HBCU HAPPENINGS 022102

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Updated: October 12, 2007

swac swac swac swac swac swac swac swac swac Women’s BCSP Hoops Top Ten (www.onnidan.com) NEWS AND NOTES BASKETBALL Clark Atlanta University Men’s Basketball Team to Forfeit Seven Games The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Office reports that the Clark Atlanta University men’s basketball team will forfeit seven (7) games. During a recent fact finding by the Conference Office, it was discovered that Clark Atlanta University competed with two (2) ineligible student-athletes.

The games forfeited will be a combination of six (6) conference games and one (1) non-conference game. The ineligible student-athletes competed in a total of ten (10) games but three (3) of those games were losses. In addition to the forfeiture of games, additional penalties, sanctions, and reprimands were levied against Clark Atlanta University. Under the leadership and direction of the Director of Athletics, Brenda Edmond, Clark Atlanta University acted swiftly, fully cooperated, and had the proper compliance components in place to assist the Conference Office with the fact-finding.

In accordance with the SIAC Bylaws and Regulations, won-loss records and conference standings will be adjusted accordingly. Clark Atlanta University will be permitted to compete in the 69th Annual SIAC Basketball Tournament in Birmingham at Fair Park Arena beginning Wednesday, February 27, through March 2, 2002.

Conference Players of the Week CIAA Antoine Sims – Johnson C. Smith University, SR, G, 5’10, Buffalo, NY. Sims averaged 34.5 points, 2.5 assists and 1 steal in two games this week for the Golden Bulls. Sims hit 8 of 10 three-point attempts and scored a season-high 41 points in the Golden Bulls’ tough 102-99 lost to Eastern Division leader Shaw University.

Amba Kongolo – North Carolina Central University, SR, C, 6’3, Kinshasa, Congo. In four games this week, Kongolo averaged 17.5 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals. Her best outing of the week came against division rival Johnson C. Smith. In that game Kongolo had a stat line of 28 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals.

Rookie Hassan Robinson – Saint Paul’s College, FR, G, 6’4, 215, Norfolk, VA. Robinson, a former All-State selection from Norfolk’s Granby High School, continued a string of impressive performances this week by scoring 33 points and recording 6 rebounds and 2 assists as the Tigers fell to Eastern Division rival Bowie State University.

Lauren Goss – Johnson C. Smith University, FR, F, 5’10, Morrow, GA. Goss averaged 14 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in three games this week for the Lady Bulls.

MEAC Bruce Jenkins of North Carolina A&T State University has been chosen MEAC Men’s Player of the Week. In two games Jenkins totaled 49 points and 27 rebounds.¦nbsp; The 6′ 6″ senior from Silver Spring, MD scored 21 points, including the game winner with 10 seconds left, against Norfolk State.¦nbsp; He followed that up with a 28-point and 15-rebound performance against BCC in a 2 point victory.

Suawana Taylor of Norfolk State has been chosen as the MEAC Women’s Player of the Week. Taylor totaled 45 points and 20 rebounds for the week. Against NCA&T, she scored 20 points and pulled in 10 rebounds to lead the Spartans to victory. Taylor is a 6-1 senior forward / guard from Virginia Beach, VA.

Rookie Devin Green has been selected as this week’s MEAC Rookie of the Week. Green totaled 25 points and nine rebounds in Hampton’s victories over Maryland Eastern Shore and South Carolina State. This week marks the sixth time Green has been selected as the Rookie of the Week. He is a 6-foot-6 freshman from Columbus, Ohio.

Candace Crawford of Florida A&M has been selected as the MEAC Rookie of the Week. For the week, the 5-foot-10 freshman guard from Albany, GA averaged 14.5 points, with 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game.

SIAC Desmond Merriweather – Lane College gets the nod for SIAC Player of the Week for his performance last week.¦nbsp; Merriweather averaged 14.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 9.6 assists, 5.0 steals, 0.3 blocked shots. He is a 5’10, 155-pound sophomore guard from Memphis, TN.

Myquita Mackey of LeMoyne-Owen College is this week’s SIAC Player of the Week for her performance last week.¦nbsp; Mackey averaged 24.3 points, 15.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 4.0 blocked shots. Mackey is a 6’1 junior center from Memphis, TN.

SWAC Nicholas Egland (Southern) -Fr- F – 6-6, 210, Lake Charles, LA. Last week, Nicholas helped pace the surging Jaguars to two wins. He averaged 25.5 points12.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals. In Southern’s 88-73 win against Miss. Valley (2/11), Egland scored 29 points with 12 rebounds. He then followed up against A&M (2/16), scoring 22 points, snaring 13 rebounds, recording 3 blocks and 3 steals, helping the Jaguars to an 82-80 victory.

Jacklyn Winfield (Southern) – G – Sr. – 5’8 – Wesson, MS. Last week, Jacklyn led the Lady Jaguars to two additional conference wins over Miss. Valley and Alabama A&M, keeping the Jags #1 in the SWAC. Winfield had an average of 29.5 points, 2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3 steals. Her best game came against Alabama A&M where she scored a season-high 36 points, captured 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals, and went 4-4 from the line.

Other Top Performances Christian Sonier (Prairie View) scored 41 pts at. Ark.-Pine Bluff (2/16) Paul Haynes (Grambling State) scored career-high 40 pts with 15 rebounds Jackson State (2/16) Willie Neal (Miss. Valley State) snared 15 rebounds vs. Texas Southern (2/11) Lee Cook (Alcorn State) had 5 blocked shots vs Ark.-Pine Bluff (2/11) Crystal Robinson – TXSO 21 points, 10 rebounds vs Grambling State (02/11) Latesha Lee – JSU 12 points, 11 rebounds at Prairie View (02/11) Monica Grass – PVAM 16 points, 14 rebounds vs Jackson State (02/11) Kanesha Randle – TXSO 10 points, 15 rebounds at Miss. Valley (02/16) Shrieka Evans – GSU 17 points, 10 steals vs Jackson State (02/16) Tanisha Lee – PVAM 15 points, 12 rebounds at Ark.-Pine Bluff (02/16) TRACK & FIELD Indoor Track Championships February 22-23, 2002 Landover, MD – Prince George’s County Sports Complex FOOTBALL ESPN Features Former SC State Coach Willie Jeffries On Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2 will air an “ESPN Classic Special Presentation” on Willie Jeffries, the first African-American Division 1-A football coach. At South Carolina State in the 1970s, Willie Jeffries established himself as one of the best football coaches at a black college. He was so good that several predominantly white schools considered hiring him. He chose Wichita State because of its sincerity; he¦nbsp; wouldn’t simply be an affirmative-action hire.

Viewing Schedule Feb. 22 8:00 p.m. ESPN2 Feb. 23 1:00 a.m. ESPN2 Feb. 25 3:30 p.m. ESPN Mar. 01 8:00 p.m. ESPN Classic Mar. 01 11:00 p.m. ESPN Classic Mar. 02 4:00 a.m. ESPN Classic Mar. 03 10:00 a.m. ESPN Classic 2002 Football Schedules (home games in bold, * indicates conference game) CIAA Winston-Salem St.

Aug. 29 – at Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, TN 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 7 – TUSKEGEE, Winston-Salem, NC 6:00 p.m. (Hall Of Fame Game) Sept. 14 – at Bowie St.*, Bowie, MD 1:00 p.m.

Sept. 21 OPEN Sept. 28 – VIRGINIA UNION * Winston-Salem, NC 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 5 – FAYETTEVILLE ST. * Winston-Salem, NC 6:00 p.m. (HOMECOMING) Oct. 12 – LIVINGSTONE * Winston-Salem, NC 6:00 p.m. Oct. 19 – at North Carolina Central * Durham, NC 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 26 – at Virginia St., Petersburg * VA 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 2 – at Johnson C. Smith * Charlotte, NC 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 9 – ELIZABETH CITY ST. * Winston-Salem, NC 1:00 p.m. MEAC FAMU Aug. 31 – at University of Miami – Miami, FL Sept. 7 – Morris Brown – Tallahassee, FL Sept. 14 – Morgan St. * – Cincinnati, OH Sept. 21 – at Delaware St. * – Dover, DE Sept. 28 – Tennessee St.¦nbsp; – Atlanta, GA Oct. 5 – Howard* – Tallahassee, FL Oct. 12 – S.C. St. * – Tallahassee, FL Oct. 19 – NC A&T* – Tallahassee, FL Oct. 26 – at Norfolk St.* – Norfolk, VA Nov. 2 – at Hampton* – Homecoming Nov. 9 – at Alabama St. – Mobile, AL Nov. 16 – OPEN Nov. 23 – BCC* – Orlando, FL Morgan St. Bears Aug. 31 – at Gardner-Webb Boiling Springs, NC 7:00 pm Sept. 7 – at Towson -Univ. Towson, Maryland 7:00 pm Sept. 14 -Florida A&M* Cincinnati, Ohio 1:30 pm Sept. 21 – Monmouth Univ. – Hughes Stadium 7:00 pm Oct. 5 – Bethune Cookman* Hughes Stadium 7:00 pm Oct. 12 – at North Carolina A&T* Greensboro, NC 1:00 pm Oct. 19 – at Howard Univ.* Washington, DC 1:00 pm Oct 26 – Delaware St.* Hughes Stadium 1:00 pm Nov. 2 – Morris Brown Hughes Stadium 1:00 pm Nov. 9 – at Norfolk St.* Norfolk, VA 1:00 pm.

Nov. 16 – at South Carolina St.* Orangeburg, SC 1:00 pm Nov. 23 – Hampton University* Hughes Stadium 1:00 pm NC A&T Aug 31 – NC Central(Aggie/Eagle Classic) Sept. 7 – JACKSON ST. Aggie Stadium Sept. 14 – at Portland St. Portland, OR Sept. 21 . Open Sept. 28 – ELON Aggie Stadium Oct 5 – NORFOLK ST.* Aggie Stadium Oct 12 – MORGAN ST.* Aggie Stadium (homecoming) Oct 19¦nbsp; – at Florida A&M* Tallahassee, FL Oct 26 – at Howard* Washington, DC Nov 2 – BETHUNE_COOKMAN* Aggie Stadium Nov 9 – at Delaware St.* Dover, DE Nov 16 – at Hampton* Hampton, VA Nov 23 – at SC St.* Atlanta, GA (Peach State Classic) SCSU Sept. 7 – Benedict College (in Columbia) Sept. 14 – WOFFORD Sept. 21 – at Savannah St.

Sept. 28 – open date Oct. 5 – at FAMU * Oct. 12 – at Norfolk St. * Oct. 19 – BETHUNE-COOKMAN * (“Homecoming”) Oct. 26 – HAMPTON * Nov. 2 – at Delaware St. * Nov. 9 – HOWARD * Nov. 16 – MORGAN ST. * Nov. 23 – North Carolina A&T * (in Atlanta, Ga.) SIAC Albany St. Aug. 31 – Valdosta St. Albany, GA 7:00 p.m. Sept. 7 – Miles College* Albany, AL 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 14 – Univ. of West Georgia Albany, GA 1:00 p.m. 4th Annual Band Day Sept. 28 – Lane College* Albany, GA 7:00 p.m. Oct. 5 – Savannah St. Macon, GA 4:00 p.m.

Oct. 12 – Tuskegee University* Tuskegee, AL 1:00 p.m. (CST) Oct. 19 – Kentucky St.* Frankfort, KY 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 26 – Clark Atlanta*@ Albany, GA 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 2 – Benedict College Columbia, SC 2:00 p.m.

Nov. 9 – Morehouse College* Atlanta, GA 1:30 pm.

Nov. 16 – Fort Valley St.* Columbus, GA 1:30 p.m.

Morehouse Aug. 31 – Fort Valley St.* Macon,GA TBA Sept. 07 – North Carolina Central Atlanta, GA 1:30PM Sept. 14 – Tusculum College Atlanta, GA 1:30PM Sept. 21 – Benedict College Columbia, SC TBA Sept. 28 – Bowie St. Atlanta, GA 1:30pm Oct. 05 – Kentucky St * Frankfort, KY TBA Oct. 12 – Clark Atlanta * Atlanta, GA TBA Oct. 19 – Tuskegee* Columbus, GA 7:00 PM Oct. 26 – Lane College* Atlanta, GA (HC)2:00 PM Nov. 02 OPEN Nov. 09 – Albany St.* Atlanta, GA 1:30 PM Nov. 16 – Miles College* Birmingham, AL TBA Fort Valley Aug. 31 – Morehouse College * Macon 5 PM Sept. 7 – Valdosta St., Valdosta Sept. 14 – Lane College * Jackson, TN Sept. 21 – KY St. * HOME Sept. 28 – CAU * Atlanta Oct. 5 – Alcorn St, Lorman, MS Oct. 12 – Miles College * Birmingham, AL Oct. 19 – Benedict College HOMECOMING Oct. 26 – Tuskegee University * HOME Nov. 2 – Savannah St, Savannah Nov. 9 – OPEN Nov. 16 – Albany St * – Columbus, GA – 13th Annual Fountain City Classic SWAC Prairie View Aug 31 – Texas Southern * Houston,Tx 7:00pm(H) Sept. 7 – at Tennessee St Nashville,Tn 6:00pm Sept. 14 – at Texas A&M Kingsville, Kingsville,Tx 7:00pm Sept. 21 – OPEN Sept. 28 – at Alabama A&M * Huntsville,Al 7:00pm Oct 5 – Grambling St * Dallas, TX 7:00PM(H) Oct 12 – Alcorn St. * Prairie View,Tx 2:00PM (Homecoming) Oct 19 – at Paul Quinn, Dallas,Tx 7:00PM Oct 26 – Southern * Houston,Tx TBA(H) Nov 2 – at Miss Valley St. * Itta Bena 2:00PM Nov 9 – at Ark-Pine Bluff *¦nbsp; Pine Bluff,Ark TBA Nov 16 – at Jackson St. * Jackson,Miss TBA Texas Southern Aug. 31 at Prairie View A&M * Houston, TX Sept. 7 – HOWARD, Houston, TX Sept. 14 – at Alabama St. * Montgomery, AL Sept. 21 – at Southwest Texas St., San Macros, TX Sept. 28 – ALABAMA A&M * Houston, TX Oct. 5 – NICHOLLS ST. Houston, TX Oct. 12 – ARKANSAS PINE-BLUFF * Houston, TX Oct. 19 OPEN Oct. 26 – MISSISSIPPI VALLEY * Houston, TX Nov. 2 – GRAMBLING ST. * Houston, TX Nov. 9 – CLARK ATLANTA¦nbsp; Houston, TX Nov. 16 – at Southern * Baton Rouge, LA INDEPENDENT Tennessee St. Sept. 7 – Prairie View A&M Nashville, TN (6:00) – (4th Annual John Merritt Classic) Sept. 14 – Jackson St. Memphis, TN (7:00) – (Southern Heritage Classic) Sept. 21 – Grambling St. Las Vegas NV, (TBA) – (Silver Dollar Classic) Sept. 28 – Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (3:00) – (Atlanta Classic) Oct 5 at – Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau , MO (TBA) Oct 12 – at Alabama A&M Normal, AL (1:30) Oct 19 OPEN Oct 26 – UT Martin (Homecoming) Nashville, TN (6:00) Nov 2 – Eastern Illinois Nashville, TN (1:30) Nov 9 – at Murray St. Murray, TN (1:30) Nov 16 – Tennessee Tech Nashville, TN (1:30) Nov 23 – Eastern Kentucky Nashville, TN (1:30)