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Bethune- Cookman Moves Into HSRN Div I Top Spot for Week One

Tuesday September 2, 2014

Hartly, DE – On the strength  of a week one victory over FBS opponent Florida International, the Bethune-Cookman vaults over Tennessee State for the top spot in the Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) weekly football poll for HBCU FCS football teams. There were no top ten Division II teams in action ove...

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Bethune-Cookman No. 1 in BoxToRow Coaches Poll after first week

Tuesday September 2, 2014

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The Tennessee State Tigers and the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are once again the top two teams. Except, the order is different. The Wildcats took over the No. 1 spot this week receiving 12 of the 17 first-place votes. The Wildcats defeated FBS opponent Florida International 14-12 in Miami for the second-straight year. It is the fourth...

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RECAP: Texas Southern 37, Prairie View A&M 35

Monday September 1, 2014

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Courtesy: Texas Southern Sports Information HOUSTON- The Texas Southern Tigers football team won a classic gridiron battle on Sunday night defeating the Prairie View A&M Panthers 37-35 in front of 19,189 spectators at NRG Stadium. In what eventually turned out to be a game that was highlighted by big plays and key stops TSU ...

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RECAP: N.C. A&T 47, Alabama A&M 13

Sunday August 31, 2014

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Courtesy: NCATAggies.com ORLANDO, Fla. – Speed was Alabama A&M’s undoing at Bright House Networks Stadium Sunday afternoon. The N.C. A&T Aggies sprinted to touchdown runs of 26, 59 and 80 and had a 95-yard kickoff return by junior Tony McRae, all in the first half, as they cruised to a 47-13 win in the...

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RECAP: East Carolina 52, N.C. Central 7

Sunday August 31, 2014

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Courtesy: NCCU Sports Information GREENVILLE, N.C. – The underdog Eagles of North Carolina Central University got off to an impressive start against FBS opponent East Carolina University, seizing a 7-0 first-quarter lead courtesy of a 31-yard fumble return for a touchdown by NCCU senior C.J. Moore. But the host Pirates righted the ship a...

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RECAP: Jackson State 22, Florida A&M 17

Sunday August 31, 2014

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Jackson State’s DeSean McKenzie hauled in the winning touchdown in the final seconds to lift the Tigers to a 22-17 win over FAMU in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. The 49-yard TD pass spoiled what would have been a fourth quarter comeback win for the Rattlers, which retook the lead w...

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RECAP: Sam Houston State 51, Alabama State 20

Sunday August 31, 2014

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Courtesy: Alabama State Sports Information HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Alabama State University started the 2014 season on the road against 16th-ranked Sam Houston State and the Bearkats were able to stop ASU 51-20 in the season opener. “It was not a very good performance by our defense,” Head Coach Reggie Barlow said. “We prided our...

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RECAP: Texas State 65, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0

Sunday August 31, 2014

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Courtesy: UAPB Sports Information SAN MARCOS, Texas - In their season opener, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Football Team dropped a 65-0 decision here Saturday night at Bobcat Stadium.    Golden Lion quarterback Ben Anderson finished the contest with 133 yards of total offense as he rushed for 57 yards on 12 carr...

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RECAP: Tennessee State 58, Edward Waters 6

Sunday August 31, 2014

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Courtesy: TSU Sports Information NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Junior running back Tom Smith found solid footing on a soggy opening night, leading Tennessee State past Edward Waters, 58-6, in the 16th annual John Merritt Classic on Saturday night. Smith had 151 yards on 12 carries and added four touchdowns en route to being named the ...

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RECAP: Bethune-Cookman 14, Florida International 12

Sunday August 31, 2014

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MIAMI - Bethune-Cookman once again opened its football season with a defensive struggle, outlasting Florida International 14-12 before a crowd of 14,053 at Ocean Bank Field Saturday night. In a game similar to last year’s 12-9 win at Tennessee State, the Wildcat defense contained the Panthers and did just enough offensively as B-CU do...

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RECAP: S.C. State 63, Benedict 0

Sunday August 31, 2014

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Courtesy: Benedict Sports Information COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Benedict Tigers went into the halftime locker room optimistic, trailing the South Carolina State Bulldogs 14-0 after failing to score on three prime opportunities. But the Bulldogs came alive in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 49-0 in the second half to take a 63-0 vic...

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RECAP: Old Dominion 41, Hampton 28

Sunday August 31, 2014

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Courtesy: Hampton Sports Information Junior quarterback Jaylian Williamson had a career day on Saturday for the Hampton University football team, but Old Dominion won the season opener for both teams, 41-28, at Foreman Field.Williamson (Chesapeake, Va.) threw for a career-high 407 yards and three touchdowns, completing 32 of 45 passes. He is the fir...

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RECAP: Monmouth 52, Delaware State 21

Sunday August 31, 2014

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Courtesy: Delaware State Athletics Communications W. Long Branch, N.J.  --- The 2014 season could not have started any better for the Delaware State football team when Aris Scott returned Monmouth’s opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown; but the Hawks, led by Kwabena Asante’s four touchdowns, rebounded from the blow to post a 52-...

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TSPN Sports Changes Name To HBCU Sports

Tuesday August 26, 2014

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TSPN Sports is announcing the change of its name to HBCU Sports. A media organization, launched by Rashad Interactive, LLC in 1997 for the sole purpose of providing sports coverage on the member schools of the SWAC, has since evolved and is taking on the challenge of becoming a leader in covering t...

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Norfolk State hires Worth Richardson as Tennis Coach

Tuesday August 26, 2014

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NORFOLK, Va. – Athletics Director Marty L. Miller has announced the hiring of Worth Richardson to lead the Norfolk State men’s and women’s tennis programs. Richardson arrives at NSU after spending last season as an assistant coach at William & Mary. “We are very fortunate to add Coach Richardson to our staff,” sa...

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August 2014

(8/27/14) Joseph Moses, coach of men's and women's cross country and track and field at Xavier University of Louisiana, has announced two additions to his staff.  Joining the staff in 2014-15 are assistant coach Quinton Harley and student assistant Donyé Coleman.
Harley will coach XU sprinters, hurdlers and relay teams. He comes to Xavier from NCAA Division I's East Carolina University, where he was a volunteer assistant in 2013-14 and a sprinter and hurdler for two seasons.
Coleman competed at Xavier and was All-Gulf Coast Conference four times in women's cross country and twice in outdoor track.

(8/27/14) Virginia Union University head men's basketball coach Tony Sheals has rounded out his coaching staff for the upcoming season. Derek Thompson and Hannibal Tuck will be on the bench as assistant coaches.
Thompson was an assistant head men's basketball coach at Miles from 2010 until last season. 
Tuck comes to Virginia Union after serving as the Varsity Basketball Coach at St. Christopher's Boys School in Richmond, Va., from 2010 until 2014.

(8/26/14) Norfolk State Athletics Director Marty L. Miller has announced the hiring of Worth Richardson to lead the men’s and women’s tennis programs. Richardson arrives at NSU after spending  last season as an assistant coach at William & Mary.

(8/25/14) The Chowan University athletic department has announced the addition of Emily Karpinski to their coaching staff. She will serve as an assistant coach for the women's soccer and lacrosse teams, working primarily with the women's soccer squad.

(8/21/14) The Chowan University athletic department has announced the addition of Lauren Falohun to the women's basketball coaching staff.    She will serve as an assistant coach for the Hawks.  Prior to joining the Chowan staff,  Falohun served as the strength and conditioning coach and assistant girls' varsity coach at Columbia High School in Decatur, GA.  She organized training schedules as well as pre and post workouts for the team during the 2013-14 season with the Eagles.

(8/19/14) Fayetteville State University Athletics has named Jacqlyn Stickley the head softball coach for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Stickley will lead the Lady Broncos’ softball program after serving one season as an assistant coach for FSU softball.

(8/19/14) The Saint Augustine’s University athletic department announced the hiring of four assistant coaches and a new athletic training staff on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
- Michael Morand is the new offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach on the football staff.
- Marque Carrington joins the men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.
- Jonathan Kelly is in his first season as wide receivers coach on the football staff.
- Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay begins his first season as secondary coach on the football staff.
- Lakida Whetstone takes over the position of head athletic trainer.
- Tyler Vinson and Johntavis Mallary join the Saint Augustine’s University staff as assistant athletic trainers.

(8/18/14) Chris Steiner-Wilcoxson, who led Auburn-Montgomery to the 2014 national championship, has been named head softball coach at Alabama State.  In six seasons at AUM, Steiner-Wilcoxson led the Warhawks to three consecutive NAIA Tournament appearances and the first national championship in program history.

(8/18/14)  Fayetteville State University has announced the hiring of Lamont Hinson in the department of athletics as the Assistant Athletics Director and Sports Information Director. Hinson will serve in an executive leadership role and be responsible for athletic media relations as a direct report to the Director of Athletics.  Hinson rejoins the FSU family after serving nearly six years as the Director of Sports Information at Johnson C. Smith University.

(8/18/14)  Although no "official" announcement appears on the school's athletic website, several sources (including the head football coach on his Facebook page) have reported that Grambling State University has hired Nadine Domond as head women's basketball coach.  Domond succeeds Patricia Cage-Bibbs who is interim athletics director.

(8/15/14) Paine College has named Selina Bynum Kohn its new Director of Athletics. The announcement was made during a press conference held at Paine’s HEAL Complex. Kohn becomes to first female appointed to the position at the institution.  She has been serving as interim AD since Tim Duncan departed for a similar position at Clayton State

(8/15/14) Delaware State University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Keith Walker has announced his coaching staff for the 2014-15 season.
Keith Johnson will serve as assistant head coach, while Kevin Washington and Alex Stone have been appointed as assistant coaches.
Prior to joining the DSU staff, Johnson was associate head coach at Coppin State for the past 13 seasons.
Washington is most noted as a successful high school basketball coach and administrator at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., for nearly two decades.
Stone most recently served in the Athletics Compliance Office at Notre Dame University the past two years. While there, he assisted with, among other things, recruit monitoring and initial eligibility.

(8/15/14) New FAMU head men’s basketball coach Byron Samuels has formally announced the appointments of Bruce M. Martin, Aaron Holmes and Donald L. Anderson to his coaching staff.
Martin, who has served as a head coach both on the collegiate level at Davis & Elkins College in Ohio (2009-13), and in the European League with the Ockelbo (Sweden) Basketball Club (2004-05), comes to FAMU from the University of Wyoming, where he spent the past school year as an academic advisement coordinator for Men’s Basketball and Swimming and Diving.
Holmes is a St. Petersburg, Florida native, who comes to FAMU from his high school alma mater, Catholic High School, where he had served as boys head coach this past school year.
Anderson joins the FAMU staff from Jacksonville (Fla.) University, where he had been the Dolphins’ Director of Basketball Operations since July of 2012.

(8/14/14) Shaw University has hired Lindsee Ratliff-Bowens as its new Sports Information Director.  Prior to coming to Shaw, Ratliff-Bowens interned in Shaw’s sports information department where she provided statistics and wrote game stories for the University’s track and field, baseball and softball teams.  While completing her undergraduate degrees she also has served as a student volunteer for NC State’s Athletics Communications department.

(8/14/14) Delaware State third-year head coach Tamika Louis has announced the addition of Lou Hamilton and Jaresha Obey to the Lady Hornets basketball coaching staff.  Hamilton spent the last two seasons at Grambling State and will serve as recruiting coordinator. Obey comes from Rochester College (Mich) where she was an assistant coach and admissions recruiter.

(8/13/14) Second year Hampton head volleyball coach Karen Weatherington has announced two new hires: Nicole Giancola as assistant coach and Petra Parros as Director of Operations.  Giancola and Parros join a staff that already includes Weatherington and second-year assistant coach Janay Yancey.  Giancola spent last season as the head volleyball coach at Nansemond River High School in nearby Suffolk, Va.  Parros joins the staff at her alma mater as she continues work on her 5-year MBA – having received her Bachelor's degree this past May in business administration.

(8/12/14) Laura Watten, the all-time winningest softball coach in Bethune-Cookman University history will return to Daytona Beach, Florida as Head Softball Coach. The announcement came at a press conference inside the Michael & Libby Johnson Center for Civic Engagement on Tuesday afternoon.

(8/11/14) The Hampton University Department of Athletics has tapped former Temple coach Joe DiPietro to be the next head coach of the softball program.  DiPietro was most recently the head softball coach at Temple for five years.

(8/8/14) Tuskegee University has announced the hiring of its new men's basketball coach. President Brian Johnson, Ph.D. and Athletic Director, Curtis Campbell, have selected former New York Knicks assistant coach, Jerry M. Dunn, to lead the Golden Tigers basketball team. Dunn replaces Leon Douglas, who resigned in July.

(8/7/14) James Wilhelmi has completed his men’s basketball staff at Winston-Salem State hiring Andre Gray and Justin Griffith.
Gray, 40, spent time at Wingate, Gardner-Webb, Western Carolina and, for the last two seasons, at UNC Wilmington. Before his stint at UNC Wilmington he worked under Coach Larry Hunter for three seasons at Western Carolina.
Griffith, 25, is a Winston-Salem native who is a 2008 graduate of Mount Tabor. He is a graduate of N.C. Wesleyan and worked as an assistant at Mount Olive the last two seasons.

(8/6/14)The FAMU Athletics Department has appointed Marc Small as the new head men’s cross country and track and field coach. He began his role on July 24.  Small comes to FAMU from Lakeland College in Wisconsin, where he served as the head coach of the men’s and women’s track & field teams for the past two years – his first head coaching stint after seven years as an assistant coach.

(8/6/14) Jason Horn, Xavier University of Louisiana's director of athletics and recreation, has announced the hiring of four employees.  Joining the staff are Allie Wood and Joe Fawcett as athletic trainers, Hilary Lobenstein as assistant women's volleyball coach and Jimmie Walker as administrative specialist.  Wood's and Fawcett's positions are funded through an agreement between Xavier and Ochsner Health System's sports medicine division.

(8/5/14) The Virginia State University Athletic Department has announced the hiring of John Westbrook as Sports Information and Marketing Director.  Westbrook comes to Virginia State after serving as Assistant Manager of Media Relations at Jackson State University.

(8/5/14) Less than a week after resigning at head golf coach at Paine College, Herman Belton, who guided Benedict College to a national championship in 2004, is returning the Columbia campus as head men's and women's golf coach

(8/4/14) Texas College (TC) President, Dr. Dwight J. Fennell has announced today the hiring of Rodney Blackshear as the new Texas College Steers Acting Head Football Coach. Blackshear joins the Texas College family from Irving, TX Independent School District where he was teaching and coaching middle school football. He succeeds George Cumby who resigned to become athletic director at Bishop Gorman High School in Tyler, TX

(8/2/14) South Carolina State head coach Buddy Pough has a new addition to the coaching staff with the hire of linebackers coach Ben Barton.  Barton, a native of Tyler, Texas, spent the 2013 season as defensive graduate assistant at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Louisiana.  Prior, to Louisiana Tech, Barton coached at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas.

(8/1/14) Paine College officials have announced that Head Golf Coach Herman Belton will resign his position effective August 8. Belton just wrapped up his third season at the helm of the Lions program where he led the team to back-to-back Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) titles in 2012 and 2013.  The Camden, South Carolina, native led the school a conference title in his first season as head coach. Belton also coached Carlos Solis who was the 2012 SIAC Golfer of the Year, 2012 SIAC Freshman of the Year, 2012 SIAC Tournament MVP and 2012 G.A.M.E.S. Award Finalist. That same year, the United States Navy Veteran was also named the SIAC Golf Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

(8/1/14) The Albany State football program has announced that Brian Von Bergen has been named the new quarterback coach for the Golden Rams. Von Bergen comes to Albany State after serving five seasons as the passing game coordinator and wide receiver coach for Montana State University from 2009-2014.

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