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Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Festival celebrates accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

FROM STAFF REPORTS The inaugural Mary McLeod Bethune Cultural Heritage Arts Festival was held April 6-13. The seven-day celebration of educational and cultural events featured national and local speakers, educators, musicians, artists, poets and craftspeople. The purpose of the festival was to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University and […]

B-CU defeats FAMU in baseball series

B-CU defeats FAMU in baseball series

BY MIKE MORRELL SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Florida A&M’s (11-19, 8-6) late inning rally falls short against Bethune-Cookman as the Rattlers fall 4-2 in Sunday’s finale at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. FAMU scored two runs and left two on in the eighth to end the rally. David Duncan (2-3) took the loss for the Rattlers, giving […]

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

Recent B-CU grad trying to start semi-pro league in Volusia

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Mario Mack, a recent Bethune-Cookman University graduate, said he was surprised when he learned the Greater Daytona Beach area didn’t have a semi-professional basketball league. Upon finding this out, the 24-year-old has joined with other sports enthusiasts to develop the Volusia County Basketball League. “I have two passions in […]

B-CU’s Williams excels again as MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

B-CU’s Williams excels again as MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NORFOLK, Va. – The Bethune-Cookman women’s basketball team earned its second conference weekly honors of the 2013-14 season on Monday as officials from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced Kailyn Williams as the MEAC Rookie of the Week. Her second honor of the season, Williams (6-5, New Orleans, La.), a redshirt […]

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

B-CU partners with hospital to help residents manage diabetes, heart disease

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University has partnered with Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center to pilot a program in 2014 that will help local residents manage their chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Patients who receive care at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and meet a certain criteria, including medical history […]

Wildcats’ football awards banquet takes place Jan. 18

Wildcats’ football awards banquet takes place Jan. 18

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University football will hold its annual end-of-year awards banquet on Jan. 18 at the Plaza Resort & Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Charlie Neal, an announcer for ESPN, will be the master of ceremonies for the annual event. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with the […]

Another loss for B-CU’s basketball team

Another loss for B-CU’s basketball team

Men defeated 68-64 by North Florida JACKSONVILLE – Travis Elliott scored a career-high 14 points in Bethune-Cookman’s 68-64 loss to the University of North Florida (UNF) Saturday night. The Wildcats (2-13) tied it at 64 on Clemmye Owens’s three-pointer with 10.6 seconds to play. UNF’s Beau Beech and Jalen Nesbitt each hit two free throws […]

THE GIFT OF GRADUATION

THE GIFT OF GRADUATION

Fourth member of family gets degree from Bethune-Cookman FROM STAFF REPORTS When Deon Wilkins and his brother, Devon, were boys, their parents would take them to every Bethune-Cookman home football game. “We would sit next to the band and cheer,” Deon said. “It was a part of our family tradition since both my parents had […]

Four Wildcats named to All-America football team

Four Wildcats named to All-America football team

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES RALEIGH, N.C. – Four Bethune-Cookman University football players have been named to the 2013 Boxtorow All-America football team. Nick Addison, Andrew Edouard, Jarkevis Fields and Alex Monroe each earned postseason honors. Following the third Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoff appearance in four years under head coach Brian Jenkins, Bethune-Cookman was announced […]

Lady Wildcat named MEAC’s Defensive Player of the Week

Lady Wildcat named MEAC’s Defensive Player of the Week

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES NORFOLK, Va. – The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats picked up their first weekly conference honoree of the 2013-14 campaign on Monday as officials from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced Kailyn Williams as Defensive Player of the Week. Earning the first weekly award of her career, and first of the season […]

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