Memorial plans for Jack “Cy” McClairen

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The family of Jack “Cy” McClairen has announced memorial plans for the Bethune-Cookman University athletic legend, including an opportunity for well-wishers to pay tribute to the former Wildcat star athlete, coach and athletic director who passed away last week at the age of 89. In honor of the many friends, colleagues and former student-athletes who were touched by Coach McClairen during this great career, and to offer the community an opportunity to show the support for the man who lived and worked here…

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Bethune-Cookman and MEAC Legend “Cy” McClarien transitions at 89

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jack Forsyth “Cy” McClairen, the living embodiment of all things Bethune-Cookman University Athletics, whose contribution to his beloved alma mater included seven decades as a playing, coaching and senior administrative living legend as well as a father figure, passed away on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. He was 89.  “The world has lost a Hall of Famer, ” Lynn W. Thompson, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, said. “I am merely one of the thousands of people whose lives have been significantly impacted directly by…

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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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Former Bethune-Cookman Assistant Coach Chris Issac passes at age 61

via Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman University Athletics has learned that former football assistant coach Chris Isaac, who also enjoyed unmatched success playing on every level of football, has passed away at the age of 61. Isaac coached at Bethune-Cookman from 1996-2002 and 2004-07, overseeing the wide receivers. He was a part of the Wildcats’ 2002 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship program that made its first FCS playoff appearance, and returned after a stint as Head Coach at Deltona High School.“Chris was a great, awesome individual who I…

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Bethune-Cookman pays tribute to the life of champion track athlete Summer Brown

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletic Communications  Summer Brown, whose battle with cancer was as inspiring as her accomplishments with the Bethune-Cookman University track & field program, passed away Friday, Jan. 11 at the age of 25. The 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) indoor pentathlon and outdoor long champion had been diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma cancer last December and had used social media as an outlet to both inform and motivate. “To God Be the Glory for the Life of Summer Brown,” B-CU Vice President Of Intercollegiate Athletics Lynn W. Thompson…

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Bethune-Cookman wins 9th consecutive Florida Classic 31-27 over Florida A&M

From Bethune-Cookman Athletics: ORLANDO, Fla. – During the pregame festivities of the 40th Annual Florida Blue Florida Classic Saturday, Florida A&M President Larry Robinson said to the massive  crowd, “Eight is enough” but Bethune-Cookman President Brent Chrite followed up by saying “”Nine is quite fine.”  Indeed it is as as a resilient Wildcat football team found another way to beat No. 12/13 Florida A&M and extend its Florida Blue Florida Classic winning streak with a 31-27 triumph before a Camping World Stadium crowd of 55,730 – the largest crowd since 2011, This 40th Annual…

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FAMU prepares to take on Bethune-Cookman in 40th Annual Florida Classic

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team, ranked No. 12 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) polls, will look to conclude the season on Saturday in the 40th Annual Florida Blue Florida Classic against rival Bethune-Cookman. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. from Camping World Stadium. The game will be broadcasted and streamed live on ESPN News as the crew of Tiffany Greene (play-by-play) and Jay Walker (color analyst), along with Lericia Harris (sideline) will call all the action. The broadcast crew of Keith Miles (play-by-play), Albert Chester…

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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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