September 4, 2013

CIAA Football Preview - Week 1

2013 Football Preview
Week 1 – September 4, 2013

Games This Week

Thursday, September 5

Winston-Salem State University “Rams” (0-0)  vs. UNC Pembroke “Braves” (0-0)

8:00pm - Grace P. Johnson Stadium in Pembroke, NC

Note: Season opener for both teams.
Fourth meeting between the two teams. WSSU leads the all-time series, 3-0
The game will be broadcast live by the CBS Sports Network.

Saturday, September 7

“Battle of the Firsts”
Lincoln University (PA) “Lions” (0-0)  vs. Cheyney University “Wolves” (0-0)

1:00pm ET - O'Shields-Stevenson Stadium in Cheyney, PA

Note: "Battle of the Firsts" refers to each school's claim to have been the nation's first historically black college. Cheyney was officially established in 1837 but taught elementary and secondary education. Lincoln came along in 1854, teaching post-secondary schooling from the start.

Head Coaching debut for Lincoln's Ramon Flanigan


Shaw University “Bears” (0-0)  vs. University of Charleston (WV) “Golden Eagles” (0-0)

1:00pm ET - Durham County Stadium in Durham, NC

Note: Season opener for both teams.
UC is a founding member of the new Mountain East Conference

Bowie State University “Bulldogs” (0-0)  vs. Saint Anselm College “Hawks” (0-0)

1:00pm ET - Grappone Stadium in Manchester, NH

Note: Season opener for both teams

St. Anselm is a member of the Northeast 10 Conference


Chowan University “Hawks” (0-0)  vs. Charlotte “49ers” (1-0)

12:00pm ET - Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC

Note: Season opener for Chowan.

Charlotte defeated Campbell, 52-7, last week in the first game of their inaugural season.


Saint Augustine's University “Falcons” (0-0)  vs. North Carolina Central University “Eagles” (0-1)

2:00pm  - O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham, NC

Note: Season opener for SAU.

NCCU lost to Duke, 45-0, last weekend

Virginia Union University “Panthers” (0-0) vs. Bethune-Cookman University “Wildcats” (1-0)

4:00pm ET - Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, FL

Note: Season opener for VUU.

B-CU edged Tennessee State, 12-9, last week


“Commemorative Classic”

Johnson C. Smith University “Golden Bulls” (0-0)  vs. Livingstone College “Blue Bears” (0-0)

4:00pm ET - Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, NC

Note: Season opener for both teams.

Classic commemorates the first HBCU football game when these two schools met in 1892.

Livingstone's Daryl Williams will be making head coaching debut.


Elizabeth City State University “Vikings” (0-0)  vs. Newberry College “Wolves” (0-0)

6:00pm ET – Roebuck Stadium in Elizabeth City, NC

Note: Season opener for both teams

Newberry is a member of the South Atlantic Conference


Virginia State University “Trojans” (0-0)  vs. Fayetteville State University “Broncos” (0-0)

6:00pm ET - Nick Jeralds Stadium in Fayetteville, NC

Note: Season opener for both teams.

Teams are led by new head coaches; Latrell Scott (VSU) and Lawrence Kershaw (FSU)

2013 Preseason All-CIAA Team  | 2013 Composite Football Schedule

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