Coppin State Athletics to receive NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program Grant

Courtesy of Coppin State Athletic Communications For the third time in department history, Coppin State University’s athletics department has been named a recipient of the NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) initiative grant. CSU Athletics received a single-year grant totaling $95,000 from the NCAA and was one of 13 Division I institutions to receive the grant for the 2022-23 academic year. The athletics department will use the grant for student-athlete tutoring, technology upgrades, scholarships and academic support staffing. “We are extremely fortunate to receive this grant, and we look forward to putting…

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Tyson Foods donates $10K to Albany State Baseball

Courtesy of Albany State Athletics Tyson Foods donated $10,000 to the Albany State University Golden Rams baseball team to celebrate the team’s participation in the 2022 Black College World Series.  Tyson Foods was the first title sponsor of the event and indicated that they are looking forward to helping grow and promote HBCU baseball in the coming years. “I would like to thank Mr. John Tyson and Tyson Foods for their generosity.  Tyson’s acknowledgement of our participation in the Black College World Series is meaningful.  The $10,000 contribution will make…

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Up close with the CAU x Nike Dunk Low

Earlier this month, images of a Clark-Atlanta University Nike Dunk Low , which along with a FAMU and NC A&T pairs , emerged. More detailed images of the CAU dunks that reveal that the pair is actually mismatched, with the grey and black color blocking reversed on each shoe, making them much more visually interesting. Each tongue features a Panthers Athletics logo, with an embroidered “1988″, the year of the merger between then-Clark College and Atlanta University that formed Clark-Atlanta University, on the rear heel. The pictured pair does not…

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An initial look at the FAMU x Nike Dunk Low

On the heels of the recently unveiled Clark Atlanta version, images of a FAMU version of the Nike Dunk Low have come to light. This Dunk Low sports a white leather foundational layer overlaid with orange at the toe, eyerow and wrapping the heel. Green Swooshes adorn the lateral and medial sides. Other features included “1887” the founding year of FAMU, on the heels, ”COLAC” (College of Love and Charity) on the lateral forefoot, “WE DIFFERENT” on the heel with a Rattler logo reportedly present on the tongue. Underneath resides…

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For HBCUs, the time is now

February 19, 2022 was truly a monumental day for HBCU sports. Cleveland, which is in the midst of hosting NBA All-Star weekend also was the setting for the inaugural HBCU Classic, which featured a matchup between MEAC schools Howard and Morgan State aired on NBA TV. It was tightly contested affiar that Howard pulled out 68-66. Later that afternoon the NFL Network broadcasted the first-ever HBCU Legacy Bowl, which ”is a postseason all-star game showcasing the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Team Gaither, named…

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Week 3 SIAC Softballers of the Week

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its softball weekly honors, released by the league office on Tuesday. Miyah Rogers (Benedict) was named Player of the Week, while Caprice Johnson (Fort Valley State)earned Pitcher of the Week honors. PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Miyah Rogers, Benedict| Outfield  |  R-Junior  |  Thomson, Ga. Rogers helped Benedict beat Columbia International 13-12 in first game of doubleheader by going 4-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs. In second game, Rogers had Benedict’s only hit in 7-0 shutout.  PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Caprice Johnson, Fort Valley State | Pitcher  |  Sophomore  |  Woodstock, Ga.  Johnson pitched the Wildcats…

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Albany State Basketball heads to SC for key SIAC games

The Albany State University Men’s and Women’s basketball teams both are hitting the road for pair games over the next several days. ASU is heading to Columbia, SC to take on the Tigers of Benedict on Thursday. They will follow that up with a game against Allen University on February 19. Both teams will have their work cut out for them, as the men are 18-5 and the women are 18-7. When the teams met on the January 17, the Lady Rams were victorious 69-63, while the Golden Rams tasted…

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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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Albany State swept in basketball doubleheader

Courtesy Dr. Earnest Brown , ASU Athletics The Albany State Golden Rams were swept by the Clark-Atlanta Panthers on Monday at the ASU East Campus.   In the women’s game, the Panthers won 62-61.  The Panthers jumped out to a 20-14 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.  But, the Golden Rams outscored the Panthers 18-6 in the 2nd quarter.  At the half, the Golden Rams led 32-26. The Panthers attacked the Golden Rams on the inside in the 3rd quarter and cut the Golden Rams lead to 1 point…

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