Week 4 CIAA Football Recap

Courtesy of the CIAA 22 CIAA Football Standings2022 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2022 Statistics  CHARLOTTE – Week four of the 2022 football season means it is another week of conference play within the CIAA and we saw a game-winning field goal as time expired and we saw one nationally ranked program recover from an early 14-point deficit. Across the league, we also saw players begin stake their claim for postseason honors and teams start to assert themselves in the postseason discussion. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the week four…

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CIAA Football: Week 3 Recaps

Courtesy of the CIAA: 2022 CIAA Football Standings2022 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2022 Statistics  CHARLOTTE – Week three of the 2022 football season marks the beginning of conference play for the CIAA and it did not disappoint! Saturday featured three one-possession games, including game-winning touchdowns that came at the 36-second and 9-second marks of their respective contests. There was also a huge upset that shakes the balance of the conference. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the week three results for all teams across the conference: Winston-Salem State 17, Elizabeth…

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Week 3 CIAA Footballers of the Week

Courtesy of the CIAA: FOOD LION OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK #57 Brian Gibson, Virginia Union(R-Sr, OL – Baltimore, MD) Brian Gibson is the veteran on an offensive line that helped the Panthers gain 396 yards of total offense, including 324 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Virginia Union averaged 6.2 yards per carry on 52 total attempts in the 42-6 win over conference foe Livingstone. The Panthers also scored five touchdowns in six redzone trips and surrendered just one sack on 16 passing attempts. FOOD LION QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK #15 Caleb Pierce, Chowan(Fr,…

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CIAA Football Week 2 honourees

The CIAA announced their footballers of week 2. Here are the honourees: Courtesy of CIAA: FOOD LION OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK#50 Matthew Foster, Virginia State(Jr., OL – Ellenwood, GA) Matthew Foster anchored an offensive line that helped the Trojans gain 566 yards of total offense, the most in the CIAA through two weeks. Three different Virginia State running backs achieved career-high yardage en route to 401 yards on 50 rushes as a team in the 28-7 win against visiting Bluefield State. Also, on 23 passing attempts, the Trojans only surrendered one sack.…

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National Football League hosting 3rd annual HBCU Open House

Courtesy of NFL PR/Communications Today, the National Football League (NFL) is hosting the third annual NFL x HBCU Open House, bringing together stakeholders across Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and football landscapes to discuss NFL initiatives, areas of opportunity, and an aim to further strengthen relationships. ?The virtual event will highlight sports focused career opportunities for HBCU students and alumni. Participants from the the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), and Mid-eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will hear from NFL leadership and personnel including representatives…

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CIAA Football Schedule Preview

Courtesy of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: The wait for Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Football is almost over as we are now four weeks away from season kickoff. From the opening games on September 1 to the 2022 CIAA Football Championship on November 12, fans will be treated to 11 weeks of action. As we countdown the days, here are just some of the most anticipated games and matchups of the 2022 CIAA football season. Four CIAA schools open the season on Thursday, September 1. Saint Augustine’s University and…

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Joshua Williams of Fayetteville State competes at 2022 NFL Combine

From the CIAA The 2022 National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine is currently taking place (March 1-7) in Indinapolis, IN. The annual event features hundreds of the top NFL prospects from the collegiate ranks conducting workouts and interviews with all 32 teams. This year’s field featured just four players from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with former Fayetteville State Unversity and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) standout Joshua Williams among those participating.  Williams was the lone representative from the CIAA and one of just two players from the Division…

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Bowie State’s Ross and Bobo named to Don Hansen All-America Teams

Courtesy of Bowie State Athletics: The Bowie State University football team earned two selections to the 2021 Don Hansen Division II All-America Team, the Don Hansen Football Committee announced on Feb. 1. Defensive lineman Jonathan Ross was named to Don Hansen All-America First Team and offensive lineman Quinton Bobo was named to the Don Hansen All-America Second Team. The duo of All-Americans marks the fifth-straight season that Bowie State football has featured at least one player on the Don Hansen All-America Team after landing four team members in 2019. BSU has also featured a…

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Bowie State releases 2022 football schedule]

Courtesy of Bowie State Athletics The full Bowie State University football schedule for the 2022 season is now official with a five-game Bulldog home slate that features games against New Haven, Livingstone, Virginia Union, Chowan and Lincoln (PA).In 2022, the Bulldogs will play road games Saginaw Valley State, Shaw, Saint Augustine’s, Virginia State and Elizabeth City State. “We have been able to schedule another very competitive schedule starting with our two non-conference games,” said head coach Damon Wilson. “We believe that it’s extremely important to play very good programs to prepare…

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CIAA unveils updated COVID-19 game cancellation policies

Monday morning, the CIAA announced their updated COVID-19 game cancellation protocols for the 2021-22 season. From the CIAA: CIAA COVID-19 Game Cancellation Policy (for conference seeding and ranking) General Information– If a team cancels a conference contest due to being in COVID-19 protocol, it could result in a loss for the cancelling team and a win for the team that is eligible and prepared to play.- If both teams are in COVID-19 protocol and mutually agree to cancel a conference contest, then it could result in a loss for both…

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