Friday, June 23, 2017

basketball

High-scoring 6-foot Howard guard James ‘JByrd’ Daniel has decided to play his last year of basketball eligibility at the University of Tennessee for head coach Rick Barnes. Daniel, whose 27.1 points per game average as a junior led all NCAA Div. I men’s basketball players in the 2015-16 season, graduated from Howard this month. He […]

Packing your bags and moving to another location to close out your college basketball career is not always a good move. In fact, most times it has the opposite effect. Bethune-Cookman’s 6-9 shot-blocker and 2015-16 MEAC Defensive Player of the Year LaRon Smith moved to Auburn of the SEC for his final year. Six-ten senior […]

At least 12 all-MEAC basketball players or all-MEAC caliber talents have transferred out of the conference in the last four years. Former Norfolk State 6-8 forward Rashid Gaston and former Florida A&M 6-6 left-handed guard Malcom Bernard left the Spartans and Rattlers respectively over the last two years to play their final seasons at Xavier […]

You know things have changed in NCAA Div. I men’s college basketball when HBCU teams are being raided of their talented players. In the latest reported defection, Howard senior guard James ‘J-Byrd’ Daniel, who led the nation in scoring in the 2015-16 season but played in only two games this season after suffering a preseason […]

GRAMBLING, La. Grambling State University interim women’s basketball head coach Freddie Murray is no longer interim. Murray was named women’s basketball head coach last Wednesday morning. Murray, Athletics Director Paul Bryant and GSU President Rick Gallot signed a two-year agreement in the president’s office. Murray had filled the job on an interim basis since July […]

One team from each of the four black college conferences finished the 2016-17 season on top of the final BCSP Top Ten. The North Carolina Central men (25-9), who won both regular season and tournament titles in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference, topped the NCAA Div. I men’s Top Five. The women of Texas Southern […]

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Lynn W. Thompson, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, announced Friday, March 31, the appointment of Ryan Ridder as the next head coach for Bethune-Cookman Men’s Basketball. “I have watched and admired Ryan Ridder from his days as a stellar student-athlete in high school and college, and also witnessed his growth and success […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio The ladies of Virginia Union University, who staged second half comebacks to knock off second and third seeds and get to Friday’s NCAA Div. II national basketball championship game, could not pull it off a third time as they fell to top seed and undefeated Ashland University, 93-77. Ashland (37-0) were just too […]

The second time was the charm for the ladies of Virginia Union and as a result one black college basketball team was still alive on Wednesday. The Virginia Union Lady Panthers out of the CIAA, repeat champions of the Atlantic Region and in the NCAA Div. II Elite Eight for the second straight year, pulled […]

NORFOLK Norfolk State (17-16) could not overcome a second-half collapse that saw them give up a 3-point lead at 14:33 minute mark as North Carolina Central (25-8) ignited a 19-0 run that kept NSU scoreless for 11 minutes in the MEAC championship game at the Scope. NCCU guard Patrick Cole, the MEAC Player of the […]