CIAA Prepares to Tip-Off 2021-22 Basketball Season with Virtual Media Day

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically black athletic conference, will hold a virtual basketball media day press conference on Wednesday, October 6.

In its third year of the current format, virtual media day tips off the 2021-22 basketball season and starts the journey to the 2022 CIAA Basketball Tournament, which takes place February 22-26, 2022 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD. Stan Lewter, the play-by-play voice of the CIAA, will serve as host for the event that will feature head coaches and student-athletes from men’s and women’s basketball programs across the CIAA providing an outlook on the upcoming season.

The event will be streamed live on the CIAA Sports Network beginning at 9:00 a.m. with a state of the conference and the CIAA Tournament with CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams and Visit Baltimore CEO Al Hutchinson. That will be followed up with a 15-minute focus for each school and media availability starting at 9:30 a.m.
 
“We’re excited to tip off the season with our virtual media day. This event is always a great opportunity to highlight our student-athletes, coaches, and institutions as they prepare for the upcoming basketball season,” stated Commissioner McWilliams.

All media outlets interested in covering the event can submit their request by clicking HERE. Media access to this event will be capped due to limited availability of coaches and student-athletes. Any additional inquiries may be directed to Ben Baxter at bbaxter@theciaa.com.
 
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CIAA Basketball Virtual Media Day Programming Schedule on the CIAA Sports Network

TimeSchoolMen’s Head CoachWomen’s Head CoachMBB Student-AthleteWBB Student-AthleteWATCH
9:00 amState of the ConferenceN/A    N/AN/AN/A    LINK
9:30 amClaflin UniversityDr. Ricky JacksonRevonda WhitleyDonnell Frayer, Jr. Dionna LongLINK
10:00 amJohnson C. Smith UniversitySteven Joyner, Sr.Steven Joyner, Jr.Chaz Gwyn Aubrianna Bonner LINK
10:30 amFayetteville State UniversityLuke D’AlessioSerena King-Coleman Jaleen Seegars London ThompsonLINK
11:00 amLivingstone CollegeJames Stinson Chiante WesterNavar Elmore Daijah Turner LINK
11:30 amWinston-Salem State UniversityCleo Hill, Jr.L’Tona LamonteJonathan HicklinAmaya TuckerLINK
12:00 pmSaint Augustine’s UniversityMarQus JohnsonEbony TannerKyshon TateDanielle RaineyLINK
1:30 pmShaw UniversityBobby CollinsJacques CurtisRayshawn NearMakenzie Pollard/Makayla SuttonLINK
2:00 pmElizabeth City State UniversityShawn WalkerTynesha LewisZac HobbsNyAsia BlangoLINK
2:30 pmVirginia State UniversityLonnie BlowJames Hill, Jr.Antwan MilesJalynn SpauldingLINK
3:00 pmVirginia Union UniversityJay ButlerTierra Terry Jordan PeeblesBianca LockamyLINK
3:30 pmBowie State UniversityDarrell BrooksShadae SwanKeith Duffin Talanya HuttonLINK
4:00 pmLincoln UniversityCorey LoweryJanice WashingtonZahrion BlueBryanna BrownLINK

* – All start times are approximate