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While it lasted: A glance at MEAC/SWAC action

While it lasted: A glance at MEAC/SWAC action

There was plenty of action at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach before the football game was suspended on Sunday afternoon due to bad weather. For 22 minutes, Bethune-Cookman and Alcorn State gave a preview of what could come this season for both teams on the gridiron. It gave fans time to […]

The battle by the beach

The battle by the beach

MEAC-SWAC Challenge will be season opener for B-CU and Alcorn BY DONALD HUNT SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES When Alcorn State University faces Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) in the 12th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge, the game will feature two of the best HBCU teams in the country. The Black college football classic will kick off each team’s […]

Mainland crushes DeLand in football season opener

Mainland crushes DeLand in football season opener

The local high school football season is officially underway. Click here to get a glance at some of the action on the field on Aug. 26 as Mainland High took on DeLand High at Spec Martin Stadium in DeLand. It was both school’s football season openers. Mainland plays Bartraim Trail High School in St. Johns […]

Women’s leagues hope to see post-Olympics bounce

Women’s leagues hope to see post-Olympics bounce

BY RENEE GRIFFIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Of the 558 American athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a record 294 were women. Among the most dominant were the 12 women basketball players who on Aug. 20 won an unprecedented sixth consecutive gold medal for the U.S. in the sport. Another high-profile group: the […]

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 […]