Bethune-Cookman (6-2, 3-1 MEAC) hosts N.C. Central (4-4, 3-1 MEAC) at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida, Saturday, Nov. 1 (4 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com).
Bethune-Cookman's quarterbacks have fallen 34 times to opposing pass rushers this season and that could be key when the Eagles of N.C. Central visit Daytona, Fla., on Saturday for a big MEAC showdown.
Graduation Success Rate (GSR) results released Tuesday by the NCAA indicated that 97 percent of freshmen student-athletes receiving scholarship aid or recruited individuals participating in programs that do not offer athletic aid graduated from Duke within six years. ... UNC Chapel Hill came in at 86 percent, N.C. Central 66 percent.
Coaches are in the talent-acquisition business, the general thought with that having to do with one skipper beating another one to the next great player. But coaches recruit coaches, too, and Bethune-Cookman’s Brian Jenkins once made a play for N.C. Central's Jerry Mack.
NCCU coach Jerry Mack said Eagles wide receiver Anas Hasic had been playing up-and-down. Based on what Hasic did against Savannah State, he appears to be catching on.
Eagles still in it to win it in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Malcolm Bell threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns to lead N.C. Central to a 42-14 victory over Savannah State on Saturday.
NCCU (3-4, 2-1 MEAC) will be aiming to boost its overall record to the .500 mark against Savannah State Saturday, Oct. 25 (2 p.m., NCCU Sports Network). A second conference loss for the Eagles would make their chances of winning the MEAC title dicey at best.
Savannah State vs. N.C. Central (Oct. 25, 2014)
When Savannah State shows up Saturday at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium to play N.C. Central (2 p.m., NCCU Sports Network), the Tigers, because of injuries, will be working with their fourth signal caller of the season. Two freshman quarterbacks are listed on the depth chart, Tino Smith II (6-2, 215) and Michael Knox (6-3, 205).
After getting NCCU to the Division I NCAA Tournament this past season for the first time, Moton said he had opportunities to take his talent to the NBA as an assistant coach. A praying wife and a fantastic chancellor kept him in Durham, the coach said.
NCCU frustrated by inability to put away Morgan State in fourth quarter of what turned into 21-20 loss. Eagles hope to close the lid on Savannah State on Saturday.
NCCU basketball coach LeVelle Moton explains why he stayed in the Eagles' nest and why each of the players on this year's team has to stand in his own two sneakers.
N.C. Central loses in the MEAC for the first time this season.
Morgan State's Robert Council finds Andrew King from 15 yards out with 36 seconds left to cap a fourth-quarter comeback from a 20-7 hole.