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B-CU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

B-CU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

Gardner and Davis lead retooled squad BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman held a Media Day for its volleyball team for the first time on Sunday. Isaac Raphael, the second-year head coach, looked calm while answering questions from the media. “I’m thankful that you are here. We didn’t have this last year. Practice started out […]

Wildcats prepping for 2012 football season

Wildcats prepping for 2012 football season

Team practicing at New Smyrna complex while B-CU renovates its practice field BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES With their practice field undergoing upgrades, the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats have found an alternative place to conduct football practice. The Wildcats opened the 2012 season by practicing at New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex. Inclement weather delayed renovations a […]

Apps, social media to transform Olympic viewing

Apps, social media to transform Olympic viewing

BY MICHELLE MALTAIS LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) LOS ANGELES – Rewind four years to the Summer Olympics in Beijing, and you’ll understand how this year’s marquee sporting event will be unlike anything ever before. Back then, there was no such thing as an iPad, smartphones were just starting to roll out and Twitter had less […]

Locals headed to AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics

Locals headed to AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Going to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Track and Field Junior Olympics is common for kids on the Florida East Coast Supersonics Track and Field Club. This year is no exception as the team has a total of 35 kids ages six through 18 heading to this year’s event in […]

B-CU athletic expansion correction

B-CU athletic expansion correction

Because of an editing error, a story in last week’s Daytona Times on the expansion of Bethune-Cookman University’s athletic programs included incorrect information about its volleyball program. The story stated that B-CU was adding a women’s volleyball team. It should have stated that a women’s sand volleyball team is being added. The university already has […]

Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is looking to add women’s soccer and women’s  volleyball. “At this present time, we are looking to bring two additional sports programs. We want to start with club and intramural soccer this spring. We will do more studies. This is how you grow your programs. You look and […]

No Dream Team yet

No Dream Team yet

U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team had lots of missteps in Monday’s game against Brazil BY DON MARKUS THE BALTIMORE SUN (MCT) WASHINGTON – There has been much discussion in recent days about how this year’s U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team stacked up against its most famous predecessors, the Dream Team of 1992. There has been […]

Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

Carter gives back at camp; pushes forward in career

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA player Vince Carter held his annual youth basketball academy this week at an athletic center bearing his name at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach. Carter resides in Orlando but grew up in Daytona where he starred at Mainland and led the basketball team to a state championship in […]

Race fans: More diversity needed but still a good time

Race fans: More diversity needed but still a good time

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Each year, Daytona hosts two NASCAR race weekends at Daytona International Speedway. The Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series, which is referred to as the Super Bowl of auto racing, is held in February while the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race, which happens in July. NASCAR Jalapeño 250 Nationwide Series […]

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

Carter’s annual basketball camp draws international students

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES NBA star Vince Carter will hold his annual youth basketball camp next week in Daytona Beach. The Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy will take place at the Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School from July 10 to 14. Children ages 6-17 have registered to participate in the annual […]