UMES hires Jason Crafton as Men’s Basketball Coach

From meacsports.com : PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Jason Crafton, a young but experienced coach with stints at several levels including most recently the NBA G-League, has been hired to lead the University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s basketball team. The 16-year-veteran of coaching spent this past season in the NBA ranks as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers’ G-League affiliate Delaware Blue Coats. Prior to that, he was the head coach at his alma mater, Nyack College from 2012-18. He spent the beginning of his career as an assistant at…

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Saint Augustine’s Dill wins Men’s 800; SAU posts 23 top ten finishes at USC

From the SAU office of Sports Information: Results RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20) – Shaquille Dill (Sr./Pembroke, Bermuda) captured the men’s 800 run as Saint Augustine’s University produced 23 top ten finishes in the USC Outdoor Open track & field meet at Cregger Track in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday.  Dill ran an NCAA Division II provisional time of 1:49.95 to win the 800 run. Overall, the Falcons and Lady Falcons recorded 10 provisional times in the meet. For the men, Brandon Parris (Sr./Sion Hill, St. Vincent) placed third in the 200…

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Shaw Football Volunteers at Wake Assisted Living Center

From Shaw University Sports Information Department: RALEIGH, N.C. – With the help of the Shaw University Academic Success Department, members of the Bears football program volunteered their time in performing community service hours at the Wake Assisted Living Center located Raleigh on Tuesday (Apr. 16). The student-athletes helped with preparation of lunch, cleaning and having fun playing a game of Bingo with some of the residents. “We definitely enjoyed ourselves and look forward to participating in more community service projects,” said Recruiting Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach, Toryeon Hester. “This experience…

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Claflin Track and Field posts multiple school records and personal bests at USC Gamecock Invitational

Romanda Noble-Watson, Claflin U. SID Columbia, S.C. (Apr. 13, 2019) – With just over two weeks remaining before heading to their first-ever Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the men’s and women’s track and field teams continued to improve Saturday (Apr. 13), when they competed among a field of over 1,000 student-athletes from the NCAA Division I, II, and III ranks as well as the NAIA and the NJCAA, at the USC Gamecock Invitational hosted by the University of South Carolina on Saturday, Apr. 13. The Claflin…

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Lincoln Women’s Track gets ten top-ten finishes at Gwynedd Mercy Twilight Meet

Courtesy of Lincoln (PA) Sports Information The Lincoln University women’s track team turned in ten top ten finishes and three personal best times as they competed at the Gwynedd Mercy University Mid-Week Twilight Meet in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon. There was no team scoring in the meet, which saw 15 schools competing. Lincoln’s top finishes came in the field events.  Keyana Brooks took home second place in both the shot put and discus competition, with a personal-best toss of 32.12 meters (108′) in the discus and a toss of…

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Lincoln Men’s Track wins three events and had eight top fives at Gwynedd Mercy Twilight Meet

Courtesy of Lincoln (PA) Sports Information Lincoln Men’s Track and Field athletes won three events and recorded eight top five finishes as they competed at the Gwynedd Mercy University Mid-Week Twilight Meet in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania Wednesday afternoon. There was no team scoring in the meet, which saw 15 schools competing. Xavier Fountain won the javelin throw with a toss of 51.38 meters(168′ 7″) while Solomon Potter won the shot put with a toss of 14.02 meters (46′).   Potter also placed second in the discus with a throw of 42.22…

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Chris Paul Family Foundation Donates $50K to WSSU Athletics Team 250 Campaign

From theciaa.com : WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Chris Paul Family Foundation made a tremendous donation of $50,000 to Winston-Salem State University Athletics, Friday morning. The support of the foundation will go a long way in the department’s mission to provide quality experiences and opportunities to the student-athletes of Winston-Salem State University. “We appreciate the support from the Chris Paul Family Foundation. We hope that this inspires more individuals to give to the WSSU Team 250 Campaign,” WSSU Interim Director of Athletics George Knox said. “This will help with our commitment…

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Fayetteville State releases 2019 Football Schedule and Season Ticket rates

From theciaa.com : Fayetteville, N.C. – The defending CIAA Southern Division Champions Fayetteville State University and CIAA Football Coach of the Year Richard Hayes releases the Broncos 2019 schedule. The upcoming schedule currently features five home contests and four road games; with the opportunity of a fifth away game. FSU will offer a special savings on season tickets at $75 for general admission and $100 for reserved seats; which is a $35 savings on general tickets and $40 on the reserved section. For information on securing your 2019 tickets, contact the…

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Chowan releases 2019 Football Schedule

From the Chowan University Office of Sports Information MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Head coach Tim Place and the Chowan Football team releases their 2019 schedule looking to build off a stellar 2018 season after posting a 6-4 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the CIAA last season. The 2019 slate features four home contests and six road games including back-to-back contests against the 2018 CIAA Football Championship participants. Chowan will start off the season on road against UVa-Wise on September 7.  The Hawks and Cavaliers will meet for the first time on the…

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Saint Augustine’s Track wins five events at Bill Carson Invitational

From the SAU Office of Sports Information: Results  RALEIGH, N.C. (April 7) – Saint Augustine’s University continued its successful start to the outdoor season with five victories in the Bill Carson Invitational track & field meet in Greenville, N.C., on Saturday, April 6.  The Falcons’ men, ranked second nationally in Division II, led the way with wins in four events. Brandon Parris (Sr./Sion Hill, St. Vincent) won the 200 dash in a provisional time of 21.28 and the team of Damere Gilbert (Jr./Sharon Hill, PA), Robert Walker (Jr./Newburgh, NY), Dontarian…

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