College Notebook

Frazier reinstated at N.C. Central

News ServicesJuly 23, 2012 


N.C. Central head football coach Henry Frazier III poses in the stands at Eagles stadium on the NCCU campus.


— Henry Frazier has been reinstated as North Carolina Central’s football coach.

The school announced his reinstatement Monday and said his legal matter has been resolved but did not elaborate on what the resolution was. Morrisville Police did not immediately return a call seeking further details.

N.C. Central suspended Frazier in May following his arrest on a charge of assaulting a female. Authorities said Frazier and his wife were arguing at their house on May 14 when the alleged assault took place.

N.C. Central chancellor Charlie Nelms says Frazier is “remorseful” for the distraction while athletics director Ingrid Wicker-McCree says she has “full confidence that he has learned from this unfortunate situation.”


Duke: Quinn Cook and Marshall Plumlee will play for the East Coast All-Stars in the 2012 Four Nations Cup. The four-team tournament will be played in Tallinn, Estonia from July 29-31. Cook averaged 4.4 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game as a freshman last season.

Plumlee gained valuable experience as a redshirt this past year. The 6-11, 225-pound center is a high-energy athlete that is expected to have a significant impact on the interior for the Blue Devils in 2012-13.


ECU: Junior offensive guard Will Simmons and two Pirate defenders, senior nose tackle Michael Brooks and sophomore inside linebacker Jeremy Grove, have been named to the 2012 Conference USA Football Coaches Preseason Team. The conference’s 12 coaches voted for the preseason award winners.

Simmons helped guide ECU to a No. 20 national rank in passing offense (286.1 ypg) that included 300-yard efforts in six of the last 10 contests. Brooks concluded his junior campaign topping all Pirate linemen with 55 tackles, 18 solo hits and 37 assists in 12 starts. During Grove’s first collegiate season in 2011, he set a Pirate rookie record with a team-leading 122 tackles - the third-highest total by an ECU player in the last 14 years.


Elon: Rising senior left-handed pitcher Dylan Clark was recognized for his performance this summer with a spot on the East team for the 2012 Cape Cod League All-Star Game. Clark, a member of the Orleans Firebirds, appeared in 10 games and made one start. He logged 23.1 innings and allowed just 15 hits, three walks and five earned runs.


Elon: Women’s coach Chris Neal announced the addition of Shak Salandy. Salandy is eligible to play for the Phoenix this season.

Salandy comes to Elon after redshirting last season at Jackson State following an injury that kept her sidelined for the 2011 season.

At North Davidson High School, Salandy was selected to participate in the annual East-West Girls All-Star Game following her senior campaign. In her final season, Salandy was named the Davidson County Player of the Year. She broke nearly every scoring record at North Davidson in her final season.

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