Raemaad Wright’s big game helps Panthers to 83-62 win over #2 Augusta

Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics 62 AUGUSTA 83  VUU-M Team 1 2 F AUGUSTA 32  30  62 VUU-M 40  43  83 Virginia Union University’s Raemaad Wrightscored 34 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as the Panthers downed #2 Augusta University 83-62 on Saturday, December 3, in Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va. The win was the 300th career win for VUU’s Head Coach Jay Butler, a total which includes his years as the women’s head coach at the University of the District of Columbia. “This was a big-time win for our program to beat the…

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Virginia Union downs rival Virginia State 33-21

Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics 33  VUU 21 VSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F VUU 6 17 7 3 33 VSU 0 21 0 0 21 Virginia Union University’s Jahkari Grant completed 16 of 25 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns as the Panthers downed arch-rival Virginia State University 33-21 on Saturday, November 5, in Petersburg, Va. The win raised VUU’s record to 9-1 on the season and marked the most wins for a Panther football program since the 2007 team won nine regular-season games. “It was a…

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Chowan upsets Virginia Union 26-21

Courtesy of Chowan Athletics 26  CU 21 VUU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F CU 7 0 6 13 26 VUU 7 0 7 7 21 RICHMOND, VA. –  After defeating the defending CIAA Champions last week, the Chowan Football team continued to stand up to the task at-hand as the Hawks defeated nationally ranked and CIAA Northern Division front-runner, Virginia Union, on senior day behind a strong defensive effort. THE BASICS FINAL | Chowan 26, #10 Virginia Union 21 RECORDS | Chowan 6-3 (6-1, 4-0), Virginia Union 8-1 (6-1, 3-1)…

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VUU’s Byers sets rushing record in losing effort

Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics 26  CU 21 VUU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F CU 7 0 6 13 26 VUU 7 0 7 7 Virginia Union University’s Jada Byers rushed for 109 yards to set a new single-season rushing record, but Chowan University spoiled VUU’s perfect season by upsetting the Panthers 26-21 on Saturday, October 29, at Willie Lanier Field at Hovey Stadium in Richmond, Va. Byers now has 1,669 yards on the season, eclipsing the previous record of 1,660 set by Andre Braxton in the 2000 season.…

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Virginia Union wins eighth straight with 45-20 win over Lincoln

Courtesy of Virginia Union Sports: 45  VUU 20 LIN Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F VUU 3 14 7 21 45 LIN 0 0 13 7 20 Virginia Union University’s Jada Byersrushed for 187 yards and four touchdowns to lead VUU to a 45-20 win over Lincoln University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 22, in Lincoln University, Pa. Byers now has 1,560 rushing yards, exactly 100 short of tying the school-record of 1,660 yards set by Andre Braxton in 2000. The win also sets up a showdown with Chowan University on…

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Virginia Union remains undefeated with 27-24 win over Bowie State

Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics 27  VUU 24 BSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT F VUU 3 0 14 7 3 27 BSU 6 3 0 15 0 24 Virginia Union University’s Jada Byersrushed for 277 yards and a touchdown while Brady Myers hit a 42-yard field goal to give VUU a dramatic 27-24 win over Bowie State University on Saturday, October 15, in Bowie, Md. It was Bowie State’s first home loss since the first game of the 2016 season and was BSU’s first home loss to a CIAA team since 2014.…

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Virginia Union remains undefeated with 69-0 decimation of Saint Augustine’s

Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics 0 SAU 69 VUU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F SAU 0 0 0 0 0 VUU 7 21 20 21 69 Virginia Union University’s Jahkari Grant tossed four touchdown passes as the Panthers moved to 5-0 on the season by downing Saint Augustine’s University 69-0 on Saturday, October 1, at Willie Lanier Field in Hovey Stadium in Richmond, Va. Grant completed 14 of 21 passes for 247 yards in the win. Three different Panthers caught touchdown passes with John Jiles, James Jackson and Larry Hackeyall hauling in scoring passes. VUU’s Jada…

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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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Virginia Union extends home winning streak with 57-51 win over Elizabeth City

51ECMB 57 VUU-M Team 1 2 F ECMB 25  26  51 VUU-M 23  34  57 The Virginia Union men’s basketball team defeated a very game Elizabeth City State basketball team, 57-51 Wednesday night at Barco-Stevens Hall. The first half was a hotly contested affair that featured 5 ties and and six lead changes , as Elizabeth City was able to take a two-point lead, 25-23 heading into halftime. Early in the second half, ECSU took a four-point lead at 27-23 off a Jayden Beloti layup. Virginia Union responded with back-to-back layups…

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Mike Morita of Virginia Union named AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year

Courtesy of Virginia Union Sports Information: Virginia Union University’s Mike Morita has been named the National Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association, the AFCA announced on Wednesday, December 1. Morita has been a college coach for 22 years, the last five at Virginia Union … Guided the Panthers’ offense to No. 3 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in total offense at 362 yards per game, 4th in rushing offense (153.7 ypg) and third in passing (208.3 ypg) … Been a member of the AFCA for 20…

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