Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passes away

From SWAC.org: Courtesy Alabama State/SWAC Communications  MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passed away Wednesday morning with loved ones by his side. Markham, the winningest head coach in Hornets’ football history, leaves behind a legacy unmatched at Alabama State. He coached at the institution from 1987 until 1997, leaving the school with 68 victories which still stands as the highest total among any coach in school history. His best season at the helm of the Hornets came in 1991 when the team finished 11-0-1, winning the…

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Third Annual Top 50 Camp presented by the SIAC, SWAC and the NBPA

From thesiac.com: NEW YORK, NY, July 18, 2019 — The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the Southwestern Athletic Conference (“SWAC”) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“SIAC”) are pleased to announce their continued partnership in hosting the 3rd annual Top 50 Basketball Camp. The Camp will take place July 26-28 on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.  Twenty-five of the best players from each conference will be featured at the camp in a model similar to the NBPA’s Top 100 Camp. Players will receive on-court skill instruction from current…

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Grambling has four players named to Preseason All-SWAC Team

From Grambling Sports Information: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | The Grambling State University football team placed four members on the 2019 All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Preseason football team, the conference announced on Tuesday morning during SWAC Football Media Day held at the Westin Hotel. Defensive back Joseph McWilliams and defensive lineman Anfernee Mullins were selected to the All-SWAC Preseason First Team, while offensive lineman William Waddell and defensive back Danquarian Fields were named to the Second Team. In the 2019 Preseason Predicted Order of Finish, Grambling State garnered 74 points to claim the third spot.…

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Southern picked to repeat as SWAC West Champs

Courtesy AP: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern University football received 90 first-place votes and was tabbed to repeat as Southwestern Athletic Conference western division champions as voted by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Tuesday during football media day.  The Jaguars finished ahead of Prairie View A&M and in-state rival Grambling State in the Western Division vote. Alcorn State received 92 first-place votes and was selected to finish first in the East. Sophomore defensive end Jordan Lewis, who led the league in sacks as a true…

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Grambling to honor Doug Williams

From Grambling Sports Information: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University, along with the department of athletics, will hold a special ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 12 to honor former GSU quarterback Doug Williams. Grambling State will hold a street naming ceremony in honor of Williams and will take place on the corner of Facilities and Stadium Drive in Grambling, La. Williams, who was a two-time recipient of the Black College Player of the Year Award, attended Grambling State and played for legendary head coach Eddie Robinson. He guided the Tigers to…

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Fayetteville State’s Teeya McLean and Shaw’s University named 2019 CIAA Woman of the Year Honorees

from theciaa.com: Charlotte, NC (July 8th, 2019) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Senior Woman Administrators (SWA) Association sub-committee have selected the 2019 CIAA Woman of the Year. This year’s honorees include volleyball student-athletes Christine Ngeve of Shaw University and Teeya McLean from Fayetteville State University. Ngeve and McLean will both represent the conference as considerations for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which accepts two honorees if at least one of the student-athletes is a woman of color or international student-athlete. Ngeve, a Greensboro, NC native, was a Psychology major with…

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SIAC Names Preseason All-Conference Honorees

from thesiac.com: SIAC ANNOUNCES 2019 FOOTBALL PRESEASON HONORS – SIAC ATLANTA, Ga. (July 9, 2019) – Junior running back Santo Dunn of Morehouse College was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Preseason Offensive Player of the Year along with senior linebacker Austin Stephens of Miles College who was selected as Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, announced Tuesday during media day at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Ga. All votes are submitted by head coaches and sports information directors. Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Santo Dunn,…

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MEAC Announces ESPN schedule for 2019 Football Season

From meacsports.com : NORFOLK, Va., July 1, 2019—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced its ESPN football package for the 2019 season, which features nine regular-season match-ups on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3 and one postseason appearance on ABC. The nationally-televised games are a part of the MEAC’s ongoing partnership with ESPN. The 15th annual MEAC/SWAC Football Challenge kicks off the first full week of the 2019 season, featuring Bethune-Cookman against Jackson State of the SWAC, which will be televised live on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1. Bethune-Cookman…

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CIAA Football media day coming mid-July

from theciaa.com : CHARLOTTE, NC (June 12, 2019) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will begin the 2019 football season with its annual Football Media Day on Thursday, July 18th at the Holiday Inn – Valley View in Roanoke, Virginia. Each of the CIAA’s twelve head football coaches and a returning player from each school will discuss the outlook of their respective programs and expectations for the upcoming season. This year’s event will be highlighted by the release of the CIAA preseason football all-conference team along with the predicted…

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Kentucky State’s Brooke Wallace signs with Icelandic team Haukar

From thesiac.com: Courtesy of Kentucky State AthleticsFormer Kentucky State University women’s basketball player Brooke Wallace is headed to Iceland. “In the beginning, I was in disbelief and overwhelmed,” said Wallace. “But now I am excited for the chance to play professionally. I have the best support system, and I know I can get through it all.” Wallace (Oberlin, OH) signed her first professional basketball contract Tuesday with Hauker, located in Hafnarfjorour, Iceland. She reports on September 1, and is the fourth player since head coach Terrance Slater joined the coaching staff in 2014. “I…

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