ECU head baseball coach to speak at Raleigh Sports Club
Cliff Godwin, head baseball coach at East Carolina University since 2014, will be the special guest speaker at the Raleigh Sports Club.
Meetings are in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road.
Doors open at 10:50 a.m.
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N.C. State: The team cruised to a 97-64 victory over Appalachian State on Thursday night inside PNC Arena to improve to 8-2 on the season. The 33-point win marks the Pack’s largest margin of victory this season. In the win, 15 players for the Wolfpack earned playing time, with six players finishing in double figures.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons conclude a span of four-of-five games on the road as they visit Xavier. Saturday’s game is the sixth edition of the Skip Prosser Classic, a series created to honor the late coach who left a lasting legacy at both schools. A victory would give the Deacs their first ranked road win since 2009-10 (at North Carolina) and would be their fourth true road win of the season (most since six in 2009-10).
St. Augustine’s: The team will try to gain its fourth straight victory on Saturday when the Falcons visit Chowan University in a CIAA matchup at the Helms Center in Murfreesboro. Tip-off is 4 p.m. The Falcons (2-0 CIAA, 7-5 overall) have won their last three contests and five of their last six games with a balanced offense and tenacious defense. Guard Anthony Gaskins and forward Quincy January are the team’s top scorers.
Shaw: After a loss to Chowan on Thursday, the program will participate in the L.S. Epps Memorial Scholarship Basketball Challenge featuring teams from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association conferences hosted by Clark Atlanta University. This will be the second consecutive year that Shaw will compete in the challenge. The Bears will take on Clark Atlanta at 6 p.m. Saturday and Albany State University at 2 p.m. Sunday.
N.C. State: A winner of four straight games and five of its last six, the team (9-2) closes non-conference play with a two-game southern swing beginning Saturday afternoon at Tulane. Tip-off between the Wolfpack and Green Wave is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Devlin Fieldhouse.
Campbell: The team earned its fourth win in its last five outings with a 56-41 victory on the road at USC Upstate on Thursday night. Hannah Long led three Camel (5-3) double-figure scorers with a career-high 15 points to go with eight rebounds.
St. Augustine’s: The freshmen trio of Kiana Clark, Ja’Yon Leak and Kaaliya Williams led a fourth quarter rally to send the contest into overtime Thursday, but the team lost 57-53 to Elizabeth City State University in its CIAA opener at the Vaughan Center. The team will wrap up a four-game road trip in six days with back-to-back CIAA contests. The Falcons visit Chowan University at 2 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, they take on Virginia State University at 2:30 p.m.
The team took time out last Sunday to mentor young girls and teach them the game of basketball. The Falcons, in conjunction with the Durham Parks and Recreation Department, conducted a free basketball clinic at the Edison Johnson Recreation Center in Durham. The team led drills and played games with the girls, ages 6 to 12.
N.C. State: Members of the Wolfpack football team will hold their annual shopping trip to buy toys with the money collected from fans for the Toys for Tots program on Tuesday.
St. Augustine’s: Wide receiver Sam Boyd was named to the HBCU Gameday NCAA Division II All-America football team. A second-team selection, Boyd tied for third in the CIAA in touchdown catches (7) despite missing all or parts of the last three games due to injury.
NCCU: The Eagles family suffered a tragic loss on Thursday, as alum Ty Brown passed away at the age of 24. Brown played four seasons (2011-14) as a standout defensive performer. During that time he played in 43 games, including 36 as a starter at linebacker of defensive end. He amassed 183 career tackles, collected 32.0 tackles for a loss with 13.5 sacks, and tallied 10 pass break-ups and five forced fumbles.
Men’s Cross Country
Elon: Sophomore Nick Ciolkowski was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office said Friday. A biochemistry major with a cumulative 3.85 GPA, Ciolkowski earned his first CAA Scholar-Athlete award after successfully defending his individual league title at the 2016 CAA Championships.
Wake Forest: Associate head coach Barb Weinberg has accepted an offer to become the head field hockey coach at the University of Massachusetts, UMass Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford announced Thursday. Weinberg has been on the Demon Deacons’ staff for three seasons and was promoted to associate head coach for the 2016 season. She helped guide the Deacs to an ACC Championship in 2014 and two NCAA tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015.
Elon: Head coach Elizabeth Anderson has announced the addition of Sofia Edo (Buenos Aires, Argentina) for the upcoming 2017 season on Friday. Edo won a total of eight Argentina national tournaments at the junior level. She also competed on the International Tennis Federation circuit.
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