January 17, 2022 SWAC Men’s Basketball Recap

There were four games on the men’s side in MLK Day 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference action, with eight teams taking the hardwood. From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Team Standings Monday, January 17 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 69, Bethune-Cookman 63– Box Score | Recap Prairie View A&M 74, Alcorn State 73 – Box Score | Recap Jackson State 61, Texas Southern 58 – Box Score | Recap Florida A&M 78, Mississippi Valley State 70 – Box Score | Recap About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among…

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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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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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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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Travis Hunter’s decision exposes racism in football fans and media

Wednesday Travis Hunter turned the college football world on its ear when he shunned Florida State and opted to attend Jackson State. The decision sent reverberations through the college football landscape that may be felt for years to come. Immediately after Hunter’s choice became public, he, Coach Deion Sanders, Jackson State, the SWAC and HBCUs as a whole were targets for suspected white supremacist fueled rancor. On this day it was shown that racism is a sport for all ages, as these troglodytes wished all sorts of harm on a…

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Texas Southern stuns No. 20 Florida 69-54

Courtesy of Texas southern Sports Information: 69 TSU 54 UF Team 1 2 F TSU 35  34  69 UF 25  29  54 GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Texas Southern men’s basketball made history once again as they became the first team in SWAC history to defeat a ranked opponent from the SEC after an impressive 69-54 win over No. 20 Florida Monday night. “I thought our guys did a tremendous job tonight getting off to a great start,” said head coach Johnny Jones. “I thought we had a very solid first half of basketball.”…

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Jackson State defeats Prairie View 27-10 in SWAC Title Game

From Dennis Driscoll , Jackson State Associate Athletic Director Defense and special teams wins championships. Jackson State (11-1) scored defensive and special teams’ touchdowns and rolled to a 27-10 victory over Prairie View A&M (7-5) to claim the 2021 SWAC Football Championship. Trailing 10-7 in the second quarter, All-SWAC First Team Return Specialist Isaiah Bolden bolted down the sidelines for a 91-yard kickoff return and the Tigers went to halftime with a 13-10 lead. At 8:20 in the third quarter SWAC Newcomer of the Year and SWAC Championship Game Defensive MVP James Houston came through with a…

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Grambling’s Anderson and Urban garner SWAC postseason honours

From Grambling State University Communications: Anderson, Urban Earn All-SWAC Postseason Honors  Grambling State University sophomore defensive lineman Sundiata Anderson and junior kicker Garrett Urban were selected to the All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) postseasons football teams, the conference announced on Monday.  Anderson was named to the first team, while Urban nabbed the placekicker and punter on the second team.  “I’m so happy for those two G-Men for being selected to the all-conference teams,” Grambling State interim head coach Terrence Graves said. “They put in the work and now they are being…

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SWAC Football 2021 Postseason Honorees

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its 2021 Football Postseason Honors on Monday morning. The all-conference teams and individual award winners were voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. Alabama A&M’s Aqeel Glass was selected Offensive Player of the Year while Florida A&M’s Isaiah Land was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year. Jackson State’s James Houston was named Newcomer of the Year. Jackson State’s Shedeur Sander was selected for Freshman of the Year accolades while JSU’s Deion Sanders was tabbed Coach of…

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Late field goal lifts Grambling to victory in Bayou Classic

From Grambling State University Athletic Communications: Urban’s Field Goal Lifts GSU Past SU Garrett Urban booted five field goals, none bigger than his last, as the Grambling State University football team snapped a three-game losing streak to its rival on Saturday afternoon with a 29-26 victory over Southern in the 48th Annual Bayou Classic at the Caesars Superdome. Urban, Grambling State’s Most Valuable Player, notched the game-winning field goal with two seconds remaining as the Tigers (4-7 overall, 3-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) capped a 3 minute, 48 second drive to close out…

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