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Football team ranked third in preseason poll

Football team ranked third in preseason poll

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are ranked third in the BoxToRow preseason poll. The ranking was announced on Aug. 7 from the BoxToRow home office in Raleigh, N.C. Bethune-Cookman went 9-3 a season ago, finishing third in the final BoxToRow poll behind Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champ Alcorn State (10-3) and co-MEAC champion North Carolina A&T (-3). […]

Arkansas, South Carolina teams to face off in MEAC/SWAC game in Orlando

Arkansas, South Carolina teams to face off in MEAC/SWAC game in Orlando

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The 2015 MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney will take place Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando. This year’s teams are the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and South Carolina State University of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in the 11th […]

Learning basketball, life skills

Learning basketball, life skills

Students from around the country learned basketball and life skills this week during Daytona Beach native Vince Carter’s camp at Mainland High School. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy was for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. Carter, a Daytona Beach native, credits camps he attended as a kid with helping him become an […]

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Ken Burns’ baseball films continue at library

Stop by the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island at 10 a.m. Tuesdays to catch one of Ken Burns’ acclaimed historical documentaries. Upcoming episodes include: •“Baseball: Bottom of the Tenth (1999 to 2009)”: Aug. 4. Baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it as players and owners battle over money and power. […]

Powell continues to break golf barriers

Powell continues to break golf barriers

Daughter of pioneer golfer still making history in US, abroad BY ZENITHA PRINCE NNPA NEWS SERVICE Renée Powell, a pioneering African-American golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, made history by becoming one of the first female members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club (R&A) of […]

NASCAR driver’s ‘Prayer’ book tops Amazon bestsellers list

NASCAR driver’s ‘Prayer’ book tops Amazon bestsellers list

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Robert Bakke is a jet captain, a black belt, a NASCAR driver and author of the bestseller, “Prayer at Full Throttle: How Performance-Based Prayer Make Miracles Happen.” The book includes photos of actual miracles that have occurred around Bakke’s racecar. The book has become somewhat of a miracle of its […]

Carter’s basketball camp returns to Daytona next week

Carter’s basketball camp returns to Daytona next week

Vince Carter, an NBA player and Daytona Beach native will host his annual local summer camp next week at Mainland High School. Young people from around the country as well as Canada will participate along with area youngsters. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy begins Monday, July 27 at the Vince Carter Athletic Center at […]

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

Cars and flags airborne during holiday weekend at Speedway

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line Sunday night to win the Coke Zero 400 for the second time at the Daytona International Speedway. In NASCAR tradition, he saw the checkered flag of success wave from his front windshield. But from his rearview, he witnessed the doom of another potentially […]

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 […]