FAMU wins in overtime over Alcorn, 60-58

60 Florida A&M 3-20, 4-9 SWAC 58 Alcorn 2-18, 1-12 SWAC Team 1 2 3 4 OT 1 F Florida A&M 18  8  7  19  8  60 Alcorn 5  18  15  14  6  58 It took overtime to do it but the Florida A&M women’s basketball team got by Alcorn State 60-58 Monday night at the Whitney Complex in Lorman, MS. FAMU jumped out to an 18-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, but over the next two periods, the Braves outscored the Rattlers 18-8 and 15-7 to take…

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COVID-19 causes changes to SWAC Basketball games

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: The men’s basketball game scheduled between Prairie View A&M and Grambling State slated to be played on Monday, January 3 has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols with the PVAMU program. The men’s basketball game scheduled between Alcorn State and Jackson State slated to be played on Monday, January 3 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 5. These actions follow the guidelines and protocols set forth by the league and its Sports Administrators Committee and COVID-19 Advisory Committee.

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December 29, 2021 SWAC Women’s Basketball Recap

There were three games scheduled for Wednesday’s Southwestern Athletic Conference women’s hoops action , but only one actually got take the court, with the Alabama A&M /Nicholls State and Alcorn State’s matchup with Texas both being cancelled due to the perniciousness of COVID-19. Grambling was the only SWAC team that remained in action and the Lady Tigers defeated New Orleans 61-49, to bring them to 3-8 on the season. Grambling will tip-off Southewestern Athletic Confernce play Monday, January 3, at 5:30 when they play host to Prairie View A&M. From…

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December 8, 2021 SWAC Women’s Recap

There was only one SWAC women’s basketball team in action Wednesday night. Alcorn State was absolutely bludgeoned by Baylor, 94-40. From the Southwestern Athletic Conference (box score) and the Baylor Bears ( Recap) Baylor 94, Alcorn State 40 – 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 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,…

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October 16, 2021 SWAC Football Recap

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: SWAC Football Scores and Recaps   Team Standings Saturday, October 16 Prairie View A&M 35, Bethune-Cookman 29– Box Score I Recap Florida A&M 35, Alabama A&M 31–  Box Score I Recap Grambling State 34, Texas Southern 20– Box Score I Recap Southern 34, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7– Box Score I Recap Jackson State 28, Alabama State 7– Box Score I Recap Alcorn State 24, Mississippi Valley State 12– Box Score I Recap About the SWACThe 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…

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Grambling and Alcorn to tangle in SWAC clash

From Grambling State Sports Communications: Tigers Prepare For SWAC Showdown at Alcorn State GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football team will look to string together back-to-back Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) victories for the first time in two years as the Tigers visit Alcorn State in a key Western Division showdown. Kickoff is set for 2:05 p.m. from Jack Spinks Stadium in Lorman, Miss.  Grambling State (2-3 overall, 1-1 SWAC) ended a six-game conference losing streak, which dated back to the end of 2019, with a huge 37-28 home victory over Alabama…

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Alcorn State comes back from 19 points to shock UAPB, 39-38

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Box Score PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Alcorn State Braves erased a 19-point second half deficit Thursday night and stunned Arkansas–Pine Bluff by a score of 39-38 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams. In front of a national television audience on ESPNU, Niko Duffey’s two-yard run with 3:01 remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Braves (2-2, 1-0 SWAC) their first lead of the game and proved to be the final margin of victory. Following Duffey’s run, the Golden Lions (1-2, 0-1 SWAC)…

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N.C. Central defeats Alcorn State 23-14 to win MEAC/SWAC Challenge

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Box Score ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 28, 2021 — North Carolina Central kicked off its football season with a 23-14 victory over Alcorn State to capture the 2021 Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge championship trophy, as seen in primetime on ESPN. Saturday’s game was highly anticipated since both teams were out of action for more than 600 days due to the pandemic. The game started with a methodic drive that ended in a 20-yard Braves touchdown pass from senior quarterback Felix Harper to junior wide out Juan Anthony Jr.…

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SWAC Commissioner meeting with member Presidents on fate of fall sports

Though the MEAC, CIAA, and the SIAC have all announced their plans to cancel fall sports, the fate of SWAC sports has yet to be decided. The commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference is meeting with the presidents of the member schools discuss whether the sports seasons will go forth as planned. From Grambling State University:  SWAC Council of Presidents to Meet With Commissioner Monday, July 20 Grambling State University has not released any decisions concerning our Fall 2020 sports schedule. The SWAC Council of Presidents have a scheduled meeting with our SWAC…

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Alcorn lunches ticket to SWAC title game with 41-6 beat down of Jackson State

From Alcorn State Sports: FINAL BOOK (PDF) JACKSON, Miss. – A huge first half was more than enough for the Alcorn State University football program as it downed Jackson State 41-6 Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Alcorn (8-3, 6-1 SWAC) raced out to a 31-0 halftime lead, which was never in doubt in the second half. The Braves outgained the Tigers (4-8, 3-4 SWAC) 390-146 in total yards and 116-6 in rushing. Junior Felix “Triggerman” Harper threw for 274 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed for a touchdown. Senior Chris…

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