Hampton added to its depth at wide receiver and kick returner when Winston-Salem State’s Chase Powell announced that he will transfer.
The Winston-Salem Journal first reported the news.
Powell, a 5-foot-8, 175-pound sophomore, led the Rams last season with 64 catches for 770 yards and seven touchdowns. He was named to the CIAA All-Rookie team as a receiver and returner. He must sit out a year, transferring from Division II to Division I, per NCAA rules.
HU is coached by Connell Maynor, who coached Powell at WSSU last season. ...
Old Dominion football season tickets are sold out for the sixth straight year, but fans still can purchase “flex tickets,” which provide a ticket to every home game in varied seat locations throughout the stadium.
(from The Daily Progress of Charlottesville):
South Carolina assistant Mark Bernardino is glad to be back in the pool coaching, even if it isn't what the one-time Atlantic Coast Conference championship leader expected at this point in his career.
Bernardino's Cavaliers dominated the ACC, winning 27 titles from 1978-2013. But Bernardino and Virginia parted ways last year, a split that still stings the longtime coach. After a year on the sidelines attending high school parent meetings and lacrosse games for son Kevin, Bernardino accepted an offer from Gamecocks coach McGee Moody to become the team's associate head coach.
Bernardino, 62, said he's excited about starting this chapter at a program.
“The opportunity here is great. I think this is a program ready to explode,” Bernardino said. “Just the chance to have the opportunity to help build something, to help grow something, is pretty exciting to me.”
The U.Va. men's and women's teams had won six straight league titles from 2008-13. He had sent swimmers to the Olympics every time since the Atlanta Games in 1996, including five two years ago in London.
“I think we had a family there,” he said.
Still, in 2013 he announced his retirement from the program he had built into one college's top teams. Bernardino said he can't talk about the decision publicly and “there'll probably never be a time that I will.”
ODU president John R. Broderick was selected to serve on the NCAA Committee for Institutional Performance, effective in September.
The committee, formerly known as the NCAA Division I Athletics Certification Program, focuses on the student-athlete experience through the establishment of review processes.
Virginia Beach’s Tom Crow shot a 6-under-par 66 on the first day to take a five-stroke lead at the Virginia State Golf Association Junior Stroke Play Championship at Williamsburg Club.
Trey Wren, 18, of Suffolk and Logan Yates, 16, of the Charlottesville area were tied for second at 71.
Connor Rinoski (73) of Yorktown and Trevor Tremps (78) of Williamsburg were the top Peninsula performers.
Top qualifier Cindy Morris of Portsmouth breezed past Williamsburg’s Colleen Robertson 7 and 6 to reach the quarterfinals of the VSGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in Hot Springs.
Morris, who faces Richmond’s Lindsay Wortham, and Virginia Beach’s Peggy Woodard, who meets Springfield’s Mimi Hoffman, are the last two Hampton Roads players in the championship field.
Williamsburg’s Margaret McMillen (second flight) and Gail Frey (sixth flight) won their first matches to reach the quarterfinals in their brackets.Copyright © 2015, CT Now