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Men's Golf leads the pack

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced tthe Dr. Freddie Vaughns Highest Team Academic Award recipients for the 2019-2020 year and six  Livingstone teams made the list.

 This award is given annually to the team in each of the CIAA's sponsored sports with the highest cumulative grade point average. Teams were formally recognized during the annual CIAA spring meeting.
 The Livingstone men's golf team had the nighest GPA among men's sports with a 3.60 cumulative grade point average.
 LC led the conference with a total of six teams ranked first in their particular sport, followed by Virginia Union with five.

The CIAA Highest Team G.P.A. Award was renamed prior to the 2018-19 academic year in honor of former Bowie State University Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Freddie Vaughns, who passed away in 2015.


I really appreciate the kind words MB1....but Coach Ruffin has it now and is doing some good things with the program.  I wouldn't say take over...but we would have been competitive. :)

It would have been nice though....I am not going to lie.  Where it is now is where we spent 7 summers seeding and's almost 20 years ago this July when we started that program.

Trust....this is a really good thing for EWC.  This will do so much for that part of town.  There is a lot of room for growth. 

Congrats EWC!!!

Sports Forum / Re: CIAA Notes: No plans on expansion as of now....
« on: March 02, 2020, 09:28:12 AM »
There will be aggressive talk in the spring meetings. Major targets have to be the northern schools and SC State. I doubt that it will happen but a CIAA expansion like below would be entertaining.

Del State
Coppin State
Bowie State
Norfolk St

St Augs
Fayetteville St
SC State

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy....where did we go??? :(

Sports Forum / Re: Skegee Football
« on: December 07, 2019, 12:41:52 AM »
Whoa whoa whoa....everybody pump yo brakes. 

Every program goes through a slump.  Coach is good.....geez. 

Before we get all in our feelings...ask yourself this one question.........replace him with who? 

Let that man make it happen...we are too damn comfortable.  Yeah our little sisters in B'ham have had some success.  Whoopy damn doo...we are still their Daddy. 

This will pass.....

SALISBURY – Livingstone College announced a new addition to the Blue Bear athletics family Friday.

Athletic Director Lamonte Massie-Sampson announced that Chiante Wester was the new head women’s basketball coach during a press conference on the Salisbury campus.

Wester comes to Blue Bear country after serving as assistant women’s basketball coach for the Virginia State University Trojans since August 2006. She joined Virginia State University after reuniting with former Shaw University Assistant Coach James Hill, Jr.

During her tenure at Virginia State, Wester participated in five regular-season division championships in the CIAA Conference, four NCAA appearances and a CIAA Championship as VSU captured more than 200-plus wins.

Wester has mentored several all-conference players, league players of the year, first-ever VSU HBCU/CIAA players of the year and academic All-Americans.

She worked primarily with the guards in her role at Virginia State and assisted Hill in all facets of player development, on the court coaching and individual skill instruction as well as recruitment. Her administrative responsibilities consisted of coordinating and directing community relations, outreach projects, and managing and organizing team managers.  She also oversaw the academic study hall and academic progress of the student-athletes within women’s basketball.

In 2013, Wester was selected to attend the NCAA Black Coaches and Administrators Achieving Coaching Excellence (ACE) Program. In 2008, she attended the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy.

Born in Havana, Fla., Wester was a standout high school player at Havana Northside High School under the legendary coach Rosa Hughes-Browning. She played collegiately for two seasons at North Florida, earning Panhandle 2nd Team Conference honors both years. She then transferred to Shaw University for the 2000-2004 seasons, where she received several awards including outstanding player, outstanding service award, athletic trainer senior award, most improved basketball player and outstanding student honoree.

She graduated cum laude from Shaw University in 2003 earning her bachelor’s degree in allied health and recreation. In 2010, she received a master’s degree in sports management from Virginia State University.

“We strongly believe this is a next-level move for not only Coach Wester, but for our women’s basketball team,” said Massie-Sampson. “She is ready and eager to excel as a head coach and deliver her own coaching style to a team that is also primed for greatness.”

“Coach Wester was a great choice to lead our women’s basketball team,” said Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. “We have a lot of confidence in her leadership capabilities and look forward to her cultivating a spirit of excellence among our student-athletes on and off the court.

« on: March 16, 2019, 12:27:12 PM »
SALISBURY  – Six home games, highlights Livingstone College 2019 football schedule that was announced on, Thursday, including three straight contests facing Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association opponents. In addition, Livingstone will not leave the state of North Carolina, but only twice.

The Blue Bears open the 2019 season on the road taking on SIAC opponent Clark Atlanta University (Sept. 7) in Atlanta.

One week later LC returns home and will match-up Elizabeth City State University in a non-conference showdown in its annual West End Classic (Sept. 14).
Coming to Salisbury is NAIA foe Allen University (Sept. 21), who is in their second year of competing in football. LC will host the Yellow Jackets for the first time since 1964.

"We are looking forward to the upcoming season and we have the opportunity to open the season with a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (The SIAC)." said Head Coach Daryl Williams. "Being on the road really hurt us, but with a strong fan base and home field advantage I think our schedule is a pretty competitive."

Livingstone, which went 3-6 overall and 1-5 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association last year, will open CIAA play in a cross-over game, and wrap up the month of September on the road at Lincoln, PA and meeting up with Lincoln University (Sept. 28).
LC then returns to Alumni Memorial Stadium to round out the CIAA Northern cycle by hosting Virginia Union University (Oct.5) in a cross division tilt.

Livingstone will be making back to back trips to the triangle area midway through the season. First the Blue Bears will face Saint Augustine's University (Oct. 12) and then hit the road the following week to face Shaw University in Durham (Oct. 19)

The Columbia Blue and Black will stay home for the final three weeks with an in-state battle and welcome Winston-Salem State University (Oct. 26).

The Blue Bears will celebrate Homecoming to begin the month of November as they host Fayetteville State University (Nov. 2)

The Blue Bears will close out the 2019 gridiron season on Nov. 9 hosting arch-rival Johnson C. Smith University, in the Commemorative Classic, which will take place inside Alumni Memorial Stadium in Salisbury, the Birthplace of Black College Football.
The 2019 CIAA Championship is scheduled for Nov. 16.

Also, football season tickets are now on sale. New season tickets or renew existing season ticket holders can be purchased using the following link or fans can also call the ticket office at 704-216-6221.

Season Tickets

Sports Forum / Re: Livingstone beats WSSU 83-82 at the Gaines Center....
« on: February 03, 2019, 12:44:49 PM »

Sports Forum / Re: Congrats El Jay
« on: January 09, 2019, 06:28:58 AM »
Thanks bruh!!!


Sports Forum / Re: 2018-19 Bowl games attendance.
« on: December 23, 2018, 10:52:28 AM »
It's great to see the bowl being 4th best in games before Christmas....and only a couple hundred from third best.

Sports Forum / Re: Livingstone College: SPRINGS TO RETIRE, NEW AD NAMED
« on: December 15, 2018, 05:14:19 PM »
Thanks guys!! I really appreciate the kind words.

Okay when I show up for a game I expect the red carpet treatment.  :lol:

Of course....but the carpet will be Columbia Blue  ;D

Sports Forum / Re: Livingstone College: SPRINGS TO RETIRE, NEW AD NAMED
« on: December 15, 2018, 04:27:53 PM »
Thanks guys!! I really appreciate the kind words.


General Discussion Forum / Re: MARTA train expansion in Atlanta
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:18:28 PM »
Well....the main reason for the delay is what MARTA actually named....

Moving Africans Rapidly Through know folks don't want too much mobility and access.... 

Sports Forum / Re: SCSU Faithful!
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:38:02 AM »
Why are we assuming that these 'rumblings of SCSU leaving the MEAC' means that they are also moving to D2? I'm not saying that they aren't but is it also possible that they may move to another FCS conference? Truth be told, they may not be going ANYWHERE. But, I'm just asking the question for conversation sake.  :popcorn: football season is in it's no games period and we have nothing else to talk about.  BTW.....LOL....didn't you used to date Teacher Bae?  Asking for a friend of mine who works in Family

Just playing

Sports Forum / Re: SCSU Faithful!
« on: December 07, 2018, 08:58:51 AM »
I feel you...BUT....just because you survived the past issues....sometimes you need to examine the reasons that put you in that situation. 

There are a lot of proud alumni of closed schools too. 

I don't think it would be a sense of failure if they dropped down.  It would be a sense of good business to drop down.  It would be better for SCSU to make those decisions than for Ethan, Amber and the Governor to make it for them. IJS. Of course that's if this is a issue anyways.

If you guys can afford it...well more power to you.  The savings of dropping to D2 is significant.  The average D2 budget is $3.3M with football and $2.3 without.

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