2023 CIAA Basketball Media Day | September 25, 2023


Join us for the 2023 CIAA Basketball Media Day! 26 CIAA Student-Athletes and Coaches from our 13 member institutions, Visit Baltimore, Mayor Brandon Scott, will come together to present the Preseason Poll, Preseason Team and Remarks. 

The CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament will return to Baltimore from February 26-March 3, 2024.

WHO:              Student-Athletes and Coaches from Member Schools

WHEN:          Monday, September 25th at 9:00AM 

Speakers Include:

Stan Lewter, Emcee

Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams, CIAA

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore City

Al Hutchinson, President and CEO, Visit Baltimore

LaTonya King, Food Lion



Renaissance Hotel Inner Harbor 202 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Watch Live on CIAA Sports Network


For media credential access, Click HERE. Please RSVP to Greg Goings at ggoings@theciaa.com , Ari Hamilton-Gery at ahgery@baltimore.org, Trish McClean at tmcclean@baltimore.org., and Martine Charles at martine@marcglobalcommunications.com

For more information on the CIAA, visit theciaa.com. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on TwitterInstagram, and on Twitch. To get the latest updates on the CIAA Tournament, visit ciaatournament.org.

About the CIAA 

Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first, and longest running, African American athletic conference in the U.S. 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. In 2020, the conference celebrated the special 75th anniversary of its Championship Basketball Tournament – an event that has become a must-see in the African American community. The Basketball Tournament has been honored as a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, for both 2018 and 2019.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 13 member-institutions: Bluefield State University, 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. For more information on the CIAA, visit theciaa.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

About Visit Baltimore

Visit Baltimore is the official sales and marketing arm for the City of Baltimore. The 501(c)(6) non-profit organization generates economic benefits for stakeholders through the attraction of convention, group and leisure visitors. In 2022, 26.7 million people visited Baltimore for overnight and day trips spending a total of $3.7 billion to Baltimore’s economy. For more information, please visit Baltimore.org.

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