BY ASHLEY THOMAS, DAYTONA TIMES: Spring may have officially sprung March 20, but youngsters already have been enjoying the 80-degree weather during one of Daytona Beach’s...
Community leaders were surprised by the announcement
FLORIDA COURIER Over the last 16 years, Bethune-Cookman has had one of the most successful baseball programs in the nation, especially among historically Black colleges and universities. Longtime Coach Mervyl Melendez left last summer to take over the Alabama State program and the school has hired former University of Tennessee assistant Jason Beverlin.
The newspaper series detailed how the private HBCU based in Daytona Beach was slapped with 13 state and federal lawsuits and administrative complaints, including legal actions filed by longtime professors, the former men’s basketball head coach and the former football head coach, and a former student who said she was raped by a group of basketball players and that the university tried to cover it up.