MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The 13 programs in the expanded Colonial Athletic Association, including newcomer Hampton and longtime member William & Mary, have learned which opponents they will face twice and which they will meet once during an 18-game schedule of the CAA. Times and dates must be announced.
Coach Buck Joyner’s Deep South Pirates will play home-and-away series against W&M, North Carolina A&T, College of Charleston, Drexel, Hofstra and Monmouth. Hampton will only play at home against Delaware, Northeastern and Stony Brook and only on the road against Elon, UNC Wilmington and Towson.
Coach Dane Fischer’s tribe will play two games each against Elon, Hampton, UNCW, Northeastern, Stony Brook and Towson. W&M will only play at home against Hofstra, Monmouth and NC A&T and only on the road against Charleston, Delaware and Drexel.
Most CAA games will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
HU, W&M also learn league haters
The CAA women’s basketball teams have also learned their roster of league opponents, but there are many differences with the men’s. Still, each team will participate in 18 CAA games.
Hampton’s first colonial season will include meetings with W&M, Hofstra, NC A&T, UNCW, Northeastern and Towson. Coach David Six’s team will only play at home against Charleston, Delaware and Drexel and only at Elon, Monmouth and Stony Brook.
The Tribe’s first season under new coach Erin Dickerson Davis will feature two games each against Hampton, Charleston, Drexel, Elon, Monmouth and Towson. W&M will also play at home against Delaware, Hofstra and UNCW and on the road against NC A&T, Northeastern and Stony Brook.
Six Spartans named VaSID Academic All-State
Six athletes from Norfolk State have been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State Academic Team, including football player DJ Djonkam, who specializes in urban affairs and holds a perfect average of 4.0.
Djonkam’s teammates Marquis Hall and Anthony Blume, volleyball players Siera Jones and Rachel Williams and tennis player Zada McMorris were also honored.
Kick-off time U.Va.-Syracuse adjusted
The Atlantic Coast Conference moved the kickoff time for the ESPN game from Virginia to Syracuse on Friday, Sept. 23 to 7 p.m., a half-hour earlier than originally scheduled.
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Stanley triggers next season to triumph
Ben Stanley scored 23 points and Jordan Nesbitt added 16 to help next season edge Love Yours 83-81 on Sunday, day two of this year’s Hampton Roads 7 Cities Pro-Am Summer League at Norview Gymnasium High in Norfolk. Dez Lee scored 18 points and Devin Patterson 17 for Love Yours.
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The Langley Raptors beat the Hampton Roads Warriors 81-72 despite Dana Tate’s 25 points for the Warriors. Khyree Temple scored 15 in a balanced offense for the Raptors.
Rich Lyfe beat Team Push 86-80, although Randy Stafford scored 22 and Andre Bottoms 21 for Team Push.
Norfolk State star Joe Bryant Jr. had 29 points, Jahn Hines 23, and DeShaun Wade and Jaylani Darden added 18 apiece to lead Harvey Lindsay over the Playmakers 119-104. Christian Ings scored 25 points for the Playmakers.
Former ODU Hill player returns to Scottish squad
Former Old Dominion star Kathryn Hill recently re-signed with her native Scotland’s Rangers WFC after a five-year run with Durham WFC in England’s FA Women’s Championship competition.
Hill is returning to the club she played with before coming to ODU. While with the Monarchs in 2015 and 2016, she stood out for two years earning All-Conference USA honors and All-Conference USA Academic Team awards in both seasons.