CIAA Conference Expansion Spurs Change Back to North and South Divisions
CIAA Conference Expansion Spurs Change Back to “North” and “South” Divisions
May 3, 2010
Hampton, VA…The Central Intercollegiate Athletic
Association Board of Directors has decided upon a readjustment of
the conference’s current divisional alignment to accommodate
the CIAA’s newest additions, Lincoln (PA) and Winston-Salem
Due to the geographical locations of the conference’s newest members- Eastern Pennsylvania and Western North Carolina; including Chowan University in northeastern North Carolina, the “North” “South” divisional groupings will be implemented for all sports that use divisional rankings.
|Affected Sports||Northern Division||Southern Division|
|Football||Bowie State||Fayetteville State|
|Women’s and Men’s Basketball||Chowan||Johnson C. Smith|
|Women’s Bowling||Elizabeth City State||Livingstone|
|Men’s and Women’s Tennis||Lincoln (PA)||St. Augustine’s|
|Volleyball||Virginia State||Winston-Salem State|
The 2010-2011 season will begin the CIAA’s third run using the North/South divide. In previous years under this system, 1970-1972 and 1981-1990, school locations in the conference ranged from Baltimore, MD and Dover, DE to Winston-Salem, NC. Historically, Lincoln University (PA) is the conference’s northern-most institution. West Virginia State University in Institute, WV has been the furthest west.