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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 […]

Mainland High coaches and players mentor Pop Warner participants

Mainland High coaches and players mentor Pop Warner participants

About 60 area youth, members of the Daytona Beach Pop Warner League, participated in a football camp last week under the direction of Mainland High School coaches and players. Mainland defensive back coach Travis Roland helped organize the event along with his father, Pop Warner Commissioner Thomas Roland. The youth ran different drills and exercises […]

B-CU brings on new assistant volleyball coach

B-CU brings on new assistant volleyball coach

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman University Head Volleyball Coach Isaac Raphael announced this week that Brittany Williams has joined the Lady Wildcat program as an assistant coach. Williams comes to B-CU after two seasons at South Carolina State and replaces Kisya Killingsworth, who has been named the head coach at Delaware State. “We welcome Brittany […]

Chris Bosh stands tall in the NBA’s bid to win India

Chris Bosh stands tall in the NBA’s bid to win India

BY CRAIG DAVIS SUN SENTINEL/MCT Chris Bosh’s summer of celebration took an exotic detour last week from a family excursion to France and Italy. The Miami Heat center, fresh off helping win a repeat championship, couldn’t pass up a chance to lend his talents to another formidable conquest: India. The nation of 1.2 billion is […]

Gators linebacker arrested for barking at police dog

Gators linebacker arrested for barking at police dog

BY EDGAR THOMPSON ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT ORLANDO – Troubled Gators sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison has been suspended at least two games following his second arrest in a little more than a month. Morrison, the team’s starting middle linebacker, was arrested on Sunday morning for harassing a police animal, according to a Gainesville Police Department report. This […]