The CIAA made its announcement earlier this year about its TV schedule but now that the football season is getting closer it means a little more.

Winston-Salem State will have two of its games broadcast live from Bowman Gray Stadium. Of the four regular-season games scheduled, WSSU is on two of them.

The Oct. 5 game against Bowie State, the defending CIAA champions, will be broadcast with a 2 p.m. game time. Also, the Nov. 9 game against Fayetteville State that will likely decided the Southern Division champion will also be broadcast live at 2 p.m.

If the Rams get to the CIAA championship game on Nov. 16 they will get on live TV for a third time. That championship game is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Here is the announcement from the CIAA:

Charlotte – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announces its broadcast schedule for the 2019 football season. This year’s schedule of games will be televised live on Aspire TV. This will be the fourth year of a partnership between the CIAA & Aspire TV to provide live broadcast coverage across multiple platforms.

“We’re excited to partner with Aspire TV again this year to broadcast five football games throughout the season. It’s a great opportunity to enhance the visibility of our institutions, coaches, and student-athletes while providing us an opportunity to connect with our passionate fans across the country and celebrate the rich tradition of the CIAA,” said CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams.

The five-game conference slate will include four (4) regular season football games as well as the 2019 CIAA Football Championship held in Salem, VA on November 16.

“As a proud HBCU alumna, the rich legacy of the CIAA and its member institutions is not lost on me or Aspire TV. We are excited to renew our commitment to HBCU Sports and to continue our partnership with the CIAA, bringing awareness to the incredible student athletes and the unique spirit of the entire CIAA community,” stated Aspire TV General Manager Melissa Ingram

The CIAA broadcast schedule will kick-off on Saturday, September 28 in Rocky Mount, NC with the Down East Classic as Elizabeth City State takes on Fayetteville State. The Broncos will help close out the regular season television schedule as they battle division rival Winston-Salem State on November 16th in Winston Salem, NC. Local listings of each game's broadcast will be forthcoming.

2019 CIAA Football Schedule on Aspire TV

September 28 Elizabeth City St. vs. Fayetteville St. - Rocky Mount, NC - 4 pm

October 5 Bowie St. at Winston-Salem St. - Winston Salem, NC - 2 pm

October 19 Bowie St. at Virginia St. - Ettrick, VA - 2 pm

November 9 Fayetteville St. at Winston-Salem St. - Winston Salem, NC - 2 pm

November 16 CIAA Football Championship - Salem, VA – 3 pm

About the CIAA

Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first African American athletic conference and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 12 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Claflin University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, and Winston-Salem State University with Chowan University serving as an associate member. For more information on the CIAA, visit For more information on the CIAA Basketball Tournament, visit, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About Aspire

Aspire is the television entertainment network from Earvin "Magic" Johnson that reflects the people and modern-day experiences of black and urban culture in a way that is inspiring, authentic and entertaining. Aspire offers original scripted and reality series, specials and independent films as well as beloved dramas, contemporary comedies and provocative documentaries that allow you to connect and … see yourself here. The network was launched on June 27, 2012 by Magic Johnson Enterprises, which acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. Aspire is available in 24 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit,, @TVaspire on Twitter and @TVaspire on Instagram.

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