Pillow Names Nayreau and Powell as Assistant Women’s Basketball Coaches

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida A&M University new head women’s basketball coach Shalon Pillow announced on Wednesday the appointments of Jaye Nayreau and Jalen Powell as FAMU assistant women’s basketball coaches. “Jaye is a veteran coach with experience on all levels. He has a great basketball mind and is a proven recruiter,” Pillow said. “Jalen is an up-and-coming coach who has a deep passion for the game and thrives in skill development,” Nayreau comes to FAMU after spending the past season as the assistant coach of the Trinity Valley Community College…

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Florida A&M heading to SWAC

This was initially reported by HBCUGameday but the MEAC will suffer another major loss. The conference is losing North Carolina A&T to the Big South and now FAMU is moving to the SWAC. From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees (BOT) has approved the University’s move to join the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. The move was approved by SWAC member schools 10-0 Thursday afternoon.  “While we have had a long-standing relationship competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference,…

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Southern falls to Wright State on the road

From Southern University Media Relations: DAYTON, OH –  Freshman Damiree Burns and Junior Brendon Brooks each had 16 points for the Jaguars but that wasn’t enough as Southern drops one on the road as Wright State defeated SU 85-62 at the Nutter Center on Thursday night.  Isaiah Rollins contributed eight points and four rebounds and Delor Johnson chipped in six points off the bench, as Southern (3-7) was lead by Burns with a team high nine rebounds. Micah Bradford, Isaiah Rollins, James Edwards and Brendon Brooks each had four rebounds.  SU went…

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Southern falls 72-57 at Akron

from Southern University Media Relations: AKRON, OH –  Senior transfer Amel Kuljuhovic had career and season-high of 18 points but wasn’t enough as Southern’s late charge falls short as Akron defeated SU 72-57 at James A. Rhodes Arena on Sunday afternoon. Montese Blake was the only other Jaguar in double figures contribuiting 13 points off the bench, Southern (3-6) was lead by Kuljuhovic with a team high six rebounds. Lamarcus Lee had five rebounds. Darius Williams had eight points and four rebounds. Damiree Burns had four points and four rebounds off the…

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Southern defeats IUPUI 83-77

From Southern University Media Relations: OMAHA, NE –  Juniors Lamarcus Lee and Montese Blake each had career and season-highs of 17 points that helped Southern defeat IUPUI 83-77 at Baxter Arena on Tuesday night in the final round of the Cayman Island Classic – Mainland Tournament. Brendon Brooks had a season-high 14 points off the bench for the Jaguars (3-4) while Damiree Burns chipped in nine points and team high 13 rebounds. Darius Williams had eight points and eight rebounds along with Amel Kuljuhovic who also chipped in eight points and had two…

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Southern falls to Nebraska 93-86

Courtesy of Southern University Athletics: LINCOLN, NE — The Southern men’s basketball team opened up its first of three games in the state of Nebraska Friday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena dropping a heartbreaker in overtime to the Huskers 93-86. Graduate transfer Micah Bradford had a career and season-high 31 points, including 6-of-11 shooting from 3-point range, three rebounds, three steals and three assist to lead three Jaguars in double figures. Senior Darius Williams had his first career double-double and season-high 14 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Damiree Burns had 14 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore…

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Southern obliterates Ecclesia College 121-55

courtesy of Southern U. Athletic Media Relations Box Score SU vs Ecclesia  BATON ROUGE, LA –  Freshman Damiree Burns career high of 33 points on 14-of-19 shooting and four steals helped the Jaguars roll to a 121-55 win over Ecclesia College at the F.G. Clark Activity Center on Monday night. Jayden Saddler and Isaiah Rollins each added 12 points for the Jaguars (2-2) while Ahsante Shivers chipped in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Micah Bradfordadded nine points and dished out a team high seven assist. Coming off the bench and making his first…

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Southern University Women’s Basketball picked to win the SWAC

Courtesy of Southern University Athletic Media Relations: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion and SWAC Tournament Champion Southern has been tabbed to finish atop the league for the 2019-20 season. Junior guard Alyric Scott was selected to the First Team All SWAC team. The SWAC Tournament MVP is coming off a stellar sophomore season leading the Jaguars in three categories a year ago. Scott started in all 32 games averaging 9.1 points per game, 1.4 steals per game, and pulling down 6.1 rebounds per game.  Southern will…

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Southern U Men’s Basketball picked to finish in SWAC preseason poll

From Southern University athletics: BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Southern Men’s Basketball team was selected to finish sixth in the 2019-20 Southwestern Athletic Conference Basketball Preseason poll conducted by the conference office and voted on by the league’s Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors. The announcement was made Monday, October 21st. Coach Sean Woods and his staff hit the road hard recruiting in the offseason and bringing in new Jaguars to fit his system. “My staff did a great job overhauling our program. The young men we were blessed to bring in or…

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Former UAPB player Jamie Gillan named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

From UAPB Athletics: CLEVELAND, Ohio- Former University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff football player Jamie Gillan was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month by the National Football League for his play during the month of September. Gillan averaged 41.6 yards per punt during the Browns’ first four games, with 11 of them being downed inside the 20, which ranks second in the conference. Gillan earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week accolades following Cleveland’s win at the New York Jets in Week 2 after averaging 38.5 yards…

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