January 17, 2022 SWAC Men’s Basketball Recap

There were four games on the men’s side in MLK Day 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference action, with eight teams taking the hardwood. From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Team Standings Monday, January 17 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 69, Bethune-Cookman 63– Box Score | Recap Prairie View A&M 74, Alcorn State 73 – Box Score | Recap Jackson State 61, Texas Southern 58 – Box Score | Recap Florida A&M 78, Mississippi Valley State 70 – Box Score | Recap About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among…

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CIAA unveils updated COVID-19 game cancellation policies

Monday morning, the CIAA announced their updated COVID-19 game cancellation protocols for the 2021-22 season. From the CIAA: CIAA COVID-19 Game Cancellation Policy (for conference seeding and ranking) General Information– If a team cancels a conference contest due to being in COVID-19 protocol, it could result in a loss for the cancelling team and a win for the team that is eligible and prepared to play.- If both teams are in COVID-19 protocol and mutually agree to cancel a conference contest, then it could result in a loss for both…

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Jackson State adds no.4 ranked WR to recruiting class

Back when Coach Deion Sanders flipped the no.1 ranked player in the class of 2022 from Florida State to Jackson State, he said that he wasn’t done yet. He made good on those words today with the announcement of five-star receiver Kevin Coleman is heading to Jackson State. Coleman, the nation’s No.4 ranked wideout and no.44 overall in the 2022 class, is a 5-11 receiver out of St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis selected the Southwestern Athletic Conference Jackson State over over a host of schools that included Miami,Oregon…

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Getting Travis Hunter cannot be the endgame for Jackson State

The decision of Travis Hunter, the number ranked high school player in these United States, to attend Jackson State was a watershed moment, not only for HBCU football, but potentially for college football as a whole. Those of us who are student alumni, former athletes of and media that cover HBCU’s have always wanted and strove for ways to make our beloved institutions to a higher level. A highly touted, supremely talent such as young brother Hunter shunning Power 5 schools in favour of an HBCU is precisely what so…

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Prairie View A&M names Bubba McDowell as new football coach

Prairie View’s protracted and at times seemingly much-stuck search for a head football coach looks to have finally come to an end. According to HBCU Premier Sports and News, Bubba McDowell will be the Panthers new head football coach. The name may be familiar to NFL fans , as McDowell played six NFL seasons, most notably with the Houston Oilers, where he was a known defensive contributor, compiling 486 tackles and 17 interceptions in his career. McDowell is also familiar to the program, having spent 11 seasons as an assistant…

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South Carolina State wins 2021 Cricket Celebration Bowl in convincing fashion

31 SCSU 10 JSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F SCSU 0 10 14 7 31 JSU 7 0 3 0 10 From South Carolina State Athletics: ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 18, 2021 —Corey Fields, Jr. threw four touchdown passes and the Bulldogs defense forced two interceptions as South Carolina State defeated Jackson State 31-10 on Saturday to win the Cricket Celebration Bowl in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  A Celebration Bowl-record 48,653 people — officially a sellout — were in attendance. Shaquan Davis, the game’s Dennis Thomas Offensive MVP, caught three of those touchdowns.…

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Travis Hunter’s decision exposes racism in football fans and media

Wednesday Travis Hunter turned the college football world on its ear when he shunned Florida State and opted to attend Jackson State. The decision sent reverberations through the college football landscape that may be felt for years to come. Immediately after Hunter’s choice became public, he, Coach Deion Sanders, Jackson State, the SWAC and HBCUs as a whole were targets for suspected white supremacist fueled rancor. On this day it was shown that racism is a sport for all ages, as these troglodytes wished all sorts of harm on a…

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Grambling to introduce Hue Jackson as head football coach

Friday morning gambling will hold a press conference to introduce their new head football crack, Hue Jackson , who will replace Broderick Fobbs who, after eight seasons, was let go before the Bayou Classic. Jackson, who most recently served as offensive coordinator on the staff of first-year Tennessee State head coach Eddie George, brings a great deal of NFL coaching experience, including being the head coach of Raiders and Browns. He has also been assistant coach with the Bengals, Raiders, the former Washington Redskins, Ravens and Falcons. The hire represents…

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Norfolk State’s Carter, SC State’s Durant named Conference Offensive and Defensive POTY

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Photo courtesy of Melissa Macatee/National Football Foundation LAS VEGAS, Nev., Dec. 7, 2021 – Redshirt senior quarterback Juwan Carter of Norfolk State and graduate defensive back Decobie Durant of South Carolina State were named 2021 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, on Tuesday. The MEAC’s top football honors were bestowed upon the two stars during the 63rdAnnual National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame Press Conference, which was aired live on ESPN3. “These two young men represent…

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Bowie State falls at Valdosta State, 41-17 in D II quarters

Courtesy of Bowie State Athletic Media Relations VALDOSTA, Ga. – After making program history a week ago, the No. 10 Bowie State Bulldogs historical 2021 season came to an end with a 41-17 loss to the No. 5 Blazers of Valdosta State in the NCAA DII Quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The Bulldogs found themselves on the unfavorable side of an offensive struggle with the Blazers who held BSU to 72 rushing yards and 149 passing yardage for a total offense of 221 on the day. VSU accounted for…

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