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Opinions differ on NCAA’s new NBA draft rules

Opinions differ on NCAA’s new NBA draft rules

BY KELLIS ROBINETT KANSAS CITY STAR (TNS) Two of the most influential basketball coaches in the Big 12 have differing opinions on the new, player-friendly NBA draft rules announced by the NCAA last week. “It is a great, great, great first step,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. But West Virginia coach Bob Huggins disagree. “Sometimes […]

Jackie Robinson Foundation accepting scholarship applications

Jackie Robinson Foundation accepting scholarship applications

BLACKNEWS.COM Through his leadership, skill and courage, Jackie Robinson broke barriers in sports, media and business, impacting society and helping to set the stage for the modern civil rights movement. For 42 years, the Jackie Robinson Foundation has continued Robinson’s commitment to equal opportunity. The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship program is designed to address […]

B-CU’s LaRon Smith makes MEAC’s top list again

B-CU’s LaRon Smith makes MEAC’s top list again

Bethune-Cookman’s LaRon Smith garnered his second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of The Week honor of the season, it was announced on Jan. 18. The 6-8 redshirt junior from Palm Bay  had 21 rebounds and eight blocked shots in the Wildcats’ two games last week. Against Norfolk State, he sank two key free throws with […]

NBA players shoot to score against gun violence

NBA players shoot to score against gun violence

BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE The NBA has some great shooters but they do it without guns and they are urging others to follow their lead. As part of the “End Gun Violence” campaign, some of the sport’s top stars, including Carmelo Anthony, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Joakim Noah, have begun […]

Miami Dolphins name Chris Grier as general manager

Miami Dolphins name Chris Grier as general manager

BY CHRIS PERKINS SUN SENTINEL (TNS) Chris Grier was officially named Miami Dolphins general manager on Monday. Grier, promoted from director of college scouting, will oversee the draft and personnel departments and report to Mike Tannenbaum, the executive vice president/football operations. “I want to thank Stephen Ross and Mike Tannenbaum for this tremendous opportunity,” Grier […]

B-CU’s Smith earns MEAC Player of the Week honor

B-CU’s Smith earns MEAC Player of the Week honor

Bethune-Cookman University’s LaRon Smith has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of The Week, it was announced Monday. The 6-8 redshirt junior, a product of Heritage High School in Palm Bay, totaled 18 rebounds, three assists, 11 blocks and four steals against Brown, Jacksonville and Grand Canyon last week. For the season, Smith […]

Youth basketball leagues set in DeLand

Youth basketball leagues set in DeLand

Girls and boys ages 4 to 15 can sign up for winter basketball leagues that will begin playing in January at two locations in DeLand. The rookie division, for ages 4 to 6, will play Tuesday and Thursday nights in the Chisholm Community Center gymnasium, 520 S. Clara Ave. The junior league, for ages 7 […]

B-CU football players get invitation to Tropic Bowl

B-CU football players get invitation to Tropic Bowl

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Marquis Drayton and Quentin Williams have been invited to participate in the Tropic Bowl, set for Jan. 17 in North Miami Beach. The game will take place at North Miami Athletic Stadium. The Tropic Bowl is an elite and exclusive FBS and FCS College All-Star game played in January, featuring some […]

Leaving Miami was right choice for Oklahoma’s Ahmad Thomas

Leaving Miami was right choice for Oklahoma’s Ahmad Thomas

BY ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ MIAMI HERALD (TNS) Ahmad Thomas wears No. 13 at Oklahoma so he can always remember how far he has come. It’s how old Thomas was when he lost one of the people most responsible for making him the man he is today. “My grandma died of cancer when I was 13, […]

OUT & ABOUT

OUT & ABOUT

NAIA football championship When the Southern Oregon University Raiders and the Marian University Knights of Indiana faced each other in the NAIA football championship earlier this month, the Daytona Times was there. The Knights defeated the Raiders 31-14 in the Dec. 19 game played at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach. It was a rematch of […]