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B-CU baseball players make media outlet’s preseason team

B-CU baseball players make media outlet’s preseason team

With the 2015 season coming up quickly, College Sports Madness (CMS) has released its preseason Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) baseball picks for all-conference recognition and several Wildcats made the cut for the media outlet. Most notably of the preseason selections is Jason Beverlin as CSM’s Preseason Coach of the Year. Entering his fourth year at […]

Summer lifeguard tryouts in Volusia begin Feb. 28

Summer lifeguard tryouts in Volusia begin Feb. 28

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division plans to hire 150 part-time lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer. Swim tryouts will be on these dates: • Feb. 28: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holly Hill YMCA, 1046 Daytona Ave., […]

SportsData seals data services deal with NASCAR

SportsData seals data services deal with NASCAR

BY ADAM BELZ STAR TRIBUNE (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — SportsData, a Minneapolis firm that collects and sells sports statistics, on Monday announced a new deal to handle real-time race data for NASCAR. The company will tap into NASCAR’s system of sensors and become the motor-sports governing body’s official stats provider. “We get the data directly from […]

Ocean Center showcases Stock Car Hall of Fame exhibit

Ocean Center showcases Stock Car Hall of Fame exhibit

The Ocean Center is installing a Stock Car Hall of Fame exhibit and hosting an annual dinner honoring the recipients. The exhibit includes photos and plaques of 58 inductees, who are honored each year at the Stock Car Hall of Fame dinner. The dinner is Feb. 17 at the Ocean Center. This year’s inductee is […]

A great honor for a great man

A great honor for a great man

NASCAR finally pays proper respect to its Jackie Robinson BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) It’s easy to measure greatness in victories, trophies and championships. But what about standing up to prejudice and people who think the color of your skin makes you less worthy? What about going about your business in the face of […]

Some financial woes for Hall of Fame

Some financial woes for Hall of Fame

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) Daytona Beach missed out on the opportunity to become home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, losing a bid to Charlotte, N.C. in 2006. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. The Hall of Fame — which welcomed a new group of drivers last week — is in financial […]

B-CU signs about 20 players on National Signing Day

B-CU signs about 20 players on National Signing Day

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman signed up about 20 football players during National Signing Day on Wednesday. On it’s athletics website (BCUathletics.com), B-CU lists details about the signees, including their bios and past game highlights. Here’s a glance at just some of those who signed on to play football on Feb. 4. Charles ‘C.J.’ Allen The […]

Lady Wildcats rack up another conference win

Lady Wildcats rack up another conference win

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Kailyn Williams posted a double-double effort of 12 points and 14 rebounds as Bethune-Cookman defeated Howard, 61-53 in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball action inside Moore Gymnasium on Monday evening. For the Daytona team, the win marked their fourth consecutive in league play. The Lady Wildcats were led in the […]

Daytona Beach 100 and USA Volleyball Boys Florida Fest return to Ocean Center

Daytona Beach 100 and USA Volleyball Boys Florida Fest return to Ocean Center

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The Daytona Beach 100 and USA Volleyball Boys’ Florida Fest are spiking their way into the Volusia County Ocean Center Jan. 30 through Feb. 1. The events are among the few volleyball tournaments held in the United States that feature both junior boys’ and girls’ teams. This will be the sixth […]

NFL launches YouTube channel

NFL launches YouTube channel

BY PARESH DAVE LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) The National Football League and YouTube launched a new video channel Monday that will bring just about everything except live games to tablets, smartphones and computers. The channel will feature “game previews, in-game highlights, post-game recaps as well as clips featuring news, analysis, fantasy football advice” and other […]