SWAC/PAC-12 Legacy Series to debut during 2022-23 Basketball Season

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. & SAN FRANCISCO – The Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Pac-12 and will debut the Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series, an educational and basketball scheduling partnership between the two collegiate athletics conferences, to tip off the 2022-23 season. The first-of-its-kind pact between Autonomy 5 and HBCU leagues was announced last September with its aim to create both a forum for competition, as well as promotion and education around issues of anti-racism and social justice. With the inaugural cycle of contests approaching in early November, the leagues have…

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Southern releases 2022-23 Men’s Basketball schedule

Courtesy Ravon Robeertson, Jaguars Athletics: The Southern University men’s basketball team announce their complete 2022-2023 season schedule. Including 14 non-conference games within the months of November and December before heading into Southwestern Athletic Conference play in January. The Jags first game this fall will be home as they face Tougaloo College November 3rd  kicking off the month of November in which they will have a total of four home games out of the five. After the opening contest, Southern will travel to University of Nevada Las Vegas on November 7th before continuing…

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Grambling announces 2022-23 women’s basketball schedule

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head women’s basketball coach Freddie Murrayannounced the 2022-23 women’s basketball schedule, which features four Power 5 opponents and a trip to Hawaii. “We’re looking forward to a challenging non-conference schedule we have put together for the 2022-2023 season,” Murray said. “As always, we like for our non-conference schedule to be challenging in order to prepare us for league play.” Last season, the Lady Tigers finished 14-17 overall and 10-8 in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play. GSU made it the SWAC…

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September 17, 2022 SWAC football recaps

Jackson State 66 Grambling 24 Box Score Recap Austin Peay 28 Alabama A&M 3 Box Score Recap Texas Southern 24 Southern 0 Box Score Recap Oklahoma State 63 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7 Box Score Recap Delta State 28 Mississippi Valley State 17 Box Score Recap Incarnate Word 31 Prairie View A&M 14 Box Score Recap Alcorn State 30 McNeese State 19 Box Score Recap

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Grambling’s Justice Coleman signs with Dublin’s Liffey Celtics

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: Former Grambling State University women’s basketball student-athlete Justice Coleman continued to add to head coach Freddie Murray‘s extensive resume as she recently signed to play professional basketball.  Coleman, who is the fifth all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,436 points, signed to play for the Liffey Celtics Basketball Club in Dublin, Ireland. She will depart and leave the United States between September 5-9 as she reports to camp.  “I worked out for a couple of teams over the past few months, but I ran into a couple of…

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Jackson State women’s hoops to play in WNIT

From Jackson State University Athletics: The Jackson State University women’s basketball team has been selected to play in the Preseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament in November. The three-time defending regular season Southwestern Athletic Conference champions and two-time defending SWAC Tournament champions will face Colorado, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Texas Tech in a three-game round-robin event. Jackson State will play at Colorado on November 12, at Texas Tech on November 15, and against Louisiana-Lafayette in a contest hosted by Texas Tech on November 16. “I am excited for our team to be selected…

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SIAC, SWAC and NBPA partner again on Top 50 Bball Camp

Courtesy of the SIAC: The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“SIAC”) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (“SWAC”) are pleased to announce their continued partnership in hosting the Top 50 Basketball Camp. After a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Top 50 Camp will take place from July 28th to July 30th on the campus of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA.  First developed in 2017, the Top 50 Camp features a group of the best players from the SIAC and…

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Grambling women’s hoops adds five

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Grambling State University head women’s basketball coach Freddie Murray announced the addition of five new players for the upcoming season.  Murray welcomed the addition of Amanda Blake, Tiana Gardner, Jazmyne Jackson, Miracle Saxon andDe’Maya Young.  Blake comes to Grambling State after spending the past two seasons at UNC Asheville. The 6-foot-2 forward also was a multi-sport athlete at Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville, S.C., playing basketball and volleyball.  Notable Statistics  During her sophomore season, Blake saw action in 30 of 32 games for the…

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Alabama A&M names Otis Hughley Jr as 10th Men’s Basketball Head Coach

via Joshua L. Darling, AAMU Sports Information Director Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks has announced the hiring of Olympic and former National Basketball Association (NBA) coach Otis Hughley, Jr. as the Bulldogs head men’s basketball coach on Monday, April 18. “First, I would like to thank the search committee for their tireless work in conducting a national search for our next head men’s basketball coach,” said Hicks. “Not only does Otis bring a wealth of experience at every level possible, but he also knows Alabama having gone to school and coached in the…

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Grambling’s Alexis Holt named BOXTOROW All-American

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Grambling State University graduate guard Alexis Holt was named to the BOXTOROW All-American Team on Wednesday.  Holt, a First Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) performer and SWAC All-Tournament team selection, played in all 30 games for Grambling State. She averaged 36.6 minutes, while contributing 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game. In addition, the Epps, La. native shot nearly 41 percent from the floor and 74.2 percent from the foul line.  In the conference tournament, Holt played all 40 minutes…

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