“Over the season, they were judged the best in all categories”
The last ESPN/The Undefeated HBCU Band Rankings of the season have Bethune-Cookman and Miles as the top two bands in the Division I and Division II rankings.
Congratulations to the bands and their schools for the hard work, dedication, precision and music that they’ve given us this season.
The final judging was done by all 10 judges, each of whom is a current or former band director with roots at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The previous judging this season was done by two panels, with five judges each, evaluating the Division I bands, from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and independents, and five for Division II, for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Read on:
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Jimmie Robinson Collects FCS All-America Honors
Kick returner grabs FCS end-of-year honors
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman kick return specialist Jimmie Robinson was named to the STATS FCS All-America Team, announced Tuesday afternoon.
Jimmie Robinson, a 5-8, 162-pound senior from Palm Coast, Florida, transferred into the BCU program from Mercer.
The Palm Coast High alum was named as a STATS FCS Third-Team All-America performer as a kick returner.
In November, Robinson – one of the most electrifying kick returners in the nation, was selected as a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) all-league second team member as a kick returner. Robinson currently sits tied for second in the country in kickoff return touchdowns (3), as well as third in kickoff return yards (730 / 33.2 ypr).
He netted his first career 100-yard kickoff return for touchdown against North Carolina Central. Robinson went on to set a school record with 202 kickoff return yards and two touchdowns against Howard in the 35th Circle City Classic in Indianapolis. Additionally, Robinson led the MEAC during the regular season in all-purpose yards (126 y/g) and finished sixth in scoring (68 pts).
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