More Changes For The CIAA

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: May 9, 2010

HAMPTON, Va. — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Board of Directors has decided to readjust the conference’s current divisional alignment to accommodate the newest additions to the conference, Lincoln (Pa.) University and Winston-Salem State University.

Due to the geographical locations of the conference’s newest members- Eastern Pennsylvania and Western North Carolina; including Chowan University in northeastern North Carolina, a North/South divisional grouping will be implemented for all sports that use divisional rankings.

Affected Sports: Football, Women’s and Men’s Basketball, Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Softball & Volleyball

Northern Division
Southern Division
Bowie State
Fayetteville State
Johnson C. Smith
Elizabeth City State
Lincoln (PA)
St. Augustine’s
St. Paul’s
Virginia State
Winston-Salem State
Virginia Union

The 2010-2011 season marks the CIAA’s third run using the North/South divide. In previous years under this system, 1970-72 and 1981-90, school locations in the conference ranged from Baltimore, Md. and Dover, De. to Winston-Salem and Charlotte, N.C.

Historically, Lincoln (Pa.) University is the conference’s northernmost institution. West Virginia State University in Institute, W.V. has been the furthest west with Johnson C. Smith University as the southernmost conference member.