BOXTOROW Podcast: Monster Energy NASCAR Series Rookie of the Year Erik Jones

2017 was the first year that Erik Jones raced full-time on the NASCAR Monster Energy Drink Series. He secured 14 top 10 finishes and was named Rookie of the Year. This was his third NASCAR Rookie of the Year honor as in 2016 he won the award in the Xfinity Series and in 2015 on

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BOXTOROW Podcast: NASCAR driver Chase Elliott

NASCAR Monster Energy Drink Series Cup driver Chase Elliott had a solid 2017, finishing fifth in the points standing. He won one of the Duel qualifying race on Thursday and will start on the second row of this Sunday’s Daytona 500. Elliott, one of NASCAR’s more popular drivers, talked with BOXTOROW host Donal Ware about

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Bethune-Cookman alum Mervyl Melendez looking for more success as baseball coach at FIU

boxtorow.com FIU head baseball coach Mervyl Melendez had a solid first year in 2017 as the head baseball coach at FIU, as the Panthers went 31-27.  Melendez, a Bethune-Cookman graduate and one of the few HBCU graduates to coach at a non-HBCU on the Division I level, got his debut off on the right foot

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Remembering Leah LaBelle

Singer Leah LaBelle and her husband former NBA player Rasual Butler were killed in one-car crash in California early Wednesday morning. LaBelle appeared on season 3 of Idol, alongside Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia, back in 2004 and was later signed to Epic Records, in a joint deal between Jermaine Dupri’s  So So Def Records and Pharrell’s I

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BOXTOROW National Player of the Week: Martaveous McKnight

Arkansas Pine Bluff Guard Martaveous McKnight 6-4, Junior, Wallas, Miss. Averaged 32 points, five rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game on 59 percent shooting from the floor last week in victories over Prairie View A&M and Alcorn State. McKnight scored 39 points, grabbed six rebounds, handed out five assists and had three steals

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BOXTOROW National Player of the Week: Shakyla Hill

Grambling Guard Shakyla Hill 5-7, Jr., Little Rock, Ark. Averaged 16.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, seven steals and six rebounds per game on 52.8 percent shooting from the floor last week. She also grabbed national headlines by recording 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in Grambling’s 93-71 victory over Alabama State on January

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