Eleven Virgina State Athlete-Students recognized as Arthur Ashe,Jr. Scholars

From the Virginia State Office of Sports Information: ETTRICK, VA– The Virginia State University Athletics department continues to stay true to their mission of developing academic and athletic champions!  In line with the Trojans mission, the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars Award, sponsored by The Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine, honors undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.  In addition to their athletic ability, the students named 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5,…

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Morgan’s Joshua Miles and NC A&T’s Darryl Johnson Jr taken in NFL Draft

From meacsports.com : North Carolina A&T State defensive end Darryl Johnson Jr. and Morgan State offensive tackle Joshua Miles were both selected in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Johnson, the reigning MEAC Defensive Player of the Year who helped lead the Aggies to back-to-back MEAC championships and Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl titles, was picked up in the seventh round on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills. He was the 225th overall pick. He led the MEAC in sacks this past season with 10.5, nearly a sack…

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Shaw Football Volunteers at Wake Assisted Living Center

From Shaw University Sports Information Department: RALEIGH, N.C. – With the help of the Shaw University Academic Success Department, members of the Bears football program volunteered their time in performing community service hours at the Wake Assisted Living Center located Raleigh on Tuesday (Apr. 16). The student-athletes helped with preparation of lunch, cleaning and having fun playing a game of Bingo with some of the residents. “We definitely enjoyed ourselves and look forward to participating in more community service projects,” said Recruiting Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach, Toryeon Hester. “This experience…

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TSU’s Blue and White Spring Game shows the promise for the upcoming season

From tsutigers.com : PHOTO GALLERY NASHVILLE — The unveiling of the 2019 Tennessee State Tigers football team came in the annual Blue and White Spring scrimmage at Hale Stadium Saturday afternoon. The contest was a full-on scrimmage with 15 minute running clock quarters and no official scoring. The Blue offense and White defense trotted out in 7-personnel before the full 11-man squads took the field in the third quarter. Head coach Rod Reed was satisfied with the flow of the game and happy to see no injuries took place on the slippery…

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Gold comes from behind to defeat Black 49-44 in Grambling spring game

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University offense overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to complete the comeback with a 49-44 victory in the annual Black and Gold Spring Football Game on Friday afternoon at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. “Offensively it was good to see us move the football,” Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs said. “Our running backs had a great day and I thought we had some good quarterback play as well. The offensive line really helped put together multiple long scoring drives. On the defensive…

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Benedict to hold spring game Saturday

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College football team will hold its annual Purple-Gold Spring Game at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium, which should give the coaching staff a good look at some young players. “We’re taking a look at some guys who didn’t play a lot last year,” head coach Mike White said. “We’re trying to get those guys ready for the 2019 season on both sides of the ball. In the secondary, we’ve got some new guys who we hope to get a…

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Grambling puts season tickets on sale today

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Season ticket sales for the 2019 football season will be on sale Monday at the GSU Ticket Office, the Grambling State University Department of Athletics has announced. The Grambling State University Ticket Office is located in the front window of the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center and will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Ticket Office is opened 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Saturday’s (April 13) Black and Gold game. Fans are encouraged…

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Chris Paul Family Foundation Donates $50K to WSSU Athletics Team 250 Campaign

From theciaa.com : WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Chris Paul Family Foundation made a tremendous donation of $50,000 to Winston-Salem State University Athletics, Friday morning. The support of the foundation will go a long way in the department’s mission to provide quality experiences and opportunities to the student-athletes of Winston-Salem State University. “We appreciate the support from the Chris Paul Family Foundation. We hope that this inspires more individuals to give to the WSSU Team 250 Campaign,” WSSU Interim Director of Athletics George Knox said. “This will help with our commitment…

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Fayetteville State releases 2019 Football Schedule and Season Ticket rates

From theciaa.com : Fayetteville, N.C. – The defending CIAA Southern Division Champions Fayetteville State University and CIAA Football Coach of the Year Richard Hayes releases the Broncos 2019 schedule. The upcoming schedule currently features five home contests and four road games; with the opportunity of a fifth away game. FSU will offer a special savings on season tickets at $75 for general admission and $100 for reserved seats; which is a $35 savings on general tickets and $40 on the reserved section. For information on securing your 2019 tickets, contact the…

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Chowan releases 2019 Football Schedule

From the Chowan University Office of Sports Information MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Head coach Tim Place and the Chowan Football team releases their 2019 schedule looking to build off a stellar 2018 season after posting a 6-4 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the CIAA last season. The 2019 slate features four home contests and six road games including back-to-back contests against the 2018 CIAA Football Championship participants. Chowan will start off the season on road against UVa-Wise on September 7.  The Hawks and Cavaliers will meet for the first time on the…

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