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 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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CIAA Week 10 Preview

November 5th, 2021 10:01am

Rivalry week is one of those weeks where anything can happen. And yet, in other cases, it seems like some of the schools are further apart than they have been in recent years in terms of success, talent, and cohesion. 

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CIAA Week Nine Preview

October 28th, 2021 4:00pm

The first regional rankings came out, and it’s no surprise that the two teams listed at the top are Bowie State and Fayetteville State.  At #2, BSU has a unique opportunity to host more than one playoff game should it get in and win the first round.

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CIAA Week 8 Preview

October 22nd, 2021 4:00pm

Last week was a remarkable for a few reasons:  

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CIAA Week 7 Preview

October 15th, 2021 1:00pm

The divisional races became clearer after last Saturday’s result. Bowie State took down Chowan’s vaunted offense, and Fayetteville State outlasted Shaw. 

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CIAA Week Six Preview

October 8th, 2021 5:00pm

The level of separation that has happened over the course of the first half of the season has been much larger in prior seasons. You have four teams that are undefeated in conference play AND sport winning records, followed by Elizabeth City State, a team that has an undefeated conference record, but sits as 2-3. 

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CIAA Week 5 Preview

October 1st, 2021 2:00am

Lets talk about a few numbers in this week’s column: 2, 9, 11, 13, 16, 20, 28, 32, and 46.

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CIAA Week Four Preview

September 24th, 2021 4:00pm

A moment of your time, please.  Yes, Chowan is 3-0 for the first time in forever.

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CIAA Week 3 Preview

September 17th, 2021 2:00pm

Teams are still figuring it out.  The conference had two surprising near wins in week 2, namely Virginia State falling to Ohio Dominican by three points, and Shaw suffering a similar fate by two points against FCS-grade Davidson. 

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CIAA Week Two Preview

September 10th, 2021 6:00pm

The CIAA didn’t exactly have the best week out of conference, but there were some bright spots. The conference picked up two wins.

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CIAA Week One Preview

September 2nd, 2021 10:00am

After the pandemic struck out the 2020 season, CIAA teams remained idle through the spring.  Still, there were a lot of changes that occurred behind the scenes. 

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CIAA 2019 Season Wrap Up

December 31st, 2019 12:00am

It’s the last day of the year, and a fitting time to close this chapter of CIAA football.  That today is the last day of the decade is only more fitting to look back at what the conference has completed over the last 10 years. 

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CIAA Playoff Preview

November 23rd, 2019 12:00am

It’s playoff time.  The CIAA was only able to get one team into the playoffs, as Virginia State (a previous seven-seed) was ejected from the playoff pool by Miles College (SIAC) because of the earned access rules. 

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CIAA Championship Week Preview

November 15th, 2019 7:00am

The Virginia State/Virginia Union game has to be one of the most bizarre ending I’ve witnessed in a game.  The Panthers fought back from a deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter, and then Panthers QB Khalid Morris throws and interception on their last drive. 

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CIAA Rivalry Week 2019 Preview

November 8th, 2019 5:00am

The Southern Division picture became a lot clearer last week. Shaw’s 21-0 blanketing of Winston-Salem State puts the Bears on course to have a shot at winning the division AND having a six-win season.

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CIAA Preview Week Nine

November 1st, 2019 4:53am

The end of last week’s games provided a stunning revelation.  All of a sudden, the Southern Division was up for grabs when St.

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CIAA Preview Week Eight

October 25th, 2019 12:00pm

The Bowie State-Virginia State matchup was the slugfest many expected it to be.  VSU dominated this game on the stat sheet. 

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