Joshua Williams of Fayetteville State competes at 2022 NFL Combine

From the CIAA The 2022 National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine is currently taking place (March 1-7) in Indinapolis, IN. The annual event features hundreds of the top NFL prospects from the collegiate ranks conducting workouts and interviews with all 32 teams. This year’s field featured just four players from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with former Fayetteville State Unversity and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) standout Joshua Williams among those participating.  Williams was the lone representative from the CIAA and one of just two players from the Division…

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Lincoln Women and Fayetteville State Men’s hoops on their way to the D-II NCAA Tourney

Courtesy of the CIAA: The 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship brackets were announced today with one men’s team and one women’s team from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) among the 64 teams in each field. Lincoln University will represent the conference in the women’s bracket while Fayetteville State will be the lone representative from the CIAA on the men’s side. Both teams earned the league’s automatic bid after winning the conference tournament titles in February. Winning their first CIAA title in school history, the Lincoln women enter…

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2022 CIAA Basketball Tournament Day 1: Men’s and Women’s Recap

Courtesy the CIAA 2022 CIAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket 2022 CIAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket Tournament Central BALTIMORE, MD – The 2022 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament tipped off on Tuesday, February 22. Check out recaps from the first day of action inside Royal Farms Arena.  Women’s – #12 Livingstone 49, #5 Fayetteville State 38 (Opening Round) Jamiah Lane played an excellent all-around game as the No. 12 seed Livingstone women shocked No. 5 seed Fayetteville State 49-38 in the opening game of the CIAA Tournament at Royal Farms Arena on…

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Lincoln men’s bball defeats Shaw 96-90

Courtesy of Lincoln University Athletics Box ScoreRALEIGH, N.C. – To say freshman Bakir Cleveland (Newark, N.J. /University) was struggling for the last three games would be an understatement.However, got to work before and after practice, and he realized the fruits of his labor as the guard tallied a career-high 25 points as the Lincoln University men’s basketball team defeated Shaw, 96-90, Wednesday in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action. After shooting just 2-of-24 in the previous three games, Cleveland shot 9-of-16 from the floor – including 3-of-8 from beyond the arc to record his…

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Lincoln Women’s Hoops clinches CIAA North

Courtesy of Lincoln University Athletics There was going to be no leaving their opponent hanging around and gaining confidence this time. With a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association North Division crown on the line, the Lincoln University women’s basketball team dominated Shaw from start to finish in avenging an earlier season loss with the 97-47 pasting of the Bears.  With the Elizabeth City State loss earlier in the day, Lincoln clinched the CIAA’s Northern Division. A victory Saturday and the Lions will be the top seed in the upcoming CIAA Tournament.…

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Virginia State takes care of Bowie State, 78-61

Courtesy of Bowie State Athletics 61BSU-M 78 VSU-M Team 1 2 F BSU-M 20  41  61 VSU-M 40  38  78 Despite another leading performance from sophomore David McCullough (Bowie, MD), the Bowie State men’s basketball team dropped a 78-61 contest to Virginia State (9-14, 6-9 CIAA) in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) division tilt at the VSU Multipurpose Center Wednesday night. The loss dips the Bulldogs (7-19, 5-10 CIAA) to sixth in the North as BSU will likely be playing on the first night of the 2022 CIAA Tournament next week. McCullough…

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Fayetteville State beats Claflin 71-67

Courtesy of Fayetteville State Athletics 56 62 Team 1 2 F Claflin 33  23  56 Fayetteville State 37  25  62 On a night after celebrating its seniors, the Fayetteville State men’s basketball program defeated Claflin University 71-67 to improve to 12-3 in CIAA play and 6-3 in the Southern Division. The Broncos are 17-8 overall as Claflin drops to 6-19, 5-10 in the conference, and 3-6 in the Division. Senior Darian Dixon (Bowie, MD), who opened the game with a dunk, led the game with 23 points. He had his second-biggest game of…

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Virginia Union Lady Panthers upset Elizabeth City

60 Elizabeth City State 18-6 (10-5 CIAA) 73 Virginia Union 8-13 (6-9 CIAA) Team 1 2 3 4 F Elizabeth City State 10  16  18  16  60 Virginia Union 19  20  18  16  73 The Lady Panthers of Virginia Union upended the Northern Division leading Elizabeth City State University 73-60 Wednesday night, sending their senior class out on a final win at Barco-Stevens Hall. “We dedicated tonight’s win to our seniors.They have given their all to Virginia Union and we wanted tonight to be memorable. ECSU is an excellent and well coached team.…

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Virginia Union extends home winning streak with 57-51 win over Elizabeth City

51ECMB 57 VUU-M Team 1 2 F ECMB 25  26  51 VUU-M 23  34  57 The Virginia Union men’s basketball team defeated a very game Elizabeth City State basketball team, 57-51 Wednesday night at Barco-Stevens Hall. The first half was a hotly contested affair that featured 5 ties and and six lead changes , as Elizabeth City was able to take a two-point lead, 25-23 heading into halftime. Early in the second half, ECSU took a four-point lead at 27-23 off a Jayden Beloti layup. Virginia Union responded with back-to-back layups…

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Virginia State women’s hoops looks to send senior class out with last home win

Courtesy Virginia State Athletics Virginia State (11-14) vs. Bowie State (11-10) Date Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Time 5:30 p.m. Live Stream Live Stream Location Ettrick, VA  (VSU Multipurpose center) Social Media @VSUsports | @vsutrojans_1882 | @VSUTrojansWBB The VSU women’s basketball team returns to action fresh off a rough outing against ECSU where the squad was held scoreless through the final two minutes of the game. This allowed the Vikings to sneak away with the win, 55-53. The Trojans will have extra motivation in their next matchup, as the squad will…

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