Allen University wins 2022 SIAC Citizenship Award

Courtesy of the SIAC Allen University Awarded 2022 SIAC Citizenship Award ATLANTA, GA. (June 24, 2022) – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the recipient of this year’s SIAC Citizenship Award. Allen University has been selected as the winner of the 2021-22 SIAC Citizenship Award presented by Georgia Power for their impact within the community. This is the Yellow Jackets first time receiving this honor since joining the league in 2020. “It’s quite remarkable what these student-athletes have been able to accomplish in the midst of ongoing pandemic conditions we’ve been faced with,”…

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Albany State’s Grover Stewart tabbed as NFLPA Black College Football Pro POTY

Courtesy of the NFLPA: Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Grover Stewart has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Black College Football Pro Player of the Year presented by the NFL Players Association. Stewart is the sixth winner of the prestigious award, which is presented annually to a top professional football player who attended a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The 2017 fourth-round pick from Albany State has emerged as one of the NFL’s best defensive tackles while serving as a key contributor for the Colts’ defensive unit. After…

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SIAC names Tuskegee’s India Blakely and Albany State’s Lachlan Ross Woman and Man of the Year

Courtesy Tyler Williams Associate Commissioneer of Communications and Senior Woman Administrator of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the inaugural SIAC Woman and Man of the Year honorees, sponsored by GEICO. India Blakely, a women’s basketball player and captain at Tuskegee University, majoring in Occupational Therapy, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Woman of the Year. Lachlan Ross, an international baseball player at Albany State University majoring in Accounting, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Man of the Year. The Man and Woman…

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Albany State Tennis Asia Raulerson to compete in Pacific Mini Games

Albany State tennis player Asia Raulerson was tabbed to play in the Pacific Mini Games. Raulerson, a sophomore who hails from Clermont, Florida, will represent the Northern Mariana Islands, which is an archipelago of 14 islands, is a U.S. Commonwealth located in the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Mini Games, as it has been known since 2009, is a multi-sport competition amongst nations and territories located in Oceania. The participating countries and territories are American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, , Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue,…

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Howard Volleyball adds Phil Evans to coaching staff

Courtesy Howard University Athletic Media Relations Head coach Shaun Kupferberg and the Howard University women’s volleyball team expanded its coaching staff with the addition of Phil Evans. The announcement came Monday. Evans joins Sareea Freeman as an assistant coach under Kupferberg. “We are very excited about the addition of Phil Evans to our staff,” Kupferberg said. “His combination of technical knowledge and enthusiasm will bring a lot of energy to our program as we enter the 2022 season.” Evans joins the Bison Family after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach…

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Mississippi Valley State names Hakim McClellan new Director of Athletics

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference  Mississippi Valley State University has turned to a familiar face to take the helm of the MVSU Athletics program. Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr., announced today that Hakim McClellan, a valley alum, is the school’s new athletic director. Briggs expressed his excitement to welcome McClellan and his family back to MVSU. McClellan is expected to start his new role on June 15th. “Today is a great day for Mississippi Valley State University, with the appointment of Hakim McClellan as the athletic director,” said MVSU President Jerry…

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Albany State’s Sydney Blackburn named First Team All-America

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics Albany State University track and field standout, Sydney Blackburn, was named a 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field First Team All-America by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Sydney Blackburn recently competed in the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that were held on May 26-28 at the Grand Valley State Track & Field Stadium in Allendale, Michigan.  Blackburn finished 3rd in the Women’s Discus Throw Championship.  Sydney Blackburn also broke the SIACrecord in the Discus Throw at…

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Coppin State to take on East Carolina in NCAA Baseball Tourney

Coppin State, who claimed victory in the MEAC Baseball Tournament , after besting Delaware State 18-12, has found out their opponent in their first round opponent in the NCAA Baseball Championship. The Eagles, (24-28) will make their NCAA Tournament debut against the Pirates of East Carolina University (42-18) in the Greenville Regional. The Pirates, defeated the Cougars of the University of Houston 6-1 to capture the American Athletic Conference (AAC) championship. The white-out Cougars will enter the matchup on an 18-game win streak and the Eagles will likely also have…

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Alabama State wins SWAC Baseball Tourney, secures regional slot

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Links Box Score BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- After four hours and 53 minutes, Christian Lopez fielded a ground ball at third, stepped on the bag, and threw across the diamond to complete a double play and send Alabama State into a celebration with a 6-5 14-inning championship victory over Southern in the SWAC Baseball Tournament Championship game at Regions Field on Sunday. Alabama State and Southern swapped the lead throughout the game including in the 13th inning when both teams scored to force the game into the 14th where…

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Grambling football kicks off on ESPN+

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: The Grambling State University football team will open the 2022 season with a televised game on ESPN+ at Arkansas State.  The Tigers and Red Wolves will kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 3 from Centennial Bank Stadium and will be streamed line on ESPN+. The game will also mark the debut of Grambling State head coach Hue Jackson, who became the 14th head coach in program history.  Grambling State follows the season-opening road game against Arkansas State with a matchup against Northwestern State at the…

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