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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Week 4 CIAA Basketball Men’s and Women’s Honours

From the CIAA: 2021-22 Women’s Basketball Composite Schedule2021-22 Women’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2021-22 Women’s Standings 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Composite Schedule2021-22 Men’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2021-22 Men’s Standings PLAYERS OF THE WEEK #3 Cress Worthy, Fayetteville State(Jr, 6-2 Guard – Gastonia, NC) Worthy averaged 25.5 points and five rebounds per game in two contests, including a career-high 28 points in a non-conference win over Virginia State. The junior guard also totaled seven assists and three steals while shooting 50 percent from the field and 54 percent from three (7-for-13).  MEN’S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK #20 Raemaad Wright, Virginia…

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BOGO ticket packages available for 2022 CIAA Basketball Tournament

The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Legendary DJ Kool to perform at Official CIAA Events during Tournament Week (February 22-26) From the CIAA: The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA®), the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, announced today that Buy One Get One (BOGO) Half Off Ticket Packages are now on sale for the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament set to tip-off February 22-26 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD. BOGO ticket packages for the highly anticipated CIAA Basketball Tournament, featuring 22 action-packed games, are now available via Ticketmaster as well as the league office and its participating member institutions. Special priced BOGO packages are on sale…

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Week 3 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Honorees

2021-22 Women’s Basketball Composite Schedule2021-22 Women’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2021-22 Women’s Standings 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Composite Schedule2021-22 Men’s Basketball Conference Leaders (Statistics)2021-22 Men’s Standings FOOD LION MEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK #20 Raemaad Wright, Virginia Union Wright averaged nearly a double-double with 9.6 points and 11.3 rebounds, including 15-point, 12-rebound performance in a win over Winston-Salem State in the championship game of the inaugural CP3 HBCU Tip-Off Challenge. The 6-7 junior forward also averaged two blocks per game on the week while totaling two assists and two steals as the Panthers finished 3-0 with…

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CIAA and ESPN agree on multi-year deal to air men’s and women’s basketball tournaments

Multi-year Agreement Through at Least 2024; All games to be shown on an ESPN Platform with championship games being aired on ESPNU From the CIAA: ESPN and the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA) have announced a multi-year, multi-platform media rights agreement, enhancing ESPN’s college sports portfolio and coverage of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with the addition of the conference’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. ESPNU will carry both CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship Games, while all 22 games of both tournaments will be available on an…

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2021-22 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Preseason All Teams and Predictions

From the CIAA: Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the 2021 All-CIAA Preseason Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, as voted on by the CIAA Basketball Coaches Associations and the Sports Information Directors Association, and the predicted order of finish as selected by the men’s and women’s head coaches. The preseason teams and predicted order were both announced on Wednesday just prior to the start of CIAA Basketball Virtual Media Day.  The 2021 men’s and women’s preseason teams each feature two returning players from the 2019-20 All-CIAA teams. Fayetteville State…

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CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight: Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University

from the CIAA : The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, starts off this week with a feature on Milequa Eason of Saint Augustine’s University. Eason is a senior women’s basketball student-athlete from Woodland, NC. She is a psychology major that maintains a 3.5 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Women’s Basketball – Ranked top four or better for SAU with 7.6 points per game (4th), 3.6 rebounds per game (4th), and 45 assists (2nd) during the 2019-20 season.    Women’s Basketball – Ranked second with 11 blocks…

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Winston-Salem State wins 2020 CIAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

From the CIAA : CHARLOTTE, NC – Robert Colon’s three free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining completed a late comeback by Winston-Salem State University as they defeated Fayetteville State University 63-62 to capture the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s Basketball tournament title Saturday afternoon at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The championship was Winston-Salem’s 12th in the conference tournament’s 75-year history and their first since winning the title in 2012.  The Rams, who were the #2 seed in the south entering the tournament, earn the CIAA’s automatic bid to…

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CIAA announces preseason Men’s and Women’s Basketball All-Conference teams and predicted order of finish

Though we are getting into the teeth of football season, the start of basketball season is looming over the horizon. The CIAA, which has a rich basketball tradition, announced their preseason Men’s and Women’s All-CIAA teams and the predicted order of finish. From The CIAA: Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the 2019 All-CIAA Preseason Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, as voted on by the CIAA Basketball Coaches Associations and the Sports Information Directors Association, and the predicted order of finish as selected by the men’s and women’s…

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Virginia State’s Lonnie Blow Jr. Named 2018-2019 Gaines Award Recipient

From theciaa.com: Courtesy of National Sports Media Association WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 26, 2019) — The National Sports Media Association (NSMA) has announced that Kelvin Sampson (Division I) and Lonnie Blow Jr. (Division II) are the 2018-19 winners of the Clarence “Big House” Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year Awards. The Gaines Awards will be presented during the 60th annual NSMA Awards Banquet on June 24, 2019, at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sampson was selected after he led the University of Houston to a 33-4 overall…

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