Davis Named WSSU Volleyball Head Coach; McManus
Named WSSU Golf Head Coach
WSSU makes new additions to coaching staff
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics made a pair of great additions to its staff. The Rams will welcome Chanel Davis as the head coach of the Winston-Salem State Rams volleyball team while Ryan McManus will take over as head coach of the Rams’ golf team.
Davis comes to Winston-Salem State after serving as the head coach at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of West Alabama where she played for two seasons and had a great career. She earned All-Gulf South Conference honors twice and she finished her career with 558 kills and 175 total blocks. She began her collegiate playing career at NCAA Division I Kennesaw State where she played for two seasons.
McManus is no stranger to the Rams, but he will take over a new addition to the Rams as he will guide the Rams’ newly reinstated men’s golf team. In addition to his duties as the men’s golf head coach, McManuswill also continue in his duties as the quarterbacks coach of the Rams football team. McManus is a 2009 graduate of Wake Forest University with a degree in communication. He began his coaching career as a volunteer at Kent State. He was also an extra in The Dark Knight Rises starring Christian Bale.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to be the head coach. Being able to bring the program back is exciting for the school and athletic department,” McManus said. “The goal is to get the program to championship caliber play as soon as possible and I think we have the resources and support to do that quickly.”
The Rams golf team will begin play in the spring of 2020 while the Rams volleyball team will open their season, Friday, September 6th in Whitaker Gymnasium on the campus of Winston-Salem State University when they take on the Erskine Fleet. For more information on Rams athletics, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (33^) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.
Branch Joins CU Swimming Staff
MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Chowan Athletic Department and head coach Nikki White announced the hiring of Michael Branch as Assistant Men's and Women's Swimming Coach for the 2019-2020 season.
Michael comes to Chowan after two years as Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the Wilmington College Men's and Women's Swim Team, where he coached one conference champion and three all-conference finishers.
Prior to Wilmington, Michael was Head Swim Coach for Legacy High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he coached two individual state champions, one relay state champion, and two state runner-ups. He was alsoan Assistant Coach for the Las Vegas Swim Club.
Michael swam for the University of Mount Union, where he was a four year letter winner and earned all-conference honors in the 1650 yard freestyle and 400 yard individual medley. He graduated from Mount Unionin 2016 with a bachelor's of science in Athletic Training with a minor in Exercise Science.
Howard Football’s Duo Wideouts Selected to the
Phil Steele Preseason FCS All-America Team
10 Bison receive Phil Steele Preseason FCS All-Conference honors
Derek W. Bryant
(Photo Credit – Howard Athletics)
CLEVELAND (August 8, 2019) – Phil Steele, nationally known as one of the best football analyst in the entire country, announced his2019 Preseason FCS All-America squads where Howard University’s senior wideout duo of Kyle Anthony (Miramar, Fla.) and Jequez Ezzard (College Park, Ga.) were among the honorees. The announcement came Wednesday.
Both standouts were named to the Phil Steele Preseason FCS All-America Third Team.
Last season, Anthony and Ezzard gave defensive coordinators' nightmares as they took turns victimizing several secondaries throughout the year. Anthony led the conference inreceptions per game (5.3) and finished third in receiving yards per game (65.9). Ezzard led the country in yards per reception (26.6), while setting a new school record for receiving yards in a game (223) at Ohio (Sept. 1).
Furthermore, Steele unveiled his FCS Preseason All-Conference Teams where 10 Bison made the list.
Among the honorees included Anthony (First Team), Ezzard (First Team), Marcellos Allison (Durham, N.C./First Team), Tye Freeland (Petersburg, Va./Third Team), Malik Hyatt (Gastonia, N.C./First Team), Aaron Motley (Richmond, Va./Third Team), Caylin Newton (Atlanta/Preseason Player of the Year/First Team), Dedrick Parson (Philadelphia/First Team), Zamon Robinson (Silver Spring, Md./Second Team) and Aaron Walker (Washington, D.C./Third Team).
These teams were selected by Phil Steele & the draft scout.com staff. Since 2001, Draftscout.com has been the gold standard industry leading database built for compiling & charting College Football Prospects from Prep to Pro.
To view the 2019 Phil Steele’s FCS Preseason All-America and All-Conference Teams, please click here.
On Aug. 31, the Ron Prince era begins at FBS foe Maryland. Kickoff is set for noon on the Big Ten Network.
About Howard University Athletics
The Howard University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 19 NCAA Division I men and women varsity sports. The programs represent six conferences: The Mid-EasternAthletic Conference (MEAC), Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA), Sun Belt Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and Atlantic Sun (ASUN) Conference.
About Phil Steele
Phil Steele is nationally known as one of the best football analyst in the entire country. His superior knowledge of the game has landed him on the voting committee for every major post season awards including the prestigious Heisman Trophy.
For more information, visit the Bison Athletics website at www.HUBison.comor Phil Steele at www.PhilSteele.com.
[Chowan Athletics] Hawks cross Country Releases 2019 Schedule
L. Charlotte Dinkins
MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Under new direction
of head coach Erica
Blubaugh, the Chowan Men's and Women's Cross Country teams
released their 2019 schedule on Tuesday afternoon.
Lela Knight returns to improve off her 2018 success as the
first ever All-Conference selection for Chowan. Knight finished 14th at
the CIAA Championships with a time of 21:19.2 averaging a 6:51.3
Adding to the strength of the Hawks is Elizabeth Stokes who crossed the line at 24:11.7 at the 2018 CIAA Championships.
Men's Schedule here
Women's Schedule here
Full Preseason Polls here
|Finally, football is less than a month away and we couldn't be more ready. Be sure to come by our last Kick-off Friday and Wednesday Wind Down events of the summer as we continue the countdown. Then get excited for our MEAC / SWAC Challenge Battle of the Bands! Still need more hype? Cofficial game preview|
NCCU Student-Athlete of the Month: Gabriel Cucalon
DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University senior Gabriel Cucalon has been named the NCCU Student-Athlete of the Month for June 2019 in recognition of his outstanding performance on the courtand in the classroom.
Cucalon was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and NCCU Male Student-Athlete of the Year alongside Corey Joyce to cap off astellar collegiate career forthe Eagles.
In his senior season, Cucalon posted a team-best 11-4 singles record. He played atop NCCU’s lineup all season and won nine consecutive matches in one stretch. Cucalon wasa perfect 6-0 against league opposition.
Cucalon started off his senior season by winning the A Flight of the HBCU National Championships for a second time in the fall.
The four-time NCCU men’s tennis team MVP and three-time All-MEAC selection set a new NCAA Division I era program record for career singles wins with 46 wins.
Cucalon has been an ITA Scholar-Athlete and MEAC All-Academic selection throughout his playing career for the Eagles.
The resident of Guayaquil, Ecuador, graduated from NCCU in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing. Cucalon completed his undergraduate work with a 3.568 cumulative grade point average (GPA). He next plans to work on an MBA at NCCU and serve as a graduate assistant coach for the Eagles.
For a complete list of award winners, visit NCCUEaglePride.com.
|Hawks Athletics Announce 2019 Themed Football
MURFREESBORO, N.C. - The Chowan University Department of Athletics is excited to announce its themed games for the 2019 home football season. The Hawks will host four home games this season, the first being Saturday, September 14th when Alderson Broaddus comes to town for a 1:00pm kick off.
September 14, 2019-vs. Alderson Broaddus, 1:00pm, Garrison Stadium
CU ACADEMIC CHAMPIONS DAY / COMMUNITY & CLUB DAY
The Athletic Department will recognize two groups this Saturday. First, all student-athletes with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. Second, the department will recognize clubs and organizations on campus. Campus advisors and/or club officers will be recognized in between quarters of the game. If interested in participating please contact Meredith Long, email@example.com. The department will host our annual community function during the contest with a tailgate, face painting, inflatables and more.
September 21, 2019-vs. Shaw, 6:00pm, Garrison Stadium
MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS DAY
Please join the CU community for Military & First Responders Appreciation Day where all retired and active members with a Valid ID will receive free admission to the game. We will also recognize those military and first responders in attendance at halftime of the game.
October 26, 2019-vs. Elizabeth City State, 1:00pm, Garrison Stadium
HOMECOMING & I'M A HAWK DAY
At halftime of the game the University will recognize the 2019 Distinguished Alumni class followed by the 2019 CU Homecoming Court and crowning of the 2019 CU Homecoming King and Queen. The athletic department is asking that all CU fans wear CU Blue to support the Hawks on game day and help us BLUE OUT the stands! There will be a video made this game where fans can participate in a "I'M A HAWK" production.
November 2, 2019-vs. Virginia State, 1:00pm, Garrison Stadium
HALL OF FAME GAME & CU TEAM DAY
The CU Athletics Department will recognize the 2019 CU Athletics Jim Garrison Hall of Fame class at halftime of the game. In between quarters, all athletic teams will be recognized and are asked to dress in team issued gear.
|Winston-Salem State Football, Basketball
Returning to WSNC 90.5 FM
Starting on Sept. 5, Rams football, basketball will be broadcast live on WSSU-based station.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (8/8/19) – Winston-Salem State Rams football, and men’s and women’s basketball will have a new broadcast home starting this fall, WSNC 90.5 FM, the university’s radio station.
“We are excited about our games being broadcast live on our own WSNC 90.5 FM,” saint WSSU Interim Director of Athletics George Knox said. “This new partnership will allow us to reach an even wider audience through the radio and thelive stream on WSNC’s website.”
At least eight Rams football games, including all home games and two away games, will be broadcast on WSNC starting with the season opener at UNC-Pembroke on Sept. 5.
"One of my main priorities since arriving at WSNC has been growing our audience to allow the station to be a major community outreach source for Winston-Salem State University,” said Brian Anthony, WSNC general manager. “I'm very pleased that we’re in a position to return WSSU football and basketball, after a 10-year absence, to the airwaves of the campus radio station.”
As part of the partnership, select Rams’ basketball games will be broadcast on the radio for the first time since 2009.
For the seventh year in a row, Ken Winfrey will return as the play-by-play announcer for the Rams football and basketball games.
Since 2013, Rams football has been broadcast on WTOB 96.3 FM.
“It goes without saying, but we are very appreciative to WTOB for making it possible for Rams fans to continue hearing both football and basketball games since 2013," Knox said.