NC A&T Big South
Conference Affiliation Challenged
Praised the LORD and
Michael Pippen Sr. Photo
Departing the MEAC Conference, N.C. A&T Announced a New
Athletics Affiliation with the Big South Conference" on
February 7, 2020, after alleged meeting of Athletic
Affiliation Committee and subsequent meeting of universities
Board of Trustees Executive Committee. In compliance with
proposed settlement of suit at law to dismiss lawsuit
between Michael Pippen /dba/Black Triad News and UNC &
NCA&T. The original Executive Committee decision February
7, 2020 would be vacated. Pursuant rules and
regulations of the NC Open Meetings Law, A&T will notice a
special meeting of the Athletic Conference Assessment
Committee (ACAC). During the meeting, the ACAC will discuss
their findings regarding A&T’s move to the Big South.
Second, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the NC Open
Meetings Law, A&T will notice a special meeting of the Board
of Trustees. At the meeting, among other agenda items, the
Board will hear from a representative from the ACAC
regarding their findings. Following the presentation from
the ACAC, the Board will vote on the move to the Big South.
Special Called Meeting
Tonya Dixon 7/24/20 For
The North Carolina
Agricultural and Technical State University Athletics
Conference Assessment Committee will hold a meeting, on
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, via Zoom webinar, at 11 a.m. N.C.
A&T BOT to Hold Special Called Meeting, July 28. The North
Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Board
of Trustees will hold a Special Called Meeting, on Tuesday,
July 28, 2020, via Zoom webinar, at noon.
Note: Board of Trustee meeting material is not current posted
on NCA&T web site but should be on July 26.
|North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
University Board of Trustees July 18-19, 2019 held
an Orientation and Retreat Graylyn International
Conference Center – Winston-Salem, NC. The agenda
called for the oath of office being administer on
Friday. The agenda indicate Board member former
judge Paul Jone would swear swear in Trustees
Timothy King, John Bluford, Venessa Harrison, and
Student Government who were reappointed for four
more years and with Student Government President
Notwithstanding the purported swearing I was told
first by Board assistant secretary Sharon Bennett
and then by Vice president for University Relations
that I could not attend. Friday July 19, 2019 NC A&T
BOT was consider Actions, including Approval to
Establish Center of Excellence. I was allowed to
Friday attend. When the Board considered the Action
Items Sharon Bennett did not call the role, no
quorum was establishing nor was the conflict of
Interest statement read. NC A&T Board of Trustees
bylaws require minutes of the previous meeting be
included in Board material for the next meeting.
Sept. 2019 NC A&T held the first Regular schedule
Meeting of the Board of Trustees Retreat Minutes
were not included in Board of Trustee Meeting
Material, nor were they approved. Pursuant NC Public
record laws I requested the minute as well as the
audio from the July Retreat.
NC A&T Media Contact Tonya Dixon issued a press
N.C. A&T Board of Trustees Adds New
Members; Dates for Quartely Meetings Set
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Sept. 23, 2019) – A new
academic year for North Carolina Agricultural
and Technical State University has begun.
Additionally, the university board of trustees
welcomes new members and releases dates for
quarterly meetings. N.C. A&T Student Government
Association President Allison Gilmore along with
newly elected trustees Mark Copeland, William
Dudley and Kimberly Gatling were sworn in as new
board members. A complete board of trustees list
|The Martin Administration has not complied with Public
record requests for minutes/ audio thus no public evidence
exist with witness NC A&T Chairwoman Venessa Harrison
Assessment Committee Chairman Timothy King
were sworn July 18, 2020. Going into Wednesday July
29, 2020 meeting there is no public record Venessa Harrison
and Timothy Kink are members of NC A&T Board of Trustees.
NCCU Athletics & Photo Courtesy
Before the page turns on the 2019-20 campaign, here's a look back at
the highlights from the North Carolina Central University sports
Volleyball: Cross Country:
Men's Basketball: Women's Basketball &
|20 Bison Named to the ASUN Academic Honor Roll
Women’s Lacrosse recognized for hard work inside the classroom
DEREK W. BRYANT (Photo Credit – Howard
Athletics Media Relations)
Link to story: https://hubison.com/news/2020/7/20/womens-lacrosse-20-bison-named-to-the-asun-academic-honor-roll.aspx
ATLANTA (July 20, 2020) – The ASUN Conference unveiled its 2019-20
Academic Honor Roll where the Howard University women’s lacrosse
team had 20 Bison recognized for their hard work inside the
classroom. The announcement came Thursday (July 16).
The league acknowledged student-athletes who earned a 3.00 grade
point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale during the 2019-20 academic
Among the honorees included Heidi Chicas (Hyattsville, Md.); Talia
Coryat (Orlando, Fla.); Aysha Dean (Murfreesboro, Tenn.); Andrea
Fievre (Snellville, Ga.); Jessica Greene (Fruitland, Md.); Alayah
Hightower (Mitchellville, Md.); Tiffany Hunt (Bridgewater, N.J.);
Kiyanna Jackson (Upper Marlboro, Md.); Skylar Jennings (Downingtown,
Pa.); Madison Joines (Winston-Salem, N.C.); Jillian Jones (Fresno,
Calif.); Rania Jones (Alexandria, Va.); Shelby Lee (Bowie, Md.);
Josie Mallory (Charlottesville, Va.); Bernadette Nwoye (Montgomery
Village (Md.); Latroya Pina (Seeknok, Mass.); Lailah Robey
(Chesapeake Beach, Md.); Quai Skeete-Ridley (New Carrollton, Md.);
Marquia Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) and Terie Young (Dallas).
“I’m extremely proud of these young women,” said Howard women’s
lacrosse interim head coach Paul Bowden. “Even though our season was
cut short due to COVID-19, we persevered and continued to make
strides off the field. They exemplify what it means to be a
student-athlete and embodies what Howard University stands for.”
Overall, the conference recognized 1,964 student-athletes over its
19 sponsored sports. Coastal Carolina led all ASUN affiliate member
schools with 43 student-athletes.
HU looks to build upon last year’s success under Coach Bowden.
ABOUT HOWARD ATHLETICS
The Howard University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
sponsors 21 NCAA Division I men and women varsity sports. The
programs represent five conferences: the Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference (MEAC), Northeast Conference (NEC), Sun Belt Conference
(SBC), Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and Atlantic Sun (ASUN)
ABOUT THE ASUN
The ASUN Conference, a member of NCAA Division I, boasts nine member
institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets
the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and
athletic achievement with a true balance between student and
athlete. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and
dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Bellarmine
University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University,
Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University,
University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson
Ruck, Allen added to MJBL virtual Symposium
Larry Barber photo courtesy Larry Barber
VA - Rob Ruck, a professor and author of the book Raceball and
former Negro Leagues player Sam Allen have been added as presenters
to the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League (MJBL) Bobby Bonds
Memorial Symposium. Ruck is a professor of history at the University
of Pittsburgh, and the book is fully called Raceball: How the Major
Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game. Allen, playing for the
Kansas City Monarchs, led the league in runs scored in 1957. Ruck
will be a guest of the initial MJBL segment set for July 20.
Allen will serve as a commentator during the second segment July 27
of a four-part series.
Go to www.mjbl.org for the Zoom link to join this 2020
MJBL was founded in 1966 by Dr. William M.T. Forrester, the late
father of current MJBL Executive Director William Forrester, Jr. The
league was established in Richmond, VA which remains the home base.
It was formed during the days of segregation when there were very
limited opportunities for African-American youngsters to participate
in organized baseball. While open to everyone, MJBL continues to be
the only national youth league geared toward inner city
The MJBL mission is to provide a platform for primarily socially and
economically disadvantaged youth to realize their self worth through
educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs designed by
individuals who strive to connect these youth to the legacies of
African-American life, achievements, and institutions.
The presentations, starting at 8:00PM will consist of panel
discussions led by a moderator and end on Monday, August 10. This
will be the first time the symposium has aired nationally in six
years when it was shown on C-Span from Capitol Hill. That link is
Monday, July 20- “Steps for baseball to retain the title America’s
National Pastime”. Examine the Economical Factions of the game. Dr.
Wilmer Leon, nationally broadcast radio talk show host on SiriusXM
Satellite channel 126, will serve as the moderator. Panelists:
Former Major League Baseball player and later first Black manager
Jerry Manuel. Edwin Thompson of Eastern Kentucky University, one of
three Black head coaches in NCAA Division I level. Ricky Clemons,
sports management lecturer at Howard University and former Vice
President of the MLB National League.
Monday, July 27- 100th Anniversary of the Negro League Baseball.
Panelists: Emmy Nominated Director and Civil Rights advocate Lauren
Meyer, who is the filmmaker behind the documentary “The Other Boys
of Summer”. Ken Free, who played in the last Negro League Baseball
All-Star game in Comiskey Park was the MEAC first full time
Commissioner and is former national chairman of MJBL. Memorabilia
will be provided by Luther Norman of Youth Sports Bureau in
Monday, August 3- The African-American Baseball Coaching.
Panelists: Jimmy Williams, MJBL board member and former professional
player and Howard head coach. He will be joined by Terrance Whittle,
Stillman College Head Baseball Coach.
Monday, August 10- Where are our heroes? “A discussion of the
disappearance of Black superstars and its connection with our
declining interest in baseball.” Panelists to be announced later.
Directed by Corey Nicholson, MJBL national chairman and MJBL board
member Barksdale Haggins of Dallas, TX.
The four MJBL presentations are set to start on Zoom at 8:00PM and
carry Question-Answer sessions.
CHAZZ WOODSON NAMED HAMPTON UNIVERSITY MEN'S LACROSSE COACH
HAMPTON, Va. -- Chazz Woodson, a former Major League Lacrosse
standout and Hampton Roads native, was announced today as
new Hampton University Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach.
“It is my extreme pleasure to welcome Mr. Chazz Woodson to the
Hampton University family,” said Hampton University Director of
Athletics Eugene Marshall, Jr. “He comes highly recommended and
with an impeccable background in lacrosse. I am looking forward to
seeing him with his team this year.”
Woodson joins the Pirates after serving as the Program Director and
Head Boys Varsity Coach at the Ransom Everglades School in Coconut
Grove, Fla. He recruited and managed the coaching staffs of two
middle school and two high school teams, along with practice and
game planning for the varsity team.
“What an honor and a blessing it is to come full circle and find
myself back home in Hampton Roads,” said Woodson. “I am
exceptionally grateful to Hampton University President Dr. William
R. Harvey, for inviting me to join the Hampton University family,
and the proud tradition of excellence that has characterized this
school for so many years.”
“I'd also like to thank Mr. Marshall for trusting me with the
direction of a program that is the most unique in the country and,
in my opinion, arguably the most important in lacrosse right now,”
Woodson added. “I'm excited to work with him and his staff to build
a program that exemplifies the University's dedication to the
promotion of learning, building character, and preparing students
for positions of leadership and service.”
He had a stellar career at Brown University where he graduated in
2005 with a B.A. degree in Educational Studies with a focus on Human
Development. While at Brown, he scored 71 goals in 54 games, as he
was a two-time All-Ivy League, All-New England and team Offensive
MVP. He was named to the Brown University All Decade team for
“It's also important to acknowledge the work that was done by the
men who preceded me, Coach Carter and Coach Devoe, and of course
Mrs. Crawford,” Woodson said. “Their commitment to the men of this
program is what has ultimately provided me an opportunity to to step
into this position of servantship.”
Woodson had a lengthy professional career after being selected 19th
overall in the 2005 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft by
Long Island. He had stops in Long Island, Boston, Los Angeles,
Chicago, Chesapeake and Florida with the MLL. Throughout his
10-year career, he was recognized as one of the most exciting
players in the game.
Off the field, Woodson is well entrenched in the Lacrosse community
as he is an At-Large Board Member for U.S. Lacrosse. He is an owner
and director for Sankofa Lacrosse Foundation which is focused on
supporting efforts to expand the reach of the game, particularly in
economically challenged areas.
Woodson grew up in Norfolk, Va. and attended Norfolk Academy until
2000 when he played his senior year at the Blue Ridge School in
The chance of his first collegiate coaching job was one that Woodson
couldn’t pass up. “It's an exciting new challenge for me. But
coaching is fundamentally about building and maintaining
relationships. That holds true no matter what sport or what level,
and it's not new to me at all. So, I'm looking forward to getting
started, he said.
For more information on Hampton University Men’s Lacrosse, visit
the official Pirates website at