CIAA Columnist

CIAA Columnist

Kris Ferguson earned three business bachelor degrees and graduated from Winston-Salem State University in 2008. He is also a masters' level graduate of West Texas A&M (2019) and Texas A&M-Commerce (2021). As a career student, he's currently pursuing another degree in his spare time at Valdosta State. 

His current passions include road trips to some of the remotest areas of North America, learning about financial topics, exercising, modifying cars, and building his wine collection.

Super Region Two Playoffs - Round Two

November 30th, 2023 4:45pm

Justin Polizzi and Kris Fersguson discuss the Super Region Two playoff bracket    

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Super Region Two Playoff Preview: Round Two

Justin Polizzi and Kris Ferguson recap the first round playoff games in Super Region Two and look ahead to the second round.   

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Super Region Two Playoff Preview

November 16th, 2023 7:00pm

Kris Ferguson and Justin Polizzi discuss the super region two playoff field, including Virginia Union's machup with Kutztown in the SR1 bracket.   

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CIAA Championship Week 2023

November 10th, 2023 12:00pm

Championship week is exciting and sobering for various reasons.  It’s the end of a regular season that featured a lot of ups and downs, along with a lot of untapped potential for next season.

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CIAA Week 10 - Rivalry Week

November 3rd, 2023 12:00am

Notes from this week: Fayetteville State is 7th in the regional rankings, while Virginia Union is 10th.

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CIAA Week Nine Preview

October 27th, 2023 12:00am

The regional rankings came out on Monday, and the team you weren’t expecting was among the alphabetical top 10. Fayetteville State trumped the two one-loss Virginia schools to be among the 10 teams. 

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CIAA Week 8 Preview

October 19th, 2023 12:00pm

With division races tightening up, there's alot to discuss. Lets talk about it. 

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CIAA Week 7 Preview

October 13th, 2023 12:00am

Highlights from this past week: Virginia State is ranked for the first time since 2018. 

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CIAA Week Six Preview

October 6th, 2023 5:00pm

The end of crossover play has left me with more questions than answers. It’s not because things are not interesting.

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CIAA Week 5 Preview

September 28th, 2023 12:00am

It’s not often that we talk about Johnson C. Smith, but the emergence of QB Robert Adams as a relatively steady hand has proven to serve JCSU well.

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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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