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    March 21, 2001
  • Southern University in Baton Rouge is now searching for a new head men's basketbll coach. Tommie Green has been relieved of his duties and reassigned. Green had coached the team for five years compiling at 74-64 record. The Jaguars were 11-16 this season and finished fifth in the SWAC standings. Southern had finished in second place the previous two season.
    March 20, 2001
  • Florida A&M has dismissed both its men's and women's basketball coaches. Mickey Clayton and Claudette Farmer were informed of the decision on Monday. Clayton's contract was set to expire in June and he finishes a five-year stint as men's coach with a 48-104 overall record.
    Farmer still had a year remaining on her contract and only had two losing seasons in 11 years as women's head coach finishing with a 190-124 career record.
    Ironically Farmer replaced Clayton as women's head coach in 1990 after Clayton was reassigned following a stint where he had coached the Rattlerettes to a school-record 199 wins. Farmer needed just 10 more victories to break that record.
    March 18, 2001
  • Morgan State University has decided not to renew the contract of head men's basketball coach Chris Fuller. Fuller was informed of the decision during a meeting with athletics director David Thomas.
    Fuller had coached at MSU for six years with an overall record of 53-115. Last season the Bears were 6-23 following a 5-24 record during the 1999-2000 season.
    Thomas has indicated that a national search will be conducted which he hopes will lead to the hiring of a new coach in April.
    March 14, 2001
  • Five women's teams and four men's squads from HBCUs will be participating in the NAIA Division I Basketball Championships.The women will play at the Oman Arena in Jackson, Tennessee while the men play at the Civic Center in Tulsa.Here's the schedule for first round games involving HBCUs.All times are local.
    • Wednesday - March 14:
      WOMEN in Jackson, TN
      Jarvis Christian (24-6) vs. Southern nazarene (OK) (27-7) - 10:45 a.m.
      Dillard (20-8) vs. The Master's (CA) (26-2 - 10:15 p.m.
      MEN in Tulsa, OK
      Dillard (22-9) vs. Pikeville (KY) (24-11) - 10:45 a.m.
      Barber-Scotia (25-8) vs. Christian Heritage (CA) (26-7) - 12:30 p.m.

    • Thursday - March 15:
      WOMEN in Jackson, TN
      Central State (24-7) vs. Azusa Pacific (CA) (23-6) - 2:15 p.m.
      Xavier (26-4) vs. Lambuth (TN) (20-12 - 6:15 p.m.
      Voorhees (23-7) vs. Freed-Hardeman (TN) (26-9) - 8:00 PM
      MEN in Tulsa, OK
      Edward Waters (21-8) vs. Azusa Pacific (CA) (33-2) - 4:30 p.m.
      Xavier (24-6) vs. Oklahoma City (18-6) - 6:15 p.m
    March 12, 2001
  • NCCU's Joli Robinson named District Coach of the Year
  • Five HBCU's remain in the NCAA playoffs. Johnson C. Smith has earned a bid to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight as a result of their victory over Winston-Salem State in the South Atlantic Region. The Golden Bulls will face Washburn University, Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. (pst) in Bakersfield, California.
    MEAC Champs Hampton and Howard have learned their opponents in the first round of the NCAA Division I Playoffs. Hampton's men have earned a #15 seed in the West Region and will face second seeded Iowa State in Boise, Idaho on Thursday, March 15. Howard's women (#15 seed) will play Iowa State's women (#2 seed) in Ames, Iowa Friday night.SWAC men's champion Alabama State was seeded $16 in the South Region and will meet #1 seed Michigan State on Friday, March 16 in Memphis. Women's champ Alcorn State was seeded #16 and will face Notre Dame, Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. (est) in South Bend, Indiana.
    March 11, 2001

    Lincoln University Men's Track Team

    NCAA Photo
  • Saint Augustine's sweeps Division II Indoor Track Titles
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania has won its third consecutive men's title at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ind. Dayne Ross won the 55M Dash, Christopher Cobbs won the 55M hurdles and Justin Jarmon won the triple jump. LU also scored in the 400M, 800M and 1600M relay.
    March 4, 2001
  • Six HBCUs have received bids to the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
    SIAC Women's Champion Fort Valley State will face Arkansas Tech Thursday night in the first round of the South Regional playoff in Cleveland, MS.
    CIAA Women's Champion Fayetteville State and runnerup North Carolina Central will play in the South Atlantic Regionals at Columbus, GA. Thursday night the FSU Lady Broncos will meet Francis Marion at 6:00 p.m. after which the NCCU Lady Eagles will face Wingate at 8:00 p.m.

    In the men's playoffs, SIAC Champ Kentucky State will travel to St. Petersburg, FL to meet the University of Tampa in the South Regional playoff.
    CIAA Champ Johnson C. Smith will host the South Atlantic Regional in Charlotte. The Golden Bulls and Winston-Salem State earned first round byes and won't play until Friday. JCSU will meet the winner of the Wingate vs. Armstrong Atlantic game while WSSU will face the winner of the Augusta State vs. Catawba contest.

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