Wildcats to celebrate football team at Jan. 17 banquet


Bethune-Cookman Football will hold its end of the season banquet Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village Hotel. The event will honor the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Wildcats.

The Bethune-Cookman football team claimed a share of the MEAC title again this year.(COURTESY OF B-CU ATHLETICS)
The Bethune-Cookman football team claimed a share of the MEAC title again this year.

The night starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m., held on the second floor of the Hilton just outside the grand ballroom.

Interviews will take place with members of the 2014 team and coaching staff as well as a live Wildcat Insider show produced by The CatEye Network. The entire banquet will be broadcast live via CatEyeNetwork.tv.

The Wildcats are now under the direction of head coach Terry Sims, who accepted the position after the departure of head coach Brian Jenkins to a similar position at Alabama State in mid-December. Sims has spent the previous five years as the assistant head coach under Jenkins on the Wildcats staff.

9-3 overall record
Bethune-Cookman concluded the 2014 season with an overall record of 9-3, including a conference mark of 6-2.

The Wildcats claimed a share of their fourth MEAC title in the last five years, as well as the third consecutive league title. B-CU began the season with a second consecutive defeat of FBS opponent Florida International University, the second time in school history the FCS Wildcats claimed a win over an FBS team.

Bethune-Cookman finished the 2014 campaign ranked No. 23 in the final The Sports Network poll. It marks the third consecutive season the Cats have finished a season ranked in the Top 25 poll.

For information about banquet tickets, call 386-481-2465.

This story is courtesy of B-CU Athletics.


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