Delaware State adds 15 on signing day

Title image via Carlos Holmes Courtesy of Delaware State Athletics Dover, Del. (Feb. 2, 2023) —Delaware State University football has announced that 15  recruits, including three NCAA Div. I transfers and a former junior college standout, have signed to attend the University and compete for the Hornets beginning in the 2023 season. The list includes four receivers,  three offensive lineman, four defensive backs, a running back, two defensive linemen and a long snapper. Among the incoming Hornets is defensive end / outside linebacker Anton Ricumstrict (Mt. Pleasant, Mich.), a transfer…

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Southern University Football announces 2023 schedule

Rodney Kirschner Deputy Athletics Director | Director of Strategic Communications | Sports Information Director BATON ROUGE, LA – The Southern University football team under the direction of 2nd year Head Coach Eric Dooley announced their 2023 football schedule Wednesday during National Signing Day. The 11-game schedule which includes six home games being played inside A.W. Mumford Stadium beginning with the Pete Richardson Classic on September 9th against Jackson State and four road games. SU will open up the season as they travel to Alabama State (Sept. 2) for a non-conference game, before returning to the friendly…

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Southern Heritage Classic tickets go on sale February 3

The Southern Heritage Classic enters a new era, as Jackson State, who has competed in 29 of the 32 played games , ( the contests in 2018 and 2020 were cancelled by lighting and COVID-19, respectively) has exited stage right and The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will be pitted opposite Tennessee State, at least for the next two years. “The Classic has a strong legacy and this year, we’re writing a new chapter and making new memories. It’s always a good time when Tennessee State comes to town…

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Albany State adds 22 in Coach Gray’s inaugural recruiting class

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics In Quinn Gray’s first recruiting class, the Albany State Golden Rams received national letters of intent from 15 high school student-athletes and added 7 mid-year transfers since he arrived.  The Golden Rams are expecting to receive additional letters of intent throughout the day.  Quinn Gray, Sr. was named the 14th head football coach for the Golden Rams on December 19, 2022. “Today has been a great day for the Golden Rams.  National Signing Day is one of those days that you think…

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Jackson State announces 2023 Football Schedule

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics 2023 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE The 2023 Jackson State University football schedule was announced Wednesday as the two-time defending Southwestern Athletic Conference Champions begin a new chapter in the storied legacy of the program. New Head Coach T.C. Taylor, the 22nd head coach in JSU football history, takes the reigns of his alma mater with the goal of beginning and ending the 2023 season in Atlanta. The Taylor era will open in Atlanta Aug. 26 as Jackson State will play in the MEAC / SWAC Challenge Kickoff…

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Alabama A&M release 2023 Football Schedule

Courtesy of Alabama A&M Sports FULL 2023 SCHEDULE HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M football fans can now make their 2023 plans with certainty as the department has released the football schedule for the upcoming season. The Bulldogs will compete in 11 total games during the season, with five at home and seven outside the city of Huntsville. Alabama A&M will start their year away from home for the second straight year in 2023, kicking off the slate in Nashville to take on Vanderbilt on Sept. 2 at FirstBank Stadium. In the following week…

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Fayetteville State Football Alum Joshua Williams will play in Super Bowl LVII

Courtesy of Fayetteville State Athletic Department: Fayetteville, NC – Fayetteville State University will have a presence on the field at the 2023 National Football League’s Super Bowl LVII Championship game with the Broncos’ former cornerback Joshua Williams.  Williams saw significant playing time in the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship game Sunday night as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Kansas City, Mo. Joshua Williams, who was drafted by the Chiefs with their 135th pick, finished the game with five tackles (four solo and one assisted tackle),…

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Albany State released statement on Marcus Stokes

Unfortunately for himself, the name Marcus Stokes is more known for his off-the-field misdeeds than his gridiron exploits. The quarterback out of Ponte Verda Beach, FL had committed to the University of Florida, but that all changed when he decided to engage in some anti-black racism but doubled down on his fatuousness by video recording himself spouting the granddaddy of anti-black epithets , the n-word, as he sang along with a rap song. Others offers dried up quicker than the Gobi Dessert as the video had made him nearly radioactive…

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Albany State’s Stephan Pierre and James Hawkins to play in HBCU Legacy Bowl

Albany State linebacker Stephan Pierre and defensive back James Hawkins were selected to play in the 2023 HBCU Legacy Bowl. After winning the SIAC MVP and Defensive Player of the Year last season, Pierre followed that up with SIAC All-Conference First Team season. The Tallahassee, Florida product recorded 84 total tackles ( 58 solo), 9 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and a 1 fumble recovery. Fayetteville, Georgia’s James Hawkins also was named to the SIAC All-Conference First Team. The senior defensive backs finished the season with 32…

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Tennessee State to face North Dakota State in home-and-home series

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State football program has announced a home and home series with one of the top programs in the Football Subdivision Series, as the Tigers will take on North Dakota State University in 2024 and 2025.  The Tigers will travel to Fargo, ND., to take on NDSU inside the historic Fargodome on September 7, 2024. The Bison will make a return trip to the Music City to take on TSU inside Nissan Stadium the following season on September 6, 2025.  The Bison, who compete in…

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