MVSU alum Kendrick Wade named new Mississippi Valley head football coach

Courtesy of Mississippi Valley State Athletics  With the holiday season in full swing, Mississippi Valley State University Athletic Director Hakim McClellan is preparing for the 2023 season by naming Kendrick Wade as the school’s 18th football coach. Wade is no stranger to MVSU, being a two-time graduate, star football player, and coach for the Delta Devils. He makes his way back to his alma mater after seven years of head coaching experience on the high school and middle school level, followed by six years as an assistant coach on the…

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Jackson State’s Aubrey Miller Jr named to Athlon Sports first team All-America

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics: Jackson State football LB Aubrey Miller Jr. adds another honor to his stellar 2022 campaign as he has been named first-team All-America by Athlon Sports. Miller was the defensive anchor in helping JSU football to an undefeated regular season and second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference championship. Among his numerous awards, Miller has been named to several All-SWAC teams along with being named SWAC Defensive Player of the Year, BOXTOROW HBCU All-America and National Defensive Player of the Year, Associated Press FCS All-America, and Stats Perform FCS All-America,…

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Ed Reed to become Bethune-Cookman’s next head coach

Bethune-Cookman has reached an agreement in principle to make NFL Hall of Fame player Ed Reed the University’s 16th head football coach. The University made the announcement Tuesday evening. Reed’s name had been mentioned surrounding other head coaching positions dating back to last season when he declined the head coaching job at Grambling State.  His previous coaching experience included a year as an assistant defensive backs coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2016.  For the past two years, Reed has been the Chief of Staff, which is an advisory role…

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Southern TE Ethan Howard enters the transfer portal

Southern University sophomore tight end Ethan Howard announced he was entering the transfer portal. The Cecilia High School ( Breaux Bridge, LA) product informed the world of his decision Monday in post to his Twitter account. Last season Howard was Southern’s second-leading leading receiver, hailing in 29 passes for 351 yards and four touchdowns. This past season, for unknown reasons, he only appeared in one contest, the October 22 matchup against Virginia Lynchburg.

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Shedeur Sanders, Aubrey Miller Jr. and Coach Prime all garnered BOXTOROW honours

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics: Jackson State football took home three major national honors on the BOXTOROW HBCU All-American Team. QB Shedeur Sanders was named National Offensive Player of the Year, LB Aubrey Miller Jr. was named National Defensive Player of the Year, and Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders was named National Coach of the Year. S. Sanders set single-season school records for touchdown passes (36) and completions (314) while throwing for 3,409 yards and rushing for a career-high five touchdowns. He set a career with 438 passing yards against Miss. Valley St. on September 24 and threw a career-high…

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T.C. Taylor named next man to lead Jackson State Football

Courtesy of Jackson State Athletics One of the greatest Jackson State Football Tigers to ever don the Blue and White has ascended to the position of Head Coach at his alma mater. T.C. Taylor has been named the 22nd head coach for JSU football. He will officially take the reins of the program following the conclusion of the Celebration Bowl and will be formally introduced in January. The former JSU quarterback and wide receiver has been a part of the Jackson State football staff since 2019, coaching tight ends and wide receivers,…

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Vincent Dancy to join Coach Prime at Colorado

Via hbcusports.com Mississippi Valley State head football coach Vincent Dancy has announced his resignation Thursday morning. In a statement issued by Athletic Director Hakim McClellan in part reads, “Coach Dancy has represented MVSU and the football program well in that time as the 17th head coach. On behalf of Mississippi Valley State University, I want to thank Coach Vincent for his incredible leadership for our football program.” MVSU President Jerryl Briggs added “”We are thankful to Coach Dancy for his service to MVSU. He has served Valley in various capacities,…

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Coach Prime is gone: Why people are upset and Life After Prime

The United States soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup and that story was dwarfed by a football coach leaving a southern school to take a job out west. That coach was Deion Sanders, the school from which he departed was Jackson State and his new school is the University of Colorado. Coach Prime’s decision to become the Buffs’ coach was met with dismay, confusion, disappointment and outright indignation from those within and outside of the Jackson State fan base. As coaches leave programs routinely, why did this seem…

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Bethune-Cookman Tight End Kemari Averett declares fir NFL Draft

Bethune-Cookman tight end Kemari Averett is seeking to ply his trade at the next level. The Atlanta, GA native made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in a social media post in which he expressed his gratitude to the university, teammates and coaches. Prior to coming to Bethune-Cookman, Averett spent two seasons at the University of Louisville, where he caught 15 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns. In his first season with Bethune, Averett had 52 receptions for 888 yards and 10 touchdowns. This past season Averett hauled in 39 passes…

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Terry Sims and Bethune-Cookman part ways

After seven seasons Bethune-Cookman is parting ways with head football coach Terry Sims; Athletic Director Reggie Theus made the announcement in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “Discussions about the progress and future of our football program eventually led us to the point where I felt it was best for us to move in a different direction,” said Theus. “We sincerely appreciate Coach Sims service to the University and wish him the best.” Coach Sims has a 38-39 record , winning MEAC Coach of the Year in 2015. In that same season…

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