Grambling football kicks off on ESPN+

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: The Grambling State University football team will open the 2022 season with a televised game on ESPN+ at Arkansas State.  The Tigers and Red Wolves will kick off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 3 from Centennial Bank Stadium and will be streamed line on ESPN+. The game will also mark the debut of Grambling State head coach Hue Jackson, who became the 14th head coach in program history.  Grambling State follows the season-opening road game against Arkansas State with a matchup against Northwestern State at the…

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Grambling falls to Northwestern State, 8-3

Courtesy of Grambling State University Athletic Communications 8 NSU 3 GRAM Team R H E NSU 8 6 0 GRAM 3 10 4 W: Prestwich, C (1-3) L: Connor Rudy (3-6) Grambling State University pitcher Connor Rudy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but Northwestern State struck for four runs in the frame in defeating the Tigers, 8-3, on Tuesday night at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.  Rudy (3-6) overcame an error-plagued fourth inning, which saw Northwestern State (20-20) grab a 2-0 lead. However, Grambling State (18-22), which saw its three-game win streak…

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Grambling’s Page and Garcia tabbed SWAC Baseball Players of the Week

Courtesy of Grambling State University Athletic Communications Grambling State University senior pitcher Shemar Page and sophomore catcher John Garcia picked up the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) weekly honors, the conference on Tuesday afternoon.  Page became just the 34th NCAA Division I pitcher in history to toss a perfect game in Grambling State’s 16-0 seven-inning victory over Alcorn State on Friday. He currently leads the SWAC in strikeouts and threw just 84 pitches and struck out a season and career-high 13 batters during his historic performance on the mound.  Garcia had a huge…

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Grambling wraps up Spring Practice with Black and Gold Game

From Grambling State Athletic Communications For those scoring it, the Black team edged the Gold Team 7-6 at Grambling State University’s first spring football game under the auspices of new head coach Hue Jackson.  Everyone was a winner in this one — the football team that showed much spirit and energy, the crowd that looked bigger than some of GSU’s home games last season, and Jackson himself.  “That was our 15th practice,” Jackson said. “It was called a spring game, but it was a practice. There were a lot of…

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Grambling State Track has several great performances at Mize Invitational

Courtesy of Grambling State University Sports Communications: The Grambling State University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field team turned in several highlighted performances during Saturday’s Jim Mize Invitational at the Jim Mize Track and Field Complex at Louisiana Tech.  On the women’s side in field events, Dior Nicholson placed second in the discus and third in the shot put, while Sascha Greene was third in the high jump. On the track, Sharon Labich won the 1,500m and placed second in the 3,000m, while Mercy Kwambai took third in the…

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March 9, 2022 SWAC Baseball Weekly Player Honourees

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference The Southwestern Athletic Conference has tabbed Texas Southern’s Gabe Vasquez and Bethune-Cookman’s Nolan Santos for SWAC Baseball Weekly Honors for their outstanding performances during this past week of non-conference play. Hitter of the Week – Gabe Vasquez, Texas Southern University Vasquez batted .556 (10-of-18) in four games with 8 RBIs. He finished the week with 10 hits, five runs, four doubles, three triples and a home run. Vasquez had a 1.278 slugging percentage with his best outing a 4-for-6 performance with three runs and…

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Florida A&M defeats Bethune-Cookman 84-73 on senior night

Team 1 2 F Bethune-Cookman 31  42  73 Florida A&M 39  45  84 It was senior night at FAMU and the Rattlers sent the senior class off right in their last game at Lawson Center with a 84-73 win over Bethune-Cookman. The first half was a back-and forth affair that saw the lead change hands 10 times. FAMU would claim the lead at 28-27 off a D.J. Jones dunk with 4:55 remaining in the half. Florida A&M would end up taking a 39-31 advantage at the half. Try as they…

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Grambling’s Monfries sweeps 200 and 400 at SWAC Track Championships

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Alexavier Monfries did what he has been doing all season… Dominating!  The St. James, Jamaica native has been one of the best freshmen in all of NCAA Division I on the track this season and the absolute best in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).  Monfires captured the 200m and 400m title on Friday at the SWAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex and has an opportunity to advance to the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships March 11-12 in Birmingham.   WOMEN’S TEAM RESULTS  – Grambling State finished with 24…

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Jackson State AD Ashley Robinson signs contract extension

Courtesy of the Jackson State Newsroom Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D., today announced the contract extension of Vice President and Athletic Director Ashley Robinson through 2026. “Ashley Robinson has been a tremendous asset to Jackson State University, and his innovative ideas and vision for the division of athletics aligns with our plans to elevate the student-athlete experience,” said President Hudson. “I look forward to working with him for many more seasons to come.” Robinson said he is thrilled to continue to build on traditions and blaze new trails at Jackson…

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Who is, Who ain’t and Who might: February 13, 2022

Atlanta Hawks NAME POS DATE STATUS COMMENT John Collins PF Feb 12 Out Collins (heel) will not play again until after the All-Star break, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Delon Wright SG Feb 12 Day-To-Day Wright (hip) is probable for Sunday’s matchup against the Celtics, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. Trae Young PG Feb 12 Day-To-Day Young is probable for Sunday’s game against the Celtics with right hip discomfort, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. Boston Celtics NAME POS DATE STATUS COMMENT Daniel Theis C Feb 12 Day-To-Day Theis (recently…

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