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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (CIAA®) annual Football Media Day on Thursday, July 25, serves as the official kick off to the 2013-2014 season. Media attending will begin the day for the first time with interviews of 16 key returning student-athletes. Following a short intermission, media will hear from the 12 member institutions' football coaches. Football Media Day will be held in the Donald J. Reaves Student Activities Center on the Winston-Salem State University campus.

The schedule is as follows:

9:30 a.m. – Media arrive to set up
10 a.m. – Welcome from CIAA Commissioner Jacqie Carpenter
10:15 a.m. - Key returning student-athlete interviews
11 a.m. – Intermission
11:15 a.m. – Welcome from Allen Joines, mayor of Winston-Salem and Gerald Hunter, vice chancellor of administration and finance at Winston-Salem State University
11:30 a.m. – CIAA predicted order of finish and preseason all-conference team
11:40 a.m. – Coach interviews
1 p.m. – Conclusion with invocation by Steve Aycock, president of CIAA Football Coaches Association and head football coach at Johnson C. Smith University, followed by lunch and one-on-one interviews
2 p.m. - Adjourn

“CIAA’s Football Media Day is an outstanding opportunity for members of the media to have exclusive access to our student-athletes and coaches as we start the season. I look forward to the continued hard work and support of the local and national media and the great exposure they provide us throughout the year.” said Jacqie Carpenter, commissioner - CIAA.

The student-athletes will be interviewed in alphabetical institutional order, beginning with Bowie State University and concluding with Winston-Salem University. The line-up of players will include:

Bowie State University:
Jared Johnston – senior quarterback
Delante White – senior defensive back

Chowan University:
TJ Batchelor – senior defensive end
Robert Holland – senior wide receiver

Fayetteville State University:
Michael Johnson – junior free safety
Blade Shoop – senior offensive lineman

Johnson C. Smith University:
Jimmy Dye – senior tight end
Justin Smith – senior defensive end

St. Augustine’s University:
Kharea Roseboro – junior free safety

Shaw University:
Darnell Evans – senior defensive back

Virginia State University:
Andre Rawls – junior free safety
Jaivon Smallwood – sophomore wide receiver

Virginia Union University:
Devin Wallace – senior defensive back
Matias Parker – senior wide receiver

Winston-Salem State University:
Carlos Fields, Jr. – senior linebacker
Nathaniel Hartung – senior offensive lineman

Interested in attending the CIAA’s 2013 Football Media Day? Click here to complete the online credential request form. Deadline is Tuesday, July 23 at 5 p.m.


About the CIAA
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) was founded in 1912 and is the oldest African-American athletic conference in the nation. The membership includes Bowie State University, Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, St. Augustine’s University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University and Winston-Salem State University. A tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, CIAA is headquartered in Hampton, Va. and governed by the 12 Presidents and Chancellors of its member institutions.

Media Contact:
Sharon Goldmacher, CIAA/communications 21®
sgoldmacher@c21pr.com, 404.814.1330 (office), 404.386.0500 (on-site)
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