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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 […]

Youth basketball leagues set in DeLand

Youth basketball leagues set in DeLand

Girls and boys ages 4 to 15 can sign up for winter basketball leagues that will begin playing in January at two locations in DeLand. The rookie division, for ages 4 to 6, will play Tuesday and Thursday nights in the Chisholm Community Center gymnasium, 520 S. Clara Ave. The junior league, for ages 7 […]

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 […]

Leaving Miami was right choice for Oklahoma’s Ahmad Thomas

Leaving Miami was right choice for Oklahoma’s Ahmad Thomas

BY ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ MIAMI HERALD (TNS) Ahmad Thomas wears No. 13 at Oklahoma so he can always remember how far he has come. It’s how old Thomas was when he lost one of the people most responsible for making him the man he is today. “My grandma died of cancer when I was 13, […]

OUT & ABOUT

OUT & ABOUT

NAIA football championship When the Southern Oregon University Raiders and the Marian University Knights of Indiana faced each other in the NAIA football championship earlier this month, the Daytona Times was there. The Knights defeated the Raiders 31-14 in the Dec. 19 game played at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach. It was a rematch of […]

Youth basketball leagues scheduled in DeLand

Youth basketball leagues scheduled in DeLand

Girls and boys ages 4 to 15 can sign up for winter basketball leagues that will begin playing in January at two locations in DeLand. The rookie division, for ages 4 to 6, will play Tuesday and Thursday nights in the Chisholm Community Center gymnasium, 520 S. Clara Ave. The junior league, for ages 7 […]

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 […]

Study: US teens exercise just 39 minutes a day

Study: US teens exercise just 39 minutes a day

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) Researchers have a prescription for improving the health of America’s teens: Get more exercise at school. Public health experts recommend that kids spend at least 30 minutes of the school day engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity. That would get them halfway to the goal of exercising […]

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 […]

James blames himself for never facing Bryant in NBA Finals

James blames himself for never facing Bryant in NBA Finals

BY JASON LLOYD AKRON BEACON JOURNAL (TNS) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James blamed himself Tuesday for never meeting Kobe Bryant in the NBA Finals. The two superstars have combined to play for a championship each of the last nine years, but never faced each other. It will end as one of James’ few disappointments in […]