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BOWIE STATE’S DAMON WILSON SELECTED FOR NCAA EXPERT COACHES ACADEMY
Gregory C. Goings 06/18/10

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) The NCAA has invited 20 coaches to its 2010 Expert Coaches Football Academy, in an effort to assist the coaches with career advancement, networking and exposure opportunities at NCAA colleges and universities.
JOHN HICKS STEPS INTO LEADERSHIP ROLE FOR BRONCOS
Adrian F. Ferguson 06/17/10

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – With the veteran safety tandem of Jeffery Gowdy and Adrian Horton no longer at Fayetteville State, the Broncos’ secondary will look to a new leader this fall; Wilmington native John Hicks. A redshirt senior, Hicks has been with FSU since 2006 and has developed into one of the conference’s top cornerbacks.
GSU’s Shelby Drafted by Orioles 
Roderick W. Mosley 06/09/10

Grambling, LA---Grambling State Tigers senior outfielder Jeremy Shelby was taken in the 38th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles. 
FARQUHARSON NAMED BANKS LAW FIRM NCCU STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
Kyle Serba 06/10/10

DURHAM, N.C. (NCCUEaglePride.com) - North Carolina Central University sophomore Etienne Farquharson (Inagua, Bahamas) was named The Banks Law Firm NCCU Student-Athlete of the Month for May 2010. 
Center of Attention: Dillon Kestner Guides Fayetteville State’s Offensive Line 
Adrian F. Ferguson 06/10/10

FAYETTEVILLE, NC - When Dillon Kestner first enrolled at Fayetteville State, he was a rangy 240-pound linebacker destined to inhale blockers and terrorize quarterbacks.
NCCU’S LASTER NAMED INDEPENDENT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kyle Serba 06/08/10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (www.NCCUEaglePride.com) – Lindy’s Sports has announced North Carolina Central University senior linebacker Donald Laster as the NCAA Division I-FCS Independent Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in its 2010 college football preview magazine.
TSU’s Bush Named Jefferson-Nicholson-Prophet SID of the Year
Kia L. Mason 06/08/10

BIRMINGHAM – Texas Southern’s Rodney Bush has been named the SWAC’s Jefferson-Nicholson-Prophet Sports Information Director of the Year. Bush was voted as the 2010 honoree by the league’s Sports Information Directors during the group’s annual spring meeting.
Trojan Drafted by MLB's Milwaukee Brewers‏
Jason Pompey 06/08/10
Virginia State University's John Bivens, was drafted in the 12th Round of todays MLB Draft. Bivens was the 369th pick overall by the Milwaukee Brewers. Bivens batted .293 with 5 triples, 5 home runs, 33 RBIs, and made 16 of 20 attempted stolen bases for  Senior John Bivens (Prince George, VA) transferred to Virginia State University in 2009 after playing baseball and football for University of Virginia.
Phillips Is One of Three To be Awarded By NCAA‏
Jason J. Pompey 06/07/10

Former Lady Trojan two-year starter, Leslie Phillips (Riverdale, GA) was awarded an NCAA Division II Degree-Completion Grant. Leslie Phillips will graduate from Virginia State University in December 2010. Phillips was also a two year member of the Lady Trojans basketball team that recorded back-to-back 20 win seasons.
Jones repeats as an Ashe first-team selection
Ed Cassiere 06/07/10

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Danielle Jones is a first-team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar in women's basketball for the second consecutive year.
JUDE NAMED ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT
Reah P. Nicholson 06/04/10

DURHAM, N.C. – The North Carolina Central University Department of Athletics announced the hiring of Willie Jude II as assistant athletics director for development on Friday. Jude will oversee all annual giving and major gift activity for the athletics department.
Taylor Completes TRIFECTA in Outdoor Track & Field Jason J. Pompey 06/03/10
Entering this season, Virginia State University's Hoova Taylor (Tappahannock, VA) set his sights on winning a National Championship and accomplished that on Saturday May 29 at Johnson C. Smith's Irwin Belk Track Complex. 
Abbas is Louisiana men's Newcomer of Year
Ed Cassiere 06/03/10

NEW ORLEANS — Hassan Abbas, who led the Xavier University of Louisiana men in singles and doubles victories this season, is the Newcomer of the Year on the 2010 All-Louisiana collegiate tennis team announced late Wednesday.
Bowie State’s Turner Named Lindy’s Preseason All-American
Gregory C. Goings 06/02/10

(BOWIE, MD – June 2, 2010) Junior defensive back Kenneth Turner has been named to the Lindy’s Pre-Season Division II All-America Second Team.
NCCU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO HOLD GOLF TOURNAMENT Reah Nicholson 06/01/10
DURHAM, N.C. – The North Carolina Central University women’s basketball program will hold a fundraising golf tournament on Friday, June 11, 2010 at The Tradition Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C., to assist the program with its fundraising efforts for summer school scholarships and recruiting. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a shotgun start of 1:30 p.m.
Tigers to Face Razorbacks in NCAA regional‏
Roderick Mosley 05/31/10

Grambling, La--- The No. 4 seed Grambling State Tigers, 2010 Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball champions, will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on No. 1 seed Arkansas Razorbacks in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional hosted by Arkansas at Baum Stadium.
Richard H. Williams named interim athletics director at Albany State 
Edythe Y. Bradley 05/28/10

Albany State University officials have announced personnel changes in the Department of Athletics. Dr. Richard H. Williams has been named interim director of athletics at Albany State, ASU President Dr. Everette J. Freeman has announced.
Trojan Seniors earn 2010 All-Atlantic Region Honors‏
Jason Pompey 05/27/10

Three Virginia State University’s baseball seniors were received two separate 2010 All-Atlantic Region Honors. Shawn McEnhimer was named to the second-team of the 2010 ABCA Rawlings Atlantic All Region as an outfielder. 
FORMER NCCU TENNIS STUDENT-ATHLETE SURVIVES CHILE QUAKE, HELPS REBUILD HOMETOWN Kyle Serba 05/27/10
SANTIAGO, Chile (www.NCCUEaglePride.com) - When a magnitude 8.8 earthquake devastated Chile in the early morning of Feb. 27, former North Carolina Central University tennis student-athlete Andres Perez was awakened by what he described as “two minutes of hell” on the 15th floor of a building in his hometown of Santiago.
Tigers Prepare for SWAC Championship Tournament Rodney Bush 05/26/10
Houston, TX- The Texas Southern Tigers baseball team left this morning for Shreveport, Louisiana where they will fight for the 2010 SWAC Championship Title. The six day, double-elimination tournament will be played at Fair Grounds Field and features the top four teams from the SWAC Eastern and top four teams from the SWAC Western Division.
FRANCENA McCORORY: A HOMETOWN STORY
Jeff Cunningham 05/26/10
HAMPTON, Va. – During the 2005 Virginia Group AAA Eastern Region outdoor track & field meet, Bethel High coach Eddie Williams said that if his star runner, Francena McCorory, kept running the way she did that day, running an open 400-meter dash in 51 or 52 seconds wasn’t out of the question.
Bowie State's William Bailey Named USTFCCCA Field Athlete of the Year Gregory Goings 05/24/10
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday winners of USTFCCCA Region Athletes and Coaches of the Year honors for the 2010 Outdoor Track & Field season in Division II as voted by the division’s coaches. 
NCCU CENTENNIAL SPORTS HISTORY: DID YOU KNOW?
Kyle Serba 05/24/10

DID YOU KNOW? Charles "Tex" Harrison, one of the most esteemed members of the Harlem Globetrotters with more than 50 years dedicated to the organization as a player and coach, was a basketball all-American at North Carolina Central University.
FRANKLIN TABBED ALL-INDEPENDENT SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Reah P. Nicholson 05/24/10

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University outfielder Desanbra Franklin adds another postseason honor to her list of accolades as she was tabbed the 2010 NCAA Division I Softball All-Independent Player of the Year announced Friday, as voted on by all five NCAA Division I Independent softball programs.
NCCU’S ALLSOP EARNS ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT AT-LARGE HONORS 
Eagle Earns Regional Recognition Before His Departure from the Nest  - Ariel Germain
DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University senior men’s tennis student-athlete Stephen Allsop was voted to the 2009-10 CoSIDA Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Team, as chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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BRONCOS END YEAR WITH SERVICE ON THEIR MINDS   Adrian F. Ferguson 05/13/10
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Far from the cheering crowds of the CIAA and the glitz and glamour of the
annual conference tournament, the Fayetteville State men’s basketball team has accomplished something
great.