Mid-Eastern Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Hampton adds Tennessee graduate transfer Quinton Chievous

    College Basketball Talk "Hampton picked up a graduate transfer on Thursday as former Tennessee wing Quinton Chievous committed to the Pirates, a source told NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-6 Chievous is the son of former Missouri star Derrick Chievous and Quinton will have two years of eligibility remaining and can play..." June 19

  • Byron Samuels hired as FAMU basketball coach

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Florida A&M’s new basketball coach is Byron Samuels, who spent last season at the University of Georgia. Samuels replaces Clemon Johnson, who was fired after three seasons with the Ratters. Samuels, a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., was Georgia’s basketball operations coordinator last season,..." June 14

  • Coppin State to hire Michael Grant as new men's basketball coach

    Baltimore Sun "More than a month after announcing that the contract of longtime men’s basketball coach Fang Mitchell would not be renewed, Coppin State athletic director Derrick Ramsey said Monday he will introduce Stillman College coach Michael Grant as Mitchell’s successor at a campus news conference..." May 06

  • Report: Nimrod Hilliard IV transferring to NC-Central

    College Basketball Talk "NC-Central has landed their replacement for Jeremy Ingram. Nimrod Hilliard IV, who averaged 14.1 points and 4.9 assists for Lamar as a junior last season, has reportedly committed to NCCU. He is expected to be eligible immediately because of the APR issues that the Cardinals are going..." April 29

  • Florida A&M fires head coach Clemon Johnson after three seasons

    College Basketball Talk "After putting together a record of 32-64 in three seasons as the head coach at his alma mater, Florida A&M head coach Clemon Johnson has been relieved of his duties according to a release sent out by the school Friday afternoon. According to the Tallahassee Democrat, the decision comes shortly..." April 20

  • Fang Mitchell out as Coppin State men's basketball coach, according to source

    Baltimore Sun "Ron "Fang" Mitchell’s 28-year coaching career at Coppin State appears to have come to an end. An announcement is expected Friday that Mitchell's contract will not be renewed, an athletic department source said. Mitchell led the Eagles to national prominence with 11 straight winning seasons..." March 28

  • Iowa State cruises past North Carolina Central 93-75

    Iowa State Daily "Iowa State used a big run and efficient shooting in the second half to put away Friday's second-round game against North Carolina Central, 93-75 At halftime, a near buzzer-beating one-handed tip dunk from Dustin Hogue gave the Cyclones a 45-39 lead heading to the break. Through the..." March 22

  • Son of NC Central’s coach LeVelle Moton is hospitalized

    College Basketball Talk "Buried in the countless human emotions emitted during the NCAA tournament — ND State’s Lawrence Alexander and his three, Cameron Ridley of Texas sinking a buzzer-beater — are the actual, real life situations that affect the coaches and players in the field. Fran McCaffery and Chris Mack of Iowa..." March 21

  • Penn St. 69, Hampton 65

    ProSportsDaily "D.J. Newbill scored a team-high 19 points as the host Nittany Lions held off the Pirates in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational. Brandon Taylor added 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Penn State (16-17), which is competing in the tournament for the first time. Tim..." March 20

  • Game Notes: NCCU takes on Iowa State

    NCCUEaglePride.com "THE GAME After earning its first-ever trip to the Big Dance, at the NCAA Division I level, the 14th- seeded Eagles of North Carolina Central University face the Big 12 Tournament Champion, the third-seeded Cyclones of Iowa State University for the first time in program history. NCCU is 0-2..." March 19

  • 'Emotional guy' with tear-jerking pregame ritual leads ISU opponent NC Central

    Des Moines Register "You might have to be there in person Friday night to see what could be the most emotional, the most touching moment of the Iowa State-North Carolina Central NCAA Tournament basketball game. It will happen sometime before the 8:50 p.m. start at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. It will involve the..." March 19

  • NC Central coach Moton looks to daughter for inspiration

    Charlotte Observer "Every home game before tip-off, N.C. Central basketball coach LeVelle Moton looks into the stands for his 5-year-old daughter, makes eye contact and forms a heart with his hands. Brooke Moton answers with a heart of her own. Both peek through the hearts and blow each other a kiss. They’ve..." March 18

  • NCCU Eagles soar to MEAC title, earn birth into Big Dance

    NCCUEaglePride.com "Jeremy Ingram's game-high 29 points coupled with clutch shooting and tenacious defense down-the-stretch was all North Carolina Central University needed to earn its first trip to the NCAA Tournament after taking down third-seeded Morgan State 71-62 in the 2014 MEAC Basketball Tournament..." March 16

  • Maryland-Eastern Shore will not retain head coach Frankie Allen

    College Basketball Talk "Two days after losing to Norfolk State in the first round of the MEAC tournament, Maryland-Eastern Shore has announced that head coach Frankie Allen will not return in 2014-15. Allen was the head coach at UMES for six season, finishing his tenure with a record of 42-139. The highest UMES..." March 13

  • NCCU takes down NJIT on road in late-season non-MEAC tilt

    Durham Herald-Sun "Jeremy Ingram scored 28 points and gathered seven rebounds as North Carolina Central ran up a 28-point halftime lead and cruised to an 81-62 win over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Tuesday. The win was the 14th-straight for NCCU. Ebuka Anyaorah had 11 points in just 4 minutes of..." February 26

  • Norfolk State head coach Robert Jones receives contract extension

    College Basketball Talk "When Anthony Evans left Norfolk State to fill the vacancy left by Richard Pitino at FIU in the spring, assistant Robert Jones was promoted to interim head coach. And to this point in his debut season Jones has experienced a decent amount of success, with the Spartans (8-3) currently trailing North..." February 20

  • First-place Eagles have full attention of MEAC foes

    Durham Herald-Sun "The target on N.C. Central’s back got bigger Monday night. NCCU’s home win over Morgan State landed the Eagles in first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Last season, NCCU coach LeVelle Moton, who once played for the Eagles, talked about his alma mater being the school that all..." February 01

  • Delaware State fires head coach Greg Jackson

    CBSSports.com "And the coaching carousel has begun. In a cold way. Delaware State fired head coach Greg Jackson on Thursday, the school announced in a statement. Assistant coach Keith Walker will be the interim head coach for the rest of the season, while the school searches for a replacement. Jackson..." January 31

  • Hampton adds former Miami (OH) guard Reggie Johnson

    College Basketball Talk "Nine games into the 2013-14 season sophomore guard Reggie Johnson made the decision to leave the program, resulting in the RedHawks losing their second-leading scorer at the time. Johnson averaged 11.8 points per game for Miami, eclipsing the 20-point mark in three of the nine games he played..." January 17

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