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Sports Forum / NCAA moving 3-point line back for next season
« on: June 05, 2019, 04:38:35 PM »
NCAA moving 3-point line back for next season

Jeff Borzello
ESPN Staff Writer

The men's college basketball 3-point line is being pushed back next season to the international distance of 22 feet, 1 ¾ inches, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

The rule change was approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel. It will go into effect next season for Division I, but will wait until 2020-21 for Divisions II and III.

Sports Forum / 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 25, 2019, 09:31:54 AM »
Any hockey fans here? What a crazy first round. Go Canes!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Sports Forum / Coach Sheed?
« on: March 08, 2019, 10:22:57 AM »
Jordan High names Rasheed Wallace next boys basketball coach


Congrats to Amir.  :clap:  Awesome kid and STUDENT athlete. Set to graduate in May.


Great day for Shaw University men's basketball.

Singer R. Kelly charged in Cook County with aggravated criminal sexual abuse

By Megan Crepeau and Jason Meisner
February 22, 2019, 12:45 PM

In a bombshell development, R&B superstar R. Kelly was indicted Friday on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, court records show.

It was not immediately clear how many alleged victims were involved, but three of the indictments referred to a minor between the ages of 13 and 16, according to the charges.

The charges come after damning allegations in a recent documentary series spurred Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to make an unusual public plea last month for any Kelly accusers to come forward, and a recent groundswell of social media backlash called for a boycott of Kelly’s music.

High-profile attorney Michael Avenatti said last week that he had given Foxx’s office a VHS tape showing Kelly engaging in sex years ago with an underage girl.

Shaw defeats its second ranked team this season. Hinton is leading the nation in scoring. Once this team gets to 100%...they could be special  :clap: :clap: :clap:


WILSON, N.C. – The nation's leading scorer lived up to the hype as junior guard Amir Hinton (Philadelphia, PA) of the Shaw University men's basketball team recorded a new career-high of 49 points in the Bears 95-90 overtime victory over the No. 14th nationally ranked Barton College Bulldogs squad Tuesday night at the Wilson Gymnasium. The Bears snapped the Bulldogs' six-game win-streak to improve to 5-2 on the year while BC slides to 6-1 overall.


Hinton who set a program record tonight led all scorers with the 49-point performance on 19-of-32 shooting from floor and 10-of-11 free throws. He finished with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal while freshman Geremy Taylor (Pompano Beach, FL) netted a career-high 12 points, five assists and four rebounds and freshman Nakwan Kitchen (Orangeburg, SC) added his first career double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for Shaw.

Sports Forum / All Tarik Cohen ever needed was a chance
« on: November 21, 2018, 11:37:09 AM »
First story on Yahoo sports today. Great article.

All Tarik Cohen ever needed was a chance

Henry Bushnell Yahoo Sports• November 20, 2018

CHICAGO — Before Tarik Cohen became the Human Joystick — before the Chicago Bears‘ do-everything back was bamboozling All-Pro safeties, landing back-flip catches, rewriting record books, or arousing Soldier Field – he was sitting at a computer in his fourth-period class at Bunn High School, dangerously close to his teacher’s desk, composing emails. Clandestine emails.

“What’s up!” he’d begin after slapping his name in the subject line, operating with caution for fear of the teacher’s watchful eye. He’d conclude with a link to a highlight reel that would hypnotize the uninitiated. In between, a plea, to any college coach that would listen: Give me a chance.

There was an unspoken desperation about the exercise. But this, by the winter of senior year, is what Cohen’s recruitment had come to. He had played his last down of high school football. He’d captivated a rural North Carolina town of 344, and compiled his exploits into a motion picture to dangle in front of college talent evaluators. All he needed was one bite.


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the second time in program history, the Shaw University women's volleyball will make an appearance in the 2018 NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament after winning the league's automatic qualifier for claiming the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament Saturday (Nov.10).

Shaw received the No. 8 seed after posting a 23-8 overall record. The Lady Bears will face the Mountain East Conference (MEC) Champion – Wheeling Jesuit (34-3) on Thursday in the first round at the McDonough Center on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit.

Interesting plot twist after actually reading the article.

Arrest made after black campaign worker harassed, threatened at NC early-voting location

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police arrested a man accused of harassing and threatening to assault a GOP campaign worker at an early-voting location in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. at a voting location in the 11000 block of South Tryon Street.

Officers arrived in response to an armed man threatening a campaign worker at a voting location.

Officials say when officers arrived on the scene, a black man said he was working at the voting location when he saw the armed man in the parking lot with a camera taking pictures or recording the polling location.

Police say the armed man approached the campaign worker, and began hurling racial slurs, according to a report from CMPD.

The report stated the campaign worker said the armed man threatened to assault him before lifting his shirt and displaying a handgun which was in a holster on his belt.

He told police the armed man never assaulted him or attempted to remove the handgun from the holster, the report stated.


GOP campaign worker says 2men threatened and hurled insults +Nword. Police arrest one man tonight saying he had a BB gun on his hip. @wbtvnews @11p.
— Paul Cameron WBTV (@PaulCameronWBTV) October 25, 2018

Sports Forum / Panthers sign free safety Eric Reid...Yes That Eric Reid
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:08:54 PM »
Panthers sign free safety Eric Reid

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers on Thursday signed Pro Bowl free agent safety Eric Reid, who was not re-signed by the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason amidst the controversy of his grievance with the NFL.

In 2016, Reid joined former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial equality and police brutality. Last season, the NFLPA filed a grievance with the NFL on Reid's behalf, alleging that team owners and the league, influenced by President Donald Trump, colluded to prevent his employment because of his protests.

Sports Forum / Quick question for the Southern University folks......
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:46:19 PM »
While watching a video of the band battle during the weather delay, the PA announcer made an announcement about alcohol being sold at the concession stand. How long have you guys been selling inside the stadium?

Sports Forum / Onnidan Fantasy Football League
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:26:09 AM »
We have only FOUR spots open for this years league. The first four to send me their email address to my inbox will get the invites.

Sports Forum / CIAA Announces 2018 Football Broadcast Schedule
« on: July 23, 2018, 04:08:00 PM »
Charlotte, NC (July 23, 2018) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces a broadcast schedule of five (5) football contests, including the 2018 CIAA Football Championship, to be televised live on Aspire TV this season.

The CIAA will broadcast four (4) regular season football games and the 2018 CIAA Football Championship held in Salem, Virginia. The regular season broadcast schedule will begin at Bowie State University's Homecoming on Saturday, October 13, 2018 versus the Trojans of Virginia State University and extend four consecutive weeks. Each regular season contest and the 2018 Championship will be televised live on Aspire TV. Local listings of each game's broadcast will be forthcoming.


2018 Football Broadcast Schedule


Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
1:00 PM
Virginia State
Bowie State
Bowie, MD | Bulldogs Stadium

Saturday Oct. 20, 2018
1:00 PM
Bowie State
Virginia Union
Richmond, VA | Hovey Stadium

Saturday Oct. 27, 2018
1:00 PM
Winston-Salem State
Durham, NC | Durham County Stadium

Saturday Nov. 3, 2018
1:00 PM
Winston-Salem State
Fayetteville State
Fayetteville, NC | Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium

Saturday Nov. 10, 2018
1:00 PM
2018 CIAA Football Championship
Salem, VA | Salem Stadium


Sports Forum / CIAA Announces 2018 Preseason Football Team & Ranking
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:19:17 PM »
CIAA Announces 2018 Preseason Football Team & Ranking

Roanoke, VA (July 18, 2018) - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), its Football Coaches Association and the Sports Information Directors Association announces the 2018 CIAA Football Predicted Order of Finish and the Preseason All-CIAA Team.

For the 2018 season, the Bulldogs of Bowie State University have been selected as the predicted Championship contender. Meanwhile, the defending CIAA Champion Trojans of Virginia State University have been selected to finish second. The Bulldogs finished 9-2 last season with a 6-1 conference record and 4-1 division record. The Trojans finished 10-1 last season with a 7-0 conference record and 5-0 division record. Both BSU and VSU were featured in the first round of the NCAA Division II Region 2 football playoffs.

2018 Predicted Order of Finish
1. Bowie State University
2. Virginia State University
3. Fayetteville State University
4. Winston-Salem State University
5. Virginia Union University
6. Saint Augustine's University
7. Chowan University
8. Shaw University
9. Elizabeth City State University
10. Johnson C. Smith University
11. Livingstone College
12. Lincoln (PA) University
Predicted Divisional Order of Finish

Northern Division
1.   Bowie State
2.   Virginia State
3.   Virginia Union
4.   Chowan
5.   Elizabeth City State
6.   Lincoln (PA)

Southern Division
1.   Fayetteville State
2.   Winston-Salem State
3.   Saint Augustine's
4.   Shaw
5.   Johnson C. Smith
6.   Livingstone
The 2018 Preseason All-CIAA Football Team is led by a standout group of student-athletes. Amir Hall, Bowie State senior quarterback, led the conference in passing yards per game (319.9 yds) and touchdowns (41). 2017 Defensive Player of the Year, defensive back Sterling Hammond of Virginia Union, highlights the preseason's defense after completing his sophomore season with 5 interceptions. He also tallied 70 total tackles, including 46 solo tackles. 2017 Special Teams Player of the Year, kicker Gene Carson of Bowie State, scored 102 points for the Bulldogs last season, completing 10-13 (77%) field goals and 72-77 (94%) extra point attempts.
2018 Preseason All-CIAA Football Team
TE   #89   Carlton Evans   ECSU   6-3   240   Sr.   Durham, NC
OL   #65   Tyreek Bailey*   FSU   6-2   305   Sr.   Newport News, VA
OL   #70   Frank Ball*   VSU   6-3   280   r-Jr.   Hampton, VA
OL   #77   Shamdu Nalls*   VUU   6-4   330   Sr.   Baltimore, MD
OL   #78   Donald Boone   CU   6-4   290   Sr.   Hertford, NC
OL   #57   Deveonte Mackey   WSSU   6-3   280   So.   Lakeland, FL
WR   #18   Lansana Sesay   BSU   6-4   175   Sr.   Bowie, MD
WR   #84   Torry Baker   CU   6-0   180   Sr.   Charlotte, NC
QB   #6   Amir Hall*   BSU   6-4   180   Sr.   Bowie, MD
RB   #28   Stevie Green   FSU   6-1   190   Jr.   Washington, NC
RB   #26   Kerrion Moore   WSSU   5-9   190   R-Jr.   Gastonia, NC
KR   #32   Brandon Smith   FSU   5-8   170   Jr.   Raeford, NC
PK   #47   Gene Carson*   BSU   6-2   185   Jr.   Accokeek, MD

DL   #34   Jarell Bright*   WSSU   6-2   235   Sr.   Charlotte, NC
DL   #11   Derrick Tate*   BSU   6-3   210   Sr.   Baltimore, MD
DL   #99   Jalen Cousar   FSU   6-1   320   Sr.   Charlotte, NC
DL   #51   Oluwaleke Ajenifuja   BSU   6-3   207   R-Jr.   Beltsville, MD
DL   #94   Tyler Bembry   CU   6-1   235   R-Sr.   Suffolk, VA
LB   #34   Devon Hunt*   SU   6-1   220   Jr.   Rockingham, NC
LB   #14   Vincent Thomas   ECSU   6-1   235   Sr.   New Symra Beach, FL
LB   #46   Anthony Harris   FSU   6-2   220   R-Jr.   Greenville, NC
DB   #8   Jaleel Scroggins   SU   6-1   180   So.   Raleigh, NC
DB   #7   Quantaye Battle   VUU   6-2   210   R-Jr.   Baltimore, MD
DB   #26   Sterling Hammond*   VUU   6-1   195   Jr.   Caret, VA
DB   #19   Elvin De La Rosa   FSU   6-1   190   So.   Winston-Salem, NC
PR   #23   William Flowers*   BSU   5-10   180   Jr.   Baltimore, MD
P   #19   Brandon Howard    JCSU    5-8   200   Jr.   Columbia, SC
*2017 All-CIAA First Team Members

For the 2018 football season, three institutions will be taking the field with new leadership on the sideline. Virginia Union and Head Coach Alvin Parker will open their season at home versus Seton Hill on September 1, 2018 at 1 PM. Elizabeth City State and Head Coach Anthony Jones will start off their season at home, playing Central St. (Ohio) on September 1, 2018 at 1 PM. Finally, Head Coach Josh Dean of Lincoln (Pa.) will lead the Lions on their home turf versus Fayetteville State on September 1, 2018 at 7 PM. 

The 2018 CIAA football season opens on Thursday, August 30, 2018 with the CIAA Football Championship scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Salem, Virginia. The nationally televised championship game will be played at Salem Football Stadium and feature the CIAA Northern and Southern Division champions.

CIAA Football Media Day kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Roanoke, Virginia. Catch all the action by following the CIAA on Facebook (The CIAA), Twitter (@CIAAForLife), and Instagram (@CIAASports).

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