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Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

Confederate flag will fly at Speedway

DIS to offer flag swap at weekend races BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Last week, NASCAR Chairman Bill France announced that the Confederate flag would be banned from the sanctioning body’s races. But on Tuesday, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said the flag would be allowed at this weekend’s races in Daytona Beach. […]

B-CU track star a nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

B-CU track star a nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman student-athlete Deidra Jordan has been selected as a nominee for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year. The announcement was made on June 19 by the NCAA from its home office in Indianapolis, Ind. NCAA member colleges and universities have nominated 480 female student-athletes – the most ever in […]

SPORTS BRIEFS

SPORTS BRIEFS

Baseball program seeks players, coaches The Daytona Monarchs baseball program is looking for players ages 8 through 18. They are also seeking dedicated coaches. The Daytona Monarchs are in partnership with the Orlando Monarchs Baseball Youth Leadership and Development program, which is a 501©(3) non-profit organization. For more information, contact Coach Andreas Butler at 386-307-0086 […]

Supersonics to play in national tournament

Supersonics to play in national tournament

The Daytona Beach SuperSonics, shown above, won the North Florida District Qualifier Tournament in Jacksonville on Jan. 6-7. The team has qualified for the 14&U AAU National Tournament, which will be held in Orlando from July 17-23. The SuperSonics team is under Baldy Athletics. The team also is accepting donations. For more information, contact Terry […]

Charlotte to host ’17 NBA All-Star Game

Charlotte to host ’17 NBA All-Star Game

BY RICK BONNELL CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS Charlotte has won a bid to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. A formal announcement came Tuesday from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan in attendance at a news conference. Charlotte officials and the Hornets organization formally made a bid for the event last summer. In […]

More African-Americans becoming hockey fans

More African-Americans becoming hockey fans

Blacks have highest growth rate among hockey enthusiasts BY SHANNON RYAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Wearing a Blackhawks sweater, some playoff scruff and a grin, Ken Brown strolled down an avenue of popular bars in Chicago during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, hopping to the next pub between periods before watching the Hawks dramatically finish […]

B-CU golfer ties for fifth at amateur tourney in Scotland

B-CU golfer ties for fifth at amateur tourney in Scotland

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES ANGUS, Scotland – Bethune-Cookman men’s golfer Leon Fricker fired an opening-round 69 on Monday, placing himself tied for fifth at the 120th Amateur Championship in Angus, Scotland. This year’s event runs June 15-20, at Carnoustie and Panmure. Fricker, a native of Ivybridge, England – a small town in the South Hams […]

Monarchs looking for baseball players and coaches

Monarchs looking for baseball players and coaches

The Daytona Monarchs baseball program is looking for players ages 8 through 18. They are also seeking motivated and dedicated coaches. Come learn the fundamentals, skills and techniques of the game while having fun. The Daytona Monarchs are in partnership with the Orlando Monarchs Baseball Youth Leadership and Development program, which is a 501©(3) non-profit […]

Fund started for former B-CU punter

Fund started for former B-CU punter

The Bethune-Cookman University Athletic Department family is seeking spiritually and financially assistance for former punter Zac Adrian. A GoFundMe.com page has been established to help Adrian and his wife, Melissa, with their needs as he continues chemotherapy sessions. He has had major surgeries on his hip and femur as well as 32 radiation treatments. Adrian […]

NFL scout and friends share their expertise with local kids

NFL scout and friends share their expertise with local kids

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Retired NFL player Bruce McNorton continues to give back to the community in which he grew up. Last week, he returned to share his talents with area students eager to pick up tips on becoming great athletes. On June 4, the former Detroit Lions player who grew up in Daytona Beach, […]