B-CU engaging fans, preparing for Sept. 1 game

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Athletics department beefs up social media during summer campaign

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Throughout the summer, B-CU has held a social media campaign with Wildcats fan having the opportunity to win tickets, prizes, see pictures and get more information on the 2013 football season.

B-CU players hold up a MEAC trophy after the Florida Classic game last year in Orlando. The Wildcats take to the gridiron again on Sept. 1 when they play Tennessee State in Nashville.(KIM GIBSON/DAYTONA TIMES)

B-CU players hold up a MEAC trophy after the Florida Classic game last year in Orlando. The Wildcats take to the gridiron again on Sept. 1 when they play Tennessee State in Nashville.
(KIM GIBSON/DAYTONA TIMES)

Bethune-Cookman’s season opener is Sept. 1 at Tennessee State in Nashville.

Fans have been encouraged to follow @BCUathletics on Twitter, @BCUathletics on Instagram, and “Like” BCUathletics on Facebook to enter their daily submissions. Fans also can follow BCUathletics on Pinterest to share special tailgating recipes.

In addition, Bethune-Cookman has announced an official social media directory for the athletics department. It can be accessed at www.bcuathletics.com.

All 17 sports teams at Bethune-Cookman have a unique Twitter handle, and fans are encouraged to follow the student-athletes and coaches of those teams as each will have special tweets, photos and information unique to that program.

Hackney won’t play this season
Bethune-Cookman All-American offensive tackle Terrance Hackney will sit out the 2013 playing season, it was announced Monday by the B-CU Department of Athletics.

“Terrance [Hackney] and I have had several conversations, and we both agree that there are goals bigger than playing football,” said B-CU head coach Brian Jenkins. “We plan on providing him all the assistance needed in achieving his ultimate goal of graduating from Bethune-Cookman University.”

Hackney, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound rising senior from Chapel Hill, N.C., is listed on two 2013 preseason teams, including publications from Phil Steele’s College Football Preview and Lindy’s.

Hackney was tabbed to numerous All-America teams following the 2012 campaign, including The Sports Network (Third Team), BSN (First Team) and SBN (First Team), in addition to being paraded as MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year.

“It is our intent to have Terrance remain a student at Bethune-Cookman University,” concluded Jenkins.

No more information was given on why Hackney won’t play.

A report from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference was used in compiling this report.

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