Before last week’s Prairie View and Southern game there was a bit of a fracas between members of the teams as they engaged in pregame warmups. As of the posting of this information it has been four days since the incident, the Southwestern Athletic Conference released a statement that explains why no official consequences have come at this juncture, citing that all involved parties have yet to be identified.
The statement van be read below:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference is currently in the process of conducting a full-scale investigation into the altercation that transpired prior to the Southern at Prairie View A&M football game on Saturday, Oct. 8th.
The Conference Office along with the two respective member institutions are collectively reviewing video footage of the altercation in order to positively identify all participants. In addition to investigating the altercation, the Conference Office is also currently reviewing the game day security protocols that were in place for the respective contest.
Due to the lack of ability to identify all participants by using uniform jersey numbers, along with the limited number of high-quality camera angles available for review, this investigation has taken additional time in order to ensure thoroughness in regard to accurately determining all individuals that were active participants.
Upon the conclusion of the comprehensive review, we will notify each respective member institution with detailed findings along with supporting documentation, in addition to levying the appropriate disciplinary actions in accordance with our league’s constitution and bylaws.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference upholds an extremely high standard of good sportsmanship anddoes not condone unsportsmanlike behavior. We will continue to work diligently to provide our member institutions with the necessary guidance and resources to support good sportsmanship and healthy competition at all times.
About the SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.
Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.
Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.