For the Week oF April 16 - 22, 2013
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Evans leaves Norfolk State
for Florida International
NORFOLK, Va. – Head men's basketball
coach Anthony Evans, who led Norfolk State
to its frst MEAC Tournament title and NCAA
Div. I playoff berth in the 2011-12 season, was
named Monday as the new head men's basket-
ball coach at Florida International.
Evans, the architect of the 15th-seeded
Spartans' big upset of 2nd-seed Missouri in last
year's NCAA Tournament, followed it up this
year by leading Norfolk State to the regular sea-
son MEAC title with a perfect 16-0 mark. As the
top seed, Norfolk State was upset in overtime,
70-68, in the quarterfnals of this year's tourna-
ment by Bethune-Cookman but received an
invitation to the postseason NIT by virtue of its
regular season title. The Spartans lost to Virgin-
ia 67-56 in the frst round of the NIT.
At Florida International, Evans is replac-
ing Richard Pitino, son of Rick Pitino, the head
coach of NCAA national champion Louisville.
The younger Pitino resigned at Florida Interna-
tional last week and was named to replace the
fred Tubby Smith at Minnesota.
Evans, 39, spent six seasons as the head
coach at Norfolk State after serving as an as-
sistant coach at NSU the previous four. He com-
piled a 99-94 overall record and a 66-30 MEAC
mark during his six-year stint. Over the past two
seasons he has posted an overall record of 47-
22, 29-3 in the MEAC.
Evans was named the 2012-13 MEAC
Coach of the Year. He received the Clarence
“Big House” Gaines Award as the top minority
basketball coach in Division I last season and
also signed a contract extension that reportedly
boosted his pay to $175,000 and ran until 2016-
17.
"We appreciate what coach Evans has been
able to accomplish for our men's basketball pro-
gram during his tenure," NSU Athletics Direc-
tor Marty Miller said Monday. "The success
we've experienced has brought national recog-
nition not only to the athletics program, but to
the University as well. We wish him continued
success at his next destination."
Miller announced that NSU associate head
coach Robert Jones will serve as the interim
head coach for 2013-14 season and assistant
coach Larry Vickers will continue in the same
capacity. After the 2013-14 season, a national
search for a head coach will be conducted if
necessary.
"Coach Jones has been very instrumental in
the recruitment for the men's basketball team,
and the players are very comfortable with him
serving as the interim coach this year," Miller
said.
Cooper-Dyke leaves Texas
Southern for her alma mater
LOS ANGELES -- Basketball Hall of
Famer Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, who as a player
helped lead Southern Cal to a pair of NCAA
championships before winning an Olympic gold
medal and four WNBA titles and then as a head
Covington
coach resurrected three collegiate programs, in-
cluding Prairie View A&M and most recently
Texas Southern of the Southwestern Athletic
Conference (SWAC), was named head coach
of the women's basketball program at her alma
mater last week.
Trojan athletic director Pat Haden made the
announcement Thursday of last week.
"In Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, we have a prov-
en winning coach who happens to be a USC
basketball icon," Haden said. "She was a part
of the best basketball ever played here at USC,
and she has seen success at so many levels of the
game."
Cooper-Dyke, 49, has an eight-year colle-
giate head coaching record of 150-106 (.586),
with seven post-season appearances and three
league Coach of the Year honors.
She was head coach at Texas Southern in
2013 and guided the Lady Tigers--who were
5-26 the previous year--to their frst-ever SWAC
regular season championship with a 16-2 league
mark (14 more league wins than in 2012). TSU
advanced to the SWAC Tournament's semifnals
(as the tourney's No. 1 seed, a frst in program
history) and earned its frst-ever WNIT berth.
At 20-12 overall, the Lady Tigers set school re-
cords for season victories (20) and consecutive
wins (15).
She spent the previous two seasons (2011-
12) as the head coach at UNC Wilmington post-
ing 24-9 and 20-13 marks.
Cooper-Dyke began her college coaching
career at Prairie View A&M, a program that
had never had a winning season. She posted an
86-72 record with four post-season appearances
during her fve-years (2006-10) there. After go-
ing 7-21 overall (6-12 in the SWAC) in 2006,
she guided her second team in 2007 to the pro-
gram's frst winning campaign (19-14), its frst
SWAC regular season title (at 14-4), its frst
SWAC Tournament crown and its frst NCAA
Tournament berth, as she was named SWAC
Coach of the Year. The Lady Panthers repeated
as SWAC regular season champs in 2008 with
a 15-3 league mark and fnished at 22-12 with
a trip to the WNIT. Prairie View won its third
consecutive SWAC regular season title in 2009
(going 17-1), and also won the SWAC tourney
title and played in the NCAA Tournament as she
again was the SWAC Coach of the Year while
her team had a 23-11 record. The Lady Panthers
were 15-14 in 2010 (12-6 in for second in league
play) and were a WNIT participant.
Cooper-Dyke was able to have such suc-
cess at Prairie View, like Texas Southern an
historically black college that faces fnancial
and recruiting hurdles, despite having to endure
NCAA sanctions her last two years that includ-
ed scholarship reductions and probation. The
Evans
SIAC
SOUTHERN ÌNTERCOLLÌGÌATE
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE
CONF ALL
EAST W L W L
Albany State 12 3 14 22
Paine 8 3 16 19
Clafin 10 5 17 21
Benedict 10 7 24 10
Clark Atlanta 3 11 8 22
Morehouse 1 12 2 30
WEST
Stillman 11 2 21 13
LeMoyne-Owen 5 3 10 11
KentuckyState 10 7 13 24
Miles 7 7 10 18
Tuskegee 7 7 13 18
Lane 0 16 0 19
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Alexander Davie, So., OF, KSU - Hit game-winning
two-run HR vs. LOC and had homerun-saving catch.
Wen 8-for-17 driving in 7 runs, with 4 extra-base hits
and 2 steals to lead KSU to 2-1 week.
PITCHER
Joey Falletta, Jr., P, STILLMAN - Picked up two wins
including a complete game 11-0 shutoutofMiles.In two
games,fanned 10 with 2 walksand no runs.
CENTRAL ÌNTERCOLLEGÌATE
ATHLETÌC ASSOCÌATÌON CIAA SWAC
SOUTHWESTERN
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE
DIV ALL
EASTERN W L W L
JacksonState 15 3 21 16
AlabamaState 13 5 22 17
Alcorn State 8 6 8 31
Miss. Valley State 1 11 4 31
AlabamaA&M 1 13 3 30
WESTERN
Southern 8 7 16 15
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 8 7 13 22
Texas Southern 9 9 13 16
Prairie View 6 6 16 14
GramblingState 8 10 14 21
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
WaldyvanEstrada, So., OF, ALABAMASTATE- Hit
.435 (10-23) with 2 doubles,6 RBI,2 SB,and 2 OF
assistsin fve games.Had .458 on-base percentage
and .522 slugging percentage.
PITCHER
Kyle Schwartz, Jr., RHP, UAPB - Had complete
game in 8-3 win over Grambling to win series, 2-1.
In nine innings, gave up seven hits and one earned
run with 8 strike outs.
MÌD EASTERN
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE MEAC
CONF ALL
NORTHERN W L W L
DelawareState 12 2 23 10
NorfolkState 8 7 13 20
CoppinState 6 8 10 21
Maryland-E. Shore 3 12 6 32
SOUTHERN
Bethune-Cookman 13 6 22 18
SavannahState 9 5 21 13
NCCentral 10 9 22 18
NC A&T 7 7 13 23
FloridaA&M 3 15 3 34
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Aaron Nardone, Jr., DSU - Batted .529 (9-for-17)
with 1 HR, 4 runs and 7 RBI with 4 SB in 4-1 week.
Had grand slam in 10-8 win over Lehigh.
PITCHER
Glenn Frye, Sr. P, NCCU - Had second complete
game shutoutin 10-0 win over B-CU.Allowed four
hits and 1 walkwith 5 strike outs.
Matt McClain, Jr., P, DSU - Had 0.00 ERA in 6-0
complete game shutout of Coppin State. Stuck out
six with no walks. His third shutout of the season.
ROOKIE
Cameron Onderko, DSU- Hit.526 (10-for-19) with
1 double, 6 runs and 2 RBI for Hornets.
CONF ALL
W L W L
Winston-Salem State 17 1 34 9
St.Augustine's 13 5 26 20
Virginia State 11 7 18 13
Chowan 11 7 19 25
ElizabethCityState 8 10 12 14
Lincoln 2 16 4 24
Shaw 1 17 8 26
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
John Hunter, Jr., INF, CHOWAN - Hit.583 (7-12)
with 2 HRs,9RBIin 3-0 week.Went3-4 with 1 HR,
1 SBand 5 RBIin one game vs.Lincoln.
PITCHER
Desmond Cheek, Fr., P, ST. AUG'S - Posted a 1.29
ERAin two starts. Was the winning pitcher in 3-2 win
over VSU, scattering 4 hits in 8 innings with 6 Ks.
OFFENSE
Evan Holton, Jr., INF, CHOWAN - Was 6-13 on the
week(.461),4 of6 vs.Lincoln with 4 RBI.
DEFENSE
Jamie Scott, Jr., RF, ST. AUG'S - 16 putouts with
no errors in six games. SIx putouts vs. WSSU and
was 6-6 in stolen bases.
COACH
Tylor Furlough, CHOWAN- Had 3-0 week with one
winat homeover Shawandtwoontheroadvs. Lincoln.
MÌD EASTERN
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE MEAC
CONF ALL
NORTHERN W L W L
Norfolk State 11 1 18 18
Hampton 7 1 20 21
Delaware State 6 2 14 22
CoppinState 6 6 13 20
Maryland-E. Shore 3 6 11 23
Howard 1 10 3 24
MorganState 0 8 2 28
SOUTHERN
Bethune-Cookman 5 0 11 28
FloridaA&M 3 2 10 28
SavannahState 5 4 21 16
NC A&T 4 4 6 23
S.C.State 4 5 17 18
NC Central 1 7 3 27
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Ashley Bennett, Fr., INF, DSU - Hit..542 (13-for-
24) with 3 HRs,3 doubles,4 runsand 9 RBIwith 1
SBin 5-2 week.Also had 23 putoutsand 1 assist.
PITCHER
Stephanie Sarris, Jr., P, DSU - Posted 0.43 ERA
and struckout24 for 3-0 record.Pitched 5 shutout
inning and had 8Ks in 11-2 win over Coppin State.
ROOKIE
Sandy Hawthonre, Fr., C, DSU - Was 14-of-26
(.538) with 1 triple,5 doubles,6 runsand 12 RBI
for Lady Hornets. Also had 46 putouts and 6 assists.
SWAC
SOUTHWESTERN
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE
DIV ALL
EASTERN W L W L
Jackson State 9 2 22 24
Miss. Valley State 7 2 16 23
Alabama State 8 4 9 28
AlabamaA&M 4 10 11 23
AlcornState 0 10 7 33
WESTERN
Texas Southern 11 1 27 12
ArkansasPineBluff 9 5 11 25
Prairie View 7 4 17 12
Southern 3 8 6 36
Grambling State 1 12 6 33
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
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PITCHER
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CENTRAL ÌNTERCOLLEGÌATE
ATHLETÌC ASSOCÌATÌON CIAA
DIV CONF ALL
NORTH W L W L W L
Chowan 10 0 15 1 22 21
VirginiaState 8 2 13 3 13 15
Virginia Union 6 4 8 8 14 8
Lincoln 3 7 4 12 8 17
Bowie State 2 8 4 12 6 24
ElizabethCityState 1 9 1 15 3 23
SOUTH
W-SalemState 9 1 15 1 26 17
St.Augustine's 7 3 11 5 15 10
FayettevilleState 6 4 10 6 12 28
Shaw 4 6 8 8 16 24
J.C.Smith 4 6 6 10 10 23
Livingstone 0 10 1 15 11 17
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
Toni Smith, Fr., 3B, LINCOLN- Batted .500 (8-16) with 2
doubles and2HRs for four games as Lady Lions went 3-1.
PITCHER
NO NOMINATIONS
OFFENSE
Maya Washington, Jr., SS, FSU- Hit.800 (4-for-5) in two
games with 1 double and 1 RBI while scoring three runs.
DEFENSE
Sierra Henderson-Holmes, So., C, FSU - Hit .250 in
doubleheader split.Had 15 putoutsand 3 assists.
COACH
Nikki Bumpass, ST. AUG'S - Lady Falcons fnished
highest(2nd) in South since 2007 and frstwinning record
(15-10) since 2003.
SIAC
SOUTHERN ÌNTERCOLLÌGÌATE
ATHLETÌC CONFERENCE
DIV ALL
EAST W L W L
Albany State 12 2 29 23
Clafin 16 6 27 13
Clark Atlanta 14 12 21 16
FortValleyState 14 12 16 33
Benedict 8 18 11 27
Paine 2 21 5 23
WEST
Miles 22 2 25 18
Stillman 19 7 21 17
KentuckyState 13 10 19 23
Tuskegee 12 11 15 20
LeMoyne-Owen 4 20 10 20
Lane 0 24 3 25
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER
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PITCHER
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program was penalized for violations that oc-
curred during Cooper-Dykes' frst season, but the
NCAA said those violations were the result of
the school's failure to educate her about NCAA
rules.
Five more years for Hampton's Six
HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton Univer-
sity Department of Athletics announced on Mon-
day that it has given head women's basketball
coach David Six a fve-year contract extension.
This extension keeps Six at Hampton
through the 2018-19 season.
"Coach Six is a fne coach who understands
the balance needed as an athlete and a student,"
Hampton University President Dr. William R.
Harvey said. "Not only do his young ladies per-
form on the basketball court, but they also per-
form well in the classroom. Hampton University
is pleased to continue its long-term relationship
with such a fne coach."
Six is coming off yet another 20-win sea-
son and his fourth straight MEAC Tournament
championship. The Lady Pirates went 28-6 this
past season, setting a program Division I record
for wins in a season, and they became the second
MEAC program in conference history to win the
tournament four straight times.
"I am extremely excited about the opportu-
nity to continue to lead the Lady Pirates for fve
more years," Six said. "I am also appreciative of
the commitment and the support for me and my
family from the university administration."
For his efforts, Six was named the MEAC
Coach of the Year – marking the second time he's
earned that honor. The Lady Pirates went unbeat-
en in MEAC play in 2012-13, a program frst and
just the ffth time in MEAC history a women's
program went unbeaten in conference play.
Hampton is also the second women's pro-
gram in MEAC history to go unbeaten in confer-
ence play and win the conference tournament in
the same season.
The 2012-13 season also saw the Lady Pi-
rates go 3-3 against schools from so-called "BCS
conferences" – while the rest of the MEAC was
1-24. Hampton beat such schools as LSU and
Mississippi State, and the Lady Pirates set a
program Div. I record with a 19-game winning
streak from Jan. 2 through March 16.
The Lady Pirates have won the MEAC Tour-
nament in each of Six's four years at the program,
and Hampton has also won the last three MEAC
regular-season titles. In his frst four years as a
college coach, Six is 99-30 overall and 58-6 in
conference play. Six is also 12-0 in the MEAC
Tournament.
The Lady Pirates led the nation in scoring
defense this past season (47.8 ppg.).
Cooper-Dyke Six
UNDER THE BANNER
WHAT'S GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS
TENN. STATE'S COVINGTON SHINES AT P-I-T:
Tennessee State forward Robert Covington averaged 17.7
points and 8.7 rebounds to earn all-Tournament honors at the
2013 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament last week.
Covington, a 6-9, 215-pound forward who averaged 17
points and 8 rebounds for the Tigers this season while being
named to the all-Ohio Valley Conference second team, scored
21, 16 and 16 points in his three games at the PIT playing for
Mike Dunlap's Auto Sales (MDAS).
Brandon Davies of BYU was named the Most Valuable
Player while Covington was one of 12 players named to the
all-tournament team. A year ago, Norfolk State center Kyle
O'Quinn,the MEAC player of the year and MEAC tournament
MVP, was named MVP of the PIT. He was later drafted in the
second round of the NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic and has
played this year as a reserve center for the NBA team.
Since 1953, the PIT has brought together 64 college bas-
ketball seniors to play in a four-day, 12-game tournament in
front of a bevy of NBA and international team scouts. Many of
these players have gone on to NBA stardom.

BAYOU CLASSIC RE-UPS AT NBC:
NEW ORLEANS - The Bayou Classic team has announced
that the 40th Annual Bayou Classic will once again be broadcast
on NBC nationally and that the agreement between The Bayou
Classic and NBC Sports Group extends the national broadcast
through the 2015 contest.
NBC Sports Group has been the home of The Bayou Clas-
sic since 1991. Last year, the nationally-televised edition of the
39th Annual Bayou Classic saw a 19% rating increase.
In addition to the national broadcast, the contest will also
be available on-demand at Hulu.com and NBC Sports Network
will work with the 12 regional sports networks to re-air the
game allowing The Bayou Classic to reach 50 million+ homes.
GRAMBLING'S GARR TO COLLEGE HOF:
LUBBOCK, Texas — Grambling baseball standout Ralph
Garr is one of six former players and coaches in the 2013 class
of the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Garr was selected by the Black Legends and Pioneers
Committee, which is designed to honor players and coaches
at Historically Black Colleges and Universities whose careers
began prior to 1975. Garr joins Lou Brock, Danny Goodwin
and Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones as previous honorees in this
category.
In his career, Garr led Grambling to a 103-11 record, high-
lighted by a 33-1 record and a third place fnish at the 1967
NAIA baseball championship. His .582 batting average as a
senior led the nation and set a national record, as did his 11
triples, on the way to frst team NAIA All-American Honors.
The 2013 class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as
part of the College Baseball Night of Champions celebration
June 28-29 in Lubbock, Texas.
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Garr
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The basic truth of any movie based on a true
story: Not everything makes the fnal cut.
As the release of "42", the Warner Brothers movie of Jackie Robinson's
epic accomplishments is celebrated, here are a few additional details regarding
Robinson's 1946 spring training in Daytona Beach and the role of Bethune-
Cookman College and its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.
1) While Robinson's game at City Island Ballpark – which now bears his name – is the
most famous, Robinson also played in Daytona Beach at Kelly Field, now the site of a recre-
ational complex not too far from the Bethune-Cookman campus. Daytona Beach also hosted
Spring Training for many Negro League teams back in the 1940s.
2) Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune hosted Jackie and Rachel Robinson on campus numerous
times, but the couple stayed at the home of Joe and Duff Harris during their Daytona Beach stay
of 1946. Joe Harris was a pharmacist and infuential leader alongside Dr. Bethune. The college
would house many future baseball pioneers as segregation continued.
3) Mrs. Robinson attended every spring training home game and almost every practice in
which her husband played. Simple reason: "That's where the drama was," she said.
4) Robinson went through a horrendous hitting slump after the exhibition games began.
When Robinson fnally got a hit, Bethune-Cookman sent over supplies so that Mrs. Robinson
could cook a celebratory dinner.
5) Robinson was not the only African-American in the Dodgers' 1946 camp. John Rich-
ard Wright, a pitcher who went 30-1 with the Homestead Grays in 1943, was also there to help
Robinson deal with the overwhelming pressure. When Robinson was struggling, some of the
media thought Wright might have been the better prospect. Wright spent less than a season with
the Montreal Royals before being demoted and eventually returning to the Negro League.
6) One of Robinson’s best days of spring training was a two-hit game in the Royals'
6-1 victory over the Dodgers in April. Before that, he had a triple and scored two runs with a
stolen base in a 5-4 loss to the Jersey City Giants. What made that game interesting was that in
addition to Robinson playing secondbase, the Royals had a Native American (Clarence Coat)
playing in right feld.
7) Robinson returned to Bethune-Cookman in 1954 to receive an honorary degree.
8) A quote from Pittsburgh Courier sports writer Wendell Smith about Daytona Beach
and Dr. Bethune: “This progressive little resort on the banks of the beautiful Halifax River is
now known as Florida's most liberal and American city ... the healthy racial atmosphere can be
attributed to the excellent work done by the faithful and energetic Mary McLeod Bethune ...
Without Mrs. Bethune and her college, Daytona Beach would probably be like Jacksonville to
Robinson and Wright -- a city of prejudiced barriers."
Eight Facts about the Jackie Robinson/
Bethune-Cookman Connection
Courtesy: BCUAthletics.com
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