Tyler R. Tynes, a sports journalist and radio personality from the Philadelphia area, is a sophomore communications major with a concentration in broadcasting and journalism with a minor in marketing at King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pa. He is also a three-sport standout in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field. Tynes has covered sports for various media outlets. He is currently working for RantSports.com, a national website, as the featured Philadelphia columnist covering the Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Eagles and the NBA.
Tynes is an on-air radio personality and sportscaster for 88.5 WRKC-FM King’s College radio station where he does color commentary for college football and basketball. This fall he will be hosting his own sports talks show prior to all sporting events.
La Salle basketball welcomes Delaware transfer Khalid Lewis
Khalid Lewis from Trenton Catholic Academy in Trenton, N.J., who started all 32 games at point guard for Delaware as a freshmen, has enrolled in class at La Salle University and will be a member of the basketball program. Lewis will be eligible to compete in 2013-14 after sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer regulations.
Lewis will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Explorers. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder, led the team with 83 assists and was second in steals (34) for the Blue Hens, which won 18 games and advanced to the postseason (CBI). He averaged 5.2 points a game.
Lewis, an All-State selection as a senior, was a four-year starter at Trenton Catholic Academy, leading the team to three South Jersey championships. He was also an all-Burlington County selection and helped his team to a 28-3 record and the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title as a junior.
He was a teammate of Drexel’s Frantz Massanet at Trenton Catholic Academy. His uncle-in-law is Ken Griffey, Jr. and grandfather-in-law is Ken Griffey Sr.
HBCU football begins in full swing this weekend
Lincoln University will entertain Cheyney University in the Battle of the First at Lincoln’s new stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. This contest features two of the oldest Black colleges in the country.
Howard University will host Morehouse in the Nation’s Football Classic at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Sept. 1 in the season opener for both schools. The game will begin at 3:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 2, Bethune-Cookman will face Alabama State in the eighth annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The game will start at noon on ESPN.
The SBN Black College Football Poll has selected its preseason top 10 teams.
- 1.Norfolk State
- 3.Winston-Salem State
- 4.Jackson State
- 5.Grambling State
- 6.South Carolina State
- 7.Alabama State
- 8.Alabama A&M
- 9.Florida A&M
- 10. Hampton
Winston-Salem State was named the 2011 national champions by SBN.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces ceremony presenters
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the list of Hall of Fame players and coaches who will serve as presenters for the 2012 enshrinement ceremony on Sept. 7 at Springfield (MA) Symphony Hall. The 2012 inductees and presenters are:
• All American Redheads, presented by Hall of Fame player Teresa Edwards (’11)
• Lidia Alexeeva (will not be present)
• Don Barksdale, presented by Hall of Fame player Bob Cousy (’71)
• Mel Daniels, presented by Hall of Fame players Wayne Embry (’99) and Artis Gilmore (’11)
• Phil Knight, presented by Hall of Fame player Michael Jordan (’09) and Hall of Fame coach John Thompson (’99)
• Katrina McClain, presented by Hall of Fame players Teresa Edwards (’11) and Julius Erving (’93) and Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer (’09)
• Reggie Miller, presented by Hall of Fame players Cheryl Miller (’95), Charles Barkley (’06) and Earvin “Magic” Johnson (’02)
• Don Nelson, presented by Hall of Fame players Chris Mullin (’11), Bob Lanier (’92) and Satch Sanders (’11)
• Hank Nichols, presented by Hall of Fame contributor Hubie Brown (’05)
• Ralph Sampson, presented by Hall of Fame players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (’95), Julius Erving (’93) and Charles Barkley (’06)
• Chet Walker, presented by Hall of Fame players Billy Cunningham (’86), Earl Monroe (’90), Adrian Dantley (’08) and Isiah Thomas (’00)
• Jamaal Wilkes, presented by Hall of Fame players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (’95), Earvin “Magic” Johnson (’02), Rick Barry (’87) and Bill Walton (’93).