GRCC In the News, 2-12-14

Middle East scholar to discuss how new generation of Muslims are transforming the region

Feb. 12, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Middle East scholar will visit Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday to discuss the upheaval that has rocked the region in recent years, and the role young people have played in its transformation.

College Notebook: Alexander, Harris square off in GLIAC men’s hoops

Feb. 11, 2014; Battle Creek Enquirer

… The Kellogg Community College women’s basketball team will try to end its four-game losing streak tonight when it visits Glen Oaks CC for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

The Lady Bruins fell to 11-10 overall and 3-6 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association following a 76-62 defeat to Grand Rapids CC on Feb. 5. In the loss, KCC was led by Teonna Pope with 22 points, five assists and five steals. Also for the Lady Bruins, Jackie Harwood had 17 points, Therese Vasser had 12 points and nine rebounds and Nikkole Hegler had 12 rebounds and two blocks.

College Football’s Top 15 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2014

Feb. 12, 2014; athlonsports.com

College football’s national signing day is essentially the start of a new season for every coaching staff. With the recruiting class officially in place, all coaches can turn the page to the next season and have a clear view of the roster for the upcoming year. But while most of the talk on national signing day centers around which true freshman can make the biggest impact for a program for that upcoming season, don’t overlook junior college recruits. While recruiting a JUCO prospect is risky, they are solid stop-gap solutions and a short-term answer for a team that might be short on depth at a particular position.

… Terrell Clinkscales, DL, Kansas State

Clinkscales is one of nine incoming junior college recruits for Kansas State, ranking No. 10 in the 247Sports Composite ratings. Clinkscales played in 2011 at Grand Rapids Community College, recording only 13 tackles in six games. After Grand Rapids disbanded its program, Clinkscales sat out 2012 before landing at Dodge City Community College. In 2013, the Illinois native was a second-team NJCAA All-American and recorded 7.5 tackles for a loss in 10 games. Kansas State isn’t in dire need of talent on the line, as end Ryan Mueller will contend for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, and Travis Britz returns after earning honorable mention all-conference honors last season. However, Clinkscales should be a key piece in the line rotation up front and could earn a starting spot before the first game.

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