Grambling’s Rikkelle Miller earns All-Louisiana Honors

From Grambling State Athletics: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University freshman softball player Rikkelle Miller was named to the All-Louisiana Softball Second Team, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced late Sunday night. Miller, who earned Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Rookie of the Year and Second Team honors, garnered the recognition after an outstanding freshman campaign.  The Atlanta, Ga. native led team and SWAC in hitting, with a .423 batting average. In addition, Miller led the team in hits (47), RBIs (41), runs scored (21) doubles (nine) and home runs (eight). She also…

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Alabama State takes Men’s and Women’s 2019 SWAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

From swac.org: PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas- The Alabama State Women’s Track and Field claimed team their 10th consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field title leading the field with 177.5 total points. Prairie View A&M finished second with 154.5 points followed by Grambling State (101), Texas Southern (74), and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (73) to round out the top team standings. On the men’s side, Alabama State claimed the title in spectacular fashion as head coach Ritchie Beene won his first Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship as head coach. Jackson State finished…

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2019 Day 2 SWAC Outdoor Track&Field Championship Recap

From swac.org: DAY TWO RESULTS | CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Alabama State University men made a surge to the top of the team standings following the conclusion of day two of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Prairie View A&M. Alabama State, seeking its first SWAC outdoor championship under coach Ritchie Beene, has 69 total points. Southern is second with 43 points, and Grambling State and defending champion Prairie View A&M are tied for third with 33 points each. On…

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Texas Southern’s Johnetta Hayes to take UMBC job

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After six years at the helm of the Texas Southern University women’s basketball program, Johnetta Hayes has been tabbed to be the next head coach of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Hayes served as the head coach of Texas Southern University since the 2013-14 season after spending the 2012-13 season as the associate head coach of the Lady Tigers. Under her guidance, the Lady Tigers put together a 115-73 record over her time on the sidelines. Hayes led Texas Southern to a pair of 20-win…

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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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Southern Baseball upsets no. 8 LSU

Courtesy gojagsports.com  Box Score BATON ROUGE, La.- Southern University pitcher Eli Finney became only the third pitcher in program history to notch a career victory over intra-city neighbor LSU after leading the Jaguars to a 7-2 home win Tuesday night at Lee-Hines Field. The win, which aired on ESPN’s streaming platform ESPN +,  is Southern’s third victory in 56 tries but serves as the program’s first home win of the series with the Tigers from South Baton Rouge. Southern’s last win over LSU came in 2005 at Alex Box Stadium.…

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Shakyla Hill wins BOXTOROW National Player of The Year

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University senior guard Shakyla Hill continued to add more hardware as she earned her second consecutive BOXTOROW National Player of the Year honor, which was announced on Monday. Hill, who was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year last month, led the Lady Tigers to a 16-16 overall record, which included wins over Indiana (NCAA Division I Tournament team) and Loyola Marymount. The Little Rock, Ark. native led the SWAC in scoring (18.9…

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Grambling puts season tickets on sale today

From Grambling State Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Season ticket sales for the 2019 football season will be on sale Monday at the GSU Ticket Office, the Grambling State University Department of Athletics has announced. The Grambling State University Ticket Office is located in the front window of the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center and will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Ticket Office is opened 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Saturday’s (April 13) Black and Gold game. Fans are encouraged…

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Texas Southern defeats Louisiana-Monroe 108-102 in triple OT to advance to CIT Semis

Courtesy tsusports.com  Box Score  MONROE, La. – The Tigers of Texas Southern University continued their memorable basketball season Thursday with a thrilling 108-102 win in triple-overtime at Louisiana–Monroe in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. TSU’s Tyrik Armstrong scored a game-high 32 points and handed out eight assists, while three other Tigers turned in double-double performances as the Tigers advanced to CIT semifinals for the first time in program history. The Tigers (24-13) are in the semifinal round of a postseason tournament for the first time since 1977, when TSU…

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Texas Southern advances to CIT Quarterfinals

Courtesy tsusports.com Box Score EDINBURG, Texas – The end of March is approaching and the Tigers of Texas Southern University are still playing basketball. The Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament after defeating Texas–Rio Grande Valley 94-85 on Monday. Jeremy Combs scored 27 points and pulled in 17 rebounds to lead five Tigers scoring in double-figures. The CIT re-seeds teams after each round; Texas Southern’s next opponent has yet to be determined. TSUSports.com will have updates as they become available. The Tigers used a 14-2 run between…

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