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MEAC/SWAC Challenge coming to Daytona Beach

MEAC/SWAC Challenge coming to Daytona Beach

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Since 2008, the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge has been played in Orlando. This year, the HBCU conferences’ battle will be in Daytona Beach with the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats taking on the Alcorn State University Braves. The game, owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, showcases teams from the […]

Justin Gatlin defends his past, moves forward

Justin Gatlin defends his past, moves forward

BY HELENE ELLIOTT LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS RIO DE JANEIRO – Sprinter Justin Gatlin on Saturday dismissed a suggestion made by gold medal-winning U.S. swimmer Lilly King that he should not be allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics because he has served two drug suspensions. King, who won the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, was contemptuous of […]

An apology for Lochte, others robbed at gunpoint

An apology for Lochte, others robbed at gunpoint

Rio 2016 offers regrets after incident involving swimmer from Daytona Beach BY NATHAN FENNO LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS RIO DE JANEIRO – The spokesman for Rio 2016 apologized Monday to Ryan Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers who said they were robbed at gunpoint a day earlier. “We regret the violence has got so close to […]

B-CU grad interns at Speedway through diversity program

B-CU grad interns at Speedway through diversity program

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Jasmine Lewis, a recent graduate of Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), competed among hundreds of students from across the United States and internationally for a position with the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). Lewis was one of the top 26 students that stood out to the NASCAR executives and she was offered […]

Tony Dungy: NFL player, coach, hall of famer

Tony Dungy: NFL player, coach, hall of famer

Editor’s note: This article was one of the stories this week in BlackAmericaWeb.com’s “Little Known Black History Facts’’ series. BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM Tony Dungy, one of the NFL’s class acts, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last weekend making him the first African-American coach to achieve the honor. He already has etched his name […]

Milwaukee team hires first lady’s brother

Milwaukee team hires first lady’s brother

BY CHARLES F. GARDNER MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL/TNS Former Oregon State coach Craig Robinson is joining the Milwaukee Bucks as vice president of player and organizational development, the team announced Monday. Robinson, the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama and brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, coached at Oregon State from 2008-14 after spending two years as […]

Retired educator from Daytona off to the Olympics

Retired educator from Daytona off to the Olympics

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach native Carrie Harris Allen recently retired as a high school principal in California. A sports fanatic, she chose the biggest sports event in the world – the Olympics – for her big retirement trip. Allen, who graduated from historically Black Campbell Senior High School in 1962, flew out […]

Athletes with local ties go for the gold

Athletes with local ties go for the gold

Here’s a glance at area athletes competing in the Olympics this month in Rio. Ryan Lochte Going into the Rio competition, the swimmer had won 11 Olympic medals – five gold, three silver and three bronze medals. This is his fourth Olympic. From Daytona Beach, he graduated from Spruce Creek High School and attended the […]

Balance beam: Most treacherous, mesmerizing 10 centimeters in sports

Balance beam: Most treacherous, mesmerizing 10 centimeters in sports

BY TIM BANNON CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS RIO DE JANEIRO – Of all the playing surfaces in sports, none is more unforgiving than the balance beam. It measures 10 centimeters wide — barely wider than a hockey puck – 5 meters long and stands 1.2 meters above the ground. “It’s the great equalizer,” Michigan women’s gymnastics coach […]

MEAC standouts named to All-America team

MEAC standouts named to All-America team

FROM WIRE REPORTS Five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) student-athletes have been named to the 2016 STATS Pre-Season All-America Team. North Carolina A&T State University led the way with three selections while South Carolina State followed with two. North Carolina A&T State University junior punt returner Khris Gardin was the lone first-team selection from the MEAC. […]