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NASCAR notebook: Goodyear responds to drivers’ tire complaints

NASCAR notebook: Goodyear responds to drivers’ tire complaints

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT) After a closer analysis, a perceived “tire problem” during Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway isn’t that much of a mystery, Goodyear officials said Tuesday. Seven drivers during the race complained of experiencing issues with their tires — several of them Chase for the Sprint Cup drivers […]

B-CU’s Williams is MEAC player of the week

B-CU’s Williams is MEAC player of the week

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman University football student-athlete Quentin Williams registered two career-highs over the weekend, and has been named this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week. The announcement came from the MEAC Office on Monday in Norfolk, Va. Williams, a 6-0, 190 senior quarterback from Tampa, helped No. […]

Stewart never considered quitting after deadly incident

Stewart never considered quitting after deadly incident

NASCAR driver struck and killed Kevin Ward Aug. 9 in New York BY SCOTT FOWLER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT) KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — A subdued Tony Stewart said Monday he never thought about giving up driving racecars in the past seven weeks after a car he was driving struck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. […]

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. […]