Grambling wise receiver and his brother amongst three shot in New Orleans

Tragedy touched the Grambling State Football program this week. Red-shirt senior wide receiver Darrell Clark and his younger brother Keyon, was amongst three people shot out a New Orleans gym. Clark and the other ,as of yet, unidentified victim were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Unfortunately Clark’s younger brother, Keyon was not as fortunate and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Grambling State has issued the following press release:  Fobbs Issues Statement on Clark Shooting GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head football coach Broderick Fobbs issued…

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New polices for SWAC in upcoming athletic year

From swac.org: BILOXI, Miss.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference held its annual spring meetings this past week in Biloxi with several significant pieces of legislation being adopted for the upcoming athletic year. The approved measures were recommendations from the leagues’ Sports Administrators Committee (SAC) which consist of member institutions’ Athletic Directors and Senior Woman Administrators. With league finances serving as a significant topic of discussion during the meetings, the SWAC unveiled its strategic business model which will be implemented during the upcoming 2019-20 season. “One consistent theme that we were able…

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2019 SWAC Football Media Day taking place July 16

From SWAC Media Relations: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference will host its annual SWAC Football Media Day on Tuesday, July 16 at the Westin-Birmingham (2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North/ (205) 307-3600).  All ten SWAC head football coaches and two student-athletes from each team will be in attendance to address the media about the upcoming 2019 football season.  Media interested in covering the event are invited to complete the online credential application. One-on-one interviews with coaches and student-athletes will begin at 10:00 a.m. The upcoming season will officially kickoff on Saturday, August 31 with a full slate of…

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Grambling’s Rikkelle Miller earns All-Louisiana Honors

From Grambling State Athletics: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University freshman softball player Rikkelle Miller was named to the All-Louisiana Softball Second Team, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced late Sunday night. Miller, who earned Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Rookie of the Year and Second Team honors, garnered the recognition after an outstanding freshman campaign.  The Atlanta, Ga. native led team and SWAC in hitting, with a .423 batting average. In addition, Miller led the team in hits (47), RBIs (41), runs scored (21) doubles (nine) and home runs (eight). She also…

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Tennessee State adds West Va. grad transfer Wesley Harris

From tsutigers.com: NASHVILLE — The 2019 roster continues to grow with substantial talent for Tennessee State men’s basketball. Head coach Brian “Penny” Collins announced Wednesday the signing of West Virginia graduate transfer Wesley Harris (Jackson, Miss.). “We’re excited to add a player of Wes’s caliber to the roster,” said Collins. “He brings NCAA Tournament experience after advancing to the Sweet 16 with West Virginia and can defend at an elite level while scoring at all three. He’s a vital component in making us a contender for the Ohio Valley Conference.”  Wesley Harris…

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Several MEAC baseball players taken in 2019 MLB draft

From meacsports.com: The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft concluded on Wednesday, with rounds 10 through 40, and a number of student-athletes from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) were selected. Leading the way was Bethune-Cookman pitcher Anthony Maldonado, who was selected in the 11th round by the Miami Marlins. Maldonado was named Second Team All-MEAC this past season after tying for the league lead with 97 strikeouts. He went 4-5 with a team-best 81.1 innings in 13 starts and two complete games. His 10.73 strikeouts per-game led BCU starters. Over his three…

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UDC’s Shaneika Bowra receives Excellence in Community and Character Award

From udcfirebirds.com : Dobbs Ferry, NY- Senior Track & Field standout Shaneika Bowra was one of the Excellence in Community and Character award recipients and was named the State Farm Female Scholar-Athlete of the year, at the ECC awards dinner on May 13. Bowra (St. Catherine Jamaica) transferred to UDC as a junior and has excelled both on and off the track since then. She was the 2018-2019 team captain and played a huge role in the success of the Track and Field Program this year. She was named ECC Indoor &…

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FAMU to face penalties for NCAA infractions

From famuathletics.com : Today, the NCAA released its public infractions report detailing specific infractions by Florida A&M University Athletics and associated penalties: • From 2010-2011 through 2016-2017, a series oferrors resulted in the participation of student-athletes who were not eligible to compete in several sports. However, these ineligibility infractions did not involve unethical behavior but were primarily the result of administrative issues.  •Based upon the findings, FAMU has self-imposed penalties including post-season bans for the 2019-2020 academic year, recruiting and scholarship reductions and the vacation of records of any seasons…

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CIAA Announces 2019 Track&Field Athletes of the Year

From theciaa.com: BOWIE, MD – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces its 2019 Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year, as voted by the CIAA Track & Field Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association. These outstanding student-athletes were formally recognized today during a ceremony at the CIAA Track & Field Championships. Saint Augustine’s University junior Shannon Kalawan was named Women’s Track Athlete of the Year and Virginia State University junior Jeia Gilliam was named Women’s Field Athlete of the Year. Men’s Track Athlete of the Year was Claflin…

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2019 Day 2 SWAC Outdoor Track&Field Championship Recap

From swac.org: DAY TWO RESULTS | CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Alabama State University men made a surge to the top of the team standings following the conclusion of day two of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Prairie View A&M. Alabama State, seeking its first SWAC outdoor championship under coach Ritchie Beene, has 69 total points. Southern is second with 43 points, and Grambling State and defending champion Prairie View A&M are tied for third with 33 points each. On…

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