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  • Southern Heritage Classic signs Jackson State and Tennessee State to Contract Extension

    With the Southern Heritage Classic heading into its 23rd year, founder Fred Jones recently announced that Tennessee State and Jackson State have agreed to reserve the second Saturday in September for each other at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium through the...
  • Jerome Fitch named Director of Athletics at Claflin University

     Claflin University has selected Dr. Jerome Fitch to be its next athletics director.  “My goal here is to enhance fundraising, improve facilities and increase scholarships for every sport,” said Fitch, who previously served as the institutio...
  • Cheyney University announces self-imposed probation on athletics program

    Cheyney University has self-imposed two years of probation on its athletic department after self-reporting NCAA violations that occurred when multiple student athletes were not registered with the NCAA’s eligibility center. As such, Cheyney Athletics wi...
  • Coppin State to participate in EA SPORTS Maui Invitational

    BALTIMORE -- Coppin State University is one of 12 teams selected to participate in the 2012 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament. The Eagles will travel to Los Angeles to face USC on Nov. 9 in an opening round game. Coppin State will the...
  • HBCU Products to represent at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    In addition to the nine current and former MEAC student-athletes from five countries outlined in another article, five other HBCU products will represent the U.S. ,Jamaica and Barbados during tonight's Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Games of the XXX Oly...
  • Coppin State's Shields-Gadson appointed Chair of NCAA Committee

    BALTIMORE -- Coppin State deputy athletic director Alecia Shields-Gadson was recently named chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee during its annual meeting in Indianapolis. Shields-Gadson...
  • MEAC well representated in 2012 Summer Olympics

    NORFOLK, Va., - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will be well represented in track and field in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.  A total of nine current and former student-athletes from five countries will compete in the Summer Games o...
  • UMES Coaching Duo named among 100 Best In The World

    With four National Championships on their resumes, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's (UMES) coaching duo of Kristina Frahm and Doug Dukes have been named to the Top 100 Coaches list by Bowlers Journal International.  The list is the seventh ...
  • Preston named Coppin State Volleyball Coach

    BALTIMORE – Ashley Preston has been named Coppin State’s head volleyball coach. “Ashley is one of the rising young stars in college volleyball, and we were fortunate to hire her,” said Derrick Ramsey, CSU’s director of athletics.  “A...
  • Frazier reinstated as head football coach at NC Central

    Henry Frazier has been reinstated to his full duties and responsibilities as head football coach at North Carolina Central University effective today (Monday, July 23).  Frazier was arrested and charged with assault in May and had been on paid suspen...
  • SWAC agrees to contract extension for Duer Sharp

    The SWAC Council of Presidents/Chancellors and chairman George C. Wright, President at the Prairie View A&M University, announced Friday that SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp and the conference have agreed to a contract extension through June 30, 2015.Sha...
  • Norfolk State picked to repeat as MEAC Football Champions

    NORFOLK, Va. – Last season, the Norfolk State football team had the element of surprise on its side. Picked to finish fifth in the preseason Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference poll, the Spartans proceeded to win their first-ever MEAC title.The Spartans won...
  • 2012 CIAA Football Campaign Begins with Preseason Picks and Predicted Order of Finish

    Petersburg, VA… The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced its Pre-season All-CIAA Football Team and Predicted Order of Finish at today’s Football Press Conference and Luncheon. This year's press conference featured the 2012 season the...
  • Kentucky State announces new Head Baseball Coach

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State University has hired Rob Henry as the Thorobred’s new head baseball coach.                        &...
  • Toyota named Title Sponsor for SWAC Football Championship

    BIRMINGHAM - The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and Toyota announced that Toyota will serve as title sponsor for the 2012 SWAC Football Championship at Monday's annual SWAC Football Media Day. "Toyota is excited to serve as title sponsor of the 2...
  • SIAC announces Preseason All-Conference Football Teams

    The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its Preseason Football All-Conference Team at its 2012 Football Luncheon in Tucker, GA. Defending SIAC champion Miles, led by first team quarterback David Thomas and first team running back Jorda...
  • SWAC announces 2012 Preseason All-Conference Football Team

    BIRMINGHAM - The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the 2012 Preseason All-Conference football team on Monday at the annual Media Day event at the Birmingham  Marriott.Grambling State running back Dawarence Roberts was chosen as the preseason...
  • Tim Autry retires as Claflin Athletics Director

    One would think that a championship winning coach at the high school and college levels who became an equally successful college athletics director and vice president, in addition to serving as a conference commissioner, would have retired at age 67.Well,...
  • SWAC engages services of French/West/Vaughan agency

    RALEIGH, N.C.  -- French/West/Vaughan (FWV), an independent public relations and brand communications agency, has been selected to handle marketing communication for the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) including its annual basketball tourname...
  • Shaun Kupferberg named Howard's Head Women's Volleyball Coach

    Howard University has named Shaun Kupferberg as the new head women's volleyball coach.  Kupferberg joins the Bison family with more than 10 years of coaching experience at the Division I, the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), ...
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