The evaluation after spending a week at the San Antonio Spurs' workout facility back in 2004 didn't leave Tim Black deflated. The acclaimed Barton College basketball player was told that, at best, he had an outside shot at playing in the National Basketball Association. Black, now age 25, was braced, but heeded was the attached advice: Set your a goal for a specific time frame and then determine where you are.
During the 2005-06 season, Elton Coffield established a career high with 35 points against Pfeiffer in the semifinal round of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. That total is now only his best single-game scoring performance in the Northern Hemisphere. Elton Coffield, a rising senior at Mount Olive, joined a group of basketball student-athletes from college division schools on a trip to Australia under the auspices of USA Athletes International, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for amateur athletes to participate in international competition.
GAFFNEY, S.C.- Limestone College alumni Brandon Scott and Marquintus Jones will join the Limestone mens basketball program as assistant coaches for the 2006-07 season. Both newcomers had great playing careers for the Saints and will be valuable assets to the team. Jones and Scott will assist head coach Larry Epperly in all facets of the program.
ANDERSON, S.C. Jeff Brookman has been named assistant mens basketball coach at Anderson University, head coach Jason Taylor announced Wednesday afternoon. Brookman, a native of Charlotte, N.C., has served as an assistant coach at the semi-pro, Division I, Division II, and AAU levels.
Mount Olive Director of Athletics Jeff Eisen and Head Men's Basketball Coach Bill Clingan joined East Carolina Director of Athletics Terry Holland and Head Football Coach Skip Holtz in flight and refueling exercises Thursday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
BANNER ELK, NC Lees-McRae College recently named Scott Polsgrove as the new mens basketball head coach. Polsgrove joins the Lees-McRae Bobcats from King College, Bristol, Tenn., where he was head mens basketball coach for 14 years. Before coaching at King College, Coach Polsgrove was the assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Taylor University, Upland, Ind.
ANDERSON, S.C. Jason Taylor, assistant coach for the Anderson University mens basketball program for the past three seasons, has been elevated to head coach, AU athletic director Bobby Beville announced Wednesday afternoon. Jason has worked very hard and has been very dedicated to our mens basketball program for the last three years, Beville said. He impressed the search committee with his plans for the program and his vision for the future. We believe Jason is a good fit for Anderson University. Taylor replaces Doug Novak, who resigned in late April join the basketball staff at The Citadel. Taylor, a 27-year-old native of Clarkrange, Tenn., came to Anderson in 2003 after two years at Roane State (Tenn.) Community College.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Twelve student-athletes comprise the 2005-06
North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA)
College Division All-State Men's Basketball Teams released on Monday.
The team consists of non-NCAA Division I student-athletes from
North Carolina colleges and universities. Nominees were submitted by
North Carolina sports information professionals. NCCSIA members voted
for the all-state teams.
The All-State basketball teams include a five-player first-team,
as well as a five-player second team (plus those involved in ties).
Teams are selected for men and women in both the college (Division II,
III and NAIA) and university (NCAA Division I) divisions.
Just like the weather, everybody talks about sportsmanship. Mount Olive College senior Chuckie Jefferson is helping Mount Olive do something about.
As part of his internship, Jefferson helped coordinate a Sportsmanship Symposium Thursday at Mount Olive. A capacity audience, comprised primarily of Trojan student-athletes, filled the Hennessee Room
WINONA STATE 86, BARTON 78 (OT)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Winona State (Minn.) scored 16 points in overtime en route to an 86-78 victory versus Barton (N.C.) in an opening round game of the “Elite Eight” tonight at the MassMutual Center. Winona State will now meet the winner of the Stonehill/Tarleton State contest in a national semifinal encounter tomorrow at 8:30 pm. That game will be aired live on CSTV. The Warriors (30-4) ran the entire emotional spectrum throughout the evening. They allowed a 14-point first half lead to slip away, only to rally from a 12-point second half deficit after Barton had outscored them by a 44-18 margin throughout an 18 minute span that bridged the two regulation periods.
BETHESDA, MD (22 March 2006) – Fans of the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament will be able to follow live action on their computers through a partnership between PrestoSports, American International College and the NCAA. Up-to-the-second, official live stats will be made available for fans to follow online throughout Championship Weekend.
The basketball games are being played this weekend at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. American International College is the host institution. Quarterfinal games will be played on March 22, with the Semifinals on March 23. The 50th annual NCAA Championship contest is slated for March 25 at one o’clock in the afternoon. CSTV will televise the Semifinal round, with the title game televised live on CBS.
WILSON , N.C. – The Barton College men's basketball team, amid the greatest season in school history, is going to the NCAA D-II Elite Eight in Springfield, MA .
The top-seeded Bulldogs, under the direction of 10th -year head coach Ron Lievense, rallied from way down late in the game for the second straight night to beat third-seeded Alderson-Broaddus 73-70 Tuesday in the East Regional Championship game. The 28-3 Bulldogs will play fifth-ranked Winona State (29-4) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the MassMutual Center in the Elite Eight.
Barton College is hosting the NCAA DII Men's Basketball Regional Championships in Wilson, NC. Five of the eight qualifing teams are ranked in the national top twenty-five, including CVAC member and Barton arch rival Mount Olive College. Link here for stories, stats, scores, and all tournament information for the championships.
Thomasville, NC> Queens University of Charlotte won this year’s Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Allan Sharp Award with a 67% graduation rate. The Sharp Award identifies the CVAC member institution with the year’s highest graduation rate among student athletes receiving athletics aid.
INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams for the 2006 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship.
Twenty-two conferences have been awarded automatic qualification. The remaining 42 teams were selected at large by the committee.
Seven of the regional tournaments, consisting of eight teams each, will be conducted March 11, 12 and 14 at regional sites. The West regional will be conducted March 10, 11 and 13. The eight quarterfinalists will advance to the finals at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, March 22, 23 and 25.
Tournament Most Valuable Player Anthony Atkinson (pictured, right) scored 37 points and a Mount Olive three-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer as top-seeded and nationally 12th-ranked Barton defeated the second-seeded and nationally 25th-ranked Trojans 102-100 in the championship game of the 2006 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Men's Basketball Championship Friday at Kornegay Arena. Mount Olive was the host site for the CVAC Tournament "final four."
The CVAC announced the All-Conference Teams, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Freshmen of the Year award winners at the Honors Banquet during this weekend's CVAC Basketball Conference Championship Tournament. The banquet was held at the host institution, Mount Olive College. The women’s awards were first given out, followed by the men’s awards. Head Coaches from CVAC member institutions nominate and then vote upon the award winners who represent the best of the best for the conference.
The Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference is proud to recognize Brenna Clark of Pfeiffer University as the 2006 Murphy Osborne Award recipient. Brenna was selected as the CVAC’s most outstanding student-athlete from a field of ten nominees. To be eligible for the award, a student must be a senior student-athlete with a minimum grade point average of 3.25. The student must be a full-time student at the time of nomination, must have been a full-time student for at least two years at the member school, and must be a starter or important substitute in a conference sport. The recipient is selected by the Faculty Athletics Representatives of CVAC institutions. The Murphy Osborne award was presented March 2, 2006, at the annual CVAC winter meeting held in conjunction with the basketball tournament hosted by Mount Olive College.
COLUMBIA, SC—WLTX, the CBS affiliate in Columbia, aired a segment, “Fullcourt Family,” featuring Athletic Director and head men’s basketball, Mark Peeler, and his wife and head women’s basketball coach, Maggie Peeler. The segment, which aired on the 11 o’clock news on February 27th, is viewable on www.wltx.com under “Video Headlines” on the left side of the webpage.