Olivo’s field goal lifts NC Central to victory in closing seconds

image via North Carolina Central Athletics Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics 22  NCCU 20 TTU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F NCCU 10 3 0 9 22 TTU 0 7 7 6 20 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – North Carolina Central University junior Adrian Olivo kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to secure a 22-20 come-from-behind road victory for the No. 25 Eagles over Tennessee Tech University on Saturday inside Tucker Stadium. Olivo’s heroic kick, his third field goal of the day, capped a 12-play, 53-yard game-winning drive after Tennessee Tech…

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South Carolina State Volleyball swept by NC Central in last regular season match

Courtesy of South Carolina State Athletics 0 South Carolina St. 0-25, 0-14 MEAC 3  N.C. Central 7-18, 6-8 MEAC Team 1 2 3 F South Carolina St. 12 17 16 (0) N.C. Central 25 25 25 (3) DURHAM, NC—The South Carolina State women’s volleyball team closed out the regular season on the road in an, 0-3, MEAC loss to North Carolina Central inside McDougald-McLendon. South Carolina State falls to 0-25 overall, 0-14 in the MEAC, while NCCU improves to 7-18 overall, 6-8 MEAC) Despite the loss, SC State was led Kiarra Douglas…

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Big third quarter sinks NC Central against Campbell

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics 71  Campbell 55 NCCU Team 1 2 3 4 F Campb 21  12  28  10  71 NCCU 12  13  11  19  55 Freshman Jerni Kiaku and junior Kimeira Burks both had their best performances of the season and they accounted for over half of North Carolina Central University’s scoring in a 71-55 non-conference women’s basketball home loss to Campbell University on Saturday afternoon. The Camels pulled away from the Eagles with a decisive 28-11 third quarter. Junior Christabel Ezumah scored all eight of her points in that frame. Campbell…

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NC Central Women’s Hoops defeats Johnson C. Smith 69-56 in season opener

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics 56 Johnson C. Smith 0-0,0-0 CIAA 69  N.C. Central 1-0,0-0 MEAC Team 1 2 3 4 F Johnson C. Smith 15  12  17  12  56 N.C. Central 16  15  18  20  69 DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore Morgan Callahanscored 14 points and both junior Blessing Okoh and freshman Jerni Kiaku poured in 13 points to lead the North Carolina Central University women’s basketball team to a 69-56 win in its home and season opener on Monday evening inside McDougald-McLendon Arena. Callahan played nearly 37 minutes as she filled up the box score with 14…

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UVA holds off N.C. Central 73-61

Courtesy of NC Central Athletics 61 N.C. Central 0-1,0-0 MEAC 73  Virginia 1-0,0-0 ACC Team 1 2 F N.C. Central 30  31  61 Virginia 38  35  73 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The North Carolina Central University men’s basketball program erased a 16-point first half deficit with a 12-0 run in the second half to take a two-point lead with just under 15 minutes remaining, but No. 18 Virginia was able to surge past the Eagles to take a 73-61 decision in the season-opener at John Paul Jones Arena on Monday, Nov. 7. Eric Boone (Lexington,…

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N.C. Central’s Davius Richard selected FCS National Offensive Player of the Week

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University junior quarterback Davius Richard has been announced as the FedEx Ground FCS National Offensive Player of the Week by Stats Perform for his performance during NCCU’s 50-21 homecoming triumph over Howard University on Saturday. While earning MEAC offensive player of the week for the sixth time this season, Richard (6-3, 215, Belle Glade, Florida) moved the Eagles into first place with their win over the Bison. He passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 104 yards…

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NC Central ascends to top of MEAC with 50-21 win over Howard

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics 21 Howard 3-6 , 2-1 50  N.C. Central 7-2 , 3-1 Team 1st 3rd 4th F Howard 7 14 0 21 N.C. Central 22 21 7 50 DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University junior quarterback Davius Richard passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns and added 104 rushing yards with two trips to the end zone, as the Eagles celebrated homecoming with a 50-21 victory over Howard University in front of a sellout crowd of 14,322 inside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. The Eagles are now atop the MEAC standings…

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Late touchdown lifts N.C. Central to 28-21 win over Delaware State

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics 28  NCC 21 DSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F NCC 7 6 7 8 28 DSU 3 6 12 0 21 DOVER, Del. – Senior receiver E.J. Hicks broke away from two defenders and raced to the end zone for the game-winning 25-yard touchdown with 56 second left, as the Eagles defeated Delaware State University, 28-21, on Saturday inside Alumni Stadium. NCCU (6-2, 2-1 MEAC) amassed 453 yards of total offense, powered by junior quarterback Davius Richard, who threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns and…

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NC Central’s Davius Richard added to Walter Payton Award watch list

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina Central junior quarterback Davius Richard has joined the watch list of the 2022 Walter Payton Award, which Stats Perform presents to the national offensive player of the year in college football’s Division I subdivision (FCS). Richard, a 6-3, 215-pound native of Belle Glade, Fla., currently leads the MEAC in passing yards (1,266), passing touchdowns (13), and rushing touchdowns (8). He is fourth in the nation (FCS) in points responsible for, averaging a MEAC-high 21.0 points per game, and tops…

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Four staff additions announced for N.C. Central Women’s hoops

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics DURHAM, N.C. – Sixth-year head coach Trisha Stafford-Odom has announced the addition of four members to the North Carolina Central University women’s basketball coaching and support staff for the 2022-23 season. The new Eagles are assistant coach N’Dea Bryant, assistant director of operations Ashlyn Lockard, director of player development Melvin Scott and special assistant to the head coach George Williams. NCCU women’s basketball also returns second-year associate head coach Fred Applin, second-year assistant coach Terrence Baxter and sixth-year director of operations Clarissa Adams. NCCU Women’s Basketball New Coaching & Support Staff… NCCU assistant coach N’Dea Bryant moves into the collegiate coaching…

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