Allen University wins 2022 SIAC Citizenship Award

Courtesy of the SIAC Allen University Awarded 2022 SIAC Citizenship Award ATLANTA, GA. (June 24, 2022) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the recipient of this year’s SIAC Citizenship Award. Allen University has been selected as the winner of the 2021-22 SIAC Citizenship Award presented by Georgia Power for their impact within the community. This is the Yellow Jackets first time receiving this honor since joining the league in 2020. “It’s quite remarkable what these student-athletes have been able to accomplish in the midst of ongoing pandemic conditions we’ve been faced with,”…

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Eurohoops News: Ante Zizic splits with Maccabi

via Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv and Ante Zizic have parted ways, the team announced Tuesday. Zizic, 25, is expected to join back-to-back Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion Anadolu Efes on a two-year deal with an opt-out clause after the first season, as reported by Eurohoops in early June. Barring a change to the current situation, the 2022-23 season will be his fourth in Europe’s premier club continental competition. Moving to the Tel Aviv outfit in 2020 he logged 65 more games played in the EuroLeague upping his career total to 85. In 2021-22,…

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Eurohoops News: Maccabi signs former UK Wildcat Alex Poythress

courtesy eurohoops.net By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net Alex Poythress is the new member of Maccabi Tel Aviv. Despite Valencia’s interest the US big man decided to move to Israel. Maccabi has been long targeting Poythress and finally, they got their man. Per the official press release: The roster for the upcoming season is starting to take form. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv has signed Alex Poythress (6ft 9in, 28 years-old) for the next two years. The American power-forward, a graduate of Kentucky with NBA experience, has starred in the EuroLeague for the past two years with Zenit St. Petersburg,…

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Tomas Satoransky eyeing return to Barcelona

Tomas Satoransky is leaving the Washington Wizards and closing on a deal with Barcelona via Antigoni Zachari at eurhoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky is leaving the NBA and closing on a deal to return to Barcelona, according to Eurohoops’ Aris Barkas. Satoransky, 30, signed a deal with the Wizards on February 28 for the remainder of the season and has been exploring his options after the end of the 2021-22 NBA season. EuroLeague champions Anadolu Efes have been a reported suitor for the Czech guard, though ultimately his wish is to play again for…

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Albany State’s Grover Stewart tabbed as NFLPA Black College Football Pro POTY

Courtesy of the NFLPA: Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Grover Stewart has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Black College Football Pro Player of the Year presented by the NFL Players Association. Stewart is the sixth winner of the prestigious award, which is presented annually to a top professional football player who attended a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The 2017 fourth-round pick from Albany State has emerged as one of the NFL’s best defensive tackles while serving as a key contributor for the Colts’ defensive unit. After…

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SIAC names Tuskegee’s India Blakely and Albany State’s Lachlan Ross Woman and Man of the Year

Courtesy Tyler Williams Associate Commissioneer of Communications and Senior Woman Administrator of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the inaugural SIAC Woman and Man of the Year honorees, sponsored by GEICO. India Blakely, a women’s basketball player and captain at Tuskegee University, majoring in Occupational Therapy, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Woman of the Year. Lachlan Ross, an international baseball player at Albany State University majoring in Accounting, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Man of the Year. The Man and Woman…

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Howard Volleyball adds Phil Evans to coaching staff

Courtesy Howard University Athletic Media Relations Head coach Shaun Kupferberg and the Howard University women’s volleyball team expanded its coaching staff with the addition of Phil Evans. The announcement came Monday. Evans joins Sareea Freeman as an assistant coach under Kupferberg. “We are very excited about the addition of Phil Evans to our staff,” Kupferberg said. “His combination of technical knowledge and enthusiasm will bring a lot of energy to our program as we enter the 2022 season.” Evans joins the Bison Family after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach…

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Mississippi Valley State names Hakim McClellan new Director of Athletics

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference  Mississippi Valley State University has turned to a familiar face to take the helm of the MVSU Athletics program. Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr., announced today that Hakim McClellan, a valley alum, is the school’s new athletic director. Briggs expressed his excitement to welcome McClellan and his family back to MVSU. McClellan is expected to start his new role on June 15th. “Today is a great day for Mississippi Valley State University, with the appointment of Hakim McClellan as the athletic director,” said MVSU President Jerry…

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2022 Tuskegee Football Week 2 Schedule Preview: Hampton University

Courtesy Tuskegee University Athletics Tuskegee University will travel north to Virginia to take on Hampton in a non-conference battle set for Saturday, September 10, for their second game of the 2022 season. The Golden Tigers and Pirates will meet for the 30th time in series history, dating back to their first ever meeting in 1907. The two programs last met in 2003, as Hampton took a 53-0 win. Tuskegee leads the all-time series with a 16-13 edge that included an 11-game win streak from 1964-1974. Hampton currently has a two-game…

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Albany State’s Sydney Blackburn named First Team All-America

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics Albany State University track and field standout, Sydney Blackburn, was named a 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field First Team All-America by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Sydney Blackburn recently competed in the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that were held on May 26-28 at the Grand Valley State Track & Field Stadium in Allendale, Michigan.  Blackburn finished 3rd in the Women’s Discus Throw Championship.  Sydney Blackburn also broke the SIACrecord in the Discus Throw at…

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