Grambling wise receiver and his brother amongst three shot in New Orleans

Tragedy touched the Grambling State Football program this week. Red-shirt senior wide receiver Darrell Clark and his younger brother Keyon, was amongst three people shot out a New Orleans gym. Clark and the other ,as of yet, unidentified victim were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Unfortunately Clark’s younger brother, Keyon was not as fortunate and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Grambling State has issued the following press release:  Fobbs Issues Statement on Clark Shooting GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head football coach Broderick Fobbs issued…

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New polices for SWAC in upcoming athletic year

From swac.org: BILOXI, Miss.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference held its annual spring meetings this past week in Biloxi with several significant pieces of legislation being adopted for the upcoming athletic year. The approved measures were recommendations from the leagues’ Sports Administrators Committee (SAC) which consist of member institutions’ Athletic Directors and Senior Woman Administrators. With league finances serving as a significant topic of discussion during the meetings, the SWAC unveiled its strategic business model which will be implemented during the upcoming 2019-20 season. “One consistent theme that we were able…

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2019 SWAC Football Media Day taking place July 16

From SWAC Media Relations: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference will host its annual SWAC Football Media Day on Tuesday, July 16 at the Westin-Birmingham (2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North/ (205) 307-3600).  All ten SWAC head football coaches and two student-athletes from each team will be in attendance to address the media about the upcoming 2019 football season.  Media interested in covering the event are invited to complete the online credential application. One-on-one interviews with coaches and student-athletes will begin at 10:00 a.m. The upcoming season will officially kickoff on Saturday, August 31 with a full slate of…

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30th Southern Heritage Classic Tickets now on sale

From tsutigers.com : Memphis, Tenn. — Tickets for the 30th Annual Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx football game are now on sale. The highly-anticipated game between long-time rivals Tennessee State University and Jackson State University will take place Saturday, September 14th at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Fans are encouraged to get their game tickets early. The prices are $53, $38, and $23 plus service charges. They can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000. The Classic30 activities will take place September 11-14. The festivities include the events…

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FAMU to face penalties for NCAA infractions

From famuathletics.com : Today, the NCAA released its public infractions report detailing specific infractions by Florida A&M University Athletics and associated penalties: • From 2010-2011 through 2016-2017, a series oferrors resulted in the participation of student-athletes who were not eligible to compete in several sports. However, these ineligibility infractions did not involve unethical behavior but were primarily the result of administrative issues.  •Based upon the findings, FAMU has self-imposed penalties including post-season bans for the 2019-2020 academic year, recruiting and scholarship reductions and the vacation of records of any seasons…

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Eleven Virgina State Athlete-Students recognized as Arthur Ashe,Jr. Scholars

From the Virginia State Office of Sports Information: ETTRICK, VA– The Virginia State University Athletics department continues to stay true to their mission of developing academic and athletic champions!  In line with the Trojans mission, the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars Award, sponsored by The Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine, honors undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.  In addition to their athletic ability, the students named 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5,…

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Morgan’s Joshua Miles and NC A&T’s Darryl Johnson Jr taken in NFL Draft

From meacsports.com : North Carolina A&T State defensive end Darryl Johnson Jr. and Morgan State offensive tackle Joshua Miles were both selected in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Johnson, the reigning MEAC Defensive Player of the Year who helped lead the Aggies to back-to-back MEAC championships and Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl titles, was picked up in the seventh round on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills. He was the 225th overall pick. He led the MEAC in sacks this past season with 10.5, nearly a sack…

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Shaw Football Volunteers at Wake Assisted Living Center

From Shaw University Sports Information Department: RALEIGH, N.C. – With the help of the Shaw University Academic Success Department, members of the Bears football program volunteered their time in performing community service hours at the Wake Assisted Living Center located Raleigh on Tuesday (Apr. 16). The student-athletes helped with preparation of lunch, cleaning and having fun playing a game of Bingo with some of the residents. “We definitely enjoyed ourselves and look forward to participating in more community service projects,” said Recruiting Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach, Toryeon Hester. “This experience…

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TSU’s Blue and White Spring Game shows the promise for the upcoming season

From tsutigers.com : PHOTO GALLERY NASHVILLE — The unveiling of the 2019 Tennessee State Tigers football team came in the annual Blue and White Spring scrimmage at Hale Stadium Saturday afternoon. The contest was a full-on scrimmage with 15 minute running clock quarters and no official scoring. The Blue offense and White defense trotted out in 7-personnel before the full 11-man squads took the field in the third quarter. Head coach Rod Reed was satisfied with the flow of the game and happy to see no injuries took place on the slippery…

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Gold comes from behind to defeat Black 49-44 in Grambling spring game

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University offense overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to complete the comeback with a 49-44 victory in the annual Black and Gold Spring Football Game on Friday afternoon at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. “Offensively it was good to see us move the football,” Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs said. “Our running backs had a great day and I thought we had some good quarterback play as well. The offensive line really helped put together multiple long scoring drives. On the defensive…

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