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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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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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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Bowie State’s Amir Hall wins second consecutive Black College Hall of Fame Player of the Year award

From Bowie State Sports Information: ATLANTA, Ga. – The Black College Football Hall of Fame has announced that Bowie State senior quarterback Amir Hall has once again won the Deacon Jones Trophy, being named the 2018 Black College Football Player of the Year. Black College Football Hall of Fame Trustees James “Shack” Harris and Doug Williams made the announcement during the 2019 Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Atlanta on Saturday night. The Award recognizes the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College & University (HBCU)…

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#1 Valdosta State uses big second half in 66-16 blowout of #4 Bowie State

From bsubulldogs.com:   VALDOSTA, Ga. – Big plays and second half surge leads #1 Valdosta State to 66-16 NCAA Super Region 2 (Second Round) victory over #4 Bowie State. The was Bowie State’s deepest post season run and wraps up the Bulldogs exception season at 10-3. Senior Amir Hall threw for a game-high 287 passing yards, completing 20-of-36 and two touchdowns. Redshirt sophomore Montez Clay and senior Lansana Sesay led all receivers with 92 reception yards each and redshirt senior Gilbert Lunsford accounted for 73 reception yards. Defensively for the…

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Virginia Union Football now #2 in nation

by Panthers Sports Information Department : Richmond, VA- Virginia Union University’s football team has moved up to being ranked second in the nation in Dr. Henry Cavil’s HBCU Mid-Major Division Football Poll, released on Wednesday, October 10. Langston University is ranked #1 with a 5-1 record while VUU is second with an identical 5-1 record. Benedict, Morehouse, Fayetteville State, Bowie State, Tuskegee, Albany State, Edward Waters and Virginia State round out the Top 10. Virginia Union is 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the CIAA. The Panthers are coming off a…

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