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From The News Room


    February 28, 2003
  • Edward Waters College is looking for two games to complete its 2003 football schedule. More information can be obtained by calling the Tigers athletic office at 904-366-2521 or 904-366-2789.
    February 25, 2003
  • The NCAA has reinstated Shaw University's Naomi Mobley thereby allowing her to play in the CIAA Tournament.. Mobley was found to have violated her amateur status by accepting per diem expenses during a training camp conducted by the WNBA Houston Comets last spring and was ruled ineligible by the CIAA.
    She has made restitution by donating the money to the Garner Road YMCA in Raleigh.
    Shaw still forfeits the games in which she participated and remains the #6 seed in the CIAA Eastern Division.
    February 21, 2003
  • Hampton's Men and Women Take Early Lead at MEAC Indoor Track Championships
  • The CIAA has rescinded its Player of the Year designation for Shaw University's Naomi Mobley. Mobley was found to have violated her amateur status by participating in and accepting expenses during a training camp conducted by the WNBA Houston Comets last spring. As a result, Shaw will forfeit 23 of the 25 victories in which Mobley participated. Bowie State's Allyson Hardy, the second highest vote-getter, has been named the new CIAA Player of the Year.
    February 19, 2003
  • Fort Valley State Picks John Morgan as Head Football Coach
  • A story in the Albany Herald concerning the city pitching for the SIAC basketball tournament says that the conference has hired former N.C. Central and current University of Central Arkansas Athletics Director William Lide as its next commissioner.
    February 18, 2003
  • Fort Valley State has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday (2/19) morning to name its new football head coach. University President Dr. Kofi Lomotey would not reveal his selection, but said the finalists were Norfolk State assistant John Morgan, FVSU interim coach Donald Dykes and former high school coach John Willis.
    February 16, 2003
  • Fort Valley State women's basketball coach Lonnie Bartley picked up his 400th career coaching victory Thursday (2/13). Fort Valley beat Kentucky State in SIAC action to improve to 20-3 on the season. This is the 12th straight season that the Lady Wildcats have reached the 20-win mark.
    February 4, 2003
  • Jacqueline McWilliams has left Morgan State where she was Assistant AD for Internal Operations to become Assistant Director of Championships for the NCAA. The Hampton grad will be in charge of coordinating championships in Division II Track and Field/Cross Country; Division III Women's Golf, Rowing (all divisions) and Fencing (All Divisions). Prior to joining the staff at Morgan State, McWilliams worked at Norfolk State, Virginia Union and the CIAA conference office in addition to earning a masters degree from Temple University.
    She was a member of Hampton's 1988 Division II National Championship team - the last HBCU women's team to win a national title in basketball.
    February 1 , 2003
  • Johnson C. Smith Announces 2003 Football Schedule
  • Morgan State Alum Melvin Jackson II has joined the staff at USA Track & Field as Communications Coordinator. He will oversee communications efforts for USATF's Junior and Youth programs, administer the USATF's Athlete of the Week program and serve as liaison with the electronic media while handling other communications and media-related duties. Jackson comes to USATF after spending one year as the Media Relations Manager for the North Charleston Lowgators of the National Basketball Development League (NBDL).
    Jackson is a 1996 graduate of MSU. In January 1999, he earned a masters degree in sports administration from Temple University.