CIAA hoops tourney makes its return to Baltimore after 70-year hiatus

    For the first time in 70 years, one of the most highly anticipated HBCU sporting events is returning to Baltimore. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association...

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    Here’s an overview of the CIAA & upcoming educational events during tournament week

    The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is one of the nation’s oldest athletic conferences and reigns among the...


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    As chair of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Board of Directors and president of Bowie State University, the host institution for the 2022 CIAA Tournament, I welcome basketball fans from across the country to...

    Livingstone College Coach eagerly joins CIAA member schools in switch to Baltimore, for annual...

    When the CIAA Basketball tournament makes its presence in Charm City Tuesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Royal Farms Arena, the annual affair will serve as the first competitive basketball tournament...

    A ‘Poet’s’ Words about the CIAA WPGC 95.5 FM Personality is a Tournament Ambassador 

    Poet Taylor began her broadcasting career at Baltimore’s WERQ-92Q FM after she won a radio station contest aimed to expand their talent roster. The six-month internship morphed into her first radio position, co-hosting the...

    BWI’s Ricky Smith Airport CEO Helped ‘Fly’ 2022 CIAA Tournament to Baltimore 

    The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) 2022 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament is ready to “land” at Royal Farms Arena February 22-26, 2022 and BWI’s Ricky Smith was among the “crew” that helped...

    Local basketball great ‘King Arthur’ reflects on importance of CIAA tournament

    Arthur Lewis Jr., commonly known as “King Arthur,” has ties to Baltimore City and the CIAA, so he joins the thousands of local residents who enthusiastically await the soon approaching basketball conference tournament. After a...

    Concerts Parties and Events

    Black Owned Restaurant Tour | 02/21 - 2/27

    While in town for the CIAA Tournament, join us for a tour of some of Baltimore’s Black-owned restaurants. Participating establishments include Rymks, Darker than Blue, Local, Unity, Blk Swan, Papi Cuisine, Teavolve and Homemaid.

    2022 Tech Summit House | 02/24

    Visit Baltimore will host a tech summit that will focus on new innovative technology trends and leadership that are redefining the landscape of Baltimore and beyond. The event will also provide a meeting space for industry experts, start-ups, and the tech community to network and discuss how digital transformation and recruitment from HBCUS can boost business productivity and create a culture that impacts the African American Community and visibility.

    CIAA Presents The Comedy Kickoff with Earthquake and Friends | 2/24

    The Official Comedy Kickoff with Quake’s House Featuring Earthquake and Friends

    Basketball Clinic | 2/25

    Ages 10-17 Free Basketball clinic, autographs and five-a-ways

    The 3-Point Pop-Up Marketplaces | 2/25

    Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Presents The 3-Point Pop-Up Marketplace, highlighting Black-Owned businesses, artists, and artisans in Baltimore during the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. Mark your calendars, because this celebration of Baltimore’s Black excellence runs for four days only, and you aren’t going to want to miss out.

    CIAA Presents FAN FEST | 2/25-2/26

    Live Music Performances, Cheer Exhibitions, 40+ Vendors, Battle of the Bands and Live performances by Sammie and Sevyn Streeter.

    Black Business Block Party | 2/25

    The Howard Row Merchants Association would like to cordially invite you to the Black Business Block Party during the HBCU Basketball Tournament at 409-413 N. Howard Street on Friday, February 25, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    CIAA Night Brunch at Rye Street Tavern | 2/25

    We are doing it big big for CIAA weekend. Of course we are going to do something special for the situation. This time around we have the incredible DJ Rich Medina and DJ Impulse, brunch inspired food stations provided by The Urban Oyster available for all while food lasts and two cash bar experiences presented by Bar Movement and Cane Collective. Baltimore does it right. Don't miss out. Get your tickets today.

    1911 Party | 2/26

    Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi – Baltimore Alumni Chapter, Tau Pi Foundation Fund, Inc. and Baltimore Friendship Foundation are collaborating to have their first 1911 party for CIAA Weekend.