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Say a prayer for Leah

Say a prayer for Leah

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still is seeking prayers for his 5-year-old daughter, Leah, who has been battling cancer for a year. The girl has been diagnosed with VOD — veno-occlusive hepatic disease — an illness of the liver that often comes as a complication caused by stem cell treatment.  The girl has undergone extensive […]

B-CU wraps up NCAA track and field preliminary

B-CU wraps up NCAA track and field preliminary

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman concluded the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary, May 30. Neither Tristie Johnson (200 meter), Michael Tiller (triple jump) or the 4×100 meter relay of Angelo Cabrera, Kareem Fair, Donavan Frater or Justin Martin could break into the top 12 of their respective events and advance […]

Daytona Beach Baseball honors Port Orange mayor

Daytona Beach Baseball honors Port Orange mayor

The Daytona Beach Baseball recently inducted Port Orange Mayor Allen Green into its Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  Michael Burton, president/CEO of Daytona Beach Baseball stated, “Daytona Beach Baseball recognized Mayor Green for his many decades of coaching and supporting youth in the community.” “As a former softball player, Mayor Green always understood the […]

NASCAR drivers meet with officials to discuss issues

NASCAR drivers meet with officials to discuss issues

BY DAVID SCOTT CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS DOVER, Del. — A group of several drivers met with NASCAR officials the night of May 30 to discuss key issues in the sport. The meeting, which was held in a hotel on the grounds of Dover International Speedway on the eve of the FedEx 400, was part of what […]

Daytona Beach library showing baseball series by Ken Burns

Daytona Beach library showing baseball series by Ken Burns

The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island is celebrating America’s national pastime with a film festival featuring “Baseball, a film by Ken Burns.” The Emmy-winning documentary series, previously aired on PBS, covers 152 years and portrays the game as a mirror of America. At 10 a.m. each Tuesday through July 28, the library will […]

Wildcats win MEAC’s All-Sports Award again

Wildcats win MEAC’s All-Sports Award again

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES For the second consecutive year, Bethune-Cookman University won the Talmadge Layman Hill Men’s Award, announced late last week by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) during its annual summer meetings in Miami. The award is also title the “all-sports award” by the conference. The All-Sports Award highlights the overall strengths of […]

Sponsorship a challenge for would-be drivers

Sponsorship a challenge for would-be drivers

Black NASCAR talent join discussion on attracting sponsors BY JONATHAN JONES CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS On May 21, Fox Sports 1 premiered a five-minute video of Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. taking his Xfinity series car for a midnight ride after spending some time outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The video has it all. It shows Wallace’s […]

Montoya improves his stock with Indianapolis 500 win

Montoya improves his stock with Indianapolis 500 win

BY JIM PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS INDIANAPOLIS — After winning the Indianapolis 500 in his first try and then winning races in the Formula One series, Juan Pablo Montoya moved to NASCAR stock-car racing, where he mostly struggled for several years. But famed team owner Roger Penske was convinced Montoya could find Victory Lane again, […]

Wildcats competing in NCAA’s outdoor track and field meet

Wildcats competing in NCAA’s outdoor track and field meet

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University will have 10 entries at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Round May 28-30 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, the NCAA announced last week. The two-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men’s team will field eight entries while the lone Lady Wildcat qualifier, […]

B-CU baseball team loses MEAC title to FAMU

B-CU baseball team loses MEAC title to FAMU

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES SALISBURY, Md. – Bethune-Cookman’s Rakeem Quinn tallied three hits and Brandon Amendolare recorded a home run on May 15, but it was Florida A&M University (FAMU) defeating the Wildcats, 8-2 in the title game of the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Championship at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Bethune-Cookman (19-40) crashed the […]