Grambling will hold its Pro Day on March 19

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football team will hold its Pro Day on Tuesday, March 19, Tigers head coach Broderick Fobbs announced on Tuesday. Individual workouts are slated to get underway at 9 a.m. at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. Fans are invited to come watch field workouts. Individual workouts in the weight room are closed to the public. Grambling State has had several players sent to the NFL, including Chad Williams, who was selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the 2017 NFL Draft, while Chester Rogers earned a spot with…

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2019 MEAC Hall of Fame: Dwayne Harper spotlight

From meacsports.com : By Roscoe Nance South Carolina State has produced a long list of outstanding defensive football players. From Deacon Jones to Donnie Shell, from Harry Carson to Barney Bussey, from Robert Porche to Javon Hargrave and Darius Leonard, the Bulldogs seem to have always boasted athletes dedicated to the proposition of shutting down opposing offenses. Dwayne Harper, a member of the 2019 MEAC Hall of Fame Class, belongs on that list as well, but his Hall of Fame career wearing the garnet and blue nearly ended before it…

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Grambling football open Spring Practice Thursday

From Grambling State University Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | It has been nearly three months since the last time the Grambling State University football team was on the field, but the Tigers will begin preparation for the 2019 season with the first of 15 spring practices on Thursday at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.  Grambling State will practice eight times in March, starting with the first one on Thursday. The Tigers will wrap up the spring schedule with seven practices in April. Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs announced the team…

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SWAC re-emerging as destination for top student-athletes

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- With storied traditions, rich legacies, and some of the biggest names to ever play the game it’s safe to say that the football history of Southwestern Athletic Conference is truly remarkable and unmatched at the FCS level. Eddie Robinson, Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, Doug Williams, Deacon Jones, Robert Brazille, Steve McNair, Aeneas Williams, and Michael Strahan are just a few of the legendary names of the game that also just so happened to attend SWAC member institutions. For decades the SWAC has produced some of…

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Bowie State’s Amir Hall wins second consecutive Black College Hall of Fame Player of the Year award

From Bowie State Sports Information: ATLANTA, Ga. – The Black College Football Hall of Fame has announced that Bowie State senior quarterback Amir Hall has once again won the Deacon Jones Trophy, being named the 2018 Black College Football Player of the Year. Black College Football Hall of Fame Trustees James “Shack” Harris and Doug Williams made the announcement during the 2019 Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Atlanta on Saturday night. The Award recognizes the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College & University (HBCU)…

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Grambling hires Mark Orlando as Offensive Coordinator

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head football coach Broderick Fobbs announced on Friday that Mark Orlando will join the coaching staff as the new offensive coordinator/running backs coach, taking over for Lee Fobbs, who recently retired. “We are extremely excited to have Mark on our coaching staff,” Fobbs said. “He is a veteran coach, who brings a lot of experience to our program. His track record of success guiding offenses speaks for itself from his time at Bethune-Cookman to his last three years at Alabama…

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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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