. O’Neal replaces Mary Dunn, who earned her Master’s Degree in May 2014.

(7/1/14) The Monroe, Louisiana News Star has reported that Grambling State athletics director Aaron James and men's basketball coach Joseph Price have been relieved of their duties.

(7/1/14) The Saint Augustine’s University athletics department has named MarQus Johnson as its head men’s basketball coach..
Johnson was elevated to head coach after two seasons as assistant men’s basketball coach at Saint Augustine’s University from 2012 to 2014.

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