Bowie State hangs on to beat Virginia State, 51-44

From bsubulldogs.com: 44 VSU 51 BSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F VSU 0 3 20 21 44 BSU 14 7 16 14 5 Bowie, Md. – Senior Ja’rome Johnson (Washington, D.C.) threw two touchdowns and rushed for one in the second half as the No. 16 Bowie State University recovered after giving up 41 points to beat the Trojans of Virginia State University, 51-44 on Saturday in the highest-scoring game this season for both teams at Bulldogs Stadium. The win extends the BSU’s win-streak to six straight as the No. 16 Bowie State…

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From the CIAA : 2021 CIAA Football Standings2021 CIAA Football Composite Schedule2021 Statistics   CHARLOTTE – The 2021 football season continues with week five action as the cream of the CIAA crop begins to rise to the top. The final week of cross-divisional takes center stage before divisional play kicks off next week. Several teams across the CIAA look to make a statement as they set their sights on making a run to the conference title game and possibly the Division II playoffs.  Let’s examine how each team fared in this second week of…

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CIAA Student Athlete Spotlight: Virginia State University’S Qahir Gerard

From the CIAA: Up next, the CIAA Student-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, features on Qahir Girard of Virginia State University. Girard is a senior football student-athlete from Morrow, GA. He is a business management major with a 3.28 grade point average. Athletic Accomplishments: Football – a member of 2017 CIAA Football Championship team Football – a member of 2017 NCAA Atlantic Region Playoff team Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:  “Something unique about me is my work ethic and my overall will to not be…

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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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Eleven Virgina State Athlete-Students recognized as Arthur Ashe,Jr. Scholars

From the Virginia State Office of Sports Information: ETTRICK, VA– The Virginia State University Athletics department continues to stay true to their mission of developing academic and athletic champions!  In line with the Trojans mission, the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars Award, sponsored by The Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine, honors undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.  In addition to their athletic ability, the students named 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5,…

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Virginia State’s Lonnie Blow Jr. Named 2018-2019 Gaines Award Recipient

From theciaa.com: Courtesy of National Sports Media Association WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 26, 2019) — The National Sports Media Association (NSMA) has announced that Kelvin Sampson (Division I) and Lonnie Blow Jr. (Division II) are the 2018-19 winners of the Clarence “Big House” Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year Awards. The Gaines Awards will be presented during the 60th annual NSMA Awards Banquet on June 24, 2019, at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sampson was selected after he led the University of Houston to a 33-4 overall…

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Virginia State wins Men’s CIAA Basketball Tournament

From theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2019) – Virginia State University held off a strong second half rally to defeat the Shaw Bears, 77-66, in the 2019 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s Basketball Championship game Saturday afternoon at the Spectrum Center. The Bears battled to turn a 31-point second half deficit into single-digits but their rally fell short despite a game-high 34 points from Junior Amir Hinton, who also finished with five rebounds, five steals and three assists. Junior DaVaughn Kelsie added 17 points and freshman Geremy Taylor chipped in 12 points and four…

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Virginia State returns to CIAA Championship game

From theciaa.com : Bob Heller contributed to this story Charlotte, NC (March 1, 2019) – Virginia State University pulled away in the second half to earn their second consecutive trip to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship game with a 75-65 win over Livingstone College Friday night at the Spectrum Center. The Trojans (26-4), the top seed in the North Division will advance and play the winner of the Shaw University (#1 South) and Virginia Union University (#2 North) that will tipoff at 9:30 p.m. on Friday. Livingstone, (#2…

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Virginia State defense clamps down on Elizabeth City State

From theciaa.com : Anthony Jeffries contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 27th, 2019) – Northern Division champion Virginia State, the No. 1 defensive team in the conference and among the best in the nation, put the clamps on Elizabeth City State to take a 67-54 CIAA men’s basketball quarterfinal matchup at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Wednesday. The Trojans held the Vikings to 32.8 percent shooting in gaining the double-digit win. The 54 points tied the second-lowest point total this season for the Vikings, who also scored the same amount in a…

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Virginia State lays 93-69 beatdown on Bowie State

From Trojan Sports Information Department: ETTRICK, VA (February 20, 2019)- The Virginia State University men’s basketball team captured a 93-69 victory over the Bulldogs of Bowie State University for the Trojans final regular season home game and Senior Night. THE BASICSMatchup| Virginia State vs. Bowie StateScore| 93 (VSU), 69 (BSU)Trojans Record| 23-4 overall, 15-1 CIAABulldogs Record| 16-11 overall, 12-4 CIAA GAME OVERVIEWDespite BSU securing the first basket of the contest, the Trojans went on an 8 point run 6 minutes into the first half. Landing consecutive shots, VSU extended their lead…

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