Tuskegee’s Thomas on the Black College Player of the Year Watch List

From golden tiger sports: Atlanta, Ga. – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced today the 2019 Watch List for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award and linebacker Davoris Thomas is among one of 48 players listed.  The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College & University.  Last season Thomas played in all 10 games as a junior and finished second on the team with 64 tackles  including 5.5 TFL for -13 yards. The Spanish Fort, Ala. native led the…

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Morehouse’s Dunn and Sims named to 2019 Black College Football Player of The Year watch list

From Morehouse Athletics: ATLANTA  – Morehouse College star running back, Santo Dunn, and quarterback, Michael Sims, have been named to the 2019 Black College Football Player of The Year Award watch list as announced today by the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Dunn who was recently named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) pre-season Player of the Year was the first Maroon Tiger to earn the SIAC Offensive Player of the Year honor since former Morehouse standout, David Carter, won the award in 2010 and 2011. In  2018 the Miami, FL native led…

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Speed could be the key for Savannah State

Courtesy of Savannah State Athletics: SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah State University head football coach Shawn Quinn wanted more speed for his triple option offense. After four practices, he likes what he sees. Newcomers Einaj Carter, Major Bellamy, Quentavious Wilson and Jordan Grant have shown the ability to make things happen quickly. “One thing I thought we needed were guys who, once they hit the hole, could take it to the house,” Quinn said. “I’m excited because we have a bunch of skill guys who can run.” Carter, a 5-8, 163-pound freshman, set…

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FSU’s Francois transfers to Hampton

Former FSU quarterback Deondre Francois has enrolled at HBCU Hampton University. It was thought he would end up at Florida Atlantic University but it didn’t happen. News of the enrollment was first reported by Dave Johnson of The Daily Press. Francois was a two-year starter at Florida State; in February was he was dismissed from the program after a woman posted an Instagram video alleging the quarterback abused her. She subsequently recanted her story and no charges were filed. In 2018, Francois started 11 games for the ‘Noles after missing…

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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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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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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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