Mississippi Valley State names Hakim McClellan new Director of Athletics

Courtesy of the Southwestern Athletic Conference  Mississippi Valley State University has turned to a familiar face to take the helm of the MVSU Athletics program. Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr., announced today that Hakim McClellan, a valley alum, is the school’s new athletic director. Briggs expressed his excitement to welcome McClellan and his family back to MVSU. McClellan is expected to start his new role on June 15th. “Today is a great day for Mississippi Valley State University, with the appointment of Hakim McClellan as the athletic director,” said MVSU President Jerry…

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Alabama State wins SWAC Baseball Tourney, secures regional slot

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Links Box Score BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- After four hours and 53 minutes, Christian Lopez fielded a ground ball at third, stepped on the bag, and threw across the diamond to complete a double play and send Alabama State into a celebration with a 6-5 14-inning championship victory over Southern in the SWAC Baseball Tournament Championship game at Regions Field on Sunday. Alabama State and Southern swapped the lead throughout the game including in the 13th inning when both teams scored to force the game into the 14th where…

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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 completes sweep with 26-3 beatdown of Alcorn

One day after the dominating pitching performance of Shemar Page, the Grambling State University baseball team’s offense took front and center as the Tigers exploded for 20 hits and cruised to a 25-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) win in seven innings over Alcorn State on Saturday afternoon at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.  Grambling State (17-21 overall, 12-5 SWAC) led 9-2 after two innings and exploded for 12 runs in the fifth inning in winning its 12th straight over the Braves, which dates back to the 2017 season. The…

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Grambling lays the smackdown on Alcorn , 25-3

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications 3 ALCORN 25 GRAM Team R H E ALCORN 3 3 2 GRAM 25 20 0 W: Jacorey Boudreaux (6-2) L: P. Baylis (0-2) One day after the dominating pitching performance of Shemar Page, the Grambling State University baseball team’s offense took front and center as the Tigers exploded for 20 hits and cruised to a 25-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) win in seven innings over Alcorn State on Saturday afternoon at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.  Grambling State (17-21 overall, 12-5 SWAC) led 9-2 after two…

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Grambling’s Shemar Page perfect against Alcorn

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Shemar Page added to his impressive season on Friday night as the Grambling State University baseball team opened its Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) series with Alcorn State at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.  Page threw just 84 pitches in a perfect game, collecting a season and career-high 13 strikeouts in the process, as the Tigers won their third consecutive SWAC game and 11th straight over Alcorn State with a 16-0 victory in seven innings.  Grambling State (16-21 overall, 11-5 SWAC0 led 5-0 through two innings,…

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Alabama A&M names Otis Hughley Jr as 10th Men’s Basketball Head Coach

via Joshua L. Darling, AAMU Sports Information Director Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks has announced the hiring of Olympic and former National Basketball Association (NBA) coach Otis Hughley, Jr. as the Bulldogs head men’s basketball coach on Monday, April 18. “First, I would like to thank the search committee for their tireless work in conducting a national search for our next head men’s basketball coach,” said Hicks. “Not only does Otis bring a wealth of experience at every level possible, but he also knows Alabama having gone to school and coached in the…

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Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications The Grambling State University baseball team saw its offense in high gear on Saturday, scoring 12 runs and collecting 16 hits in a 12-8 victory over Texas Southern to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) series at MacGregor Park.  Grambling State (15-20 overall, 10-5 SWAC) had three players – Terry Burrell III, Jarficur Parker and Keylon Mack – collect three hits each. GSU trailed 8-7 after four innings, but scored the final five runs to pick up its second consecutive victory.  HOW IT HAPPENED  – Grambling State…

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