Albany State hoops to face Clark-Atlanta in SIAC East matchup

Courtesy of Dr.Earnest Brown, Albany State Athleticcs The Albany State Golden Rams will play the Clark-Atlanta University Panthers in a key SIAC Eastern Division showdown on Monday, January 30, in Atlanta, Georgia.  The women will play at 5:30 pm and the men will follow at approximately 7:30 pm. The Golden Rams men are (6-15) overall and (6-9) in the SIAC while the Panthers are (6-15) overall and (5-10) in the conference.  The Golden Rams and Panthers last played on January 23, 2023.  The Golden Rams won (59-58).    As a team, the Golden…

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Back from the brink: Morris Brown receives $2.9 million grant

Founded in 1881, Morris Brown has been a pillar amongst HBCUs. However recent history has not been kind to the Wolverines. Back in 2002, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools stripped Morris Brown of its accreditation after a former president and financial aid director were found to have misappropriated Department of Education funds. Bereft of accreditation, MBC lost access to federal funds, which included student loans and Pell Grants. Most of the 2,000 students enrolled at the time, left to seek other institutions. Millions of dollars in debt, the…

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7 January 2023 MEAC Men’s Basketball Recap

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 7, 2023 – Saturday’s action featured MEAC wins by Morgan State, Howard, Coppin State and Norfolk State. Morgan State 78, North Carolina Central 73 Howard 84, Delaware State 64 Coppin State 85, South Carolina State 73 (OT) Norfolk State 57, Maryland Eastern Shore 46 Morgan State 78, North Carolina Central 73 (OT) BALTIMORE, Md. – Isaiah Burke scored a game-high 28 points to lead four Morgan State players in double figures as the bears outlasted North Carolina Central 78-73 in overtime on Saturday at…

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South Carolina State women’s hoops MEAC Opener postponed due to COVID-19

The South Carolina State women’s basketball team’s MEAC opener , which was scheduled for January 7 against Coppin State, has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. Once it is confirmed, a makeup date will be announced. The SCSU women’s hoops team ( 1-14, 0-10 MEAC) next scheduled action is a January 14 road matchup against North Carolina Central i Durham, NC. Tip-off is scheduled foe 2:00 om EST.

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Livingstone College basketball player Eric Henderson killed in auto accident

Tragedy has unfortunately touched Livingston College. Monday, Eric Henderson a member of the Livingstone basketball team was killed in a car accident. According to WRAL.com, Henderson was killed in a two-car collision that involved a an off-duty Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy.was travelling west on Highway 13 in Cumberland County , heading back to school, when his car crossed the center line and collided head-on with a pickup truck driven by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy. Officials have indicated that speed may have been a factor in the crash. Henderson was a…

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December 27, 2022 MEAC Men’s basketballers of the week

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 27, 2022 – Senior guard Sam Sessoms of Coppin State has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the league announced today. Howard University freshman forward Shy Odom was named Rookie of the Week, and junior forward Justin Steers of Coppin Statewas announced as the Defensive Player of the Week. Sam Sessoms (6-0, r-Sr., G, Philadelphia, Pa.) Sessoms posted a game-high 28 points in the Eagles’ double overtime 107-100 win over JMU and poured in 17 points against…

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Albany State hoops swept at home by Lane

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State Golden Rams men and women’s basketball teams were defeated at home in a SIAC matchup against the Lane Dragons.  The Golden Rams women lost (67-57) to the Dragons.  With the loss, the Golden Rams women fell to (3-5) overall and (1-2) in the SIAC.   The Dragons improved to (5-1) overall and (3-0) in the SIAC.    Kashay Hankerson led the Golden Rams with 21 points.  Kayla Milner contributed with 13 points.  As a team, the Golden Rams shot 46.2% from the field and…

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Coppin State to face Wake Forest in NIVC

Courtesy of Steven Kramer, Coppin State Athletics FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Coppin State’s volleyball team drew Wake Forest in the First Round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship, it was announced by Triple Crown Sports on Sunday evening. The Eagles earned their first-ever postseason bid by earning the MEAC’s automatic berth by winning the league’s regular season title. The first-round matchup against the Demon Deacons is set for Friday, December 2 at 6:00 pm.  The Deacs finished the season at 16-13 overall while tallying an 8-10 record in the ACC. On the…

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Turnovers and hot three-point shooting downs Albany State 78-57 to GA Southwestern

The search for their first win of the season will continue, as the Albany State , bow 0-5, dropped their home opener 78-57 to the Hurricanes of Georgia Southwestern. The first 8:41 seconds of the first half was a tight affair featuring four ties .Albany State got off to a much better shooting start than the previous evening against FAMU, connecting on four from downtown in that time span. Phillip Burwell’s jumper put the Hurricanes up 17-15, that was as close as the Rams would ever be for the balance…

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N.C. Central’s Davius Richard selected FCS National Offensive Player of the Week

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University junior quarterback Davius Richard has been announced as the FedEx Ground FCS National Offensive Player of the Week by Stats Perform for his performance during NCCU’s 50-21 homecoming triumph over Howard University on Saturday. While earning MEAC offensive player of the week for the sixth time this season, Richard (6-3, 215, Belle Glade, Florida) moved the Eagles into first place with their win over the Bison. He passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 104 yards…

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