SIAC Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champ Jacoby Jones passes away at just 40

Courtesy of the SIAC Class of 2024 SIAC Hall of Fame inductee and former NFL receiver Jacoby Jones passed away in his sleep in his Houston home. He was 40. The day before his fortieth birthday on July 11, Jones joined the SIAC in Atlanta to celebrate his induction into the SIAC Hall of Fame. Jones was a pivotal part of the Lane College football team from 2003 to 2006, where he was named offensive player of the year, special teams player of the year and all-conference. Jones was selected by…

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Albany State hires Demetri Wilson as Coordinator of Football Operations

Courtesy of Albany State Athletics Albany State University is proud to announce the addition of Demetri Wilson to the Golden Rams staff as the Coordinator of Football Operations, a position made possible through the NCAA Division II Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant.“We are excited to welcome Demetri Wilson as our new Coordinator of Football Operations,” said Dr. Kristene Kelly, Director of Athletics. “We are grateful to the NCAA for this opportunity, and we believe Demetri’s expertise and enthusiasm will be instrumental in enhancing our program.” Wilson brings a wealth…

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Florida A&M is looking for the next voice of Bragg

title image via Florida A&M Athletic Department Courtesy of FAMU Athletics Florida A&M Athletics is holding open auditions to be the football public address announcer. Applicants will have the potential to serve as the PA announcer for football games at Bragg Memorial Stadium. The role includes: Top applicants may be selected for in-person auditions, including reading a sample game script over an in-venue PA system and meeting with Florida A&M Athletics staff members. Qualifications and responsibilities Additional detailsPA announcers are compensated based on the number of games they work and…

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HBCU GO announces its slate of games for the 2024 season

Courtesy of Allen Media Group The Allen Media Group (AMG) free-streaming digital platform HBCU GO – the leading media provider for the nation’s 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) – is proud to announce the 2024 football season schedule.  A total of 26 football matchups (see schedule below) highlight the 2024 season including 8 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), 9 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and 14 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) match-ups including the Southern Heritage Classic, 6 homecoming games, and the CIAA Football Championship. “As we enter HBCU GO’s third football season, we are proud to showcase the very best HBCU match-ups,”…

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SIAC 2024 Football Preseason Honors and Predicted Order of Finish

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2024 Preseason All-SIAC Football team and Predicted Order of Finish on Tuesday, featuring 30 returning players from the 2023 SIAC Football All-Conference team. Preseason All-SIAC Football selections, individual honorees, and the Predicted Order of Finish are as voted on by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. FIRST TEAM POSITION NAME SCHOOL CLASS HOMETOWN Offensive Line Dylan Lampkin* Edward Waters Senior Jacksonville, FL Offensive Line Tyler Lowery* Miles Senior Evergreen, AL Offensive Line Jamari Pierre* Edward Waters Sophomore…

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Allen University’s Beau Harrington and Terrance Harrington named to All-SIAC Preseason Team

Courtesy of Allen Athletics Among the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Preseason All-SIAC selections, senior running back Beau Herrington and senior offensive lineman Terrence Jarrett each were named to the Preseason All-SIAC Second Team Tuesday morning. Additionally, Allen was voted 11th in the SIAC’s predicted order of finish for the 2024 season.  Herrington, who is entering his fourth season as the primary running back for the Yellow Jackets, is coming-off a 2023 campaign that saw him lead Allen with 640 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns on 147 rushing attempts. Herrington also…

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Shun Brown promoted to Lane College offensive coordinator

title image via Lane Athletics Lane College announced that wide receivers and tight ends coach/ passing game coordinator Shun Brown has been promoted to the Dragons’ offensive coordinator.  Before coming to Lane, Coach Brown spent a season at Louisiana-Monroe, where he served as an offensive analyst under Rich Rodriguez. His contributions helped head coach Terry Bowden improve a Warhawks team that failed to get in the win column one time the previous season by 4 victories.  Coach Brown played his collegiate football at the University of Arizona where he was…

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Florida A&M gets commitment from former ACC Player and three-star prospect

Former three-star defensive back Bralyn Oliver has committed to Florida A&M. Oliver, announcing the latest chapter in his collegiate career in a post to his X account.  He didn’t take part in any games last season for the Orange; Emily Leiker of syracuse.com reports that he was not halfway through the season and entered the transfer portal in December. Leiker adds that then-coach Dino Babers was asked why Oliver, who appeared in 9 games in 2022, was noticeably absent on the field, with the coach saying it was not related…

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Hue Jackson is back in college football

The former Grambling coach was named the Assistant General Manager ( Recruiting Operations Coordinator ) at Georgia State University.  Jackson was most recently the head coach at Grambling State. Despite improving a lot of the Tigers from 3-8 in his first campaign to 5-6 in his second, he was still shown the door, in a surprising development, following a 27-22 loss to Southern in the Bayou Classic.  Before taking the Grambling job, Jackson served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Eddie George’s staff at Tennessee State.  His coaching career…

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Albany State football makes waves with top-20 D-II transfer class

In his first season at Albany State, head coach Quinn Gray Sr. led the Golden Rams to a 6-5 overall record and an appearance in the SIAC Championship Game.  Gray, like every other college football coach in the country is scouring the nation to identity, recruit and sign the talent necessary to improve his program.  For the vast majority of college football’s time span, the way to do that was building through high school players. Transfer players factored into that recipe but having to sit a year before being eligible to…

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