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Carter’s foundation honors community leaders and scholarship winners

Carter’s foundation honors community leaders and scholarship winners

FROM STAFF REPORTS Dr. Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, and Charlie Lydecker, Brown & Brown’s retail division president, were recognized for outstanding community service Aug. 17 at the Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation annual Charity Gala at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Also acknowledged during the program were Embassy of Hope […]

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 […]

Emotions around sneaker culture continue to run high

Emotions around sneaker culture continue to run high

BY SUMMER BALLANTIME PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/MCT PHILADELPHIA — Maurice Holoway had been obsessing for six days. On that Monday he had read that the classic Air Jordan IIIs were being re-released. These were the original red, white, and black kicks first made available to the public in 1988. Holoway, 28, knew he had to get to […]

Fox to compete heavily for more sports viewers

Fox to compete heavily for more sports viewers

Cable network launching two sports channels BY JOE FLINT LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT “I think it’s time for ESPN to get a little competition, don’t you?” That tough talk is coming from an unlikely source — 81-year-old Regis Philbin. The former daytime television talk show host and David Letterman foil is one of the faces of […]

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 […]

‘New phase, new hair’ for RG3

‘New phase, new hair’ for RG3

EURWEB.COM Announcing “new phase, new hair,” Robert Griffin III showed showed off his new cornrows Monday afternoon at Washington Redskins training camp in Richmond, Va. The quarterback joked with reporters that he wanted a new look while preparing for the 2013 season. He ditched his old, loose braids for the tighter look. “The guys love […]

B-CU, Grambling to resume football rivalry in 2014

B-CU, Grambling to resume football rivalry in 2014

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES DAYTONA BEACH – Bethune-Cookman and Grambling State announced a future home-and-home football series for 2014-15, renewing an HBCU rivalry that began in 1947. Bethune-Cookman will host Grambling on Sept. 13, 2014, while the second game will be held on Sept. 12, 2015, with the Wildcats traveling to Grambling, La. “We are […]

Overhaul of utilities kicks off renovation of Speedway

Overhaul of utilities kicks off renovation of Speedway

FROM STAFF REPORTS After breaking ground at the beginning of July, Daytona International Speedway’s Daytona Rising project is off to a fast start, according to a press release from DIS. Here are the construction activities currently under way: Demolition of all underground utilities and overhead power lines along the entire frontstretch Relocations of fire pump, […]

All but A-Rod accept baseball suspensions

All but A-Rod accept baseball suspensions

BY FRANK FITZPATRICK PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/MCT Twelve of the 13 players involved in baseball’s Biogenesis investigation accepted 50-game suspensions Monday. However, the biggest name in the sport’s latest drug scandal, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, remained locked in a legal rundown with Major League Baseball. According to an MLB statement, Rodriguez likely will appeal […]