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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Virginia Union gets by Chowan, 38-31

From vuusports.com: 38 VUU 31 CU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F VUU 10 14 7 7 38 CU 14 7 0 10 3 Dr. Alvin Parker, head coach of the Virginia Union University football team, says the 2021 team takes the season one game at a time. When the Panthers visited Chowan University on Saturday, October 16, VUU downed the 25th ranked Hawks 38-31. “This was a big win because it was the next one,” said VUU Head Football Coach Dr. Alvin Parker.  “We’ve been preaching to just take the season one…

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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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Virginia Union’s season ended by Indiana (PA) in NCAA second round

From Virginia Union Sports Information: Virginia Union University’s Jasmine Carter had a double-double while teammate Rejoice Spivey scored 20 points, but Indiana University of Pennsylvania defeated the Lady Panthers 66-58 in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 16, in Glenville, W.V. Carter scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the game.  It was the 10th double-double of the season for Carter. “I was really excited about playing IUP, which is a really good team,” said VUU Head Coach AnnMarie Gilbert.  “They execute well and have…

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Virginia Union’s Rejoice Spivey wins Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for Women’s Basketball

From theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 2, 2019) – Virginia Union University guard Rejoice Spivey has been named the winner of the 2018-19 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for women’s basketball. The award, chosen by a combination of votes from CIAA women’s basketball coaches, CIAA media and fans, is awarded to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in CIAA women’s basketball. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the national Senior CLASS Award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who remained committed to their…

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Virginia Union smokes Fayetteville State to win second consecutive CIAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

From theciaa.com : Bob Heller contributed to this story Charlotte, NC (March 2, 2019) – Shareka McNeill broke the CIAA Tournament scoring record with a 37-point effort as Virginia Union University won its second consecutive CIAA Women’s Basketball Championship with a 75-41 win over Fayetteville State Saturday afternoon at the Spectrum Center. With the win, the Panthers (27-2) receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament where the team is expecting to be the #1 seed in the Atlantic Region. The back-to-back championships are the Panthers’ first since they…

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Shaw gets into CIAA Championship game by defeating Virginia Union

From theciaa.com John Westbrook contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, NC (March 1, 2019) – Alex Owens 22-point,15-rebound performance helped propel Shaw University past the Virginia Union Panthers, 70-58 in the 2019 CIAA semifinals Friday evening in Spectrum Arena.   With the victory, #1 seed (CIAA South) Shaw advances to the championship for the first time since 2011 and will face #1 seed (CIAA North) Virginia State University Saturday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. here in Spectrum Center.   SU ignited a quick 14-6 run going into the first media timeout of the…

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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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McNeill’s historic night too much for Livingstone

From theciaa.com : Jolisa Williams contributed to this story CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Virginia Union’s Shareka McNeill tied the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Women’s Basketball Tournament record with 59 points as the Lady Panthers cruised to a 91-57 victory over Livingstone College Wednesday, Feb. 27 during the 2019 Women’s Basketball Quarterfinal Round at the Bojangles Coliseum. Shareka McNeill ties the record with North Carolina Central’s Cassie King who set the tournament record in 2005 against Bowie State. As the winner, Virginia Union (25-2) advances to the semifinal round to face the…

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Jasmine Carter’s big night leads Virginia Union over Lincoln 76-40

From theciaa.com: JUAN MCCALL PHOTO GALLERY | Virginia Union University’s Jasmine Carter scored 18 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as VUU downed Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 76-40 on Saturday, January 26, at Barco-Stevens Hall in Richmond, Va. Carter’s 18 boards tied her career high.  She also had 18 rebounds against Edinboro University earlier this season. “It feels exciting to be able to do the things that I do for my team,” Carter said.  “I’ve had a couple of rough games, where I would score just four points or get four rebounds, so…

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