Coaching hires, final poll rankings and spring practice storylines were the focus in the week that was March 29 – April 4.

Monday

Kendrick Marshall continued his 2014 Spring Practice Storyline series with a look at the UAPB football program and the hopes of a “bounce back season”.

The final Cavil HBCU Major Division basketball poll was released with the North Carolina Central men’s and Hampton women’s basketball teams finishing the year ranked No. 1.

Tuesday

Alabama A&M’s new pistol offense was the focus of Marshall’s 2014 Spring Practice Storyline series.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams from Wiley College finished the season ranked No. 1 in the final Cavil HBCU Mid-Major basketball poll.

Wednesday

Southern University athletics announced the return of the Pelican Relays after a one year hiatus.

Xavier University’s women’s basketball team finished the season ranked 19th in the NAIA postseason poll.

Jacksonville University expressed interest in Texas Southern’s Mike Davis for its vacant head coaching position.

Thursday

The 2014 Spring Practice Storyline series takes a look at Prairie View’s defensive overhaul and the possibility that it could be a difference maker in PV winning the SWAC West.

Prairie View removed the interim tag from Dawn Brown’s title to officially name her head coach of the Lady Panthers basketball team.

Friday

Alabama State baseball coach Mervyl Melendez talked about his team’s slow April start in brief Q&A session released by the athletics department.

Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson joined the Alabama State football coaching staff as safeties coach.



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