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From The News Room

    May 28, 2003
  • William "Bill" Hayes Appointed NCCU Athletics Director
  • Lacey Reynolds, Head Women's Basketball Coach at Texas Southern University, has resigned. Reynolds served as the women's coach for the last three seasons, with a 31-52 overall win-loss record. During the 2002-2003 season, the Lady Tigers were 3-15 in SWAC competition and 5-22 overall.

    May 27, 2003
  • Southern University Retains SWAC Commissioner’s Cup
  • Fort Valley State University head women’s track coach Darlene Moore was honored at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships held in Edwardsville, Illinois. Moore, who led the Lady Wildcats to their third consecutive Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Track & Field title, was named as the Mondo Division II South Region Women’s Coach of the Year. This is the second year in a row that Moore has picked up the honor.
    May 26, 2003
  • Doug Lewis Promoted to Head Men's Basketball Coach at Central State
  • Southern and Bethune-Cookman will begin play in the NCAA Baseball Regionals on Friday, May 30. The Jaguars will meet Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS at 3:00 pm while the Wildcats travel to Miami to face the Hurricanes at 7:00 pm. Southern is seeded 3rd in its region while B-CC is seeded fourth.
    May 23, 2003
  • Albany State University head track and field coach Willie Laster has been named the 2003 South Region Coach-of-the-Year. The announcement was named at the opening ceremonies banquet of the 2003 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field championships at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
    Laster recently received SIAC Coach-of-the-Year honors during the SIAC championships in April. Laster and the men's team dethroned the Morehouse College Tigers team, which has won the title for the past seven years. He coached the women's team to a second-place finish in the SIAC.
    Laster has coached the Golden Rams and Lady Rams track and field and cross country teams for seven years. He joined the Albany State staff in 1983.
  • Hampton's Men Win MEAC All-Sports Award
  • Hampton's Women Win MEAC All-Sports Award
  • North Carolina Central University senior sprinter Jason Smoots has been named the 2003 NCAA Division II Male Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. He received the award during a banquet preceeding the national championship event in Edwardsville, IL.
    May 17, 2003
  • The Southern University Board of Supervisors has officially approved the hiring of Michael Grant as Head Men's Basketball Coach. Grant's appointment on April 28 by Chancellor Edward Jackson was confirmed by the Board on Friday (May 16).
  • NCAA Division I Golf Playoffs
    East Regional in Auburn, AL
    27th place - Jackson State Univ. - 997  (+123)
    May 16, 2003
  • Former CIAA and MEAC Supervisor of Officials and NCCU Director of Athletics Edward Boyd has died in his Durham, NC home. He was 78 and joins Danny Doss as the second former CIAA and MEAC supervisor of officials to pass away this month.
    Boyd was director of athletics at NCCU from 1985-87. He is a member of the NCCU Athletic Department Hall of Fame as well as the officialsí hall of fames in both conferences.
    Boyd is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Ruth A. Spaulding, along with his son Edward R. Boyd, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his brother Harold.
    The memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Titus Episcopal Churchat 400 Moline Street in Durham, NC.
    The family requests that donations be made to: John Avery Boys & Girls Club, 808 East Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27701.
    May 8, 2003
  • Fayetteville State's men's golf team finished eighth in the NCAA Div II Atlantic/Southeast Super Regional Tournament, May 5-7 in Greensboro, GA. The Broncos were the only HBCU golf team to qualilfy for the DII playoffs.
    May 3, 2003
  • The 2003 River Front Classic, originally scheduled to be played at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH on September 20, has been moved to Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Classic features the Hampton University Pirates and the Golden Tigers of Tuskegee University who will renew their rivalry for the first time since 1993.