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    January 26, 2002
  • With a win over arch rival Alabama A&M, Rob Spivery joined C.J. Dunn and James Oliver as the only coaches in Alabama State history to win more than 250 basketball games.
    The ASU Athletics Department will honor Spivery in a ceremony prior to his ASU men's team's game against Texas Southern on Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. the Joe L. Reed Acadome in Montgomery.
    Spivery's record at ASU is 78-82, and his career mark now stands at 251-230.
    Dunn served as the ASU head men''s basketball coach from 1935 to 1963 and compiled a career record of 298-209. Oliver served as the head men's basketball coach from 1978-1995, and stacked up 291 wins against 192 loses.
    January 25, 2002
  • Howard Names Rayford T. Petty As Head Football Coach
  • MVSU Opens Academic Resource Center
  • "Eagles in the East," the women's and men's basketball doubleheader between North Carolina Central University and Fayetteville State University originally scheduled for Jan. 5, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10.
    The event, which was postponed due to weather conditions, will still take place at Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC. The women's game will tip off at 4:00 p.m., while the men are slated for a 6:00 p.m. start.
    All tickets purchased for the originally scheduled event will be honored on Feb. 10.
    January 23, 2002
  • Alabama A&M athletic director Jim Martin will announce the Bulldogs next head football coach at a press conference set for tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room in the School of Busines on the AAMU campus. The three finalists are Morehouse head coach Anthony Jones, AAMU assistant and current interim coach Stanley Conner and Baylor defensive coordinator Andre Haley. Speculation centers around Jones based on the approval of AAMU President John Gibson.
  • Clark Atlanta University will announce the selection of Tracey Ham as its new head football coach at a press conference and luncheon on Friday, January 25 at 12 noon in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Cornelius Henderson Center on the CAU Campus.
    January 19, 2002
  • St. John's women's basketball coach Darcel Estep and assistant Joyce Jenkins have been fired. The Red Storm was 3-13 overall and last in the Big East with an 0-5 league mark. Estep was 22-50 since joining the program three years ago.
    Estep left Morgan State to take to top position at St. John's in June, 1999. Jenkins resigned her head coaching position after five years at Md-Eastern Shore to join Estep.
  • In her third season as head women's basketball coach at N.C. A&T, Karen Hall has been reassigned other duties at the school. In the interim, athletics director Alfonso Scandrett will assume the coaching duties for the remainder of this season.
    The Aggie women were 0-13 after Wednesday's 88-45 loss to UNC-Greensboro.
    January 18, 2002
  • Shaw U Names Gregory Ruffin Head Football Coach
  • The Hampton vs. Howard basketball games scheduled for Monday, January 21 have had their starting times changed. The women's game will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the men's game to follow at 2:30 p.m. The games will be played at the Hampton University Convocation Center.
    The start times were changed to accommodate television. Both the men's and women's contests will air live on Comcast Sports Net and NUE-TV.
    January 15, 2002
  • The Shaw University versus Winston Salem State University basketball game scheduled for Thursday, January 17 has been moved to Broughton's Holiday Gymnasium in Raleigh. The Lady Bears and Lady Rams will tip-off at 5:30 pm and the Bears and Rams will tip-off at 7:30 pm.
    The game is a match-up of the CIAA Eastern and Western Division leaders. Shaw is ranked 12th in the country, third in the NCAA South Atlantic Region and is sporting a 12-1, 2-0 in the East record, while Winston Salem State is ranked sixth in the South Atlantic Region and sports a 11-2, 2-0 in the CIAA West record.
  • The NCAA has selected Dr. Sunday A. Adesuyi as an at-large representative on the NCAA Division II Management Council. Dr. Adesuyi's term on the council will run for a period of four years beginning January, 2002.
    Dr. Adesuyi is the Chairman of the department of Natural Science and Mathematics and professor of Chemistry at Saint Paul's College, in Lawrenceville, VA. Dr. Adesuyi also serves as interim Vice-President for Academic Affairs. He holds the position of First Vice-President for the CIAA Conference and is Faculty Athletic Representative for Saint Paul's.
    January 13, 2002
  • Coppin State's men's and women's basketball doubleheader against Maryland-Eastern Shore, originally scheduled for Monday, January 14, has been rescheduled for Tuesday at the Coppin Center.The games had been postponed following the death of Yvonne Mitchell, the wife of men's basketball coach Ron "Fang" Mitchell, on Thursday.
    The women's game will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 7:30.
    A memorial service for Yvonne Mitchell has been planned for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium on Coppin's campus.
    January 10, 2002
  • Six CIAA men's teams are ranked in this week's South Atlantic Regional Poll. St. Aug fell to #2 followed by Shaw (#3), Winston-Salem St (#6), Fayetteville St (#7), Johnson C. Smith (#8) and Bowie State (#9). Johnson C. Smith remained #1 in the South Atlantic Region Women's Poll. N.C. Central's Lady Eagles broke in at #10 in the January 9, 2002 rankings.
  • The SIAC has broken into the South Regional rankings. Fort Valley State's Lady Wildcats are listed at #8 in the region while Morehouse is ranked #10 in the men's poll.
    January 9, 2002
  • Southern Announces New Football Offensive Coordinator
  • Former Fayetteville State and N.C. A&T head basketball coach Jeff Capel has been named head coach of the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBDL. Capel, an FSU alum, takes over for Nate Archibald who resigned to take a position with the NBA Community Affairs office in New York.
    January 8, 2002
  • Lane College senior offensive tackle Tim Long will be showcasing his talents in front of Pro Scouts in this year's Paradise Bowl. Long, 6'6, 340 lbs. from Washington, D.C., came to Lane College from Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, Ca. Long amassed over 30 pancake blocks on the season and helped the Dragons produce their first 1000 yard rusher since 1995. In his two seasons at Lane, Long started and played 17 games. Long is one of seven Division II players on the rosters.
    The Paradise Bowl Senior Collegiate All-Star game will pit the very best that Utah & Colorado universities have to offer against the Western States' universities football programs. The Paradise Bowl features first tier players from the Mountain West, Pac 10, Big Sky, Big West and Western Athletic Conferences.
    January 5, 2002
  • Cheyney University has named Lee Brown as its next head football coach. A 1986 graduate of Lincoln (Mo) University, he comes to the Wolves program from Mount Senario College, an NAIA school in Wisconsin. He was secondary coach, strength coordinator and head track and field coach before the school suspended its athletic program last month.
    Brown succeeds John Parker who resigned in November after compiling a 4-38 record in four years. [Story from the Philadelphia Inquirer]