HBCU Classic Sports

           June 2024

Football Edition, Volume I

CIAA FOOTBALL

courtesy: Lincoln Athletics

Clarion Opens Season With Road Win Over Lincoln

Clarion Golden Eagles (1-0) take early lead, hold off second half surge from Lincoln Lions (0-1).     (courtesy:clariongoldeneagles.com)

Big Blue Takes Down Livingstone in Opener

Bluefield State (1-0) QB, Jai’que Hart, lights up Livingstone (0-1) accounts for 5 TDs, 245 yds.    (courtesy:gobstate.com)

courtesy: St. Augustine’s Athletics

Bears Dominate Falcons in Season Opener

Lenoir Rhyne Bears (1-0) dominate, defense holds St. Augustine’s  to 2 yds. total rushing. (courtesy:lrbears.com)

courtesy: Johnson C. Smith Athletics

Golden Bulls Get First Win of Season Over WVWC

Johnson C. Smith (1-0) opens season in style, impressive win over West Virginia Wesleyan (0-1).      (courtesy:goldenbullsports.com)

courtesy: Elizabeth City Athletics

Catawba Gets First Win in Haines Era

Catawba Indians (1-0) hold off valiant effort by Elizabeth City Vikings (0-1) in Elizabeth City, NC.     (courtesy:catawbaathletics.com)

2022 CIAA Coach of the Year
Coach Alvin Parker

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, 2023

1

 Ferris State (MI)

1-0

2

Colorado School of Mines

1-0

3

Pittsburg  St. (KS)

1-0

4

Angelo State (TX)

1-0

5

NW Missouri St.

1-0

6

West Florida

1-0

7

Grand Valley (MI)

0-1

8

Ouachita Baptist (AK)

1-0

9

Minnesota State

1-0

10

Delta State (MS)

1-0

source: afca.com