Lady Tigers Lose To Florida State
Florida State placed five players in double figures as the Seminoles defeated Savannah State 97-51 on December 19 at the Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida. The crowd of 2,170 saw FSU lead by 12 points midway in the opening period but a 9-0 run by the Lady Tigers trimmed their deficit to 23-20 with eight minutes left. FSU led 45-29 at the break. The ‘Noles started the second half with a 24-4 run to stretch their lead to 36 with 9:23 remaining. SSU’s deficit reached 40 with 6:36 left. The FSU reserves outscored the Savannah State bench 35-9. Ezinne Kalu led SSU (4-5) with 19 points while Jasmine Norman added 13 points and eight rebounds.
Adebiyi Plays In All Star Game
Savannah State senior defensive end David Adebiyi participated in the FSC Senior Scout Bowl which was played on December 20 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. During the 2014 season, Adebiyi played in 11 games and had 21 tackles, five tackles for losses and three and a half sacks. Adebiyi (6-5, 260) is a native of Atlanta and transferred to SSU from Maskingum University while Steve Davenport was head coach of the Tigers.
FAMU Hires Football Coach
Florida A&M has hired Alex Wood as the Rattlers new football coach. Prior
to accepting the top job at FAMU, Wood served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Buffalo since 2011. Wood has more than 30 years of coaching experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. He served as running backs coach at the University of Miami from 1989-93 helping the team win a pair of national championships. Wood served as head coach at James Madison University from 1995-1998 and led them to an 8-4 record and the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs in his first season. Wood also served as a coach and coordinator for four years in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, and Minnesota Vikings.
Sims Named Head Coach At BC
Bethune-Cookman has promoted Terry Sims to be the Wildcats new football coach. A native of Jesup, Georgia, Sims was an assistant on the B-CU staff for the past five year, serving as the assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and secondary coach this past season, when the Wildcats went 9-3 and earned a share of the conference title – their fourth in the last five seasons. A 1994 graduate of Knoxville College, Sims began his coaching career at his alma mater. He also has been an assistant coach at Howard, Louisiana Lafayette, Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern, Austin Peay and Louisville.
Albany State Names Interim Coach
Albany State has announced that ASU football assistant coach Dan Land has been named the interim head coach for the program. Land has served as an assistant coach for Albany State since 2002. During that time, he has coached the defensive backs and has been a part of six Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and 11 NCAA Division II playoffs appearances. A former standout player Albany State, Land joined the Golden Rams football program as a running back in 1983. As a Golden Ram, he was a two-time All-SIAC team member. In 1987, Land was drafted as a running back by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He later played 10 years with the Oakland Raiders as a defensive back and completed his career with the Atlanta Falcons.