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MEAC ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY STUDENT-ATHLETE ATTENDEES
Ryan McGinty
NORFOLK, Va. - The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced its list of student-athlete attendees for the 2017 MEAC Football Media Day and luncheon on Friday, July 28 at the Marriott Waterside Hotel. Twenty-two student-athletes and head football coaches from the MEAC's 11 football playing institutions will kick off the 2017 football season. ESPN college football analyst and former Howard University quarterback Jay Walker along with College Football Hall of Famer and former SC State head coach Willie Jeffries will serve as co-master of ceremonies for the second consecutive year.
CIAA Kicks off 2017-18 with Football Media Day
Bri  Funte
Roanoke, VA (June 14, 2017) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will kick off the 2017 football season with its annual Football Media Day on Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Roanoke, Virginia. Each of the CIAA's twelve head football coaches, accompanied by select student-athletes, will take the stage for discussion regarding their football program, athletes, and season schedule as teams anticipate the conference championship. This season's circuit will feature extended sessions for Q&A dialog between head coaches, student-athletes, and media. CIAA Football Media Day will open at 9:00 a.m. and close with remarks from Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams at 11:10 a.m.

Sportsday 07.19.17

   
GREENSBORO TO HOST NATIONAL YOUTH BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP   Larry Barber
The Metropolitan Junior Baseball League (MJBL), a 51 year old 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, will present its 27th Annual Inner City Classic July 14th – 18th in Greensboro, North Carolina. link   MJBL   Sunday
CIAA Kicks off 125 Years of Black College Football Celebration   Bri Funte In a snowstorm on December 27, 1892, Johnson C. Smith University, then named Biddle University, traveled for two days by horse and buggy to Salisbury, North Carolina to play against Livingstone College for the first-ever black college football contest.   link   video
CHASE NOMINATED FOR NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Evann Carpenter
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.- A record 543 female college athletes have been nominated by NCAA member schools for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.  Chowan University's Suraya Chase was nominated for the Hawks after a stellar collegiate career for the Blue and White. Chase is also nominated for CIAA Woman of the Year in the conference. The Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago native, was named CIAA Player of the Year while totaling a CIAA-high 384 kills.
NCCU’s Mack Receives HBCU Male Coach of the Year Award  Kyle Serba
WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Carolina Central University football head coach Jerry Mack was announced as the HBCU Male Coach of the Year during the seventh annual HBCU Awards ceremony, presented by HBCU Digest on Friday night in Washington, D.C.
Mack was one of six finalists for the award, along with Alan Green of Xavier University of Louisiana, Montez Robinson of Alcorn State University, Mike Newell of Dillard University, Reggie Barlow of Virginia State University, and David Six of Hampton University.
FSU Broncos Land Gold Medallion Status with LGBT SportSafe Partnership
Fayetteville, NC - The Department of Athletics at Fayetteville State University has earned the LGBT SportSafe ‘GOLD Medallion’ status and Founders Club membership for its efforts in creating a climate of respect for LGBTQ student-athletes and participation in the LGBT SportSafe Inclusion Program.
FSU’s Brian Walker to Kickoff Professional Career in the CFL
Adrian Ferguson
Fayetteville, NC -- Former Fayetteville State defensive back Brian Walker will kick off his post-collegiate football career with the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

 Sportsday 07.17.17

Paducah's 'Big House' the focus of documentary By JOSHUA ROBERTS
Two documentary filmmakers will visit Paducah for next month's Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration as part of their project chronicling the life and influence of a celebrated city son: the late Clarence "Big House" Gaines.   Production on "Man to Man," a feature-length documentary, began in February and examines Gaines' 46-year basketball coaching career at Winston-Salem State University and his relationships with players and the community. Born in Paducah in 1923, Gaines led Winston-Salem to the 1967 Division II national championship, the first historically black school to win an NCAA title.  link   They Call Me Big House," The Clarence E. Gaines Story,  link   Video