The State Fair Classic has been moved to March 13

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The State Fair Classic between Prairie View A&M and Grambling State has been rescheduled and relocated amid the effects of the recent statewide winter weather crisis. The contest, initially set as the teams’ season opener, will now take place March 13 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. Event organizers in conjunction with participating schools made the prudent decision to move the contest from Dallas’ Cotton Bowl as time was needed to assess damage to the…

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Preseason All-SWAC Football team announced

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has released its revised Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Football team with Alabama A&M’s Aqeel Glass being named Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. The preseason team and preseason poll was updated to include only student-athletes and teams scheduled to participate during the spring season. The preseason team and predicted order of finish was voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. Student-athletes were selected to the team based upon total number of votes received. Alabama A&M’s Glass…

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Deion Sanders era at Jackson State begins with 53-0 victory

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State Tigers defeated Edwards Waters 53-0 as the program officially started the Deion Sanders era. “We had a blast out there,” said junior linebacker Keonte Hampton, who recorded a team-high seven tackles. “It was fun to get the win with this group guys and this team. We open conference play next week against Mississippi Valley State and excited to open conference play.” “We were really excited to play this football game. It’s a game we all love.” The Tigers defense allowed just 104 yards…

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Deion Sanders’ belongings thought to be stolen during Jackson’s State opening game.

Jackson State opened up the SWAC spring football with a 53-0 shellacking of Edward Waters College but all was not well in Jackson this Sunday. During the game , some scamp broke into the Jackson State locker room and helped themselves to the coaches personal items, including his watch, wallet and cellular phone. Before slamming his hand down in frustration and aggravation Sanders said, We’re going to find out who did it.” But wait there’s a twist to this story. According to further reporting from Ross Dellenger of SINow the…

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Jackson State blanks Edward Waters College 53-0

From gojsutigers.com: JACKSON, Miss. – The first words written on the first page of significant novel started on Sunday, February 21 and the Jackson State Tigers routed Edwards Waters 53-0 as the program officially started the Deion Sanders era. “We had a blast out there,” said junior linebacker Keonte Hampton, who recorded a team-high seven tackles. “It was fun to get the win with this group guys and this team. We open conference play next week against Mississippi Valley State and excited to open conference play.” “We were really excited to play this football game. It’s…

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Grambling v Jackson State men’s and women’s bball to air on NBATV

from the NBA: NBA TV, in partnership with the Southwestern Athletic Conference, will televise back-to-back live NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Basketball Games between Historically Black Universities Grambling State University and Jackson State University in honor of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 22. The pair of SWAC conference games will tip at 3 p.m. ET (Women’s game) and 5:30 p.m. (Men’s game), respectively, with Ro Brown (play-by-play) and Deuce McAllister (analyst) to call the action.    Pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage will be led by Stephanie Ready, Sam…

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SWAC announces ESPN televised Spring 2021 Football games

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its Spring 2021 Football telecast schedule highlighted by a record number of games slated to be carried on ESPN’s linear and digital platforms. “We’re extremely excited to release our upcoming slate of games set to be carried by ESPN for our Spring 2021 Football season,” said SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland. “This lineup is highlighted by multiple intriguing matchups that will feature all of our member institutions competing in the sport of football during this highly unique spring season.”…

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Howard Men’s BBall cancels remainder of 2020-21 season

Courtesy of Howard University Athletic Media Relations WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 9, 2021 — The Howard University Department of Athletics has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of its 2020-21 men’s basketball season out of an abundance of caution due to the health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We had several team members test positive in January, and were forced to place the program on hold, cancel several games and finally cancel our season. It was and remains the right thing for us to do,” head men’s…

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CIAA reveal plans for spring sports

From the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association: Due to continued concerns related to COVID-19, the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has voted to cancel all conference scheduling and championship events for spring sponsored sports. This includes the sports of softball, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, and men’s golf. Each school that sponsors the affected sports will have the autonomy to schedule competition throughout season, if desired, to allow teams and student-athletes the opportunity complete and if possible, qualify for NCAA Division II postseason participation should they meet minimum requirements. “These…

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SIAC Student-Athlete spotlight: John M. Etheridge of Kentucky State University

from the SIAC: The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, will feature John M. Etheridge of Kentucky State University. He is a junior majoring in Education from Douglasville, GA. He maintains a 4.0 as a baseball student-athlete. Athletic Accomplishments: Division II SAAC Vice Chair All-Academic Team Something unique most people wouldn’t know about you:“I play the guitar.” Goals/Plans after finishing school:“To start my career as an educator and to begin coaching.” Your Favorite Quote:“If you are content with yourself, you’ll stop taking those little steps…

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