Penny Hardaway found not to have violated NCAA rules

Via Mark Schlabach and Jeff Borxello of ESPN An Independent Accountability Resolution Process hearing panel concluded that Memphis Tigers basketball coach Penny Hardaway didn’t violate NCAA rules when he provided benefits to three prospective student-athletes because of his long-standing philanthropy in Memphis, according to a decision released on Tuesday. The IARP panel ruled that Memphis failed to monitor the education and activities of an athletics booster, provided impermissible extra benefits, conducted impermissible recruiting activities with prospective student-athletes and failed to cooperate with the investigative process by delaying the production of requested documents.…

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SWAC/PAC-12 Legacy Series to debut during 2022-23 Basketball Season

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. & SAN FRANCISCO – The Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Pac-12 and will debut the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series, an educational and basketball scheduling partnership between the two collegiate athletics conferences, to tip off the 2022-23 season. The first-of-its-kind pact between Autonomy 5 and HBCU leagues was announced last September with its aim to create both a forum for competition, as well as promotion and education around issues of anti-racism and social justice. With the inaugural cycle of contests approaching in early November, the leagues have…

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September 26, 2022 MEAC Footballers of the Week

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference North Carolina Central junior quarterback Davius Richard was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference announced today. South Carolina State linebacker BJ Davis was named Defensive Player of the Week, while Norfolk State’s Jordin Lennon was named Rookie of the Week. North Carolina Central’s Robert Mitchell was named Offensive Lineman of the Week and the Eagles’ Adrian Olivo was named Specialist of the Week. Davius Richard, North Carolina Central (QB, 6-3, 215, Jr., Belle Glade, Fla.)  Richard accounted for four of the Eagles’…

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Albany State Volleyball wins five straight games

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State Golden Rams volleyball team did the unthinkable when they won 5 games in 2 days without losing a set at the 2022 SIAC Volleyball Crossover Tournament on September 23-24, in Cartersville, Georgia.  The Golden Rams won 15 straight sets against 5 conference opponents. On Friday, September 23, the Golden Rams opened the 2022 SIAC Crossover by defeating Central State University in 3 sets.  In game 2, the Golden Rams defeated Kentucky State University in 3 sets. On September 24, the Golden…

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Spring Hill Volleyball remains unblemished in conference play, sweeps SIAC Crossover

Courtesy of Spring Hill Athletics EMERSON, Ga.  – The Spring Hill College volleyball team remains undefeated in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) play after it swept Clark Atlanta, Savannah State and Fort Valley State at the SIAC Crossover on Saturday. Spring Hill swept Clark Atlanta (25-11, 25-13, 25-16) in its first match of the day at the LakePoint Sports Complex. Taylor Fontenelle recorded a season high five services aces en route to the Badgers’ three-set sweep of the Panthers. SHC faced Savannah State (25-14, 25-12, 25-11) in its second match of…

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Savannah State Volleyball gets three wins at SIAC Crossover

Courtesy of Savannah State Athletics CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Savannah State volleyball picked up three big wins this weekend at the 2022 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Crossover. The Lady Tigers played five matches over two days against SIAC West teams in the LakePoint Sports Center in Cartersville, Georgia. With every team in the conference facing off in cross-divisional matches over the two-day tournament, the wins and loss shifted the conference standings. Savannah State moved into third place in the SIAC East Division following their wins. They are 6-8 overall this…

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SIAC September 24, 2022 Football Recap

Courtesy of the SIAC 2022 SIAC Football Standings2022 SIAC Football Composite Schedule2022 SIAC Football Statistics Fort Valley State 44, Bluefield State 27Recap | Box Score BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – For only the second time in program history, the Wildcats played in West Virginia and held strong down the stretch. Fort Valley State weathered the Bluefield State first-half storm and outplayed the home team in the final half for the 44-27 football win Saturday afternoon. Next Opponent: Benedict College (October 1 @ 2 p.m. – Homecoming)  Miles 24, Central State 14Recap | Box Score WILBERFORCE, Oh. – After three tough losses to open…

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Week 4 CIAA Football Recap

Courtesy of the CIAA 22 CIAA Football Standings2022 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2022 Statistics  CHARLOTTE – Week four of the 2022 football season means it is another week of conference play within the CIAA and we saw a game-winning field goal as time expired and we saw one nationally ranked program recover from an early 14-point deficit. Across the league, we also saw players begin stake their claim for postseason honors and teams start to assert themselves in the postseason discussion. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the week four…

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Prairie View beats Alabama State , 24-15

Courtesy of Prairie View A&M Athletics 24  PVA&M 15 ALST Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F PVA&M 7 7 3 7 24 ALST 6 0 3 6 15 Defense came up with some big takeaways as the Prairie View A&M Panthers outlasted the Hornets of Alabama State Saturday evening with a 24-15 victory. How it Happened:Alabama State’s offense struggled to find its rhythm during the game due to strong coverage from the Panthers defense.  The Panthers pass rush made its presence felt on the night, forcing ASU’s quarterback out of…

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Southern releases 2022-23 Men’s Basketball schedule

Courtesy Ravon Robeertson, Jaguars Athletics: The Southern University men’s basketball team announce their complete 2022-2023 season schedule. Including 14 non-conference games within the months of November and December before heading into Southwestern Athletic Conference play in January. The Jags first game this fall will be home as they face Tougaloo College November 3rd  kicking off the month of November in which they will have a total of four home games out of the five. After the opening contest, Southern will travel to University of Nevada Las Vegas on November 7th before continuing…

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