Georgia State Whips Lethargic North Carolina A&T
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Quincy Gause scored 19 points on 8-10 shooting
from the field in the game, as Georgia State whipped North Carolina
A&T 72-51. GSU shot out to a 41-25 halftime lead, and were never
threatened by the cold shooting Aggies.
"I don't know what to tell you after that (ballgame). We just
didn't play well, at least five missed layups, atrocious from the
free throw line. A free throw is a free throw. A layup is a layup.
We'll be fine. The thing now is executing and doing the things we
do."--A&T head coach Roy Thomas
No Aggie player scored in double figures. Tarrell Robinson
had nine points for A&T, which shot 31 percent from the field and
62 percent from the free throw line in the game.
Georgia State opened leads as large as 24 points in the second half,
at one point holding the Aggies without a field goal from 15:45
to 7:11 in the contest.
The 1998 Heritage Bowl
Pa'Tell Troutman-a freshman quarterback who was second in the
MEAC in rushing (1054, 5.8 ypr) and scoring (90 points).
James Adderley-the MEAC's all-time career receptions leader with
219 catches and the conference's all-time career leader in receiving
yards. First team All-MEAC.
Terrence Butler-First team All-MEAC offensive guard.
Antonio Stanley-First team All-MEAC returner.
James Souder-First team All-MEAC linebacker.
Bethune-Cookman led the MEAC in team defense, pass defense efficiency,
and sacks. The Wildcats finished 8-2 overall and 6-2 in league play,
good enough for third place. They are coached by Alvin Wyatt.
South Carolina Women Deck S.C. State
by Carlton Green
Columbia, SC-Jocelyn Penn scored 24 points as South Carolina
blasted South Carolina State 98-61 Tuesday night. The winners shot
44 percent from the floor in the game, and turned 44 S.C. State
turnovers into 54 points.
Tasha Stinson led the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points. Shawn
Burgess, Keisha Evans, and Lyndril Barber all scored 10 points
for the losers (5-4). State forward Twana Wright did not
play due to a broken finger.
South Carolina improved its record to 7-2.
Iowa City, IA(OTW)-Jess Settles scored 18 points as No.21 Iowa
dumped Coppin State 87-73. Iowa shot 45 free throws in the game and
Coppin State's Fred Warrick scored a career high 34 points.
Pittsburgh, PA(OTW)-Vonteego Cummings scored 21 points as Pitt
stomped Howard 78-42. The Panthers outrebounded the Bison 42-21.
Melvin Watson led Howard (0-9) with 12 points.
In another game, Georgetown held Maryland-Eastern Shore to 30
percent shooting as they won 94-66.
Clemson, NC(OTW)-Harold Jamison scored 19 points (8-8 FGs)
as Clemson trashed South Carolina State 72-47.
The Bulldogs were led by Corey Davis who scored 11 points.
SCSU shot only 31 percent from the field.
Ann Arbor, MI(OTW)-Louis Bullock scored 22 points as Michigan
beat hampton 77-61.
Tarvis Williams scored 15 points for the Pirates.
Manhattan, KS(OTW)-Tony Kitt and Manny Dies scored 14 points
each as Kansas State stopped Coppin State 62-36.
No CSC player scored in double digits, as the Eagles were limited to
25 percent shooting from the field in the game.
Kofi Pointer a 6-9 forward/center, is eligible on Dec. 21
to play for the Coppin State basketball team. Pointer is a transfer
from Providence College. He played in 14 games for Providence
as a freshman. He was a mid-year transfer from the school in 1997-98.
Pointer is eligible for the Dec. 21 game against Kansas State.
Richmond, VA(OTW)-LaMar Taylor scored 18 points as Virginia
Commomwealth beat Norfolk State 104-94.
Spartan Damian Woolfolk scored a game-high 24 points.
In other games involving MEAC schools Florida A&M lost to Wichita State
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Trisha Allen scored 26 points as Coppin
State edged Bucknell 71-68.
Lori Houck scored 19 points for Bucknell.
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)-Center Duane Johnson scored 18 points to
lead South Carolina State past Bethune-Cookman 69-62. The 6-10
Johnson also had 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.
Freddie Cole led BCC with 14 points.
Greensboro, NC(OTW)-Johnny McClenton scored 20 points as
Bethune-Cookman beat North Carolina A&T 62-60.
Tarrell Robinson had 11 for the losers.
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)-Mike Wiatre led South Carolina State
with 23 points as the Bulldogs upended Florida A&M 78-66.
Monroe Pippins scored 21 points for the Rattlers.
Norfolk, VA(OTW)-Damian Woolfolk had 35 points and 10 rebounds
as Norfolk State beat Delaware State 96-87.
Terence Hood scored 31 points for the losers.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Fred Warrick scored 19 points as Coppin
State dusted off Howard 80-56.
Byron Alvin led Howard with 15 points.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Coppin State guard Liesha Mitchell scored
31 points as CSC stunned Howard 85-84. Kisha Brooks and
Trisha Allen had 12 rebounds each for the winners.(3-4, 2-0).
Howard forward Courtney Kirk had 24 points for the Lady
Bison (4-6, 1-1).
Hampton, VA(OTW)-Torrey Farrington scored 21 points as Hampton
beat Norfolk State 98-93.
Damian Woolfolk scored 26 points for NSU.
Greensboro, NC(OTW)-Jonathan Richmond and J.J. Miller scored
16 points each for North Carolina A&T (3-4, 1-1) as the Aggies
beat Florida A&M 88-81. A total of 68 free throws were taken in the
Morris Scott scored 25 for winless FAMU.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Jimmy Fields scored 25 points as Morgan State
shocked Coppin State 67-66 in overtime. MSU is 3-5 and 2-0 in early
season MEAC play.
Fred Warrick scored 28 for CSC (1-7, 0-1).
The Eagles only shot 34 percent from the field in the game.
In a non-league matchup, Florida Atlantic beat Bethune-Cookman 90-78.
Maryland-Eastern Shore defeated Delaware State 89-76.
Daytona Beach, FL(OTW)-Trailing 38-29 at the half, Bethune-Cookman
came back to beat Stetson 71-65. Freddie Cole scored 17
points for the winners.
Garrett Davis scored a game-high 26 points for Stetson.
Charleston, SC(OTW)-Coray Davis scored 17 points as Charleston-
Southern edged South Carolina State 61-58.
Vincent Mitchell scored 16 for the Bulldogs.
Berkeley, CA(OTW)-Sean Lampley scored 12 points as California
edged Coppin State 58-56.
Fred Warrick scored a game-high 27 points for CSC.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Jeric Lewis scored 26 points (13-16 FTs) as
Morgan State beat Howard 61-57.
Bison Melvin Watson had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
In another MEAC contest, Hampton beat Delaware State 83-76.
Macomb, IL(OTW)-Western Illinois scored 17 fourth quarter points
to erase a 14-7 deficit, and beat Florida A&M 24-21. The win sent
the Leathernecks into the 1-AA semi-finals against Georgia Southern,
and sent the Rattlers home. WIU runningback Erik Rogers keyed the
17-point outburst with touchdown runs of 20 and 30 yards.
FAMU led 6-0 at the half thanks to two Juan Toro field
goals (25,44 yards). The Rattlers led 14-7 going into the final
quarter, on a 12-yard TD pass from Patrick Bonner to
to Kenneth Williams. Bonner finished the game with 350
WIU's Adam Stecker, the HBCU killer, rushed for 132 yards in the
The loss halted FAMU's 11-game winning streak, even though their
10-game regular season winning streak remains alive.
More in this week's Sentry.
Washington, DC(OTW)-Brian Ehlers a 6-4 guard, scored
27 points, as Lafayette beat Howard 68-55.
In other games involving MEAC schools, Mike Wiatre scored
24 points as South Carolina State beat St. Joseph's of Indiana
88-82. North Carolina A&T beat UNC Greensboro 83-79 and
Troy State edged Florida A&M 95-93.
Honolulu, HI(OTW)-Brian Heinle scored 19 points with 13 rebounds
as Cal-State Northridge beat Coppin State 75-59 in the Power Bar
Fred Warrick scored 12 points for the Eagles, who shot only
32 percent from the field.
In other action, Maryland-Eastern Shore beat Hampton 71-63 in
a league game, and Jacksonville State upended South Carolina State
Honolulu, HI(OTW)-Fred Warrick scored 25 points as Coppin
State beat Georgia State 66-56 in the Power Bar Invitational.
Maurice Robertson scored 18 for GSU.
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)-Mike Wiatre made two free throws with 14.2
seconds in the game as South Carolina State edged North Carolina A&T
59-58. The Bulldogs are 1-0 in MEAC action.
Guard Dexter Cannon scored 15 points for the Aggies.
Report compiled by Carlton Green.
Washington, DC(OTW)-Anthony Perry scored 19 points as Gerogetown
coasted by Morgan State 67-49.
Jimmy Fields scored 19 for Morgan State.
In another game involving an MEAC school, Valparaiso dumped Norfolk
State 104-69, despite a game-high 24 points by NSU 6-5 swingman
Coppin State will be in Honululu, Hi. Thursday to play in
the Power Bar Invitational Tournament. Georgia State will be
the first round opponent of the Bulldogs.
Fred Warrick is leading the Eagles in scoring,averaging
19.3 points per game.
Georgia State is led by guard Anton Reese, who averages 24.3 points
per game. GSU is coached by Lefty Driesell. Earlier in the season
Driesell became only the 11th NCAA Division I coach to win 700 games.
Driesell is in his 37th year as a head coach. He has compiled a record
The game will start at 5 p.m Hawaii Standard Time.
Avery Carey, a 6-9 forward, scored 18 points, as George Mason
decimated Howard 106-55. The Bison shot only 28 percent in the
game, and had no one in double figures.
Daytona, FL(OTW)-Georgetown guard Anthony Perry scored 21 points
as the Hoyas fought off an upset bid by Bethune-Cookman, 69-66.
BCC led 41-25 at the half. Freddie Cole scored 20 for the
Nashville, TN(OTW)-Dan Langhi scored 21 points as Vanderbilt
defeated Florida A&M 83-72.
FAMU guard Monroe Pippins and 6-10 center Kevin George
scored 18 points each.
Tallahassee, FL(OTW)-Patrick Bonnerthrew
two touchdown passes to lead
Florida A&M by Troy State 27-17. The Rattlers advanced in the
1-AA playoffs to meet Western Illinois next Saturday.
Bonner's TD passes were to Tariq Qaiyam (10 yards second
quarter, 30 yards third quarter). FAMU built a 20-3 halftime
lead, then held off a third-quarter Troy State ralley fueled
by a Philip Jones 15-yard TD run. Troy State closed the gap
to 20-17 in the third quarter but could get no closer.
FAMU's Juan Toro had field goals of 38 and 42 yards in the
Storrs, CT(OTW)-Shane Stafford threw four touchdown passes
as Connecticut eliminated Hampton from the 1-AA playoffs 42-34.
Stafford's longest TD pass was from 44 yards to Tony Fitzsimmons.
Hampton's Montrell Coley rushed for 87 yards and two touchdowns.
The Huskies led 28-20 going into the final period.
Lincoln, NE(OTW)-Andy Markowski scored 15 points as Nebraska
rolled over North Carolina A&T 65-47.
Jonathan Richmond scored 12 points for the Aggies.
Hampton, VA(OTW)-Jim Moran had 32 points (5-7 on 3-pointers)
as William & Mary buried hampton 83-62.
Tarvis Williams scored 15 points for Hampton.
Harrisonburg, VA(OTW)-Kevin Wallace scored 20 points (6-6 free throws
in the last two minutes of the ballgame) as Maryland-Eastern Shore
beat James Madison 67-60. It was the first win for UMES over James
Chatney Howard scored 19 points for the losers.
In other action Valparaiso beat Norfolk State 79-59.
Charlottesville, VA(OTW)-Adam Hall scored 27 points as Virginia
routed Hampton 116-66.
Torrey Farrington scored 20 points for Hampton.
Washington, DC(OTW)-Mike Pegues scored 34 points and added
12 rebounds as Delaware pounded Howard 93-74.
Melvin Watson scored 24 points for Howard.
Norfolk, VA(OTW)-Damion Woolfolk scored 13 points as Norfolk
State racked up Georgia State 91-76.
Maurice Richardson scored 29 for GSU.
In other action North Carolina A&T lost to LSU 72-59.
Tallahassee, FL(OTW)-Marlon Gurley scored 29 points as
Jacksonville State knocked of Florida A&M 92-87.
Monroe Pippins scored 25 points for FAMU.
Des Moines, IA(OTW)-Armand Levasseau scored 16 points as
Drake coasted by Delaware State 91-78.
DSU's Brian Butler led all scorers with 20 points.
Gainesville, FL(OTW)-Michael Miller scored 20 points as Florida
beat Bethune-Cookman 91-61.
Freddie Cole scored 15 for BCC.
Hampton, VA(OTW)-Ademola Okulaja scored 18 points with
eight rebounds as eighth-ranked North Carolina whipped Hampton
Hampton's Torrey Farrington scored a game-high 21 points.
Greensboro, NC(OTW)-Jonathan Richmond scored 18 points as North
Carolina A&T beat Elon 89-71. The Aggies shot 56 percent from the
Andy Toole scored 16 for Elon.
Cincinnati, OH(OTW)-Lenny Brown scored 23 points as 10th-ranked
Xavier whitewashed Morgan State 100-67. The Musketeers led 45-30 at the half.
Rasheed Sparks scored 15 for Morgan State.
Richmond, Va(OTW)-Lamar Taylor had 18 points and 10 assists
as Virginia Commonwealth beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 87-71.
UMES's Kevin Wallace scored a game-high 19 points.
Hampton and Florida A&M are in the NCAA Division 1-AA playoffs.
The Pirates seeded ninth, will visit number eight seed Connecticut
Saturday. Florida A&M seeded fifth, will host 12th seeded Troy State.
by Bryan Steven Follins
Too Many Coincidences
At first glance, the NCAA 1-AA football playoffs seem to fall right
into place. Florida A&M and Hampton (MEAC) made it. (Hampton automatically
qualified.) Tennessee State, which won the Ohio Valley Conference
Championship (OVC), qualified. Upon a second glance, however, the picture
seems to be a bit unclear.
Coincidence #1-The Southland Conference put three teams in:
Northwest Louisiana St. (automatic qualifier); McNeese State and
Troy State (at-large qualifiers). Steve McCarty, the athletics
director at Stephen F. Austin (a member of the Southland Conference),
was on the selection committee.
Coincidence #2-The Atlantic 10 conference put three schools
in: Richmond(automatic qualifier), Connecticut and Massachusetts
(at-large). Bob Marcom, athletics director of the University
of Massachusettes (a member of the Atlantic 10) was on the selection
Coincidence #3-An even more intriguing situation is that of the
Patriot League. Lehigh, the conference champion (11-0), got an automatic
bid, but was seeded only 14th. On the surface, it would seem that
a team with an 11-0 record and a number 14 seed is not supposed to
be that strong (or its league is not highly esteemed). So, how does
Colgate, 8-3, from the Patriot League get a bid if the conference
champion is seeded so low with an undefeated record?? Strange.
Oh, by the way, Mark Murphy, the director of athletics
for Colgate (Patriot League), was on the selection committee.
Also on the selection committee was Dennis Thomas, athletics
director of Hampton. It is too bad he could not get more than one
at-large bid for the MEAC (like the Atlantic 10 and Southland Conference).
Bethune-Cookman had a record of 9-2, which is equal to or better than
the Southland Conference and Atlantic 10 at-large entrants. Interesting.
The SWAC was left out entirely. Jackson State was 7-4 (7-1 in
conference). They finished second in the SWAC to Southern. They lost
three straight games at the start of the season (including losses
to Ohio Valley Conference Champion Tennessee State, and MEAC Co-Champion
Florida A&M). J-State won seven of its last eight games (losing only
to SWAC champion Southern). Jackson State could still wind up
tying for the SWAC crown if Grambling beats Southern and still not
Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished 8-3 and 6-2 in league play, good enough
for a third place finish. Nowhere to go.
It is no telling who else got jacked.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Montrell Coley rushed for 223 yards and three
touchdwons as Hampton (9-2, 7-1) mashed Morgan State 55-0. It was the
season finale for both teams. Hampton finished tied for first
in the MEAC with Florida A&M.
Orlando, FL(OTW)-Patrick Bonner threw for five touchdowns as
Florida A&M (10-1) whipped Bethune-Cookman (8-2) 50-14. The win gave
FAMU a share of the MEAC title with Hampton.
Two of Bonner's TD passes were to Jacquay Nunnally.
Jay Young rushed for 86 yards for BCC.
FAMU scored the last 33 points in the game.
Charlotte, NC(OTW)-Adon Hall threw for a touchdown and Eric
Farmer ran for one as North Carolina A&T defeated South Carolina
State (5-6) 14-6. A&T finished the season at 8-3.
Washington, DC(OTW)-Toyas Rainey ran an opening kickoff back
94 yards to lead Howard to a 46-43 win over Delaware State. The Bison
(7-4, 5-3) got 247 yards passing from Ted White in the final
game of his career as a Bison. White threw for two touchdowns.
Delaware State quarterback Rashaan Matthews threw three
touchdown passes to Tony Mims. It was the season finale
for both teams.
Philadelphia, PA(OTW)-Victor Thomas scored 31 points as LaSalle
routed Howard 86-63.
Ali Abdullah scored 18 points for Howard.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Rasheed Sparks scored 15 points as Morgan
State edged Maryland-Baltimore County 57-56.
The Bears won the game despite shooting 29 percent.
Providence, RI(OTW)-Terence Hood had a game-high 36 points as Delaware
State topped Brown 89-79.
Durham, NC(OTW)-Duke 6-8 sophomore Elton Brand scored 18 points
as the No. 1 ranked Blue Devils drubbed South Carolina State 120-56.
Seven Duke players scored in double figures.
Duane Johnson and Corey Davis scored 11 each for the Bulldogs.
Norman, OK(OTW)-Ryan Humphrey had 17 points, nine rebounds, and
three blocks, to lead Oklahoma over Coppin State 68-42.
Fred Warrick had 16 points for Coppin State (five 3-pointers).
In another game Maryland-Eastern Shore shot 65 percent from the floor
in the game as they beat Niagra 96-90.
Dover, DE(OTW)-Will Chavis scored 16 points (10-10 FTs) as New
Hampshire beat Delaware State 85-73.
Delaware State guard Terence Hood led all scorers with 23 points.
Syracuse, NY(OTW)-Jason Hart scored 17 points as 22nd ranked
Syracuse cruised by Coppin State (0-3) 74-56. The Orangemen led by as
many as 30 points in the game.
Fred Warrick of Coppin State led all scorers with 19 points.
CSC shot only 28 percent from the floor for the game.
In other action Morgan State lost to Towson State 69-65.
Lubbock,TX-According to the Associated Press, the Hampton head women's
basketball coach, her husband, and the assistant women's basketball
coach have been released from custody in Lubbock. Local authorities
say Patricia Bibbs(head coach), Ezell Bibbs(husband), and Vanetta
Kelso were released after they had been wrongly accused of trying to
run a "pidgeon drop" scam on a customer at a Wal-Mart store in Lubbock,
Texas. The report also adds that the Mayor of Lubbock and other city
official have gone to Hampton.
Editorial Note: One wonders what would have happened if the three people
taken into custody were just regular African-American shoppers.
South Carolina State Univesity has been certified by the NCAA.
South Carolina State has completed a year-long certification process, which all 308 Division I members will undergo within five years.
Two hundred thirty-three institutions have now received certification status decisions. The certification program's purpose is to ensure integrity in the institution's athletics operations and to assist athletics departments in improving their program. Legislation mandating athletics certification was adopted by a vote of all Division I members at the 1993 NCAA Convention as a key part of the Association's reform agenda.
A designation of certified means that an institution operates its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the Division I membership.
A designation of certified with conditions means that a college or university generally operates its athletics program in substantial conformity with the Division I operating principles but problems identified were serious enough that full certification is withheld until those problems have been resolved.
A designation of not certified means that the institution is not operating in substantial conformity with the Division I operating principles. Problems identified were considered by the committee to be very serious or pervasive.
All Games Non-Conference
Lake Charles, LA(OTW)-Damon Woolfolk scored 23 points to lead
Norfolk State by McNeese State 86-82. Woolfolk was one of five
Spartans in double figures.
MSU's Demond Mallet had a game-high 28 points.
Cal Bowdler scored 28 points as host Old Dominion whipped Hampton
83-69. Torrey Farrington scored 21 points for Hampton.
In other games, Delaware beat Delaware State 84-74, American beat
Howard 69-53, and James Madison whipped North Carolina A&T 93-80.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Kenneth Brown of Hazlewood West High School in
St. Louis, has signed a national letter-of-intent to play for Coppin State
next season. Brown, a 6-9 center, averaged 11.3 points, 7.0 rebounds
and 3.0 blocks a game last year for the Wildcats.
"Kenneth is a big, strong, physical player who is effective
down on the blocks. He will give us some size that we haven't had in a
while, and he has the potential to be an immediate contributor."
Coppin State head coach Ron "Fang" Mitchell
Brown is a Blue Ribbon All-American and a former teammate of current
Coppin State basketballer Terrance Lee.
Hampton Women's Basketball Coaches Arrested..
Lubbock, TX(OTW)- In a story released by the Associated Press Tuesday,
Hampton's women's head and assitant basketball coaches were arrested
at a Wal-Mart in Lubbock, TX for reportedly trying to run a "pidgeon drop"
scam on an elderly customer. Head coach Patricia Bibbs, assistant
coach Vanetta Kelso, and Bibbs' husband Ezell Bibbs were
arrested Monday night by Lubbock police. Kelso, who is pregnant, was
traumatized by the event, and had to be hospitalized. Hampton's
women's basketball team was in town to play 12th ranked Texas Tech.
The game was cancelled.
Lubbock police are denying the fact the arrest took place due to
According to the report, Hampton will issue a statement concerning the
Detroit, MI(OTW)-Rashaad Phiilips scored 26 points as Detroit
dumped Bethune-Cookman 80-54. Freddie Cole and John McClenton scored 16
points each for BCC.
Daytona Beach, FL(OTW)-Pa'Tel Troutman accounted for 457
yards of total offense, as Bethune-Cookman used a 21-0 third quarter
explosion to wipe out Norfolk State 59-38. Troutman had 284 yards
rushing and 173 yards passing in the game for BCC (9-1, 6-1).
Wildcat wide receiver James Adderley caught four TD passes
(34, 68, 18, 32). He had 226 yards in pass receptions.
Norfolk State's Angelo Todd rushed for 103 yards and three
Tallahassee, FL(OTW)-Greg Buchanan rushed for three touchdowns
as Florida A&M beat South Carolina State 37-16. FAMU (9-1)remains
in a three-way tie for first with Hampton and Bethune-Cookman.
Buchanan's longest TD run was 78 yards.
Derek O'Neal ran for 91 yards for State.
Dover, DE(OTW)-Montrell Coley rushed for two touchdowns as
Hampton (8-2, 6-1) ran over Delaware State 41-13. Coley also had
106 yards in pass receptions.
Delaware State's Rashaan Matthews threw for 199 yards but was
intercepted three times.
Washington, DC(OTW)-Howard runningback David Johnson rushed
for 159 yards and three touchdowns as the Bison crushed Morgan State
69-3. Winning quarterback Ted White threw four TD passes and ran
Morgan State runningback Jerome Hinton rushed for 116 yards.
Bethune-Cookman fell to Siena, 83-77. Freddie Cole scored 29
points for BCC in a losing effort.
Maine beat hampton 98-75. Doug Belton scored 16 for the Pirates.
In other scores Maryland-Eastern Shore lost to North Carolina State
Preview of Coppin State vs. Fresno State
This will be the first meeting between the two schools...Coppin State
lost four starters from last year's team...Fresno State lost five players
from last year's NIT semi-finalist squad....CSC forward Fred Warrick is the
only Eagle probable starter who averaged double figures last season
(12.9 ppg)....Fresno State Bulldogs guard Chris Herren is one of three probable
starters who averaged double figures last year (15.6 ppg).
Coppin State head coach Ron "Fang" Mitchell is entering his
13th season at CSC, where he has amassed a record of 226-128,
and is the school's all-time winning basketball coach...Fresno State
is coached by Jerry "The Shark" Tarkanian, who is 63-36 at Fresno
State. Tarkanian is in his 28th season on the four-year college level,
with a record of 688-158....He won a national championship on 1990 at
Nevada-Las Vegas....Eagle players Rasheem Sims and Dorian Pena
have returned earlier than assumed from injuries, Sims broke his foot
and Pena tore a right lateral meniscus (in his knee)...
Things Getting Tighter In MEAC..
Baton Rouge, LA(OTW)-Juan Toro kicked a 28-yard field goal
late in the fourth quarter to give Florida A&M (8-1) a 50-48 win over
Southern (6-3). The game featured 1,103 yards in total offense.
FAMU's Patrick Bonner threw for 469 yards and
four touchdowns in the contest. Two of his TD strikes were to
Southern's Steve Wofford rushed for three touchdowns and
caught another TD in the game.
It was a non-conference match.
More in this week's Sentry.
Hampton, VA(OTW)-Pa'Tel Troutman ran for 169 yards and a touchdown
as Bethune-Cookman (8-1, 5-1) shocked Hampton 14-13. The Wildcats have
won four straight games (three straight on the road) to forge a three-way
tie for first place in the MEAC with Hampton and Florida A&M. Bethune-Cookman held Hampton
to 143 yards in total offense. BCC controlled the ball for
39 minutes in the game.
Hampton's Montrell Coley scored on a 21-yard TD run in the fourth
quarter, but the Pirates (7-2, 5-1) muffed an extra point attempt
which could have tied the game.
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)-Howard quarterback Ted White threw
for 255 yards and three touchdowns as the Bison edged South Carolina State
32-31. Both teams are 5-4 overall and 3-3 in MEAC action.
South Carolina State scored a TD in the fourth quarter, but missed
an extra point which could have tied the game.
Dover, DE(OTW)-North Carolina A&T scored 28 fourth
quarter points to blow away Delaware State 47-15. Reggie Shuford
and Eric Farmer rushed for two TDs apiece for A&T which totaled
380 yards on the ground in the game.
In non-league games, Samford beat Morgan State 13-12 and
Liberty whipped Norfolk State 45-12.
Florida A&M travels to Southern this weekend in a game with
possible Heritage Bowl and NCAA implications. The soaring Rattlers are
led by the passing of Patrick Bonner. The FAMU quarterback
is second in the nation is passing efficiency (169.7) and total offense
(309.6) ypg average. Rattler wideout Jacquay Nunnally is
second in the nation in receiving yards per game (123.1) and fifth
in the country in receptions per game (8.2).
The Jaguars have virtually clinched a Heritage Bowl birth, even though
they have not clinched a SWAC title.
SU wide receiver John Foreman is the second leading receiver
in the SWAC (6.3 receptions, 16.1 yards per reception per game).
SU is second in the league in pass defense (172 yards per game) and
third in total defense (342 yards per game).
The contest is far more critical for FAMU, which is fighting for
an NCAA playoff birth as well as a Heritage Bowl invitation. A loss
would not damage the Rattlers in the MEAC (this is a non-league game),
but it could damage their chance at the NCAA playoffs (provided they
did not win the MEAC).
Former South Carolina State basketballer Roderick Blakney is playing
in the International Basketball Association (IBA). Blakney recently
signed with the Fargo-Moorhead Beez of the IBA.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-The Coppin State Volleyball team ended a
five year, 129-match losing streak by beating Maryland-Eastern Shore
3-2 (15-8, 8-15, 8-15, 16-14, 23-21) on senior night at the Coppin
Center. It was the first win for CSC since October 19, 1993,
against Wilson College.
"We've been waiting a long time for this and it feels great
to get a win. The girls have worked hard all year and tonight it paid
off. Now we have to work even harder and turn that into some more
wins next year."--Coppin head coach Stephanie Ready
CSC freshman Candace Johnson and junior Sharine Ward
had 16 and 12 kills respectively. This marked the first time the
Lady Eagles (1-23, 1-9) had even been involved in a five-game match
since November 9, 1994, when they lost,ironically to Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Administrative Moves At Morgan State
--Named Demetrius Allen as an assistant academic coordinator.
--Named Diane Turgeon as an athletic trainer.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Coppin State open its exhibition basketball
season Wednesday, Nov. 4, against the D.C. Explorers at the Coppin
Center in Baltimore.
The D.C. Explorers are an amateur team composed of area players, including
ex-West Virginia star Darryl Prue and Coppin alum Stephen Stewart.
Admission is free.
Jermaine Derricott of South Carolina State is a Player of the
Year candidate, and no wonder. The 6-2, 205, senior from Springfield,
SC, has won the Burger King Scholar Athlete of the Week award
in 1998, as well as being named MEAC Defensive Player of the Week. He was
also picked as a preseason All-MEAC and All-American.
In 1997, Derricott was an SBN first team-All American, as well as first
team All-MEAC, and an All-MEAC Defensive Player of the Week three
times. Derricott has also been on the school's Dean's List.
Final Weekend of Deadly October
Hampton, VA(OTW)-Chris Rosier scored on a 65-yard TD reception
late in the game to give William & Mary a 41-34 win over Hampton (7-1).
The loss snapped the Pirates 17-game regular season winning streak.
Montrell Coley rushed for two touchdowns in the game (seven and five yards).
His five yard run tied the score with just over five minutes in the game.
Hampton's Warren Broughton had two TD receptions (80, 10 yards)
in the game.
More in this week's Sentry.
Trick Or Treat On A&T
Greensboro, NC(OTW)-Jay Rogers scored on a four-yard touchdown
run in overtime as Bethune-Cookman (6-1, 4-1) edged North Carolina A&T
34-27. All of a sudden BCC is a serious post-season playoff threat.
Rogers also scored on a 10-yard TD run in the game, which saw the
Wildcats come back from a 12-point fourth quarter deficit.
Tallahasse, FL(OTW)-Patrick Bonner threw for 368 yards and
five touchdowns as Florida A&M wrecked Morgan State 59-32.
Greg Buchanan rushed for 95 yards for the Rattlers (7-1, 5-1).
Morgan State's Willie McGirt ran for a TD and threw for
Dover, DE(OTW)-Derek O'Neal rushed for two second-half touchdowns
as South Carolina State beat Delaware State 31-24 to stay in the
thick of the MEAC title chase. O'Neal ran for 86 yards in the
Delaware State quarterback Rashaan Matthews ran for a touchdown
and threw for another.
Washington, DC(OTW)-Ted White threw for 341 yards and eight
touchdowns as Howard dumped Norfolk State 54-20. Two of his TD passes
were to Eli Thurman. Howard led 41-6 at the half.
Angelo Todd rushed for 97 yards for the Spartans.
Fourth Weekend In Deadly October
No Flash, Just Win
by Bryan Steven Follins
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)-Hampton used field position and an early turnover,
to put 14 points on the board in the first quarter, and eventually
beat South Carolina State 20-7. Norman Clement ran for the
first two Hampton scores.
Montrell Coley had 132 yards rushing for the Pirates (7-0, 5-0),
who constantly ran the ball right at the middle of the Bulldog interior
defense. Hampton has now won 17 straight regular season games.
"We just kept coming up the middle and striking."
--Hampton quarterback Roy Johnson.
South Carolina State was plagued with not being able to put the ball into
the endzone because of faulty execution in the red zone.
"We have it inside the 20 and do not score. That
has been our albatross all year."--Bulldog head coach Willie Jeffries.
South Carolina State has two conference losses.
More in this week's
Note: At Saturday's, South Carolina State football game,
two former South Carolina State football greats,
David "Deacon" Jones, and Donnie Shell had their numbers retired.
Washington, DC(OTW)-Reggie Shufford ran for 169 yards as North
Carolina A&T beat Howard 17-6.
Howard's Ted White threw for 258 yards.
The Bison (3-4, 1-3) were held to zero yards on the ground. The
Aggies are now 6-2 overall and 3-2 in league play.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Jay Hinton broke a 70-yard run with 1:40
left in the game, lifting Morgan State to a 15-13 win over winless
Delaware State Saturday. It was the first victory of the season
for MSU. Hinton rushed for 127 yards for the winners. The
Bears won the game despite having nearly 200 yards in penalties.
Florida A&M's Billy Joe Taking Some Flack
by Bryan Steven Follins
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-In recent weeks Florida A&M head football coach
Billy Joe has been taking some heat for running up the score on MEAC
opponents. Late in the game during an 84-14 win over Norfolk State,
Florida A&M went for a two-point conversion. This did not set well
with NSU head coach Darnell Moore, who said afterwards that he had lost
all respect for FAMU's football program. After the Rattlers' 51-12 pasting
of North Carolina A&T two Saturdays ago, Aggie head coach Bill Hayes
was less than pleased.
Is Joe running up the score?? This writer thinks so. But this writer
believes Joe has reasons for doing it other than embarrasing opposing
After Florida A&M lost its first game of the year against Hampton, it
created a sense of urgency. What sense of urgency?? The urgency for
getting to the NCAA playoffs. Unlike many Black schools, Joe does not look
at the NCAA playoffs as killing fields. This is a good thing (not that
FAMU would not mind going to the Heritage Bowl).
Observation One: If an NCAA team does not win its
conference title (assuming the conference champ automatically qualifies)
it does not get an automatic playoff bid to post-season competition.
Even though the MEAC put two teams in the NCAA 1-AA playoffs last
year (one automatic qualifier, one at-large invitation), there is
no guarantee that it will happen again. Any Black college expecting
an at-large bid from the NCAA is like expecting a weasel to do the
right thing inside of a hen house. Any sane head coach at an HBCU
Case In Point: Last season in NCAA Division II women's
basketball, Fort Valley State was ranked in the NCAA Southern
Region's top ten all season long. They lost in the SIAC tournament,
and for some reason, were not given an at-large bid, despite 20 wins
with a tough schedule. The season before that, three SIAC teams went
to the tournament and compiled a fair 2-3 record. Last season,
only the automatic qualifier went to the tournament. You never
know when the knife is coming. Last year two MEAC football teams
went to the 1-AA playoffs. One of those teams was Florida A&M.
Observation Two: There are at least five teams with a
mathematical chance to win the MEAC. It was going to be a tight race
when the season started. Anybody thinking ahead could see that.
Besides Hampton, there is South Carolina State, North Carolina A&T,
Howard, Bethune-Cookman, and Florida A&M scrambling for the
top spot. This means it is not out of the realm of possibility that
some wild three or four-way tie may occur for first or second place.
If that were to happen, a tie-breaker would take place. Usually
a tie-breaker consists of how a team has done in head-to-head competition,
results against common opponents, and point margins in victories.
If it came down to point margins, which team would be in the
best shape?? Florida A&M.
Observation Three: After losing to Georgia Southern last
year in the 1-AA playoffs, Joe made the statement that Georgia
Southern has "a program" and that FAMU was trying to build one.
Of course, one has to wonder if going for a two-point conversion,
late in a game that would end up 84-14 your way, has anything to
do with building a "program." Opposing coaches have memories
like elephants, very long. And, what goes around eventually
comes around. But, for now, FAMU still has big games against
the likes of South Carolina State, a vastly improved Bethune-Cookman
team, and a non-league match at Southern.
Keep the calculator turned on.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Freshman Candis Johnson has 47 kills
for the Coppin State volleyball team. She is now tied for 12th
on the school's all-time kills list with her head coach
Third Weekend In Deadly October
Jacksonville, FL(OTW)-Florida A&M defeated Howard 69-41 in a
game that had a total passing yardage script of over 1,000 yards.
Patrick Bonner threw for seven touchdowns and 502 yards for
FAMU (6-1, 4-1). Three TD strikes were to Tariq Qaiyum.
Ted White had five TD passes and 533 yards in the air for
Howard (3-3, 1-2).
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)-Pa'Tel Troutman threw for a touchdown (63
yards to James Adderley)and
ran for another (52 yards) as Bethune-Cookman pulled off a stunning road victory
at South Carolina State, 28-17. BCC is 5-1 overall, and 3-1 in the
MEAC, good for third place.
Chad Eaddy ran for a TD and Reggie Curry passed for another
for the Bulldogs (4-2, 2-1).
Hampton, VA(OTW)-Hampton beat Norfolk State 59-14 in the Battle of the
Bay Classic. Montrell Coley and Norman Clement combined for
six TDs rushing for the Pirates (6-0). Hampton extended its regular season
winning streak to 16 games.
Greensboro, NC(OTW)-Defensive back Dwaine Carpenter ran a
fumble recovery 72 yards for a TD as North Carolina A&T edged Morgan
State 19-16. A&T is 5-2 overall and 2-2 in league action.
Dover, DE(OTW)-Walt Helig rushed for 250 yards and four touchdowns
as Liberty routed Delaware State 53-21 in a non-league contest.
Howard and Florida A&M will meet in Jacksonville in this, the third weekend
of Deadly October. Both teams have one conference loss. One thing
the two teams should not be at a "loss" for is offense.
FAMU quarterback Patrick Bonner is fifth in Div 1-AA in passing
efficiency with a 162 rating. Howard quarterback Ted White is
ninth in the country in total offense, averaging 278.2 yards per contest.
Rattler Jacquay Nunnally is sixth in the country in receptions
per game (7.6) and in receiving yards per game (116.1).
Florida A&M has yet to score less than 30 points in a ballgame.
One For The Records....
On September 26, Bethune-Cookman and Virginia State played in an
eight overtime football game which BCC won 63-57. This is the longest
overtime football game ever played with a NCAA Division 1-AA team
(Bethune-Cookman) invloved. The old mark of six overtimes was held by
six teams: Florida A&M vs. Hampton (1996), Villanova vs. Connecticut (1989),
and Rhode Island vs. Maine (1982).
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-The Coppin State Bowling team will needs a win against
SWAC opponent Texas Southern on Oct 24 to have a winning season. The Lady Eagles
Second Weekend In Deadly October
Hampton, VA(OTW)-Hampton quarterback Roy Johnson threw three
touchdown passes and the Pirate defense limited Liberty to 12 yards
rushing, as Hampton won 21-0. It was the Pirates' 15th straight regular
Tallahassee, FL(OTW)-Florida A&M scored the game's first
six touchdowns to blitz North Carolina A&T 51-12. Bonner threw
for 385 yards. FAMU (5-1, 3-1) has won five straight.
Norfolk, VA(OTW)-Derek O'Neal rushed for 152 yards and two
TDs as South Carolina State (4-1, 2-0) defeated Norfolk State 43-20.
Angelo Todd rushed for 147 yards for the Spartans.
Daytona Beach, FL(OTW)-Freshman Jay Rogers rushed for 221 yards
as Bethune-Cookman crushed Delaware State 50-8.
In a non-conference game, Buffalo beat Morgan State 35-17.
On the second weekend in Deadly October, North Carolina A&T will
visit Florida A&M in a crucial MEAC matchup. FAMU, which leads the nation
in total offense, already has a league loss. The Aggies have one loss
in MEAC action. A&T has one of the premier halfbacks in the nation
in Michael Basnight. The Aggies are also 12th in the country
in passing efficiency defense. The game is particularly critical for
both teams. Another conference loss would put them two games behind Hampton.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Coppin State's Midnight Madness will be begin Oct. 16 at
the Coppin Center in Baltimore. A step show, women's alumni game, and
a shootout are planned. At 12:01, Oct. 17, the men and women's teams
will be introduced. Both will have intrasquad scrimmages after introductions.
Dover, DE(OTW)-Florida A&M scored 42 first half points on their way
to a 56-21 pasting of Delaware State. FAMU quarterbacks Jose Laureano
and Patrick Bonner combined for five TD passes in the contest.
Delaware State quarterback Rashaan Matthews was 28 of 62 passing
for 426 yards. He passed for two TD and ran for another.
Greensboro, NC(OTW)-North Carolina A&T scored three straight first
half touchdowns en route to a 34-20 win over Norfolk State. A&T's
Michael Basnight rushed for 234 yards and two TDs.
A&T is now 4-1, 1-1, and will travel to Florida A&M (4-1, 2-1) for a big game next
Indianapolis, IN(OTW)-Chris Rogers ran an interception back 60 yards
for a TD in the fourth period to help Howard seal a 32-25 win over
stubborn Bethune-Cookman. Howard quarterback Ted White became
the MEAC's all-time leading passer in the game, throwing for 169 yards,
giving him 7,798 yards.
Bethune-Cookman quarterback Pa'Tel Troutman ran for 103 yards
and passed for 153 in the game. It was the 15th annual Circle City
Howard improved it's mark to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in league action.
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)-Chad Eaddy scored on a one-yard run in the
fourth quarter to help South Carolina State (3-1, 1-0) stop Morgan
State 21-0. It was the second straight shutout for the Bulldogs.
Welcome To Deadly October
by Bryan Steven Follins
Deadly October is a the month in college football where pretenders
are separated from contenders, where the men are separated from
the boys. In the MEAC, Hampton and South Carolina State are the teams looking good going
into Deadly October. The Pirates have already beaten Florida A&M,
Howard, and North Carolina A&T, three of the league's prime contenders
for the title. In the month of Deadly October Hampton will play
three of four games at home (Liberty, Norfolk State, and William & Mary).
Liberty and William & Mary are non-league games. However there is a date
at South Carolina State on October 24th.
South Carolina State has Morgan State, Norfolk State, Bethune-Cookman,
and Delaware State besides Hampton. Actually the Bulldogs
will have their version of Deadly October in November.
What will Florida A&M, Howard,
and North Carolina A&T be doing in Deadly October?
They will be playing each other in an MEAC version of
Baltimore, MD(OTW)- Coppin State forward/center Dorian Pena
will be sidelined six to eight weeks to recover from knee surgery.
This means that the Coppin basketball team will be down to nine
scholarship players when it opens a murderous non-conference
schedule against Fresno State on 13 Nov.
"It's going to make things tough during the early part of
our schedule, but we have to rise to the challenge."--Coppin head
coach Ron "Fang" Mitchell.
Pena was the team's second leading rebounder last season.
Coppin State's athletics program
has been found compliant with affirmative action mandates.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) dismissed
a complaint filed last year by the National Women's Law Center.
The grievance arose due to unequal athletic financial assistance. The OCR concluded
that, despite finding a disparity in the amount of athletic financial
assistance offered to men and women in 1995-96, in subsequent years, Coppin
had since taken steps to alleviate any differences and that, "the College is
awarding athletic financial assitance to men and women in a manner that is
substantially proportionate to their participation rates."
In other Coppin News, freshmen James Montgomery and Henock Terefe are
making news in tennis. Montgomery is 4-0 in No. 2 singles. Terefe is
3-1 in No. 1 singles. Both players have a 2-1 mark in No.1 doubles.
The Second 100 At South Carolina State
Report filed by Carlton Green
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)-The 100th game of Willie Jeffries second stint
as head coach for South Carolina State ended in a 14-0 shutout of
Johnson C. Smith. Reggie Curry scored on a one-yard run early in the
first quarter to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. That would prove to
"We tried to get on the board early, and let the defense
take over the game. The defense played a great game."--South Carolina
State head football coach Willie Jeffries.
The Bulldogs final score came on a 61-yard TD run by Derek O'Neal in
the fourth quarter.
State held Johnson C. Smith to 18 yards rushing on 29 carries in the
Hampton, VA(OTW)-Roy Johnson threw three touchdown passes as
Hampton (4-0) won its 14th straight regular season football game.
Two of Johnson's passes were to Adrian Wideman (seven yards
in the second quarter), and Matt Williams (six yards in the third
This was a non-conference game.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Patrick Bonner threw for 483 yards and three
TDs as Florida A&M edged Tennessee State 31-23 in a non-conference
Tiger Leon Murray threw for 315 yards.
There was a total of 796 yards in passing offense in the game.
Daytona Beach, FL(OTW)-Pa'Tel Troutman rushed for a 26 yard
touchdown in the eighth overtime as Bethune-Cookman beat
Virginia State 63-57. Troutman rushed for three touchdowns, as
he had 103 yards on the ground and 139 yards passing for BCC.
Antonio Hawkins passed for 294 yards for Virginia State.
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)- Reggie Curry and Derek O'Neal ran
for touchdowns as South Carolina State beat Johnson C. Smith 14-0
in a non-league game.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Maurice Selby threw an 11-yard TD pass to Tyrone
Sellers in overtime, giving Norfolk State a 46-43 win over
Morgan State. The game
featured 1,018 yards in total offense and 21 penalties. Morgan
State actually led 17-0 at one point. More in this week's
Greensboro, NC(OTW)-North Carolina A&T scored 20 second
quarter points and coasted to a 37-20 win over Fayetteville State.
Eric Farmer had an 8-yard TD run, Reggie Shuford an
18-yard scoring jaunt, and Michael Basnight an 88-yard TD kickoff
return in the second quarter outburst.
Demarco Archangel scored on a 93-yard kickoff return for FSU.
Archangel also a 51-yard TD pass reception.
This was a non-conference game.
Howard and Texas Southern will meet for the first time in
history, in Houston,
Texas this weekend in a premier non-conference clash between the MEAC and the
SWAC. Last week Howard (2-1) defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Texas Southern (3-0)
knocked off Langston.
The Bison are led by Ted "Sweet Flight" White (62-106, 936 yards, 7
TDs, and 1 interception).
Howard also has two standout defensive ends in Marques Douglas and
Roy Sampson. Douglas (6-2, 270) has 18 solo tackles, eight assists
10 tackles for losses, and four sacks. Sampson (6-9, 275) has 11 tackles.
The Tigers are led running back Thomas Sieh (53 carries, 332 yards,
110.7 yards per game average). Junior linebacker Dwan Epps
has 27 tackles, including a SWAC best seven tackles for 25 yards in
losses. TSU also has one of the best placekickers in the nation in
Ramon Rivera, and an explosive special teams player in
"This is another big test for our football program. Texas
Southern is a very fine football team that has a lot of players
returning. Their runningback, Sieh, is the best back we will see this
year, and their quarterback (James Wilhite) is the type of player who
gives us problems."--Howard head coach Steve Wilson.
Coppin State Briefs:
Isis Green won the five-kilometer run at the Cappy Anderson
Invitational Saturday. Green's time was a 20:39. The event was
held at Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Freshman James Montgomery is off to a 2-0 start at Number two
tennis singles. His victories have come over John Glovacki of
Loyola and Jimi Benson of the District of Columbia.
Hampton, VA(OTW)-Mike Jones rushed for two TDs as Hampton won its
13th straight regular season football game. The final was 23-10 over
North Carolina A&T. Acie Wyatt kicked three field goals for the
St. Louis, MO(OTW)-Stuart Broome scored ona three-yard run in the
fourth quarter, as Howard edged Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a MEAC-SWAC
Jackson, MS(OTW)-Patrick Bonner threw for 345 yards and three
touchdowns as Florida A&M dusted Jackson State 45-7 in a SWAC-MEAC game. FAMU built a
21-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Norfolk, VA(OTW)-Angelo Todd rushed for 315 yards and four
touchdowns as Norfolk State whipped Delaware State 38-26. Todd had
scoring runs of 31, 9, 7, and 55 yards for the Spartans.
Hampton will host North Carolina A&T in a big game in the
MEAC this weekend. A Hampton win will mean a 3-0 schedule against
A&T, Florida A&M, and Howard the past three weeks.
Both teams feature standout runningbacks. Hampton's Montrell
Coley will be going up against North Carolina A&T's Michael
Basnight. An A&T win will would throw the race into a true
Hampton will be going for its 13th consecutive regular season
victory, the longest in Black College Football.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Coppin state freshman point guard Rasheem
Sims is expected to miss the season, after breaking a bone in his
foot in a pickup game a week ago last Tuesday. He underwent surgery last Friday.
Jorge Cajigas and Joe Brown have transferred to Coppin.
Cajigas is a 5-10 guard from Mercer Community College. Brown
is a 6-7 swingman from Hofstra. Under NCAA transfer rules, Brown
will sit out the 1998-99 season.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Coppin State will open its tennis season this
weekend. The men will open at Loyola of Maryland. The women will open
at the University of the District of Columbia.
Xavian Watson leads the men's returnees. Brandy Mathies is
back for the women's team.
Sat, 12 Sep
Washington, D.C.(OTW)-Roy Johnson connected with Montrell Coley on a 50-yard TD pass in
the fourth quarter, to help lift Hampton to a 38-31 MEAC win over
Howard. The win extended the Pirates' regular season winning streak
to 12 games, the longest in Black College football. Howard's Ted
White threw for 458 yards in a losing effort. More in this week's
Greensboro, NC(OTW)-Michael Basnight rushed for 221 yards and a
touchdown to lead North Carolina A&T by Winston-Salem State 20-12.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Pa'te Troutman accounted for 239 yards in total
offense as Bethune-Cookman edged Morgan State 25-20. Troutman ran for
two touchdowns and passed to BCC wide receiver James Adderly
for another to help the win. Ali Culpepper had 78 yards rushing
for Morgan State.
Norfolk, VA(OTW)-Florida A&M had 603 yards in total offense
as they routed Norfolk State 84-14. FAMU quarterback Jose
Laureano passed for 365 yards and five touchdowns. Jacquay
Nunnally had eight catches for 169 yards. The Rattlers led
48-7 at the half.
In other MEAC action, Furman held South Carolina State to no
offensive touchdowns, winning 27-19. Furman piled up 311 yards rushing
in the game. Florida A&M crushed Norfolk State 84-14 and Elon beat
Delaware State 37-15.
Washington, DC(OTW)-Ted "Sweet Flight" White threw for three touchdowns as Howard
kicked Jackson State 34-8 in a non-league game. The Bison led 21-0
at the half and were never seriously threatened. Howard had 497 yards of total
offense while limiting Jackson State to 143.
Charleston, SC(OTW)-Derek O'Neal scored on a 27-yard run in the
third quarter to seal a 17-7 South Carolina State win over Charelston
Southern. The winnings Bulldogs held their opponents to 46 total
Raleigh, NC(OTW)-North Carolina A&T quarterback Rodney Woodruff
threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as the Aggies ran
over North Carolina Central 40-10.
Hempstead, NY(OTW)-Hofstra scored 41 points in the first half,
rolling over Delaware State 68-0. The winners had 599 total yards
in the game.
In other scores, Hampton extended their regular season winning
streak to 11 games with a 21-14 win at Florida A&M. Mike Jones
scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter to snap a 14-14 tie.
Bethune-Cookman edged Savannah State 14-7 in Jacksonville,
FL, as their defense forced five Savannah State fumbles. BCC quarterback Randall
Foster scored his team's only TD on a three-yard run in the
Virginia State beat Norfolk State 30-22.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Stephanie Ready has been named interim
head volleyball coach and Derek Brown has been appointed
interim head softball coach at Coppin State University.
Ready a 1998 cum laude graduate of Coppin State in psychology in 1998, will
also serve as the assistant softball coach. She is second on CSC's
all-time volleyball chart in kills (165) and seventh in digs (120).
As a basketball player, Ready ranks among the top 10 in four categories
on the schools all-time basketball charts-steals (2nd), assists (4th), points
(8th), and rebounds (10th). Brown, who has been Coppin's athletics
director and head basketball coach Ron "Fang" Mitchell's top
assistant for 20 years, including the past 13 at Coppin, was given
the additional duties of head softball coach.
Ready and Brown replace Sandy Hale, who resigned in June after five
seasons as softball coach and three seasons as volleyball coach.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Coppin State has announced that point guard
Alfonso Jones has been dismissed from the basketball team for academic
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Tiffany Smith is the new women's assistant
basketball coach at Coppin State. She comes to Coppin from Florida
Southern, where she was an assitant last year. Smith is a 1993
graduate of Virginia State. She is a former VSU basketball player.
She graduated from Virginia State with a B.S. in accounting.
Vancover, SAS(OTW)-Florida A&M's Jerome James was the 36th pick
in the 1998 NBA Draft Wednesday. James was taken in the second round
by the Sacramento Kings. While at A&M, the 7'1, 285 center compiled
363 career blocked shots, ranked in the top 20 all-time NCAA blocked
shots list. James led the NCAA in blocks per game in 1997-98,
averaging 4.6 rejections a game. He had 43 career double-doubles
as a Rattler. James was a two-time Black College All-American,
two-time All-MEAC basketball player, and a two-time Sentry
All-American (member of the 1998 Sentry 10).
North Carolina A&T is among one of seven universities to start
a new intercollegiate sport. It involves racing five-eighths scale
Legends cars. The racing is conducted by engineering students from
the schools. The other institutions are North Carolina-Charlotte, Virginia,
South Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, and Tennessee. The
seven universities will form a league.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)- Coppin State's Cecil Christwell
has been named a GTE/College Sports Information Directors of
America Academic All-American. Christwell, a first baseman on last
season's baseball team, had a 3.83 grade point average in
computer science. The Kansas City, Kansas native is the school's
all-time leader in hits (180), games played (179), and at bats (593).
In 1998, he led the team in hits (44), doubles (14), home runs (3),
and batting average (.338). He is the third Coppin student-athlete
to earn Academic All-America honors in school history. The other
two were baseball player John Choinski and basketballer Terquin Mott.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Coppin State's Danny Singletary has signed
a free agent baseball contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks of the
National League. Singletary, a two-sport star at Coppin in basketball
and baseball, earned his chance to play professionally after an
impressive tryout at Fordham on May. 17. Singletary, an
outfielder, had a .360
career batting average at Coppin, including a .404 season
batting average in 1996, adding a school record 48 RBI.
He also was seventh in all-time steals (for the school) as a guard
on the basketball team. Singletary graduated from CSC with a
degree in criminal justice.
Coppin State's Ian Roberts set a school record in the
800 meter run this past weekend. The record was set at the ICAAAA
track and field championships at George Mason University. Roberts,
who finished fourth in the run, timed in at 1:48.47. This bettered
his old mark of 1:48.51.
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 1998 FOOTBALL SIGNEES
|NAME||POSITION||HEIGHT||WEIGHT||HOME, HIGH SCHOOL
|Eric Abraham ||TE||6-2||225||Florence, SC (Wilson)
|Antjawn Harrison||WR||6-1||180||Florence, SC (Wilson)
|Caro Thomas||WR||6-1||170||Florence, SC (Wilson)
|David Galley||OL||6-3||270||Port St. Lucie, FL (Ft. Pierce-Central)
|Frank Williams||RB||5-10||190||West Palm Beach, FL (Lakes)
|William Frierson||DL||6-2||300||Manning,SC (Manning)
|Marlin Taylor||OL||6-4||290||Wadmalaw Island, SC (St. John's)
Hampton has the longest regular reason winning streak in Black College
Football At 10. They open this week at Florida A&M.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Terrance Lee has signed a national letter
of intent to play basketball at Coppin State. Lee is a 6'4
swingman from Hazlewood West High School in St. Louis. Lee
joins Jason Downing and Rasheem Sims as men's basketball signees
Bronx, NY(OTW)-Fordham swept Howard University 15-5 and
7-4 in an NCAA Play-In series Thursday. The losses in a best
two-of-three series eliminated the Bison from the NCAA Baseball
In the first game Ram shortstop Tony Martelli had three hits
and two RBI as Fordham won 15-5. The score was 7-4 Fordham
going into the bottom of the seventh, when the winners erupted
for eight runs. First baseman Byron Ewing and catcher James
Perry had two hits each for Howard. Perry had two RBI.
Hasani Wideman was the losing pitcher for Howard.
In the second game, Fordham scored four runs in the top of the
ninth, erasing a 4-3 Howard lead, and erasing the Bison, 7-4.
Chris Carmichael and Chris Warren had two hits each for
Howard. Warren, a shortstop, had two RBI. George Omeir
was the losing pitcher for the Bison, who finished their
season at 27-33.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Jennie Hall is the new head women's
basketball coach at Coppin State. Hall replaces Britt King, who
was hired Monday as head coach at Fresno State.
Hall, who came to Coppin last year after three years as an
assistant at Vermont will be the interim coach for the 1998-99
Hall is a native of Norristown, PA. She attended Rutgers where
she earned a degree in international and intercultural communications
in 1983. Hall played on the 1982 Rutgers team which won the
Athletic Interscholastic Association for Women (AIAW) championship.
In the semifinals of that tournament, she score 24 points on
8-for-8 shooting from the field and from the free throw line in a
victory over Villanova.
Hall was an all-Atlantic 10 selection in 1983. She was named as one
of the top 30 players in the nation by the New York Times the same season.
Hall served on the United States World University team in 1985.
She has been an assistant at George Washington, Indiana University
of Pennsylvania, prior to becoming an assistant at Vermont, and then
"I didn't expect it (becoming a head coach) to happen
after only one season at Coppin, but I feel I'm ready to be a head
coach at this level, and am looking forward to the opportunity.
I've been an assistant coach for eight years and this is what I've
been preparing for."--Coppin State head coach Jennie Hall.
Hall has also played professionally in Finland, Sweden, Spain, Italy,
and New Zealand.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Ian Roberts has been chosen as male athlete
of the year at Coppin State College. Roberts is the first men's
track All-American at Coppin State. He won the MEAC indoor and outdoor
800 meter runs the past track seasons. Roberts, a native of
Georgetown, Guyana, has provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor
Track and Field Championships to be held June 3-6 in Buffalo, NY.
Liesha Mitchell is the Coppin State female athlete of the
year. Mitchell an MEAC first team pick in basketball, averaged
14.8 points, 3.9 assists, and 2.9 steals per game. The native of
Philadelphia, PA was also honored as Coppin's female rookie of the
Coppin State has been fully certified by the NCAA Committee on
Athletics Certification. A designation of fully cetified, which is the
highest mark a school can receive, means the institution has shown it
operates its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating
principles adopted by the Division I membership. All 308 Division
I schools must undergo the one year certification process within the
next five years.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Coppin State basketball reserve forward Greg Hammond
has announced he is transferring at the end of the school year. Hammond,
a 6-7 sophomore, had transferred to CSC form Boston University following
the 1995-96 season.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Ex-Baltimore Colt great Lenny Moore
will be the guest speaker at the 1998 Coppin State Athletic Awards
Banquet to be held May 8. For more info, call 410-383-5630.
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Neira Boysen shot a tournament best 78
Sunday to win individual honors and help Bethune-Cookman win the
Women's National Minority Golf Classic. Boysen shot 85
Saturday and 78 Sunday for a two-day total of 163. Lisa Proctor
of B-CC finished second at 165. Wendy Spry of Talladega
came in third.
Jackson State was second at 728. Alabama State was third with 742.
"I didn't expect us as a young team to arrive so soon,
but now that we have, it's sweet. It is really a big step for our
program, our athletic department, and our beloved school."--Bethune-
Cookman head coach Roger Pilgrim
The B-CC team consisted of all freshmen.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Simone Adams has announced she will transfer
from Coppin State's women's basketball team at the end of the
school year. Adams averaged 10.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game
for the Lady Eagles last season. She was only the second Lady Eagle
to average a double-double during a season. The 6-1 sophomore
center set a school single season record with 63 blocks last season.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Troy Lewis has transferred from the Coppin
State basketball team. Lewis, a 5-10 sophomore guard , averaged 4.1 points per
game and 1.5 assists per contest. He has indicated he might go to
North Carolina Central.
Orangeburg, SC(OTW)-The Garnet and Blue battled to a 7-7
tie at the annual South Carolina State University spring football
game. State head coach Willie Jeffries used two-way starters in the
game. Garnet player Stephon Kelly, going both ways as a quarterback
and safety, threw a 58-yard TD pass to Julian Pickett, doubling
as a defensive back and receiver. Kelly was 6-10 passing for
105 yards in the contest.
Blue team quarterback Reggie Curry scored on a 10-yard
run in the fourth period. Curry rushed for 58 yards in the game.
"Overall the spring game was a success. The players
enjoyed playing new positions, and the coaching staff was able to truly
evaluate the team's true athletic ability."--Bulldog head coach
Report furnished by Carlton Green
Tallahassee, FL(OTW)-Norfolk State, in its first year
in Division I, won the men's title of the MEAC outdoor track and
field championships. The Spartans scored 102 points. North
Carolina A&T was second with 92 points. NSU's Claude Toukene
won the 100 and 200 meter runs. Ian Roberts of Coppin
State was a winner in the 800 meter run.
In women's action, Florida A&M won the championship with 131 points.
FAMU's Carla Guthrie won the 100 meter dash. Teammate
Monica Green won the 800 meter run.
In NFL Draft news, Hampton's Cordell Taylor was the first
Black college player taken in the draft. Taylor, a defensive
back, was the 27th player taken in the second round. He was
chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Daytona Beach, FL(OTW)-Rosina Pearson resigned as head women's
basketball coach at Bethune-Cookman. Pearson cited "personal reasons"
as the reason for resigning. She was B-CC's head basketball coach since
Nov. 10, 1996, with a combined record of 16-35. Pearson was an All-
American and All-MEAC basketballer at Bethune-Cookman fron 1981
Daytona, Beach, FL(OTW)-Last weekend, in a Saturday-Sunday three-game series against Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman freshmen pitchers Mike Shirtcliffe and Chanx Martin combined for 23 strikeouts in a series sweep. Shirtcliffe struck out 10 batters in a 6-5 win on Saturday. Martin struck out 13 hitters in a 7-2 victory Sunday.
Martin has a 5-2 won-loss record. In 60.2 innings, he has struck out 74 batters, picked off three baserunners, pitched two complete games, and has an ERA of 2.67.
"I'm not sure I've had too many freshmen in my 23 years coaching to step into Division I ball and do what they've done."--BCC head coach Richard Skeel
Bethune-Cookman is currently leading the MEAC's South Division.
Indianapolis, IN(OTW)-Ian Robertsof Coppin State placed sixth in the 800 to earn All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Indianapolis, IN. Roberts'time was 1:50.78
Atlanta, GA(OTW)-Center Nazr Mohammed scored 18 points as Kentucky eliminated South Carolina State 82-67 in opening round action in the NCAA tournament. Kentucky's front line totaled 44 points. State's frontline scored eight points. Kentucky held State scorless for six-and- a half minutes in the first half to take a 12-point lead. They never looked back.
Roderick Blakney scored 23 points for State. Tyler Brown added 22 for the Bulldogs.
Chapel Hill, NC(OTW)-Tracy Reid had 33 points and 11 rebounds as North Carolina beat Howard 91-71, ousting the Lady Bison from the NCAA Tournament. The game was played on Carolina's home floor, where they are 30-1 over the last two years.
Latoya Gardner scored 14 for Howard.
Four MEAC athletes have been selected to attend the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference May 25-28 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. They are:
Oteman Sampson Florida A&M, Tonya Alise English and Charles B. Jackson South Carolina State, and Ralph Jones of Morgan State.
Baltimore, MD(OTW)-Coppin State wrestler Sidney Billups has received an at-large invitation to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Billiups (35-7) is the fourth Eagle to qualify for the championships in the last four years.
"Sidney had an outstanding season and I felt he deserved the selection. He won some tough matches this season, and I think he ranks among the top 15 in the country at his weight (142 lbs)."--Coppin State head coach Kenneth Taylor on Billups. Taylor took over the Coppin State wrestling program in 1994. Prior to that, no wrestler from that school had qualified for an NCAA Championship bid.
Championship competition will begin on March 19 at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.
South Carolina State will play Kentucky Friday, Mar. 13, in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta at 12:15 p.m. eastern time.
Howard will play at North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC Friday at 8:30 p.m.