HBCU Sports Roundup


The Historical Black Colleges and Universities sports roundup for this week is about training, signing, and moving on to bigger and brighter opportunities:

Delaware State University Hornets: Former Delaware State University pitcher Jordan Elliott has signed a contract with the Frontier Professional Baseball League’s Washington Wild Things in Washington, Pa. Elliott completed his Hornets baseball career this past season as the team’s all-time leader in pitching wins and innings pitched, while ranking third in strikeouts. Congratulations to Elliot and it is just a matter of time before we see him in the major leagues.

Winston Salem University Rams: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Football Championship Committee has unanimously selected Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) as the host institution for the 2013 CIAA Football Championship Game, scheduled for Saturday, November 16. The CIAA selected WSSU to host the game at Bowman Gray Stadium following an evaluation process of bids that began in April. Most recently, the Football Championship Game was hosted at Durham County Memorial Stadium. Keep reading the Baltimore Times for information on tickets, times, and teams.

Coppin State Eagles: This past week the Coppin State Eagles had a few athletes sign letters of intent to play for the Eagles:

Head baseball coach Sherman Reed announced Bryant Miranda has signed a letter of intent to attend Coppin State University and play for the Eagles. Miranda attended Royal Palm Beach High School in West Palm Beach, Fla., and is scheduled to enroll at Coppin State in the fall of 2013. Also, Zollisca Sunkins has signed a letter of intent to attend Coppin State University and play women’s tennis for the Eagles announced head coach Diwani Lewis on Monday. Sunkins recently graduated from Varina High School in Richmond, Va., and will enroll at Coppin State in the fall of 2013.

University of District of Columbia Firebirds: Head women’s basketball coach Jay Butler and the University of the District of Columbia will host the 3rd annual Youth Basketball Camp at the UDC Gym this summer. The first session is already underway (June 24th-28th) and the second session is July 15th-19th. For more information on the basketball camp, visit http://static.psbin.com/v/0/6v8y37yecikjx2/Jay_Butler_Basketball_Camp_2013.pdf

That’s a look at HBCU sports for this week. Please send any questions, comments, or HBCU Sports and news to pdemps@btimes.com. You can follow Phinesse Demps on Twitter: @lfpmedia; Baltimore Times: @baltimore_times.