Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
And then there was one.
Despite the impassioned pleas of many for a very worthy Virginia State to also enter the field, it is the champion Winston-Salem State that solely carries the weight of the CIAA as we enter the playoff field. It is the time of the year where winners triumph on, and those who are unsuccessful loathly prepare for next season.WSSU enters the field as the 7th seed and makes the long journey up to Brookville, NY to play 2nd Seeded LIU-Post, one of three undefeated
Updated 11-18-2016 at 09:04 AM by Kris Ferguson
An open letter to the SR1 playoff selection committee:
By now, you have seen yesterday’s results and how everything shook out. In the CIAA, you saw that Winston-Salem State can win over a team with winning record and a high output offense.You saw Bowie pour out their hearts to the final second, especially you Damon Wilson, a selection committee member.And you saw Virginia dismantling a Tuskegee team that should still get in the top seven of its region, proving that they too can compete
What a week this has turned out to be – in the CIAA that is. There are three main headlines to cover: the All-CIAA teams, a third CIAA team gets an 11th game, and the CIAA Championship game.
The CIAA released its all-conference teams this year. The CIAA Players of the Year went to Bowie State’s QB Amir Hall (Offense), Virginia State DL Bryant Frazier (Defense), and Winston-Salem State P/K Will Johnson (Special Teams). Congrats to everyone who
If there is one exciting thing about the CIAA, it’s the last week of the regular season. The conference follows the NFL mentality of scheduling rivals for the last regular season game as a way to keep interest high. Over the last three seasons, this setup has paid dividends. The CIAA South was the division that hosted a de facto division championship game on week 10 the last two years. This year, the focus shifts to the ultra-competitive North. Here is me interviewing myself on what’s important:
Most of the year, the CIAA is about as predictable as they come. You know that one team may have a brief run towards the middle or the top, or another may have a precipitous fall into the basement.Two schools who exemplify these thoughts are Elizabeth City State and Livingstone.
In a year in which started with a “they hired who”, Earnest Wilson has quietly surprised the northern division with steady improvement on both sides of the ball. Yes, they lost to a flailing Johnson C. Smith,
Updated 10-28-2016 at 08:34 AM by Kris Ferguson