Albany State Men’s and Women’s Hoops take on Paine College Saturday

The Albany State University Men’s and Women’s basketball teams are heading to Augusta to take on Paine College in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) play. The ladies tip off at 1p.m. EST, while the men will take the court at 3 p.m. EST. Albany State UniversityWomen’s Basketball Site3-12, 1-3 SIACPlayers to Watch:Alexandria James – 15.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.5 apgCiera Norman – 14.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.1 apgAlexis Smith – 9.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 0.4 apg Paine College    Women’s Basketball Site5-10, 4-4 SIACPlayers to Watch:Keondra Archie – 16.6 ppgAkirah Robinson – 8.1 ppgJasmine…

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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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Norfolk State releases 2020 football schedule

From Norfolk State Athletics: 2020 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State head football coach Latrell Scott announced the Spartans’ 2020 schedule Monday, an 11-game slate which includes five home dates and a fan-friendly set of non-conference games. NSU opens the year with the 54th meeting against Virginia State in the popular Labor Day Classic on Saturday, Sept. 5. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. at William “Dick” Price Stadium. That will be the lone NSU home game in the month of September, as the Spartans play four straight road games following their…

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Florida A&M Men’s and Women’s hoops get victories over Coppin State

From Florida A&M Sports Information : TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | MJ Randolph finished with a double-double as the Florida A&M University men’s basketball team completed its home sweep with a 65-54 victory over Coppin State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Monday night during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night   The Rattlers (4-11 overall, 2-2 MEAC), who defeated Morgan State on Saturday afternoon, led by as many as 15 points (26-11) with 45 seconds left in the first half and held Coppin State to just five field goals (17.9 percent), while taking a 27-13…

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Florida A&M Lady Rattlers open conference play Saturday

From Florida A&M Sports Information: Play TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University women’s basketball team has concluded non-conference action and will open Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play on Saturday. FAMU SO FAR: The first half of the 2019-20 FAMU Women’s Basketball schedule is in the books, and the Rattlers emerged with a 2-9 record, similar to a year ago through 11 games….. FAMU has lost their last six games, a stretch which included games against Southeastern Conference foes LSU and Florida. LAST TIME OUT: FAMU dropped a 73-45 road a decision at…

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Coppin State upends Loyola Marymount 74-71

From meacsports: LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Troy Baxter scored a game-high 27 points with five rebounds and two blocks and Morgan State stunned Loyola Marymount  74-71 on Saturday night at Gersten Pavilion. Baxter was 8 of 15 from the field for the Bears (6-8), including 5 of 9 from beyond the arc. Stanley Davis added 12 points and six boards, Malik Miller had nine points and Lagio Grantsaan chipped in eight. Morgan State shot 48 percent from the field compared to 44 percent for LMU and outscored the Lions in the paint by a 26-14 margin. LMU (6-8) trailed 40-32…

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North Carolina A&T tops Alcorn 64-44 to claim third straight Celebration Bowl

From meacsports.com: ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 21, 2019–Behind six touchdown passes from Kylil Carter and two touchdown runs from Jah-Maine Martin, North Carolina A&T State upended Alcorn State 64-44 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday to win the program’s third straight Celebration Bowl. The Aggies (9-3) have won four of the bowl game’s five installments. Their 64 points are the most in the short history of the Celebration Bowl, and their 20-point win also marked the largest margin of victory. Carter, a redshirt senior, tied the program record with his six touchdown…

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Florida A&M introduces Keith McCluney as deputy AD

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University’s new Vice President and Director of Athletics, Kortne Gosha, announced Friday the appointment of Arkansas Pine-Bluff’s Interim Atheltic Director, Keith McCluney, as the next Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief of Staff of FAMU Athletics. “We are thrilled to welcome Keith McCluney to our Florida A&M Athletics family,” Gosha said. Keith brings a wealth of athletics administration experiences and oversight for external operations. His diverse background will be a key asset to our stragetic plan to move FAMU athletics to…

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Florida A&M’s Faddoul and Smith named AFCA All-Americans

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football program wrapped up a busy week of national honors on Friday as Chris Faddoul and Xavier Smith were named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) FCS All-American Second Team. Faddoul has been one of the most consistent punters over the past two years in NCAA Division I FCS. During his sophomore season, he led the country in punting and this season, the Wesley Chapel, Fla. native finished right behind Alex Pechin, of Bucknell, in the statistical category.…

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Southern falls to Wright State on the road

From Southern University Media Relations: DAYTON, OH –  Freshman Damiree Burns and Junior Brendon Brooks each had 16 points for the Jaguars but that wasn’t enough as Southern drops one on the road as Wright State defeated SU 85-62 at the Nutter Center on Thursday night.  Isaiah Rollins contributed eight points and four rebounds and Delor Johnson chipped in six points off the bench, as Southern (3-7) was lead by Burns with a team high nine rebounds. Micah Bradford, Isaiah Rollins, James Edwards and Brendon Brooks each had four rebounds.  SU went…

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