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Harvick wins Homestead race and Sprint Cup championship

Harvick wins Homestead race and Sprint Cup championship

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT) HOMESTEAD — The winner of the race is the winner of the Chase. Kevin Harvick held off Ryan Newman on a restart with three of 267 laps remaining to win Sunday’s Ford 400 and capture the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship. The championship is Harvick’s first and in his […]

Wildcats rack up another big MEAC win

Wildcats rack up another big MEAC win

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman’s defense scored two fourth quarter safeties and held Norfolk State to 67 total yards as the No. 18/20 Wildcats took a 13-7 victory over the Spartans on Nov. 7 in a nationally televised ESPNU contest at William “Dick” Price Stadium. It was the 800th contest in program history, while the […]

Harvick wins in Arizona, heads to Homestead for championship race

Harvick wins in Arizona, heads to Homestead for championship race

BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (MCT) AVONDALE, Ariz. — And then there were four. Kevin Harvick dominated the field in Sunday’s Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway for his third consecutive Sprint Cup Series win at the track and raced his way into a berth in next weekend’s championship race at Homestead, Fla. Joining […]

Wildcats claw their way to another victory

Wildcats claw their way to another victory

B-CU knocks off NCCU; in a tie for MEAC title BY ANDREAS BUTLER BCUATHLETICS.COM Trailing 14-7 at halftime and 20-13 late in the third quarter at home, with their season hopes hanging on the brink of near misfortune, things just weren’t looking good for Bethune-Cookman on Saturday. North Carolina Central University’s defense was making plays, […]

Why Brad Keselowski, NASCAR’s Bad Boy, is good for business

Why Brad Keselowski, NASCAR’s Bad Boy, is good for business

BY GEORGE DIAZ ORLANDO SENTINEL (MCT) Brad Keselowski and NASCAR are partners in crime. It is a wink-wink arrangement. Don’t ask, don’t tell. Some things are better left unsaid. Keselowski is playing the role of “Bluto,” as NASCAR races devolve into Animal House hijinks. Who is going to end up with pie in the face […]

A heartbreaker in Bulldog  Stadium: Wildcats lose to South Carolina State 20-14

A heartbreaker in Bulldog Stadium: Wildcats lose to South Carolina State 20-14

Wildcats lose 20-14 to South Carolina ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Austin Smith fought through a pair of tackles and rumbled 49 yards for the game-winning touchdown, helping South Carolina State upend No. 13 Bethune-Cookman, 20-14, on Saturday afternoon inside Oliver C. Dawson Bulldog Stadium. In one of the craziest final minutes in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) […]

Aggies defeat Rattlers to take first place in MEAC

Aggies defeat Rattlers to take first place in MEAC

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES GREENSBORO, N.C. – Homecoming wins always have a little extra weight to them. The alumni, student body and administration all walk out of the stadium with their chest poked out before partaking in a few more tailgates and the fun and festivities scheduled for the evening. North Carolina A&T’s 40-21 […]

Impact of Earnhardt Jr.’s win at Martinsville Speedway

Impact of Earnhardt Jr.’s win at Martinsville Speedway

Victory denies eight drivers chance at Sprint Cup Series title BY JIM UTTER CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Access denied. Dale Earnhardt Jr., already eliminated from Sprint Cup Series title contention, held off Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon to win Sunday’s Goody’s 500 at Martinsville Speedway. With the victory, Earnhardt denied any of the eight […]

B-CU cornerback earns MEAC’s top defensive player title

B-CU cornerback earns MEAC’s top defensive player title

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Bethune-Cookman cornerback Thomas Finnie was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week (MEAC), announced Monday afternoon from the league[s office in Norfolk, Va. Finnie, a senior cornerback from Miami, had a pair of interceptions in No. 14-ranked Bethune-Cookman’s 48-20 road win over Savannah State. He also tallied a tackle […]

Ray Rice still has some folks rooting for him

Ray Rice still has some folks rooting for him

BY DOUG DONOVAN BALTIMORE SUN (MCT) Ray Rice might forever be a pariah to many for knocking out his fiancee in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino in February. Thousands of Ravens fans lined up at M&T Bank Stadium last month to trade in their once-cherished No. 27 jerseys. But to two 9-year-old boys, […]