Week 2 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track&Field honourees

Courtesy of the CIAA: FOOD LION MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Warren Williams, Johnson C. Smith(Fr – N/A) Williams ran a NCAA Division II provisional qualifying time of 8.07 in the 60m hurdles, finishing first overall at the Mondo College Invitational. The freshman sprinter’s time is the ninth fastest in Division II this indoor season.  FOOD LION MEN’S FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Jocolbi Morgan, Claflin(Fr – Saint Petersburg, FL)  Morgan finished sixth overall at the Gamecock Opener with a mark of 6.99m (22’11.25″) in the long jump, posting the highest mark of any DII athlete…

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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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Getting Travis Hunter cannot be the endgame for Jackson State

The decision of Travis Hunter, the number ranked high school player in these United States, to attend Jackson State was a watershed moment, not only for HBCU football, but potentially for college football as a whole. Those of us who are student alumni, former athletes of and media that cover HBCU’s have always wanted and strove for ways to make our beloved institutions to a higher level. A highly touted, supremely talent such as young brother Hunter shunning Power 5 schools in favour of an HBCU is precisely what so…

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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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Bowie State falls at Valdosta State, 41-17 in D II quarters

Courtesy of Bowie State Athletic Media Relations VALDOSTA, Ga. – After making program history a week ago, the No. 10 Bowie State Bulldogs historical 2021 season came to an end with a 41-17 loss to the No. 5 Blazers of Valdosta State in the NCAA DII Quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The Bulldogs found themselves on the unfavorable side of an offensive struggle with the Blazers who held BSU to 72 rushing yards and 149 passing yardage for a total offense of 221 on the day. VSU accounted for…

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Mike Morita of Virginia Union named AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year

Courtesy of Virginia Union Sports Information: Virginia Union University’s Mike Morita has been named the National Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association, the AFCA announced on Wednesday, December 1. Morita has been a college coach for 22 years, the last five at Virginia Union … Guided the Panthers’ offense to No. 3 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in total offense at 362 yards per game, 4th in rushing offense (153.7 ypg) and third in passing (208.3 ypg) … Been a member of the AFCA for 20…

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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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Bowie State’s Calil Wilkins is a finalist for D-II Player of the Year

From the CIAA: Following regional voting, the Little Rock Touchdown Club, in conjunction with the Great American Conference, revealed the eight finalists for the 2021 Harlon Hill Trophy, the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year, with Bowie State senior running back Calil Wilkins among those recognized.  Wilkins, a native of Temple Hills, MD, has rushed for a CIAA-leading 1,260 yards so far this season with nine rushing touchdowns. He has also caught 12 balls for 141 yards and a score. Wilkins and the Bowie State Bulldogs made school history with their…

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Making A Difference: SAU and Shaw teams up with Academy Sports to donate gift cards

Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University and Academy Sports + Outdoors donated $5,000 in gift cards to two local youth programs earlier this month. The Wake County Boys & Girls Club and the Capital City Steelers Junior/Peewee Football Team each received a $2,500 gift card to Academy Sports + Outdoors in Apex, N.C. The gift cards enabled the youth programs to buy new equipment, gear, apparel, footwear and other school items. The gift card presentation was held during the Raleigh Classic football game between crosstown schools Saint Augustine’s University and Shaw…

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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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