NBPA Foundation provided scholarship grants to SIAC Athete-Students

From thesiac.com: ATLANTA, GA– The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation has pledged a significant financial grant to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) to provide scholarship resources to SIAC member-institution basketball student-athletes to facilitate a path to graduation objectives. This program, in addition to a similar initiative at Norfolk State University, is part of an NBPA pilot project to support student-athletes at colleges and universities around the country. “We are extremely grateful to NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and Sherrie Deans, who leads the NBPA foundation for their financial commitment to SIAC…

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FAMU kicks off home season in Jake Gaither Classic

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University football team will look to get into the win column on Saturday night as the Rattlers will have its 2019 home opener against Fort Valley State. Kickoff for the Third Annual Jake Gaither Classic is set for 6 p.m. at Bragg Memorial Stadium.  Florida A&M (0-1) had an extra week to prepare for Fort Valley State with a bye last week. The Rattlers enter Saturday’s game off a 62-0 loss on Aug. 29 to 17th-ranked Central Florida. FAMU held the Knights to just…

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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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September 9 SWAC Football Players of the Week

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama State’s Micheal Jefferson, Mississippi Valley State’s Tracy Thompkins, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Josh Piwniczka and Harry Ballard III were all named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week two of the season for their outstanding play the league announced on Monday. OffensiveAlabama State 19 – Michael Jefferson (6-3, WR, 194, So., Mobile, Ala.)Jefferson had a career day for Alabama State in a 38-31 victory over Tuskegee Saturday night. He grabbed five receptions for 174 yards, including three touchdowns. The sophomore caught…

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MEAC Weekly Football Honorees

From meacsports.com: NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 9, 2019 – Norfolk State quarterback Juwan Carter was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. South Carolina State’s Roderick Perry was named Defensive of the Week and Norfolk State freshman Kevin Johnson was selected as Rookie of the Week. Earning Offensive Linemen of the Week honors for the second week in a row was South Carolina State’s Alex Taylorand picking up Specialist of the Week honors was South Carolina State’s Dillon Bredesen.  Carter (QB, 6-0, 175, Jr., Richmond, Va.) matched his career high with four…

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Kentucky State’s Kevin Hayes inks pro deal

Courtesy of Kentucky State Athletics Former Kentucky State University men’s basketball player Kevin Hayes becomes the second member of the 2018-19 squad to sign a professional basketball contract. Hayes (Detroit, Mich.) has signed to play for Club del Progreso in Argentina. He joins former teammate David Jelks in the country. He marks the fourth player under Kentucky State University head coach Jamaal Jackson to sign a professional contract, joining Julius Barton and Toussaint Rose. “When we sat in Kevin’s living room, two of the things that we spoke about was Kevin graduating from Kentucky State…

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September 7 MEAC Football

Visit the MEAC Scoreboard HEREYoungstown State 54, Howard 28South Carolina State 34, Lane 0Norfolk State 44, Virginia State 21Duke 45, North Carolina A&T State 13Towson 42, NC Central 3 Youngstown State 54, Howard 28 YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — It was a tale of big plays in the second half as the Howard University Bison fall to Youngstown State University Penguins 54-28, Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.   The Bison falls to (0-2), Youngstown improves to (2-0).  Howard took the opening drive 42 yards in nine plays when a sack and an ensuing holding…

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Houston too much for Prairie View

From pvpanthers: LIVE STATS WATCH LIVE FULL SCHEDULE ROSTER MATCHUP HISTORY HOUSTON – An early first-quarter deficit was too much to overcome for the Prairie View A&M football team, who fell 37-17 to Houston Saturday evening at TDECU Stadium. Though the Panthers (1-1) limited Houston to a field goal on its opening possession, their first crack at the Cougars’ defense resulted in a three-and-out. An off-target punt ultimately gifted Houston prime starting field position in the form of the Panthers’ 28-yard line. Two plays later, Kyle Porter scored from 20…

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‘Buddy Bowl’ ends in defeat for Grambling

By: Candice Dixson, Sports Information Staff  Story Links RUSTON, La. l J’Mar Smith threw for 220 yards, including one touchdown, as Louisiana Tech’s football team delivered a 20-14 victory over Grambling State on Saturday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium.  “I thought we did some good things, but we got to play better,” said Grambling State Head Coach Broderick Fobbs.  “We have to finish. We had an opportunity, several opportunities, but we didn’t take advantage of them today.” Saturday afternoon’s game paid homage to Orville Kince (O.K. “Buddy”) Davis, a native of Ruston who…

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