Black College Championships, LLC along with The Montgomery Biscuits, the City of Montgomery, the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and the Central Alabama Sports Commission will host a virtual press conference at 10:00 a.m. CST on Monday, February 7th to formally announce the second annual Black College World Series. The press conference will be lived streamed at www.mybcsn.net, the BCSN YouTube channel (@mybcsn1), Facebook page (@mybcsn1), and Twitter page (@mybcsn1). The HBCU baseball event will be hosted by the Montgomery Biscuits, the Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball. The event will be played at Riverwalk Stadium, 200 Coosa Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 from May 11-15, 2022.
The series will feature Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baseball teams from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). School’s baseball programs from these two athletic governing associations constitute the “small school” division, who will compete to crown a HBCU national champion.
The events surrounding the Black College World Series will take place between May 10 -15, 2022 throughout the City of Montgomery. The festivities will begin on Tuesday evening, May 10th, with the Black College Nines Post Season Awards Banquet. Games will begin at Riverwalk Stadium on Wednesday, May 11 and culminate with the championship game on Saturday, May 14th. Sunday, May 15th will be used as a rainout makeup date.
The Black College World Series will be live streamed on the Black College Sports Network at https://www.mybcsn.net/world-series. Games will also be available on the BCSN YouTube channel (@mybcsn1), Facebook page (@mybcsn1), and Twitter page (@mybcsn1).
Who: NCAA Division II and NAIA Baseball Programs
What: Black College World Series (Small School Division)
When: May 10-15, 2022
Where: Riverwalk Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Rays Double-A affiliate Montgomery Biscuits) 200 Coosa Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Format: Two divisions (one division of NCAA Division II teams/one division of NAIA teams) with winners of each division face off in a one-game playoff to determine a champion.
Tickets to be announced later.
Members of the media may use the link below to register to participate in the press conference.
Media Member or Other Invited Guest,
You are invited to a Zoom Press Conference.
When: Feb 7, 2022, 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Black College World Series
Media members register in advance for this Press Conference:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the press conference.
Scheduled to speak are local and elected officials, The Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery Biscuits General Manager Brendon Porter, Black College Championships Executive Director Michael Coker, Black College Championships Director of Administration and Technology A.D. Drew, Black College Sports Network President and CEO Roy Eavins, Bluefield State College Head Coach Drew Bailey, Xavier University of Louisiana Head Coach Adrian Holloway, and others.
About Black College Championships, LLC
Black College Championships, LLC was formed in 2021 to organize and run Historically Black College and University baseball World Series events in 2022 and beyond. The goal of the alliance is to stage a national postseason baseball tournament featuring the best HBCU collegiate baseball teams from the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The alliance includes Alexander Wyche, Founder/Director of Minority Baseball Prospects; Michael Coker, HBCU baseball guru and Lead Contemporary Writer/Reporter at Black College Nines; A.D. Drew, Marketing Director of the Black College Sports Network (BCSN); Roy M. Eavins II, CEO of Jericho Broadcasting Networks; Roger Cador, former head baseball coach at Southern University; Dr. Jafus Kenyatta Cavil, Interim Associate Dean, Texas Southern University, Bo Carter, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Executive Director. For Black College World Series updates, visit the Black College Championships website at https://blackcollegechampionships.com
About The Montgomery Biscuits
The Montgomery Biscuits is a Minor League Baseball team based in Montgomery, Alabama. It is the Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and plays in the Double-A South. The team was founded in Orlando, Florida, in 1973 as the Orlando Twins, an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins in the Southern League. After remaining in the Minnesota minor league organization for 20 seasons, the team became an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs for four seasons and then the Seattle Mariners for one. In 1999, the Biscuits became an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and they have remained in the organization ever since and became members of the Double-A South in 2021. Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium is the home of the Biscuits. The minor league baseball ballpark opened in 2004. Located in downtown Montgomery can host up to 7,000 people a night. The ballpark offers a riverfront area easily accessible from Riverwalk Stadium, 20 luxury suites, picnic areas along the third-base line, and the left-center-field line. The picnic area in the left-center field can accommodate up to 4,000 fans. The stadium also has a full bar called “The Club Car Bar”. The park has a children’s playground area located down the third baseline. The stadium scoreboard is a video board with a LED screen with instant replay.
About The Black College Sports Network
The Black College Sports Network is the first online media outlet dedicated to LIVE coverage and broadcasting of HBCU sporting events on a weekly basis. The BCSN is the flagship product of the JERICHO Broadcast Networks (JBN). For more information, contact Roy Eavins RoyMEavinsII@myjbn.com.
About Riverwalk Stadium
Riverwalk Stadium is located downtown where fans will be exposed to other landmarks and attractions. It is located close to the Alabama River, which flows through downtown. The park is located just a few feet from an amphitheater on the banks of the river.