The 2018 Don Hansen All-Super Region Two Team announced

From thesiac.com: BROOKFIELD, Ill. — The Don Hansen Football Committee has released the 2018 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Two squad today (Jan. 11). The Don Hansenteam carries out the legacy of long-time small college football advocate Don Hansen, who passed away at age 75 on Aug. 29, 2010. Hansen, from Brookfield, Ill., started and published Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette for three decades, selecting NCAA Division II All-America teams for the first time in 1988.  Don Hansen’s Football Gazette began selecting Division II All-Region squads in 2003. The first-team and second-team All-Region…

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Central State defeats Benedict 65-55 to end losing streak

Courtesy of Central State Athletics: COLUMBIA, South Carolina – The Central State Marauders rang in the new year with a 65-55 road win over Benedict College on Wednesday night. Snapping a nine-game losing streak, CSU improves to 2-12 on the season with a 1-7 ledger in SIAC play. BC falls to 2-10 overall with a 1-4 SIAC mark. The Marauders, who never trailed through the entire 40 minutes of play, opened the game on a 9-2 run. BC fought back to even the score at 10-10 before CSU mounted a 11-1…

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North Carolina A&T defeats Alcorn State 24-22 to win Celebration Bowl

From meacsports.com: BOX SCORE ATLANTA, Ga. –  North Carolina A&T State quarterback Lamar Raynard passed for 292 yards and two scores to lift the Aggies to a 24-22 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl win over Alcorn State of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Saturday before a crowd of 31,672 at Mercedes Benz Stadium and a national ABC television audience.  The Aggie win gave the MEAC a 3-1 advantage in the bowl season-opener which annually pits the MEAC champion against the winner of the SWAC. The victory also gave NC A&T back-to-back wins in the event and its third triumph in three appearances in the…

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2018 Celebration Bowl Predictions

Saturday the Alcorn State University Braves and the North Carolina A&T Aggies will meet in the 4th annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl to determine HBCU football supremacy.  Alcorn State heads into the contest after an exciting defeat of Southern University 37-28 in the SWAC championship game. North Carolina A&T finds themselves in their third Celebration Bowl after FAMU refused to win the MEAC after dropping their final three games of the season.  The Braves’ offense seemed to find its groove as the season progressed, as they scored over 30…

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Winston-Salem State defeats Morris 84-75

AWinston-Salem State extended their winning-streak to three with a 84-75 win over Morris. The first ten-plus minutes of the first half was a back-and-forth affair with Morris taking their largest of the half at five points points on two separate occasions and Winston-Salem pushing their advantage to seven during that time at 29-22 on a three-point shot by Julius Barnes. Morris would fight back to within one at 31-30 when Ahmad People knocked down a three. Winston-Salem would push the lead back to eight , 38-30 on William Crandell’s layup…

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Alcorn State defeats Southern 37-28 to claim SWAC crown

From swac.org: LORMAN, MS. – In a thrilling back-and-forth affair, Alcorn State rallied late and controlled the fourth quarter to outlast Southern 37-28 to claim their third SWAC Football Championship in the past five seasons and 16th conference title overall on Saturday at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium. The Braves (9-3) advance to the Celebration Bowl as Alcorn State will represent the SWAC in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl against MEAC representative North Carolina A&T, who also won their conference.  The historic match up will take place on Saturday, Dec.…

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#1 Valdosta State uses big second half in 66-16 blowout of #4 Bowie State

From bsubulldogs.com:   VALDOSTA, Ga. – Big plays and second half surge leads #1 Valdosta State to 66-16 NCAA Super Region 2 (Second Round) victory over #4 Bowie State. The was Bowie State’s deepest post season run and wraps up the Bulldogs exception season at 10-3. Senior Amir Hall threw for a game-high 287 passing yards, completing 20-of-36 and two touchdowns. Redshirt sophomore Montez Clay and senior Lansana Sesay led all receivers with 92 reception yards each and redshirt senior Gilbert Lunsford accounted for 73 reception yards. Defensively for the…

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Southern defeats Grambling 38-28 in Bayou Classic

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Two long pass plays in the third quarter proved to be the difference as the Grambling State University football team nearly rallied from an 18-point deficit as the Tigers saw its season come to an end with a 38-28 loss to rival Southern during the 45th Annual Bayou Classic in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. With the victory, Southern earns the SWAC West Division Championship and will meet Alcorn State on Saturday in the 2018 SWAC Football Championship Game…

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November 3 SWAC Football Recap

Around the SWAC Grambling State 24, Mississippi Valley State 19 Alabama A&M 45, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 14 Alabama State 30, Texas Southern 21 New Mexico State 52, Alcorn State 42 Featured Game of the Day Jackson State 34, Prairie View A&M 28 JACKSON, MS – In what was essentially an elimination game to be included in the SWAC Football Championship Game picture, the host Tigers built a 24-7 halftime lead and then needed to stave off a late charge by the Panthers. Prairie View A&M (3-6, 2-3 SWAC) outscored Jackson State…

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November 3 MEAC Football Recap

Visit the MEAC Scoreboard Here | Watch again on ESPN3 Howard 31, Florida A&M 23 N.C. Central 52, Edward Waters 12 North Carolina A&T State 37, Norfolk State 20 Bethune-Cookman 30, Morgan State 28 Delaware State 25, Savannah State 6 Howard 31, Florida A&M 23 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Florida A&M’s first attempt at a share of the MEAC title and Celebration Bowl berth didn’t end well as they’ll have to wait and try again in two weeks after a 31-23 loss at Howard. Box Score | Recap N.C. Central 52, Edward Waters…

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