Elizabeth City State named LaTaya Hilliard-Grey Deputy Athlefic Director

From the CIAA Elizabeth City State University Director of Athletics, James DuBose, Jr, has announced the appointment of LaTaya Hilliard-Gray as the department’s Deputy Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator.  She will assist with the overall oversight of the Vikings Athletic Department, while also serving as the highest-ranking female in the department promoting meaningful representation of women in the leadership and management of ECSU Athletics. “As we continue to build our team, I am excited to have LaTaya join the Viking family”, said DuBose.  “She has an extensive background as an…

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Sixty-six CIAA student-athletes named on 2021-22 D2 ADA Academic Acheivement Awards List

From the CIAA The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced its 2021-22 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards with 66 student-athletes from three Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) schools receiving recognition. The Academic Achievement Awards, in its 15th year, is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level. Saint Augustine’s University led all CIAA schools with 25 honorees, followed by Lincoln University and Bowie State, with 22 and 19, respectively. In total, there were a record-breaking 16,802 student-athletes from 171…

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Jackson State women’s hoops to play in WNIT

From Jackson State University Athletics: The Jackson State University women’s basketball team has been selected to play in the Preseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament in November. The three-time defending regular season Southwestern Athletic Conference champions and two-time defending SWAC Tournament champions will face Colorado, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Texas Tech in a three-game round-robin event. Jackson State will play at Colorado on November 12, at Texas Tech on November 15, and against Louisiana-Lafayette in a contest hosted by Texas Tech on November 16. “I am excited for our team to be selected…

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FAMU’s Land and Sheread named to 2022 Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-American First Team

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Stats FCS Perform Release A total of nine Southwestern Athletic Conference student-athletes have been named to the 2022 Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-American Team. Isaiah Land (FAMU), Jah’Marae Sheread (FAMU), Jordan Lewis (SU), Kemari Averett (B-CU), Isaiah Bolden (JSU), Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim (AAMU), Xavier Smith (FAMU), Mark Evans II (UAPB), and Travis Hunter (JSU) were each selected as members of the team. Florida A&M’s Land and Sheread highlight the list of SWAC selections named to the Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-American Team. At the conclusion of…

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An initial look the ”University Blue” Air Jordan 13

This upcoming Air Jordan 13 is slated to debut the holiday season. Images of this-yet-to-come Air Jordan 13 have finally come to light. The pictures allow to see a black upper with reflective side panel and university blue suede that wraps the heel and extends to near the forefoot. A white Jumpman is present on the black suede tongue, along with the hologram that is synonymous with model. Underneath resides a university blue midsole, black ”pods” and black-bordered rubber outsole with white traction sections and university blue flex The ”University…

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Grambling football concludes Day 4 of fall camp

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications The Grambling State University football team wrapped up its fourth practice of fall camp on Saturday at the GSU Practice Field.  The Tigers, who open the season on Sept. 3 at Arkansas State, are looking to rebound off a 4-7 season in 2021 and are ushering in a new coach this season in Hue Jackson.  Jackson has been impressed so far with the work ethic of the team.  “This team is competing and I think that’s where it starts,” Jackson said. “They are allowing our staff…

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MEACannounces 2022 Football Preseason All-Conference Honourees

Courtesy of the Mid- Eastern Athletic Conference: Norfolk State running back J.J. Davis and South Carolina State defensive end Jeblonski Green have been named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive and Defensive Preseason Players of the Year, presented by TowneBank. All awards and the predicted order of finish were voted on by the MEAC’s head football coaches and sports information directors. Davis was the MEAC Rookie of the Year this past season after leading the Spartans and the conference in rushing, 80.5 yards per contest on the ground. He totaled 887 yards on…

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MEAC releases 2022 ESPN Football Schedule

Courtesy of the Mid -Eastern Athletic Conference: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced its ESPN football package for the 2022 season, which features 30 regular-season match-ups on ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN+ and one postseason appearance on ABC. Seven nationally-televised games are a part of the MEAC’s ongoing agreement with ESPN. In addition, 23 regular-season MEAC football games will be televised on the MEAC Digital Network on ESPN platforms, including all conference games and every MEAC member institution home game. The Cricket MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge Kickoff brings about Week 0 of…

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Eastside Golf x Air Jordan 12: Official: Images

Eastside Golf and Jordan Brand are joining forces on this coming Air Jordan 12. This special-edition Jordan 12 sports a muslin upper, overlaid with textured burnt sunrise mudgaurds on the lateral and medial sides. Wrapping the heel is a mud-splatter graphic, with a golden ”JUMPMAN” stamped plastic tab on the lateral side. Other visual attributes are metallic eyelets, an Eastside Golf branded tongue, Air Jordan X-era branding on the rear heel as well as a Eastside Gold hangtag. Inside each respective shoe is found a dirt and grass graphic insole.…

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Two 18 x Air Jordan 2 : Official Images

Detroit’s Two 18 sneaker boutique has joined fprces with Jordan Brand to birth this collaborative Air Jordan 2 Low. This upcoming 2 Low makes use of tans of both rocky amd british varieties, team royal and gym red in its colour palette spread across its suede, nubuck and leather upper. Other additional details include Two 18 hangtags, special graphics on the insoles depicting a map view of metro Detroit and additional Two 18 branding behind the tongues. Underneath resides a white midsole and translucent , red and sail rubber outsole.…

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