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Monday, February 22, 2010

Eagles try for big upset at Wake tonight

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM

N.C. Central looks for a big upset in women’s basketball tonight, while host Wake Forest looks to get back on the winning track before the final weekend of ACC action. The Eagles will have five more chances to equal their 10-win mark of last season, and with a two-game winning streak tonight’s tough assignment at Joel Coliseum is the first shot. Wake, which will look to rebound from its overtime loss to visiting UNC on Thursday, has already locked up at least a .500 season and wants to get some momentum heading into next week’s ACC Tournament. Deacon head...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Eagles win another home PinkZone game, get revenge on Chicago State

Posted By on Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 5:56 PM

McDOUGALD-McLENDON GYM/DURHAM Now it's N.C. Central's turn for a "PinkZone" women's basketball game. The Eagles have had good fortune in their baby-pink outfits, never having lost a game while wearing them. Today's opponent is Chicago State of the (10-16) of the Great West Conference, which has become a holding area for teams in Division I transition as well as a couple whose geographic situation makes it difficult to find any other conference affiliation at all. CSU won the teams' first meeting 68-47 in the Eagles' first game in Chicago. NCCU (8-15) has won eight of its last 14 games and...

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Eagles host PinkZone game today

Posted By on Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 1:24 AM

N.C. Central tries to keep its recent winning ways in women's basketball alive today in its annual "PinkZone" game. The opponent is Chicago State, a member of the Great West Conference that won the teams' first meeting 68-47 in Chicago last season. The Eagles have won eight of their last 14 games. Latoya Bennett (pictured) is NCCU's leading rebounder....

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Iona spoils Eagles' opener, but there is baseball at DAP once again

Posted By on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 5:04 PM

DURHAM ATHLETIC PARK/DURHAM There's baseball back at the old yard again. For the first time since the Durham Americans of the Coastal Plain League played here in 2003 the game is being played above the high school level on the spot where the Durham Bulls played from 1926-1994. N.C. Central is taking on Iona in the first game of the inaugural Eagle Baseball Classic, a three-day event which also includes Navy and Delaware State. The refurbished facility is the new home of the Eagles, who played most of their home games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the previous three...

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College baseball opens; Tar Heels, Wolfpack, Eagles all at home

Posted By on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 1:01 AM

Don't let those thermometers fool you. The Boys of Spring hit the diamonds for real today. Yes, it's time for college baseball, and all four of the Triangle's Division I teams will be in action. N.C. Central (6-35 last season) moves into its new digs at the refurbished historic Durham Athletic Park, taking on Iona at 1 p.m. in the opener of the inaugural Eagle Baseball Classic, a three-day round-robin event in which the Eagles will also play Delaware State and Navy. Junior right-hander Drew Robinson (pictured), a transfer from Southeast Community College, will start for NCCU today. UNC (48-18),...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tar Heels overcome big deficit to snap losing streak in overtime

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:25 PM

JOEL COLISEUM/WINSTON-SALEM UNC hasn't been in this position in 10 years in women's basketball. But tonight, the Tar Heels (16-8, 4-6 ACC) are trying to break a five-game losing streak. It's the only meeting of the regular season against a decent Wake Forest team (15-10, 6-5) which doesn't like Carolina Blue very much and would love to continue the misery. Sylvia Hatchell's club has won six straight in the series and is in dire need of a win tonight. And the Tar Heels survive, trailing most of the game before escaping with a 65-59 overtime win. The Deacons come out...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Blanks, Eagles beat Blue Hose by one

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Shanise Blanks scored 15 points, leading three N.C. Central players in double figures as the Eagles nipped Presbyterian 57-56 in women's basketball. Blanks (pictured) hit five 3-pointers to lead NCCU (8-15), which played without leading scorer Joanna Miller. Latoya Bennett added 13 points with seven rebounds and Danielle DeBerry 12 with eight assists for NCCU. Kristen Stevens led the Blue Hose (5-19) with 16 points, followed by Shonda Burnside with 12 and Lea Smith with 10. The Eagles return home on Saturday at 3 p.m. for their "PinkZone" game against Chicago State....

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NCCU women visit similar foe tonight

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:01 AM

N.C. Central will face an opponent in similar shoes in women's basketball today. The Eagles (7-15) will be in Clinton, S.C., for a 5 p.m. game against Presbyterian, which is also in the third of the five-year transition from Division II to Division I. It's "Pack the House" night for the Blue Hose, with a men's game against UNC Asheville at 7:30. The Blue Hose are already playing a Big South regular-season schedule, but since like NCCU they will not be eligible for NCAA Tournament play until 2011-12 they will not play in that conference tournament. Joanna Miller (pictured) is...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Eagles can't climb out of a deep hole as Coastal spoils Senior Night

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 9:46 PM

McDOUGALD-McLENDON GYM/DURHAM N.C. Central is on a winning streak with three straight victories over Division I teams at home. But if the 7-20 Eagles are going to continue it, they'll probably have to play their best game of the year tonight. The opponent is Big South leader Coastal Carolina (22-5), mentored by former Clemson and Auburn coach Cliff Ellis who is currently No. 15 on the active Division I wins list. It's the schools' first meeting in basketball, and NCCU will return the game next season. It's the Eagles' final home game and of course Senior Night, with Joshua Worthy...

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NCCU gets upset chance on Senior Night

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 2:01 AM

N.C. Central is on a three-game winning streak in men's basketball, all at home and against real-live Division I competition. Tonight, the Eagles (7-20) will see if that recent home-court magic can help them pull off a big upset. The opponent is Big South Conference leader Coastal Carolina (22-5), coached by former Clemson and Auburn mentor Cliff Ellis. It's the final home game for NCCU, and Joshua Worthy (pictured) will be honored on Senior Night....

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Eagles chip Longwood to extend winning streak to three games

Posted By on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 10:07 PM

McDOUGALD-McLENDON GYM/DURHAM N.C. Central is in Durham for the fourth of a five-game homestand, and the Eagles have a chance to keep a very good thing going. LeVelle Moton's club (6-20) has won two straight games, both against Division I teams. And tonight's opponent is independent Longwood, a team the Eagles beat here last season to split a home-and home series. The teams will play again on Feb. 25 in Farmville, Va. Longwood (9-16) is on a five-game winning streak including a pair of non-Division I teams, but it includes a road victory over Fairleigh-Dickinson. But that goes by the...

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NCCU goes for third straight victory

Posted By on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 12:01 AM

N.C. Central has a real two-game winning streak against Division I opposition in men's basketball, and LeVelle Moton's Eagles will try to keep it alive tonight. NCCU (6-20) will host independent Longwood (9-16) at 7 p.m. at McDougald-McLendon Gym. The Eagles, who have beaten visiting Savannah State and Maryland-Eastern Shore over the past week, will try to beat Longwood for the second straight time. The teams collected a home-court blowout victories against each other last season. Michael Glasker (pictured) is NCCU's assist leader....

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Eagles announce 10-game gridiron schedule with six home dates

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 2:19 PM

N.C. Central has announced its 10-game football schedule for 2010, with six home dates including the Eagles' two biggest historic rivals. NCCU has had back-to-back four-win seasons in the transition process from Division II to Division I, but should have an excellent change to surpass the .500 mark this time in the fourth season under coach Mose Rison (pictured). Coming to O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium on Sept. 25 is former CIAA rival and both former and new MEAC rival North Carolina A&T, which will be visiting Durham for the first time since 1992. Also visiting, on Sept. 11, will be long-time former...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wilkerson, Manns combine for 45 as NCCU nips visiting UMES

Posted By on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 10:05 PM

N.C. Central has suddenly won two straight games in Division I. Dijon Manns led the way with 24 points while C.J. Wilkerson (pictured) chipped in 21 for the Eagles as they topped future MEAC foe Maryland-Eastern Shore 73-71 at McDougald-McLendon Gym. Wilkerson scored the game's final four points from the free throw line, hitting two with 1:15 to go, one at :09 and then another at :04. Nick Chasten chipped in 11 points for NCCU (6-20), which is 6-3 at home this season. Hillary Haley, who missed a 3-pointer with :02 left, led the Hawks (7-17) with 16 points. Tim...

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Eagles host an MEAC foe tonight

Posted By on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 1:09 AM

Coming off its first men's basketball win over a Division I team this season, N.C. Central gets a taste of the conference it will be playing in next season tonight. The Eagles (5-20) will host MEAC member Maryland-Eastern Shore (7-16) for the second straight season at McDougald-McLendon Gym. The Hawks, 5-5 in the MEAC this season, beat the Eagles 72-58 in their only meeting last season. C.J. Wilkerson (pictured) is NCCU's leading scorer....

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

NCCU visits other Eagles tonight

Posted By on Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 12:01 AM

N.C. Central goes looking for a road win tonight in women's basketball, and although Joli Robinson's club is almost always an underdog on the road it shouldn't be a prohibitive one this time. NCCU (7-14) will take on Big South Conference member Winthrop (8-14) in the schools' first meeting in women's basketball. Both teams are nicknamed "Eagles." The 7 p.m. contest will be at the Winthrop Coliseum, which hosted several ACC women's basketball tournaments in the 1990s. Joanna Miller (pictured) is NCCU's leading scorer, while Shanice Cole leads Winthrop in scoring, rebounding and assists....

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Subs come off the bench for big plays as NCCU gets Moton a Division I win

Posted By on Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 6:14 PM

McDOUGALD-McLENDON GYM/DURHAM N.C. Central tries once again to get LeVelle Moton his first win over a Division I team as head coach, and this would seem to be a good opportunity. The opponent is Savannah State, the only other Historically Black College in the country that is playing as an independent this season. NCCU is the only Division I HBCU the Tigers are playing this season. SSU has won three straight in the series over the last two seasons, including a 46-44 overtime win in Savannah on Jan. 20. The game is being played at 3 p.m., the time rescheduled...

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Eagles play early today, still looking to top Division I foe

Posted By on Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Maybe the time change will give N.C. Central some good luck. The Eagles will host their men's basketball game with Savannah State today at 3 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled 7 p.m., to help everyone involved avoid icy roads. NCCU is still looking for its first win over a Division I opponent under first-year coach LeVelle Moton. The Eagles almost got it on Jan. 20 in Savannah before the Tigers escaped with a 46-44 overtime win. SSU has won three straight over NCCU over the past two seasons. Michael Glasker (pictured) is NCCU's assist leader....

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Women's roundup: Blue Devils, Tar Heels, Eagles all fall on the road

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM

It was a very bad night for Division I women's basketball in the Triangle. Three teams played and three lost on the road, including Duke which fell for the first time in ACC play. Duke dropped a 61-57 decision at resurgent Boston College, while UNC fell 80-69 at Miami and N.C. Central bowed 64-44 at Liberty. Jasmine Thomas (pictured) scored 19 points, but she was the only player in double figures for No. 6 Duke (18-4, 6-1 ACC), which had a three-game winning streak snapped. Carolyn Swords had 14 points and Mickel Picco 12 for BC (13-10, 4-4), which shot...

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Women's roundup: Blue Devils, Tar Heels, Eagles all hit the road

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Duke hopes to stay perfect in ACC play. UNC wants to come back from a painful loss. And N.C. Central is looking for a big upset. That's the situation tonight as three of the Triangle's four Division I women's basketball teams all hit the road tonight. NCCU will go first at 5 p.m., traveling to Big South power Liberty in the opener of a doubleheader in which the Flames' men's team will take on Winthrop at 8. Then the Blue Devils and Tar Heels go at the same 7 p.m. time, each of them taking on a coach who is...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Eagles sign 14 football players, including pair of transfers from WSSU

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

N.C. Central coach Mose Rison has announced a 14-member football signing class, including a pair of transfers from Winston-Salem State. Eligible to play in the fall after leaving WSSU, which is returning to NCAA Division II beginning in 2010-11, will be a pair of rising sophomores in defensive lineman Chase Tripp from Chocowinity and wideout Lamar Whidbee from Perquimans. The two are among six North Carolinians in the class, which also includes three players from Georgia and two from Virginia. "We are extremely excited about these young men," Rison (pictured) said in a press release issued by the school. "We'll...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Eagles lose double-digit lead, game to visiting Western Illinois

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 10:29 PM

McDOUGALD-McLENDON GYM/DURHAM N.C. Central gets to begin testing whether the Wizard of Oz' Dorothy was right about home tonight. The Eagles (4-19) have played 17 of their 23 previous men's basketball games on the road and lost them all, but the next five are in their own nest. NCCU isn't in position to get an easy victory very often, and the five-game homestand won't provide any gift-wrapped results. But no established national powers are coming to East Durham either, so at least every time the Eagles take the court they'll have a reasonable chance for a mark in the left...

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Eagles open five-game homestand

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 12:01 AM

N.C. Central returns to McDougald-McLendon Gym in men's basketball tonight looking to tap into a little home-court magic. The unfamiliar opponent is Western Illinois of The Summit League, and the game opens a five-game homestand that will be five-sixths of the Eagles' remaining season. WIU is 8-13. The contest is the first of a two-season home-and-home agreement. Eagle coach LeVelle Moton (pictured) continues to look for his first victory over a Division I opponent. The Eagles are 4-2 at home, but all four wins have been against small-college opposition....

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

NCCU wins a women's game on the road

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 5:59 PM

N.C. Central got into the win column on the road in women's basketball, beating Savannah State 54-43 to complete a season sweep of the Tigers. Joanna Miller (pictured) was the only player in double figures for the Eagles (7-13) with 19 points. The victory was NCCU's first on an opponent's home floor this season. Crissa Jackson and Courtney Long led SSU with 11 points apiece. The Eagles' next game is at Liberty on Thursday night....

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Smith, Wolfpack prove to be too much for cold Eagles in second half

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 5:08 PM

RBC CENTER/RALEIGH It's the third meeting between a couple of new Triangle "rivals," what with N.C. Central's move to Division I two seasons ago. The Eagles got used to playing games at the RBC Center as members of the CIAA, and the tradition has continued with an invitation to play N.C. State each of the past two seasons. State is one of just two teams that has played NCCU for three straight seasons, the other being oddly enough Colgate. The Wolfpack may be on a two-game losing streak against ACC competition, but will be a heavy favorite today since LeVelle...

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