Week 4 CIAA Football Recaps

From the CIAA: 2021 CIAA Football Standings2021 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2021 Statistics   CHARLOTTE – It’s week four of the 2021 football season, let the conference games begin! All twelve CIAA teams are in action within the same week for the first time this season as the conference slate kicks off with cross-divisional play. The road to Salem, VA and the 2021 CIAA Championship game begins in earnest this week as every team will look to put their non-conference schedule in the rearview in hopes of making a title run.  Let’s take a look at the results…

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This week’s edition of CIAA Volleyball Honors could be called the Elizabeth City State awards week because Viking volleyballers swept the accolades. 2021 CIAA Volleyball Standings2021 CIAA Volleyball Composite Schedule2021 Statistics From the CIAA: FOOD LION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Aasia McNeill, Elizabeth City State University (Jr, OH – Statesville, NC, 3) McNeill earns her third straight weekly honor after recording 29 kills and two service aces with a .220 hitting percentage in three matches. The junior outside hitter recorded two double-doubles, including a 10-kill, 27-dig performance against Greensboro College, while adding 44 total digs…

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Week 3 CIAA Football Players of the Week

2021 CIAA Football Weekly Report – Week 32021 CIAA Football Standings2021 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2021 Statistics    The CIAA announced their top gridiron performances for week 3. FOOD LION OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK #51 Antavious Zachery, Shaw(So, OL – Lithonia, GA) Zachery helped the Shaw offense produce 487 yards of total offense, including 299 yards on the ground, and average nearly seven yards per play in their win over Central State. The sophomore from Lithonia, GA and his linemates didn’t give up a sack and the Bears put up 52 points, which is…

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CIAA Football Week 3 Recap

From the CIAA: 2021 CIAA Football Standings2021 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2021 Statistics   CHARLOTTE – Week three of the 2021 football season features nine league teams in action for the final stanza of non-conference games as three others elect to have a bye week wiith the cross-division conference schedule on the horizon. It’s another solid slate of challenges in out of conference play for CIAA teams this week, featuring a mix of Division I and Division II opponents as well as some intriguing matchups against HBCU competition. Let’s look at how teams across the conference fared in week three:  Shaw 52, Central State 0 After nearly…

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CIAA and AspireTV unveil 2021 football broadcast schedule

Tuesday the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA ) announced its broadcast schedule for the upcoming 2021 football season. The games for this season will be televised on AspireTV, continuing the sixth year of a partnership between the conference and the network. “We’re excited to continue our partnership this year with AspireTV to broadcast five football games throughout the season. It’s an exciting opportunity to increase exposure for our institutions, coaches, and student-athletes while highlighting the passion and pageantry of our fans and alumni across the country and celebrating the rich…

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CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight: Bowie State’s Morgana Johnson

From the CIAA: The CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, continues this week with a feature on Morgana Johnson of Bowie State University. Johnson is a senior softball student-athlete from Baltimore, MD. She majors in early childhood education/special education and maintains a 3.5 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Softball – Currently maintains a .965 fielding percentage for her career Softball – Recorded a career-high .407 batting average during the 2019 season Softball – A four-year member of the Dean’s List and BSU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll Something…

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Elizabeth City State plans to have normal Fall 2021 semester

From Robert Kelly-Goss of ECSU newsroom In looking at the data and current projections, Elizabeth City State University plans to have a normal fall 2021 semester. The university plans to return to normal course delivery, residence living and overall operations. This includes: In-person classes. In-person events and activities. Buildings and facilities returning to normal hours of operation. “We continue to be encouraged by the decrease in the number of positive COVID-19 cases both on campus and throughout the state and with the increased number of vaccinations being given,” Chancellor Karrie…

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CIAA reveal plans for spring sports

From the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Due to continued concerns related to COVID-19, the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has voted to cancel all conference scheduling and championship events for spring sponsored sports. This includes the sports of softball, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, and men’s golf. Each school that sponsors the affected sports will have the autonomy to schedule competition throughout season, if desired, to allow teams and student-athletes the opportunity complete and if possible, qualify for NCAA Division II postseason participation should they meet minimum requirements. “These…

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Greg Goings, Bowie State’s Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations to retire

Courtesy of Bowie State Athletic Media RelationsBOWIE, Md. – Bowie State Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Gregory Goingsannounces plan to retire in May 2021 after nearly 30 years of service. Goings is currently the longest serving athletic media relations director in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). “When I was blessed to be selected as the next athletic director for Bowie State University in January of 2015, Greg Goings was one of the first individuals who welcomed me to Bulldog Nation, said Assistant Vice President of Athletics and Recreation Clyde Doughty Jr. …

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At 18 this Saint Augustine’s basketball player is already a published author

Courtesy of SAU Office of Sports InformationRALEIGH, N.C.  – According to a website article, 80 percent of Americans aspire to pen a book and get it published within their lifetime. Few actually start or finish, however. Bre’cha Byrd bucked the odds and she’s only 18 years old. A basketball student-athlete at Saint Augustine’s University, Byrd is talented way beyond the basketball court. She is a published author and a motivational speaker. “Some people think you have to be 40 [years old] or 50 or 60 to become an author, but…

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