NC Central’s Jim Koerner named USA Director of Player Development

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications CARY, N.C. – North Carolina Central head baseball coach Jim Koerner has been named as the Director of Player Development for USA Baseball, the organization announced on Tuesday. Koerner will start with USA Baseball following the 2021 college baseball season. Koerner will also serve as the Field Coordinator at the Prospect Development Pipeline League, the premier development and showcase experience for high school draft prospects from Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, and the primary identification event for the 18U National Team. Additionally, he will…

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CIAA reveal plans for spring sports

From the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Due to continued concerns related to COVID-19, the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has voted to cancel all conference scheduling and championship events for spring sponsored sports. This includes the sports of softball, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, and men’s golf. Each school that sponsors the affected sports will have the autonomy to schedule competition throughout season, if desired, to allow teams and student-athletes the opportunity complete and if possible, qualify for NCAA Division II postseason participation should they meet minimum requirements. “These…

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January 16, 2021 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Morgan State 92, Coppin State 72Norfolk State 87, Delaware State 76North Carolina A&T 112, Carver College 45South Carolina State at North Carolina Central, PPD (now Feb. 13)Florida A&M at North Carolina A&T, PPD Morgan State 92, Coppin State 72 BALTIMORE, Md. (January 16, 2021) — Junior guard De’Torrion Ware had a game-high 29 points as Morgan State rolled past Coppin State 92-72 on Saturday at Hill Field House. Senior Troy Baxter added 22 points for the Bears, while junior Malik Miller chipped in 21 points. Ware, who posted 30 points at Norfolk State…

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January 3, 2020 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

From the MId-Eastern Athletic Conference : Morgan State 80, James Madison 73North Carolina A&T State 73, South Carolina State 66 Morgan State 80, James Madison 73 HARRISONBURG, Va. — De’Torrion Ware led four Bears in double figures with 18 points Sunday evening as Morgan State picked up a non-conference road win, defeating James Madison 80-73 in Atlantic Union Bank Center. Ware was 7-for-17 from the floor off the bench and hit three 3-pointers. Lapri Pace-McCray had 15 points for the Bears (4-2), while Trevor Moore added 11 points and Sherwyn Devonish-Prince…

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Albany State postpones start of Winter/Spring sports until March 2021

From Albany State University: In consideration of the health and safety of its student-athletes and staff, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced delaying the remainder of winter and spring sports until March 1, 2021. Impacted sports include men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, track and field, baseball, and softball. Albany State University (ASU) agrees with and will follow this decision. ASU’s top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our campus community, alumni, and supporters. For more information, please see the official SIAC release.

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November 25 2020 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

For MEAC men’s basketball teams Wednesday it was a collective trip to the woodshed, as not a single team from the conference registered a win. Losses ranged from Morgan State’s 7-point fall to Mount St. Mary’s to the 62-point thrashing Illinois laid on North Carolina A&T. Here is a recap from each contest ( and in some cases that applies very loosely) from the MEAC: Wake Forest 111, Delaware State 51Florida Gulf Coast 65, Florida A&M 56Mount St. Mary’s 62, Morgan State 55Illinois 122, North Carolina A&T State 60Iowa 97,…

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SIAC makes announces plans for resumption of 2021 sports

from the SIAC: The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), announced that it will seek to cautiously and prudently move forward with the 2021 winter and spring sports schedule.  The SIAC men’s and women’s basketball schedule will begin on January 9 and will feature a 12-14 game conference schedule that will culminate with the SIAC Basketball Championship Tournament featuring all SIAC men and women teams – including recently admitted SIAC member (provisional), Allen University. The spring 2021 season will feature men’s and women’s tennis, golf, men’s and women’s track and field, softball, and…

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Bethune-Cookman opting out of all 2020-21 sports

from Behtune-Cookman Athletic Communications: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Bethune-Cookman University has canceled its remaining 2020-21 athletic season because of the coronavirus pandemic, President E. LaBrent Chrite announced on Tuesday. “In the face of a surging COVID-19 spike across much of the country and the State of Florida, we have concluded that the risks are too great for our student-athletes and staff to travel and compete at this time,” President Chrite said. The university has ceased all student athletic activities until further notice, out of an abundance of caution. “The health and…

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FAMU’s Kyle Coleman will pitch in CSBI

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Kyle Coleman was one of Florida A&M University’s student-athletes affected by COVID-19 as the senior right-handed pitcher saw his season end on March 12. Coleman, who was one of seven graduating seniors this season, will now have the opportunity to pitch again in the Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational (CSBI).  “I am excited about being able to play baseball again, especially against some of the best in the nation,” Coleman said. “Not only am I excited about being able to play baseball again, but I…

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Florida A&M heading to SWAC

This was initially reported by HBCUGameday but the MEAC will suffer another major loss. The conference is losing North Carolina A&T to the Big South and now FAMU is moving to the SWAC. From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees (BOT) has approved the University’s move to join the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. The move was approved by SWAC member schools 10-0 Thursday afternoon.  “While we have had a long-standing relationship competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference,…

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