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Charlotte, NC  – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced its broadcast schedule for the 2021 football season Tuesday. This year’s schedule of games will be televised live on AspireTV. This will be the sixth year of a partnership between the CIAA & AspireTV to provide live broadcast coverage across multiple platforms.

“We’re excited to continue our partnership this year with AspireTV to broadcast five football games throughout the season. It’s an exciting opportunity to increase exposure for our institutions, coaches, and student-athletes while highlighting the passion and pageantry of our fans and alumni across the country and celebrating the rich history and tradition of this storied conference,” said CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams in a release.

The five-game conference slate, which features seven of the league’s 12 teams, will include four regular-season football games as well as the 2021 CIAA Football Championship held in Salem, VA on November 13.

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“AspireTV is proud to be returning as the television home of CIAA football,” said Melissa Ingram, SVP Multicultural Networks & Strategy at UP Entertainment. “Through our continued partnership with CIAA, we’re able to further amplify our commitment to celebrate the pride and rich culture of HBCUs. We invite viewers to tune in to AspireTV and engage with our social channels to join the conversation around Black lifestyle and HBCU sports.”

The CIAA broadcast schedule will kickoff on Saturday, October 16 in Bowie, MD with a CIAA Northern Division battle between Bowie State and Virginia State. The Trojans will help conclude the regular season television schedule as they travel to take on long-time in-state and conference rival Virginia Union on November 6 in Richmond, VA. Local listings of each game’s broadcast will be available at a later time.

2021 CIAA Football Schedule on AspireTV

October 16                      Virginia State at Bowie State – Bowie State – 1 p.m.

October 23                      Livingstone at Winston-Salem State – Winston Salem, NC – 1 p.m.

October 30                      Saint Augustine’s at Johnson C. Smith – Charlotte, NC – 1 p.m.

November 6                    Virginia State at Virginia Union – Richmond, VA – 1 p.m.

November 13                  CIAA Football Championship – Salem, VA – 1 p.m.



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