NORFOLK, Va. -
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (34-25) fell in the MEAC Baseball Championships for the first time in the past eight seasons, as the Savannah State Tigers (33-21) claimed victory in the title game, 1-0, on a 10th-inning walk-off sacrifice fly.
“Both pitchers were matching each other pitch-for-pitch and we had our work cut out for us against one of the better pitchers in the league,” Head Coach Jason Beverlin said.
“We battled, we fought, we clawed and ended up coming up a little bit short in the end,” Beverlin continued.
TENNESSEE -- Tayshaun Prince's basketball journey is like that of most big time players—it's full of successes and achievements en route to the NBA
For him, it all started at national powerhouse Dominguez High School. The Compton, CA native experienced the joy of winning a state championship there.
He was also named Mr. Basketball of the state of California in 1998.
He transitioned smoothly from there right to the winningest basketball program of all time and had a great
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jackson State University captured its 15th overall baseball title after defeating Prairie View A&M, 6-2, in the championship final of the 2013 SWAC Baseball Tournament on Sunday at LaGrave Field.
JSU (34-20), the SWAC Eastern Division champions and No. 1 seed, earned the tournament tile for the first time under head coach Omar Johnson. The last time the Tigers won the championship was in 2000.
Tournament MVP Alexander Juday (7-4), pitched his sixth complete game of the season throwing nine strikeouts.
NEW YORK -- It's apparently no accident former Baylor star Brittney Griner didn't publicly reveal she was gay until after her college career ended last month.
Griner told espnW
that Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey requested players not be publicly open about their sexuality out of fear it would affect the perception of the program in the community and negatively impact recruiting.
"It was a recruiting thing," Griner told espnW.
"The coaches thought that if it seemed like they condoned it, people wouldn't let their kids come play for Baylor.
– Kara Lawson of the Connecticut Sun is the recipient of the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award in
recognition of her outstanding work in the community in 2012, the league announced Thursday.
The award recognizes the player whose outreach inspires the community and reflects Staley’s leadership, spirit, charitable efforts, and love for the game.
Lawson was previously recognized for her achievements on and off the court with the 2012 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award.
NORMAL, Ala. -- Alabama A&M Director of Athletics, Bryan Hicks, has announced the hiring of Semeka Randall as the new Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Alabama A&M University.
She is slated to begin her new duties effective immediately.
Ms. Randall is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000 with a degree in Speech Communication.
While at UTK, Randall was a stand-out defensive player for the powerhouse Lady Vol women’s basketball program from 1998-2001.
OAKLAND -- Sometimes it takes months, sometimes it take years, and sometimes it takes forever, for change to occur but in time change will transpire.
Individuals can embrace change or fight it. Some kick and scream, However it is their choice.
We now know which road Daniel Snyder has chosen by his latest statements to the American Sports Media.
So the battle begins.
The Washington Football Club and owner Mr. Daniel Snyder are currently looking at history's window and don't understand their legacies.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Two marshals say Tiger Woods
never said anything to them about whether Sergio Garcia
had played his shot.
Two other marshals disputed that account, one of them saying he told Woods that Garcia had already hit on the second hole at the TPC Sawgrass.
In the days since Woods won The Players Championship, the dispute has shifted from players to volunteer marshals.It started Saturday in the third round when Woods was deep in the trees, some 50 yards to the left of Garcia in the fairway.
HOUSTON -- The Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division Baseball Top 10, with number of first-place votes, c = Conference record, O = Overall record in parentheses, total points, previous ranking, and next opponent.
Name C-/-O-Records–1PV-Pts-PWR–Last Gme-Next Gme-(05-12-13/05-19-13)
1. Savannah State (29-22, 17-7)–(3)—96—-2—(Won Game,(1-0), over N. C. A & T State,(G1:7-5;G2:N/A,G3:N/A), Next Weekend Series at-MEAC Tournament)
NEW YORK -- Chuck Muncie, a three-time Pro Bowl
running back who once held the National Football League record for rushing touchdowns in a season before his career was cut short by cocaine use, has died.
He was 60.
He died Monday of a heart attack, according to the NFL’s website
, citing the San Diego Chargers
, his final team in the league. No further details were provided.
NORFOLK, Va. –
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host its 2013 Baseball Championship Wednesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 19 at the Marty L. Miller Field on the campus of Norfolk State University.
The Delaware State University Hornets and the Savannah State Tigers will enter tournament play as the number seeds.Delaware State finished atop of the standings in the northern division with a 23-3 MEAC record and 33-13 overall mark.
The Hornets have won their last four games heading into the tournament and will seek their first MEAC baseball title since 1989.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – To cap the 2013 baseball regular season, Arkansas-Pine Bluff junior shortstop Isias Alcantar headlines this year's post season honors as the Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Alabama State sophomore pitcher, T.J. Renda, was tabbed Pitcher of the Year while Grambling State senior outfield specialist, Darren Farmer, received Hitter of the Year.
To close out the SWAC baseball superlatives, Alabama State outfielder, Dillon Cooper, earned Freshman of the Year with Jackson State junior outfielder, Charles Tillery, capturing Newcomer of the Year.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Robert Grant eagled the 18th hole to force a
playoff, and then birdied the first playoff hole to win the individual
competition on the final day of the PGA Minority Championship presented
by Brown Capital Management.
In team play, the Hornets finished in third place, 12 shots behind
winner Bethune-Cookman and 11 shots behind second-place Texas Pan
“Our effort was good enough, though we didn’t play our best which we
needed to do to win,” assistant coach Robert Clark said.
NEW YORK (BP) -- The
Mississippi Valley State softball team gathered Sunday night in the
Devil’s Den on campus to find out where and when it will play in the
the NCAA Softball Selection Show aired on ESPNU, the SWAC champion
Devilettes were elated to learn the news that they’ll be traveling this
week to play in the regional hosted by No. 13 South Alabama (45-7) in
Mobile, which is scheduled for May 17-19.
Other teams competing in the
regional include Mississippi State (32-22) and Florida State (41-16).
CLEVELAND -- During interrogation with police, Ariel Castro, the man charged with kidnapping and raping three women over roughly 10 years, referred to himself as "coldblooded," addicted to sex and unable to control his impulses, WKYC Channel 3 News has learned.
With exacting detail, Castro recalled the abductions of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, explaining how he met each victim and even what he was wearing that day, according to sources.
Berry, 27, and DeJesus, 23, were abducted in separate incidents almost a decade ago.
NORTH CAROLINA -- Eric Tucker may be out of coaching, but he certainly hasn’t lost his gift for gab.
I called coach on April 16 at 1:34 p.m., I had no idea of the
significance of the day or time.
But Tucker knew as soon as his
cellphone rang. Four
years ago on the same day at 1:35 p.m., he was being forced to resign
by Fayetteville State University after 16 years as head women’s coach.
He left the Broncos with 299 wins and one CIAA title.
seems like yesterday Tucker was given the heave-ho by Athletics
Director Ed McLean on trumped up charges by some disgruntled players.
According to the family of Gina DeJesus, who spoke to local CBS affliate WOIO
, one the women who was held captive for nearly a decade, say that she actually knew Ariel Castro,
the owner of the house where the women were found, because he was a
relative of one of her friends.
NORFOLK, Va., –
State outfielder Haley Ward was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference (MEAC) Softball Player of the Year.
Torrian Wright, of
Savannah State, was named Rookie of the Year. Hampton’s Jailynn Jackson
earned Pitcher of the Year and Bethune-Cookman head coach Chris Cochran
received the Coach of the Year accolade.
All awards are voted on by the conference’s head softball coaches and sports information directors.Wardleads the nation with a .504 batting average.
BIRMINGHAM – Texas Southern duo Thomasina Garza and Rebecca
Villarreal topped the list of selections for the 2013 All-SWAC Softball
Garza, a junior second baseman from Pasedena, Texas, was named
SWAC Player of the Year, while Villarreal, a senior from Houston,
captured Pitcher of the Year honors.
In addition, Garza was also named
Newcomer of the Year.
Joining Garza and Villarreal on the list of superlative honorees was
Freshman of the Year, Canessa Swanson (Jackson State), Hitter of the
Year, Alexandria Robertson (Mississippi Valley State) and SWAC Coach of
the Year Worley Barker of Texas Southern.
INDIANAPOLIS – Court suits continue
between the NFL and more than 4,000 former players who allege that for
decades the league hid the dangers of concussions.
But some players in
those suits also have joined an NFL-backed initiative to make the game
safer for kids.
USA Football, a national youth
organization supported by the NFL, brought more than 50 ex-players here
Wednesday to train them as “ambassadors” for its expanding Heads Up
Many are former players who are plaintiffs in the suits
that also allege the NFL failed to warn them about potential long-term
effects of concussions such as depression and dementia.