Willard Bailey, former Virginia Union football coach named to Black College Hall of Fame

Courtesy of Virginia Union Sports Information: Former Virginia Union University football coach Willard Bailey has been selected for induction into the Black College Football Hall of Fame, it was announced on Thursday, November 19. Bailey became an assistant football coach in 1964 under the legendary Thomas “Tricky Tom” Harris.  In 1971 Bailey took over as head coach of the Panthers and would collect a school-record 151 coaching wins between 1971-83 and 1995-2003. Bailey never had a losing season between 1971 and 1983 while Virginia Union had a streak of 21 straight winning…

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CIAA Student Athlete Spotlight: Bowie State’s Justice Davis

From the CIAA: The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors continues this week with a feature on Justice Davis of Bowie State University. Davis is a redshirt senior football student-athlete from Washington, D.C. He is a criminal justice major with a 3.25 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Football – 2019 All-CIAA Second Team Selection Football – Member of the 2018 & 2019 CIAA Championship Teams Football – Bowie State Athletics Male Student-Athlete of the Year (2018-19) Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:  “I am the…

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CIAA Student Athlete Spotlight: Winston-Salem State University’s El-Joshua Allen

from the CIAA: he CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors continues this week by featuring El-Joshua Allen of Winston-Salem State University. Allen is a senior football student-athlete from Fremont, CA. He majors in political science and maintains a 3.17 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Football – Finished 2019 season with 90 yards receiving on eight catches, including three catches for 34 yards against Saint Augustine’s Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:  “I’m half Filipino and half African-American.” Your goals or plans after finishing school: “I…

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CIAA Student Athlete Spotlight: Virginia State University’S Qahir Gerard

From the CIAA: Up next, the CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, features on Qahir Girard of Virginia State University. Girard is a senior football student-athlete from Morrow, GA. He is a business management major with a 3.28 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Football – a member of 2017 CIAA Football Championship team Football – a member of 2017 NCAA Atlantic Region Playoff team Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:  “Something unique about me is my work ethic and my overall will to not be…

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CIAA Athlete Student Spotlight: Shaw’s Jaleel Scroggins

From the CIAA: This week, we kick off the CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight by featuring Jaleel Scroggins of Shaw University. Scroggins is a senior football student-athlete from Raleigh, NC. He is a business administration major with a concentration in accounting and maintains a 3.35 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Football – 2017 CIAA All-Rookie Team SelectionFootball – 2017 All-CIAA First Team SelectionFootball – 2018 All-CIAA Honorable MentionFootball – 2019 All-CIAA First Team Selection Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:  “I’m ambidextrous!” Your goals or plans after finishing school: “I…

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The CIAA calls off all Fall 2020 Sports

from the CIAA: CHARLOTTE – After thorough analysis the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), in conjunction with its Athletic Directors Association (ADA), has voted that NCAA sport competition sponsored by the conference will not occur during the fall of 2020 due to ongoing safety concerns associated with COVID-19. The decision is informed by the reality that several CIAA member schools are located in states experiencing dramatic increases in new COVID-19 cases. This recent rise in cases has led to a pause in phased reopening plans in…

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SIAC suspends all 2020 Fall sports and championship events

From the SIAC: ATLANTA, Ga. (July 9, 2020) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has made the very difficult decision to extend the suspension of all sporting and championship events through the Fall of 2020. This decision was primarily predicated on the overarching concern shared by all SIAC member institutions with regard to the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, students, staff, fans and other campus stakeholders. When the initial decision was made by the SIAC to suspend intercollegiate athletics last spring, the conference harbored a measure of cautious…

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Sixteen will represent CIAA at FCS National Bowl

From theciaa.com: DAYTONA BEACH, FL –  The sixth annual FCS Bowl Collegiate All-Star Game is set to take place on Sunday, December 8th at Spec Martin Stadium in Daytona Beach, FL. A total of 16 seniors representing seven different schools across the Central Intecollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) have been invited to participate in this year’s game. Game time is set for 1:30 p.m. and will be streamed live exclusively on FloFootball.com.  Seven former CIAA players will play for the National Team, coached by Jim Collins. Those players include WR Jordan Cartwright…

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Week 9 CIAA Football Recap

From theciaa: 2019 CIAA Football Standings 2019 Composite Schedule 2019 Statistics Things became clearer in week nine of the CIAA season as the Bowie State Bulldogs clinched their second straight Northern Division title and secured the first spot in the CIAA Football Championship, which takes place November 16th in Salem, VA. This week also provided a bit more clarity in the Southern Division race with one week remaining in the regular season. As a reminder, here’s how division winners are determined: Tie-Breaker Policy The Northern and Southern Division winners will be determined…

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CIAA Football Week 8 Honors

From theciaa : FOOD LION OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK #78 Donald Boone, Chowan(Sr, OL – Duluth, GA) Boone led an offensive line that helped Chowan produce 597 yards of total offense, including 376 rushing yards (8.2 yards per carry). Boone and the Hawks offense averaged 8.5 yards per play and put up 49 points in their homecoming win over Elizabeth City State.  FOOD LION QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK #16 Ja’rome Johnson, Bowie State(Jr, QB – Washington, DC) Johnson continued his impressive season, completing 23 of 28 passes (82 percent) for…

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