Tennessee State women’s BB stays undefeated with 83-64 win over SEMO

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics: 64 SEMO 83 TSU Team 1 2 3 4 F SEMO 13  22  17  12  64 TSU 12  19  26  26  83 Saniah Parker finished with a season-best 18 points to lead the Tennessee State women’s basketball team to its sixth-straight victory with an 83-64 win over Southeast Missouri on Saturday afternoon at the Gentry Center.  With the win, TSU has now won its first four Ohio Valley Conference games this season, the first time the team has started 4-0 since the 1993-94 season. The program has…

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Tennessee State Men’s BB defeats Southeast Missouri 95-84

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State men’s basketball team secured their first OVC victory on Saturday afternoon against Southeast Missouri, 95-84. FIRST HALF: Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. drained a three-pointer on the game’s first possession. TSU grabbed the initial momentum with a 9-4 run to open the game, as Shakem Johnson‘s registered four of the nine points. With less than two minutes remaining, Emmanuel Dowuona contributed four points to an 8-0 scoring stretch to give TSU their largest lead of the half, 38-25. Fitzgerald Jr. led the team with 11 points and two assists in…

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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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FAMU bowling heads to Sin City for Stormin’ Blue and White Vegas Classic

Courtesy Florida A&M Athletics: LAS VEGAS, Nev. | Florida A&M bowling travel west for the hosted by Mount St. Mary’s from Saturday, January 8 – Monday, January 10. FORMAT This weekend’s tournament follows a standard format, with Quint Baker matches on Saturday, traditional games Sunday and best-of-seven bracket Bakers on Monday. Total pinfall across the first two days determines seeding for brackets. THE FIELD Along with the hosting Mountaineers, 12 teams are vying to win in Vegas. Nine teams in the field are ranked in the NTCA Top 25 poll, including…

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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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Tennessee State loses Conference opener to UT Martin

94 UTM 78 TSU Team 1 2 F UTM 49  45  94 TSU 34  44  78 From Tennessee State Athletics: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State men’s basketball team began Ohio Valley Conference play on Thursday evening with a home loss against UT Martin, 94-78. TSU had not played since December 21 due to COVID-19 protocols. FIRST HALF: The Skyhawks ignited the scoring as UTM’s Bernie Andre and Chris Nix registered the initial seven points of the contest. The Tigers responded as Kassim Nicholson tallied four of the first six points for TSU. With 9:14 remaining…

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Norfolk State basketball doubleheaders cancelled due to COVID-19

From Matt Michalec, Asst. AD/Communications Due to COVID protocols with its upcoming opponents, Norfolk State’s first two scheduled MEAC basketball doubleheaders of the season have been postponed. This Saturday’s NSU at Maryland Eastern Shore doubleheader has been pushed back to Monday, Jan. 17 due to COVID protocols within the MDES programs. Tipoff times are slated for 2 and 4 p.m. on Jan. 17 at Hytche Athletic Center. NSU’s home doubleheader with Delaware State scheduled for Jan. 10 has also been postponed due to DSU’s COVID protocols. The NSU and DSU…

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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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TSU’s Tatyana Davis named OVC Newcomer of the Week

Tennessee State University guard Tatyana Davis was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Newcomer of the week. Davis put up a career-high 25 points against Tennessee Tech and followed that up with 17 versus Morehead StateIn helping the Lady Tigers go 2-0 in the past week. Davis also shot a very efficient 64% from the floor, including knocking down 50% of her three-point attempts. On the season, Davis is averaging a team-high 14.1 points per game, while shooting 45% from the floor, even while recently shifting from starter to sixth-man over…

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COVID-19 causes changes to SWAC Basketball games

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: The men’s basketball game scheduled between Prairie View A&M and Grambling State slated to be played on Monday, January 3 has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols with the PVAMU program. The men’s basketball game scheduled between Alcorn State and Jackson State slated to be played on Monday, January 3 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 5. These actions follow the guidelines and protocols set forth by the league and its Sports Administrators Committee and COVID-19 Advisory Committee.

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