Florida Blue extends Florida Classic sponsorship through 2022

From Florida A&M Sports Information: ORLANDO – Florida Blue has reached an agreement with the Florida Classic Consortium to extend its title sponsorship of the Florida Blue Florida Classic, Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite and Florida A&M University President Dr. Larry Robinson announced Wednesday.  The deal, which also includes continued title sponsorship of the Florida Blue Florida Classic Kickoff Luncheon and the Florida Blue Battle of the Bands, takes effect immediately and runs through 2022. This year’s Florida Blue Florida Classic, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 23,…

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Bethune-Cookman defeats North Carolina Central 27-13 for fourth straight win

From bcuathletics: Next Game: Norfolk State 10/19/2019 | 4:00 p.m. FULL SCHEDULE ROSTER MATCHUP HISTORY DURHAM, N.C. – Jimmie Robinsonand Akevious Williams each scored two touchdowns as Bethune-Cookman won its fourth straight and remained unbeaten in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play by defeating North Carolina Central 27-13 Thursday at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. Robinson scored the first half’s only touchdown on a 54-yard second quarter screen pass and a 79-yard kickoff return after the Wildcat defense held the Eagles to a field goal to start the fourth quarter. “He’s beyond special,” BCU Head Coach Terry Sims said of…

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Clark-Atlanta University plays host to Bethune-Cookman football team stuck in Atlanta due to Hurricane Dorian

From clarkatlantasports.com : Sunday after the Bethune Cookman University football team defeated Jackson State 36-15 in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge here in Atlanta, the Wildcats expected to head back to their campus in Daytona Beach, Fla. But with Hurricane Dorian churning in the Atlantic Ocean and steaming towards Florida’s east coast, that plan was made impossible.  And it left the 125-person traveling party of BCU players, coaches and support staff stuck in in their Atlanta hotel. That’s when a former Clark Atlanta University football player reached out to his alma mater…

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Bethune-Cookman defeats Jackson State 36-15 in MEAC/SWAC Challenge

In a game that featured a penalty-drawing mascot, Bethune-Cookman used an opportunistic second half to pull away from Jackson State 36-15 in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Sunday from “s—k on that UT” , aka Georgia State Stadium. The first half was offensively quiet, with the only changing of the scoreboard was a 25 yard field goal from JSU’s Adrian Salazar at the 12:35 mark of the first quarter. The Jackson State defense stood tough throughout the first half, limiting Bethune-Cookman to a mere 105 yards of total offense. The offense picked…

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Bethune-Cookman wins 2019 MEAC Women’s Basketball Tournament

From meacsports.com : Box Score | Final Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 16, 2019—Angel Golden dropped 18 points and Chasimmie Brown grabbed 16 rebounds as No. 3 Bethune-Cookman used a strong second half to overtake Norfolk State 57-45 to claim the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball championship Saturday at the Scope Arena. The Wildcats (21-10) won their second ever MEAC tournament title and claim the MEAC’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. The NCAA women’s field will be unveiled Monday on ESPN at 7 p.m. EST. B-CU last won the title in 1984.…

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MEAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Update: Bethune-Cookman defeats Maryland Eastern Shore 58-47

From meacsports.com : Box Score | Updated Bracket NORFOLK, Va., March 15, 2019—Angel Golden scored 10 of her game-high 26 points, including a key four-point play at the beginning of the fourth quarter that helped Bethune-Cookman pull away to a 58-47 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament semifinal round at the Scope Arena on Friday. The third-seeded Wildcats (20-10) advance to the championship final against Norfolk State on Saturday at approximately 4 p.m., or roughly an hour after the conclusion of the men’s game. The…

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BCU Softball coach Laura Witten gets 700th win

From meacsports.com : LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman Softball Head Coach Laura Watten registered her 700th career win Saturday afternoon as the Wildcats took down Kansas, 3-1 in the second game of the day for both teams as part of the Disney Diamond 9 Citrus Blossom Invite at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In the opening game of the day for BCU, the Wildcats fell to St. Joseph’s by a similar 3-1 outcome. ST. JOSEPH’S 3, BCU 1A two-run home run in the second inning…

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Howard overcomes Bethune-Cookman with Newton late game heroics

With less than two minutes to go, Howard freshman sensation quarterback Caylin Newton engineered a 9-play, 45-yard drive that was culminated in Newton himself scoring the go-ahead score on a 5-yard TD tun, putting the Bison up for good 26-24. In the first quarter the Wildcats took 7-0 lead after a 7-play, 56 yard drive was capped off by a Larry Brihm 20 yard touchdown run. Howard answered back when a few seconds into the second quarter when Guy Lemonier Jr. recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Bethune responded on…

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