Bethune upsets Grambling 3-2 in SWAC Volleyball Quarterfinals

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletics HOUSTON – Niara Hightower and Jasmine Moore each had 12 kills and Alleah Dallas delivered match point as Bethune-Cookman rallied for a 3-2 (15-25,25-19,23-25,25-23, 15-10) upset of Grambling State in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday night. How it Happened After tying the match with a fourth set victory, B-CU used a 5-0 run to take a 9-5 fifth set lead. Grambling closed to 9-8, but a Moore kill capped off a 6-1 run that brought B-CU within a point to set the stage for Dallas’…

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Bethune-Cookman to honor longtime PA announcer Reverend Isadore Williams Saturday

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletics DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rev. Isadore Williams, whose booming voice has been long-standing tradition at Bethune-Cookman football, will be honored Saturday when the Wildcats host Alabama State for homecoming at Daytona Stadium. Rev. Williams is stepping down from his role as a public address announcer, a position he’s held since being on a student on campus in 1975. His trademark opening — “Who Will Ascend to the Top of the Mountain” – has been a part of over 230 games during his memorable run. A native of…

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Bethune-Cookman gets first conference win with 45-35 victory over Mississippi Valley State

Courtesy of Bryce Hoyoski, Bethune-Cookman Athletics 45  B-CU 35 VALLEY Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F B-CU 6 15 17 7 45 VALLEY 7 0 21 7 35 Itta Bena, MS. – An offensive slugfest went the way of the Wildcats as they outlasted Mississippi Valley State, 45-35, Saturday evening in Itta Bena, MS How It Happened It was a tough start for the Wildcats (1-5, 1-2 SWAC), as a three-and-out turned into a blocked punt, resulting in a Mississippi Valley State (0-7, 0-4 SWAC) touchdown on their first offensive play. A…

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Jackson State donkey-kicks Bethune-Cookman 48-8

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics 48  JSU 8 BCU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F JSU 21 9 9 9 48 BCU 0 0 0 8 8 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jackson State University quarterback Shedeur Sanders threw a career-high tying five touchdown passes, and the defense tied an NCAA record with three safeties as the Tigers defeated Bethune-Cookman 48-8 Saturday at TIAA Bank Stadium. Sanders, a Heisman Trophy and Walter Payton Award candidate, threw five scoring passes in a game for the second time this season (Florida A&M) in completing 36 of 48…

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Tennessee State gets off the schneid with resounding 41-17 Homecoming win over Bethune-Cookman

17 Bethune-Cookman 1-4 , 1-1 41  Tennessee St. 1-4 , 0-0 Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F BCU 3 0 7 7 17 TSU 7 24 3 7 41 Powered by a defensive unit that forced four turnovers, Tennessee State has removed itself from the rolls of the winless with a 41-17 homecoming win over Bethune-Cookman. It was Bethune that struck first. After Tsu’s opening drive ended in a quick three-and-out, B-CU drove 63 yards in 8 plays, ending in a 22-yard field goal off the foot of Dylan Moghaddam to give…

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Florida A&M defeats Bethune-Cookman 84-73 on senior night

Team 1 2 F Bethune-Cookman 31  42  73 Florida A&M 39  45  84 It was senior night at FAMU and the Rattlers sent the senior class off right in their last game at Lawson Center with a 84-73 win over Bethune-Cookman. The first half was a back-and forth affair that saw the lead change hands 10 times. FAMU would claim the lead at 28-27 off a D.J. Jones dunk with 4:55 remaining in the half. Florida A&M would end up taking a 39-31 advantage at the half. Try as they…

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SWAC Football National Signing Day

February 2 was National Signing Day for HS and college footballers to officially announce where they would continue the next phase of their playing careers. Below are recaps of the moving and shakings of SWAC teams on 2022 Signing Day. From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: National Signing Day Updates Alabama A&M Recap Alabama State Recap Alcorn State Recap Bethune-Cookman Recap Florida A&M Recap Grambling State Recap Jackson State Recap Mississippi Valley State  Recap Prairie View A&M Recap Southern  Recap Texas Southern  Recap Univ. Arkansas-Pine Bluff  Recap

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Terrorists threaten several HBCUs

Wlja.com: PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (7News) — A shelter in place has been issued for students and staff at Bowie State University due to a bomb threat Monday.  CNN is reporting that at least six Historically Black Colleges and Universities have received bomb threats launching police investigations. The schools that received threats Monday include Bowie State, Howard University, Southern University and A&M, Bethune-Cookman University, Albany State Universityand Delaware State University, according to campus spokespeople or social media posts. Later Monday morning, Judson University, an Evangelical Christian university in Elgin, Illinois, announced its closure due to…

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Moton’s late game bucket lifts Grambling 68-66 over Bethune-Cookman

From Grambling State Athletic Communications Tra’Michael Moton drained a jumper with one second remaining as the Grambling State University men’s basketball team edged Bethune-Cookman, 68-66, on Saturday afternoon in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game at the Moore Gymnasium.   Grambling State (4-11 overall, 2-1 SWAC) led by as many as 11 points with 2:20 remaining, but Bethune-Cookman rallied and tied the game at 66 after a pair of free throws by Joe French with 23 seconds left.  That set the stage for Moton, who hit the game-winner jumper with 1 second left…

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Bethune-Cookman smacked by Central Florida, 81-45

From BCU Athletics: The Wildcats struggled to find their way to the tune of an 81-45 setback at the hands of UCF, Sunday afternoon in Orlando. How It Happened The Wildcats (1-6, 0-0 SWAC) kept things close through most of the first half of play. Marcus Garrett led the Wildcats, and all scorers, with seven of B-CU’s first 10 points through nearly ten minutes of play. The Wildcats connected on just three of 14 three pointers in the half and could not get to the free throw line, attempting only two through…

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