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    April 28, 2000
  • NCAA JOINS FLAG FLAP: The NCAA Executive Council has given the State of South Carolina until August 11, 2000 to resolve the issue regarding flying the confederate flag over the Statehouse Dome. If the flag is not moved by the deadline, the NCAA intends to cancel all events in the state including the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2002 men's basketball tournament.
    April 27, 2000
  • DOUBLE AX: Shaw University has decided to not renew the contracts of its men's and women's basketball coaches. Head men's coach Keith Walker and women's head coach Bobby Sanders will be terminated effective June 30, 2000.
    Walker, a Clemson alum, has been at Shaw for seven years. The Bears finished this season 8-19, giving Walker a 93-102 career record in his only head coaching job.
    Sanders is a Shaw alum who also serves as head baseball coach. His Lady Bears finished the season 6-21 giving him a 248-165 record in 15 years at the school.
    No word was given on whether the two would be assigned to other positions in the university nor whether Sanders would still lead the baseball team, next season.
    April 21, 2000
  • Richardson Recommended as Tennessee State Men's Basketball Coach
  • Fayetteville State University sports information assistant Jacqueline Renee Batchelor has been selected as the recipient of the 1999-2000 Sears Directors Cup Postgraduate Scholarship Award. The award accompanies a $5,000 scholarship and will be presented June 13 during a luncheon at Disney's Coronado Spring Resort in Orlando, Florida.
    This award marks the second scholarship that she has earned since joining the FSU sports information staff as a student assistant in 1997. Her previous award was a $2,500 scholarship presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
    Batchelor, a prospective May graduate, was nominated for both awards by FSU Sports Information Director Marion Crowe.
    April 20, 2000
  • Texaco, the NASCAR driver it sponsors, Ricky Rudd, and car owner Robert Yeates Racing have announced a partnership with North Carolina A&T State University as part of an effort to attract more minority fans.
    Rudds's team will donate a Legends car, a five-eights-scale version of early NASCAR racers, and a stock car to the school's Intercollegiate Auto Racing program. Rudd's Charlotte-based team also will provide an internship to an A&T student. In addition, Doug Yates, the engine builder for Ricky Rudd and defending Winston Cup series champion Dale Jarrett, will be a guest lecturer at the school.
    April 17, 2000
  • SIAC Spring Championships Recap
  • Complete MEAC Track Championship Results:
    Men: Event Recaps | Individual Scoring | Decathlon
    Women: Event Recaps | Individual Scoring | Heptathlon
  • Black colleges provided 13 of the 254 picks in this year's NFL Draft. That number almost doubles the seven draftees last year.
    In addition to first round picks, Sylvester Morris (WR - Kansas City) and Rashard Anderson (DB - Carolina), Jackson State had two other players drafted. Eric Chandler (DL - Cleveland) and Leroy Fields (WR - Denver) were picked up in the seventh round.
    Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Greg Wesley (DB - Kansas City) was the only HBCU product picked in the third round.
    Tennessee State's Michael Thompson (OL - Atlanta) and Avion Black (WR - Buffalo) were selected in the fourth round followed by Southern University's Gillis Wilson (DL - Carolina) and Texas Southern's Joey Jamison (WR - Green Bay) in the fifth round.
    Sixth round picks were Earnest Grant, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (DL - Miami) and JaJuan Seider, Florida A&M (QB - San Diego). Offensive linemen Jason Thomas of Hampton and Lewis Kelly of S.C. State joined Chandler and Fields as seventh round picks.
    April 11, 2000
  • The Baton Rouge Advocate is reporting that Southern University women's basketball coach Herman Hartman has resigned effective July 31. Hartman had been coach of the Lady Jaguars for eight years and had an overall record of 105-109.
    April 4, 2000
  • The Savannah State University Tiger Baseball Team has extended its winning streak to 42 games breaking a forty game streak claimed by Marietta (OH) College. The Tigers picked up the win with an 8-0 and 21-1 double-header home victory over Claflln College, Monday in Savannah.
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