Albany State reveals spring football practice summary

From Albany State University athletics: ALBANY, Ga. – The Albany State University football wrapped up spring drills with the annual Blue & Gold game on March 19th in front of a socially distanced crowd of 500 Albany State University students and band members. The team has been practicing since February 15th with roughly 90 players participating.  The spring practice included two full padded inter-squad scrimmages as well as two scrimmages versus the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association DII Champions West Florida and the 2019 HBCU National Champions Florida A&M University.  It is…

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Dawson Odums is new head coach at Norfolk State

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University Director of Athletics Melody Webb announced Wednesday the hiring of Dawson Odums as the Spartans’ new football coach. A native of Shelby, North Carolina, Odums comes to Hampton Roads with a championship coaching pedigree and track record of developing student-athletes both on and off the field during his collegiate coaching career, which spans more than 20 years. Most recently, Odums enjoyed a stellar 10-year run in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. Odums…

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SWAC Championship Game Relocated

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has announced that the upcoming 2021 Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar initially scheduled to be played on the campus of the highest ranked team at the conclusion of regular season play has been relocated.  The title game is now slated to be held at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium located in Jackson, Miss. “We’ve made the decision to relocate the upcoming SWAC Championship game to a neutral site location due to the COVID-19 related game cancellations…

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Southwestern Athletic Conference announces scenarios to determine football championship hosting

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced hosting scenarios for the upcoming Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship presented by Pepsi Zero Sugar. If Arkansas-Pine Bluff wins its final regular season game versus Texas Southern, and Alabama A&M loses its final regular season game versus Mississippi Valley State, UAPB will host the championship game. If Alabama A&M wins its final regular season game versus Mississippi Valley State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff loses its final regular season game versus Texas Southern, AAMU will host the championship game. If…

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Alabama A&M handily takes care of Alabama State 38-14 in Magic City Classic

14 Alabama State 3-3, 3-2 SWAC 38  Alabama A&M 4-0, 3-0 SWAC Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F ALST 7 7 0 0 14 AAMU 7 10 14 7 38 From AAMU sports: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the first time in nearly a decade, No. 25 Alabama A&M (4-0, 3-0 SWAC) football is the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) East Division Champion and has earned a berth in the league title game with a 38-14 rout of rival Alabama State (3-3, 3-2 SWAC) in the 79th Annual Magic City Classic on Saturday, April 1 The…

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UAPB claims SWAC West with 36-31 win over Prairie View

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: PINE BLUFF, Ark.- The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff football team won the Spring 2021 SWAC Western Division Championship with a 36-31 win over Prairie View A&M Saturday at Simmons Bank Field. The Golden Lions continued to turn back the clock in winning the division championship for the first time since 2012.  The Golden Lions will play in the Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship Game presented by Pepsi Zero on Saturday May 1 against either Alabama A&M at 2 p.m. at a location TBD. Quarterback Skyler Perry (16-33,…

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Alabama A&M takes 79th Magic City Classic 38-14

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: MONTGOMERY, Ala.- In the first ever spring Magic City Classic, Alabama A&M defeated Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opponent and in-state rival Alabama State 38-14 at Legion Field Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Division and a trip to the SWAC Championship game.  Alabama State got on the board early as running back Jacory Merritt punched in a one-yard touchdown to cap an 11 play, 95-yard drive with just over eight minutes to play in the first quarter, before a response by the Bulldogs to tie the…

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Norfolk State Football announces 2021 Football Schedule

Courtesy of Norfolk State Athletic Communications NORFOLK, Va. – Four home games at William “Dick” Price Stadium and seven road contests, include a pair of FBS matchups and the return of the Battle of the Bay, are featured on the 2021 Norfolk State football schedule released Wednesday. The Spartans kick off the schedule with a pair of road games against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents. The season opener is Saturday, Sept. 4 at the University of Toledo. The game will be the first-ever between the teams and NSU’s third all-time against…

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Tennessee State to bring in Hue Jackson as Offensive Coordinator

from Kendrick Marshall of hbcusports.com: A day after announcing it had hired Eddie George to be its next head coach, Tennessee State on Wednesday received a commitment that an ex-NFL coach would be joining the staff. Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson has accepted the job to be the offensive coordinator at Tennessee State, 247 Sports and The Orange Is Oranger Browns Podcast reported. Also read: Eddie George ready for the challenge after officially named Tennessee State head coach Jackson has been out of professional football since he was fired in 2018 after…

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NC Central’s Jim Koerner named USA Director of Player Development

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletic Communications CARY, N.C. – North Carolina Central head baseball coach Jim Koerner has been named as the Director of Player Development for USA Baseball, the organization announced on Tuesday. Koerner will start with USA Baseball following the 2021 college baseball season. Koerner will also serve as the Field Coordinator at the Prospect Development Pipeline League, the premier development and showcase experience for high school draft prospects from Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, and the primary identification event for the 18U National Team. Additionally, he will…

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