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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Norfolk State’s Robert Jones wins CollegeInsider’s Skip Prosser Award

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va. – CollegeInsider announced on Friday its recipients for several national coaching awards, and Norfolk State head men’s basketball coach Robert Jones beat out 24 other finalists to take home one of those honors; the organization announced that Jones has been named the winner of the 2019 Skip Prosser Award. The award is named for former Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser, who died suddenly in 2007. It is presented annually to a Division I coach who not only achieves success on the court, but also displays…

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Howard’s R.J. Cole receives ECAC Honors

From meacsports.com : DANBURY, Conn., April 3, 2019 – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) committee uncovered its 2019 Division I Men’s Basketball All-ECAC teams, where Howard University sophomore guard RJ Cole was selected to the First Team. The announcement came a day after the New Jersey native earned Associated Press (AP) All-American Honorable Mention. A year ago, Cole won the 2017-18 ECAC Rookie of the Year after setting a new Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) record with 13 rookie of the week honors. In his sophomore campaign, Cole took home MEAC…

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Six MEAC players named to BOXTOROW Men’s Basketball All-America Team

from meacsports.com : BOXTOROW unveiled its 2018-19 men’s basketball All-America teams on Thursday, and six players from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) were honored — including four members of the First Team. Highlighting BOXTOROW’s All-America First Team are Howard teammates RJ Cole and Charles Williams, while North Carolina Central’s Raasean Davis and Bethune-Cookman’s Cletrell Pope are also on the team. Cole is the reigning MEAC Player of the Year, and earlier this week, he was named All-America Honorable Mention by the Associated Press (AP). Cole and Williams were also First…

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Colorado defeats Norfolk State 76-60 in NIT Second Round

From meacsports.com: BOULDER, Colo. – A big first half run made the difference on Monday night, as Colorado defeated the Norfolk State men’s basketball team by a 76-60 margin in the NIT second round at the CU Events Center. The Buffaloes turned a tight game toward their favor thanks to a 19-3 run. They went into half up by 20, although the Spartans outscored them by four in the second half. NSU saw its season come to a close at 22-14 following its second ever postseason victory last Wednesday at Alabama.…

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Golden’s 25 not enough for Bethune-Cookman in Tourney Debut

From meacsports.com: Box Score SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Bethune-Cookman’s first trip to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament ended with a 92-50 loss to defending national champion Notre Dame, a life-defining experience to cap off an incredulous run and one more 20-point outburst from Angel Golden. The senior from Tampa, Fla., scored a game-high 25 points, but the Fighting Irish’s height, depth and just about everything else sent Notre Dame to the second round, where it will host Michigan State Monday evening. Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and Jessica Sheppard 22 as…

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Norfolk State shocks Alabama 80-79 in NIT First Round

From nsuspartans.com: TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Seven seasons ago, the Norfolk State men’s basketball team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history. On Wednesday evening at Coleman Coliseum, the Spartans scored another in a different postseason tournament. n an NIT first-round game on the road, No. 8 seed Norfolk State stunned No. 1 seed Alabama by an 80-79 score in overtime. Norfolk State kept its season alive while securing the MEAC’s fourth win in the NIT and the first during the current format of the tournament. Delaware State…

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Norfolk State to meet Alabama Wednesday in NIT First Round

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va. – MEAC regular-season champion Norfolk State will take on Alabama on Wednesday on the road in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) first round after the bracket was announced on Sunday evening on ESPNU. The Spartans will be the No. 8 seed in the tournament and will face No. 1 seed Crimson Tide at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Norfolk State secured the MEAC’s automatic bid to the NIT after capturing the regular season title at 14-2. The Spartans own a 21-13 overall record. The…

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Howard to play in 2019 Roman College Basketball Invitational

From meacsports.com : PRINCETON, N.J., March 17, 2019 – The Roman College Basketball Invitational (CBI) committee finalized its 16-team field, where Howard was among the squad’s invited to this year’s tournament. The announcement came Sunday evening after the NCAA Selection Show. “I’m happy for this team,” said Howard men’s basketball head coach Kevin Nickelberry. “Our student-athletes get an opportunity to be rewarded for their efforts this year and get a chance to participate in the postseason.” The 12th annual CBI Tourney begins Tuesday with one first-round game, followed by the remaining seven contests…

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North Carolina Central wins its third straight MEAC Basketball Tournament

From meacsports.com : Final Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 16, 2019–North Carolina Central parlayed a 12-0 run to start the second half and some suffocating defense into a 50-47 win over Norfolk State in the championship game of the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament at the Scope Arena on Saturday. The Eagles (18-15), the No. 3 seed, receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, whose field will be announced on Sunday. The game was a physical affair where every possession was a struggle for both teams. Despite winning…

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