Shaw Athletics unveil new logo

Courtesy of Shaw University Office of Sports Information RALEIGH, N.C. – After months of research and preparation, Shaw University Athletics has taken on a bold and dynamic branding identity that will set the visual direction of the department for the future. The new logo features a new bear. This innovative design pays tribute to the University’s past while modernizing the look through graphics, colors and lettering. The brand rollout will be on Friday, Mar. 22 at 10 a.m. on the third floor in the President’s Conference room in Estey Hall. Shaw…

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Virginia Union’s season ended by Indiana (PA) in NCAA second round

From Virginia Union Sports Information: Virginia Union University’s Jasmine Carter had a double-double while teammate Rejoice Spivey scored 20 points, but Indiana University of Pennsylvania defeated the Lady Panthers 66-58 in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 16, in Glenville, W.V. Carter scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the game.  It was the 10th double-double of the season for Carter. “I was really excited about playing IUP, which is a really good team,” said VUU Head Coach AnnMarie Gilbert.  “They execute well and have…

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Shaw’s Amir Hinton declares for 2019 NBA Draft

Shaw University- an HBCU in Division II’s Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) -has Amir Hinton, one of the best players you’ve never heard of. The 6-foot-5 two guard from Philadelphia has been lighting up the CIAA to the tune of 29.4 ppg on an efficient 48.8 percent from the floor. Not just a scorer he also averages 4.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contents. He led Shaw to the Finals of the CIAA conference tournament but they would come up short, losing 77-66 to Virginia State University. Hinton, the CIAA…

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Virginia State wins Men’s CIAA Basketball Tournament

From theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2019) – Virginia State University held off a strong second half rally to defeat the Shaw Bears, 77-66, in the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s Basketball Championship game Saturday afternoon at the Spectrum Center. The Bears battled to turn a 31-point second half deficit into single-digits but their rally fell short despite a game-high 34 points from Junior Amir Hinton, who also finished with five rebounds, five steals and three assists. Junior DaVaughn Kelsie added 17 points and freshman Geremy Taylor chipped in 12 points and four…

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Virginia Union’s Rejoice Spivey wins Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for Women’s Basketball

From theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2019) – Virginia Union University guard Rejoice Spivey has been named the winner of the 2018-19 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for women’s basketball. The award, chosen by a combination of votes from CIAA women’s basketball coaches, CIAA media and fans, is awarded to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in CIAA women’s basketball. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the national Senior CLASS Award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who remained committed to their…

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Saint Augustine’s Tyre Gathright named Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award for Men’s Basketball

From theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2019) – All-CIAA guard Tyre Gathright from Saint Augustine’s University has been named the winner of the 2018-19 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s basketball. The award, chosen by a combination of votes from CIAA men’s basketball coaches, CIAA media and fans, is awarded to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in CIAA men’s basketball. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the national Senior CLASS Award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who remained committed…

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Virginia Union smokes Fayetteville State to win second consecutive CIAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

From theciaa.com : Bob Heller contributed to this story Charlotte, NC (March 2, 2019) – Shareka McNeill broke the CIAA Tournament scoring record with a 37-point effort as Virginia Union University won its second consecutive CIAA Women’s Basketball Championship with a 75-41 win over Fayetteville State Saturday afternoon at the Spectrum Center. With the win, the Panthers (27-2) receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament where the team is expecting to be the #1 seed in the Atlantic Region. The back-to-back championships are the Panthers’ first since they…

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Fayetteville State pulls away late, advances to CIAA Championship game

From theciaa.com : Anthony Jeffries contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 1, 2019) – Fayetteville State took control of the third quarter to top Elizabeth City State 69-53 in the women’s basketball semifinals of the CIAA Tournament on Friday at the Spectrum Center.The Broncos (21-7) captured their 13th consecutive victory this season. Their reward is a trip to the championship game to face defending champion and nationally-ranked Virginia Union on Saturday. Virginia Union, the Northern Division champions, won the regular-season meeting on the road by 10 points in January. This is…

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Virginia Union downs Lincoln (PA) to return to CIAA Championship game

From theciaa.com : Jolisa Williams contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, N.C.(March 1, 2019) – For the second consecutive year, the Virginia Union University women’s basketball team will make an appearance in the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship after erasing a 15-point deficit in the first half to come away with the 82-75 victory against Lincoln University Friday afternoon in the women’s tournament semifinals. Virginia Union (26-2) will play the winner of the No. 1 South seed, Fayetteville State and the No. 6 North seed, Elizabeth City State Saturday,…

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Virginia State returns to CIAA Championship game

From theciaa.com : Bob Heller contributed to this story Charlotte, NC (March 1, 2019) – Virginia State University pulled away in the second half to earn their second consecutive trip to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship game with a 75-65 win over Livingstone College Friday night at the Spectrum Center. The Trojans (26-4), the top seed in the North Division will advance and play the winner of the Shaw University (#1 South) and Virginia Union University (#2 North) that will tipoff at 9:30 p.m. on Friday. Livingstone, (#2…

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