Virginia State smacks around Johnson C. Smith 34-7

Virginia State notched its second win of the season in a 34-7 rout of Johnson C. Smith. The Trojans’ offense did need much time to get to work, taking a 7-0 lead on Jevon LaPierre’s five-yard touchdown run with 12:25 to go in the opening period. A little less than four minutes later, Virginia State would increase their advantage to 14-0 when Demetrius Strickland scored on a fifteen-yard run with 8:33 left in the opening period. The second quarter was an offensive quagmire with the teams combining for a stretch…

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Johnson C. Smith named to ITA All-Academic team with six players claiming All-Academic Scholar-Athletes honors

From JCSU Office of Sports Information: TEMPE, Ariz.  – The Johnson C. Smith University women’s tennis team was named to the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team and six Golden Bulls earned individual ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, the ITA announced Thursday. This year the Intercollegiate Tennis Association saw an increase in qualifying teams and scholar-athletes. All-Academic honors were awarded to 940 teams and thousands of scholar-athletes.  JCSU women’s team who earned All-Academic honors individual academic accolades are Alisa Stevenson, Aleena Oakley, Aria Springfield, Cierra Turner, Jada Strickland and Halle Parker. All-Academic teams boast a team GPA of 3.20…

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Lincoln (PA) women advance to CIAA semis

From theciaa.com : Anthony Jeffries contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 28, 2019) – The Lincoln (Pa.) women, self-dubbed the “Elite Eight”, continues to roll in the CIAA Tournament. The Lions struck Johnson C. Smith early and cruised to a 91-75 quarterfinal victory at the Spectrum Center on Thursday. They never let up against the Golden Bulls despite playing eight players. Next up for the Lions is defending champion and nationally-ranked Virginia Union in a semifinal matchup for the second straight year on Friday at 1 p.m. AspireTV will televise…

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Virginia Union ends Johnson C. Smith’s run in the CIAA Tournament

From theciaa.com: Bob Heller contributed to this story Charlotte, NC (February 28, 2019) – The Johnson C. Smith men’s basketball team’s dream run at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Basketball Tournament has come to an end as the Virginia Union Panthers held off two second half rallies by the Golden Bulls to earn a 78-71 victory. The Panthers (19-10), the #2 seed from the North Division, will advance to the CIAA Tournament semi-finals on Friday, March 1, 2019 where they will play the top seed from the South Division Shaw…

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Johnson C. Smith gets last second victory over Claflin

From theciaa.com : Romanda Noble-Watson contributed to this story Charlotte, NC (February 2, 2019) – In its first-ever Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament appearance, the Claflin University men’s basketball team suffered a tough overtime loss at the buzzer, falling to Johnson C. Smith University, 83-80, in the quarterfinal round in Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers finished 13-14 overall in their first-ever CIAA season.  Johnson C. Smith improves to 10-17 and move on to face the No. 2 seed in the North, Virginia Union University in another quarterfinal…

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Shaw locks up division title with 84-72 win over Johnson C. Smith

by Bears Sports Information Department RALEIGH, N.C.  – For the third consecutive year under the leadership of head coach Joel Hopkins, the Shaw University men’s basketball team is the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division Champions after claiming an 84-72 victory against Johnson C. Smith University in its regular season finale Saturday afternoon inside the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.  The Bears celebrated one senior, Philip Garner (Atlanta, GA) prior to tipoff for Senior Day. The victory gives Shaw (15-12, 10-8 CIAA, 9-3 South) the No. 1 seed in the South during…

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Denzel Horsch’s big night powers Fayetteville State to 94-88 OT win

by Broncos Sports Information Department Fayetteville, N.C. – Denzell Hosch (Shelby, N.C.) had a banner game in Capel Arena as Fayetteville State defeated Johnson C. Smith 94-88 in overtime for FSU’s 10th Annual Ball in Pink game on national television. Hosch put up a career high 45 points in 38 minutes played. To top this accomplishment, Hosch tied the previous school record that he set last season with ten three-pointers made in a game. On November 26, 2017, Denzell scored 34 points against West Florida with 10-of-16 shooting from beyond the…

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Lady Blue Bears finally halt 12-game skid

By Livingstone Sports Information SALISBURY – During a 12-game losing streak that dates all the way back to November. You could have been forgiven for writing off the Lady Blue Bears entering their game against Johnson C. Smith on Saturday in New Trent Gym. Livingstone outscored JCSU 40-30 after the break to defeat the Golden Bulls 76-57 behind 21 points from Daisa Harris. The victory marks the first victory of 2019, and this first time since Jan. 25 of 2016, Livingstone defeated the Golden Bulls. Two season-long trends continued in the…

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Benedict hammers Johnson C. Smith 42-14

Benedict jumped on Johnson C. Smith early and never let the Golden Bulls into the game, scoring three quick touchdowns en route to a 42-14 victory this Saturday. After completing a 45-yard pass from quarterback Dominique Harris to Delon Freeman on their first offensive play, it would only take them three more plays to fins the end zone for the first time- a 6-yard touchdown pass to  Jemine Yesin. The extra point made the score 7-0. Johnson C. Smith fumbled the play after the ensuing kickoff and Benedict recovered. Harris…

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Wingate blanks Johnson C. Smith in season opener 36-0

It was a rough opening night for the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls. They matched up with the Wingate University Bulldogs in the season opener for both teams. Wingate got right to work, going 50 yards in 10 plays on the game’s opening to take an early 3-0 lead on a 43-yard McLean Robertson field goal. JCSU went three-and-out on their subsequent drive and following that, Wingate only needed 4 plays to go 57 yards, scoring on quarterback’s Shaw Crocker’s 21-yard touchdown pass to JT Stokes to give the Bulldogs…

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