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B-CU seniors Fields, Monroe selected as top Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference players

B-CU seniors Fields, Monroe selected as top Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference players

FROM WIRE REPORTS Bethune-Cookman seniors Jarkevis Fields and Alex Monroe picked up Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference weekly honors following the 23rd-ranked Wildcats’ 12-9 win over Tennessee State in the John Merritt Classic on Sept. 1, in Nashville, Tenn. Fields, a 6-0, 230-pound linebacker from Sanford, was selected as this week’s MEAC Defensive Player of the Week. […]

B-CU remembers the March

B-CU remembers the March

Bethune-Cookman University students, faculty and staff converged on the campus quadrangle at noon on Wednesday to commemorate and celebrate the historic March on Washington. There was a re-enactment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech by B-CU Junior Zacory Scott, a criminal justice major. Remarks were made by Dr. Edison O. […]

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

B-CU starts renovation of Harrison Rhodes building

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University continues its mission of meeting the needs of 21st- century students with the renovation and new construction of the Harrison Rhodes Memorial Building. The groundbreaking for the project took place Aug. 23 on the front lawn of the facility. Harrison Rhodes was built in 1941 as Bethune-Cookman’s first library. The […]

Wildcats kick off football season at No. 23 in FCS poll

Wildcats kick off football season at No. 23 in FCS poll

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats enter the 2013 season at No. 23 in The Sports Network FCS Preseason Top 25, it was announced earlier this month by The Sports Network office in Philadelphia. This is the first time the Wildcats have been a member of the network’s preseason poll under head coach Brian […]

More than 1,100 new students at B-CU

More than 1,100 new students at B-CU

School term includes new master’s degrees, renovations of dorms and dining hall FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University’s fresh crop of new students arrived Aug. 15 and school officials expect more than 1,100 freshmen and transfer students. More than 3,500 students are enrolled at the university for fall classes. B-CU also has raised admission requirements such […]

Lucas signs charitable trust with B-CU; starts with $100,000 gift

Lucas signs charitable trust with B-CU; starts with $100,000 gift

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Daytona resident and retired educator Harold V. Lucas Jr. signed a charitable trust with Bethune-Cookman University on Tuesday. Lucas initiated the trust with a $100,000 gift to the institution. Lucas has a 75-year history with Bethune-Cookman, beginning as a child whose father worked closely with institution founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. […]

University opens campus in Deltona

University opens campus in Deltona

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is extending its reach in Florida with the opening of its Deltona Campus on Monday. A crowd milled around new classrooms and administrative offices at 1555 Saxon Blvd., a renovated medical complex that houses the new campus. A performance by the Wildcats Marching Band followed a ribbon cutting at […]

Three B-CU players on FCS All-America team

Three B-CU players on FCS All-America team

Defensive standouts Addison, Fields and Richardson selected SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman football players Nick Addison, Jarkevis Fields and LeBrandon Richardson have been named to the USA College Football Preseason All-America Team for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). All three Wildcats were selected to the second team on defense. Addison, a 6-2, 180-pound junior from […]

Ready to shake those maroon and gold pom-poms

Ready to shake those maroon and gold pom-poms

B-CU names 30 cheerleaders and alternates for 2013-2014 SPECIAL TO THE TIMES After completing a grueling summer camp and a round of open tryouts under Bethune-Cookman’s new coaching staff, the 2013-14 B-CU cheerleading roster is in the books. Cheerleading coaches Becky Woodson and John Woodson, Jr. recently announced the 30-member roster and team alternates. “We […]

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

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

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