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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).

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Blue Frame Technology Launch CIAA Sports Network

Charlotte, NC (July 17, 2018) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces the conference office and all 13 of its member institutions have partnered with Blue Frame Technology to create the all-new CIAA Sports Network. The partnership will enable all 13 schools to stream their game broadcasts to one platform provided by Blue Frame, beginning with the 2018-19 athletic season. Additionally, the CIAA will provide video coverage of its championship events along with other original content.

"We are excited to partner with Blue Frame to allow our institutions to produce high quality broadcasts for fans to enjoy," said Senior Associate Commissioner Suzette McQueen. "We see this as an excellent opportunity to tell our own story. It's a great recruiting tool and allows family and friends to cheer on their loved ones from near or far. The strength of our membership together will hopefully provide revenue opportunities in the future to ensure long-term growth of the network."

The new partnership will allow fans to watch their favorite CIAA teams live. The conference along with each school will have their own dedicated video portal/web page where fans can easily access live and archived footage. In addition to online access, fans can also watch the action live on their televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku streaming devices.

General Discussion Forum / Power - Season Five
« on: July 02, 2018, 08:53:30 AM »
Episode one.....Thoughts?  :popcorn:

Sports Forum / Projected No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton signs with Puma
« on: June 18, 2018, 04:00:56 PM »
The second possible top five pick to sign with Puma....change of times?

Projected No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton signs with Puma

Deandre Ayton, the projected No. 1 pick in this week's NBA draft, signed a four-year, multimillion-dollar footwear and apparel endorsement deal with Puma, the company announced Monday.

Kate Spade found dead in apartment, apparent suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — New York fashion designer Kate Spade was found hanged in her Park Avenue apartment Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide, law enforcement officials said.

The 55-year-old left a note at the scene and was found by a housekeeper around 10:20 a.m. It’s not clear how long she had been dead. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy.

The officials said she was found with a red scarf around her neck attached to a doorknob. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity

Sports Forum / Question for the Hampton folks......
« on: May 04, 2018, 10:06:28 AM »
Was the first deal not "official"? Or is this a new deal to include footwear?


Sports Forum / NCAA Division II Tennis Championship
« on: April 27, 2018, 10:32:52 AM »
Congrats and good luck to all the HBCU's that made the field and will compete starting this weekend.

Shaw & West Va. State Get NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championship Bids

Bluefield State and Benedict Selected for NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Championship

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