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FOR THE WEEK Of APRIL 8 - 14, 2014

2 0 1 4 B L A C K C O L L E G E B A S E B A L L (Results, Standings and Weekly Honors thru 4/6/14)

Chowan Winston-Salem State Virginia State St. Augustine's Elizabeth City State Lincoln





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Delaware State Norfolk State Coppin State Maryland-E. Shore


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CO-POY: North Carolina Central guard Jeremy Ingram joins Livingstone's Mark Thomas as BCSP basketball players of the year for the 2013-14 season.


PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Ray Crawford, Jr., Util., WSSU - Hit .522 (12 of 23) with 3 HRs and 12 RBIs. Slugging percentage of 1.000. Scored six runs in 4-2 week. PITCHER Bryan Rivera, Jr., P, ST. AUG'S - Threw two complete shutouts in two games, 5-hitter with 12 Ks and walked two in 9-0 win over Va. State. Fired a four-hitter with 7 Ks and no walks in 7-0 win over Chowan. DEFENSE Levi Grassley, Sr., INF, WSSU - 29 putouts, 4 assists, no errors in 4-2 week. COACH Charles Whitaker, ST. AUG'S - Moved into fourth place after winning two of four vs. VSU and 1 of 2 vs. Chowan.

NC Central 9 Bethune-Cookman 9 Florida A&M 8 NC A&T 6 Savannah State 3

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Alabama State 14 1 Alabama A&M 6 5 Jackson State 6 6 Alcorn State 5 9 Miss. Valley State 1 11 Ark. Pine Bluff Texas Southern Prairie View Grambling State Southern

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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Cameron Cecil, Sr., INF, DSU - Batted .455 (10-for-22) 8 runs scored. Had a grand slam, a triple and a career-high 6 RBIs in a 19-10 win vs. Norfolk State. Also had 34 putouts. PITCHER Terry McNabb, Sr., NCCU - Pitched a complete game shutout in win over NC A&T with 9 Ks and allowing three hits. ROOKIE Justin Burrell, Fr., 3B, NSU - Batted .353 (6-for-17) with 8 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

Stillman 16 Kentucky State 8 Tuskegee 6 Miles 7 LeMoyne-Owen 3 Lane 0

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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Alexander Davie, Jr., OF, KSU - Hit .524 (11of-21) with 2 HRs and 2 doubles. Also had 7 singles, 4 steals and 4 walks in seven games. PITCHER Justin Vreeland, P, STILLMAN - Pitched six shutout innings in one game, allowing six hists and no walks facing 25 batters. Jordan Mata, Jr., P, STILLMAN - Pitched six scoreless innings with six Ks allowing .174 batting average.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Moses Charles, So., INF, ALCORN STATE - Hit .478 (11-of-23) with 5 runs scored, 4 doubles, 3 RBI and 15 total bases, .750 slugging percentage and .520 on-base percentage. Also had 2 steals. PITCHER Darius McClelland, Sr., P, TSU - Picked up first win with complege game 5-3 win with 6 Ks, no walks and no earned runs.

Men's "BAAD" Team oF BLaCK CoLLeGe ALL-Stars

Winslow to become FAMU athletic director

BCSP Notes






High-scoring senior guards Jeremy Ingram of North Carolina Central and Mark Thomas of Livingstone lead the 2013-14 BLACK COLLEGE SPORTs PAGE "Baad" Team of basketball all-stars. Ingram and Thomas led their teams to first-ever league championships - Ingram and the Eagles taking their firstever MEAC regular season and tournament titles and Thomas and the Bears copping their first-ever CIAA tournament championship. Ingram scored 20.8 points per game while grabbing regular season player of the year and tournament MVP honors for NCCU. Thomas scored at a 21.4 points per game clip and did likewise for the Bears, earning regular season and tournament outstanding player honors. Six-ten center Aaric Murray Texas Southern also took home both awards in the SWAC and is a first team selection. SIAC regular season Player of the Year Brandon Davey of Fort Valley State and black college scoring leader Patrick Miller of Tennessee State round out the first team.
FIRST TEAM Aaric Murray, 6-10, Sr., C, Texas Southern (21.6 ppg., 7.5 rpg.); Brandon Davey, 6-6, Jr., F, Fort Valley State (18.9 ppg., 8.7 rpg.); Jeremy Ingram, 6-3, Sr., G, North Carolina Central (20.8 ppg.); Mark Thomas, 5-10, Sr., G, Livingstone (21.4 ppg.); Patrick Miller, 6-0, Sr., G, Tennessee State (23.7 ppg.) PLAYERS OF THE YEAR - Jeremy Ingram and Mark Thomas TOP COACH - LeVelle Moton, North Carolina Central SECOND TEAM Calvin Godfrey, 6-9, Sr., F, Southern (15.9 ppg., 8.9 rpg.); Emilio Parks, 6-7, Jr., F, Johnson C. Smith (18.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg.); Justin Black, 6-3, Sr., G, Morgan State (18.9 ppg.); Jody Hill, 6-3, Sr., G, Livingstone (18.8 ppg.); James Daniel, 6-0, Fr., G, Howard (21.0 ppg.) THIRD TEAM Ian Chiles, 7-2, Sr., C, Morgan State (15.6 ppg., 6.5 rpg.); Richard Dixon, 6-7, Sr., F, Tuskegee (16.7 ppg.); DuVaughn Maxell, 6-8, Sr., F, Hampton (14.9 ppg., 7.3 rpg.); Amere May, 6-4, Jr., G, St. Augustine's (19.3 ppg.); Marquez Jones, Jr., G, WSSU (20.4 ppg.)

Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr. is the new athletic director at Florida A&M, sources said Monday. Winslow, 56, was expected to be introduced as the school's AD on Wednesday, sources said. Previously, Winslow was vice president for athletics and wellness at Lakeland College in Plymouth, Wis., from August 2012 until resigning on March 29, 2013. Prior to his eight-month stint at Lakeland College, Winslow was athletic director at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, for four years. Winslow played nine seasons (1979-87) with the San Diego Chargers. He earned All-Pro honors five times and is considered by many as one of the best tight ends in NFL history. He graduated from the University of Missouri -- he's also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame -- and earned a law degree from the University of San Diego in 1993. At Florida A&M, Winslow replaces Michael Smith, who had been serving as the school's interim athletic director for the past 10 months. Smith had replaced Derek Horne, who was fired last June after three years at the helm.




Sheals released at Saint Augustine's

RALEIGH, N.C. Saint Augustine's University announced last week that Tony Sheals has been relieved of his duties as head men's basketball coach In his only season as head coach, Sheals led the St. Aug's men to a 13-16 overall record. His team finished 1-9 in the CIAA Southern Division. A national search for his replacement will begin immediately.

Brown named to permanent position as Prairie View A&M women's hoops coach

Sheals one of five finalists at Virginia Union


WOMen's "BAAD" Team oF BLaCK CoLLeGe ALL-Stars

Prairie View A&M University has officially named Dawn Brown as its head women's basketball coach. Brown, who served on an interim basis this past season, becomes Prairie View A&M's fifth head coach since the program moved to the NCAA Division I ranks in 1982. "Coach Brown has done a tremendous job in continuing the overall success of the program on-and-off the court," said Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson. "She stepped into the position last summer and immediately proved herself as a solid motivator, teacher and recruiter. Coach Brown has the desire to move the Prairie View A&M women's basketball to another level in terms of its national profile after having an instrumental part in the program's success over the past four seasons." Named the team's interim head coach on July 1, 2013, Brown led the Lady Panthers to their fourth consecutive NCAA Women's Basketball Division I Tournament appearance and the team's fourth straight SWAC Tournament Championship this past season. Since joining the PVAMU women's basketball program as an assistant coach in 2010, the Lady Panthers are a perfect 12-0 in postseason play with Brown on the bench. Prior to becoming interim head coach, Brown served as the team's assistant coach for three seasons along with adding the responsibilities of recruiting coordinator during the 2012-13 campaign. Before coaching at Prairie View A&M, Brown spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Tougaloo College. A 2005 graduate of Jackson State University, she had a two-year career as a student-athlete with the Lady Tigers and helped capture the 2002-03 SWAC regular season co-championship.






Garvin granted contract extension at South Carolina State

This year's top black college scorer on the women's side also led all of NCAA Div. II scorers and for that reason wins this year's BLACK COLLEGE SPORTs PAGE "Baad" Team Player of the Year. Paine junior guard Ashley Watts put in a robust 26.0 points per game and takes home the award for her outstanding accomplishment. Florida A&M senior guard Jasmine Grice, the MEAC player of the year, was just behind Watts in the scoring race finishing with 25.2 points per game and joins her on the first team. Hampton senior forward Alyssa Bennett won the MEAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player Award while leading the Lady Pirates to their fifth straight title. Bennett averaged 17.7 points an 9.4 rebounds per game and is also a first teamer. SWAC Player of the Year Jazzmin Parker, whose 18.8 points per game led the Lady Tigers to their fourth straight SWAC Tournament crown, and CIAA Player of the Year, senior center Lamesha Deal, who led the Lady Trojans to a 25-3 mark this season, round out the first teamers.
FIRST TEAM Alyssa Bennett, 6-1, Sr., F, Hampton (17.7 ppg., 9.4 rpg.); Lamesha Deal, 6-0, Sr., C, Virginia State (14.9 pgg., 8.1 rpg.); Jasmine Grice, 5-9, Sr., G, Florida A&M (25.2 ppg.); Ashley Watts, 5-6, Jr., G, Paine (26.0 ppg.); Jazzmin Parker, 5-10, Jr., G, Texas Southern (18.8 ppg.) TOP PLAYER - Ashley Watts, Paine TOP COACH - David Six, Hampton SECOND TEAM Jasmine Jefferson, Jr., F, Southern (12.0 ppg., 8.5 rpg.); Kyra Coleman, Sr., F, Coppin State (17.1 ppg.); Nicole Hamilton, Sr., G, Hampton (13.1 ppg., 6.1 rpg.); Amber Calvin, Sr., G, Fayetteville State (16.4 ppg.); Jeannette Jackson, Jr., G, Prairie View A&M (18.8 ppg.) THIRD TEAM Deja Middleton, Sr., C, Fayetteville State (13.4 ppg., 11.9 rpg.); Rachel Gordon, Sr., C, Norfolk State (11.2 ppg., 11.7 rpg.); Ericka Sumpter, Sr., Clark Atlanta (16.6 ppg., 9.4 rpg.); Telisha Turner, Jr., G, Univ. of Dist. of Columbia (19.0 ppg.); Kendra Coleman, Jr., F, Southern (17.4 ppg.);
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ORANGEBURG, SCSouth Carolina State University has announced that head men's basketball coach Murray Garvin has been offered a four-year contract extension. The agreement will run through June 30, 2018. "I have the utmost confidence in Coach Garvin's ability to lead our men's basketball program," said SC State President Thomas J. Elzey. "His expertise as well as his personal devotion to each student-athlete is a testament to the culture of excellence he fosters, both on and off the basketball court. " In his first full season at the helm, Garvin led the Bulldogs to an eighth-place finish in the MEAC, the highest finish for the men's basketball program in three seasons.

Virginia Union University announced five finalists for the head men's basketball coaching position in late March and the list included then Saint Augustine's Head Coach Tony Sheals. Shields was released by Saint Augustine's the next day. The other finalists are Lester "Jay" Butler, Vance Harmon, Richard Morgan and Anthony Peeler. Butler has spent the past nine seasons as head coach of the women's basketball team at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). During his nine seasons, Butler has amassed 131 wins, two Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) national championships, two ICAA Coach of the Year awards and two NCAA Tournament appearances. A 1998 graduate of VUU, Butler played Butler for legendary coach Dave Robbins, and helped the Panthers capture three straight CIAA championships and make four NCAA Division II appearances. Vance Harmon has been coach at Henrico High School, located just outside the Richmond County line, for the past 10 years. During that time he compiled a 212-65 record which included six trips to the Virginia High School quarterfinals. Richard Morgan brought more than a decade of NCAA coaching experience to the Bluefield College men's basketball program upon his hire in 2009. Beyond his coaching experience, Morgan was a decorated collegiate player at the University of Virginia. Morgan joined the Bluefield athletics family after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Before his time with Appalachian State, Morgan served two stints as an associate head coach at Hampton University for three years. Prior to his Hampton return, Morgan spent five seasons (1999-2003) as an assistant at East Carolina University. Peeler has spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach for the Virginia Union University Men's Basketball team after a standout collegiate playing career at the University of Missouri and the NBA. Sheals has coached on the high school, collegiate and professional levels for more than 20 years, including Florida State, Bethune-Cookman, Towson and Delaware State. Prior to coming to St. Augustine's, Sheals spent the last three seasons at Florida A&M University, where he was the Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach. Sheals was head coach at Bethune-Cookman (1994-1997) and Delaware State (2000) and was named MEAC Coach of the Year in 1995.

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Virginia State Chowan VIrginia Union Elizabeth City State Bowie State Lincoln W-Salem State St. Augustine's J. C. Smith Fayetteville State Shaw Livingstone


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Hampton Norfolk State Maryland-E. Shore Coppin State Delaware State Morgan State Howard

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Claflin Albany State Clark Atlanta Benedict Fort Valley State Paine

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Jackson State Alabama State Miss. Valley State Alcorn State Alabama A&M


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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Katrina Bartlett, Jr., INF, WSSU - Hit .524 (11 of 21) with 2 HRs, 1 triple, 1 double, 9 RBIs and 9 runs scored. PITCHER Jessica Mattia, Sr., VSU - Got 37 Ks in five games with five walks. Mercedes Hargett, Fr., WSSU - 4 appearances, 3 starts, 25.2 innings, 4 wins, 0.82 ERA, 3 earned runs, 29 Ks. DEFENSE Sade Holmes, Jr., OF, VSU - Four putouts and no errors in two games vs. Chowan.

Bethune-Cookman 3 Florida A&M 2 NC A&T 2 Savannah State 1 S. C. State 0 NC Central 0


Tuskegee 14 4 19 10 Stillman 14 7 16 25 Miles 6 4 8 22 Lane 12 10 16 10 Kentucky State 9 10 13 22 LeMoyne-Owen 0 9 0 18 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Alia Willliams, Sr., C, CAU - Hit (.684) in 6 games as Panthers went 5-1. Hit five HRs with 19 RBI, 15 runs and 2 steals. Chelsea Hall, Fr., IF, CLAFLIN - 11 of 19 (.579) with five HRs, 9 singles, 1 double, 1 triple, 16 RBIs, 11 runs scored and 9 steals. PITCHER Ashley Savange, Sr., P, STILLMAN - Recorded 18 Ks with two walks in 16 innings over three games. Posted a 2-1 record , 3 complete games, 2.62 ERA.

Texas Southern Southern Grambling State Prairie View Arkansas Pine Bluff

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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Whitney Williams, So., 3B, NSU - Hit .538 (11-for-26) with 3 doubles, 3 HRs and 11 runs scored. Assisted on 23 putouts. PITCHER Alyssa Barker, So., P, CSU - Pitched two shutouts vs. UMES and Howard. Complete game shutout vs. UMES with 4 Ks. Compiled 1.40 ERA in 30 innings. ROOKIE Kayla McNair, Fr., 1B, NSU - Hit .542 (13-for-24) with 3 HRs, 10 RBIs.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Aleesa Yanez, C, ALABAMA STATE Had 6 RBI in three-game series vs. MVSU. Had four hits, 1 HR while going 4-for-10 at the plate in series sweep. PITCHER NA