CIAA Columnist

CIAA Columnist

Kris Ferguson earned three business bachelor degrees and graduated from Winston-Salem State University in 2008. He works for a financial regulatory agency as a capital markets specialist.

In addition to his business travels, he spends his spare time on exotic road trips throughout in the US and Canada, watching sports, exercising, modifying cars, and building his wine collection.

CIAA Week 4 Preview

September 22nd, 2023 12:00pm

Its been a long week, and I am ready for Saturday.  Read on for tomorrow's preview. 

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CIAA Week 3 Preview

September 14th, 2023 12:00pm

The CIAA isn’t normally known as a passing league, and transitioning to more of a passing philosophy is going to result in some growing pains.  That issue was quite evident last week with seven QBs passing for over 200 yards as shown below in the chart: 

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CIAA Week 2 Preview

September 8th, 2023 12:01am

Bowie State and Virginia State’s sweep over FCS opponents shows the degree to how far both schools have retooled their bench. BSU’s win is the more impressive one, as it shut down Delaware State’s offense despite sustaining key losses on defense. 

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CIAA Season and Week One Preview

August 31st, 2023 7:00am

There are so many constants in the CIAA right now. Yes, there’s the running joke that Fayetteville State has a new Offensive Coordinator (yes, they do this year), and there’s also the “Bowie State’s Offensive Coordinator probably played quarterback there”

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CIAA First Round Preview

November 18th, 2022 12:00am

Good Morning, thank you for calling the grievance hotline. This is your columnist speaking.

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CIAA Championship Game Preview

November 11th, 2022 12:00am

The CIAA’s season is winding down, and the focus is now down to three teams.  That feat alone is noteworthy, because we are normally focused on the championship game participants.

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CIAA Week 10 Preview

November 4th, 2022 12:00pm

Raise your hand if you saw Chowan leading the North Division with one game left in the regular season.  I don’t expect to see many hands up outside of Murfreesboro. 

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CIAA Week Nine Preview

October 28th, 2022 5:00pm

Someone called animal control on Bowie State.  Turns out the number's caller ID had a Murfreesboro, North Carolina prefix.

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CIAA Week Eight Preview

October 21st, 2022 8:00am

Last week’s exciting matchups seemed to clarify the conference race, but it is far from over.  The heavyweight bout of Virginia Union and Bowie State lived up to the hype as the potential game of the year, primarily because of how resilient both teams were when one team gained an advantage.

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CIAA Week Seven Preview

October 13th, 2022 12:00pm

The conference landscape feels like the high limit room in Las Vegas.  That’s because the stakes haven’t been higher than they are at this point in the season. 

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CIAA Week Six Preview

October 7th, 2022 12:00am

It’s time for divisional play, where the rivalries are heated and the grind gets heavier.  We are coming out of the gate with a really big game.

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CIAA Week Five Preview

September 29th, 2022 6:00am

You have to feel good about the Lincoln Lions. The Lions are off to a relatively hot start, splitting their first four games in dramatic fashion. 

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CIAA Week Four Preview

September 23rd, 2022 5:00am

Week three saw Bowie State falling out of the top 25 polls.  It has been a long time since BSU has been in this spot.

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CIAA Week Three Preview

September 16th, 2022 4:00am

Virginia Union’s monumental upset of then #2 Valdosta State on Saturday night put the spotlight on the CIAA.  The headline of the night was Jada Byers’s 319 yard performance, especially given that it is the best single game rushing performance in CIAA History. 

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CIAA Week Two Preview

September 8th, 2022 9:00am

Fayetteville State’s win against UNC-Pembroke represents a big step for the program.  The Broncos have been known to beat up on HBCUs but seem to wither outside of the HBCU space.

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2022 CIAA Season Preview

August 29th, 2022 1:00am

Success is achieving a favorable or desirable outcome. While the actual football action starts this upcoming season for fans, I feel more like the coaches.

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CIAA Regional Final Preview

December 3rd, 2021 1:00am

Welcome to my first ever December-dated column of CIAA football that does not involve a season ending wrap up. I am here to provide my thoughts to you, courtesy of Bowie State’s (12-1) second round victory over Newberry.

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CIAA Second Round Preview

November 26th, 2021 8:00am

The list of Harlon Hill candidates were released this week. The list can contain two individuals per conference and this year’s version includes two stellar candidates from the conference.

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CIAA Round One Playoff Preview

November 18th, 2021 4:10pm

The CIAA Championship game ended with heavily favored Bowie State dismissing Fayetteville State 17-7. What’s left of the 2021 CIAA season now comes down to Bowie State. BSU extends their season by securing access to the playoffs. 

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CIAA Championship Preview

November 11th, 2021 4:00am

Picture this: It’s November 9, 2018, or the day before the championship game.

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