HBCU Classic Sports

               November 2022

Football Edition, Volume I

CIAA FOOTBALL

courtesy: Lincoln Athletics

Price, Freeman Lift Lions to Victory

Lincoln Lions (2-2) QB, Isaiah Freeman passes for 298 yds., 3 TDs; Johnson C. Smith (0-3) promises unkept. (courtesy:lulions.com)

courtesy: Livingstone Athletics

Blue Bears Defeat Vikings in Down East Classic

 Livingstone Blue Bears (1-1) get off the schneid, earn dominant shutout win over Elizabeth City Vikings (0-2).     (courtesy:bluebearathletics.com)

courtesy: St. Augustine’s Athletics

Pioneers rout Falcons 70-13 in season opener

Tusculum Pioneers (1-0) set records on St. Augustine’s Falcons (0-1) in biggest rout in school history.   (courtesy:tusculumpioneers.com)

 

courtesy: Johnson C. Smith Athletics

Big Blue Defeat Golden Bulls in OT Thriller

Bluefield State Big Blue (1-0) escape Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls (0-1) with 2 pt. conversion.       (courtesy: gobstate.com)

courtesy: Elizabeth City Athletics

Benedict Tigers Crush Elizabeth City State

Benedict Tigers (1-0) rack up 550 yds. total offense,  dominate Elizabeth City (0-1) in Carolinas Classic.  (courtesy:benedicttigers.com)

2021 CIAA Coach of the Year
Coach Damon Wilson

Why do Black college football coaches seldom get 2nd chances?

(courtesy:usatoday.com)

Coach Willard Bailey
Virginia Union Panthers

Bailey is the winningest football coach in CIAA history, with seven conference championships, six with Virginia Union and one with Norfolk State.
His Virginia Union Panther football teams made 5 consecutive appearances in the Division II football playoffs in 1979, 1980, 1981,1982, and 1983, while his Norfolk State Spartan football team made one appearance in the Division II football playoffs in 1984.

AFCA DII Coaches Poll

 September 5, 2022

1

 Ferris State (MI)

1-0

2

NW Missouri St.  (MO)

1-0

3

Valdosta St. (GA)

1-0

4

Grand Valley St. (MI)

1-0

5

Shepherd (WVA)

1-0

6

 Angelo St. (TX)

1-0

7

West Florida (FL)

1-0

8

Harding (AK)

1-0

9

Bowie State (MD)

1-0

10

West Georgia (GA)

1-0

source: afca.com

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