Elizabeth City QB Johnnie Walton and Winston-Salem State coach Pete Richardson inducted into 2023 Black College Hall of Fame

Courtesy of the CIAA The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced its 14th Class today – the Class of 2023. Former Elizabeth City State quarterback Johnnie Walton and former Winston-Salem State Head Coach Pete Richardson were two of eight inductees that were selected from a list of 25 Finalists who had been determined earlier by the BCFHOF Selection Committee.   The Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023 includes… Leslie Frazier (Alcorn State University), Henry “Killer” Lawrence (Florida A&M University), Albert Lewis (Grambling State University), Jim Marsalis (Tennessee State University), Tyrone McGriff (Florida A&M University), Elijah Pitts (Philander Smith College), Johnnie…

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Vincent Dancy to join Coach Prime at Colorado

Via hbcusports.com Mississippi Valley State head football coach Vincent Dancy has announced his resignation Thursday morning. In a statement issued by Athletic Director Hakim McClellan in part reads, “Coach Dancy has represented MVSU and the football program well in that time as the 17th head coach. On behalf of Mississippi Valley State University, I want to thank Coach Vincent for his incredible leadership for our football program.” MVSU President Jerryl Briggs added “”We are thankful to Coach Dancy for his service to MVSU. He has served Valley in various capacities,…

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Coach Prime is gone: Why people are upset and Life After Prime

The United States soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup and that story was dwarfed by a football coach leaving a southern school to take a job out west. That coach was Deion Sanders, the school from which he departed was Jackson State and his new school is the University of Colorado. Coach Prime’s decision to become the Buffs’ coach was met with dismay, confusion, disappointment and outright indignation from those within and outside of the Jackson State fan base. As coaches leave programs routinely, why did this seem…

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Coach Prime says Shadeur will play quarterback at Colorado

Deion Sanders had his introductory press conference today and he announced that his son Shadeur would play for the Buffaloes. The younger Sanders accompanied his father to Boulder shortly after Jackson State’s 43-24 victory to claim their second consecutive SWAC Championship. Coach Prime said in his introductory meeting with the Colorado football team and to Jackson State that he will coach in the Celebration Bowl against North Carolina Central, which they advanced to with their win in the SWAC title game. The transfer portal officially opens for business Monday, meaning…

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Here are four names Jackson State should consider to succeed Coach Prime

With Coach Prime choosing to depart Jackson State, here are names that should on the list to lead this new era of JSU Football into the future. Ed Reed – Football Chief of Staff, University of Miami The University of Miami legend and NFL Hall of Fame player has only coached in 2016 when he was an assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills. Although Reed lacks a wealth of experience ,he does bring name recognition and his South Florida ties could be a foothold to that recruiting hotbed.…

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SIAC Announces Football Scheduling format changes

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced that it will move to a 4-4-2 football scheduling model, released by the league on Thursday. Starting in 2023, the league will eliminate divisions and will conclude the regular season with the SIAC Football Championship Game, presented by Cricket, that will pit the top two teams against each other based on winning percentage in conference play. “The new SIAC football scheduling model will help to provide significant advantages for our schools and league,” said SIAC Commissioner Anthony Holloman. “The most important advantage is the benefit we are giving…

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CIAA News: Jada Byers named D2CCA Super Region 2 Offensive POTY

Courtesy of the CIAA CHARLOTTE, NC – The Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) announced the 2022 All-Super Region Two football team Thursday afternoon with five players from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, being selected. Honorees from the CIAA were headlined by Virginia Union running back Jada Byers, who was chosen as the 2022 D2CCA Super Region Two Offensive Player of the Year. Joining Byers on the all-region first team was Bowie State defensive lineman Joshua Pryor. The second team all-region selections from the conference included Bowie State tight end…

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VUU’s Jada Byers named as finalist for Harlan Hill Award

Courtesy of the CIAA Virginia Union University’s Jada Byers has become the first VUU football player in the program’s history to be named a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award, it was announced on Thursday, December 1. Byers led the nation by rushing for a CIAA-record 1,829 yards and gathering nation-best 2,256 all purpose yards this past season. The Little Rock Touchdown Club, in conjunction with the Great American Conference, revealed the nine finalists for the 2022 Harlon Hill Trophy, the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year.…

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Tennessee State’s Mike Mitchell to enter NFL Draft

Tennessee State running back Mike Mitchell declared for the NFL draft. The Broheadsville, PA native announced his decision Wednesday afternoon. After playing at Brooklyn’s ASA College in 2018, Mitchell walked on the football team In 2019. He was redshirted that year, but fate was unkind to him as the 2020 season was lost due to a season-ending knee injury. Mitchell made his impact on field for the Tigers as a kick returner , where he averaged 20.2 yards per return , with a long of 34 yards , which took…

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Bethune-Cookman Tight End Kemari Averett declares fir NFL Draft

Bethune-Cookman tight end Kemari Averett is seeking to ply his trade at the next level. The Atlanta, GA native made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in a social media post in which he expressed his gratitude to the university, teammates and coaches. Prior to coming to Bethune-Cookman, Averett spent two seasons at the University of Louisville, where he caught 15 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns. In his first season with Bethune, Averett had 52 receptions for 888 yards and 10 touchdowns. This past season Averett hauled in 39 passes…

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