COLLEGE: 8 former players, athletic trainer sue Lenoir-Rhyne University

Published Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

They’re seeking more than $26 million in damages from school, women’s head basketball coach, school president   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Despite an independent investigation saying no racism was found in the Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s basketball program, the school is not yet clear of those allegations. Late last week, eight former players and an athletic trainer filed a federal lawsuit …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: LRU president’s updated video response

Published Sunday, April 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — A YouTube video response to accusations of racial problems at Lenoir-Rhyne University by school president Dr. Fred Whitt is posted below. In it, Whitt mentions last Thursday’s protest by some students/student-athletes and the ongoing investigation prompted by allegations from Laney Fox, a sophomore who remains enrolled at the school. She played on the women’s …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore says her concerns about racism got her kicked off team (updated)

Published Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

School says that wasn’t the reason, opens an  investigation; protest, march to campus from  City Hall planned on Thursday   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com A sophomore who played as a freshman and then opted out last season at Lenoir-Rhyne University has made several social media posts that allege her removal from the school’s women’s basketball team was because she spoke …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: CCC&TI hires new head coach

Published Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com HUDSON – Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) has a new head coach for women’s basketball, hiring former Black Mountain Owen High coach Anderson Bynum. Bynum replaces Richie Covington, who resigned to enter private business. “Coach Bynum came highly recommended to us from several sources,” CCC&TI interim Athletics Director Jeff Link said in a press …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s new head coach from William Peace

Published Monday, April 6th, 2020

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University found its next women’s head basketball coach on Monday, naming Grahm Smith of William Peace College in Raleigh as its new leader. Smith has been at William Peace – an NCAA Division II school — for two seasons and has a seven-year coaching record of 135-53 and winning percentage of .814. He replaces Cameron Sealy, …