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Author to discuss B-CU founder’s life, legacy

Author to discuss B-CU founder’s life, legacy

Nancy Long will discuss her biography, “The Life and Legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune,” at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Long is president of the Heritage Preservation Trust and a retired professor at Bethune-Cookman University. Her book is based on interviews with people who had firsthand knowledge […]

B-CU’s Smith earns MEAC Player of the Week honor

B-CU’s Smith earns MEAC Player of the Week honor

Bethune-Cookman University’s LaRon Smith has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of The Week, it was announced Monday. The 6-8 redshirt junior, a product of Heritage High School in Palm Bay, totaled 18 rebounds, three assists, 11 blocks and four steals against Brown, Jacksonville and Grand Canyon last week. For the season, Smith […]

B-CU football players get invitation to Tropic Bowl

B-CU football players get invitation to Tropic Bowl

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Marquis Drayton and Quentin Williams have been invited to participate in the Tropic Bowl, set for Jan. 17 in North Miami Beach. The game will take place at North Miami Athletic Stadium. The Tropic Bowl is an elite and exclusive FBS and FCS College All-Star game played in January, featuring some […]

B-CU provost named president of Virginia HBCU

B-CU provost named president of Virginia HBCU

Dr. Makola Abdullah was chosen as 14th leader of Virginia State University. BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES When Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) conferred more than 220 degrees at its fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 12, students were not the only legacy symbols to leave the historical institution. President Edison O. Jackson also announced that Provost Makola […]

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

B-CU graduates 246 students; honors civil rights martyrs

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF History was made by Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on Dec. 12 when 246 students were bestowed 246 degrees during the fall commencement.  It was the university’s largest ever fall graduating class. The graduation was made even more special with the bestowing of four honorary doctorate degrees, which included posthumous honors for civil rights […]

Wildcats win MEAC opener against South Carolina State

Wildcats win MEAC opener against South Carolina State

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Mario Moody had a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds as Bethune-Cookman beat South Carolina State 69-54 in its Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opener Monday in Moore Gym. Randy Holmes and Diamante Lewis each added 13, with Lewis scoring seven on the Wildcats’ 10-0 run that started the game. Holmes […]

B-CU’s Terry Sims named MEAC’s Coach of the Year

B-CU’s Terry Sims named MEAC’s Coach of the Year

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Terry Sims, Bethune-Cookman University’s first-year head football coach, was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Coach of the Year Monday. In addition, five B-CU student-athletes were named to the all-conference first team, while another five were selected to the second and third team, respectfully. Sims, having taken over the reins of […]

Lady Wildcat honored as top defensive player of the week

Lady Wildcat honored as top defensive player of the week

Bethune-Cookman women’s basketball redshirt junior Kailyn Williams was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday, Nov. 30. After going 2-1 on the week with wins over Edward Waters (67-48) and North Florida (53-49), Williams averaged a double-double with 10.7 rebounds and 12.2 points, while adding 2.3 blocks and 1.7 steals […]

One for the history books: Wildcats win five in a row in Florida Classic

One for the history books: Wildcats win five in a row in Florida Classic

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University once again proved Central Florida was “Wildcat Territory” with its fifth straight win against rival Florida A&M at the Florida Blue Florida Classic on Nov. 21 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. With a final score of 35-14, first-year head coach Terry Sims earned his first taste of victory […]

No playoffs for B-CU despite stellar season

No playoffs for B-CU despite stellar season

COMPILED BY JAHSON LEWIS DAYTONA TIMES In his final game as a Wildcat, senior quarterback Quentin Williams gave another star performance and earned the Most Valuable Player award for Bethune-Cookman University in Saturday’s Florida Classic game against Florida A&M University. He completed 15 of 18 passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for […]