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    May 30, 2001
  • CIAA Coaches of the Year honored; VSU and NCCU capture All-Sports Trophies
  • The 4X100 relay teams from Prairie View and N.C. A&T have advanced to the finals in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Running in the same heat, PVAM posted a time of 39.40 while the Aggies broke a school record finishing with the fifth best overall time of 39.43.
    The finals are scheduled for Friday at 5:30 pm Pacific Time.
    May 29, 2001
  • North Carolina Central University head track and field coach Michael Lawson has been selected as the 2001 U.S. Track Coaches Association (USTCA) Regional Outdoor Coach of the Year.
    During the 2001 outdoor season, Lawson coached two All-Americans, including the National Champion in the men's 100-meter dash.
    A member of the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships Committee, Lawson also served as meet director for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as well as two college and high school meets hosted by NCCU.
    In his 12 seasons as the head coach for men's and women's cross country and track & field, Lawson has produced seven All-America relay squads and 39 individual All-Americans, including three National Champions.
    May 21, 2001
  • Bethune-Cookman and Southern University begin their quest for an NCAA Division I Baseball Championship this weekend. Pairings were announced on Monday and both teams were seeded fourth in their respective regions.
    Southern (43-10) opens against Tulane (50-10) in New Orleans on Friday while BCC (26-32) takes on Florida State (43-17) in Tallahassee.
    Regional winners will advance to the Super Regionals, June 1-3. Super Regional winners will move on to the College World Series, June 8-16 in Omaha, NE.
    May 17, 2001
  • The 2001 Aggie-Eagle Football Classicbetween North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina CentralUniversity has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m.
    The eighth annual gridiron classic, originally slated for Sunday,Sept. 2, will be played at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC.
  • Slippery Rock surrounded a run on the fourth with two runs in the second and sixth to knock West Virginia State into the losers bracket, 5-1, in the NCAA Division II Baseball North Atlantic Regional at Kutztown, PA. SRU took an early two-run lead on four hits with Bo Trawitz scoring on a ground out to short, while Luke Mollis scored on an RBI single. Jeff Donatelli scored on an error in the fourth to put The Rock ahead 3-0. West Virginia State scored theirlone run of the game in fifth on an RBI single to centerfield from Sam Gerkin, then SRU closed out the scoring with two runs from Donatelli andBen Marzullo. SRU's Bundy Fulmer pitched the complete game and earned the win with five strikeouts. WVS's Brian Middleton got the loss,pitching 5.2 innings with four strikeouts.
    WVSC will face Concord, 9-8, losers to Kutztown, Friday morning at 9:30 am.
  • The Bethune-Cookman women's softball team was eliminated from the NCAA Regionals in Tallahassee. The Lady Wildcats lost their first game to Florida State, 6-2, and were eliminated by Connnecticut, 2-1 later in the day.
    May 15, 2001
  • West Virginia State has earned its fourth straight bid to the NCAA Division II Baseball Playoffs. The Yellow Jackets(27-15) are the North Atlantic Region's third seed.
    WVSC will face second-seeded Slippery Rock (28-19) in Thursday's first round action atKutztown, Pennsylvania. Concord (27-15) will square off against host Kutztown (35-16) also on Thursday.
    The Jackets were the North Atlantic Region champions in 1999 when theycompiled a third-place national finish.
    May 13, 2001
  • Bethune-Cookman, Lincoln maintain leads through 2nd round at National Minority College Championship
    Bethune-Cookman College's Luke Millercharged home with a 5-under-par 67, moving him within range of anindividual tournament record, following Saturday's second round of the15th National Minority College Golf Championship at PGA Golf Club.   ->Scores through Round 2
  • After knocking 18 strokes off their first round score, the Jackson State women's golf team withdrew from the final round of the NCAA Women's Golf East Regionals. The Lady Tigers were the first HBCU women's team ever to be invited to NCAA post season play.
    The 54-hole tournament, played at the Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC and won by Duke, featured 21 teams. JSU was one of seven teams, including host UNC, which withdrew at the end of the second round. The Lady Tigers's squad was last after two rounds and didn't have much hope of improving their standing.   -> Final Results
    May 9, 2001
  • Allen University has found one of its own to be its new football coach. Bob Smith returns to his alma mater to lead a program that will play this fall for the first time in 29 years. Smith was a wide receiver and defensive back on the last Allen football team before graduating in 1969. ...[more from The State newpaper in Columbia, SC]
  • S.C. State leads HBCUs in graduating student-athletes
    May 1, 2001
  • More from the Penn Relays:
    Morgan State head track coach Neville Hodge, running for the Sprint Force American squad, won his fourth consecutive Master's (45 and over) 100 meter dash in a time of 10.96 seconds. Sources indicate that Hodge holds the meet record in this race, which he set last year.
    In field events, St. Augustine's Tim Rusan finished second in the triple jump going 53' 3". Teammates Dane Magliore and Cleveland McClory finished 6th and 10th in the event.
    Jessie Liscombe of Morehouse finished 4th in the men's high jump with a best height of 7' 1-3/4". Norfolk State's Adrian Shears finished 5th and N.C. A&T's Jermichael Watts placed 7th.
    In the men's long jump, Morgan State's Jean Cummings finished 4th and St. Aug's Maurice English placed 8th.
    St. Augustine's Charlene Cummings finished sixth in the women's long jump and 9th in the triple jump.
    Coppin State's 4X800 relay team had the best time in the College division relay event. Morehouse finished 13th and Md-Eastern Shore, 19th.
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