SIAC Announces Football Scheduling format changes

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced that it will move to a 4-4-2 football scheduling model, released by the league on Thursday. Starting in 2023, the league will eliminate divisions and will conclude the regular season with the SIAC Football Championship Game, presented by Cricket, that will pit the top two teams against each other based on winning percentage in conference play. “The new SIAC football scheduling model will help to provide significant advantages for our schools and league,” said SIAC Commissioner Anthony Holloman. “The most important advantage is the benefit we are giving…

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CIAA News: Jada Byers named D2CCA Super Region 2 Offensive POTY

Courtesy of the CIAA CHARLOTTE, NC – The Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) announced the 2022 All-Super Region Two football team Thursday afternoon with five players from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, being selected. Honorees from the CIAA were headlined by Virginia Union running back Jada Byers, who was chosen as the 2022 D2CCA Super Region Two Offensive Player of the Year. Joining Byers on the all-region first team was Bowie State defensive lineman Joshua Pryor. The second team all-region selections from the conference included Bowie State tight end…

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VUU’s Jada Byers named as finalist for Harlan Hill Award

Courtesy of the CIAA Virginia Union University’s Jada Byers has become the first VUU football player in the program’s history to be named a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award, it was announced on Thursday, December 1. Byers led the nation by rushing for a CIAA-record 1,829 yards and gathering nation-best 2,256 all purpose yards this past season. The Little Rock Touchdown Club, in conjunction with the Great American Conference, revealed the nine finalists for the 2022 Harlon Hill Trophy, the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year.…

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November 30, 2022 MEAC Basketball Recap

Image via MDES Sports Information Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Maryland Eastern Shore 64, Lehigh 60UMBC 109, Coppin State 82St. Francis Brooklyn 81, Delaware State 73Yale 86, Howard 40 Maryland Eastern Shore 64, Lehigh 60 PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Maryland Eastern Shore held down a strong Lehigh University offense, leaving the Hytche with a 64-60 victory over the visiting Mountain Hawks. The win marks the second straight for UMES against Lehigh after defeating the Mountain Hawks in their house at Stabler Arena last December. Both teams struggled to find their…

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November 29, 2022 MEAC Basketball Recap

Courtesy of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Morgan State 123, Virginia University of Lynchburg 59North Carolina Central 79, UNC Asheville 66South Carolina State 73, East Carolina 68No. 1 Houston 100, Norfolk State 52 Morgan State 123, Virginia University of Lynchburg 59 BALTIMORE, Md. — Senior guard Malik Miller scored a game-high 26 points with six rebounds as Morgan State reached the century mark for the second time this season, defeating Virginia-Lynchburg 123-59 in non-conference action Tuesday night at Hill Field House. Miller connected on 9 of 11 from the floor and scored 21 of his…

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Tennessee State’s Mike Mitchell to enter NFL Draft

Tennessee State running back Mike Mitchell declared for the NFL draft. The Broheadsville, PA native announced his decision Wednesday afternoon. After playing at Brooklyn’s ASA College in 2018, Mitchell walked on the football team In 2019. He was redshirted that year, but fate was unkind to him as the 2020 season was lost due to a season-ending knee injury. Mitchell made his impact on field for the Tigers as a kick returner , where he averaged 20.2 yards per return , with a long of 34 yards , which took…

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Bethune-Cookman Tight End Kemari Averett declares fir NFL Draft

Bethune-Cookman tight end Kemari Averett is seeking to ply his trade at the next level. The Atlanta, GA native made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in a social media post in which he expressed his gratitude to the university, teammates and coaches. Prior to coming to Bethune-Cookman, Averett spent two seasons at the University of Louisville, where he caught 15 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns. In his first season with Bethune, Averett had 52 receptions for 888 yards and 10 touchdowns. This past season Averett hauled in 39 passes…

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Buzzer-beater lifts Stillman to 71-69 win over Dalton State

Courtesy of Stillman Athletics TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – On a night that saw the game time moved up to beat the storms, Stillman College beat the buzzer and the Tigers stormed the court with a 71-69 Southern States Athletic Conference men’s basketball victory over Dalton State College. Buzzer-beaters have become an annual tradition for the Tigers. With Stillman trailing by one, 69-68, and four seconds on the clock, Derrick Finklea pushed the ball up floor and fed Tomias Brandin the left corner for a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired. Brand’s third 3-pointer of the…

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Albany State head coach leaves to become head man at Charleston Southern

Courtesy of Albany State Athletics Albany State University (ASU) would like to announce that Mr. Gabe Giardina (Coach G.), ASU Golden Rams Head Football Coach, has accepted a position as the Head Football Coach at NCAA Division I Charleston Southern University.   “We would like to thank Coach G. and his family for the tremendous care they took with each student-athlete while assisting them in pursuing their full athletic and academic potential”, said President, Dr. Marion Ross Fedrick. “The passion that he and his family have, not only for football, but the success of our students, is beyond compare. They have…

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SIAC announces basketballers of the week

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week. For women, Tatum Hayes (Edward Waters) was named Player of the Week, while Iemyiah Harris (Miles)earned Newcomer of the Week. For men, K.J. Doucet (Fort Valley State) was named Player of the Week, alongside teammate, Rodney Battle (Miles) who earned Newcomer of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Women’s Basketball PLAYER OF THE WEEK –  Tatum Hayes, Edward Waters| Forward  |  Sophomore  |  Austell, GA Edward Waters junior Tatum Hayes averaged 25.5 points per game, 1.0 rebound per game, and 1.0 steal per game in two games…

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