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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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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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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Week 1 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 #22 Jordan Camper, Lincoln (PA)(Sr, 6-8 Center – Chester, PA) Camper averaged 21.5 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 75 percent from the field (21-for-28) over two games to open the season. The Chester, PA native had his best performance of the week in Lincoln’s 82-74 win over Kutztown, putting up 26 points on 13-of-16 shooting (81 percent), 13 rebounds, and two blocks. Camper totaled three blocks, one…

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CIAA and ESPN agree on multi-year deal to air men’s and women’s basketball tournaments

Multi-year Agreement Through at Least 2024; All games to be shown on an ESPN Platform with championship games being aired on ESPNU From the CIAA: ESPN and the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA) have announced a multi-year, multi-platform media rights agreement, enhancing ESPN’s college sports portfolio and coverage of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with the addition of the conference’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. ESPNU will carry both CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship Games, while all 22 games of both tournaments will be available on an…

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2021-22 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Preseason All Teams and Predictions

From the CIAA: Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the 2021 All-CIAA Preseason Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, as voted on by the CIAA Basketball Coaches Associations and the Sports Information Directors Association, and the predicted order of finish as selected by the men’s and women’s head coaches. The preseason teams and predicted order were both announced on Wednesday just prior to the start of CIAA Basketball Virtual Media Day.  The 2021 men’s and women’s preseason teams each feature two returning players from the 2019-20 All-CIAA teams. Fayetteville State…

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Chris Paul, the Basketball Hall of Fame and Boost Mobile join forces for the Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge

From Grambling State Athletic Communications: NBA ALL-STAR Chris Paul, the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Boost Mobile Team Up for the  Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge on November 28and 29;   Games to air on ESPN Networks  Two-Day Event to Take Place at the Footprint Center, the Current Home of the Phoenix Suns  Phoenix, Ariz. (September 23, 2021): Today, 11-time NBA All-Star and current Phoenix Suns Point Guard Chris Paul, in partnership with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Boost Mobile, announced the inaugural Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge Hosted by Chris Paul. The first-of-its-kind event for…

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CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight: Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University

from the CIAA : The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, starts off this week with a feature on Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University. Eason is a senior women’s basketball student-athlete from Woodland, NC. She is a psychology major that maintains a 3.5 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Women’s Basketball – Ranked top four or better for SAU with 7.6 points per game (4th), 3.6 rebounds per game (4th), and 45 assists (2nd) during the 2019-20 season.    Women’s Basketball – Ranked second with 11 blocks…

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At 18 this Saint Augustine’s basketball player is already a published author

Courtesy of SAU Office of Sports InformationRALEIGH, N.C.  – According to a website article, 80 percent of Americans aspire to pen a book and get it published within their lifetime. Few actually start or finish, however. Bre’cha Byrd bucked the odds and she’s only 18 years old. A basketball student-athlete at Saint Augustine’s University, Byrd is talented way beyond the basketball court. She is a published author and a motivational speaker. “Some people think you have to be 40 [years old] or 50 or 60 to become an author, but…

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