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Former Rattler chaplain offering his spiritual wisdom to Wildcats

Former Rattler chaplain offering his spiritual wisdom to Wildcats

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The uniqueness of having served as a chaplain for both the Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman football teams sets up the Rev. Kevin James for some scriptural humor. Ministering unto both Rattlers and Wildcats? Does not Matthew 6:24 tell us “You cannot serve both God and mammon”? “Okay, you got me there,” […]

NFL: Abdullah should not have been penalized for Muslim prayer

NFL: Abdullah should not have been penalized for Muslim prayer

BY RYAN PARKER LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged during Monday night’s game after he kneeled for a Muslim prayer after returning an interception for a touchdown. Abdullah, a practicing Muslim, was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct after the pick-six during the Chiefs 41-14 rout of the New […]

Was ‘Fleet’ Walker the first Black in Major League?

Was ‘Fleet’ Walker the first Black in Major League?

Great grand nephew among those embracing legacy of pioneer Ohio baseball player BY ZACH HELFAND LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten. Years ago, Palmer’s grandmother told him the story of the man […]

B-CU to observe Church and Community Day on Saturday

B-CU to observe Church and Community Day on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman will celebrate its 20th Annual Church and Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 27, when the Wildcats host Florida Tech at 4 p.m. in Municipal Stadium. Area ministers will serve as honorary game captains for the 12th-ranked Wildcats and will participate in the team’s Legacy Walk upon arrival at the stadium two […]

Wildcats to tangle with Grambling Tigers Saturday

Wildcats to tangle with Grambling Tigers Saturday

Bethune-Cookman’s football team faces the Grambling State University Tigers at Larry Kelly Field at Municipal Stadium on Sept. 13 in a 4 p.m. game. The Wildcats won their first game of the season on Aug. 30 when they defeated the Florida International University Golden Panthers 14-12. For more on the Wildcats’ roster and schedule, visit […]

B-CU adds 7-foot center to basketball roster

B-CU adds 7-foot center to basketball roster

Bethune-Cookman Head Coach Gravelle Craig has announced the addition of Ugo Okam, a 7-0 center transferring from Harvard University to the Wildcat roster. Okam saw action for the Crimson’s 2011-12 Ivy League championship team, who made Harvard’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 1946 when it faced Vanderbilt in the second round. The native of Nigeria […]

B-CU’S football season under way

B-CU’S football season under way

They’re back! The players. The cheerleaders. The band. The fans. Bethune-Cookman University’s football season kicked off on Aug. 30 as the Wildcats faced the Florida International University (FIU) Golden Panthers. The Wildcats defeated FIU 14-12 at the matchup in Miami. Quarterback Quentin Williams threw a touchdown in the fourth quarter to help B-CU beat FIU. […]

Wildcats football team worships at Mt. Carmel

Wildcats football team worships at Mt. Carmel

BY JAMES A DAVIS JR. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES On Sunday, Aug. 10, Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church of Daytona Beach and the entire Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats football team worshipped together at the church’s annual Deacon-Deaconess Day. Mt. Carmel is led by Pastor Jeffrey D. Robinson Sr. a B-CU graduate, who has been the pastor […]

Allmendinger  offers tribute to fallen racer after Watkins Glen race

Allmendinger offers tribute to fallen racer after Watkins Glen race

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. –  The theatrics and fireworks of NASCAR’s brand of road-course racing was omnipresent as usual at Watkins Glen International, but so was an underlying solemn tone of remembrance after the events of the night before. While A.J. Allmendinger celebrated his first Sprint Cup Series victory in the Cheez-It […]

Stewart cancels plans to race at Indiana track

Stewart cancels plans to race at Indiana track

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT) In a statement issued Monday, Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway officials confirmed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has pulled out of a scheduled race at the .375-mile dirt track planned for Saturday night. Stewart sat out Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International following his involvement in the death […]