Raemaad Wright’s big game helps Panthers to 83-62 win over #2 Augusta

Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics 62 AUGUSTA 83  VUU-M Team 1 2 F AUGUSTA 32  30  62 VUU-M 40  43  83 Virginia Union University’s Raemaad Wrightscored 34 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Panthers downed #2 Augusta University 83-62 on Saturday, December 3, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va. The win was the 300th career win for VUU’s Head Coach Jay Butler, a total which includes his years as the women’s head coach at the University of the District of Columbia. “This was a big-time win for our program to beat the…

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Week 3 CIAA Basketball Honourees

Courtesy of the CIAA 2022-23 Women’s Basketball Composite Schedule2022-23 Women’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2022-23 Women’s Standings 2022-23 Men’s Basketball Composite Schedule2022-23 Men’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2022-23 Men’s  FOOD LION MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK #22 Terrence Hunter-Whitfield, Virginia State(Sr., 6-5 Forward – Chesterfield, VA) Terrence Hunter-Whitfield averaged 20.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.3 steals, and 2.3 assists on 50 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent from three in three games last week for the Trojans. In a 90-84 win over Bluefield State, the senior registered new season-highs of 23 points (8-of-16 shooting), 13 rebounds, and five assists.…

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Bowie State comes up short against Shepherd, 66-55

Courtesy of Dr. Jolisa Williams, Asst. Athletic Director for Media Relations BOWIE, MD —The Bowie State men’s basketball team got a 33-point showing from the bench, but fell 66-55 to the Shepherd Rams at home Sunday. The Bulldogs (2-5) had two players score in double figures, led by Quinton Drayton (Bowie, MD), who had 12 points. Kyree Freeman-Davis (Bowie, MD) added 11 points and two steals from the bench and Joel Webb (Forestville, MD) added six points, eight rebounds and two steals. Webb pulled down four offensive rebounds to pace the Bowie State offense which grabbed…

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CIAA Basketballers of the Week

2022-23 Women’s Basketball Composite Schedule2022-23 Women’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2022-23 Women’s Standings 2022-23 Men’s Basketball Composite Schedule2022-23 Men’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2022-23 Men’s Standings FOOD LION MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK #0 Bryson Dennis, Claflin(Jr., 6-1 Guard – Snellville, GA) Bryson Dennis totaled 40 points on 52 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent from behind the arc, helping the Panthers to a 3-0 start last week. The junior also tallied 11 assists and eight rebounds. In the season-opening 89-61 win over Allen, the Snellville, GA native scored a game-high 19 points on six-of-eight shooting from the…

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Albany State comes away empty-handed in 2022 ATL Has Something to Say HBCU Challenge

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State Golden Rams participated in the “2022 ATL Has Something to Say HBCU Challenge”, which featured some of the best HBCU players and coaches in the country, on November 18-19, at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.  On day 1, the Golden Rams were defeated (78-73) by Virginia Union University. On Saturday, the Golden Rams were defeated (63-59) by the Livingstone College Blue Bears.  With the loss, the Golden Rams fell to (0-4) overall.  The Blue Bears improved to (1-3). The Golden Rams…

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CIAA News: Virginia Union captures Chris Paul HBCU Tip-Off Classic

courtesy of the CIAA: Virginia Union University’s Robert Osborne scored a team-high 18 points and captured Player of the Game honors as the Panthers downed Xavier University of Louisiana 72-59 to capture the championship of the Boost Mobile Chris Paul HBCU Tip-Off Classic on Wednesday, November 16, in Uncasville, Conn. VUU’s Keleaf Tate scored 15 points while teammate Raemaad Wright added 11 points in the win. Virginia Union’s Devon Sims rounded out the double-figure scoring with 10 points. “I’m really proud of the guys today,” said VUU Head Men’s Basketball…

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Week 1 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Honors

Courtesy of the CIAA 2022-23 Women’s Basketball Composite Schedule2022-23 Women’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2022-23 Women’s Standings 2022-23 Men’s Basketball Composite Schedule2022-23 Men’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2022-23 Men’s Standings FOOD LION MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK #23 Robert Osborne, Virginia Union(Sr, 6-5 Forward – Richmond, VA) Robert Osborne averaged 17.5 points, 12 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in wins against Shippensburg and Millersville last weekend in the CIAA/PSAC Challenge. The senior led the team in scoring in each game. The Richmond, VA native posted 19 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists against the Raiders and 16 points, 12 rebounds, and…

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Albany State women’s hoops squeaks by Johnson C. Smith 74-71 for first win of the season

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State Golden Rams women’s basketball team earned their first win of the season after defeating the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (74-71) in the 2022 SIAC/ CIAA Basketball Challenge Saturday, on November 12, in North Carolina.  The Golden Rams rallied for the win after being down by 15 points at the 6:13 mark in the 3rd quarter.  With the win, the Golden Rams improved to (1-1) on the season while the Golden Bulls fell to (0-2).    Kashay Hankerson led the Golden Rams…

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CIAA rolling out updated PPV model in front of basketball season

Courtesy of the CIAA: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically black athletic conference, has unveiled a new pay-per-view subscription model available ahead of its 2022-23 men’s & women’s basketball season. The new subscription model will grant viewers access to all the regular season basketball contests on the CIAA Sports Network (CIAASN), the official streaming platform for the conference, rather than just home broadcasts from a specific member institution. Available now, packages for the 2022-23 basketball regular season are offered on the CIAASN in three pricing tiers: a $9.99 per game rate, a $24.99…

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Va. State Basketball to compete in US Virgin Islands Classics HBCU tournament

Courtesy of Virginia State Athletics ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Virginia State University men’s basketball team has been invited by Young Entrepreneurz Solutions (YES) to participate in the US Virgin Islands Classic HBCU tournament on December 31, 2022-January 2, 2023. Virginia State was one of eight schools selected to compete along with Clinton College, Edward Waters, Fisk University, Kentucky State, Livingstone College, Tusculum University, and West Virginia State. The US Virgin Islands Classic will feature a three-day tournament format with Quarterfinals beginning on December 31, 2022 and ending with the…

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