September 14 SWAC Football Recap

Scores from around the SWAC Saturday, September 14 Jackson State 49, Tennessee State 44Recap I Boxscore Alabama A&M 31, North Alabama 24Recap I Boxscore Nicholls State 42, Prairie View A&M 35Recap I Boxscore McNeese State 17, Alcorn State 14Recap I Boxscore Southern 61, Edward Waters 0Recap I Boxscore Arkansas-Pine Bluff 53, Langston 15Recap I Boxscore Louisiana 77, Texas Southern 6Recap I Boxscore Kennesaw State 42, Alabama State 7  Recap I Boxscore

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Kennesaw State runs wild on Alabama State 42-7

From bamastatesports : Box Score  MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The seventh-ranked Kennesaw State Owls took advantage of a pair of Alabama State turnovers, running past the Hornets 42-7 Saturday night at ASU Stadium. Kennesaw State (2-1), who came into the game with 11th best offense in the country, hit their average with 520 yards of total offense (70 plays) while holding Alabama State to just 54 total plays. The Owls used 480 yards of rushing to get to their total, despite a 100-yard rusher. The Owls took advantage of an early miscue…

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September 9 SWAC Football Players of the Week

From swac.org : BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama State’s Micheal Jefferson, Mississippi Valley State’s Tracy Thompkins, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Josh Piwniczka and Harry Ballard III were all named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week two of the season for their outstanding play the league announced on Monday. OffensiveAlabama State 19 – Michael Jefferson (6-3, WR, 194, So., Mobile, Ala.)Jefferson had a career day for Alabama State in a 38-31 victory over Tuskegee Saturday night. He grabbed five receptions for 174 yards, including three touchdowns. The sophomore caught…

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Texas Southern comes up short at Incarnate Word

Via TSU Sports Information: Box Score  STATS SAN ANTONIO – It was a tale of two halves as Texas Southern fought back from an early deficit with a furious third quarter rally but fell short at the end as Incarnate Word won a wild shootout by a 63-44 margin at Benson Stadium Saturday night. The Cardinals claimed an early 14-0 lead after two early touchdowns in the first quarter. TSU would find the scoreboard for the first time on its second possession as Chris Long caught a 15-yard reception from DeAndre…

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Prairie View announces Coach Dailey’s media availability for Monday of Labor Day Classic week

From Prairie View A&M athletics: PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Prairie View A&M athletics announced media availability for head football coach Eric Dooley on Monday ahead of the Labor Day Classic. Dooley will begin the day with his weekly press conference at 10 a.m. in the Prairie View A&M Athletics Administration Building. Media members are invited to attend, as the second-year coach will be on hand to address questions for upcoming games as well as preseason preparations leading up to the season. From there, Dooley will be available from 11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.…

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Alabama A&M Men’s Basketball to hold open tryouts

If you been killing the competition at the rec gym and at intramurals and need your ego put in check or have balled back in high school and maybe even at a JuCo and did get noticed, you have your chance. The Alabama A&M Men’s basketball team is holding open tryouts. The tryouts will take place August 30 at 6 a.m. in the T.M. Elmore Gymnasium, with registration beginning at 5:30 a.m.. Prior to the workout, interested parties must stop by the men’s basketball office to get required information and…

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Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passes away

From SWAC.org: Courtesy Alabama State/SWAC Communications  MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Former Alabama State head coach Houston Markham, Jr. passed away Wednesday morning with loved ones by his side. Markham, the winningest head coach in Hornets’ football history, leaves behind a legacy unmatched at Alabama State. He coached at the institution from 1987 until 1997, leaving the school with 68 victories which still stands as the highest total among any coach in school history. His best season at the helm of the Hornets came in 1991 when the team finished 11-0-1, winning the…

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Grambling to honor 1985 Football team at 2019 home opener

GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University Department of Athletics, in collaboration with the Eddie G. Robinson 100th Birthday Commemoration Committee, will honor the 1985 Football team during the Oct. 12 home opener against Alabama A&M with an 80s G-Men Throwback Game, sponsored by adidas. The 1985 season was special for many reasons, including Eddie Robinson’s winning his record-breaking 324th victory, which surpassed Alabama’s Paul “Bear” Bryant for then-most wins by a college football head coach. In addition to the record-breaking moment, the 1985 team finished the season 9-3 overall, 6-1 in Southwestern Athletic…

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Grambling wide receiver and his brother amongst three shot in New Orleans

Tragedy touched the Grambling State Football program this week. Red-shirt senior wide receiver Darrell Clark and his younger brother Keyon, was amongst three people shot out a New Orleans gym. Clark and the other ,as of yet, unidentified victim were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Unfortunately Clark’s younger brother, Keyon was not as fortunate and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Grambling State has issued the following press release:  Fobbs Issues Statement on Clark Shooting GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University head football coach Broderick Fobbs issued…

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New polices for SWAC in upcoming athletic year

From swac.org: BILOXI, Miss.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference held its annual spring meetings this past week in Biloxi with several significant pieces of legislation being adopted for the upcoming athletic year. The approved measures were recommendations from the leagues’ Sports Administrators Committee (SAC) which consist of member institutions’ Athletic Directors and Senior Woman Administrators. With league finances serving as a significant topic of discussion during the meetings, the SWAC unveiled its strategic business model which will be implemented during the upcoming 2019-20 season. “One consistent theme that we were able…

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