Tallahassee Men’s Basketball Wins Season Opener

Tallahassee Men’s Basketball Wins Season Opener

In a game dominated by poor shooting from both sides, the Tallahassee Community College Eagles defeated the Faith (Ga.) Baptist Crusaders 69-59 in the first game of both team’s seasons. Tallahassee shot 21-72 from the field, and 2-17 from three-point range. Tallahassee head coach Mark White said it’s the lowest field goal percentage his team has ever had in a victory. He attributes it to his team’s stout defense. “It [the success on defense] is the reason I believe what I believe and my philosophy is what it is,” said…

TCC Basketballs Hold Higher Purpose

TCC Basketballs Hold Higher Purpose

When you see a basketball player with their ball, one might assume it’s just a piece of equipment. But for the Tallahassee Community College women’s team, the ball holds a higher purpose. Franqua Bedell has been the head coach at TCC since 2013. He’s carried this tradition with him ever since he was an assistant coach at Southeastern Missouri State University. Coach Bedell said it’s to show his players what their true purpose is. “You come here for books and basketball, so we would give them a basketball and we…

Recent NCAA suspensions highlight different NJCAA Rules

Recent NCAA suspensions highlight different NJCAA Rules

By Alex Krutchik This past Saturday, the Florida State University football team beat a Charleston Southern team that had 14 players suspended for NCAA violations. The players’ wrongdoing: using scholarship money to buy pencils, binders, and electronics. In total, more than 30 players were suspended. Because there were so many, players were given a choice of either sitting out of the game against FSU or this week’s game against Monmouth. Tallahassee Community College plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association. NCJAA rules are different than NCAA rules and the…