Albany State volleyball unveils 2022 recruiting class

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State University Athletics: Coach Verniece Graham is excited about the new faces that will be joining the Golden Rams volleyball team during the 2022 season..  The Golden Rams have won the SIAC Eastern Division 3 years in a row.  Last season, the Golden Rams lost to Spring Hill in the SIAC Championship Game.  With the addition of 9 new players, Graham thinks the Golden Rams will be back in the conference championship game. The 2022 signing class features Molly Wilson, Jenae Thomas, Madisyn Smith, Alia Gomez, Cierra Keys, Kennedi Wallace, Mary-Katherine…

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Tennessee State’s Mosley named to FCS Punter of the Year Watch List

Tennessee State senior Kaleb Mosley was named to the 2022 FCS Punter of the Year Preseason Watch List, honoring the nation’s top FCS punter, put forth by The Augusta Sports Council. Mosley, a senior punter out of Carver HS in Montgomery , Alabama , paced the OVC last season, averaging 41.7 yards per punt. Twenty-five percent, or 15, of his 62 punts were downed inside the 20-yard-line, with another 16%, 10 out 62, being 50-plus yard kicks, with his longest traveling 61 yards. The Punter of the Year will be…

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Tennessee State Athletics unveils new mobile application

Courtesy of Tennessee State University Athletics: NASHVILLE — Stay connected to your favorite teams with “TSU Tigers”, the official mobile app of Tennessee State University, powered by SIDEARM Sports.  Featuring real-time news alerts, schedules, exclusive multimedia content, gameday details, and more, the new TSU Tigers app is free and compatible with both iOS and Android devices. “As a department, we are always looking for new ways to engage our fans and enhance their gameday experience, and this app accomplishes both goals,” said Director of Athletics Dr. Mikki Allen. “This digital platform provides an easy and convenient way for our alumni,…

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Grambling Women’s Soccer opens fall camp this Wednesday

Courtesy Grambling State University Athletic Communications: | The Grambling State University women’s soccer team opens fall camp on Wednesday as the Lady Tigers begin its quest to a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Tournament championship.  Lady Tigers head coach Justin Wagar returns after a one-year absence and has several key players back from last year’s squad that fell just short in the conference tournament finals.  The first time fans will have an opportunity to meet Wagar and his 2022 squad is during Fan Day on Saturday, Aug. 13.   Grambling State opens the 2022…

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Grambling women’s hoops adds five

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Grambling State University head women’s basketball coach Freddie Murray announced the addition of five new players for the upcoming season.  Murray welcomed the addition of Amanda Blake, Tiana Gardner, Jazmyne Jackson, Miracle Saxon andDe’Maya Young.  Blake comes to Grambling State after spending the past two seasons at UNC Asheville. The 6-foot-2 forward also was a multi-sport athlete at Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville, S.C., playing basketball and volleyball.  Notable Statistics  During her sophomore season, Blake saw action in 30 of 32 games for the…

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Terrorists threaten several HBCUs

Wlja.com: PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (7News) — A shelter in place has been issued for students and staff at Bowie State University due to a bomb threat Monday.  CNN is reporting that at least six Historically Black Colleges and Universities have received bomb threats launching police investigations. The schools that received threats Monday include Bowie State, Howard University, Southern University and A&M, Bethune-Cookman University, Albany State Universityand Delaware State University, according to campus spokespeople or social media posts. Later Monday morning, Judson University, an Evangelical Christian university in Elgin, Illinois, announced its closure due to…

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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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31st Annual Fountain City Classic Preview & Prediction

Saturday the Albany State Golden Rams and the Wildcats of Fort Valley State in the 31st annual Fountain City Classic. For the Wildcats (5-4 , 2-2) a win in the game will finish the season above .500 in both conference and overall, but would also be doubly sweet, as it would end the playoff aspirations of their rival. For the Golden Rams, if they wish to extend their season past the SIAC Championship game , they have to win, and likely will have to do so in impressive fashion. Fort…

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SIAC Volleyball Week 9 : Players of the Week

Tuesday the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced their week 9 volleyball honourees. Here are this week top volley ballers and their recent exploits. From the SIAC: ATLANTA, Ga. (November 2, 2021) – Jazmyne Walker (Central State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Daija Walton (Benedict) earnedDefensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday. Ashleigh Reeves (Benedict) was also tabbed Setter of the Week alongside Morgan Hebert (Fort Valley State) who earned Newcomer of the Week. OFFENSIVE – Jazmyne Walker, Sophomore, Outside Hitter, Central State Central State outside hitter Jazmyne Walker led CSU…

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Chris Paul August 10, 2010 #HBCUSneakerWatch: Savannah State University

The Chris Paul HBCU sneaker watch continued with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game on Monday. Paul has been representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities on his kicks since the NBA has resumed their season in Orlando. He most recently represented Albany State Universisty in the Thunder’s previous contest. For the Thunder’s Monday game against the Phoenix Suns, CP3 showed Savannah State some love. Paul’s family has an association with HBCU’s and he delves into the rationale behind what he has been doing in this SLAM story. Paul has also represented,…

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