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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MEAC Basketball Weekly Honorees

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Redshirt sophomore guard Jesse Zarzuela of Coppin State has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, it was announced on Tuesday. Zarzuela’s teammate, redshirt junior forward Tyree Corbett, is the MEAC Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman guard T.J. Madlock of South Carolina State is the MEAC Rookie of the Week. Zarzuela (G, 6-3, 170, r-So., Houston, Texas) averaged 26.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in the Eagles’ games versus St. Bonaventure and Cornell. He shot 47.5 percent…

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Week 4 CIAA Basketball Men’s and Women’s Honours

From the CIAA: 2021-22 Women’s Basketball Composite Schedule2021-22 Women’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2021-22 Women’s Standings 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Composite Schedule2021-22 Men’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2021-22 Men’s Standings PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #3 Cress Worthy, Fayetteville State(Jr, 6-2 Guard – Gastonia, NC) Worthy averaged 25.5 points and five rebounds per game in two contests, including a career-high 28 points in a non-conference win over Virginia State. The junior guard also totaled seven assists and three steals while shooting 50 percent from the field and 54 percent from three (7-for-13).  MEN’S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK #20 Raemaad Wright, Virginia…

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BOGO ticket packages available for 2022 CIAA Basketball Tournament

The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Legendary DJ Kool to perform at Official CIAA Events during Tournament Week (February 22-26) From the CIAA: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA®), the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, announced today that Buy One Get One (BOGO) Half Off Ticket Packages are now on sale for the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament set to tip-off February 22-26 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD. BOGO ticket packages for the highly anticipated CIAA Basketball Tournament, featuring 22 action-packed games, are now available via Ticketmaster as well as the league office and its participating member institutions. Special priced BOGO packages are on sale…

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Making A Difference: SAU and Shaw teams up with Academy Sports to donate gift cards

Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University and Academy Sports + Outdoors donated $5,000 in gift cards to two local youth programs earlier this month. The Wake County Boys & Girls Club and the Capital City Steelers Junior/Peewee Football Team each received a $2,500 gift card to Academy Sports + Outdoors in Apex, N.C. The gift cards enabled the youth programs to buy new equipment, gear, apparel, footwear and other school items. The gift card presentation was held during the Raleigh Classic football game between crosstown schools Saint Augustine’s University and Shaw…

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Week 3 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Honorees

2021-22 Women’s Basketball Composite Schedule2021-22 Women’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2021-22 Women’s Standings 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Composite Schedule2021-22 Men’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2021-22 Men’s Standings FOOD LION MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK #20 Raemaad Wright, Virginia Union Wright averaged nearly a double-double with 9.6 points and 11.3 rebounds, including 15-point, 12-rebound performance in a win over Winston-Salem State in the championship game of the inaugural CP3 HBCU Tip-Off Challenge. The 6-7 junior forward also averaged two blocks per game on the week while totaling two assists and two steals as the Panthers finished 3-0 with…

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Fayetteville State is back-to-back CIAA Volleyball Champions

From the CIAA: 2021 CIAA Volleyball Championship Bracket (Complete)Box Score BOWIE, MD – No. 2 seed Fayetteville State University defeated the No. 1 seed Shaw University, 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-23), to win the 2021 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Volleyball Championship on Sunday at Bowie State University’s A.C. Jordan Arena in Bowie, MD. The Broncos (23-6), who won their second straight CIAA title, were led in the championship match by Kalee Vanderhorst with a team-high nine kills along with Casandra Watson six kills and 13 digs and Da’Nesha Miller with six…

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This week’s edition of CIAA Volleyball Honors could be called the Elizabeth City State awards week because Viking volleyballers swept the accolades. 2021 CIAA Volleyball Standings2021 CIAA Volleyball Composite Schedule2021 Statistics From the CIAA: FOOD LION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Aasia McNeill, Elizabeth City State University (Jr, OH – Statesville, NC, 3) McNeill earns her third straight weekly honor after recording 29 kills and two service aces with a .220 hitting percentage in three matches. The junior outside hitter recorded two double-doubles, including a 10-kill, 27-dig performance against Greensboro College, while adding 44 total digs…

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CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight: Bowie State’s Morgana Johnson

From the CIAA: The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, continues this week with a feature on Morgana Johnson of Bowie State University. Johnson is a senior softball student-athlete from Baltimore, MD. She majors in early childhood education/special education and maintains a 3.5 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Softball – Currently maintains a .965 fielding percentage for her career Softball – Recorded a career-high .407 batting average during the 2019 season Softball – A four-year member of the Dean’s List and BSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll Something…

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Elizabeth City State plans to have normal Fall 2021 semester

From Robert Kelly-Goss of ECSU newsroom In looking at the data and current projections, Elizabeth City State University plans to have a normal fall 2021 semester. The university plans to return to normal course delivery, residence living and overall operations. This includes: In-person classes. In-person events and activities. Buildings and facilities returning to normal hours of operation. “We continue to be encouraged by the decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases both on campus and throughout the state and with the increased number of vaccinations being given,” Chancellor Karrie…

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