Week 2 CIAA Football Recap

From theciaa.com : 2019 CIAA Football Standings 2019 Composite Schedule 2019 Statistics Week two of 2019 CIAA Football saw all 12 of the conference’s teams in action on the same day for the first time this season. This week’s slate of games featured a pair of matchups against top 25 teams as Virginia Union faced #8 Lenoir Rhyne and Fayetteville State took on #18 Wingate. Additionally, two non-conference matchups between conference teams took place as Shaw hosted Bowie State and Livingstone opened at home against Elizabeth City State.  Chowan 70, Alderson Broaddus 16 FINAL…

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FAMU coach Willie Simmons Tuesday press conference

In this press conference Florida A&M University discusses the upcoming Jake Gaithersburg Classic and what the name sake of the game meant to the university, and what he wants to see from his players. The Rattlers are coming off a 62-0 decimation at the hands of Central Florida and will look to get into the win column this Saturday against Fort Valley State University in the Jake Gaithersburg Classic. Kickoff time for the game is 6:00 p.m. EST. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fxj0GsPZaJYEGhDPewHvZeAtRVuMkXjK/view?usp=drivesdk

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CIAA Weekly Football Honors #1

From theciaa.com : FOOD LION OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK #60 Justin Smith, Virginia Union(Sr, OL – Leesburg, VA) Smith anchored an offensive line that allowed Virginia Union to rack up 390 yards of total offense, including 191 yards rushing and 199 yards passing, in their upset win over Division I Hampton, 36-7. The 6-1, 280 senior and the rest of the Panthers offensive line didn’t surrender a sack in their season-opening win.  FOOD LION RECEIVER OF THE WEEK #17 Charles Hall, Virginia Union(So, WR – Trenton, NJ) Sophomore receiver Charles Hall led Virginia Union…

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Lincoln taken to the woodshed by Lock Haven 57-13 in opener

From lulions.com: The Lincoln University football team kicked off their 2019 season with a game at Lock Haven University Thursday night, falling to the Bald Eagles 57-13. Eban Jackson II (Los Angeles, Calif./Narbonne)led the Lions passing attack with 159 yards.  Richie Goslee (Suitland, Md./The Avalon School)(4 catches, 50 yards) and Dah’mear Triplett(Elkton, Md./Elkton) (3 catches, 61 yards) were the top receivers.  Triplett caught a 44 yard pass for a touchdown in the third quarter. Christopher Edward-Smalls (Yeadon, Pa./Wissahickon) picked up the majority of the Lions 111 yards on the ground with 60 yards rushing.  Justin Johnson (Etters, Pa./Red Land)added…

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Hampton blasts ECSU 65-7

From ecsuvikings.com : Box Score HAMPTON, VA. – The Elizabeth City State University Viking football team was dealt their first loss of the 2019 season at the hands of Hampton, 65-7, on Saturday evening at Armstrong Stadium. The Pirates came out and struck first with a Deondre Francois five-yard touchdown run at the 12:47 mark of the first quarter. The Florida State transfer connected on a seven-yard pass to Jadakis Bonds for the second touchdown of the afternoon. Shai McKenzie then notched a 30-yard touchdown run to round out the Hampton…

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2019 HBCU Homecoming schedule

As soon as HBCUs release their schedules, the time coordinates of homecoming is at the top of the list as students, fans and alumni of each respective institution. Below we have the dates, location and opponent of every HBCU. Check them out below and get those excuses ready to be off work and chamber those “hey big head” messages. Alabama A&M University Visitor: Texas Southern UniversityLocation: Louis Crews Stadium, Huntsville, ALDate: Oct. 5, 2019 | 2 PM Alabama State University Visitor: Prairie View A&M UniversityLocation: ASU Stadium, Montgomery, ALDate: Nov. 28, 2019 | 2 PM Albany State University…

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Bowie State’s Joshua Pryor amongst six CIAA players on BoxToRow Preseason All-America Team

Bowie State redshirt sophomore Joshua Pryor is amongst six CIAA players named to the 2019 BOXTOROW HBCU Preseason All-America team. Other players from the conference included running back Tabyus Taylor and defensive back Sterling Hammond from Virginia Union; Tyeous Sharpe and Brandon Smith at punt returner and kick returner, respectively, of Fayettville State and Shaw linebacker Devon Hunt. The CIAA player tabbed for the team are a Who’s Who’s of the conference with Brandon Smith (special teams) and Devon Hunt (defense) are returning CIAA Players of the Year; Joshua Pryor is…

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Nine CIAA players named to Black College Player of the Year Watch List

From theciaa.com: Atlanta, GA (August 14, 2019) – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced today the 2019 Watch List for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award with nine players from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) being named to the list. The list of CIAA players on BCFHOF watch list is led by Fayettville State running back Stevie Green and kick returner Brandon Smith as well as Virginia Union running back Tabyus Taylor and defensive back Sterling Hammond. The list also includes Bowie State defensive lineman Joshua Pryor, Lincoln (PA)…

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CIAA Football media day coming mid-July

from theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, NC (June 12, 2019) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will begin the 2019 football season with its annual Football Media Day on Thursday, July 18th at the Holiday Inn – Valley View in Roanoke, Virginia. Each of the CIAA’s twelve head football coaches and a returning player from each school will discuss the outlook of their respective programs and expectations for the upcoming season. This year’s event will be highlighted by the release of the CIAA preseason football all-conference team along with the predicted…

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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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