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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Delaware State’s Jackson will step down after the season

From meacsports.com : DOVER, Del., Apr. 15, 2019–Delaware State head softball coach Amber Jackson has announced that she will leave the post at the end of the current season to serve a missionary tour in Africa. Now in her fifth season as head coach of the Hornets, Jackson’s tenure has been highlighted by two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division titles, MEAC Coach of the Year honors in 2016 and a 56-25 regular-season mark in division games (.691). In 2016, Delaware State led all conference teams in total wins (30)…

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Albany State Track and Field heads to SC for SIAC Track&Field Championship

Head coach Kenneth Taylor and the Albany State University men’s and women’s outdoor track teams head into the 2019 SIAC Track and Field Championship April 18-20 looking to cap what has been a great season for the Golden Rams. The championship meet will take place at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. THE BASICS EVENT: 2019 SIAC Track & Field Championship DATE: April 18-20, 2019 LOCATION: Winthrop University; Rock Hill, S.C. ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIPTentative Schedule of Events Live Results SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2018 Championship Recap  |  2018 Results 2019…

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Four Albany State golfers named to All-SIAC Men’s Golf First Team

From asugoldenrams.com : Peachtree City, Ga. (April 15, 2019)– Ten student-athletes have been honored as part of the 2018-19 Men’s Golf All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team, as announced Monday. Headlining the All-SIAC Team are Albany State’s Chase McLain, the SIAC Player of the Year, and Spring Hill’s Peter Schilli, the SIAC Freshman of the Year. Miles College’s Leonard Smoot garnered SIAC Coach of the Year accolades. The All-SIAC Player, Freshman, and Coach of the Year was selected by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, while the all-conference teams were decided…

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TSU’s Blue and White Spring Game shows the promise for the upcoming season

From tsutigers.com : PHOTO GALLERY NASHVILLE — The unveiling of the 2019 Tennessee State Tigers football team came in the annual Blue and White Spring scrimmage at Hale Stadium Saturday afternoon. The contest was a full-on scrimmage with 15 minute running clock quarters and no official scoring. The Blue offense and White defense trotted out in 7-personnel before the full 11-man squads took the field in the third quarter. Head coach Rod Reed was satisfied with the flow of the game and happy to see no injuries took place on the slippery…

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Grambling’s Hill named to All-Louisiana First Team

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University senior guard Shakyla Hill added another postseason accolade to her already impressive resume on Friday as she was named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) All-Louisiana Women’s Basketball First Team. Hill, who was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year last month, led the Lady Tigers to a 16-16 overall record, which included wins over Indiana (NCAA Division I Tournament team) and Loyola Marymount.  The Little Rock, Ark. native, who earned…

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Gold comes from behind to defeat Black 49-44 in Grambling spring game

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University offense overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to complete the comeback with a 49-44 victory in the annual Black and Gold Spring Football Game on Friday afternoon at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. “Offensively it was good to see us move the football,” Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs said. “Our running backs had a great day and I thought we had some good quarterback play as well. The offensive line really helped put together multiple long scoring drives. On the defensive…

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