Fayetteville State Football Alum Joshua Williams will play in Super Bowl LVII

Courtesy of Fayetteville State Athletic Department: Fayetteville, NC – Fayetteville State University will have a presence on the field at the 2023 National Football League’s Super Bowl LVII Championship game with the Broncos’ former cornerback Joshua Williams.  Williams saw significant playing time in the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship game Sunday night as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Kansas City, Mo. Joshua Williams, who was drafted by the Chiefs with their 135th pick, finished the game with five tackles (four solo and one assisted tackle),…

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CIAA Basketball: Bowie State hits road to take on Winston-Salem State

Courtesy of Dr. Jolisa Williams, Asst. AD for Media Relations BOWIE, Md. – The Bowie State Bulldogs men’s basketball team continues its North Carolina leg of its three-game road trip as the Bulldogs make a trip to Winston-Salem State on Monday, Dec. 19 for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off from C.E. Gaines Center. Game Links:Live Video | Live Stats Last Time OutThe Bulldogs (4-9) improved to 2-0 in CIAA action Saturday after defeating Johnson C. Smith, 68-66 in Charlotte, N.C. BSU had two players score in double figures led by junior Mark Bradshaw (West Chester, PA) who recorded…

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Virginia Union’s Jada Byers wins Willie Lanier Award

Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics Virginia Union University’s Jada Byers has been named the winner of the 2022 Willie Lanier Award, it was announced on Saturday, December 10. The Lanier Award is given to the top football player at the Division II, III or NAIA level in Virginia and is named after the Richmond native who is in the National Football League Hall of Fame. Byers’ signature moment came when he rushed for a VUU-record 319 yards, on just 32 carries, in Virginia Union’s road conquest of second-ranked and four-time national champion…

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Elizabeth City QB Johnnie Walton and Winston-Salem State coach Pete Richardson inducted into 2023 Black College Hall of Fame

Courtesy of the CIAA The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced its 14th Class today – the Class of 2023. Former Elizabeth City State quarterback Johnnie Walton and former Winston-Salem State Head Coach Pete Richardson were two of eight inductees that were selected from a list of 25 Finalists who had been determined earlier by the BCFHOF Selection Committee.   The Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023 includes… Leslie Frazier (Alcorn State University), Henry “Killer” Lawrence (Florida A&M University), Albert Lewis (Grambling State University), Jim Marsalis (Tennessee State University), Tyrone McGriff (Florida A&M University), Elijah Pitts (Philander Smith College), Johnnie…

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CIAA News: Jada Byers named D2CCA Super Region 2 Offensive POTY

Courtesy of the CIAA CHARLOTTE, NC – The Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) announced the 2022 All-Super Region Two football team Thursday afternoon with five players from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, being selected. Honorees from the CIAA were headlined by Virginia Union running back Jada Byers, who was chosen as the 2022 D2CCA Super Region Two Offensive Player of the Year. Joining Byers on the all-region first team was Bowie State defensive lineman Joshua Pryor. The second team all-region selections from the conference included Bowie State tight end…

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VUU’s Jada Byers named as finalist for Harlan Hill Award

Courtesy of the CIAA Virginia Union University’s Jada Byers has become the first VUU football player in the program’s history to be named a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award, it was announced on Thursday, December 1. Byers led the nation by rushing for a CIAA-record 1,829 yards and gathering nation-best 2,256 all purpose yards this past season. The Little Rock Touchdown Club, in conjunction with the Great American Conference, revealed the nine finalists for the 2022 Harlon Hill Trophy, the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year.…

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Virginia Union’s Byers, Myers and Parker garner CIAA yearly honours

Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics Virginia Union University’s Jada Byers has been named the CIAA Offensive Player of the Year and kicker Brady Myers has been named CIAA Special Teams Player of the Year while VUU Head Football Coach Dr. Alvin Parker has been named the CIAA Coach of the Year, the CIAA announced on Friday, November 11. A total of 17 Virginia Union football players were named Players/Coach of the Year and to the All-CIAA and All-Rookie teams. Byers, a sophomore running back from Hammonton, N.J., majoring in Social Work, led…

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Bowie State’s Joshua Pryor named CIAA DPOY

Courtesy of t Dr. Jolisa Williams, Asst. Athletic Director for Media Relations SALEM, Va. – Joshua Pryor of Bowie State was named the 2022 Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA) Defensive Player of the Year as the Bulldogs tabbed a total of eight football student-athletes to the All-CIAA Football Team the league announced Friday ahead of the 2022 CIAA Football Championship game. Joining Pryor on the First Team ballot was quarterback Dion Golatt Jr., wide receiver Keshane Hinckley, tight end Jordan Griffin and punt returner Kwincy Hall. The Bulldogs second team honorees featured offensive lineman Quinton Bobo, kick returner Hall and defensive back Raymond…

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Week 10 CIAA Footballers of the Week

Courtesy of the CIAA 2022 CIAA Football Championship2022 CIAA Football Standings2022 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2022 CIAA Football Statistics2022 CIAA Weekly Report #10  FOOD LION OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK #76 Darian Bryant, Virginia Union (Gr., OL – Philadelphia, PA) Darian Bryant is the veteran on an offensive line that powered the Panthers to 458 yards of total offense and 7.6 yards per play in the Panthers’ 33-21 win over Virginia State. On the ground, Virginia Union gained 181 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Through the…

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Bowie State defeats Lincoln, 41-24

Courtesy of Dr. Jolisa Williams, Asst. Athletic Director for Media Relations 24 LUPA 41  BSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F LUPA 7 0 10 7 24 BSU 7 13 7 14 41 BOWIE, Md. – It was a collective team effort for the Bowie State football team as the Bulldogs topped Lincoln (PA), 41-24 for its season finale and senior day contest Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Stadium. Prior to kickoff, Bowie State recognized 10 football seniors including Dion Golatt, Jr., Kharee Lockley, Quinton Bobo, Quindonte Bobo, Ellison Jordan, Joshua Pryor, Morgan Scroggins, Mark Murphy, Tyron Ferguson and Kareem Prass).  The Bulldogs…

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